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Pop Rocket Ep. 219 - 1991 in Music

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Pop Rocket

Take a trip down memory lane with Wynter, Karen and Margaret as they revisit 1991 in music. If you’ve ever been curious what song was playing when Karen experienced her first same sex kiss, tune in. If you grew up in the nineties, this episode will bring you back to that moment in time. If you spent your formative years in the aughts, and want to experience the 90s vicariously through Pop Rocket, the panel goes into great detail about what makes 1991 such a pivotal epoch, giving us grunge, new jack swing, schmaltzy ballads and music fans that could embrace Nirvana, Boys II Men, C+C Music Factory and REM at once.

As an added bonus, we created a Pop Rocket 1991 Mixtape that you can listen to on Spotify.

All Abouts

Margaret is on thatPen15 tip, and reliving those awkward middle school years via Maya and Anna

Karen is all about the season three episode of This Is Us, entitled R & B

Wynter has fallen hard for
Celine Dion after attending an event with the Québécoise chanteuse to promote her new album and tour

That's My Jam

Karen: Cathy Dennis - Too Many Walls

Wynter: Tame Impala - Patience

Margaret: Billie Eilish - Bad Guy

Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh

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

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Produced and edited by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

Goop on a Mountain (Children's books featuring Native American Women, Janet Jackson Appreciation Day, Superbowl, Liam Neeson, Fyre Festival)

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Hello Hello! This week we're kicking off February with some stories about white people being ridiculous... ahem Liam Neeson and his racist predatory past, and Governor Ralph Northam and his Blackface confessions. What is going on?! Gwyneth Paltrow is looking at a lawsuit by barreling down the mountain while skiing and taking out an old man, and James has two tickets to the next Fyre Festivalllllll! Is Nnekay going to take him up on that offer? In the Korners, Nnekay is bringing you another fab book list, this time covering Children's books with Native American and Indigenous Female leads! James will be revisiting the football protest in honor of Janet Jackson appreciation day aka the Superbowl. We end the show with an important announcement, so stick till the end!

Links!

https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10365&fbclid=IwAR33AVp4J4n0cXAriIdIBo...

Pop Rocket Ep. 206 Pop Culture Resolutions for 2019

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Tara Jepsen, Guy Branum, Karen Tongson
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Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Tara Jepsen

Guy Branum is back for our first episode of 2019! Sadly, Margaret couldn’t join us because #health and Wynter was busy being a jet setter.

This week, the panelists share their pop culture resolutions for 2019, and own up to resolution fails from the past year.

Writer and comedian Tara Jepsen joins us in studio and Guy is awed by the combined power of her and Karen’s “lesbian efficiency.”

If you're curious about what Guy has been up to these past couple months, he catches us up. Spoiler alert (though not really): He consumed a lot of theater. In particular, he saw Matthew Lopez’s seven-hour, two-night play The Inheritance, and had LOTS of opinions about it.

From “learn more commercial jingles” to “master a new recipe a month,” the panel reveals an ambitious list of resolutions they may or may not be able to stick with for an entire year.

All Abouts

Karen is all about Bird Box the new Netflix thriller starring Sandra Bullocks.

Tara is all about hating a bootleg recording of a recent standup set by disgraced comedian Louis C.K..

Guy is all about The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez, which is loosely based on Howard's End.

Call to Action
Inspired by one panelist’s resolution to learn more commercial jingles, we are asking Rocketeers to call in and sing their favorite jingles on the Pop Rocket voicemail. We want to hear those jingles that will forever be lodged in your brain.

That's My Jam

Guy: Janet Jackson -Together Again

Tara: Hey Jellie - Going Back

Karen: Labi Siffre - Watch Me

With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, and Tara Jepsen.

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.

MKEP153 With Some Knowledge, Funnies, and Research (2018 Midterm Elections, Les Moonves, Idris Elba, Janet Jackson)

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Minority Korner

We got your full on 2018 Midterm Election Breakdown for you! The highs, the lows, and the continual fight to make sure this country's democracy can stay afloat. Also we're getting you pumped and ready for the 2020 election. We can't loose steam, peoples! But before we get to the main event, James has a SCOOP for Nnekay- Are we talking about Nipplegate, again? Maybe... ok yes... but the details might enlighten and surprise you. Nnekay has a scoop too... but it's not what you guys might think it is. 

Links!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrqRYSvfwhQ

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/historic-firsts-midterm-elections  

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/midterm-elections-voting-rights_us_...

https://www.theroot.com/winners-and-losers-from-the-2018-elections-18302...

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mission-accomplished-for-democrats-...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/07/politics/historic-firsts-midterms/index.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/les-moonves-janet-jackson-career_us...

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 46: Skyscraper, The Rock, and a Commemoration of Poetic Justice with Morgan Rhodes

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Drea Clark
Guests: 
Morgan Rhodes

Skyscraper

We are Alonso-less this week! But no fear, we more than make up for it with our stellar array of guests. We've got the return of Drea "The Dope Rhyme Slaya" Clark. Plus, a first time guest, music supervisor and Heat Rocks host, Morgan Rhodes. The crew is discussing the new Rock film Skyscraper. Several parallels are made between this new "building related action film" and Die Hard. They evaluate the career and acting capabilities of The Rock himself. Plus, Morgan commemorates Poetic Justice on the 25th anniversary of its release. And as always, staff picks. Make sure to listen closely, because the "El Mero-Mero de Navidad" may make a cameo in this episode.

In news, a lost Stanley Kubrick script is found, Jude Law addresses Dumbledore's sexuality, and Bruce Willis says Die Hard is NOT a Christmas movie.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Die Hard with a Vengeance
April - Innocence
Morgan - 1). Paris Blues 2). Love Jones
Drea - 1). Blindspotting 2). Pain and Gain

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

Next week we're discussing Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with Dave Holmes

With April Wolfe, Drea Clark, Morgan Rhodes, 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.

MKEP 128: Love Will Never Do (Without Nnekay's Tidbits) (The Repeater Show, Twitter Etiquette, Janet Jackson, 1814, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nipplegate, Loreen, Negative Bias)

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Minority Korner
Guests: 
Evan Forde Barden
Guests: 
Patrick Cartelli

The wonder twins are off on separate assignments. Nnekay is holding it down with her tidbits, and has some golden nuggets of wisdom for your around Twitter etiquette. Stop sharing ego beasts content that don't deserve our res hares! Also why is your brain wired for negative bias? Nnekay's got your answer! Next we visit Evan Forde Barden and Patrick Cartelli of The Repeater Podcast, who host a monthly talk show about people’s favorite songs. We talk about the music video for 'Love Will Never Do (Without You)', James’ early love of dance, and Nipplegate 2004 and how racism and sexism played into that debacle. Also James dishes out on all the hot Janet gossip! Plus, Evan discusses the Q&A he recently attended with Carly Rae Jepsen and gives some insight into his “obsession” with CRJ, that's right she's an acronym now, and how to handle hecklers! Get ready for this picnic for your brain!

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EP10: B.Slade on Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation 1814" (Recorded live!)

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Heat Rocks
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B.Slade

The album: Janet Jackson: Rhythm Nation 1814 (A&M, 1989)

This episode is the edited version of our special live launch party we held on Nov. 11 in Los Angeles, as part of the Voyager Institute. We were joined by Grammy-nominated soul artist B.Slade, a self-described "Rhythm Nation-pedia" who, indeed, brought incredible insight and knowledge to our discussion of this seminal Jackson LP. How many people can name every single dancer in Janet's "Miss You Much" video? Exactly.

It was a delightful conversation and having the live audience was great. It was our first time taping in front of an audience but hopefully won't be our last. Thanks to all those who came out and to those who couldn't, we're happy you finally get to listen to this.

 

More on Janet Jackson and Rhythm Nation 1814:

More on B.Slade:

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Rhythm Nation unless indicated otherwise):

  • Intro from "Rhythm Nation"
  • "Interlude: T.V."
  • B.Slade: Alright 2016
  • "Knowledge"
  • "Interlude: Livin'...In Complete Darkness"
  • "You Need Me" (b-side of the "Miss You Much" single)
  • "Miss You Much"
  • "Alright"
  • Beyonce: "Freedom"
  • "Rhythm Nation"
  • "Miss You Much"
  • "Love Will Never Do"
  • "Someday Is Tonight"
  • "Living In a World They Didn't Make"
  • DeBarge: "Love Me In a Special Way"
  • The Carpenters: "Close To You"

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Inside Pop Ep. 101- Janet Jackson State of the World Tour, Top Female Friendships in Pop Culture, John Legend

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Inside Pop

This week, we bask in the glow of seeing the one and only Janet Jackson (Ms. Jackson if you're Nasty) in Brooklyn on her State of the World Tour. Find out which one of us puts this show in their Top 3 Concerts of all time.

Then, we discuss our Top Female Friendships in Pop Culture featuring The Golden Girls, Lucy & Ethel, Meredith & Cristina, the women of Living Single and more. We share how their bonds inspire us and why they're their relationships are everlasting.

And Amita rates and reviews last week's Big Sell from Sean, John Legend's cover of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and also shares the origin of this song as part of a collection of covers for the new Ken Burns documentary about The Vietnam War. You can find all of the songs and their originals here. And then Amita sells the single "Underdog" by new artist- Banks.

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Minority Korner 102: A SpoooooOOOoootacular Episode (Kevin Spacey, The Craft, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, NFL, Anthony Rapp, Thor: Ragnorok, Research Tips, Rachel True, Nipplegate, Information Literacy)

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Minority Korner

OoooOOOOOooooOOoo... it's a little past Halloween, but the wonder twins have got the spirit! They are bringing you a Spoooootacular Episode. Nnekay has got her candle set up which reminds James of The Craft and our girl Rachel True- who actually reads Tarot Cards. Nnekay recently watched The Craft and she was reminded of super sexy giant windbreakers and khakis... and some weird problematic themes exhibited in the movie which might speak to the climate we're currently dealing with in Hollywood. James is living that #blessed life and got to see a screening of Thor: Ragnorok. He literally had to use some mind trips to expand time to make it in time. He says it's amazing and we all need to rush out to go see it. They also talk about how the NFL keeps fucking up! This time they have Justin Timberlake performing the half time show at the Super Bowl. Why is this a tragedy? You might remember a little thing called "nipplegate". Nnekay and James break it down why this is a mess and a disrespect to Janet Jackson. In James' Korner, he needs help, yet again with side eyeing his heroes. This time it's Kevin Spacey. James' unpacks sexual assault and why Kevin Spacey's coming out is a distraction and how to deal when your hero fails you. In Nnekay's Korner, she is so tried and sick of people taking google for granted and wants to give some tips on how to take research seriously! She talks bias, and how to truly understand what you are reading. Enjoy the episode!

Links!

http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/actor-says-kevin-spacey-tried-to-seduce-h...

http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/kevin-spacey-comes-out-in-response-to-sex...

http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/hollywood-reacts-to-kevin-spaceys-defensi...

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MK98: Minority Korner Takes a Knee (Portland, Janet Jackson, Airplane Movie Picks, NFL Boycott, Francis Scott Key, History of National Anthem, Life After Hate, Voodoo Donuts, Colin Kapernick, Baywatch, Alien: Covenant, Rough Night, The Mummy)

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Synchronize your watches because it's time... to give a fuck! We weigh in on the NFL Boycott and make an attempt to see both sides. James kicks it off (see what we did there) looking at two articles from the Root on opposite sides of the conversation. We'll catch you up on the man that started it all, Colin Kapernick, and theorize the real reason he's not getting picked by a team, why the NBA isn't having this same problem supporting it's players in their peaceful protests, and just what you can do to get involved! If you haven't participated in any #resist/#persist movements this year: now's the time! Nnekay continues the conversation examining the history of our National Anthem that we hear are sports games all the time, along with it's author. It might not surprise you that it comes from racist roots, and Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner... was a white supremacist. Also did you know about the missing 3rd stanza? What got his beef started with Black folks, turning him into a past day Taylor Swift? But FIRST! James is back to the Estados Unidos, and is back to his Carmen San Diego tricks again. Jetsetting to Portland for a Marvel THWIP Shoot in Portland, James has something he'd like to discuss in regards to this "liberal" town. Also legendary Voodoo Donuts... we need to talk. Life After Hate is an organization that needs your dollas! It was started by former white supremacist in Portland, working to end the irradiation of the KKK... See why we need to talk about Portland? Most importantly we need to talk about our friend... Ms. Jackson- cause we at nasty (definitely living up to our EXPLICIT in this episode). James has some inside scoop on why she's crying on stage, after her divorce, and what really happened in the marriage... ALLEGEDLY (for legal reasons). Also, Nnekay has tips about the power of a Manj wig. Ever on an airplane and not sure what to watch? James has been on so many planes he's got your airplane movie reviews! Rough Night Out, Baywatch, Alien:Covenant, The Mummy, Unbreakable, which one's to watch and which to.. skip! Stick around to the end to hear James' bombshell announcement! 

DONATE TO LIFE AFTER HATE: 

https://www.lifeafterhate.org/donate

 

NFL BOYCOTT:

Articles by Stephen Crockett@ The Root:

Black Men Still Watching the NFL Are Running Out of Excuses

If You're a Black Man Watching the NFL Here's What I Know About You

Jason Johnson @ The Root: 

A Black Person's Guide to Happily Watching the NFL

More Articles: 

http://www.theroot.com/colin-kaepernicks-nfl-jersey-is-still-doing-well-...

https://www.themarysue.com/trump-kaepernick-curry-racism/

 

National Anthem

http://www.theroot.com/star-spangled-bigotry-the-hidden-racist-history-o...

https://www.theglobalist.com/francis-scott-key-and-the-slavery-question/

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/wheres-debate-fran...

 

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