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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Today, Aviv and Rachel are joined by a returning guest and author, Stephen Kearse, to delve into Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. This 1971 American independent blaxploitation action thriller film was written, co-produced, scored, edited, directed, and starred in by Melvin Van Peebles. His son Mario Van Peebles also makes an appearance in a small role, portraying the title character as a young boy. The film narrates the adventurous journey of a poor black man fleeing from the white police authorities.

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Clueless / Supermodel

How did the makeover scene in “Clueless” influence pop culture and beauty standards in media?

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Best Music Moments

Jenny Owen Youngs joins Rachel and Aviv discuss “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” highlighting its music, feminist themes, character growth, and lasting impact on TV and popular culture. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/insync/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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Law and Order (Mike Post feature) / Crime Drama Scoring

Composer Mike Post discusses his iconic TV themes, creative process, and latest album blending bluegrass, blues, and orchestral music. He emphasizes authentic storytelling through music, inspiring listeners to pursue their dreams with passion.

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After Sun / Under Pressure

Rachel Brodsky, Aviv, and Allison Wilmore explore music’s storytelling power in film, discussing emotional depth, societal reflections in karaoke culture, filmmakers’ music challenges, and music’s lasting impact on cinematic experiences.

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