121 episodes

Take a minute-by-minute journey into the glittery heart of the greatest (and only) glam rock movie of the 1990s, Velvet Goldmine.

Who killed Brian Slade? What's with the Oscar Wilde obsession? Why did Bowie sue? Couldn't they afford sturdier trousers for Ewan McGregor?

These, and many more questions will be answered by your hard-rocking hosts, Mike Grasso and Jenny Anckorn as we take on... THE WHOLE SHEBANG!

The Whole Shebang: The Minute-by-Minute Velvet Goldmine Podcast Jenny Anckorn & Michael Grasso

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Take a minute-by-minute journey into the glittery heart of the greatest (and only) glam rock movie of the 1990s, Velvet Goldmine.

Who killed Brian Slade? What's with the Oscar Wilde obsession? Why did Bowie sue? Couldn't they afford sturdier trousers for Ewan McGregor?

These, and many more questions will be answered by your hard-rocking hosts, Mike Grasso and Jenny Anckorn as we take on... THE WHOLE SHEBANG!

    The Whole Shebang Minute 0: Welcome To The Whole Shebang!

    The Whole Shebang Minute 0: Welcome To The Whole Shebang!

    In Minute 0 of The Whole Shebang, Jenny and Mike tell you a little bit about what they'll be up to over the next 24 weeks: a minute-by-minute look at the 1998 Todd Haynes film Velvet Goldmine! The Whole Shebang launches on Monday, July 11!
    Find us on the web at thewholeshebangpodcast.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon at wholeshebangpod.

    • 1 min
    The Whole Shebang Minute 1: Pop And Question Mark

    The Whole Shebang Minute 1: Pop And Question Mark

    In Minute 1 of The Whole Shebang, Jenny and Mike talk about preserving their aura of mystery, artisanal mom and pop podcasts (and movie studios), the aesthetic of Suburban Gothic, the voice of Amelia Earhart and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and the outer-space outsider art of the Legendary Stardust Cowboy.

    Find us on the web at thewholeshebangpodcast.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon at wholeshebangpod.

    • 20 min
    The Whole Shebang Minute 2: Wafty British Narration

    The Whole Shebang Minute 2: Wafty British Narration

    In Minute 2 of The Whole Shebang, Jenny and Mike talk about the myths and realities of historiography, the attraction of a well-tended English garden, Mike's love of UFOs, Oscar Wilde: changeling rock star, the awesomeness of Lady Wilde and the magnificence of the space-age album art of Shusei Nagaoka.
    Find us on the web at thewholeshebangpodcast.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon at wholeshebangpod.

    • 17 min
    The Whole Shebang Minute 3: A Nugget Of Purest Green

    The Whole Shebang Minute 3: A Nugget Of Purest Green

    In Minute 3 of The Whole Shebang, Jenny and Mike talk more about changelings, Blackadder II, the fairy (and faerie) symbolism of the color green, proper jewelry nomenclature, quintessentially macho professions, the etymology of "pop idol," playground pummeling, and David Bowie's acquired heterochromia.
    Find us on the web at thewholeshebangpodcast.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon at wholeshebangpod.

    • 14 min
    The Whole Shebang Minute 4: Singled Out For A Great Gift

    The Whole Shebang Minute 4: Singled Out For A Great Gift

    In Minute 4 of The Whole Shebang, Jenny and Mike talk about the importance of formative traumas in constructing both rock star and gay identity.
    Find us on the web at thewholeshebangpodcast.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon at wholeshebangpod.

    • 9 min
    The Whole Shebang Minute 5: Treats Other Instruments

    The Whole Shebang Minute 5: Treats Other Instruments

    In Minute 5 of The Whole Shebang, Jenny and Mike talk about getting drunk on Malibu & Coke, which Brian is best Brian, the award-winning excellence of Velvet Goldmine's costuming, the naughtiness of the song "Velvet Goldmine," Estuary vs. Kentish accents, questions of motion picture top billing, and count 'em TWO nerdy stories from Mike's college years!
    Find us on the web at thewholeshebangpodcast.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon at wholeshebangpod.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Commasplice ,

Great minute by minute podcast

The minute by minute format works well here. Velvet Goldmine is a rich film with lots to unpack and the hosts do a fine job with it. Both are knowledgeable, articulate, and entertaining. Really worth a listen!

cdtatro ,

Entertaining and Informative!

A great podcast about a great movie! The hosts know their stuff about glam rock, pop culture, film. I was afraid that a minute-by-minute analysis of a movie would be dull and dry but Mike and Jenny are immensely entertaining and this feels like a conversation you would have with your (very smart) friends about a great movie. Glad it's daily becuase I usually can't wait for the next installment.

Brant C. ,

Fun and informative take on a cult classic.

Did the world need a minute-by-minute analysis of Velvet Goldmine, the 1998 pseudo-biopic of David Bowie by queer director Todd Haynes? Probably not. But we're better off for having it in the form of this podcast.

The charm of this project for me is the combination of the hosts' personalities and backgrounds: Jenny is a Brit with a deep knowledge of rock-and-roll, glam, fashion, Bowie, and Haynes' various inspirations (Oscar Wilde, etc.). Michael is an American with an encyclopedic understanding of history (especially the '70s, and it shows in various flashes of insight) and general 20th Century weirdness. The two play to those strengths, and the end result is a delightful, conversational project that weaves together queer history, David Bowie biography (and hagiography), film-making techniques, gossip, fashion, and fairies. Check it out.

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