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Finding the best in movies, music, TV and more--and YOU get a say!

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    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

Finding the best in movies, music, TV and more--and YOU get a say!

    Best Madonna Music Video

    Best Madonna Music Video

    Since bursting onto the scene in the early 1980s, Madonna has become one of THE defining music video artists of all time. Over her four-decade career, she has put forward dozens of literally iconic videos to accompany her equally iconic pop music. Now the Great Pop Culture Debate wants throw our very own Celebration as we try to determine the very BEST Madonna music video of all time.
    Join host Eric Rezsnyak and GPCD panelists Derek Mekita, Jennifer Chen, and Jonny Minogue as they discuss 16 of the most iconic music videos spanning Madonna's four-decade career.
    Play along at home by finding the listener bracket here. Make a copy for yourself, fill it out, and see if your picks match up with ours!
    To listen to Round 1, showing how we got to the Sweet 16 down from the Top 32, become a Patreon supporter of the podcast today to access the exclusive Part 1 episode.
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    Round 2 Match-Ups:
    Match-Up 1: "Like a Prayer" (1) vs. "Borderline" (4)
    Match-Up 2: "Open Your Heart" (3) vs. "Justify My Love" (2)
    Match-Up 3: "Express Yourself" (1) vs. "Nothing Really Matters" (4)
    Match-Up 4: "Take a Bow" (3) vs. "Papa Don't Preach" (2)
    Match-Up 5: "Vogue" (1) vs. "Human Nature" (4)
    Match-Up 6: "Hung Up" (3) vs. "Ray of Light" (2)
    Match-Up 7: "Material Girl" (1) vs. "Music" (4)
    Match-Up 8: "Like a Virgin" (3) vs. "Frozen" (2)
    Have a say in future episodes!
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    EPISODE CREDITS
    Host: Eric Rezsnyak
    Panel: Derek Mekita, Jennifer Chen, Jonny Minogue
    Producer: Curtis Creekmore
    Editors: Eric Rezsnyak
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    • 1 hr
    Best Madonna Music Video Primer

    Best Madonna Music Video Primer

    Great Pop Culture Debate host Eric Rezsnyak gives you a quick rundown on how we came up with the bracket for our Best Madonna Music Video episode, as well as the decisions made in Round 1, in which we went from a Top 32 to a Sweet 16. To listen to Part 1, become a Patreon supporter of the podcast today. Then come back Monday, May 27, when Part 2 of the episode is released for everyone, and we name our pick for the Best Madonna Music Video.
    Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss any future episodes, and make sure to visit www.greatpopculturedebate.com for videos of all the debated songs, the downloadable listener bracket, and loads of great bonus content like TV recaps, Top 10 lists, and more.
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    • 5 min
    Best 1980s Teen Movie

    Best 1980s Teen Movie

    Teens of the 1980s were blessed with some of the most memorable coming-of-age films ever made. They were bold, they were brash, and while they varied wildly in tone and subject matter, they defined what teenagers looked and acted like for not only their peers, but for teens (and adults) in generations to come. Forty years later, some of these films are considered critical pop-culture touchstones, while others have found appreciation as cult classics. Gas up the Deloreon and grab batteries for your Walkman, because the Great Pop Culture Debate wants to determine the Best Teen Movie of the 1980s.
    Join host Eric Rezsnyak and GPCD panelists Bob Erlenback, Karissa Kloss, and Kate Racculia as they discuss 16 of the most iconic films of the 1980s made FOR teenagers, or starring protagonists dealing with teen issues.
    Play along at home by finding the listener bracket here. Make a copy for yourself, fill it out, and see if your picks match up with ours!
    To listen to Round 1, showing how we got to the Sweet 16 down from the Top 32, become a Patreon supporter of the podcast today to access the exclusive Part 1 episode.
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    Round 2 Match-Ups:
    Match-Up 1: Valley Girl (8) vs. The Lost Boys (4)
    Match-Up 2: Weird Science (3) vs. The Karate Kid (2)
    Match-Up 3: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1) vs. Footloose (4)
    Match-Up 4: Heathers (3) vs. Sixteen Candles (2)
    Match-Up 5: The Breakfast Club (1) vs. Better Off Dead (5)
    Match-Up 6: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (3) vs. Pretty in Pink (2)
    Match-Up 7: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1) vs. Dead Poets Society (4)
    Match-Up 8: Stand By Me (3) vs. The Goonies (2)
    Have a say in future episodes!
    Finally, if you want to have a say in what episodes we tackle next, vote in our Topic Polls! And we would love to have you pick your faves in the polls currently open for your votes!
    EPISODE CREDITS
    Host: Eric Rezsnyak
    Panel: Bob Erlenback, Karissa Kloss, Kate Racculia
    Producer: Curtis Creekmore
    Editors: Bob Erlenback, Eric Rezsnyak
    #80smovies #80sfilms #1980s #80steen #teenmovies #johnhughes #bratpack
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    • 55 min
    Best 1980s Teen Movie Primer

    Best 1980s Teen Movie Primer

    Great Pop Culture Debate host Eric Rezsnyak gives you a quick rundown on how we came up with the bracket for our Best 80s Teen Film episode, as well as the decisions made in Round 1, in which we went from a Top 32 to a Sweet 16. To listen to Part 1, become a Patreon supporter of the podcast today. Then come back Monday, May 20, when Part 2 of the episode is released for everyone, and we name our pick for the Best 80s Teen Film.
    Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss any future episodes, and make sure to visit www.greatpopculturedebate.com for clips from all the debated movies, the downloadable listener bracket, and loads of great bonus content like TV recaps, Top 10 lists, and more.
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    • 5 min
    Best Elton John Single

    Best Elton John Single

    Since at least March 1968, the world has been gifted with original music by Reginald Dwight, the artist better known as Elton John. From the 60s up through the 2020s, Mr. John would go on to have one of the most successful music careers in pop history, spanning 31 studio albums, 10 soundtracks, 5 live albums, 16 compilation albums, and a slew of awards and accolades. Now that Elton has recently retired from live performing, the Great Pop Culture Debate wants to look back at his inimitable songbook and attempt to determine the Best Elton John Single of all time. We consider: “Your Song,” “Honky Cat,” “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me,” “The Bitch is Back,” “Crocodile Rock,” “I’m Still Standing,” “Rocket Man,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Tiny Dancer,” “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Bennie and the Jets,” and more.
    Join host Eric Rezsnyak, GPCD panelists Derek Mekita and Kate Racculia, and extra-special guest John Higgins, Feature Writer at EltonJohn.com and Sir Elton’s personal archivist, as they discuss 16 of the Rocket Man’s most beloved songs, narrowing them down until they make their final decision!
    To listen to Round 1, showing how we got to the Sweet 16 down from the Top 32, become a Patreon supporter of the podcast today to access the exclusive Part 1 episode.
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    Have a say in future episodes!
    Finally, if you want to have a say in what episodes we tackle next, vote in our Topic Polls! And we would love to have you pick your faves in the polls currently open for your votes!
    EPISODE CREDITS
    Host: Eric Rezsnyak
    Panel: Derek Mekita, Kate Racculia
    Special Guest: John Higgins
    Producer: Curtis Creekmore
    Editors: Eric Rezsnyak, John Higgins
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Best Elton John Single Primer

    Best Elton John Single Primer

    Great Pop Culture Debate host Eric Rezsnyak gives you a quick rundown on how we came up with the bracket for our Best Elton John Single episode, as well as the decisions made in Round 1, in which we went from a Top 32 to a Sweet 16. To listen to Part 1, become a Patreon supporter of the podcast today. Then come back Monday, May 13, when Part 2 of the episode is released for everyone, and we name our pick for the Best Elton John Single.
    Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss any future episodes, and make sure to visit www.greatpopculturedebate.com for a playlist featuring all the debated songs, the downloadable listener bracket, and loads of great bonus content like TV recaps, Top 10 lists, and more.
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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Zttyler ,

Love This Podcast

The podcast is on my rotation and I really love how much knowledge every pannelist brings to the pod. I especially loved the Best Girl Groups!

LongboxEric ,

THE pop culture show

I first listened to this show about a month ago and it's been a go-to ever since. These debates are the best kind: where it's less about proving someone else wrong and more about just having fun and sharing stories. The panelists' anecdotes about their past experiences with songs, foods, shows, etc. etc. always bring something specific and thoughtful to the discussion. Even if you disagree about the final decision regarding the best Animal Crossing character, Madonna song, or whatever the topic may be, it's still great to hear where everyone is coming from. The host Eric in particular always does a very good job steering conversation and keeping the flow of discussion smooth and steady.

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Awesome pod

What a great podcast. I really enjoy the debate format of the show. It’s a lot of fun and the topics are all over the spectrum.

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