As the great Madonna once sang, "Music makes the people come together." That is certainly the case this week as improvisational musical comedian Reggie Watts travels into the hatch to test his vocal range, and test his friendships with the Blastoff crew.
For our “music” episode, Canadian comedy legend Sean Cullen joins us to talk about music-inspired riots, castrati, music as torture, Norwegian black metal and backmasking. Plus movies, TV, and Lesser of Two Evils.
Colin Marshall talks to cultural journalist Saul Austerlitz, author of Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes and, most recently, Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy, which examines the careers of beloved U.S. comedy icons like Woody Allen and the Marx Brothers as well as more cultishly comedic figures like Albert Brooks as well as filmmakers not normally associated directly with comedy, like Robert Altman and the Coen brothers.
Ben Folds Adam sits down one-on-one with the great Ben Folds. The guys discuss the stories behind the music, rock out to Hocus Pocus, and talk about the impact of music piracy.