Killing Eve & Fleabag: The Worlds of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Costume Design of She’s Gotta Have It, Netflix’s Special – IP 152

If you’re tired of hearing about the collective disappointment of a certain dragon-centric TV show – have no fear – in this episode we celebrate successful achievement of some of the most satisfying shows on television!

First up, Sean and Amita discuss the second seasons of Killing Eve and Fleabag, two creations of the absurdly talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge (ok – and maybe we go on a teeny tiny tangent and discuss how some series are better than others at concluding).

Then, Amita interviews costume designer Marci Rodgers about her work on Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have it and BlacKkKlansman.

Finally, Amita reviews Sean’s Big Sell from last week – the new Netflix series, Special, and then sells him a new singer, Masego, who is headed to the Afropunk stage later this summer.

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Our Life Defining Divas, Fleabag, Preview of Amita’s Celeb Husband Bracket – IP 67

This time the Pop Insiders get up close and personal! In the second installment of our series celebrating Women’s History Month, we each share how three female musicians defined different periods of our lives. We discuss music from artists like Annie Lennox, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Beyoncé and others that gave us comfort, motivation and inspiration when we needed them the most.

Also, Amita reviews Sean’s Big Sell of the Amazon series Fleabag. Sean was iffy on whether Amita would really like this Big Sell- listen to hear her verdict. And Amita’s Big Sell involved a new British artist AND this reading assignment.

Plus – over the past year we’ve all heard Amita mention her ‘husbands’ – those celebrities who have the right combination of looks and talent which make them worthy potential spouses. Well – in our version of a March Madness bracket, Amita shares her top eight husbands which Sean will use to prepare next week’s celebrity husband bracket. This is guaranteed to be the sexiest bracket you’ve ever experienced!

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Check out one Sean’s Defining Diva picks: Eurythmics beautiful dark twisted fantasy aka Beethoven (I Love to Listen to)

 

Favorite Pop Culture Female Friendships, Tickling Giants Interview, Seinabo Sey – IP 66

In honor of Women’s History Month we’re kicking off a series celebrating some of our favorite depictions of women in pop culture. We start off in this episode with our countdown of each of our 3 Favorite Female Friendships. From Meredith and Christina in Grey’s Anatomy to Maxine, Khadijah, Regine and Sinclair in Living Single, we discuss how many of the bonds between women depicted in film and TV are inspirational and aspirational.

And we have a very special interview with Sara Taksler, the writer, producer and director of the independent documentary, Tickling GiantsThis film tells the incredible story of Bassem Youssef, who is considered the Jon Stewart of Egypt. He created his own version of The Daily Show to speak out about the government in Egypt during one of the most tumultuous times in its history. Amita sits down with Sara to discuss the making of this documentary and the message they hope to spread to people in the midst of an interesting political climate in the U.S. as well.

And of course it’s a brand new Big Sell. Sean rates Amita’s Big Sell of Seinabo Sey – and then he Big Sells Amita his new favorite British dramedy.

Links:

Find a screening of Tickling Giants here

Listen to Seinabo Sey’s Hard Time and Pretend

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