We’re all about the Grammys this week, with opinions on Beyonce, Beck, Madonna and awards in general. Then we get into biopics. We talk about our favorites, common biopic mistakes and Wynter shares some strong feelings about Michael Douglas’ performance in Behind the Candelabra. Plus, which books have influenced the team most significantly? And we share our current top jams.
That’s My Jam (and book that most influenced us):
Jam: Van Halen – Eruption
Book: American Psycho by Brett Easton Elis
Jam: Lion Babe – Treat Me Like Fire
Book: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Jam: Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
Book: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood
Book: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.
In this episode...
- Guy Branum
- Wynter Mitchell
- Oliver Wang
- Margaret Wappler
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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