90 episodes

Hosts Josh and Maureen Goldman, along with a rotating cast of pop culture connoisseurs, break down the best pop culture stories from around the web each week.

The Popped Cast Vernacular

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

Hosts Josh and Maureen Goldman, along with a rotating cast of pop culture connoisseurs, break down the best pop culture stories from around the web each week.

    #89 – The LAST EPISODE of “The Popped Cast” (for Now) and Talking About the Hit NBC Show “Parks & Recreation”

    #89 – The LAST EPISODE of “The Popped Cast” (for Now) and Talking About the Hit NBC Show “Parks & Recreation”

    In Episode 89, Josh is rejoined by Maureen for the final episode of “The Popped Cast” (for now). Due to the impending arrival of Baby #2, we are taking a break from podcasting. We aren’t sure when we will be back but until then, enjoy this episode.
    In the Snack Bag, we talk about the perfect casting of Joe Exotic in the upcoming film about the eccentric tiger king, discuss Tom Cruise’s upcoming movie to be filmed in space and analyze the battle between film studios and movie theater owners.
    In the Premiere Topic, we dive into the hit NBC show “Parks and Recreation,” which ended its run in 2015 but came back just last week for a brand new episode to benefit the charity Feeding America. We talk about our thoughts on the special, the show overall, the MVP and LVP and whether or not we’d recommend it to someone who hasn’t seen it before.
    PLUS, in our Teasers, Maureen recommends a new Amazon Prime Original and Josh recommends a band AND a 10-part docuseries on Michael Jordan.
    Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!
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    Joe Exotic casting news
    Tom Cruise teams with Elon Musk for a movie shot in space
    Oscars eligibility change
    Movie studio and movie theater battle
    “Parks and Recreation” special episode
    “Parks and Recreation”
    “Upload” on Amazon Prime
    Johnnyswim
    “The Last Dance”

    • 30 min
    #88 – "Tiger King" - Examining the Ethical and Moral Aspects of the Docuseries

    #88 – "Tiger King" - Examining the Ethical and Moral Aspects of the Docuseries

    In Episode 88, Josh is joined by two special guests - Peter Laclede and co-founder of the Vernacular Podcast Network, Zac Crippen.
    In an extended Premiere Topic, the trio give their take on the massively popular Netflix docuseries “Tiger King.” In addition to giving their overall thoughts on the show and the characters they liked and disliked, they dive into the ethical and moral aspects of both consuming the show and the production of it.
    PLUS, in teasers, Peter gives a recommendation for a fun podcast, Zac suggests an Aaron Sorkin movie you can watch on Netflix and Josh teases an NBC special that is coming on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
    Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!
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    “Tiger King”
    “History That Doesn’t Suck” podcast
    “Molly’s Game”
    “Parks & Recreation” reunion

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #87 – Things We Love That Are Getting Us Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

    #87 – Things We Love That Are Getting Us Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

    In Episode 87, we dive right into the Snack Bag talking about both the recent massive Netflix growth and the news that some companies and restaurants are giving away famous recipes (e.g. Ikea meatballs, the Egg McMuffin, DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies).
    In the Premiere Topic, we give you suggestions for things that are helping us get through the self-isolation and self-quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. We each share a couple of our favorite things to do (active things), a couple of our favorite things to consume (passive things) and then discuss little things that are making us happy (all of our suggestions are linked below!).
    Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!
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    Netflix 1st quarter growth
    Famous recipes to try at home
    Jackbox Games
    “Better Call Saul”
    “Ozark”
    “Full House”
    “Step by Step”
    “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
    “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
    Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
    “Something Pretty” blog
    “North Carolina Charm” blog
    “PBFingers” blog
    “Em for Marvelous” blog
    “How I Built This” podcast

    • 36 min
    #86 – The End of “Modern Family” and “American Idol”… Over Zoom?!

    #86 – The End of “Modern Family” and “American Idol”… Over Zoom?!

    In Episode 86, we kick things off by following up on a few items from the past few episodes. First, we give you the proper pronunciation for Gal Gadot’s last name. Second, we give an update on our quest to find a new TV show with a review of the first three episodes of “The Good Wife.” In the Snack Bag, we cover CEOs giving up their 2020 salaries and “American Idol’s” plan to finish out their current season with the contestants competing from home.
    In the Premiere Topic, we examine the legacy of ABC’s long-running sitcom “Modern Family,” which came to an end after 11 seasons last Wednesday. We talk about our history with the show, our MVP and LVP(s) and give our recommendation for whether or not you should check it out now that it’s wrapped up.
    PLUS, in our teasers, Maureen gives a reverse teaser (something you should avoid!) and Josh recommends a double feature you can find on Netflix!
    Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!
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    CEOs giving up their salaries to employees
    “American Idol” at home
    “Modern Family”
    “The Social Network”
    “Steve Jobs” on Netflix

    • 33 min
    #85 – What the Heck is a Quibi and Picking a New Show from “NYT’s” List of Best Dramas Since “The Sopranos”

    #85 – What the Heck is a Quibi and Picking a New Show from “NYT’s” List of Best Dramas Since “The Sopranos”

    In Episode 85, we kick things off talking about a short film we made together while stuck in self-isolation (link below!). Then we discuss what the heck a “Quibi” is (it’s a unique spin on a streaming service for your phone) and whether or not yet another streaming service will last.
    In the Premiere Topic, we take a “New York Times” article from 2019 that details the best dramas since “The Sopranos” and debate the merits of the ones we haven’t based solely on a single, short description from Wikipedia. After going through the 9 of the 20 on the list neither of us have seen, we pick a new one to watch in the next week (we will report back with our thoughts!).
    PLUS, in our teasers, Josh gives both! One is a video of a fun reunion from a famous Broadway cast and the other is an easily digestible Netflix true crime documentary.
    Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!
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    Josh and Maureen’s short film “Don’t Touch Your Face”
    Quibi
    “The 20 Best TV Dramas Since ‘The Sopranos’”
    “Hamilton” cast reunites
    “Long Shot” on Netflix

    • 24 min
    #84 – Gal Gadot’s Cringey Coronavirus Cover and All About “The Office” 15 Years After Its Premiere

    #84 – Gal Gadot’s Cringey Coronavirus Cover and All About “The Office” 15 Years After Its Premiere

    In Episode 84, we kick things off in the Snack Bag talking about the (cringey) cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” by Gal Gadot and her celebrity friends. Then, we discuss the pros and cons of late night shows and musicians trying to bring their content to the masses via the internet.
    In the Premiere Topic, we are talking all about NBC’s hit show “The Office,” which premiered 15 years ago in 2005. We talk about our history with the show, how it stacks up against other comedies, the MVP of the show, the LVP of the show and whether we’d recommend it to someone who’s never seen it.
    PLUS, in our teasers, Josh recommends a good news show from John Krasinski and Maureen challenges our listeners to step away from social media for a week and connect with something.
    Email us at thepoppedcast@vernacularpodcast.com!
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    Gal Gadot sings “Imagine”
    “The Office”
    “Some Good News” on YouTube
    “Em for Marvelous”

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

KJBoz ,

So fun and interesting

Just love this podcast! Josh and Maureen are so fun to listen to and the podcast feels like you’re just in their house having a fun conversation with them over a beer. I’ve learned a ton from this podcast to keep me “hip” with my younger colleagues, and I always let out a good laugh once in a while while listening. All in all, lots of fun & looking forward to hearing what’s in store next!

Winter0001 ,

Fun and Informative

I've never been one for pop-culture (I don't know names of actors, I mostly listen to obscure indie music, I'm terrible with names and titles...), but I also hate being left out of the loop when friends talk about things. This podcast keeps me informed and helped me to see the excitement of pop-culture! Thanks for making this! I love listening!

LisaMLewis22 ,

Love this podcast — and these two!

It is so fun to be a fly on the wall for these irreverent, amazing, epic pop culture conversations between Maureen and Josh. Wish I could sit on the living room floor with them to join into bursts of song, asides, and decisive opinions about all things celebs, movies, TV and more!

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