11 episodes

The Drop is a weekly show tackling the latest in the world of pop culture and entertainment. Why does it seem like everything on television is based on a true story? Why is Kate Bush back in the charts? How did Pete Davidson get so popular? Join host Osman Faruqi and The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's team of culture writers and critics as they answer these questions and more along with interviews with musicians, actors, film makers and everyone involved in the world of culture.

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    • 3.4 • 18 Ratings

The Drop is a weekly show tackling the latest in the world of pop culture and entertainment. Why does it seem like everything on television is based on a true story? Why is Kate Bush back in the charts? How did Pete Davidson get so popular? Join host Osman Faruqi and The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's team of culture writers and critics as they answer these questions and more along with interviews with musicians, actors, film makers and everyone involved in the world of culture.

    Inside the cult of Disney

    Inside the cult of Disney

    From its humble origins as the House of Mouse, Disney has grown into the biggest entertainment company in the world. It owns everything from Star Wars, to Marvel, to Pixar, and even Kim Kardashian is now a Disney property.

    Last week the company unveiled its future direction to tens of thousands of fans, in its first in-person expo since the pandemic.

    Today on The Drop, senior culture writer Karl Quinn unpacks the future of Disney, and what it means when one company owns almost everything in the realm of pop culture.

    The Drop is a weekly show tackling the latest in the world of pop culture and entertainment. Join host Osman Faruqi and the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's team of culture writers and critics along with interviews with musicians, actors, film makers and everyone involved in the world of culture.
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    • 31 min
    Why are Nazis obsessed with Lord of the Rings?

    Why are Nazis obsessed with Lord of the Rings?

    Two of the biggest and most expensive TV shows in the world are airing at the same time: House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power. Both have received mixed reviews, but the Lord of the Rings prequel series has been criticised for being 'too woke' for featuring non-white characters.

    Today, SMH reporter Angus Dalton joins The Drop explain LOTR's relationship to the far-right, and talks about what our current fantasy obsession say about the state of television right now.

    The Drop is a weekly show tackling the latest in the world of pop culture and entertainment. Join host Osman Faruqi and the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's team of culture writers and critics along with interviews with musicians, actors, film makers and everyone involved in the world of culture.

     
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    • 28 min
    The extraordinary film decoding David Bowie

    The extraordinary film decoding David Bowie

    A new documentary by acclaimed director Brett Morgen unpacks the philosophy and artistic process of David Bowie, one of the 20th century's most impactful and influential artists.

    Using never before seen archival footage and live concert scenes Moonage Daydream is an extraordinary cinematic experience.

    Today, Brett Morgen joins The Drop to talk Bowie, cinema and the power of storytelling.

    The Drop is a weekly show tackling the latest in the world of pop culture and entertainment. Join host Osman Faruqi and the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's team of culture writers and critics along with interviews with musicians, actors, film makers and everyone involved in the world of culture.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    BeReal's rise, Instagram's fall and our obsession with authenticity

    BeReal's rise, Instagram's fall and our obsession with authenticity

    Everyone's favourite new social media app, BeReal, promises an unfiltered and candid insight into our daily lives.

    But does it live up to the hype? And is there really such a thing as authenticity on social media?

    Millennial writer Patrick Lenton and Gen Z journalist Carla Jaeger join The Drop to talk about our current social media landscape.

    The Drop is a weekly show tackling the latest in the world of pop culture and entertainment. Join host Osman Faruqi and the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's team of culture writers and critics along with interviews with musicians, actors, film makers and everyone involved in the world of culture.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Jeremy Allen White on making the best TV show of the year

    Jeremy Allen White on making the best TV show of the year

    The Bear has been hailed as one of 2022's best TV shows, and it's finally coming to Australia.

    Today on The Drop, culture reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald Thomas Mitchell helps break down what makes the show so compelling. This episode also features an interview the show's star, Shameless' Jeremy Allen White, about making a hit new show and becoming this year's breakout star.

    The Drop is a weekly show tackling the latest in the world of pop culture and entertainment. Join host Osman Faruqi and the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's team of culture writers and critics along with interviews with musicians, actors, film makers and everyone involved in the world of culture.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    Has the ABC given up on young people?

    Has the ABC given up on young people?

    In recent years ABC has struggled to reach younger audiences, on TV, radio and online. Lately, a few programming decisions have left many in the entertainment industry scratching their heads, wondering why the broadcaster seems so reluctant to back a new generation of talent, and what that means for the future of entertainment, news, and music.

    Today on The Drop, culture reporter for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald Meg Watson on the ABC's crisis with young people.

    The Drop is a weekly show tackling the latest in the world of pop culture and entertainment. Join host Osman Faruqi and the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's team of culture writers and critics along with interviews with musicians, actors, film makers and everyone involved in the world of culture.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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