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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 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...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 261: Love Actually vs. The Holiday, Part 6

Summary: "Who's looking after the dog?" In what has become a yearly tradition, Pop This! spends our sixth consecutive holiday season arguing about what is the better Christmas movie - Love Actually or The Holiday. Show notes: Nancy Meyers week at Vulture Episode 5: Love Actually vs. The Holiday 1 Episode 59: Love Actually vs. the Holiday, Round 2 Episode 109: Love Actually vs. the Holiday, Round 3 Episode 163: Love Actually vs. The Holiday 4 Episode 210: Love...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 260: Happiest Season

Summary: "Orphan friend." We dive full-on into the festive season by watching this year's most buzzed-about holiday film, Happiest Season. Also discussed: Dead Eyes, movies we know we won't watch, and the music of Lu Kala. Show notes: How a Queer Icon Made the Holiday Film of the Year (Atlantic) I Love Kirsten Stewart's Looks in Happiest Season (the Cut) Recommendations: Andrea W.: Lu Kala, Worthy (music) Andrea G.: Dead Eyes (podcast) Lisa: The Undoing...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 259: The Sound of Music

Summary: "Raindrops on roses." After over 40 years of denying herself the pleasure of watching the most successful musical of all time, Andrea Warner finally sits down to watch The Sound of Music. Also discussed: Doctor Zhivago, puppeteering, and all the holiday parties we won't be going to this year. Show notes: Julie's Library (Julie Andrews podcast) All these years later, The Sound Of Music remains one of the world's favorite things (AV Club) Recommendations: Andrea W.:...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 258: Selena (1997)

Summary: "There's no male equivalent of a diva." This week we watch Selena, the 1997 biographical musical drama about the life and career of the late singer Selena Quintanilla Perez. Also discussed: nightgowns, Grey Gardens, and Andrea Warner's predilection for imported soap from Seattle. Show notes: MAC's Selena collection Documentary Now! Grey Gardens clip (YouTube) Everything We Know About Netflix's 'Selena: The Series' (So Far) (Billboard) Recommendations: Andrea W.:...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 257: The Queen's Gambit

Summary: "My tranquility needs to be refurbished." This week we re-live Lisa's chess days and talk about enthralling drama The Queen's Gambit. Also discussed: the music of Molly Annelle, Emily in Paris, and our love of Northern Exposure. Show notes: "Emily in Paris" and the Rise of Ambient TV (New Yorker) The Man Who Brought 'The Queen's Gambit' to Life (The Ringer) Recommendations: Andrea W.: Molly Annelle (music) Andrea G.: Brooklyn Musuem's virtual exhibit of...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 256: Lured with Don English

Summary: "Mr. Noir-vember." This week our guest is Noir-vember's Very Own: Don English. He joins us to talk about Lured, the 1947 film noir starring Lucille Ball. Also discussed: fashion shows for pets, fetish foot modelling, and Lisa's grandmother's life as a dancer in 1930's London. Show notes: Pop This! EP 206: Leave Her to Heaven with Don English Lisa's grandmother modeling in England (Instagram) Watch Lured on YouTube Recommendations: Andrea W.: Moon of the...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 255: In The Mood For Love with Elaine Chau

Summary: "It is a restless moment." This week we invite CBC Front Burner producer Elaine Chau on the podast to talk about one of her all-time favourite films, In the Mood For Love. Also discussed: train romances, the Queens's Gambit and Lisa's feelings about cake. Show notes: Cupcakes Were Never Over, Apparently (Food and Wine) Elaine Chau on Twitter Falling in Love trailer (Meryl Streep & Robert DeNiro fall in love on a train) Recommendations: Andrea W.: My Blueberry...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 254: Gilmore Girls Revisited, Again

Summary: "No, Rory. This great man was not brought down by my vagina." We are celebrating our 5th anniversary this week by going back to where it all began: re-watching Gilmore Girls. Also discussed: the Teaches of Peaches, the Home Cooking podcast and the impact the pandemic has on our sense of style. Show notes: Gilmore Girls Fandom Wiki Gilmore Girls’ final words change everything we believe about Rory and Stars Hollow (Vox) Recommendations: Andrea W.: The Teaches of...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 253: Eve's Bayou

Summary: "I find out he's just a man." For the last film of our Gothic Horror Month, we move away from horror and embrace a film classified as southern gothic supernatural: Eve's Bayou. Also discussed: MTV Cribs, the Who? Weekly podcast and Dolly Parton's new Netflix show. Show notes: Best of: MTV Cribs ft. Lil Wayne, 50 Cent & More! (YouTube) Who? Weekly (podcast) Step Inside Dakota Johnson’s Midcentury-Modern Home (Architectural Digest) Deborah Cox - Nobody's Supposed...


Pop This! Podcast Episode 252: Interview with the Vampire with Katie-Ellen Humphries

Summary: This week we are thrilled to have the ever so funny Katie-Ellen Humphries as our guest to discuss her new comedy album Lady Finger as well as the incredibly terrible movie Interview with the Vampire. Also discussed: the torment of boils, Lisa's broken foot, and the various ways in which Brad Pitt eats food in movies. Show notes: Let the Right One In trailer (YouTube) Why Brad Pitt Is Always Eating In Movies (ScreenRant) Sunflower Hour trailer...