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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Greta Gerwig & Pixar's Lee Unkrich

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Greta Gerwig
Guests: 
Lee Unkrich

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Greta Gerwig on her new film: Lady Bird

You probably know Greta Gerwig as an actress - she starred in Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha and a bunch of other mumblcore indies. She's also been in Oscar contenders like Jackie and 20th Century Women. Now, she's written and directed a film of her own: Lady Bird. It’s a piece of work that is grounded in reality - the reality of growing up. And no exaggeration - it's one of our favorite movies from this year.

The protagonist is named Christine McPherson, but she'd rather you call her Lady Bird. She's played by Saoirse Ronan, she lives in Sacramento and the whole movie is set in 2002. It's almost like a period piece from the Bush years. You can bet anyone with a cell phone is rocking a flip phone. Greta talks with Jesse about growing up in Sacramento and the importance of writing the phrase "hella tight" in the script of a major motion picture.

Click here to listen to Greta Gerwig's interview on YouTube!

Photo: Jesse Thorn

Pixar’s Lee Unkrich on directing Coco.

For over 20 years, Lee Unkrich has been one of the leading creative voices at Pixar. He worked on Toy Story, Finding Nemo, A Bug's Life, and a bunch more. He directed Toy Story 3, probably the darkest and most affecting of the movies in that series.

Now, he's directed Coco, the newest Disney Pixar movie. Set in Mexico, Coco is a story wrapped up in the Mexican day of the dead - Dia De Muertos. Lee Unkrich talk with Jesse about the making of Coco and lots more, especially his time working on 1993 USA classic police procedural Silk Stalkings back when Pixar was a side gig for him. What could be sexier than solving sex-related crimes on cable television in the 90's?

Click here to listen to Lee Unkrich's interview on YouTube!

The Outshot: E.B. White’s Death of a Pig

Finally, for this week's Outshot: E.B. White’s most eloquent words about a pig were not about Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web. Jesse talks about White's Death of a Pig, which was first published in The Atlantic in 1948.

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#141 - Best Disney Villain LIVE with Autumn Reeser

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Autumn Reeser

Recorded live at Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles, Autumn Reeser joins us as we return to the Disney Vault, going through 80-plus years of Disney films to find the best villain of all time! You'll laugh, you'll cry, we'll judge!

Minority Korner 96: This Emperor Needs A Wig Cap (Hurricane Harvey and Irma, Quizlet Korner, Martin Yan, Harriet Tubman, Star Wars, KKK, Todrick Hall, Little Mix)

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Minority Korner

The Wonder Twins of Podcasting are starting off with a bang, pitching a new movie... The Emperess' New Wig! Coming soon to a theater near you! They also have a little trip down memory land to the 2000s. Nnekay also discusses her underwear choices... and James extols the beauty of jock straps. Nnekay talks about the her turn as the cheesiest audience member for Yan Can Cook. Also Whoops! We made a mistake Ed Skerin was the bad guy in Deadpol. James talks about meeting the legend...Dolores Huerta who might be side eyeing us. WHAT? In Nnekay's Korner she covers some of the ways that you can contribute still to Houston. This was recorded before Irma hit, so be sure to listen to the top of the show where we cover how you can help with Irma relief as well. Links are included in these show notes. Help is needed further than just the first few weeks. In James' Korner we got the return of Quizlet Korner! Some of the topics he covers: Harriet Tubman and the 20 dolla bill, Star Wars and Asian Stars, Todrick Hall, KKK, The Democratic Party, and Bisexual Discrimination. We are still aiming for that goal for 100 reviews by our 100th episode for the Minority Korner Give away! So please write those reviews!!!!

Links!

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/8-ways-help-people-color-recover-hur...

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/how-donate-money-and-other-aid-commun...

Ross and Carrie Await the End Times (Part 5): The End Is Here

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Things get exciting at Amazing Facts, as our faithful teachers finally admit what we've suspected all along: that they are here to bring us into their particular branch of Seventh Day Adventism, complete with end-times prophecy, vegetarianism, and an admonition against jewelry. Cringe along as Carrie, Ross, and their friend Jim awkwardly decline to join the remnant church. Plus, Ross takes the guys on a tour of Disney Animation Studios, before finding out that Disney is actually teaching kids to disobey all that is good and holy. And we invite David on the show! It's our final Amazing Facts episode, and it's a doozy!

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#102 - Classic Cartoons: Warner Bros or Disney?

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Shhh! Be vewwy quiet. We're picking between the classic animated shorts of Disney and Warner Bros to come away with a winning studio. Silly Symphonies or Looney Tunes? Bugs or Mickey? Pegleg Pete or Yosemite Sam? Any theatrically released shorts pre-1970 are fair game? Mark and Hal swing into the task like Goofy on a set of gymnasts' rings, and come away with the one set of 'toons to rule them all.

#27 - Best Disney Princess

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Guests: 
Juliana Hansen
Guests: 
Jennifer Marie Kelley

Mirror, Mirror on the wall: Who's the best Disney Princess of them all? Mark and Hal are joined by significant others Juliana Hansen & Jennifer Marie Kelley to scour the enchanted kingdoms of The Mouse House to emerge with the one Princess to rule them al

Subjects include:

- Off-brand princesses

- Attorneys

- The Bechdel Test

Pop Rocket: Episode 34 Puppygate & Star Wars Land with Joan Ford & Rye Silverman

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Guy, Oliver, Rye and Joan
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Rye Silverman
Guests: 
Joan Ford

Comedians Joan Ford and Rye Silverman sit in for Wynter and Margaret to talk about TV shows that were cancelled too soon, whether we'd want to go to Disney's proposed Star Wars Land and what's been going on with the Hugo Awards.

With Guy Branum, Oliver Wang, Joan Ford & Rye Silverman.

That’s My Jam:
Joan Ford- Get Schwifty by Rick and Morty
Oliver Wang - S.E.A.N. by Sean Price (Prod. PF Cuttin)
Rye Silverman- Higher & Higher (Eric LIVE! Edit) from Wet Hot American Summer
Guy Branum - Flash by Queen

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Actor Patrick Warburton: Interview on The Sound Of Young America

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Patrick Warburton

If you don't immediately recognize his name, you will undoubtedly know his voice. Patrick Warburton, at one point in the 80s and 90s, appeared in almost every popular television program running. From guest appearances on Northern Exposure and Murphy Brown to more regular characters on NewsRadio and Dave's World. His most popular character is arguably David Puddy on Seinfeld, whose persona he created in a read-through.

Patrick's style and on-screen persona literally cornered the market on the meat-headed wrench monkey and was even able to take this delivery to Disney as the character 'Kronk' in The Emperor's New Groove. The animation world would also use Patrick's unique and immediately recognizable voice in hit shows like Archer, Family Guy and The Venture Brothers.

Not a bad career span for someone who really, just wanted to surf Newport swells and maybe study marine-biology.

You can catch Patrick co-starring along with David Spade in the CBS Prime Time show Rules of Engagement, Thursdays at 8:30/ 7:30c. He's also the voice of the totally irreverent, totally inappropriate late night talk show host on Crackle's new series Effin with Tonight.

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