Pop My Culture Podcast

Pop My Culture Podcast

United States

Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok?

Episodes

PMC 205: Quincy Jones  

Quincy Jones (stand-up special "Burning the Light" premieres on HBO June 2nd) chats with Cole and Vanessa about Harambe the gorilla, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, Mr. Holland's Set List, Wes Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow's 15k solid-gold dildo, Ellen, writing material, Baz Luhrmann, The Bridgetown Comedy Fest and near fisticuffs over Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first album that you could listen to straight through without skipping a song) on our website for a chance to win a comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

PMC 204: Rick Overton  

Rick Overton ("Groundhog Day," "Willow") chats with Cole and Vanessa about Trump, the YACHT fake sex tape, Prince and David Bowie, "Chard Underton," Money Run, Jules Verne, kilts, The Informant, improvising and Rick's early involvement with Andy Kaufman.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first movie that had special effects that blew you away) on our website for a chance to win a Willow Blu-Ray signed by Rick!

PMC 203: Grey Griffin  

 

Grey Griffin ("Scooby Doo," "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about AMC's potential texting during movies screens, the Rogue One trailer, tentacle boobs, Hook, Judge Judy, taking over Daphne, Drive-In movie theaters, Pug Champions, Star Wars knowledge and Grey's run-in with Joan Embery. 

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first non-domesticated animal you were really into) on our website for a chance to win a comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

PMC 202: Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen (LIVE from Wondercon)  

Pinky and The Brain themselves, Maurice LaMarche ("Futurama," "Zootopia") and Rob Paulsen ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Animaniacs"), join Cole and Vanessa live at Wondercon 2016 from the LA Convention Center to chat about upcoming summer movies, Batman Vs. Superman, the Ghostbusters Reboot, coming up with voices, bed snacks, Stabby Potter, Mr. Big, Morbo, Who's On First, Daredevil's New York and Yakko's Countries of the World.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first convention you went to) on our website for a chance to win a comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt and something signed by Rob and Maurice!

PMC 201: Craig Cackowski  

Craig Cackowski ("Drunk History," "Community") chats with Cole and Vanessa about super hero overkill, meta-ness, Fuller House, 3-inch Donald Trump hot dogs, insult restaurants, top ten movie lists, hair belts, re-enacting, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Deadpool, the Spanish-American War, Britney Spears and The Notebook: Civil War.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first thing you remember doing a report on in school) on our website for a chance to win a comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

PMC 200: Maria Bamford  

Maria Bamford ("Lady Dynamite," "Adventure Time") joins Cole and Vanessa for their special 200th episode! They chat about Waze, that one plant, Mitch Hurwitz, doing comedy for your parents, knock knock jokes, pugs, Kris Jenner's booing at the iHeart80s show, self-help books, puppets, Black Friday shopping and My Cat From Hell. 

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first pet you fell in love with) on our website and some of your favorite Pop My Culture memories for a chance to win a tour poster for Maria's SF Sketchfest show signed by Maria and some other great schwag!

PMC 199: Matt Braunger  

 

Matt Braunger ("MadTV," The Ding Donger Podcast) chats with Cole and Vanessa about the Super Bowl, Beyonce, Wall Drug, Top Chef, Terese Giudice, White Flight, American Crime Story, Fuller House, Disney Channel shows, iCarly, holograms, Thin Lizzy and Matt's summer coining the phrase "Are We Having Fun Yet?"

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first time you drove across the country) on our website for a chance to win a Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

PMC 198: Fred Willard (Live from SF Sketchfest)  

Fred Willard ("Best In Show," "Waiting For Guffman") joins Cole and Vanessa live from SF Sketchfest to chat about the origins of Wha Happened, Star Wars, improvisation, Catherine O'Hara, DC Follies, Coney Island, Ace Trucking Company, mothers throwing away Baseball Cards, Tom Jones, calling dog shows, "Mollyball," Martin Mull and working with Christopher Guest.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first baseball game you can remember going to) on our website for a chance to win a comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt and some other secret schwag!

PMC 197: Pop My Cork (Part 2): The Worst of 2015 with Pamela Adlon, Guy Branum, Janet Varney and Wayne Federman  

Returning guests Pamela Adlon ("Louie"), Guy Branum ("Chelsea Lately"), Janet Varney ("You're The Worst") and Wayne Federman ("The Larry Sanders Show") are still at the table with Cole and Vanessa- but this time, conversation centers on the terrible things 2015 threw at us – with each person sharing their personal Worst 5 lists, this time a little more scattershot, as well as offering up a New Year’s Resolution and their “theme song” for 2015.

Leave your personal Worst 5 of 2015 on our website for a chance to win a copy of Entertainment Weekly’s The Best and Worst of 2015 issue, signed by all of our guests!

 

 

PMC 196: Pop My Cork (Part 1) - The Best of 2015 with Pamela Adlon, Guy Branum, Janet Varney and Wayne Federman  

Returning guests Pamela Adlon ("Louie"), Guy Branum ("Chelsea Lately"), Janet Varney ("You're The Worst") and Wayne Federman ("The Larry Sanders Show") join Cole and Vanessa for part one of this special look back at the year that was 2015. Wine and conversation flow freely as each guest and the hosts navigate through personal Top 5 lists and argue the merits of their selections.

Leave your personal Top 5 of 2015 on our website for a chance to win a copy of Entertainment Weekly’s The Best and Worst of 2015 issue, signed by all of our guests! Stay tuned for Part 2 — The Worst of 2015, coming soon!

PMC 195: Sarah Baker  

Sarah Baker ("Louie," "Go On") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Saint North, movies that tanked, Mary Kate Olsen's wedding, Christopher Guest, Mascots, an Oscar bait sci-fi film, all-brown eyes, Muppets, The Kids in the Hall, puppet interns and memorizing that monologue for Louie.

Leave your answers to the firsts question (the first gift you ever received that the giver didn't QUITE get right) on our website for a chance to win a comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

PMC 194: Rob Huebel  

Rob Huebel ("Childrens Hospital," "Transparent") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat all things Adele, the Vlassic Pickle Stork, Shark Tank, people not using microphones, safe sets, out-bonding Bond at a party, rebooting Blofeld, Respecto Montalban, Queen of Versailles, Roger Moore, wedding speeches, The Shit Show, Tom Lennon, sketch groups using video, Draft Kings Tattoos, and the professionalism of Tom Cruise.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (The first documentary that made you change or consider changing a part of your lifestyle, or that made you get involved in the cause or subject matter) on our website for a chance to win a "Childrens Hospital" Seasons 1&2 DVD signed by Rob and cast mates Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Ken Marino, Erinn Hayes and producer Jon Stern!

PMC 193: Matt Mira  

Matt Mira ("The Nerdist Podcast") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Spectre, Apple devices, the size of Daniel Craig, Chopped Tank, lens flares, Children of Men, 80's on 8, Starship Captains, the Genius Bar, The Olsen Twins' Christmas List, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the multitude of James Bond wardrobe Matt owns and wears regularly.

Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first spy thing you were into) on our website for a chance to win a comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

PMC 192: Scott Aukerman  

Scott Aukerman ("Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "Mr. Show") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about big backsides, Sacramento Theater Company, Scott's start in comedy, Nick Kroll and friends vs. zombies, Church haunted houses, Bassists that are also judges, New York Minute, timely Halloween costumes, and the difficulty of making sketches relate to one another.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first haunted house you went in, and if it scared you) on our website for a chance to win a Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

PMC 191: Lori Alan  

Lori Alan ("Spongebob Squarepants," "Family Guy") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Justin Bieber living like Jesus, Grease Live!, video game voice over work, Tom Kenny, Schnoopy, The Pee Wee Herman Show, The Invisible Woman, Bumble the dog, Alanis Morissette and how Lori got her start doing voices.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first rescue animal you adopted) on our website for a chance to win a comfy new Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

PMC 190: Dee Wallace  

Dee Wallace ("E.T.," "The Howling," "Cujo") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about The Frighteners, self love, spider eyes, "The Pengi Show," Drew Barrymore's reaction to a sick E.T., St. Bernard's and egg whites, Wes Craven and BuppaLaPaloo! Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first plush animal you had) on our website for a chance to win an E.T. Blu-Ray signed by Dee!

Quick! Support Dee's Kickstarter for BuppaLaPaloo, the bear that teaches children about self love and self worth. The Kickstarter ends in the wee hours of the morning TONIGHT! Check it out at buppalapaloo.com and please help fund it! 

PMC 189: Matt Kirshen  

Matt Kirshen ("Last Comic Standing," "Probably Science Podcast") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about the Emmys, the Dinklage gum controversy, Tracy Morgan, Pop Pop Hubba Bubba, Heroes, The Muppets, Game of Thrones, selfies vs. sharks, Bonobos monkeys, Wesley Snipes, and a whole lot of Toms. 

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first movie based on a book that you can remember really loving) on our website for a chance to win a signed copy of Matt's debut CD "I Guess We'll Never Know."

Thanks to our sponsor this episode, Mack Weldon! Buy some of the best underwear you'll ever own -- head to mackweldon.com and use the code POPMY to receiver 20% your first order! Seriously, this stuff is great and Cole was a customer before they came on board to support the podcast!

PMC 188: Paul Brittain  

Paul Brittain ("Saturday Night Live") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Stephen Colbert, the melodica, Apple's new pencil, low stake pranks, breaking down and assembling sets quickly at SNL, IO Chicago, Sex Ed Vincent, squirts vs. splats, stand up on TV and Paul's uncle Bob Newhart. 

 

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first injury that either landed you in the hospital or left you with a scar) on our website for a chance to win a comfy new Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

PMC 187: Wayne Federman and Jaime Fox  

Wayne Federman ("The Larry Sanders Show") and sub co-host Jaime Fox ("Kevin Pollak's Chat Show") join Cole to chat about The Fat Jew's aggregated content, Tracy Morgan's return to SNL, Norm McDonald becoming Col. Sanders, Star Wars Land, move title mashups, Stella Adler, Pistol Pete Maravich, The Human Conversation podcast, irrational fears, The Wayne Federman International Film Festival, Arby's and Harold Ramis.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first rollercoaster you can remember riding, and if you liked it) on our website for a chance to win a comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt! 

PMC 186: Jess Harnell  

Jess Harnell ("Animaniacs," "Doc McStuffins") chats with Cole and Vanessa about the sad demise of Hitchbot, Mick Fanning's shark encounter, Andrea Romano, meeting Steven Spielberg, Rock Sugar, Paul Stanley, Grim Gloom, finding the Sewer Urchin's voice, Oasis, "throat rippers," Kramer, Splash Mountain and Jess trying to convince a skeptical 11 year-old that he's the voice of Wakko.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first computer game you were into) on our website for a chance to win an "Animaniacs" box set autographed by both Jess and past guest Rob Paulsen (that's Wakko and Yakko, folks!)

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