Pop culture discussion with Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson
Ep. 216 - Lady Vengeance: From Bobbit and Beyond
In honor of Women’s History Month, the panel lives vicariously through women who sought revenge, from Lorena Gallo (formerly Bobbit), to Thelma & Louise. They touch on their favorite films centered around women seeking revenge...or, perhaps more accurately, justice. All Abouts Margaret:Uncover: Escaping NXIVM Karen: “Operation Varsity Blues”, aka thecollege admissions scandal Wynter:Free Solo Guy:Zumbo’s Just Desserts That's My Jam Margaret:Pistol Annies - Got My Name Changed Back Guy:Carly Rae Jepsen - Now That I Found You Wynter:Work - Charlotte Day Wilson Karen:Cate le Bon’s - I Just Wanna Be Good WithGuy Branum,Karen Tongson,Margaret Wappler,Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh Did you know that you can now call and leave voicemails for the show? You can! If you want to comment on an episode, give us any feedback or just call to get advice from a panel member, the number is: (530) 237-4108 You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in ourFacebook groupor via@P...
Ep. 215 - Dame Angela Lansbury with April Wolfe and S.A. Smythe
When she was 17, Dame Angela Lansbury quit her job at a department store to take a part in a movie, as 17-year-olds are wont to do. She played a young maid to Ingrid Bergman’s character in Gaslight, a film that garnered seven Oscar nominations and two wins, including one for Best Actress for Bergman. It’s the typical tale of a young actress trying to make it big and having to struggle, role after role after role after role, to hold her own on screen with the most celebrated actors in the world, on Oscar-winning film after Oscar-winning film. She’s now 93 years old and has been in the business for nearly eight decades, dominating the big screen, the small screen and the stage. For this episode of Pop Rocket, we felt it important to give Dame Lansbury’s career a discussion worthy of the legend that she is, and we couldn’t do it by ourselves. We needed to bring in the biggest Fangelas we could find outside of her immediate family: April Wolfe and S.A. Smythe, two individuals that get positively giddy noting which Murder She Wrote episodes comment on on colonialism and the prison industrial complex. You guys, this is such a great episode, and that’s not even including everyone’s All Abouts!
Ep. 214 - We Marie-Kondo the Oscars w/ Matt Rogers
Matt Rogers joins us to help tidy up the Oscars. The 91-year-old institution has gotten a bit cluttered, so the Pop Rocket panel applies the KonMari Method to the Academy Awards. We’ll keep everything that sparks joy, and the rest will be dropped off at an Out of the Closet in a Hefty bag. Will the short film and animated short categories survive? What about song and dance numbers? Find out. Let us know if you agree with the panel, or take issue by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below. All Abouts Guy remembers his friend and beloved comedianBrody Stevens, who died by suicide last week. Wynter is all aboutKind Hearts & Coronets. Margaret wants everyone to take a moment to appreciate actress and wordsmith Dame Emma Thompson for her recentletter to Skydancedetailing why she will not work with John Lasseter. Karen Tongson is NOT about the speculation that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are boffing. And for everyone going gaga over their duet, she reminds us of another live...
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