Once again we’re firing on all cylinders this week! It’s an ultra-packed show covering everything from The Masked Singer, Surviving R. Kelly,
MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. and the need to move beyond moralistic posturing in critiquing comedy.
The panel get into a lively discussion of Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up on Netflix show. One panelist loves it, one panelist thinks it’s “sinister”, and a panelist named Guy is so obsessed with one of the families featured on the show he couldn’t stop talking about them.
Margaret shares her thoughts on the heartbreaking and disturbing six-part series Surviving R. Kelly
Guy is all about the 1998 film The Opposite of Sex, and explains how Terry Gross’ recent conversation with Kevin Hart made him appreciate it more.
Wynter is all about the M.I.A. documentary.
And Karen loves the new reality singing competition show The Masked Singer.
That’s My Jam
Margaret: Sharon Van Etten’s – Seventeen
Guy: Carol Channing – Before the Parade Passes By
Karen: The Beths – Future Me Hates Me
Wynter: Tom Tom Club -Wordy Rappington
With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh
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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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