Leaving Neverland

Pop Rocket Ep 215 - Dame Angela Lansbury w/ S.A. Smythe & April Wolfe

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S.A. Smythe
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April Wolfe

When she was 17, Dame Angela Lansbury quit her job at a department store to take a part in a movie, as 17-year-olds are wont to do. She played a young maid to Ingrid Bergman’s character in Gaslight, a film that garnered seven Oscar nominations and two wins, including one for Best Actress for Bergman. It’s the typical tale of a young actress trying to make it big and having to struggle, role after role after role after role, to hold her own on screen with the most celebrated actors in the world, on Oscar-winning film after Oscar-winning film.

She’s now 93 years old and has been in the business for nearly eight decades, dominating the big screen, the small screen and the stage.

For this episode of Pop Rocket, we felt it important to give Dame Lansbury’s career a discussion worthy of the legend that she is, and we couldn’t do it by ourselves. We needed to bring in the biggest Fangelas we could find outside of her immediate family: April Wolfe and S.A. Smythe, two individuals that get positively giddy noting which Murder She Wrote episodes comment on on colonialism and the prison industrial complex.

You guys, this is such a great episode, and that’s not even including everyone’s All Abouts!

All Abouts
April: Gayle King's interview with R. Kelly

SA Smythe:
Solange's new album When I Get Home

Margaret Wappler:
Season 8 Game of Thrones trailer

Karen:
The Big Family Cooking Showdown

Guy:

That's My Jam

Margaret: Solange - Binz

Guy: Jonas Brothers - Sucker

Karen: What is the Time, Dirty Projectors

April: Marlene Dietrich - Such Trying Times

S.A. Smythe: Angela Lansbury - Till the Clouds Roll By

Guy: Leaving Neverland

With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh,
S.A. Smythe

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Who Shot Ya? Episode 74: Overlooked Genre Film Performances and 'Stan & Ollie'

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Stan & Ollie

We've got a hot new episode of 'Who Shot Ya?' right out of the oven. Drea Clark is back in the studio to discuss the Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly two-hander, Stan & Ollie. The crew dissects the film and discusses the representation of filmmaking in movies. They also touch upon the theme of mixing business and friendship. The gang answers a question from the "Who Shot Line" that is perfectly tailored to April - "Which genre film performances have been overlooked?" And, as always, we've got staff picks.

In news, the Wu-Tang Clan is making a supernatural thriller called Angel of Dust, the Michael Jackson estate denounces the new revealing documentary Leaving Neverland, and the "Dark Universe" is dead.

Staff Picks:

Ricky - Ricky - Keepers of the Magic on Hulu
Alonso - Good pick: The Kid Who Would Be King. Bad pick: Serenity
Drea - Everything Beautiful Is Far Away
April - The Day of the Jackal

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

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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