Trial By Jury!

February 2, 2018

Jude was in a show againnnn!! We are celebrating by talking about it out loud live over the airwaves. The jury is NOT still out on Trial By Jury, a lesser known Gilbert and Sullivan one-act. AKA the verdict was that it's great. Also divergences into the Oscars, Podcast Corner, and other musical tidbits. 


Kiss Me, Kate!

December 4, 2017

Today Judith and Leah defend the first ever Tony award winner for best musical, Kiss me, Kate! It's a classic show within a show within a podcast scenario.


Plug for MIT's production which Judith is in!!


Chess PART DEUX and more rock musicals

August 15, 2017

Today we're talkin' chess again! Judith saw a production in her city of Boston, and who wouldn't want another opportunity to talk about our favorite '80s rock opera/musical about Cold War tensions and international Chess superstardom cowritten by two ABBA members! 

We figure out a little more of what's going on with the plot this time. But not too much. 

We also talk about Joe Iconis, a musical theater writer from NY, and his musical revue, The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree! 




Tony Awards Preshow 2017!

June 7, 2017

The Tony's are almost here, and WE. ARE. PUMPED! 

Predictions, some selections from the musicals, nothing about plays at all - this episode has everything you need to be prepared for the 2017 Tony Awards. 


Belle, Gaston, and the Great Comet of 1812

March 29, 2017

What do Waitress, the Great Comet, and Beauty and the Beast all have in common? I'm not sure, which is why it was so hard to find a name for this episode! (If you can find a connection, please please write in. There's got to be something. Maybe relating to pies?) 

Anyway, today's ep has some discussion of Waitress and Great Comet. Then, Judith and Leah are joined by special guest Dagney to discuss the live-action Beauty and the Beast! Hilarity ensues


It’s a Newsical!

February 24, 2017

Judith and Leah are talkin bout Newsies! Plus, some misheard lyrics, a tale of woe at Sunday in the Park with George, and Dear Evan Hansen


The Christmas Special

December 25, 2016

In this episode of IDOM, Judith and Leah wage their own private war on Christmas! Christmas musicals, that is! They ponder the question, "Are there any good Christmas musicals?" with not-so-surprising results. Grab your cookies and milk, curl up in front of a fire, and listen to some bad Christmas songs! 



December 16, 2016

Yarr! This be a scurvy episode, ripe with ye brackish sea. That's right, it has to do with PIRATES!! Pirates of Penzance, to be specific. Gilbert and Sullivan classic or annoying operetta that nobody should still listen to? FIND OUT now! We will fight to the death to defend it, because it's our duty, and we are slaves of duty. 


Flower Dumb Song

October 25, 2016

Is it still plagarism if Rodgers and Hammerstein rip off their own shows? How racist is Chop Suey? What exactly is a flower drum song? So many questions, so few answers on this episode of In Defense of Musicals! 


My Mom!!

September 2, 2016

Oh my mom! The girls are back with a new fresh ep. This time, they're defending a classic jukebox musical, Mamma Mia!! We've got Bjorn. We've got Lars? We've got the other two. We've got a movie version that is truly amazing, and a plot that is... yeah. Grab yer popcorn and get a-listenin!