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Arts & Culture Podcasts

Philly-based, multi-hyphenated, and award-winning actors Jaylene Clark Owens and Justin Jain take on all things Arts & Culture in this joy-forward and ever hilarious variety podcast. From current events, to childhood memories, #PoppaPank centers and uplifts BIPOC voices in the performing and visual arts. Their occasional Pop-in with #PoppaPank segments feature interviews with various industry professionals from Broadway & Hollywood stars to iconic Regional Theatre designers & technicians. Jaylene is a powerful Black spoken word poet and playwright. Justin is a fierce Filipino director and deviser. These dear friends are teachers and professional actors in the HotHouse Company at The Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, not to mention artistic directors of their own companies. Every episode centers on a different theme, but all roads point back to the Arts and bringing a pop of pink into a world that can be very grey. Whether they’re trying to do a freestyle rap, or getting artistic advice from a guest, these two are gonna have a good time! Grab your Poppa Drank and get ready for some shenanigans as Jaylene and Justin get tickled pank (pink) on every episode of #PoppaPank!

Location:

United States

Description:

Philly-based, multi-hyphenated, and award-winning actors Jaylene Clark Owens and Justin Jain take on all things Arts & Culture in this joy-forward and ever hilarious variety podcast. From current events, to childhood memories, #PoppaPank centers and uplifts BIPOC voices in the performing and visual arts. Their occasional Pop-in with #PoppaPank segments feature interviews with various industry professionals from Broadway & Hollywood stars to iconic Regional Theatre designers & technicians. Jaylene is a powerful Black spoken word poet and playwright. Justin is a fierce Filipino director and deviser. These dear friends are teachers and professional actors in the HotHouse Company at The Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, not to mention artistic directors of their own companies. Every episode centers on a different theme, but all roads point back to the Arts and bringing a pop of pink into a world that can be very grey. Whether they’re trying to do a freestyle rap, or getting artistic advice from a guest, these two are gonna have a good time! Grab your Poppa Drank and get ready for some shenanigans as Jaylene and Justin get tickled pank (pink) on every episode of #PoppaPank!

Twitter:

@poppapank

Language:

English


Episodes

#PoppaPank SE59 | #PoppAround Ocean City, NJ

8/31/2022
It’s another special PoppAround Town Episode on #PoppaPank. As summer winds down, Jaylene and Justin are visiting Ocean City, NJ to get one last beach day and catch up on all things summer. Grab your sunscreen and favorite tropical PoppaDrank as #PoppaPank heads to the beach for this very special episode. Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:01:00:38

#PoppaPank S3E58 | Summa-Summa-Summertime

7/11/2022
On this episode of #PoppaPank, Jaylene and Justin have a lot to catch up on, as well as fill listeners in on some big Tickled Panks from the last couple of weeks. In today’s Hot Topic, Justin and Jaylene will also talk about all things Summer, previewing summer plans, talking summer fashion, and 2022 beach trip tips and tricks. We have a ton of joy to celebrate, uplift, and share with our beloved Pank Poppas, so grab your #PoppaDrank because Summer is finally here! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:01:00:26

#PoppaPank S3E57 | #PoppAround Reading Terminal Market!

6/27/2022
It’s a special PoppAround Town Episode on #PoppaPank. As a pilot for a new kind of episode, Jaylene and Justin are visiting Reading Terminal Market to celebrate all things food, Philly, and Summer! Come get your TapaPank with us as Justin and Jaylene catch up, review some food spots, and of course play some Pank Gamez. Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:36:52

#PoppaPank S3E56 | My oh May! We back!

5/16/2022
#PoppaPank took a long PoppaBreak to finish up old projects, start new ones, and do some recovery from some Springtime merriment. Jaylene and Justin have a lot to catch up on, as well as fill listeners in on some much anticipated upcoming projects. In today’s Pank News we will also celebrate the achievements of podcast bestie and collaborator, playwright James Ijames. We have a ton of joy to celebrate, uplift, and share with our beloved Pank Poppas, so grab your #PoppaDrank because It’s Gotta May! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:52:05

#PoppaPank S3E55 | Pop In with Lindsay Smiling!

4/4/2022
#PoppaPank is turning 2 YEARS OLD!!! It’s our Poppaversary. Jaylene and Justin are celebrating with this 55th special episode. We'll be tickling ourselves Pank with memories and resolutions. As a very special bonus, this episode’s Pop-in with #PoppaPank, will feature award-winning actor and fellow Wilma HotHouse member, Lindsay Smiling! We'll talk all things Cherry Orchard, which is coming up at The Wilma. Of course, Lindsay will also be joining us for some games and the ever joyful freeeeestyle! Friends, Fun, and Freestyles! Who could ask for anything more? Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:54:07

#PoppaPank S3E54 | JCO BDAY PARTAAAYYYY!!!

3/21/2022
Look out! Cause this episode of #PoppaPank is all about celebrating the one, the only, JAYLENE CLARK OWENS! Yes, it is Jaylene’s birthday on the podcast and JCO and Justin are ready to celebrate in every way they can. Justin will also share some of his favorite Jaylene stories and memories, as well as give a preview of how The Cherry Orchard at the Wilma Theatre is going. Don’t forget to pour your PoppaDrank and put on your party hats ‘cause JCO’s birthday is a full-on Holidaaay!!! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:53:38

#PoppaPank S3E53 | Laissez le bon temps rouler!

3/7/2022
#PoppaPank is letting the good times roll as we celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnival with Jaylene and Justin - green, gold, purple, and PANK style! In today’s episode, we’ll be talking about NOLA, the return of Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, Carnival, and the joys of living a Fat Tuesday life anytime of the year. Justin will also give us some personal insight into visiting New Orleans at Mardi Gras and Jaylene will throw it back to her time at Trinidad Carnival. Joyously tune in with your PoppaDrank and celebrate with us in this episode of #PoppaPank! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:54:39

#PoppaPank S3E52 | Rest, Recovery, and Olympic Roads

2/21/2022
After a brief Winter break, #PoppaPank is reaching for Olympic wins as Jaylene and Justin share Golden ways to relax and recover after big surgeries. In today’s episode, we’ll be skiing into Tickled Panks about Olympic Athletes, Superbowl Shows, and other Arts & Culture happenings both local and national. Jaylene will also give us some insight into her fibroid journey. Tune in with your PoppaDrank and relax into this episode of #PoppaPank! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages! Next live recording: 03/02/22 @ 9PM

Duration:00:52:57

#PoppaPank S3E51 | Pop In with Bi Jean Ngo!

1/31/2022
#PoppaPank is overjoyed to welcome our first guest of 2022, Philebrity of Stage and Screen Bi Jean Ngo! In this episode’s Pop-in with #PoppaPank, Jaylene and Justin will chat with Bi about her career and journey from Barrymore Award-Winning Actress to beloved dog mom and everything in between. Of course, Bi will also be joining us for some games and the ever joyful freeeeestyle! We’re so excited to have this friend on the show. Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:56:50

#PoppaPank S3E50 | 50th Poppaversary & 50 Things

1/17/2022
This is episode #50 of #PoppaPank!! Today, Jaylene and Justin celebrate this milestone by sharing 50 personal things that have shaped them as artists and as a podcast. It is also a celebration of the first episode of the new year, so tune in and hear what’s in store for their coming year. It’s a party in this episode of #PoppaPank, so sit back, relax, and let us tickle you pank! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:52:39

#PoppaPank S3E49 | Pankmas

12/27/2021
It is Christmas Eve-Eve at #PoppaPank and that must mean it is PANKMAS! Join Jaylene and Justin as they share holiday memories, sing some funny new carols, and joyously welcome Pankmas! We’ll have a special year-in-review, gift exchange, and of course some other holiday surprises. Merry Christmas indeed! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:50:56

#PoppaPank S3E48 | PANK DAY

12/13/2021
JOY is busting at the seams in this special PANK DAY episode of #PoppaPank. Today, Jaylene and Justin celebrate their friendaversary and take a deep dive into all the things that make them happy. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Pank Day without a trip down memory lane, some games, and other surprises along the way. Tune in and celebrate joy and friendship in this party time episode of #PoppaPank! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:52:16

#PoppaPank S3E47 | Pank Holidays!

12/6/2021
In this post-Panksgiving episode of #PoppaPank, Jaylene and Justin celebrate the start of the holidays, sharing how Thanksgiving went and looking forward to Christmas festivities. In today’s Hot Topic, we’ll be diving into Holiday Covid-friendly activities, gift shopping tips, and hilarious pet peeves. Tune in with your PoppaDrank for this festive episode of #PoppaPank! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:56:10

#PoppaPank S3E46 | Pop In with Carl Clemons-Hopkins!

11/15/2021
#PoppaPank is starstruck in this special celebrity episode featuring acclaimed artist of the stage, sound, and screen, Carl Clemons-Hopkins. In this episode’s Pop-in with #PoppaPank, Jaylene and Justin will chat with Carl about their career and journey from Philly to LA and everything in between. Of course, Carl will also be joining us for some games and the ever joyful freeeeestyle! You don’t want to miss this one. Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages! Next live recording: 11/22/21 at TBA

Duration:00:54:17

#PoppaPank S3E45 | Pop In with Leigh Paradise!

11/1/2021
It is once again Halloween in the studio and in this spooky, lunchtime episode, Jaylene and Justin are joined by a very special guest, costume designer Leigh Paradise! Grab your #TapaPank, get your best Halloween costume on, and tune in for a frightfully fun time getting Tickled Pank in this episode of #PoppaPank! Follow our guest: Instagram: @ringed_dragon and @playlistbuilt Website: playlistbuilt.com Upcoming shows where you can see Leigh’s work: “The Plague” at The Lantern Theater Streaming NOW - Nov. 7, 2021 Tickets: lanterntheater.org/plays/the-plague.html “Two Outta Three” at 1812 Productions Live performances Nov 19-21, Streaming Dec 6-19 Tickets: 1812productions.org/two-outta-three “A Christmas Carol” at People’s Light Live performances Nov. 20 - Jan. 2 Tickets: peopleslight.org Follow #PoppaPank on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages! Next live recording: 11/8/21 at 9PM ET

Duration:00:48:07

#PoppaPank S3E44 | Poppa Brunch

10/18/2021
In this special Brunchy episode of #PoppaPank, Jaylene and Justin celebrate the return of Live theatre, Open Mics, and all things Brunch. In today’s Hot Topic, Jaylene shares her history with Open Mics in prep for the Minor Character Open Mic at the Wilma, additionally, Justin will share stories on returning to the stage. More surprises abound, so tune-in and grab your breakfast TapaPank! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages! Next live recording: 10/27/21 at 12PM ET

Duration:00:45:53

#PoppaPank S3E43 | Goodbye Summer and Looking Ahead

9/20/2021
In this episode of #PoppaPank, Jaylene and Justin celebrate the end of long warm days, lazy beach trips, and hot city streets - as our last episode before Fall, we will look back on fond memories of the past summer. In today’s Hot Topic, Justin talks all things Minor Character at the Wilma, as well as some other projects in the works. More surprises abound, so tune-in and grab your PoppaDrank! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages! Next live recording: 10/13/21 at 11AM ET

Duration:00:53:50

#PoppaPank S3E42 | Pop In with Noelle Diane Johnson!

9/13/2021
In today’s Pop-in with #PoppaPank, Noelle Diane Johnson of the Philly-Based organization, Artists Heal joins Jaylene and Justin in this special episode! We learn about her mission to create healing and care spaces for collaborative art-making and why this work is so important both in the theatre and beyond. Of course, Noelle will also be joining us for some games and the ever joyful freeeeestyle! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Follow our guest on Instagram! Noelle Diane Johnson : @warmweathernoelle and @artistsheal Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages! Next live recording: 9/15/21 at 9PM ET

Duration:00:56:38

#PoppaPank S3E41 | Season Premiere! Fall is Here!

9/6/2021
A new season of #PoppaPank bursts with joy as Jaylene and Justin chat about their summer adventures, Fall projects, and catch up on all things tickling them Pank! We take a look at what's coming up in our Pank Forecast and premiere a new game! Grab your drank, tune in, and celebrate as a new season of the podcast - and a new season of LIVE theatre arts - makes its debut! Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:49:57

#PoppaPank S2E40 | Pop In with Briana Gause!

7/28/2021
OH MY GAUSE! Briana Gause of OMG Studios is in the #PoppaPank studio!!! In today’s Pop-in with #PoppaPank, Justin and Jaylene interview this very special multi-hyphenated artist about all things theatre, film, and visual arts as well as sharing some of her summer adventures! Grab your PoppaDrank and hang for this episode celebrating the artist-maker-business person inside all of us. Follow us on social media! Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube Follow our guests on Instagram! Briana Gause: @omg_studios_ and @omg_artwork Find our live episodes on our Facebook or YouTube pages!

Duration:00:49:44