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Get obsessed with us. Five days a week, Pop Culture Happy Hour serves you recommendations and commentary on the buzziest movies, TV, music, books, videogames and more. Join arts journalists Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Aisha Harris - plus a rotating cast of guest pop culture aficionados. The Happy Hour team leaves room at the table for exploring a range of reactions and opinions on every bit of the pop universe. From lowbrow to highbrow to the stuff in between, they take ...
 
He’s a multiple world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy, and a New York Times best-selling author. Listen in as Chris Jericho interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, entertainment, comedy, and the paranormal. Don’t miss his unique, engaging, weekly take on all things pop culture.
 
Vox Conversations brings you weekly discussions between the brightest minds and the deepest thinkers; conversations that will cause you to question old assumptions and think about the world and our role in it in a new light, including five years' worth of episodes hosted by Vox co-founder Ezra Klein.
 
Political commentator and comedy writer Erin Ryan and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco are joined by a bicoastal squad of funny, opinionated women to talk through everything from reproductive rights to romcoms. They break down the political news of the week, plus the topics, trends, and cultural stories that affect women’s lives.
 
The thrice-weekly podcast that's smart, often silly and sometimes surprising. Absolutely everything is up for discussion: from pop culture to politics, body image to motherhood, feminism to fashion. Join Mamamia's Holly Wainwright, Mia Freedman and Jessie Stephens as they cover what everyone's talking about this week.
 
Ding dong! Join your culture consultants, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE. Alongside sizzling special guests, they GET INTO the hottest pop-culture moments of the day and the formative cultural experiences that turned them into Culturistas. Produced by the Big Money Players Network and iHeartRadio.
 
Troubled Waters is the pop culture quiz show where comedians disagree to disagree. Twice a month, Dave will stoke pointless arguments between two teams of comedians and make them compete against each other in order to settle their meaningless debates once and for all. Winner takes home the right to be right.
 
How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it's as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places.
 
As we navigate the balance between hope and uncertainty, we invite you to join Dr. Cornel West & Professor Tricia Rose on The Tight Rope, a weekly program where we welcome listeners and guests as thought collaborators. The Tight Rope is rich in creative, unfiltered dialogue on topics ranging from culture, art, and music to the contours of systemic racism, philosophy, the power of Socratic self-examination, and the possibilities of a peaceful and just world. Our innovative and interactive for ...
 
New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop. For more of Slate’s culture podcasts, check out the Slate Culture feed.
 
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The Peacock sitcom Rutherford Falls, which follows a conflict over a historical statue in a small town, is notable for a few reasons, besides its timely topic. It's the latest project from Mike Schur and it marks Ed Helms' return to TV. But it also centers several Native American characters (played by Jana Schmieding and Michael Greyeyes), boasts w…
 
Tim, Ian, and Lydia host tech author and Breitbart journalist Allum Bokhari to discuss the breaking news of Donald Trump's rejection by Facebook's 'independent' board, the Texas GOP's choice to delete their Gab account, BLM's demands and insistence that Trump never be allowed on a big tech platform again, and the Great Reset and possible pending ec…
 
Good morning favourite people! On today’s show: Victoria Beckham would, and we quote, “rather die” than wear some of Justin Bieber’s new Crocs and honestly, same. Plus, the fall and rise of an Aussie fitness queen, Kate and Will's PR team takes the approach of “more is better”, and *that* Billie Eilish Vogue cover - how the teen pop star is turning…
 
This one's chuck FULL of the good stuff. The "good stuff" in question is, of course, culture and our guest Shalewa Sharpe, host of the new podcast The War Report (new episodes every Thursday!) is a damn expert on it. From the straight camp of Meat Loaf to the pop stylings of Ashlee Simpson and the aesthetic design impact of the recent premium strea…
 
This week Steve, Dana, and Julia discuss the Netflix film Stowaway with Slate book and culture columnist Laura Miller. Then the panel dives into the French dramedy Call My Agent! with New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins. Finally, the group discusses the social realities and challenges of the CDC’s new guidelines on masking outdoors. In Slate Plu…
 
This week Steve, Dana, and Julia discuss the Netflix film Stowaway with Slate book and culture columnist Laura Miller. Then the panel dives into the French dramedy Call My Agent! with New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins. Finally, the group discusses the social realities and challenges of the CDC’s new guidelines on masking outdoors. In Slate Plu…
 
On today’s episode, Madison and Rachelle answer a couple of listener questions in a new segment we’re calling Read Receipts. First, they explore the origins of the “this shit bussin’—sheesh” meme that’s all over TikTok and why teens are getting their parents to do it. Then Rachelle digs into the drama currently embroiling the fan-fiction website Ar…
 
In this episode, we’re celebrating moms for Mother’s Day by talking about iconic MILFs… moms I’d like to friend. Join us as we discuss pop culture’s most caring mothers and stay tuned to find out which Disney mom Knox thinks is Mona from Who’s The Boss level of hot. MENTIONS Listen: Faith Adjacent: Jane Austen via The Bible Binge Episode 141, where…
 
Ben Affleck is making headlines again, but it's not the JLo rumours we need to discuss, it's a Tik Tok video. Creepy or sexy? We discuss. Plus, what’s happening in India? Is Australia’s travel ban racist? The biggest discussion in the news this week concerns India and our borders. With The Quicky's Claire Murphy in the hot seat, we’re answering all…
 
Everybody knows the story of cult leader Charles Manson and the Manson Family murders, but “Crime Weekly’s” Stephanie Harlowe joins to share a more-detailed look at Charles Manson as a person, and what led him to become a violent murderer and cult leader. She sheds light on his early childhood and upbringing, and his personality and how he was able…
 
Tim, Ian, and Lydia join former congressional candidate and leader of the Red Renaissance PAC Kimberly Klacik to discuss Chauvin's attempt to get a fair trial, the unjust freedom of Portland rioters, the Louisville diner who took the law into his own hands when BLM interrupted his dinner, Biden's gaffe about taxation, Trump creating a new social me…
 
This is the Jalen & Jacoby podcast-exclusive hour, coming to you every Tuesday and Thursday. The guys discuss why it’s irresponsible for LeBron James to bash the play-in tournament, Tristan Thompson’s lack of loyalty, and Bill and Melinda Gates getting a divorce. Plus, a listener asks what to do with PJ Washington’s fan mail, Jalen explains how he …
 
We have risen from podcast Hell to nitpick you! This week Nando DJ and Diggins reveal their identical dragon shaped birthmarks (they were both with them) so they can watch a movie that might as well be about a wisecrackin' Australian arms dealer, Mortal Kombat. They nitpick the fatalities, the friendship bracelets, and of course the soul sucking!…
 
In today's Who? Weekly: ANDREW WK AND KAT DENNINGS?!? A couple that's almost good to be true. (Or is it?) Naturally, we've got more couples getting together: (Rachael Leigh Cook's ex) Daniel Gillies and (beauty & brains) Julia Misaki, Ashley Benson and Matthew Morton, Alicia Silverstone and a Mystery Man. We've also got couples breaking up: Jason S…
 
Today is May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day. The first Star Wars film spawned many sequels, TV series, videogames and a multi-billion dollar merchandise industry. So we thought it would be a good time to revisit our conversation about movie merchandise. In this encore episode, we talk about everything from Jar Jar Binks lollipops and E.T. dol…
 
Tim, Ian, and Lydia join author and editor-in-chief of The Post Millennial Libby Emmons to discuss Joe Biden's abysmal ratings and what they mean, anti-critical race theory candidates winning in a district that Biden won in 2020, Florida's passage of a groundbreaking new social media bill, and whether conservatives need to call for the abolition of…
 
When ‘For All Mankind’ premiered, Chris wasn’t ready to go to space, but now he’s caught up on Season 2 (5:28). Marvel released a video this week that celebrated its past movies and gave a first look at ‘Eternals.’ Chris and Andy talk about what is ahead for the studio (16:21). Plus, a breakdown of ‘Mare of Easttown’ Episode 3 (37:44). Hosts: Chris…
 
Belgian brothers David and Stephen Dewaele are the masterminds behind indie-electronic band Soulwax. On this week’s episode they chat to Robert Bound about their handsome studio in Ghent, their latest release, ‘Foundations’, and – having been grounded in their hometown for the first time in their 25-year career – they discuss the places they miss t…
 
You’ll find several “Jalens” in the NFL draft this week, the NBA draft this summer, and any number of games you turn on ... from Jalen Suggs to Jalen Green to Jalen Mayfield. For years our colleague, friend and basketball veteran Jalen Rose has maintained that today’s Jalens are named for him (whether they know it or not). We honor Jalen Rose’s mot…
 
The SinCast crew discuss the last offering from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the new HBO Max release, and get into the HEART OF THE MOVIE this week! Comedy, action, sports and MUCH more on a brand new SINCAST! Join us every Monday for a new episode of SinCast, and keep in touch! Tweet us @cinemasins, comment on SoundCloud, https://soundcloud.com/…
 
Mike tells Sarah about an impending conflict, a dissident singer and America's first internet-enabled cancellation. Digressions include "Freedom Fries" and 1990s record company shenanigans. The co-hosts harmonize for the first time; Mike struggles not to call the Chicks by their former name. Content note: This episode includes misogynistic, racist …
 
Of all the people in the Hebrew Bible, why is Melchizedek so crucial for understanding Jesus? In this episode, join Tim, Jon, and special guest Dr. Josh Mathews as they take a deep dive into the Old Testament, the book of Hebrews, and the life of the mysterious priest-king Melchizedek in relationship to the ultimate priest-king, Jesus. View full sh…
 
Krista’s been in a conversation with Tiffany Shlain for several years about her practice of “Tech Shabbat.” For more than a decade, she and her family have taken a rest from screens sundown Friday to sundown Saturday; her book 24/6 is a kind of manual to open the practice to everyone. After a year in which many of us have relied on our devices as o…
 
Scott Morrison won’t stop talking about identity politics. So what does he actually mean, what are identity politics? Is this a new buzzword to pit people against each other, by putting them into political boxes, or a useful way to understand how different groups think? Plus, billionaire heiress 59 year old Abigail Disney says there are some life l…
 
Steven Dudley is the Director of InSight Crime, a crime & public security reporter and an author. MS-13 are one of the best known gangs in the world. President Trump declared war on them and called them a national security threat. Today we get to hear exactly how the gang works from the most informed MS-13 expert on the planet. Expect to learn how …
 
Shadow and Bone is the latest Netflix fantasy series based on a successful set of novels. There's a lot to take in — at least six main characters, people who can wield wind and shadow and light, a Chosen One who is prophesied to defeat a great wall of darkness, and charming rogues who are out for themselves. That may sound familiar, but there's eno…
 
This is Part 1 of a four-part series focusing on the Chinese history that happened in one of China's oldest provinces. In Part 1 we get the lay of the land in Henan, discuss its mythical beginnings as well as the neolithic cultures of Peiligang, Yangshao, Longshan, and Erlitou. We also take the offramp to look at a couple of the more well-known Hen…
 
Hello, mates! Welcome to part two of our Lara Bingle series. Today's episode is covering 2010 to now, beginning with the March morning when a naked photo of Lara landed on the cover of Woman’s Day. Got some thoughts on this scandal you wanna share? We’re allllll ears (also, eyes, heads, bodies, etc etc) - join in the convo over on our Insta @shamel…
 
Get the full episode at http://patreon.com/strugglesession and http://sesh.plus Special guests Brandon Sutton (The Discourse) and Jonathan Kennedy (http://jonkennedy.net) join Jack and Leslie to discuss Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat (2021). Tune: Mortal Kombat Theme (FAVORIT89 Theme) [https://favorit89.bandcamp.com/] ★ Support this podcast…
 
Grab your tickets to see Plumbing the Death Star Live at the Comedy Republic on June 5th here! Sign up to our newsletter here. Join our facebook group here or join our Discord here. You can physically send us stuff to PO BOX 7127, Reservoir East, Victoria, 3073. Want to help support the show? Sanspants+ | Shop | Tees Want to get in contact with us?…
 
This week, host June Thomas talks to cartoonist Alison Bechdel, whose work includes the hugely influential comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and the bestselling graphic memoir Fun Home. In the interview, Alison talks about her new book, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, which is about her interest in exercise and fitness but also her work ethic a…
 
Logic in Western philosophy can have formal perfection, but limited epistemic value. "All chairs are 50 feet tall, my mother is a chair, therefore my mother is 50 feet tall" is a sound piece of logical deduction, but it doesn't tell us anything true or useful about the world. In Indian intellectual tradition, logic is more like scientific reasoning…
 
Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin get some virtual Scum & Villainy Cantina on to talk the series finale of INVINCIBLE with the great Robert Kirkman, get the latest in geek entertainment news, and A some Q's. SPONSOR: Stay fresh, stay clean with Native by going to https://nativedeo.com/fatman, or use promo code fatman at checkout, and get twenty percen…
 
We go to Tokyo, where artists are creating theatre that interacts with the human body. At the experimental festival, Theater Commons Tokyo ‘21, the audience is centre stage and immersed in the action, even during a pandemic.At Aya Momose’s Performing Acupuncture, needles turn the body into a stage. By combining art and therapy, she creates sensatio…
 
On today’s episode, Rachelle and Madison explain the controversy surrounding an NFT of Chadwick Boseman’s head that was connected to, but not sanctioned by, the Oscars. Then they run through a series of High-Speed Downloads on why Ryan Gosling trended last weekend, Mark Zuckerberg’s sunscreen photo, a flash of TikTok drama involving Doja Cat, and t…
 
Melody Wilding is an executive coach and an author. Being a driven but sensitive individual is a fairly interesting blend. You have all the desire for high achievement and go-getting but also overthink pretty much everything which slows you down. Thankfully, Melody is a specialist at coaching what she calls Sensitive Strivers. Expect to learn how t…
 
Tim, Ian, and Lydia host commentator and author Melanie Notkin to discuss some of the biggest issues facing modern, including women who struggle to find men who earn as much money as they do, having too much to actually be happy, like the rats in the 'rat utopia' experiment, the point of marriage, biological clocks, and dating apps. Learn more abou…
 
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