Pop My Culture
  • July29th

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    The Wolverine
    2013, 2 hrs, 6 min.
    PG-13
    Grade: B

    Full confession: I’m a bit of a nut for all things X-Men. As a teenager, I collected comics (primarily Marvel), and the X-Men franchise was by far my favorite, collecting issues 200-300, roughly, of the Uncanny series, as well as spin offs like X-Factor, Power Pack, and Wolverine, as well as whatever cross overs hit the shelves (Every once in a while, it’s “refreshing” to see Logan battle, say, Ghost Rider). So when the films starts popping up in the cinemas, I was excited while trepidatious — the first and second films were entertaining, while X3 suffered under Brett Ratner, and the first Wolverine spin-off was an unmitigated disaster. Read More

  • July26th

    Mel Harris interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Mel Harris (“Thirtysomething,” “K-9″) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about the Royal Baby, Dennis Farina, Ludlum novels, Corey Monteith, Stargate SG-1, Paul Giamatti joining Downton Abbey, The $100,000 Pyramid, Placerville, Betty White, John Lithgow, The Pep Boys, Supermarket Sweep, Comic Con, being a twin, and Ed Begley Jr.’s awesome business card.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first game show you remember watching a bunch) on our website for a chance to win a DVD of “The Retrievers” signed by Mel and Cole (they did the movie together!).

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    Mel Harris with hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton

    The Retrievers DVD signed by Mel Harris and Cole Stratton

  • July22nd

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    This past weekend, over 100,000 badge-holders descended upon San Diego’s convention center and Gaslamp quarter for that yearly ode to all things geeky (and not so geeky) — with hundreds of panels celebrating TV, Film, illustrated arts, podcasts, you name it. Comic Con 2013 started off with a bang (or more of a whimper for Hall H, the line of which became the con’s most popular hotel Friday through Sunday) on Thursday, and the co-host of the podcast, Cole Stratton, was there to take in as much as he could. Vanessa, sadly, was tied up finishing up her classes at The Groundlings and was unable to attend this year. What follows is a journal-ish recanting of Cole’s adventures in and out of the Con! Read More

  • July16th

    Timm Sharp interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Timm Sharp (“Enlightened,” “Undeclared”) chats with Cole and Vanessa about Mos Def, Justin Bieber’s mop bucked piss, robots vs. tax forms, Project Runway billboards, Andrew Garfield’s gay Spiderman, bean punishments, psychic mediums, Darren Brown, Judd Apatow, Mike White, food houses, FOX, Jedi Nights and oh so many different shark combinations.

    Leave your answer to the Firsts question (whether you are spiritual or not, the first moment you can recall when you felt some sort of divine intervention or a higher power at work) on our website for a chance to win an Undeclared complete series DVD signed by Timm and former guest Carla Gallo!

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    Timm Sharp with hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton

    Signed Undeclared DVD by Timm Sharp and Carla Gallo

  • July4th

    Mike Lawrence interview on Pop My Culture Podcast

    Mike Lawrence (stand-up comic and Nerd of Mouth podcast host) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Man of Steel, After Earth, Roland Emmerich, bugles, The EW bullseye, collectibles, Monsters University, popcorn fires, comic book alter egos, Doink the Clown, Jelly Bellys, the “greatest” movies list and Cole’s I.Q./Pret a Porter Christmas miracle.

    Leave your answer to the firsts questions (the first toy that you bought as a collectible and didn’t take out of the box) on our website for a chance to win the 100 Greatest issue of Entertainment Weekly signed by three of us as well as a BRAND NEW Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

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    Mike Lawrence with hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton

    Entertainment Weekly signed by Mike Lawrence, Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

  • July3rd

    New Pop My Culture Podcast shirts

    Your Pop My Culture hosts are joined by some of their favorite recurring podcast characters on this brand spankin’ new shirt designed by acclaimed artist Dave Perillo. These charcoal VintageBlend shirts by Headline Shirts are top-of-the-line quality. Now’s your chance to wear Cole, Vanessa, Beefaroni, Jason Statham, Tiny Katherine Hepburn, an angry wizard and the Olsen Twins on your person!

    Head over to the MERCH section to get your hands on one of these while they’re still piping hot off the press!

    Pop My Culture podcast t-shirt design (click for larger view)

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