This week, we are jam packed with everything you need to know about the latest in pop culture! We start off with a roundup of new trailers for Game of Thrones and Spiderman: Homecoming- do they live up to the hype?
And speaking of hype- we discuss our "Hype Songs" - the tracks that make us turnt up, get us energized and keep us in a good mood to conquer the day or rule the night.
Then, we discuss Sofia Coppola's win at Cannes Film Festival for Best Director of the upcoming film The Beguiled, and the controversy surrounding the female only screenings popping up around the country for Wonder Woman this coming weekend.
Plus, Sean returns to the House of Hyperbole to discuss the most sexual sex scene he's ever witnessed on television in the new series, American Gods.
And Amita gives her review and rating of last week's Big Sell, British singer songwriter, Laura Mvula and suggests another unique soulful voice- Earl St. Clair.
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That's right - we are back with another episode covering the most interesting pop culture of the week. Our topics this episode include:
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This week we react to the first four masterful episodes of Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang's, Master of None. Amita shares the particular joy that comes with watching this South Asian auteur do his his thing!
Then we explain why watching the current season of Scandal is the equivalent to having Pity Sex!
Next we introduce a new segment, Way Into, in which we present a guide for you to become as 'Way Into" a piece of pop culture as we are. In this inaugural segment, Sean presents a Way Into. . . Twin Peaks - and tells you everything you need to know and do to prepare for the Twin Peaks premiere on Showtime on Sunday May 21st.
Then we celebrate our 75th episode in a very special way!
And as always, we end with The Big Sell. Amita rates and reviews Sean's Instagram Big Sell from last week and sells him on a YouTube series that involves chicken, celebrities and hot sauce... Spicy!
Thanks to all of our listeners! Whether you've listened from the beginning or just recently found us - we are thrilled to have you here for our special milestone episode!
The best is yet come!
Sean's Way Into Twin Peaks
Watch Season 1
If you only have time for two eps out of the 7 watch The Pilot and episode 3 - Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer.
Read: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer
Watch Season 2 episodes 1-7.
If you only have time for two episodes watch the season premiere + episode 7 Lonely Souls (Laura Palmer's Killer is REVEALED!)
Watch Fire Walk with Me.
Watch Wild at Heart
Read: The Secret History of Twin Peaks
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The May pop culture hot streak continues so we discuss the release of the trailers for the highly anticipated film adaptation of the Stephen King series, The Dark Tower; and The Defenders on Netflix.
Then, Amita gives her immediate (and spoiler free) reaction to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and also shares her exciting experience winning a Broadway Lottery. Meanwhile Sean is incapable of containing his excitement over the premiere of the 2nd season of Sense8.
The Pop Insiders also share the details of the recently announced Game of Thrones spin-offs and share which GoT characters they'd most want to see Frasiered.
Plus, Amita celebrates the influx of South Asians on TV and Film and the joy and inspiration they have given her.
And Sean reviews last's week's Hall & Oates big sell and sells Amita on a climate change focused Instagram feed.
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The Defenders trailer
The Dark Tower trailer
Big Sell: Everyday Climate Change Instagram feed
The Pop Insiders never lie! As promised - May is lit and in this episode we dive into the unbearable 'litness' of pop culture in its first week. We discuss:
And of course we end with the Big Sell. Amita reviews Sean's pick from last week - the recent Gorillaz episode of the music focused podcast, Song Exploder.
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