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Pop Rocket Ep. 201 Our Awkward Thanksgiving Show

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh
Guests: 
Karen Tongson

Happy Thanksgiving, Rocketeers! We at Pop Rocket are thankful for you, our listeners. For the purposes of this episode, Wynter will be playing the role of Margaret’s sister who always criticizes her stuffing recipe, while Karen is the gay aunt who sold Wappler a bunk Subaru.

There was a lot of tension in the studio, and everyone was walking on eggshells. Will our panelists be able to make it through a discussion of awkward family gatherings without bursting into tears? Will Wynter be triggered by a clip of The Family Stone? Will Margaret angrily scream, “Eat the fish, b***h!”? The panel dissects some of their favorite awkward moments--on screen and off--and try to figure out why we’re so captivated by angry, obnoxious relatives. If any of you out there have concerns about fraught dinner conversations over turkey, stuffing, and sides, the panelists are here for you!

All Abouts

Margaret alerted us to a fine piece of writing from New York Times critic Amanda Hess, who laments, “nothing ever ends anymore and it’s driving me insane.” If you’re overwhelmed by sequels, prequels, reboots, and overlapping universes, she’s a kindred spirit.

If no one spots Wynter out in the wild over the next two weeks, it’s probably because she’s playing her newest video game obsession Red Dead Redemption II.

Karen recently discovered the new ABC sitcom Single Parents starring Taran Killam, Leighton Meester and Jake Choi.

That's My Jam

Karen - Shawn Mendes - Lost in Japan

Wynter - Michelle Obama - Becoming

Margaret - Barrie - Michigan

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

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Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Shana Daloria.

Who Shot Ya? Episode 42: Incredibles 2, Pixar, and The State of Queer Cinema

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Show: 
Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona
Guests: 
April Wolfe
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
Guests: 
Drea Clark

Incredibles 2

This week we have a truly INCREDIBLE episode. Drea returns to discuss Pixar's Incredibles 2. Once again, things get very SEXY when Alonso reads Anthony Lane's controversial review of the film from the New Yorker. The crew compares and contrasts Incredibles 2 with other Pixar films. Drea chastises the gang for quoting her on a previous episode and not giving a proper citation. PLUS, Alonso educates everyone on the current state of queer cinema; what's bad, what's good, and what's the future.

In news, Tiffany Haddish tries to get busy with Leonardo DiCaprio, something weird is going on with the Gotti audience reviews, and Natalie Portman wants to make a vegan cooking show.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Ricky - Hulk
Drea - Sin Nombre
April - Eyes of Fire
Alonso - Tag

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 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with Jordan Morris

With Alonso Duralde, April Wolfe, Drea Clark and Ricky Carmona.

SEXY MUSIC BY: www.bensound.com

You can let us know what you think of Who Shot Ya? at @WhoShotYaPod on Twitter. Or email us at whoshotya@maximumfun.org.
Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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