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Jul 5, 2021

We go long this week to pore over all the shout horns, crotchy synth chords and late-80s affluence of what Mike Pace famously describes as Spago rock. Molly Lambert explains the Spago-adjacent music she and her brother have dubbed “Glass Bricks rock,” and the whole panel gets into what Wolfgang Puck and Spago as fantasy and reality meant to pop culture from the 1980s onward. Wynter and Karen kick off the show by processing the homosocial episode of Dave, and explain why Apple TV’s Physical is more than a glossy journey through 1980s aerobics culture. 

Nuo-lingo reminds us we’re in a pandemic, and we leave you with a song in honor of the recently departed cultural critic, Lauren Berlant.