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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 42: Justine Bateman!

10/19/2018
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In the ’80s, Justine Bateman was one of the most famous young women in America. She starred as Mallory on the hugely popular sit-com Family Ties on NBC from 1982 to 1989, she starred in a movie about an all-girl rock band called Satisfaction in 1989, and then she went on to write, direct, produce and study computer science behind the scenes while the internet completely changed our culture’s relationship to stardom. In her new book, Fame: The Hijacking of Reality, she writes about the...

Duration:00:59:50

Poptarts Episode 41: Strange Women!

10/5/2018
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Strange Women. Pop culturally speaking, they truly are the spice of life. But what qualifies a performer or character as strange? And what is it about these women that provoke such strong responses in us? Joining us to discuss all this and more are two experts in the field. Twin sisters Tonya Hurley and Tracy Hurley Martin are the hosts of the Stories of Strange Women Podcast, where they’ve interviewed everyone from Elvira to Kate Pierson of the B-52s to Lydia Lunch to Parker Posey. And they...

Duration:01:00:02

Poptarts Episode 40: Murray Hill!

9/14/2018
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Murray Hill is a New York City nightclub pioneer who emerged out of the underground drag scene of the 1990s. A comedian and variety show host in the shticky tradition of ’60s borscht belt and Vegas comics of yore like Don Rickles and Dean Martin, he is a performer New York Magazine named “One of the 50 Most Iconic Gender Benders of All Time,” PAPER declared “One of the Top 10 ‘It’ Boys in NYC Nightlife History,” and BUST celebrated as one of our special “Boys du Jour.” These days, Murray is...

Duration:01:04:06

Poptarts Episode 39: Sam Jay!

8/28/2018
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Sam Jay has been doing stand-up for the last seven years, but 2018 is the year her career absolutely exploded. She got a job writing for Saturday Night Live, she released a half-hour special on Comedy Central, she was on Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup, and she just put out a standup album called Donna’s Daughter! She recently took a break from the writer’s room of the Emmy Awards to stop by the Poptarts podcast and Callie and Emily were psyched to pick her brain about life on the road.

Duration:00:57:33

Poptarts Episode 38: Winona Forever!

8/10/2018
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Winona Ryder is a peerless pop cultural icon. Here in NYC, the Quad cinema will be showing 16 Winona films this month as part of their “Utterly Winona” retrospective. And The Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn is having an all-day Winona movie marathon on August 25. Both special events coincide with her new film "Destination Wedding" opposite Keanu Reeves opening at the end of this month. But her upswing in popularity seems to go much deeper than that. Here to discuss why Winona’s appeal is more...

Duration:01:02:06

Poptarts Episode 37: Manic Panic's Tish and Snooky!

7/27/2018
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Sisters Tish and Snooky Bellomo opened their Manic Panic boutique in 1977, at 33 St. Marks Place, in New York City’s East Village. Credited as the first punk rock store in America, Manic Panic sold cool vintage fashions, rock star gear Tish made herself, and wildly colored hair dye and cosmetics that the sisters started manufacturing and have been distributing all over the world for the last 41 years. Because of Manic Panic products, weirdos like Callie and Emily and millions of others are...

Duration:00:53:09

Poptarts Episode 36: 25 Years of BUST!

7/16/2018
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Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel are the co-founders and co-publishers of our beloved BUST Magazine, where they have been the Poptarts hosts’ bosses for a million years. In this episode, we are celebrating the magazine’s 25th Anniversary by asking our boss ladies everything we ever wanted to know about BUST but were afraid to ask.

Duration:00:57:49

Poptarts Episode 35: Amber Tamblyn!

6/28/2018
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Amber Tamblyn is famous for her roles in General Hospital, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Joan of Arcadia. But at BUST, we know her as our beloved poetry editor and as a true pal who helps us out whenever we need some star power to further our feminist agenda. In this episode, we discuss her debut novel, Any Man, a book about a female serial rapist, told from the perspectives of her male victims.

Duration:00:50:00

Poptarts Episode 34: Comedians vs. Trump!

6/15/2018
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From Michelle Wolf to Samantha Bee, female comedians have been grabbing headlines lately for their pointed commentary on our current administration. But do they ever go too far? And what about the one notable exception—Roseanne Barr? To help us sort out our complicated feelings on this episode of the Poptarts podcast is veteran standup and Daily Show co-founder Lizz Winstead, whose personal experiences and insider intel should not be missed!

Duration:01:04:34

Poptarts Episode 33: Girl Gangs!

6/1/2018
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Girl gangs are endlessly entertaining. So when Poptarts co-host Callie Watts suggested we do a show about our favorite girl gangs in pop culture, obviously the answer was yes. But very quickly, as Callie and Emily started to discuss their picks, it became abundantly clear that they had very different interpretations of what constitutes a girl gang. So instead, this episode is going to be a celebration of girl gangs (Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill!), girl crews (Hidden Figures), and girl squads...

Duration:01:04:58

Poptarts Episode 32: Karrueche Tran!

5/18/2018
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Karrueche Tran's path to stardom has been a wild ride. The model and actress first gained notoriety when her 2015 breakup with R&B singer Chris Brown dominated the tabloid press. But in the years since, she's silenced detractors and gained a fanbase all her own through her stellar work on "Claws" and on the new film "The Honor List" (now available on DVD, Digital, and On Demand). In this candid chat with Emily and Callie on BUST's Poptarts podcast, Tran opens up about finding her voice,...

Duration:01:01:20

Poptarts Episode 31: Mother's Day Viewing Guide!

5/7/2018
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Mother's Day is upon us! And whether you'll be spending the day living it up with the woman who gave you life, rolling around with your own kidlets, or otherwise reflecting on matriarchy, you'll want to listen to the latest Poptarts podcast. In this episode, we're dishing out some unexpected recommendations for mom-centric shows and movies worth watching, and they run the gamut from sweet (Sound of Music anyone?) to salty (Gypsy FTW!). Joining hosts Emily Rems and Callie Watts on this...

Duration:01:01:59

Poptarts Episode 30: Lusting After Celebs!

4/5/2018
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Ladyboners. We all get them. But in this era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, it can be challenging to remember that there are actually still men in showbiz worthy of our devotion, admiration, and yes, LUST. Helping us rekindle our desire for our celebrity crushes in this episode are Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins, hosts of Thirst Aid Kit, Buzzfeed’s hilarious podcast devoted to women lusting out loud. Find out more at bust.com/poptarts.

Duration:01:05:42

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