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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

Networks:

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

Dear Valentine, May I (VERB) Your (NOUN)?

2/14/2018
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Dirty Shakespearean Mad Libs! Awkward sex scenes! Jokes about Diego Rivera's armpit! This Valentine's Day episode has it all.

Duration:00:44:01

Fauxmosexuals, LILFs, and Justin Timberlake’s Wack Halftime Show

2/7/2018
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We explore why people like James Franco pretend to be gay, ruin your childhood with bad news on a beloved movie, and roll our eyes as hard as we can at Justin Timberlake.

Duration:00:42:00

Now That’s What I Call Flu!

1/31/2018
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The flu tried to kill two of us, so we're sharing family remedies. We're also exploring how Minnie Mouse is finally getting her due, why Jessica Chastain is a true ally, and why Paul Rudd deserves even more of our love.

Duration:00:35:04

Chasing Tom Hardy’s Pillowy Lips

1/24/2018
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We ditch the studio to crash a Tom Hardy / Michelle Williams movie set. Drinking, fantasies, and games ensue.

Duration:00:31:43

Weird Stories Your History Teacher Should Have Taught You

1/17/2018
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Take a walk down memory lane with us as we revisit some of our most popular weird history segments.

Duration:00:43:31

The Way We Were: A Look Back at Our First Episode

1/10/2018
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We take a (slightly cringe-y) look back at our very first episode.

Duration:00:09:16

Resolutions: Ditch America, Live Off the Grid and MYOB

1/3/2018
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Find out whether we kept our 2017 resolutions and what we hope to do in 2018 in this bite-sized episode.

Duration:00:07:31

Coolio Awards: The Best and Worst of 2017 Pop Culture

12/27/2017
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We're honoring 2017 with an (off-kilter) awards ceremony.

Duration:00:10:50

It’s Not Xmas Until You Hear Patti LaBelle Butcher This Holiday Classic

12/25/2017
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Our holiday gift to you: this clip of Patti LaBelle not knowing the words to "This Christmas."

Duration:00:02:54

How to Survive Your Family, Long Flights and Bad Food This Holiday Season

12/20/2017
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Tips on how to make the most of this holiday season.

Duration:00:14:41

Keeping It 💯 : Fans Take Over

12/13/2017
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To celebrate our 100th episode, we turned over the show to you -- the listeners!

Duration:00:58:18

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

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

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