This week it’s all about the Oscars 2017! The 89th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday evening, and as usual, Jeff and I are all in to talk about the nominated films and creators. Can you believe it was just a year ago that Leo didn’t have an Oscar? Were we ever so young? The 2017 Oscars are a very different beast than last year’s ceremony, with the #oscarssowhite controversy fading slightly (though still a major, systemic problem), and new controversies taking hold. Jeff and I get into all of that and more in the episode, so dive in with us for Oscars 2017!
This week we’re talking about sports (YAY!), and specifically, we’re talking about baseball. That’s right, America’s (dullest) pastime. The World Series is happening right now, and the Chicago Cubs are trying to overcome a crazy-long drought. They haven’t won since 1908, which is rather nuts. We didn’t even have Facebook in 1908!! Jeff and I […]
This week, my regular podcast companion Jeff wasn’t able to join, so our friend and contributor, Taryn Hope fills in to chat about The Girl on the Train. This is a very serviceable thriller featuring engaging performances from leads Emily Blunt and Allison Janney. It’s an adaptation of a popular book of the same name by […]
We’re back! Apologies for the lack of podcast two weeks ago—audio issues meant we weren’t able to bring you our Tony Awards episode Luckily we’ve captured the spirit in this Tony Awards Chat. On to this week’s topics! With Game of Thrones and Veep both ending their seasons, we thought it was a great time […]
This week, we’re diving into Beyoncé’s world-changing visual album/way of life LEMONADE. Jeff and I are thrilled to be joined once again by guest panelist (and noted Beyoncé scholar) Taryn Cheal. Disclaimers first: we speak about “Beyoncé” and “Jay-Z” in the context of the work, and we are primarily talking about them as characters in […]
Join us this week as we take on the critical disappointment that is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We’ve got some great backstory about the two characters throughout history (hello, homoeroticsm!), along with reactions to the film itself. Major spoilers for the movie are throughout the podcast, so make sure you’ve seen it before listening […]
This week we’re talking all things Oscar, but before we get into that, we’d love it if you subscribed to our Podcast on iTunes! For our Oscars special, Jeffrey Bryan is our Pop Cult Leader, and he takes us through this year’s nominees, the lack of diversity among the nominees (and what the Academy is doing to […]
Welcome to our new podcast, the Pop Cult Podcast—you may notice that in the actual podcast we called it “The Pop Cult Leaders”. We already changed the name, because it’s a pilot and stuff changes. Cool? Cool. In this pilot episode, we have Pop Cult Leader Lauren (me) spreading the word about my passion for […]