On this week's Pop Rocket, Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell and Karen Tongson are joined by LA Weekly film critic April Wolfe for a deep dive into the French horror film Raw by director Julia Ducournau. The movie centers on Justine, a young vegetarian who, along with her sister, is studying to become a veterinarian. When Justine is pressured to eat a rabbit's kidney at a party, that act unleashes all her carnal desires, such as the desire to eat people. When Raw screened in Los Angeles, theaters handed out barf bags to moviegoers because some people can't handle the graphic realism. In this episode, you'll find out why April considers this to be one of the best horror movies of all time. Karen Tongson impresses with a quick history lesson on French veterinary science, and Guy and Wynter explore the ways fear of female sexuality plays such a core role in horror films.
Also in this episode, April's all about the Anne Hathaway film "Colossal", Wynter's all about that Pepsi ad, Guy's all about Shit Town and Karen thinks folks should get into season three of "Grace & Frankie". Plus, the gang shares their favorite jams, but this week Guy's jam isn't a song. It's the horrific footage of the United passenger getting dragged through the plane.
It's a jam-packed episode. Enjoy!
That’s My Jam:
Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.
"Rabius Corpus" and Swift Justice taped in front of a live audience at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on September 21, 2016. Plus, Sean and Jamie from Episode 194 "Do You Want to Hoard Some Snowglobes?" return with more Frozen-related justice. We also hear from Ray Suarez with an expert testimony and music from the Dom Flemons Trio!
For info on Dom Flemons' tour dates, music and more, visit TheAmericanSongster.com! Ray Suarez is on Twitter @RaySuarezNews and Linda Holmes, who introduced the live show for us, is @nprmonkeysee. You can also catch Linda on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour.
Click here to check out Pumpkin the Raccoon's Instagram account, as referenced in "Rabius Corpus." Evidence from that case and the Chicken Pot Pie Swift Justice dispute are below:
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Kate Mines and Mandy Fabian (web series "Dropping the Soap") join the ladies to discuss snowflakes, food, tiramisu, soap operas, beatles, sleeping on a beach, candy and more! Produced by David Janove, booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.
As our country is mired in a nation-wide housing crisis right now, we decided to dive into one of the many causes of this crisis: short-term rental companies like Airbnb. On this week's podcast, Roy Samaan of LAANE, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, tells us how shady landlords can use Airbnb to buy up multiple housing units in neighborhoods and lease them at much higher prices on the website, which drives up the prices of entire neighborhoods. And because these rentals are so much more expensive than the original rental prices, these renters can also let these units sit vacant for months without filling them, preventing new tenants from having access to affordable housing and moving into these neighborhoods.
Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com. Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.
This week we've got a very special guest who is an advanced prepper, syfy nerd, writer, cultural anthropologist, Warcraft gamer, and most importantly, Andie's Mom! Terry Bolt brings her radiation tablets she bought from a very *legit website. We dive into the mail bag, talk Jericho, TWD, and so much EMP chat. Don't try to friend her, she won't accept it! The elderly are being targeted on Facebook by using emotional manipulation! This is one of my favorite episodes so far! Hope you guys have as much fun as we did. Give us a shout via TravisandAndie@gmail.com, on twitter @AndieBolt, search Andie Bolt on Pinterest to follow some cool boards I'm growing. Thanks again to all the donors who were apart of the drive. Means so much to Travis, my Mom and I! If you get a second to rate us on iTunes we'd appreciate it! Until next time "Don't Die!"
When the Entrepreneur finds another broken down scout ship, Barclay’s clever plan to get over to the ship doesn’t go unpunished. Thrown into a paralyzing inner struggle, the only way the young lieutenant can confront his fear of being swept up in the matter stream is by grabbing onto a turd for dear life. When was the last time Reg or Miles used conditioner? Where are the admirals who have been in the shit? Did Barclay take a page from the Chaotic Bro playbook? It’s the episode that will trigger a deluge of complaints from the Betazoid alternative medicine community.
Mark and Hal dive into history, their childhoods, and science to come away with a clean victory for one of these forms of soap!
We all know (or may have been one of) those teens that listen to the edgiest music and wear the edgiest clothes, so let's talk about them! From black and white checkered belts to "old" shoes and even the sisters' new band, The Altourniquets, we went FULL AlternaTeens and we want you there for it.
Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas
This week, we're hungrily tearing into the new Ellen DeGeneres/Drew Barrymore collabo First Dates, in which a bunch of folks go on First Dates with varying degrees of success. It's a breath of fresh air, y'all.
This week’s episode is only mildly off the rails! We have a Dog Update in place of Dogs We Met This Week. Allegra tells Renee all about the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, HER FUTURE DOG?! Only time will tell. Plus, we learn about Barry and the Saint Bernard Rescue Dogs, and talk to Jarret and Rachel Palmer about their dogs Norma and Gizmo! Grab the nearest terrier and tune in!