8 episodios

A new podcast of stories and ideas, told by a curious narrator. Exploring society, history, politics and the arts, Above All Else is an entertaining and insightful journey through discovery.

Above All Else Lucien WD

    • Cultura y sociedad

A new podcast of stories and ideas, told by a curious narrator. Exploring society, history, politics and the arts, Above All Else is an entertaining and insightful journey through discovery.

    All The Reshoots In The World

    All The Reshoots In The World

    How and why did Ridley Scott recast the star of his movie in just 9 days, and obtain a Golden Globe nomination for the replacement? The story of Kevin Spacey, Christopher Plummer and ‘All The Money In The World’. https://ia801502.us.archive.org/21/items/AAESpacey/All%20The%20Reshoots.mp3 Advertisements

    Billing Block

    Billing Block

    Why are there tiny credits on movie posters? How is the order of actors’ names determined? Inside the world of the billing block and the difficult negotiations that facilitate it. https://ia601507.us.archive.org/28/items/AAEBilling/AAEBilling.mp3

    The Politics of Spongebob Squarepants

    The Politics of Spongebob Squarepants

    Does Mr. Krabs exploit his workers? How is Sandy’s experience as an immigrant? Is Squidward sexually repressed? We explore some of Spongebob Squarepants’ most pressing political themes. https://ia601501.us.archive.org/2/items/AAESBSP/AAESBSP.mp3

    La La Land’s Woman Problem

    La La Land’s Woman Problem

    Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-nominated musical is a modern movie miracle, so why haven’t women fallen as madly in love with the film as their male counterparts? https://ia601508.us.archive.org/8/items/AboveAllElse-LaLaLand/AAE-LLL.mp3

    All Star: Meme Anthem

    All Star: Meme Anthem

    How one 1999 Smash Mouth song became the novelty favourite of a generation, and launched the career of neck-bearded vocalist Jon Sudano. https://ia601505.us.archive.org/35/items/AboveAllElse4/AAE-AllStar.mp3

    World’s Worst Typeface

    World’s Worst Typeface

    Why is Comic Sans so universally despised? Is it really that bad, or are we all missing the point? https://ia601500.us.archive.org/11/items/AboveAllElse3/AAE3.mp3

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