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Pop Rocket: Episode 54 Golden Globes & David Bowie with Tracey Wigfield

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Margaret, Oliver, Tracey & Guy
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Tracey Wigfield

Emmy-winning writer of 30 Rock, The Mindy Project and several previous Golden Globe ceremonies, Tracey Wigfield joins the team to dissect Sunday's awards, remember David Bowie and spill secrets about watching Star Wars with Guy Branum.

With Guy Branum, Tracey Wigfield, 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.

p.s. In the picture everyone is holding objectives from the Put This On table in the MaxFun office. I don't know why. If you like the look of any of the things you can probably buy them here.

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 244: Commedia della Morte

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Jesse brings the case against his dad, Joseph. Joseph insists that his children hire a mime for his funeral (when the time comes). Jesse insists that a funeral is a time for grieving, not miming.

Thanks to Axel Kaegler for this week's case name!

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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Kaitlin Olson & Jeff Chang

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New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.

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Kaitlin Olson on "Sweet Dee" and the Morally Bankruptcy in It's Always Sunny on Philadelphia

Kaitlin Olson plays Sweet Dee on the long-running sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Dee is the only female member of "The Gang", a bunch of depraved, self-centered pals who run a bar. The Gang is constantly looking for ways to get rich quick, humiliate their enemies, get out of work, and prove once and for all the talent, charisma and brilliance they hold to be self-evident. In an unusual move for a solo female character, Dee doesn't serve to counterbalance the guys' bad behavior -- she absolutely matches their pace.

Olson talks to us about creating a more fully-fleshed character for Dee, how she came to comedy, and how she ended up dating (and marrying) her showrunner.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia just began its eleventh season. It airs Wednesday nights at 10pm on FXX.

This interview originally aired in January 2015.

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Jeff Chang on Art, Race, and How Diversity Now Means "Them"

About ten years ago, Jeff Chang published his book Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. His new book is a sort of follow-up -- it chronicles some of the cultural and racial shifts we've experienced as a nation. It's called Who We Be: The Colorization of America. It's now available in paperback.

Chang talks to us about what "diversity" means to us today, the struggle for artists to defy racial categorization, and how and why corporations embraced multiculturalism.

This interview originally aired in January 2015.

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The Outshot: What It Means to Be Superhuman

Jesse tells us about the life and legend of Andre the Giant.

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Stop Podcasting Yourself 408 - Tom Hill

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Guests: 
Tom Hill

Comedian Tom Hill joins us to talk wigs, passport problems, and front row at the movies.

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 410: Live at SF Sketchfest with John Hodgman

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Guests: 
John Hodgman

John Hodgman joins Jordan and Jesse live on stage at the Eureka Theatre as part of the 2016 SF Sketchfest.

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MBMBaM 285: Home Alone 0: Blood in the Snow

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There's a lot more to the Home Alone series than slapstick home defense and Tim Curry's pronunciation of the word "pizza." Like, a lot more. Some dark stuff, too -- and it all exists within the confines of Justin's pseudo-canonical thriller fiction.

Suggested talking points: Great British Fancast, Detergent Cop, Hugs for Drugs, Bye Bye Potter, Mrs. Bakula, Utility Ghost, Prequels

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One Bad Mother Episode 136: These Toys Suck, plus guest Kristin Quinn

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Kristin Quinn

Biz and Theresa return from the holidays to reflect on toys that suck and wonder: is this a good way to teach kids that life will never be what you expect and nothing's actually as cool as the advertisement suggests? Sure! Plus, Biz finds herself in a "Noon Year’s Eve" hell, Theresa is just glad it's all over, and we talk to blogger and author Kristin Quinn about Misadventures In Mommyhood.

Kristin's blog: http://misadventuresinmommyhood.com/

Kristin's book: Misadventures in Mommyhood: the truth & nothing but the truth

Kristin on twitter: https://twitter.com/KristinQuinnMom

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Pop Rocket: Episode 53 First Annual Pop Tart Awards

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Guy, Karen, Oliver & Margaret
Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Karen Tongson

Karen Tongson sits in with the team to review and reward the greatest pop culture of the last 12 months.

With Oliver Wang, Margaret Wappler, Karen Tongson and host Guy Branum.

2015 Pop Tart Categories:
Best iTunes Podcasts Reviewer Name
Tarts Of Merit
Best Song
Best Musical Artist
Meme of the Year
Best TV Show
Best Flim
Best Performance Film
Best Performance Television
Tart D'Or for Greatest Pop Culture Thing of 2015

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Judge John Hodgman Episode 243: The Nog Tank

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Judge Hodgman and Jesse clear the docket on shouting at drive thrus, ski trips, subway turtles and more, and also set the record straight on Sha-Na-Na. Happy New Year!

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TS216: 2016, Making a Murderer, Ted Cruz, US Women Fail

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Show: 
Throwing Shade

Happy New Year! Here's to a new year full of true crime, false allegations and documentaries about amputated legs. Bryan is kicking it off right with new claims that Ted Cruz is the most gay-friendly Republican candidate (he's not). And Erin discusses a new United Nations finding that says America is really nailing it when it comes to women (it's not). Oh well. At least we'll always have Gloria Swanson jeans. Want to participate in the University of Georgia's College of Public Health gay men's health survey, visit bit.ly/guyswholoveguys .

 

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