March 27, 2024

EP. 314 — Jesus Christ Superstar

This week Amy and Paul are rocking out to the 1973 film Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Ted Neeley and directed by Norman Jewison. This musical stage play turned Burning Man Christ film was shot in the Israeli desert, leaving everyone mystified by the budget’s lack of generosity in only affording the actors one set of costumes. Plus, why Ted Neeley was always the best fit for the role of Jesus, competing against John Travolta, John Lennon, and many others, and Paul and Amy share a little about their own upbringings within their parents’ churches!

 

Next week, Paul is on tour with HDTGM! Amy will be chatting with David Sims from Blank Check and are talking all things MOONSTRUCK! Check out this week’s spotlight episode from the Unspooled archives, In the Heat of the Night: https://www.earwolf.com/episode/in-the-heat-of-the-night/

 

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Paul’s book Joyful Recollections of Trauma is on presale now! Find it at https://www.harpercollins.com/products/joyful-recollections-of-trauma-paul-scheer

 

Episodic Art by Kim Troxall: https://www.unspooledart.com/

 

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