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"Poptarts" is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience.
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 22: Lady Bird!||Emily and Callie obsess over indie screen queen Greta Gerwig's daring directorial debut Lady Bird with help from fiery feminist film critic Jenni Miller!||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 21: Celebrity Gossip!||Caution! Gossip Ahead! Jezebel senior writer and DirtCast podcast host Madeleine Davies joins Emily and Callie to talk tabloids, feminism, and the Hollywood rumor mill.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 20: Kembra Pfahler!||Kembra Pfahler is a performance art legend. Through her glam punk band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, she has been presenting her work since the late 1980s in museums, galleries, and clubs all over the world. And on October 30, famed NYC venue The Kitchen will be celebrating her career with a film presentation and live performance that traces her from her beginnings through to the present day. Here, she talks with Callie and Emily about art, feminism, and staying true to herself.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 19: What's The T On Cardi B?||Cardi B recently became the first solo female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 in almost 19 years, and her song “Bodak Yellow” is EVERYWHERE. But where did she come from and where is she going? In this ep, Callie and Emily spill the T on Cardi B with BUST interns and proud #BardiGang members Bry’onna Mention and Yasmine Montes De Oca.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 18: Broad City!||In the latest episode, Callie and Emily dive into Season 4 of Broad City. Yas Kween! We dig in to the crucial guest stars (RuPaul FTW), we debate whether money really does change everything, and we even tackle the accusations of cultural appropriation that have dogged the show since Season One.||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 17: Celebrity Self-Help!||Callie and Emily are joined by the hilarious hosts of the podcast "By The Book," Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer, to discuss the curious intersection of celebs and self-help. Why are women so keen on taking life, health, and even medical advice from stars like Oprah, Gwyneth Paltrow, and (oy vey!) Jenny McCarthy? We get into it in a way only funny feminists can.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 16: Ingrid Goes West!||"Ingrid Goes West," a pitch-black comedy about the perils of Instagram starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, is our topic du jour. In this episode, Emily and Callie hash it out with Caitlyn Moldenhauer and Meredith Nein—hosts of the pop-culture podcast "There Will Be Drinking." Cheers!||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 15: Julie Klausner!||Julie Klausner, Difficult People’s hilarious mastermind, shares her insights as a feminist media maker and comedy powerhouse on how she maintains her vision in an increasingly effed-up world.||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 14: OITNB's Jessica Pimentel!||Jessica Pimentel aka Maria Ruiz on Orange is the New Black, visits the studio! On the show, Pimentel played the queen of the Dominican used panties trade behind bars. But in real life, she's a Shakespearean actor who also fronts an extreme metal band and follows a Buddhist path. She's full of surprises!||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 13: Witches, Sluts, Feminists||Author Kristen J. Sollee comes on to discuss her new book "Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive" and joins Emily and Callie as they debate their favorite examples of feminist sex witchery in pop culture.||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 12: Jessica Williams!||Jessica Williams rules! You know and love her from The Daily Show and 2 Dope Queens, and in this episode, we chat her up about her new starring role in the Netflix film The Incredible Jessica James.||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 11: Claws Live!||For episode 11, we recorded in front of a live audience in Brooklyn as part of the Northside Festival! Our special guests were Maria Ortiz—the nail art QUEEN of NJ—and her fierce crew of long-nail divas. And together, we talked up the new TNT series CLAWS. The show stars Niecy Nash, Karrueche Tran, and Carrie Preston as South Florida manicurists whose dreams of making it big draw them into a life of crime and there was a LOT to discuss!||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 10: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||In episode 10, the gals crack open Season 3 of the Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. From “Lemonading” and “Big Naturals,” to a peacock named Debra Winger and a baby named Linda, Season 3 is totes unpacked and it’s more fun than touching butts!||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 9: Twin Peaks!||This week, everyone is talking about David Lynch’s Twin Peaks reboot on Showtime and Poptarts is no exception. In episode 9, “Twin Peaks," Emily is enthralled and can’t wait to continue the mysterious journey next Sunday. But Callie’s confusion around the new narrative set 26 years after the original supernatural soap concluded is leaving her wondering whether she’ll follow Lynch back into the wilds of Washington.||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 8: Lizz Winstead!||Lizz Winstead is a comedian, activist, and author who co-created The Daily Show, Air America Radio and most recently The Lady Parts Justice League: A cabal of comics who use pop culture and digital media to sound the alarm about the erosion of reproductive rights. On this Ep, Lizz joins the gals in the booth to talk Trump, #resistance, and the persuasive powers of comedy.||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 7: The Handmaid's Tale!||In Episode 7, "The Handmaid’s Tale!" the gals dig deep into the new Hulu Series. We make a case for why the show is most definitely feminist, dive into the era in which the original novel was written, and discuss how the project is eerily relevant given the political climate we’re living in today.||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 6: The Get Down!||In Episode 6, "The Get Down!," the hosts examine season two of the Netflix hip-hop series through a feminist lens. They discuss some of the unheralded women who were making moves at the dawning of the rap game, and break down the systematic sexualization of the series' only major female character, Mylene Cruz.||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 5: Awkwafina!||The amazing Awkwafina—rapper, comedian, and co-star of the upcoming blockbuster heist flick Ocean's Eight—stopped by the BUST podcast booth for this week's episode of Poptarts to talk about the new season of her talk show TAWK, feminism, asserting creative control, and more!||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoptarts Episode 4: Bonus Ep! Abortion on Film!||To celebrate the release of BUST's brand new April/May 2017 issue (on stands now!) we've released a special bonus episode of our Poptarts podcast in which managing editor Emily Rems reads one extra excellent feature story from the magazine. In "Great Expectations" by Marisa Crawford, the author examines 30 years of abortion on film, from Dirty Dancing to Grandma.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 3: Get Out!||In Episode 3, "Get Out!," the hosts examine the phenomenon of writer/director Jordan Peele's racially-charged thriller through a feminist lens. Both Callie and Emily are white ladies in interracial/intercultural relationships, so this movie hit close to home. And both have lots to say about how the film speaks to the female experience of enduring microaggressions and navigating bad vibes in a sexist world.||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 2: Feud!||In Episode 2, "Feud!," the gals dig deep into the new FX show. The roots of the epic war between Hollywood heavyweights Joan Crawford and Bette Davis is dredged up in all its dirty glory, before the hosts segue into celebrating other showbiz beefs, including Bea Arthur vs. Betty White, The Roxanne Wars, and Mariah Carey vs. JLo.||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPoptarts Episode 1: Celebs vs. Trump||In this episode, hosts Emily Rems and Callie Watts discuss how famous women have been speaking out against president Trump and his policies. This segment is followed by "Whatcha Watchin'?" a recurring feature in which Emily and Callie dish on all the pop culture delicacies they've consumed over the past two weeks.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The podcast is good, but the sound quality is terrible. It's promising and I will give it a chance. I really like the feminist angle.
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I expect nothing less than brilliance from the ladies of BUST and Pop Tarts doesn't dissappoint - if you are looking for a great pop culture podcast with a feminist slant, this one is for you!
This is so much fun, these gals are cool. Can't wait for more!