Pop My Culture
  • December6th

    Kevin Heffernan interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Kevin Heffernan (“Broken Lizard’s Super Troopers” and Chewin It’ with Kevin and Steve) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Paul Walker, Elan vs. Diane in 7A, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Bound 2, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, Jimmy Buffet, Brian Cox, full body tattoos, Jay Chandrasekhar vs. Michael Winslow, Justified, a plethora of Olivias, law school, and the sound of 4,000 people walking out on Kevin and Steve after Kevin Hart’s set.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first drinking game you can remember playing) on our website for a chance to win a Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

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    Kevin Heffernan with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

  • November20th

    Danny Tamberelli interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Danny Tamberelli (“The Adventures of Pete and Pete,” “All That”) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Justin Bieber’s brothel experience, body swapping, Jimmy Buffett, Starbucks Butterbeer, Cinnamon Life, The Mighty Ducks, The Baby-Sitters Club, Iggy Pop, getting slimed, playing bass, indestructible cockroaches, Spiccoli, and Danny’s night at the movies with Emilio Estevez.

    Leave your answers to the firsts question (the first video game you can remember trying to buy the moment it was released) on our website for a chance to win an Pete and Pete Season 1 DVD signed by Danny and show creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi!

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    Danny Tamberelli with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

    The Adventures of Pete & Pete season one signed by Danny Tamberelli and show creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi

  • November12th

    Paul and Storm interview on Pop My Culture podcast

    Paul and Storm (Learning Town, w00tstock) dish with Cole and Vanessa on Lou Reed, the Snoopy Snowcone maker, Kool-Aid, Urkel O’s, Marathon Bars, Pop vs. Soda, Weird Al, Randy Newman, George Jar Jar Martin, The Magic Castle and the greatest movie in nerd history.

    Leave your answers to the firsts question (the first movie score you can remember being really into) on our website for a chance to win a “Do You Like Star Wars?” CD signed by Paul and Storm!

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    Paul and Storm with hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton

    Paul and Storm signed CD

  • November4th

    Doug Benson interview on Pop My Culture Podcast

    Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Bad Grandpa, fart-filerting underwear, unusual candle scents, alive vs. dead actors, The Great Race, game shows, cruises, Japan’s new cuddle cafes, Leonard Maltin, being an extra on Blade Runner, spicing up congress, Friends, and Doug’s quest to land John Lithgow on his podcast.

    Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first time you remember going to a drive-in movie theater, and what you saw there) on our website for a chance to win a comfy new Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

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    Hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton with Doug Benson

  • 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

    carrie

    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