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Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist. Every week they talk about things they love, stuff that pisses them off and pop culture: movies new and o...Show More

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Episode 175: Girl, Interrupted with guest Andrea Loewen

52:40 | Mar 20th

Summary:   "Dark souls." This week we invite writer, theatre-maker, and choreographer Andrea Loewen on the podcast to talk about her new book Feeling Better as well as the film Girl, Interrupted. Also discussed: Dirty John, Back with the Ex, and Lisa...Show More

Episode 174: Russian Doll

55:20 | Mar 13th

Summary:   "Lunch is observed." This week we tackle the much talked-about new Netflix series Russian Doll, with Andrea and Lisa each giving us their own take on what it is about. Also discussed: Groundhog Day, The Good Place, and JOMO.     Show notes...Show More

Episode 173: Frida Kahlo

57:01 | Mar 6th

Summary:   "Guts or stupidity." In honour of International Women's Day we're paying tribute to the iconic, radical Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and discussing the 2002 film Frida. Also discussed: Fatal Attraction, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Summer Sister...Show More

Episode 172: Roma with guest Dorothy Woodend

1:04:27 | Feb 27th

Summary:   "Tiny wins." Film critic Dorothy Woodend is back for an unprecedented five-peat appearance to talk about the movie Roma and, as a bonus, tells us an incredible story about her experience seeing the film. Also discussed: Alice from the Brad...Show More

Episode 171: Oscars 2019 with guest Dorothy Woodend

1:02:21 | Feb 20th

Summary:   "Accumulated couch knowledge." This week film critic and Tyee Culture Editor Dorothy Woodend joins us for the fourth year in a row to pre-game the 2019 Oscars. Also discussed: True Detective, film swag, and the underrated directing career ...Show More

Episode 170: You've Got Mail with guest Dina Del Bucchia

1:04:05 | Feb 13th

Summary:   "Be funny at least." This week author and podcaster Dina Del Bucchia joins us to share her considerable expertise in the genre of rom-coms and discuss the classic Meg Ryan movie You've Got Mail.  Also discussed: '90s hair, Pretty Little Li...Show More

Episode 169: Joy Luck Club with guest Lindsay Wong

1:00:01 | Feb 6th

Summary:   "It's never over." This week we invite author Lindsay Wong on the podcast to talk about her celebrated memoir The Woo Woo, the classic film Joy Luck Club and the everlasting power of mothers. Also discussed: ghosts, superstitions and the R...Show More

Episode 168: 10 Things I Hate About You

57:47 | Jan 30th

Summary:   "I'm not hostile, I'm annoyed." This week, Lisa and Andrea vehemently disagree about peak '90s teen drama 10 Things I Hate About You. Also discussed: Sylvia Plath, platform thongs, and Suits.   Show notes:   Green Book Director Used to Fla...Show More

Episode 167: The Favorite

1:06:13 | Jan 23rd

Summary:   "Sometimes a lady likes to have some fun." This week we kick off Oscar season by inviting repeat guest Steven Schelling on the show to talk about The Favorite. Also discussed: gout, Keira Knightley, and hoarding.    Show notes:   Tidying U...Show More

Episode 166: Widows with guest Natasha Tony

58:55 | Jan 16th

Summary:   "I have been this woman." This week we invite casting director and union steward Natasha Tony on the show to talk about the sorely underrated film Widows. Also discussed: heist movies, Gillian Flynn, and "unlikeable" female characters.   S...Show More

Episode 165: Dumplin' with guest Samantha Nock

55:29 | Jan 9th

Summary:   "It's hard being a diamond in a rhinestone world." This week we invite Samantha Nock of Heavy Content back on the podcast to discuss the loveable movie Dumplin'. Also discussed: Nailed It!, Wentworth and Ellen DeGeneres.   Show notes:   20...Show More

Episode 164: The Big Chill

51:04 | Jan 2nd

Summary:   "Have you ever cried naked sitting in the shower?" This week we revisit the American baby boomer comedy-drama the Big Chill on its 35th anniversary. Also discussed: the weird short-shorts men wore in the '80s, capitalism and the plausibili...Show More

Episode 163: Love Actually vs. The Holiday 4 with Cynara Geissler

1:08:28 | Dec 25th, 2018

Summary:   "Sassy girl." It's December at Pop This! and that can only mean one thing: it's time to fight about the worst holiday movie ever made. That's right folks, join Andrea and Lisa for their 4th annual episode dedicated to arguing about Love Ac...Show More

Episode 162: Little Women

51:54 | Dec 19th, 2018

Summary:   "Not so little women." Over the years, there have been many film, stage and television versions of the classic book Little Women. Pop This! producer Andrea Gin loves the 1949 version, Lisa Christiansen prefers the 1994 iteration and Andrea...Show More

Episode 161: Last Holiday

58:54 | Dec 12th, 2018

Summary:   "Make me international." This week we talk about our love of Queen Latifah and how Last Holiday is one of the best, most underrated rom-coms of all time. We then also realize it may be so great because it was originally written about a man...Show More

Episode 160: The Accused with guest Angela Marie MacDougall

59:18 | Dec 5th, 2018

Summary:   "Unfinished business." This week we talk about The Accused and the importance of believing women with guest Angela Marie MacDougall, the Executive Director of Battered Women Support Services. Also discussed: Jordan Peele, Jameela Jamil and...Show More

Episode 159: Mary Poppins (1964)

39:16 | Nov 28th, 2018

Summary:   This week our hosts disagree about what constitutes a good musical, Andrea posits the idea that Mary Poppins is the original Cool Girl, and we all realize Mary Poppins is a different movie than we thought. Also discussed: terrible English ...Show More

Episode 158: The Hate U Give with guest Cicely Blain

1:00:25 | Nov 21st, 2018

Summary:   This week we invite consultant, facilitator, writer and artist Cicely Blain on the podcast to discuss the film The Hate U Give. Also discussed: Rebel Wilson, Black Lives Matter Vancouver, and the Broken Earth series.   Show notes:   Rebel ...Show More

Episode 157: Misery, live at VanPodFest with Sam Nock of Heavy Content

30:23 | Nov 14th, 2018

Summary:   "A collective breath." This week we are coming live to you from the Vancouver Podcast Festival! Our special guest for this taping was Sam Nock from Heavy Content, and our topic was the classic horror film Misery.   Show notes:   Heavy Cont...Show More

Episode 156: Wild with guest Diandra Oliver

1:07:15 | Nov 7th, 2018

Summary:   "God is a ruthless bitch." This week we invite writer and activist Diandra Oliver on the podcast to discuss the movie Wild and talk about the Curvy Kili Crew — a group of awesome fat babes who are hiking Mount Kilimanjaro for International...Show More

Episode 155: Scream

1:05:08 | Oct 31st, 2018

Summary:   "You have the same amount of hours in the day as Beyonce." This week we celebrate Halloween by talking about the classic horror film Scream. Also discussed: Big Mouth, Beyonce and Jay Z's marriage, and our favourite scary movies.    Show n...Show More

Episode 154: Murphy Brown

45:22 | Oct 24th, 2018

"Lump of biscuit." This week we talk about the return of the classic sitcom Murphy Brown,

Episode 153: Hereditary

59:55 | Oct 17th, 2018

"I might love it but I might also hate it." This week we talk about the terrifying film Hereditary and make the shocking discovery that Andrea Warner has never read To Kill A Mockingbird.

Episode 152: Out Of Sight with guest Don English

1:00:18 | Oct 10th, 2018

his week we invite writer and crime novel aficionado Don English on the podcast to talk about one of Lisa's favourite films, the 1998 crime comedy film Out of Sight. Also discussed: Patty Smyth, Bojack Horseman, and Vancouver Noir.

Episode 151: A Star is Born (1976)

59:43 | Oct 4th, 2018

In anticipation of the upcoming release of A Star is Born we watch the '70s-era version starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson and discover that Lisa knows all the lyrics to every song. Also discussed: pumpkin spice yogurt, Celion Dion and ...Show More

Episode 150: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains with Rose Melberg

1:01:08 | Sep 26th, 2018

This week we invite Rose Melberg on the podcast to talk about her favourite film, the criminally underrated Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains. Also discussed: Jane the Virgin, Girls Rock Camp, and our love of Kim Wexler from Better Call Saul.

Episode 149: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

54:30 | Sep 19th, 2018

This week Andrea and Lisa have conflicting feelings about the teen romance film To All the Boys I've Loved Before. Also discussed: Buffy Sainte-Marie, The African Queen and Andy's friends in the Devil Wears Prada.

Episode 148: Baby Boom with guest Pamela Rounis

1:04:11 | Sep 12th, 2018

This week we bring you a special crossover episode with SADCAST's Pamela Rounis, who wants to talk about the 1987 rom-com Baby Boom. Also discussed: Nancy Meyers, hysterical female characters, and the enduring appeal of Sam Shepard.

Episode 147: Sorry To Bother You

51:30 | Sep 5th, 2018

"Uncomfortably funny." This week we talk about the genre-bending genius of Sorry To Bother You, a movie that absolutely lives up to the hype. Also discussed: Don DeLillo, Armie Hammer and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Episode 146: Norma Rae

54:05 | Aug 29th, 2018

"The only trouble I ever had in my life was with white men." This week Lisa and Andrea discover that Norma Rae is one of the best movies they've ever seen. Also discussed: science experiments, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and the awful summer heat.

Episode 145: Set It Up

49:46 | Aug 22nd, 2018

"I want more." This week Andrea and Lisa argue about whether or not Set It Up is the second coming of rom-coms.

Episode 144: Sleepless in Seattle

1:02:21 | Aug 15th, 2018

"Go ahead and settle." We re-watch Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in the classic rom-com Sleepless in Seattle on its 25th anniversary.

Episode 143: Sarah Connor in Terminator 2

56:47 | Aug 8th, 2018

"Uterus Fun Times." This week we tackle the character of Sarah Connor from the Terminator franchise in our ongoing series on female action heroes. Also discussed: Tom Cruise, would-you-rathers, and dogs.

Episode 142: Single White Female

58:26 | Aug 1st, 2018

Summary:   "I remembered it better." This week we decide it's time to re-watch Single White Female and try to figure out exactly what 'psychological erotic thriller' means. Also discussed: summer vacations, racist classifieds in the '90s and Play Mis...Show More

Episode 141: Nanette with guest Jackie Hoffart

1:02:13 | Jul 25th, 2018

Summary:   "Goddammit." This week we are joined by comedian Jackie Hoffart to discuss Hannah Gadsby's stunning Netflix special Nanette. Also discussed: Real Men Watch Bravo, Baseball Life Advice and Mallory Keaton from Family Ties.   Show notes:   Je...Show More

Episode 141: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

57:58 | Jul 18th, 2018

Summary:   "Pants equal love." We invite grad student and CBC intern Danielle Piper to join the podcast to talk about her feelings on Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Also discussed: Blake Lively's shark movie The Shallows, Kelly Tran, and Judy Blu...Show More

Episode 140: Annihilation

56:24 | Jul 11th, 2018

This week we discuss the new sci-fi psychological horror film Annihilation as part of our ongoing series on action heroes. Also discussed: Snail Mail, A Star is Born and Lisa's ongoing struggle with her Goodreads Book Challenge.

Episode 139: Ocean's 8

54:36 | Jul 4th, 2018

"All-male band." This week on the podcast we talk about Ocean's 8, Thorn Oakenshield and Anna Delvey.

Episode 138: 27 Dresses

57:08 | Jun 27th, 2018

On this week's episode, we asses our feelings about the career of Katherine Heigl, ghost sex on Grey's Anatomy and our feelings for James Marsden.

Episode 137: Four Weddings and a Funeral

57:53 | Jun 20th, 2018

"Sad girl enthusiast." This week in our journey through Bride Month continues we take a look at the classic British wedding movie Four Weddings and a Funeral and debate Carrie as an early manic pixie dream girl. Also discussed: least sexy on-screen c...Show More

Episode 136: Bridesmaids with guest Bridgette Watson

1:06:24 | Jun 13th, 2018

"Always a groomsman, never a groom." This week we are joined by guest Bridgette Watson to talk about one of the greatest wedding movies of all time: Bridesmaids.

Episode 135: Muriel's Wedding

52:23 | Jun 6th, 2018

This week we kick off Bride Month with one of the most anti-wedding wedding films of all time: Muriel's Wedding. Also discussed: A Little Life, Jennifer Castle and axe throwing.

Episode 134: Freaks and Geeks with guest Brent Hodge

1:02:09 | May 30th, 2018

We invite director Brent Hodge on the show to talk about his latest film Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary. Also discussed: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Rick and Morty, and the excellent music of Bonjay.

Episode 133: Aliens

50:28 | May 23rd, 2018

This week we boldly continue on our journey through the Alien franchise with an episode dedicated to Aliens.

Episode 132: Lady Macbeth and Shakespeare with guest Moya O'Connell

53:50 | May 16th, 2018

This week we invite actress Moya O'Connell on to discuss her upcoming performance as Lady Macbeth at Vancouver's Bard on the Beach, as well as other female characters in Shakespeare. Also discussed: Michelle Wolf, Paddington 2 and the Laughing Archiv...Show More

Episode 131: Poltergeist with guest Cynara Geissler

1:07:27 | May 9th, 2018

This week we invite Renaissance woman Cynara Geissler on to take a deep dive into Poltergeist. Also discussed: ordering off-menu at Dairy Queen, hot dogs from 7-11, and our all-time favourite cakes.

Episode 130: Speed

53:28 | May 2nd, 2018

"Not technically beautiful." We talk about the 1994 action thriller Speed and its disappointing follow-up, Speed 2.

Episode 129: Beaches

51:38 | Apr 25th, 2018

This week we tackle the film that Andrea loves and Lisa loves to hate: the 1988 dramedy Beaches.

Episode 128: Stormy Daniels, sex workers, and toxic masculinity

56:17 | Apr 18th, 2018

We take a look at Robert Altman's 1971 film McCabe & Mrs. Miller about a gambler and a sex worker and discuss how surprisingly relevant it is today.

Episode 127: Romancing the Stone

52:08 | Apr 12th, 2018

Today we dive deep into the romantic adventure sub-genre with "Romancing the Stone." Also discussed: Norm Macdonald, Nailed It and Are We Not Cats?

Episode 126: Real Women Have Curves

50:18 | Apr 6th, 2018

"I'd see your movie." This week we discuss the criminally underappreciated 2002 coming-of-age film Real Women Have Curves.

Episode 125: Spice World with Louise Burns

1:00:46 | Mar 28th, 2018

"Everybody Hates Morning People." We invited Louise Burns on the podcast this week to talk about Spice World and her own personal experience as a teenager in an all-girl band.

Episode 124: A Wrinkle in Time with Erika Thorkelson

49:48 | Mar 21st, 2018

"There will be a Chris." We invite Erika Thorkelson on the podcast this week to talk about A Wrinkle In Time.

Episode 123: Sex and the City with Vivek Shraya

50:30 | Mar 12th, 2018

"We're all Mirandas." Author, musician, and filmmaker Vivek Shraya joins us to talk about Sex and the City on the 20th anniversary of its debut.

Episode 122: Black Panther with Cecily Walker

1:00:27 | Mar 7th, 2018

"Not good at winter." This week we invite Riverdale Rag co-host Cecily Walker to talk about Black Panther.

Episode 121: Oscars 2018 with Dorothy Woodend

1:02:43 | Feb 27th, 2018

This week we invite three-peat superstar film critic Dorothy Woodend on the podcast to talk about all things Oscars 2018.

Episode 120: The Florida Project

48:47 | Feb 21st, 2018

"The politics of peripheral vision." As we close in on the Oscars, we take some time to talk about Sean Baker's brilliant film The Florida Project, one of our favourites of 2017. Also discussed: grey hair, Anthony Bourdain & the Murphy Brown reboot. ...Show More

Episode 119: Valentine's Day with Mandy Len Catron

1:02:16 | Feb 14th, 2018

For our Valentine's Day episode, we invited writer Mandy Len Catron on the podcast to talk about her favourite rom-coms, her least-favourite fictional couples, and what it was like to go viral with her NYT article "To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do Thi...Show More

Episode 118: Lady Bird

59:34 | Feb 7th, 2018

This week we talk about one of Andrea and Lisa's favourite films from this Oscar season: Lady Bird.    Show notes:   Larry Nassar sentencing   Lady Bird trailer   Greta Gerwig IMDB   20th Century Women trailer   Recommendations:   Lisa Christiansen: ...Show More

Episode 117: Moonstruck

44:29 | Jan 31st, 2018

This week we welcome PR guy/writer/editor/stylist/fabulist Steven Schelling back on the show for the second time to talk about his favourite film of all time, Moonstruck.   Show notes:   Moonstruck trailer   The Lion in Winter (film)   The Royal Tene...Show More

Episode 116: Broadcast News

54:58 | Jan 24th, 2018

This week Andrea and Lisa weigh in on whether the 1987 rom-com-drama Broadcast News starring Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks and William Hurt is a realistic portrayal of journalism. Also discussed: contagious diseases, Marlee Matlin, and season 2 of the ...Show More

Episode 115: I, Tonya

1:02:17 | Jan 17th, 2018

This week we discuss the controversy surrounding the black comedy biopic I, Tonya and whether the world should finally forgive Tonya Harding. Our guest this week is Pop This! producer and erstwhile figure skater Andrea Gin.   Show notes:   Kurt Brown...Show More

Episode 114: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

58:21 | Jan 10th, 2018

"You compliment yourself." We discuss Lisa's #40books challenge, Andrea's amazing relationship with herself, and all the darkness and hope found in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.   Show notes: 52 books in 52 weeks challenge The Aquarius Woman  Eternal o...Show More

Episode 113: Working Girl

56:32 | Jan 3rd, 2018

"I have a head for business, and a bod for sin." This week we contemplate the lessons we're supposed to learn from the 1988 rom-com drama Working Girl, starring Melanie Griffith. Why does Harrison Ford get top billing? Why are there so many shots of ...Show More

Episode 112: When Harry Met Sally

55:47 | Dec 27th, 2017

We are celebrating New Year's Eve together by talking about the biggest rom-com of them all: When Harry Met Sally. Did you know that Nora Ephron originally had a totally different ending written? Also discussed: African Queen, Jenny Slate and The Way...Show More

Episode 111: While You Were Sleeping

58:32 | Dec 20th, 2017

This week Lisa and Andrea take on Sandra Bullock's 1995 box office hit movie While You Were Sleeping, and completely re-write the ending. Lisa warns everyone about being suspicious of the grand gesture. Also discussed: The Lake House, Barbra Streisan...Show More

Episode 110: Meet Me in St. Louis vs. It's a Wonderful Life

1:06:00 | Dec 13th, 2017

This week Andrea and Lisa toss Love Actually and The Holiday by the wayside and bring their actual favourite holiday movies to the table. Also discussed: the words and wisdom of Angela Davis, onscreen kissing, and whether Die Hard constitutes a Chris...Show More

Episode 109: Love Actually vs. The Holiday 3

1:03:31 | Dec 6th, 2017

Here we go again! It's year 3 of our (now) annual December tradition of fighting over whether Love Actually or The Holiday is the best (and/or worst) holiday film of all time. Join us for this annual fight, won't you? Also discussed: Joan Didion, St....Show More

Episode 108: Titanic

1:02:53 | Nov 29th, 2017

This week we talk about Titanic, a movie both Andrea and Lisa love to hate. Why is it the second most popular film ever? Does it matter if there was room for Jack on the door? Why is this movie so long? Also discussed: Mindhunter, Ibeyi and talk ther...Show More

Episode 107: The Princess Bride

55:58 | Nov 22nd, 2017

This week we discuss one of Lisa's favourite movies of all time: The Princess Bride. Why is this film so quotable? Why do Mormons love it so much? Why has Andrea never seen the whole thing? Also discussed: André the Giant, the uselessness of manicure...Show More

Episode 106: Steel Magnolias

57:01 | Nov 15th, 2017

Show notes: Lisa sees Morrissey in Seattle I, Tonya trailer Steel Magnolias trailer Best Little Whorehouse in Texas trailer The film that makes me cry: Steel Magnolias Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell in Hook Cruelest Cuts: 21 Bad Movie Hairdos Steel Magn...Show More

Episode 105: Girls Trip

53:59 | Nov 8th, 2017

Show notes: Girls Trip trailer Woman to Watch: Actress-Writer-Producer Tracy Oliver The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Recommendations: Lisa: Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove by Ahmir Questlove Thompson Andrea: Songs For A Lost ...Show More

Episode 104: The Devil Wears Prada

59:52 | Nov 1st, 2017

This week Andrea and Lisa sit down in the studio to discuss their feelings about the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Andrea talks about her strong feelings about the nickname "Andy" with a y and Lisa tries to...Show More

Episode 103: Pop This! Live featuring guests Cecily Walker and Paul Bae

1:14:15 | Oct 26th, 2017

Show notes: Cecily Walker is the host of the podcast The Riverdale Rag Paul Bae is the host of two podcasts: The Big Loop and The Black Tapes An Un-Scientific Guide to Telling the Sprouse Twins Apart Hocus Pocus trailer Practical Magic trailer   Reco...Show More

Episode 102: The Craft with guest Hannah McGregor

59:01 | Oct 18th, 2017

Show notes: The Problem with "That's Problematic" your fav is problematic Witch, Please Secret Feminist Agenda The Craft trailer Artisanal brooms from Granville Island Fairuza Balk's Magickal Marketplace in Los Angeles Recommendations Lisa: Jeremy S...Show More

Episode 101: The Love Witch with guest Louise Burns

54:54 | Oct 11th, 2017

This week we are thrilled to be joined by musician, broadcaster and producer Louise Burns in the studio to discuss one of her favourite films: the Love Witch.  Join us as we dissect this fascinating tale of a beautiful young witch and her gothic Vict...Show More

Episode 100: Witches of Eastwick

56:23 | Oct 4th, 2017

October is Witch Month at Pop This! and we're kicking it off with the 1987 comedy-fantasy film The Witches of Eastwick, starring Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Veronica Cartwright and Jack Nicholson. Also discussed: Lisa's diminishing capac...Show More

Episode 99: Private Benjamin

53:05 | Sep 27th, 2017

Lisa talks about the acronym "FOMI" or fear of missing in, and how she'd prefer to stay home forever. Also discussed: the cast of Friends, Goldie Hawn's amazing career, Bill Murray in the 1980s and our special live event on Oct. 20. Show notes FOMI P...Show More

Episode 96: The Bodyguard

55:30 | Sep 6th, 2017

Join us as Lisa and Andrea discuss the 1992 American romantic thriller The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. Also discussed: airport therapy dogs, Spandau Ballet, and Kevin Costner's onscreen kissing techniques. Show notes: Airpo...Show More

Episode 95: Election

54:21 | Aug 30th, 2017

It might not be the perfect back-to-school film choice, but we went for it nonetheless. Election, the 1999 black comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick, is our main topic of discussion this week. Also discussed: Lisa's trip to Spain,...Show More

Episode 94: Big Little Lies

59:08 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Show notes:   Under the Tuscan Sun plot summary: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0328589/plotsummary   Big Little Lies, a novel by Liane Moriarty: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19486412-big-little-lies   Big Little Lies - official trailer - HBO: h...Show More

Episode 93: Fatal Attraction

58:53 | Aug 16th, 2017

This week, we discuss the 1987 American psychological thriller Fatal Attraction.

Episode 93: Fatal Attraction

0:00 | Aug 16th, 2017

This week, we discuss the 1987 American psychological thriller Fatal Attraction.

Episode 92: My Best Friend's Wedding

51:04 | Aug 9th, 2017

We sit down to discuss the film My Best Friend's Wedding on its 20th anniversary.

Episode 91: The Stepford Wives (1975)

50:40 | Aug 2nd, 2017

We review the classic 1975 American science-fiction film the Stepford Wives and discuss its influence today. Also talked about: Kelly & Ryan, Lorde and Get Out.     Show notes:   Live with Kelly & Ryan   Grouse Grind   NPH in Vancouver   Stepford Wi...Show More

Episode 90: Buffy the Vampire Slayer & 'Once More, With Feeling'

51:32 | Jul 26th, 2017

Andrea and Lisa have much to say about 'Once More, with Feeling,' the seventh episode of the sixth season of cult television hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Also discussed: Cat Lady stereostypes, the Smashing Pumpkins song "1979" and Joss Wheden's Wond...Show More

Episode 89: Pregnancy, celebrity & the female body with guest Jackie Wong

58:25 | Jul 20th, 2017

This week we invite the amazing Jackie Wong on our show to discuss pregnancy, celebrities and the female body. Also discussed: Lisa's love affair with salad, Francis McDormand in Fargo, and Criminal (the podcast). Show notes: Women laughing alone wi...Show More

Episode 88: Insecure

1:04:23 | Jul 13th, 2017

This week we discuss our obsession with Issa Rae's amazing show Insecure.

Episode 87: GLOW with guest Fatima Dhowre

1:01:06 | Jul 6th, 2017

This week we invite comedian and wrestling enthusiast Fatima Dhowre on the show to talk about the new Netflix series GLOW. Also discussed: the Fast & Furious franchise, Sheer Mag, and 12 Monkeys.

Episode 86: Bonnie and Clyde

55:31 | Jun 28th, 2017

This week we look at the 1967 landmark biographical crime film Bonnie and Clyde.

Episode 85: Twin Peaks

54:58 | Jun 21st, 2017

Lisa does her best to explain Twin Peaks to Andrea, who has only ever seen the film Fire Walk with Me and nothing else from the franchise. Also discussed: Roxanne Gay, Better Call Saul and SassyBlack.

Episode 84: Alien

1:02:31 | Jun 14th, 2017

"In space, no one can hear your scream."This week we take on the 1979 British-American sci-fi horror film Alien. Also discussed: Jane Austen, Clouds of Sils Maria and All About Eve.

Episode 83: Master of None, Season 2

52:23 | Jun 7th, 2017

This week we talk about the first three episodes of season 2 of Master of None. Also discussed: life maintenance, Land of Talk and I Love Dick.

Episode 82: Wonder Woman

1:03:22 | May 31st, 2017

This week we welcome avowed Wonder Woman expert & fan Ken Boesem on the podcast to discuss the new blockbuster film.

Episode 81: Handmaid's Tale

59:49 | May 24th, 2017

Andrea and Lisa tackle the Handmaid's Tale, a new TV series based on the classic Margaret Atwood novel. Also discussed: never-ending colds, Miss America and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Episode 80: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

54:32 | May 17th, 2017

This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the cult-classic film Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. Also discussed: Andrea and Lisa's own high school reunions.

Episode 79: Mother's Day

49:27 | May 10th, 2017

This week Andrea and Lisa finish off a months-long viewing project by watching the 2016 film Mother's Day.

Episode 78: Mean Girls

1:00:18 | May 3rd, 2017

This week Lisa and Andrea talk about the 2004 American teen comedy film Mean Girls.

Episode 77: Betty White

50:18 | Apr 27th, 2017

This week Andrea and Lisa talk about the groundbreaking career of the legendary entertainer Betty White. Also discussed: Justin Trudeau.

Episode 76: 13 Reasons Why

1:00:16 | Apr 20th, 2017

This week we dive into the first 3 episodes of the hit Netflix television series 13 Reasons Why. Also discussed: our love of Jay Som, being hangry and Rizzo in Grease.

Episode 75: Girls with guest Abby Herlin

1:02:41 | Apr 13th, 2017

The series finale of Girls is upon us, and we take this opportunity to invite media connoisseur Abby Herlin on the podcast to discuss the show's six-year arc.

Episode 74: LitFest New West with guest JJ Lee

1:04:30 | Apr 6th, 2017

This week we go live at LitFest New West with special guest, author JJ Lee. Topics discussed: ghost stories, fashion, and hoarding toilet paper.

Episode 73: Get Out

58:26 | Mar 30th, 2017

Andrea and Lisa talk about the horror-comedy genre this week, specifically the break-out hit film Get Out. Also discussed: Force Majeure, Marcella and complaining in public.

Episode 72: the Mary Tyler Moore Show

58:33 | Mar 23rd, 2017

This week Andrea and Lisa talk about the Mary Tyler Moore Show and go over all the things were considered 'groundbreaking' for single working women in the '60s. Also discussed: toilet paper emergencies, Murphy Brown and The Two Towers.

Episode 71: Gone Girl vs. Gone Girl

58:24 | Mar 15th, 2017

Listen to our first ever live taping this week at the Vancouver Public Library. Our topic this week is Gone Girl (film) vs. Gone Girl (book): which is better? Other topics discussed: Emma Watson, Get Out and Valerie June.

Episode 70: Riverdale

53:21 | Mar 8th, 2017

Every though we're grown ups and this is a podcast for grown ups, this week we're talking about the CW teen drama Riverdale. Also discussed: Practical Magic, Under the Shadow, and avoiding Twitter.

Episode 69: La La Land

52:12 | Mar 3rd, 2017

This week Andrea and Lisa finally get around to discussing the almost Best Picture-winning film La La Land, and whether we think it is overhyped or overcritisized. Also discussed: the rest of the Oscars debacle 2017, My Favourite Murder and Missing R...Show More

Episode 68: Oscars 2017 with guest Dorothy Woodend

1:10:28 | Feb 22nd, 2017

This week we are thrilled to have our first-ever repeat guest back on the show: film critic Dorothy Woodend. She is here to tell us her which films should win this year at the Oscars, and which films will win. Also discussed: mouth breathing, snow an...Show More

Episode 67: You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson

57:39 | Feb 16th, 2017

Andrea and Lisa do a book club episode on this hilarious biography from Phoebe Robinson, one of our favourite comedians and podcasters. Also discussed: eyebrows, U2 and unicorn hair.

Episode 66: Valentine's Day

1:00:30 | Feb 9th, 2017

Andrea and Lisa are here to talk about Valentine's Day, as in both the holiday and the 2010 romantic comedy. They only liked one of those things.

Episode 65: Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet

49:10 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Lisa and Andrea discuss Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Does the film stand the test of time? How young was Leo Dicaprio in this film? Also, did it have the best soundtrack of all time? Also discussed: Beyonce, the Good Place and Travel Man.

Episode 64: A League of Their Own

48:58 | Jan 26th, 2017

This week, Andrea and Lisa discuss the classic film A League of Their Own. Also discussed: Lindy West, Moonlight and how there's no crying in baseball.

Episode 63: Hidden Figures

53:26 | Jan 19th, 2017

This week Andrea and Lisa talk about the film Hidden Figures. Also discussed: vegetarians, consumption, and One Day At A Time.

Episode 62: Postcards from the Edge

46:26 | Jan 12th, 2017

This week we pay tribute to Carrie Fisher by talking about Postcards from the Edge, the film based on her semi-autobiographical novel of the same title. Also discussed: the Golden Globes, jean jackets, and the Detectorists.

Episode 61: Rogue One

1:05:08 | Jan 5th, 2017

This week Andrea and Lisa discuss the latest edition to the Star Wars Anthology series, Rogue One. Also discussed: Kegels, Doctor Foster, and winter.

Episode 60: New Year's Eve

58:53 | Dec 29th, 2016

This week Andrea and Lisa debate New Year's Eve, the film and then also talk about New Year's Eve, the holiday. Also stuff about surviving the upcoming apocalypse.

Episode 59: Love Actually vs. the Holiday, Round 2

1:04:41 | Dec 22nd, 2016

If you're thinking that we already debated Love Actually vs. the Holiday last December, you'd be correct. You are wrong though, if you thought we'd settled the fight. Lisa and Andrea are here to revisit their raging argument over the best and/or wors...Show More

Episode 58: Holiday gift guide 2016

48:31 | Dec 15th, 2016

This week Andrea and Lisa are here to help you out with some creative solutions for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Episode 57: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life with guest Katie-Ellen Humphries

1:08:14 | Dec 8th, 2016

This week we invite comedian Katie-Ellen Humphries on the show to help us unpack all four episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and you might not agree with what we have to say. Also discussed: Winners, St. Elmo's Fire and the Hamilton mixta...Show More

Episode 56: Bus Stop, gentlewomen, and Marilyn Monroe

55:34 | Dec 1st, 2016

We dig deep into the film archives this week and tackle Bus Stop, the 1956 rom-com in which Marilyn Monroe is kidnapped and held hostage by a rodeo cowboy. Also discussed: puppies, Leonard Cohen and gentlewoman fashion.

Minipop review: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, "Winter"

15:24 | Nov 25th, 2016

Andrea and Lisa stayed up really late to watch the Episode 1 of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and are here to share their thoughts, on this special mini-edition of Pop This!

Episode 55: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, hag horror, and Lights Out

52:52 | Nov 23rd, 2016

This week we delve deep into the hag horror genre with our look at the 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Also discussed: Lainey Gossip, the short film Lights Out, and man buns.

Episode 54: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with Hannah McGregor from Witch, Please

59:11 | Nov 16th, 2016

This week we go deep into the world of Harry Potter with guest Hannah McGregor from the excellent podcast Witch, Please. Also discussed: Dungeons & Dragons, Steven Universe and Lawrence of Arabia.

Episode 53: Our first anniversary show!

1:02:50 | Nov 11th, 2016

Can you believe it? We've made it to our first anniversary! We celebrate by reviewing our favourite and least-favourite shows.

Episode 52: The Best Kind of People with guest Zoe Whittall

55:28 | Nov 2nd, 2016

This week Giller Prize-nominated author Zoe Whittall joins us in the studio! She sits down with Andrea and Lisa to talk about The Best Kind of People, complicated families and, of course, Gilmore Girls.

Episode 51: It Follows, Final Girls and Gilmore Girls redux

55:34 | Oct 26th, 2016

This week is part two of our spooky double header in honour of Halloween! Andrea and Lisa discuss the film It Follows and explore the trope of the Final Girl in horror films.

Episode 50: Carrie (1976), sports shoes, and the Shallows

1:02:27 | Oct 20th, 2016

Welcome to part 1 of our 2 part Halloween series! This week Andrea and Lisa take on the 1976 horror classic Carrie. They also debate the correct shoe to wear for podcasting and endorse Blake Lively's newest film.

Episode 49: Transparent

58:10 | Oct 13th, 2016

Andrea and Lisa dissect Transparent this week, in what might be our most fiery episode yet.

Episode 48: Pitch - Pilot episode

54:54 | Oct 6th, 2016

This week Andrea and Lisa talk about Bon Iver, sports fandom and the pilot episode of the new TV series Pitch.

Episode 47: Flashdance

53:24 | Sep 28th, 2016

Lisa and Andrea revisit their ongoing dispute over the best dance film of the '80s, this time throwing the cultural touchstone Flashdance into the mix.

Episode 46: Peggy Sue Got Married

52:29 | Sep 22nd, 2016

This week Andrea and Lisa talk about high school reunions, the films of Kathleen Turner, and the career of Nicolas Cage.

Episode 45: Clueless

39:03 | Sep 15th, 2016

Join us as we celebrate the fall season talking about Clueless, the first of our two back-to-school themed episodes.

Episode 44: Legally Blonde

44:22 | Sep 7th, 2016

This week we take on the 2001 classic comedy Legally Blonde. Is Elle Woods a good role model for feminists? Andrea and Lisa discuss.

Episode 43: Stranger Things, Season 1

1:07:33 | Aug 31st, 2016

We dedicate this latest episode to the television highlight of the summer of 2016: Stranger Things.

Minipop Rant: We Stand With Leslie Jones

11:18 | Aug 25th, 2016

A special mini-edition of Pop This! to talk about racism, online abuse and how #WeStandWithLeslie.

Episode 42: The Gay Best Friend with guest Steven Schelling

57:38 | Aug 24th, 2016

This week we invite writer/editor/stylist/fabulist Steven Schilling on the podcast to discuss the pop culture stereotype of the gay best friend.

Episode 41: the Interview with guest Diana Bang

54:20 | Aug 17th, 2016

This week we have the wonderful Diana Bang on the podcast to talk about starring in the Interview, doing sex scenes with Seth Rogan and working in Hollywood.

Episode 40: the greatest sports film of all time, final round

52:42 | Aug 10th, 2016

We've narrowed it down to two films and in this episode we're going to duke it out to decide the final winner. Will it be Girlfight or Bend It Like Beckham? Take a listen and find out.

Episode 39: the greatest sports film of all time, round 1

1:04:30 | Aug 4th, 2016

Welcome to round one of our two-part debate over which film deserves our title of greatest sports film of all time.

Episode 38: Bridget Jones's Diary

39:52 | Jul 28th, 2016

Are you Team Darcy or Team Daniel? Andrea and Lisa hash it out this week as we tackle the first and best film in the Bridget Jones series, Bridget Jones's Diary.

EP 37: Indian weddings, big business with Bal Brach

47:21 | Jul 21st, 2016

This week we are joined by documentary filmmaker Bal Brach to talk about the business of throwing big, fat Indian weddings.

Minipop review: Ghostbusters

10:14 | Jul 15th, 2016

Andrea and Lisa are here to give you their thoughts on seeing Ghostbusters on opening night in this special mini-edition of Pop This.

Episode 36: The First Wives Club

43:46 | Jul 14th, 2016

This week, Andrea and Lisa discuss the film The First Wives Club and its upcoming TV reboot.

Episode 35: Shrill by Lindy West

48:52 | Jul 7th, 2016

In this edition of our Read This! Book Club, Andrea and Lisa discuss Lindy West's latest title, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman.

Episode 34: Breakfast Club versus St. Elmo's Fire

54:15 | Jun 29th, 2016

This week Lisa and Andrea look deep inside themselves and ask: what is the best Brat Pack movie of the '80s?

Episode 33: Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi

48:46 | Jun 23rd, 2016

In the latest edition of our Read This! Book Club, Andrea and Lisa discuss love, loss, and what Padma Lakshmi does or does not choose to disclose in her recent memoir.

Episode 32: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

49:13 | Jun 16th, 2016

In a surprising edition of Film Club, Lisa and Andrea take on the film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and the work of Seth Rogan.

Episode 31 - Unreal

50:09 | Jun 9th, 2016

Andrea and Lisa sit down to discuss their new tv obsession: UnREAL.

Episode 30: Ghostbusters

43:06 | Jun 2nd, 2016

This week Lisa and Andrea explore the build-up around the upcoming all-female cast of Ghostbusters with both sadness and joy.

Episode 29: Dirty Dancing vs. Footloose

49:43 | May 26th, 2016

Is dance a film genre? We make it one this week and debate the merits and demerits of classic '80s musical dramas Dirty Dancing and Footloose. Who will emerge the victor? The answer might surprise you.

Episode 28 - Thelma & Louise

51:39 | May 19th, 2016

This week we revisit the classic 1991 road trip-to-end-all-road-trips film Thelma & Louise. 25 years later, does it still pop? Andrea and Lisa give us their thoughts.

Episode 27 - Waiting to Exhale

45:13 | May 11th, 2016

This week Andrea and Lisa tackle a classic American romantic drama: Waiting to Exhale. Does it deserve to have classic film status?

Episode 26 - Best and worst fictional moms

38:02 | May 4th, 2016

Just in time for Mother's Day, Andrea and Lisa debate their favourite and least favourite fictional moms from TV and film.

Episode 25 - Book Club with Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl and guest Lizzy Karp

46:45 | Apr 27th, 2016

We invite Rain City Chronicles founder Lizzy Karp on the podcast to discuss Carrie Brownstein's book Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl for the latest edition of our book club.

Episode 24 - Almost Famous with guest Chandler Levack

33:30 | Apr 20th, 2016

This week we wonder: is Almost Famous as good as we remember? To help us re-assess, we are joined by Chandler Levack, who is a Toronto-based filmmaker, journalist, and the creator of Feminist Live Reads (as well as our second guest ever).

Episode 23 - Reality Bites vs. Singles

48:04 | Apr 13th, 2016

Reality Bites vs. Singles: which one is the most '90s movie ever? From the music to the fashion to the overwhelming sense of boredom and malaise, join Lisa and Andrea for their most heated debate yet.

Episode 22 - The Kardashians

39:22 | Apr 7th, 2016

The Kardashians - love 'em or hate 'em, we all have to admit they are a dominating force in pop culture. This week Andrea and Lisa ask the question: What do we talk about when we talk about the Kardashians?

Episode 21 - Friday Night Lights

41:19 | Mar 31st, 2016

This week we tackle the beloved tv series Friday Night Lights. Join us as we rank power couples from the show, debate Julie as a character, and talk about what we'd like to see happen on a reunion show.

Episode 20 - Jesus Christ Superstar

35:24 | Mar 24th, 2016

This week Andrea and Lisa get into one of their fiercest debates yet, discussing whether Jesus Christ Superstar the greatest musical ever, or the worst.

Episode 19 - Book Club featuring Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon

26:11 | Mar 17th, 2016

Join us for our third ever book club, in which Lisa and Andrea discuss Kim Gordon's memorable memoir Girl in a Band.

Episode 18 - Grey Gardens

41:13 | Mar 9th, 2016

This week Andrea and Lisa discover that both their highest aspirations and darkest fears reside in the relationship of Big Edie and Little Edie Beale in the classic documentary Grey Gardens. Join us, won't you?

Episode 17 - The best and worst fictional BFFs and frenemies

35:12 | Mar 3rd, 2016

In this episode we tackle our favourite and least favourite fictional female friendships in television, movies and books. From Betty and Veronica to Meredith Grey and Christina Yang to Rory Gilmore and Paris Geller. Lisa and Andrea talk about the bes...Show More

Episode 16 - Oscars 2016 with guest Dorothy Woodend

48:25 | Feb 25th, 2016

This week we welcome our first ever guest! That's right, film critic Dorothy Woodend graces our studio with opinions galore about the Oscars - who should win, who was left out, and what we can do to make them better. Join us, won't you?

Episode 15 - Las Vegas

35:07 | Feb 18th, 2016

Welcome to our first ever travel episode. This week we talk about Lisa's first trip to Las Vegas and give you all the dirt you need to know to navigate Sin City!

Episode 14 - Book Club featuring The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

35:18 | Feb 11th, 2016

This week Andrea and Lisa talk bout the novel The Girl on the Train for our sporadic book club called Read This! Does it live up to the hype? What do we think about the casting of the film version of the book? Is there still hope for you if you are o...Show More

Episode 13 - Valley of the Dolls

40:03 | Feb 4th, 2016

"The only hit that comes out of a Helen Lawson show is Helen Lawson, and that's ME, baby, remember?" This week we discuss the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls. Tune in to hear Lisa and Andrea give serious consideration to everything this cult classic ha...Show More

Episode 12 - Book Club featuring M Train by Patti Smith

39:28 | Jan 28th, 2016

Welcome to our first ever Read This! book club edition. Our first book up for discussion is M Train by Patti Smith. We also get to hear about Lisa's two great loves: free tote bags and actor Mads Mikkelsen.

Episode 11 - Star Wars

42:45 | Jan 21st, 2016

This week Lisa explains to us why we should care about Star Wars.

Episode 10 - Heathers

44:17 | Jan 14th, 2016

Have you re-watched Heathers lately? We did. How well does it stand up against the test of time? Find out what Lisa and Andrea think on this episode of our Classic Movies Club.

Episode 9 - The Golden Globes

44:22 | Jan 7th, 2016

This week we debate whether we love or hate Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais, discuss the correlation between Jennifer Lawrence and global warming, and make our predictions on who is going to go home a winner this year.

Episode 8: the most overrated/underrated pop culture of 2015

30:19 | Dec 31st, 2015

This week Andrea and Lisa talk about overrated and underrated pop culture from the past year. Also, we get to hear juicy details about Lisa's office party, revisit Pizza Rat and extract a confession from Andrea on her true feelings about a certain ch...Show More

Episode 7: our favourite movies of 2015

40:17 | Dec 24th, 2015

This week Andrea and Lisa talk about their favourite movies of 2015, including Ex Machina, It Follows and Mad Max. Also, Lisa shares the Twitter highlight of her life, and Andrea reveals she does not have any interest in space.

Episode 6: the best and worst of TV 2015

38:53 | Dec 17th, 2015

This week Lisa and Andrea go over their most loved and most hated TV shows of 2015. Was the Mad Men ending wonderful or terrible? How did Game of Thrones become completely unwatchable? Is Broad City the best tv show ever made? Join us for the convers...Show More

Episode 5: Love Actually vs. The Holiday

45:03 | Dec 8th, 2015

Join us this week for the ultimate movie debate: Love Actually vs. The Holiday. Which of these holiday rom-com do you love (or love to hate. Or just plain hate)? We also talk about the gender pay gap in Hollywood and Lisa's cameo as a medieval wench ...Show More

Episode 4: Jane Bond, Ghostbusters and Gender Swap Cinema

35:42 | Dec 3rd, 2015

This week on Pop This! Andrea and Lisa discuss Ariana Grande, Fresh Off The Boat, and which movies deserve to be remade with female heroines. Jane Bond, anyone?

Episode 1: Gilmore Girls

47:19 | Oct 29th, 2015

For our very first episode ever, Lisa and Andrea are diving deep into Gilmore Girls. What do we want to see from the revamp, and were any of Rory’s boyfriends ever good enough, and why does Lisa hate Paris so much?

Episode 3: Nine to Five

38:47 | Oct 14th, 2015

Andrea and Lisa take a look back at Nine to Five, a film about 3 female employees trying to fight for a fair workplace. How does this feminist film from 1980 hold up today?

Episode 2: The Real Housewives

38:40 | Oct 7th, 2015

Lisa Christiansen is a huge fan of the Real Housewives franchise, and she spends this episode trying to convince podcast co-host Andrea Warner to join her on the dark side.