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Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist. Every week they talk about things they love, stuff that pisses them off and pop culture: movies new and old, TV, books, music and more. Press play and come hang out with your two new best friends.

Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist. Every week they talk about things they love, stuff that pisses them off and pop culture: movies new and old, TV, books, music and more. Press play and come hang out with your two new best friends.


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Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist. Every week they talk about things they love, stuff that pisses them off and pop culture: movies new and old, TV, books, music and more. Press play and come hang out with your two new best friends.




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Pop This! Podcast Episode 281: Sister Act

Summary: "Wanna dance, sister?" This week we hit week three of our musicals series with 1992 smash-hit movie Sister Act and discover that it may in fact not be a musical. Also discussed: the I Am All In podcast, Whoopi Goldberg's EGOT, and ideas for a gender-flipped version of Jaws. Show notes: James Bond Evil Villian name generator (LoveReading) How did ‘Sister Act 2’ become a classic musical? An under-the-radar sequel is now a mainstay of black culture (The Undefeated) 5...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 280: Mamma Mia!

Summary: "Women in overalls." This week we kick-off our musical season with the ever-popular jukebox rom-com Mamma Mia! Also discussed: DOXA Documentary Film Festival, food-stealing dogs, and our most memorable wipeouts. Show notes: Franklin Gin Clark (Instagram) Cash and Rudy (Instagram) Muriel's Wedding - Waterloo (YouTube) ABBA Silver: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' (NPR) Recommendations: Andrea W.: Wipeout (TV) Andrea G.: DOXA Documentary Film Festival, May 6-16...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 279: Thunder Force

Summary: "Man-crab." This week we talk about Melissa McCarthy's superhero comedy Thunder Force and discover it may not be the movie we want, but it's the movie we need. Also discussed: snakes in the woods, nature documentaries and Thandiwe Newton's season of Line of Duty. Show notes: Thunder Force Stops The Crab Robbery ft. Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman | Netflix (YouTube) Thunder Force: When a Crab Loves a Woman (YouTube) Jason Bateman’s Crab Deserves His Own Superhero...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 278: Oscars 2021 preview with Dorothy Woodend

Summary: "Netflix half-watch." Culture editor and film critic Dorothy Woodend drops by this week to tell us all about the films to keep an eye on at this year's Oscars. Also discussed: thrift store art, fried chicken, and Shira Spector's graphic novel Red Rock Baby Candy. Show notes: Lisa's photo on Thrift Store Art Instagram Alan Kim at the BAFTAs (Hollywood Reporter) Dorothy Woodend at the Tyee Dorothy Woodend's gorgeous illustrations Recommendations: Andrea W.: Red...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 277: Minari

Summary: "Not a real Grandma." This week we all feel a little emotional after watching Minari. Also discussed: Lucky Grandma, our best bathing practices, and the graphic novel Stone Fruit. Show notes: “Minari” Star Alan Kim Gave a Sweet, Emotional Critics Choice Award Speech (Teen Vogue) The Specificity of ‘Minari’ (The Ringer) Make the Case: The Restraint of Steven Yeun in ‘Minari’ (The Ringer) Recommendations: Andrea W.: Stone Fruit by Lee Lai (graphic novel) Andrea...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 276: Tina

Summary: "You were there the whole time." This week we thoroughly enjoyed looking at the life and times of Tina Turner via her new documentary Tina. Also discussed: Audrey Hepburn, Hollywood Nights, and Jen Sookfong Lee's new book The Shadow List. Show notes: "Heartache Tonight" on Hollywood Nights with Olivia Newton-John, Tina Turner, Karen Carpenter, and Toni Tenille (Daily Motion) Audrey, the Audrey Hepburn documentary (trailer) Tina Turner performs "Proud Mary" live in...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 275: Superstore with Lisa Chen-Wing

Summary: "A wonderful waste of time." This week we've invited former big-box store employee Lisa Chen-Wing on the show to talk about the trials and tribulations of customer service and the hit show Superstore. Also discussed: Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong, the World Figure Skating Championships, and celebrity diving competitions. Show notes: Stars in Danger: The High Dive (The Daily Dish) Linda Carter and Telly Savalas on Circus with the Stars (YouTube) Battle of the...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 274: Firefly Lane

Summary: "I used to be a journalist." This week it's all about feathered bangs, Spanx, and second-wave feminism as Pop This! talks about the very popular friendship drama Firefly Lane. Also discussed; skincare, Superstore, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Show notes: Is Eye Cream Necessary? (The Skincare Edit) Netflix’s Firefly Lane gives Katherine Heigl her own Beaches (AV Club) Recommendations: Andrea W.: Rodeo dress from Tuesday of California (clothing brand) Andrea G.:...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 273: Moxie with guest Sam Nock

Summary: "My new thing is crying." Sam Nock of Heavy Content joins us this week to talk about Amy Poehler's new movie Moxie, a movie about zines, riot grrrls and the '90s. Also discussed: Titanic, Hilary Duff, and TikTok. Show notes: Sam Nock on Instagram Sam Nock on Twitter Pop This! Episode 157: Misery live at the Rio Theatre with Sam Nock Pop This! Episode 165: Dumplin' with Sam Nock Recommendations: Andrea W.: Thunder Force trailer (movie) Andrea G.: The Linda...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 272: The 40-Year Old Version

Summary: "Coming of middle-age story." This week we fall head-over-heels in love with The 40-Year Old Version, a comedy written, directed and starring Radha Blank. Also discussed: peanut butter eggs, Nadiya Bakes, and Nicole Byer's various shows. Show notes: Peanut Butter Eggs, pack of 3 (Purdy's) Basque burnt cheesecakes from Mardy's Kitchen Filmmaker Radha Blank Says Lena Waithe Was Her 'Most Important Yes' (Essence) Recommendations: Andrea W.: Nicole Byer on Nailed...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 271: Cinderella (1997)

Summary: "It's possible." Disney finally added the 1997 made-for-TV version of Cinderella starring Brandy and Whitney Houston to its streaming service, and we are here for it. Also discussed: White Tiger, winter people, and napping in public. Show notes: Estimated Time Periods and Locations of the Disney Princesses (D_Princesses Livejournal) It's Possible: An Oral History of 1997's "Cinderella" (Shondaland) 10 Things You Didn't Know About Disney's Cinderella...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 270: The Equalizer (2021)

Summary: "Got a problem?" Pop This! gleefully dives into the first episode of Queen Latifah's new crime drama, The Equalizer. Also discussed: why we bother getting dressed every morning, The Sinner, and RHWOSLC Show notes: The Best Work-From-Home Bras, According to a Longtime Remote Worker (the Strategist) Joyful Noise trailer (YouTube) Queen Latifah Makes the Impossible: a CBS Cop Show for the Black Lives Matter Era (Slate) Recommendations: Andrea W.: The Sinner, Season...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 269: Desperately Seeking Susan

Summary: "Everybody I know is desperate, except for you." Pop This! talks about Madonna's 1985 film debut, Desperately Seeking Susan. Also discussed: chicken and egg ramen, The Equalizer, and sleeping techniques. Show notes: Our favourite looks from Desperately Seeking Susan (Instagram) Lisa's favourite Madonna look from Papa Don't Preach (Madonna In Pop Culture) Rosanna Arquette Answers Every Question We Have About Desperately Seeking Susan (Vulture) Madonna filmography...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 268: Sylvie's Love

Summary: "Soap operas in capes." This week Lisa is off sick so the Andreas take the wheel and talk about the extremely romantic movie Sylvie's Love starring Tessa Thompson. Also discussed: wound care, Castle, and Saturday Night Fever. Show notes: Revisiting Saturday Night Fever, Disco’s Dark B-Side (Pitchfork) Review: “Sylvie’s Love” Revives the Art of the Classic Hollywood Romance (New Yorker) Recommendations: Andrea W.: Castle (TV) Andrea G.: The Block with Angeline...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 267: Crossing Delancey

Summary: "Pickle man." This week we are talking about the smart, endearing rom-com Crossing Delancey and look back on the career of trailblazing director Joan Micklin Silver. Show notes: Cucumber – refreshing and uplifting, setting your imagination free, sending you to lush green meadows, creating dreams of happiness and freedom (Fragrences.bg) Types Of Lavender: Difference Between French And English Lavender (GardeningKnowHow) Joan Micklin Silver on Casting Crossing Delancey...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 266: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Summary: This week we're watching one of the most powerful and moving films we've seen in recent memory: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Also discussed: blues music, the plays of August Wilson, and Chani Nicholson's book, You Were Born For This. Show notes: You're Wrong About Podcast - Quarantine Deep Dive: Jessica Simpson's "Open Book" Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the Liberating Power of Music (Atlantic) Recommendations: Andrea W.: You Were Born For This by Chani Nicholson (book...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 265: Chungking Express with Chelsea Birks

Summary: "Love you for 10,000 years." This week The Cinematheque's Chelsea Birks joins us to talk about Wong Kar-Wai's offbeat crime thriller/rom-com Chungking Express. Also discussed: Into Thin Air, vision boards, and what it means to be disruptively cute. Show notes: Buy Chinese joss paper (KK Discount) The Cinematheque/World of Wong Kar-Wai Chelsea Birks at the Cinematheque Chungking Express movie review (Roger Ebert) Recommendations: Andrea W.: Such a Fun Age by...


Pop This! Podcast episode 264: Bridgerton

Summary: "The DuVernay Test." This week Pop This! dives into the show everyone seems to be watching: Bridgerton. Also discussed: How To with John Wilson, Natalie Wood, and Andrea Warner's fresh-faced innocence. Show notes: Tator tot waffles (Damn Delicious) Want to measure a film's diversity? Try "the DuVernay test." (Vox) Recommendations: Andrea W.: Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (HBO/Crave) Andrea G.: How To with John Wilson (HBO/Crave) Lisa: Community...


Pop This! podcast episode 263: The Flight Attendant

Summary: "Unhinged and free." For our first episode of 2021, we discuss one of our favoruite TV shows from last year: The Flight Attendant. Also discussed: psychic powers, Palm Springs, and Lisa's New Year's Challenges. Show notes: Feed your soul: the 31-day literary diet for January (the Guardian) A Hot Mess Caught in a Caper in “The Flight Attendant” (New Yorker) ‘The Flight Attendant’ Is a Darker, Deeper Show Than Its Hype Suggests (Observer) Recommendations: Andrea W.:...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 262: 2020's pop culture in review

Summary: "Freezer chips." It's the final Pop This! episode of 2020, and the Andreas and Lisa spend it talking about the most memorable pop culture moments of the year. Show notes: Let's Eat (Netflix) Tokyo Stories: Midnight Diner (Netflix) Music credits: "Glockenspiel Beat" by Podington Bear From Free Music Archive CC BY 3.0 Theme song "Pyro Flow" by Kevin Macleod From Incompetch CC BY 3.0 Intro bed: "OLPC" by Marco Raaphorst Courtesy of Free Music...