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Pop Rocket Ep 169: Seeing the World Through Roseanne-Colored Lenses

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Pop Rocket

This week, Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson watched the Roseanne reboot and they have feelings about it. Strong feelings.

Margaret Wappler is all about Glynn Washington’s podcast Heaven’s Gate which features interviews and stories of surviving members of the deadly cult. The final season of The Americans
kicked off last week with the episode Dead Hand and Karen savors the way it used music. Guy is all about the Netflix show On the Block.

With the Roseanne reboot smashing all kinds of viewing records, the panel weighs in on what it is about the show that gives it such a broad appeal. They also look at why Roseanne is problematic and why the show’s take on gender non-conformity may not be as culturally relevant as the show’s setting would have audiences believe.

With
Guy Branum
Karen Tongson
Margaret Wappler

That’s My Jam:

Margaret Wappler - Vacationer - Magnetism

Karen Tongson - Indigo Girls - Everything’s Alright

Guy Branum - Dem Beats - Todrick Hall

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

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 Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

MKEP100: Minority Korner's Greatest Hits! (Rachel Dolezal, Greenwood Massacre, Why Your Camera's Racist, J Hud, Goldie Bitch, Catwoman, Pattie LaBelle, Star Wars Fight, Tony the Tiger, Police Brutality, and more!)

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Minority Korner

They said it wouldn't last... but here we are!!! (Also who said that... we are side eying you!) It's cause for celebration! And we are doing it clip style as we reminisce and revisit some of our favorite moments, korners, topics, quizlets, and tangents, over the past 100 episodes. Plus you'll get some insights into how the sausage is made, reactions, and how we feel now about some of our moments. Will Jennifer Hudson show up and finally end this feud?! Find out! Also stay tuned to the end, sadly something horrific, and shocking happens, involving the reason why we started this podcast: police brutality. This is the perfect episode for longtime listeners, and new folks joining the Korner! Thanks for listening, and here's to the next 100!!! 

Episodes We Revisit: 

EP 1: Rachel Dolezal
EP 22: Rape in the Military 
EP 23: History of Queer Fabulousness & Tony The Tiger Quizlet 
EP 34: The Jungle Book Shiar Khan Impression
EP 36: The first Jennifer Hudson Impression
EP 50: Why Your Camera is Racist 
EP 54: A Very Patti Christmas 
EP 55: Stay Fired Up
EP 56: Work 2 Da Beat: Election Acton Items
MP 66: Star Wars Fight 
EP 68: Bayard Rustin, & The Texas Rangers
EP 73: Biphobia
EP 77: Goldie Bitch
EP 78: Treshella 
EP 83: Greenwood Massacre, The AIDS Quilt, & Catwoman Review
EP 89: Queen Califa
EP 98: Francis Scott Key's trifilin ass
 
Twitter: @minoritykorner
Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com
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MK97: Cuantos Licks? W/ Janine Brito

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Minority Korner

Hola! We are coming to you from around the globe, as James is in Espana and being unapologetically Black overseas, while spreading the gospel about racism in America like a Paul Revere. James is also working like a bastard, why do they work so hard, training for the Avengers 10K, accidentally joining separatist protests, and making a crazy film that may bring in the Spanish new wave of film making. Meanwhile back in the states, Nnekay has fallen in love with a new dog, and her bitch Zelda might not be having it. Also, maybe British Black actors leading American biopics might not be such a bad idea in terms of overseas appeal, aka John Boyega in Detroit, has found a home in Espana. Then we go to the main event: Writer/Comedian (not Comedienne) Janine Brito! We discuss the haunted Poconos Manner, getting lost in the forest, what to do when your family voted for Trump, why you should turn off Reality TV and do something, what's it like to be a lesbian comedian in LA, and create an idea for embroidered pillows on the go! Also someone please call James' mother, and tell her that he is safe in Europe. All this and more! 

Minority Korner 91: You Know You're In NY When You Cry: Black American GIs in WWII, Transgender Soldiers, Tom Ford, Confederate, HBO, Kidnap, Halle Berry

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Minority Korner

Nnekay is in NEW YORK!!! Any every street is her runway! Once Nnekay got off her jalopy of a plane (after being tortured by children and Tom Ford), James has shown her THE. TOWN. But before we get to that, we cover how the American AssClown sent out tweets banning the trans community from the military, Nnekay and James discuss. In Nnekay's Korner, she gives us the direct opposite of Dunkirk, and examines how American Black GIs were treated and existed in the UK during WWII. The results might be SURPRISING. In James' Korner he starts an open conversation regarding the proposed new HBO show, Confederates. What in the hell are Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss THINKING by making a show imagining a world where the South succeeded in secession. Closing out the show, Nnekay and James discuss the new movie obsession- KIDNAP starring our Hollywood QUEEN Halle Berry. You know they're gonna break down that trailer.

Links!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/12035018/Revealed-How-B...

Ross and Carrie and the Ozark UFOs (Part 4): Betty Hill and the Great Dick Drawing

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The Ozark Mountain UFO Conference keeps delighting, with a talk from retired nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman, who lends extra scientific credibility to the world of ufology. Then, we continue to the speakers' dinner, where presenter Grant Cameron regales us with information about President Trump, dimensional portals, and a mysterious L.A. filmmaker who is going to blow disclosure wide open. Plus, Ross goes searching for aliens (or owls) while Carrie goes searching for sleep.

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Getting Curious Episode 25: What're the Down Ballot and Initiative Issues for 2016?

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Getting Curious
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Greg Srolestar
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Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan sits down with Policy Consultant Greg Srolestar in a Getting Curious election special! They talk about Citizens United, bans on plastic bags, and why some of these propositions are worded so strangely. Plus, Jonathan professes his love for marijuana.

With Jonathan Van Ness and guest, Greg Srolestar

If you want to get informed on your local propositions, check out Ballotpedia!

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Daniel Baruela for MaximumFun.org.

You can find Jonathan on Twitter @TheGayOfThrones or follow him on his Instagram Gay of Thrones.

You can join the Getting Curious Facebook group here, and you can follow us on Twitter, @Getting_Curious.

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