Episode 18

Published on:

9th Oct 2023

What Bands Did Tara Giancaspro Discover From Josh Schwartz's TV Series, The OC (2003-2007)?

Pop culture writer and songwriter, Tara Giancaspro, returns to the podcast to talk to Nicole and Ryan about Josh Schwartz's television series, The OC, which ran 4 seasons between 2003-2007 and launched the career of Schwartz (Chuck, Gossip Girl, Marvel's Runaways) and the many bands that were featured on the show. From Phantom Planet's iconic theme song, "California", to Seth Cohen's favorite band, Death Cab for Cutie, we try to cover as much of the music as possible, including the bands that played The Bait Shop.

Since The OC was so music heavy, we also discuss the show's soundtrack supervisor, Alexandra Patsavas, who it turns out, has been pretty busy the last 25 years or so. She's also responsible for the music in shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl, Mad Men, and Riverdale while also supervising for the Twilight and Hunger Games franchises.

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For More Information about Tara Giancaspro:

Website: https://substack.com/@taragiancaspro

IG: https://www.instagram.com/sweatylamarr/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sweatylamarr?lang=en

If you want to hear our previous episode with Tara, we covered Tarzan with her:


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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Nicole Barlow and Ryan Pak take a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, They discuss personal connections to the soundtrack, with a guest.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!