This is Monica the Podcast, a 12 part deep dive into a private joke taken way too far, when two old friends -- Dan and Tracie -- wrote a musical based on the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal, conned Dan's composer brother into writing the score, got their Broadway level friends to perform it over and over in New York in the early 2000s, and accidentally ended up working on it for 5 years.
Episode 12: Money Can't Buy You Podcast27/06/2017 Duration: 01h09min
Our LOST SONGS SPECIAL! Really, a bunch of crap we couldn't fit into the first 11 episodes and a letter from Gloria Steinem. PLUS a tease of Season 2, our loving tribute to the vanity singles of the Real Housewives. Featuring the songs: Sweet Dreams Satisfied (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEXNwcIgURg) Taller Than the Washington Monument Never Let Them Wipe Away Your Smile Shiraz Love Me First (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDBNadjZbHI) Money Can't Buy You Class (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXj2ObSZy7Q)
Episode 11: What Does Garrison Keillor Smell Like?20/06/2017 Duration: 52min
Special guest Christine DiGiallonardo (of Prairie Home Companion and other Broadway efforts) stops by to talk about her role as Monica, which she played non-stop for five years. The moral of this episode is that you SHOULD go to a great amusement park that closed years ago, and that you should AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE a New York City hotel that's still very much open to the public. Featuring the song "Before There Was You."
Episode 10: So Much Epic06/06/2017 Duration: 29min
In 2003 we had no idea how to write the climax. In 2017, we had no idea how to talk about the climax. Unrelated, did you know that Tracie has birds living in her walls? Featuring songs featuring Hillary and a ventriloquist dummy, Ken and a beret, and birds living in Tracie's walls.
Episode 9: The Complex Apex23/05/2017 Duration: 41min
All the minor characters go go go as Vernon, George, and Janet tell their friends, significant others, and presidents: "We're Out." Also, collaboration is a terrible thing. Featuring the songs "We're Out" and "We're Out (Reprise)." BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PODCAST "THE LONELY PALETTE": www.thelonelypalette.com/
Episode 8: I Want to Eat My Car16/05/2017 Duration: 46min
Extremely special guest Adam Blau joins us to talk about the music! And eating his car. Featuring the songs "Access Denied," "Yes or No," and, of course, "I Want to Eat My Car." Learn more about Adam at http://adamblau.com/ and check out the Rarefied Air podcast at http://www.rarefiedairpod.com.
Episode 7: Monica Rodham Clinton09/05/2017 Duration: 31min
Monica pens a letter to frenemy Tori Spelling, while Dan and Tracie all but beg specialty yogurt brand Icelandic Provisions to be their first advertiser. Featuring the song "We're Great."
Episode 6: Not as Good as One Day More25/04/2017 Duration: 25min
A lengthy and unexpected tangent about Gennifer Flowers is followed by Tracie finding she's not as impressed by the Act One finale as she was expecting. Who is Miserables now? Featuring random live snippets of the songs "The Fault Lies Not With Me Alone" and "I Have Dreamed."
Episode 5: Criminally Criminal18/04/2017 Duration: 36min
Ken Starr, man. What a loser. But also a bad guy. But also a genius so evil he has the sixth sense to perceive he's appearing in a musical. But also he's bad at that. Ken Starr is the worst. Featuring the songs "We Spin," "Loser," and "Shakesperean Asides."
Episode 4: Whatcha Doin' Tonight11/04/2017 Duration: 37min
Monica shows up for the first time and promptly gets bullied by everyone she meets, so Dan and Tracie cut all of those characters out of the show to try and make her life nice. Unfortunately, they won't look at you twice if you try to stay nice. Featuring the songs "Nice," "I Don't Know Where I'm Going," and "Because I Care."
Episode 3: More Than Any Town Else04/04/2017 Duration: 43min
The songs start getting better and the play starts getting weirder. Here come the major players from Clinton history: George Stephanopoulos, Janet Reno, and legendary entertainer Tom Jones. Yes, that actually happened. Featuring the songs: "Tom Jones' London (I Love This Town)", "Things You Can't Imagine," and "Bill Clinton's DC (I Love This Town Reprise)."
Episode 2: Real Freaky, Man!28/03/2017 Duration: 27min
Bill and Hillary never really met in Arkansas, Bill and Vernon Jordan weren't really childhood friends, Hillary probably never burned a bra, and no one has ever said the words "freaky-deaky" this many times in less than 30 minutes. Featuring the songs: "Who Was That Freaky-Deaky Thing," "He He He," and "We're Freaky-Deaky and We're Falling in Love."
Episode 1: We Had Dreams15/03/2017 Duration: 31min
Dan and Tracie unearth fifteen year old demos and relive their experience writing the third or fourth most famous musical about a US president. They never thought they would talk about it again, but they also never thought the world would have a reason to miss the Clintons. Admit it: you finally miss the Clintons. Featuring the songs: "I Don't Know Where I'm Going," "I Got Dreams," "Tango with Desire," and the ever-popular "Greek Chorus #1."
Teaser15/03/2017 Duration: 02min
"Jesus, they're going to start talking about the musical again?" -- all of our friends