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Monsoon Wedding is everything we need in a movie | Episode 336

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Release Date: 06/29/2022

Mid-life crisis series: Eat Pray Love vs Under the Tuscan Sun (Pt 2) (Encore Presentation) show art Mid-life crisis series: Eat Pray Love vs Under the Tuscan Sun (Pt 2) (Encore Presentation)

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Summary:   Encore presentation. This week we go way back in the vaults and discover that in 2017 our main preoccupation was arguing over whether Eat Pray Love or Under the Tuscan Sun was the better/worse mid-life crisis movie. Part 2 of a 2-part series (Part 1 re-aired on Sept. 7).     Show notes:     (Fast Company)   Recommendations: Lisa: Andrea W.: "   Music credits: Theme song "Pyro Flow" by Kevin Macleod From: Licensed under   Intro bed: Courtesy of Free Music Archive   Courtesy of Free Music Archive     Pop...

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Summary:   "Jenny from the block." Lisa is back and this week we're talking about Jennifer Lopez's Halftime, a non-fiction feature that follows her career leading up to her legendary performance with Shakira at the Super Bowl. Also discussed: Shania Twain, hotel TV, and the new album from Living Hours.     Show notes:   (Apple Music)   Recommendations: Andrea W:  Living Hours, (music) Andrea G: "" by Andrea Warner (personal essay) Lisa: Not Just A Girl (Shania Twain autobiographical movie on Netflix)   Music credits: "Ghost" by Podington Bear From ...

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Summary:   Encore presentation.  For this week's replay, we go way back in the vaults and discover that in 2017 our main preoccupation was arguing over whether Eat Pray Love or Under the Tuscan Sun was the better/worse mid-life crisis movie. Part 1 of a 2-part series (!)     Show notes: (WSJ) (New Yorker) (The Atlantic)   Music credits: "Ghost" by Podington Bear From   Theme song "Pyro Flow" by Kevin Macleod From: Licensed under   Intro bed: Courtesy of Free Music Archive     Pop This! Links:  (please...

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We take another look at Obvious Child with Kerry Clare | Episode 343 show art We take another look at Obvious Child with Kerry Clare | Episode 343

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Summary:   "You are gonna kill it out there." We invite author and educator Kerry Clare on the podcast to talk about the Jenny Slate film Obvious Child. Also discussed: Pachinko, Patrick Swayze, and rose wine popsicles.     Show notes:   Kerry Clare on   Kerry Clare's   Recommendations:  Andrea G.: Pachinko (AppleTV+)   Andrea W.:  The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi (audiobook)   Kerry: (podcast)   Music credits: "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod From: Licensed under   Theme song "Pyro Flow" by Kevin...

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Summary:   Encore presentation. "Jesus loves winners." This week we invite comedian Katie-Ellen Humphries on the podcast to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the cult classic Drop Dead Gorgeous, a movie both Andrea and Lisa have somehow never seen until now. Also discussed: Pamela Des Barres, open water swimming and Ronan Farrow.     Show notes:         (Jia Tolentino, New Yorker)   "" (with Ronan Farrow) (Keep It podcast)     Recommendations:  Andrea W.:  You Must Remember This (Song of the South) (podcast) Lisa:  Catch and...

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We do a Grease re-watch with Steven Schelling | Episode 342 show art We do a Grease re-watch with Steven Schelling | Episode 342

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Summary:   “She looks too pure to be pink!” This week our resident musicals expert Steven Schelling joins us and we have all the feelings watching Olivia Newton-John in Grease. Also discussed: Ted Lasso, Kelly McMichael's Waves, and Rory's journalism career in Gilmore Girls.     Show notes:   Steven Schelling on     (Daily Motion)   (Canada Today)   Recommendations:  Andrea W.:  by Kelly McMichael (music)  Steven:  Trying (AppleTV+), Breeders (Disney+)  Andrea G.: The Extraordinary Attorney Woo (Netflix)   Music...

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Summer is here and we are moving to a holiday schedule! This means that from now until the end of September we'll be alternating between classics from the vaults and new episodes every week.   The summer heat has inspired us to hit replay on our 2018 recording with journalist Dannielle Piper about the classic vacation movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in which Rory Gilmore travels to Greece! We hope you enjoy it and we'll see you next week with a new episode.   Summary:   "Pants equal love." Journalist Dannielle Piper joins us to talk out her feelings about the...

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Summary:   "Tooth butter." This week we talk about our new favourite superhero: Ms. Marvel. Also discussed: Five Little Indians, the music of Ombiigizi, and the proper way to eat a croissant (according to Lisa).      Show notes:   (Scandi Kitchen)   Recommendations:  Andrea G.:  Sewn Back Together by (music)   Andrea W.:  Westworld, Season 4 (TV)   Lisa: by Michelle Good (book)   Music credits: "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod From: Licensed under   Theme song "Pyro Flow" by Kevin Macleod From: Licensed...

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Everything Everywhere All At Once: you'll probably need to watch it twice | Episode 340 show art Everything Everywhere All At Once: you'll probably need to watch it twice | Episode 340

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Summary:   "Nothing matters." This week we have our minds blown by the spectacular film Everything Everywhere All At Once. Also discussed: caftans, Lizzo's new album, and Yuzuru Hanyu's retirement.      Show notes:   (BBC)   ‘ (Deadline)   Recommendations:  Andrea G.: a.k.a. the best figure skating performance in the history of the sport (YouTube)   Andrea W.:  Special by Lizzo (music)     Lisa: (NYTimes)   Music credits: "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod From: Licensed under   Theme song "Pyro Flow" by...

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Two of us really loved Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar | Episode 339 show art Two of us really loved Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar | Episode 339

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Summary:   "Shrimp Queen." This week we talk about the weird and wacky Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar and agree that it's a movie made to appeal to a select few. Also discussed: favourite bags, the new Iron Chef, and Jennifer Grey's new book Out of the Corner.      Show notes:   (accessories)   Recommendations:  Andrea G.:  Iron Chef: Quest For An Iron Legend  (Netflix)   Andrea W.:  Out of the Corner by Jennifer Grey (book/audiobook)   Lisa: (note cards)     Music credits: "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod From: ...

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"The peacocks are not dancing." We end the Pop This! wedding season on a high note with Mira Nair's joyful and cathartic Monsoon Wedding. Also discussed: Buffy Sainte Marie's new children's book, the new Stars album, and Countess Luann's Cabaret tour. 
 
 

Recommendations: 

Andrea G.:  Wak Wak Burger (Vancouver food truck)
 
Andrea W.:  Tâpwê and the Magic Hat by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Illustrated by Buffy Sainte-Marie and Michelle Alynn Clement (book); Buffy (podcast)
 
Lisa:  Capelton Hill by Stars (music)
 

Music credits:

"Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod
 
Theme song "Pyro Flow" by Kevin Macleod
"Vivacity" by Kevin MacLeod
 
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Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist. Andrea Gin is a producer and an avid figure skating fan.

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