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On our second episode of our recurring segment, "Why Are You Like This?", Anthony and Sydney gush about an artist who they've both been obsessed with for nigh on fifteen years: Lady Gaga! They discuss the origins of their love, how Mother Monster has changed the game and pushed the envelope, and of course, their experience at the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle that was the Chromatica Ball. Paws up, little monsters!This episode contains explicit language and discussions of self-harm.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Metallica & Run Lola Run

Metallica & Run Lola Run

2022-09-2001:17:51

From the streets of nineties Berlin to the biggest heavy metal band in the world, we're bringing the intensity! This week, we cover the titans of thrash metal and bestselling band of the 1990s, Metallica! Then we dive into time loops and money heists with the relentlessly German "Run Lola Run".This episode contains explicit language and brief discussions of violence.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ooh, baby, do we have a special episode for all of you! We're sitting down with ADHD advocate/sex educator/TTRPG player/fellow queer millennial Cate Osborn to discuss the 1999 cinematic movie masterpiece, The Mummy. Cate might just be the internet's foremost expert on The Mummy franchise, so hold on to your butts; just like Imhotep, this episode is real juicy!This episode contains explicit language and brief discussions of violence.You can always find Cate at Catieosaurus.com, which has links to all of her socials, including (but not limited to) TikTok, Twitter, and Twitch. You can also listen to her show, Catie and Erik's Infinite Quest, wherever you get your podcasts!Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Some art is so of-the-moment that looking back on it even a few years later can be confusing and disappointing. Some art ascends the era of its making to become timeless. On this episode, we deal with both. First, it's the indie comedy that made Jon Heder a star and made every teenage boy in 2004 ask: does the chicken have large talons? It's "Napoleon Dynamite"! Then, we spin up the records of one of the most influential, talented, and emotionally haunted male recording artists of the twentieth century: Marvin Gaye!This episode contains explicit language, as well as discussions of depression, drug addiction, self-harm, and murder.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.Additional reading: Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, by David Ritz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Mrs. Dalloway

Mrs. Dalloway

2022-08-0901:07:14

After our last foray into the world of literature, we were looking for a book that would really kick us in the proverbial face. Enter the mad genius Virginia Woolf and her modernist classic, "Mrs. Dalloway." If you've ever wondered how a hundred-year-old piece of art could still feel relevant, the answer is right here. Was it easy? No. Was it worth it? Every step of the way. And as a bonus, we also have a lengthy discussion of Nicole Kidman's award-winning turn in "The Hours"!This episode contains explicit language and discussions of suicide, both fictional and historical.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Kate Bush & Snow White

Kate Bush & Snow White

2022-07-2601:21:16

Weird wedding dances? Waterboarding? A queercoded mirror? This episode has everything! This week, we cover the musical genius that Stranger Things brought back into the cultural zeitgeist: Kate Bush! Then, we go way, way back in film history to the very first Walt Disney Animated Feature: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves! This episode contains explicit language and brief mentions of violence, including poisoning.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We're tilting at windmills, y'all. On our second episode about a book, we take on a true titan of postcolonial literature: Salman Rushdie's epic, Midnight's Children. This was a doozy of a book in every possible way.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On this episode, we watch the most wholesome movie, E.T., and then listen to the least wholesome band, the Sex Pistols. Or at least, that was the plan, until Sydney went rogue.This episode contains strong language and brief discussions of terminating pregnancies.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Arcade Fire & Moonstruck

Arcade Fire & Moonstruck

2022-06-1401:05:28

We might as well call this episode "all nostalgia, all the time!" First, we review that classic 80's romantic comedy, "Moonstruck" (or as young people call it, the Cher movie with "snap out of it!"). Then, We spin up the kings of mid-aughts indie rock, Arcade Fire, and cry about how we're not as young as we used to be. But in a fun way, we promise.This episode contains explicit language and a brief discussion of Nicolas Cage losing his hand in a deli accident.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This is the second part of our two-part COVID-palooza coverage of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." On this episode, we cover Seasons 3 through 5, including the continuing Tragedy of Kim and Kyle, the weird blip that is Season 4, and that fight in Amsterdam! This episode contains explicit language and frank discussions of addiction and domestic abuse.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
If you've ever wondered what we do when we get stuck in the house with COVID, the answer is: we binge five seasons of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and then record a podcast about it!We had a lot to say, so this is going to be a two-part episode, with the second part releasing in one week. This first episode covers Seasons 1 and 2 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; the next episode will cover Seasons 3 through 5. Sydney is well and truly a scholar of the franchise, so this should be a treat for everyone, whether you're a fan of the show or not!This episode contains explicit language and frank discussions of some of the heavy subjects that get covered in the TV show, including domestic abuse and suicide. As always, we try not to dwell too much on the details, but if you are particularly sensitive to that subject matter, please take care while listening.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Mulholland Drive/Labelle

Mulholland Drive/Labelle

2022-05-1701:07:36

Sydney and Anthony are getting brainy this week as they find the groove of the legendary queer funk/rock girl group, Labelle! Then, they try to wrap their heads around David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive." Does the movie make sense? What is sense, anyway? Only time will tell...or will it?This episode contains explicit language and frank discussions of sexuality.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana Wilentz.Additional Reading:Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary - Sasha GeffenWhy Labelle Matters - Adele BerteiIf you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
If you ever wanted to go back in time to convince your younger self to have better taste, this is the episode for you. This week, Anthony and Sydney are joined by their good friend and podcaster/voice actor extraordinaire Emma Sherr-Ziarko to discuss some media from their teen years. First, they zip to Neo-Tokyo to wrap their heads around the mind-bending power of Akira! Then, they sit down to talk about one of Emma's favorite bands (and Sydney's new obsession): Evanescence!This episode contains explicit language and frank discussions of drug use, of violence, including violence against women, and of mental health challenges.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraGuest: Emma Sherr-Ziarko. Find Emma on Twitter at @TheGreatDilemma. Check out her podcast Pairing on all platforms or find her on SkillsHub!Theme music by Dana Wilentz.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On this our first episode about a book, we delve into one of the most beloved memoirs of the twentieth century: Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." As it turns out, Dr. Angelou lived one of the wildest, most challenging, and altogether most interesting lives we've ever seen, and this book only covers her childhood! To say more would be to spoil the episode, so let's dive right in!This episode contains explicit language and discussions of violence against women. There is a discussion of an assault that some may find disturbing that starts at approximately 15:30.Co-hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana WilentzIf you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
From the plains of Texas to the crashing surf of Los Angeles, this episode has some wild rides. First, we dig into the discography of country-pop sensation Kacey Musgraves and ask the question: does anything get her down? Then, we put on our rubber president masks and watch the most famous movie to feature both surfing and bank heists: Point Break! Get ready: the little hand says it's Go Time!This episode features explicit language and frank discussions of violence, including violence against animals.Co-hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana WilentzIf you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S! To mark the occasion, we're joining Operation Switcheroo and swapping feeds for a day with another podcast that we hope you'll enjoy. Featured here is an episode of Alphabet Flight, a show that takes an encyclopedic look at the Marvel Universe in alphabetical order. This particular episode covers the Red Ghost's Super Apes, a group of--you guessed it--superpowered apes (technically, two apes and a baboon). If you enjoy Alphabet Flight, you can find more of their episodes wherever you catch your pods, and you can follow them @AlphabetFlight on Twitter.If you're itching for our regular content, don't worry: we're releasing our new episode on Tuesday! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dust off your bell-bottoms and summon the Mod Squad: we're diving into the late sixties! First, we sit down and watch "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Who's more charming: Paul Newman or Robert Redford? Let us know. Also, is anyone else picking up on the throuple vibes in this movie? Then, we peel that famous banana and listen to one of the most important bands of the era: The Velvet Underground!Co-hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana WilentzThis episode contains explicit language, and frank discussions of depictions of violence and drug use.If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a rating, review, and/or subscribe wherever you catch your pods! If you leave us a review, we'll be sure to read it on the air in a future episode. We truly appreciate all of you for listening.Follow the show on Twitter at @SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at @trashanalysis. Anthony is at @AnxiousArchfey on both TikTok and Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On this, our first mini-episode of a segment that we're calling either "How Did We Get This Way?" or "Why Are You Like This?", Sydney and Anthony discuss something that they have seen and already love: The Matrix! We know that the rest of the tetralogy is a bit of a mess, but the first movie is still one of the best science fiction films ever made!This episode contains explicit language.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana WilentzIf you enjoyed this episode, leave us a rating or review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or by going to https://www.imasophisticate.com/reviews. For more content like this, follow us on social media! The show is @SophisticatePod on Twitter. Anthony is @AnxiousArchfey on Twitter and TikTok. Sydney is @trashanalysis on TikTok. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Wondering what this show is all about? Check out our short trailer to find out! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Casablanca/Regina Spektor

Casablanca/Regina Spektor

2022-03-0801:03:35

Of all the podcasts in all the world, you just had to stumble into ours. This week, Sydney and Anthony take on Regina Spektor, the twee piano virtuoso of the mid-aughts, with surprising results. Then, they sit down to watch the other most famous screenplay of all time: Casablanca! Will it fare any better than Chinatown? Only time will tell. Here's looking at you, kid.This episode contains explicit language.Co-Hosts: Sydney Painter and Anthony PinggeraTheme music by Dana WilentzLike the show? Follow us on Twitter at SophisticatePod. Sydney is on Tiktok at trashanalysis, and Anthony is on Tiktok and Twitter as AnxiousArchfey. You can also visit our website at ImASophisticate.com, where you can check out past episodes and, if you're feeling generous, leave us a rating/review! Every review helps, and we really appreciate every one of them. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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