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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


Game of Thrones: Eastwatch recap; Luke Cage Showrunner Cheo Hoadari Coker interview – IP 87

8/16/2017
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We look forward and backward and completely nerd out this week! First up, we recap the latest Game of Thrones episode, "Eastwatch" and look ahead to how these tangled plot lines may play out. Is Cersei Lannister with child? Will Lord Baelish put his little finger between the recently reunited Stark sister act? Then Amita completely surprises Sean with a Game of Thrones Inside Pop Quiz! Does Sean know a Tully from a Tarly? Can he name all three of Daenerys' dragons? Listen to find...

Duration: 00:53:29


Game Of Thrones: The Spoils of War, Queen Sugar mid-season 2 finale, Detroit reactions, The Suffers – IP 86

8/9/2017
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This week, we have a spoiler FILLED discussion about the latest episode of Game of Thrones (You've been warned!) Reunions, Deaths (?) and Dragons- oh my! Plus, we discuss the mid-season finale of one of our favorite shows- Queen Sugar and talk about how the series is taking it up a notch in its 2nd Season. And we read some listener feedback to our discussion last week about the portrayal of South Asian relationships in Film and TV. Then, we talk about the lackluster box office for the...

Duration: 00:56:54


New Music Videos; South Asian Interracial Relationships in TV & Film - IP 85

8/2/2017
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This week we discuss the film, television, music AND music videos that have grabbed our attention! First up, we highlight some of our favorite new music videos from Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Grimes featuring Janelle Monae. These artists are creating work that's thought provoking and gorgeous. Then, we discuss the depiction of South Asian interracial relationships on television and in film. Our conversation is inspired by a recent article that critiques the lack of Asian love interests...

Duration: 00:53:14


Comic-Con Trailers, Insecure Season 2, An Inconvenient Sequel, Way Into Idris Elba, Atlanta - IP 84

7/26/2017
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We've had a busy pop culture filled week- starting with an exclusive screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power followed by a Q&A with Former Vice President Al Gore! We weren't sure if we should bow or curtsy upon seeing him on stage. Then, we analyze some of the most talked about trailers featured at San Diego Comic Con- including The Defenders, Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League and Star Trek: Discovery. Do they stir up excitement or fall flat? Plus, we chat about the season two...

Duration: 00:54:26


Game of Thrones Returns, Emmy Nominations, A Wrinkle in Time, Best Music of 2017 – IP 83

7/19/2017
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Join us and raise a glass to toast the return of Game of Thrones - but before you take a swig just make sure you're not on Arya's sh*t list! On this episode of Inside Pop, we dissect the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones which has us talking about everything from filthy chamber pots to Ed Sheeran cameos to Vermeer paintings to the one thing Daenerys has in common with Prince and the Revolution! (There are Spoilers in this conversation- you've been warned) Then - we give you many...

Duration: 00:56:40


Jay Z's 4:44, Best TV of 2017, Bishop Briggs - IP 82

7/12/2017
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This week, Inside Pop dives into Jay-Z's new album 4:44- we discuss some of the personal issues he revealed in his lyrics along with his evolution from his first album to now. We then discuss other artists who have bared their soul through music and some of the confessional - like songs with which we have connected - including Beyonce, Lauryn Hill, Prince, Mary J. Blige and more. Plus, we revel in the abundance of programming that Peak TV has given us in 2017 with our Best of TV picks of...

Duration: 00:54:27


Spiderman: Homecoming, Best Movies of 2017 (So Far), Summer Blockbusters, Miguel - IP 81

7/5/2017
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The holiday weekend is over but the fun is just about to begin! Take a deep dive inside the world of pop culture and join Sean David Johnson and Amita Patel as they celebrate their debut episode on Maximum Fun! Who are Amita and Sean? I mean who are they REALLY?:Inside Pop Quiz: Summer Blockbuster Movie EditionBattleship Best Movies of 2017 . . . So Far:Den of GeekSpiderman: HomecomingThe Big Sell:Earthworks Follow on Twitter and Instagram @popinsiders Our Website...

Duration: 00:56:37

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