100 episodes

Hopscotch Friday is an informed and impassioned pop culture binge. What does that mean? Well, it means we’ll review stuff and give you a good idea of what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s probably worth a cheeky watch anyway. Importantly, we also give you the *why*. Online we mostly focus on movies and DVDs. But we also like music, games, telly, comics…you name it. If you like what you hear, give us a shout at hopfriday@gmail(.com). Join Stevie and Emmet O'Cuana each week for a bit of pop culture pillow talk.

The Hopscotch Friday Podcast Stevie and Emmet O'Cuana

    • TV & Film

Hopscotch Friday is an informed and impassioned pop culture binge. What does that mean? Well, it means we’ll review stuff and give you a good idea of what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s probably worth a cheeky watch anyway. Importantly, we also give you the *why*. Online we mostly focus on movies and DVDs. But we also like music, games, telly, comics…you name it. If you like what you hear, give us a shout at hopfriday@gmail(.com). Join Stevie and Emmet O'Cuana each week for a bit of pop culture pillow talk.

    Episode 94: Films to be married with (part 2)

    Episode 94: Films to be married with (part 2)

    The second half of a conversation about films and Emmet and Stevie's personal relationships with them

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 93: Films to be married with (part one)

    Episode 93: Films to be married with (part one)

    Stevie and Emmet quiz each other on the movies that meant the most to them from childhood to today

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 92: A beautiful day in the neighborhood

    Episode 92: A beautiful day in the neighborhood

    For our first review of 2020 a paean to kindness from director Marielle Heller.

    • 42 min
    Episode 91: The Star Wars (un)review

    Episode 91: The Star Wars (un)review

    A non-review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    • 28 min
    Episode 90: Scarlett Johansson ties shoelaces

    Episode 90: Scarlett Johansson ties shoelaces

    Jake Kasdan and cast return to Jumanji for the sequel that provves if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Then a change of pace for Scarlett Johansson vehicles Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 89: It's 1980 again!

    Episode 89: It's 1980 again!

    How Doctor Sleep and The Mandalorian use nostalgia

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

Henry PoP ,

Quite a good absorbing listen on Pop Culture

You don’t come across a podcast on this subject matter too often. Much of the time you find a very restricted & almost repetitive nature to discussion in Pop Culture. Uniquely and thankfully, the pair discuss what’s missing in Pop Culture analysis; that is to say the eclectic & broader spectrum of topics which have been too often overlooked for the very narrowly defined range of analysis that have overwhelmed any discussion on the subject.
That’s not to say they pass over movies or current events in entertainment, but rather they include their considered discourse on such wide and varied things like festivals, literature, the arts, and alcohol to name a few.
The pair are quite enjoyable and engrossing to listen to as you unknowingly become swept up in their infectious enthusiasm almost immediately; which is always a good sign.
There’s a solid, but not intimidating backlog of podcasts to browse through. Have a listen.

Author Guy. ,

Incisive, intelligent commentary about pop-culture without forgetting the FUN!

This is the pop culture podcast I've been looking for.
The hosts are intelligent, articulate, speak with confidence, objectivity and insight on their chosen subject, while also - just as importantly - being lively, relatable and funny.
Such a refreshing show.

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