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Weekly discussion of the culture we all love to love. Join host Guy Branum and panelists Wynter Mitchell, Karen Tongson, and Margaret Wappler for smart, funny and sometimes sweary chat about everything great in entertainment. Combining comic, journalistic, academic and digital media expertise, the Pop Rocket team will keep you up-to-date on what's most exciting in pop culture.
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Ep. 220 - Killing Eve & the Asian Woman with Amazing Hair
**ANNOUNCEMENT: The nomination process is now open for the next Pop Rocket Seal of Approval. This quarter we’re looking for veterans with a large body of work who have been underappreciated and haven’t received the acclaim that their body of work and stellar character deserve. If you want to submit a name, you must call and leave a message on Guy’s mom’s voicemail to tell us who you’d like to nominate and why. That number is: 530-237-4108** This week we’re joined by food writer Tien Nguyen whose love of food is only rivaled by her admiration of Sandra Oh, an Asian woman with amazing hair. We talk about Oh, her hair and why Killing Eve is killing it for the panel. Why is this show unlike any other in the spy genre? The panel has a lot of insight on this. Also, Wynter admits she was wrong for not embracing the show sooner. All Abouts Karen: Survivor Season 38: Edge of Extinction Wynter: Wynter is all about Joe Bob Brigg’s show The Last Drive-In on Shudder Tien: Kim-Joy’s new cookbook Baking with Kim-Joy   That's My Jam Karen: Weyes Blood’s “A Lot’s Gonna Change” Wynter: Moon Boots - Keep the Faith Tien: Aretha Franklin - Jumpin’ Jack Flash With Karen Tongson, , Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, Tien Nguyen 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 our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter. If you haven't already, follow us on Instagram. Produced and edited by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.
Ep 219 - 1991 in Music
Take a trip down memory lane with Wynter, Karen and Margaret as they revisit 1991 in music. If you’ve ever been curious what song was playing when Karen experienced her first same sex kiss, tune in. If you grew up in the nineties, this episode will bring you back to that moment in time. If you spent your formative years in the aughts, and want to experience the 90s vicariously through Pop Rocket, the panel goes into great detail about what makes 1991 such a pivotal epoch, giving us grunge, new jack swing, schmaltzy ballads and music fans that could embrace Nirvana, Boys II Men, C+C Music Factory and REM at once. As an added bonus, we created a Pop Rocket 1991 Mixtape that you can listen to on Spotify. All Abouts Margaret is on thatPen15 tip, and reliving those awkward middle school years via Maya and Anna Karen is all about the season three episode of This Is Us, entitled R & B Wynter has fallen hard for Celine Dion after attending an event with the Québécoise chanteuse to promote her new album and tour That's My Jam Karen: Cathy Dennis - Too Many Walls Wynter: Tame Impala - Patience Margaret: Billie Eilish - Bad Guy 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 our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter. If you haven't already, follow us on Instagram. Produced and edited by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Ep 219 - 1991 in Music

2019-04-0500:59:21

Ep 218 - Jordan Peele’s Us
Pop Rocket’s come early this week! Alonso Duralde guest hosts for this, our second week of the MaxFunDrive. The deadline for supporting this show is fast upon us, so if you haven’t yet become a new or upgrading member, do it now! Go to our donation page. You can donate while listening to this special Thursday edition of the show. This episode has something for everyone--sapphic sisters, metal heads, Hallmark Channel enthusiasts and, of course, horror buffs. One note of caution: There are spoilers, so if you haven’t yet seen Us, and you want to see it before learning about any of its twists and turns, you should skip the discussion. If you HAVE seen it, brace yourself for the in-depth discussion. Does this movie live up to its hype? Is the symbolism in the movie effective? Why does Wynter think she has to watch it again? These questions, and more, will be answered. All Abouts Margaret is all about Amanda Deibert's defense of Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill, in response to a negative article in Jezebel Karen is all about Scary Spice Mel B's confession that she hooked up with Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell Alonso is all about Hallmark hiring the hosts of the Hallmark podcast The Bubbly Sesh Wynter is all about the Netflix Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt That's My Jam Margaret: James Blake - Power On Karen: Mel C. and Northern Star (feat. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes) - Never Be the Same Again Alonso: XTC - The Wheel and the Maypole Wynter: Lil Nas X - Old Town Road
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