The Summer of 2004 at 20 is a weekly retrospective journey through American pop culture during May, June, July and August of 1993. Brandon Peters, The Wrap’s Scott Mendelson and We Live Entertainment/Out Now with Aaron and Abe’s Aaron Neuwirth take a weekend by weekend look at the films released during the summer as well as the news stories, television and music that rounded out the public’s lives as they lined the pockets of the box office to see these movies.

July 2-4, 2004: For one of the biggest movies we deliver one of the biggest episodes! 5 big movies that are full of sequels, stars, Oscar hopes and more! Spider-Man 2 isn’t the sole sequel here, Before Sunset delivers a part 2 as well. Willem Dafoe does double duty as he may only cameo as a nemesis in Spider-Man 2, but he’s a full time one for Robert Redford in The Clearing. There’s also an “America F*** Yeah!” kinda documentary from Disney. And Kevin Kline tries for De-Oscar in De-Lovely!

We’ll also be discussing the box office report, notable news stories, the top 10 Nielsen rated tv programs for the week and the top 10 of Ryan Seacrest’s weekly American top 40 from the week these films were released.

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Aaron Neuwirth is on Twitter @aaronsps4. Find his work on and on Out Now with Aaron & Abe (wherever podcasts are found).

More information and content available at “The Summer of 2004 at 20” and “News” themes featured in the episode are by Pres Maxson (@presmaxson).


The Brandon Peters Show will return Friday (7/5) with Troy Brownfield and the Dashboard Confessional music video for “Vindicated”



Brandon – Shure SM58-LC

Scott – Unknown Microphone (Recorded with Zoom)

Aaron – Blue Yeti (Recorded with Zoom)

Post Production

NCH Wavepad Masters Edition v8.38

NCH MixPad Masters v5.22

The Levelator 2

RUNTIME: 135 minutes

Brandon Peters

Brandon Peters

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