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Pop Rocket Ep. 214 - We Marie-Kondo the Oscars w/ Matt Rogers

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Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers joins us to help tidy up the Oscars. The 91-year-old institution has gotten a bit cluttered, so the Pop Rocket panel applies the KonMari Method to the Academy Awards. We’ll keep everything that sparks joy, and the rest will be dropped off at an Out of the Closet in a Hefty bag. Will the short film and animated short categories survive? What about song and dance numbers? Find out.

Let us know if you agree with the panel, or take issue by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below.

All Abouts

Guy remembers his friend and beloved comedian Brody Stevens, who died by suicide last week.

Wynter is all about Kind Hearts & Coronets.

Margaret wants everyone to take a moment to appreciate actress and wordsmith Dame Emma Thompson for her recent letter to Skydance detailing why she will not work with John Lasseter.

Karen Tongson is NOT about the speculation that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are boffing. And for everyone going gaga over their duet, she reminds us of another live performance with off the charts chemistry, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond at the 1980 Grammys singing
You Don't Bring Me Flowers

Matt Rogers, the self-described “roller coaster bitch” is all about Hagrid Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure ride that’s coming to Disneyworld.

That's My Jam

Wynter: Dreamgirls Soundtrack - I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy’s Rap - Eddie Murphy

Guy: Gloria Trevi - Todos Me Miran

Karen: Kelly Clarkson - Shallow Live in Green Bay

Margaret: Muppets - Bohemian Rhapsody

Matt: RBG Soundtrack - I’ll Fight - Jennifer Hudson

With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh,
Matt Rogers

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

EP73: Tre'vell Anderson on the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack (2006)

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Heat Rocks
Guests: 
Tre'vell Anderson

The Album: Dreamgirls soundtrack (2006)

Former LA Times Editor and Out Magazine's Director of Culture and Entertainment Tre'vell Anderson, joined us to talk Jennifer Hudson and the Dreamgirls OST.

Dreamgirls won two Academy Awards - one for Best Sound Mixing, the other, Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Hudson's star-making portrayal of Effie White.
The single disc-version of the soundtrack spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album. One of the songs, "Love You I Do" won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television. The soundtrack, a certified banger, and Tre'vell's personal heat rock, was certified platinum.

A fan of Jennifer Hudson's since American Idol Season 3 (his favorite), the film and soundtrack resonated with him because of the all too familiar narrative of the most talented person in the room having to contend with implicit bias preventing them from living their best life.

We talked about the glory of Jennifer's journey from losing American Idol to winning at the Oscars, the difference between singers and sangers, Detroit vs. Chicago as a backdrop for the film, and what it sounds like when a Cadillac commercial get's "Pat Booned" (an Oliver Wang original saying).

Why did the film propel Jennifer Hudson to the stardom possibly meant for Beyonce (AT THAT TIME). Who knew Eddie Murphy had this sort of vocal range? Who's version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" was better: the original J.H. or the new J.H.?

Tre'vell helped us answer those questions and more!

More on Tre'vell Anderson

More on the Dreamgirls OST

Show Tracklisting (all songs from the Dreamgirls OST unless indicated otherwise):

  • Move
  • Jennifer Holliday: And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
  • Cadillac Car
  • Eddie Murphy: Party All The Time
  • I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy's Rap
  • Move
  • Fake Your Way to the Top
  • Patience
  • One Night Only (Disco)
  • And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
  • Jennifer Holliday: And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
  • Family
  • Steppin' to the Bad Side

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.

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American As ABBA Pie (Mama Mia, Cher, Black Maternal Mortality Rates, Hoteps)

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Minority Korner

Feeling inspired by Mama Mia: Here We Go Again, James tries out some new vocal impressions to the joy...? Chagrin... of Nnekay. Next up, the duo deconstruct HBO's Insecure, the ups and down of all three seasons and where they think they the show should head towards. In Nnekay's Korner- she tackles the national crisis of Black Maternal Mortality rates. What is happening to theses women and their babies! It's incredibly important information for all of us and hopefully highlight some of the women taking action to help fix it. We round out the episode with James breaking down Hoteps, what they are and how they are detrimental. ALSO we got a BIG BIG MK Surprise!!!

Links!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/magazine/black-mothers-babies-death-m...

https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/15/health/black-women-maternal-mortality/ind...

https://www.propublica.org/article/nothing-protects-black-women-from-dyi...

https://mic.com/articles/190906/sen-kamala-harris-introduces-bill-to-fig...

https://sistersong.nationbuilder.com/

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MK123: Members, Members On The Wall (#MaxFunDrive, Asian American Authors, 90s R& B Girl Groups, Who Bit Beyonce?)

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Minority Korner

Hooray it's the MaxFun Drive!!!! Remember to become a member to get our extra bonus content: Jungle 2 Jungle double movie review, because we know you guys love our reviews! Not to mention many many many amazing other gifts with each level of membership! This week, the twins talk about Beyonce, but more specifically who bit her! They take a twist on the topic and talk about the joy of the mystery and probably solve it. In Nnekay's Korner she is continuing her quest to diversify your bookshelf by blessing you with some amazing Asian American authors to enrich your mind! James takes the korner baton and educates and reminds us all about the long lost art of Girl Groups, specifically R&B 90s Girl Groups- are you ready for a trip down memory lane? Well you better be... also for some possible off tune sing alongs. Since this is the MaxFun Drive... there might be some surprise guest during the breaks... you just never know, who might show up or call in.

Links!

http://maximumfun.org/donate

https://open.spotify.com/user/127745239/playlist/382sTEoG2fZz8StvPwP22T?...

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/zola-books-/great-asianpacific-americ_b_5...

https://kollaboration.org/6426/five-asian-american-sci-fi-authors-you-sh...

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MKEP100: Minority Korner's Greatest Hits! (Rachel Dolezal, Greenwood Massacre, Why Your Camera's Racist, J Hud, Goldie Bitch, Catwoman, Pattie LaBelle, Star Wars Fight, Tony the Tiger, Police Brutality, and more!)

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Minority Korner

They said it wouldn't last... but here we are!!! (Also who said that... we are side eying you!) It's cause for celebration! And we are doing it clip style as we reminisce and revisit some of our favorite moments, korners, topics, quizlets, and tangents, over the past 100 episodes. Plus you'll get some insights into how the sausage is made, reactions, and how we feel now about some of our moments. Will Jennifer Hudson show up and finally end this feud?! Find out! Also stay tuned to the end, sadly something horrific, and shocking happens, involving the reason why we started this podcast: police brutality. This is the perfect episode for longtime listeners, and new folks joining the Korner! Thanks for listening, and here's to the next 100!!! 

Episodes We Revisit: 

EP 1: Rachel Dolezal
EP 22: Rape in the Military 
EP 23: History of Queer Fabulousness & Tony The Tiger Quizlet 
EP 34: The Jungle Book Shiar Khan Impression
EP 36: The first Jennifer Hudson Impression
EP 50: Why Your Camera is Racist 
EP 54: A Very Patti Christmas 
EP 55: Stay Fired Up
EP 56: Work 2 Da Beat: Election Acton Items
MP 66: Star Wars Fight 
EP 68: Bayard Rustin, & The Texas Rangers
EP 73: Biphobia
EP 77: Goldie Bitch
EP 78: Treshella 
EP 83: Greenwood Massacre, The AIDS Quilt, & Catwoman Review
EP 89: Queen Califa
EP 98: Francis Scott Key's trifilin ass
 
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