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Quincy Jones (stand-up special “Burning the Light” premieres on HBO June 2nd) chats with Cole and Vanessa about Harambe the gorilla, Mr. Holland’s Set List, Wes Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow’s 15k solid-gold dildo, Ellen, writing material, Baz Luhrmann, The Bridgetown Comedy Fest and near fisticuffs over Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first album that you could listen to straight through without skipping a song) on our website for a chance to win a comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

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hosts cole stratton and vanessa ragland with Quincy Jones


  • Comment by Allen P. Williams — May 31, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

    The first album I got into that I listened to without skipping a song (besides my dad making me listen to Dark Side of the Moon all the time) was probably Nirvana’s Nevermind. I was nine years old when it came out and it hit me in a completely different way than all the other stuff that I was hearing on the radio. I had a very “oh, you can do THIS?!” type of reaction to it.

  • Comment by Tiyana Nakasone — June 5, 2016 @ 4:19 pm

    The No Strings Attached album by NSYNC! That was/still is my jam! I know all the songs and words and sing along every single time! 🙂

  • Comment by FellHarbor — July 20, 2016 @ 11:46 am

    Oh no! It’s saying “File Not Found” when I try to play this episode through the website. 🙁 My first all-the-way-through was either Smash Mouth’s ‘Astro Lounge’ or Barenaked Ladies’ ‘Stunt’. Sort of a genre theme there, I guess.

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