Pop My Culture Podcast

Joe Dante (director of "Gremlins," "Innerspace," "The Burbs" and many more beloved films of the 80s and 90s) chats with Cole and Vanessa about Snow White and the Huntsman, Chuck Jones, editing trailers for Roger Corman, Mogwai merchandising, Piranha, Dick Miller, the movie-going experience, Trailers From Hell, Matinee, practical effects vs. CGI, monsters, Widescreen, and the thrill of seeing "ghosts of Hollywood" in places around town.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first 3D movie you ever saw and what you thought about it) on our website for a chance to win a Gremlins DVD signed by Joe!

Direct download: PMC82_Joe_Dante.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:02am PST

Mary Lynn Rajskub ("24," "Mr. Show") joins Cole and Vanessa to talk Dirty Work, Battleship, Breaking Bad, The Miami Cannibal, Mark Zuckerberg's sudden marriage, computer jargon, Zac Efron, Michigan, Dicki, life as Chloe, hack attack, Selling LA, the GI Joe 2 delay, and harmonizing over Green Day. 

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first painting or art project you can remember receiving some sort of accommodation for) on our website for a chance to win a Mr. Show Seasons 1 and 2 DVD signed by Mary Lynn!

Direct download: PMC81_MaryLynn_Rajskub.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:34am PST

Ken Marino ("The State," "Childrens Hospital") chats with Cole and Vanessa about his upcoming web series Burning Love, The Adventurers 2, demon makeup, Party Down, working with David Caruso, Sweet Genius, Wet Hot American Summer, frankenladies, Veronica Mars, music licensing issues, LARPing, R2D2 Operation, The Rememberer, and Ken's magnificent time at the Renaissance Faire.

Leave your answers to the firsts question (the first board game you can remember really being into) on our website for a chance to win a Childrens Hospital Seasons 1 & 2 DVD box set signed by Ken and cast members & guest stars Rob Corddry, Erinn Hayes, Lake Bell, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and executive producer Jonathan Stern! (Holy crap! Nice prize!)

Direct download: PMC80_Ken_Marino.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:11pm PST

Jenny Mollen ("Angel," "Crazy, Stupid Love"), beloved twitterer as @jennyandteets, joins Cole and Vanessa to goof off about The Avengers, The Playboy Mansion, poodles, sex shop exploits, Viva Laughlin, The Smoking Jacket, "boatox," movie tag lines, losing MCA, the Huffington Post, Fifty Shades of Grey, Girls, Game of Thrones, slutty Annie Hall and Jenny's Halloween experience at Shane Black's house.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first reality show you can remember being obsessed with) on our website for a chance to win a Pop My Culture T-Shirt! (They are nice! And snuggly!)

Direct download: PMC79_Jenny_Mollen.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:01pm PST

Damien Fahey (MTV VJ & host of "Total Request Live") chats with Cole and Vanessa about the Octomom's upcoming porn, hero Patrick Dempsey, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, the Dr. Seuss ban, John Salley's feng-shui, drinking champagne with Madonna, crazy Heidi & Spencer, building a home radio station, some ecards, the Grind, Regis and Kelly, and Vanessa's battle with Nyquil. 
Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first song you can remember calling a radio station and requesting) for a chance to win a MTV Party To Go CD signed by Damien! (You want this, people--it's chock will of 90s dance club madness!)
Direct download: PMC78_Damien_Fahey.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:24pm PST

Daniel O'Brien and Soren Bowie (stars of Cracked.com's "After Hours") join Cole and Vanessa to chat about Paisley the Prosti-Tot, six degrees of Kevin Bacon, Battleship and board game movies, the proper pronunciation of "Mario," Teddy Ruxpin, breast milk, the Mayan Calendar, Yo Momma, family lineage, hip-hoperas, Pop Culture Battle Royales, and Cole's dead-on impression of Jodie Foster.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first breakfast cereal you can remember calling your favorite) on our website for a chance to win a Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

Direct download: PMC77_Obrien_Bowie.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:27pm PST

Jane Espenson (writer/producer from "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Battlestar Galactica" and "Torchwood") chats with Cole and Vanessa about her web series Husbands, Jerry Lee Lewis, the return of Game of Thrones, in-home dance clubs, Star Trek:TNG, Dinosaurs, dangerous Hugo Awards, Gilmore Girls fan fic, Twitter writing sprints, Very Mary Kate, Firefly, Captain Jack Harkness, Once Upon a Time, and Jane's involvement in the origins of Zima.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first stuffed toy you had an attachment to) on our website for a chance to win a Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Blu-Ray signed by Jane!

Direct download: PMC76_Jane_Espenson.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:12pm PST

Felicia Day ("The Guild," "Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog") chats with Cole and Vanessa about Geek & Sundry, Joss Whedon, Leisure Suit Larry, L.A. Noire, Tabletop, Snooki's fake baby doll, Yoda, The Sims, programming for the internet, "Goosters," disgusting cereal milk, bedazzled tentacles, a live game of MASH, and Felicia's audition for...yup...The Olsen Twins!

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first video game you can remember passing) on our website for a chance to win a Dr. Horrible DVD signed by Felicia!

Direct download: PMC75_Felicia_Day.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:50pm PST

Amber Tamblyn ("Joan of Arcadia," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Project X gone awry, Michael Bay vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Marilyn Manson, poetry, her pop Russ Tamblyn, scary movies, Twin Peaks, found-footage films, Pippi Longstocking, "Paranormal Activia," soap operas, Knot's Berry Farm, lower-back breast implants, Human Centipede, dreamy Hugh Laurie, and Amber's sudden rap battle with Tyrese!

Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first soap opera or daytime-specific program you were really into) on our website for a chance to win The Ring Blu-Ray signed by Amber!

Direct download: PMC74_Amber_Tamblyn.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:29pm PST

John Hodgman (author of "That is All" and the resident expert on "The Daily Show") and surprise drop-in guests Aimee Mann (Oscar-nominated singer/songwriter and front woman of 'Til Tuesday) and John Roderick (singer/songwriter of Seattle indie rock outfit The Long Winters) join Cole and Vanessa at the Chateau Marmont to discuss The Hunger Games, young adult fiction, Zork, Justin Long, Battle Royale, Dick Gregory, early computers, the Tripod Trilogy, stickball fights, hobo bindles, and the anniversary of John Belushi's death in the very hotel they are recording in.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first computer you ever had, and what you primarily used it for) on our website for a chance to win a copy of "That is All" or "More Knowledge Than You Require" signed by our favorite deranged millionaire John Hodgman!

Direct download: PMC73_Hodgman_Mann_Roderick.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:39pm PST