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June 22, 2021

Episode 74 - Grease

Episode 74 - Grease

You can't walk out of a drive-in.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia as we're heading back to high school in the 1950s to get our faces on American Bandstand. We're rolling the miles backward in our 73rd ep...


You can't walk out of a drive-in.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia as we're heading back to high school in the 1950s to get our faces on American Bandstand. We're rolling the miles backward in our 73rd episode as we discuss:

  • Who turned down Danny Zuko and which actor played the part in the stage show
  • Who are two actresses rumoured to have turned down Sandy before Olivia Newton-John got the role
  • How does the film look with 2021 sensibilities and should that matter? 
  • Why does the film look so wonderful in some of these numbers?
  • Is Olivia Newton John a bad actress or is it just bad writing
  • There's a great story about Stockard Channing's name
  • Whether Sandy is the good person she presents herself as
  • We share some anecdotes about our personal histories with the film and stage show
  • Which song was supposed to be sung by a different character until a bigger star played the diva card
  • Which fact about the film frustrates Liam because he's heard it so much
  • Which BFE alum appears in Grease in an uncredited role and blows Liam's mind
  • Whether or not Grease is the Best Film Ever

Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/