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Inside Pop Ep. 124- Deadpool 2, Janet Jackson at the Billboard Awards, Vulture Festival

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Inside Pop

We have an embarrassment of pop culture riches this week!

First up, Amita provides a spoiler free review of the box office record breaking Deadpool 2. Sean hasn't seen the film yet, but it doesn't stop him from asking deep probing questions (you guessed it - Josh Brolin's physique is a point of discussion!).

Then, Sean and Amita discuss Janet Jackson's appearance at the Billboard Music Awards. They rate her red carpet look and give what may be considered a surprisingly objective review of her performance.

The Pop Insiders also discuss their time at the two-day pop culture celebration in New York City known as Vulture Festival. They share the inside info they heard at panels featuring the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race, Younger, Queer Eye and Queen Sugar.

And in The Big Sell, Sean rates Madison McFerrin's song, "Insane," and sells a new cover song by the one and only Angelique Kidjo.

Plus - a surprise announcement about an appearance the Pop Insiders are making this summer!

Title: Who Shot Ya? Episode 37: Home Invasion Films, TV Shows That Turned Into Movies and 'Breaking In' with LaToya Ferguson

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

Breaking In

This week Ricky, April, and Alonso are joined by TV critic at The A.V. Club, Consequence of Sound, and IndieWire, LaToya Ferguson. They discuss the new Gabrielle Union joint Breaking In (And yes, Ricky does make a Breakin' joke, don't worry). LaToya is convinced that despite the tepid reaction, this is going to be the next Fast and the Furious franchise. The crew discusses their favorite home invasion thrillers, and what makes the genre thrive. Plus, since they have a TV expert on the show, they all discuss the TV shows that were made into movies - the good and the bad. You'll be happy to know, Alonso does find an ally in his campaign for Josie and the Pussycats. And as always, we have our staff picks.

In news, someone live tweeted Greta Gerwig at the movie theater, 82 women rally at the Cannes film festival, Dave Matthews is a fan of Lady Bird, and Bryan Fuller is not happy about the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Panic Room
LaToya - Tully
April - Sisters
Alonso - Mahogany

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 Deadpool 2.

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, LaToya Ferguson 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.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 28: Being John Malkovich with 'The Magicians' creator Sera Gamble

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Sera Gamble

Being John Malkovich

This week we've got the amazing creator of Syfy's 'The Magicians' - Sera Gamble. She's on to talk about the film that introduced the world to the mind of Charlie Kaufman - Being John Malkovich. Sera elaborates on her deep personal connection to the film. And admits it may have something to do with John Malkovich being her very first celebrity crush. She also takes April through the process of writing, and how often times the best way to write is by not knowing where you're going. They celebrate the performances of Cameron Diaz, John Cusack, and Catherine Keener - and also Cameron Diaz's phenomenal wig! They dissect the writing of Charlie Kaufman and how he came to create one of the most unique screenplays of all time. Sera connects the lessons she's learned from this film to her own work, and how she takes great pleasure in making the audience squirm.

The Magicians is on Syfy now.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Being John Malkovich

With April Wolfe and Sera Gamble.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Inside Pop Ep. 123- TV Cancellations, Andre 3000, Florence + The Machine, Aggretsuko

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This week, we're talking about the recent announcement of TV cancellations and renewals- which shows were chopped (Quantico, Rise) and which ones were surprisingly revived by another network (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man Standing?!) and the one show that Sean may just start a Twitter campaign to save.

Then, we discuss the two unique songs that Andre 3000 recently released that are dedicated to his late mother and father and what we think of his new sound.

And Sean shares his experience at a recent Florence + The Machine concert.

Plus, Amita reviews and rates last week's Big Sell, the Japanese Anime series on Netflix, Aggretsuko and sells Sean a new R&B acapella artist, Madison McFerrin.

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 36: Movie Mothers, The Talent of Anna Faris, and 'Overboard'

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

Overboard

This week we're going Overboard! The crew discusses the new Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez film and compares it to the problematic original. They celebrate the underappreciated career of Anna Faris. April bemoans the fact that there are so few good female characters written into comedies. And much to the dismay of Drea, Alonso dumps all over the original Overboard. Plus, the gang discusses some of their favorite mothers in movies - the good and the evil. And as always, we've got staff picks.

In news, Bill and Ted 3 is actually happening, Ryan Murphy has the idea for a #MeToo TV show, and the royal wedding will be screened live in in theaters.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Wildcats
Drea - Strictly Ballroom
April - Revenge
Alonso -The Blackwater Lightship

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 Breaking In.

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.

Story Break: Avengers: Infinity War 2

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Story Break

Warning: Infinity War spoilers abound! But if you want to know how the next Avengers will end, look no further as we crack the story for Avengers: Infinity War 2! Marvel Babies! Maybe. We're working on that title still.

We get deep into the MCU and Infinity War on this one!

Switchblade Sisters Episode 27: 'The Fly' with 'Divergent' & 'Hell or High Water' Producer Rachel Shane

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Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Rachel Shane

The Fly

This week we are joined by producer Rachel Shane. She's produced such films as Divergent, Lawless, Hell or High Water and the National Geographic show Genius. She's on the program to talk all about David Cronenberg's The Fly. April and Rachel discuss all the aspects that make this movie great; Jeff Goldblum, the disgusting special effects, the efficiency of David Cronenberg. Plus Rachel shares what it is like working as a feature producer. She details the working relationships with directors, getting a hold of a really powerful script, and allowing actors and directors to see out their creative visions. Plus, she also elaborates on what it's like to be on set during risky stunts and how she chooses which projects she will produce.

Genius: Picasso is on National Geographic now.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Fly

With April Wolfe and Rachel Shane.

You can let us know what you think of Switchblade Sisters at @SwitchbladePod on Twitter. Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Inside Pop Ep. 122- Childish Gambino's "This Is America", Big Screen vs Living Room films

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From the visceral imagery to our initial reactions- we discuss and try to decode the video that everyone is talking about- Childish Gambino's "This Is America". We give our thoughts and praise to Donald Glover's latest music video/artistic statement.

Then, we discuss what films are big screen worthy and which films you can watch at home. Amita shares her thought process on how she determines which films pass the big screen test.

And finally, Sean gets brutally honest about last week's Big Sell and suggests a new Netflix Japanese anime series, Agretsuko.

Links:
5 Things to know about 'This Is America"

The Swimmer trailer

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 35: Avengers: Infinity War

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

Avengers: Infinity War

This is it! Infinity War has arrived - and the 'Who Shot Ya?' crew is ready. Drea Clark is on the program once again to discuss the biggest movie ever released, Avengers: Infinity War. They try to keep the SPOILERS to a minimum - while still taking time to ponder how Thanos' chin looks like a nutsack. They discuss how Marvel movies operate more like comic books than standard films. Plus, Ricky, Drea, April, and Alonso think up characters that they would add to the Avengers team from different film genres (Heads up, one of the genres is James Cameron movies). Plus, as always, we have our staff picks.

In news, Mark Ruffalo accidentally spoiled Avengers: Infinity War, Steven Spielberg reveals how Robin Williams helped him get through shooting Schindler's List, and Tom Cruise jumped out of a plane 106 times.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Andre The Giant
Drea - Colossal
April - The 12th Man
Alonso - RBG

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 Overboard

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.

Ep. 11: Go Fact Yourself with Edi Patterson and Wayne Federman.

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(l-r) J. Keith Van Straaten, Helen Hong, Karie Bible, Wayne Federman, Edi Patterson
Guests: 
Edi Patterson & Wayne Federman
Guests: 
Edi Patterson
Guests: 
Wayne Federman

This week, actress Edi Patterson and comedian Wayne Federman will go head-to-head, answering such biting trivia as the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard, the politics of Beverly Hills and the finer points of childbirth. It’s a competition as funny as it is eclectic!

But first, Edi will explain how her time at the Impro theatre primarily leads to the creation of full-length, fully improvised plays (yeah with an intermission and everything). And Wayne will explain what it’s like teaching stand-up comedy… as an actual class at a University.

Edi’s areas of expertise include The Lost Boys, Midsouth Championship Wrestling from the 1980’s and Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show. Wayne’s area of expertise includes films that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture, drummers who sing while drumming and fast-food.

As always, listen to find out if your trivia knowledge surpasses those of our guests.

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Edi Patterson
Wayne Federman

With guest experts:
Podcaster and pro-wrestling historian Jim Cornette.

Box-office analyst and author of several books on movies Karie Bible.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

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