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Pop Rocket Ep. 168: On the Couch w/ Megan Auster-Rosen

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Karen Tongson
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Margaret Wappler

This week, Karen Tongson and Margaret Wappler are joined by clinical psychologist and actress Megan Auster-Rosen to discuss therapy in film and television shows.

Margaret Wappler is all about High Maintenance on HBO and the show’s weed dealer/confidant The Guy. Megan is all about Parkland student, Emma Gonzalez and her six minutes of silence, dedicated to the victims of the shooting at Stoneland Douglas High School. Karen is all about the NBC drama, Rise, even though it falls into some unfortunate tropes of the white man passing over the qualified woman of color for the job.

The panel will explain their first experiences with therapy in their personal lives. Then, they’ll get into therapy in such movies and shows like Big Little Lies, Meet the Fockers, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Sopranos and more. Plus, Megan will give her professional opinion on the benefits and downsides of TV therapy shows like Dr. Phil.

With Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler and Megan Auster-Rosen .

That’s My Jam:

Megan Auster-Rosen - Alicia Keys - No one

Karen Tongson - The Lovin' Spoonful - Butchie's Tune

Margaret Wappler - Peter Gabriel - Come Talk to Me

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to our Spotify playlists.

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 Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Ep 29 Love Simon and Teen Romance in Movies with Grace Baldridge

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Grace Baldridge, Ricky Carmona, Alonso Duralde and April Wolfe
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Who Shot Ya?
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Grace Baldridge

This week we take a look at Love Simon, the film Alonso Duralde and special guest Grace Baldridge want you to see multiple times so studios will continue making coming of age teen films that feature gay romantic leads. Taking a page from the film’s anonymous correspondence between “Jacque” and “Blue”, each of our panelists write their own anonymous notes and we learn some FASCINATING truths. To wit, Neil was with Oprah Winfrey the night Michael Jackson died. Lars McPatchett used to eat butter out of a container with a spoon as a kid. Zippo lettered in three sports in high school, and two of Saint John’s greatest fears are escalators and horses. Think you can figure out who each panelist’s alias is? You’ll have to listen to find out.

In news, the Chopping Mall remake won’t feature killer robots.
The Justice League franchise is officially the lowest grossing DCEU film
There’s a rare cut of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining which contains a previously-deleted scene.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Take Me to the River
Grace - Kiss Me
Ricky - Killing of a Sacred Deer
April - I Kill Giants

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

With
Alonso Duralde
April Wolfe
Ricky Carmona
Grace Baldridge

Next week we'll be discussing Isle of Dogs with Renee Colvert and Allegra Ringo of Can I Pet Your Dog.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 28: Kids Movies, Ava DuVernay, and A Wrinkle in Time with Drea Clark, Katie Walsh, and Maggie Mackay

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Drea Clark
Guests: 
Katie Walsh
Guests: 
Maggie Mackay
Guests: 
April Wolfe

A Wrinkle in Time

We've got a very special episode this week as Alonso Duralde takes over hosting duties. He's joined by film critic for Tribune News Service and the LA Times, Katie Walsh, Vidiots Executive Director/Board Chair, Maggie Mackay, and our dear friend, producer and film festival programmer, Drea Clark. They break down the much discussed A Wrinkle in Time. They address the blowback the film has received, what they really liked about it, and the revolutionary nature of having a protagonist that is a woman of color. They also discuss kids movies in general and some of their favorites. In fact, a fight nearly breaks out over whether The NeverEnding Story is actually a good movie. PLUS, April Wolfe calls in from South by Southwest to give everyone an update.

In news, psychologist Jordan Peterson hates Frozen, Tommy Wiseau auditions for The Joker, production companies start adopting inclusion riders, and the man who stole Frances McDormand's Oscar pleads not guilty.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Ramen Heads
Drea - No Light and No Land Anywhere
Katie - American Honey
Maggie - After Hours

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Love, Simon.

With Maggie Mackay, Katie Walsh, Drea Clark, and Alonso Duralde.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 27: Dark Comedies, The Oscars, and Game Night with Inkoo Kang

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
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Inkoo Kang

Game Night

This episode marks the return of the "Professional Contrarian" Inkoo Kang to talk about the new dark, action comedy Game Night. Before they get into the discussion of the film, the crew takes time to dissect this year's Oscars. They point out some of the sweeter moments (Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern, James Ivory's shirt) but all agree there's still work to be done. In discussing Game Night they break down the dark comedy genre and reveal some of their favorites. April professes her love for Todd Solondz, Inkoo sees "competent" as high praise, Alonso gives a shout to Pedro Almodovar, and Ricky inadvertently creates a mash up movie - 'One Flew Over the Vampire's Nest.' PLUS, the gang finishes up by copying Game Night and playing a round of CELEBRITY.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Zoology
Alonso - Prick Up Your Ears
Inkoo - Oh Lucy!
Ricky - The Gift

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing A Wrinkle In Time with Drea Clark.

With Inkoo Kang, Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 26: Female Protagonists in Sci-Fi, Rhea Butcher, Annihilation, and Oscar Winning Sound Editor Mark Mangini

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Rhea Butcher
Guests: 
Mark Mangini

We've got an action packed episode this week. Ricky welcomes back his former Wham Bam Pow co-host Rhea Butcher to discuss female protagonists in sci-fi films, the overall theater going experience, and the new psychedelic Natalie Portman joint, Annihilation. The crew also welcomes Academy Award winning sound editor Mark Mangini to talk about the use of sound in film, his work on Blade Runner 2049, and how he got his start working on Hanna-Barbera cartoons. This one is not to be missed!

In news, Willem Dafoe lists a bunch of ways his characters have died, you can now stay overnight at Camp Crystal from Friday the 13th, and a Flamin' Hot Cheetos movie is in the works.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Mohawk
Alonso - All Monsters Attack
Rhea - Battle of the Sexes and Only The Brave
Ricky - The Ritual

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Game Night with Inkoo Kang.

With Rhea Butcher, Mark Mangini, Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 24: 50 Shades Freed & Sex in Cinema with Drea Clark

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Drea Clark

Turn on the air conditioning because it's getting hot in here! The gang is joined, once again, by "kid sister" Drea Clark to talk about 50 Shades Freed. They talk the good, the bad, and the boring of the film. Drea dreams of getting a quote on the 50 Shades Freed DVD cover, April cites some issues that a gynecologist would have with the film, and Alonso points out the enjoyment of watching it as "luxury porn." PLUS the crew has an in depth conversation about the use of sex in cinema. Ricky has some great suggestions because he sure did his homework. Light some candles and turn the lights down low, because you're gonna wanna to set the mood to listen to this episode.

In news, Christopher Nolan's kids won't stop calling him "Woodcock", Ava Duvernay and Mayor Eric Garcetti launch an LA diversity initiative, Doug Jones (The Shape of Water) doesn't love that they made a "Fish Man" dildo, and working with Jim Carrey caused makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji to go to therapy.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - The Party
Alonso - Double Lover
Drea - The Crash Reel
Ricky - Y Tu Mamá También, The Dreamers, and Sex and Lucia

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Drea Clark, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 23: Winchester, Helen Mirren, and Haunted House Hunters

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde

Things are getting spooky this week as the gang discusses the new Helen Mirren haunted house joint, Winchester. The three hosts all had VERY different theater going experiences; some good, some bad. Alonso stans for the limited time McDonald's burger, the Grand Mac. April recommends a book of poetry. And Ricky gets some Helen Mirren movie recs so he can better praise his "Dame piece." Plus, the crew tries out a new show - "Haunted House Hunters" where Alonso and April pitch haunted houses to the prospective buyer Ricky. Which house of the damned will he choose?

In news, Uma Thurman was pressured into driving a stunt car, Guillermo Del Toro is accused of plagiarism, and Jordan Peele was offered the part of 'Poop Emoji.'

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - The Changling and Robyn Schiff's Revolver
Alonso - Happy Hour
Ricky - Bram Stoker's Dracula

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 22: Cloud Atlas and Our Favorite Films that Other People Hate

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde

We're doing things a little differently this week. Instead of seeing a movie in theaters, we let Ricky pick one. And to the chagrin of many, he chose the Wachowski's three hour long epic, Cloud Atlas. After first complaining about the length, Alonso and April then discuss the merits and aspirations of the polarizing film. And don't worry, they do talk about all the prosthetics and makeup (there are A LOT of fake noses in this movie). Dovetailing with that conversation, the gang discusses the movies they love...but everyone else hates. You may be surprised by the terrible movies these professional film critics like! You'll never guess who likes Dragonball Evolution.

In news, Helen Mirren is sad about Star Wars, Richard Roeper buys Twitter followers, LilRel Howery gets an invite to the Oscars, and work has begun on a Passion of the Christ sequel.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - Slaughterhouse-Five
Alonso - Scream 3
Ricky - Prisoners

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 21: Fashion in Film and Phantom Thread with Drea Clark

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Drea Clark

Strike a pose, people. We're talking fashion in film and Daniel Day-Lewis' "final" performance in, Phantom Thread. Regular contributor and friend of the show, Drea Clark, joins the crew as they discuss their personal movie fashion icons. One of April's is Woody Harrelson from White Men Can't Jump, obviously. The gang also plays the Sundance game; Alonso names 3 real Sundance movies and 1 fake title and each person guesses which one is the fake. Hint: Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day is actually a real movie. In this episode you can also hear Alonso quote the Diana Ross film Mahogany when he tells everyone to "Flash that baby grand you call a smile!" Check it out now!

In news, The Oscar nominations have been announced, Tom Hardy's rap album is leaked, and Hispanic actors want to protest the Oscars.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Drea - Battle of the Sexes
April - Wendy and Lucy
Alonso - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Ricky - The Last Of The Mohicans

PLUS, we just started two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

With Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 19: Molly's Game with Louis Virtel

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Louis Virtel
Guests: 
Inkoo Kang

This week the Who Shot Ya? gang is joined by the one and only Louis Virtel to discuss the new Aaron Sorkin talk-a-thon, Molly's Game. The crew examines the type of character Jessica Chastain always seems to play and how this movie is WAY too long. They delve into some of their favorite gambling films. PLUS, they get a call from critic, Inkoo Kang, in a new segment called You're Wrong! Tune in to hear which opinions of Ricky, Alonso, and April from past episodes were actually wrong!

In news, the Golden Globes say "Time's Up," Disney admits to darkening the skin of their extras on Aladdin, Kendrick Lamar is curating the soundtrack for The Black Panther, and Catherine Deneuve and 100 other french women denounce #MeToo.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:
Louis - Secrets & Lies
April - Crank 2: High Voltage
Alonso - Paddington 2
Ricky - The Game

PLUS, we just put together two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

With Louis Virtel, Inkoo Kang, Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.
You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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