BFG Podcast #017: ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The White Lotus,’ and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Our editor and writers break down the week in culture

Here we are again, in Book and Film Globe podcast land! Editor-in-chief Neal Pollack has a bone to pick with Ted Lasso, and pick it he does! But first, Neal welcomes William Schwartz to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s curious interpretation of Cuban culture in ‘Vivo.’ Then Adam Hirschfelder takes time out of his busy, busy schedule to wonder why we need a second season of HBO’s ‘The White Lotus.’ Adam also hilariously states that critics are part of the “one percent,” probably because he hasn’t fully internalized our pay rates yet.

Finally, Scott Gold steps into the executioner’s chair, forced to listen to Neal Pollack rant about the ‘Ted Lasso’ Christmas episode to him for 12 minutes. Scott is a brave man. Brave than all of us, really.

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One thought on “BFG Podcast #017: ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The White Lotus,’ and Lin-Manuel Miranda

  • March 24, 2023 at 10:32 pm

    I’m not sure what bubble William lives in, but criticism of Miranda has existed since 2015, and pretty well documented.

    The guys just popular because people happen to enjoy his music along and that’s really about it.

    Also, can we as a society stop throwing the word woke around without actually understanding what it means?

    Hollywood throwing out films with quote unquote inclusiveness is not what woke means and it never was what it meant.


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