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Feb 25, 2021

Welcome back to the Meaning What Movie Club! This month's film is Barry Jenkins' 2016 Academy Award winning film Moonlight. Mason, Sean, and Chris discuss the film's masterful use of visual storytelling to critique and complicate themes of masculinity, race, and sexuality—all with far more heart than Best Picture...


Feb 18, 2021

On today’s episode we discuss the rise and fall of disco, its relationship to race and sexuality in America, and what its reemergence in pop music means for culture at large.

Further reading/listening:

Disco Demolition Night

Dua Lipa - Physical

Jessie Ware - Remember Where You Are

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Feb 13, 2021

Welcome to Listen Now!, a monthly mini-podcast from it's no sam studios hosted by Meaning What producer and cohost Sean Ang.

As you know, February is the month where multinational corporations order us to buy heart-shaped pink stuff, so this episode is about love songs! Cuddle up with your partner/pet/favorite...


Feb 11, 2021

This week Mason, Sean, and Chris discuss the legendary photography collective Magnum, the effects that recent reporting on sexual misconduct allegations against one of its members is having on the organization, and what we can learn from all of this about how we consume art in general and photography in particular.

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Feb 4, 2021

On today’s episode, Mason and Sean talk to violinist, educator, and arranger Zak Grafilo about his group The Alexander String Quartet, the unique challenges of arranging for such a group, and how teaching classical music has changed in our tech-focused era.

Learn more about The Alexander String Quartet here.

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