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Pop Rocket Episode 124: 2017 Summer Blockbusters with Alonso Duralde

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Karen Tongson
Guests: 
Wynter Mitchell
Guests: 
Margaret Wappler
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde

This week, Karen takes over as host as the gang discusses summer blockbusters. They are joined by film critic and writer Alonso Duralde to discuss which summer films they're most excited for, which ones they aren't, and which ones just shouldn't have been made. Margaret tells us what she expects from the perfect summer blockbuster. We find out what the logistics are for a hit film's international release, and the gang takes on the DC versus Marvel movie debate. Plus the panel discusses summer releases that don't have explosions and muscles but rather heart and wit.

We are treated to some awesome recommendations from the gang, from season two of Master of None (watch out for a few tiny spoilers!) to a biography of Harvey Kurtzman, the creator of Mad Magazine. And as always, the gang tells us what their jam of the week is.

Don't forget to check out Alonso's writing at The Wrap magazine or his super smart and hilarious movie criticism podcast Linoleum Knife. You can also follow him on Twitter if you want (you definitely want to!).

With Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell, and Alonso Duralde.

Jams:
Karen: Wave Hello, Say Goodbye - Soft Cell
Margaret: 2 Good 2 Be True - Nite Jewel
Wyter: Believe in It - Michael McDonald
Alonso: Here Is My Butt - Saturday Night Live

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Other Links:
Yacht Rock
Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org

Minority Korner 39: Adventures With JamKay! (Police Reform, Ancient African Kingdoms, Lumpy Uteruses, EuroCup, Black Panthers)

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Minority Korner

James is STILL across the whole planet from Nnekay and living it up in Amsterdam with Bae. He met the parents and may or may not have bonded over the EuroCup and some Canal Tours. Meanwhile back stateside, Nnekay has a lumpy uterus and tells a tale on why self advocating is important. James share his method to change the police system for the better, in the Police Reform Korner. Nnekay takes us to the Ancient Africa Korner to share some stories about why learning about african ancient civilizations are important. Will James stump Nnekay in Quizlet Korner this week? One tidbit covered involves a very interesting development with the Black Panthers! So stop, look, and listen because Minority Korner is hot and fresh this week ready for your ear holes!

Links!
http://observationdeck.kinja.com/5-awesome-african-civilizations-that-ar...

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