Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Good? Okay, sure. The good news is that today’s guest is none other than my little brother, James! What? Yes, it’s true. The bad news is that we recorded together, in person, across my dining room table, with one microphone. Annnnnnd it shows. Awkward laughs abound and the sound quality isn’t great, but I hope you’ll just crank up the volume a bit and listen anyway. Because what could be more fun than listening to us go on and on about the Wizard of Oz and our love for it? Nothing. Nothing could. So, with that said, enjoy!
By the way, a week after we recorded this episode, I visited my grandma. Out of nowhere (NOWHERE!) she brought up the production of Wizard of Oz that James and I were part of and said it was the best children’s theater production she’s ever seen. Ever. Seen. I mean, you don’t know my grandma, but just believe me when I say this is high praise and not at all common. WHAT THE WHAT. How did Grandma even KNOW this conversation was happening? She didn’t. Apparently she’s just always thinking about us and the Wizard of Oz. Like you do.
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MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
- The Wizard of Oz movie
- The Wiz
- Oz the Great and Powerful
- Wicked by Gregory Maguire
- Wicked (the play)
- Emerald City (NBC television show)
- Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
- Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
- New Judy Garland movie trailer
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Eva Cassidy
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
- Jitterbug in the live performance with Jewel
- Wizard of Oz facts on Buzzfeed
- Wizard of Oz facts on Mental Floss
- Wizard of Oz facts on Good Housekeeping
- Triple chocolate ice cream sandwiches from Target
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor documentary
- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood movie trailer
- Recipes from James: brownies, corn casserole, white chicken chili
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How do I get video as well as audio? It’s a lot of fun listening to the two of you, but it would be hilarious to watch you also.
I’m afraid there’s no video for this particular conversation!