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Inside Pop takes a deep dive inside the week in Pop Culture. Each week the hosts, Amita Patel and Sean David Johnson, bring their knowledge of the entertainment industry along with their diverse viewpoints to cover the stories you need to know about and care about. The duo bring a welcome diversity (they are African American and Indian; Male and Female, Gay and Straight, Married and Single) into the pop culture podcasting landscape.

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Inside Pop takes a deep dive inside the week in Pop Culture. Each week the hosts, Amita Patel and Sean David Johnson, bring their knowledge of the entertainment industry along with their diverse viewpoints to cover the stories you need to know about and care about. The duo bring a welcome diversity (they are African American and Indian; Male and Female, Gay and Straight, Married and Single) into the pop culture podcasting landscape.

    Inside the World of a TV Casting Director: A Conversation with Evan Majors (Rhythm + Flow, The Real World) - IP 160

    Inside the World of a TV Casting Director: A Conversation with Evan Majors (Rhythm + Flow, The Real World) - IP 160

    In this episode, we chat with Casting Director Evan Majors who worked on the new Netflix series, Rhythm + Flow.

    • 59 min
    The Genius of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Costume Designer Marci Rodgers - IP 159

    The Genius of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Costume Designer Marci Rodgers - IP 159

    Fresh off of the multiple Emmy wins for Fleabag and Killing Eve, we discuss our love of one of the smartest writer/director/actors in TV - Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

    We discuss the second seasons of Killing Eve and Fleabag, two creations of this absurdly talented multi-hyphenate (ok – and maybe we go on a teeny tiny tangent and discuss how some series are better than others at concluding).

    Then, Amita interviews costume designer Marci Rodgers about her work on Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have it and BlacKkKlansman.

    Finally, Amita reviews Sean’s Big Sell from last week – the Netflix series, Special, and then sells him a new singer, Masego, who is headed to the Afropunk stage later this summer.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Inside the mind of a Hollywood Production Designer and Casting Disabled Actors – IP 158

    Inside the mind of a Hollywood Production Designer and Casting Disabled Actors – IP 158

    In this episode we speak to Warren Alan Young, the production designer of some of the most visually captivating television shows and films. From Fargo to Strange Angel to American Crime to the upcoming film Harriet, Warren has been responsible for creating, designing and executing a look that propels the plot, illuminates the characters and elevates the overall storytelling of all of his projects. He discusses his process to approach each unique project and shares his thoughts on being one of the only production designers of color in Hollywood.
    And in this week’s Big Sell, Sean rates an article on Hollywood’s Disability problem and recommends the Oscar nominated animated short, “Bao”, to Amita.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Inside the Mind of a Music Supervisor: A Conversation with Matthew Hearon-Smith - IP 157

    Inside the Mind of a Music Supervisor: A Conversation with Matthew Hearon-Smith - IP 157

    A deep dive into what goes into selecting the right music for film and television.

    • 59 min
    Interracial Relationships in Pop Culture - IP 156

    Interracial Relationships in Pop Culture - IP 156

    Why is it still rare to see a romantic relationship between a black man and a white woman on TV? Is Netflix more progressive depicting interracial relationships than other networks?  How did the casting of a Cheerios commercial ignite a racist backlash?

    In this week’s episode, we chat with Lori Tharps, a former Entertainment Weekly and Vibe Magazine writer, novelist and Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple University about how interracial relationships are portrayed on film and TV.

    • 58 min
    Movie Trailers: An Insider's Guide to How They're Made - IP155

    Movie Trailers: An Insider's Guide to How They're Made - IP155

    An Inside Look Into How Movie Trailers are Made.

    • 58 min

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