Pop My Culture
  • 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
  • September19th



    Pop My Culture Podcast Live
    “Stars of TGIF”
    Reginald Veljohnson (Family Matters)
    Jodie Sweetin (Full House)
    and Stuart Pankin (Dinosaurs)

    Join hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland as they present their Pop My Culture Podcast, live at the second annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival! They’ll celebrate the shows of TGIF, ABC’s beloved lineup of sitcoms from the 80s and 90s with guests from some of their flagship shows — Reginald VelJohnson (Carl, head of the Winslow clan on Family Matters); Jodie Sweetin (spunky middle Tanner child Stephanie on Full House); and Stuart Pankin (voice of Earl Sinclair, head of the household on Dinosaurs). Don’t miss this rare chance to Thank Goodness Its Friday — on a Saturday!

    Come say hello! We’ll be hanging out at the lounge (it’s a thing, apparently!) and we’ll have tees for sale and such! Hope to see some of you there!

    Saturday, October 5th, 6pm
    Espada Room, Sheraton Delfina Hotel, Santa Monica
    Passes and info: lapodfest.com

  • September16th

    Robyn Lively interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Robyn Lively (“Teen Witch” — TOP THAT, other podcasts!) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Batman casting, twerking fails, Miley Cyrus, Longmire, Woody Harrelson, Twin Peaks, The Coreys, Not Quite Human, the Top That rap, little Kate Hudson, John Hughes films, John Travolta, LL Cool J, background acting, Ralph Macchio’s accent and Robyn’s emotional scene with Ben Affleck.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first rap song you tried to memorize) on our website for a chance to win a Teen Witch DVD signed by Robyn!

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    Robyn Lively with hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton
    Teen Witch DVD signed by Robyn Lively
  • September11th


    Short Term 12
    2013, 96 mins
    Grade: A

    Short Term 12 is, quite simply, one of the best films of the year. An engrossing drama with moments both touching and funny, it’s a confident debut from writer/director Destin Daniel Crettin. The film follows Grace (Brie Larson, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite actresses) who dedicates her life to helping at-risk kids and teens at an undermanned facility, with the help of her (secret) boyfriend Mason (John Gallagher, Jr., charming) and a small staff. The film picks up on new employee Nate’s first day (Rami Malek, always good) who is quickly overwhelmed by the bevy of troubled youth at the center. Grace keeps a level head and advises him “You kind of have to be an asshole before you can be their friend.” Things change for Grace the day a fifteen year old girl named Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever, from Justified) is admitted, who has bounced around from facility to facility due to violent behavior. The two have more in common than one would suspect, as Grace has a troubled past of her own. Read More