Episode 113: ABBAsode with @renatasnacks

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In this episode (ABBAsode) we invited @renatasnacks to rank the contents of the 1992 greatest hits release ABBA Gold with us, discussing the relative merits of each track and sharing our personal histories with ABBA. Spoiler: We totally went to Sweden about it.

Links
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ABBA Greatest Hits
ABBA Gold
Columbia House
Hannah Montana
Kesha
Lady Gaga: Poker Face
Ace of Base
Gravity Falls/Babba’s Disco Girl/Dungeons Dungeons and More Dungeons

ABBA Gold, ranked:

Track Song Renata Alene Anna Score
1 Dancing Queen 10 6 3 19
2 Knowing Me, Knowing You 13 8 6 27
3 Take A Chance On Me 5 7 13 25
4 Mamma Mia 6 4 2 12
5 Lay All Your Love On Me 4 9 10 23
6 Super Trouper 8 18 7 33
7 I Have A Dream 18 15 18 51
8 The Winner Takes It All 17 14 17 48
9 Money, Money, Money 14 12 5 31
10 S.O.S. 3 1 8 12
11 Chiquitita 19 5 19 43
12 Fernando 15 3 9 27
13 Voulez-Vous 2 10 4 16
14 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
(A Man After Midnight)
1 13 11 25
15 Does Your Mother Know 7 17 16 40
16 One Of Us 16 19 14 49
17 The Name Of The Game 11 16 12 39
18 Thank You For The Music 12 11 15 38
19 Waterloo 9 2 1 12

Our winners take it all: Waterloo, S.O.S., Mamma Mia

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Erasure: Take a Chance on Me, Abba-Esque
Episode 54: Song Covers
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Jukebox musicals
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream
ABBA Oro
ABBA Mania
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Nina Pretty Ballerina
Under Attack
Pick a Bale of Cotton
Hey Hey Helen
When I Kissed The Teacher
Ring Ring
Angel Eyes
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: Mamma Mia
The Martian: Waterloo
Miss Congeniality: Dancing Queen
Chess: One Night in Bangkok, Anthem, Embassy Lament

Musical Obsessions
Renata: Dolly Parton’s America podcast: “Mule Skinner Blues
Anna: Şeftali ağaçları (Turkish folk song)
Alene: “Love Me Like That” by The Knocks feat. Carly Rae Jepsen

Obsessions
Renata: Sarah J. Maas and her horny fairies (Worst Bestsellers episode 99)
Anna: Headliners by Lucy Parker
Alene: They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall

Episode 102: And the Award Goes To…

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In this episode, we talk about our favorite awards shows and what we like about them, then share our top Oscar picks.
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Links
Golden Globe Awards (Cecil B. deMille Award)
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Oscars
Grammys
Latin Grammys (Shakira)

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Alene holding a real Emmy

Emmys/Daytime Emmys
Tonys
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Red Carpet Slideshow (not from an award show)
Go Fug Yourself
Academy of Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
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MTV Movie & TV Awards
The Hollywood Reporter: 10 Most-Watched Awards Shows (slideshow) (includes average viewer age)
Kids’ Choice Awards
People’s Choice Awards
Annie Awards
Gotham Independent Film Awards
Film Independent Spirit Awards
Razzie Awards
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ESPY Awards
BAFTA Awards
Writers Guild Awards
Directors Guild Awards
Producers Guild Awards
Youth Media Awards
American Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Harpers Bazaar: The 22 Moments That Defined the Oscars
Miss Golden Globe
Christian Siriano

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Julia Roberts in Valentino (not Yves Saint Laurent)

Critics’ Choice Awards

Our Oscar Picks:
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Best Picture: Black Panther
Best Director: Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite
Best Actor: Rami Malek
Best Actress: Olivia Coleman
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King
Original Screenplay: The Favourite
Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins
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Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Documentary: RBG
Score: Black Panther
Song: Shallow by Lady Gaga from A Star is Born
Sound Editing: A Quiet Place

Musical Obsessions
Alene: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga from A Star is Born
Anna: “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA from Black Panther

Obsessions
Anna and Alene: Schitt’s Creek, White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, How to be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Fleming