Episode 12

Published on:

12th Jun 2023

Why Did Rachel Brodsky (The In Sync Podcast, Stereogum Writer) Think That She Was Watching Her Mom in Dirty Dancing (1987)?

Pop culture writer, and host of The In Sync Podcast, Rachel Brodsky joins Ryan and Nicole to talk about the soundtrack to the 1987 film, Dirty Dancing. It’s one of the best selling soundtracks of all time and it features the Oscar and Grammy award winning hit (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life, which also topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks.

We Discuss:

Rachel growing up with the movie and the soundtrack and why the movie used to make her think about her mom’s family

How the soundtrack is a blend of 60s hits and very 80s sounding songs written for the film

Patrick Swayze - actor, dancer, and… singer?

Why does Time of My Life remind Ryan of his high school prom.

And More!

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About the Podcast

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.

Episodes are released on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

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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!