On Second Thought For Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oct 26, 2017

 

Atlanta is officially a soccer town. In its first season, Atlanta United broke MLS attendance records and made the playoffs. The team plays its first postseason game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Thursday night against the Columbus Crew. We talked with AU President Darren Eales about Georgia’s growing passion for what the rest of the world calls football.

The second season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” drops Friday. The Georgia-filmed show has a massive following, and the people behind the scenes play a vital role in this success. Taraja Ramsess is set decorator for the show. He’s been part of Georgia's film and television industry for years. On Second Thought regular Kalena Boller caughted up with him at his workshop in Atlanta, at work on set pieces for “Stranger Things.” This was recorded for the podcast, "The Credits."

 

When you hear singer and songwriter Ala.ni perform, you may be reminded of iconic artists like Billie Holiday and Judy Garland. The British-born, Paris-based artist was recently featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. She talked with us about her debut album, “You and I,” ahead of a performance in Atlanta this weekend.

 

We’ve been talking about gun violence in Georgia. An investigative report last year found there are an alarming number of guns stolen from cars in Atlanta. We talked with Brian Freskos, who reported the story for The Trace.

 

We talked with actor Bruce Campbell of the Evil Dead film and TV series. He’s in Atlanta this weekend for Walker Stalker Con.