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Pop Rocket Ep. 200 Our 200th Episode!

Pop Rocket
Karen Tongson
Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh
Margaret Wappler

This week Pop Rocket celebrates its 200th episode!!! To commemorate this auspicious occasion, Karen, Margaret and Wynter take a look at how each of them has evolved from the quaint, carefree days of 2015 to the unrelenting hellscape that is 2018. Remember the blue dress? Sorry, remember the white dress? They'll reminisce about that fun moment in pop culture, talk Taylor Swift then and now, and how much things have changed in terms of trans visibility from back in 2015 when Caitlyn Jenner sat down for an interview with Diane Sawyer on 20/20, and the strides we've made since then.

In addition, Guy takes us with him to the seaside town of Mendocino and lets us eavesdrop as he attempts to talk to his mother Deb and his niece Olivia about the pop culture they are currently consuming.

All Abouts

Margaret highly recommends There There: A Novel by Tommy Orange.

Wynter is all about Michelle Obama’s new book Becoming, but in audiobook format.

Karen’s into Survivor 37: David vs Goliath.

That's My Jam

Wynter - Rihanna - Bitch Better Have My Money

Karen - Carly Rae Jepsen - Party for One

Margaret - Lower Dens - To Die in L.A.

With Karen Tongson, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, and Margaret Wappler.

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.

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Produced by Laura Swisher for Edited by Shana Daloria.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Eric Idle and Blood Orange's Dev Hynes

Eric Idle
Dev Hynes

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

Eric Idle on His Memoir and Monty Python's 50th Anniversary

Eric Idle is a comedy pioneer and a real-life Monty Python! He co-created and starred in the TV show, along with hit movies like "The Meaning of Life," "The Holy Grail," and "Life of Brian." He also co-founded The Rutles, the Beatles parody band, and wrote the smash hit Broadway musical "Spamalot."

Eric's entered a reflective moment in his career and so, he's written a memoir. It's called "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography" and it's in bookstores now, go check it out!

In our conversation, Eric shares some hilarious anecdotes about the comics and rock stars he worked with, insight into the Python creative process, and how he looks back on Monty Python's legacy today.

Click here to listen to Eric Idle's interview on YouTube.

Photo:Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Blood Orange's Dev Hynes on Producing for Hit Makers and His Teenage Years as a Metal Head

Easily one of the most interesting musicians around today, Devonté "Dev" Hynes is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He's worked on hits for folks like Carly Rae Jepsen, A$AP Rocky, Kylie Minogue, and the Chemical Brothers just to name a handful. He also produced the breakout Solange Knowles hit "True."

Dev's also been making music of his own for over ten years now. First under the name Lightspeed Champion and then, starting in 2011 as Blood Orange. His sound isn't easy to define. It changes from album to album, even from song to song. You'll hear a little bit of Prince, maybe Sade every now and then. It's music made to evoke feelings of nostalgia, melancholy, love.

Blood Orange's new album Negro Swan is out now.

Also, ever wonder what's it like when Diddy has your number and returns your calls? Dev has the answer and he tells Jesse!

Click here to listen to Blood Orange's interview on YouTube.

Photo: Courtesy of MACK Books

The Outshot: Janet Delaney's Public Matters

In search of good weather and cheap rent, photographer Janet Delaney moved to the Mission District in San Francisco in the '80s. It's the stage where she shot the images in her new book "Public Matters." To Delaney, to live comfortably in a city is to feel at home with strangers and you can feel that in her pictures.

Click here to listen to this week's The Outshot on YouTube.

MKEP 128: Love Will Never Do (Without Nnekay's Tidbits) (The Repeater Show, Twitter Etiquette, Janet Jackson, 1814, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nipplegate, Loreen, Negative Bias)

Minority Korner
Evan Forde Barden
Patrick Cartelli

The wonder twins are off on separate assignments. Nnekay is holding it down with her tidbits, and has some golden nuggets of wisdom for your around Twitter etiquette. Stop sharing ego beasts content that don't deserve our res hares! Also why is your brain wired for negative bias? Nnekay's got your answer! Next we visit Evan Forde Barden and Patrick Cartelli of The Repeater Podcast, who host a monthly talk show about people’s favorite songs. We talk about the music video for 'Love Will Never Do (Without You)', James’ early love of dance, and Nipplegate 2004 and how racism and sexism played into that debacle. Also James dishes out on all the hot Janet gossip! Plus, Evan discusses the Q&A he recently attended with Carly Rae Jepsen and gives some insight into his “obsession” with CRJ, that's right she's an acronym now, and how to handle hecklers! Get ready for this picnic for your brain!

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