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Factual America examines America through the lens of documentary filmmaking. Guests include Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winning documentary filmmakers and producers, their subjects, as well as experts on the American experience. Find out more about the current and upcoming documentaries on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Sky Documentaries and other platforms directly from the creators. Whether we discuss true crime, music, burning social and political topics, history, or arts ...
 
Pop Cult Net is the only cult of pop culture. Tune in to discover the latest and greatest podcast in pop culture and also listen to some in-depth conversation along the way. This podcast is for anyone that loves conversations that start with "Have you seen?". On this pod you will find reviews and discussions on movies, tv shows, gaming, anime, comics and everything else in pop culture. Subscribe and join the cult!
 
Military Wives: The Official Film Podcast hosted by Gaby Roslin is an exclusive podcast to support the release of ‘Military Wives’ in cinemas on March 6th. If you love cinema, you are going to love this film and this podcast series. Inspired by the incredible true story of friendship, love and support on the home front, the film shows a group of women come together as their partners serve in Afghanistan. Together they form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some ...
 
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Pop music royalty Lisa Scott-Lee and Ian "H" Watkins join Genevieve to reminisce about Steps' rise to fame and success - and talk about their lives in the years between the band splitting and since reuniting. The pair talk about living on £10 a week in the early days, why Lisa wishes her reality show would disappear and H's proudest achievement. Th…
 
Dee dee na na na! Get ready to sing into your hairdryers and put your dancing shoes on as Sannie Carlson - better known as Whigfield - joins Genevieve to reminisce about her rise to fame with her '90s smash hit. She also talks about being in the Guinness Book of Records, performing to a BILLION people, why she released her last single anonymously (…
 
On this episode Copacetic Senpai shares his instant reaction and favorite conspiracies from the highly anticipated trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home! Follow Us: Twitter: www.twitter.com/copaceticsenpai Instagram: www.instagram.com/popcultnet Facebook: www.facebook.com/popcultnet Merch: otakus-only.creator-spring.com/listing/otakus-only-tee…
 
Genevieve's stopping by to let you know that series 3 of Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did will begin next week. Once again she'll be joined by a host of stars who were involved in much-loved TV, film and music of the 1980s to 2000s, to take you on a trip down memory lane and talk about how their lives unfolded after. Find out who the…
 
Factual America meets The Lone Star Plate for the second time. We are wrapping up Season 2 of Factual America, and our sister podcast The Lone Star Plate, which features interviews with famous Texans and explores compelling Texas stories, has just closed Season 3. Two fellow Texans, hosts Matthew Sherwood and Patrick Scott Armstrong, discuss the hi…
 
In 1979 The Beatles producer Sir George Martin turned a Caribbean paradise into a 1980s hit making crucible for the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John, and such acts as the Rolling Stones, The Police, and Dire Straits. His vision was to create a studio where artists could come and be free to express their creativity and record albums. After a deca…
 
Award-winning documentary Echoes of the Invisible (2020) looks at timelessness, the origins of the universe, and what it means to be one of the almost 8 billion inhabitants of Planet Earth. The film follows the explorers who are pushing the human body and technology beyond known limits in the most extreme environments on Earth. One of them is Paul …
 
After covering The State of Texas vs. Melissa (2021), once again we are talking on Factual America about the death penalty in the state of Texas. The recently released documentary The Phantom (2021) shines a light on a capital murder case, but probably in ways that most of us have never experienced before. The film follows Carlos DeLuna, who was ar…
 
Join Genevieve as she picks out some memorable celebrity guest moments from Season 2. Reminisce about American Pie, Clueless and Police Academy, and listen to some honest stories and lots of laughs. Find out why Luke Goss hates karaoke and hear the hilarious tales of Blue's mistaken identity with Donatella Versace and Nick Frost's unusual past-time…
 
Acclaimed producer Fernando Sulichin has built his career by working with film giants such as Spike Lee, David Lynch, Sean Penn, and Oliver Stone. Now Fernando has two films debuting at the Cannes Film Festival. Flag Day is directed by and stars Sean Penn, while JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass is the latest documentary from director Oliver…
 
On this episode Copacetic Senpai shares his thoughts on the highly anticipated PV for Chainsaw Man !!!! Socials: Twitch: www.twitch.tv/copaceticsenpai Twitter: www.twitter.com/copaceticsenpai Instagram: www.instagram.com/popcultnet Facebook: www.facebook.com/popcultnet First official tee: otakus-only.creator-spring.com/listing/otakus-only-tee…
 
Melissa Lucio is the only Hispanic woman to ever be sentenced to death in the state of Texas. She is currently facing her last appeal, having spent 13 years on death row. Her case, as well as the problems with the American justice system and the death penalty, are captured in the documentary The State of Texas vs. Melissa (2020). Having made its fe…
 
Mary J Blige is a multi-platinum R&B and Hip Hop recording artist, a 9-time Grammy award-winner, and celebrated actress. She is also the subject of a new Amazon Studios documentary that releases on June 25th, Mary J Blige’s My Life, that marked the 25th anniversary of the artist's acclaimed 1994 album, propelling her to international stardom. Joini…
 
The Tony and Pulitzer-Prize winning musical Rent celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Broadway premiere on June 15th. The musical's message still resonates today, as captured by the HBO documentary Revolution Rent about the first commercial American production staged in Havana, Cuba in over 50 years. Stage director and filmmaker Andy Señor, Jr pl…
 
Five years after the legendary Texas singer and songwriter Guy Clark passed away, his life and legacy is celebrated in a new documentary. Without Getting Killed or Caught brings Guy's colourful life and career to the big screen. The film is the brainchild of Grammy award-winning music producer, award-winning author, and documentary filmmaker Tamara…
 
Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champion, is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. Unfortunately, he is just as famous for his exploits outside of the ring as he is for his many knockouts. The new docuseries Mike Tyson: The Knockout is currently streaming on ABC and Hulu. Senior Executive Producer for original non-fiction content at…
 
Luke joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame in Bros, hysterical fans, being the youngest band to play Wembley Stadium and the blistered, bleeding hands that got him there. He also talks about the hard journey to becoming a Hollywood movie star, making films with Guillermo del Toro, the artwork collection he's created over the past year…
 
Richard Melville Hall, better known to most of us as Moby, is an electronic music pioneer. In the 1990s he scored numerous top ten hits on the Billboard Dance Club chart and his album Play (1999) has sold over 12 million copies. Even with all that success, Moby still found himself hitting rock bottom, contemplating suicide and wondering why he wasn…
 
On this pod Copacetic Senpai shares the news about the upcoming Batman Animated Series from J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves and Bruce Timm... "Caped Crusader". He also shares his excitement about Batman: The Long Halloween animated movie. Socials: Twitter - www.twitter.com/copaceticsenpai Youtube - www.youtube.com/popcultnet Twitch - www.twitch.tv/copacet…
 
The Villages is a self-contained retirement community located in central Florida. Often referred to as a “Disneyland for Retirees,” it is home to over 130,000 seniors. The Villages offers residents a utopian version of a bygone America: wide, safe streets, perfectly manicured lawns, and countless activities all in the service of enjoying the golden…
 
Antony joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame in Blue - one of the UK's best-selling boy bands of the 2000s. He talks about his favourite memories, his mum running the band's fan club and the anxiety he felt being judged by the press. He also explains why he had to leave the band to be the person he wanted to be and why he loves being …
 
The opioid crisis in the US has killed half a million people and created millions of addicts, all because the pharmaceutical companies pushed opioid medicines as not being prone to abuse or addictive. In his latest HBO doc-series The Crime of the Century (2021), Oscar- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney provides the most comprehensive look to d…
 
Premiering to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Pacific War's end, the documentary Apocalypse '45 combines pristine raw, colour footage of the last months of World War II in the Asia-Pacific theatre with the voices of the two dozen men who lived through the nightmare. Critically acclaimed director, producer and writer, Erik Nelson, joins us…
 
Parminder joins Genevieve to reminisce about making 2002 box office smash Bend It Like Beckham. She also talks about moving to Hollywood and starring in ER, her proudest role in Alcatraz and her latest sci-fi drama Intergalactic. Plus find out more about her portrait that hangs in a famous London gallery - and how she fell asleep while posing for i…
 
Hollywood icons Woody Allen and Mia Farrow had a 13-year relationship that ended in flames in 1992 in front of the nation's eyes. At the centre of the breakup were allegations that Woody Allen sexually abused Dylan Farrow, the daughter he had adopted with Mia Farrow. The case and the resulting fallout still resonate nearly 30 years later. The scand…
 
Today, we’re talking about Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls or The Notorious B.I.G., the acclaimed rapper who was tragically murdered at the age of just 24 in a drive-by shooting. Talking to us about Biggie Smalls' life and his legacy on hip-hop is Grammy-award-winning director Emmett Malloy, who directed and produced the original Netflix doc…
 
Elisa joins Genevieve to reminisce about playing Amber - Cher's nemesis - in the classic '90s teen movie and TV series. She also talks about being typecast, starring in Sabrina and how after it was cancelled, she had to lose everything to find herself again. Elisa's memoir, Wake Me When You Leave, is out in the US on 8 June and on 1 July in the UK …
 
Richard Wershe, Jr, aka White Boy Rick, is the subject of a true-crime documentary that recently landed on Netflix. Shawn Rech, the award-winning director and producer of White Boy (2017), joins us to talk about the tragic circumstances surrounding White Boy Rick's over-30-year incarceration for a nonviolent offence. Shawn is well-known for creatin…
 
Murder Among the Mormons (2021) is the new Netflix true-crime docuseries about Mark Hofmann, who is one of the most notable forgers in history. Hofmann created forgeries related to the Latter Day Saint movement, which led to fame and fortune. But the truth caught up with Hofmann one fateful day in 1985, as two innocent people lost their lives. We a…
 
Thomas joins Genevieve to reminisce about making American Pie and reveals he originally threw the script in the bin before accepting the role! He also talks about his new film Adverse opposite Mickey Rourke, playing for the troops with his band and sending his work into space. Adverse is out now in the US and will be opening the Ramsgate Internatio…
 
James Jordan, the father of basketball legend Michael Jordan, was found tragically murdered in the middle of swamp just days after his 57th birthday in 1993. There were many mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, but the investigation and trial were deemed a success, resulting in the conviction of two teenage boys. But why does one of the …
 
On paper, Tina Turner probably should never have become a rock-and-roll superstar. But there she is anyway, one of the greatest survivors in modern music, who has overcome extreme adversity to define her career, her identity and her legacy on her own terms. TINA (2021) offers a fresh perspective on the life and career of Tina Turner, the Queen of R…
 
When we think of alternative music of the 1990s, bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against the Machine or Green Day immediately come to mind – bands who were supported by major labels and commercially viable. However, there was a whole sea of other underground bands, spanning a few generations, who were completely fobbed off by the corpor…
 
Michael joins Genevieve to reminisce about making the cult comedy Police Academy films. He also talks about making Spaceballs with Mel Brooks, providing the sound effects for video games, the noises that hurt and gives an update on the planned eighth Police Academy film. And of course, he demonstrates his phenomenal vocal skills! You can find Micha…
 
Martha Cooper is an iconic American photojournalist and the unlikely hero of street artists across the globe. She documented New York's underground graffiti scene in the 1970s, at a time when street art was looked down upon as being immoral and lacking in artistic merit. But Martha instead fell in love with the scene and in 1984 published her photo…
 
Nick joins Genevieve to reminisce about making cult comedies Spaced and Shaun of the Dead. He also talks about the pressure of being a performer, cats, art, taking a nunchuck to the face - and the Hollywood blockbuster he turned down. *Please note this episode contains swearing. Nick’s latest comedy horror TV series Truth Seekers - as well as the b…
 
Tim O'Brien is one of the most influential living American writers, a National Book Award winner and the author of the groundbreaking book The Things They Carried. Tim joins us along with award winning director and producer Aaron Matthews to discuss Aaron's film, The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien. Aaron spent over a year filming Tim as he battled to…
 
In the blink of an eye, Billie Eilish has gone from being an aspiring musician to a five-time Grammy Award winner and global superstar with a multimillion-fan following on social media. Brilliantly capturing this incredible journey in his new documentary, award-winning director RJ Cutler returns to the podcast to discuss Billie Eilish: The World’s …
 
'80s teen heartthrob Glenn Medeiros joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame and his decision to change career and become a teacher. In a remarkably candid chat, he reveals his experience with the darker side of the music industry which he says was "the norm". On a more upbeat note, Glenn also talks about his cameo in Karate Kid 3 - and …
 
Rural Appalachia is a part of America that’s vanishing before our eyes. With the loss of the coal industry, the future for the people of eastern Kentucky is uncertain. However, this is what inspires the self-proclaimed "last hillbilly" Brian Ritchie. French directors and writers, Diane Sara Bouzgarrou and Thomas Jenkoe, join us to discuss their awa…
 
The HBO documentary miniseries McMillion$ tells the gripping tale behind the McDonald's Monopoly promotion scam. Between 1989 and 2001 a criminal ring defrauded more than $24 million in prizes from McDonald's. If not for a tipoff to a backwater FBI office, McDonald's never would have found out about the fraud. The ensuing investigation resulted in …
 
Gladiator ready! Everyone's favourite Gladiator, Jet, joins Genevieve to reminisce about her time on the hit '90s TV show. She also talks about why she quit the programme and how she swapped her lycra to become a psychotherapist - as well as offering some advice for anyone struggling during lockdown. ===== You can find Diane on Twitter @jet_loves a…
 
Steve McQueen, the Hollywood icon, had a passion for car racing. However, his long lost Formula 1 film project never saw the light of day – until now. Joining us to talk about this incredible story are the filmmakers behind Steve McQueen: The Lost Movie (2021), director, writer and producer Alex Rodger, and archivist Richard Wiseman. The film elega…
 
Happy new year! Genevieve's dropping by to let you know that series 2 of Celebrity Catch Up will be returning next week. Once again she'll be joined by a host of stars who were involved in much-loved TV, film and music of the 1980s to early '00s, to take you on a trip down memory lane. Find out who the first guest will be and subscribe now so you d…
 
Miles Davis was among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. An iconic trumpeter and composer, Miles changed the genre of jazz more times than anyone before him or anyone since. He invented what we today call cool jazz, hard bop, and jazz fusion. His album Kind of Blue is one of the greatest pieces…
 
Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, and the National Lampoon — John Belushi was an iconic figure of the 1970s comedy scene. But he was more than just a comic genius. At one moment, Belushi had the number one show on television, the number one film at the box office, and the number one record on the charts. Just three years later he died from a…
 
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