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

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

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Same Love

I can understand your feelings about Macklemore's Same Love if you don't know the background behind its release.

First of all I am a heterosexual female, but like Macklemore, I was born, raised, and still live in Seattle. When the song was released, Washington would soon be voting on Referendum 74, which would decide whether gay marriage would be legal. I had recently finished my BFA in the same graduating class as Mary Lambert (different department, I barely know her, but she is a total sweetheart).

Mary first performed Keep Me Warm (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhqH-r7Xj0E) at her record release party at the Crocodile. There wasn't a dry eye in the house, if this doesn't make you cry, you're a monster.

About 18 hours later, Macklemore first performed Same Love on the roof of Easy Street Records (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O713S4qjW8E). He was a huge supporter of legalizing gay marriage in Washington, he got heterosexual dudes talking about it, at a time when it was very important. It was beautiful.

When election day came, and we won, we partied in the fucking streets (http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/16/10/23/3704022/3/628x471.jpg). Macklemore had a hand in bringing us all together. It made a difference. I still cry every time I hear it.