This time of year can be tough for a lot of people – even Bill and Jaz need a little help with holiday cheer sometimes. Luckily, Scrooge is here to help bring a little magic – both yuletide AND theatrical. Emmy Award winning filmmaker Michael Haley chats with us about once again bringing Scrooge to life on stage, his own journey from hippie to Hollywood, and the wonder of live theater. He also reminisces about his friend, director Mike Nichols, who passed away last month.
Plus we get a visit from the disembodied voice of Bill’s bluetooth speaker. So magical!
Planning on catching a movie this weekend? We sit down with our pal and Hollywood correspondent Luke Bittel to discuss summer blockbusters: not just which ones are coming up, but the process behind making them, why so many movies suck these days, and why the industry is in trouble. We also talk about the Hollywood/Northampton connection, and its most recent result (this podcast was recorded BEFORE Mel’s most recent meltdowns, otherwise I’m sure we would have had a lot more to say about that).
Warning: this podcast contains spoilers. Rated R for language.
Montague resident Chris Martenson is a research scientist and former VP of a Fortune 300 company who thinks the next 20 years are going to look a lot different than the last 20. He’ll be speaking this Thursday at the Academy of Music about the intersection of energy, the economy, and the environment; and how community is key.