50 episodes

A show about pop culture and the newest-latest. What are the current trends in screen, music and internet culture and what do they say about our world right now?

Stop Everything! ABC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 144 Ratings

A show about pop culture and the newest-latest. What are the current trends in screen, music and internet culture and what do they say about our world right now?

    Stop Everything: the big 20 pop culture quiz

    Stop Everything: the big 20 pop culture quiz

    Stop Everything! presents "The Big 20 pop culture quiz". Benjamin Law dons the quizmaster cape and Beverley Wang, AFLW star Darcy Vescio and comedian Zoë Coombs Marr on the buzzers. Journey through the last 20 years in television, music, Internet culture and tech trends and see how much you remember about the last two decades.

    • 54 min
    Celebrity chefs go Nazi, Aunty Donna goes Netflix

    Celebrity chefs go Nazi, Aunty Donna goes Netflix

    Just for a change of pace, we're talking about THE OTHER MAGA-hat-wearing, Covid-denying conspiracy-theorist, social-media-loving, mainstream-media-hating former reality TV star: Australia's own Pete Evans. The celebrity chef turned conspiracy theorist hit a shocking new low this week when he shared a cartoon depicting the sonnenrad – black sun – a sun wheel design that first originated in Nazi Germany, and widely employed by neo-Nazis, white supremacists and alt-right fascists now – including the Christchurch gunman, the Australian citizen who murdered 51 people in two mosques in 2019. What happened next and why shouldn't we be relaxed about this? BW and BL discuss.

     

    Step inside Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun with Broden Kelly and Mark Samual Bonanno.  Two members of Melbourne's Aunty Donna Sketch comedy troupe talk to BW about the evolution of their comedy, making it big on Netflix, the joys and trials of absurdist comedy and the origin story of Aunty Donna. 


    show notes:



    Pete Evans is dropped from I'm a Celebrity https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/pete-evans-will-not-appear-on-i-m-a-celebrity-as-more-companies-cut-ties-with-the-chef

    Pete Evans on Germany's history- Twitter https://twitter.com/cameronwilson/status/1328585401737601025 

    Dolly Parton's supporting Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/dolly-partons-vanderbilt-donation-supported-modernas-covid-19/story?id=74255411

    Review of Australian comedy group's new show Aunty Donna's Big Ol' house of Fun https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/all-hail-the-divine-madness-of-australian-comedy-trio-aunty-donna-20201109-p56csy.html

     

    • 54 min
    Stop Everything! Pass the mic

    Stop Everything! Pass the mic

    BW + BL pass the mic to First Nations creatives from music, screen, comedy and podcasting.

    Writer and podcaster Jack Latimore interviews rising hip hop star Birdz. And show business couple -- Kodie Bedford, Mystery Road screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker -- and Bjorn Stewart, actor, comedian, writer and director -- interrogate each other about their pop culture passions.

     

    Show notes

    Birdz drops new single for Looky Looky here comes Cooky

    Take it Blak podcast

    Kodie Bedford's production, Cursed

    NAIDOC Week 2020- Always was, always will be

    Trump books the Four seasons... Landscaping

    Alec Baldwin farewells Trump



     



     





     

    • 54 min
    Rehabilitating breakfast TV

    Rehabilitating breakfast TV

    "Votes cannot be cast after the Poles are closed." This is one true and factual statement tweeted by the US President, Donald Trump, as the world awaits US election results. Here in Australia, our existence in the future is doing nothing to help us glean who will win in this knife-edge race. So instead we do what Australian media does best, fish for an Adjacent Australian Angle ™ ​with thanks to The Chaser and Ronny Chieng.

    Big Mob Brekky is here to shake up breakfast television, even if it's only for one week — for now. Shahni Wellington and Ryan Liddle, hosts of NITV's NAIDOC Week breakfast TV show, Big Mob Brekky, join Stop Everything! to share their vision for this hotly contested network TV slot. The program will broadcast live from Taronga Zoo, Monday to Friday the week of November 9-14, with special segments presented by Luke Carroll, Elaine Crombie and appearances from Emma Donovan, Mitch Tambo and more.


    Reputation Rehab: Zoe Norton Lodge and Kirsten Drysdale talk to BW and HR about their new ABC TV program which looks at the impact of public shaming and what can be done to rehabilitate the shamed, and the shamers. 



    Show notes:

    "votes cannot be cast after the poles are closed" https://deadline.com/2020/11/donald-trump-tweet-censored-poles-1234608879/

    Compulsory voting in America? Ronny Chieng https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij1Dvw1vC5o

    The Chaser loses their blue tick https://junkee.com/chaser-twitter-suspended-trump/277004

    Big Mob Brekky https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2020/10/14/sbs-nitv-are-celebrating-naidoc-new-morning-show

    The Guardian review: Reputation Rehab https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/oct/28/

    • 54 min
    A very Borat Halloween

    A very Borat Halloween

    2020 is haunted: As if this year hasn't been terrifying enough, BL and BW invite horror lovers Rhianna Patrick and Joel Meares to share their recommendations for a scary movie night just in time for Halloween. Rhianna Patrick is an ABC broadcaster on secondment to IndigenousX, and has written a listicle of Indigenous horror on TV and film, and Joel Meares is Editor-in-Chief of the film review site Rotten Tomatoes. 

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Very nice? Kazakhstan's now-disgraced, formerly famous journalist Borat Margaret Sagdiyev has returned to US and A to gift his 15-year-old daughter Tutar to US Vice President Mike Pence, just as the coronavirus pandemic hits. What ensues is hard to put into words - but BW and BL make an attempt.  

    • 54 min
    Stop Everything celebrity memoir book club: The meaning of Mariah Carey

    Stop Everything celebrity memoir book club: The meaning of Mariah Carey

    In the debut of Stop Everything's Celebrity Memoir Book Club, BL, BW and special guests discuss The Meaning of Mariah Carey, the long-awaited, NY Times bestselling memoir written by pop diva Mariah Carey and Michaela Angela Davis. Mariah Carey super Lambs: Maria Lewis, author, screenwriter, broadcaster and possessor of deep cut Mariah knowledge and a Mariah Carey tattoo, and fellow lamb and celebrity memoir aficionado, Nick Bond, entertainment editor for news.com.au share their views.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Claire Fischer ,

Love my pop culture !! Smart and sassy.

This is for smart people who like dumb stuff!! I love my pop culture as it has privided me with endless entertainment and music over the years! The elitism displayed by some comments here is counterproductive! We need more escapism in our lives in a COVID environment .

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Excellent pod

I got into this show while working from home (thanks COVID) and now I find myself desperate to catch up via pod as soon as possible.

Booga67 ,

Best Podcast in Australia

This show is an absolute must. Australian media has a real tendency to patronise and to deal with the surface. RN provides intelligent, insightful and humorous podcasts like this and Waleed’s Minefield. It is essential listening for anyone who wishes to stay up to date and really understand the big issues of pop culture that week.

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