Hype Podcast

Episode #117: History Lessons

Hosted by Selina Wilken, Pamela Gocobachi, Marama Whyte

October 11, 2016

Hype Podcast tackles Birth of a Nation, Eight Days a Week, Westworld, The Crown, Fantastic Beasts and more current pop culture topics!

Selina, Pam and Marama are here to break down this week’s biggest entertainment news stories. We review the most recent movies and TV series, and look ahead to big fandom events coming up.

How We Hype:
– Pam shares her thoughts on Birth of a Nation and Bridget Jones’ Baby, and recounts her visit to Luke’s Diner
– Marama had an emotional reaction to the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy
– After watching Eight Days a Week, Selina is now obsessed with The Beatles.

News:
– There’s a trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Yo-ho?
Three actresses are vying for the role of Young Han Solo’s love interest
– We react to the Fantastic Beasts main theme by James Newton Howard
– J.K. Rowling has shared new writing on MACUSA, that’s… um, awkwardly historically inaccurate
– Disney’s Mulan sets 2018 release date, we make a really apropos joke about the casting
Black Mirror is coming to Netflix, and the new trailer will win over the skeptics for sure!
Enchanted 2 IS HAPPENING, and hires the director of Hairspray
– BBC has released the trailer for Doctor Who‘s YA spinoff Class
– The new trailer for Teen Wolf season 6 surprisingly caught our attention
– Bruno Mars has released a new single, titled “24K Magic.”

TV Show of the Week:
– Selina and Marama preview Netflix’s The Crown, out November 4
– Marama praises Brooklyn 99 and The Mindy Project
– Selina is disappointed by Westworld, but still loves The Good Place.

We wrap up with Listener Feedback, which includes a recommendation for The Darkest Minds and new information about Colin Morgan’s role in the Oscar Wilde biopic we discussed in Hype 115.

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