The Choir Room: A Glee Podcast
McKinley High Hunger Games: A BrantSteele Simulation (with Mickie and Kikay @oocglee)

McKinley High Hunger Games: A BrantSteele Simulation (with Mickie and Kikay @oocglee)

January 16, 2021

May the odds be ever in your (favorite character's) favor. The reaping has come and gone and it's time to simulate a fictional season of the fictional Hunger Games with a cast of 24 characters from the Glee universe!

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We are joined for this simulation by Mickie and Kikay from Out of Context Glee on Twitter!

 

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Memories of Our Naya: A Birthday Celebration

Memories of Our Naya: A Birthday Celebration

January 12, 2021

On January 12, 1987, the beautiful, inspiring, wildly talented Naya Rivera was born. Today, January 12, 2021, we’re celebrating Naya’s birthday in a different way, honoring her with memories and stories submitted by listeners with clips and commentary along the way.

We miss Naya every day, as do many of you, and we hope this is able to bring a smile to your face as you listen along.

 

Listed below are all clips either used in the podcast or mentioned:

Tina Cohen-Chang (Part Two) – Character study & song rankings

Tina Cohen-Chang (Part Two) – Character study & song rankings

January 8, 2021

Next up in the character studies is the underrated, underutilized, and overall under-appreciated star of the show, Tina Cohen-Chang! In part two of our Tina deep-dive we'll be looking into her senior year and beyond from seasons 4 through 6.

At the end, we take all of Tina's featured songs and reveal the final rankings based on voting from both hosts as well as anyone who participated in the song surveys! For part one, you'll hear #1-9 of Tina's song rankings.

 

The 18 songs up for discussion in the rankings are:

Solos:

  • 1x04: Tonight
  • 1x11: True Colors
  • 2x17: I Follow Rivers
  • 3x20: Because Your Loved Me
  • 4x08: Gangnam Style
  • 4x11: I Don’t Know How To Love Him
  • 4x13: Hung Up
  • 6x12: I Kissed a Girl

Duets:

  • 2x04: Sing! (with Mike)
  • 2x09: Dog Days Are Over (with Mercedes)
  • 3x13: L-O-V-E (with Mike)
  • 3x20: Flashdance… What a Feeling! (with Rachel)
  • 5x09: Whenever I Call You Friend (with Artie)
  • 5x09: My Lovin’ (Ya Never Gonna Get It) (with Artie)
  • 6x03: So Far Away (with Quinn)

Group Features:

  • 2x21: Pure Imagination
  • 3x08: ABC
  • 5x11: More Than a Feeling

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Tina Cohen-Chang (Part One) – Character study & song rankings

Tina Cohen-Chang (Part One) – Character study & song rankings

January 8, 2021

Next up in the character studies is the underrated, underutilized, and overall under-appreciated star of the show, Tina Cohen-Chang! In part one of our Tina deep-dive we'll be looking into her time at McKinley from season 1 through 3.

At the end, we take all of Tina's featured songs and reveal the final rankings based on voting from both hosts as well as anyone who participated in the song surveys! For part one, you'll hear #10-18 of Tina's song rankings.

 

The 18 songs up for discussion in the rankings are:

Solos:

  • 1x04: Tonight
  • 1x11: True Colors
  • 2x17: I Follow Rivers
  • 3x20: Because Your Loved Me
  • 4x08: Gangnam Style
  • 4x11: I Don’t Know How To Love Him
  • 4x13: Hung Up
  • 6x12: I Kissed a Girl

Duets:

  • 2x04: Sing! (with Mike)
  • 2x09: Dog Days Are Over (with Mercedes)
  • 3x13: L-O-V-E (with Mike)
  • 3x20: Flashdance… What a Feeling! (with Rachel)
  • 5x09: Whenever I Call You Friend (with Artie)
  • 5x09: My Lovin’ (Ya Never Gonna Get It) (with Artie)
  • 6x03: So Far Away (with Quinn)

Group Features:

  • 2x21: Pure Imagination
  • 3x08: ABC
  • 5x11: More Than a Feeling

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Artie Abrams (Part Two) – Character study & song rankings

Artie Abrams (Part Two) – Character study & song rankings

January 8, 2021

We begin the new year with a character study of everyone's favorite (or least favorite) director, Artie Abrams! In part two of the Artie analysis, we'll be discussing his senior year at McKinley and his journey to NYC for college and beyond.

At the end, we take all of Artie's featured songs and reveal the final rankings based on voting from both hosts as well as anyone who participated in the song surveys! For part two, you'll hear #1-20 of Artie's song rankings.

 

The 39 songs up for discussion in the rankings are:

Solos:

  • 1x09: Dancing with Myself
  • 1x17: U Can’t Touch This
  • 1x19: Safety Dance
  • 1x19: Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 2x02: Stronger
  • 2x12: P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  • 2x19: Never Going Back Again
  • 2x20: Isn’t She Lovely?
  • 3x10: Moves Like Jagger/Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • 3x13: Let Me Love You
  • 4x10: Feliz Navidad
  • 4x21: For Once In My Life
  • 5x06: Honesty
  • 5x16: Addicted to Love
  • 6x08: Hey Ya!
  • 6x12: Pony

Duets:

  • 1x10: Lean On Me (with Mercedes)
  • 1x11: Hair/Crazy in Love (with Mercedes)
  • 2x01: Billionaire (with Sam)
  • 2x06: One Love/People Get Ready (with Puck)
  • 2x13: Somebody to Love (with Sam)
  • 2x22: My Cup (with Brittany)
  • 3x11: Scream (with Mike)
  • 3x15: I’m Still Standing (with Quinn)
  • 3x15: Up Up Up (with Quinn)
  • 4x02: Boys/Boyfriend (with Blaine)
  • 5x01: Drive My Car (with Kitty)
  • 5x01: You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (with Kitty)
  • 5x03: Fire and Rain (with Sam)
  • 5x09: Whenever I Call You Friend (with Tina)
  • 5x09: My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get it) (with Tina)
  • 5x14: Don’t Sleep in the Subway (with Rachel)
  • 5x16: Let’s Wait AWhile (with Mercedes)
  • 5x19: Werewolves of London (with Sam)
  • 6x08: At Last (with Mercedes)

Group Features:

  • 2x11: Thriller/Heads Will Roll
  • 2x14: Blame It (On The Alcohol)
  • 3x08: Control
  • 3x17: My Love is Your Love

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Article: That's Not How This Works: Glee's Artie Abrams

Artie Abrams (Part One) – Character study & song rankings

Artie Abrams (Part One) – Character study & song rankings

January 8, 2021

We begin the new year with a character study of everyone's favorite (or least favorite) director, Artie Abrams! In part one of the Artie analysis, we'll be discussing his time at McKinley High School from seasons 1 through 3.

At the end, we take all of Artie's featured songs and reveal the final rankings based on voting from both hosts as well as anyone who participated in the song surveys! For part one, you'll hear #21-39 of Artie's song rankings.

 

The 39 songs up for discussion in the rankings are:

Solos:

  • 1x09: Dancing with Myself
  • 1x17: U Can’t Touch This
  • 1x19: Safety Dance
  • 1x19: Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 2x02: Stronger
  • 2x12: P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  • 2x19: Never Going Back Again
  • 2x20: Isn’t She Lovely?
  • 3x10: Moves Like Jagger/Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • 3x13: Let Me Love You
  • 4x10: Feliz Navidad
  • 4x21: For Once In My Life
  • 5x06: Honesty
  • 5x16: Addicted to Love
  • 6x08: Hey Ya!
  • 6x12: Pony

Duets:

  • 1x10: Lean On Me (with Mercedes)
  • 1x11: Hair/Crazy in Love (with Mercedes)
  • 2x01: Billionaire (with Sam)
  • 2x06: One Love/People Get Ready (with Puck)
  • 2x13: Somebody to Love (with Sam)
  • 2x22: My Cup (with Brittany)
  • 3x11: Scream (with Mike)
  • 3x15: I’m Still Standing (with Quinn)
  • 3x15: Up Up Up (with Quinn)
  • 4x02: Boys/Boyfriend (with Blaine)
  • 5x01: Drive My Car (with Kitty)
  • 5x01: You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (with Kitty)
  • 5x03: Fire and Rain (with Sam)
  • 5x09: Whenever I Call You Friend (with Tina)
  • 5x09: My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get it) (with Tina)
  • 5x14: Don’t Sleep in the Subway (with Rachel)
  • 5x16: Let’s Wait AWhile (with Mercedes)
  • 5x19: Werewolves of London (with Sam)
  • 6x08: At Last (with Mercedes)

Group Features:

  • 2x11: Thriller/Heads Will Roll
  • 2x14: Blame It (On The Alcohol)
  • 3x08: Control
  • 3x17: My Love is Your Love

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Bye Bye Bye, 2020

Bye Bye Bye, 2020

December 30, 2020

Matt and Aman separate for the week to talk directly to YOU rather than to each other. It's time to sign off on 2020 and look ahead to better days in 2021 for both the world and here in The Choir Room.

Previously Unaired Choir Room – Glee Christmas rewatch part 4

Previously Unaired Choir Room – Glee Christmas rewatch part 4

December 22, 2020

Hi, we're America's Matt and Aman. In December of 2019, from the comfort of our own homes, the hosts of The Choir Room recorded a Christmas episode recap. Upon viewing the director's cut, listeners recoiled in horror, then locked the episode in a lead vault, where it languished for an entire year.

Okay fine. Not really. BUT for our last Christmas special re-rewatch, we're talking about the absurdity of this alternate timeline Glee Christmas while secretly wishing that we were there. After the recap we'll let you know our picks for our top 5 Glee holiday songs!

Today's episode is season 5's Previously Unaired Christmas.

We'll be joined all month long for the Christmas re-watch by our good friend Matt Geoghegan! (@mattyfresh24)

 

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The Choir Room, Actually – Glee Christmas rewatch part 3

The Choir Room, Actually – Glee Christmas rewatch part 3

December 19, 2020

Merry Christmas! Wanna get married, go ice skating in NYC, ride sidecar to LA on a motorcycle, then come back to Ohio to break into a friend’s house to leave them a tree and presents in their living room (all while being inspired by a dream you had about how life would be different if you weren’t in your high school’s Glee club?) Yeah, us too!

Today's Christmas episode is season 4's Glee, Actually.

We'll be joined all month long for the Christmas re-watch by our good friend Matt Geoghegan! (@mattyfresh24)

 

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Burt Hummel & Carole Hudson-Hummel – Character study & song rankings

Burt Hummel & Carole Hudson-Hummel – Character study & song rankings

December 18, 2020

Continuing our series of Glee character studies, next up are two characters widely considered to be the heart and soul of the show: Burt Hummel and Carole Hudson-Hummel! Without any songs to discuss, it still takes us over two hours to dissect the impact and legacy created by TV's greatest parents.

 

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