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This week we dip into the Julie Taymor oeuvre to discuss the 2007 jukebox musical based on the songs of some band we've never heard of. Angie recalls when she first first discovered Cinema and Kaveh files a lawsuit on behalf of our boy Miloš.Get CuriosityStream + Nebula for only $14.99 for a full year, by visiting CuriosityStream.com/musicalsplainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins (1964)

2022-11-0858:502

This week's episode is practically perfect in every way as we discuss Julie Andrews's triumphant film debut! Angie unpacks the titular character's enduring appeal and Kaveh flip-flops like a politician. Get a free 30 day Audible trial by visiting audible.com/SPLAIN or text SPLAIN to 500-500See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Hello, Dolly! (1969)

2022-10-2557:30

This week we discuss the legendary big budget movie musical that put a nail in the coffin of big budget movie musicals. Angie can only handle so much dancing and Kaveh considers switching careers to become a movie musical executive.Get CuriosityStream + Nebula for only $2.99 per month or $14.99 for a full year, by visiting CuriosityStream.com/musicalsplainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Oklahoma! (2019)

Oklahoma! (2019)

2022-10-1101:00:022

This week we return to the LIVE THEATRE™ and discuss the 2019 production of the highly influential Rodgers and Hammerstein show. Angie talks about how this is the one musical she DIDN'T grow up watching and Kaveh reveals Oklahoma's ties to the genesis of this podcast.Get a free 30 day Audible trial by visiting audible.com/SPLAIN or text SPLAIN to 500-500See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
My Fair Lady (1964)

My Fair Lady (1964)

2022-09-2701:02:581

This week we discuss the Cuckor classic that spawned a thousand makeover movie imitators. Angelina sheds light on the intensity of 1940s fandoms and Kaveh ponders the real identity of Jack the Ripper.Get CuriosityStream + Nebula for only $2.99 per month or $14.99 for a full year, by visiting CuriosityStream.com/musicalsplainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Amadeus (Theatrical Cut)

Amadeus (Theatrical Cut)

2022-09-1301:10:202

This week we have too many (positive) notes for our boy Miloš's 1984 all-time classic. Angie reads an ENTIRE play and Kaveh contemplates the most iconic fart in cinematic history.Get a free 30 day Audible trial by visiting audible.com/SPLAIN or text SPLAIN to 500-500See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Hair (1979)

Hair (1979)

2022-08-3058:531

This week we discuss Miloš Forman's 1979 film adaptation of the iconic Broadway show. Angie considers if Amadeus is a musical actually, and Kaveh gets hung up on hairlines. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Phantom of the Opera (2004)

2022-08-1601:15:285

The gang is back together with Lindsay temporarily emerging from the Phantom's lair to join us as we go once more unto the breach with Joel Schumacher's Andrew Lloyd Webber's 2004 cinematic masterpiece. Angie's love life is stifled by the Phantom, Lindsay tries to make sense of the cinematographic choices, and the resident Persian is pleased as punch to be discussing this godforsaken story for the umpteenth time. Get CuriosityStream + Nebula for only $2.99 per month or $14.99 for a full year, by visiting CuriosityStream.com/musicalsplainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
This week we dive into the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's beloved 2002 stage show. Angie is forced to considers that maybe a musical wasn't made for her and Kaveh learns what the term "LiveJournal musical trading community" means.Get a free 30 day Audible trial by visiting audible.com/SPLAIN or text SPLAIN to 500-500See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
At long last, we make it to the Pulitzer-winning daddy of all Sondheim shows! Angelina waxes poetic, actually and Kaveh considers getting tested for a genetic variant.Get CuriosityStream + Nebula for only $2.99 per month or $14.99 for a full year, by visiting CuriosityStream.com/musicalsplainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Elvis (2022)

Elvis (2022)

2022-07-0559:431

This week we are forced to put on pants and venture out to the local theater to watch Baz Luhrmann's biopic on the world's most famous hip shaker. Angelina unlocks a core memory of an old Simpsons book and Kaveh ponders the origins of Dr. Nick Riviera.Get a free 30 day Audible trial by visiting audible.com/SPLAIN or text SPLAIN to 500-500See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Waiting for Guffman

Waiting for Guffman

2022-06-2158:00

This week we revisit the classic 1996 film that sparked the Christopher Guestaverse and personally attacked an entire generation of theater kids.Get CuriosityStream + Nebula for only $2.99 per month or $14.99 for a full year, by visiting CuriosityStream.com/musicalsplainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Hairspray

Hairspray

2022-06-0757:511

At long last it's time to discuss the 1988 John Waters classic that inspired the 2007 Adam Shankman film based on the 2002 Broadway show. Angelina remembers the thrill of owning physical media and Kaveh's inner critic and producer come to blows. Use code promo code MUSICAL at adamandeve.com for 50% off one item and free shipping!Get a free 30 day Audible trial by visiting audible.com/SPLAIN or text SPLAIN to 500-500See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Annie (1982)

Annie (1982)

2022-05-2458:261

This week we discuss John Huston's classic 1982 adaptation in honor of the film's 40th anniversary. Angelina indulges in her love of orphan themed media and Kaveh pitches a musical for another orphan Annie that lives on Tatooine. Get CuriosityStream + Nebula for only $2.99 per month or $14.99 for a full year, by visiting CuriosityStream.com/musicalsplainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
All That Jazz

All That Jazz

2022-05-1057:42

We are joined by film and TV editor Josie Azzam to discuss the 1979 classic musical film, widely considered to be one of the best in the genre. Angie makes a Danny McBride connection, Josie defends Grease 2, and Kaveh succumbs to referencing Phantom.Get a free 30 day Audible trial by visiting audible.com/SPLAIN or text SPLAIN to 500-500See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Company (2006)

Company (2006)

2022-04-2601:03:003

This week we are joined by Sarah Zed as we drink to the 2006 Broadway production of Sondheim's 1970 breakout hit. Angelina recounts her days as a child director, Sarah ponders the queer subtext, and Kaveh feels personally attacked by the show about a guy in his mid 30s who has dragged his feet on getting married.Get a free 30 day Audible trial by visiting audible.com/SPLAIN or text SPLAIN to 500-500Get CuriosityStream + Nebula for only $2.99 per month or $14.99 for a full year, by visiting CuriosityStream.com/musicalsplainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

2022-04-1201:06:573

For a special Easter surprise, we are joined by Vox critic-at-large Emily St. James as we dive into ALW's 1971 breakout hit. Lindsay and Emily discuss their early experiences with the story of Jesus and Kaveh makes an Iranian diva connection.Get a free 30 day Audible trial by visiting audible.com/SPLAIN or text SPLAIN to 500-500See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

2022-03-2901:08:511

Shred is not dead as we travel back in time to the glory days of the Sunset Strip to discuss the 2012 box office bomb. Angelina contemplates the proper nomenclature for 80s metal and Kaveh coins a counter to Wine Moms: the Jack Daniels Dad. Get CuriosityStream + Nebula for only $2.99 per month or $14.99 for a full year, by visiting CuriosityStream.com/musicalsplainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
West Side Story

West Side Story

2022-03-1501:06:391

This week we wade into the waters of Oscar glory with our discussion of the 1961 original and 2021 remake. Angelina finds a newfound respect for Michael Bay and Kaveh does a little filmsplaining.Get a free 30 day Audible trial by visiting audible.com/SPLAIN or text SPLAIN to 500-500See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde

2022-03-0159:54

Jekkies rejoice as we make our way into the world of this 1990 cult classic. Angelina childhood judginess is finally vindicated and Kaveh makes a case for the importance of casting.Get CuriosityStream + Nebula for only $2.99 per month or $14.99 for a full year, by visiting CuriosityStream.com/musicalsplainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Comments (24)

Josh

Just now had a split second of wanting to watch the 2014 movie because of Emily Blunt, but that was gone the moment I learned James Corden was the narrator...

Mar 7th
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Josh

Great to see the podcast is back for another season! 🎉

Jan 25th
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Katie Calahan

harsh but accurate criticism!

Oct 30th
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Raphaela Nochelli

gringos sofrendo com a ideia de cafezinho quente KKKKKKKKK

Sep 28th
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Kateri Beiting

Great podcast lol suggestion for a future episode? Strange Magic - the Worst jukebox musical

Sep 14th
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Francesca Weiss

Genuinely shocked that Jenny hasn't seen High School Musical 2.

May 6th
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The Motley Fool

I'd never heard of people having anxiety about where there food came from until I met and talked to some vegetarians and vegans. The people I know who eat meat tend not to worry or care about it

Mar 16th
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Amanda Knapp

ha - I watched this film for the first time at 35. I was very much not into it. Maybe if I had been able to see it when I was 20 and it first came out. But it physically pained me to watch at 35.

Jan 20th
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Robert Jeffers

Hamilton is the Prius of musicals. It a cause ribbon. Look at me care about this!

Aug 7th
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Dano Loves Music🎧

Great episode, but Kaveh dropped a bit too many F bombs for my taste, at least compared to other episodes it was a bit off-putting. Cheers!

Aug 1st
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Dano Loves Music🎧

The new Taylor Swift song is awesome and she should have received an Oscar nomination for Best Song.

Jul 29th
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Dano Loves Music🎧

'1776' is pretty good. Three well deserved Tonys. William Daniels rules!

Jul 29th
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Brittany Starks

I love listening to you guys❤.

May 7th
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Rebecca The great

if they don't do an episode on The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals by starkid i-

Apr 30th
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Brittany Starks

love this! Thanks!

Apr 16th
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SammichQween

this is the podcast I've been searching for all my life....

Apr 6th
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Amy3422

Is the appeal really that mysterious? There are a lot of cat people. A lot of us can spend ages watching our pets do weird things and read cat memes. What if those were an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical? Love the podcast!

Apr 5th
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Spencer Firefly Pommier

this is perfect

Apr 3rd
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Amy Park

i am so goshdarn excited

Feb 18th
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