#15: The Enthralling Power Of Independence Day
We'd like to think all segments of this episode address how people deal with the past, so let's pretend to be Ira Glass. Today, our show in four acts, four: Act I: Nevermind Blah Blah Blah: Who are some unheralded bands of the '90s? Act II: Suck It, 1939: On the heels of a couple controversial articles, we wonder what critics need to know about the past to do their jobs. Act III: Sympathy For The Devil, a new game from Tasha Robinson. Act IV: Extracurricular Activities.
015: The Enthralling Power Of Independence Day
:00 - Intro
:53 - Steven Hyden and Kyle Ryan talk about unheralded bands of the '90s
14:46 - Steven, Scott Tobias, and Todd VanDerWerff discuss how much critics need to know about the past to review the present
32:25 - Tasha Robinson introduces a new game, Sympathy For The Devil. (Scott, Nathan Rabin, and Keith Phipps play.)
44:09 - Extracurricular Activities with Scott, Kyle, and Marcus Gilmer
Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Canon Fodder: Terminator 2: Judgment Day [GQ]
Eating Your Cultural Vegetables [The New York Times]
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta [A.V. Club review]
The Long Walk by Stephen King
The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
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