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Retrogrades #2: A not so ‘Hot Fuss’

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Chris Woodard
Graphic made in Canva by Chris Woodard

In the second episode of Retrogrades, podcast editor James Fife and managing editor Chris Woodard, revisit the single-driven debut album from The Killers, “Hot Fuss.” Fife and Woodard discuss “Mr. Brightside,” 80s-inspired pop rock and the struggles of creating catchy stadium-rocking tunes.

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Retrogrades examines a popular piece of media from around 20 years ago, and re-explores its content. The podcast reviews the content, provides context from the time of its release and dives into whether or not the content has aged well into the current zeitgeist.

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James Fife
James Fife, Podcast Editor
(he/him) James Fife joined The State Hornet in the Spring of 2021. He is a Film major graduating in Spring 2024.
Chris Woodard
Chris Woodard, Managing Editor
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Chris Woodard joined The State Hornet in 2022 as a third-year transfer student. He previously worked as the editor-in-chief of Cosumnes River College’s publication, The Connection. He is a Sacramento native and hopes to cover arts & entertainment after graduating in the spring of 2024.
 
Evan Patocka
Evan Patocka, Podcast Staffer
(he/him) Evan Patocka is a senior majoring in communication studies and minoring in journalism. A native of San Diego, he joined The State Hornet in fall 2023. He hopes to pursue a career in sports broadcasting.
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