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Pop culture discussion with Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson
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Now displaying: October, 2015

A high-octane weekly discussion of the pop culture we all love to love.

Join host Guy Branum and panelists Wynter Mitchell, Karen Tongson and Margaret Wappler for smart, funny, 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 this week.

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Oct 28, 2015

Young Adult fiction, hip hop podcasts and our favorite horror movies. With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam: Wynter Mitchell - Used To by Mutemath Oliver Wang - Why Can't We Live Together by Timmy Thomas Margaret Wappler - The It Follows Theme by Disasterpeace Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

Other useful links this week… Margaret recommends Rainbow Rowell's new YA novel Carry On. Oliver's been listening to The Cipher, The Combat Jack Show & The Huffington Post's Love and Sex Podcast.

Horror movies we talk about liking include: The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, Attack the Block, The Gate, Monster Squad, The Omen, The Brood, The Dark Crystal, Salem's Lot, The Craft, Fright Night, An American Werewolf in London, Event Horizon, Aliens, Cabin in the Woods, The Blob and Prince of Darkness.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Colin Anderson for MaximumFun.org

Oct 21, 2015

Margaret Wappler leads the team in discussing the new Star Wars Trailer, Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, Project Greenlight and the new Fall TV shows.

With Wynter Mitchell and Oliver Wang.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Angel Tongue by Light Asylum

Oliver Wang - Unbreakable by Janet Jackson

Margaret Wappler - Hot Chip's cover of Dancing in the Dark

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

TV shows we talked about this week: Dr Ken Quantico American Horror Story: Scream Queens The Affair The Grinder.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Colin Anderson for MaximumFun.org

Oct 15, 2015

The team gets together to discuss the state of print media including a major change at Playboy and they’ll also share their favorite jams for this week.

With Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang, Margaret Wappler and host Guy Branum.

 

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Novacane

Oliver Wang - Hamilton’s Ten Duel Commandments

 

Produced by Ibarionex Perello for MaximumFun.org

 

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Oct 6, 2015

Throwing Shade's Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson take over Pop Rocket as part of MaxFun's #GreatSwitcheroo.

With Bryan Safi, Erin Gibson, Drew Droege and Jessica Jardine.

Every week we start the show by taking a question from a listener about our own pop culture tastes. This week: What piece of culture (movie, song, TV show) do you most find yourself introducing new people to?

Bryan Safi - Karina Longworth's You Must Remember This podcast. Especially the series of episodes about Charles Manson's Hollywood.

Erin Gibson - Brock O'Hurn on Instagram

Drew Droege - The documentary Finders Keeper

Jessica Jardine - The Russ Meyer / Roger Ebert movie Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Thanks to Jamie Tyler in the Pop Rocket Facebook group for that question.

That’s My Jam:

Bryan Safi - Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli performing He's Got the Whole World In His Hands

Erin Gibson - Strange Things Happen Everyday by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Drew Droege - Let's All Chant by The Michael Zager Band

Jessica Jardine - How Deep Is Your Love by Calvin Harris and The Disciples

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Produced by Colin Anderson for MaximumFun.org

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