As the coronavirus continues to spread, the World Health Organization has declared a state of emergency. This week, On the Media looks at how panic and misinformation are going viral, too. Plus, a controversial endorsement for Bernie Sanders puts the spo
As most of America is bundled up in the dead of winter - we’re wearing our flip-flops, slathering on sunscreen, and basking in the history of the Sunshine State. On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Nathan and Brian learn about the social media phenomeno
Writer and performer John Cameron Mitchell talks about portraying a nightmarish boss in Hulu’s comedy Shrill, Hedwig and the Angry Inch’s enduring legacy, and working with Patti LuPone on his new musical podcast. Then, Mitchell plays a game called “We’re Going to Make You Sing,” where he’s quizzed on 1970s glam and punk that inspired Hedwig. Plus, contestants must reimagine literary romances as flirty text exchanges.
When does a depiction of culture, history and identity become inauthentic? And according to whom? We dig into the conversation around the novel American Dirt.
This week, stories from crowded places and spaces.
The Nerdette Book Club tackles Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age, an incisive story about race and class in modern-day America.
Joe is the creator and star of Adult Swim’s Joe Pera Talks with You, one of our favorite new shows TV. In it, Joe plays a version of himself living in small-town Michigan as a middle-school choir teacher. The show is like nothing else you’ve seen on television before: brilliant, weird and heart warming. Cross our hearts, hope to die.
Will the Academy choose to remember 2019 as the year of PARASITE, MARRIAGE STORY and LITTLE WOMEN – or of 1917 and JOKER? The Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips joins Adam and Josh for a preview of the 2020 Oscars, with picks for who will win, who should win and who should have been nominated.0:00 - Billboard1:12 - Oscar picks: Supporting / ScreenplaysJessie Buckley, “Glasgow (No Place Like Home)“1:00:04 - Next Week/Notes1:08:48 - Massacre Theatre1:12:00 - Donations1:12:51 - Oscar picks: Lead / Director / Picture1:51:07 - Outro / Outtakes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Over the years, several notable musicians have tried their hand at acting in movies, whether it’s playing a character or playing themselves. While the results are mixed, there have been a handful of great, pitch perfect performances. With the Oscars looming, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite acting performances by musicians in film. They’ll also talk with Joel Anderson, host of the third season of the podcast Slow Burn, which focuses on the murders of the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.
Alex Wolff: The actor on Castle in the Ground, playing dark roles and why he brings parts of himself into his
From Hereditary to Castle in the Ground, actor Alex Wolff hasn’t shied away from taking on roles that tackle the darkest parts of the human psyche.