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Episode 12: Recovering from the Oscars
Here we go... the Oscar podcast to end all Oscar podcasts (until next season, of course). Yes, we discuss the slap (how could we not?), but that's not all in this episode where we breakdown all things Oscars from the truly bizarre choices (that set? anyone?), to the equally baffling musical numbers (Beyonce, we still love you but we need to talk), and even the fashions (we see you Timothee). Oh we mention the awards too -- promise! Like Gaga said to Liza, we got you.
Episode 11: Oscar Predictions with Academy Voter Barry Sandler
The Chair and Holly are back to unpack the upcoming Academy Awards -- well the ones they choose to show us this year! Joined by Academy voter (and dear friend of the show) Barry Sandler, we predict who will win (hint: Will Smith) and who should win (again, Will Smith). Will CODA upset The Power of the Dog? Will Jane Campion take home Best Director? Will the Chair throw his phone at the TV? All signs seem likely! Join us for some hot takes and more on this all-things-Oscar pod.
Episode 10: Oscar Buzz
It's awards season so you know what that means... Pod from a Chair is back! In this ep, The Chair and Holly talk Oscar prospects in anticipation of the Oscar nomination announcement on February 8th. Will it be Benedict vs. Will vs. Andrew? Does Olivia Colman have this race locked up? Will Lin-Manuel finally EGOT? Have we all fully processed how good Nicole Kidman is as Lucille Ball? (Quick answer: No, we have not). All this and more on the pre-nomination gab fest!
Episode 9: Unpacking the Emmys
It's all things Emmys 2021: the show, the winners, the fashion, and more. The Chair and Holly dissect it all - from Rita Wilson's rap to the Rose family reunion, and all the big wins (Jean! Michaela!) in between.
Episode 8: The White Lotus Finale
Presenting our first ever mini pod — a slightly shorter podcast episode on one topic only -- where we tackle the season finale of Mike White’s water cooler HBO black comedy (drama? comedy-drama? oh who knows!) The White Lotus. Who is the real villian? Is Rachel Patton Carmella Soprano 2.0? Did we really need that suitcase scene? Does Jennifer Coolidge have a spot picked out for her Emmy? All that and more in this full-of-spoilers take on the show of the summer!
Episode 7, Part 2: Summer Must List
It's time for Part 2 of our summer pop culture roundup: what we're watching, reading, listening to, and revisiting! Part 2 tackles the Olympics; the dreaded last year of Donald Trump in the new bestseller I Alone Can Fix It; why neither of us is going near the new films Black Widow and Jungle Cruise but are instead revisiting classics like Palm Beach Story, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Exorcist and Snowpiercer; and how Billie Eilish’s new and riveting Happier Than Ever album/cd (Note: Do they even call them that anymore?) must be listened to with headphones.
Standing 0 for pod from a chair!
Just listening to three great experts discussing the Oscar nominations with passion and friendly disagreements makes me think of all the fun we used to have conversing in real life about movies!