Episode 107: Revisiting Childhood

Episode 107

This week, Jordan Morris fills in for Guy Branum while he’s away filming his new truTV program, Talk Show The Game Show. The gang talks about what pop culture from their childhood has withstood the test of time (and political and social advances) and what hasn’t.

Episode notes

This week, Jordan Morris fills in for Guy Branum while he’s away filming his new truTV program, Talk Show The Game Show, which has a premiere date of April 5th! The gang talks about what pop culture from their childhood has withstood the test of time (and political and social advances), and what hasn’t. Margaret brings up late 90s bands that make her smile and some that make her cringe. Wynter talks about why horror films from her childhood still hold up, and Karen discusses the manifestation of her baby feminism in relation to Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda. We find out what the panel is all about this week, and what jams they are listening to. **PLUS** Guy Branum calls in to tell us about his new show and what show he’s all about (*hint* Rita Moreno features heavily in this segment).

If you live in the LA area and would like to see a live taping of Guy Branum’s new truTV program Talk Show The Game Show, e-mail tstgsguests@gmail.com to reserve your seat today!
The show tapes 1/24-1/27 and 1/31-2/3 at 2:30 and 5:30 in Hollywood, CA.

With Jordan Morris, Karen Tongson, Wynter Mitchell, and Margaret Wappler

Jams:
Jordan Morris – 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship Theme – Ty Parr
1979 World Disco Dancing Finals (Born to Be Alive – Patrick Hernandez)
Margaret Wappler – Goldfrapp – Anymore
Wynter Mitchell – Sampha – No One Knows Me (Like The Piano)
Karen Tongson – Donny Hathaway – Someday We’ll All Be Free

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.

Other Links:
Key & Peele – Aerobics Meltdown
Aziz Ansari’s SNL monologue

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org

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  • Jordan Morris
  • Margaret Wappler
  • Karen Tongson
  • Wynter Mitchell

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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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