I Feel the Need for a Sequel… ”Top Gun: Maverick” and the Real TOPGUN

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-26uck-1285cfa If the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 hit “Top Gun” took your breath away, you are not alone.  “Top Gun: Maverick” had already exceeded a billion dollars in worldwide box office sales by late June, boasts a 99% audience and 97% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and can be credited for influencing the saleContinue reading “I Feel the Need for a Sequel… ”Top Gun: Maverick” and the Real TOPGUN”

“Six”: Henry VIII’s Queens Spill the Tea on their Ex-Husband

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-84fnp-1263c55 The premise of “Six,” the smash Broadway hit is this:  Henry the VIII’s wives are in concert and ready to compete for the title of the queen with the most tragic circumstances. To win, each wife, a singer in this all-girl pop band, will tell her story through a featured song while the otherContinue reading ““Six”: Henry VIII’s Queens Spill the Tea on their Ex-Husband”

All That Murder: ”Chicago” Part 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-y3b22-126be2a CW: Adult themes/descriptions of violence LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED Gangsters, speakeasies, jazz, bootleg liquor, and “girl-bandit” murders… Chicago of the 1920s was the backdrop for the incredibly successful play Chicago, as well as the movies that followed. But did you know that the violent slayings committed by the sexy residents of ‘Murderess’ Row,’ RoxieContinue reading “All That Murder: ”Chicago” Part 1”

The Heart-Warming True Stories Behind “Come From Away”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hijps-1263c17 On September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the US caused 38 planes to be grounded in the town of Gander, located on the island of Newfoundland–often called “The Rock”–in Canada.  A town with fewer than 10,000 residents suddenly found itself hosting 6,579 people, representing 100 different countries, along with 19 animals. When the passengersContinue reading “The Heart-Warming True Stories Behind “Come From Away””

Inside “Jurassic World: Dominion”: Jack Ewins on how a broken arm took him from superfan to ‘partner’

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rzipr-12556bd This episode contains SPOILERS for “Jurassic World: Dominion”  Jack Ewins, previous guest from our ‘Pod of Tea’ episode and host of the YouTube Channel “TerrorDome 3000,” joins Candy and Ashley to discuss the final chapter in the “Jurassic” series, “Jurassic World: Dominion.” Jack has worked on the website marketing campaign for the past threeContinue reading “Inside “Jurassic World: Dominion”: Jack Ewins on how a broken arm took him from superfan to ‘partner’”

Jurassic Park 1993: Spielberg Finds a Way

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9sj3h-124f8c4 With a plot centered around hungry dinosaurs on the loose due to a disabled security system, and the likable lead characters–including two young children– in mortal danger, the original Jurassic Park promised to be a hit. But the 1993 film, directed by Steven Spielberg, had more than a strong plot going for it… asContinue reading “Jurassic Park 1993: Spielberg Finds a Way”

Jaws Part 2: Alcoholism, Script Rewrites, and the Lady in the Dunes

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ge3yd-123d7fc CW: Adult themes/descriptions of violenceLISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED Three weeks before the filming of “Jaws” was scheduled to start, Steven Spielberg still had no working script. Desperate, he asked his friend, writer Carl Gottlieb, to “eviscerate it.” And that’s exactly what Carl did, desperately writing most nights to stay ahead of the next day’sContinue reading “Jaws Part 2: Alcoholism, Script Rewrites, and the Lady in the Dunes”

Jaws Part 1: “The Shark Isn’t Working!”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hvm3a-123d7f7 Widely known today as the first summer blockbuster and the movie that sparked shark-phobia in the hearts of many, back in the summer of 1974, 26-year-old “Jaws” director Steven Spielberg lived in constant fear of being fired, his dreams for the film crushed.  Part 1 of this two-part episode focuses on the filming andContinue reading “Jaws Part 1: “The Shark Isn’t Working!””

Selena: The White Rose

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-z38v7-122f743 CW: Adult themes/descriptions of violenceLISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED On March 31, 1995, the woman who founded the Selena Fan Club and often referred to the singer as her best friend, murdered Selena in a Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas.  This year marks the 27th anniversary of Selena’s death, the year she would haveContinue reading “Selena: The White Rose”

May I Help You Improve Your Home?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vivx4-122f738 If you’re like most Americans, you’ve not only completed a home improvement project since the start of the pandemic, but you’ve also received some inspiration from shows like Fixer Upper or Flip or Flop.  While HGTV is now a huge television network, with the stars of its most popular home improvement shows launched toContinue reading “May I Help You Improve Your Home?”