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48 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
No More Milk, Part 2
In a very special bonus episode, Dan and Ej listen to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats commentary and discuss the sociocultural significance of Bustopher Jones, Barbra Streisand’s basement mall, and address a controversial piece of listener mail.
63 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Bonus Episode: Tom Hooper Wears the Black Hat
In this very special bonus episode of PodCats, Dan and Ej discuss the special features and commentary track for the DVD. Tangents include the Sondheim/ALW rivalry, Cats as medieval morality play, and conspiracy theories related to Taylor Swift and Jason Derulo’s dick.
57 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Will Cats Have Nine Lives? (Ft. Rachel Walker)
On the Season 1 finale of PodCats we interview Rachel Walker, a jellicle hero who saw Cats 10(!) times in theaters. Topics discussed include: jellicle cats we forgot to talk about, the butthole cut of Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's mischievous kitten, appropriate behavior at rowdy screenings, and whether Cats will have a new life (or 9)!
73 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
No More Milk? Milk!
In episode five of PodCats we discuss how Cats became a critical and commercial failure - and whether the critics were wrong all along. Topics discussed: Rebel Wilson's ad-libs, James Corden's hypothetical contractual demands, the straightwashing of Mr. Mistoffelees, and why the British version of Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer is nothing short of a major human rights violation.
54 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Could Anne Hathaway Have Hit the Money Note in “Memory”?
While we all know the answer to this question is “no,” let’s briefly engage with it this week when we discuss the casting, costumes, set, choreography, and yes, the digital fur technology in Tom Hooper’s Cats. Topics discussed: old Argentine men, overly precise YouTube commenters, Cat School, Rihanna with fur tits.
50 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Has Trump Seen Cats?
And if so, did he like it? In episode 3 of PodCats, Dan and EJ touch on this question and more as we explore Andrew Lloyd Webber's previous efforts to adapt Cats into a film. Other topics discussed: digital fur technology; horniness; Walt Disney; Steven Spielberg; 1940s London; and the 1995 cartoon dog movie Balto.
58 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
The Making of Cats is a Difficult Matter
In the second episode of PodCats, Dan and Ej discuss the making of the musical Cats and how and why a bunch of British people thought it was a good idea to make a Broadway show about a bunch of horny, mangy street cats. Topics addressed: TS Eliot comparing rats to Jews; feline mass suicide; WTF a Jellicle actually is, and Princess Di's aversion to underwear. Also, we attempt upper-class British accents.
72 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
Do You Know How to Go to the Heaviside Layer?
In order to answer the main questions of Cats — why was this made? How was this made? Whose idea was it to make Sir Ian McKellen lap up milk from a saucer? — we have to first answer the question: what, exactly, is Cats? Join us for the premiere episode of Cats where we discuss the plot and answer such burning questions as: who is God Cat? Is Skimbleshanks a sociopath? And how is Idris Elba similar to El Chapo?
2 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
PodCats Teaser: Jellicle Cats, Come One, Come All
On Dec 19, Cats, a movie that would widely become known as perhaps the worst of all time premiered. Or was it? Join us on this season of PodCats as we delve deep into the history of Cats, answering such burning questions as how was this movie made, what exactly is it all about (no but like, seriously), who sang the "Memory" climax best, which of the cats is which of the cats' mates, and whether Cats is actually..brilliant question mark? Enjoy this deep dive into the Cats fandom's psyche with PodCats, subscribe now!
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