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We're Jimi (@asinhendrix) and Tommy (@MusicalMash) and we're obsessed with musical theatre. Like, really, we won't shut up about it. And now YOU get to listen, too! If you're looking for two diehard musical theatre nerds babbling on about Sondheim, then this is the podcast for you!

We're Jimi (@asinhendrix) and Tommy (@MusicalMash) and we're obsessed with musical theatre. Like, really, we won't shut up about it. And now YOU get to listen, too! If you're looking for two diehard musical theatre nerds babbling on about Sondheim, then this is the podcast for you!
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We're Jimi (@asinhendrix) and Tommy (@MusicalMash) and we're obsessed with musical theatre. Like, really, we won't shut up about it. And now YOU get to listen, too! If you're looking for two diehard musical theatre nerds babbling on about Sondheim, then this is the podcast for you!

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Episodes

Happy Hour #66: The Podcast Game - ‘The Pajama Game’

9/19/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Don’t waste time! Tune in right now to the latest Happy Hour where Jimi and Tommy are talking all about the very serious drama, “The Pajama Game!” After a long summer off the boys were keen to get right back in and talk about the peculiar structure of this show, why it might have all been a time-travelling-filled ruse to get Harry Connick Jr. on Broadway and discuss Bob Fosse’s choreographic debut! The...

Duration:01:20:04

Happy Hour #65: You Are The Podcast Queen - ‘Mamma Mia’

7/20/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Crack open those spandex dungarees as we head over to the beautiful Greek islands and talk all about the super-smash hit ‘Mamma Mia!’ In a bid to drive Tommy over the edge, the boys are once more going head-to-head over the merits of this show. They talk all about what has made it such a phenomenon, Jimi explains away the mysteries of the Eurovision Song Contest and the guys finally open up about their...

Duration:01:46:52

Happy Hour #64: Another Podcast in Another Feed - ‘Evita’

7/11/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ What’s new Happy Hour fans? We’re flying back to the B.A., Buenos Aires, Big Apple to talk all about the controversial first lady, ‘Evita’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Come for the deep discussion, stay for Jimi and Tommy fighting over whether this is a good show or not! This week the guys discuss some of Argentina’s troubled history, including the truth about what happened to Eva Peron’s body, work...

Duration:01:56:39

Happy Hour #63: This Is Not A Podcast - ‘American Psycho’

7/4/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Abandon all hope ye who enter here as we delve into the dark world of free-range squid, designer suits and subtly thick business cards and discuss Duncan Sheik’s ‘American Psycho.’ Whether you’ve read the book, seen the film, both or neither this musical is a controversial take on the already controversial subject matter. This week Jimi and Tommy talk about the differences between the three media, muse on...

Duration:01:48:36

Happy Hour #62: Paciencia y Podcast - 'In the Heights'

6/27/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ No pares, sigue sigue and take a train to the top of the world to join the wonderful residents of Washington Heights in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway venture, ‘In the Heights.’ As a nice break from the heat outside, join the boys as they chat up a storm about some of the difficulties of directing this show, how important ‘Heights’ is in the canon of American musical theatre and explore the true...

Duration:01:44:02

Happy Hour #61: The Man in the Moon is a Podcast - ‘Mame’

6/20/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Open the windows! Travel the highways! Toast the vintages and fizz the fizz! This week the Bosom Buddies are dishing on Jerry Herman’s second female tour de force: Mame. Get ready for plenty of whinging about the film, prasing of Ms. Lansbury, contemplation of powerful female roles, and perhaps a hint of Nietzsche! Oh, and some gay stuff. Always some gay stuff. Mame (Original Broadway Cast) Amazon /...

Duration:03:37:19

Happy Hour #60: Waitin’ For My Podcast - ‘Brigadoon’

6/14/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Hoots mon! There’s a moose loose aboot this podcast. Time to travel through the mist and into the mythical Scottish town of ‘Brigadoon.’ Expect many references, bad accents and groans from Jimi, as the boys explore Lerner and Loewe’s famous musical. This time around they discuss how accurate a portrayal it actually is, Jimi gives us a brief history of Scotland and Tommy learns all about Buckfast....

Duration:01:42:17

Happy Hour #59: Asaka Play Me A Podcast - ‘Once On This Island’

5/31/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Brave the storm and come and hear the story of Ahrens and Flaherty’s beautiful musical, ‘Once On This Island.’ With its current Broadway revival this show has gained a new life, so come and listen to the boys this week as they talk all about how Michael Arden’s production has reinvigorated the gender roles and turned ‘Once On This Island’ into a much more feminist piece, they have some cheery chat about how...

Duration:01:57:53

Happy Hour #58: SQUIP - Super Quantum Unit Intel Podcast - ‘Be More Chill’

5/16/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ C-c-c-c’mon, c-c-c-c’mon, go, go! Get that Mountain Dew ready because it’s time to take your pill as we talk about the online musical sensation that has found its way out of its Tumblr existence and unprecedentedly burst into the mainstream - it’s Joe Iconis’ ‘Be More Chill!’ Join the guys as they work out exactly how this musical came to be the smash among the iGen, Jimi sends out a plea to 21st century...

Duration:01:57:31

Happy Hour #57: Tragedy Tomorrow, Podcasting Tonight - ‘A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum’

5/9/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ It’s back to Ancient Rome we go for Stephen Sondheim’s first solo outing as a composer/lyricist with ‘A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum.’ This time around the block Jimi and Tommy discuss whether farce and musical theatre are good bedfellows or whether one negatively impacts the effects of the other, the boys reveal the impact that the McCarthy era had on this show and they get ready to premier...

Duration:01:32:43

Happy Hour #56: We’re Still Podcasting - ‘The Last Five Years’

5/2/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Get out the tissues to mop those eyes (or ball up and throw!) as the boys get deep with Jason Robert Brown’s classic ‘The Last Five Years.’ This week Jimi and Tommy weigh up who ‘wins’ in this show, if anyone, whether this piece is autobiographical or not - and whether autobiographical shows are appropriate, and debate the nature of creative jealousy, infidelity and Russell Crowe. The Last Five Years...

Duration:01:37:35

Happy Hour #55: Way Down Podcastown - ‘Hadestown’

4/26/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ All aboard the Hades express as we travel the Road to Hell to explore Anais Mitchell’s underground hit ‘Hadestown.’ Jimi finally gets a chance to bring out his inner Ancient Greek Geek and delve into the myth behind the musical, the boys weigh up the state of Broadway as it currently is and discuss the importance of new blood in an art form like musical theatre. Hadestown: The Myth. The Musical. (Original...

Duration:01:53:10

Happy Hour #54: How to Podcast - ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’

4/18/2018
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ The boys are back in town and they're diving straight into the self-help musical ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!’ This time around Jimi and Tommy try and fit ‘How to Succeed’ in a contemporary setting in spite of its blatant misogyny, Jimi muses on whether Bob Fosse is the real reason this show is so successful with the critics and together they work out how to get a Pulitzer prize. How...

Duration:01:16:52

See you soon…

4/11/2018
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We're back…soon! Probably next Wednesday. Talk to ya then!

Duration:00:02:00

Happy Hour #53: Happiness Is Making A Podcast - ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’

10/20/2017
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ The Doctor is most definitely in! Unpack your blanket and put down your book report because this week Jimi and Tommy are discussing “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” This time around the block Tommy gives a brief history of Peanuts, the boys muddle over whether this show works in a big Broadway house without losing some of its integrity and they discuss the nature of kids playing adults playing kids. Good...

Duration:01:16:52

Unsung Heroes #2: Rob Roy

10/7/2017
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast It's mind over matter! It's man over machine! It's Jimi over Tommy!!! (No, not like that. Ew.) This is Unsung Heroes – a new segment that pits our two hosts against each other in a battle of wits and unknown musicals. Vote! Rob Roy: The Train Conductor of 16 Wheel Bertha (Tommy's made up musical) Rob Roy: The Musical (Jimi's real-life musical) Amazon / Spotify / iTunes We may be down, but we're not out! How about some Unsung Heroes this...

Duration:00:59:53

Happy Hour #52: I Don’t Know How To Podcast - ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

9/28/2017
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ What’s the buzz? Well the boys talking all about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s controversial smash ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ this week! Tommy manages to get over his Andrew Lloyd Webber hatred for an hour and a half so they can talk all about how the musical is more relevant today than ever before, discuss whether this is a religious tale or a humanist one and Jimi falls in love with Tony Vincent, Ben Vereen and a...

Duration:01:31:43

Happy Hour #51: 48kHz: A Musical Podcast - ‘35mm: A Musical Exhibition’

9/16/2017
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Hold still, and focus as we’re talking all about Ryan Scott Oliver and Matthew Murphy’s beautiful “35mm: A Musical Exhibition.” As this is a fusion of photography and music the boys get arty this week. They talk about what makes a musical ‘exhibition,’ ponder over the terrifying potential of Twilight the Musical and muse over how artists really want their work to be viewed and appreciated. 35MM: A Musical...

Duration:02:12:35

Unsung Heroes #1: The Change

9/8/2017
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast It's mind over matter! It's man over machine! It's Jimi over Tommy!!! (No, not like that. Ew.) This is Unsung Heroes – a new segment that pits our two hosts against each other in a battle of wits and unknown musicals. Vote! The Change: Keeping Puberty in the Family (Jimi's made up musical) The Change: Another Teenage Werewolf Musical (Tommy's real-life musical) Amazon And how about some extra "Unsung Heroes!" to go with that...

Duration:02:28:01

Happy Hour #50: A Warble In The Woods - ‘Into The Woods’

9/8/2017
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RSS / Apple Podcasts / Overcast / Pocket Cast Discuss on Reddit ➤ Support the Show ➤ Happy 50th Annibirthary to Jim and Tomic’s Musical Theatre Happy Hour! In honour of this monumentous occasion, the gang have chosen to discuss one of musical theatre’s most beloved shows - ‘Into the Woods.’ The lads discuss what makes this some of Sondheim’s best writing, muse on low-budget Milky Whites and ponder what makes Sondheim shows just so bloody good. They also tease a brand new segment kicking off...

Duration:01:58:35