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We work to make sure that you seem enlightened, cultured, interested and interesting when you go to dinner parties.

One hour per week of pop culture, current events, music, segments, economics, lingerie, Somali pirates and a few well-chosen interviews.

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We work to make sure that you seem enlightened, cultured, interested and interesting when you go to dinner parties.

One hour per week of pop culture, current events, music, segments, economics, lingerie, Somali pirates and a few well-chosen interviews.

It's a confusing place out there. It's less confusing with us.

    Episode 11- Reality Shows & Annette Starbuck

    Episode 11- Reality Shows & Annette Starbuck

    March 7, 2012

    After an officially-sanctioned OPC hiatus, we're back in action. In this episode, we discuss the past, present, and future of reality show competition.
    Highlighting this beautifully is our special guest, Annette Starbuck of The Goodie Girls, winner of the Cupcake Wars season 3 premier.

    Check out Annette's site and order yourself something nice.
    http://www.thegoodiegirls.com/

    • 47 min
    Episode 10- What Happened to the Homing Pigeons? Internet Communication

    Episode 10- What Happened to the Homing Pigeons? Internet Communication

    November 14, 2011
    Main Topic: Internet Communication
    Special Guest
    Louis Mandylor
    From hit TV shows/films like "Can't Hurry Love," "Martial Law" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," Louis Mandylor has steadily worked in the highly competitive entertainment industry. After winning several best actor and director awards in 2010 & 2011, Louis Mandylor and Krakatau Films are getting excellent reviews.
    Louis & Krakatau Films recently had the honor of working opposite such renowned and award-winning actors that include Ron Perlman, Jeremy Renner, David Caruso, Laura Herring, Michael Rooker, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lawrence Fishburne, Minny Driver and Harvey Keitel, to name a few. Louis partnered with Ron Perlman and just completed filming his original concept and highly anticipated film/show "Elwood," that was introduced at Comic-Con last year. 
    www.louismandylor.wordpress.com
    www.louismandylor.com

    • 50 min
    Episode 9- Self Improvement, Sean Kanan

    Episode 9- Self Improvement, Sean Kanan

    November 7, 2011
    Main Topic: Self-Improvement

    Special Guest
    Sean Kanan

    For our 9th episode, we discuss our culture's fascination with self-improvement, in it's myriad forms. Fad diets, exercise crazes, cosmetic surgery, nootropics, martial arts and improving your social standing are all discussed.

    Sean Kanan is an internationally renowned actor best known for is iconic role as Deacon Sharpe in the daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful. Sean has been a hard-working actor ever since receiving his degree from UCLA. Shortly after graduation, he landed one of the major roles in the megahit Karate Kid III, starring as Ralph Macchio’s nemesis. He followed quickly followed with roles on the TV series produced by Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders, and Oliver Stone’s Wild Palms. He subsequently moved to network television with roles on General Hospital, Sunset Beach, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless.

    In addition to acting, Kanan frequents the comedy club circuit and makes numerous appearances at the world famous Hollywood “Improv,” “The Laugh Factory” and the “HaHa,” where he offers his perspective on his ten years in daytime television, his time living in Italy when he was a featured contestant on the Italian Dancing with the Stars, and getting beaten up in Karate Kid III. He also toured with the USO, entertaining in places such as Bosnia and Kosovo.
    Off the set, Kanan spends his free time studying martial arts, writing, cooking and pursuing his studies in Italian language.

    http://seankananent.com/
    http://seankananthemoderngentleman.com/
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0437088/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 8- Halloween, Scott L. Schwartz

    Episode 8- Halloween, Scott L. Schwartz

    October 31, 2011
    Main Topic: Halloween!

    Special Guest
    Scott L. Schwartz

    We celebrate the season of the witch by an informal, stream-of-consciousness look at Halloween through the years. Costumes are discussed, trick-or-treating traditions are analyzed, and the true cynicism of the college worldview comes out.


    Scott Schwartz is an Israeli born American film andtelevision actor and stuntman, and former professional wrestler.

    He is known for his work in such films and TV shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, The Scorpion King, Charmed, The Tick, and Black Scorpion among others, but he is probably most recognized for his role as 'The Bruiser' in the films Ocean’s Eleven,Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen. He has appeared in such big budget films as Spider-man, Fire Down Below, Starsky & Hutch, and Fun with Dick and Jane.

    Apart from his acting, and after completing training, Schwartz became a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy and a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Reserve Forces Bureau. Schwartz also started the Scott L. Schwartz Children's Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at lifting the spirits of childen battling cancer. He currently resides in Long Beach, California.

    http://www.ultimatebadguy.com/
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0777435/
    http://scottlschwartzchildrensfoundation.wordpress.com/

    • 49 min
    Episode 7- Extreme Living, Clint Cravens

    Episode 7- Extreme Living, Clint Cravens

    October 24, 2011
    Main Topic: Go Big or Go Home

    The OPC Gang discusses the form and elements of being totally extreme. Sports, living conditions, eating habits, and relationship styles are all explored, showing us that we live in a culture of going big or going home.
    With special guest, motocross racer Clint Cravens.

    • 52 min
    Episode 6- Fashion

    Episode 6- Fashion

    October 17, 2011
    Main Topic: Fashion

    On this episode, host Dane subs out in favor of our friend and correspondent Vivian, who leads our discussion on the fashion of our lives. From the late 80's to present, we review how fashion has changed and where we think it will end up.

    • 49 min

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