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Pop Rocket Ep. 202 Holiday Horror w/ Ricky Carmona

Ricky Carmona, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler
Pop Rocket
Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh
Karen Tongson
Margaret Wappler
Ricky Carmona

It's well known in the Rocketeer community that our host this week, Wynter Mitchell-Ragnarok, is a huge horror buff. She watches two to three a week, and she is running out of horror flicks to watch on all the streaming services. Send her your recommendations! In the meantime, Wynter forced Karen, Margaret and Who Shot Ya?’s Ricky Carmona to subject themselves to some of her favorite movies from the holiday genre, such as Black Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and their sequels.

Our special guest this week is the hilarious Ricky Carmona, the host of the Maximum Fun movie podcast Who Shot Ya? and he's also a staff writer on the Comedy Central TV series Tosh.0.

All Abouts

Margaret is all about ROMA, a new film by acclaimed director Alfonso Cuarón. The movie is heavily based on his childhood in Mexico City in the 1970s and his family's live-in housekeeper.

Karen has a backhanded All About on Netflix's bro-y, new food competition show The Final Table.

Ricky is all about Adam Sandler's latest stand-up comedy special also on Netflix called 100% Fresh.

Wynter is all about season 1 of the USA Network crime drama The Sinner starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman.

That's My Jam

Margaret - Phosphorescent - New Birth in New England.

Karen - This Is Me (Reimagined Remix) - Keala Settle, Kesha & Missy Elliott

Ricky - Sounds of Blackness - Optimistic

Wynter - Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Great to Be Here

With Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler , and Ricky Carmona/a>.

Did you know that you can now call and leave voicemails for the show? You can! If you want to comment on an episode, give us any feedback or just call to get advice from a panel member, the number is: (530) 237-4108

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

If you haven't already, follow us on Instagram.

Produced by Laura Swisher for Edited by Shana Daloria.

Ross and Carrie Take a Sound Bath: Crystal Singing Bowl Edition


Ross and Carrie stop by the local Philosophical Research Society for a lecture and quick group bath. After a thorough introduction to sound as medicine going back to the days of Atlantis, they take a sonic journey through their psyches, via a sound bath produced by crystal singing bowls. It's a "forced meditation" for the unmeditateable. Take three deep breaths, and have a listen!

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Story Break #85: Cruisin' USA

Story Break

Everyone's favorite(?) quarter suckin' road racin' arcade machine gets the feature film treatment!

Who Shot Ya? Episode 65: 'Creed II' and Our Favorite 'Rocky' Movies with CJ Sullivan

Who Shot Ya?
Ricky Carmona
Alonso Duralde
April Wolfe
CJ Sullivan

Creed II

Listening to this episode will get you as pumped as Rocky running up all those steps. And you don't even need to drink raw eggs! This episode's got some PUNCH to it. That's right, we're talking Creed II and we're joined by Philly's own CJ Sullivan. Alonso announces that he is officially in full on Christmas mode. April is excited about Alicia Malone's new book called The Female Gaze (which April also contributed to). It's Ricky's Mom's birthday and he's sending her a cake. And CJ is just happy that Brigitte Nielsen is back in our lives with her appearance in Creed II. We answer a call from the "Who Shotline" about film genres that we don't care about. We get another infusion of The El Mero Mero de Navidad Christmas Minute. And of course, staff picks.

In news, Christopher McQuarrie wants the Oscars to introduce an award for stunts, Julie Andrews is a giant fish monster, and we discuss the careers of Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci .

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Alonso - Cola de Mono
April - Volcano
CJ - Mississippi Grind

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Green Book with Holly Walker .

With CJ Sullivan, April Wolfe, Alonso Duralde, and Ricky Carmona.

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at

Call us on the "Who Shotline" - WSY-803-1664

Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for

Trump Policy Tear Gasses Children, *SIGH* Lena Dunham, FDA Approves Magic Mushroom Research, Cohen & Manafort in Trouble, Dimming The Sun For Climate Change?, ALM: Outbreak or Clickbait?, Chinese Doc Genetically “Edits” Babies


INTRO 0:24

Covering Heavy Stuff
Bevs Like These
How Were Our Thanksgivings?
Our Favorite Thanksgiving Foods


FDA calls Magic Mushrooms a “Breakthrough Therapy”
Lena Dunham
Should We Dim the Sun for Climate Change?


Trump Policy Gasses Children
Manafort and Cohen in Trouble
Politics Headlines True or False

TIDBITS 1:11:09
Proud Boy Hoisted by his own Petard
Chinese Doctor Edits Baby Genes?
AFM Reporting and Terry Rossio Being Sh*tty

WI-FIVE 1:32:27

OUTRO 1:34:31

MK156: Get Your Side Gaze On! (California's Indigenous Genocide, Celebrity Side Eye, The Lion King, Thanksgiving, Gina Rodriguez, Ellen Pompeo)

Minority Korner

This week you better have your eyes lubricated because we are side eyeing EVERYTHANG- from California and it's horrible history of the genocide of Indigenous People, to a certain celebrity who just keeps fucking up! But before we get to the korners James is super excited about A Star Is Born, and Nnekay joins in on the the questionable reason as to why we even need another Lion King, is this one even "live action"? The duo also talk about when to have tough conversations with people- James gives examples and Nnekay gives more examples as to why the many tiny mistreatment of black women in the medical field could lead to Black Maternal Mortality. Let's get to it!
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Friendly Fire Ep 47: Valkyrie

Friendly Fire

Valkyrie: is this a film where the heroes unfortunately don’t succeed, or are we just watching the lesser of two evils fail? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John find out that "Anything" is a very dangerous word, when they review this 2008 thriller.

This film is available on:

Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play

Next Film, Pearl Harbor, is available on:

itunes, Netflix, Showtime, YouTube, Google Play

Still Buffering: How to Teen Christmas List 2018 (With our Mom!)

Still Buffering

Our oldest sister is traveling this week, so we've replaced her with our mom! The holiday season has arrived once again, so we're helping you come up with the perfect gift list for your teen in your life! Some of them may be a little out of date, but they're teen gifts all the same!

Subscribe on iTunes or RSS!

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Tights and Fights Ep. 119: Baby Girl Bubble Bath

Lindsey Kelk
Danielle Radford

TLC is the last WWE event left in the year and both RAW and Smackdown have begun to build towards it. The difference is that the reception for both shows has been very different for the last few weeks.

While Smackdown has generated a lot of buzz with exciting new directions for Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Daniel Bryan, RAW has struggled to regain its identity with both Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman out of action.

To figure out what’s behind this dichotomy, we’ll start by taking a look at the things we’ve loved from Smackdown; that includes Asuka winning a battle royal to be included in the triple threat TLC match with Lynch and Flair and Samoa Joe’s mic work against Jeff Hardy which could give Joe his long-elusive win.

Then we’ll draw that back to RAW and its shortcomings; Whether it’s a lack of competent babyfaces, Dean’s trite promos about burying the local city while he gets his booster shot or that AOP(ee) segment, there’s plenty to get into.

All of this, plus a look at the latest rumors surrounding the creation of All Elite Wrestling. It’s a promotion that supposedly has The Bullet Club at the helm and may be confirmed to exist soon.

The Three Count

Julian put over Incineroar’s inclusion in the upcoming game Super Smash Bros: Ultimate.

Lindsey put over Kevin Owens’ return to Twitter.

Danielle put over the latest episode of How 2 Wrestling featuring William Regal.

Hosted by Danielle Radford and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

EP62: Iman Omari on J*DaVeY's The Beauty in Distortion (2008)

Heat Rocks
Iman Omari

The Album: J*DaVeY The Beauty in Distortion (2008)

Heat Rocks co-host Morgan Rhodes is a huge fan of J*Davey and a huge fan of Iman Omari. Naturally she was beyond thrilled when Iman accepted an invitation to come on Heat Rocks and chose J*Davey's 2008 brilliant debut album "The Beauty In Distortion" to discuss.

J*Davey's breakout project was one of the jewels in LA's emerging future soul scene a decade ago. Their sound, a fusion of soul, synth, funk and pop gained a million fans and caught the ear of tastemakers everywhere.

This album had a profound influence on his production choices pushing him in the direction of avant-garde soul.

More on Iman Omari

More on The Beauty in Distortion

Show Tracklisting (all songs from The Beauty in Distortion unless indicated otherwise):

  • Division of Joy
  • Everybody Touch It
  • Iman Omari: Midnight
  • Mr. Mister (Future Screw Remix)
  • Cowboys and Indians
  • Finer Things
  • Private Parts
  • Might as Well
  • Everybody Touch It
  • Kim Burrell: Prayer Changes Things
  • Kim Burrell: Holy Ghost
  • Private Parts
  • Cowboys and Indians
  • Division of Joy
  • Everybody Touch It
  • Private Parts
  • Finer Things
  • No More
  • Enterception
  • Camera (Gangsta)

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.
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