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Luke Cage Season 2, Won't You Be My Neighbor - IP 128

6/20/2018
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We're heading straight to Harlem for this special Luke Cage edition of Inside Pop. We've seen the second season of Marvel's Luke Cage and we're bringing you an exclusive preview of the first two episodes. We'll also provide some fascinating behind the scenes info about the show's music and production crew and theorize why vocal fans of the first season may have inspired the more volatile Season 2 Luke Cage. Plus, we question why we're anti-shipping Mariah and Shades. Then, Amita reviews the...

Duration:00:42:39

Queer Eye Season 2, LGBTQ Pop Culture - IP 127

6/13/2018
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We're celebrating Pride Month in this episode by highlighting some of our favorite queer pop culture. First up, we've had an advanced look at the second season of Queer Eye on Netflix and we're giving you an exclusive preview of the series that consistently gives everyone the feels. We'll tell you how the series is breaking even more new ground than ever before. And then we bring you a special rainbow colored Big Sell in which we recommend some under the radar pop culture with an LGBTQ...

Duration:00:36:18

Pose, Kanye West, Roseanne Cancellation - IP 126

6/6/2018
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This week, we are serving all sorts of pop culture realness - starting with our first impressions of the new Ryan Murphy series, Pose, on FX. Amita shares how Viceland's My House influenced her viewing experience of Pose and Sean comments on why both shows are helping bring a piece of LGBTQ culture to the masses. Then, Amita shares her thoughts and honest critique about Kanye West's new 7 song album, Ye, and revealing that he is bipolar. Plus, we discuss if the idea of a Roseanne spinoff...

Duration:00:46:09

Queen Sugar Season 3 Premiere - IP 125

5/30/2018
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We've been waiting for months and it's finally here! The Queen Sugar Season 3 Premiere aired on Tuesday night and we have an exclusive interview with the director of the hit OWN series- DeMane Davis. We had the privilege of watching the Season Premiere in advance of our interview with DeMane so be warned, there will be spoilers in this podcast! We chatted with DeMane about the unique way she connected with Ava DuVernay to get the opportunity to work on the series, her approach to...

Duration:01:02:32

Deadpool 2, Janet Jackson at the Billboard Awards, Vulture Festival – IP 124

5/23/2018
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We have an embarrassment of pop culture riches this week! First up, Amita provides a spoiler free review of the box office record breaking Deadpool 2. Sean hasn't seen the film yet, but it doesn't stop him from asking deep probing questions (you guessed it - Josh Brolin's physique is a point of discussion!). Then, Sean and Amita discuss Janet Jackson's appearance at the Billboard Music Awards. They rate her red carpet look and give what may be considered a surprisingly objective review...

Duration:00:48:39

TV Cancellations, Andre 3000, Florence + The Machine, Aggretsuko - IP 123

5/16/2018
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This week, we're talking about the recent announcement of TV cancellations and renewals- which shows were chopped (Quantico, Rise) and which ones were surprisingly revived by another network (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man Standing?!) and the one show that Sean may just start a Twitter campaign to save. Then, we discuss the two unique songs that Andre 3000 recently released that are dedicated to his late mother and father and what we think of his new sound. And Sean shares his experience...

Duration:00:43:14

Childish Gambino's "This Is America", Big Screen vs Living Room films - IP 122

5/9/2018
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From the visceral imagery to our initial reactions- we discuss and try to decode the video that everyone is talking about- Childish Gambino's "This Is America". We give our thoughts and praise to Donald Glover's latest music video/artistic statement. Then, we discuss what films are big screen worthy and which films you can watch at home. Amita shares her thought process on how she determines which films pass the big screen test. And finally, Sean gets brutally honest about last week's...

Duration:00:49:49

Avengers: Infinity War, Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer, Tribeca Film Festival, Kanye West- IP 121

5/2/2018
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We've witnessed and survived a huge week in pop culture and are here to tell the tale! First, we share our SPOILER FREE thoughts about the latest chapter in Marvel's Avengers series- Avengers: Infinity War, and find out if the superhero filled sequel succeeded in meeting our expectations Then, we're all about Janelle Monae's latest album, Dirty Computer, and the accompanying emotion picture. We predict the songs we want to be the next single and chat about her musical evolution from her...

Duration:00:50:34

Westworld Season 2, My House on Viceland, Tribeca Film Festival 2018, Rhye - IP 120

4/25/2018
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On this episode, Sean discusses his thoughts and predictions about Westworld Season 2 and shares a helpful NYTimes Season 1 recap to refresh Amita's memory on the sci-fi fantasy series. Then, Amita has an exclusive sit down with Sean about his latest project, the new Viceland follow doc series, My House which chronicles the lives of performers in the NYC vogue ballroom scene. And the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival has started and we had the privilege to watch a couple of music focused...

Duration:00:47:12

Beyonce at Coachella, Kendrick Lamar wins the Pulitzer, Scandal Signs Off - IP 119

4/18/2018
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This week it's all about Black (Overachieving) Excellence! Beyonce Knowles Carter descended from the uppermost level of Heaven and bestowed us with the gift of her life changing performance at Coachella - or as it shall now be forever known . . . BEYCHELLA. We'll share our reactions to the performance and our reactions to the reactions of her performance. Kendrick Lamar made history this week by becoming the first Hip Hop artist to win the Pulitzer Prize. We'll discuss why this is a huge...

Duration:00:38:55

Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, A Quiet Place, Saturday Night Live, Pink – IP 118

4/10/2018
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This week we have a proverbial pop culture hat trick with a trifecta of TV, Film and Music covered in our episode. It may seem like there was not a time before you knew Cardi B existed - but she's just released her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, and we're telling you what we think of it- plus sharing our thoughts on her SNL performance (and her SNL 'announcement'). We review the number one movie of the week, A Quiet Place and the broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God and...

Duration:00:41:43

Spring Preview 2018, Max Fun Drive – IP 117

4/4/2018
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In honor of the Max Fun Drive- we are proud to present our Spring Pop Culture Preview! We'll share some inside info on the highly anticipated TV, Film and Music due out this Spring. And to help us out- our special guests - the hosts of Long Distance POPcast and JoJCast also share their picks! Spring is no longer the season to bide your time while you await the big summer blockbusters and concert tours. Some of the most innovative and surprising pieces of pop culture are about to slide...

Duration:01:15:03

RuPaul's Drag Race, Deadpool 2 Trailer, Lena Waithe in Vanity Fair - IP 116

3/28/2018
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We have more pop culture stuffed into this episode than RuPaul has catchphrases. Almost! This week we sashay our way into the world of RuPaul's Drag Race. We discuss the show's increasing popularity and shed some light on the surprising demographic that has made the show bigger than ever after ten seasons on the air. Then, we react to the new Deadpool 2 trailer - Amita's here for the humor and action; Sean's here for the MCU's first openly bisexual hero (and the ensuant fantasies he...

Duration:00:40:50

Atlanta season 2, Avengers Infinity Wars trailer, Saturday Night Live, Wolverine – IP 115

3/21/2018
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This episode is the ultimate pop culture to do list for the week! DO listen to our review of the second season of Donald Glover's series, Atlanta. We discuss whether the show overcomes the dreaded sophomore season slump. DO hear our reaction to the latest trailer for Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. Who will live and who will die? We share our guesses and also estimate how much screen time Doctor Strange will get since he is sharing the screen with 8,000 other heroes. DO NOT feel any...

Duration:00:39:21

A Wrinkle in Time, Jessica Jones, Sade, Meshell Ndegeocello, Carousel, Vulfpeck - IP 114

3/13/2018
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This week’s episode of Inside Pop has the following Inclusion Rider: Our 114th episode must celebrate the creativity and diversity of women in film, music and television. The show begins with a review of Ava DuVernay’s epic adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. Amita discusses what she most loves about the film and Sean questions whether the film's box office performance and overall reception was affected by the phenomenon that is Black Panther. Amita also shares some of the insight she got...

Duration:00:44:53

Oscars 2018 Special – IP 113

3/5/2018
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Inside Pop's annual Oscars wrap up is here! Listen to get our take on the fashion, the snubs, the rightful victories, the highlights and the awkward moments. We'll rate Jimmy Kimmel's performance as host and also discuss our favorite musical performances of the night. Who was the presenter that left Sean speechless? Which acceptance speech made Amita stand-up and cheer? Listen to this special Oscars episode to find out! Follow us on Twitter & Instagram...

Duration:00:40:05

Queer Eye: An Interview with Queer Eye Producer James Barker – IP 112

2/28/2018
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In this special Producer to Producer episode, we interview friend of Inside Pop James Barker about one of the most popular shows currently on television, Netflix's reboot of Queer Eye. James produced multiple episodes of this season and he gives us a behind the scenes look at the making of this pop culture phenomenon. Listen to hear: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @PopInsiders Like us on Facebook Visit our official website: www.insidepoppodcast.com You...

Duration:00:43:32

Black Panther Box Office records, Janelle Monae, Musicians turned Actors, Vulfpeck - IP 111

2/21/2018
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We can't help but discuss Black Panther again- from the shattered box office records to the worldwide reaction- Wakanda Forever! Plus, Christmas came early with the 30 second teaser trailer for Janelle Monae's latest 'emotion picture' Dirty Computer. We speculate on when we'll get new music from Monae, and some of the themes in the trailer. Then, we discuss musicians who became actors- some successfully and some...not so much. And Amita gives her review of the Atlantic article about...

Duration:00:42:35

Black Panther Special, Hamilton's Hamildrops - IP 110

2/16/2018
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From the moment the Black Panther cast took a group selfie at Comic Con the anticipation and expectations for this film began to grow; and over the past year the buzz has reached a fever pitch (especially for these two podcast hosts). Well, the film has arrived and Inside Pop is devoting this episode to everything Wakanda! We share our review of the film (just moments after seeing a special screening) and discuss the highlights and the themes that most resonated with us. Then we review...

Duration:00:40:44

Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake, This Is Us - IP 109

2/7/2018
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It's the day when Pop Culture fans and Sports fans join forces to create what feels like a national holiday! In this episode, we dive into the Superbowl and discuss: should've Then, we seamlessly segue into a review of Timberlake's latest release, Man of the Woods. Plus, Amita reviews one of the most heartbreaking hours on television, the post Super Bowl episode of This Is Us. And finally in the Big Sell, Amita reviews an essay on Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. And...

Duration:00:48:51