This week, Wesley tries to sell Alex on Beats 1 radio, which made its debut last week and, according to Wesley, has its virtues. But Alex’s misgivings about the possible bias toward England’s pop priorities is legitimate. Will he try it?
Then it’s on to conversation about Magic Mike XXL, which Alex and Wesley watched together last week. They discuss whether there’s a difference in meaning when a man dances in a movie and when a woman does. They also talk about how Channing Tatum might be the most honest star in Hollywood.
Finally, they don’t want to do it, but it’s on to a conversation — a brief one! — about the lousy, lazy Terminator Genisys, a movie no one appears to have asked for but is here anyway.
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Here are links to topics discussed in this week’s show.
Beats 1 Radio
“Always On, and We’re Listening: Day 1 of Beats 1 Radio,” Grantland, July 1, 2015
“St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Elton John, more to host Beats 1 radio shows for Apple,” Consequence of Sound, June 25, 2015
Magic Mike XXL
“What women want: How ‘Magic Mike’ understands female desire,” Washington Post, July 6, 2015
“Hump Day: The Utterly OMG ‘Magic Mike XXL’,” Grantland, July 2, 2015
“The Gender Politics of Magic Mike XXL,” The Atlantic, July 2, 2015
“The Hollywood Men: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ Masculinity, and the Real World of Male Strippers,” Grantland, July 1, 2015
“Please, Don’t Be Back: The Terrible ‘Terminator Genisys’ Barely Dents an Above-Average Summer,” Grantland, July 7, 2015
“Across the Universe: How World-Building Blockbusters Have Changed the Art of Screenwriting,” Grantland, July 2, 2015
“The ‘Term’-ies: Handing Out Awards for the Most Confusing Film Franchise in American History,” Grantland, June 30, 2015
Jam of the Week
“Never Too Much,” Luther Vandross, 1982