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Yeah No Yeah is the fat brain baby of two very old men trapped in the bodies of easily vexed millennials: Molly Kendrick and Katie Joy. We do deep-ish dives into internet fandoms, the stranger corners of pop culture, and YouTube’s latest unsettling obsessions.
 
Jay Scott Confidential -- a.k.a JSC Radio -- is not your typical Podcast. We look at sports, politics, news, pop culture, and more but more importantly, we have conversations and tell people's stories. The host, Jay Scott Smith, is an award-winning veteran broadcaster, journalist, and writer whose work has previously appeared on MSNBC, ESPN, Newsweek, Vibe Magazine, & NPR. Jay also gives you his unique take on the big issues in the sports and entertainment world, plus doesn't hesitate to sma ...
 
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It’s a difficult year at the movies but also full of great films! Erik Anderson of AwardsWatch joins us to talk about the state of the industry: Disney is focusing on streaming, blockbusters are being pushed to next year. Will movie theaters survive the pandemic? It’s not looking good. But still, difficult year or not, it’s shaping up to be an exce…
 
David Litt, former speechwriter to President Obama, is our guest this week. The author of the book ‘Democracy in One Book or Less’ talks to us about the 2020 election, Trumps messaging these last 20 days, the Amy Coney Barrett hearings, threats to the democracy, voter suppression and more. In 2011, at age 24, ,David Litt was hired as a White House …
 
Motive Studios released Star Wars: Squadrons last week and we got our grubby hands on it to give it a whirl! There is a lot to like with this title and the bodacious bros. also identify key issues they experienced so far that perhaps could get remedied. After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing y…
 
Our favorite! Director, filmmaker and cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson) joins Pop Culture Confidential again to talk about her brilliant new documentary ‘Dick Johnson is Dead’ (Netflix). The very personal, funny and thought-provoking film is about coping with her fathers dementia and his inevitable death. I laughed and cried watching h…
 
L.A. Confidential released in 1997 to critical acclaim and won Oscars for Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. We deep dive into this classic 1950s Noir style cop caper. After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your experiences with the games listed above or leave us feedback on …
 
Molly and Katie kick off Yeah No Yeah Season 5: "From the Womb to the Tomb" with a look at the very beginning of life, more specifically the special moment when mom and dad celebrate their soon-to-arrive infant by setting most of California ablaze. In this episode, Molly gives Katie a rundown on some of the very worst examples of genital reveal dis…
 
Microsoft shocked the gaming industry by announcing they acquired Bethesda, so what does that mean for Xbox? Speaking of Xbox, Microsoft had its own awful customer experience during the pre-order of Xbox Series X. We discuss how it could have gone better and offer suggestions as to how retailers can improve the checkout experience. After listening …
 
Sony made a big announcement on how to pre-order the PS5 during their showcase livestream, but chaos quickly ensued, leaving many Sony fans without a fair chance to pre-order the console. We deliberate and share our thoughts on the potential fallout of this and how Sony could have handled it better. After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear…
 
“I thought a lot about growing up, about finding your own voice, who you are, what you want to do and the struggle of getting there!” We are replaying our interview with actor Alicia Vikander, from this spring, ahead of the premiere of her new film ‘The Glorias’ on Sep 30th (Amazon Prime)We are thrilled to bring you this special and personal conver…
 
Marvel’s Avengers is finally available and we spill the beans on what we think of it so far. Ghost Of Tsushima, Shadow Warrior 3, Xbox Series X & S pricing / release date, Netflix’s “Cuties” original series and more are discussed. After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your experiences with th…
 
Erik Anderson of AwardsWatch.com is back to fill us in on all the movie news! What do we know about Madonna’s biopic? Venice just pulled off the first in-person festival of the season and ‘Nomadland’, ‘One Night in Miami’ and ‘Ammonite’ were the talk of the fest! Netflix has major Oscar buzz with movies like Fincher’s ‘Mank’ and Sorkins ‘The Trial …
 
Critic Thelma Adams (The NY Times, Variety, expert at Gold Derby) joins us to help you get your ballots ready! It’s our ultimate Emmy predictions show 2020! Who will take the gold? Will Succession win Drama? Will Schitt’s Creek sweep Comedy? Is it the watchmen’s night? Plus what can we expect from the telecast itself during these Corona times? A hu…
 
DUDE! We have a most extraordinary episode for you excellent friends. Bill and Ted return after 19 years and they’re a sight for sore eyes. We also chat about Lord Of The Rings, Ghost Of Tsushima, Legends Of Runeterra, as well as a host of gaming & movie news. Party on! After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments …
 
Episode 117 brings a special Labor Day edition of the Podcast and it features a conversation with former HUD Secretary Julián Castro. Sec. Castro checks in (Starts at the 16:30 mark) to talk about his efforts with Latino outreach, the importance of voting in this year's election, the housing crisis that the U.S. is staring down that has been made w…
 
So happy to have actor and activist Cynthia Nixon back with us on Pop Culture Confidential! Since we last spoke Ms Nixon has run for Governor of New York and is now starring in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix show ‘Ratched’. Here Nixon plays opposite Sarah Paulson in the series which tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched, the iconic…
 
Film writer and critic John Bleasdale (The Guardian, The Independent, Sight & Sound) joins us for an in-depth, funny, surprising, analysing discussion on Christopher Nolans ‘Tenet’. With SPOILERS!! ‘Tenet’ is finally being released (in some territories) to theatres this week, after months of speculation as to what was possible during the pandemic. …
 
Episode 116 of Jay Scott Confidential sees Jay come back early from a hiatus to talk candidly about the sports world's reaction to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. last Sunday.It's a "Stream of Consciousness" that hits at race, racism, entitlement, social justice, police, and why Athletes owe you nothing. Plus it hits on the impassioned…
 
Last week, 343 announced Halo Infinite will be pushed to 2021, DC teased it’s big virtual showcase, and an AMAZING game trailer for Dark Myth Wukong that took the web by storm by an unknown indie developer called Game Science Studio. We chat about all three and bring our usual saucy banter! After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you…
 
Epic Games got kicked off Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store! In retaliation, it has launched a PR campaign against them as well as filed a lawsuit. We also discuss Cybyerpunk 2077 Night City Wire Ep. 2 content, Legends Of Runeterra’s NEW Region expansion, Ghost Of Tsushima progress, and more. After listening to the episode, we’d love to h…
 
“I want to be the last voice in the room” A partnership, is what Senator Kamala Harris told Joe Biden that she wanted before he announced her as his choice for Vice Presidential running mate. Professor Lilly Goren joins us to talk about Sen Kamala Harris, some history of the vice presidency and a look at this pop cultural moment in politics. And Ma…
 
Sony had yet another “State Of Play” showing, this time focusing mainly on PS4 titles in a tit-for-tat with the ongoing feud with Microsoft over who can dole out the most amount of information, over an excruciatingly exacerbated display of oneupmanship. After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing y…
 
Erik Anderson, editor-in-chief at AwardsWatch joins us with the latest and best industry news: Mulan’s move to Disney+, Venice film festivals excellent line up of female directors, is Netflix leading the Oscar race? and more! Plus Christina is loving HBO’s upcoming Lovecraft Country and we’re both so excited for Judas and the Black Messiah. Listen …
 
DANNY TREJO, the legend, on Pop Culture Confidential! Mr Trejo talks to us about his story, from a life of crime to hard prison time at San Quentin and Folsom prisons. How he turned his life around and how a promise to always help others led him to his massive Hollywood career with over 350 credits to his name! His films include ‘Heat’, ‘Machete’, …
 
Sucker Punch’s Ghost Of Tsushima released on PS4 and we deep dive, providing our impressions to this Samurai-iffic title. After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your experiences with the games listed above or leave us feedback on what you thought of the show (Released first to Patreon supporte…
 
Microsoft finally revealed their first party lineup and we discuss what they did right and what they did wrong. After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your experiences with the games listed above or leave us feedback on what you thought of the show (Released first to Patreon supporters on 07/2…
 
Ubisoft Forward showcased the games they have been working on including Watch Dogs Legion, Hyperscape, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, FarCry 6, and more. After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your experiences with the games listed above or leave us feedback on what you thought of the show (Releas…
 
We love it when Erik Anderson (Editor-in-Chief of Awardswatch.com) joins us to talk about all the latest news! This week we talk about Christopher Nolans ’Tenet’, cancelled premieres and possible international release. And it’s a great year for documentaries: we talk about a few that have really moved us: ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’, ‘Disclosure’ an…
 
As the 2020 season rolls on, Jay welcomes Katie Fehlinger back to the People's Podcast.Katie returns to the People's Podcast for the first time since Episode 102 (Convo starts at the 14:10 mark). She talks about life after TV News the last 9 months, goes in greater depth about what truly drove her out, talks about her new book "My Happy Place" and …
 
Some major buying opportunities have emerged with AT&T looking to sell off its Warner Bros. Interactive studios to help pay off $154 Billion in debt, causing Activision, EA Games, Microsoft, and Take Two Interactive to engage in a bidding war. After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your experi…
 
An exclusive hour with actor Brian Cox! Mr Cox joins us to talk about his incredible portrayal of Logan Roy on HBO’s Succession, who he jokingly calls his “evil twin”. We go deep into the making of the show, his thoughts on Logans motivations, emotional scenes with Jeremy Strong and much more. Plus Mr Cox childhood, background and prolific career i…
 
Director Sam Feder joins us to talk about his critically acclaimed documentary 'DISCLOSURE: Trans Lives on Screen', streaming now on Netflix! The doc looks at transgender representations in film, television and media through interviews with trans actors, artists and activists including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Jen Richards and Chaz…
 
We plunged back into Sea Of Thieves to check out their “Haunted Shores” content update as well as some of the older additions they’ve made over the past year and live to tell the tale! After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your experiences with the games listed above or leave us feedback on w…
 
The past week was chock full of events: Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire demo, Mixer failed, Michael Keaton may return as Batman, Joel Schumacher passing away, Rocksteady working on a Suicide Squad game, and MOAR! After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your experiences with the games listed abov…
 
Erik Anderson, chief editor of Awardswatch.com, joins us again to bring us up to date on the ever changing industry news, the Oscar date changes and new rules. Plus some of the summers hottest movie premieres: Da 5 Bloods, Shirley and The King of Staten Island. And what’s going on with Chris Nolans Tenet?All this and more, listen now!Erik Anderson …
 
EA Games showcased their new lineup of titles, but where are all of the next-gen games? Why was their lineup leaner than normal? After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your experiences with the games listed above or leave us feedback on what you thought of the show (Released first to Patreon s…
 
Nick, aka Big Baby Moose joins us for almost a 2 and 1/2 hour podcast that meticulously covers each game that was shown as well as providing our reactions to the official unveiling of the PS5 console itself! After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your experiences with the games listed above or…
 
Award winning host, author and executive producer Padma Lakshmi joins us this week! We talk about her excellent new documentary series 'Taste the Nation' (Hulu). Here she takes us on a journey across the US exploring the diverse food culture of various immigrant groups the shape America. Padma Lakshmi also talks to us about her own story, her mothe…
 
As the 2020 season rolls into the summer, Jay is back in the "studio" and welcomes in Award Winning News Anchor Leslie Rangel, a.k.a. "The News Yogi" -- joining us from Austin, Texas.Leslie is the anchor of Good Day Austin on Fox 7, and is also a certified yoga instructor who is trying to help her fellow journalists find their peace. Leslie joined …
 
We are thrilled to welcome Karina Longworth to the show! Longworth is the creator and host of the now iconic podcast 'You Must Remember This'. Her excellent new season is called ‘Polly Platt, The Invisible Woman’ about the interesting and huge life of the Oscar nominated production designer, writer and producer Polly Platt. In our interview we talk…
 
"Everything you thought you knew about Tarot was wrong...why? because...FOUGHETTABOUTIT it's actually just an old Italian card game. In our finale, we tell you about how a tarot card reader solved a murder, in order to trick you into listening to the occult history of tarot, which contains no ancient Egyptian cults but plenty of fraud. Alisteir Cro…
 
We decided to dig into our DVD collection and do a review of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as our Topic Of The Day! We also gab about Legends Of Runeterra, Overwatch, Animal Crossing, Link’s Awakening, and more. After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your experiences with the games listed abo…
 
Space X and NASA successfully launched 2 astronauts into space on May 30, 2020 in the first commercial space flight. We comment on the exciting day and also geek out about God Of War, Legends Of Runeterra, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Animal Crossing, Streets Of Rage 4, and more! After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comm…
 
Eric Deggans, media analyst (NPR/NBC) and author of ‘Race-Baiter: How The Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation’ joins us to talk about yet another case of police brutality that has shocked the world, Trumps response and a system that allows for racism and violence to keep happening.You will find Mr Deggans article “A Tale of Two Videos: …
 
In this Special Edition of Jay Scott Confidential, Jay talks candidly about the killing of George Floyd as well as Amy Cooper's attempt to have the same thing done in Central Park.It's a "Stream of Consciousness" that hits at race, racism, entitlement, social justice, police, and why Black Men owe you no explanation for being anywhere.Jay Scott Con…
 
Hybristophilia, aka Bonnie and Clyde syndrome, is the technical term for sexual arousal inspired by someone else's crimes. Ted Bundy, Richard Ramirez, Chris Watts — all received a ton of love letters in prison, often with bikini pics enclosed. Ramirez and Bundy each married women after they had gone to prison for a slew of disgusting crimes. Theori…
 
Bioware announced that they are dedicating a team of 30 toward redeeming Anthem. Will their endeavor pay off or is it too little too late? We identify the pain points that need to be remedied in order for this game to realize its true potential. After listening to the episode, we’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below detailing your expe…
 
As the 2020 season continues, Jay welcomes his longtime friend Chelsea-Lyn Rudder on to the Pod -- Checking in from New York City!Chelsea is the Communications Director for the Alzheimer's Association of New York City as well as an author, a former journalist, and a one time beauty queen (!!!) and she joins the People's Podcast (Convo starts at the…
 
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