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Who Shot Ya? Episode 112: Halloween Spooktacular - 'Tales from the Hood' with Lucé Tomlin-Brenner and Joelle Monique

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Tales from the Hood

Boo! It's our Halloween Spooktacular! We are joined by the wonderful Lucé Tomlin-Brenner and Joelle Monique to discuss the undersung classic, Tales from the Hood. The gang gets tricked into playing a sick and/or twisted game at producer Casey's haunted mansion. Plus, they talk about the best side characters in horror movies. And, as always, staff picks.

Staff Picks:

Ify - Curtains
Drea - Greener Grass
Lucé - Hair Wolf and Spider Baby
Joelle - Parasite and Dead Silence

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, Lucé Tomlin-Brenner, and Joelle Monique .

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Switchblade Sisters Episode 76: 'Alien' with 'Little Woods' Director Nia DaCosta

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Alien

To quote the Tribeca Film Festival, director Nia DaCosta is “a name you’re gonna need to get familiar with.” Nia DaCosta was born and raised in New York City and attended NYU’s Tisch. She started her film career paying her dues in production, on the documentary series, Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life, while also writing and directing shorts. In 2015, she took an early draft of her script for a film called Little Woods to the Sundance Directors Lab. There, she hooked up with Tessa Thompson, who read the part of a woman named Ollie, who’s caught in a poverty trap in rural North Dakota and must decide whether she’ll re-enter a life of crime to help her pregnant sister. Tessa Thompson continued with the project, and Nia then cast Lily James to play her sister. The film premiered in 2018 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Shortly after that, it was announced that Nia would be directing the “spiritual sequel” to Candyman off a script penned by Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld, which will be released by MGM.

The movie Nia has chosen to discuss is 1979's Alien. To quote Nia, "it's a perfect film." She and April discuss the revolutionary character of Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, and how the world had never seen someone like her before. Nia talks about working and collaborating with Tessa Thompson on her character in Little Woods. She elaborates on directing the upcoming Candyman and what she learned from Jordan Peele. Plus, Nia tells April how Tessa Thompson is excellent at acting with her hands, or as Nia calls it - "hacting."

You should check out Little Woods in theaters on April 19.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Alien.

With April Wolfe and Nia DaCosta.

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Or email us at switchbladesisters@maximumfun.org.

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

MK 164: Miss Mary Mack is Back! (State of the Que-union, Stacey Abrams, Celebrity Big Brother, Jussie Smollett, Tessa Thompson)

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Did Miss Mary Mack die in that nursery rhyme? Or did James have a dark upbringing? Nnekay investigates! Before we get to the korners we''re talking Stacey Abram giving the response to the State of the Union representing the Democratic Party and what that means for the future of the party. Tessa Thompson is vowing to work for more female directors, and we dig in to a little Celebrity Big Brother and their complicated ass rules. James is leading this episode with a Korner called his State of the Que-Union... see what he did there? He's breaking down the state of affairs for the LGBTQ+ community, including the horrific racism and homophobia that Jussie Smollett endured in Chicago, plus Queer superheroes on the TV screen, will we have our first out gay Presidential contender? What is this new scientific finding, and California law around HIV that is potentially going to change the landscape for those living with the virus? 

LINKS:

Jussie Smollet
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/jussie-smollett-reportedly-hospitalized...

Black Lightening
https://www.afterellen.com/general-news/568929-thunder-first-black-lesbi...

First Openly Gay President Pete Buttigieg?
https://www.queerty.com/fg-perv-president-homophobes-already-coming-open...

GAY BARS
https://www.queerty.com/no-gay-hook-apps-arent-killing-gay-bars-actually...

HIV LAWS CHANGING IN CA
https://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-...

US GOVERNMENT DECLARES HIV UNTRANSMITTABLE IN UNDETECTABLE FOLKS
https://www.queerty.com/niaid-joins-300-worldwide-health-agencies-say-hi...
https://www.queerty.com/5-reasons-hiv-undetectable-must-now-mean-uninfec...

Greta Garbo- Original Celesbian
https://www.afterellen.com/movies/469931-greta-garbo-original-celesbian
 
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Pop Rocket Ep. 203 Bravo’s Dirty John & Our True Crime Obsession w/ Sarah Kessler

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Karen Tongson
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Sarah Kessler

We're getting down into the down and dirty story Dirty John, the new Bravo show based on the LA Times and Wondery podcast of the same name. Joining us in the discussion this week is media scholar and TV critic Sarah Kessler who happens to also be married to our very own Karen Tongson. Dirty John is the true crime story about Debra Newell, a successful Orange County businesswoman who seemed to have everything going for her except when it came to love. In her middle age, she began online dating and met this guy who her two daughters found extremely shady. Obviously, throughout the course of the limited series starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana, she and we find out why.

We take a deep dive into what it is that titillates and draws us into the dark and disturbing world of true crime. The panel takes a look at podcasts like Teacher's Pet, Serial and Bear Brook, among others, as well as shows such as Making a Murderer, Lifetime’s A Woman Scorned and the sensational, made-for-tv accounts of the most notorious serial killers. What does true crime tell us about women and what does it tell women to watch out for? Find out!

True Crime Podcasts Discussed:
Serial
Bear Brook
Teacher's Pet
Atlanta Monster
Star 80
Fall of a Titan: The Steve McNair Story
In the Dark
Crime & Scandal: Chris Watts

True Crime Film & TV Titles Discussed
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story
A Deliberate Stranger
Snapped

All Abouts

Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh is all about the interpersonal dynamics at play at H.W. Bush’s funeral.

Sarah Kessler is all about My Brilliant Friend on HBO based on the bestselling series by Elena Ferrante.

Karen Tongson is all about a recent stand-up set she saw of Aparna Nancherla.

That's My Jam

Sarah Kessler - Stereolab - Outer Accelerator

Wynter - Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm

Karen Tongson - Juliana Hatfield - A Little More Love

With Karen Tongson, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, and Sarah Rebecca Kessler.

Did you know that you can now call and leave voicemails for the show? You can! If you want to comment on an episode, give us any feedback or just call to get advice from a panel member, the number is: (530) 237-4108

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

If you haven't already, follow us on Instagram.

Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Shana Daloria.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 23: Winchester, Helen Mirren, and Haunted House Hunters

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Alonso Duralde

Things are getting spooky this week as the gang discusses the new Helen Mirren haunted house joint, Winchester. The three hosts all had VERY different theater going experiences; some good, some bad. Alonso stans for the limited time McDonald's burger, the Grand Mac. April recommends a book of poetry. And Ricky gets some Helen Mirren movie recs so he can better praise his "Dame piece." Plus, the crew tries out a new show - "Haunted House Hunters" where Alonso and April pitch haunted houses to the prospective buyer Ricky. Which house of the damned will he choose?

In news, Uma Thurman was pressured into driving a stunt car, Guillermo Del Toro is accused of plagiarism, and Jordan Peele was offered the part of 'Poop Emoji.'

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

April - The Changling and Robyn Schiff's Revolver
Alonso - Happy Hour
Ricky - Bram Stoker's Dracula

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Minority Korner 106: Scooby Doing It! (Candyman, Quizlet is BACK, Korla Pandit, John Roland Redd, Bianca Lawson, Gay Porn and Racism, Queen Sugar, and Rutina Wesley)

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The wonder twins are full, happy, and filled of love after Thanksgiving and they want to spread the wealth! They got a fun joyous episode for ya'll this week... but first! CANDYMAN... candyman, candyman! They deconstruct the horror movie from the 90s which was WAY more political than they remembered! They also discuss the amazing ageless Bianca Lawson, In the Korners...ooooooo she's back! Quizlet Korner has returned and this time she is called, What's Good In The Neighborhood? Will James finally get Nnekay with the Quiz?! SOme of the topics covered: gay porn and racism, Wes Goodman, HIV Drugs, Adoption, Grindr mysteries, and getting CAUGHT UP! In Nnekay's Korner- she takes James (and you) on a ride about two jazz pianist, Korla Pandit and John Roland Redd, and how their lives intersect and create magic. ALSO.... DRUMROLLLLLLL The winner is announced for the iTunes review raffle!!!! Happy Friday and have a good weekend, ya'll!

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Guide To A Gay Bar: Straight Guy Edition Tip #1: https://youtu.be/1e-XaNHqdbI

Guide To A Gay Bar: Straight Guy Edition (FULL VIDEO): https://youtu.be/leJQU5oxoJY

Catch Nnekay At SF Sketch Fest w/ Her Comedy Team Nice Tan! Get Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nice-tan-queen-george-hosted-by-michelle-bi...

Links!

Quizlet

http://www.newnownext.com/two-drug-regimen-hiv-approved/11/2017/

https://www.queerty.com/adult-film-star-hugh-hunter-calls-gayvn-awards-r...

https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/accidental-thanksgiving-duo-spend-the-h...

http://www.theroot.com/trump-loving-nfl-protest-hating-police-union-chie...

https://www.queerty.com/antigay-lawmaker-caught-gay-sex-office-scrubs-in...

https://www.queerty.com/time-disgraced-gop-rep-wes-goodman-fondled-male-...

https://www.queerty.com/antigay-lawmaker-caught-gay-sex-office-scrubs-in...

https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/grace-in-action-black-family-of-7-adopt...

Tale of Two Pianist

https://tinyurl.com/yddm52mq

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