Pop My Culture Podcast



Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky serious topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. Well just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok?


  • PMC 15: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett

    PMC 15: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett

    16/07/2010 Duration: 01h05min

    Cole, Vanessa and movie riffing royalty Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett ("Mystery Science Theater 3000," RiffTrax.com) talk The Dark Knight, slave Leias, casting The Hulk, helicopter flicks, Tom Waits and Shania Twain mashups, the demise of Blockbuster, favorite Road House lines, unusual Halloween costumes, Fat Mama, spirit gum, Tron guy, sad vuvuzelas, [...]

  • PMC 14: Simon Helberg

    PMC 14: Simon Helberg

    08/07/2010 Duration: 01h16min

    Cole, Vanessa and their favorite television physics nerd Simon Helberg ("The Big Bang Theory," "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog") talk Emmy snubs, a 3D Captain Ron remake, Tony Shalhoub, the Dr. Horrible sequel, wet underwear, Comic-Con, the Real Housewives, weird heart attack commercials, Hong Kong Phooey, owning physical CDs, the end of the internet, The TV [...]

  • PMC 13: Matthew Lillard

    PMC 13: Matthew Lillard

    02/07/2010 Duration: 01h10min

    Cole, Vanessa and the incredibly tall and equally hilarious Matthew Lillard ("Scream," "Scooby-Doo") talk the state of the film industry, merkins, Joan Rivers, Phantom vs. Les Mis, Hackers, Kenny Rogers, writing soup letters, Joan Embry internships, the upcoming Scream sequel, scary movies, the Human Centipede, Madisonsfoundation.org, writing a surf musical, and Cole and Matthew's Shaggy-off. [...]

  • PMC 12: Cristine Rose

    PMC 12: Cristine Rose

    22/06/2010 Duration: 01h15min

    Cole, Vanessa and television staple Cristine Rose ("Heroes," "How I Met Your Mother") talk sweaty glows, Angela Petrelli, So You Think You Can Dance, the writers strike, Pushing Daisies, Maggie Smith, playing Jackie Kennedy, Picket Fences, Toy Story 3, the Ferris Bueller TV show, ghost cops, disco, Ishtar, Todd Oldham, The Biggest Loser, Hoot hooting, [...]

  • PMC 11: Oscar Nunez and Danny Pudi (Live at the RoofTop Comedy Festival)

    PMC 11: Oscar Nunez and Danny Pudi (Live at the RoofTop Comedy Festival)

    15/06/2010 Duration: 57min

    Cole, Vanessa and TWO amazing guests-Oscar Nunez ("The Office") and Danny Pudi ("Community") chat in front of a live audience in Aspen, Colorado about Stephen Seagal, Willow, paintball specialists, groping, Galarraga's perfect game, Donald Glover for Spiderman, velvet improvisers, Jaden Smith, proud prominent noses, missing q-tips, gypsy Burt Reynolds, and things that are shit hot. [...]

  • PMC 10: Mo Collins

    PMC 10: Mo Collins

    10/06/2010 Duration: 01h10min

    Cole, Vanessa and sketch pro Mo Collins ("MadTv," "Arrested Development") talk podcasting crickets, Sandy Bullock, skit vs. sketch, Parenthood, unusual awards, Carol Burnett, the Strawberry Shortcake doll smell, teenage bands, sparkly vampires and zombies, odd fetishes, Lorrainisms, Betty White, popsicle stick jokes, Bazooka Joe comics, and boxes full of poop.  

  • PMC 09: Linda Cardellini

    PMC 09: Linda Cardellini

    31/05/2010 Duration: 01h11min

    Cole, Vanessa and adorable Linda Cardellini ("Freaks and Geeks," "E.R.") talk jeggings, Bieber Fever, Ewe Tube, sex tapes, the American Idol finale, Nancy Grace, Brett Michaels, Top Chef Masters, satellite radio, Snapitude, unicorns, Precious, Scooby Doo, the Burger King from Back to the Future, and the importance of Dead Man On Campus' Guy #2.  

  • PMC 08: Paul F. Tompkins

    PMC 08: Paul F. Tompkins

    20/05/2010 Duration: 01h14min

    Cole, Vanessa and hilarious gentleman comic Paul F. Tompkins ("Best Week Ever," "Mr. Show with Bob and David") talk tattoos, twitter wars, Kid Nation, Law & Order, riverboat gamblers, Lindsay Lohan, There Will Be Blood, flippers, The Pacific, invisible sound guys, Morgan Spurlock Food Detective, Treme, The Philly Fanatic, broadcasting in a leafblower, and what [...]

  • PMC 07: Keith Coogan

    PMC 07: Keith Coogan

    13/05/2010 Duration: 01h04min

    Cole, Vanessa and 80s/90s teen flick icon Keith Coogan ("Adventures in Babysitting," "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead") talk weepy Disney films, Iron Man 2, meta filmmaking, Hiding Out's pedophilia, Canadian child doubles, The Waltons, Just the Ten of Us, the Monologue a Day Project, John Cusack's fascination with Cassiopeia, stripping babysitters, 6th grade rock [...]

  • PMC 06: Mather Zickel

    PMC 06: Mather Zickel

    30/04/2010 Duration: 01h08min

    Cole, Vanessa and the handsome, hilarious Mather Zickel (“Rachel Getting Married,” “Reno 911!”) talk Dungeons & Dragons, Bubo, the Smurfs Movie, anal media, heavenly bunk-beds, Critters 2, 3D, Joe Estevez, Roger Corman, the Janekasaurus, and Mather’s set-lifted wardrobe.  

  • PMC 05: Chris Hardwick

    PMC 05: Chris Hardwick

    22/04/2010 Duration: 01h05min

    Cole, Vanessa and our favorite Nerdist Chris Hardwick ("Web Soup," "Singled Out") talk Tron, the iPad, remaking Fletch, the Disney Vault, getting naked for Steven Seagal, Lode Runner, Hufflepuff, foul-mouthed kids, Dave Coulier, the Hollywood Squares, demeaning commercial auditions and a super-extreme version of Apple Care.  

  • PMC 04: Bobby Campo

    PMC 04: Bobby Campo

    07/04/2010 Duration: 59min

    Cole, Vanessa, and the dream captain of Vanessa’s heart Bobby Campo ("Final Destination," "Legally Blondes," Vanessa’s Fantasies…) talk comics, horror movies, Teen Witch, more Teen Witch, Sookie’s Sexuality, Snow Caps, cougars, Lollapalooza, humiliating blue cat mascot outfits, Risk, and much more...and they did it all while trying to talk through the incredibly thick sexual tension [...]

  • PMC 03: Deanna Russo

    PMC 03: Deanna Russo

    27/03/2010 Duration: 01h02min

    Cole, Vanessa and lovely, lovely, lovely guest Deanna Russo ("Knight Rider," "Gossip Girl") talk terrariums, Jesse James, Brotherhoodies, Cloris Leachman, fan K.I.T.T. creations, Carlton Cuse, the night of 140 Tweets, Breaking Bad, @ signs, making eye contact with Richard Simmons, horse appendages, verbal nodding, sounding smart, and Cole's ridiculously literal t-shirt.  

  • PMC 02: Janet Varney

    PMC 02: Janet Varney

    16/03/2010 Duration: 57min

    Cole, Vanessa and special guest Janet Varney ("Dinner and a Movie," "Entourage") talk Corey Haim, celebrity crushes, the biosphere, shirtless saxophone solos, Dan Fielding's wardrobe, Little Man Tate, and Andie MacDowell's "acting."  

  • PMC 01: Samm Levine

    PMC 01: Samm Levine

    03/03/2010 Duration: 59min

    Cole, Vanessa and special guest Samm Levine ("Freaks and Geeks," "Inglourious Basterds") talk Oscars, unobtainium, dancing Buzz Aldrin, measurement beans, Paris rooftops and Vanessa's unhealthy obsession with Zac Efron. Let us know what you think in the comments (that's like a modern day "suggestion box" for you old timers. But hey, listening to a "podcast" [...]

  • Pop My Culture Theme Song

    Pop My Culture Theme Song

    24/02/2010 Duration: 01min

    Introducing the Pop My Culture Theme Song! First Full Episode coming soon!!

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