Pop Rocket

Pop Rocket is a high-octane weekly discussion of the 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.

Pop Rocket: Episode 68 The Royal Family with Humphrey Ker and Jameela Jamil

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Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
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Wynter Mitchell
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Jameela Jamil
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Humphrey Ker

Guy and Wynter are joined by special guests Humphrey Ker and Jameela Jamil to talk about the Royal Family in pop culture, just in time for the Queen’s birthday. Sit down, have a cup of tea, and listen to our most British episode yet.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Humphrey Ker and Jameela Jamil.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Do You Remember (Strange Talk Remix)
Humphrey Ker - The Stable Song – Gregory Alan Isakov
Jameela Jamil - Genocide – Dr. Dre ft. Kendrick Lamar
Guy Branum - Flash - Queen

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 & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket Mailbag #2

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Guy Branum
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Wynter Mitchell
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Oliver Wang
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Margaret Wappler

The Pop Rocket gang answer YOUR questions from the Facebook group and the MaxFun subreddit. Guy discusses the old G4 days, Oliver talks basketball, Wynter voices her love for The Real Housewives, and Margaret goes into her wild college days.

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

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Control by Janet Jackson
Oliver Wang - Gossip by Cyril Neville
Margaret Wappler - Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
Guy Branum - Baraat by Mychael Danna

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

Pop Rocket: Episode 66 D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

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Guy Branum
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Wynter Mitchell
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Oliver Wang
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Margaret Wappler

The team talk about real and fictional divorces in TV and film. Plus Crowds on Demand, Glen Weldon's new book The Caped Crusade, #AWP16 and Hamburger Helper's April Fool's Mixtape.

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

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - FML (Feat. The Weeknd) TLOP by Kanye West
Oliver Wang - Bye Baby by Nas
Margaret Wappler - D.I.V.O.R.C.E. by Tammy Wynette
Guy Branum - I Am What I Am from La Cage Aux Folles

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 & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket: Episode 65 Gaming with Soha Kareem & Hal Lublin

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Hal, Soha, Oliver and Wynter
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Wynter Mitchell
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Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Soha Kareem
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Hal Lublin

Wynter hosts an episode dedicated to gaming culture, how different generations are engaging with games and whether VR headsets are going to stop making users nauseous any time soon.

With Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and guests Soha Kareem and Hal Lublin.

You should probably subscribe to Hal's MaxFun podcast, We Got This.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Diamonds on My Neck by Smitty
Oliver Wang - You Make Me So Happy by Les Vikings
Soha Kareem - If I Had A Tail by Queens of the Stoneage
Hal Lublin - Tired of Being Alone by Al Green

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 & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket: Episode 64 Sexy Sexy Sex Sex

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Guy Branum
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Wynter Mitchell
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Oliver Wang
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Margaret Wappler

For our final show of #MaxFunDrive 2016 we decided to pander and devote an entire show to sex. So we're asking what pop culture turns us on? What films, TV, books or music first made us burn with desire? And what are our favorite sex scenes?

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

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Know Me From by Stormzy
Oliver Wang - I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl by Nina Simone
Margaret Wappler - Brazil by Declan McKenna
Guy Branum - Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton

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 & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket: Episode 63 Zombieing, SxSW & Memes

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

Join the #MaxFunDrive, support our work and get fantastic thank you gifts by visiting MaxiumumFun.org

Wynter reports live from SxSW, Margaret learns about Eggplant Friday, Guy Gushes about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Oliver is double-about Kendrick's new “untitled,unmastered” EP.

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

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 & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket: Episode 62 The People Vs. O.J. Simpson with Ricky Carmona

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Wynter, Guy, Ricky & Margaret
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Guy Branum
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Ricky Carmona
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Wynter Mitchell
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Margaret Wappler

New seasons of Broad City and House of Cards are both stronger than ever, but the TV show that's rocking our worlds right now is The People Vs. O.J. Simpson. Wham Bam Pow's Ricky Carmona joins us to talk it through.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Ricky Carmona and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - March Madness performed live on SNL by Future
Ricky Carmona - Am I Wrong by Anderson Paak
Margaret Wappler - Golden Coast by Allison Weiss
Guy Branum - JAP Battle from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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 & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket: Episode 61 Oscars 2016 & Fuller House

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Wynter & Guy
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Guy Branum
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Wynter Mitchell
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Oliver Wang
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Margaret Wappler

The gang share their reviews of Chris Rock's hosting and get into which awards that the Academy got right and which it got wrong.

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

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Make It Last Forever by Inner Life
Oliver Wang - Candy by El Alamo
Margaret Wappler - Atomic Number by case/lang/viers
Guy Branum - Never On Sunday by the Chordettes (Which won the Oscar for best song in 1960).

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 & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket: Episode 59 Grammys 2016 with Karen Tongson

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Margaret, Karen & Guy
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Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
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Wynter Mitchell
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Margaret Wappler
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Karen Tongson

The team talk Full Frontal with Sammantha Bee, The People vs. OJ Simpson, Kanye's Epic week of tweets and the Grammys.

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

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

Pop Rocket: Episode 58 Super Bowl 50 with Asterios Kokkinos

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Wynter, Asterios, Oliver & Margaret
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Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
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Oliver Wang
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Asterios Kokkinos

Margaret guest hosts, steering discussion around the commercials and half time show of last weekend's Super Bowl.

With Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang, Margaret Wappler and special guest, comedian and former copywriter Asterios Kokkinos.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - The Gift of Life by Teddy Prendergrass
Oliver Wang - Sun Godess by Ramsey Lewis featuring Earth, Wind & Fire
Margaret Wappler - Reichpop by Wild Nothing
Asterios Kokkinos - Goon Squad by Elvis Costello & The Attractions

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

Other useful links this week…
Check out Beyonce's Formation video for yourself here.
You can buy Asterios' books here.

Join in the conversation and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitte