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You Had To Be There

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Iconic Moments in Pop Culture History!

Each episode, You Had To Be There gives a different host an assignment: Find and interview an eyewitness to a specific iconic moment in pop culture history…in just 48 hours.

Listen to the inside stories on the biggest moments in pop culture history from the people who were there!

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Producer and film director Julia Thompson goes on a 48 hour journey to find and interview an eyewitness to Kerri Strug's gold medal-winning vault at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. This episode features interview with: Katherine Lieberson Teeny Lieberson  Alice Thacker Stacy Cook Jon Sigger John P. Lopez Charlie McCullors  Linda Wyatt Molly Wyatt CREDITS 'You Had To Be There' is a Hi Barr production. Created by Hi Barr. ‘1996 Summer Olympics: Kerri Strug Wins Gold’ was written and hosted by Julia Thompson. Produced by Julia Thompson and Web Barr. Edit, Sound Mix, and engineering by Vishal Nayak. Original score by Teeny Lieberson.   Artwork created by Dylan Lathrop. Special thanks to our parents, friends and chosen family. And most importantly, thank you to the artists who’ve inspired us because they had to do it. MORE FROM HI BARR! Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube. For business inquiries, please email: contact@hibarrmedia.com. Were you at one of the events covered on the show?!? If so, we'd love to talk to you! Please get in touch via email and/or social media channels like Instagram or X. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Former professional skateboarder and filmmaker Monihan Monihan goes on a 48-hour journey from Seattle to Kathmandu to find and interview someone who was at the 1979 NCAA Basketball Championship game featuring Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. This episode features interview with: Joan Mills Aimee "LeeLee" Monihan Judy Monihan Dan Cherry III  Wez Wezenheimer Dr. Ryan Ernst Mark Perry Mike Clark Sr. Tom Steel CREDITS You Had To Be There is a Hi Barr production.  Created by Hi Barr. “1979 NCAA Championship: Bird vs. Magic” was written and hosted by Monihan Monihan. Produced by Julia Thompson and Web Barr. Story Produced by Julia Thompson. Edit, Sound Mix, and Engineering by Teeny Lieberson. Original score by Teeny Lieberson. Artwork created by Dylan Lathrop. Special thanks to our parents, friends and chosen family. And most importantly, thank you to the artists who’ve inspired us because they had to do it. MORE FROM HI BARR! Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube. For business inquiries, please email: contact@hibarrmedia.com. Were you at one of the events covered on the show?!? If so, we'd love to talk to you! Please get in touch via email and/or social media channels like Instagram or X. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WrestleMania I

WrestleMania I

2024-03-1257:15

Artist, actor, writer and musician, River Ramirez goes on a 48-hour journey to find and interview someone who was at WrestleMania I in 1985. This episode features interview with: Keith Elliot Greenberg Brett Davis CREDITS You Had To Be There is a Hi Barr production.  Created by Hi Barr. “WrestleMania I” was hosted by River Ramirez. Produced by Julia Thompson and Web Barr. Story written and produced by Julia Thompson. Edit, Sound Mix and engineering by Vishal Nayak. Original score by Vishal Nayak.    Artwork created by Dylan Lathrop.  Special thanks to our parents, friends and chosen family. And most importantly, thank you to the artists who’ve inspired us because they had to do it. MORE FROM HI BARR! Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube. For business inquiries, please email: contact@hibarrmedia.com. Were you at one of the events covered on the show?!? If so, we'd love to talk to you! Please get in touch via email and/or social media channels like Instagram or X. MORE ON THIS EPISODE'S HOST River L. Ramirez is an NYC based experimental comedian and multidisciplinary artist working in the mediums of film, writing, visual art and music. Their work has been written about in MOMA magazine, NYT, Forbes, Art in America, SSENSE, and GQ. They teach a class called "How To Be In Front Of People '' at the Brick Aux and just released a single called " i remember " off their new EP: GIVING. You can also find them in Julio Torres's PROBLEMISTA out March 1st, in theatres everywhere March 22nd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Journalist and writer, Brandon Sneed goes on a 48-hour journey to find and interview someone who was at the final tribal council in the first season of the blockbuster reality show Survivor in the summer of 2000. This episode features an interview with Survivor: Borneo winner Richard Hatch. CREDITS ‘You Had To Be There’ is a Hi Barr production.  Created by Hi Barr. ‘Survivor: Borneo Finale’ was written and hosted by Brandon Sneed. Produced by Julia Thompson and Web Barr. Story Produced by Julia Thompson.  Edit, Sound Mix, and engineering by Teeny Lieberson. Original score by Teeny Lieberson.   Artwork by Dylan Lathrop.  Special thanks to our parents, friends and chosen family. And most importantly, thank you to the artists who’ve inspired us because they had to do it. MORE FROM HI BARR! Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter (it's pretty awesome!) Follow us on Instagram and YouTube. For business inquiries, please email: contact@hibarrmedia.com. Were you at one of the events covered on the show?!? If so, we'd love to talk to you! Please get in touch via email and/or social media channels like Instagram or X. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Musician and artist Jen Goma goes on a 48-hour journey to find and interview someone who was in one of the hotel suites during one of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s Bed-Ins for Peace in 1969. This episode features interviews with:  Jerry Levitan Nico Koster  Hana van der Kolk Jillian Goma Ethan Kiermaier Casey Coleman Louise Mittelman Betta de Boer van der Kolk Linda at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Montreal CREDITS ‘You Had To Be There’ is a Hi Barr production.  Created by Hi Barr. “John Lennon + Yoko Ono: Bed-ins for Peace” was written & hosted by Jen Goma. Produced by Julia Thompson and Web Barr. Story Produced by Julia Thompson. Edit, Sound Mix and engineering by Teeny Lieberson. Original score by Teeny Lieberson.   Artwork created by Dylan Lathrop.  Special Thanks to: Teeny Lieberson River Ramirez Greg Saunier Michael Azerrad Jess Pinkham Sophie Tintori Alex Toth Satomi Matsuzaki David Newgarden Michele Guzzo at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Montreal Natalye St. Lucia Devika Wickremesinghe Ryan Newmyer Special thanks to our parents, friends and chosen family. And most importantly, thank you to the artists who’ve inspired us because they had to do it. Correction: Betta de Boer van der Kolk (and not Betta de Oer) is helping to translate the interview with Nico Koster. MORE FROM HI BARR! Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube. For business inquiries, please email: contact@hibarrmedia.com. Were you at one of the events covered on the show?!? If so, we'd love to talk to you! Please get in touch via email and/or social media channels like Instagram or X. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In celebration of Pulp Fiction’s 30th anniversary, Hollywood producer, Adam Karp is sent on a 48-hour journey to find and interview someone who was in attendance at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 when Pulp Fiction took home the Palme d'Or. This episode features interviews with:    Rory Kelly Howie Movshovitz CREDITS You Had To Be There is a Hi Barr production.  Created by Hi Barr. 'Pulp Fiction Wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes' was written & hosted by Adam Karp. Produced by Julia Thompson and Web Barr.  Story Produced by Julia Thompson.  Edit, Sound Mix and engineering by Teeny Lieberson. Original score by Teeny Lieberson.  Artwork created by Dylan Lathrop.  Special thanks to our parents, friends & chosen family. Last, thank you to the artists who’ve inspired us because they had to do it. MORE FROM HI BARR! Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube. For business inquiries, please email: contact@hibarrmedia.com. Were you at one of the events covered on the show?!? If so, we'd love to talk to you! Please get in touch via email and/or social media channels like Instagram or X. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Moon Landing

The Moon Landing

2024-02-0650:07

Comedian Naomi Karavani goes on a 48-hour journey to find and interview someone who was in NASA's Mission Control when Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969.  This episode features interviews with (in order of appearance): Jeff Simmermon Lois Rosson Rick Sternbach John M. Logsdon Rushmore DeNooyer, Producer-Director-Writer CREDITS 'You Had To Be There' is a Hi Barr production. Created by Hi Barr. “The Moon Landing” was written and hosted by Naomi Karavani.   Produced by Julia Thompson and Web Barr. Story Produced by Julia Thompson. Edit, Sound Mix and engineering by Teeny Lieberson. Original score by Teeny Lieberson. Artwork created by Dylan Lathrop.  Special thanks to our parents, friends and chosen family. And most importantly, thank you to the artists who’ve inspired us because they had to do it. You can find Naomi Karavani at @naomikaravani on all platforms. Listen to Naomi’s podcast, Cargo Cult here. MORE FROM HI BARR! Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube. For business inquiries, please email: contact@hibarrmedia.com. Were you at one of the events covered on the show?!? If so, we'd love to talk to you! Please get in touch via email and/or social media channels like Instagram or X. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hi-barr/message Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Actor and comedian Tommy Kang, goes on a 48-hour journey to find and interview an eyewitness to the night when Garth Brooks hosted Saturday Night Live and performed as Chris Gaines. In 'Saturday Night Live-Garth Brooks', Tommy talks to 30+ year old SNL vet, Wally Feresten aka SNL's "Cue Card Guy" about Garth Brooks, Sinéad O'Connor, Ashlee Simpson and more! This episode includes interviews with: Sam Haft, Nicole McCormick, Mike Dickinson and Wally Feresten.  CREDITS 'You Had To Be There' is a Hi Barr production. Created by Hi Barr. Today’s Episode, "Saturday Night Live" Garth Brooks/Chris Gaines” was written and hosted by Tommy Kang. Produced by Julia Thompson and Web Barr. Story Produced by Julia Thompson.  Edit, Sound Mix and engineering by Teeny Lieberson. Original score by Teeny Lieberson.   Artwork created by Dylan Lathrop. Special thanks to our parents, friends and to our Story Consultant Nicole McCormick. And most importantly, thank you to the artists who’ve inspired us because they had to do it. MORE FROM HI BARR! Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube. For business inquiries, please email: contact@hibarrmedia.com. Were you at one of the events covered on the show?!? If so, we'd love to talk to you! Please get in touch via email and/or social media channels like Instagram or X. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

2024-01-2358:32

Producer and film director Julia Thompson goes on a 48 hour journey to find and interview an eyewitness to Martin Scorsese’s iconic concert film The Last Waltz.  This episode includes interviews with: Nadia Szold, Nicole McCormick, Steven Prince, Jonathan Taplin, Bartees Strange, and Mike Dubois. CREDITS You Had To Be There is a Hi Barr production.  The Last Waltz was written & hosted by Julia Thompson. Produced by Julia Thompson & Web Barr.  Co-Produced by Teeny Lieberson. Edit, Sound Mix & Engineering by Teeny Lieberson. Original Score by Teeny Lieberson.  Artwork by Dylan Lathrop. Special thanks to our parents, friends, & to our Story Consultant & The Band Super Fan Nicole McCormick. Last, thank you to the artists who’ve inspired us because…they had to do it. Correction: Steven Prince’s character in Taxi Driver is named Easy Andy; not Easy Edie as mentioned in the episode. MORE FROM HI BARR! Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube. For business inquiries, please email: contact@hibarrmedia.com. Were you at one of the events covered on the show?!? If so, we'd love to talk to you! Please get in touch via email and/or social media channels like Instagram or X. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
'You Had To Be There' is a first-of-its-kind podcast where we’re taking listeners back to iconic moments in pop culture history where…you had to be there. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill interview show; it’s a journey to the past in a race against time to land the interview and get the story.  Each episode, we’re giving a different host an assignment: Find & interview an eyewitness to an iconic moment in pop culture history…in just 48 hours. The Catch? Our hosts have no idea what their assignment will be, so it's impossible to prepare! This season features some of the most iconic moments in music, movies, sports, television from 1969 to 2000 where…you had to be there…but we’re not going to spoil the surprise right now because that wouldn’t be any fun, would it? We can’t wait for you to listen! Please subscribe + follow our feed, rate the show ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and share this trailer with everyone you know. You won't regret it. MORE FROM HI BARR! Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Follow us on Instagram and YouTube. For business inquiries, please email: contact@hibarrmedia.com. Were you at one of the events covered on the show?!? If so, we'd love to talk to you! Please get in touch via email and/or social media channels like Instagram or X. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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