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Poptarts
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"Poptarts" is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience.

Latest Episodes

Poptarts Episode 69: Penny Arcade!

EPenny Arcade is a true downtown N.Y.C. performance legend! She began her career as a teen actor in the 1960s at the avant-garde Playhouse of the Ridiculous, at the La Mama theater, and as one of Andy Warhol’s factory superstars before establishing herself as queen of the underground performance art scene. As a writer/director/ performer, feminism, intellectualism, and rebellion have always been at the forefront of her groundbreaking shows, which include Bitch Dyke FagHag Whore, Love Sex and Sanity, and Bad Reputation. In this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast, she gives us a hilarious and poignant look inside her five decades on the fabulous fringes of fame.

68 MIN2 d ago
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Poptarts Episode 69: Penny Arcade!

Poptarts Episode 68: Taxidermy Talk with Erin Derham!

ETaxidermy—it’s an art form that requires practitioners to be sculptors, biologists, and naturalists all at once. The blood-and-guts aspects of preserving animals for display have traditionally made taxidermy a male-dominated space. But women are making a mark in the field like never before. Helping us discuss the topic on this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast is documentary filmmaker Erin Derham, whose new film, Stuffed, takes a deep dive into the state of the art.

61 MIN2 w ago
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Poptarts Episode 68: Taxidermy Talk with Erin Derham!

Poptarts Episode 67: Michelle Tea!

EMichelle Tea has been a beloved author in feminist literary circles for over 20 years. Her books for grown-ups include Modern Tarot, Valencia, and Black Wave, she’s got a YA fantasy trilogy that includes Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, Girl at the Bottom of the Sea, and Castle on the River Vistula, and she’s now penning gorgeous astrology books for little ones. She’s written for Harper’s, The Believer, Artforum, Cosmopolitan, Lenny Letter, and Buzzfeed, she created Drag Queen Story Hour, and she founded the online parenting journal Mutha Magazine in 2013 after she and her wife welcomed a son. She is an Aquarius with a Leo rising and a Sagittarius moon and in this episode of BUST’s Poptarts Podcast, she opens up about queer parenting, politics, polyamory, and more!

57 MINOCT 18
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Poptarts Episode 67: Michelle Tea!

Poptarts Episode 66: Staceyann Chin!

EStaceyann Chin is a poet, actor, performing artist, and activist. Her 2009 memoir The Other Side of Paradise received critical acclaim, she was a co-writer and in the original cast of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and she’s written and performed four one-woman shows off-Broadway. She proudly identifies as Caribbean, Black, Asian, lesbian, a woman, and a resident of New York City, as well as a Jamaican national. And the first full-length collection of her poems, Crossfire: A Litany for Survival is out now. In this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast, she takes us inside her extraordinary immigrant’s journey and gives a performance of her work that will give you all the feminist chills.

60 MINOCT 6
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Poptarts Episode 66: Staceyann Chin!

Poptarts Episode 65: Wu-Tang's Secret Weapon—Sophia Chang!

EFor decades, Sophia Chang worked behind-the-scenes helping famous men advance their careers as a record exec, producer, and manager, including for the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, GZA, and ODB, A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D’Angelo. Her relationship with the Wu-Tang Clan led her to a transformational journey studying Shaolin kung-fu. And now, in her new Audible Original memoir, The Baddest Bitch In The Room, she shares all the lessons she learned in the trenches of the music business and reveals how she finally put her own talents center stage. In this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast she teaches us all how to boost our own inner bad bitch to make our dreams come true.

66 MINSEP 20
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Poptarts Episode 65: Wu-Tang's Secret Weapon—Sophia Chang!

Poptarts Episode 64: OMG CATS!!! With Kristen Sollee!

ESpend any time on social media and it will become abundantly clear that cats are a global obsession. But what is it about them that makes them pop cultural catnip? Why are women so deeply infatuated with felines and what does their popularity say about us as a culture? Helping us sort it all out on this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast is Kristen Sollée. Kristen is a writer, curator, and educator whose latest book, Cat Call: Reclaiming the Feral Feminine—is all about cat archetypes in culture, myth, and magic. Meow!

61 MINSEP 6
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Poptarts Episode 64: OMG CATS!!! With Kristen Sollee!

Poptarts Episode 63: Podcasting 101 with Kristen Meinzer!

EHave you ever thought about starting your own podcast? Millions of amateur broadcasters around the world already have! But it’s not easy to succeed. Which is why this episode’s guest, Kristen Meinzer—author of the new book, So You Want To Start A Podcast: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story and Building a Community That Will Listen—is here to show us all the ropes. Kristen is a friend of BUST and a true expert on this subject, so listen up and take notes!

61 MINAUG 23
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Poptarts Episode 63: Podcasting 101 with Kristen Meinzer!

Poptarts Episode 62: Margaret Cho!

EMargaret Cho does it all. She’s a true stand-up comedy pioneer, an actor, an author, a singer/songwriter, a podcaster, a designer, an activist, and an all-around inspiration to outsiders everywhere. Rolling Stone named her one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time and she’s been a friend of BUST since way back in 2000 when she graced the cover of our “Travel” issue. In this episode of BUST’s Poptarts Podcast, she reads Louis C.K. to filth, revisits her kerfuffle with Tilda Swinton, and discusses her status as a “bi-con” (iconic bisexual, natch). Miss it at your peril!

62 MINAUG 9
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Poptarts Episode 62: Margaret Cho!

Poptarts Episode 61: The Moth's Catherine Burns!

EThe Moth’s artistic director Catherine Burns has helped present thousands of true stories told live on stage without notes by both big time writers and regular folks with a knack for engaging audiences. More than 500 Moth events are produced each year in more than 30 cities, The Moth podcast is downloaded more than 61 million times a year, and the Moth Radio Hour is broadcast on over 500 radio stations worldwide. There are also three Moth books—all edited by Catherine Burns—and in this episode of Poptarts, she shares all her insider secrets to great storytelling!

60 MINJUL 26
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Poptarts Episode 61: The Moth's Catherine Burns!

Poptarts Episode 60: Graffiti Queen Claw Money!

EThrough the late 80s and early 90s, graffiti goddess Claudia “Claw Money” Gold was leaving her signature, a paw with three claws, all over New York City and you can still find her iconic tags all around the Lower East Side. After making her mark with graffiti, she became the fashion editor at Swindle Magazine and then broke out as a fashion designer in 2002, launching her own signature clothing line that later led to Claw Money collaborations with Calvin Klein, Marc Ecko, Rag & Bone, and Nike. Her gear has a huge celebrity following, including one-name-wonders like MIA, Kanye, and Rihanna. She’s an outlaw and a trendsetter and in this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast, she lets us into her secret world of spray paint.

66 MINJUL 13
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Poptarts Episode 60: Graffiti Queen Claw Money!

Latest Episodes

Poptarts Episode 69: Penny Arcade!

EPenny Arcade is a true downtown N.Y.C. performance legend! She began her career as a teen actor in the 1960s at the avant-garde Playhouse of the Ridiculous, at the La Mama theater, and as one of Andy Warhol’s factory superstars before establishing herself as queen of the underground performance art scene. As a writer/director/ performer, feminism, intellectualism, and rebellion have always been at the forefront of her groundbreaking shows, which include Bitch Dyke FagHag Whore, Love Sex and Sanity, and Bad Reputation. In this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast, she gives us a hilarious and poignant look inside her five decades on the fabulous fringes of fame.

68 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Poptarts Episode 69: Penny Arcade!

Poptarts Episode 68: Taxidermy Talk with Erin Derham!

ETaxidermy—it’s an art form that requires practitioners to be sculptors, biologists, and naturalists all at once. The blood-and-guts aspects of preserving animals for display have traditionally made taxidermy a male-dominated space. But women are making a mark in the field like never before. Helping us discuss the topic on this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast is documentary filmmaker Erin Derham, whose new film, Stuffed, takes a deep dive into the state of the art.

61 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Poptarts Episode 68: Taxidermy Talk with Erin Derham!

Poptarts Episode 67: Michelle Tea!

EMichelle Tea has been a beloved author in feminist literary circles for over 20 years. Her books for grown-ups include Modern Tarot, Valencia, and Black Wave, she’s got a YA fantasy trilogy that includes Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, Girl at the Bottom of the Sea, and Castle on the River Vistula, and she’s now penning gorgeous astrology books for little ones. She’s written for Harper’s, The Believer, Artforum, Cosmopolitan, Lenny Letter, and Buzzfeed, she created Drag Queen Story Hour, and she founded the online parenting journal Mutha Magazine in 2013 after she and her wife welcomed a son. She is an Aquarius with a Leo rising and a Sagittarius moon and in this episode of BUST’s Poptarts Podcast, she opens up about queer parenting, politics, polyamory, and more!

57 MINOCT 18
Comments
Poptarts Episode 67: Michelle Tea!

Poptarts Episode 66: Staceyann Chin!

EStaceyann Chin is a poet, actor, performing artist, and activist. Her 2009 memoir The Other Side of Paradise received critical acclaim, she was a co-writer and in the original cast of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and she’s written and performed four one-woman shows off-Broadway. She proudly identifies as Caribbean, Black, Asian, lesbian, a woman, and a resident of New York City, as well as a Jamaican national. And the first full-length collection of her poems, Crossfire: A Litany for Survival is out now. In this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast, she takes us inside her extraordinary immigrant’s journey and gives a performance of her work that will give you all the feminist chills.

60 MINOCT 6
Comments
Poptarts Episode 66: Staceyann Chin!

Poptarts Episode 65: Wu-Tang's Secret Weapon—Sophia Chang!

EFor decades, Sophia Chang worked behind-the-scenes helping famous men advance their careers as a record exec, producer, and manager, including for the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, GZA, and ODB, A Tribe Called Quest, Raphael Saadiq, and D’Angelo. Her relationship with the Wu-Tang Clan led her to a transformational journey studying Shaolin kung-fu. And now, in her new Audible Original memoir, The Baddest Bitch In The Room, she shares all the lessons she learned in the trenches of the music business and reveals how she finally put her own talents center stage. In this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast she teaches us all how to boost our own inner bad bitch to make our dreams come true.

66 MINSEP 20
Comments
Poptarts Episode 65: Wu-Tang's Secret Weapon—Sophia Chang!

Poptarts Episode 64: OMG CATS!!! With Kristen Sollee!

ESpend any time on social media and it will become abundantly clear that cats are a global obsession. But what is it about them that makes them pop cultural catnip? Why are women so deeply infatuated with felines and what does their popularity say about us as a culture? Helping us sort it all out on this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast is Kristen Sollée. Kristen is a writer, curator, and educator whose latest book, Cat Call: Reclaiming the Feral Feminine—is all about cat archetypes in culture, myth, and magic. Meow!

61 MINSEP 6
Comments
Poptarts Episode 64: OMG CATS!!! With Kristen Sollee!

Poptarts Episode 63: Podcasting 101 with Kristen Meinzer!

EHave you ever thought about starting your own podcast? Millions of amateur broadcasters around the world already have! But it’s not easy to succeed. Which is why this episode’s guest, Kristen Meinzer—author of the new book, So You Want To Start A Podcast: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story and Building a Community That Will Listen—is here to show us all the ropes. Kristen is a friend of BUST and a true expert on this subject, so listen up and take notes!

61 MINAUG 23
Comments
Poptarts Episode 63: Podcasting 101 with Kristen Meinzer!

Poptarts Episode 62: Margaret Cho!

EMargaret Cho does it all. She’s a true stand-up comedy pioneer, an actor, an author, a singer/songwriter, a podcaster, a designer, an activist, and an all-around inspiration to outsiders everywhere. Rolling Stone named her one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time and she’s been a friend of BUST since way back in 2000 when she graced the cover of our “Travel” issue. In this episode of BUST’s Poptarts Podcast, she reads Louis C.K. to filth, revisits her kerfuffle with Tilda Swinton, and discusses her status as a “bi-con” (iconic bisexual, natch). Miss it at your peril!

62 MINAUG 9
Comments
Poptarts Episode 62: Margaret Cho!

Poptarts Episode 61: The Moth's Catherine Burns!

EThe Moth’s artistic director Catherine Burns has helped present thousands of true stories told live on stage without notes by both big time writers and regular folks with a knack for engaging audiences. More than 500 Moth events are produced each year in more than 30 cities, The Moth podcast is downloaded more than 61 million times a year, and the Moth Radio Hour is broadcast on over 500 radio stations worldwide. There are also three Moth books—all edited by Catherine Burns—and in this episode of Poptarts, she shares all her insider secrets to great storytelling!

60 MINJUL 26
Comments
Poptarts Episode 61: The Moth's Catherine Burns!

Poptarts Episode 60: Graffiti Queen Claw Money!

EThrough the late 80s and early 90s, graffiti goddess Claudia “Claw Money” Gold was leaving her signature, a paw with three claws, all over New York City and you can still find her iconic tags all around the Lower East Side. After making her mark with graffiti, she became the fashion editor at Swindle Magazine and then broke out as a fashion designer in 2002, launching her own signature clothing line that later led to Claw Money collaborations with Calvin Klein, Marc Ecko, Rag & Bone, and Nike. Her gear has a huge celebrity following, including one-name-wonders like MIA, Kanye, and Rihanna. She’s an outlaw and a trendsetter and in this episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast, she lets us into her secret world of spray paint.

66 MINJUL 13
Comments
Poptarts Episode 60: Graffiti Queen Claw Money!
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