Pop culture discussion with Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson
Pop Rocket Ep - 208 Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Once again we’re firing on all cylinders this week! It’s an ultra-packed show covering everything fromThe Masked Singer,Surviving R. Kelly, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.and the need to move beyond moralistic posturing in critiquing comedy. The panel get into a lively discussion of Marie Kondo’sTidying Upon Netflix show. One panelist loves it, one panelist thinks it’s “sinister”, and a panelist named Guy is so obsessed with one of the families featured on the show he couldn’t stop talking about them. All Abouts Margaret shares her thoughts on the heartbreaking and disturbing six-part seriesSurviving R. Kelly Guy is all about the 1998 filmThe Opposite of Sex, and explains how Terry Gross’ recent conversation with Kevin Hart made him appreciate it more. Wynter is all about the M.I.A. documentary. And Karen loves the new reality singing competition showThe Masked Singer.
Pop Rocket Ep. 207 Highlights & Lowlights of The Golden Globes & Netflix’s Bandersnatch
The ENTIRE PANEL is back together for a jam-packed episode! They talk Golden Globes,Bandersnatchand react to some of the commercial jingles you beautiful listeners sang to us on the Pop Rocket voicemail line. All Abouts Wynter, fresh off a romantic holiday trip to Paris, is all about theLouis Vuitton Foundation's Basquiat exhibition Guy is all aboutCan You Ever Forgive Me Margaret is all aboutRegina King'sGolden Globes speech Karen thinks everyone should check out the new Aussie showInstant Hotelon Netflix That's My Jam Margaret:Sleater Kinney - Oh! Guy:Lizzo - Juice Karen:Mitski - Nobody Wynter: Listener Temple’s rendition of Attorney Hal Cook’s commercial jingle from Little Rock, Arkansas 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...
Pop Rocket Ep. 206 Pop Culture Resolutions for 2019
Guy Branum is back for our first episode of 2019! Sadly, Margaret couldn’t join us because #health and Wynter was busy being a jet setter. This week, the panelists share their pop culture resolutions for 2019, and own up to resolution fails from the past year. Writer and comedianTara Jepsenjoins us in studio and Guy is awed by the combined power of her and Karen’s “lesbian efficiency.” If you're curious about what Guy has been up to these past couple months, he catches us up. Spoiler alert (though not really): He consumed a lot of theater. In particular, he saw Matthew Lopez’s seven-hour, two-night playThe Inheritance, and had LOTS of opinions about it. From “learn more commercial jingles” to “master a new recipe a month,” the panel reveals an ambitious list of resolutions they may or may not be able to stick with for an entire year. All Abouts Karen is all aboutBird Boxthe new Netflix thriller starring Sandra Bullocks. Tara is all about hating abootleg recordingof a recent standup set by disgraced comedian Louis C.K.. Guy is all aboutThe Inheritanceby Matthew Lopez, which is loosely based onHoward's End. Call to Action Inspired by one panelist’s resolution to learn more commercial jingles, we are asking Rocketeers to call in and sing their favorite jingles on the Pop Rocket voicemail. We want to hear those jingles that will forever be lodged in your brain. That's My Jam Guy:Janet Jackson -Together Again Tara:Hey Jellie - Going Back Karen:Labi Siffre - Watch Me WithGuy Branum,Karen Tongson, andTara Jepsen. 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@PopRocketon Twitter. If you haven't already, follow us onInstagram. Produced byLaura SwisherforMaximumFun.org. Edited byShana Daloria.
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