WANNABE: A Pop Culture Podcast is the brain child of Hollywood insiders James Stapleton and John Raphael. Evolving from a Spice Girls retrospective podcast, James and John take on all things pop culture whether it's television, film, music or current events. Don't have time for The Real Housewives of RuPaul's Drag Race? They do. Missed the last episode of Ozark or Schitt's Creek? They didn't. Need to listen to Dua Lipa's new album or a throwback deep Madonna cut? They already did, well maybe just John did. Listen in for hot topics and hot takes, nobody said they were experts but they are opinionated. Don't forget to follow us on social media and via our YouTube and Facebook channels at A Brit and a Yank. Enjoy the show!
So Much TV! RHOA RHONY RHOBH, Drag Race + What To Watch
John still hasn't got his second set of COVID results back, James just finished his second dinner so buckle up, you are in for a TV journey. After a quick catch up about sausages the boys pick apart the Real Housewives of Atlanta zoom reunion. Porsha dissing Eva's boobs, Cynthia being half asleep, NeNe being Nay Nay - but did the format work? Switching to the Tinsdale vs Dorita drama in New York, they try to figure out what on earth Dorinda's problem is, where Leah lives in her tiny apartment, if LuAnn deserves all the praise for the minivan and why Sonja is being so annoying and, more importantly, is she alive after burning down the kitchen on Worst Cooks in America? Relocating to The Valley housewives, sorry, they mean Beverly Hills ... Queen Sutton needs Dorit to stop playing with her mouse. Switching gears to RuPaul's Drag Race, John finally gets onboard with Crystal Methyd and they both chat about how much they loved the Rusical and speculate what on earth is going to happen with the finale. Will they bring Jackie Cox back? Will they pull a Katy Perry and have a huge production out of their garage? It's all so uncertain.
Adele, RHOBH, RHONY, RHOP, Drag Race, Hollywood
James and John virtually catch up during week 8 of quarantine, they need to vent some frustrations with people breaking social distancing rules before swiftly moving onto the hubbub around Adele's recent birthday photo on IG. What was all fuss about? It wasn't like we got a new album. The boys get opinionated about Sutton, Dorit, Kyle and Erika on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and James exposes his 3 year long feud with Lisa Rinna! Moving onto the New York housewives, John sympathizes with Luann as they discuss her drinking issues and James can't help but get mad about Dorinda's hypocrisy. John shares his intimate moment with Whoopi Goldberg as they analyze the mediocre one woman shows on this week's RuPaul's Drag Race episode and John tries to convince James to watch Hollywood on Netflix because it's as close to gay porn as we can get on streaming, but is it all too farfetched?!
RuPaul's Drag Race, Desperate Housewives Reunion, RHOBH RHONY RHOP
Lots to discuss this week - John tested positive for COVID-19 so we get to find all about that. They are both fully invested in RPDR and chat about the online controversy surrounding the recent episode with the female superfans and they chat about their fav queens, Crystal Methyd and Jaida Essence Hall. Somehow they wind up talking about the Desperate Housewives Zoom reunion and get nostalgic for the show. Of course, no episode would be complete without updates on all the Real Housewives show. Are they fans of Sutton Stracke? What on earth is Denise Richards' husband going on about? Why is Teddi still there? Did Sonja Morgan's fashion show result in any purchases from Century 21? And should James move to Potomac?
Drag Race Choices, Victoria Beckham Taxes, Making The Cut & Real Housewives
Another lockdown episode - when will it end? Will this go on longer than the length of John's bush? To help you through this lonely and tough time, James and John bring you all the latest Spice Girls info. Victoria Beckham was dragged in the Uk press about receiving business funds from the COVID-19 relief, wrong or right? James has opinions that may end up getting him in trouble. Eeek. Mel C performed on The James Corden Show and oh how they wish she didn't. This week saw the finale of Making The Cut with Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn and Naomi Campbell, the boys discuss the winner, the format, the million dollars and whether Amazon is even the right platform for clothing - where is the supply?! The new episode of RuPaul's Drag Race gave us Daddy Jeff Goldblum and stellar performances from Jaida Essence Hall and Crystal Methyd plus James discusses his journey about being a drag queen on the show... wait.. what? An episode wouldn't be complete without some housewives chatter, so they get to discussing RHOBH, RHONY and PHOP. Long Live Ramona. Enjoy!
Spice Girls Updates, COVID-19, Disney, RHOBH, RuPaul's Drag Race
Well, there's whole bunch of Spice Girls activity this week - Victoria Beckham's birthday, Emma Bunton's live tweeting and Geri's useless kitchen skills! James and John will always be bringing you the Spice updates and news but they've started branching out into other pop culture topics. This week gave us the premiere of episode of new season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and, whilst other seasons have been a complete snoozefest, this episode rocked their worlds. There was a new fresh energy to the franchise but more importantly the drama that appears to be unfolding with Denise Richards seems mindblowing and the boys can't wait to see how it all pans out. Somehow, John started on the topic of Disney and it got them thinking about the best movie and their favorite villain, and then there was even a revelation about Ariel The Little Mermaid and how she may be more of an LGBTQ+ figure than we first expected. Of course, they wanted to chat about RPDR and the amazing Madonna musical episode which saw some tension between Gigi Goode and (Just) Jan. Sit back and listen to the two of them disagree and forget about the madness of the world...
Pop Culture: Sporty Spice, RHONY, RHOBH, RHOA, RHOP, RPDR, Ozark
James and John are transitioning. No, not in that way, yet they fully support their Trans brothers and sisters - what they mean to say is the Spiceworld is getting bigger. The Spice Boys are broadening the topics to all things pop culture. To help ease into it they still have some Mel C news to discuss as she is still the most active Spice Girl at the moment. Things soon turn to their love of reality tv and they discuss all of the Real Housewives - New York, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, New Jersey, Potomac. RuPaul's Drag Race gets a feature because what is a world without drag queens? They don't want to know it. Somehow the discussion of mullets gets them talking about Tiger King - the Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin feud. Wrapping up with Naomi Campbell in Making The Cut, Money Heist and Ozark. It's a journey and nobody set a destination.
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a MUST for Spice fans!!
as much as the next Spice Girls fan, i love nothing more than talking about the fab 5, but listening to others talk about a band that i have grown up with & have adored for 23 years is great can’t think of anything negative.....we’ll only that the podcasts are too bloody short!! ✌🏻🇬🇧
Should probs be more informed on Spice Girls
Seems like they’re lacking a lot of basic knowledge on Spice Girls, considering it’s a spice girls podcast, they can’t even name Mel Cs solo