Karen Tongson takes over hosting duties and is joined by special guest Tavia Nyong’o to discuss Black Panther! The gang chats about the impact the soundtrack had on them, afro-futurism/afro-centrism as part of the storytelling, and “double consciousness.” Plus, Margaret talks Monica Lewinsky, Karen just finished watching Ugly Delicious, Tavia has some thoughts on the reboot of Heathers, and Wynter discusses GQ’s article on Brendan Fraser.
And producer Christian comes into the studio for a very special announcement and his very first jam.
That’s My Jam:
Margaret Wappler – Ella Jenkins – Who’s Gonna Be Your Man?
Karen Tongson and Wynter Mitchell- Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel
Tavia Nyong’o – MeShell Ndegeocello – Waterfalls
Christian Duenas – Frank Ocean – White Ferrari
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to our Spotify playlists.
Farewell Rocketeers! It’s been a blast getting to know you all on the Facebook and on Twitter. I’m gonna miss you so much!
In this episode...
- Tavia Nyong'o
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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