7 episodes

Being a pop culture fan naturally comes with a lot of opinions. You’ve got your favorites and you’re ready to defend your picks at a moment’s notice. That’s what Pop Culture Debate Club is all about. Each week, two notable mega-fans square off, ready to convince host Aminatou Sow that their opinion on TV, movies, and music is the only one that matters. And then Aminatou picks a winner. But we’re all friends, so even though someone wins, no one loses. From Lemonada and the BBC.

Pop Culture Debate Club with Aminatou Sow Lemonada

    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 28 Ratings

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Being a pop culture fan naturally comes with a lot of opinions. You’ve got your favorites and you’re ready to defend your picks at a moment’s notice. That’s what Pop Culture Debate Club is all about. Each week, two notable mega-fans square off, ready to convince host Aminatou Sow that their opinion on TV, movies, and music is the only one that matters. And then Aminatou picks a winner. But we’re all friends, so even though someone wins, no one loses. From Lemonada and the BBC.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Movie Feast: In the Mood for Love x The Menu

    Movie Feast: In the Mood for Love x The Menu

    Which feast from a film would you most want to eat? Podcaster Hrishikesh Hirway would like to slurp up the noodles from In the Mood for Love (2000) while podcaster and cookbook author Dan Pashman craves the cheeseburger from The Menu (2022). And their task in today’s episode is to do their best to convince Aminatou Sow that their dish should reign supreme. Which is more compelling, the comfort of the noodles or the creative spark of the cheeseburger? Which food plays a more pivotal role in its respective movie? And perhaps a surprising consideration, which dish is accompanied by the better music? Aminatou weighs these factors and more when deciding which movie feast she’d order for herself.
     
    Follow Hrishikesh @hrishihirway on X and Instagram and Dan @thesporkful on X and Instagram.
     
    Keep up with Aminatou Sow @aminatou on Instagram and X. And stay up to date with us @LemonadaMedia on X, Facebook, and Instagram.
     
    For a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and every other Lemonada show, go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
     
    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.
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    • 31 min
    PCDC Premium: Eating Out, Soylent, and Comfort Food

    PCDC Premium: Eating Out, Soylent, and Comfort Food

    In today's premium edition of Pop Culture Debate Club, Aminatou talks with podcasters Hrishikesh Hirway and Dan Pashman about their restaurant pet peeves, the Soylent meal replacement fad, and their go-to comfort food picks.

    Hip Hop Movie: CB4 x House Party

    Hip Hop Movie: CB4 x House Party

    What is the most important hip hop movie of all time? Journalist Bomani Jones says it’s House Party (1990), while rapper Fat Tony picks CB4 (1993). After hearing from both sides, Aminatou Sow must choose one as the winner, and it’s not an easy pick! How does CB4’s look at the fetishization of gangsta rappers by the music industry compare to House Party’s subtle examination of class and Blackness in American society? Which is more damning, the early-90s-era homophobia in CB4 or the old actors playing high school kids in House Party? And since we’re talking about hip hop, which movie has the better music? There’s so much for Aminatou to think about before crowning the most important hip hop film of all time.
     
    Follow Bomani Jones @bomani_jones on X and Instagram and Fat Tony @fattonyrap on X and Instagram.
     
    Keep up with Aminatou Sow @aminatou on Instagram and X. And stay up to date with us @LemonadaMedia on X, Facebook, and Instagram.
     
    For a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and every other Lemonada show, go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
     
    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.
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    • 36 min
    TV Cast Hang: Community x New Girl

    TV Cast Hang: Community x New Girl

    Which TV ensemble would make for a better hang: journalist Candice Lim’s choice of New Girl or audio producer Ronald Young Jr.’s pick of Community? That’s up to Aminatou Sow to decide! Would you rather spend time with a crew who are all at the prime TV cool age (aka late 20s/early 30s), or with people of all ages and backgrounds? Which show had the better guest stars … and the better hijinks? And how does Jess’s quirkiness compare with Pierce’s problematic ways? Aminatou weighs the answers to these questions and more to decide which cast would be more fun to add to her social circle.
     
    Follow Candice Lim @thecandicelim on X and Ronald Young Jr @OhitsBIGRON on X and Instagram.
     
    Keep up with Aminatou Sow @aminatou on Instagram and X. And stay up to date with us @LemonadaMedia on X, Facebook, and Instagram.
     
    For a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and every other Lemonada show, go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
     
    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    Sports Movie: Space Jam x D2: The Mighty Ducks

    Sports Movie: Space Jam x D2: The Mighty Ducks

    Aminatou Sow must pick between actor Carl Tart’s choice of the original Space Jam (1996) and TV writer Lamar Woods’s selection of D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994). Which is a more fearsome opponent, aliens or Iceland? Who is a better coach, Michael Jordan or Gordon Bombay? How realistic is the sports action in each film? Which one better stands up to the test of time? Aminatou asks these questions and more in order to crown the best sports film of all time.
     
    Follow Carl Tart @dammitcarl and Lamar Woods @prophmatic on Instagram.
     
    Keep up with Aminatou Sow @aminatou on Instagram and X. And stay up to date with us @LemonadaMedia on X, Facebook, and Instagram.
     
    For a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and every other Lemonada show, go to lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
     
    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min
    PCDC Premium: When Carl Met Lamar

    PCDC Premium: When Carl Met Lamar

    In today's premium edition of Pop Culture Debate Club, Aminatou gets the surprising and funny backstory of how comedians Carl Tart and Lamar Woods met.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

doggodoggo8442 ,

This show is so fun!

I hadn’t thought about Space Jam in years, what a throwback! I totally laughed out loud at both episodes. I love how short and snappy they are, and the debate concept is really cute. Excited to hear more!

chipodgirl ,

Very fun!

Just listened to the first episode about New Girl vs. Community. Two shows I love! Great host, great guests, great topic. I’ll be back next week.

usahozierfan2019 ,

Whoa Aminatou and Lemonada

This is very exciting

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