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Pop Rocket Ep. 205 The Pop Rocket Holiday Playlist Spectacular

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Karen Tongson, Tre'vell Anderson, Alonso Duralde, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh
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Pop Rocket
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Alonso Duralde

Happy Holidays, everyone! Wynter and Karen are joined by special guest panelists Tre’Vell Anderson (Director of Culture and Entertainment at Out Magazine) and 'Who Shot Ya?'s' Alonso Duralde to create the ultimate holiday playlist. Each panelist created a top ten list of their favorite holiday songs, out of which they’d select twenty for inclusion in the official Pop Rocket Holiday Playlist. Well, that was the plan, anyway. In practice, when faced with making the tough choices, they flopped. Whose version of "Sleigh Ride" should be on the playlist: Andy Williams’s, Ella Fitzgerald’s or TLC’s? Spoiler alert: They couldn’t decide.

Plus, the panelists describe their holiday family traditions, and if you’ve ever been curious what the most popular Philippine Christmas song is, resident scholar Karen Tongson reveals the answer.

From Ella Fitzgerald to Donny Hathaway, from the Morehouse Glee Club to Quad City DJs, the variety of musical stylings in this episode will get your feet tappin'.

All Abouts

For the last All Abouts of the year, each panelist picked one thing in 2018, that they could watch, listen to, read, or consume, OVER & OVER again.

Alonso is all about the Amber Ruffin segment on Late Night With Seth Meyers - 'Amber Says Why'

Karen is still all about the series finale of The Americans.

Tre’Vell is awed by EVERYTHING about Cardi B, but especially her recent appearance with James Corden in Carpool Karaoke.

Wynter can’t stop watching Mission Impossible: Fallout.

That's My Jam

For this week’s jams, each panelist picked a song that best summed up the year that was 2018.

Karen: Sound of Music Soundtrack - So Long, Farewell
Tre’vell: Fantasia - Lose to Win
Alonso: Lizzo - Good as Hell
Wynter: Drake - Nice for What

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

Comin' In Singin' (Aretha Franklin, Blackkklansman, Latin America Writers, WOC writers, James Baldwin)

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Minority Korner

Warning! We recorded this episode earlier in the week before the passing of the great Aretha Franklin. We mean in no way to pay disrespect, and pay great homage to how she pathed the way for future generations of black artist and people to live their truth. Off the bat the wonder twins talking about the queen of soul herself, Aretha Franklin, sending prayers for her and talking about some of her past controversies. James saw Spike Lee's newest film Blackkklansman and give a spoiler free review. In Nnekay's korner- she's got a booklist for you! This time she is giving you books from Latin American literary cannon that will help you diversity the American one. Also she had some selections from WOC writers to diversify your reading list and possibly some of your loved ones, to boot! In James' korner, he is give you THEATER- by way of teleplay! That's right we have the Minority Korner players in the house. Playing out selections from the 1984 James Baldwin Village Voice interview. James playing James Baldwin and Nnekay playing the interviewer. The interview covers the James Baldwin's views on homosexuality, the black community, the future, and more. It's a deep insight into his thoughts on the LGBTQ community in the 80s.

Links!

https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/06/22/james-baldwin-on-being-gay-in-am...

http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/latin-american-books-literary-canon/

https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/g22721520/extensive-list-of-boo...

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MKEP100: Minority Korner's Greatest Hits! (Rachel Dolezal, Greenwood Massacre, Why Your Camera's Racist, J Hud, Goldie Bitch, Catwoman, Pattie LaBelle, Star Wars Fight, Tony the Tiger, Police Brutality, and more!)

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Minority Korner

They said it wouldn't last... but here we are!!! (Also who said that... we are side eying you!) It's cause for celebration! And we are doing it clip style as we reminisce and revisit some of our favorite moments, korners, topics, quizlets, and tangents, over the past 100 episodes. Plus you'll get some insights into how the sausage is made, reactions, and how we feel now about some of our moments. Will Jennifer Hudson show up and finally end this feud?! Find out! Also stay tuned to the end, sadly something horrific, and shocking happens, involving the reason why we started this podcast: police brutality. This is the perfect episode for longtime listeners, and new folks joining the Korner! Thanks for listening, and here's to the next 100!!! 

Episodes We Revisit: 

EP 1: Rachel Dolezal
EP 22: Rape in the Military 
EP 23: History of Queer Fabulousness & Tony The Tiger Quizlet 
EP 34: The Jungle Book Shiar Khan Impression
EP 36: The first Jennifer Hudson Impression
EP 50: Why Your Camera is Racist 
EP 54: A Very Patti Christmas 
EP 55: Stay Fired Up
EP 56: Work 2 Da Beat: Election Acton Items
MP 66: Star Wars Fight 
EP 68: Bayard Rustin, & The Texas Rangers
EP 73: Biphobia
EP 77: Goldie Bitch
EP 78: Treshella 
EP 83: Greenwood Massacre, The AIDS Quilt, & Catwoman Review
EP 89: Queen Califa
EP 98: Francis Scott Key's trifilin ass
 
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Minority Korner 54: A Verry Patti Korner- Where My Background Singers?!?! (Patti LaBelle, Femphobia, Black Podcast, Sounding Gay, Barrack Obama, Hell Houses, Halloween, The White House, That's So Raven, Jay Z vs. Kanye West, History of Trick o' Treat)

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It looks like Christmas has come early with a Flash Back Friday Patti LaBelle Holiday Presidential Christmas Tree Lighitng Extravganza circa 1996... and it is a dooze! The big question is: WHERE. ARE. HER. BACKGROUND SINGERS?!?! (Don't worry not only will we renact it for you thorughout the episode but we've posted the link). In the kornes first up it's James posing the question: Do I sound gay?! Before you answer we investigate what does it mean to "sound gay" inspired by the documtary 'Do I Sound Gay?', along with what does it mean to be "straight acting" and who all these "straight acting" gays are truly at war with. Nnekay gives us the full low down on other Black Podcast that you should be listening to. When did Halloween become mainstream? Probably more recent than you think, and Nnekay is going to give us the history. James has another Quizlet Korner that is horrifying. Christian Hell Houses? Lesbian Bachloretts? That's so Raven? Barrack Obama and the Gays? All in this epsidoe of Minority Korner!

Patti LaBelle Christmas Extravaganza (You're Welcome):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z84QdJlPpHE

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/10/how-candy-and-hallowee...

https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliafurlan/turn-up-for-podcasts?utm_term=.be0L...

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