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Amber Tamblyn interviewed on Pop My Culture Podcast

Amber Tamblyn (“Joan of Arcadia,” “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Project X gone awry, Michael Bay vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Marilyn Manson, poetry, her pop Russ Tamblyn, scary movies, Twin Peaks, found-footage films, Pippi Longstocking, “Paranormal Activia,” soap operas, Knot’s Berry Farm, lower-back breast implants, Human Centipede, dreamy Hugh Laurie, and Amber’s sudden rap battle with Tyrese!

Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first soap opera or daytime-specific program you were really into) on our website for a chance to win The Ring Blu-Ray signed by Amber!

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Amber Tamblyn with hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton
Amber Tamblyn signed copy of The Ring BluRay


  • Comment by Susan Lorenz — March 29, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

    this is the FIRST time I’ve answered a FIRST question…..of course the soap opera I was FIRST into was General Hospital….I remember racing home from high school to watch it everyday. I know it dates me, but before there was Luke and Laura, there was Scotty and Laura!! We once had a dog named Lucy (after Lucy Coe) and my son’s middle name is Lucas, because when paired with our last name it kinda sounds like Lucas Lorenzo Spencer….anyhoo…..Amber Tamblyn will always be Emily Quartermaine to me. Sadly, I don’t watch anymore, I grew out of soaps long ago.

  • Comment by Jess — March 30, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    My great-grandmother babysat me every weekday when I was little because my parents were both teachers. I pretty much had free reign of the TV UNTIL 2 pm when “her stories” came on. I was raised on All My Children and Guiding Light, and even as a young girl I often thought “wow, I should probably not be seeing this.”

  • Comment by Larry — March 30, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    Dark Shadows — full of non-teenage vampires, werewolves, and gypsies.

  • Comment by Alec — March 30, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    Vanessa reminds me of the way I feel when I’m both over-caffeinated and still sleepy. In a good way.

  • Comment by Ragzdandelion — March 30, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    The first series that I watched(even though it’s not a soap opera, and I’m not even sure if it was ever a daytime show)was Lost In Space. It was on in the afternoon when I was a kid and I treated it like my soap opera(probably because of Dr. Smith’s over-acting). I followed it every day after school.That, and The Monkees, were pretty much my tv time was spent on.
    And, I must add, I can’t stop this craving for ring bologna ever since Cole mentioned it a few episodes back.

  • Comment by Shawn "Father Wizard" Colton — March 30, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    Firstly, I’d like to say that before I even listen to the episode, I am very excited to hear the brilliant Amber Tamblyn, daughter of the Russ Tamblyn, star of “War of the Gargantuas” the movie that Brad Pitt ruined the ending of foreveron the last Academy Awards broadcast.

    I like Amber a lot, but my wife likes her even more. So it’s time to try to get her to listen to the show.

    If we’re talking soaps, like Susan, mine was General Hospital, at times the show had science fiction subplots like the evil Cassidines freezing Port Charles while Laura is dying of a fever on a tropical island. Or something…

    P. S. My son, The Boo Monster (David, was named after the fellow whose comments is above mine. Hey Ragz (David), I can see up your pant leg.

  • Comment by Andrew T — April 3, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    FIRST question. The day time I was FIRST into was Grange Hill. I remember coming home from School which I never liked, to watch it everyday I know that alot of people in America will not know this programme.

    It was about kids in a school and all the different things they had to deal with drugs, relationships etc. Sadly, It is no longer on TV.

  • Comment by Jill — April 4, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    I’m the typical child of the 70’s. I watched All My Children with my Mom.

  • Comment by Mattamatics — April 19, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    I am not even a little ashamed to say that in high school, I watched Passions every day after school. And continued to do so in college, only then it was a drinking game.

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