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Pop culture discussion with Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson
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Now displaying: December, 2016

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 28, 2016

It's that time of year again! Guy, Wynter, Karen, and Margaret are all dressed in their most fabulous attire to award Pop Tarts to the greatest things in pop culture. Movies, music, artists, even iTunes reviewer names. Plus, who will take the coveted Tart d'Or this year?  All that and more in this jam-packed episode of Pop Rocket. 

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler, and Karen Tongson

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org

Dec 21, 2016

On this week’s episode, Guy sits down with the newly assembled Pop Rocket gang and welcomes Karen Tongson to the team! In honor of her arrival, they discuss reboots; and the conversation gets heated! We find out the differences between reboots, remakes, and reimaginings. We also find out what everyone’s favorite reboot is, who has done it best, and why Americans aren’t good at making versions of British shows. And we find out, as we do every week, what everyone’s current jam is, and what they’re all about.

 

That’s My Jam:

Margaret Wappler - Your Best American Girl

Guy Branum - Christmas Is Coming

Wynter Mitchell - Randy

Karen Tongson - Babe



Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlistYou can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Other Links:

Ricki Lake’s Roach Dress

Randy Rainbow Interviews Donald

One Day At A Time

Produced by Christian DueñasKara Hart, and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org

Dec 14, 2016

This week, Margaret hosts a very bittersweet episode with the whole gang present (Guy via phone). This is Oliver Wang’s last show as a co-host, and the gang is talking about pop culture farewells. They talk about the departure of which characters affected them most growing up, good and bad series finale’s, and the most recent pop culture departures that really got to them. And later, Guy joins the conversation to talk about their latest jams and to say his own farewell.  

P.S. because this show is about **farewells** please note that there will be many spoilers

That’s My Jam:

Margaret Wappler Ragged Wood

Oliver Wang Always In My Heart

Wynter Mitchell A Solid Wall Of Sound

Guy Branum Adventures in Paradise

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 Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org

Dec 8, 2016

This episode, Guy and Margaret are joined by two very special guests to talk about Netflix’s most expensive series to date, The Crown. They talk about Queen Elizabeth II, her sister Margaret, whether Prince Phillip is hot or not, and who has played the best Elizabeth on screen. And as always, the panel discuss what they’re all about this week and what their latest jams are.

That’s My Jam:

Margaret Wappler -  Playing Elevator

Guy BranumAm I The Same Girl

Chris SchleicherCamelot Finale

Karen Tongson - All Time Low

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 ourFacebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Dec 1, 2016

This is our 100th episode! In honor of this, Guy, Margaret (via skype), Oliver, and Wynter talk about pop culture families as a way of paying tribute to the Pop Rocket family that has formed over the past two years.  Guy finds out which pop culture family the gang wishes they were a part of, and which TV and movie families represented their own. Then, they talk about the best pop culture families composed of friends (**Spoiler: Friends isn’t one of them**). Then, as always, we find out what the panel’s current Jams are and what their individual pop culture obsessions are.

 

That’s My Jam:

Margaret Wappler - Plastic

Oliver Wang - Better Things

Wynter Mitchell - Looking Up Through You

Guy Branum - The Andy Cohen Diaries

 

 
 

 

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 Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org

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