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Get obsessed with us. Five days a week, Pop Culture Happy Hour serves you recommendations and commentary on the buzziest movies, TV, music, books, videogames and more. Join arts journalists Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Aisha Harris - plus a rotating cast of guest pop culture aficionados. The Happy Hour team leaves room at the table for exploring a range of reactions and opinions on every bit of the pop universe. From lowbrow to highbrow to the stuff in between, they take ...
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New York Times critic Dwight Garner says “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop. For more of Slate’s culture podcasts, check out the Slate Culture feed.
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Literally! With Rob Lowe

Stitcher & Team Coco, Rob Lowe

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This is literally a podcast where people I love, admire, and know well will be in a safe space to really let their hair down (assuming they have any). I will cover the thoughtful to the extremely random. So join me and my guests from the world of movies, TV, sports, music, and culture for fun, wide-ranging, free-wheeling conversations.
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Robert Bound and his guests discuss what has piqued their interest in our one-stop shop for lively reports and in-depth interviews on the newest and finest in art, film, books and the media business.
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Welcome to The Pop Culture Cafe. Thoughts and opinions from seasoned pop culture nerds. Join me, John, Scott and Paul as we explore the world of TV, movies, comics and sometimes the social issues that drive some entertainment content.
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He’s a multiple world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy, and a New York Times best-selling author. Listen in as Chris Jericho interviews some of the biggest names in wrestling, entertainment, comedy, and the paranormal. Don’t miss his unique, engaging, weekly take on all things pop culture.
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Betches Media

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Betches Co-Founders Aleen Dreksler, Jordana Abraham, and Sami Sage—aka the OG Betches friend group that started it all—welcome you to their pop culture group chat. Each week they cover all the latest in celeb drama, the hottest TV & movies out now, and never fail to say some v funny sh*t (ofc). Come for the hot takes, stay for the group chat vibe. (Formerly Betch Slapped)
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Red Scare is a cultural commentary podcast hosted by bohemian layabouts Anna Khachiyan and Dasha Nekrasova. Support the ladies on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RedScare Follow @annakhachiyan Follow @nobody_stop_me
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The Spill

Mamamia Podcasts

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A daily entertainment podcast that covers the top pop culture stories of the day, hosted by Laura Brodnik and Kee Reece. It’s a smart look at celebrity news. You know you want to listen.
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Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

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Ding dong! Join your culture consultants, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE. Alongside sizzling special guests, they GET INTO the hottest pop-culture moments of the day and the formative cultural experiences that turned them into Culturistas. Produced by the Big Money Players Network and iHeartRadio.
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The Read

Loud Speakers Network

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Join bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.) As transplants to New York City (Kid Fury from Miami and Crissle from Oklahoma City), The Read also serves as an on-air therapy session for two friends trying to adjust to life (and rats) in the big city. The Read is part of the ...
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Keep It!

Crooked Media

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Wherever pop culture and politics collide, Ira Madison III and Louis Virtel are on hand to examine the gorgeous wreckage from their uniquely queer perspective. Each week, our “Princes of Pop Culture” are joined by the likes of Michelle Yeoh, Hunter Doohan, John Boyega, Connie Britton, Gabrielle Union, and Sheryl Lee Ralph to unpack the latest controversies, laude character actress appreciation, and all the shade that’s fit to throw. New episodes drop every Wednesday.
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Three rude boys ruin pop culture through bad questions. Ever wanted to know the answer to what would make better hands than scissor hands for Edward Scissorhands? Of course not! But we’ll tell you. Somehow this podcast is a world-wide phenomenon. Subscribe to the Bad Brain Boys on Apple Podcasts for even more content to ruin your day. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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A network of podcasts under several genres relating to the retro pop culture field and how these features are relevant to everyone today. These podcasts will consist of classic radio dramas and commentary from Jim Romanovich, blogs, new interviews from individuals who contributed to the pop culture experience, and high-end audio documentaries.
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StarTalk Radio

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Science, pop culture, and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and Director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, and his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities, and scientific experts explore astronomy, physics, and everything else there is to know about life in the universe. New episodes premiere Tuesdays. Keep Looking Up!
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Smart, often silly and sometimes surprising. Absolutely everything is up for discussion: from pop culture to politics, body image to motherhood, feminism to fashion. Join Mia Freedman, Holly Wainwright and Jessie Stephens as they dissect the news and issues of the week.
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Arena

RTÉ Radio 1

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Irish podcast exploring what's happening in the world of arts, culture and entertainment. Listen live every weeknight on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7-8pm. Listen to individual clips at rte.ie/arena. Presented by Sean Rocks.
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Hosts Dave Baker and Andrew Price walk you through the ins, outs, and the nitty gritty of an astonishing story from pop culture or history that you won't believe you've never heard before.
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I Hate It But I Love It

The From Superheroes Network

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Hateful optimists and loving pessimists Kat Angus and Jocelyn Geddie break down movies, TV shows, music, and whatever else that they totally despise… but also really adore at the same time. With the occasional confused special guest! IHIBILI everyone. Produced by www.FromSuperheroes.com for The From Superheroes Network.
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Life and Art from FT Weekend is the twice-weekly culture podcast of the Financial Times. On Monday, we talk about life, and how to live a good one in one-on-one conversations. On Friday, we talk about ‘art’ – in a chat show. Three FT journalists come together to discuss a new cultural release across film, TV, music and books. Hosted by Lilah Raptopoulos, together with the FT’s award-winning writers and editors, and special guests. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Troubled Waters is the pop culture quiz show where comedians disagree to disagree. Twice a month, Dave will stoke pointless arguments between two teams of comedians and make them compete against each other in order to settle their meaningless debates once and for all. Winner takes home the right to be right.
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Each week, Bobby and Lindsey delve into the Whos and Thems of the pop culture landscape—bravely daring to ask (and then, answer) the question on all of our minds: “Who?” Through banter, deep dives, games and call-ins (619-WHO-THEM) every week we'll ill-WHO-minate more celebs you’re not quite sure about. If you’ve ever found yourself waiting in the grocery store checkout line, staring at the slew of gossip rags, asking yourself, “Who even are these people?!” then I guess this is the podcast f ...
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Who Charted?

Howard Kremer and Brett Morris

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Stand-up comic Howard Kremer (Comedy Central, Austin Stories, Beavis & Butthead), along with Producer/Musician Brett Morris (Earwolf, Comedy Bang Bang World, Man Man) bring on your favorite comedians to count down the top 5 songs and movies of the week, which always leads to off-the-wall discussion and tangents. Don't miss the final Hot Picks chart, where the gang each brings in their favorite new song you may have missed! Subscribe at www.whochartedpod.com to support the show, and gain acce ...
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Big laughs. Smart takes. Every day. Commotion is where you go for thoughtful and vibrant conversations about all things pop culture. Host Elamin Abdelmahmoud calls on journalists, critics, creators and friends to talk through the biggest arts & entertainment stories of the day, in 30 minutes or less. Subscribe to Sounds Good: CBC's Podcasts newsletter for the finest podcast recommendations and behind-the-scenes exclusives.
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Overinvested

Overinvested Podcast

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Overinvested is a weekly podcast from pop culture obsessives Gavia Baker-Whitelaw and Morgan Leigh Davies. Each episode, Gavia and Morgan dive into a film, TV show, or comic they just can't stop thinking about.
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Stuck in the '80s explores that MTV-generation nostalgia that still stirs up emotion no matter what the age. Whether it's '80s movies, pop culture, music or old-school memories, this engaging podcast will help you reminisce and chuckle about a defining era of history. Rad!
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Everyday Black Men

Everyday Black Men

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Join Riker, R. Reed, Armstead, DJ ALL MIGHT, Sham, the Black Libertarian and The Rider as they discuss topics from the viewpoints of 7 different everyday black men. From the latest in pop culture, to black thoughts and relationship problems there is no topic too controversial. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/everyday-black-men--2988631/support.
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The new show Fallout is based on a hugely successful video game series known for its sardonic, very dark comedic sensibility, and its violence. It's set in the game's post-apocalyptic world – an America divided into factions wrestling for control of an irradiated wasteland. When the hopeful Lucy (Ella Purnell) steps out of the comfortable life she'…
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Variety's Senior Artisans Editor Jazz Tangcay joins Christina to discuss the huge, buzzy Hollywood titles that are hitting theaters this summer! 'The Fall Guy', 'Challengers', 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga', 'Kinds of Kindness', 'Bad Boys: Ride or Die, 'Inside Out 2'', 'Twisters', 'Beetlejuice Beetlejuice', just to name a few. They also talk about 'Joke…
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Welcome to a new episode of The Pop Culture Cafe Old Time Radio. This show is the radio X-Minus One. Air date 04/22/1955. "And The Moon Be Still As Bright". Earthmen land on Mars and start to make a slum out of it. The script was used previously on "Dimension X" on September 29, 1950 and subsequently rebroadcast on "Monitor" during December, The pr…
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5:17:31 – Frank in Las Vegas, Nevada, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Arrived in Las Vegas, Uber Ride to Treasure Island, mall-view room, Mindright Neotropic – Infused Protein Bar, wandering around Vegas, seeing The Sphere for the first time, mall, vegan meatball sub, The Venetian, heading over to The Sphere, inside The Sphere, Atomic Duck IPA…
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John Dickerson talks with author David E. Sanger about his new book, New Cold Wars. They discuss how Russia and China came to reach their new levels of power, the role the Middle East and Obama Administration played in all of this, and more. Tweet us your questions @SlateGabfest or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages could be quoted by name un…
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On today’s episode, Rachelle and Candice answer listener questions about the rapid rise of Donghua Jinlong, a Chinese company that manufactures glycine. Over the past few weeks, paradoxically deadpan and impassioned videos about the high quality of Donghua Jinlong’s products have taken over TikTok. Are teens actually consuming industrial grade chem…
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Down in the depths of precode cinema, where Shelly likes to spend torrid nights, there’s a depiction of how a department store can be a little Peyton Place, and how Warren William is never to be trusted. The great precode lothario stars with very young Loretta Young and Wallace Ford (who we just saw as a middle-aged creep in The Breaking Point) as …
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Tim, Libby, Phil, & Serge join Brandon Gil to discuss a democrat donor self immolating outside the Trump trial, the former J6 committee moving to remove secret service protections from individuals who serve more than 1 year in prison, Biden effectively ending Title IX protections for women, and Tucker Carlson saying UFOs are piloted by spiritual be…
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The Bad Batch nears its finale and your Star Wars pals Dan, Tony, and Kat are along for the ride as the team “rescues” an Imperial admiral and makes their way to Tantiss. We discuss stunning vs. shooting, stage business, and nice white uniforms. Lucasfilm Dan Moren, Tony Sindelar and K Benesh Sponsors Purrgil & Squigs Shirts: The only Star Wars law…
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This is The Zone of Disruption! This is the I AM RAPAPORT: STEREO PODCAST! His name is Michael Rapaport aka The Gringo Mandingo aka The Charles Oakley of The Jews, The Monster of Mucous aka Captain Colitis aka The Disruptive Warrior aka Mr. NY aka The Inflamed Ashkenazi aka The Smiling Sultan of Sniff aka The Flat Footed Phenom aka Mitzvah Mike is …
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Daryl Hall and John Oates are no more. So says John anyway. We discuss the shocking news, share our deep-cut favorites and relive our 2009 interview with John Oates in this special podcast. The 2025 lineup of The 80s Cruise is now available and includes Adam Ant, Squeeze, Christopher Cross, Men at Work and Andy Bell of Erasure. Listen to this week'…
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In this episode, we discuss “The Wrap Party,” a Studio 60 episode that certainly exists in our timeline. Things happen! For example, an old guy wanders into the studio. Matt and Sim go clubbing, sort of. Jordan tries to make friends. Listen, we’re still absolutely enjoying Studio 60, and we’re having plenty of fun chatting about it, but this episod…
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T Lo take a look at the sudden turn of bad fortune in Jennifer Lopez's career, how it all started, and where it's all likely to lead. Then they sound off on other recent celebrity controversies, including the "Romeo and Juliet" backlash and Hannah Waddingham yelling at a photographer. PLUS: Reviews of "Fallout," "Baby Reindeer" and "Mary & George."…
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It’s time to celebrate the music of the first decade of this century via our 2000s album draft! From opera to show tunes, we’ve got several musical styles covered—and those are just Andy’s picks! Why do James’s picks leave us cold? What is Erika’s favorite Beat Saber band? Why does Kelly use karaoke as therapy? How does Shelly tactically use remixe…
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The party reunites, beats up some statues, and encounters language barriers in their quest to save a scared Dwarf from a questionable wellness clinic. Candlekeep - The Price of Beauty, Part 5 Tony Sindelar with Aleen Simms, Annette Wierstra, James Thomson, Mikah Sargent and Monty Ashley Show Notes & Links Edited by Warren Frey. Candlekeep Mysteries…
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In the summer of 2016, Disney introduced its first Latina princess, Elena of Avalor. Elena, Princess of the Periphery: Disney’s Flexible Latina Girl (Rutgers University Press, 2023) by Dr. Diana Leon-Boys explores this Disney property using multiple case studies to understand its approach to girlhood and Latinidad. Following the circuit of culture …
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Subscribe to Mamamia The queen of turning her breakups into number one records, has a new album. Taylor Swift'sThe Tortured Poets Department explores the five stages of breakup grief. So why are we so obsessed with breakups? And do women have a knack for predicting when they'll happen? We discuss. Plus, the most-watched show on Netflix right now, a…
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Nostalgia for the 1990s is everywhere, and for a generation of African Americans, perhaps nothing symbolizes the fun of that decade more than Freaknik. A sprawling days-long festival of all the good –and bad– of spring break behavior, at its height, Freaknik drew tens of thousands of partiers each year from around the country to Atlanta. So why did…
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UMM, HELLO?!? IT'S A NEW EPISODE OF U̶M̶,̶ ̶H̶E̶L̶L̶O̶?̶ WHO? WEEKLY! We're taking your calls and your calls are about: NOW YOU 3 ME CASTING NEWS, MICHAELA COEL'S [START-UP GUY] BOYFRIEND, COSMO JARVIS & ANNA SAWAI FROM SHOGUN, KEITH MCNALLY'S FEUD(???) WITH LAUREN SANCHEZ, THE JAPANESE HOUSE V. U-HAUL, MINNIE DRIVER AT THE CMT AWARDS (WHY?) AND...…
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In this episode, Bassey Ikpi (New York Times bestselling essay collection, I’m Telling the Truth but I’m Lying) joins Prudie (Jenée Desmond-Harris) to answer letters from readers about an international sisters’ trip gone awry, a husband’s struggle to live with his wife’s mental health issues, and an uncomfortable situation between coworkers. If you…
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Duane Chapman aka Dog The Bounty Hunter is sharing details from some of his famous cases, including his role in the hunt for Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito. He explains what he uncovered in the case, and the way he went about the hunt. He also talks about capturing Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in Mexico, and some of the other harrowing adventures…
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You know the old saying 'everything old is new again'. Well, our beloved 90s and 00s TV shows are apparently getting that treatment thanks to Gen Z, and we have some unpopular opinions about it. Plus, a musical version of the beloved romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians is in the works, but now we have some bad news about the movie sequel. And it’s We…
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This week, we talk about the new film ‘Civil War’, directed by Alex Garland, which depicts a future US that’s divided and decimated. It stars Kirsten Dunst as a veteran photojournalist, who is on a road trip with a ragtag group of colleagues. They’re driving through the war-torn north-east to reach the White House before it is stormed by rebel forc…
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Tim, Ian, Chris, & Serge join Danielle D'Souza to discuss jurors finally being selected for Trump's trial in NYC, fears that Trump skipping SCOTUS hearing will make him appear weak, Benny Johnson robbed while filming in Oakland, and Israel launching retaliatory strikes against Iran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Time may change me, but I can’t trace time! We ping-pong through the personal history of the USS Discovery as Michael tries to teach herself how far she’s come, Rayner learns to let the Burn go and live a little, and Stamets gets to construct a box to crush a Time Bug. Also, a Short Trek is surprisingly relevant! We break it all down. Scott McNulty…
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The first episode of CW's Lover's and Liars has dropped. What better time to have Benedict Polizzi on for a mini reunion? Nikki, Brian, and Benedict chat about past seasons, what it's like to get rejected on TV, how to handle a first kiss when everyone is watching, and how to appeal to a narcissist. Nikki realizes that she will die in a hotel, and …
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Chris and Andy talk about the news that Apple TV will be making a ‘For All Mankind’ spinoff called ‘Star City,’ and adapting another one of Mick Herron’s novels (author of ‘Slow Horses’) for a show starring Emma Thompson (1:00). Then, they talk about an article in Harper’s that looks at the role private equity firms have played in the TV industry o…
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The original recipe is back, IRL. Aleen kicks things off with a revelation that one day, some day, she *will* turn 40, but at least she has a trip to Japan to look forward to. Of course, we have to discuss all things Taylor ahead of The Tortured Poets Department release. Even Jordana has to admit Tay and Travis looked really cute at Coachella. On a…
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Hello media consumers! Bryan welcomes a fellow Ringer podcast host, Derek Thompson of ‘Plain English,’ to discuss the following: Donald Trump’s trial not being televised (1:58) A sportswriter “introducing” himself to Caitlin Clark (11:28) Reactions to Uri Berliner’s essay, which details why he can't work for NPR (16:51) Derek's podcast about how bo…
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This week, everyone jumps in to check in on Bluey (streaming on Disney Plus) in honor of the series longest episode to date “The Sign,” which functions as a possible finale (but likely isn’t). Then, David reports back from director Guy Richie’s very busy period with some thoughts on The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare before all four hosts jump i…
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The 60th annual Venice Biennale opens this weekend, but one exhibit will be closed to the public. Ruth Patir, the artist representing Israel, is refusing to open her exhibit until “a cease-fire and hostage release agreement is reached.” Elamin speaks with Kate Brown, senior editor at Artnet News about how Ruth's protest is making waves in the art w…
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A truly delightful episode, even more than usual. Episode Guest: Todd Glass (X @toddglass, IG @thetoddglassshow) Support the show! Join the All Fantasy Everything Patreon for ad-free episodes, mailbags, and video pre-rolls. Advertise on AFE! Advertise on All Fantasy Everything via Gumball.fm. Follow the Good Vibes Gang on social media: Ian Karmel (…
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Hot Ones is the YouTube show where famous people answer questions while eating increasingly hot chicken wings. Hosted by Sean Evans, the series is a phenomenon. And Conan O'Brien is its most recent high achiever, and possibly the best guest ever. What exactly makes a good Hot Ones guest? Subscribe to Pop Culture Happy Hour Plus at plus.npr.org/happ…
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For this week’s episode of Working Overtime, hosts Ronald Young Jr. and Isaac Butler examine a listener’s question about tackling the stickiest aspects of collaborating on a creative project. Both hosts have had their fair share of nightmare scenarios, but they agree that some of the best practices for collaborating involve having frank conversatio…
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Getting a peek inside a celebrity's house is beyond exciting. Particularly when it's weird AF. Emma Roberts just showed us every single room in her wacky house and we need to talk about what we saw, including her kooky doll collection and the drink she gives her guests. We also unpack why a Hollywood producer's opinion about Sydney Sweeney complete…
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Comedian, actor, and podcaster Paul Scheer joins Rob Lowe to discuss celebrity-owned restaurants, the “M*A*S*H” theme song, why the team behind “The League” decided to end the show while they were still on top, Rob’s traumatic childhood talent show memory, the greatest audition story ever, and Paul’s new memoir, “Joyful Recollections of Trauma.” Pr…
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Tim, Ian, & Serge join Phil Labonte to discuss YouTube deleting Timcast's most viewed episodes, police arresting Google employees for staging an anti-Israel protest inside their boss' office, how cloud seeding may be to blame for the historic floods in Dubai, and the creepy new robot unveiled by Boston Dynamics. Learn more about your ad choices. Vi…
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Nikki is positive that Brian cannot guess the price of a bikini. Wearing brands is mostly co'uhl. Nikki is fascinated with the new documentary "Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion" on Netflix. The best thirst trap is one that doesn't show anything. Brian thinks that pay pigs would love Nikki; unbeknownst to him, she does have experience wit…
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