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S4E16: Loud Murmurs x UrbanCan: “In the Heights” — Glossy Dreams In A Disappearing Community

July 22, 2021 Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗 Season 4 Episode 16
Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
S4E16: Loud Murmurs x UrbanCan: “In the Heights” — Glossy Dreams In A Disappearing Community
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Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
S4E16: Loud Murmurs x UrbanCan: “In the Heights” — Glossy Dreams In A Disappearing Community
Jul 22, 2021 Season 4 Episode 16
Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗

In this episode, we talk about film "In the Heights" — a film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2008 Tony Award-winning musical — with our friends from podcast 城市罐头. We mused on a few galactic questions: What exactly is gentrification? Why should we care, and how do we understand it in a Chinese context? Is commercializing the culture of a community the way to protect it? Why does this film feel lacking in 2021? 

  • 02:53 Introduction to the film 
  • 07:21 What is gentrification, and why should we pay attention to it?
  • 14:00 Why is gentrification considered as a “foreign” concept to Chinese people?
  • 19:58 Gentrification in the context of Chinese urban development
  • 25:03 For a community struggling with gentrification, is commercializing its culture a feasible solution? 
  • 33:05 “Selective blackouts” and environmental racism
  • 38:55 How do you design a good community? Can you? 
  • 45:56 Is getting out of the ethnic enclave a symbol of progress? 
  • 48:15 The common pitfall of films adapted from musicals
  • 54:50 Casting controversy


Guests:Xiao Wang and Yao, hosts of 城市罐头 — A podcast about consumer culture, city life and urban planning.

Hosts: Diaodiao, Izzy, Ina

Edited by: Valerie Chen

Please consider supporting us on Patreon (in USD, suitable for listeners who live in the U.S.): https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs


Please consider supporting us on Patreon (in RMB):

https://afdian.net/p/e0a54e82ebd111e9bd2d52540025c377


Please reach out to us at [email protected] for any business inquiries. 


【Listen to LMM】


Find Loud Murmurs in the iTunes podcast store, Google Play, Spotify, and wherever you listen to podcasts (e.g. Pocket Casts, Overcast)! Please subscribe, enjoy, and feel free to drop us a note and leave us a review. 



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Show Notes

In this episode, we talk about film "In the Heights" — a film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2008 Tony Award-winning musical — with our friends from podcast 城市罐头. We mused on a few galactic questions: What exactly is gentrification? Why should we care, and how do we understand it in a Chinese context? Is commercializing the culture of a community the way to protect it? Why does this film feel lacking in 2021? 

  • 02:53 Introduction to the film 
  • 07:21 What is gentrification, and why should we pay attention to it?
  • 14:00 Why is gentrification considered as a “foreign” concept to Chinese people?
  • 19:58 Gentrification in the context of Chinese urban development
  • 25:03 For a community struggling with gentrification, is commercializing its culture a feasible solution? 
  • 33:05 “Selective blackouts” and environmental racism
  • 38:55 How do you design a good community? Can you? 
  • 45:56 Is getting out of the ethnic enclave a symbol of progress? 
  • 48:15 The common pitfall of films adapted from musicals
  • 54:50 Casting controversy


Guests:Xiao Wang and Yao, hosts of 城市罐头 — A podcast about consumer culture, city life and urban planning.

Hosts: Diaodiao, Izzy, Ina

Edited by: Valerie Chen

Please consider supporting us on Patreon (in USD, suitable for listeners who live in the U.S.): https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs


Please consider supporting us on Patreon (in RMB):

https://afdian.net/p/e0a54e82ebd111e9bd2d52540025c377


Please reach out to us at [email protected] for any business inquiries. 


【Listen to LMM】


Find Loud Murmurs in the iTunes podcast store, Google Play, Spotify, and wherever you listen to podcasts (e.g. Pocket Casts, Overcast)! Please subscribe, enjoy, and feel free to drop us a note and leave us a review. 



Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs)