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What's That From? : Exploring Musicals We Don't Know, But Probably Should
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What's That From? : Exploring Musicals We Don't Know, But Probably Should

Each week two classic theatre-nerds, Kate and Josh, explore a popular musical they know nothing about. Together they analyze the plot, characters, music, and history of the show; presenting it in an easy way for people to learn as much as they can in under 30min.

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S2, Ep. 7 - Bonnie & Clyde

S2, Ep. 7 - Bonnie & Clyde

We’re on the run with the infamous duo, Bonnie & Clyde! Get ready to dive into a tale that's anything but 'bankrupt' of excitement. Join us as we 'shoot' straight into the heart of the show’s history, its standout performances, and the real-life legends that inspired it.

30 mins
May 22
S2, Ep. 6 - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

S2, Ep. 6 - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

We're ready to pull off the ultimate con by delving into the world of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Join us as we unmask the tricks, trades, and tantalizing tunes of this cunning Broadway musical.

26 mins
May 1
S2, Ep. 5 - Ride The Cyclone

S2, Ep. 5 - Ride The Cyclone

Step right up, folks! In this week's episode, we're taking a wild ride through the whimsical world of Ride the Cyclone! Join us under the carnival lights as we unravel the mysteries, marvel at the music, and spin through the surreal storytelling of this captivating, and strange, musical!

32 mins
Apr 24
S2, Ep. 4 - Curtains

S2, Ep. 4 - Curtains

Get your magnifying glass ready and join us in the 'curtains' of mystery! In this episode, we're sleuthing our way through the Kander and Ebb musical Curtains, uncovering clues, suspects, and killer tunes.

37 mins
Apr 17
S2, Ep. 3 - Assassins

S2, Ep. 3 - Assassins

Get ready to aim for a bullseye with our latest episode as we take a journey into the world of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins! Follow Kate and Josh as we aim to hit all the right points (and pronunciations) in the musical that turns history on its head.

33 mins
Apr 10
S2, Ep. 2 - Fun Home

S2, Ep. 2 - Fun Home

Is this show as fun as it sounds, or will we uncover some dark truths hidden behind closed doors? Join Kate and Josh this week as we enter the Fun Home! @wtfbway.

30 mins
Apr 3
S2, Ep. 1 - Damn Yankees

S2, Ep. 1 - Damn Yankees

Welcome back to What's That From?: A Podcast exploring musicals we don't know, but probably should! Join Kate and Josh as they head to the ballpark and slide into the classic Damn Yankees. Does this devilish show hit a home run or will it strike out?

35 mins
Mar 26
Ep. 29 - Beetlejuice

Ep. 29 - Beetlejuice

wtf....wtf....WTF!! Sounds like you've summoned Josh and Kate to help describe all you need to know about Beetlejuice the musical! It's Spooky Summer folks! @wtfbway.

36 mins
6/10/21
Ep. 28 - Titanic

Ep. 28 - Titanic

This week Kate and Josh dive into the epic Titanic! Unlike history, this classic musical rises to the top! Put on your life vest 'cause we're off to sea! @wtfbway.

30 mins
6/3/21
Ep. 27 - Hello Again

Ep. 27 - Hello Again

Well HELLO AGAIN! After a short hiatus Kate and Josh are back to explore the musical Hello Again. Buckle up as we jump through time and sexual relationships... @wtfbway.

35 mins
5/26/21
Ep. 26 - City of Angels

Ep. 26 - City of Angels

Detectives Josh and Kate are on the case! Follow along as they dive between the fictional and real worlds of 1940s film noir Los Angeles. @wtfbway.

38 mins
4/29/21
Ep. 25 - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Ep. 25 - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Can you spell "Obsessed"? How about if we use it in a sentence: "Josh and Kate are OBSESSED with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!" Listen as they discuss this goofy show. @wtfbway.

40 mins
4/21/21
Ep. 24 - "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!"

Ep. 24 - "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!"

It's a Bird...It's a Plane... It's.... a musical? Will Josh and Kate uncover the mystery of the infamous Superman musical? Listen to Episode 24 to find out! @wtfbway.

33 mins
4/13/21
Ep. 23 - Honeymoon In Vegas

Ep. 23 - Honeymoon In Vegas

Do you hear that? That's the sound of wedding bells and dice rolling. No it's not Guys and Dolls. It's Honeymoon in Vegas! Or as we like to call it "Honeymoon in Vegas, Act two in Hawaii!" Listen as Kate and Josh explore this goofy, high energy show!

35 mins
4/7/21
Ep. 22 - Side Show

Ep. 22 - Side Show

Don't worry... you aren't seeing double. It's Side Show week! Join your hosts Violet and Daisy - Oops! I mean Josh and Kate as they explore the heart breaking story of the belting conjoined sisters. @wtfbway.

31 mins
3/31/21
Ep. 21 - Lysistrata Jones

Ep. 21 - Lysistrata Jones

It's March Madness!! On the field we've got two touchdowns and a goalie up to bat.... Well what do we know about sports - we're theatre kids! Listen as Josh and Kate explore the quirky musical Lysistrata Jones! @wtfbway.

25 mins
3/24/21
Ep. 20 - The Boy From Oz Ft. Brian J Marcum

Ep. 20 - The Boy From Oz Ft. Brian J Marcum

Well Toto.... we're in both OZ and KANSAS this week with the one and only Brian J. Marcum. We are SO excited to be celebrating our 20th anniversary by exploring The Boy from Oz with our VERY special guest.

42 mins
3/16/21
Ep. 19 - Wonderful Town

Ep. 19 - Wonderful Town

Two girls pack their bags and head to the big apple to follow their dreams, only to be faced by rejection, chaos, and jazz. Their names were Josh and Kate. Listen as they discuss the classic Wonderful Town! @wtfbway.

29 mins
3/9/21
Ep. 18 - LaChiusa's The Wild Party

Ep. 18 - LaChiusa's The Wild Party

Love! Drugs! Drama! Belting! Listen as Josh and Kate explore The Wild Party! (Not that one, the other one!) @wtfbway.

41 mins
3/5/21
Ep. 17 - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Ep. 17 - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Do you like the musical Chicago? How about the play Noises Off? Listen to Josh and Kate explore the murder mystery love child of those two shows! @wtfbway.

36 mins
2/24/21
Ep. 16 - The Life

Ep. 16 - The Life

Do you wanna have fun? Hows about a few.... laughs? Listen as Josh and Kate dive into The Life of grimy NYC in the '80s! @wtfbway.

30 mins
2/17/21
Ep. 15 - Something Rotten!

Ep. 15 - Something Rotten!

Shakespeare, Musicals, and Eggs oh my! This week Josh and Kate explore the musical Something Rotten! @wtfbway.

30 mins
2/10/21
Ep. 14 - 110 in the Shade

Ep. 14 - 110 in the Shade

Is it hot in here or is it just us? The thermometer says its 110 in the Shade! Listen as Kate and Josh explore this golden age underdog. @wtfbway.

27 mins
2/5/21
Ep. 13 - 13 the Musical

Ep. 13 - 13 the Musical

This week Josh and Kate had a little more homework to do... learn 13 the musical! Listen to us dive into the OG middle school musical. @wtfbway.

28 mins
1/27/21
Ep. 12 - Grey Gardens

Ep. 12 - Grey Gardens

No flowers blooming here, only corn. Check out Kate and Josh as they explore the musical Grey Gardens! @wtfbway.

27 mins
1/19/21
Ep. 11 - Mack and Mabel

Ep. 11 - Mack and Mabel

Lights, Camera, Bernadette, and..... heroin? Josh and Kate explore the musical Mack and Mabel! @wtfbway.

27 mins
1/12/21
Ep. 10 - A New Brain

Ep. 10 - A New Brain

This episode we lose our minds. You can too! Listen to Josh and Kate explore the musical A New Brain! @wtfbway.

26 mins
1/5/21
Ep. 9 - Mame

Ep. 9 - Mame

You can't beat Mame. There's nothing more to say... except listen to Josh and Kate explore this classic! @wtfbway.

23 mins
12/22/20
Ep. 8 - The Prom ft. Brendon Stimson!

Ep. 8 - The Prom ft. Brendon Stimson!

This week we have a special guest! Kate and Josh explore The Prom with the Associate Choreographer of the new Netflix film adaptation - Brendon Stimson. Listen as we discuss the difference between Broadway and Movie musicals, the filming process, and working with stars such as Ryan Murphy and Meryl Streep!

44 mins
12/9/20
Ep. 7 - The Full Monty

Ep. 7 - The Full Monty

Listen to Kate and Josh strip down The Full Monty. There's no holding back with this one! @wtfbway.

27 mins
12/2/20
Ep. 6 - Promises, Promises

Ep. 6 - Promises, Promises

Boy, do we have trust issues after listening to this show... Listen as Josh and Kate explore the musical Promises, Promises! @wtfbway.

25 mins
11/25/20
Ep. 5 - Aida

Ep. 5 - Aida

A Disney musical without a happy ending? Who knew?! Josh and Kate explore the musical Aida. @wtfbway.

32 mins
11/18/20
Ep. 4 - The Pajama Game

Ep. 4 - The Pajama Game

Grab your pillow and favorite PJ's because it's slumber party time. Josh and Kate explore The Pajama Game! @wtfbway.

27 mins
11/11/20
Ep. 3 - Hadestown

Ep. 3 - Hadestown

Kate and Josh dive deep to explore the musical Hadestown. Don't hate us because we didn't know it.... now we do! @wtfbway.

31 mins
11/3/20
Ep. 2 - Venice

Ep. 2 - Venice

I bet you've never heard of this show... It's time to learn! Josh and Kate explore the musical Venice. @wtfbway.

26 mins
10/19/20
Ep. 1 - 9 to 5

Ep. 1 - 9 to 5

Sit back, relax, and listen as Kate and Josh discuss the incredibly hilarious musical 9 to 5! All hail queen Dolly Parton. @wtfbway.

28 mins
9/27/20

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