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Pop This! Podcast Episode 282: Josie and the Pussycats with Erika Thorkelson

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Release Date: 05/19/2021

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Summary:
 
"Soul patch vibe." This week writer Erika Thorkelson subs in for Lisa as we talk about the 2001 cult classic film Josie and the Pussycats. Also discussed: Fanny, Bridget Jones, and our various midlife crises. 
 
 
Show notes:

Midlife. Feel Good About Feeling Bad (a book containing the essay "Me and Bridget Jones" by Erika Thorkelson)

Pop This! EP 124: A Wrinkle in Time with Erika Thorkelson

Juliana Hatfield & Tanya Donelly - Josie & the Pussycats (YouTube) 

Josie and the Pussycats Is One of the Greatest Y2K Fashion Movies (Vogue) 

 

Recommendations:

Andrea W.: Fanny (documentary)  

Andrea G.:  Good Girls (Netflix)

Erika: Space Sweepers (Netflix)

 

Music credits:

"Good Times" by Podington Bear
From Free Music Archive 
CC BY 3.0
 
Theme song "Pyro Flow" by Kevin Macleod

Intro bed: "OLPC" by Marco Raaphorst
Courtesy of Free Music Archive

 

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Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist.

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