The Radice Files — Episode 173: ”Had enough…Just listen to the music.”

Frank Radice
5 min readSep 29, 2021


The Senate military hearings had me throwing things at my TV. In fact, all of the Capitol Hill shenanigans have me doing that as well. I’d be much happier just listening to the music, so I did. Oh, and by the way, the new James Bond kills. Gotta IMAX it.

IPG calls out Facebook & YouTube for brand-damaging and ‘inconsistent’ misinformation policies | The Drum

A new report from IPG Mediabrands and Magna has delved into the scale of misinformation on social networks and where brands are most at risk. Here’s what you need to know.

‘No Time to Die’ Slays Early Critics: ‘The Wait Was Worth It’TheWrap

25th 007 film and Daniel Craig’s fifth and final turn opens in U.S. theaters Oct. 8

World’s largest IMAX opens with No Time to Die — TVBEurope

Screen is wider than a Boeing 737 and weighs more than 500 pounds

Rami Malek says he ‘dropped lines’ acting opposite Daniel Craig as James Bond because he was so intimidated

In “No Time To Die” — Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond — Rami Malek plays the supervillain, Safin.

‘Law & Order’ Revived By NBC For Season 21 From Dick Wolf & Rick Eid — Deadline

Eleven and a half years after NBC abruptly canceled Law & Order, denying its shot at making TV history, the network is bringing back Dick Wolf’s Emmy-winning series for a new season, its 21st. NBC has greenlighted a new installment of Law & Order, from Wolf and writer-showrunner Rick Eid, which will continue the classic…

Astro: Amazon reveals robot Alexa that can drive around your house | The Independent

Amazon has revealed ‘Astro’, an Alexa-powered robot that can drive around people’s houses.

YouTube TV Has Surpassed 4 Million Subscribers … and Hulu as the Biggest vMVPD, Analyst Says | Next TV

Google is now the biggest virtual pay TV operator, declares Richard Greenfield, who also has some theories as to why Comcast and NBCUniversal are picking a fight with it

TikTok Wants More Ad Dollars, and It Has a New Plan to Get Them — The New York Times

In a quest for more revenue, the app known for short videos is trying to make it easier to match its stars with brands.

Netflix acquires its first game studio in deal with Oxenfree creator Night School Studio | VentureBeat

Netflix has acquired its first game studio with the acquisition of Oxenfree creator Night School Studio. The purchase price wasn’t disclosed.

Industry Board Calls for Content-Based ‘TV Ratings’ for Streaming Services | Broadcasting+Cable

An industry-created content ratings oversight board whose members include major studios and networks is recommending that streaming services adopt TV’s age-based ratings system.

Ozy Media CEO Carlos Watson Exits as Host of News and Doc EmmysTheWrap

Move comes after New York Times exposé of Ozy’s operations

The better, smarter way to rebuild ad tech’s house of cards | Ad Age

With data deprecation, marketers need a robust analytics framework that is not dependent on mined data. A commercial mix system is proving to be the most effective.

‘SNL’ Director Don Roy King to Retire; ‘Ellen’ Show’s Liz Patrick Will Replace HimTheWrap

“Saturday Night Live” Season 47 premieres this weekend with host Owen Wilson

ViacomCBS Turns to VideoAmp as Ad Currency Alternative to Nielsen | Broadcasting+Cable

ViacomCBS said it will be using an alternative currency from VideoAmp to plan, transact and measure national media campaigns, a role for years monopolized by Nielsen.

Squid Game on Netflix: How to watch the disturbing hit show, what to know — CNET

Innocent children’s games turn deadly in this Korean series that’s №1 on Netflix.

Rolling Stones review — a funky, heavy first show without Charlie Watts | The Rolling Stones | The Guardian

The Dome at America’s Center, St Louis, MissouriThe veteran rockers return to the road with an emotional tribute to their longtime drummer and a reinvigorated sense of purpose

100 days of GB News: Why this nasty channel was always going to be a chaotic and hateful mess | The Independent

Beyond the diva dramas at GB News, does anyone even know what the station is showing 100 days since its launch? Oliver Keens watched for a week and found a channel waiting to be steamrollered by Rupert Murdoch and Piers Morgan

46 Extremely Strange And Exceptionally Fascinating Facts About Each And Every US President

We should all aspire to be as cool as Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter.

This Is What The World Looked Like At The Dawn Of Photography

“I find the 19th century a particularly fascinating time in photography because it’s the absolute beginning.”

And finally…

Listen to the Music feat. Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers) | Playing For Change



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