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.
“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 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