Pop My Culture
  • July16th

    Katie Findlay interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Katie Findlay (“The Killing,” “The Carrie Diaries”) chats with Cole and Vanessa about Premature, the death of Archie, Betheny Frankel, sloths on boats, band names, Boyhood, Island of the Blue Dolphins, long working hours, Catwoman, spoilers, “cat fantasy,” ballet terms, spoiling takes, Etsy stores, super powers and guarding the secret of Rosie Larsen’s killer.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first Young Adult novel you can remember being into) on our website for a chance to win some promotional Premature condoms (you heard us right…condoms) signed by Katie!

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    Katie Findlay with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

    Condoms signed by Katie Findlay for movie premature

  • July8th

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    Life Itself
    2014, 115 mins
    Rated R
    A

    by Cole Stratton (@colestratton)

    “I had a colonoscopy once, and they let me watch it on TV. It was more entertaining than The Brown Bunny.” — Roger Ebert

    As a life-long film lover, Roger Ebert was a major influence on me growing up. His infectious enthusiasm for film inspired me to write and talk about movies from an early age; while my peers had posters of Ken Griffey Jr. and Ricky Henderson gracing their walls, I papered mine with hand-me-downs from a nearby video store — I was probably the only ten year old with one-sheets from films like Get Shorty, Nadine, A Fish Called Wanda and Lost in America and giant cardboard standees for Broadcast News, Willow and Dirty Dancing. I wrote a review of The Lost Boys and submitted it to The Werehouse’s in-store video magazine when I was 14; it was published and I received a Pirates of Dark Water kite for my trouble, much to my chagrin (I really wanted an MGM sweatshirt and mug, which was an example prize). During high school, I interned at my town’s primary paper The Davis Enterprise, eventually coordinating a bi-weekly page called Youth Beat in which I chronicled exceptional local teens and reviewed films. I came at my subject matter the same way I imagined Ebert did; from a place of pure affection and joy for the medium that had filled countless hours of my formative years. Since then, I’ve often fallen down the rabbit hole of reading his reviews on rogerebert.com, or plowing through online vids of episodes of Siskel & Ebert for hours on end. Read More

  • June26th

    Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi of Throwing Shade interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi (co-hosts of the Throwing Shade podcast) chat with Cole and Vanessa about Robin Thicke, Gary Oldman’s Playboy interview, space cream, “vegan-friendly” podcasts, Biz Marquee, Harrison Ford’s injury, celebrity apologies, Battle of the Network Stars, eye hairs and living troll dolls.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first time you can remember winning a cash prize) on our website for a chance to win a comfy new Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

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    Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland of Pop My Culture Podcast

  • June13th

    John DiMaggio interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    John DiMaggio (“Adventure Time,” “Futurama”) chats with Cole and Vanessa about the possible Indiana Jones reboot with Robert Pattinson, celebrities buying toilet paper, Rik Mayall, Gwyneth Paltrow’s moody water, voicing Bender, Tracy Morgan, The Penguins of Madagascar, Aquaman, Bob Bergen, miming phones, I Know That Voice, and Rob Paulsen’s little known role in DePalma’s Body Double.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first sugary drink you were into) on our website for a chance to win a “Jake the Dog” hat and an Adventure Time DVD signed by John!

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    John DiMaggio with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

    John DiMaggio signed Adventure time dvd with hat

  • June2nd

    Patton Oswalt with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

    Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille,” “Young Adult”) joins Cole and Vanessa for their 150th episode to chat about the upcoming summer movie season, Jaws, Godzilla, Wesley Snipes, Guardians of the Galaxy, a sunnier Spider-Man, X-Men Days of Future Past, Johnny Depp walking the floor of Comic-Con, Miracle Mile, The Green Lantern, Lupita Nyong’o, Eddie Deezen, mutants with terrible powers, Monsters, and the ever-changing arch of movie trailers.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first convention of any type that you attended) on our website for a chance to win a “Ratatouille” Blu-Ray signed with Patton!

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    Patton Oswalt interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Patton Oswalt signed copy of Ratatouille

  • May25th

    Bruce McCulloch interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Bruce McCulloch (“The Kids in the Hall”) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about trophies, the Michael Jackson Hologram, The Black Keys, residuals, playing women, the origins of Gavin, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Macklemore’s unfortunate costume, CatSplosion, the young Rolling Stones, and Cole’s lame idea for a nautical themed “Dive Bar.”

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first instrument you ever owned, and if you ever got good at it) on our website for a chance to win a Kids in the Hall Season 2 DVD box-set signed by Bruce!

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    Bruce McCulloch with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

    Kids in the Hall DVD signed by Bruce McCulloch