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Pop Rocket Ep. 190 Our Pumpkin-Spiced Fall Preview

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Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell

It’s time, once again, to start deleting programs from our DVRs to make room for new ones. It's almost fall, y'all, which means award shows and the arrival of new network comedies, dramas, dramedies, and what have you. Sooooo Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, and Wynter Mitchell let us in on all the films and TV shows they're most excited about this upcoming season.

Rocketeers, this here preview is the closest most of us will get to an actual harvest. The guys pick over the latest crop of entertainment offerings, including the Murphy Brown reboot, the end of Big Bang Theory, American Horror Story's upcoming convergence of its former Murder House and Coven seasons, the Italian supernatural horror film Suspiria, buzz around Lady Gaga's performance in A Star is Born, and Chloë Sevigny's disappointment over the toning down of the "smash the patriarchy" vibe in her new biopic Lizzie, about Lizzie Borden, notorious for killing her parents with an axe in 1892.

All Abouts

Karen is all about the actor Geoffrey Owens, who played Elvin on The Cosby Show, talking to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America about work, labor shaming, and the false idea that some jobs carry more dignity than others.

Wynter is all about Succession, which is HBO's new drama loosely based on Rupert Murdoch and his family.

Guy is all about Support the Girls starring Regina Hall.

With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, and Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh.

That's My Jam:

Wynter - Ariana Grande - R.E.M.

Karen - Genesis- That's All.

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Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Shana Daloria.

Minority Korner 67:What's Up Korner Kids!!!!!! (Super Bowl, Lady Gaga, Sundance, Mel B, Chicago, Pomo Afro Homo, Self Care, and William Monroe Trotter)

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This week we are on FIRE! THE SUPER BOWL came and went, but we're not here to talk about sports... we are here for GAGA. She dangled her ass into the arena like a spider and killed it! Also James touches on a Sundance lady brunch of the rich and the famous where they had a moving conversation about race... Celebrities they're just like us! James took himself out on a little Broadway Baby Date with himself to go see Mel B from the Spice Girls sing it up as Roxy Heart. Did she do a good job? Has she improved since her stint as Mimi in Rent way back when Nnekay saw her in the early 00s? Nnekay surprises James with a little information regarding her foray into the world of THEATER. She might just be ready for a new chapter in her life! Now on to the Korners! James is up first this week and is covering The Pomo Afro Homo Theater Troupe- Black. Queer. Theater. 'nough said! They have been producing incredible work work for years, so James breaks it down, by covering selections of sketches, their founders, and the future! Nnekay has a Hodge Podge Korner this week ya'll which she has titled- Just The Tips with Nnekay. She is covering books to help children learn compassion, Ariana Huffington's tips on how to combat outrage but to still stay active, as well as a tip for great cinema, the PBS documentary called Birth of a Movement about 1900s activist, William Monroe Trotter, who fought against the original extremely racist movie, Birth of a Nation. We also have a new Korner where we toss it to the Korner Kids and see what they've been up to! So hold on to your butts, get ready to rumble, and check your lace front, because we are ready to get you PUMPED.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/books-to-help-childre...

https://journal.thriveglobal.com/how-to-get-out-of-the-cycle-of-outrage-...

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/watch-william-monroe-trotter-fights-d...

http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Pomo-Afro-Homos-Fierce-force-r...

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/499847/pdf

Minority Korner 53: Dedicated To Noah Witke (13th, Birth of A Nation, Female Nobel Prize Winners, Nate Parker, Lewis Latimer, Jennifer Aguilera, 3rd Debate,Nasty Women)

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James was boy on a train last week but not as crazy, or as exciting. We've both watched '13th' Ava DuVernay's new documentary about Mass Incarceration, and how slavery is alive and well in our American society. It is a must watch for all Americans! Does Beyonce deserve a Nobel Prize? Bob Dylan got one.. What about the Lohans? Let's give props to some of the ladies throughout history who've managed to break into this Nobel Boys Club. James breaks down all the controversy around the film 'Birth of A Nation', not the racist one from 1915, the 2016 one that's potentially more problematic in it's treatment with women. Oh and there's the director/writer/producer/lead actors history with rape. Once again we need to have a conversation about how we treat and talk about women. History Korner is back from the grave and it looks like Thomas Edison is at it again, stealing ideas, but this time from a Black man. Quizlet Korner is going to get NASTAY for you as we focus on the the third and final debate. Also, James explains why we took the week of last week, sharing a tragic story, that sheds light on a first hand encounter of the police. In light of that this episode is dedicated to James' roommate Noah Witke, a beautiful, compassionate, loving, talented individual... may he rest in peace.

Links!

ttp://blackinventor.com/lewis-latimer/

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/lewis-latimer-drew-first-...

http://www.biography.com/people/lewis-howard-latimer-9374422#helping-to-...

http://www.greatblackheroes.com/science/lewis-latimer/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/rainy-day-women?utm_term=.kbL6XV8pA#...

Minority Korner 47: Ehhh Bra, Let's Get A Tan w/ Special Guest Carla Lee (Dolly Parton, Black Lady Physicist, Lady Gaga, Racist Castings, Beach Blanket Babylon)

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Carla Lee

The reviews are in, Nnekay saw James' summer show 'Champagne is Disastrous', and did you know Black folks LOVE Dolly Parton, Nnekay explains why. Lady Gaga has a new song out and JamKay is into it. Cancer sucks but there's a Black Lady Physicist who may have found a new pioneering technology that could change everything! Longtime running San Francisco institution Beach Blanket Babylon posted a racist casting notice, but is it any different than what theater companies around the country are already doing without posting? We also have some ideas on how to diversify your theater company. Also writer/comedian Carla Lee from Killing My Lobster stops by the Minority Korner and man oh man is she busy with web series, stand up, and a new comedy series "Nice Tan".

Links!

http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/01/09/black-female-physi...

https://www.yomyomf.com/all-ethnicities-welcome-to-audition-but-you-need...

https://www.facebook.com/nicetancomedy/

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