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The Cooler

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The Cooler is a weekly podcast from KQED Pop that tackles popular culture in a smart, fun, and personal way.

The Cooler is a weekly podcast from KQED Pop that tackles popular culture in a smart, fun, and personal way.
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Location:

San Francisco, CA

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KQED

Description:

The Cooler is a weekly podcast from KQED Pop that tackles popular culture in a smart, fun, and personal way.

Twitter:

@kqedpop

Language:

English


Episodes

Keep Calm and Don’t Marry Your Cousin

12/6/2017
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We enlist one of our moms to offer insights about the royal engagement, dig up bizarre medieval death records, and feel disappointed in Lena Dunham, Gwen Stefani, and basically everyone else.

Duration: 00:41:26


What ‘Stranger Things’ and a Young Mary J. Blige Have in Common

11/29/2017
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Can 'Stranger Things' evolve like Mary J. Blige did? What are sex rehabs frequented by Harvey Weinstein types like? How bad was the Norwegian butter crisis of 2011? All will be revealed.

Duration: 00:32:30


Thanks for Everything, Rihanna! Thanks for Nothing, 2017!

11/22/2017
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Gratitude for Rihanna helps us fight the darkness, and we take a trip through the Bible Belt with a bunch of gays.

Duration: 00:37:29


A Whole New World (with Genie from Broadway’s Aladdin)

11/15/2017
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Anthony Murphy, the Genie from Broadway's 'Aladdin,' on what it's like to fill Robin Williams' shoes, what people don't realize about the life of a stage actor, and which Real Housewife he's related to.

Duration: 00:38:15


Listen to Women (It’s Not That Hard)

11/8/2017
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We try to keep up with the constant flow of sexual abuse revelations, reexamine the word 'allegedly,' and dig into a bonkers dating story with a happy ending.

Duration: 00:40:24


Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Debutante Balls

11/1/2017
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Why are debutante balls making a comeback? Where did words like "woke" and "meme" come from? And why is the intern who runs KFC's Twitter such a genius? All will be revealed!

Duration: 00:35:48


What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Chances in a Horror Movie

10/25/2017
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Ever wonder if you'd survive in a horror movie? The answer is in the stars.

Duration: 00:40:18


Would Jesus Listen to ’90s Music?

10/18/2017
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We page through a guide on which "hot discs" from the '90s are full of sin, dream up fantasy musical adaptations, and honor Oprah for living her best life.

Duration: 00:42:50


Lady Gaga is 30, Flirty & Thriving

10/11/2017
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We dissect Lady Gaga's new documentary, find out which country is most awkward about hugs, wade through the Weinstein mess, and learn to never mess with Miss Piggy on Twitter.

Duration: 00:44:01


If These Playboy Mansion Walls Could Talk

10/4/2017
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What really happens inside the Playboy mansion? What are the actual rules of the flag code? Why is "the world's grumpiest royal" such a prick? All will be revealed.

Duration: 00:47:36


Harry Potter and the Brokeback Mountain

9/27/2017
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A dramatic queer reading of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,' tips on how to glow up, and a look at all the culture 1997 gave us.

Duration: 00:42:42


Why The King James Bible Is Gayer Than You Think

9/20/2017
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How a bunch of scandalous gay drama in the 1600s led to the most popular translation of the Bible. Also, scientists believe Instagram is making us messier than we already are.

Duration: 00:41:20


Is It Too Late to Say Sorry for Eating So Much Avocado?

9/14/2017
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How our love of avocado is hurting Mexico. Also, we crash the American Idol auditions and get angry over the live-action Aladdin movie disrespecting Agrabah by adding a white prince.

Duration: 00:37:46


Look What You Made Taylor Swift and Cersei Do

9/7/2017
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OMG, we're back again! We're talking Taylor Swift's divisive comeback, hairless butts on Game of Thrones, an IRL run-in with Lindsay Lohan, and all the celebs who are still trash.

Duration: 00:39:32


A Guide to the Most Anticipated Releases of Summer 2017

6/29/2017
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We share the music, movies, and shows we can't wait for, revisit some of our favorite moments from the podcast, and praise the Lorde.

Duration: 00:45:50


Chilling Pop Culture Curses, from ‘Poltergeist’ to Drake

6/22/2017
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A look at hexes floating around Hollywood, a twisted tale from the 1700s, a warning about catacombs, and an ode to onion rings and fries to lighten the mood.

Duration: 00:36:19


What Do Bad Sci-Fi Movies Predict for the Next Few Years?

6/15/2017
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Get ready for televised death matches, cyborg babies, and lots o' dragons! Also, we investigate the Song of the Summer phenomenon and share a few 2017 contenders.

Duration: 00:34:56


Summer of Love Bops The World Forgot

6/8/2017
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Beyond Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, we uncover the 1967 jams that failed to stand the test of time. Also, a guide on how to do wedding season right and not be an a-hole.

Duration: 00:42:28


The Book of Diesel: Life Lessons from the Fast and Furious Franchise

6/1/2017
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Fast and furious life advice, the 10th anniversary of Rosie O'Donnell vs. Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View, and our favorite viral infants.

Duration: 00:36:27


How to Travel the World While Broke

5/25/2017
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We share summer travel tips, recent findings on tequila's effect on your body, and the story of a Brazilian conman who tricked an entire country into believing he was a famous soccer player (despite not being good at soccer).

Duration: 00:37:24

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