We hear you, dear listeners. And while it may seem a little excessive to devote not one, not two, but three podcasts to our embattled twerkaholic Miley Cyrus this week, we understand the importance of giving the people what you want. So we spent no less than 40 minutes this week dissecting the VMA performance controversy from every angle humanly possible. Should Miley be ashamed of herself? Is Miley an oppressor? Is Miley a racist? Is Miley a feminist? Is this “the worst it can get”? Why are we even talking about this so much? Are we even qualified to talk about this? (We mention this excellent essay by Tressie McMillan Cottom, someone who definitely is.)
After that we veer into the final days of the Song of the Millennium Bracket, pour a little out for the early defeat of Britney Spears’s “Toxic,” and (hotly!) debate whether or not Modest Mouse should have been included in the top 64.