The Popped Cast

The Popped Cast

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A Pop Culture Pod
Ep. 42: The 2019 “Time” 100 Most Influential People List and Influence in Our Culture
Apr 19 • 30 min
In Episode 42, Maureen is back for a full episode! We discuss the “Grease” prequel in the works (NO THANKS), a fun throwback video to the set of “The Office” made by Jenna Fischer (Pam) herself and talk through an oral history of one of the most bizarre…
Ep. 41: Maureen is Back(!), A Deep Dive into “Game of Thrones” and Reactions to “The Lion King” Full-Length Trailer
Apr 12 • 59 min
In Episode 41, Maureen returns from her two-week hiatus and gives her thoughts on everything we discussed on the podcast in her absence. We also give our reactions to the new full-length trailer for the upcoming live action remake of “The Lion King” and…
Ep. 40: Ranking Baseball Movies from Worst to First
Apr 5 • 73 min
In Episode 40, Josh welcomes guests Zac Crippen (the co-founder of the Vernacular Podcast Network, co-host of Vernacular Podcast and co-host of Vernacular’s sports podcast The Line-Up) and Peter Laclede (co-host of Vernacular’s sports podcast The…
Ep. 39: A Look at HBO’s “Veep,” Apple TV + and Captain America Chris Evans in a Musical?!
Mar 29 • 20 min
In Episode 39, Josh is tackling another episode solo! He talks about Chris Evans’ desire to star in a musical, Apple unveiling their new streaming service (set to launch this fall) called Apple TV + and some fascinating casting “what-ifs” from the 1999…
Ep. 38: Can You Separate the Art from the Artist and Two New Movie Trailers for Summer Blockbusters
Mar 22 • 32 min
In Episode 38, we talk about two new movie trailers for upcoming summer blockbusters (“Toy Story 4” and “Aladdin”) and discuss recently announced casting news for the upcoming “West Side Story” remake. In the Marquee Topic, we get a little serious and…
Ep. 37: The Sad News About Luke Perry & Alex Trebek and Why You Should Watch the Critically Panned Movie “National Treasure”
Mar 8 • 34 min
In Episode 37, we discuss the sad death of actor Luke Perry, the devastating news that longtime “Jeopardy” host and American fixture Alex Trebek has cancer, the trailer for the new film from Mindy Kaling and debate Steven Spielberg’s comments about how…
Ep. 36: All About the 2019 Oscars (“Green Book” for Best Picture - REALLY?!)
Mar 1 • 38 min
In Episode 36, we respond to a listener comment on the Fyre Festival episode we did a few weeks back, discuss Katy Perry’s engagement to Legolas himself, Orlando Bloom, and try to make sense of the ongoing Jussie Smollett drama. In the Marquee Topic,…
Ep. 35: Final Predictions for the Oscars and Talking About All Four Versions of “A Star Is Born” (And the Fifth One We Never Got)
Feb 22 • 41 min
In Episode 35, we have a special Snack Bag where we are talking all things Oscars ahead of the February 24th Academy Awards. We talk about the Academy’s reversal of a previous announcement to cut four categories from the telecast, our personal rankings of…
Ep. 34: Dueling Fyre Festival Documentaries & Thoughts on the 2019 GRAMMYS
Feb 15 • 47 min
In Episode 34, we talk about Kanye West’s (strange) gift to his wife on Valentine’s Day, the Oscars’ decision to cut four categories from the upcoming February 24 telecast, the trailer for a summer movie from director Danny Boyle that has one of the best…
Ep. 33: This Year’s Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials & That Dreadful Halftime Show
Feb 8 • 39 min
In Episode 33, we talk about the Academy’s first choice to host the Oscars this year (hint: “can you smell what The Rock is cooking?!”), Jennifer Lawrence’s engagement and the ABC juggernaut “Modern Family” coming to an end after next year’s 11th season.…
Ep. 32: Analyzing “Rent: Live” and the 2019 SAG Awards
Feb 1 • 42 min
In Episode 32, we talk about a very sad crime committed against actor Jussie Smollett, Ariana Grande’s tattoo snafu (and the fix she made that actually made it worse!) and get into the ramifications of the winners from last weekend’s SAG Awards (all…
Ep. 31: Breaking Down the 2019 Oscar Nominations
Jan 25 • 29 min
In Episode 31, we talk about the (potentially unnecessary) musical version of the film “Magic Mike,” Amazon’s first foray into stand-up comedy (with comedian Jim Gaffigan) and discuss the ramifications of NO candy conversation hearts in 2019. In the…
Ep. 30: All About the Film “Green Book”
Jan 18 • 35 min
In Episode 30, we talk about our first real snowfall of the season (and Josh’s hashtag parenting fail), Chris Pratt’s engagement to The Terminator’s daughter and the (super awkward) Critic’s Choice Awards. In the Marquee Topic, we do a deep dive into the…
Ep. 29: Golden Globes Reactions and Bringing Your Ex on Your Honeymoon
Jan 11 • 32 min
In Episode 29, we discuss our terrible Golden Globes predictions that we made last week, our brief thoughts on “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Baby Shark” hitting the “Billboard” charts and Gwyneth “Goop” Paltrow bringing her kids AND her ex-husband on her…
Ep. 28: “The Bachelor” Franchise, a Musical Version of “The Notebook” & Golden Globes Predictions
Jan 4 • 43 min
In Episode 28, we return after our holiday break to talk about a new musical version of “The Notebook” with music by Ingrid Michaelson (!), things Americans do in movies and whether there is any truth to them and our predictions in the major categories…
Ep. 27: Favorites from 2018, Will Smith as the Genie & Macaulay Culkin Reprising His Home Alone Role
Dec 21, 2018 • 23 min
In Episode 27, Josh is tackling the show solo as Maureen continues to get better from a rough sickness (fevers and coughing and germs oh my!). I talk about the death of Penny Marshall, Macaulay Culkin reprising his “Home Alone” character in a Google ad,…
Ep. 26: Ranking Christmas Movies from Worst to Best
Dec 14, 2018 • 67 min
In Episode 26, we welcome guests Zac and Sally Crippen, the founders of the Vernacular Podcast Network, for a very special episode where the four of us rank a selection of 11 Christmas movies from worst to best. Two of the films chosen for our list were…
Ep. 25: Golden Globe Hosts & Nominations Announced and Priyanka Chopra’s 75-Foot Wedding Veil
Dec 7, 2018 • 26 min
In Episode 25, we talk about the news that “Friends” would be leaving Netflix (and then the complete 180 just hours later that it would actually remain on the streaming service through 2019!), a debate on fashion standards between male and female…
Ep. 24: A Deep Dive into “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and Reactions to the New “Lion King” Trailer
Nov 30, 2018 • 34 min
In Episode 24, we give our reactions to the first trailer for next summer’s live-action, sure to be blockbuster film, “The Lion King,” talk about a clothing line from Joanna Gaines (of “Fixer Upper” fame) and discuss the unofficial beginning of awards…
Ep. 23: The One Where We Rewatch All 10 “Friends” Thanksgiving Episodes
Nov 16, 2018 • 34 min
In Episode 23, we talk about the death of Marvel genius Stan Lee, the new family photo of the British Royal Family (and imagine what was going on behind the scenes), an SNL sketch from 2017 that made a real-world impact on a multi-billion dollar movie…
Ep. 22: Matthew McConaughey in “Titanic” (?!), the 2018 Sexiest Man Alive & the Spice Girls Reunited
Nov 9, 2018 • 27 min
In Episode 22, we have a PACKED Snack Bag. In it, we talk about the (totally and extremely unnecessary) “Shrek” reboot, Ariana Grande’s new single, Matthew McConaughey’s claim that he could have been in “Titanic,” Idris Elba being named “People’s” 2018…
Ep. 21: A Very “Wicked” Podcast, Fake Justin Bieber and Rami Malek’s Awkward Fan Interaction
Nov 2, 2018 • 39 min
In Episode 21, we talk about Rami Malek’s extremely awkward fan interaction, the Justin Bieber burrito prank seen around the world and some big casting news for the forthcoming Game of Thrones prequel. In our Marquee Topic, we discuss the juggernaut…
Ep. 20: The Halloween Franchise, Horror Films and Criminal David Schwimmer(?!)
Oct 26, 2018 • 39 min
In Episode 20, we have a special guest for our Marquee Topic - Tiara Guy, a friend, colleague and movie super fan. But first, Maureen and Josh talk about David Schwimmer possibly being a thief (not really but we talk about a story where his doppelganger…
Ep. 19: All About Hocus Pocus - A Deep Dive into the Cult Classic
Oct 19, 2018 • 37 min
In Episode 19, we discuss an excellent mash-up of a-ha’s “Take on Me” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Backstreet Freestyle” (with a special clip from the mash-up included IN the podcast), all things British royal family (including Princess Eugenie’s wedding and the…
Ep. 18: The Cooking Show Boom & Snapchat’s Scripted TV Gamble
Oct 12, 2018 • 30 min
In Episode 18, we chat about Snapchat wading into the scripted television game (please, God, DO NOT let their shows be in a vertical aspect ratio) and a conversation about whether there are simply too many awards shows (what even ARE the American Music…
Ep. 17: Why You Should Be Watching Survivor (Yes, THAT Survivor) in 2018
Oct 5, 2018 • 34 min
In Episode 17, we kick things off discussing two stories with a Broadway twist coming soon on TV and the silver screen. Witches and singing and Spielberg, oh my! We also touch on the K-pop phenomenon and discuss how today’s boy bands are 1) still a thing…
Ep. 16: A Brief Look at New Fall TV & Alex Trebek’s Beard
Sep 28, 2018 • 35 min
In Episode 16, we chat about how too many Hot Cheetos can apparently land you in the hospital (and subsequently, which shape Cheeto is the best Cheeto), Alex Trebek’s beard and Jeopardy celebrating their 35th season with a (team!) All-Star tournament. For…
Ep. 15: The 2018 Emmy Awards, Mark Wahlberg & Space Jam 2
Sep 21, 2018 • 33 min
In Episode 15, we chat about Mark Wahlberg’s insane daily schedule, confirmation of Space Jam 2 starring Lebron James and the rumor that Maroon 5 will perform at the halftime show of the 2019 Super Bowl. For our Marquee Topic, we examine the 2018 Emmys…
Ep. 14: A Deep Dive into “This Is Us” & Live Trees on Amazon
Sep 14, 2018 • 36 min
In Episode 14, we chat about the newest members of the EGOT club, an unlikely HGTV personality being approached to be The Bachelor four (!) times, the new Dancing with the Stars cast and the fact that you can now buy live, seven foot tall Christmas trees…
Episode 13: Podcasting About Podcasts, The New Bachelor and the Sweatpants ONLY Happy Hour
Sep 7, 2018 • 34 min
In Episode 13, we chat about the change (of a previous change) to the Oscars, the newly named star of the upcoming 23rd season of The Bachelor, our reactions to the Geoffrey Owens story, Younger drama, Burt Reynolds passing away (and the INCREDIBLE roles…
Episode 12: Possible 2018 Oscar Contenders, Revisiting La La Land and Killing Off a Sitcom Character
Aug 31, 2018 • 39 min
In Episode 12, we chat about Josh’s recent re-watch of 2016’s La La Land, The Conners’ decision to kill off the Roseanne character, the charming Netflix film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and the death of Neil Simon, one of America’s greatest…
Episode 11: New Leading Women in Hollywood and Action Star Liam Neeson on a Snowplow
Aug 24, 2018 • 31 min
In Episode 11, we chat about the ridiculous premise for a new Liam Neeson movie (snowplows! small Colorado ski town! drug cartels!), Meryl Streep’s penthouse NYC apartment (and whether NYC is the dirtiest city in America), a potential Veronica Mars…
Episode 10: New Leading Men in Hollywood, Kristen Bell’s Tears and RESPECT for the Queen of Soul
Aug 17, 2018 • 23 min
In Episode 10, we chat about Josh’s extreme reaction to a BuzzFeed article, a Nicholas Cage movie marathon, why Kristen Bell was in tears recently, the groundbreaking Crazy Rich Asians (a tongue twister of a title if you were wondering) and the very sad…
Episode 9: The Brady Bunch House, Oscars’ New Category and Will They/Won’t They Couples
Aug 10, 2018 • 34 min
In Episode 9, we chat about the famous Brady Bunch House being sold to HGTV (and the stir the purchase caused), changes to MoviePass, a former Bachelorette’s reaction to Becca’s final episode and a BIG change coming to The Academy Awards. For our Marquee…
Episode 8: James Gunn’s Twitter Past, A “McMonopoly” Scam for the Ages and a Deep Dive into GLOW
Aug 3, 2018 • 32 min
In Episode 8, we talk about country song “Meant to Be” that’s topped Billboard’s Hot Country chart for 35 (!) weeks, the James Gunn Twitter PR nightmare (and the official statement from the cast of the Guardians movies) and a McDonald’s Monopoly game scam…
Episode 7: The Mission Impossible Franchise, BANNED Wedding Songs and Taylor Swift in “Cats”
Jul 27, 2018 • 33 min
In Episode 7, we discuss whether “zing” is a word, the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats starring (gasp!) Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson, banned wedding songs and Chris Janson’s song “Drunk Girl.” In our Marquee Topic for the week, we…
Episode 6: Netflix Originals, Downton Abbey Returns and Queen on the Big Screen
Jul 20, 2018 • 36 min
In Episode 6, we give an update on Josh’s stool building project (spoiler: it’s not going well), talk the return of Downton Abbey, Katy Perry’s “situational depression,” our reaction to the first full trailer for the Queen/Freddie Mercury film Bohemian…
Episode 5: Emmy Nominations and the Biebs Off the Market
Jul 13, 2018 • 30 min
In Episode 5, we discuss the merits of Josh opening a furniture store, the 2018 Emmy nominations, Justin Bieber’s engagement, George Clooney’s scary scooter crash (PSA: WEAR A HELMET!), a second standalone Joker film and the Thai soccer team rescue. Plus,…
Episode 4: The Marvel Cinematic Universe and Poor John Stamos
Jul 6, 2018 • 29 min
In Episode 4, we talk about Miles Teller joining the cast of the Top Gun sequel, John Stamos’ strange performance emceeing A Capitol Fourth, the danger of screen time for parents, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (including our favorite films of the…
Episode 3: Weird Baby Names and Celebrity Commencement Speeches
Jun 29, 2018 • 34 min
We’re back for Episode 3 and are talking weird celebrity baby names (after Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper named their new baby boy “Crew” ), Johnny Depp’s recent struggles, Roseanne without Roseanne and a discussion of celebrity commencement…
Episode 2: The Jurassic Park Franchise and A Dark Fan Theory for Grease (Yes, The Musical)
Jun 22, 2018 • 32 min
Josh and Maureen are back for Episode 2 and discuss a dark fan theory for the musical Grease (was Sandy dead the whole time?!?!), the Jurassic Park franchise (ahead of the June 22 release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and why it’s not a great idea to…
Episode 1: Legally Blonde 3 and the State of Theater
Jun 15, 2018 • 41 min
In the debut episode, Josh and Maureen Goldman talk about Legally Blonde 3, Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande’s 24 day (!) relationship, mental health in our culture, the 2018 Tony Awards (and the state of theater today) and give our teasers for things in…
The Popped Cast: Coming Soon
Jun 1, 2018 • 1 min
Josh Goldman, host of the Popped Cast, previews what’s to come in the show’s first season. Subscribe now—the first full episode drops later this month! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thepoppedcast/support This podcast is sponsored…