The Popped Cast

The Popped Cast

By Vernacular
Hosts Josh and Maureen Goldman, along with a rotating cast of pop culture connoisseurs, break down the best pop culture stories from around the web each week.
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Ep. 37: The Sad News About Luke Perry & Alex Trebek and Why You Should Watch the Critically Panned Movie “National Treasure”
In Episode 37, we discuss the sad death of actor Luke Perry, the devastating news that longtime "Jeopardy" host and American fixture Alex Trebek has cancer, the trailer for the new film from Mindy Kaling and debate Steven Spielberg’s comments about how films from streaming services shouldn’t be eligible for Oscars. In the Marquee Topic, we’re kicking off a new mini-series called “Critically Panned,” where we examine one movie that was ravaged by critics but we think you should still check out. In the first installment, we are diving into the 2004 Disney hit "National Treasure" starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight and Christopher Plummer. PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends a Netflix original and Josh recommends a brand new TV show that just premiered on ABC. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!  For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp37.   
33:48
March 8, 2019
Ep. 36: All About the 2019 Oscars ("Green Book" for Best Picture - REALLY?!)
In Episode 36, we respond to a listener comment on the Fyre Festival episode we did a few weeks back, discuss Katy Perry’s engagement to Legolas himself, Orlando Bloom, and try to make sense of the ongoing Jussie Smollett drama. In the Marquee Topic, we’re talking all about the 2019 Oscars. We delve into the show itself, deliberate whether having no host was a win or lose (spoiler: Maureen and I don’t see eye to eye), debate the winners (both surprises - "Black Panther!" Female filmmaking teams! "Spider-Man!" - and disappointments - Olivia Colman and "Green Book" for Best Picture) and break down THAT performance from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends something to put your mind at ease and Josh suggests a riveting and well-written crime novel. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!  For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp36.  
37:09
March 1, 2019
Ep. 35: Final Predictions for the Oscars and Talking About All Four Versions of “A Star Is Born” (And the Fifth One We Never Got)
In Episode 35, we have a special Snack Bag where we are talking all things Oscars ahead of the February 24th Academy Awards. We talk about the Academy’s reversal of a previous announcement to cut four categories from the telecast, our personal rankings of the Best Picture nominees and our predictions in the major categories (here’s to being very, very wrong and Bradley Cooper winning Best Actor!). In the Marquee Topic, we discuss each of the four versions of the film "A Star Is Born" (one from 1937, one from 1954, one from 1976 and one from 2018) after spending the last two weeks watching them. We give our thoughts on the general story (which is essentially the same in all four versions), tell you which of the versions you should actually watch (hint: it’s only two of them), examine the difficult ending, debate whether or not this will keep getting remade in the future and cast the late 90s version of the film we never got (20 years after the 1976 version and 20 years before the 2018 version). PLUS, in our teasers, Josh recommends another Academy Award nominated documentary that touches on fatherhood, domestic violence and race in the midwest and Maureen suggests a fun and entertaining podcast from NPR. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!  For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp35. 
40:42
February 22, 2019
Ep. 34: Dueling Fyre Festival Documentaries & Thoughts on the 2019 GRAMMYS
In Episode 34, we talk about Kanye West’s (strange) gift to his wife on Valentine’s Day, the Oscars’ decision to cut four categories from the upcoming February 24 telecast, the trailer for a summer movie from director Danny Boyle that has one of the best premises for a film we’ve ever heard and our thoughts on the (long but somewhat interesting and entertaining) 2019 GRAMMYS. In the Marquee Topic, we do a deep dive into dueling documentaries from Hulu and Netflix that chronicle the disastrous 2017 Fyre Festival. We discuss which of the films we liked more, the festival itself, the social media influencer culture that we live in now and who is ultimately to blame for the calamitous weekend in the Bahamas in April of 2017.  PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen suggests a throwback album and Josh recommends an Academy Award nominated documentary that you should definitely see on the big screen if you can. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!  For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp34. 
46:49
February 15, 2019
Ep. 33: This Year's Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials & That Dreadful Halftime Show
In Episode 33, we talk about the Academy’s first choice to host the Oscars this year (hint: “can you smell what The Rock is cooking?!”), Jennifer Lawrence’s engagement and the ABC juggernaut “Modern Family” coming to an end after next year’s 11th season. In the Marquee Topic, we talk about everyone’s favorite part of the Super Bowl - the commercials. We give our take on what makes a great Super Bowl commercial, our favorites from this year and why the top rated commercial from the entire night (according to “USA Today’s” Ad Meter) was actually Josh’s least favorite. We also give our thoughts on that (dreadful) halftime show by Maroon 5. PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen suggests a fun YouTube video from James Corden and Josh recommends a new single from a Tony winning musical theatre star. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!  For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp33. 
38:05
February 8, 2019
Ep. 32: Analyzing “Rent: Live” and the 2019 SAG Awards
In Episode 32, we talk about a very sad crime committed against actor Jussie Smollett, Ariana Grande’s tattoo snafu (and the fix she made that actually made it worse!) and get into the ramifications of the winners from last weekend’s SAG Awards (all aboard the Glenn Close hype train!). In the Marquee Topic, we break down the latest live musical to hit the small screen: "Rent." We talk about our personal history with the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical by Jonathan Larson, discuss the good and bad of the Fox production (some good, a lot of bad) and contemplate whether it is totally fair to judge this “live” production after most of what aired was actually the dress rehearsal from the night before.  PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends something out of the box (and outdoors) and Josh recommends a fun (and free!) iPhone game. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!  For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp32. 
41:42
February 1, 2019
Ep. 31: Breaking Down the 2019 Oscar Nominations
In Episode 31, we talk about the (potentially unnecessary) musical version of the film “Magic Mike,” Amazon’s first foray into stand-up comedy (with comedian Jim Gaffigan) and discuss the ramifications of NO candy conversation hearts in 2019. In the Marquee Topic, we break down the 2019 Oscar Nominations and wax poetic about pleasant surprises (Sam Elliot! “Black Panther!”), the most egregious snubs (no Bradley Cooper for Best Director?!?!) and our first impressions on which of the eight nominees will take home the prize for Best Picture. PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends a book she hasn’t yet read and Josh recommends a new cast recording of recent Off-Broadway revival. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!  For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp31. 
28:29
January 25, 2019
Ep. 30: All About the Film “Green Book”
In Episode 30, we talk about our first real snowfall of the season (and Josh’s hashtag parenting fail), Chris Pratt’s engagement to The Terminator’s daughter and the (super awkward) Critic’s Choice Awards. In the Marquee Topic, we do a deep dive into the film Green Book (WARNING: spoilers ahead). We talk about whether or not we liked the film and discuss the many controversies surrounding the movie and the people who made it.  PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends the second season of a very funny Netflix show and Josh recommends a recent British show that took England by storm before hitting Netflix.  Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!  For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp30.
34:42
January 18, 2019
Ep. 29: Golden Globes Reactions and Bringing Your Ex on Your Honeymoon
In Episode 29, we discuss our terrible Golden Globes predictions that we made last week, our brief thoughts on "Mary Poppins Returns," “Baby Shark” hitting the "Billboard" charts and Gwyneth “Goop” Paltrow bringing her kids AND her ex-husband on her honeymoon with her new husband. In the Marquee Topic, we dive into last week’s 2019 Golden Globe Awards and give our thoughts on the show overall, the hosts, the winners and losers (justice for GAGA!) and our favorite moments. PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen recommends a new Netflix show and Josh recommends a sitcom that just began its sixth season. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!  For links mentioned in this episode, go here:http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp29.
31:28
January 11, 2019
Ep. 28: “The Bachelor” Franchise, a Musical Version of “The Notebook” & Golden Globes Predictions
In Episode 28, we return after our holiday break to talk about a new musical version of "The Notebook" with music by Ingrid Michaelson (!), things Americans do in movies and whether there is any truth to them and our predictions in the major categories for the Golden Globes. In the Marquee Topic, we have a heated debate about the ABC reality mainstay, "The Bachelor" and discuss why Maureen loves it and Josh does not. PLUS, in our teasers, we each recommend movies that will likely be a big part of the awards season conversation. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp28.
42:17
January 4, 2019
Ep. 27: Favorites from 2018, Will Smith as the Genie & Macaulay Culkin Reprising His Home Alone Role
In Episode 27, Josh is tackling the show solo as Maureen continues to get better from a rough sickness (fevers and coughing and germs oh my!). I talk about the death of Penny Marshall, Macaulay Culkin reprising his “Home Alone” character in a Google ad, the first images of Will Smith as the Genie in the live action “Aladdin” (holy topknot, Batman!) and the fact that there is STILL no Oscars host despite the ceremony being just two months away. In the Marquee Topic, I give my picks for my favorite returning TV show this year, my favorite new TV show (comedy and drama), my favorite music from 2018 and my favorite movie from 2018. PLUS, I give a very special teaser this week to close out 2018. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp27.
22:28
December 21, 2018
Ep. 26: Ranking Christmas Movies from Worst to Best
In Episode 26, we welcome guests Zac and Sally Crippen, the founders of the Vernacular Podcast Network, for a very special episode where the four of us rank a selection of 11 Christmas movies from worst to best. Two of the films chosen for our list were automatically added due to their classic nature ("It’s A Wonderful Life" and "White Christmas"). Then, to round out the list, each of us chose two films to add. Maureen chose "Love Actually" and "Elf," Zac chose "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (the 2000 live action version) and "The Holiday," Sally chose "You’ve Got Mail" and "Miracle on 34th Street" (the 1994 version) and Josh chose "Home Alone" and "The Santa Clause." Since there were so many others we didn’t pick (hey we all have kids and fulltime jobs), we opened up the list for one wild card. Of the wild card options ("Die Hard," "A Christmas Story," "The Muppet Christmas Carol" and "Christmas Vacation"), "A Christmas Story" won out in a blind vote amongst the four of us. Animated classics like "The Grinch," "Rudolph" and "Frosty" were not eligible since they are too hard to compare to feature length films. Once the films were chosen, we individually ranked each film on a scale of 1-10 in three categories. 1. Overall enjoyment of the film. 2. Overall quality of the film. 3. Christmas spirit. We then averaged everyone’s score to get a total out of 30. The film with the lowest score would be #11 and the film with the highest score would be #1. In the event of a tie (and there WAS a tie), the film with the highest average Christmas Spirit score would prevail. The results might surprise you! Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!
1:06:21
December 14, 2018
Ep. 25: Golden Globe Hosts & Nominations Announced and Priyanka Chopra’s 75-Foot Wedding Veil
In Episode 25, we talk about the news that "Friends" would be leaving Netflix (and then the complete 180 just hours later that it would actually remain on the streaming service through 2019!), a debate on fashion standards between male and female musicians sparked by Beyonce and Ed Sheeran, Priyanka Chopra’s 75-foot wedding veil and the “Baby Shark” toy that (we are secretly so happy) is already sold out. In our Marquee Topic, we chat about Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh being named the hosts for the 76th Annual Golden Globes and give our first impressions on the film and television nominations that were just announced on December 6. PLUS, in our Teasers this week, Josh recommends new music from one of his favorite bands and Maureen suggests a fun card game. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PopedCastEp25.
25:37
December 7, 2018
Ep. 24: A Deep Dive into “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and Reactions to the New “Lion King” Trailer
In Episode 24, we give our reactions to the first trailer for next summer’s live-action, sure to be blockbuster film, “The Lion King,” talk about a clothing line from Joanna Gaines (of “Fixer Upper” fame) and discuss the unofficial beginning of awards season by breaking down some of the winners from the New York Film Critics Circle awards that were handed out on November 29. In our Marquee Topic, we do a deep dive into the Amazon original series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” ahead of its second season debuting December 5, 2018. We talk about the impact of the show, our favorite scenes, our favorite characters, our least favorite aspects of the show and, of course, close things out by picking out little annoyances about the award-winning comedy that bother us ever so slightly. PLUS, in our Teasers this week, Josh and Maureen both recommend some music to get you in the holiday spirit. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp24.
33:38
November 30, 2018
Ep. 23: The One Where We Rewatch All 10 “Friends” Thanksgiving Episodes
In Episode 23, we talk about the death of Marvel genius Stan Lee, the new family photo of the British Royal Family (and imagine what was going on behind the scenes), an SNL sketch from 2017 that made a real-world impact on a multi-billion dollar movie franchise and the new TV network from HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. In our Marquee Topic, after rewatching all 10 Thanksgiving episodes of “Friends,” we discuss our personal favorites, our least favorite, the BEST overall, the MVP of the episodes, what was most fun to see change over the course of 10 years and why Thanksgiving episodes are particularly fun to watch. PLUS, in our Teasers this week, Josh recommends a recent “Saturday Night Live” sketch and Maureen recommends a podcast on personal finance. Last note! No new episode next week - we are taking a week off to spend Thanksgiving with our family. We’ll be back with a brand new episode on November 30! Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp23.
33:29
November 16, 2018
Ep. 22: Matthew McConaughey in "Titanic" (?!), the 2018 Sexiest Man Alive & the Spice Girls Reunited
In Episode 22, we have a PACKED Snack Bag. In it, we talk about the (totally and extremely unnecessary) “Shrek” reboot, Ariana Grande’s new single, Matthew McConaughey’s claim that he could have been in “Titanic,” Idris Elba being named “People's” 2018 “Sexiest Man Alive” and the Spice Girls reuniting. In our teeny Marquee Topic (the “Marqueeny Topic”) we talk about movie musicals and movie dramas with music, why they are such a consistent box office draw and some of our favorites and least favorites in the genre. PLUS, in our Teasers this week, Josh suggests an informative podcast and Maureen suggests some new music she can’t get enough of. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp22.
26:51
November 9, 2018
Ep. 21: A Very "Wicked" Podcast, Fake Justin Bieber and Rami Malek's Awkward Fan Interaction
In Episode 21, we talk about Rami Malek’s extremely awkward fan interaction, the Justin Bieber burrito prank seen around the world and some big casting news for the forthcoming Game of Thrones prequel. In our Marquee Topic, we discuss the juggernaut musical Wicked, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Broadway after debuting on the Great White Way in 2003. We share our experiences with the show and Josh gives his very heated thoughts on why he thinks the show was robbed at the 2004 Tony Awards (talk about holding a grudge!). We also chat about the NBC special A Very Wicked Halloween, hosted by the original leads of the musical (Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth), that aired earlier this week and rank the seven songs sung during the special. Spoiler: the original stars were not as entertaining as we’d hoped they would be and pop superstar Ariana Grande surprised us in a good way. PLUS, in our Teasers this week, Maureen offers some music to listen to while you work and Josh recommends a very good HBO dark comedy. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp21.
38:46
November 2, 2018
Ep. 20: The Halloween Franchise, Horror Films and Criminal David Schwimmer(?!)
In Episode 20, we have a special guest for our Marquee Topic - Tiara Guy, a friend, colleague and movie super fan. But first, Maureen and Josh talk about David Schwimmer possibly being a thief (not really but we talk about a story where his doppelganger was caught stealing beer in England as well as Schwimmer’s direct response to the uncanny similarity), the fact that “NOW That’s What I Call Music!” still exists today in the age of streaming, the Enya song “Orinoco Flow” as it celebrates 30 years since its release and what’s leaving Netflix starting November 1 (dino fans, listen up!). In our Marquee Topic, Tiara and Josh talk about the “Halloween” franchise in the wake of the most recent film’s release just last weekend and it’s incredible box office performance. Since Josh and Maureen are scaredy cats and can’t handle horror films, Tiara joined us to fill you in on what you need to know about the new “Halloween,” Michael Myers (and where he ranks in the pantheon of horror villains) and a brief discussion of scary movies as a whole. WARNING: spoilers ahead!PLUS, in our Teasers this week, Maureen and Josh each recommend movies you should definitely make an effort to see in theaters if you can. Both are likely to be BIG players this awards season.Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp20.
39:00
October 26, 2018
Ep. 19: All About Hocus Pocus - A Deep Dive into the Cult Classic
In Episode 19, we discuss an excellent mash-up of a-ha’s “Take on Me” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Backstreet Freestyle” (with a special clip from the mash-up included IN the podcast), all things British royal family (including Princess Eugenie’s wedding and the Harry/Meghan baby coming next spring) and Piers Morgan’s idiotic commentary on dad’s around the world wearing their babies in front packs. In our Marquee Topic, we take a deep dive into Hocus Pocus - the cult classic from Disney - as it celebrates its 25th anniversary since its release in 1993. We explore our favorite scenes, the MVP of the film, our favorite minor characters, what has and has not held up well in the past 25 years and much more.PLUS, in our Teasers this week, Maureen recommends a book she listened to and Josh recommends a short film that could very well be an Oscar contender this year for Best Narrative Short Film.  Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For links mentioned in this episode, go here: http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp19.
36:40
October 19, 2018
Ep. 18: The Cooking Show Boom & Snapchat’s Scripted TV Gamble
In Episode 18, we chat about Snapchat wading into the scripted television game (please, God, DO NOT let their shows be in a vertical aspect ratio) and a conversation about whether there are simply too many awards shows (what even ARE the American Music Awards?!). In our Marquee Topic, we talk about the recent boom of cooking shows and specifically discuss some of our very favorite Food Network shows. PLUS, in our Teasers this week, Maureen recommends a podcast she just discovered and Josh recommends what he says might be one of the best TV shows he’s ever watched (yes, even better than Breaking Bad). Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For the full show notes AND for links mentioned in this episode, go to http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp18.
29:44
October 12, 2018
Ep. 17: Why You Should Be Watching Survivor (Yes, THAT Survivor) in 2018
In Episode 17, we kick things off discussing two stories with a Broadway twist coming soon on TV and the silver screen. Witches and singing and Spielberg, oh my! We also touch on the K-pop phenomenon and discuss how today's boy bands are 1) still a thing (?!) and 2) huge influences because of social media. Our Marquee Topic may be a throwback to some, but it's solid gold to us. This week, we do a deep dive on Survivor, which premiered in 2000 and is still going strong (with high ratings and a creative hot streak) having kicked off its 37th (!) season two weeks ago. If you're a fan, you'll love this. And if you're not, we’ll give you some compelling reasons why you should be. PLUS, the real hit of the show this week is Josh's Teaser which is so good we won’t even give any spoilers. Let's just say, it's the perfect example of how pop culture can have a physical effect on your life. And surprise, surprise, Maureen watched a movie and cried... again. Questions? Comments? Love notes? Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com. For the full show notes AND for links mentioned in this episode, go to http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp17.
33:36
October 5, 2018
Ep. 16: A Brief Look at New Fall TV & Alex Trebek's Beard
In Episode 16, we chat about how too many Hot Cheetos can apparently land you in the hospital (and subsequently, which shape Cheeto is the best Cheeto), Alex Trebek’s beard and Jeopardy celebrating their 35th season with a (team!) All-Star tournament. For our Marquee Topic, we look at seven trailers for new TV shows premiering this fall on network television and give our thoughts on which ones we might check out and which ones are going to be a hard pass (spoiler: Maureen and I don’t agree on a single one). PLUS, in our Teasers this week, Josh recommends some new music and Maureen suggests a movie you can still catch in theaters.  Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For the full show notes AND for links mentioned in this episode, go to http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp16.
34:47
September 28, 2018
Ep. 15: The 2018 Emmy Awards, Mark Wahlberg & Space Jam 2
In Episode 15, we chat about Mark Wahlberg’s insane daily schedule, confirmation of Space Jam 2 starring Lebron James and the rumor that Maroon 5 will perform at the halftime show of the 2019 Super Bowl. For our Marquee Topic, we examine the 2018 Emmys and give our overall impressions of the show including the best and worst moments (ugh the banter between presenters), the best and worst winners (ugh Game of Thrones) and what we thought of hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che (spoiler: meh). PLUS, in our teasers this week, Josh recommends a fascinating YouTube series and Maureen suggests a book about parenting.  Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For the full show notes AND for links mentioned in this episode, go to http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp15.
32:31
September 21, 2018
Ep. 14: A Deep Dive into “This Is Us” & Live Trees on Amazon
In Episode 14, we chat about the newest members of the EGOT club, an unlikely HGTV personality being approached to be The Bachelor four (!) times, the new Dancing with the Stars cast and the fact that you can now buy live, seven foot tall Christmas trees on Amazon. For our Marquee Topic, we take a deep dive into the hit NBC show This Is Us.  PLUS, in our teasers this week, Josh recommends an NBC comedy and Maureen suggests you check a little closer if you have a DVR to make sure you are taking full advantage of all its features.  Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! For the full show notes AND for links mentioned in this episode, go to http://bit.ly/PoppedCastEp14!
35:20
September 14, 2018
Episode 13: Podcasting About Podcasts, The New Bachelor and the Sweatpants ONLY Happy Hour
In Episode 13, we chat about the change (of a previous change) to the Oscars, the newly named star of the upcoming 23rd season of The Bachelor, our reactions to the Geoffrey Owens story, Younger drama, Burt Reynolds passing away (and the INCREDIBLE roles he turned down in his career) and Anna Kendrick's lie to get out of hanging out with friends on her birthday (could she be any more relatable?) For our Marquee Topic, we are podcasting this week about podcasts (how meta). We give a little history on the medium, some fun stats, the effect of podcasts on pop culture since they began as "audio blogs" in 2003 and some of our favorite shows to listen to that you might like as well. PLUS, in our teasers this week, Josh recommends an excellent biography on one of the greatest athletes of all time and Maureen suggests checking out what your local library might have to offer beyond books. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Find links for this episode in the show notes at https
33:38
September 7, 2018
Episode 12: Possible 2018 Oscar Contenders, Revisiting La La Land and Killing Off a Sitcom Character
In Episode 12, we chat about Josh’s recent re-watch of 2016’s La La Land, The Conners’ decision to kill off the Roseanne character, the charming Netflix film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and the death of Neil Simon, one of America’s greatest playwrights. For our Marquee Topic, we look at the trailers for seven films being released this fall (including Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born and the Ryan Gosling led First Man) and discuss which ones could be a part of the awards conversation this year (super sorry for the shade, Lin-Manuel Miranda). PLUS, in our teasers this week, Maureen throws it back to some great film scores and Josh recommends a (somewhat vulgar but ultimately very funny and well-done) Netflix true crime mockumentary. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Find links for this episode in the show notes at https://www.vernacularpodcast.com/poppedcast/!
38:15
August 31, 2018
Episode 11: New Leading Women in Hollywood and Action Star Liam Neeson on a Snowplow
In Episode 11, we chat about the ridiculous premise for a new Liam Neeson movie (snowplows! small Colorado ski town! drug cartels!), Meryl Streep's penthouse NYC apartment (and whether NYC is the dirtiest city in America), a potential Veronica Mars revival at Hulu and Danny Boyle leaving James Bond 25 (and also why a certain someone could help reinvigorate the franchise - or not - but also YES). For our Marquee Topic, we discuss the new crop of leading women in film (in the second of a two part series on the new wave of movie stars in Hollywood - part 1 on leading men was discussed in Episode 10!). PLUS, in our teasers this week, Josh suggests a fun board game and Maureen gives her recommendation for a new HBO original documentary on a star we lost too soon. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Find links for this episode in the show notes at https://www.vernacularpodcast.com/poppedcast/!
30:26
August 24, 2018
Episode 10: New Leading Men in Hollywood, Kristen Bell's Tears and RESPECT for the Queen of Soul
In Episode 10, we chat about Josh's extreme reaction to a BuzzFeed article, a Nicholas Cage movie marathon, why Kristen Bell was in tears recently, the groundbreaking Crazy Rich Asians (a tongue twister of a title if you were wondering) and the very sad passing of Aretha Franklin. For our Marquee Topic, we discuss the new crop of leading men in film (in the first of a two part series on the new wave of movie stars in Hollywood - part 2 on leading women is next week!). PLUS, in our teasers this week, Maureen shares a podcast that comes highly recommended by two of our most loyal listeners and Josh recommends a 25 year-old film starring Harrison Ford (a movie his colleague was VERY disappointed he hadn't seen). Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Find links for this episode in the show notes at https://www.vernacularpodcast.com/poppedcast/!
22:33
August 17, 2018
Episode 9: The Brady Bunch House, Oscars' New Category and Will They/Won't They Couples
In Episode 9, we chat about the famous Brady Bunch House being sold to HGTV (and the stir the purchase caused), changes to MoviePass, a former Bachelorette's reaction to Becca's final episode and a BIG change coming to The Academy Awards. For our Marquee Topic, we talk through some of the best "will they/won't they couples" on TV and which of them went on a bit too long for our tastes. PLUS, our Teasers this week can be streamed for free everywhere - Josh shares a YouTube favorite and Maureen highlights a great watch from BuzzFeed. And be sure to stay tuned until the VERY end for a very special language lesson from Maureen (and a skeptical, though ultimately wrong, Josh). Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Find links for this episode in the show notes at https://www.vernacularpodcast.com/poppedcast/!
33:14
August 10, 2018
Episode 8: James Gunn's Twitter Past, A "McMonopoly" Scam for the Ages and a Deep Dive into GLOW
In Episode 8, we talk about country song "Meant to Be" that’s topped Billboard's Hot Country chart for 35 (!) weeks, the James Gunn Twitter PR nightmare (and the official statement from the cast of the Guardians movies) and a McDonald’s Monopoly game scam for the ages. In our Marquee Topic this week, we do a deep dive into the Netflix original show, GLOW (warning: spoilers ahead!). PLUS, in Teasers, Maureen talks about an ongoing written series on Refinery29 and Josh gives a suggestion for a Marvel Netflix show with a bad*** woman at the center. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Find links for this episode in the show notes at https://www.vernacularpodcast.com/poppedcast/!
32:00
August 3, 2018
Episode 7: The Mission Impossible Franchise, BANNED Wedding Songs and Taylor Swift in "Cats"
In Episode 7, we discuss whether "zing" is a word, the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats starring (gasp!) Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson, banned wedding songs and Chris Janson's song "Drunk Girl." In our Marquee Topic for the week, we take a deep dive into the Mission Impossible franchise (including a discussion of Tom Cruise's legacy AND Maureen's hilarious and half inaccurate recollection of her favorite/least favorite moment from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) ahead of the release of Mission Impossible: Fallout. PLUS in Teasers, Maureen talks audio books and Josh recommends a movie you might have missed back in 2016. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Find links for this episode in the show notes at https://www.vernacularpodcast.com/poppedcast/!
33:09
July 27, 2018
Episode 6: Netflix Originals, Downton Abbey Returns and Queen on the Big Screen
In Episode 6, we give an update on Josh's stool building project (spoiler: it's not going well), talk the return of Downton Abbey, Katy Perry's "situational depression," our reaction to the first full trailer for the Queen/Freddie Mercury film Bohemian Rhapsody and dive into Netflix original content for our "Marquee" topic (including a brief discussion on Netflix's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad original logo). Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Find links for this episode in the show notes at https://www.vernacularpodcast.com/poppedcast/!
35:22
July 20, 2018
Episode 5: Emmy Nominations and the Biebs Off the Market
In Episode 5, we discuss the merits of Josh opening a furniture store, the 2018 Emmy nominations, Justin Bieber's engagement, George Clooney's scary scooter crash (PSA: WEAR A HELMET!), a second standalone Joker film and the Thai soccer team rescue. Plus, stick around until the very end for a special (EXTREMELY goofy) musical treat. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Links: Justin Bieber engagement George Clooney scooter crash Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker 2018 Emmy nominations Sub Pop Records Jane the Virgin
29:59
July 13, 2018
Episode 4: The Marvel Cinematic Universe and Poor John Stamos
In Episode 4, we talk about Miles Teller joining the cast of the Top Gun sequel, John Stamos' strange performance emceeing A Capitol Fourth, the danger of screen time for parents, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (including our favorite films of the franchise) and more. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Links: Miles Teller in Top Gun 2 John Stamos hosts A Capitol Fourth "The Dangers of Distracted Parenting" Rewinder Queer Eye on Netflix
28:41
July 6, 2018
Episode 3: Weird Baby Names and Celebrity Commencement Speeches
We're back for Episode 3 and are talking weird celebrity baby names (after Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper named their new baby boy "Crew" ), Johnny Depp's recent struggles, Roseanne without Roseanne and a discussion of celebrity commencement speeches (including Maureen and I's favorites from 2018) as this year's graduations finally wrap up. Email us (questions/comments/thoughts) at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Links: Chip and Joanna's New Son "Crew" Rolling Stone profile of Johnny Depp Variety recap of the Rolling Stone profile John Stewart's 2004 commencement address at William & Mary Highlight from Sterling K. Brown's 2018 commencement address Hamdi Ulukaya's 2018 commencement address Oprah Winfrey's 2018 commencement address Conan O'Brien's 2011 commencement speech at Dartmouth Amy Poehler's 2011 commencement speech at Harvard Google Home Younger
34:09
June 29, 2018
Episode 2: The Jurassic Park Franchise and A Dark Fan Theory for Grease (Yes, The Musical)
Josh and Maureen are back for Episode 2 and discuss a dark fan theory for the musical Grease (was Sandy dead the whole time?!?!), the Jurassic Park franchise (ahead of the June 22 release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and why it's not a great idea to watch Food Network shows when you are sick. Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com! Links: John Travolta weighs in on the Grease theory The Incredibles 2 makes $180 million Jay Z and Beyonce surprise album Jared and Ashley I. - engaged at last Set It Up on Netflix Love on Netflix
32:19
June 22, 2018
Episode 1: Legally Blonde 3 and the State of Theater
In the debut episode, Josh and Maureen Goldman talk about Legally Blonde 3, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande's 24 day (!) relationship, mental health in our culture, the 2018 Tony Awards (and the state of theater today) and give our teasers for things in pop culture you might have missed but should definitely check out.
40:40
June 15, 2018
The Popped Cast: Coming Soon
Josh Goldman, host of the Popped Cast, previews what's to come in the show's first season. Subscribe now--the first full episode drops later this month!
00:54
June 1, 2018
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