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Hosts Josh and Maureen Goldman, along with a rotating cast of pop culture connoisseurs, break down the best pop culture stories from around the web each week.

Hosts Josh and Maureen Goldman, along with a rotating cast of pop culture connoisseurs, break down the best pop culture stories from around the web each week.

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United States

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Hosts Josh and Maureen Goldman, along with a rotating cast of pop culture connoisseurs, break down the best pop culture stories from around the web each week.

Language:

English


Episodes

#89 – The LAST EPISODE of “The Popped Cast” (for Now) and Talking About the Hit NBC Show “Parks & Recreation”

5/6/2020
In Episode 89, Josh is rejoined by Maureen for the final episode of “The Popped Cast” (for now). Due to the impending arrival of Baby #2, we are taking a break from podcasting. We aren’t sure when we will be back but until then, enjoy this episode. In the Snack Bag, we talk about the perfect casting of Joe Exotic in the upcoming film about the eccentric tiger king, discuss Tom Cruise’s upcoming movie to be filmed in space and analyze the battle between film studios and movie theater...

Duration:00:30:40

#88 – "Tiger King" - Examining the Ethical and Moral Aspects of the Docuseries

4/29/2020
In Episode 88, Josh is joined by two special guests - Peter Laclede and co-founder of the Vernacular Podcast Network, Zac Crippen. In an extended Premiere Topic, the trio give their take on the massively popular Netflix docuseries “Tiger King.” In addition to giving their overall thoughts on the show and the characters they liked and disliked, they dive into the ethical and moral aspects of both consuming the show and the production of it. PLUS, in teasers, Peter gives a recommendation for...

Duration:01:03:23

#87 – Things We Love That Are Getting Us Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

4/22/2020
In Episode 87, we dive right into the Snack Bag talking about both the recent massive Netflix growth and the news that some companies and restaurants are giving away famous recipes (e.g. Ikea meatballs, the Egg McMuffin, DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies). In the Premiere Topic, we give you suggestions for things that are helping us get through the self-isolation and self-quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. We each share a couple of our favorite things to do (active things), a...

Duration:00:36:51

#86 – The End of “Modern Family” and “American Idol”… Over Zoom?!

4/15/2020
In Episode 86, we kick things off by following up on a few items from the past few episodes. First, we give you the proper pronunciation for Gal Gadot’s last name. Second, we give an update on our quest to find a new TV show with a review of the first three episodes of “The Good Wife.” In the Snack Bag, we cover CEOs giving up their 2020 salaries and “American Idol’s” plan to finish out their current season with the contestants competing from home. In the Premiere Topic, we examine the...

Duration:00:33:03

#85 – What the Heck is a Quibi and Picking a New Show from “NYT’s” List of Best Dramas Since “The Sopranos”

4/7/2020
In Episode 85, we kick things off talking about a short film we made together while stuck in self-isolation (link below!). Then we discuss what the heck a “Quibi” is (it’s a unique spin on a streaming service for your phone) and whether or not yet another streaming service will last. In the Premiere Topic, we take a “New York Times” article from 2019 that details the best dramas since “The Sopranos” and debate the merits of the ones we haven’t based solely on a single, short description...

Duration:00:24:54

#84 – Gal Gadot’s Cringey Coronavirus Cover and All About “The Office” 15 Years After Its Premiere

3/31/2020
In Episode 84, we kick things off in the Snack Bag talking about the (cringey) cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” by Gal Gadot and her celebrity friends. Then, we discuss the pros and cons of late night shows and musicians trying to bring their content to the masses via the internet. In the Premiere Topic, we are talking all about NBC’s hit show “The Office,” which premiered 15 years ago in 2005. We talk about our history with the show, how it stacks up against other comedies, the MVP of the...

Duration:00:32:07

#83 – Even the Stars Have Coronavirus and Maureen’s “First Time…” Watching “Free Solo”

3/23/2020
In Episode 83, coronavirus is still dominating the news and it’s dominating our Snack Bag again. We start by talking about some of the stars who’ve contracted coronavirus. Then we discuss how some of the major film studios are reacting to the news that most movie theaters in the United States and around the world are closed and will be closed for some time. In the Premiere Topic, we are bringing you another installment of our semi-regular series within The Popped Cast called “First Time.”...

Duration:00:30:49

#82 – Coronavirus Grips the Entertainment Industry & the World and Diving Into “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!”

3/16/2020
In Episode 82, we talk about the elephant in the room (or rather, the disease in our world) with a wide-ranging discussion on coronavirus. We cover everything from what we’re doing to help stop the spread to how it’s affecting the entertainment industry to how we’re trying to employ social distancing. In the Premiere Topic, we do a deep dive into the 2017 film “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” from filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. We discuss the uncomfortable revelations surrounding the...

Duration:00:36:58

#81 – Viral Subway Singer and Wheel of Disney Originals (WODO) - “Quints”

3/3/2020
In Episode 81, we kick things off with a jam-packed Snack Bag. We discuss everything from the viral London subway singer to the production halt on the “Lizzie McGuire” reboot to the new (but actually old) “Bachelorette” to the passing of James Lipton. In the Premiere Topic, we are diving deep into our second edition of “Wheel of Disney Originals” (AKA WODO) with the 2000 film “Quints.” We talk about our impressions of the movie, its nonsensical plot device that is way overused, some of the...

Duration:00:26:44

#80 – The “Friends” Cast is Reuniting and Josh’s “First Time…” Watching “Downton Abbey”

2/24/2020
In Episode 80, we give some more details about the decline in viewership for award shows. In the Snack Bag, we talk about the BIG (totally dumb) “Friends” reunion special on the horizon for the upcoming HBO Max streaming service. In the Premiere Topic, we are bringing you another installment of our semi-regular series within The Popped Cast called “First Time.” Our third installment in the series is Josh’s first viewing of the film, “Downton Abbey.” It’s actually Maureen’s first time seeing...

Duration:00:28:48

#79 – Pilot Review - “Episodes”

2/18/2020
In Episode 79, we are back to our regularly scheduled programming after breaking down the Oscars last week. In the Snack Bag, we discuss the down ratings for the Oscars and the return of Gordon Bombay to the ice. In the Premiere Topic, we continue our mini-series on “The Popped Cast” that we do from time to time called “Pilot Review.” Always on the hunt for a new show to watch together, we watched a pilot for a show we’ve never seen and decide whether or not it’s worth the time to continue...

Duration:00:27:56

#78 – Freshly Popped Reaction: The 2020 Oscars

2/10/2020
In Episode 78, Maureen and Josh are podcasting late into the night to bring you a full breakdown of the 2020 Academy Awards, which aired on ABC last night, so you can be the talk of the office with your fresh knowledge of everything Oscars. We discuss the big winners (“Parasite” for Best Picture!), the best speech, the best moment, the best one liner, the worst moment(s) and give our overall grade of the show. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Link: 2020 Oscar...

Duration:00:25:03

#77 – The 2020 Super Bowl Commercials & Halftime Show and Talking About Kobe Bryant

2/3/2020
Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 77, we are back after a two week break! In the Snack Bag, we dedicate all of our time to talking about the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and dig into why people are so emotionally affected by the passing of a person they don't know. In the Premiere Topic, we break down our favorite commercials from this year's Super Bowl (New York Life?!) and discuss Shakira and Jennifer Lopez's energetic and entertaining...

Duration:00:39:04

#76 – 2020 Oscar Nomination Reactions and Comparing Two “Little Women” Films Made 25 Years Apart

1/15/2020
Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 76, we finally reveal our secret message to our listeners and decode the secret code we’ve been planting in each episode since #68. In the Snack Bag, we talk about the royal rift in England, Leonardo DiCaprio’s maritime heroics and analyze the 2020 Oscar nominations. In the Premiere Topic, we compare the 1994 version of “Little Women” to the 2019 version of “Little Women.” We discuss which performances are...

Duration:00:37:01

#75 – Freshly Popped Reaction - The 2020 Golden Globes

1/6/2020
Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 75, we are back after a week off celebrating Christmas and the turn to the new decade! We discuss Clint Eastwood’s ski day with Arnold Schwarzenegger and also give our thoughts on how “Cats: The Musical: The Movie” is getting worse and worse despite attempts to “improve it.” In the Premiere Topic, Josh does a quick hit recap and instant reaction to the 2020 Golden Globes, which aired last night. Didn’t catch the...

Duration:00:33:00

#74 – Our Favorites in 2019 from the World of Pop Culture!

12/23/2019
Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 74, we kick things off by talking about the massive difference in box office returns for the just released “Star Wars” movie and “Cats: The Musical: The Movie.” In our Premiere Topic, we talk about some of our favorites from the world of pop culture in 2019. We each talk about our favorite new movie we saw, discuss our favorite returning TV show and give our take on our favorite new show of the year. Josh also...

Duration:00:19:23

#73 – Golden Globe Nominations and the State of “Star Wars” in 2019

12/16/2019
Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 73, we talk about the new trailer for “Wonder Woman 1984” and look at the nominations for January’s Golden Globe nominations. In our Premiere Topic, Josh is joined by special guest Mike Wilbur to talk all about “Star Wars.” We delve into the history of the franchise, discuss the ups and downs of the series and give our takes on the Disney+ show, “The Mandalorian.” Where does “Star Wars” stand in 2019? Find...

Duration:00:58:58

#72 – The Best Christmas Song EVER Is WHAT? Determining the Top Christmas Song with a Bracket Showdown!

12/9/2019
Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 72, we jump right into the Premiere Topic with special guests Zac and Sally Crippen (founders of the Vernacular Podcast Network and co-hosts of Vernacular Podcast) to determine the best Christmas song of all time. In a bracket style tournament, 16 songs enter (in four regions - Religious, Classics, Animated Classics, Modern) and only one emerges as the winner. Which song takes home the crown? The winner might...

Duration:01:05:02

#71 – Wheel of Disney Originals (WODO) - “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century”

11/25/2019
In Episode 71, we give you an update on the (now resolved) Taylor Swift drama, talk about the big box office for “Frozen 2” in its opening weekend and discuss Ricky Gervais being named the host for the 2020 Golden Globes. In the Premiere Topic, we are diving deep into our first edition of “Wheel of Disney Originals” (AKA WODO) with the 1999 hit film “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.” We talk about our impressions of the movie, what the movie got right (and wrong) about the future, why the...

Duration:00:32:38

#70 – Rewatching All the “How I Met Your Mother” Thanksgiving Episodes

11/18/2019
Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 70, Josh is re-joined by Maureen after her week off to attend the wedding of a close friend. We talk about the Taylor Swift drama dominating the news, the newly named “People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive” and how celebrities are really just like us. In the Premiere Topic, after rewatching the five “How I Met Your Mother” Thanksgiving episodes, we discuss our personal favorites, our least favorite, the MVP of the...

Duration:00:26:58