Guy Branum is back for our first episode of 2019! Sadly, Margaret couldn’t join us because #health and Wynter was busy being a jet setter.
This week, the panelists share their pop culture resolutions for 2019, and own up to resolution fails from the past year.
Writer and comedian Tara Jepsen joins us in studio and Guy is awed by the combined power of her and Karen’s “lesbian efficiency.”
If you’re curious about what Guy has been up to these past couple months, he catches us up. Spoiler alert (though not really): He consumed a lot of theater. In particular, he saw Matthew Lopez’s seven-hour, two-night play The Inheritance, and had LOTS of opinions about it.
From “learn more commercial jingles” to “master a new recipe a month,” the panel reveals an ambitious list of resolutions they may or may not be able to stick with for an entire year.
Karen is all about Bird Box the new Netflix thriller starring Sandra Bullocks.
Tara is all about hating a bootleg recording of a recent standup set by disgraced comedian Louis C.K..
Guy is all about The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez, which is loosely based on Howard’s End.
Call to Action
Inspired by one panelist’s resolution to learn more commercial jingles, we are asking Rocketeers to call in and sing their favorite jingles on the Pop Rocket voicemail. We want to hear those jingles that will forever be lodged in your brain.
That’s My Jam
Guy: Janet Jackson -Together Again
Tara: Hey Jellie – Going Back
Karen: Labi Siffre – Watch Me
With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, and Tara Jepsen.
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Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Shana Daloria.
In this episode...
- Tara Jepsen
About the show
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.
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