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Erin King & James Anderson
Join James and Erin (Unabashedly Obsessed, Newsies Minute) as they explore the 2002 Britney Spears vehicle Crossroads one minute at a time! New episodes every weekday!
Jun 5, 2020
Black Lives Matter
Why is this audio file so long? The time from the last word of the statement to the last second of the track totals 8 minutes and 46 seconds. 8 minutes and 46 seconds doesn't sound like a long time until you are confronted with just how long it can drag on. 8 minutes and 46 seconds is how long it took to end George Floyd's life [https://www.8m46s.com]. At the Scavengers Network, we support the nationwide protests against police brutality; because Black Lives Matter. It is not enough to simply be “not racist”. You must be anti-racist. This is not a matter of “differing politics” nor is it something that is up for debate. This is about human and civil rights. We must make Black voices heard. Amplify and listen to Black voices. We have always been committed to using our platform to raise others up, and do what is right. Please, join us. These links have lists and resources for educating, donating, petition signing, and more: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co and https://bit.ly/junejustice.
May 19, 2020
Deleted Scenes: Britney Spears, Master Of Not Breaking
Neither of us is normally super excited about deleted scenes, because they’re usually deleted for a reason. But in this case, there’s at least one with some really rather important information that would have been pretty great if they’d left it in the movie, and there are a BUNCH of truly amazing Justin Long moments. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
May 18, 2020
Credits: These Four Goofballs, And Also Justin Long
We’re breaking form slightly this week, but trust us, it’s for the best. We’re in the credits, which are also a music video, but it’s in-universe? Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
May 15, 2020
Minute 90: Crossroads: The Victor Ho Story
In the last pre-credits minute, we get a bit of a post-performance epilogue that calls back to the beginning of the movie. James and Erin have different memories about what kind of terrain it takes place on and the credits begin to roll which brings us to the person you've all been waiting to see. Everyone's favorite Unit Production Manager: Victor Ho!!!!! Next week we're going to have two slightly longer episodes. One will be about the credits performance of "Overprotected" and the outtakes interspersed among it. The other will be about the Deleted Scenes, some of which answer a lot of questions we've posed over the course of this movie! So stay tuned! Theme Music: "Crunky" by Freedom Trail Studio
May 14, 2020
Minute 89: Bob Saget: Not Britney Spears
It's....haha....it's a short episode today as Britney/Lucy finishes up the concert video/audition. So Erin and James talk about whether either of them have seen Britney Spears in concert. And also other concerts/shows they've seen. Theme Music: "Crunky" by Freedom Trail Studio
May 13, 2020
Minute 88: Bon Jovi, 98 Degrees, Metallica, and Britney Spears
In this episode we talk about the song "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" about as in depth as we can. We talk about it's chart history, what award it won, and even do a deep dive on Wayne Isham, the director of the music video for the song (as well as lots of other songs you've heard of) Theme Music: "Crunky" by Freedom Trail Studio
May 12, 2020
Minute 87: Sleeves by JNCO
In this episode, we discuss the best bit of stage business Dan Aykroyd does in this movie, pot lip balm, the American Idol feel of the performance space where Lucy is singing...oh and we touch on the shirt she's wearing just a little. Theme Music: "Crunky" by Freedom Trail Studio
May 11, 2020
Minute 86: Pop's [REDACTED] Apology
Pop gives his best (?) attempt at an apology, we talk about Lucy's response, wonder about what the cab driver is doing, and prepare for a week of performance in this, the stretchiest of home stretches. Theme Music: "Crunky" by Freedom Trail Studio
May 8, 2020
Minute 85: Things That Have Keys
We learn about “Spy Kids”, which is a random and weird thing to happen on this podcast, but also not the WEIRDEST thing to happen on this podcast. We also contemplate what “Crossroads” by Stephen King would look like. (Also stick around after the outro music to find out where the episode title came from.) Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
May 7, 2020
Minute 84: Ladies? Let's Roll.
Lucy and company prepare to fly home. It’s a light minute, not a whole lot happens, but we’re still confused about exactly what capacity Lucy was planning to participate in this music audition thing, because people keep talking about her coming to the audition but after the karaoke situation where Mimi blanked and Lucy took over, it’s rather unclear who is actually going to be doing the auditioning. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
May 6, 2020
Minute 83: One I Tester Image Amount
Kit goes to visit Mimi, and somehow Mimi ends up comforting Kit—not because Kit expects or asks for it, but because Mimi is a really, really good friend and person and she recognizes that Kit is hurting, even as she herself is also hurting. And then Pop has a whimsical party (?) Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
May 5, 2020
Minute 82: Everyone’s Favorite Science Magazine
Mimi reads a magazine, and James tells us all about it—it’s got a band on the cover that *isn’t* N*SYNC! Erin gets confused about which hot guy whose name start with “Ty” was in the “Toxic” video, and we try to track down an article from the magazine that Erin decides she really wants to read. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
May 4, 2020
Minute 81: Men Are Disappointed In Lucy
Pop continues to be the worst. James and Erin have some questions about Lucy’s involvement in this audition. Ben is a little bit dim. We realize that throughout this movie, the male characters have just been really unhappy with Lucy and her choices. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
May 1, 2020
Minute 80: Crossroads: Parents Suck (Serious Week: Day 5 (The Last Day))
CW: Brief discussion of losing a baby (but nothing close to in-depth. More of a talk about using that event as a plot device) In this episode, James asks Erin a question about the plot of the movie and it leads to a very good, though long, discussion. We also come to something of a conclusion about what one of the messages of the movie is!
Apr 30, 2020
Minute 79: This is a Teen Road Trip Comedy (Serious Week: Day 4)
CW: Discussion of miscarriage, fetal death, and possible surgery In this episode, we discuss Southern accents, collect calls, and how amazing Taryn Manning is. Also, a LONG discussion about what the timeline of Mimi's tragedy could possibly have been.
Apr 29, 2020
Minute 78: The "Oh [REDACTED]!" Episode (Serious Week: Day 3)
CW: Discussion about sexual assault and miscarriage. In this episode, the bad stuff gets really bad. We kind of just say what happens and then move on to talk about other stuff, since it's largely just a lot of montage shots. We discuss what "Uncredited" means on an IMDB page! Theme music: "Crunky" by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 28, 2020
Minute 77: The XY Files (Serious Week: Day 2)
CW: This episode begins a discussion about a sexual assault. It's not mentioned specifically in the movie but we discuss it. Welcome to Day 2 of The Serious Week. Things get worse as we met Dylan's "sick friend" and Kit notices what Dylan is drinking. Erin uses some information she got from our good friend Daniel and we talk about how much cleaner this "Damning evidence" could have been. Theme music: "Crunky" by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 27, 2020
Minute 76: Paul McCartney Was Our Dialect Coach (Serious Week: Day 1)
Hey everyone. It's James. Let me tell you about the feelings I had when I realized that it was going to be my week to edit The Serious Week. They were multitude. This week is going to get heavy, but today's episode isn't there yet. We have some fun meeting a character we've been talking about from the beginning, talking about how to lie well, and talking about how weird names are. So enjoy! And don't worry. We'll get through this week together Theme music: "Crunky" by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 24, 2020
Minute 75: You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Time Jump
We lose more time in this minute, and honestly we still don’t know where it went. But we learn about a song, and speculate as to not only where the time went, but also why Kit is so insistent that Mimi go along with her plan. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 23, 2020
Minute 74: But…Where ARE They?
Kit and Mimi are not where James initially thought they should be. Ben and Lucy are in a place that Erin contends they should not be but James says is mostly fine. (Curious and don’t mind being sliiiiightly spoiled for tomorrow’s minute’s beginning? Skip ahead to 2:31 in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgD43dL_o4E) Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 22, 2020
Minute 73: I'm Kinda...Horny
Dylan is a bad boyfriend, Kit doesn’t want to make waves, and Lucy is “tired”. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 21, 2020
Minute 72: Road Trips and Money With Shonda Rimes
The timeline for EVERYTHING changes WILDLY in this minute. Also we don’t actually know how this recording contest is supposed to work. We would really like Shonda Rimes to come on the show and explain all this, so if anyone knows her… Also, as promised, the only Crossroads-tagged fan fiction I could find (and it doesn’t *appear* to actually be Crossroads-related, but it’s tagged, so…if anyone reads it, let us know how it goes, okay?): https://archiveofourown.org/works/22124248 Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 20, 2020
Minute 71: Seaweed Him? I Hardly Know Him!
It’s time for some stock footage of LA! A building for a label Britney isn’t on, the Hollywood sign (and all its history, which includes Hugh Hefner, Gene Autry, Andy Williams, and Alice Cooper)… Mimi gets her wish, and the movie basically ignores it. Which is a real shame because Mimi is the whole reason any of them are even THERE. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 17, 2020
Minute 70: Car Tunes
This episode is largely about female rock stars of the mid 90's. What rocker did James think was SO badass in like 95 or 96? How did Erin acquire Jagged Little Pill? Who won the 1997 Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and how many Tracys did she beat? Also a little bit about Hollywood (but there will be more next week!!)
Apr 16, 2020
Minute 69 (nice): Do NOT Play This Episode For Your Mom/Mother/Mama
Warning: The first part of this episode is....explicit LOL. Let's just say we celebrated the occasion in Classic James and Erin fashion. By being 12 year olds. Also: a very chaste discussion about calling parents by multiple names
Apr 15, 2020
Minute 68: Songs That Already Exist
Not a lot happens in this episode. There's some singing. And some pre-smooching. And that's pretty much it. But, of course, Erin and James are able to find SOMETHING to talk about. We spend most of the episode brainstorming for other occurrences of a particular kind of musical performance in a movie.
Apr 14, 2020
Minute 67: Na Na Na
In this episode, Ben plays what he's written and Lucy starts singing. We talk about a piano company, writing songs, what Henry's been up to back home, and how Lucy would have learned the Britney Spears Throat Singing Technique.
Apr 13, 2020
Minute 66: Notebook Killer
This episode, we start with a Locketwatch, move into NEWS ABOUT A CROSSROADS SEQUEL (Don't get your hopes up.), and then talk about the surprise Ben made Lucy. What could it be? Does he have the power to create whole buildings out of nothing? Also, the best line delivery since "Hey, what's up?" Visit the Scavengers Net Patreon (patreon.com/thescavengersnetwork) for a clip we took out of the show where we did an Erin and James Write a movie! This month, March, and February, all ScavNet Patreon content is free! But you can sign up for $2 a month to get Bonus Content all year long!
Apr 10, 2020
Minute 65: A Mistake?
CW for discussion of unplanned pregnancy and the tough decisions that result from that, including abortion and choice. We break down the possible paths that took Lucy’s mom to motherhood. Erin’s been making one assumption for almost 20 years, but James brings up a very good second option that actually makes more sense, and makes Lucy’s mom a more sympathetic character. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 9, 2020
Minute 64: Ben's Butterfly Pajamas
Ben follows Lucy into the bathroom. No, not like that. They have a touching moment, and James gets choked up. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 8, 2020
Minute 63: You're a Cab!
Lucy and her mom need to have a talk, but we don’t get to hear it. It’s raining, just, a LOT. Kit wears cat shirts. Look, it’s a slow minute, y’all. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 7, 2020
Minute 62: All Right, Kim, We’re Going to Penney’s!
How do the photos in movies come to be? Are they photoshopped? Do they do a photoshoot? Are Lucy’s brothers werewolves? Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 6, 2020
Minute 61: It’s Like if Quentin Tarantino Was a Woman
We get to meet Lucy’s mom! Who is super beige, and almost seems like she doesn’t remember who Lucy is. James tells us about Kim Cattrall and Tucson. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Apr 3, 2020
Minute 60: Awkward Trunk Encounters III: Forehead Kisses and Forever Goodbyes
In this, the last minute of the first hour of the movie, Lucy and the Gang arrive at her mom's place and Lucy says goodbye to everyone because she's completely leaving. She's done with the adventure. This is it for Lucy. Bye Lucy!
Apr 2, 2020
Minute 59: Snakes vs Mosquitoes
In this episode, Ben and Lucy get long-distance blocked by Mimi's encounter in nature, and we discuss whether or not surprises are always good.
Apr 1, 2020
Minute 58: The 2002 Britney Spears Vehicle "Not a Girl"
In this episode, Mimi looks for a restroom in the desert, Britney reads some poetry, we discuss the origins of the movie, and then we take a bit to discuss the career of Dido. You'll see why ;-)
Mar 31, 2020
Minute 57: The Baby and I Voted and We're Camping
In this episode, Lucy decides that the gang is going camping! Mimi and Ben are fine with it. Kit is....feeling some emotions. Then we start a camping scene, talk about thumbinets, thumb tucking, and hair rollers. It's a roller coaster of an episode and yes, it DOES contain James's Strong Bad impression
Mar 30, 2020
Minute 56: Sunrise/Sunset
In this episode, Ben takes the girls to go look at a.....sun....event. We're pretty sure we came down on the side of "sunset" but that has certain implications about the driving that Ben is doing that are...intense. Kit gets poetic. Mimi gets defiant.
Mar 27, 2020
Minute 55: The System is BUSTED.
Why was Ben in jail? For a pretty bad reason, if you ask us. Not that we’re lawyers, or anything, but this seems like a stupid reason to go to jail. What would have been a better crime? We don’t know, but surely there is one. CW: Mention of child abuse (but no details, and with a happy ending!) and hypothetical sex with a hypothetical minor Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Mar 26, 2020
Minute 54: What's Up, Killer?
We learn the truth about Serial Killer Ben. An entire story flashes across Anson Mount’s eyes and it’s beautiful. James tells us about some bands—one is in this minute, the other is not. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Mar 25, 2020
Minute 53: Boobs: The Feet of Your Chest
Ben explains why he’s so upset. (It’s because woman are always eating his sandwiches.) (It’s not.) Erin shares a story of a time when she could empathize with Ben’s plight. James shares a story of a time when he couldn’t because Ben’s plight isn’t really much of a plight. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Mar 24, 2020
Minute 52: Brought to You by MANTRUM
Ben is done with his nap and he is NOT happy. Throwing air, backwards-kicking dirt, he throws a full-on man tantrum. About what? We don’t know. Yet. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Mar 23, 2020
Minute 51: Man! I Feel Like a Woman
The girls sing Shania Twain. That’s it, that’s the minute. (James tells us about the song they sing, we learn a little bit about some Lifetime Movie-style Shania scandal, and then James offers a live lookup of whether or not Altoids are a Pepsi product.) Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Mar 20, 2020
Minute 50: The Silver Bullet: Diet Pepsi
This episode certainly has more than yesterday's, though perhaps not as much as we'd prefer. We talk about cameras, gas prices, and car operation. But MOSTLY, starting with an FMK, we blast you in the ears with some Hot Soda Takes. So buckle up.
Mar 19, 2020
Minute 49: The Long-Awaited FMK
This minute of the movie is 100% hijinks. Lucy needs to fish something out of Ben's pants and the others are having a fun time watching. We play FMK.
Mar 18, 2020
Minute 48: Gas Station Burritos: The Key To Great Gravel Moonwalks?
We talk about a lot of different things in this episode: Living Mascots, Fake Tattoos, Burritos, and the perennial favorite: Britney's Hair and Makeup people!
Mar 17, 2020
Minute 47: "Let's Be Best Friends Forever" Part 2
CW: Sexual Assault This is the second part (of two) where we want to preface it with a CW because we're going to get to the end of Mimi's story and then the sun suddenly comes out in full force! And then James...dies?
Mar 16, 2020
Minute 46: The Mystery of the Blue-Bottle Beer
CW: Reference to Sexual Assault That content warning goes for today and tomorrow (I will post one for tomorrow's episode, too, of course). In this episode, we discuss the FANCY HOTEL that they're in with a real life lobby horse. Then Mimi starts telling a story of the time she chose to go against her tendency not to drink. And a new mystery surfaces!
Mar 13, 2020
Minute 45: Momories
Lucy opens up to the girls about her mom. That’s…pretty much it. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Mar 12, 2020
Minute 44: Room Service
These girls sure do know how to order room service. They're spending, like, ALL the money they just made. One thing they're not good at, though? Asking questions. Theme Music: "Crunky" by Freedom Trail Studio
Mar 11, 2020
Minute 43: Strippers? Or Prostitutes? Or Just 3 Drunk High Schoolers
It’s Tuesday night-slash-the wee hours of Wednesday morning. A 22-year-old man, three young women covered in glitter, and a pile of $1 bills walk into a hotel. No, that’s not a joke, that’s the plot of today’s minute. Well, technically the time in between Monday’s minute and yesterday’s minute, but the plot of today’s minute is “underage drinking” and we had to figure out why these kids were given a room with an unlocked minibar. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Mar 10, 2020
Minute 42: Nothing To Be Sorry For
Lucy says a line too early. Ben throws a punch, but don’t worry, he’s not mad at Lucy about it. Kit really likes minibars, Mimi really likes bathrobes. Also, they don’t have a car. …oh, shit. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Mar 9, 2020
Minute 41: TimeCar In Your Pocket
James tells Erin about a song that got into legal trouble for being…too similar to a toy called “Cajun In Your Pocket” (view a clip of said toy here: https://youtu.be/yEjwe2aPOwA). James and Erin plan a time-travel road trip. We meet a new character, who is a…dancer? Question mark? Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Mar 6, 2020
Minute 40: Crossroadies
Hey so remember at the beginning of this week when we were like, "Yeah this is going to be a pretty short week, we don't have very many notes" and stuff? Well now that it's Friday, we FINALLY have an episode that is less than 15 minute long lol. We basically touch base on where we're at with the whole "Ben is a serial killer" thing, we make an appearance at "is that guy at the bar actually an alien or just a hyper-intelligent dog?", and swing through "Hot Dorks and Humanized Snobs". Enjoy and have a good weekend! On Monday, it's time to see how much CA$H we made!
Mar 5, 2020
Minute 39: The Routine
In this episode, we discuss BEN'S FACE, the routine that the girls have obviously practiced, the difference between I Love Rock N Roll being sung by a man or being sung by a woman, who should be in a Joan Jett biopic, what song might have suited Britney better, and then thing that bugs James about this version of the song (go listen to Friday's Britney Mitney episode for more discussion about the song!).
Mar 4, 2020
Minute 38: Britney Spears Takes the Stage
Most of this episode is spent talking about the incongruity between the character that we've seen of Lucy so far in the movie and her performance prowess that we see demonstrated this week. It's a very good discussion and is the kind of conversation that I love about this show. Enjoy!
Mar 3, 2020
Minute 37: Hairaoke
In this episode, we talk about a guy in the crowd and James reveals JUST how little he knows about hair styling. That's basically it. I was there and I'm not sure how we made the conversation last as long as it did. But we did! Enjoy!
Mar 2, 2020
Minute 36: Thanks Kool Moe Dee
In this episode, we discuss lost time, what product did Kit put in her hand, and some possible deleted scenes. But MOSTLY we talk about Kool Moe Dee. He's in this movie. Don't know Kool Moe Dee? You will.
Feb 28, 2020
The Britney Mitney: Episode 5 - I Love Rock n Roll
In an almost unprecedented bit of synchronicity (join us next week to see how great it was), Max and Alex close out The Britney Mitney with a discussion of Britney's cover of Joan Jett's cover of The Arrows' song "I Love Rock n Roll". What influenced the sound? And, as always, does. it. slap?
Feb 27, 2020
The Britney Mitney: Episode 4 - ...Baby One More Time
In this penultimate episode of everyone's favorite podcast to appear on this feed, Alex and Max are back to talk about Britney's breakthrough hit "...Baby One More Time". Along the way, they'll learn a little about the Britney that might have been, the exploits of Alex when he hit unexpected stardom at an early age, and mostly, they'll learn a little about friendship (probably? i don't know. podcasting brings people closer. I'm going with that and you can't make me take it back.)
Feb 26, 2020
The Britney Mitney: Episode 3 - Oops...I Did It Again
Max and Alex....have done it again. They are back with another episode of The Britney Mitney. This time, they're talking about "Oops...I Did It Again". BRITNEY ON MARS.
Feb 25, 2020
The Britney Mitney: Episode 2 - Toxic
Alex and Max are back! And they're talking about the Sexy Murder Flight Attendant Spy music video for the all-time classic from 2003, "Toxic". If you are listening to this 1000's of years in the future, please drop us a line @crossroads_min!
Feb 24, 2020
The Britney Mitney: Episode 1 - Womanizer
In the debut episode of the Crossroads Minute Scavengers Scramble podcast, The Britney Mitney, Max (Fanonball, Insanely Haunted, Myth Takes) and Alex (Journey Under 30, Feels and Variations, Myth Takes) discuss Ms. Spears's 2008 hit "Womanizer", in which the grand Britney Multiverse is finally unveiled. Stay tuned all week as they venture back in time through her videos
Feb 21, 2020
Minute 35: Shoe Knew?
It appears that Mimi’s idea is a karaoke contest. She really wants the three of them to just put aside the beef and do this thing, so they…swap shoes, maybe? Lucy looks more nerdy-virginal than she ever has before, but Mimi’s fringes beaded shirt is cute. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Feb 20, 2020
Minute 34: We Still Have People We Haven’t .
Lucy doesn’t know how phones work, and Mimi never asks anyone for anything. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Feb 19, 2020
Minute 33: Lucy…Loves…Louisiana? …and…Los Angeles?
It’s a light minute today. Lucy is right again, and Mimi has an idea. Plus, a Special Announcement! Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Feb 18, 2020
Minute 32: Chekhov's Fist
Does someone get punched? WE DON’T KNOW YET! Kit continues to be just the worst, and Shonda Rhimes and/or Zoe Saldana don’t know how words work. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Feb 17, 2020
Minute 31: Thank You, Cell Phones
Erin is sucking on a cough drop throughout this episode, sorry if it’s annoying but it’s less annoying than listening to her cough. Neither of us really knew much about cars at the top of this episode, but James fixed that problem for us. He’s a regular Marisa Tomei, our James. We marvel over the fact that 1973 was 30 years prior to this movie, and almost FIFTY years prior to now; also, that there was ever a time without cell phones. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Feb 14, 2020
Minute 30: Storytime
In this episode, James apparently felt like telling some stories related to the plot. There are 3 separate stories in this episode, but don't worry! They have to do with 2 of the 3 plot points. What happens in this minute: someone gets hung up on, someone gets shut down, and there's a violent breakdown.
Feb 13, 2020
Minute 29: Haunted Doll Smock(ing)
In this episode, we end the grocery story scene on a sour note and then Lucy calls Pop from a....pay....phone? And we spend half the episode breaking down THAT conversation. Ugh. Still gets me tense, thinking about how this minute ends. This is James, by the way. Enjoy!
Feb 12, 2020
Minute 28: Cheetos Aren't Chips
This episode mostly takes place in a grocery store. There is some chip eating, some shade throwing, and some genuine baby-kicking-feeling! But the main thing you have to decide is: If Cheetos aren't chips, what are they?
Feb 11, 2020
Minute 27: "Sexin'" is a Hard Limit
In this episode, the girls check on if Ben looks like a serial killer, Mimi reveals where she knows him from, he's super awkward with Lucy, and James has a frustrating time on the Internet.
Feb 10, 2020
Minute 26: The Flashing Toothbrush
This episode is about a minute that takes place entirely in the bathroom. We discuss plumbing, a toothbrush (that shouldn't have even been there in the first place) that keeps disappearing, the history of a totally organic experience, and questions that are traps.
Feb 7, 2020
Minute 25: Backstory, Contemplation, and Sawing Logs
Ben and Lucy have a bit of a chat about why he’s headed to LA, while Kit eavesdrops and contemplates her life choices. Mimi, we assume, is asleep, but the filmmakers didn’t think it was important to show us that so for all we know she could be getting ice, hanging out with the hotel clerk watching TV, or maybe she’s taken up roller derby. Who can say. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Feb 6, 2020
Minute 24: Road Trip Math!
Lucy does some VERY quick mental math. Erin takes a little bit longer, uses multiple post-it notes, and lists more than one website to reach ultimately the same conclusion as Lucy does—they can’t afford this road trip. And what do you do when you’re on a trip you can’t afford? You get a hotel room, of course! Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Feb 5, 2020
Minute 23: Alabama Is Forever
Ben finds either one radio station that loves The Cult and last allllllll the way across Alabama, OR he finds TWO stations that love this one specific song by The Cult. Also he knows where Alabama has fields. Kit has expenses and they MAKE no SENSE. We're gonna spoil you a tiny bit on tomorrow's minute by discussing something that occurs in it, but that's okay, because trust us, tomorrow's minute is PLENTY FULL even without our discussion on whether or not Britney has ever been awkward around a boy. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Feb 4, 2020
Minute 22: Bye Bye Bye
This movie was filmed when Britney was dating Justin Timberlake, so it should surprise no one that N*Sync is on the radio, so James tells us some (in at least one case, surprising!) facts about N*Sync. Then we talk about some other boy bands, including the best boy band that didn’t actually exist, Du Jour. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Feb 3, 2020
Minute 21: It Must Be Nice to Have Money and Spite
Our protagonists stop at a gas station that prominently features a Pepsi machine, so James researches Pepsi. The “We Will Rock You” Pepsi ad can be found here: https://youtu.be/W7jkygJ_QNo Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Jan 31, 2020
Minute 20: Baggage
In this episode, we discuss a Meet Cute (and talk about the movie Frozen), a song by Lit (and talk about the movie Out Cold), and then we talk about wearing a bucket hat in a convertible (and talk about the movie Spanglish)!
Jan 30, 2020
Minute 19: Food is in the...Morgue(?)
In this episode, we discuss the layout of Lucy's house, what it means to be skanky, and the rules of "shotgun"! Also, we decipher a note!...kind of.
Jan 29, 2020
Minute 18: Momologuing
This episode is a short one because not a WHOLE lot happens, but we have a very good discussion about Pop's weird emotional projecting. Then we talk a little about a certain type of tree and how quickly the sun seems to come up in Georgia.
Jan 28, 2020
Minute 17: Santa Jaws is Coming to Town
In this episode, we discuss an unnamed customer, Kit's typical teenage behavior, and what exactly has Pop lined up for Lucy at the hospital? And that's pretty much it! As you can see, we give careful consideration to all topics involved. Enjoy!
Jan 27, 2020
Minute 16: Skull & Crossroads
In this episode, we talk about Mimi's not so great idea to go across the country with some guy and inviting Lucy and Kit along. The handle telling her that it's a bad idea in two different ways. This leads to a discussion about the level of friendship that exists between them. It's a fairly short episode, but don't you fret: This week is going to be bonkers.
Jan 24, 2020
Minute 15: This Movie is Set in the Future
Kit continues to be the worst, and Mimi offers up the plot of the movie on a handy piece of paper! Brokeback Mountain comes up for the second time this week, around the 8 minute mark, which is also when we pretty much stop talking about Crossroads in any substantial way. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Jan 23, 2020
Minute 14: Mimiry
We jump through some hoops to explain why and/or how Lucy has gotten her hands on a shovel. James goes down a Barbie rabbit hole and cracks a pun that is just the worst. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Jan 22, 2020
Minute 13: The Friend Zone
Is “the friend zone” a bad place to be, or is it a perfectly good place to be that maybe isn’t what you had initially hoped for and that’s totally fine? James tells about a new actor, whose character DEFINITELY deserves to get punched, and not just for having truly bad hair. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Jan 21, 2020
Minute 12: Something Something Clunky
Virginity is a social construct, but boy does Henry want to get rid of his. He’s got a list. It’s got reasons on it. Some of them are even adjacent to good reasons to have sex. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Jan 20, 2020
Minute 11: Ugh, the Blue Balls.
Britney’s hair looks incredible, inciting James to commit a murder. We talk about boobs a LOT. It’s a…titillating conversation. Julie Andrews on Graham Norton (it’s relevant, trust us): https://youtu.be/4AovoWQ2xwc Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Jan 17, 2020
Minute 10: The Scrawny Personality of a Very Dusty Boy
In this episode, we discuss Kit's awful friends and why maybe what they're saying to her about Dylan isn't SO messed up (but it still is), then we mostly discuss one of the best scenes in the whole movie. Justin Long with his surprising abs, Britney Spears wasn't told to be awkward, and clouds and clouds of talcum powder fill the air. Also, a "James and Erin discuss movies by the minute" first: underwear description!
Jan 16, 2020
Minute 9: Bowling For Anson Mount
In this short episode, we meet the band playing prom, their lead singer, and the guy that's filling in on guitar. We also get some EXPOSITION and do some speculating on how Kit's fiance afforded her engagement ring.
Jan 15, 2020
Minute 8: Fistfuls of Glitter
We spend this episode mostly trying to figure out what this dance is, with a brief digression into what this hotel is. It's like watching a murder mystery. Do we solve the case? We do not. Enjoy!
Jan 14, 2020
Minute 7: It's Valedictorian and I Helped!
In this episode, we talk about one scene and we didn't expect to talk about it for very long but then we did. It's a good episode. We found ways to empathize with both people in the scene even though we didn't think we would be able to do that at the outset.
Jan 13, 2020
Minute 6: "Lucy Basket. Nice to Meet You!"
In this episode, we meet the actress that plays Lucy's....teacher?....principal? Then we discuss how unfair "Pop" is being. How Lucy needs to connect some dots for the audience vis-à-vis her relationship with "Pop", and then James took a really dumb note that was just dumb. Finally, it is clearly only our second week of recording because we got our sign off wrong. Enjoy!
Jan 10, 2020
Minute 5: You’re Such a Virgin, You Ran Into Me
Virginity is not an insult unless you’re in a teen romcom, when it’s apparently the WORST insult. We meet a LOT of new actors in this minute so buckle up for an IMDB dump (but it doesn’t feel like an info dump, there’s *flavor text* in between IMDB updates). Multiple cast members have been in truly awful horror movies. We possibly put more thought into this minute and what it all means than the actual writer did. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Jan 9, 2020
Minute 4: Toes Do Look Like Fries?
James WILDLY mishears the final line of the minute. We get a lot of very heavy-handed exposition crammed into a short scene, Dan Aykroyd is Dan Aykroyd, and Erin loves Justin Long. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Jan 8, 2020
Minute 3: Cornflakes Are Not a Bedroom Food
Most of this minute feels like no one involved has ever BEEN a teenage girl, but has seen a lot of movies ABOUT teenage girls (also made by people who have never been teenage girls). We discuss interior decorating, and James explains how self-titled albums are named. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Jan 7, 2020
Minute 2: “All That” is the New “Roundhouse”
We meet our protagonists as they dig a hole, put their dreams in it, and bury them for 8 years, never to be thought of again. Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Jan 6, 2020
Minute 1: Just a Bunch of Logos
In this first minute, we see a whooooole bunch of production company logos, and James puts on his Research Hat. The movie hasn't even STARTED yet and already we can talk for 17 minutes about it, so we're off to an excellent start. Theme music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Jan 1, 2020
Minute 0: Britney Spears Made a Movie?!
We prepare you for this new show by doing a number of things: First, a transitional note from James that will not surprise anyone who listened to Newsies Minute. But James trills his "three" words and that MIGHT surprise you. James implies that 1982 is the sequel to 1981. Then, a preview of 2020 and what we're excited about (Spoiler: The Year of Women). Finally a bit of our background on the movie, with a timeline contextualization of Britney (the album), Crossroads, In the Zone, The Famous MTV Video Music Awards show, Britney and Madonna on "Me Against the Music", and Britney's relationship with Justin Timberlake thrown in there in the middle. This ought to really wet your whistle for the show, which starts next week on Monday! Theme Music: “Crunky” by Freedom Trail Studio
Dec 30, 2019
Hey, everyone! James and Erin are back with a new by-the-minute movie podcast. Join them on an every-weekday audio roadtrip from Georgia to LA as they rewatch 2002's "Crossroads", starring Britney Spears, one minute at a time. Music from https://filmmusic.io "Sunshine (version 2)" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)