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  • Amanda Seales' Spark Is The Cosby Show

    Comedian and actor Amanda Seales loved The Cosby Show as a child and it had a profound effect on the development of her own comedy. It taught her to bring a personal slant to her stand-up. It's also incredibly important to her because it was a huge step forward for Black representation across all media and was one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.

    Of course, the legacy of the show has been severely tarnished by disgraceful revelations about its namesake. Seales and host Adam Unze address the elephant in the room and whether it’s possible to separate art from artist. At the same time, they acknowledge that The Cosby Show was more than just one individual, and its influence on young Black people in the the ’80s like Seales was very real.

    Check out Seales' new documentary In Amanda We Trust here!

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    28m | Nov 29, 2023
  • The Polyphonic Spree's Spark Is Il Forte (The Strong) By Ennio Morricone

    As a young man, The Polyphonic Spree's Tim DeLaughter found a strong connection with a small piece of Ennio Morricone's score to The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. Il Forte (The Strong) is an instrumental piece that has moved and inspired DeLaughter in a way that no other music has. It acted as entrance music for The Polyphonic Spree concerts and provided an emotional foundation for much of his own writing.

    The new The Polyphonic Spree album Salvage Enterprise is out now learn more about the band and the album here.

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    30m | Nov 22, 2023
  • Cold War Kids Spark Is From The Sky Down

    Cold War Kids' Nathan Willett and Matt Maust are obsessed with all things U2, so it's no surprise that they love Davis Guggenheim's documentary about the making of one of the band's biggest albums, Achtung Baby. Seeing U2's creative process and the intraband turmoil that ensued at the height of their fame gave Willett and Maust a different perspective on their own careers and musical methodology.

    The Cold War Kids self-titled Cold War Kids album is out know and you cand find 2024 tour dates here.

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    36m | Nov 17, 2023
  • Phoebe Robinson's Spark Is Sex And The City

    Comedian, actress, and author Phoebe Robinson first saw Sex In The City as a college freshman and has binge-watched the whole series annually ever since. She loves the camaraderie between the four leads, the sex positivity, and the nuanced take on romantic relationships. She is not, however, a fan of the SATC big screen outings or the poorly received sequel series And Just Like That...

    Phoebe Robins is currently on her Messy AF tour through 12/7 find out here.

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    44m | Nov 15, 2023
  • Angie McMahon's Spark Is Fantastic Fungi

    Singer-songwriter Angie McMahon watched the mycelium-centered documentary Fantastic Fungi during the height of COVID and it radically changed how she sees the world. It brought the interconnectedness of the natural world into sharp focus for McMahon and that concept served as a major inspiration for her new album Light, Dark, Light Again.

    Check out Angie's new album today!

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    33m | Nov 8, 2023
  • Slayyyter's Spark Is Blue Velvet

    The first time she saw David Lynch's neo noir classic Blue Velvet, singer and songwriter Slayyyter was immediately drawn to its distinctive visual style. The saturated colors and dramatic lighting acted as a mood board for her new album STARFUCKER. She was particularly captivated by Isabella Rossellini's lounge singer character Dorothy and incorporated elements of her story into the album's songwriting process.

    Check out Slayyyter's new album STARFUCKER and you can catch her on tour from now through mid-November by following this link.

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    25m | Nov 1, 2023
  • Shamir's Spark Is The "Sideways" EP by Charlotte Sometimes

    Shamir had Charlotte Sometimes' Sideways EP on repeat throughout high school and it's never come out of heavy rotation. The simple honesty of her lyrics and her strong melodies gave him hope that he could find success as a performer someday. He loved that it wasn't a groundbreaking project, but rather a solid example of the kind of songwriting and production that felt familiar to him.

    Check out Shamir's new album Homo Anxietatem and learn about future tour dates here.

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    25m | Oct 25, 2023
  • Until The Ribbon Breaks' Spark Is Run The Jewels 2

    Until The Ribbon Breaks' Pete Lawrie Winfield has a very close relationship with Run The Jewels' seminal second album Run The Jewels 2. The production, the rhymes, the features, and every element of it have impacted him personally and professionally. And he had a front-row seat to the creation of that masterpiece and it changed the course of his life and career.

    Check out Until The Ribbon Breaks' new single and video "Nature Mother" featuring Emoni Wilkins! It is a meditation on the connection of the human spirit and the land around us.

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    40m | Oct 18, 2023
  • Margaret Cho's Spark is Velvet Goldmine

    Comedian, actor, activist and icon Margaret Cho has loved Todd Haynes' work since his first film Superstar, but his glam rock pseudo-biopic Velvet Goldmine has always been her favorite of his films. She loves the way it centers queerness through the lens of some of her favorite artists, namely David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed. She loves the music, the costumes, and art direction, but is particularly enamored of the fearless performances by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, and Toni Collette.

    Listen to the full interview for all this and more in the new episode. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to the Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    31m | Oct 11, 2023
  • Maeta's Spark is Forrest Gump

    RnB singer Maeta has cried every time she's watched Forrest Gump. She's so touched by the lead character's open heart, kindness, and life philosophy that she can't help but get emotional. She's also fascinated by the process used in creating the film and the impact it's had on generations of fans since its release.

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    20m | Oct 4, 2023
  • Oh Land's Spark is Edward Scissorhands

    From the moment her older sister introduced her to Edward Scissorhands, singer/songwriter Oh Land felt a kinship with the lead character, as well as his love interest, Kim. As a pre-adolescent trying to make sense of the world, she felt connected both to the isolation and awkwardness channeled through Edward and the romance and whimsy that shone out of Kim. Danny Elfman's score also left an indelible imprint on her young mind and has been a constant source of inspiration in the development of her own work.

    Listen to the full interview for all this and more in the new episode. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to the Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    31m | Sep 27, 2023
  • Yoke Lore’s Spark is Snow Crash

    Yoke Lore (aka Adrian Galvin) has always been interested in philosophy and religion, so Neil Stephenson's seminal cyber-punk novel Snow Crash may not have seemed like a natural fit for him. But it's a book full of references to spiritual practices, linguistics, and other areas that piqued his interest. It's also a book that predicted the concept of the metaverse and other technological advancements, thereby bridging the gap between ancient rituals and futurism.

    Listen to the full interview for all this and more in the new episode. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to the Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    30m | Sep 20, 2023
  • Taking Teen Angst From Print To Screen: Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis' Spark is Ghost World)

    Speedy Ortiz founder and frontwoman Sadie Dupuis has always loved comics, so when she spotted a French language version of Ghost World as a tween, she didn't let the language barrier stand in the way of her enjoyment. Her connection to the book grew exponentially when she bought a copy in English and she felt a kinship with its teenage protagonists. She was initially disappointed by Terry Zwigoff's film, a radical departure from the source material, but has since come to appreciate it as an alternate version of the same events.

    Listen to the full interview for all this and more in the new episode. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to the Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    34m | Sep 13, 2023
  • Whoopi Goldberg Is Everything: Bob The Drag Queen's Spark Is The Color Purple

    Bob The Drag Queen loves The Color Purple. She's seen/read every iteration (book, film, and stage), but she's found herself coming back to Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated adaptation over and over. Whoopi Goldberg's breakout role as Celie is at the heart of Bob's attraction to the film. It's a striking, subtle, heartfelt performance that's touched Bob so deeply she's become a huge Whoopi stan.

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    32m | Sep 6, 2023
  • Beachy Sounds and Self-Discovery: Jaboukie's Spark Is The Drums' Portamento

    Comedian, actor, writer, and musical artist Jaboukie was already a fan of The Drums when their second album was released, but Portamento was the project that solidified his relationship with the band. Singer Jonny Pierce had just come out publicly and Jaboukie immediately saw the connection between Pierce's queerness and Portamento's thematic landscape. He was drawn to the vulnerable honesty in the lyrics and his high school years were powered by its sparse, beachy sound.

    Listen to the full interview for all this and more in the new episode. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to the Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    32m | Aug 30, 2023
  • Breaking The Mold: Nicholas Maggio's Spark Is Reservoir Dogs

    Mob Land director Nicholas Maggio first saw Quentin Tarintino's directorial debut Reservoir Dogs at the tender age of 13 and it was the coolest thing he had ever seen. His affection for it has grown as his own career as a filmmaker has developed. When he revisited it as an adult, he has been awestruck by the audacious storytelling, novel plot devices, and incredible performances. It's had a profound impact on his career path and provided endless inspiration for his own work.

    Listen to the full interview for all this and more in the new episode. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to the Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    30m | Aug 25, 2023
  • The Sound Of A New Century: Tone Stith's Spark Is Usher's 8701

    The sounds of '90s and 2000s RnB have always spoken to singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Tone Stith and Usher's career-defining third album 8701 is at the top of his list for albums of that era. It produced mega-hits like "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad" and featured production from superstars like The Neptunes and Jermaine Dupri, ensuring its global success. In addition to Usher, Tone's influences extend to artists like Jazmine Sullivan, Michael Jackson, and Prince, all of whom have informed his songcraft and vocal style.

    Listen to the full interview for all this and more in the new episode. Please also take the time to like, review, and subscribe to the Spark Parade wherever you get your podcasts, and keep up to date with all our series by following the Consequence Podcast Network.



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    32m | Aug 23, 2023
  • A Dramatic Evolution In Sound: Dreamin' Wild director Bill Pohlad's Spark is Radiohead's OK Computer

    Dreamin' Wild director Bill Pohlad first had his mind blown by Radiohead's OK Computer while working in Dublin and it's been one of his go-to albums ever since. Not just for the pleasure of listening to it, but also for the inspiration it provides while Pohlad is editing his films. It's a cinematic album that provided inspiration while he worked on his new film Dreamin' Wild about musicians Donnie And Joe Emerson whose lost album was rediscovered and brought to a new audience decades after its original release.

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    22m | Aug 18, 2023
  • Taking Stock of a Spotlit Life: Winning Time's Max Borenstein's Spark is WB Yeats' "The Circus Animals' Desertion"

    Showrunner, producer, and writer Max Borenstein (HBO's Winning Time: The Rise of te Lakers Dynasty) was always drawn to WB Yeats work, but one poem resonated with him above all the others. "The Circus Animals' Desertion," one of Yeates' final published works in his lifetime, is about looking back on a lifetime of achievements, grappling with writer's block, and the perils of trying to match past successes in the final years of your life. Max found parallels to celebrity culture, our obsession with social media, and many other aspects of the modern world. His relationship with the poem has grown and changed as he's grappled with his own success and with recent bereavements and it's been a touchstone and source of inspiration throughout his career in entertainment.

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    33m | Aug 16, 2023
  • Where It All Began: Kylie Cantrall's Spark is CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story

    With a music producer father and a dancer/choreographer mother, Kylie Cantrall grew up with a front-row seat in the entertainment industry. As a result, music biopics struck a particular chord with her. None moreso than VH1's megahit CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Cantrall loved the eerily accurate performances and music video recreations, but the incorporation of TLC's phenomenal back catalog was the clincher. She was so hooked on the movie that she watched it dozens of times and still considers it to be one of her all-time favorites.

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    29m | Aug 9, 2023
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