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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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"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. 
 
 
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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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