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Wham Bam Pow is an action/scifi moviecast. Each week, host Cameron Esposito and panelists Rhea Butcher and Ricky Carmona will terminate your boredom with movie news, interviews & watch-along film reviews.

Wham Bam Pow is an action/scifi moviecast. Each week, host Cameron Esposito and panelists Rhea Butcher and Ricky Carmona will terminate your boredom with movie news, interviews & watch-along film reviews.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Wham Bam Pow is an action/scifi moviecast. Each week, host Cameron Esposito and panelists Rhea Butcher and Ricky Carmona will terminate your boredom with movie news, interviews & watch-along film reviews.

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English

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Maximum Fun 2404 Wilshire Blvd., 9A Los Angeles, CA 90057 206-984-4FUN


Episodes

Why 'Green Book' Made Us Blue with Holly Walker

12/7/2018
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This week we're talking about the most recent Peter Farrelly road trip movie. No, not Dumb and Dumber. Not Kingpin. Sorry, not Me, Myself & Irene. We're talking Green Book with Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. And we're so lucky to have on the program, writer and performer Holly Walker (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse). If you want to hear many, many Viggo Mortensen-as-Tony Lip impressions, then this is the episode for you. The crew also answers a...

Duration:01:06:14

'Creed II' and Our Favorite 'Rocky' Movies with CJ Sullivan

11/30/2018
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Listening to this episode will get you as pumped as Rocky running up all those steps. And you don't even need to drink raw eggs! This episode's got some PUNCH to it. That's right, we're talking Creed II and we're joined by Philly's own CJ Sullivan. Alonso announces that he is officially in full on Christmas mode. April is excited about Alicia Malone's new book called The Female Gaze (which April also contributed to). It's Ricky's Mom's birthday and he's sending her a cake. And CJ is just...

Duration:01:03:53

'Widows' and a Call From the 'Who Shotline'

11/23/2018
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Even though Thanksgiving is over, let us give thanks for this wonderful new episode of 'Who Shot Ya?' Drea Clark is back in the building to talk with the crew about Widows. Alonso mourns the loss of 'Irv's Burgers' in West Hollywood. April shares a great Ethan Hawke story. Drea attends a festival for festival planners. And Ricky rejoices at the re-opening of the New Beverly Cinema. Plus, we take a call from the 'Who Shotline.' Alonso almost has a heart attack during the "El Mero Mero De...

Duration:01:06:05

'Overlord' and a Remembrance of Stan Lee

11/16/2018
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A fresh episode of Who Shot Ya? right out of the oven. We've got the classic crew of Ricky, Alonso, and April, and they're talking about the newest installment in the "Nazi Zombie" movie genre. That's right, we're discussing Overlord. In addition to that, April is only slightly "yawny" this episode. Alonso is excited about Oprah's Favorite Things list. And Ricky is hyped over a Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang mash-up album. Plus, the crew discusses the life and work of Stan Lee. We've got...

Duration:01:03:48

'Bohemian Rhapsody' and Alonso's Christmas Minute with Film Critic Katie Walsh

11/9/2018
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Don't stop me now! We're talking about the new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. We are so lucky this week to be joined by friend of the podcast, film critic Katie Walsh. This episode was recorded the night of the election, so you can certainly hear a level of optimistic anxiety in all the host's voices. The crew dissects all the important parts of the new movie: Rami Malek's fake teeth, the bad jokes, and how many times the band members say that they're a family. Plus, we chat about the...

Duration:01:07:22

'Suspiria' and Passing The Bechdel Test with Jamie Loftus & Caitlin Durante of 'The Bechdel Cast'

11/2/2018
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Even though Halloween is over, we're still keeping it spooky. That's right, we're talking about our favorite "witch dance" movie of the year, Suspiria. This week we're so lucky to have the hosts of 'The Bechdel Cast' podcast, Jamie Loftus and Caitlin Durante, on the program. The crew discusses their favorite aspects of the Halloween season. For Caitlin it's the pumpkin shaped Reese's peanut butter cups, for Alonso it's the appearance of the sign banning silly string on Hollywood Boulevard,...

Duration:01:02:47

Trick AND Treat: The New 'Halloween' and Getting Quizzed on Horror Movie Taglines with Betsy Sodaro

10/26/2018
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Boo! It's our HALLOWEEN episode! And boy have we got some tricks and treats for you. The first treat is our guest, horror expert and all around delightful person Betsy Sodaro (Disjointed, Another Period, Horny 4 Horror Podcast). A second treat is that we have our entire crew on the show this week - Ricky Carmona, April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde, AND Drea Clark. This haunted house is full! But the trick is that one of our hosts - DOES NOT MAKE IT TO THE END OF THE EPISODE! The gang is tasked...

Duration:01:16:45

We Take Flight with 'First Man' and Discuss The Movies That Scared Us The Most

10/19/2018
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April Wolfe is back everybody! Albeit a bit jet lagged. This week the crew takes off with a discussion of First Man. April calls Damien Chazelle an "old man." Alonso salivates over Milk Bar. And Ricky invents a new cocktail. Plus, we chat about the movies that still scare us to this day. And as always, staff picks. In news, the original Aladdin screenwriter is not happy, Chow Yun-fat is giving away all his money, and David Lynch knows how to fix this country. Weekly Movie...

Duration:01:01:32

'A Star Is Born' and Louis Virtel Goes Gaga Over Jane Fonda Classic 'Barbarella'

10/12/2018
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A more perfect episode could not be cultivated for our guest Louis Virtel. We discuss the big hit of the fall A Star Is Born. As an added bonus, we go deep on something near and dear to the hearts of Alonso and Louis, the 50th anniversary of the release of Barbarella. Ever the Jane Fonda fan, Louis dives deep on the filmography of one of the greatest movie stars of all time. PLUS, Ricky elaborates on the oeuvre of The Wu-Tang Clan (AKA the "Wu-vre"). Alonso praises Taylor Swift. And Drea...

Duration:01:01:38

We Go to 'Night School' w/ Alison Becker and Chat with Horror & Comedy Legend Lin Shaye

10/5/2018
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There is TOO much going on in this episode. First off, our guest is the wonderful and hilarious Alison Becker. She's here to discuss the new Kevin Hart/ Tiffany Haddish vehicle, Night School. On this episode we learn very quickly that Alison has a deep sexual attraction to Eddie Redmayne. Ricky reveals the launch of his movie club. April talks about poetry, again. And Alonso is excited that he gets to use his oven. But that's not all because the crew also gets a call from film legend Lin...

Duration:01:07:10

'The Sisters Brothers' and a Call From Fantastic Fest

9/28/2018
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Inkoo is back in the building! She joins Ricky and Alonso in an enthralling discussion of the new Joaquin Phoenix/ John C. Reilly western The Sisters Brothers. As could be expected there is some major disagreement on this movie. For 'What's Good?' Alonso is loving BoJack Horseman. Inkoo is looking forward to eating some LA Korean food. And Ricky is all set to attend his first film festival, the LA Film Festival. Plus, the crew gets a call from field reporter April Wolfe from Fantastic Fest...

Duration:00:53:08

The Predator and Other Problematic Films with Oliver Wang

9/21/2018
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We've got Ricky, April and Alonso in the studio this week, along with special guest Oliver Wang. Like Ricky, Oliver is a fellow DJ, and he also hosts the brilliant music podcast Heat Rocks on Maximum Fun, alongside friend of the show Morgan Rhodes. April tells us about her feminist ghost hunting pilot; Alonso's excited about the BBQ chicken tenders at McDonald's; Oliver is stoked to be a guest for the first time on WSY and Ricky's reminded of his childhood after watching the Canelo fight...

Duration:00:58:29

Jennifer Garner's 'Peppermint' and Getting the Band Back Together

9/14/2018
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You heard right, the band is back together! This episode marks the return of our Switchblade Sister April Wolfe. And this week the crew is talking about the divisive (and pretty racist) new Jennifer Garner film Peppermint. Ricky discusses his feelings on Twin Peaks: The Return. April celebrates the the life of her beloved cat. And Alonso questions whether fall is arriving or not. Plus, the gang listens to messages from the "Who Shot-Line." This week's questions was, "Which actress, who has...

Duration:00:52:11

'Destination Wedding' and "The Who Shot-Line" with Riley Silverman

9/7/2018
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This one is a winner. That's right, we've got the head writer for Maximum Fun's International Waters, Riley Silverman. She's on the show to talk about the new Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves joint, Destination Wedding. Ricky celebrates the work of Stevie Wonder. Drea reminisces about a high school production of Clue. And Alonso won't shut up about the Venice Film Festival. Plus, the crew plays some calls left by listeners on the 'Who Shot Ya?' hotline, which will now and forever be known as...

Duration:01:10:46

'The Happytime Murders' and All Things Puppets with Helen Hong

8/31/2018
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Do you love puppets? Well then this is the episode you've been waiting for! We've got comedian, actor, and Maximum Fun's Go Fact Yourself host, Helen Hong on to discuss the new puppet noir The Happytime Murders. Helen is uniquely qualified to discuss this film because she reveals that she actually auditioned for it! Ricky declares his love for Big Trouble in Little China. Drea proves herself to be a true "puppet movie" expert. And the gang receives a "voicemail postcard" from Alonso at the...

Duration:01:06:34

'Crazy Rich Asians' and Whitewashing Cinema with Jenny Yang

8/24/2018
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This is a feel good episode, ya'll! We've got comedian Jenny Yang on the program to talk about Crazy Rich Asians. She is uniquely qualified to discuss this film because she has seen it FIVE TIMES! This episode also signals the return of "The King of Christmas" - Alonso Duralde. He has traveled to the east coast and back to regale the crew of tales from his journey and his love for lobster. Ricky pours one out for the death of "Hiatus Ricky" as he goes back to work on Tosh.0. Plus, the gang...

Duration:01:04:24

'BlacKkKlansman' and The Filmography of Spike Lee with Brandon Johnson & Baron Vaughn

8/17/2018
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This is one of our wildest episodes to date. And for our 50th episode, no less! We've got first time guest, comedian Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie, Mystery Science Theater 3000) and returning guest Brandon Johnson (Rick and Morty, Animals). They're on to discuss the brand new film, BlacKkKlansman. Brandon, once again, tries to hock bootleg merchandise. Baron earns his anointed title of "The Big Pun" by making puns with a machine gun pace. April holds it down by recommending some post WWII...

Duration:01:05:57

'The Spy Who Dumped Me' and Top 5 Comedy Duos with Inkoo Kang

8/10/2018
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This is truly a clash of the titans. Drea Clark and Inkoo Kang are featured in the SAME EPISODE! That's right, it's an action packed show where the crew is discussing The Spy Who Dumped Me. Inkoo grills Ricky by asking him, "Why do you hate women?" (She's joking, fyi). Drea cements her status as the show's "wacky neighbor." April can't stop listening to The Tammy's Egyptian Shumba. And Ricky stans for his main man Eddie Murphy. Plus, the gang attempts to name their top 5 comic duos of all...

Duration:01:07:16

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' with Brandon Johnson

8/3/2018
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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to listen to the newest episode of 'Who Shot Ya?', drink some Café Bustelo, and leave a five star review on Apple Podcasts. This week Ricky Carmona, April Wolfe, and Alonso Duralde are talking about Mission: Impossible - Fallout. They are joined by the hilarious Brandon Johnson, who you may know from voicing Mr. Goldenfold on 'Rick and Morty.' The crew covers every aspect of the movie - the fights, the stunts, the way Angela Bassett say...

Duration:01:15:00

BONUS EPISODE! 'Attack The Block' LIVE at the Dynasty Typewriter theater with Tre'vell Anderson of the LA Times

7/30/2018
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It's our BONUS episode ya'll! This was a live show recorded on July 5th at the Dynasty Typewritertheater in Los Angeles. We present to you - Attack The Block. The film was screened for the audience followed by a discussion. Ricky, April, and Alonso are joined by LA Times film reporter Tre'vell Anderson. The crew goes through what they love about this film and why it's still so resonant today. Tre'vell compares the film to another classic, Leprechaun in the Hood. Plus the gang takes questions...

Duration:00:29:20