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The Pink Popcast

Join hosts Josiah Rizzo and Benji Jones every Wednesday for a humorous discussion on the impact of pop-culture and the part it plays in defining our generation.

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Our Romantic Histories Part 2 (or Benji Jone's Big Move)

Today we continue last week's conversation on our Romantic Histories. In Part 2, Benji recounts his first major crush and the steps he took in coming out. He tells us what it was like growing up around people who weren't as accepting of sexuality and the impact it left on him. We also discuss how the social networking boom of the mid 00s forever changed the way we pursue relationships. #Relationships #LGBT #SocialNetwork

57mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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Our Romantic Histories Part 1

For our 20th episode, we decided to look back at our romantic histories and the media that most influenced them. In part one, Josiah recounts how Sitcoms and the Christian Purity Culture shaped his childhood view of love and the collateral damage that followed. #Friends #Friends25 #NBC

56mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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The Last Ten Years: Part 1

It's a NEW DECADE, so we're looking back at our favorite Pop-Culture Moments from the last 10 years. In PART ONE we reminisce on all the embarrassing Internet trends, briefly discuss politics, mourn the day the world ended, and speak-out against #CelebrityCyberBullying - Tune in next week for PART TWO of our #2010s #Decade #LookbackMentioned Links:2013 Scavenger Hunt Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ5nXC5CLUsBeyond the Screenplay Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-screenplay/id1451724425?i=1000459727919

50mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Troy and Abed's Sitcom Halloween Special

Blorgons! Join Troy Barnes and Abed Nadir (aka Constable Reggie and Inspector Spacetime... aka Benji Jones and Josiah Rizzo) as they recount their favorite Halloween-themed Sitcom episodes. From fan-favorites such as Community, to surprising choices like Buffy the Vampire Slayer - there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here are their nine spook-tacular recommendations for your Halloween pleasure.

55mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Holiday Pet Peeves

Ho, ho, humbug. Josiah and Benji start December off on the wrong side of the bed as they discuss their Top 5 Biggest Holiday Pet Peeves. What are YOUR holiday pet peeves? #Christmas #MariahCarey #AllIWantForChristmasIsYouPinkPopcast,OnWednesdaysWeWearPink,Popcast,Podcast,PopCulture,Video Podcast,MariahCarey,PetPeeves

49mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Frozen vs. Tangled ft. Jess Kohl and Chris Lubeck

Which is better: Frozen or Tangled? This week we're joined by Jessica Kohl and returning guest Chris Lubeck to answer this age-old question. Will one be victorious? Or will the episode meander much like one film's so called "plot?"(*ahem* Frozen *ahem*)? #Frozen #Tangled #Disney

57mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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The Best Spider-Man Movie? ft. Shaniece Cole

This week we're talking Spider-Man: Far From Home. We reminisce on our early memories of the franchise with guest Shaniece Cole, as well as decide which of the many films is our favorite. We also take a moment to appreciate the recent trend of diverse casting of established characters in Hollywood. Who is YOUR favorite Spider-Man?

52mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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The Last Ten Years: Part 2 (in 3D)

It's a NEW DECADE, so we're looking back at our favorite Pop-Culture Moments from the last 10 years. In PART TWO we salute the Queen Bee of Pop, discuss the 3D craze post-Avatar, and remember the day North Korea hacked America because we "killed" Kim Jong Un. #2010s #Decade #Lookback

49mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Hocus Pocus (and other things)

This week we take a look back on Benji's favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus. Is it a cult classic? Or is this another case of 90s nostalgia? Let us know in the comments below #HocusPocus #Disney #Halloween

54mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Our Great Eight Christmas Movies

It's that time of year so we're counting down our TOP 8 CHRISTMAS MOVIES. How do our lists compare with yours? Let us know your favorites by following us on Instagram at @PinkPopcast and leaving a comment. Or leave a Rating and Review on Apple! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. #ChristmasMovies #Podcast #OnWednesdaysWeWearPink

1hr 4mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Isn't It Romantic (2019)

She's a "Rebel" without a cause, and she's just woken up in her worst nightmare: A super-cheesy romantic comedy!This week we look back at the 2019 rom-com "Isn't It Romantic" starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, and Priyanka Chopra - and just in time for Valentine's Day! #ValentinesDay #RomCom #IsntItRomantic

1hr 1min

12 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Is It A Christmas Movie? ft. Joel White

What makes a Christmas movie? Is it snow? Santa? Elves? Reindeer? All or none of the above? This week we're joined by Joel White to debate some of our favorite "Non"-Christmas-Christmas-Movies and figure out once and for all if they're worthy enough to join the ranks? What's your favorite unconventional Christmas movie? Leave us a comment. #ChristmasMovie #Podcast #DebateSoundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/pinkpopcast/is-it-a-christmas-movie-ft-joel-whiteYoutube: https://youtu.be/1axKIZCrV70

55mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Our Favorite Romantic Films ft. Felicia Felton

Tis' the season of love, and we're counting down FIVE of our Favorite Romance Films with special guest Felicia Felton. #ValentinesDay #Romance #RomanticComedy

1hr 1min

5 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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The Maya Dawn ft. Maya Dawn

This week we’re joined by THE Maya Dawn who gives us an exclusive look into the making and meaning behind her upcoming EP, the self-titled “Maya Dawn.” We also discuss maintaining relationships in LA as well as mourn our first disappointments in the industry, pick our favorite Karaoke songs, and rant about the horrible high-school crushes we have even today. Follow Maya Dawn on Soundcloud at: @mayadawnmusic or on Instagram.com/themayadawn

47mins

21 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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After (2019)

This week we turn to Netflix to watch a film with a little less cultural impact, and a whole lot of... not much else. The 2019 romantic-drama "After" based on the new-adult-fiction novel of the same name, written by Anna Todd. How will you feel AFTER you've seen it? #After #YA #NetflixFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter @PinkPopcast || Search "The Pink Popcast" on Youtube - Subscribe and hit that bell for Notifications. And don't forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts (5 Stars Only Please).

48mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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The Thing About When Harry Met Sally ft. Jonathan Duncan

You might already know When Harry Met Sally (1989), but did you know The Thing About Harry (2020)? This week we're joined by our good friend Jonathan Duncan to compare two of the best films with Harry in the title, as well as the progression of queer romance in Hollywood cinema. Buckle in bitches. #WhenHarryMetSally #TheThingAboutHarry #LoveIsLove

56mins

26 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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Lion King 2019: Trash Or Treasure?

In this BONUS Friday episode, the boys ditch the pink and discuss the 2019 remake of The Lion King. Is it a future classic, or cinematic trash? You decide. We just can't wait to hear your thoughts.

1hr 1min

19 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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Halloween III And Other Shitty Movies ft. Matt Corrigan

Matt Corrigan of The Launchpad Podcast joins us this week to discuss some of our favorite "Shitty Movies" and why we love them. We tackle a variety of cult classics from Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), to a little known gem called Tammy and the T-Rex (1994). What is your favorite "shitty movie?" #Halloween3 #MichaelMeyers #LaunchPadPod

59mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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Once Upon A Wednesday In... Hollywood ft. Grace Rizzo

Guest Grace Rizzo, aka Thug Muffin, joins us the podcast to tackle the latest Tarantino revenge fantasy, "Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood." We debate the themes of old vs. new, Tarantino's treatment of Women, and his *spoiler alert* explosive ending. We also discuss Helter Skelter himself, and his malleable army of groupies.Follow Grace Rizzo on Soundcloud @Thugmuffin_Top

50mins

7 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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Living With Yourself (2019)

What would you do if YOU showed up at your doorstep? This week we grapple with the mysteries of life recreated as we take a look at the 2019 Netflix series "Living With Yourself" starring Paul Rudd, Aisling Bea and Paul Rudd. Let us know what you would do if you met your clone. #LivingWithYourself #PaulRudd #NetlfixFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter @PinkPopcast || Search "The Pink Popcast" on Youtube - Subscribe and hit that bell for Notifications. And don't forget to leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts (5 Stars Only Please).

1hr 2mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #20