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Jul 27, 2018

In 1979, NBC spent millions to produce a series that was supposed to save it from last place. Instead, it produced "Supertrain," a disaster of a drama that mixed railroads and disco. It baffled viewers, broke a TV icon's toe, and died a painful death.

Our guest is Dan Delgado, host of the awesome podcast "The Industry,"...


Jul 20, 2018

In 1943, Nazi Germany made the world's most expensive propaganda film: "Titanic." The story of the Nazi Titanic ends even more tragically than the story of the real Titanic.

We relied on Robert P. Watson's book "The Nazi Titanic," and this excellent article by The Times...


Jul 14, 2018

Thirty-three people are honored with plaques at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, but only one of them, Ira Aldridge, is an African-American. At a time when the United States still held black people in slavery, Aldridge's performances across Europe helped shatter the myth of white supremacy. 

Our...


Jul 9, 2018

Because of our past episodes about the "Atlanta Monster" podcast, we've been given this opportunity to share with you the first track from the upcoming "Atlanta Monster" soundtrack.

This track, "Theme From Atlanta Monster," comes from Makeup and Vanity Set (Matthew Steven Pusti).

The AtlantaMonsterOriginal Podcast...


Jul 6, 2018

Eugene Jarecki's Elvis Presley documentary "The King" argues that America in its Fat Elvis stage. He tells us why Chuck D of "mother--- him and John Wayne" fame was the film's key interview.

We also talk about why Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker, needs a movie - and so do The Prisonaires, the African-American...