Ep. 21: A Very "Wicked" Podcast, Fake Justin Bieber and Rami Malek's Awkward Fan Interaction

In Episode 21, we talk about Rami Malek’s extremely awkward fan interaction, the Justin Bieber burrito prank seen around the world and some big casting news for the forthcoming Game of Thrones prequel.

In our Marquee Topic, we discuss the juggernaut musical Wicked, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Broadway after debuting on the Great White Way in 2003. We share our experiences with the show and Josh gives his very heated thoughts on why he thinks the show was robbed at the 2004 Tony Awards (talk about holding a grudge!). We also chat about the NBC special A Very Wicked Halloween, hosted by the original leads of the musical (Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth), that aired earlier this week and rank the seven songs sung during the special. Spoiler: the original stars were not as entertaining as we’d hoped they would be and pop superstar Ariana Grande surprised us in a good way.

PLUS, in our Teasers this week, Maureen offers some music to listen to while you work and Josh recommends a very good HBO dark comedy.

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