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Pop Rocket: Episode 15 Game of Thrones, P-22 & Bad News Bears

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Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

Game of Thrones is back so we talk about “learning to Cersei”, ask whether a TV show can ever have enough incest and get into the wonders of sexposition. Plus we name the pieces of culture we initially disliked but then came to love.

With Guy Branum, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Oliver Wang - Warm and Tender Love by Percy Sledge
Margaret Wappler - Fourth of July by Sufjan Stevens

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

Other useful links this week…

Guy was all about Parul Sehgal’s TED Talk about Envy.
Oliver recommended the EMP Pop Conference in Seattle.
You can find more info on Oliver’s new book at LegionsOfBoom.com and buy Guy’s album
here.

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

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Jon Ronson & Peter Guralnick

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
Jon Ronson
Guests: 
Peter Guralnick
Guests: 
Guy Branum

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Photo by Jesse Thorn

Jon Ronson on the Aftereffects of Public Shaming and Why He Values People Over Ideologies

If the name Justine Sacco rings a bell with you, we'd guess it's because you remember this poorly-conceived and ill-judged tweet she sent that was heard around the world.

"Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!"

People on Twitter piled on, Justine Sacco publicly shamed and fired, and everyone went about their business. Except for Justine, that is.

Jon Ronson's new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, explores the effects that public shaming has on the shamed and the shamers.

He joins us to talk about Justine's tweet and whether or not public shaming is always a force for good.

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Comedy: Guy Branum in the Caribbean

Maybe you've heard our new sister podcast about culture, Pop Rocket. It’s hosted by a comic called Guy Branum. His new stand up album Effable was just released, so we thought this’d be a good opportunity to play you some of his set from last year’s Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival, AKA Boat Party dot Biz. So here’s the great Guy Branum, recorded live on a ship in the Caribbean.

Canonball: Peter Guralnick Gets "Knocked Out" by the Blues

It's time for Canonball. We take a leap into the deep end and talk to experts about classic albums -- or albums that should be considered classics -- and find out what makes them great.

This week, we’re joined by music historian and journalist Peter Guralnick. He's written about rock, soul and blues musicians for decades, profiling Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sam Cooke, and Elvis among dozens of others.

But for our segment, he chose a record that captures what he loves about live music. It was recorded by the ethnomusicologist Harry Oster in the late 50s and early 60s, and it was released on as Country Negro Jam Sessions. (Please excuse the anachronistic title).

Several of Peter's books, including his acclaimed biography of Elvis, are now reissued with video and audio in e-book format. You can find more at PeterGuralnick.com.

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The Outshot: Man Seeking Woman

What if a bad date was literally one of the worst things ever? Jesse explores Simon Rich's unique talents in Man Seeking Woman.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 14 Mad Men, Gay Anthems & Madonna Does Stand-Up

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Karen, Wynter, Margaret and Guy
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Karen Tongson

Karen Tongson joins the team this week to talk Mad Men and the entropy of the patriarchy, classic movies that we should have seen but haven’t and watching The Slap as “Norm-Porn”.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Let It Happen by Tame Impala
Margaret Wappler - Short Movie by Laura Marling
Karen Tongson - Rather Be (Affelaye Remix) by Clean Bandit

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

You can order Guy’s album here and buy Karen’s books here.

Let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Pop Rocket: Episode 13 Trevor Noah, Tidal & Going Clear

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Wynter, Margaret and Oliver
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Oliver Wang

Is it fair to hold the new Daily Show host to task for tweets he made before getting the job? What’s the lure of Scientology and is HBO’s new documentary any good? Plus some of the planet’s biggest music stars have launched a streaming service, will any of the Pop Rocket team be signing up?

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Peaches N Cream by Snoop Dogg
Oliver Wang - Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna
Margaret Wappler - You Turn Me On I’m A Radio by Joni Mitchell
Guy Branum - Effable by Guy Branum

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 on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

Pop Rocket: Episode 12 Monica Lewinsky, SxSWi & Mission Impossible 5

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Guy down the line from New York
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Oliver Wang

Guy and Margaret are both all about Monica Lewinsky’s recent TED presentation, Wynter’s been at South by Southwest Interactive and Oliver thinks you should listen to the new Earl Sweatshirt album.

Plus it’s the last week of the MaxFunDrive and we’ve got some Pop Rocket bonus offers to encourage you to donate.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Nick Jonas, Jealous
Oliver Wang - Huey by Earl Sweatshirt
Margaret Wappler - Tobias Jesso Jr’s How Could You Babe
Guy Branum - Simple Man by Graham Nash

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 on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

Pop Rocket: Episode 11 Kendrick Lamar, #ThatCism & MaxFunDrive

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Wynter and Guy
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Jesse Thorn
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Julian Burrell

Jesse Thorn drops by to explore American racism in his beloved signature segment, #ThatCism. Plus, Guy’s got an actual Jam!

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang, Jesse Thorn and special guest Julian Burrell.

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 on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

Pop Rocket: Episode 10 New Music, Inappropriate Movies & Kimmy Schmidt

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Wynter, Guy, Margaret and Oliver
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Oliver Wang

We share our first inappropriate movie experiences, chat Grey Gardens, frat racism and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, plus Wynter ranks the Hemsworth Brothers and Margaret takes us through a discussion of where we’re all going to discover new music.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Going Back to Cali by The Notorious BIG
Oliver Wang - Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah by Saun and Starr
Margaret Wappler - Arabic 60s/70s Vinyl Mix Part 2 by Jannis of Jakarta Records
Guy Branum - You’re So Beautiful (White Party Version)(feat. Jessie Smollett) from the TV show Empire

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 on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

Pop Rocket: Episode 008 2015 Oscars Special: The Show, Speeches and John Travolta

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Wynter, Guy, Margaret and Oliver
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Oliver Wang

The spectacle, the magnificence, the sh*t show that was the 2015 Academy Awards. Why did Neil Patrick Harris miss the mark as host? What was with all those political speeches? And John Travolta… Plus everyone’s first gigs and music recommendations.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Gnarls Barkley Who’s Gonna Save My Soul
Oliver Wang - Just Blaze Moleskine Conclusion
Margaret Wappler - Courtney Barnett’s Pedestrian at Best
Guy Branum - A joke from the latest Fresh Off The Boat

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 on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

Pop Rocket 007: 50 Shades, SNL and Social Media

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Wynter, Guy, Margaret and Oliver
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Oliver Wang

This week we’re all about 50 Shades, Jupiter Ascending and SNL at 40. We’ll have a conversation about social media in which Guy explains how it can tickle the “witch-hunty part of your brain” and finish up with a selection of everyone’s jams of the moment.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Know Yourself by Drake
Oliver Wang - Dedicated to the One I Love by The Shirelles
Margaret Wappler - You Don’t Own Me by Lesley Gore
Guy Branum - The return of Girl Scout Cookies.

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 on the MaxFun forum, our Facebook group or via @PRPod on Twitter.

International Waters: Episode 44 Discourse is Dead

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Guy, Megan, Dave and Jemaine
Guests: 
Jemaine Clement
Guests: 
Megan Koester
Guests: 
Guy Branum

Jemaine Clement, Guy Branum and Megan Koester join host, Dave Holmes to talk Sleeping Tapes, Vampires and Antipodean #FirstWorldProblems

Other useful links this week:

Guy Branum wants to plug his MaxFun culture podcast Pop Rocket and also his new album, Effable, which comes out on April 14th. Guy recommends the documentary When Freddie Mercury Met Kenny Everett which is available on YouTube.

Megan Koester writes for Vice and performs live all over the place. Megan recommends watching old VHS tapes of The Gong Show.

Jemaine Clement wants to plug his new movie, What We Do in the Shadows which is out now in LA and New York and across the US later in the year. Jemaine recommends the ABC (Australia) show Danger 5.

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.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

You can let us know what you think of International Waters and suggest guests on the MaxFun forum or through our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter for updates on guests and when we’ve just posted a new episode (hint: it’ll be 1st and 15th of every month).

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