Episode 47: Did Boy Bands Cause the Music Industry’s Downfall? (Revisiting The Backstreet Boys' 1999 Album “Millenium”)

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In Episode 47, we follow-up on giving Saturday Night Live a second chance (spoiler: it did not go well for the NBC sketch show), give our NON-SPOILER reviews of the finale of Game of Thrones, discuss just how weird it is that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has never eaten a strawberry and share our excitement that Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show was renewed for three more years.

In the Marquee Topic, we are looking back at The Backstreet Boys’ 1999 album Millenium and consider whether or not that album (along with the albums of other pop stars and boy bands of the time) brought about the rise of Napster and illegal downloads and the subsequent downfall of the music industry. Was there causation? Correlation? No relation? We get into a heated discussion to find out!

PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends a new podcast and Josh recommends a series of behind the scenes videos for the last season of Game of Thrones.

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