Minority Korner 111:Titties Loose and My Hair Tied Up! (#TimesUp, Golden Globes, Racial Politics of Obesity and Food, Whole 30, Oprah, allyship, Malcolm Gladwell)

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This week, the Wonder Twins are back and ready for the second week of 2018. Is Nnekay naked?! James investigates. James has discovered The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Nnekay is super excited because and has loved him for a long time and pumps his podcast: Revisionist History. Going back to Tipping Point the twins discuss if they are Connectors, Mavens, or Salespeople. Also, the current Tipping Point we may be in. Speaking of... the Golden Globes! Specifically, Oprah's amazing speech, which motivated all of us to do better, be better, and get ready to fight. Not to mention Recy Taylor- Say Her Name! Continuing the trend of the Golden Globes, Nnekay decides to cover the topic of #TimesUp and the men who wore the pins on the red carpet. Are some of them hypocrites? Do they need to take those pins off? Or is it as simple as saying a sincere "sorry"? She'll give you the facts to find out. In James's Korner- he decides to educate everyone by covering the various racial politics that surround food and obesity in America. Why does obesity effect some races more than others? What are food desserts? How does heart disease factor in killing a disproportion of people of color? As a possible solution James speaks the truths of The Whole 30 and how it might help you re-calibrate your view on food. Thanks for listening and have a good week!


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#66 - Apples or Oranges


At the behest of Thrilling Adventure Hour co-creator Ben Blacker, Mark and Hal set out to compare Apples to Oranges, putting them both in the fruit Thunderdome where only one will leave intact. Which fruit reigns supreme? Mark and Hal have the answer.

If you're in Los Angeles on Friday, June 3rd, come see Hal's show Headcan(n)on, Along with his co-host Joseph Scrimshaw, the guests will be "Can I Pet Your Dog?" co-host Allegra Ringo, Wil Wheaton, J. Elvis Weinstein, and Allie Goetz! Get tickets here.

#53 - Best Girl Scout Cookie


It's that special time of year when people's homes are filled with small, colorful boxes of manna from heaven itself, courtesy of the Girl Scouts of America. For almost 100 years Girl Scout Cookie sales have been a part of American life and diabetic complications, and while all people have their favorites, only one can be the actual best, and Mark and Hal are the ones to pick it.

#44 - Sweet or Sour Pickles?


For their last episode of 2015, Mark and Hal dig deep into their suggestion box and pull out one of their earliest suggestions and settle the Pickle Civil War once and for all.

Topics include:

- Reading Programs

- Spaghetti Sides

- Hal's palette

Get tickets NOW for the 1/10/16 live recording of our Star Wars vs Star Trek episode at San Francisco Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers!

Pop Rocket: Episode. 47 - The Joy of Cooking Shows

Wynter, Margaret & Guy
Guy Branum
Wynter Mitchell
Margaret Wappler
Oliver Wang

The team gets together to talk about cooking shows as well as how food is portrayed in film, plus they’ll talk about what’s piqued their interest in pop culture this week

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

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Walking with Thee by Clinic
Oliver Wang - Merry Go Round Equatics
Margaret Wappler - The Noisy Days Are Over by Field Music
Guy Branum - The Co-dependent by Sia

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.

#39 - Best Thanksgiving Side Dish

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It's that time of year again, where Americans sit around a table and stuff their faces with food even more than usual. There are so many signature dishes associated with Thanksgiving, and instead of digging right into the Turkey, Mark and Hal are shining the spotlight on side dishes to come away with the very best one.

Topics include:

- Mushroom gaslighting

- Cheese

- Food OCD

Come see Mark & Hal LIVE in San Francisco during Sketchfest, with special guest Adam Savage and opening act Carter Parton Rogers! Get tickets now!

#32 - Sandwich Smackdown

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Hoagies. Grinders. Subs. Wedges. There are so many names for cheese, meat, shredded lettuce, tomato, and oil and vinegar on a baguette, but there can be only one. What DO you call one of those sandwiches? Mark and Hal settle it once and for all.

Topics include:

- Hipster wagons

- Biased cuts

- Civic pride

IT'S NOT TOO LATE to get your tickets to see Mark and Hal LIVE in NYC with special guest John Hodgman! Click here for tickets!

#28 - Best Chocolate


Chocoholics around the world will finally get the definitive answer they never knew they were seeking when Mark and Hal personal taste test more than two different types of chocolate to answer, once and for all, which type of chocolate is best.

Topics include:

- Otters

- Blood chocolate

- Bertie Bott's Every Flavored Beans

- Hershey Haters

Want to come see Mark and Hal live during New York Super Week? They'll be recording in front of a live audience at Urbo on Sunday, October 11th at 8pm. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for tickets!

#24 - Soda, Pop, Or Coke?

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Based on Courtney Kelly's suggestion, Mark & Hal step into the middle of the Great Cola Turf War to sift through all the rhetoric and determine once and for all what we should call our carbonated drinks!

Topics include:

- The South

- Onomatopoeia

- The Smithsonian & America's Funniest Home Videos

Judge John Hodgman Episode 185: Campering with the Evidence


Dale brings the case against her husband, Shawn. Dale bought a small trailer, intending to convert it to a food truck for her business. She's figured out it isn't suitable as a food truck, and now she has plans to make it into a small camper. Shawn says the trailer won't work as a camper, either, and that it's time to sell it. Who's right? Who's wrong?

Thanks to Joe Pritchard for suggesting this week's case name!


Great question! Judge Hodgman is out on the road this month, finishing up his 2014 tour dates in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Virginia! Go go go! Find a tourdate in your area here.


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