9 episodes

TERRIFIC CITY is a podcast on the city and screen life of 1970s America, by journalist and author Melissa Gira Grant and filmmaker Cheyenne Picardo. It is made in New York City.

Terrific City Melissa Gira Grant & Cheyenne Picardo

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9, 15 Ratings

TERRIFIC CITY is a podcast on the city and screen life of 1970s America, by journalist and author Melissa Gira Grant and filmmaker Cheyenne Picardo. It is made in New York City.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

AlexGDeWitt ,

Perfect podcast

Using HBO’s The Deuce as a jumping-off point, Terrific City takes a critical look at the representation of sex workers and other marginalized/underground groups in the 1970s, with a focus on how these people were and are policed (or not) around Times Square, and how larger forces of change (gentrification, technology) impacted them/us. A rare combination of insight, empathy, and entertainment.

danders up ,

Delightful dive into issues that edify

Haven’t had a chance to watch the show that serves as the excuse for this podcast, but that hasn’t hindered enjoyment of this smorgasbord. Anyone interested in the history of NYC during the period covered, and the intersections of the many topics covered, would be engaged by the knowledgeable and entertaining hosts, and thoughtfully selected guests. Now I’m going to have to find time to watch “The Deuce”! Though to be honest I suspect this podcast may be more enjoyable.

K8theliar ,

Exciting and engaging

I've been a fan of Melissa Gira Grant's work for a while, so I was interested when I heard she was cohosting a podcast. This review are based on my impressions after the first episode. I don't know a lot about film/ the 70s but I didn't find that to be an obstacle. The hosts are smart and clear and produce an engaging, conversational podcast. I'm look forward to the rest of the season and to all of the guests they'll bring in. I would (and have) recommend this to anyone interested in film/TV critiques, cultural critiques or social issues- specifically labor, women's labor, sex work and underground economies.

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