Pop My Culture
  • October22nd

    Armin Shimerman interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Armin Shimerman (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) chats with Cole and Vanessa about Gravity, surround-sound, grueling makeup processes, Regis and Kathy Lee, Quark’s Bar, Kickstarting Diani & Devine, Harry Groener, Kitty Swink, time machines to Elizabethian times, Star Trek races, advice from Ron Perlman, judges, and Armin’s touching experience on the last day of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (your first costume that required a lot of makeup) on our website for a chance to win a Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse promotional card signed by Armin!

    Please support the Kickstarter for the new film Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse — a new indie comedy starring Armin Shimmerman, Harry Groener, Barry Bostwick, Dawn Diddawick, Janet Varney, Gabriel Diani, Etta Devine and PMC co-host Cole Stratton! ddmta.com

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    Armin Shimerman with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

    Armin Shimerman signed Diani & Devine meet the apocalypse

  • October17th


    By Dino-Ray Ramos
    special to Pop My Culture

    Carrie is probably one of the most iconic horror movies of all time. More than that, it is Stephen King’s first novel which is has elevated it to legendary status. That said, to direct a remake of this movie is quite risky for two reasons. 1.) You are competing with Brian De Palma’s version and 2.) Carrie purists will be breathing down your neck, waiting for you to screw something up. This is a challenge that director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss) has accepted with open arms. She gave us the lowdown on how it was getting De Palma’s blessing, re-working the classic film, and making Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore become the best dysfunctional mother/daughter pair ever.

    Audiences can be very critical when it comes to remakes. What made you want to do a remake of something so iconic as Carrie?

    I’m not necessarily for or against re-imaginings. I was a literature student. I love Shakespeare. I love the original Scarface. I love the new Scarface. I love both Imitations of Life. To me, (this is) an opportunity. Then the question is, is it a good opportunity? When they came to me the first thing I thought was I adore Brian De Palma. I think he’s a fantastic director I love his original and I actually am friends with him so I felt I had to talk to him about it. I emailed him and he said lets Skype — which shows great how progressive he is. We had a beautiful Skype. I wished I’d recorded it. He was really supportive, and he said, “I think you should do it”. So that was great. Read More

  • October14th

    Reginald VelJohnson, Stuart Pankin, Jodie Sweetin, Brice Beckham, interview on pop my culture podcast

    The Stars of TGIF — Reginald VelJohnson (“Family Matters”), Jodie Sweetin (“Full House”), Stuart Pankin (“Dinosaurs”) and Brice Beckham (“Mr. Belvedere”) join Cole and Vanessa at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival to chat appointment TV, debunking Belvedere, Circus Boy, smooching Hooch, Grandpa Cop and the Comfy Shoe, getting cast in Die Hard, Not Necessarily The News, The Olsen Twin Illuminati, Sword of Change and a very special episode quiz.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first on-screen or on-stage kiss you ever had, or just your first kiss) on our website for a chance to win a poster for the podcast signed by all of our guests!
    Also, instead of just listening this time, if you feel like watching the fun as it happens, you can view an archive of the LIVE stream over at DailyMotion, right HERE.

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    Full House, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, Mr. Belvedere on pop my culture podcast
    Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton, hosts of Pop My Culture podcast
  • October3rd

    Chris Gore interview on Pop My Culture Podcast

    Chris Gore (G4′s “Attack of the Show”) joins Cole and Vanessa to talk lens flares, the Breaking Bad finale, Dexter’s lumberjack send-off, Justin Bieber’s “climb” of the Great Wall of China, Film Threat, the collecting culture, indie flicks, Batman, written interviews, Bejeweled, and the time Charlie Sheen turned Chris in to the FBI.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first smart phone game app you purchased and whether you still play it today) on our website for a chance to win a signed copy of Chris’ book, “Celebrities Poop.”

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    Chris Gore with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

    Celebrities Poop - signed by Chris Gore

  • October1st



    VERY excited to announce that Brice Beckham (Wesley from Mr. Belvedere) rounds out the terrific lineup for our “Stars of TGIF” podcast at LApodfest THIS Saturday at 6pm! We’ve moved from the Espada room to the gigantic Squarespace Ballroom as well! Also, the hotel changed names this week and is now Le Meridian Delfina (formerly Sheraton Delfina). Single day and full weekend passes are still available over at lapodfest.com. Come see us and say hi! We’ll be hanging out quite a bit! EXCLAMATION POINT! So you get:

    Reginald VelJohnson! (Family Matters)
    Jodie Sweetin (Full House)
    Stuart Pankin (Dinosaurs)
    and Brice Beckham (Mr. Belvedere)

  • September25th

    Molly Quinn interview on Pop My Culture

    Molly Quinn (“Castle,” “We’re The Millers”) chats with Cole and Vanessa about ring wraiths, Escape From Tomorrow, the 50 Shades of Gray movie, books vs. movies, bathroom golems, eyelash wishes, 100 episode celebrations, Batman vs. Superman, costume fails, the Goonies, Willem DaFoe, DVD extras, The Hunger Games and Molly’s odd attraction to Jafar.

     Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first time you went camping and if you liked it) on our website for a chance to win a brand new Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

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    Molly Quinn with hosts Cole