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38 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
The Tour 2.8 - "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
In this episode, we're gonna take a break from breaking down the film itself and look at the film's music specifically. Theres a lot to cover, from the songs by known pop artists like Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign to Daniel Pemberton's score. We'll also talk about motifs (again) and do a character deep dive on Prowler.
30 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
The Tour 2.7 "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
In this episode, we'll go over the goals, achievements and techniques of the animation team behind Spider-Verse (3:26), then dive back into the story as Miles deals with his emotions (13:55), gets dropped from the group, then has a one-sided heart-to-heart with his father (20:05) which spurs him into finding what he needs to inside himself (23:10).
35 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
The Tour 2.6 - "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
56 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
The Tour 2.5 - "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
In this episode, we'll follow Miles as he attempts to follow the template for becoming Spider-Man (2:30), but fails and goes to Peter Parker's grave where he meets a different Peter Parker (6:53). The other Peter is reluctant to help Miles but is trying to get home, so Miles is able to tag along with him on a mission and the two encounter Doctor Octopus, with a twist (28:46). They also meet up with another spider person along the way (38:11). And we do character deep dives on Doctor Octopus (29:31) and Gwen Stacy (38:43).
36 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
The Tour 2.4 - "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
In this episode, we follow Miles as he retraces his steps in order to figure out if he was bitten by a normal spider or not (2:04), and as he witnesses a battle between Spider-Man and some of his arch-enemies (4:12). We do a character deep-dive on Wilson Fisk aka "Kingpin" (10:54), and we see him use a supercollider that causes some interesting physical anomalies (20:36). We stay with Miles as he witnesses Kingpin murder a weakened Spider-Man and is subsequently chased by his crony, Prowler (24:18), and then deals with the aftermath of Spider-Man's death (29:28). Its a good one!!!!
33 minutes | May 19, 2021
The Tour 2.3 - "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
In this episode, we detail the comics printing process and talk about Ben Day dots and halftone dots (2:12), we also talk about pop artists Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol; and how their art used the aesthetic of comic books and photograph reproduction and these Ben Day and halftone dots as specific techniques in their art and how that's reflected in "Spider-Verse" (9:20). And we also follow Miles and his Uncle Aaron as they travel underground to throw up some graffiti and Miles suffers the inevitable arachnid encounter (13:27) before finally detailing Miles first day with the effects of this spider bite (23:07).
31 minutes | May 5, 2021
The Tour 2.2 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
In our newest episode, we dive right into the film (4:29). We talk about the various styles of art we see from the jump, get into the "Comics Code Authority" and what that means (6:26), and meet our protagonist, Miles Morales (12:40).
35 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
The Tour 2.1 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Welcome back for Season 2 of The Tour!!!! In Season 2, we'll be diving deep into the 2018 Oscar-winning animated feature, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse". This masterwork is one of the best superhero movies of all time as well as being an ode to comic books and an innovator for representation in media. In Episode 1 of Season 2, we'll get into the backstory of Marvel Comics and Stan Lee, (7:20) talk about the inception and origin of the character of Spider-Man, (10:57) do a profile on the character of Miles Morales (26:23) and a bunch of other stuff along the way!!
51 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
The Tour 1.14 Hamilton - Your Obedient Servant, Best of Wives and Best of Women, The World Was Wide Enough, Who Lives; Who Dies; Who Tells Your Story?, Final Summation
In the final episode of Season 1, we get into the history of the events leading up to the duel and hear the issuing of the challenge in Your Obedient Servant (3:06), we see the final interaction of Hamilton and his wife before he'd head off to his death in Best of Wives and Best of Women (9:00), then we'll witness the fateful duel between our main characters in The World Was Wide Enough (12:51), and hear the epilogue of our story in Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? (29:04), then 'll give my final thoughts and summation of what makes Hamilton great, the valid criticisms it deserves and discuss a couple of the main themes of the story (39:42).
48 minutes | Dec 25, 2020
The Tour 1.13 Hamilton - Blow Us All Away, Stay Alive (Reprise), Its Quiet Uptown, The Election of 1800
In the penultimate episode of Season 1 of The Tour, we're going to tackle the hardest section of Hamilton. First, we'll meet an older and bolder Philip Hamilton and follow him into his first duel in Blow Us All Away (3:16), then we'll listen as the Hamiltons deal with the repercussions of said duel in "Stay Alive (Reprise)" (14:50) and then sob uncontrollably through "Its Quiet Uptown" (20:16) before getting a much needed mood change in "The Election of 1800" (32:28).
40 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
The Tour 1.12 Hamilton - The Adams Administration, We Know, Hurricane, The Reynolds Pamphlet, Burn
In this episode, we'll begin breaking down the final stanza of Hamilton, jumping right into The Adams Administration (1:59), We Know (8:56), Hurricane (16:07), The Reynolds Pamphlet (22:33), and Burn (27:19).
38 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
The Tour 1.11 Hamilton - Washington On Your Side, One Last Time, I Know Him
In this episode, we'll unpack and dig into Washington On Your Side (3:09), send off one of the best characters and performers in the tale in One Last Time (13:18), and hear what an old "friend" has to say about it in I Know Him (31:34)
37 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
The Tour 1.10 Hamilton - Say No to This, The Room Where It Happens, Schuyler Defeated, Cabinet Battle #2
In our newest episode, we get further into Act II. First, Hamilton gets himself into some trouble in Say No to This (2:23), then Burr has an epiphany in The Room Where It Happens (14:31) which leads to him making a big move in Schuyler Defeated (27:31), and then Hamilton and Jefferson go head to head again in Cabinet Battle #2 (29:58) which leaves Jefferson nonplussed and feeling like he needs to change course.
54 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
The Tour 1.9 Hamilton - Act II: What'd I Miss?, Cabinet Battle #1, Take a Break
In this episode we'll talk briefly about modes before diving into the second act of Hamilton and breaking down What'd I Miss?, Cabinet Battle #1 and Take a Break
40 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
The Tour 1.8 Hamilton - Dear Theodosia, Tomorrow There'll Be More of Us, Non-Stop, Act I recap
In todays episode, we'll break down the songs Dear Theodosia (1:54), Tomorrow There'll Be More of Us (9:26), and Non-Stop (15:18), as well as get into some of the history of the characters involved (including a possible love affair between Hamilton and Laurens) and do a recap of what we've learned in Act I.
44 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
The Tour 1.7 Hamilton - Guns and Ships, History Has Its Eyes On You, Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down), What Comes Next?
In this Episode of The Tour, we'll talk a bit about different rapping styles, specifically: speed rapping or "chopping" (2:16). Then we'll jump right into a breakdown of "Guns and Ships" and Lafayettes speed rhyming (5:30). We'll examine "History Has Its Eyes On You" and what makes it great (12:53), and then take a tour through Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down), discussing the actual history the song is based on and some of the musical aspects of the track, even its relationship to metal music (20:24). And lastly, we'll hear how King George feels about losing part of his empire in "What Comes Next?" (37:09).
52 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
The Tour 1.6 Hamilton- Stay Alive, The Ten Duel Commandments, Meet Me Inside, That Would Be Enough
In this episode we're gonna talk a bit about time signatures, then about some of the history of this point in the Revolutionary War. We'll hear a "deleted scene", so to speak, and then dive into our breakdowns of "Stay Alive", "The Ten Duel Commandments", "Meet Me Inside" and "That Would Be Enough".
60 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
The Tour 1.5 Hamilton- A Winter's Ball, Helpless, Satisfied, The Story of Tonight (Reprise), Wait For It
This episode is Jam-Packed!! We talk a bit about intervals and arpeggios to get started (:56), then dive into A Winter's Ball (6:51)(featuring a rap by me)(11:00), Helpless (13:44), Satisfied (26:04), The Story of Tonight (Reprise)(43:49) and, finally, Wait For It (47:55)
53 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
The Tour 1.4 Hamilton- How to Approach Hamilton, How to Approach This Podcast, and Right Hand Man
In this episode we discuss how we should approach Hamilton amid some valid criticisms of it (2:13); how I approach the podcast and how I hope it's enjoyed (20:45); we discuss some of the actual history this song is based on (22:46), and we break down the track "Right Hand Man"--the appearance of a major character in the story (28:43). Check out Howard Ho's YouTube videos on How Hamilton Works Musically here. Check out the Strong Songs podcast here.
45 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
The Tour 1.3 Hamilton- The Schuyler Sisters, Farmer Refuted, You'll Be Back
In this episode, we're going to meet the ladies of Hamilton and learn what songs inspired "The Schuyler Sisters" (2:30), we'll also get a quick lesson on rhythmic notation and counting a beat (12:57), we'll learn about some of the history behind "Farmer Refuted" and what makes that song interesting and fun (20:32), and we'll meet an ancillary antagonist all the way across the pond and learn what songs inspired "You'll Be Back" (30:12)Email me at firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow us on Instagram @thetourpodFollow us on Twitter @yourtourguide3All of our links are at our website here
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