Pop My Culture
  • August23rd

    Pop My Culture Podcast LIVE!

    Attention Los Angeles! We’re thrilled to be doing a live Pop My Culture Podcast at the brand spankin’ new RIOTLA Comedy Festival! The theme for this special live show is “Legends of Voice Acting” and will feature podcast favorite Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs! Pinky and the Brain! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!) and a panel of true legends of the voice acting world, to be announced soon! The show is just five bucks and may sell out in advance, so get your tickets ASAP! The details:

    Sunday, September 23rd, 5pm at the Five Stars Bar in Downtown Los Angeles
    Tickets and information: http://riotla.com/shows/pop-my-culuture.html

  • August21st

    Lake Bell interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Lake Bell (“Childrens Hospital,” “It’s Complicated”) chats with Cole and Vanessa about the Spice Girls Reunion, the Elton John/Madonna feud, Ghost Pennies, stripper pole attacks, In a World, No Strings Attached, Meryl Streep, cars, Summer’s Eve, directing TV and film, Nathan Fillion’s hair, Civil War Hospitals, Elizabeth Meriwether, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, American Flag onesies, and Cole’s weird weird random Alien fear.

    Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first paranormal experience you ever had) on our website for a chance to win a Childrens Hospital Seasons 1 & 2 DVD signed by Lake!

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    Lake Bell with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Cole is wearing his Bonobos shirt!

    Signed Childrens Hospital DVD by Lake Bell

  • August19th

    It’s been two weeks since we last saw each other, but the mini-hiatus is over and I’m back with another recap of So You Think You Can Dance! Tonight’s show will be a tribute to still-alive-but-does-this-mean-she’s-dying-or-what choreographer Mia Michaels, and four more dancers will be destined to a life of county fair appearances and emotional overeating. Hurray!

    Mother Nature Cat introduces the guest judges: two dudes “all the way from Britain” (nevermind that of the four judges and host, only Mary is American) who call themselves the Ballet Boyz. That’s Boyz with a Z, yo! We be straight ballin’ up in this joint! Check out these hardcore muthafuckas!


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  • August12th

    Ian Edwards interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Ian Edwards (“Punk’d,” “Conan”) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about The Olympics, The Amazing Spider-Man, Showtime at the Apollo, Ryan Lochte, Burger King, Olympic village hook-ups, conjoined twins, movie titles lost in translation, Danny Boyle, the West Indies, The Dark Knight Rises, invisible panthers, pranking T.O., booger eyes, and the Busta Rhymes Punk’d you’ll never, ever see.

    Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first magazine you ever had a subscription to) on our website for a chance to win a nice, comfy Pop My Culture Podcast T-Shirt!

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    Ian Edwards with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

  • August2nd

    Barry Bostwick and Etta Devine and Gabriel Diani guests on Pop My Culture

    Barry Bostwick (“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Spin City) and comedy duo Diani & Devine (Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine) join Cole and Vanessa to talk about Kristin Stewart’s recent infidelity, The Selling, Megaforce, Nick and Nora, originating Danny Zuko on Broadway, hooves vs. one long finger, tough guy quotes, Danny Glover vs. Dragons, dangerous awards, Research: The web series, Charlie Sheen, aerobicizing, dance training, and Barry’s obsession with hot tubs.

    Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first toy or collectible you repeatedly visited a restaurant or business to secure) on our website for a chance to win a Rocky Horror DVD set signed by Barry!

    Help “The Selling” (the film featuring Barry, Gabe, Etta and yes, PMC co-host Cole) get a theatrical release! Visit the kickstarter HERE

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    Barry Bostwick and guests Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine with hosts Cole and Vanessa

    Signed Rocky Horror Picture Show dvd for give away

  • July30th

    Cole’s Indie Music Corner: Suckers

    Suckers are exciting. The Brooklyn quartet make adventurous, experimental yet melodically enticing music thats fun as all-get-out. Their sophomore album, Candy Salad, is just that — a sugary sweet concoction chock full of random ingredients that work so much better than they should together. After seeing them destroy live at the Echo a few months back in LA, their infectious energy onstage translates well onto disc (or vinyl or MP3, or however you kids are getting your music nowadays) and makes for an exhilarating listen all the way through. There’s a ton of stand outs on the record — the island groove of Turn on the Sunshine will get your head bobbing, and the slow build of Lydia will be rattling around in your head for weeks. Much like the great single Roman Candle on their first album, a triumphant whistle kicks off Chinese Braille, an incredible mid-tempo tune with playful lyrics and a catchy chorus. But picking out a single song from the record is a tough task — get the whole damn thing immediately.

    Chinese Braille / Suckers