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The world is crazy. It's hard to put a finger on what's going on in pop culture today with the overwhelming amount of information made available to us by the internet. Luckily, Sam Sakamoto, an armchair pop culture "expert", will poke holes in today's culture in a bi-monthly podcast. Each episode is in accompaniment of friends who will teach her a thing or two as she delves into the pressure points of today's culture. She tackles a wide array of topics including TV, mental health, art forms, sports, and more to make sense of life's endless absurdities.

The world is crazy. It's hard to put a finger on what's going on in pop culture today with the overwhelming amount of information made available to us by the internet. Luckily, Sam Sakamoto, an armchair pop culture "expert", will poke holes in today's culture in a bi-monthly podcast. Each episode is in accompaniment of friends who will teach her a thing or two as she delves into the pressure points of today's culture. She tackles a wide array of topics including TV, mental health, art forms, sports, and more to make sense of life's endless absurdities.
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The world is crazy. It's hard to put a finger on what's going on in pop culture today with the overwhelming amount of information made available to us by the internet. Luckily, Sam Sakamoto, an armchair pop culture "expert", will poke holes in today's culture in a bi-monthly podcast. Each episode is in accompaniment of friends who will teach her a thing or two as she delves into the pressure points of today's culture. She tackles a wide array of topics including TV, mental health, art forms, sports, and more to make sense of life's endless absurdities.

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English


Episodes

Episode 14 - Finding meaning in life and Robert Smith vs. Morrissey

6/2/2019
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Visionary, 80s enthusiast, and veteran high school English teacher, Josh Hermanson (JDH), is on the pod today to bestow his wisdom upon me when it comes to finding meaning and purpose in life. We also talk about cantaloupe, his existential crisis, his unpublished novella's potential to be the current generation's revolutionary piece of dystopian literature, and our days of cooking pancakes when I was in his class. Good times. Listen up!

Duration:00:51:42

Episode 13 - How we define love!

4/30/2019
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Stephen Chbosky once said, “We accept the love we think we deserve.” Jarrett Bayless, a seasoned veteran of the love world, is here today to talk about how we define love with the help of our good friend, Aidan Cockerill. We talk about what makes us feel loved as well as our gratitude for those in our lives. We also discuss greek yogurt and why Jarrett is not an affectionate or patient person.

Duration:01:16:11

Episode 12 - Comedy's importance in modern-day society and Spring

4/1/2019
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Sofia Ramirez is here today to help break down comedy's importance in today's society because as John Mulaney says, "Building a gazebo during the Civil War, that'd be like doing stand-up comedy now." We do so by discussing today's most influential stand-up comedians and our experiences in writing stand-up material. Additionally, we discuss our shared wavelength of depression, Spring, and the Superbloom. Have a great April!

Duration:01:20:59

Episode 11- Oscars 2019 predictions

2/22/2019
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The good ol' Rundown award show analysts are back! Ryann Garcia and Sophia Mombeini are here to help break down the "good guys" and the "villains" of the 2019 Oscars and deconstruct what's made this year's show a reflection of culture's ongoings. Good stuff in this one. Listen up!

Duration:01:25:38

Episode 10 - The political climate's affect on society and bike shorts

1/28/2019
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The Rundown’s political correspondent, the ever-charming Joey Good, joins the pod today to discuss the completely lighthearted topic of what the current political climate says about society. Trust us, the episode is much more hopeful than you may expect. In addition, we debate the pros and cons of bike shorts, state what our go-to coffee orders are, and talk about what drives our ambitions. It’s a very intellectual day on the pod, so listen up. Go Pats!

Duration:01:25:38

Episode 9 - The power of narrative and 'Norwegian Wood'

1/13/2019
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Writing experts, Brian Ng, Michael Andreasen, and Inez Tan, are guests on the pod today as we tackle the dauntingly significant topic of narrative and its role in culture. Additionally, we discuss Haruki Murakami's novel, 'Norwegian Wood' and grief's impact on individuals. We also give our thoughts on Honeydew and our celebrity crushes, so listen up!

Duration:01:17:55

Episode 8 - Influence of film on society and New Year's resolutions

12/31/2018
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My friend and coworker, Aidan Cockerill, joins the pod today to discuss film's influence on us as human beings, the history of film, and our New Year's resolutions. In addition, we talk about each of our most influential films. It's a great talk filled with deep pearls of wisdom and artistic passion. Listen up!

Duration:01:21:11

Episode 7 - Top 3 Christmas songs and the 'Stranger Things' teaser

12/16/2018
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'Stranger Things' mega-fan and Christmas lover, Karina Rodriguez, joins the pod today to talk about the 'Stranger Things' season three teaser as well as our top three Christmas songs. We delve into what makes a television show lovable and people's need to relate to fictitious characters. It's a great day to be us. Merry Christmas!

Duration:01:10:50

Episode 6 - 'Beautiful Boy' and The 1975's game-changing new album

12/2/2018
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Ryann Garcia and Gabby Vega are guests on the pod for their second time today as we discuss the film, 'Beautiful Boy', and The 1975's 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' respectively. It's the first double header episode of The Rundown! We talk Steve Carell becoming Hollywood's new silver fox, why Timothée Chalamet is a wonderful human being, addiction in the modern age, and about music's most enthralling genius at the moment, Matty Healy.

Duration:01:26:38

Episode 5 - The misinterpreted history of Thanksgiving, mental health, and sensory deprivation tanks

11/19/2018
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Thanksgiving is coming up this week! Luckily, my great friend, London Luehsenhop, is on the pod today to clarify the misconstrued history of Thanksgiving. Also, we're talking about our experiences in a sensory deprivation tank, panic attacks, and the current mental health "epidemic". This conversation is a deep one. Happy Thanksgiving!

Duration:01:43:09

Episode 4 - NFL halfway point recap, sports culture, and Sam's crush on Sean McVay

11/4/2018
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The legendary Uncle Kerry is on the pod today to discuss the importance of playing/watching sports to culture as well as the halfway point of the 2018 NFL season! RIP to his Raiders. The family love was real in this pod. It's a great day to be us.

Duration:01:12:26

Episode 3 - The Pumpkin Spice Zeitgeist and 'A Star is Born'

10/21/2018
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Our endlessly hilarious friend, Wil Ladd, joins the pod today to break down the Pumpkin Spice craze and Bradley Cooper's heart-wrenching 'A Star is Born'. It's a great day to be us.

Duration:01:24:15

Episode 2 - Top 5 Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows words and influential female figures

10/7/2018
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Our good friend, Gabby Vega, joins the pod to discuss the Dictionary of Obscure sorrows and the influential female figures in pop culture today. Listen up!

Duration:01:01:50

Episode 1 - Emmy's Predictions, Mamma Mia! daddies, and more

10/1/2018
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Our dear friend, Ryann Garcia, joins the pod to discuss our Emmy's 2018 predictions, debate who the daddy in Mamma Mia! is, and why you should see A Star is Born!

Duration:01:12:04