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The US100 team land in New York City, with Jarek, Brent, and Chris immediately exploring the story of artists behind US100’s opening track, California Dreamin’ by The Mamas & The Papas. 

As will become US100 podcast tradition, Chris offers his own lyrical interpretation of the song’s meaning while Jarek examines the history behind the song and the fate of the artists who helped to record it.

Where did The Mamas & The Papas come from? Who slept with who and why? What’s so important about the Virgin Islands? What is a Mugwump? How did Mama Cass get her expanded vocal range? Has Jarek had any joy sending out US100 membership certificates, and why does this very podcast recording make us a lot less confident of one Mama/Papa accepting theirs? 

Tune it to find out.