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Pop This! Episode 16 - The Oscars What fresh hell is this? Given the number of awards shows in your face and in your daily feed, are the Oscars even relevant? The Pop This! team tells the man where he can put his gold statuette... Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. And Dorothy Woodend. Produced by Andrea Gin. A sampling of what you might hear in Episode 16: The Oscars... Back from Vegas...Mariah Carey was everything I could have asked for and more… There was an awkward moment where two people came up from the audience to talk with her, Bev and Andy...Email us and tell us how much you paid for that.I left $18 at the Paris.There are more and more awards broadcast...  you didn’t have access to the same repetition.It's just a popularity contest... even at the Vancouver Critics Circle...You have to think like Bob Hope.Do the old Academy members need to die?Your time is done Woody Allen. You can go off and play shuffleboard.A ...

Pop This! Las Vegas!

Podcast: Pop This! Packed with miniaturized monoliths and Disneyfied recreations of the Old World, Las Vegas sits at the intersection of generic sin and stand alone silliness, making for a perfect expression of popular culture Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin. A sampling of what you might hear in Episode 15: Visiting Las Vegas I was at a birthday where they had exotic animals.One had teeth that looked like they were made out of clarinet reeds.Las Vegas... has a lot of ladies and dudes on the prowl.And Mariah Carey.I'm worried that I don't like magic shows or Cirque du Soleil. But I do like food.Then you have to go to the Cosmo. [The Cosmopolitan] hotel has the best restaurants, and they have nice drinks at the gambling machines.Gambling machines...?Go to the Spanish restaurant run by José Andrés.They have cool old records as wallpaper.That's what I want. I want the secret Vegas.Go to the Thomas Keller ...

Pop This! The Girl on the Train

Podcast: Pop This! Paula Hawkins's thriller debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list and now it's headed for the big screen with Emily Blunt in the lead, but is that a good thing? The feminist culture vultures pick at the problem of page to screen. Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin. A sampling of what you might hear in Episode 14: The Girl on the Train One of the hardest things about being a book and movie lover is you have to wait for them to announce the casting decision.Sometimes they get it so wrong that you actually feel nauseous.Harry Potter was a pretty good adaptation... The Shipping News was not.Kevin Spacey played a character described as a giant man with red hair.I love Maeve Binchy. I love Maeve Binchy, too.I did enjoy Willem Dafoe as Christ.Megan’s missing. That’s the inciting incident. If you haven't read the book, read it.It’s a definite thriller.I read it in four and a ...

Getting lost in The Valley of the Dolls

Podcast: Pop This! Jacqueline Susann revolutionized the female coming-of-age story with her melodrama about three women trying to make their way in show business, and 50 years hence, Valley of the Dolls remains a great place to pitch camp Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin. A sampling of what you might hear in Episode 13: Valley of the Dolls Quinoa fatigue.I don’t care about quinoa in the same way I don’t care about space.What I liked most about the hotel sex is the bright blue towel. It’s the most amazing blue towel. If you were going to watch this just for the set-dec and the linens… do it. Every couch pattern is amazing.It’s a movie of scenes and lines.The only hit that comes out of a Helen Lawson show is Helen Lawson, and that’s me baby!If you think Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is vicious...That hurt my feelings and I’m not even on screen.Gender politics...  we have not resolved that one.The ...

Pop This! Patti Smith’s M Train

Podcast: Pop This! The pop culture savants are bowled over with emotion as they crack the spine of Patti Smith's latest book about 'grief, coffee and travel' in their first-ever book club episode 

Star Wars: A Feminist Force Awakens

Podcast: Pop This!Star Wars: The Force Awakens provides a Ton Ton's carcass of content to discuss and, in a pinch, butcher and turn into a sleeping bag in this week's Pop This!   Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin. A sampling of what you might hear in Episode 11: Star WarsWhat would I do with a BB8?I have never cared about space at all. I can see Star Wars is part of pop culture canon, but it's a conversational understanding of Star Wars.What you did for me for Real Housewives, I need for you to do me for Star Wars.I don't think I thought of it as a space movie... It just happens to be set in space.I was watching the hero's journey: Joseph Campbell figured out we have an innate story we need to experience. I recommend the hero with a thousand faces.Maybe it's good to watch this movie not stoned out of your gourd.I feel like this is my literal everyday, I'm invited to save the world and I don't.It ...

You never leave high school, or Heathers

Podcast: Pop This!The '80s cult movie about homicidal high school students left a mark on the pop culture psyche, and Pop This picks at the scars three decades later. Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin. A sampling of what you might hear in Episode 10: Exhuming the legacy of HeathersWe think this one thing will make us happy, but when we acquire it, it's a tornado of terribleness.There is some truth to the idea that you never leave high school.Back in 1988, we couldn't go to the Internet to check things out.Winona Ryder fought tooth and nail to get this part.I do think Heathers is brilliant.What kind of parent lets their kid do the Exorcist?Murder is not cool.Veronica is the only multidimensional character in the movie.I find it doesn't ring as true to me now.I felt it pushed the stereotype women are all bitches and will get you.Do you love Harold and Maude, too?I am excited about Zealander ...

Squeezing Gervais’s not-so Golden Globes

Podcast: Pop This! To toasting and roasting Ricky Gervais as returning host of the Golden Globes, an awards show that makes some viewers walk around the house in high heels with a tall glass of pinot Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin. A sampling of what you might hear in Episode 9: Looking at The Golden Globes I will tell you what I genuinely think of Ricky Gervais: I think he is smug, self-congratulatory, fat-shaming...and he can be incredibly boring.... He has a lot of specific self-hatred...The only human beings who don't want to be liked are sociopaths.Mad Max.Rent is not a comedy?Empire is not nominated in the musical category?One of the great loves of my life, Spy Magazine... the monocles reviews, that's who I envision as the Hollywood Foreign PressI have the feeling they are the kind of people who go to Cannes and don't see moviesI love Veep so much. A rare show without a weak link. It messes you ...

Missy Elliot and Adele duke it out

Podcast: Pop This! Adele says hello while Pop This! bids adieu to 2015 with a look the most underrated and overrated moments on last year's calendar Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin. A sampling of what you might hear in Episode 8: Underrated pop culture moments of 2015"Oooh... Pizza Rat...""If you just got a rotating tattoo that evolved every year  into pop culture’s most forgettable moment of all time…  that would be great.""Pop culture ... is this weird thing… it takes fire and everyone talks about it...""Is the dress blue and black or gold and white?""I want to talk about Missy Elliot's comeback... Not enough people are excited about it.""Is Star Wars overrated?""You had me at Star Wars…""I'm tired of squad goals...""Caitlyn Jenner... Amazing cultural shift.""I guess capitalism needs to suck every dollar out of pop culture…""Hotline Bling... I love that music video so much I want ...

Pop This! Hits, hisses and misses

Podcast: Pop This! Trainwreck chugs toward a cliff of critical revision while Albert Maysles's final piece of non-fiction brings an Apfel for a teacher Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin. A sampling of what you might hear Episode 7 as Pop This! breaks down the year in movies*:“I dream one day of owning a La-Z-Boy"“What about a La-Z- Girl?”"Sometimes I love AND hate.. but mostly love...""My hate has grown for a few things... A lot of my hate has grown for Trainwreck.""You have to watch... It Follows.""I found Iris Apfel…. very inspiring...""My grandmother is a huge part of my life... she made me hyperaware that we put seniors to the side…""If The Rolling Stones Tour and people buy tickets isn’t that it…?""Ex Machina... fantastic.""I'm playing air theramin...""I love watching dudes bond over things that aren’t demeaning to women, The Night Before was... ridiculous and lovely and ...