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A weekly podcast from Awards Daily focusing on what's new and notable in the vast pop culture landscape. The Three M's - Joey Moser, Megan McLachlan, and Clarence Moye - cover film, television, and anything else that crosses their minds including Oscars, Emmys, and everything in between.

Awards Daily's Water Cooler Podcast Clarence Moye, Megan McLachlan, Joey Moser

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A weekly podcast from Awards Daily focusing on what's new and notable in the vast pop culture landscape. The Three M's - Joey Moser, Megan McLachlan, and Clarence Moye - cover film, television, and anything else that crosses their minds including Oscars, Emmys, and everything in between.

    The Almodóvar Series: 1988’s ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’

    The Almodóvar Series: 1988’s ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’

    The Water Cooler Gang continues their Most Iconic Directors series with a look at Pedro Almodóvar's first Oscar-nominated feature, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

    Mark Isham Raises the Temperature of the Drama with the Music of ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

    Mark Isham Raises the Temperature of the Drama with the Music of ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

    Composer Mark Isham talks about creating themes for the main characters of the Hulu hit limited series Little Fires Everywhere.

    Music can make or break the mood of a series. If there is too much, it’s intrusive or pulls focus from the story and the characters. If there is too little, an episode of your favorite drama can feel incomplete. Luckily Mark Isham’s score of Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere is grounded in the fraught beats of the story and deepens the emotional depths.

    The most important thing about Little Fires is that nothing is black and white. Audiences are afforded the opportunity to make thoughtful arguments for both Reese Witherspoon’s Elena Richardson and Kerry Washington’s Mia Warren. Depending on how you were raised, you may find yourself rooting for one woman at the beginning of one episode, and then your allegiance may switch by the time the next episode ends. Isham, who worked with Florence + the Machine’s Isabella Summers on how to intensify the most dramatic moments–my favorite cue comes at the end of episode four.

    Secrets aren’t safe in Shaker Heights–they are bound to come out. Isham and Summers have created a collection of music that urges even us to get involved with the events happening between the families. It’s a beautiful battle cry for us to pick a side.

    Note: Intro and exit music provided by Mark Isham from his score for Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere.

    All Hot and Bothered Over ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

    All Hot and Bothered Over ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

    This week, we bring back the Water Cooler Podcast Book Club for Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere and compare it to Hulu’s new limited series adaptation.

    It’s been a while since we’ve had a Water Cooler Podcast Book Club entry. Now that we’re (hopefully) all social distancing, it’s time to bring it back. And what a perfect time to do it now that Hulu drops Little Fires Everywhere. The limited series, based on the novel by Celeste Ng, stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in a story about race, mothers, and the suburbs of middle America. We look at the first three episodes that dropped last Wednesday and compare them to Ng’s original novel. Is this as taut an adaptation as its predecessor Big Little Lies? Or does the limited series stray too far from the source material? And if it does, then is that a good thing? We review both the series and the book Little Fires Everywhere and look at its potential Emmy impact in the unprecedented 2020 Emmy season.

    Speaking of unprecedented, we’re all in isolation here at the Water Cooler. When we’re not burning through Little Fires Everywhere or taking much-needed walks in the outdoors, what else are we binging to keep our sanity? For the next few weeks, we’re sharing the media that keeps us grounded in Coronavirus Corner. At least we hope it’s for a few weeks…

    We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the media we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.

    Thanks for listening and thank you, in advance, for subscribing and rating us on Apple Podcasts!

     

    Music from https://filmmusic.io

    “Cheery Monday” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Social Distancing Got You Down? The Cooler Gang Lends a Hand!

    Social Distancing Got You Down? The Cooler Gang Lends a Hand!

    This week, the Water Cooler Gang lists their most recommended films, television shows, and books to help pass the time while you’re social distancing at home.

    We here at the Water Cooler Podcast tend to take things very lightly. We’re often hoping to make you laugh with our left-of-center take on things. Well, we make ourselves laugh anyway. But even we struggle with real-world events, and COVID-19 and its impact on the world is certainly no exception. Like many of you, we’re reducing our footprint in the world. We haven’t seen as many movies as we normally would have. We are trying to keep indoors and away from others to help stop the spread of this virus. But just because we (and you hopefully) are social distancing, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun at home.

    Certainly, we hope you’d spend this time indoors with family in constructive ways. But no one can stand that every second of every day, right? So, to help pass your time, we’re offering up books, movies, and television shows for your social distancing or quarantining. Some of our selections give you a relaxing, broad view of the outside world. Some of our selections gear up your cabin fever or increasing sense of isolation. Don’t say we weren’t there for you.

    Seriously, though, we do hope everyone is taking this very seriously. Practice social distancing. Stay indoors if you have to if your area is heavily impacted. And please, please, please wash your hands, people. We can’t stress this enough.

    We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the media we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.

    Thanks for listening and thank you, in advance, for subscribing and rating us on Apple Podcasts!

     

    Music from https://filmmusic.io

    “Cheery Monday” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

     

    Can Coronavirus Change the 2020 Emmy Landscape?

    Can Coronavirus Change the 2020 Emmy Landscape?

    This week, we look at some of the recent announcements regarding the impacts of coronavirus on Emmy campaigning. Plus, we take a look at Drag Race Season 12.

    We are joined by Jalal Haddad at the Water Cooler to talk about the latest developments in Emmy campaigning. But we’re also headed into uncharted waters. The rapid spread of coronavirus across the world raised fears within those campaigning for the 2020 Emmy cycle. We talk about what publicity teams plan to ease those fears. How will changes impact the Emmy race? Is coronavirus the x-factor in the 2020 Emmy cycle?

    But first, we briefly chat about Invisible Man now that Joey caught up with it. Then, Jalal, Joey, and Megan give an update on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12. What do they think of the newest season, now airing on Showtime? Finally, Jalal brings us up to speed on last week’s dramatic episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

    We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the media we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.

    Next week, we jump back into the Water Cooler Book Club with Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere. We’re reviewing the book in advance of March 18’s Hulu limited series, so make sure you’ve read the book to play along at home!

    Thanks for listening and thank you, in advance, for subscribing and rating us on Apple Podcasts!

     

    Music from https://filmmusic.io

    “Cheery Monday” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Shadan Larki Joins the Cooler to Dish SCAD’s aTV Fest

    Shadan Larki Joins the Cooler to Dish SCAD’s aTV Fest

    This week, new AD TV writer Shadan Larki joins the Water Cooler gang as she returns from SCAD’s aTV Fest in Atlanta, Georgia. Get to know one of the latest additions to Team ADTV!

    Joey, Megan and Clarence are thrilled to be joined by one of Awards Daily TV’s newest writers, Shadan Larki. Shadan recently returned from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)’s aTV Fest. At aTV Fest, Shadan covered three days of fantastic panels, screenings, and awards presentations. She joins the podcast to tell us all about her trip, her first excursion for Awards Daily. Plus, we spend a little time getting to know Shadan as a person. What are her favorite films, television shows, and other media?

    But before that, we jump into the latest in pop culture hotness.

    We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the media we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.

    Thanks for listening and thank you, in advance, for subscribing and rating us on Apple Podcasts!

    Music from https://filmmusic.io

    “Cheery Monday” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Customer Reviews

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Pass !

A lot of toxic liberals who think their funny.. Why would anyone listen to a podcast that disrespects a certain audience ? Nah. Funny thing they say their the open minded ones lol

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Horrid

These are vile, toxic people that have horrible taste. And actually are inept any awards predictions. Quite fitting how they never receive any comments on their AwardsDaily posts. Gross.

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Not only amazing for TV but great film talk too

Great conversations about TV and film. These three are so fun to listen to!

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