Ep. 105: Josie and the Pussycats (Feat. Andrew Johnson)

Nate and Ryan invite long-time friend Andrew Johnson in to discuss 2001’s Josie and the Pussycats, a flop when it was released 21 years ago, but now a film that many are rethinking as its lasting impact is more apparent. Andrew has championed Josie ever since he first saw it in college, and has now brought his campaign to us. From the music, to the fashion, to the razor sharp criticism of corporate tastemakers, people are beginning to realize that Josie and the Pussycats was operating on a level that went over most people’s heads in 2001.


Listen to Josie and the Podcats by Maria Lewis and Blake Howard

Read Roger Ebert’s half star review

20 years ago, Josie And The Pussycats flopped, but its soundtrack deserves another listen by Phil Freeman (Stereogum)

Josie & The Pussycats Was Way Too Jerkin’ For Its Time by Anne Cohen (Refinery29)


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CWSBF Meets The Beatles

To celebrate the 50th anniversary and Criterion release of The Beatles Hard Day’s Night, Ryan and Nate will spend some time with the fab four in the next episode. In the meantime, here’s a short clip of the lads from Liverpool talking about the movie during their 1964 American tour.

Also, while you’re at it, take the poll and let us know what artist you wish would make a movie. We’ll gather the results, contact the artist, and get this project greenlit!