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Rhapsody In Reverie
45 minutes | Dec 25, 2021
BONUS: Spreading Christmas Cheer With A Story Cube Game Inspired by Paul McCartney’s Classic ”Wonderful Christmastime”
We’re simply having a Wonderful Christmastime at Rhapsody in Reverie! Just in time for the festive season, Adrienne and Katarina wrap up the year with their last bonus episode of 2021. Set to Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime,” our intrepid duo tell a wild tale of Christmas tree farms, big city boys, small town girls, and…speakeasies. And a main character named Paul, but not for the reason you think! Maybe it’s Christmas Magic, maybe it’s the 5 cups of coffee Katarina had before recording, but this bonus episode will turn out to be a magical experience. 0:00 - Adrienne at the Height of her Power 3:29 - Story Cubes: Christmas Edition! 4:29 - Paul McCartney’s Christmas Carol 7:16 - Brimming with Christmas Magic 10:35 - The Big City of Cincinnatiapolis 15:15 - “Are you Paul…….McRodney?” 19:56 - The Golden Arrow of Great-Great-Uncle McRodney 23:03 - The SECRET Underground Speakeasy Casino 26:37 - Everything’s Coming Up Paul 30:11 - Well, This Took a Dark Turn 34:00 - Trojan Christmas Trees 36:57 - Bringing it Home 40:23 - Paul McCartney is Ashamed of Us 43:07 - Thanks Again and Happy Holidays!
47 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
BONUS: A Thanksgiving Inspired Story Cube Tale To The Grateful Tune of Nat King Cole‘s ”Thanks To You”
In the Fourth--ahem, Third installment of our Bonus Content, Adrienne and Katarina unleash their story cubes on Nat King Cole’s “Thanks to You,” in honor of the Thanksgiving season. But in the spirit of the chaos of these episodes, things go a little bit...spacey. Will our intrepid duo tell a cohesive tale of holiday travel, Egyptology, and romance? Will they capture the spirit of giving and gratitude? Or will they end up totally-not-ripping off a Canadian sci-fi show that definitely does not already exist? Tune in for this special episode of Rhapsody in Reverie to find out! Happy Thanksgiving, Listeners! We’re so grateful for all of you! 0:00 - We’re All A Little Bit on Turkey Time 5:00 - What Hath The Cubes Wrought 8:09 - On the Precipice of Adventure 11:00 - Scarab Beetle, My Beloved 15:13 - Mark Me Down as Confused and Horny 19:10 - Derek Jones and the Pyramid that Should Not Exist 23:27 - Step into My Office 27:48 - “I’m Helping You!!!” 31:52 - The Abacus Glows Now 35:59 - It Was a Clown Fish The Whole Time 38:57 - Content in Not Knowing Anything 41:16 - A Completely Original Idea That Has Never Been Done Before 44:10 - A Thanksgiving Message of Gratitude from Adrienne and Katarina
35 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
BONUS: More Story Cube Tales and Games Inspired By Gwen Stefani‘s ”Rich Girl” Live From The Woods Somewhere
Adrienne and Katarina are back for another bonus episode, this time broadcasting from an undisclosed location in the middle of the woods! And what better way to celebrate getting in touch with the wilderness than by telling a story about a Bigfoot who just wants to be a #Girlboss? Set to “Rich Girl” by Gwen Stefani, this round of Rory’s Story Cubes is bound to make you laugh, scream, and perhaps even warm your hearts. Or hey, it’ll at least make you laugh. 0:00 - Thoreau-ing Our Lives Away 1:52 - “Us? On top of things?” 3:54 - That Fateful Footprint 6:34 - Gwendolyn, the Bigfoot with Big Dreams 9:23 - #AppleGirlBoss 13:07 - The Salmon of Knowledge Spits Facts 15:40 - “What are you doing to my apples?!” 18:46 - Enter the Spider King 21:40 - “He’s gonna weigh her sins like Anubis?” 24:28 - Out of the Frying Pan 27:33 - Peace Offering 30:20 - The End 32:20 - Chekhov’s Spider King 34:24 - Happy Fall!
66 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
BONUS: Playing Games on Summer Vacation with Some Quick Music-Inspired Tales of Nonsense
Our serious stories are taking a pause for the rest of our summer vacay! It’s game time on Rhapsody in Reverie as Adrienne and Katarina play Rory’s Story Cubes, and use them to try and tell you two great (albeit nonsensical) stories, inspired by “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo and “Live & Let Go” by Paper & Places. Will our storytellers be stumped by these quizzical cubes? Will Adrienne understand French? Will Katia mourn the loss of her beloved gnome character? Tune in now to find out! Notes: 0:00 - Intro 2:02 - Dem’s the Rulez (And Picking the First Song) 7:02 - The Cubes: Part 1 9:04 - Story 1: Eric & The Magic Fish 32:53 - “God has abandoned us…” (And Picking the Second Song) 37:08 - The Cubes: Part 2 39:11 - Story 2: Annalisa, Regina Cantharorum 1:02:46 - How’d We Do? (Outro)
84 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Full Moon: Taking One Last Ride with Willow and Judah in Stories Inspired by Avi Kaplan's Song, "Full Moon"
Note: This episode contains stories that deal with death and mild violence and mild frightening imagery. Listener discretion is advised. It’s time to saddle up for one last ride… This time on Rhapsody in Reverie, Adrienne and Katarina conclude the epic four-episode saga of Willow and Judah. The clock is ticking as time runs out for our beloved cowboy exorcist, whose past is finally on the verge of catching up with him. Will he be able to reach Willow in time to save her from the fires of her anger before she burns out completely? Or will her rage lead her on a path to revenge that neither of them will come back from? Inspired this time by Avi Kaplan’s song “Full Moon,” our intrepid podcasters push their stories to new heights, and try to answer the question… How do you save a poltergeist? Show Notes 0:00 - Intro 0:43 - The Little Cowboy that Could (“Blame Taylor Swift”) 4:23 - Deep into the Abyss (On “Full Moon” and Inspiration) 12:23 - Up & Comers: CyberGirlfriend 14:15 - The First Chapter of the End 15:32- Adrienne’s Story: “And Together We Dream of the Ocean” 23:26 - “Oh, I Wanna Do Something Really, Really Weird” 35:03 - “This is not my beautiful horse...this is not my beautiful poltergeist…” 36:39 - Katarina’s Story: “Oceans Bring You Home” 58:41 - A Swan Song of a Story 1:11:46 - Finding Yourself After Thirty Years of Blood and Fire 1:15:14 - Bidding Goodbye to the Cowboy and his Ghost Wife 1:20:35 - Socials, Announcements, and Signing Off
5 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Updates, Announcements, and a Sneak Peak At Our Upcoming Episode
Hey there listeners! It’s your friendly neighborhood co-host, Adrienne, here with a couple updates on the show. You may have noticed it has been awhile since our last episode. And before I continue, don’t fret, more episodes are coming, but we did want to let you know what’s been going on. Unfortunately, the reason for our absence was not a happy one. In April, my brother passed away unexpectedly and I had to take a break as I was not in any shape to continue making episodes. As difficult as this is to share with you all, I knew I had to. Over the years, Rhapsody in Reverie has become a rather intimate journey of both creative and personal growth that Katarina and I are honored to share with you. Music has always been a therapeutic space, and I’ve often thought that writing feels a bit like bleeding my heart out onto a page in black ink. These days, my heart is heavy and simply put, I know that whether I want it to or not, losing my brother is going to come up as I write for the show. I owe it to him, myself, Katarina, and you all to not shy away from it. So, now that you know where we’ve been, let’s talk about where we’re going. The good news is that we have a new episode coming to you next week! It is the thrilling conclusion to our cowboy exorcist fever dream that we’ve been exploring in our last 3 episodes. So go back and catch up on those episodes this week and get ready for one last ride with Willow and Judah. After that, we’ll be releasing some shorter fun episodes this August and September while we are hard at work on more stories for the fall season of Rhapsody In Reverie. We’ll be back October 6th with more great songs and exciting characters to keep you company throughout the holiday season. As always, from Katia and I, we want to say thank you for listening and for sticking with us. It means so much - now more than ever before - to have you out there hanging out with us, and we hope you reach out on our socials and enjoy what we’ve got in store. Thank you and listen to the announcement for a short preview of our next episode to get you excited for what’s coming. This is Adrienne, signing off for now and I’ll see you next week!
129 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Ivy: Continuing Our Cowboy Adventure With More Short Stories of Love and Betrayal Inspired By Taylor Swift’s Evermore Hit, “Ivy”
Note: This episode contains stories that deal with death, religion, and mild frightening imagery. Listener discretion is advised. Saddle up, cowboys! It’s time to continue the story of Judah, the exorcist cowboy, and his terrible life choices. Adrienne and Katarina draw inspiration from another T-Swift hit, “Ivy,” and ask the question… ”what about the wife?” Will our storytellers manage to add another meaningful layer to their trilogy? Will Judah, Willow, and Ivy finally stop living in their heads rent-free? Will a misheard lyric spell ‘doom’ for this installment? All of these questions and more will be answered on this episode of Rhapsody in Reverie! Show Notes 0:00 - Intro 0:11 - “Okay, but hear me out…” : “Ivy” by Taylor Swift 18:55 - Up and Comers: Hello Atlantic 20:49 - Before the Shit Went Down 21:41 - Adrienne’s Story: “With Love, Ivy Masterson” 48:06 - “Fuck Him and His Fancy-Ass Wine” : Discussion 1:07:46 - 10 Years Later 1:09:37 - Katarina’s Story: “You Can See God Where The Good Things Grow” 1:36:07 - Growth for the Goblin Son 1:58:41 - Serendipity 2:06:11 - Socials, Announcements, and Signing Off
127 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Willow: Weaving Old Western Tales of Love and Betrayal Inspired By Taylor Swift’s Witchy and Wonderful Evermore Single, “Willow”
Note: This episode contains stories that deal with death, frightening imagery, and mild sexual themes. Listener discretion is advised. Last week, Adrienne and Katarina brought you characters so nice they had to write them twice! Serendipitously inspired by “Willow,” the lead single from Taylor Swift’s surprise album Evermore, Adrienne and Katarina are riding back out into the wild west and back in time for a prequel to the thrilling adventure of our lonely cowboy, Judah, and his vengeful poltergeist from the Cat Clyde “I Don’t Belong Here” episode. Who was this haunting spirit? How did they die? What did Judah do to earn their wrath? All will be revealed in two epic short stories filled with love, desire, and betrayal. Grab your cowboy hats and wreck your plans, dear listeners, as Adrienne and Katarina discuss Taylor Swift’s enchanting hit and take you on another wild ride. Show Notes: 00:12 - Intro 00:40 - Previously on Rhapsody In Reverie 01:16 - Discussing Willow, Evermore, and Adrienne’s Recent TSwift Obsession 04:20 - The Serendipitous Timing of Willow 09:09 - How Did We Get Here?: Creating Willow with “Willow” 13:33 - Up and Comers: Jensen McCrae 16:26 - I’m Tired of Waiting! (Leadup to the First Story) 18:11 - “Fanned Flames”: Adrienne’s Story 01:03:53 - Oh, Willow, No!: Discussion 01:16:52 - Adrienne’s Love/Hate Relationship with Judah (Leadup to the Second Story) 01:18:48 - “It Goes Before”: Katarina’s Story 01:35:30 - I’m Mad Because I’m Not Mad: Discussion 01:52:17 - Final Thoughts/Is There Hope for Willow and Judah? 02:03:28 - Socials + Outro
50 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
I Don’t Belong Here: A Haunting Ride through the Wild West, inspired by Cat Clyde’s “I Don’t Belong Here”
Note: This episode contains stories that deal with death, frightening imagery, and mild violence. Listener discretion is advised. Adrienne and Katarina ride back into the podcast in their triumphant return from their holiday break! This week, they talk about Cat Clyde’s dark, indie hit, “I Don’t Belong Here,” and craft a set of stories you wouldn’t believe. Moved by the song’s feelings of self-imposed isolation and nomadic existence, Adrienne and Katarina found inspiration in an unlikely place for their tales: westerns. From a vengeful poltergeist who just wants to watch the world burn around her, to an exorcist cowboy trying to set things right, our stories this week are ones you’ll have to listen to in order to believe. Saddle up, listeners, you’re in for a wild ride. Show Notes: 00:12 - Intro 00:39 - The Monster of the Month Chose Violence 2:05 - That There Western is Haunted… 13:43 - Cowboy Exorcist Ghost Revenge (Leadup to the First Story) 14:52 - “Scorched Earth”: Adrienne’s Story 21:12 - Hell Hath No Fury: Discussion 24:37 - Couldn’t Think of a Better Title (Leadup to the Second Story) 25:04 - “Dust Devils”: Katarina’s Story 41:59 - Making Peace with Your Ghosts: Discussion 46:02 - Socials + Outro
70 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
Ho Ho Hopefully: Spreading Christmas Cheer With Wholesome Rom-Coms Inspired By The Maine’s Christmas Classic “Ho Ho Hopefully”
Adrienne and Katarina are about to unleash the gift of reckoning upon you all this week. Inspired by The Maine’s holiday classic “Ho Ho Hopefully,” our dynamic duo has crafted two very wholesome holiday romances that rival the sappy nature of the Hallmark Channel. Ever driven yourself to distraction while struggling to find a loved one the perfect gift? Have you ever wondered if the cuffing season affects Santa’s elves who work at the mall? Then grab your hot cocoa, cozy up with a warm blanket, and let the fireplace roar: it’s time for the Christmas episode!
55 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Boys Get Straight: Spooky Halloween Tales and Discussions Inspired By Johnny Marr's "Boys Get Straight"
Note: This episode contains stories that deal with death, frightening imagery, mild sexual themes and violence. Listener discretion is advised. Welcome back, Rhapsody Fam, as we rise from our graves just in time for the end of October! This week, Adrienne and Katarina introduce their brand new format by focusing on the song “Boys Get Straight” by Johnny Marr. Inspired by the song, Adrienne and Katarina have put pen to paper, writing short spooky stories just in time for Halloween! So plug in your headphones, get cozy, and get hyped for a new exciting season of Rhapsody in Reverie! Show Notes 0:00 - A Special Announcement Regarding The Show 2:18 - Theme 2:31 - Intro 5:01 - “Boys Get Straight” by Johnny Mar 12:52 - Katarina’s Story (“Splinter”) 22:57 - Discussion 28:27 - Up & Comers: Laura Murray 30:33 - Adrienne’s Story (“Boys Get Straight”) 42:18 - Discussion 47:34 - The Long Goodbye 54:28 - Outro
95 minutes | May 29, 2020
It's Broadway, Baby!: Discussing Favorite Broadway Hits and Classics from American Psycho, Phantom of The Opera, Hadestown and More!
There’s no business like show business! This week, Adrienne and Katarina take on the bright lights of Broadway, discussing everything from old standards to modern classics. So what makes a musical good? What makes a stand-out Broadway hit? Will Katarina be able to stay focused long enough for Adrienne to make sense of her rants? There’s only one way to find out. Let’s go on with the show!
68 minutes | May 21, 2020
Cookin' Up Something Good: Discussing Our Favorite Songs to Cook to From Artists Like Jack Johnson, The 1975, Childish Gambino, Four Tops and More!
Fire up the grills! Turn up your stoves! Hit start on that microwave! This week, Adrienne and Katarina talk about the best music to cook to, whether you feel like making a three-course meal or simply want to microwave a burrito. Tune in for the best songs for making brunch, barbecuing on a hot Summer day, or even a romantic evening with your partner and a bottle of wine in a dimly lit kitchen; we’ve got songs for every meal you could think of. Featuring hits by Jack Johnson, Charles Trenet, Mitski, Hozier, Harry Styles and more, Rhapsody in Reverie has you covered in the kitchen. Get cooking!
83 minutes | May 14, 2020
Songs for the Moms: Discussing the Music That Make Us Miss Mom From Artists Like Phil Collins, Carole King, Teena Marie and More!
Happy (Belated) Mother’s Day to all the fantastic mamas out there! This week, Adrienne and Katarina are diving into their favorite tunes that they associate with their favorite Mom-Related Memories! From wild disco anthems by Frankie Smith and ABBA, to classic hits by The Beatles, Eagles, and Prince, our hosts take a leisurely drive down memory lane with the best possible soundtrack. So give your mom a call, and then strap in: Rhapsody in Reverie is celebrating Mother’s Day!
77 minutes | May 7, 2020
Around The World In 80 Songs: Discussing Our Favorite Songs Outside The US From Artists Like Clarice Falcão, Sigur Rós, BTS and More!
We’re taking a journey around the world this week...through music! Join hosts Adrienne and Katarina as they discuss their favorite international bops, from bossa nova to K-pop, Italian pop to french rock, German R&B to salsa. Featuring artists like Clarice Falcão, Sigur Rós, BTS, Caterina Valente, Édith Piaf, and many more, you’ll be sure to enjoy a playlist full of incredible hits from all around the world. So grab your passports, listeners! It’s time to go around the world in 80 songs! (...Give or take).
62 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Cleared for Departure: Discussing Our Favorite Songs for the Airport By Artists Like Talking Heads, Simon & Garfunkel, A Tribe Called Quest and More
Pack your bags and get ready for takeoff! No, Adrienne and Katarina haven’t gone completely stir-crazy; this week, Rhapsody in Reverie is headed to the airport as we talk about Travel Songs! We may be stuck at home, but this playlist is sure to make you feel like you’re off on an adventure with hits from Night Beds, Chet Faker, A Tribe Called Quest, Wham, Simon & Garfunkel, and many more! Adrienne and Katarina help you get in the zone by reminding us all what it was like to sail the skies, from the irritating TSA lines, to the liminal space of the airport food court, to resist the urge to look at your seatmate’s laptop: you’ll swear you were right up there with them.
55 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Mother Nature Knows Best: Celebrating Earth Day With Songs About Nature From Marvin Gaye, John Denver, Ben Howard and More
Happy Earth Day, Listeners! It’s time to let the sunshine in and appreciate the beauty of Nature...or at least appreciate some nature-inspired tunes. This week Rhapsody in Reverie do a deep dive into songs about nature, featuring hits by Marvin Gaye, John Denver, Local Natives, Porter Robinson, and many more! Whether you’re here for the more literal songs lauding the ecology, or those that utilize it for more of a metaphor, Adrienne and Katarina have got you covered. So plug in, sit outside under a tree, and enjoy the day: It’s time to become one with nature.
59 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Let's Get This Bread: Discussing Songs About Money From Artists Kendrick Lamar, Pet Shop Boys, Madonna and More
It’s all about the money, money, money, money, (MOOOOONAAAAY) this week on Rhapsody in Reverie as we dive into the musical world of cold hard cash. From songs that praise it, to songs that question how it changes us as people and a society, musicians from all genres have something to say about it. So buckle up, plug in those headphones, and listen to Adrienne and Katarina discuss hits by Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels, Kanye West, Pet Shop Boys, Madonna, and many more! Let’s get this bread.
64 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Great Songs. Greater Titles: Discussing Some of Our Favorite Song Titles From Artists Like Run The Jewels, Elton John, Fall Out Boy and More
Come for the “Cat Mountaineer,” stay for the weird facts about octopi intercourse. As Adrienne and Katarina slip slowly into the embrace of Cabin Fever Madness, they bring you their most chaotic episode yet: Great Songs, Greater Titles! From the mysterious and intriguing “Swamp Song” and “Dirty Night Clowns” to the vivid and exhilarating “Attack of the 60 Ft Lesbian Octopus,” our hosts take you through some of the most imaginative titles that the music world has to offer. And, of course, they take many elaborate detours on the way. Strap in, Listeners! It’s a wild time!
75 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Self Care Sunday: Discussing Our Self Care Playlist Favorites From Young The Giant, Harry Styles, Jason Mraz, and More
In times like these, it’s important to take care of yourself, both inside and out. That’s why this week, Adrienne and Katarina have made you the ultimate self-care playlist! Whether it’s music to boost you up, or to help you finally clean out your mental closet, Rhapsody in Reverie has tunes you’ll certainly find comfort in. So get comfy, light some candles, and get your favorite snack. It’s self-care time!
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