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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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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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English


Episodes

Ep. 61: Revisiting the Pilot of “LOST” 15 Years Later and Zooey Deschanel’s New Boo

9/16/2019
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In Episode 61, we talk about a bad hire for SNL (another racist white guy who gets a shot - sigh), Zooey Deschanel’s new boo, the passing of “Take Me Home Tonight” singer Eddie Money and a heartwarming story out of Florida (that’s only partly pop culture BUT THIS IS OUR PODCAST AND WE DO WHAT WE WANT). In the Premiere Topic, we revisit the pilot of the hit ABC show “LOST” and discuss how well it holds up 15 years later, the good and the bad in the two-part episode and whether we would...

Duration:00:33:23

Ep. 60: Josh’s “First Time…” Watching “Clueless”

9/9/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 60, we kick things off by giving some cold hard facts as to what really finished #1 in the race for the song of the summer. Then we jump right into the Snack Bag where we talk about Jeremy Renner’s failed fan app, Nicki Minaj’s surprise retirement (with some bonus life advice from Maureen) and the newest celebrity professor at the University of Texas. In the Premiere Topic, we are bringing you another installment...

Duration:00:26:28

Ep. 59: Snap Judgement - Possible 2020 Oscar Contenders

8/26/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 59, we discuss the breakup between Sony and Marvel over Spider-Man, reboots on reboots on reboots from Disney (“Home Alone” and “Lizzie Mcguire”) and Taylor Swift taking her power back by pledging to re-record her first six albums next year. In the Premiere Topic, Maureen and Josh are giving their snap judgements on possible 2020 Oscar contenders based solely on the trailers that have been released. We rate the...

Duration:00:40:05

Ep. 58: Picking the Three Most Influential People in Pop Culture of the Last Decade

8/19/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 58, we talk about Jeremy Renner’s incredibly silly Jeep commercials, Harry Styles turning down the role of Prince Eric in Disney’s forthcoming live action reimagining of “The Little Mermaid” (and give our pick for who SHOULD play the role) and discuss the Princess Diana musical hitting Broadway next year. In the Premiere Topic, Maureen and Josh each give their picks for who they think were the three most...

Duration:00:28:57

Ep. 57: Maureen’s “First Time…” Watching “A Few Good Men”

8/12/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 57, we are back with a regular edition of the Snack Bag! We talk about Nicolas Cage’s real life hunt for the Holy Grail, Universal’s decision to cancel the release of the film “The Hunt” and singer Mike Posner’s walk across the United States (and his unfortunate run in with a baby rattlesnake that put him in the hospital). In the Premiere Topic, we are kicking off a new semi-regular series within The Popped Cast...

Duration:00:28:47

Ep. 56: Critically Panned - “The Mighty Ducks”

8/5/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 56, we bring you our second installment of “Critically Panned” with two special guests - Maureen’s brother and Josh’s brother-in-law, Kevin, and Kevin’s wife and our sister-in-law Kathy! We jump right into our Premiere topic to discuss whether or not the abysmal Rotten Tomatoes score (23%!!!) for the beloved classic “The Mighty Ducks” is warranted. We give our own critical reviews, discuss the Rotten Tomatoes...

Duration:00:38:14

Ep. 55: Is Leonardo DiCaprio the Last Classic Movie Star?

7/29/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 55, we talk about the passing of Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse, and discuss “Avengers: Endgame” passing “Avatar” to become the highest grossing movie of all time. In the Premiere Topic, we are looking at the career of Leonardo DiCaprio (AKA Maureen’s favorite actor of all time). Inspired by the article “‘His Brand Is Excellence’: How Leonardo DiCaprio Became Hollywood's Last Movie Star” by Tatiana Siegel...

Duration:00:29:06

Ep. 54: Discussing THAT “Cats” Trailer, Maureen’s Live Reaction to Marvel’s Future and 2019 Emmy Nominations!

7/22/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 54, we react to the brand new “Cats” and “Top Gun: Maverick” trailers, give our thoughts on the forthcoming “It’s a Wonderful Life” musical with music and lyrics by Paul McCartney (spoiler: NO THANKS) and hear Maureen’s live reaction to Marvel’s just announced future plans. In the Premiere Topic, we are talking all about the 2019 Emmy nominations. We give our takes on the nominees, the surprises and the snubs...

Duration:00:41:17

Ep. 53: A Deep Dive into "Spider-Man: Far From Home"

7/15/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 53, we have a special episode featuring Zac Crippen, co-founder of the Vernacular Podcast Network! Josh and Zac talk all about “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and give their overall impressions of the movie, their favorite and least favorite aspects of the film, their thoughts on Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, hash out the best supporting characters and discuss where Marvel goes from...

Duration:00:38:49

Ep. 52: Netflix Original Movies - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

6/28/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 52, Josh kicks things off with a song and gives a non-spoiler review of “Toy Story 4” (it was good but not great). In the Snack Bag, we talk about “Old Town Road’s” dominance on the “Billboard” Hot 100 (can anything dethrone it?) and the fact that “The Office” is leaving Netflix at the end of 2020. In the Premiere Topic, we are talking all about Netflix original films - the good, the bad, the positive and the...

Duration:00:29:40

Ep. 51: Does the Original “Toy Story” Hold Up 24 Years Later? Revisiting the First Pixar Film

6/21/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 51, we are kicking off Season 2 with a fun episode! In the Snack Bag, we talk about a "Hunger Games" prequel, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd’s children discovering their parents are famous and the forthcoming big screen adaptation of the cult hit musical "tick...tick...BOOM!" directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and possibly starring Andrew Garfield (can he sing?!). In the Premiere Topic, we re-watch and revisit the...

Duration:00:27:15

Ep. 50: Celebrating ONE YEAR OF THE POPPED CAST (!) and Talking the 2019 Tony Awards

6/14/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 50, we have officially reached our one year anniversary of recording and releasing The Popped Cast! We reflect on a year of podcasting and discuss changes to our upcoming schedule. Then we dive into the Snack Bag where we talk about Gwyneth Paltrow forgetting she was in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and talk about the just released "Frozen 2" trailer (and whether or not anyone cares that a sequel is coming this...

Duration:00:31:22

Ep. 49: Crowning the 2019 Song of the Summer

6/7/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 49, we discuss the end of iTunes as we know it (RIP!) and talk about James Holzhauer’s amazing run on "Jeopardy" finally coming to an end (don’t feel too badly - he’s walking away more than $2 million richer). In the Marquee Topic, we are crowning a song of the summer for 2019! We examine six songs and take them through a mini bracket to determine what we think will be the earworm from summer 2019 that we remember...

Duration:00:33:40

Ep. 48: Examining the Impact of Public Backlash on TV and Movies

5/31/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 48, we follow-up on two of our teasers from a few weeks back. Josh gives an update on how his "American Idol" prediction turned out and Maureen breaks down the ridiculousness of the current season of "The Bachelorette." Then, we chat about Ariana Grande’s new wax figure that doesn’t really look like her (and the general creepiness of wax figures) and discuss Adam Levine stepping away from "The Voice." In the...

Duration:00:34:15

Ep. 47: Did Boy Bands Cause the Music Industry’s Downfall? (Revisiting The Backstreet Boys’ 1999 Album “Millenium”)

5/24/2019
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Please rate, review and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 47, we follow-up on giving "Saturday Night Live"a second chance (spoiler: it did not go well for the NBC sketch show), give our NON-SPOILER reviews of the finale of "Game of Thrones," discuss just how weird it is that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has never eaten a strawberry and share our excitement that Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show was renewed for three more years. In the Marquee Topic, we are...

Duration:00:27:01

Ep. 46: Is “Saturday Night Live” Still Funny? (Discussing the State of the NBC Sketch Show)

5/17/2019
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Please rate and subscribe to our podcast if you haven’t already! In Episode 46, we talk about Constance Wu’s very public negative reaction to her ABC show “Fresh Off the Boat” being renewed for a sixth season and discuss the trend of naming children after characters from TV shows (especially before you know whether that character is ultimately good or bad). In the Marquee Topic, we look into the state of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” one of the longest running programs on TV. We talk about...

Duration:00:30:14

Ep. 45: A Deep Dive into “Avengers: Endgame” and the Future of Marvel

5/10/2019
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In Episode 45, we chat about the new royal baby, discuss the rogue coffee cup that appeared in a dramatic scene during the latest episode of "Game of Thrones" and talk about the (latest) delay of the "Avatar" sequels (and wonder whether anyone even cares that there will be sequels - hint: nope). In the Marquee Topic, we are joined by special guest Zac Crippen (co-founder of the Vernacular Podcast Network) to do a deep dive into "Avengers: Endgame" and the future of the Marvel Cinematic...

Duration:00:52:05

Ep. 44: Is “Friends” the Best Comedy Ever? (Looking Back 15 Years After Its Finale)

5/3/2019
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In Episode 44, we give an update on Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer ($1.5 million in winnings and counting!), give our brief (and SPOILER-FREE) thoughts on "Avengers: Endgame," discuss the just released Tony Award nominations and remark on the sad passing of director John Singleton. In the Marquee Topic, we look back on the NBC hit comedy "Friends," which had its series finale on May 6, 2004 - 15 years ago! We talk about our favorite characters, whether or not the show holds up today...

Duration:00:35:23

Ep. 43: A Deep Dive Into Beyoncé’s Transformative Documentary “Homecoming”

4/26/2019
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In Episode 43, we talk about a truly impressive (and ongoing) streak happening on "Jeopardy"($1.2 million and counting for contestant James Holzhauer), "People" magazine naming Jennifer Garner as its cover star for its “Beautiful People” issue, the casting of Rami Malek as the next Bond villain and our predictions for how much "Avengers: Endgame" will make in its opening weekend. In the Marquee Topic, we do a deep dive into the Beyoncé Netflix documentary "Homecoming." We talk about how we...

Duration:00:31:57

Ep. 42: The 2019 “Time” 100 Most Influential People List and Influence in Our Culture

4/19/2019
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In Episode 42, Maureen is back for a full episode! We discuss the "Grease" prequel in the works (NO THANKS), a fun throwback video to the set of "The Office" made by Jenna Fischer (Pam) herself and talk through an oral history of one of the most bizarre minutes in film history (especially when taken out of context) - a hilariously strange and gruesome moment from "Meet Joe Black." In the Marquee Topic, we examine the "Time"100: Most Influential People, 2019. We talk through surprises on the...

Duration:00:30:47