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Because of Course: A Pop Culture Podcast
70 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Can Someone Check on Chet Hanks?
Our episode starts with a deep dive into Netflix’s Latinx series Gentefied (1:09) and the reality of having to choose between family, community, and your own aspirations. We draw from our own experiences as we discuss the multi-faceted Latinx experience and, at times, feeling like an outsider within our own culture. In our LatinXcellence segment, we talk Rafael Garcia’s promotion to Vice President, Original Series Development at Disney (32:24) and Bad Bunny’s advocacy for the LGBTQ community and women’s empowerment in his new “Yo Perreo Sola” music video (35:02). In pop culture, we cover how the coronavirus has impacted the entertainment industry (36:31), celebrities all over social media including Kristin Cavallari “social distancing” in the Bahamas (READ THE ROOM, KRISTIN) and our newfound interest in Chet Hanks (38:19), and we play the ‘pick your quarantine house’ game (44:40). Lastly, we highlight what we’ve been consuming in pop culture including Uncut Gems, Ozark, Tiger King, the Schitt’s Creek finale (ew, David!), On My Block, and Con Todo’s Brown Love Podcast (53:58). Visit our website at bofcpodcast.com for show notes! =)
56 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
We Have a Pre Screening of Hamilton
We start our episode with a conversation about Netflix’s docuseries Cheer (0:30) and yes, we’ve already purchased our tickets to Daytona for the next Cheer competition. In our new segment LatinXcellence, we focus JLo and Shakira’s killer Superbowl Halftime performance (13:08), Netflix’s new social channel Con Todo (16:43), the new Latinx created show Gentefied (17:20), and Dascha Polanco’s Brown Love podcast (18:14). We also cover the latest in pop culture including the Oscar winners (20:47), finally watching Parasite! (23:23), the player’s union negotiating a new contract with the WNBA (27:19), Kate Middleton getting real about motherhood on a podcast (29:31), Hamilton and In the Heights coming to movie theaters (31:33), and further discussing the American Dirt controversy (36:40). Lastly, we highlight what we’ve been consuming in pop culture including trashy Netflix reality series, Oscar nominated movies, and Schitt’s Creek (46:30). Visit our website at bofcpodcast.com for show notes! =)
47 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
In this episode, we discuss Meghan and Harry stepping back from royal duties (0:24) including all the latest updates. We NEED to see all the behind the scenes drama in The Crown Season 20! Then we take on the uninspired and disheartening 2020 Oscar nominations (12:13)... can you hear us yawning? We also talk about the latest in pop culture including Amy Schumer opening up about her IVF treatments (27:02), Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial kicks off in New York (28:40), Sandi Tosvig leaving The Great British Bake-Off (31:30), a Derry Girls movie (32:08), the NYT article I'll Share My Salary Information if You Share Yours (33:19), a Knives Out sequel with Daniel Craig (37:13), and the American Dirt controversy (37:41).
35 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
In this episode, we discuss Rian Johnson’s murder mystery film Knives Out (0:49). Regardless of your take, I think we can all agree Chris Evans is such a ride. We also talk about the latest in pop culture including Cameron Diaz welcoming her first child Raddix Madden (14:23), Michelle Williams’ engagement and pregnancy (15:31), the decision to make Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker the last of the Skywalker saga (16:40), Kelly Marie Tran’s limited role The Rise of Skywalker (18:00), Obama releases his list of favorite movies, tv shows, and books for 2019 (20:26) including discussions on Ford v Ferrari, Adam Driver, Unbelievable, and Watchmen, Disney+ Launch (26:25), Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s struggle in the limelight (28:06), Helena Bonham Carter in the Crown (30:20), and catching up on what we’ve been up to in the world of pop culture (31:59).
51 minutes | Sep 17, 2019
Mark Wahlberg, Catholic Consultant
In this episode, we discuss Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag (2:31) and talk about the latest in pop culture including Felicity Huffman's college admissions scandal sentencing (23:24), Crash Rich Asians screenwriters pay disparity (26:48), ScarJo says more stupid things (30:37), Curvycon (32:47), Jameela Jamil at Curvycon (33:31), James Corden reponds to Bill Maher's fat-shaming comments (37:13), Chrissy Teigen owns Donald Trump on Twitter (38:45), and our baking corner: GBBO's Instagram is ruining our life, a quick chat about episode 2 and 3 of Season 10, and realizing we can't define Dairy (40:56).
38 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
I am a Derry Girl!
In this episode, we discuss the perfection that is Derry Girls (2:30) and talk about the latest in pop culture including Kevin Hart's car accident (17:06), Spider-Man leaves the MCU (17:52), Matthew Mcconaughey teaches a class at UT (21:43), Leonardo DiCaprtio starts Earth Alliance (22:39), Target and Disney are collaborating (24:49), a new study points to films lacking Latino representation (25:44), and our new baking corner: a quick chat about season 10 episode 1 of the Great British Baking Show (33:08).
38 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
Apple, Please Sponsor Us
In this episode, we spend the first nine minutes discussing whether purchasing a MacBook solves all of life’s problems (spoiler alert: it does) and we talk about the latest in pop culture including Jay-Z’s deal with the NFL (9:37), the call to boycott Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan (13:24), Sean Spicer on DWTS (20:44), the Matrix 4 is officially announced (21:40), Forbes' list of Highest Paid Actors and Actresses (22:46), Disney’s D23 Expo (27:12) and the Querida Latina Family letter of solidarity (31:04). Don’t mind the babies.
32 minutes | Aug 19, 2019
Are You Calling Me a Bitch?
In this episode, we discuss HBO's Los Espookys (0:44) and talk about the latest in pop culture: Meghan Markle guest-edits the September issue of British Vogue and launches a clothing line (21:12), Universal's new theme park (24:10), and Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth break up (27:30). Making a guest appearance on our show today: baby Elliot. #workingmoms
45 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
This Podcast Brought to You by A Meryl Streep Murder
In this episode, we finish our discussion of Big Little Lies Season 2 (5:10) and talk about the latest in pop culture: Halle Bailey cast as Ariel in Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid (22:04), Disney releases the first trailer for the live-action remake of Mulan (26:30), Chip and Joanna Gaines plans for a coffee shop called Magnolia Press (28:40), Anne Hathaway reveals her fertility struggles (32:00), and the release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (35:53).
38 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Meryl = Killed or Killer
In this episode, we discuss the first three episodes of Big Little Lies Season 2! Will Madeline and Ed break up? Is Jane's new guy for real? Is there anything better than Renata's one-liners? What happened to Raymond? Is Meryl Streep too good for this world? We discuss all of these questions and more! We also discuss the latest in pop culture (starting at 20:55) including Lizzo's latest award show performances, the totes awkward drama between ARod and Kylie Jenner, what the hell is Quibi?, a disgustingly racist BBC parody targeted at Meghan Markle, and in the wake of the Democractic Debates - is it pandering or respectful for a political candidate to speak Spanish?
24 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
Sussex in the City
We're keeping it short and sweet this week with our thoughts on Meghan Markle! We discuss our thoughts on Meghan joining the royal family, her first year as the Duchess of Sussex, and her treatment by the press and the royal family.
44 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
You Wanna Go To Chili's?
In this episode we discuss a Hulu Original, Ramy, a comedy about a first-generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey. We also talk pop culture news (starting at 25:25) including the final season of The Good Place, Chris Pratt gets married to Katherine Schwarzenegger and mentions Armani in his wedding announcement, Jon Stewart slams the committee overseeing the 9/11 VCF, Jessica Biel lobbys with an anti-vaxxer, Lady Gaga's ex likes Irina Shyak's sexy Instagram photo, Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to a fight, and Kim Kardashian launches her KKW Body line.
33 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
We Don't Deserve Keanu Reeves
In this episode, we talk about Always Be My Maybe, Big Little Lies Season 2, and discuss entertainment news from last week including Miley Cyrus being groped by a fan, Diplo ruining Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's Wedding, Dark Phoenix reviews, Marc Anthony joining the cast of Lin Manuel Miranda's In The Heights movie adaptation, J-Lo continuing to be absolute perfection, and Bradley Cooper is single again.
41 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
This is a Two Drink Podcast
Welcome to our podcast! In this episode, Diana and JudeAnne cover some of the latest pop culture developments. This week we discuss Netflix's new series Dead to Me, Kit Harrington in rehab, where the fuck has Britney Spears been, Robert Pattinson is the new Batman (wtf?), and all the details we know so far about Disney+ Things we are sorry for (yes, already): - Sound quality... like everything else in our life, we're working on it. - It's Linda Cardellini, not Linda Cardenelli! We hate us too. - The excessive use of 'like' and 'um'... Diana's always been that way. Into music by Diamond Ortiz
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