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Inside Pop Ep. 121- Avengers: Infinity War, Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer, Tribeca Film Festival, Kanye West

Inside Pop

We've witnessed and survived a huge week in pop culture and are here to tell the tale!

First, we share our SPOILER FREE thoughts about the latest chapter in Marvel's Avengers series- Avengers: Infinity War, and find out if the superhero filled sequel succeeded in meeting our expectations

Then, we're all about Janelle Monae's latest album, Dirty Computer, and the accompanying emotion picture. We predict the songs we want to be the next single and chat about her musical evolution from her first album to this new offering.

Plus, we had the privilege to see a Tribeca Talk featuring Alexander Payne and legendary talk show host Dick Cavett.

And Sean gives his thoughts on Kanye's latest public statements.

And of course, The Big Sell. Amita shares the musical journey she went on with Sean's three tiered Prince video project and shares an EP from a young jazz/soul/pop singer from New Zealand named Wallace.

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Pop Rocket 173: The Rogue Robots of Westworld...and Beyond

Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Karen Tongson
Margaret Wappler
Andrew Ti

This week, Guy Branum, Karen Tongson and Margaret Wappler are joined by Andrew Ti, host of the “Yo, Is This Racist?” podcast. They take a look at HBO’s West World, and sci fi narratives that explore robots with feelings. Season Two just got started and the team is fairly certain it will be just as complicated as the first.

Karen is all about Alexis Bledel in Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, even though it puts a character she cares about through even more difficulties. Margaret and Guy are all about Michelle Wolf’s routine at The White House Correspondent’s Dinner and are very confused about the outrage that’s surrounded it. Andrew is all about Avengers: Infinity War even though he didn’t quite understand the storytelling subtleties of the plot.

The panel will their discuss what they think of West World, its convoluted plot and the idea of sentient robots having feelings.

With Karen Tongson, Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler and Andrew Ti.

That’s My Jam:

Karen Tongson - Maroon 5, SZA - What Lovers Do

Andrew Ti - The Higher Brother - Made in China

Margaret Wappler - The Pointer Sisters - Automatic.

Guy Branum Kacey Musgraves - High Horse

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to our Spotify playlists.

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Lady to Lady EP. 276 "Bottle Episodes" ft. Sloane Crosley

Lady to Lady
Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley ( is at the Chateau Marmot with the ladies talking about monkey sex facts, they spot celebs in the lobby, the truth about high quality vodka, Paisley Park and theories about Prince, and death. Produced by Kailynn West, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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Because Malort

Jonah Raydio
John "Jughead" Pierson

Because Malort

Sorry so overmodulated. We tended to shout cause we were so excited! It didn’t sound any better live!

Warning, it turns out when you have an antagonistic podcast, you get a antagonistic audience.

John “Jughead” Pierson from SCREECHING WEASEL and EVEN IN BLACKOUTS got attacked by a wild boar. He gets into the yin/yang of Screeching Weasel, and what then yin gets up to when the yang isn’t around, his experiences with Green Day and Blink 182, and his theater gigs. A guy kept bringing Jonah PBRs. All Time Champion Guest Dave Lyons came thru and flew in to sing “Veronica Hates Me” with Jughead. Jughead also brought games and gift and we got into that. A few folks attempted “Slogans” with Jughead and Jonah finished it up with his own vocalizing on “Peter Brady”.

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And a big thanks to all those who came out. A big “go f*ck yourselves” to whoever bought the Malort.

International Waters Ep. 121: Resigned to Life as a Ghost

Dave Holmes
Eleanor Morton
Garrett Millerick
Amy Spalding
Jacob Sirof

Eleanor Morton, Garrett Millerick, Amy Spalding and Jacob Sirof join host, Dave Holmes, to discuss delayed messages (which may or may not be in a bottle), LA rain, pot brownies and more.

Eleanor wants to plug her new show on the comedy streaming service “Next Up,” and recommends The comedy of Maria Bamford.

Garrett wants to plug his show The Devil’s Advocate and recommendsthe stand-up comedy of Eleanor Morton.

Amy wants to plug her new book The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles and recommends the comic The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang.

Jacob wants to plug his upcoming shows and recommends The original Star Trek film series.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests through our Facebook group or on Twitter.
Written by Riley Silverman and John-Luke Roberts, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor, Julian Burrell, and Laura Swisher.

Still Buffering: How to Teen in The 80s

Still Buffering

So Sydnee found this book, and it's a very bad book, but it makes for very good talking points on our show, so that's what we're sharing with you today. Apparently teen girls in the 80s had a lot of rules, from archetype roles they had to fit into to how they could eat corn, there's a lot there to talk about and we're doing it all.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

#166 - Clean Slate XI with Eric Edelstein

Eric Edelstein

It's time to clean the slate again, and this time Mark and Hal are joined by Eric Edelstein (We Bare Bears, Jurassic World, Drunk History), who helps them clean the slate of some mini-topics! Fun fact - Eric came up with the topic for our very first episode!

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 529: Ace in Your Hole with Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla

Actress and comedian Aparna Nancherla joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse's big birthday lunch with potentially too much pie, Jordan's desire to live in another city for a short time for a showbiz job, and whether or not The Rock's ability to make a prestige film is hampered by the fact that he looks like a cartoon strong man.



This week, we're discussing GRADUATION! From parties to walking the stage, we answer a whole mess of your questions. We sure hope you enjoy and don't forget to share

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