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Welcome to the Good Pop Culture Club. Join our hosts Marvin, Jess, and Hanh as they discuss the good pop that gets us through our days, including TV, movies, books, digital media, and more!
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Welcome to the launch of "Go Asian", Good Pop's reality TV recap segment is spinning off as a limited series of bonus episodes covering the new season of The Bachelorette, which feature's the series' first ever Asian American Bachelorette, Jenn Tran! On this episode, we welcome freelance writer, and fellow Professional Asian American, Teresa Tran (no relation) to recap the 2-hour premiere. Find out who won the entrances, and who gets our green and red flags? Join us each week as we follow Jenn's journey to find love and try our best to be happy for her!Follow this episode's hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousTeresa Tran - @teresatran__Follow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
It's just Marvin and Hanh this week to catch up on the latest Asian American entertainment news for our belated June edition of "Do We Want This?" On this episode, we check out the latest Academy member announcements, Manny Jacinto casting news, Netflix going in on BL content, and the latest on the next season of Beef!What's Popping? - A Quiet Place: Day OneThe AcolyteFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
Ultraman Rising

Ultraman Rising

2024-06-2854:32

Whoa, it's our 200th episode of Good Pop, thanks to everyone who've listened along with us these past 4 years! For this milestone episode, we're continuing our hot kaiju summer by checking out the new animated film on Netflix, Ultraman Rising, about a star baseball player who moonlights as a kaiju fighting superhero, and what happens when he finds himself becoming a single dad to a baby kaiju.What's Popping? - Loveboat Forever, Little Kitty Big City, Anno 1800Follow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
On this episode of Good Pop, we return once again to the alternate reality regency era social season to discuss the entirety of Bridgerton season 3 with our official spoilercast! Join us as we give our unfiltered (and maybe unhinged) thoughts and opinions on both this latest season, and the reaction to the ways that the show has diverged from the books.What's Popping? - Survivor, I Am: Celine Dion, Summer Games FestFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
Godzilla Minus One

Godzilla Minus One

2024-06-1401:12:52

On this episode of Good Pop, we revisit our old friend Godzilla who takes a break from his role as a Hollywood monkey punching action star to go back to his roots as a serious film actor in the Academy Award winning Godzilla Minus One, 2023's pseudo-reboot taking place in post-war Japan following the story of a tortured veteran and the giant radioactive lizard that just won't leave him alone. The film is available now to stream on Netflix, does it live up to the hype as good pop?What's Popping? - A Strange Loop, Inside Out 2, Field TripFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
On this episode of Good Pop, we kick off the summer blockbuster season with Furiosa, the latest installment in the Mad Max franchise (now with 100% less Mad Max)! But will this prequel / spinoff of the bombastic Fury Road be enough to reach good pop status?What's Popping? - Summer Jams 2024, Fuji Kaze, 888 Love and the Divine Burden of NumbersFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
Do We Want This - May 2024

Do We Want This - May 2024

2024-05-3001:08:46

On our May 2024 edition of Good Pop's monthly Asian American entertainment news roundup, "Do We Want This?" we close out Asian Month by discussing some of the latest TV series renewals, what's next for Godzilla x Kong, the latest Michelle Yeoh project, and more!What's Popping? - Abbott Elementary, Babes, Great American Baking Show S2, Top ChefFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1

Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1

2024-05-2301:11:43

On this episode, we return to the alternate history Regency England of Netflix's Bridgerton, which just released the first half of its third season, to follow the love story of fan favorite Penelope... and also Colin I guess. Will this steamy tale of friends becoming lovers live up to the hype to rise as good pop?What's Popping? - Girls5eva, Evil Does Not Exist, Kill Her Twice, Top ChefFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
The Wedding Banquet

The Wedding Banquet

2024-05-1701:16:35

On this episode of Good Pop, in honor of APAHM and the recently announced remake, we check out the classic Ang Lee romantic dramedy from 1993 THE WEDDING BANQUET. Does this 31 year old film about generational differences and family expectations hold up today as good pop? And if it does, what does that say about the Asian American films that have come out since? What's Popping? - Bridgerton, The Idea of You, Mother of the Bride, Frostpunk, Top ChefFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer

2024-05-1001:23:48

On this episode, we check out the new HBO series THE SYMPATHIZER, the prestige TV adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen's Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a North Vietnamese spy embedded in the South Vietnamese secret police, who is tasked with keeping tabs on his colleagues as they settle in America as refugees after the fall of Saigon. Along the way, he has to deal with microaggressions from all sides as he tries to reconcile his own identity as a spy, friend, and sometimes Hollywood consultant. What's Popping? - The Contestant, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, News Tower, Top ChefFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
On our April edition of Good Pop's monthly Asian American entertainment news roundup, "Do We Want This?" we discuss the new Crazy Rich Asians musical, the latest adaptation news, and Keanu Reeve's role in the next Sonic film!What's Popping? - Challengers, Bad Reindeer, VC Film Fest 2024, Top ChefFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
Monkey Man

Monkey Man

2024-04-2601:07:12

On this episode, we check out Dev Patel's directorial debut Monkey Man, an action revenge thriller about a man seeking vengeance on corrupt authorities for the death of his mother. But does Dev's new film make the cut as good pop, and more importantly, is this the start of Dev's action star era?What's Popping? - A Little to the Left, Bluey, Fallout, Top ChefFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
Good Pop is taking a break this week as our hosts catch up with some personal and professional matters, so to keep you company, we're dropping in the latest episode from fellow Potluck Pod Golden Hour, a podcast featuring Asian American music artists. If you like what you hear, make sure to follow and check out their other episodes at podcastpotluck.com/goldenhour---Today on the pod: Charlene and Dave share their first concert experiences. Then, they talk with Ashrita Kumar, the captivating frontperson of the punk band Pinkshift. Ashrita shares stories from their med school experience, the band’s pandemic-era origins and ascent, and how writing music brought them out of the darkest of days. Find Pinkshift’s newest EP Suraksha on Spotify. Find them on Instagram @pinkshiftmd.Follow Golden Hour on Instagram @goldenhourpod. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/goldenhourwithkaye/messagePart of the Potluck Podcast Collective
On this episode, the good pop crew (minus Hanh) checks out the new Monterverse team-up movie Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire, a film about kaijus fighting, buildings crashing, and the people around them that explain whats going on. We're here for the giant monster battle royale, but will it be enough to elevate this film to the level of good pop?What's Popping? - Bruce Springsteen, Shin Godzilla, Top ChefFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
3 Body Problem

3 Body Problem

2024-04-0501:13:21

On this episode of Good Pop we check out the new Netflix series 3 Body Problem, a hard science fiction epic about how humanity might with an impending invasion from a technologically superior civilization. So how does this western adaptation of Liu Cixin's seminal Chinese sci-fi novel turn out? Find out if it makes the grade as good pop!What's Popping? - Cowboy Carter, Who Killed the Video Star? The Story of MTV podcast, Relative Strangers by A.H. Kim, Top ChefFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
On our March edition of Good Pop's monthly Asian American entertainment news roundup, "Do We Want This?" we discuss the some of the latest casting and adaptation announcements featuring Asian American actors and stories, as well as the recent renewals and cancellations at Netflix. Also the return of Go Asian as the new Top Chef season kicks off!What's Popping? - Physical 100, Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop, Top ChefFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
Irish Wish

Irish Wish

2024-03-2249:27

On this episode of Good Pop, we observe St. Patrick's day by partaking in some Irish flavored Rom Com fun with the new Lindsay Lohan film on Netflix, Irish Wish, about a woman who has to deal with the consequences of a spontaneous wish come true. But the real question is whether this wish end up being good pop or not?What's Popping? - Eternal Sunshine/Deeper Well, Chicken Nugget, The Last BloodcarverFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
Shogun

Shogun

2024-03-1501:10:28

On this episode, we check out FX's new prestige historical drama Shogun, the latest adaptation of the 1975 novel by James Clavell about an English bloke in feudal Japan. Loosely based on real life historical figures and events, how does this newest adaptation approach the original's themes, and does it elevate the show to become good pop?What's Popping? - The Oscars, Royals Shenanigans, Unicorn Overlord (again)Follow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
On this episode of good pop, we check out the new Netflix Live Action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, a beloved fantasy adventure series about warriors who can control the elements fighting against imperialism in an Asian-inspired fantasy world (this time with more actual Asians). So has Netflix pulled off the impossible and created some good pop?What's Popping? - Dune Part 2, Nai Nai & Wai Po, Women of Good FortuneFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
It's just Marvin and Hanh today for our February edition of Good Pop's monthly Asian American entertainment news roundup, "Do We Want This?" Join us as we discuss the upcoming Moana sequel, K-Content coming to streamers, three Body competition, and a Naruto adaptation?What's Popping? - The Vince Staples Show, Avatar The Last AirbenderFollow our hosts:Marvin Yueh - @marvinyuehJess Ju - @jessjutweetsHanh Nguyen - @hanhonymousFollow the show and engage with us at @goodpopclubPart of the Potluck Podcast CollectiveProduced by HappyEcstatic Media
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