Every Friday, Maclean’s arts writers Adrian Lee, Emma Teitel and Julia De Laurentiis Johnson gather to discuss and break down the hottest topics in TV, film, books and music. Expect discussion, analysis and interviews, all replicating the feeling of having a coffee and talking pop with your friends!
On this week’s podcast, we discuss Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp a Butterfly, which came out a full week before it was expected. Do album release dates even matter? Then, we look at Justin Bieber’s latest shot at redemption, offering himself up for a Comedy Central comedy roast. Have we lost the narrative of the roast? And finally, we examine Elton John’s boycott of Dolce and Gabbana and explain why boycotts are basically useless.
- The sunny side of the mic: Rap gets positive
- What Noel Coward would say about Sir Elton vs. Dolce & Gabbana
- Sonya Bell on the missing piece of Justin Bieber’s redemption narrative