Pop My Culture
  • August20th

    Sam Richardson interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Sam Richardson (“VEEP”, “The Office”) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about the loss of Robin Williams, the Kardashian burglaries, TV show theme songs, TSA agentry, The Snorks, weird audition rooms, the Seinfeld legacy, Kanye West, Weird Al’s chart topper, Luther, Detroit vs. Tampa Bay, NerdHQ, Noah Ritter and Cole’s so-so Al Jarreau.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first action figure you can remember buying) on our website for a chance to win a comfy new Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

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    Sam Richardson with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

  • August12th

    Skeet Ulrich and Amelia Jackson-Gray interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Skeet Ulrich (“Scream,” “Jericho”) and Amelia Jackson-Gray (“The Campaign,” “Snakes on a Train”) chat with Cole and Vanessa about The Girl on the Roof, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters 3, Boyhood, Guardians of the Galaxy, Richard Linklater, the meat needle guy, 911 Facebook calls, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, David Mamet, slasher flicks, tomato baths and Skeet’s refusal to read for Ang Lee!

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first movie you remember lining up for and waiting a long time to see) on our website for a chance to win a “Scream” movie collection Blu-Ray or a “Newton Boys” DVD signed by Skeet!

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    Skeet Ulrich and Amelia Jackson-Gray

    Scream and Newton Boys signed by Skeet Ulrich

  • July30th

    Lauren Lapkus and Chris Alvarado interview on pop my culture podcast

    Lauren Lapkus (“Orange is the New Black”, “Jurassic World”) and Chris Alvarado (Second City’s Undateable) join Cole and Vanessa to chat about Comic Con, Biz Markie, breakdance battles, Freddie Prinz Jr. vs. Keifer Sutherland, Topless maids, Kyra Sedgewick, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Keanu Reeves, The Newlywed Game, The Real Housewives, binge watching, and “the cat from Puss n’ Boots.”

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first comic strip you were into) on our website for a chance to win a comfy new Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

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    Lauren Lapkus with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland and guest Chris Alvarado

    Check out the delightful raver pics from Chris’s past that he mentions in the episode:

    Chris Alvarado Raver - pictures from the past

  • July23rd

    Winning Listeners

    Posted in: Blog

    Winning Listeners Gallery

    When’s the last time you checked out our winning listener gallery? Don’t forget to write your comments under each episode for amazing prizes signed by our guests!

  • July16th

    Katie Findlay interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Katie Findlay (“The Killing,” “The Carrie Diaries”) chats with Cole and Vanessa about Premature, the death of Archie, Betheny Frankel, sloths on boats, band names, Boyhood, Island of the Blue Dolphins, long working hours, Catwoman, spoilers, “cat fantasy,” ballet terms, spoiling takes, Etsy stores, super powers and guarding the secret of Rosie Larsen’s killer.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first Young Adult novel you can remember being into) on our website for a chance to win some promotional Premature condoms (you heard us right…condoms) signed by Katie!

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    Katie Findlay with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

    Condoms signed by Katie Findlay for movie premature

  • July8th

    ebert

     

    Life Itself
    2014, 115 mins
    Rated R
    A

    by Cole Stratton (@colestratton)

    “I had a colonoscopy once, and they let me watch it on TV. It was more entertaining than The Brown Bunny.” — Roger Ebert

    As a life-long film lover, Roger Ebert was a major influence on me growing up. His infectious enthusiasm for film inspired me to write and talk about movies from an early age; while my peers had posters of Ken Griffey Jr. and Ricky Henderson gracing their walls, I papered mine with hand-me-downs from a nearby video store — I was probably the only ten year old with one-sheets from films like Get Shorty, Nadine, A Fish Called Wanda and Lost in America and giant cardboard standees for Broadcast News, Willow and Dirty Dancing. I wrote a review of The Lost Boys and submitted it to The Werehouse’s in-store video magazine when I was 14; it was published and I received a Pirates of Dark Water kite for my trouble, much to my chagrin (I really wanted an MGM sweatshirt and mug, which was an example prize). During high school, I interned at my town’s primary paper The Davis Enterprise, eventually coordinating a bi-weekly page called Youth Beat in which I chronicled exceptional local teens and reviewed films. I came at my subject matter the same way I imagined Ebert did; from a place of pure affection and joy for the medium that had filled countless hours of my formative years. Since then, I’ve often fallen down the rabbit hole of reading his reviews on rogerebert.com, or plowing through online vids of episodes of Siskel & Ebert for hours on end. Read More