Pop This! Podcast Episode 282: Josie and the Pussycats with Erika Thorkelson
Release Date: 05/19/2021
Summary: "It isn't art until someone says it is." We re-visit the Julia Roberts 2003 period drama Mona Lisa Smile but still can't quite figure out what it's supposed to be about. Also discussed: Rumor Has It, The Legend of Billie Jean, and How Did This Get Made: The Secret. Show notes: (podcast) (movie) (E!) Recommendations: Andrea G.: I Like Movies (Netflix) Andrea W.: (podcast) Lisa: Selling the O.C. (Netflix) Music credits "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod From: Licensed under ...info_outline Michelle Cyca joins us for Barbie Part 2 | Pop This! Episode 387
Summary: "Thanks to Barbie, all problems of feminism have been solved." Summer has passed and we're still talking about that Barbie movie, but this time, journalist Michelle Cyca joins us to give us her thoughts. Also discussed: Red Shoe Diaries, Tom Cruise, and new music from Hannah Georgas. Show notes: (Den of Geek) Recommendations: Andrea G.: by Hannah Georgas (music) Andrea W.: Bottoms (movie) Lisa: Verity by Colleen Hoover (book) Michelle: "" by Caity Weaver (NYTimes article) Music credits "Electrodoodle"...info_outline Author Kerry Clare joins us to talk about a friendship classic: Fried Green Tomatoes | Pop This! Episode 386
Summary: "I'm too old to be young and too young to be old." This week author Kerry Clare joins us to talk about one of her favourite movies about friendship, Fried Green Tomatoes. Also discussed: dads, the song "Cat's in the Cradle," and Kerry's new novel, Waiting for a Star to Fall. Show notes: (Songfacts) Recommendations: Andrea G.: The Americans (TV) Andrea W.: by Kerry Clare (book) Lisa: RHONY (new season) Kerry: by Keziah Weir (book) Music credits "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod From: Licensed under...info_outline It's summer and time to revisit The Lake House with Joanne Tsung | Pop This! summer re-release
Summary: "Gentle unguarded eyes." Comic Joanne Tsung sits in for Lisa Christiansen on this episode and she helps us tackle The Lake House, ushering in a rude ending to the what was an otherwise beautiful summer of Keanu Reeves that we enjoyed in 2019. Also discussed: magical dogs, turtlenecks, and 2006 movie tropes. Show notes: Joanne Tsung on The Lake House Il Mare (podcast) Keanu Reeves' (Instagram) Recommendations: Andrea W.: Lightning Dust, (music) Joanne: (TV) Music credits: "Good Times" by Podington Bear From Free Music...info_outline We're talking about rom-coms and You've Got Mail with Dina Del Bucchia | Pop This! Summer Re-release
Summary: "Be funny at least." We are on a summer break and have pulled an oldie-but-goodie out of the archives for you to enjoy. Author and podcaster Dina Del Bucchia joins us on this episode to share her considerable expertise in the genre of rom-coms and discuss the classic Meg Ryan movie You've Got Mail. Also discussed: '90s hair, Pretty Little Liars, and the Godfather. Show notes: Dina Del Bucchia's personal Can't Lit Dina Del Bucchia on , similar to Dina's It's A Big Deal, by Dina Del Bucchia You've Got Mail...info_outline Comedy, feminism, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with Morgan Brayton | Pop This! Summer Re-release
Summary: It seems like only yesterday that we first talked about Amy Sherman Palladino's latest hit show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Now, in the year 2023, we are witness to its fifth and final season. This week's summer re-release episode harkens back to 2020 when we discussed the first season of the period comedy-drama with the always-funny Morgan Brayton. Show notes: on Twitter (YouTube) (YouTube) (LA Times) Recommendations: Andrea W.: The Allusionist: (podcast) Lisa: (podcast) ...info_outline We discuss why Jurassic Park is the perfect movie with guest Hannah McGregor | Pop This! Summer Re-release
Summary: "Clever girls." We are taking a summer break and pulling some classics out of the archive. This is an oldie but goodie from 2020, when we invited many-time guest Hannah McGregor on the podcast to talk about her feminist read of Jurassic Park and why she thinks it is a perfect movie. Also discussed: Boniface, Insecure and She-Ra and the Princess of Power. Show notes: (Man Repeller) (Secret Feminist Agenda) (Paleontology World) Music credits "Back to the '90s" by Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX From ...info_outline What else is there to do but talk about the new Barbie movie | Pop This! Episode 385
Summary: "You can't outrun the pink tsunami." This week we're talking about the Barbie movie, of course, and we are joined by the very funny Joanne Tsung. Also discussed: truck fruit, Nicole Ritchie's clothing line, and our love for Sinead O'Connor. Show notes: "" (Michelle Cyca, The Walrus) Recommendations: Andrea G.: D'orjay the Singing Shaman, (music) Andrea W.: Sinead O'Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (music) Lisa: Oppenheimer (film) Joanne: Beef (TV); on Denman St., Vancouver (dessert shop) Music credits ...info_outline Joy Ride is everything we want in a summer comedy | Pop This! Episode 384
Summary: "That's not the word for dick." We have the always hilarious Joanne Tsung back on the show to discuss the thoroughly enjoyable raunch-com Joy Ride. Also discussed: gardening detectives, instinctive cooking, and Andrea Warner's brief stint as a bass keyboardist. Show notes: Recommendations: Andrea G.: (Britbox) Andrea W.: Aysanabee, (music) Joanne: Beef (TV); Broad City (TV) Music credits "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod From: Licensed under Theme song "Pyro Flow" by Kevin Macleod From: ...info_outline We argue over the ending of Celine Song's beautiful and moving film Past Lives | Pop This! Episode 383
Summary: "This is where I'm supposed to be." We watch Celine Song's deeply moving film Past Lives and totally disagree on what happens to the characters after it ends. Also discussed: #girldinner, TwoSet violin, and our dream double concert bills. Show notes: (TikTok) (YouTube) (CBC) Recommendations: Lisa: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead (book) Andrea G.: (illustrations) Andrea W.: The Allusionist, (podcast) Music credits "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod From: Licensed under Theme song "Pyro Flow"...info_outline
Midlife. Feel Good About Feeling Bad (a book containing the essay "Me and Bridget Jones" by Erika Thorkelson)
Pop This! EP 124: A Wrinkle in Time with Erika Thorkelson
Andrea W.: Fanny (documentary)
Andrea G.: Good Girls (Netflix)
Erika: Space Sweepers (Netflix)
Intro bed: "OLPC" by Marco Raaphorst
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