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Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience.

Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience.
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Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience.

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English

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212-675-1707


Episodes

Poptarts Episode 29: Women's Magazines!

3/15/2018
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Women’s magazines—love ‘em or hate ‘em, these publications have been bossing women around for over 300 years. But centuries later, it's still hard to tell if they are a harmless form of entertainment or an insidious method for advertisers to undermine the self-esteem of an entire gender in pursuit of profit. And what even is the role of lady mags today in a world now ruled by Instagram? Helping us unpack all this and more on the latest episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast is Molly Simms,...

Duration:01:00:00

Poptarts Episode 28: Black Panther!

3/5/2018
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Black Panther is the biggest movie in the world right now and it is as gloriously feminist as it is fast-paced, exciting, and brimming with afro-futuristic excellence. In this discussion of the film with BUST culture reporter Bry’onna Mention, we get into the limitless possibilities of Princess Shuri, the hotness of Michael B. Jordan, cosplay, and more.

Duration:01:01:34

Poptarts Episode 27: Rachel Dratch!

2/20/2018
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Rachel Dratch is a comedy legend famous for her sketch work on Saturday Night Live. On this episode of Poptarts, she talks about life after SNL, the secret ongoing text chain she maintains with her gang of hilarious homies, her new audio series Sounds Like America, and her newest incarnation as an anti-Trump rabble-rouser on social media. “I’m a lefty,” she declares, “and right now, I’m angry!”

Duration:01:09:19

Poptarts Episode 26: Phoebe Robinson!

2/2/2018
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Phoebe Robinson is truly one of the funniest humans alive. She’s a standup comedian, author, and actor, and her super-duper popular podcast 2 Dope Queens, that she co-hosts with Jessica Williams, is now on HBO as a series of four comedy specials! “We thought, ‘Yes, we will ask for four HBO specials,’” she says in this amazing interview for BUST’s Poptarts podcast. “Because if we were white dudes, we would totally ask for four.”

Duration:01:12:12

Poptarts Episode 25: #TimesUp at the Golden Globes

1/19/2018
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The Golden Globes this year were essentially a big, fancy feminist uprising with a few pointless awards sprinkled in. On this episode of the Poptarts podcast, BUST’s Digital Editorial Director Erika W. Smith joins Callie and Emily to debate every last detail of this #TimesUp launch party masquerading as an awards show.

Duration:01:02:08

Poptarts Episode 24: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

1/5/2018
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a riveting documentary about a 1940s screen goddess who led a secret life as an inventor and created a radio system that became the basis of today's cellular and bluetooth technology. In this episode, we dig in to all things Hedy with the film's writer/director Alexandra Dean and celebrate this flick that is finally giving a STEM visionary her due.

Duration:00:59:50

Poptarts Episode 23: I, Tonya!

12/15/2017
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I,Tonya, the Tonya Harding figure skating biopic starring Margot Robbie, is the talk of the town! In this episode, we dig into all things Tonya with Matt Harkins and Viviana Rosales Olen, curators of Brooklyn's Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum.

Duration:01:01:07

Poptarts Episode 22: Lady Bird!

11/30/2017
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Emily and Callie obsess over indie screen queen Greta Gerwig's daring directorial debut Lady Bird with help from fiery feminist film critic Jenni Miller!

Duration:01:01:41

Poptarts Episode 21: Celebrity Gossip!

11/9/2017
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Caution! Gossip Ahead! Jezebel senior writer and DirtCast podcast host Madeleine Davies joins Emily and Callie to talk tabloids, feminism, and the Hollywood rumor mill.

Duration:01:02:06

Poptarts Episode 20: Kembra Pfahler!

10/26/2017
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Kembra Pfahler is a performance art legend. Through her glam punk band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, she has been presenting her work since the late 1980s in museums, galleries, and clubs all over the world. And on October 30, famed NYC venue The Kitchen will be celebrating her career with a film presentation and live performance that traces her from her beginnings through to the present day. Here, she talks with Callie and Emily about art, feminism, and staying true to herself.

Duration:00:59:50

Poptarts Episode 19: What's The T On Cardi B?

10/16/2017
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Cardi B recently became the first solo female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 in almost 19 years, and her song “Bodak Yellow” is EVERYWHERE. But where did she come from and where is she going? In this ep, Callie and Emily spill the T on Cardi B with BUST interns and proud #BardiGang members Bry’onna Mention and Yasmine Montes De Oca.

Duration:01:00:34

Poptarts Episode 18: Broad City!

9/28/2017
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In the latest episode, Callie and Emily dive into Season 4 of Broad City. Yas Kween! We dig in to the crucial guest stars (RuPaul FTW), we debate whether money really does change everything, and we even tackle the accusations of cultural appropriation that have dogged the show since Season One.

Duration:00:55:51

Poptarts Episode 17: Celebrity Self-Help!

9/15/2017
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Callie and Emily are joined by the hilarious hosts of the podcast "By The Book," Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer, to discuss the curious intersection of celebs and self-help. Why are women so keen on taking life, health, and even medical advice from stars like Oprah, Gwyneth Paltrow, and (oy vey!) Jenny McCarthy? We get into it in a way only funny feminists can.

Duration:01:05:03

Poptarts Episode 16: Ingrid Goes West!

9/1/2017
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"Ingrid Goes West," a pitch-black comedy about the perils of Instagram starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, is our topic du jour. In this episode, Emily and Callie hash it out with Caitlyn Moldenhauer and Meredith Nein—hosts of the pop-culture podcast "There Will Be Drinking." Cheers!

Duration:00:59:19

Poptarts Episode 15: Julie Klausner!

8/18/2017
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Julie Klausner, Difficult People’s hilarious mastermind, shares her insights as a feminist media maker and comedy powerhouse on how she maintains her vision in an increasingly effed-up world.

Duration:00:59:37

Poptarts Episode 14: OITNB's Jessica Pimentel!

8/4/2017
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Jessica Pimentel aka Maria Ruiz on Orange is the New Black, visits the studio! On the show, Pimentel played the queen of the Dominican used panties trade behind bars. But in real life, she's a Shakespearean actor who also fronts an extreme metal band and follows a Buddhist path. She's full of surprises!

Duration:00:59:57

Poptarts Episode 13: Witches, Sluts, Feminists

7/21/2017
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Author Kristen J. Sollee comes on to discuss her new book "Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive" and joins Emily and Callie as they debate their favorite examples of feminist sex witchery in pop culture.

Duration:00:58:27

Poptarts Episode 12: Jessica Williams!

7/7/2017
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Jessica Williams rules! You know and love her from The Daily Show and 2 Dope Queens, and in this episode, we chat her up about her new starring role in the Netflix film The Incredible Jessica James.

Duration:00:59:26

Poptarts Episode 11: Claws Live!

6/23/2017
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For episode 11, we recorded in front of a live audience in Brooklyn as part of the Northside Festival! Our special guests were Maria Ortiz—the nail art QUEEN of NJ—and her fierce crew of long-nail divas. And together, we talked up the new TNT series CLAWS. The show stars Niecy Nash, Karrueche Tran, and Carrie Preston as South Florida manicurists whose dreams of making it big draw them into a life of crime and there was a LOT to discuss!

Duration:00:54:18

Poptarts Episode 10: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

6/9/2017
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In episode 10, the gals crack open Season 3 of the Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. From “Lemonading” and “Big Naturals,” to a peacock named Debra Winger and a baby named Linda, Season 3 is totes unpacked and it’s more fun than touching butts!

Duration:00:53:10

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