The Pop Culture Show is a deep dive into the world of popular culture with new episodes weekly. Join award winning hosts Steve Barnes (Atlanta), Leslie Fram (Nashville), and friends as they fly through the latest TV, music, movies, celebrity sleaze, food and general observations from the crazy world around us. Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio App, Pandora or wherever you get your podcasts.
The True Crime Program You Can't Miss + James Corden's Replacement + Beloved MTV Show Returns
Barnes has a new true crime podcast to share that is a can't miss. MTV is bringing back a beloved show but flushing the old cast and they are making a ridiculous decision on adding another show to a successful franchise. Taylor Swift addresses NYU grads. Jennifer Lopez is coming with a raw documentary while her ex husband is busy marrying a 23 year old. We've got some new streaming, music and movie theater recommendations that won't disappoint. Get the latest on the Johnny Depp/ Amber Heard case and you won't believe what is happening in the courtroom. Yellowstone keeps spinning off and off.
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Hosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram
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RIP Naomi Judd + Hear The New Lady Gaga from Top Gun Maverick
Sad news over the weekend with the passing of Naomi Judd. Leslie is on the front lines at CMT and has the official family statement and unique insight. A docuseries you thought was over returns with new information after the death of the subject. Lady Gaga has dropped a teaser for her new anthem from Top Gun Maverick. Carrie Underwood uncovered a huge surprise guest at Stagecoach. These 2 celebrities are drinking each other's blood and vampires aren't happy. Meghan and Harry get cancelled. Lil Jon is a handyman in a new HGTV series and there's a Big Conn coming to Apple this week.
What to Watch: Hot Picks & Misses for Theaters & Streamers
One of streaming's biggest hits is coming to an end. Barnes has a new limited series he bailed on after one episode. New docuseries is out on bad people and the first episode is "hot". Netflix launches "Bullsh*t". The Godfather is explored in a new scripted series on Paramount+ with major star power. Liam Neeson returns and does the same thing he does in every movie. Bruce Willis movie premiers after his health issues.
New Kim K Sex Tape Owner + Hear Ellen's Goodbye as The Ellen Show Ends
We've got a review of the new Nicolas Cage movie. There's a peculiar new owner of the Kim Kardashian sex tape. George Michael narrates his new doc from the grave. Tiger Woods down the aisle? Johnny Depp is an inferno in the bedroom says this famous past lover plus an update from his trial. Barnes has a bag full of new music to share. Pop Culture says goodbye to the Ellen Show and we've got her final words to viewers.
Major Late Night Host Walking Away + Wilde Story + Amanda Bynes Sending Mixed Signals
Will Elon Musk change Twitter? A major late night show has announced he is walking away. Justin Bieber has dropped new music and it's a head scratcher (hear it). Listen to the chilling Megan Thee Stallion interview about the night she was shot. There is a new face for H&M and we didn't know he was a "model". Amanda Bynes goes over the edge again with salmon, crack and a new rap song. You won't believe the way Olivia Wilde was served legal papers by Jason Sudeikis.
Pay With This Body Part at Whole Foods + The Top Streaming Picks of the Week
You might be surprised at the most popular consumer brands from a new survey. The Netflix Show that Leslie has binged FAST, Axel Can't get enough of this new Hulu show and Barnes has a pick of the week coming to HBO max from a very successful producing team. The person that almost played Elizabeth Holmes instead of Amanda Seyfried. Better Call Saul because Shinedown has a new record and it's rockin'. Hulu TV vs. Youtube TV. You might be surprised to hear what body part you can now scan at Whole Foods to pay your bill. Real World New Orleans is back with the original cast and it's edgy.
I’ve thought about this show always and I miss when I’m subjected to subpar morning drives. Finally a podcast! and a forever way to listen to and pick up with a show that is well done! Keep up the good work. Honest, always funny, current and relevant, all that’s missing is discovering new rock which really hasn’t been getting done for a while now. But glad this show is back! More frequent Jimmy!
UPDATE: Axel! Yes!
Love these three!
Great show for a relaxing easy listen.
Here for the nostalgia
I moved to Atlanta in the early 90s just as 99X first hit the airwaves. So listening to Barnes Leslie and Jimmy on the radio (remember radios?) every morning on my commute was an every-weekday thing. I pretty much listen to this podcast for nostalgic reasons (I really wish Jimmy had stuck around) but I enjoy the discussions of streaming TV shows and “celebrity sleaze”. I consider this one of my “comfort” podcasts so I pretty much listen to every episode.