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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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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

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


Jessamyn Stanley on Why Yoga Isn’t All Peace, Love, and Rainbows

5/18/2017
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The yoga teacher / body-positivity advocate / Instagram star shares her thoughts on the power of solitude, growing up Baha'i, what the media gets wrong about yoga, why Kylie Jenner might be a low-key genius, and which Harry Potter star she most wants to sleep with.

Duration: 00:35:24


I’ll Have What He’s Having. Privilege.

5/11/2017
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Bowie’s history of being brutally honest, cringe-y passages from Ivanka Trump’s book, and the pain of late comebacks.

Duration: 00:35:23


Aretha Franklin Hates You, Your Next of Kin, Your Sister, and Your Friend

5/4/2017
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Join us for a shade-trospective of all the ruthless things Aretha Franklin has said about her contemporaries, a look at the Shea Moisture controversy, a remembrance of a dearly departed giant bunny, and a new ballsy beauty trend that will haunt your dreams.

Duration: 00:35:59


Girls, Bye: Can a Series Finale Ever Satisfy?

4/27/2017
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We process the end of Girls, share our best and worst TV finales, discuss whether it’s smarter for celebs to speak out politically or stay silent, and freak out over what’s actually in certain kinds of wine.

Duration: 00:41:58


It’s Been 84 Years Since My Last Confession

4/20/2017
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We're taking it to church by confessing some shameful sins, discussing the alleged Millennial migration away from cities, and investigating the cure for depression Gwyneth Paltrow wants to sell you for $200.

Duration: 00:32:21


S-Town: A Show about Murder, Nipple Rings… and Double Standards in Podcasting?

4/13/2017
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No one is talking about a specific facet of S-Town... until now. Also, a peek into the world of professional whistling, gay thievery, and a spoken-word piece by Sharon Stone.

Duration: 00:34:17


The Dark and Twisted World of Tickling

3/23/2017
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You'll never think of tickling the same way again. Also, a look at the dangers of being a know-it-all, the glory of Keanu Reeves, and the story of a badass four-year-old Siberian girl.

Duration: 00:44:08


The Spice Girls: Woke Baes Since 1996

3/16/2017
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'Get Out' fangirling, the secret language of twins, and recently discovered Spice Girls footage that'll make you love them even more than you already do.

Duration: 00:36:42

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