10 episodes

Serious conversations about pop country music, straight-to-TV holiday films, and other cultural accomplishments, with Andrea Grimes and Patrick Michels.

Purple Shed Productions Patrick Michels and Andrea Grimes

    • Society & Culture
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Serious conversations about pop country music, straight-to-TV holiday films, and other cultural accomplishments, with Andrea Grimes and Patrick Michels.

    Let It Stream Episode 4: Cynics and Grinches

    Let It Stream Episode 4: Cynics and Grinches

    Round four in Patrick and Andrea's festive tournament features cynics and grinches finding the holiday spirit in some unlikely places. The films up this time are: The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014, Hallmark)Holiday in the Wild (2019, Netflix)Holidate (2020, Netflix)Operation Christmas Drop (2020, Netflix)

    • 40 min
    Let It Stream Episode 3: Small Towns

    Let It Stream Episode 3: Small Towns

    Round three in Patrick and Andrea's festive tournament features a holiday visit to the small towns of St. Martinville, Snow Falls, Idyllwild and Nelson Creek: Christmas on the Bayou (2013, Lifetime)The Christmas Inheritance (2017, Netflix)Naughty & Nice (2014, Hallmark)The Christmas Calendar (2017, Hallmark)Our theme music:Christmas Rap by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3505-christmas-rapLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 39 min
    Let It Stream Episode 2: Time Travel

    Let It Stream Episode 2: Time Travel

    Round two in Patrick and Andrea's festive tournament to pick a winner among 16 straight-to-TV holiday romance movies. The theme this time: time travel: 12 Dates of Christmas (2011, ABC Family)The Spirit of Christmas (2015, Lifetime)Correcting Christmas (2014, ION/MarVista)The Knight Before Christmas (2019, Netflix)Strongly recommended: Kevin Stroud's History of English Podcast.Our theme music:Christmas Rap by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3505-christmas-rapLice...

    • 36 min
    Let It Stream Episode 1: Royalty

    Let It Stream Episode 1: Royalty

    Patrick and Andrea are pitting 16 holiday romance films against each other in a festive tournament to determine which straight-to-TV release reigns supreme. First up, four films about royalty: "A Christmas Prince," "The Princess Switch," "Christmas With A Prince" and "A Christmas in Royal Fashion."Our theme music:Christmas Rap by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3505-christmas-rapLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 34 min
    Nope Country Episode 8: What Makes an Artist Real Country?

    Nope Country Episode 8: What Makes an Artist Real Country?

    With help from our listeners, and with questionable success, we try to answer the most bedeviling question in country music: What makes an artist real country?Artists discussed in this episode include: Kenny Chesney, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Hank Williams, plus a brief reference — "mamas, trains, trucks and prison" — to David Allan Coe's "You Never Even Called Me By My Name."

    • 22 min
    Nope Country Episode 7: The Country Authenticity Index

    Nope Country Episode 7: The Country Authenticity Index

    We rank 20 Nashville stars according to their country-ness, and with help from a listener survey, we introduce some metrics to the age-old question of who is real country.

    • 31 min

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