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‘Do You Like Prince Movies?’ Podcast: The Emmys, ‘The Overnight,’ and Ryan Adams’s ‘1989’

On their second-to-last show, Alex and Wesley talk Emmys, Richard Gere’s barely contained sexiness, and Ryan Adams’s Taylor Swift cover album, which somehow works.

This week, on their second-to-last show, Alex and Wesley talk about Sunday’s Emmy Awards broadcast and mention how the best part might have been an ad for a piece of music software. Wesley finally watched The Overnight, and they’ve both seen Time Out of Mind, in which Richard Gere plays a homeless widower in New York City and barely keeps a lid on his sexiness. Then it’s on to Ryan Adams’s song-for-song cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989. Despite every conceivable objection, it works. It also makes them wonder why these sorts of remakes are rare now.

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Here are links to topics discussed on this week’s show.

The Emmys

“Winter Is Coming: The Emmys Look to the Future While (Mostly) Playing It Safe,” Grantland, September 21, 2015

“The Emmys After-Party: Viola Davis Makes History and Jon Hamm Finally Wins,” Grantland, September 21, 2015

The complete list of winners and nominees

The Overnight and Time Out of Mind

“‘Grantland Pop Culture Podcast’: Adam Scott on ‘The Overnight’ and More,” Grantland, June 23, 2015

“Honey, He’s Homeless: Richard Gere Living on the Streets of New York,” Grantland, September 22, 2015


“‘We’re the Same! We’re F-to-A-Minor!’ Ryan Adams on Remaking Taylor Swift’s ‘1989,’” Grantland, September 21, 2015

“Waiting Semi-Patiently for Ryan Adams’s Album-Length Cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989,’” Grantland, August 28, 2015