8 episodes

Are you blind when you're born? Can you see in the dark? Join us every week for an in-depth exploration of the ineffable, effable, effanineffable history of the movie and musical behemoth Cats.

PodCats was recently featured on This American Life episode 695, "Everyone's a Critic."

PodCats EJ Dickson, Dan Alexander, Podcats

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 25 Ratings

Are you blind when you're born? Can you see in the dark? Join us every week for an in-depth exploration of the ineffable, effable, effanineffable history of the movie and musical behemoth Cats.

PodCats was recently featured on This American Life episode 695, "Everyone's a Critic."

    Bonus Episode: Tom Hooper Wears the Black Hat

    Bonus Episode: Tom Hooper Wears the Black Hat

    In this very special bonus episode of PodCats, Dan and Ej discuss the special features and commentary track for the DVD. Tangents include the Sondheim/ALW rivalry, Cats as medieval morality play, and conspiracy theories related to Taylor Swift and Jason Derulo’s dick.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Will Cats Have Nine Lives? (Ft. Rachel Walker)

    Will Cats Have Nine Lives? (Ft. Rachel Walker)

    On the Season 1 finale of PodCats we interview Rachel Walker, a jellicle hero who saw Cats 10(!) times in theaters. Topics discussed include: jellicle cats we forgot to talk about, the butthole cut of Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's mischievous kitten, appropriate behavior at rowdy screenings, and whether Cats will have a new life (or 9)!

    • 57 min
    No More Milk? Milk!

    No More Milk? Milk!

    In episode five of PodCats we discuss how Cats became a critical and commercial failure - and whether the critics were wrong all along. Topics discussed: Rebel Wilson's ad-libs, James Corden's hypothetical contractual demands, the straightwashing of Mr. Mistoffelees, and why the British version of Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer is nothing short of a major human rights violation.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Could Anne Hathaway Have Hit the Money Note in “Memory”?

    Could Anne Hathaway Have Hit the Money Note in “Memory”?

    While we all know the answer to this question is “no,” let’s briefly engage with it this week when we discuss the casting, costumes, set, choreography, and yes, the digital fur technology in Tom Hooper’s Cats. Topics discussed: old Argentine men, overly precise YouTube commenters, Cat School, Rihanna with fur t**s.

    • 53 min
    Has Trump Seen Cats?

    Has Trump Seen Cats?

    And if so, did he like it? In episode 3 of PodCats, Dan and EJ touch on this question and more as we explore Andrew Lloyd Webber's previous efforts to adapt Cats into a film. Other topics discussed: digital fur technology; horniness; Walt Disney; Steven Spielberg; 1940s London; and the 1995 cartoon dog movie Balto.

    • 49 min
    The Making of Cats is a Difficult Matter

    The Making of Cats is a Difficult Matter

    In the second episode of PodCats, Dan and Ej discuss the making of the musical Cats and how and why a bunch of British people thought it was a good idea to make a Broadway show about a bunch of horny, mangy street cats. Topics addressed: TS Eliot comparing rats to Jews; feline mass suicide; WTF a Jellicle actually is, and Princess Di's aversion to underwear. Also, we attempt upper-class British accents.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Erin W-L ,

I love PodCats!

It’s really nice to find this little community of other people who love Cats unironically as my children and I do. It really is such a magically strange and delightful movie and the analysis and joy of the hosts makes me so happy.

Browncoats Forever ,

This podcast is everything

Podcats offers everything that I’ve ever wanted in a deep analysis of CATS. I love CATS so, sooo much. It’s such a joy to celebrate, relive, and think critically about CATS in such detail and with such enthusiastic hosts. Beyond the CATS content, I really appreciate the hosts’ conversational / relational dynamic. I love hearing them investigate one another’s perspectives and I feel so inspired to deep-dive into my friends’ fandoms, too.

LollyPockets&& ,

Podcast as Public Service

EJ and Dan have reached benefactor status with the timing of this podcast as the news is just so bad right now, this podcast is the distraction and outlet I need to explore the utter nonsense of the world of Cats that none of my friends or family want to discuss.

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