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Now displaying: December, 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.

MaximumFun.org

Dec 30, 2015

A whole episode devoted to the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.

With Oliver Wang, Josh Greenberg, Karen Tongson and host Guy Branum.

Produced by Colin Anderson for MaximumFun.org.

Dec 24, 2015

Karen Tongson joins the team to talk politics in the context of pop culture.

With Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang, Karen Tongson and host Guy Branum. Produced by Colin Anderson for MaximumFun.org

Dec 16, 2015

The team celebrate 50 episodes with a look back at the pop culture of 50 years ago. With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Oliver Wang.

Jams: 

Wynter Mitchell - Wooly Bully by Sam the Sham and the Pharaos and California Girls by The Beach Boys.

Oliver Wang - A Change is Gonna to Comel by Sam Cooke

Margaret Wappler - It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones

Guy Branum - I’m Looking Through You by The Beatles

Each week we'll add everyone's jams to this handy Spotify Play List.

You can let us know the media you consume when faced with difficult times in our Facebook or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Dec 8, 2015

The team sits down to share their thoughts on Spike Lee’s new movie Chi-Raq which uses the premise of women withholding sex from their men to stop a gang war. They also touch on their favorite Spike Lee films.

With Guy Branum MaximumFun.org (http://www.guybranum.com), Wynter Mitchell (http://wyntermitchell.com), Margaret Wappler (http://www.margaretwappler.com) and Oliver Wang (http://www.margaretwappler.com)

Favorite Jams

Wynter Mitchell Someone Great by LCD Soundsystem

Oliver Wang TOh Girl by The Chi-Lites

Margaret Wappler Mr. Telephone Man by Erykah Badu

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

You can let us know the media you consume when faced with difficult times in our Facebook or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Dec 2, 2015

 

The team talks about their favorite holiday jams from traditional to contemporary. .

 

With Guy Branum <a href="http://maximumfun.org">MaximumFun.org</a>(http://www.guybranum.com), Wynter Mitchell (http://wyntermitchell.com), Margaret Wappler (http://www.margaretwappler.com) and Oliver Wang (http://www.margaretwappler.com)

 

Holiday Favorite Tunes

 

Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping

 

Vince Guraldi’s “Christmas Time Is Here

 

Fiona Apple’s Frosty the Snowman

 

John Lennon - War Is Over

 

Wham - Last Christmas

 

Barbra Streisand - Jingle Bells

 

The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

 

The Maccabeats - Candlelight

 

Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis

 

Matisyahu - Miracle

 

Wings - Wonderful Christmas Time

 

Juice Crew - Cold Chillin Christmas

 

Rufus Wainwright & Sharon Van Etten - Baby It’s Cold Outside

 

The Temptations - Silent Night

 

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song

 

Billy Elliot Broadway Soundtrack - Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher

 

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - White Christmas

 

Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas is You

 

Destiny’s Child - 8 Days of Christmas



Favorite Piece of Holiday Culture

 

Guy Branum - Avacado Nog, Rug Rats Chanukuh & The Ref

Wynter Mitchell - Surviving Christmas, The Holiday and Bridget Jones Diary

Oliver Wang - The Yule Log on Netflix,

Margaret Wappler - Elf, Smoked Turkey w/ Chutney Sauce & Star Wars

 

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

 

You can let us know the media you consume when faced with difficult times in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

 

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