January 11, 2022
EP. 302.5 — In The Heat Of The Night (Re-Release)
In honor of Sidney Poitier’s passing, Unspooled is re-releasing this episode from the Unspooled archives. We’ll be back with a new episode this Thursday. Amy & Paul take a trip down South for 1967’s racially charged police thriller In The Heat Of The Night! They celebrate the excellent soundtrack, scrutinize how well the film holds up as a procedural, and take a close look at Sidney Poitier’s incredible road to Hollywood. Plus: Two interviews this week, with Pod Save The People’s DeRay Mckesson on the value of art as activism, and Lee Grant, who plays Mrs. Colbert, reflecting on her trailblazing career as an actor and director.
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EP. 404.7 — Top 3: Adam McKay
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EP. 404.6 — The Little Mermaid
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EP. 404.5 — Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Amy & Paul make the world taste good with 1971’s sweet and sour Roald Dahl adaptation Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory!