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#TimesUp, Golden Globes, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Sza, Cardi B, Bruno Mars – IP 107

1/10/2018
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This week, Hollywood flexed its social justice muscle once again when it turned the 75th Golden Globes ceremony into a rally for gender equality. We'll debate the effectiveness of the black clad ceremony and revel in the glory of Oprah Winfrey's memorable speech. Then, we'll review new songs by some of the biggest stars in music including Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse (Remix)," Kendrick Lamar and SZA's collaboration, "All the Stars," from the upcoming Black Panther film and Justin...

Duration: 00:36:26


Black Mirror, The Chi, Forgotten Films of 2017 with Dave Karger, Pop Culture Resolutions – IP 106

1/3/2018
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Did you resolve to put more time and energy into staying on top of the best pop culture stories of the week? Lucky for you, The Pop Insiders are here to help you keep that resolution with our brand new episode! First, we give our spoiler free reviews of the new Lena Waithe Showtime drama - The Chi (please feel free to listen and then correct our pronunciation of the title of this show) and the first episode of the new season of Black Mirror. Then we speak with IMDb special correspondent...

Duration: 01:00:51


Best Movie Performances of 2017 - IP 105

12/20/2017
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We have spent hours upon hours sitting in dark theaters watching some of the most talked about films of the year and are ready to share our final "Best of" list of 2017! This year, we're focusing on the performances that captivated us, made us laugh, cry and gave us all the feels. From Daniel Kaluuya's portrayal as a boyfriend slowly awakening to the horrors of his girlfriend's family in Get Out to Saoirse Ronan playing a emotional teenager in Lady Bird, to the complex relationship...

Duration: 00:46:26


Best Music of 2017 - IP 104

12/13/2017
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This year we've listened to countless hours of new albums and songs and attended dozens of concerts and are now ready to declare our favorite music of 2017! Listen to this very special year-end episode to hear us discuss the artists who delivered music that inspired us, informed us, entertained us, made us want to dance and put us in that special mood! We also discuss our favorite singles of the year, our most memorable concerts and the new music we're craving in 2018. Our favorite...

Duration: 00:57:31


Best of TV 2017 - IP 103

12/6/2017
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The time has come...we've watched countless hours of television and have narrowed them down to our top 10 favorite TV shows of the year! And to kick things up a notch- we are sharing the scenes from the exceptional shows that inspired us, made us laugh out loud, brought us to tears and made our hearts flutter. From network to cable to streaming platforms, horror to comedy to sci-fi, this year has given us unique story lines, captivating visuals and incredible characters. We also take time...

Duration: 01:25:17


Life Defining Music, National African American Museum - IP 102

11/29/2017
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This is our final regular episode of the year and we are both sharing AND caring! First Sean shares his experience visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He describes what it likes to visit this incredible new museum and discusses some of the amazing pop culture featured in the exhibits. Then Amita and Sean revisit one of their favorite segments of the past year and share their discussion of the music by some of their favorite female singers...

Duration: 00:56:21


Janet Jackson State of the World Tour, Top Female Friendships in Pop Culture, John Legend - IP 101

11/22/2017
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This week, we bask in the glow of seeing the one and only Janet Jackson (Ms. Jackson if you're Nasty) in Brooklyn on her State of the World Tour. Find out which one of us puts this show in their Top 3 Concerts of all time. Then, we discuss our Top Female Friendships in Pop Culture featuring The Golden Girls, Lucy & Ethel, Meredith & Cristina, the women of Living Single and more. We share how their bonds inspire us and why they're their relationships are everlasting. And Amita rates and...

Duration: 00:45:59


Interview with Dee Rees & Charles King of Mudbound, 100th Episode, Inside Pop Quiz - IP 100

11/15/2017
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After two years, and thousands of hours of tv viewing, music listening and theater attending . . . Inside Pop's 100th episode has arrived! Join us as we celebrate 100 episodes of pop culture obsession! First up, we present our interview with director Dee Rees (Pariah, Bessie) and Charles King, Executive Producer, CEO and Founder of Macro. The pair sit down with Sean to discuss their new film, Mudbound; and in addition to sharing a behind the scenes view of their epic new film, they also...

Duration: 00:57:14


Thor: Ragnarok, N.E.R.D & Rihanna “Lemon”, Sexual Harassment in Hollywood – IP 99

11/7/2017
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This week, Christmas comes early in the form of the new single "Lemon" from N.E.R.D & Rihanna! We try (and fail) to contain our excitement about the song, video and their upcoming album. We provide an N.E.R.D primer and also bow down to the dancer in the music video- Mette Towley. Then, Sean gives a review of Thor: Ragnarok he was not expecting to give; and we question whether we're in the midst of a superhero films and TV overload. Plus, we have a frank discussion about the recent...

Duration: 00:56:19


Stranger Things 2 premieres, 2 Years of Inside Pop, Produced By NY, BigSell30 Wraps - IP 98

11/1/2017
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We've come along way, baby! This week Inside Pop celebrates two years of weekly pop culture podcasting! We start with a round-up of the Producers Guild of America's Produced By NY conference. We attended this event along with 100s of other television and film producers and gathered information about some major upcoming projects including Black Panther, Mudbound, Marshall, The Post, Call Me By Your Name, The Shape of Water and more! And we share some great stories with you! Then we review...

Duration: 00:41:55


Best Fall Movies, Big Sell 30 - IP 97

10/25/2017
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The falling leaves, the crisp chill in the air, the smell of a distant fireplace burning - all of those signs of Fall compel us to do one thing - head into a dark theater and watch as many movies as possible! This week we discuss four new movies we've seen that we want you to know all about. Hear our thoughts on Call Me By Your Name, Wonderstruck, The Florida Project and Suburbicon. Within our discussion Sean reveals why you're not going to hear him use the 'O' word (Oscar) until 2018 and...

Duration: 00:31:56


Cover Songs, Fall TV mid-season Check, #BigSell30 - IP 96

10/18/2017
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Why not take a break from re-watching the Black Panther trailer and listen to this brand new episode of Inside Pop! First up, we discuss cover songs. What makes a great cover song and what are some of the best? We discuss covers and originals performed by Prince, Adele, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox and more! Remember the sense of optimism you felt at the beginning of the TV season? That belief that you'd be bowled over by a ton of new amazing...

Duration: 00:51:19


Blade Runner 2049, Riz Ahmed, Vegas Baby documentary, Big Sell 30 – IP 95

10/11/2017
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This week we dive inside Box Office Busts, a bold new doc and #BigSell30 is underway! First up, Sean and Amita examine why the highly anticipated, sure fire hit Blade Runner 2049 actually failed at the box office. Why did the masses stay away from Denis Villeneuve's artistry and Ryan Gosling's baby blues? And are the masses actually missing out on a great film? We'll discuss! Also, Amita was in the same room with her celebrity husband, Riz Ahmed, and didn't faint! Find out how she got to...

Duration: 00:57:26


Favorite Pop Culture Families, Queen Sugar Interview Part 2, Tom Petty, Big Sell 30 – IP 94

10/4/2017
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It's a family Affair this week on Inside Pop! We start off with a discussion of our favorite pop culture families - both real and fictional including The Jacksons, The Fischers, The Pearsons and The Knowles Sisters (Beyonce AND Solange). Then we bring you the second part of our interview with Kat Candler, the producing director of Queen Sugar. We dive into the mid season premiere and illuminate the character development, storylines and memorable scenes from the episode which was...

Duration: 00:54:00


Star Trek: Discovery premieres, Battle of the Sexes, Queen Sugar Interview - IP 93

9/27/2017
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The Fall season is already delivering on its promise of bringing us prestige, platinum perfect pop culture and we're all over it! First up, Sean reviews the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery while teaching Amita some Trek etiquette in the process. Then, Amita talks about the special screening of Battle of the Sexes she attended, which has made her a huge fan of one of the legends of tennis (Billie Jean IS her girl!). Plus, we’re ecstatic to share our interview with Queen Sugar Producing...

Duration: 01:00:29


Best New Music, Emmy Awards Recap, Big Sell 30 Announcement - IP 92

9/20/2017
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We're donning our imaginary capes to bring you the very best of a very busy Pop Culture week! First, we chat new music from Sam Smith, Miguel and Mavis Staples. Then, the Emmy Awards were awarded on Sunday night and we discuss how overwhelmed and overjoyed we were by how many of our favorite shows and actors won! Amita gives her Red Carpet Fashion Slay or Nay and we discuss all of the 'firsts' of the evening. Were we rooting for the Black and Brown people? Listen to find out! Plus, we...

Duration: 00:51:44


Emmy Predictions, Insecure Finale Recap, It Review - IP 91

9/13/2017
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This episode is hella full with the very best of a great week in pop culture! Don't hand in that Emmy office pool ballot until you listen to our '100% guaranteed to be right' Emmy predictions. We'll let you know the actors and series that will win television's big night. We also pick our jaws up from the floor in time to recap the Season 2 Finale of Issa Rae's Insecure (Issa, the couch - REALLY?!). Also, Sean reviews the box office monster (pun most definitely intended) It and tells you...

Duration: 00:47:09


Fall TV, Movie & Music Preview - IP 90

9/6/2017
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We put away our white shoes and are previewing some of the upcoming Film, TV and Music we're looking forward to this Fall! There's an overwhelming amount of pop culture coming out in the next few months, but we'll help you select the best of the best that cannot be missed. Which television shows in the era of Peak TV have caught our attention and demand us to check them out? Which films could be awards contenders AND crowd pleasers? And what albums and concerts do we plan to line up to...

Duration: 00:48:35


Game of Thrones Finale: The Dragon and the Wolf; Pop Culture in NYC, Miguel’s ‘Sky Walker’ – IP 89

8/30/2017
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It's all about our two favorite places on this week's episode; New York City and . . .Westeros! We recap the Game of Thrones season seven finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” and celebrate the Stark Siblings' team work, analyze the Kings Landing Meet-Up Royale and question the ramifications of Jon and Dany's union (and when we say 'union' we mean they SMASHED!) We also tell you where we think this season ranks compared to others and let you know how long you'll have to wait for the 8th and...

Duration: 00:57:58


Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall, The Defenders Ep 1 Review, Bosco - IP 88

8/23/2017
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Faster than you can sail from Dragonstone to Winterfell - another week has gone by, and another epic Game of Thrones episode has arrived that can NOT be overlooked! We discuss the penultimate episode, Beyond the Wall, of this fast paced season and talk Dragons and Zombie Polar Bears and White Walkers and oh so much more! Be warned again - spoilers ahead! Then, Sean shares his initial thoughts on Netflix's The Defenders - and you may be surprised to hear his reaction. And of course,...

Duration: 00:39:42

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