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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and 'Gilmore Girls'

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Amy Sherman-Palladino on the latest season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Amy Sherman-Palladino has worked on some of the most unique programs to be ever greenlit for the TV screen. You've seen her work on Gilmore Girls. For three seasons, she was a writer on Roseanne, and wrote some really iconic episodes.

Her latest work can be seen on Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It's been nominated for a bunch of Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Best Directing. Amy took home a few wins last year, for the show. She was the first woman to win an Emmy for best comedy writing and directing.

The show circles around Midge Maisel and her dysfunctional family. Midge is a housewife who lives in ‘50s New York. She finds out her husband is having an affair. And decides to channel her pain into a blossoming stand-up career.

Most of Amy's shows follow a common thread. They're all about women, but … maybe not the kind of women you expect to see on TV. They all follow families that were kind of nuts. Families dealing with the ups and downs that life throws at them.

Amy Sherman-Palladino talks about what she learned working on Roseanne in her early 20's, and how that experience helped her create Gilmore Girls. Plus, did you know the Gilmore Girls pitch kind of happened by chance? Of course, we'll take some time to talk about Mrs. Maisel, too!

Pop Rocket Ep. 174: Bad Moms

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Pop Rocket
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Edan Lepucki

Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler and Andrew Ti are joined by novelist Edan Lepucki. Together, they’ll take a look at our favorite bad moms, and grapple with how they're portrayed in popular culture. It turns out that being in the golden age of television could also mean the golden age of the portrayal of matriarchy in pop culture.

Edan is all about the novel Blue Bird Blue Bird by Attica Locke, which she says is filled with the best kind of thriller tropes. Margaret is all about the Netflix series The Letdown, a show that features all the joy of motherhood… and just the right amount of its dark side. Guy is all about Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher’s new comedy special The Honeymoon Tour, a three part piece that features one of the scariest and greatest things a comedian can attempt: interacting with the audience. Andrew is all about Childish Gambino’s music video This is America, including the analysis and backlash to the analysis.

The panel will discuss how they feel the portrayal of motherhood in pop culture has evolved over the years, in everything from Fresh Off the Boat and Transparent to Tully and Carrie. Plus, they’ll explain some of the damaging tropes of mothers on TV, and which shows are finally starting to get it right.

With Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler, Andrew Ti and Edan Lepucki.

That’s My Jam:

Edan Lepucki - Gino Paoli - Sapore di Sale.

Andrew Ti - B.B. King & UGK (mixed by AMERIGO GAZAWAY) - Make Love To My Car

Margaret Wappler - Kacey Musgraves - Space Cowboy.

Guy Branum - Troye Sivan - Bloom.

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Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Julian Burrell.

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