Margaret Wappler

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Dick Van Dyke

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Dick Van Dyke
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Margaret Wappler

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Dick Van Dyke on His Early Years in Television, Worrying Less, and Owning Up to the Worst English Accent in Film History

For over 70 years, Dick Van Dyke has been an entertainer of stage, film and television. His work has garnered him generations of fans as well as numerous honors including a Grammy, a Tony and several Emmy awards.

Though he initially sought out a career in radio, he was soon performing on the stage and on the new medium of television, which included the classic comedy, The Dick Van Dyke Show created by Carl Reiner. Along with his many other television appearances, Dick Van Dyke has starred in films that are still family favorites decades after they were made, including Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Dick Van Dyke joined Jesse to talk about landing the lead role in Bye Bye Birdie on Broadway despite not being a trained singer or dancer, his memories of working with a very young Mary Tyler Moore, his alcoholism and getting sober, and how he maintains a healthy physical and mental lifestyle in his nineties.

Dick Van Dyke’s new book, Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging is available now.

Canonball with Margaret Wappler on Bjork’s Post

Every so often we like to take a closer look at albums that should be considered classics, to find out what makes them great. It's Canonball.

This week we're joined by the pop culture critic and writer Margaret Wappler. She'll talk about Bjork’s 1995 album, Post. This album served as the follow-up to Bjork’s first album, Debut. The album went beyond being a repetition of what she had created before, and served as "a breakout work of feminine emotional electronica".

Margaret Wappler’s essay on Bjork can be found in the anthology Here She Comes Now. Margaret’s novel, Neon Green will be out in July. She can also be heard as our sister-podcast, Pop Rocket.

The Outshot: Ralph Lauren

Jesse will tell you about how Ralph Lauren captures the shared American-ness of Sonia Sotomayor, Jay-Z and Donald Trump. (You can find his video interview for Put This On here.)

Pop Rocket: Episode 63 Zombieing, SxSW & Memes

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Margaret, Christian & Guy
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Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

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Wynter reports live from SxSW, Margaret learns about Eggplant Friday, Guy Gushes about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Oliver is double-about Kendrick's new “untitled,unmastered” EP.

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

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

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Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket: Episode 62 The People Vs. O.J. Simpson with Ricky Carmona

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Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

New seasons of Broad City and House of Cards are both stronger than ever, but the TV show that's rocking our worlds right now is The People Vs. O.J. Simpson. Wham Bam Pow's Ricky Carmona joins us to talk it through.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Ricky Carmona and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - March Madness performed live on SNL by Future
Ricky Carmona - Am I Wrong by Anderson Paak
Margaret Wappler - Golden Coast by Allison Weiss
Guy Branum - JAP Battle from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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.

Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket: Episode 61 Oscars 2016 & Fuller House

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Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

The gang share their reviews of Chris Rock's hosting and get into which awards that the Academy got right and which it got wrong.

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

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Make It Last Forever by Inner Life
Oliver Wang - Candy by El Alamo
Margaret Wappler - Atomic Number by case/lang/viers
Guy Branum - Never On Sunday by the Chordettes (Which won the Oscar for best song in 1960).

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.

Produced by Colin Anderson & Christian Dueñas for MaximumFun.org.

Pop Rocket: Episode 60 Ageing in Entertainment

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Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
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Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

It's our 60th episode so the team discuss ageing in pop culture, plus Kanye's Life of Pablo album (?) and #FreeKesha.

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

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Feelin' So Good by Jennifer Lopez
Oliver Wang - Ultralight Beam by Kanye West (Feat. Chance The Rapper, Kirk Franklin, and The-Dream)
Margaret Wappler - Gimme All Your Love by Alabama Shakes
Guy Branum - Opinion Cave by Brandie Posey

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.

Pop Rocket: Episode 59 Grammys 2016 with Karen Tongson

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Margaret, Karen & Guy
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Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
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Karen Tongson

The team talk Full Frontal with Sammantha Bee, The People vs. OJ Simpson, Kanye's Epic week of tweets and the Grammys.

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

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

Pop Rocket: Episode 58 Super Bowl 50 with Asterios Kokkinos

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Asterios Kokkinos

Margaret guest hosts, steering discussion around the commercials and half time show of last weekend's Super Bowl.

With Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang, Margaret Wappler and special guest, comedian and former copywriter Asterios Kokkinos.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - The Gift of Life by Teddy Prendergrass
Oliver Wang - Sun Godess by Ramsey Lewis featuring Earth, Wind & Fire
Margaret Wappler - Reichpop by Wild Nothing
Asterios Kokkinos - Goon Squad by Elvis Costello & The Attractions

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

Other useful links this week…
Check out Beyonce's Formation video for yourself here.
You can buy Asterios' books here.

Join in the conversation and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitte

Pop Rocket: Episode 57 Computers & Tech

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Margaret, Guy, Oliver & Wynter
Show: 
Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler

The gang talk about the role of tech in TV, film and music. Plus they share their personal favorite animation shows.

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

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - Same Ol' Mistake by Rihanna
Oliver Wang - Lonesome Drifter by Jericho Brown
Margaret Wappler - Husbands by Savages
Guy Branum - James K Polk by They Might Be Giants

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.

Pop Rocket: Episode 56 Mortality & Grief in Pop Culture

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
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Guy Branum
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Oliver Wang
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Margaret Wappler

Wynter's back and the team celebrate with a conversation about how we deal with death in pop culture.

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

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.

Pop Rocket: Episode 55 Duets & Books

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Guy Branum
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Margaret Wappler
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Christian Dueñas

Guy and Margaret talk about favourite duets, stand-up comedy and the best books from the past year and coming up in 2016. Plus producer Christian Dueñas drops by the studio to talk about video games.

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

Books Margaret’s excited about in 2016:

All the Single Ladies, Rebecca Traister (Mar. 1)
How to be a Person in the World, Heather Havrilesky (July 12)
A Mother’s Reckoning, Sue Klebold (Feb 16)
Imagine Me Gone, Adam Haslett (May 3)
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead (Sept. 6)
Don DeLillo, Zero K (May)
Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld (Apr. 19)
Innocents and Others, Dana Spiotta (Mar. 8)
The Wangs vs. The World, Jade Chang (Oct. 4)
Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine by Diane Williams
And Again by Jessica Chiarella

That’s My Jam:
Margaret Wappler - Hotel California by The Eagles
Guy Branum - No Rights No Wrongs by Jess Glynne

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.

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