Pop My Culture Podcast

David Nadelberg (creator of Mortified) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about The Sound of Music Live, Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas, The Kids in the Hall, IFC vs. The Sundance Channel, The Golden Globe nominations, Oprah, being muppets, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Calvin & Hobbes, loneliness, and David's emotional session with Rick Schroder.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first Christmas movie or TV special you can remember being into) on our website for a chance to win a Pop My Culture T-Shirt.

Direct download: PMC135_David_Nadelberg.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:46pm PST

Kevin Heffernan ("Broken Lizard's Super Troopers" and Chewin It' with Kevin and Steve) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Paul Walker, Elan vs. Diane in 7A, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's Bound 2, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Jimmy Buffet, Brian Cox, full body tattoos, Jay Chandrasekhar vs. Michael Winslow, Justified, a plethora of Olivias, law school, and the sound of 4,000 people walking out on Kevin and Steve after Kevin Hart's set.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first drinking game you can remember playing) on our website for a chance to win a Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

Direct download: PMC134_Kevin_Heffernan.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:11pm PST

Danny Tamberelli ("The Adventures of Pete and Pete," "All That") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Justin Bieber's brothel experience, body swapping, Jimmy Buffett, Starbucks Butterbeer, Cinnamon Life, The Mighty Ducks, The Baby-Sitters Club, Iggy Pop, getting slimed, playing bass, indestructible cockroaches, Spiccoli, and Danny's night at the movies with Emilio Estevez.

Leave your answers to the firsts question (the first video game you can remember trying to buy the moment it was released) on our website for a chance to win an Pete and Pete Season 1 DVD signed by Danny and show creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi!

Direct download: PMC133_Danny_Tamberelli.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:26pm PST

Paul and Storm (Learning Town, w00tstock) dish with Cole and Vanessa on Lou Reed, the Snoopy Snowcone maker, Kool-Aid, Urkel O's, Marathon Bars, Pop vs. Soda, Weird Al, Randy Newman, George Jar Jar Martin, The Magic Castle and the greatest movie in nerd history.

Leave your answers to the firsts question (the first movie score you can remember being really into) on our website for a chance to win a "Do You Like Star Wars?" CD signed by Paul and Storm!

Direct download: PMC132_Paul_and_Storm.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:22am PST

Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies, The Benson Interruption) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Bad Grandpa, fart-filerting underwear, unusual candle scents, alive vs. dead actors, The Great Race, game shows, cruises, Japan's new cuddle cafes, Leonard Maltin, being an extra on Blade Runner, spicing up congress, Friends, and Doug's quest to land John Lithgow on his podcast.
Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first time you remember going to a drive-in movie theater, and what you saw there) on our website for a chance to win a comfy new Pop My Culture T-Shirt!
Direct download: PMC131_Doug_Benson.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:54am PST

Armin Shimerman ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Buffy The Vampire Slayer") chats with Cole and Vanessa about Gravity, surround-sound, grueling makeup processes, Regis and Kathy Lee, Quark's Bar, Kickstarting Diani & Devine, Harry Groener, Kitty Swink, time machines to Elizabethian times, Star Trek races, advice from Ron Perlman, judges, and Armin's touching experience on the last day of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (your first costume that required a lot of makeup) on our website for a chance to win a Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse promotional card signed by Armin!

Please support the Kickstarter for the new film Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse -- a new indie comedy starring Armin Shimmerman, Harry Groener, Barry Bostwick, Dawn Diddawick, Janet Varney, Gabriel Diani, Etta Devine and PMC co-host Cole Stratton! http://www.ddmta.com

Direct download: PMC130-Armin_Shimerman.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:11pm PST

PMC 129: Stars of TGIF with Reginald VelJohnson, Jodie Sweetin, Stuart Pankin and Brice Beckham (Live at LAPodfest)
The Stars of TGIF -- Reginald VelJohnson ("Family Matters"), Jodie Sweetin ("Full House"), Stuart Pankin ("Dinosaurs") and Brice Beckham ("Mr. Belvedere") join Cole and Vanessa at the Los Angeles Podcast Festival to chat appointment TV, debunking Belvedere, Circus Boy, smooching Hooch, Grandpa Cop and the Comfy Shoe, getting cast in Die Hard, Not Necessarily The News, The Olsen Twin Illuminati, Sword of Change and a very special episode quiz.
Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first on-screen or on-stage kiss you ever had, or just your first kiss) on our website for a chance to win a poster for the podcast signed by all of our guests!
Direct download: PMC129_TGIF.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:39am PST

Chris Gore (G4's "Attack of the Show") joins Cole and Vanessa to talk lens flares, the Breaking Bad finale, Dexter's lumberjack send-off, Justin Bieber's "climb" of the Great Wall of China, Film Threat, the collecting culture, indie flicks, Batman, written interviews, Bejeweled, and the time Charlie Sheen turned Chris in to the FBI.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first smart phone game app you purchased and whether you still play it today) on our website for a chance to win a signed copy of Chris' book, "Celebrities Poop."

Direct download: PMC128_Chris_Gore.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:25pm PST

PMC 127: Molly Quinn
Molly Quinn ("Castle," "We're The Millers") chats with Cole and Vanessa about ring wraiths, Escape From Tomorrow, the 50 Shades of Gray movie, books vs. movies, bathroom golems, eyelash wishes, 100 episode celebrations, Batman vs. Superman, costume fails, the Goonies, Willem DaFoe, DVD extras, The Hunger Games and Molly's odd attraction to Jafar.
Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first time you went camping and if you liked it) on our website for a chance to win a brand new Pop My Culture T-Shirt! 
Direct download: PMC127_Molly_Quinn.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:19pm PST

Robyn Lively ("Teen Witch" -- TOP THAT, other podcasts!) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Batman casting, twerking fails, Miley Cyrus, Longmire, Woody Harrelson, Twin Peaks, The Coreys, Not Quite Human, the Top That rap, little Kate Hudson, John Hughes films, John Travolta, LL Cool J, background acting, Ralph Macchio's accent and Robyn's emotional scene with Ben Affleck.
Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first rap song you tried to memorize) on our website for a chance to win a Teen Witch DVD signed by Robyn!
Direct download: PMC126_Robyn_Lively.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:10am PST

Jason Antoon and Tricia O'Kelley, stars of the web series "Bitter, Party of 5," join Cole and Vanessa to chat Twitter etiquette, Elmore Leonard, match box cars, Emmanuelle Beart, Riffifi, Martin Short, Downwardly Mobile, Stephanie Meyer, J.K. Rowling, Murder She Wrote, three name people, Captain EO, and Tricia's harrowing dognapping story.
Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first foreign film you were into) on our website for a chance to win a brand new Pop My Culture T-Shirt!
Direct download: PMC125_JasonAntoon_TriciaOkelley.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Luke Edwards ("The Wizard," "Little Big League") chats with Cole and Vanessa about Famke Janssen's weird break in, Kendrick Lamar, The Simpsons Tapped Out, playing young Johnny Depp, Dennis Farina, super soaker parties on Newsies, hockey, Buffalo Bill's Buffalo Bills, Joanne Whalley, cape man, Ken Griffey Jr.'s pranks, the Nintendo Power Glove, and Luke's drunken reunion with Jenny Lewis at her Silverlake abode.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first sports team you considered yourself a fan of, and why) on our website for a chance to win a "Little Big League" or "The Wizard" DVD signed by Luke!

Direct download: PMC124-Luke-Edwards.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:57pm PST

Melissa Claire Egan ("The Young and the Restless," "All My Children") joins Cole and Vanessa to talk musicals, The Last Session, Simon Cowell's baby, Lady Gaga, horny dolphins, A League of Their Own, Bowowween, Bugsy Malone, stabbing Susan Lucci, lots of Carries, invisibility, hand-holding otters and seventh grade productions of The Music Man.
Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first non-domesticated animal you were fascinated by) on our website for a chance to win a brand new Pop My Culture T-Shirt! And be sure to check out riedelcody.org, Melissa's great animal charity!
Direct download: PMC123_MelissaClaireEgan.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:19pm PST

Paul F. Tompkins ("Mr. Show," "Best Week Ever") returns for his third solo episode and chats with Cole and Vanessa about Comic Con, Kemosabe the Porcupine, classic cocktails, celebs using Kickstarter, Real Housewives star Teresa Giudice, arms vs. legs, Dick's Last Resort, Speakeasy, the voice of the busy dialtone, Dead Authors podcast, Cat Deeley, a field of Zac Efron, traveling magic acts, flying monkey attacks and Paul's encounter with King of Kong villain Billy Mitchell!

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first time you remember gambling) on our website for a chance to win a Mr. Show DVD signed by Paul!

Direct download: PMC122-PaulFTompkins.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:19pm PST

Mel Harris ("Thirtysomething," "K-9") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about the Royal Baby, Dennis Farina, Ludlum novels, Corey Monteith, Stargate SG-1, Paul Giamatti joining Downton Abbey, The $100,000 Pyramid, Placerville, Betty White, John Lithgow, The Pep Boys, Supermarket Sweep, Comic Con, being a twin, and Ed Begley Jr.'s awesome business card.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first game show you remember watching a bunch) on our website for a chance to win a DVD of "The Retrievers" signed by Mel and Cole (they did the movie together!).

Direct download: PMC121-MelHarris.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:20am PST

Timm Sharp ("Enlightened," "Undeclared") chats with Cole and Vanessa about Mos Def, Justin Bieber's mop bucked piss, robots vs. tax forms, Project Runway billboards, Andrew Garfield's gay Spiderman, bean punishments, psychic mediums, Darren Brown, Judd Apatow, Mike White, food houses, FOX, Jedi Nights and oh so many different shark combinations.
Leave your answer to the Firsts question (whether you are spiritual or not, the first moment you can recall when you felt some sort of divine intervention or a higher power at work) on our website for a chance to win an Undeclared complete series DVD signed by Timm and former guest Carla Gallo!
Direct download: PMC120_Timm_Sharp.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:32am PST

Mike Lawrence (stand-up comic and Nerd of Mouth podcast host) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Man of Steel, After Earth, Roland Emmerich, bugles, The EW bullseye, collectibles, Monsters University, popcorn fires, comic book alter egos, Doink the Clown, Jelly Bellys, the "greatest" movies list and Cole's I.Q./Pret a Porter Christmas miracle.
Leave your answer to the firsts questions (the first toy that you bought as a collectible and didn't take out of the box) on our website for a chance to win the 100 Greatest issue of Entertainment Weekly signed by three of us as well as a BRAND NEW Pop My Culture T-Shirt!
Direct download: PMC119_Mike_Lawrence.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25pm PST

Missi Pyle ("Galaxy Quest," "Dodgeball") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about North West, Paul Deen, getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, backgammon, dolphins, Mickey Rourke, Mark Rylance, "titbags," Tim Burton, making a silent film, Uggie and the other dogs, geodomes, Rain Wilson and living at Alicia Silverstone's house.

Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first band you were ever in and what your role was, or if you weren't in one, if you ever pretended to be when you were young) on our website for a chance to win a Galaxy Quest Blu-Ray signed by Missi!

Direct download: PMC118_Missi_Pyle.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am PST

Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (co-creators of "The Adventures of Pete and Pete") join Cole and Vanessa to talk The Expendables 3, NKOTB vs. Canada, lyric interpretation, "malookas," Petunia tattoos, The Psychedelic Furs, eating chapstick, drinking creme de menthe in the woods, garnishing wages, science degrees, Sanjay and Craig, Nickelodeon, Steve Buscemi, Michael Douglas' oral sex debacle, the end of summer and what it would be like if the Pete and Pete characters were in the Mad Men universe.
Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first rule you can remember rebelling against in the childhood) on our website for a chance to win seasons 1 & 2 DVDs of The Adventures of Pete and Pete signed by Will and Chris!
Direct download: PMC117-WillMcRobb_ChrisViscardi.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:26pm PST

Dana Gould ("The Simpsons") cracks wise with Cole and Vanessa about lens flares, Justin Bieber's Milestone award, Dr. Zaius, The Ben Stiller Show, Ray Harryhausen, Ralph Wiggum, wrangling Andy Dick, Albert Brooks, Dane Cook, Cobb's Comedy Club, Andrew Dice Clay, Grady's Oates and Dana's hilarious riff on Chris Matthews claiming the last jelly donut.
Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first novelty or comedic song you were into) on our website for a chance to win a Simpson Season 14 Blu-Ray signed by Dana!
Direct download: PMC116_Dana_Gould.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:59pm PST

Arye Gross ("Castle" and "Ellen") chats with Cole and Vanessa about canceled shows, CSI: NY, House II: The Second Story, The Grapes of Wrath, drunk radio hosts, 50 year old Tom Cruise, Beverly Hills Cop TV show, Mother Night, being replaced by Daniel Stern, A Midnight Clear, Coupe de Ville, John Travolta and Kelly Preston's dance scene in The Experts, Commencement, the return of 24 and the incredible life of photographer Horace Bristol.
Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first classic novel you can remember being assigned to read and loving) on our website for a chance to win a Soul Man DVD signed by Arye!
Direct download: PMC115_Arye_Gross.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:14pm PST

Jodie Sweetin ("Full House") goofs off with Cole and Vanessa on Kim and Kanye's trademarked baby name, American Idol, Game of Thrones, Hollywood Squares, San Francisco, catch phrases, being Greek, The Goonies, double denim, Supermarket Sweep, Comet the Dog, Bob Saget, Urkel, Fozzie Bear, and the sad world of Kimmie Gibbler. 
Leave your answer to the firsts question (The first embarrassing hairstyle or bad haircut you got) on our website for a chance to win a Full House season 1 DVD signed by Jodie and past guest Dave Coulier!
Direct download: PMC114_Jodie_Sweetin.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:29pm PST

Ian Brennan (co-creator of "Glee") chats with Cole and Vanessa about Iron Man 3, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles role-playing game, gullible babies, show choirs, Ryan Murphy, surf jazz, Barcelona, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stephen Baldwin, additional Olsens, Brittany vs. Jessica and what it would be like if Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs had a podcast.
Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first time you visited New York City, and what you remember from the trip) on our website for a chance to win some vintage season one Glee promotional buttons signed by Ian!
Direct download: PMC113_Ian_Brennan.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:07am PST

Brent Weinbach (The Legacy Music Hour) chats with Cole and Vanessa about Reese Witherspoon, blood-alcohol levels, Tara Reid, Justin Bieber vs. Anne Frank, Shrimpheads, bee genocide, Final Fantasy, the voice of an angel, Slippy Toad, Full House, Quoting Miss Daisy, Teen Mom's sex tape and Brent's terrible Garbage Pail Kid trade.
Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first Nintendo game you bought) on our website for a chance to win a "Brent Weinbach: Mostly Live" stand-up CD signed by Brent!
Direct download: PMC112_Brent_Weinbach.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:23pm PST

Ari Shaffir (Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank Podcast) chats with Cole and Vanessa about G.I. Joe Retaliation, Accidental Racist, LucasArts, Skittles Riddles, stealing material, Tommy Chong's police run in, poisonous cheese, tiny Nicole Richie, Batman's taxing prison escape, Mitch Hedberg, recasting Seinfeld, and Ari's twenty bucks from George Carlin.
Leave your answer to the first question (the first time you bombed in front of an audience) on our website for a chance to win a nice new Pop My Culture T-Shirt!
Direct download: PMC111_Ari_Shaffir.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:02am PST

Lamorne Morris ("New Girl") talks with Cole and Vanessa about Tilda Swinton's modern art box, Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, Jon Hamm's member, NBA nicknames, rollercoaster game shows, Schmidt's fatsuit, The Heat's historic win streak, a Nike and Adidas feud, Chicago, a fortuitous pilot season, Popeye's Chicken commercials, conjoined twin backpacks, valet Jay Leno and Vanessa's disturbing photo opportunity in Brentwood. 
Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first time you ever hurt yourself doing something stupid) on our website for a chance to win a comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt with a BRAND NEW DESIGN! (Details forthcoming!)
Direct download: PMC110_Lamorne_Morris.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:52pm PST

Carla Gallo ("Bones," "Undeclared") goofs off with Cole and Vanessa about Pawn Stars, The View, dental work, Carnivale, Capuchian monkeys, fairy tale reboots, Brad Pitt's kiddos, Oz the Great and Powerful, discarded starfish, The Bachelor, Californiacation, Judd Apatow, waffle blasting, Scott Bakula, Period Blood Girl, Katherine Heigl, and the most talk about vaginal meshes on a podcast, ever! (It's not as bad it sounds!)
Leave your answers to the First question (the first time in your college years that you had a "Oh, so this is what college is all about" moment -- or high school if you didn't go or haven't yet gone to college) on our website for a chance to win an "Undeclared" complete series DVD signed by Carla!
Direct download: PMC109_CarlaGallo.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:36pm PST

David Wain ("The State," "Stella") chows down with Cole and Vanessa and talks about Dancing With the Stars, Justin Bieber's worst birthday ever, Audrey Hepburn's posthumous work, pseudo Wings songs, Wanderlust, Wainy Days, Smash, LARPing, SEX aka Wieners and Boobs, The Pink Panther, Newsreaders, My Strange Addiction, the four thumbs rating system, movie title changes, making love to a spider web and the lasting legacy of Wet Hot American Summer.
Leave your answer to the Firsts question (What was the first podcast you ever listened to, and what did you initially think) on our website for a chance to win The State complete series DVD signed by David!
Direct download: PMC108-DavidWain.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:46pm PST

Erinn Hayes ("Childrens Hospital," "Worst Week")  joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about the Oscars, Anne Hathaway hatred, Seth MacFarlane, musical numbers, The Killing, Downton Abbey's shrinking cast, O'Brien's poo face, Girls, Instagram, Bradley Cooper's eyes, boobs boobs boobs, otters, squirrel tails, Smash, Parenthood, "I'm 34," and Erin's fan moment with George R. R. Martin. 
Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first autograph you ever asked for, and if you got it) on our website for a chance to win a Childrens Hospital Season 1 DVD signed by Erinn and additional cast members Ken Marino, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Lake Bell and Rob Corddry! 
Direct download: PMC107-ErinnHayes.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:21pm PST

Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) joins Cole and Vanessa live from the 12th Annual SF Sketchfest to chat about NKOTB, Go Daddy, Beyonce's Super Bowl hijinks, Elijah Wood, Astral Massagers, horse meat, Del Close, Debbie Downer, Pokemon vs. Nickelodeon, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler's modern engagement, unwarranted elevator parenting advice, a Girls reality show and Rachel's new book Girl Walks Into A Bar...

Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first person someone said you reminded them of) on our website for a chance to win a comfy cozy SF Sketchfest T-Shirt! 
Direct download: PMC106_Rachel_Dratch.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:48pm PST

Stephen Tobolowsky ("Groundhog Day," "Sneakers," "Memento" and a billion other things) joins Cole and Vanessa to spin yarns about home invasion urban myths, Bionic Dog movies, Margo Martindale, The Universal Studios tour, Phil Alden Robinson, The Terminator Principal, Island Hunters, "bullshit" on Deadwood, The Country Bears, Frank Langella's denial of Spaceballs, Around the Fire, Glee, power outages in San Francisco, body switching movies, Judge Judy and Stephen's hilarious encounter with Steven Seagal on The Glimmer Man.
Leave your answer to the firsts question (The first surprise party that was ever thrown for you or you threw for someone else) on our website for a chance to win a Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party DVD or Groundhog Day Blu-Ray signed by Stephen!
Direct download: PMC105_Stephen_Tobolowski.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:40pm PST

Part two finds returning guests Dave Holmes (longtime MTV VJ), Laraine Newman (“Saturday Night Live”), Timothy Omundson (“Psych”), Fred Stoller (“Seinfeld”) and Rider Strong (“Boy Meets World”) locked with Cole and Vanessa in conversation about all the horrible things 2011 threw at us - with each of them sharing their personal Worst 5 lists, as well as offering up a New Year's Resolution and their "theme song" for 2012.

Leave your personal Worst 5 of 2012 for a chance to win an official Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

Direct download: PMC104_popmycorkP2_worstof2012.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:11pm PST

Returning guests Dave Holmes (longtime MTV VJ), Laraine Newman ("Saturday Night Live"), Timothy Omundson ("Psych"), Fred Stoller ("Seinfeld") and Rider Strong ("Boy Meets World") join Cole and Vanessa for part one of this special look back at the year that was 2012. Wine and conversation flow freely as each guest and the hosts navigate through personal Top 5 lists and argue the merits of their selections.
Leave your personal Top 5 of 2012 on our website for a chance to win a copy of Entertainment Weekly’s The Best and Worst of 2012 issue, signed by all of our guests! Stay tuned for Part 2 -- The Worst of 2012, coming soon!
Direct download: PMC103_popmycorkP1_bestof2012.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:27pm PST

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