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Do The Right Thing / Fight The Power

This week we welcome journalist and author Stephen Kearse to discuss the profound impact of Spike Lee's iconic film, Do The Right Thing. Released in 1989, the movie remains an intriguing lens into the realities and complexities of living in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood. We dissect unforgettable moments, including the powerful use of Public Enemy's “Fight…

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That Thing You Do! (Part 2)

Rachel and Aviv are back for the second, and finale, part of their look back at That Thing You Do! but this time with some help. Tom Everett Scott (“Guy Patterson”) joins the show, recounting behind-the-scenes stories, the legacy of the movie, and whether or not he's sick of the song [he's not].

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Yellowjackets / Climbing up the Walls

In this episode of *IN SYNC, Rachel and Aviv dive into the world of Showtime's Yellowjackets and the pivotal needle drop of Radiohead's Climbing Up the Walls as they uncover the inspirations behind the series, and the Emmy-winning music supervisor Nora Felder's impact on the show

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BONUS: Yellowjackets Season 2 Finale

Spoiler Alert: This episode contains spoilers for the season 2 finale of Yellowjackets. Rachel and Aviv continue their discussion of Yellowjackets, reflecting on the season finale, and (of course) the needle-drops.

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Cruel Intentions / Bitter Sweet Symphony (Part 2)

This week, Rachel and Aviv are joined by Jordan Ross, co-creator of “Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical” as they talk about Bitter Sweet Symphony, the impact of the movie on a generation, and how the musical came together.

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Cruel Intentions / Bitter Sweet Symphony

Way before Gossip Girl, no elite and wealthy teen from the Upper East Side was as vicious as Kathryn Merteuil. The late-90s teen movie that spawned a killer soundtrack, and potentially a step-sibling kink, included a perfect needle-drop to wrap the story. But that track also included some intense drama of its own.

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The Last Of Us / Long Long Time

The third episode of HBO’s The Last Of Us, based on the video game, brings the emotional story of Frank and Bill, punctuated by the melody from Linda Ronstadt’s 1970s track, Long Long Time. In this episode, Rachel and Aviv take a deeper look into the song, the episode, and how the track made its…

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Wednesday / Goo Goo Muck

Inside of Netflix’s Wednesday lies a scene where the titular character unleashes her unique personality and style, all to the tune of this week’s featured sync, Goo Goo Muck by The Cramps. Rachel and Aviv explore the origins of the track, the origins of Wednesday and her family through pop culture, and how Jenna Ortega’s…

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Empire Records / Sugarhigh

Rachel and Aviv relive the mid-90s, when the coolest job you could have was working in a record store. Lucas steals the store’s money, Warren steals CDs, and Renée Zellweger steals the show when she performs the track “Sugarhigh” on the store’s marquee.

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