The Pop Culture Show

The Pop Culture Show

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.

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May 19, 2022 22 min

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 t...

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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 b...

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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 hea...

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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.

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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 wa...

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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...

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A major movie star is in deep water with his behavior and it shuts down production of his newest film. The latest Johnny Depp and Amber Heard news as they continue to attack each other in court. Piers Morgan teases a big Trump walk out and then gets called out...we've got the audio. Mike Tyson may see felony charges for a first class beat down on a flight. Rihanna and ASAP Rocky have drama. New Music from Bonnie Raitt and Smash...

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Coachella is in full swing and we've got the latest celebrity cameo appearances. Hailey Bieber has a message for the haters. Lizzo drops a surprise as does Larry David with the fate of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The true crime streaming show that will send you Wiki-diving. Julian Lennon is back with new music -- hear it. Jon Bon Jovi is struggling and you can hear what is making fans walk out of concerts. Jessica Simpson fans are co...

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A listener comes in hot with a complaint about a past show. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard battle it out in court and we've got the audio. Hear Judge Mathis go after a defendant and take heat for it on Twitter. Netflix adds a thumb and serves up the anticipated return of one of their biggest shows. The Kardashians are back and someone on the show refuses to watch. Barnes has the sleeper streamer show of the month from the dating w...

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The world has lost a comedy icon and we have the sad family statement. Britney Spears is more than food pregnant. The Dropout has talks of a second season. Hear the surprise debut of a new Super Grunge band with members of Soundgarden and Nirvana. Lady Gaga is confirmed for the theme song of Top Gun. More Will and Jada fallout. Why did Kenedi Anderson leave American Idol?

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Is ABC giving us a huge signal by their actions with this long running TV series? Hear the song that set 2 major streaming records last week. A guitarist from a legendary band returns with an edgy new band. Did Jack White go to far with this rendition of the National Anthem (hear it)? Rock superstars return with their first new music since 1994 (hear it). Julian Lennon said he would never do this, but he did and we have it for you ...

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Leslie Fram reports from backstage at The CMT Awards with scoop on Carrie Underwood plus we have breaking news of a sad divorce...again... coming from a very liked country artist. Chris Rock finally speaks out on the "slap" and his comments are confusing. Axel talks with J.B Smoove. Leslie makes promises that Barnes questions will become reality.

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A huge pop culture elopement has occurred in Vegas. A Dead rapper shows up at his celebration of life in an unexpected way. Axel drops a confession about Leslie he's been hanging on to for years. A major rock royalty child breaks through on American Idol. A trivia question stumps Axel and maybe you? All the latest to watch on TV including an edgy new dating show that pushes it to the edge. Barnes is face to face with a Hollywoo...

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The Will Smith story keeps developing and we've got the latest that includes major uncensored audio to come out of Camp Rock. Leslie Fram reporting on the road from backstage at The Grammy Awards includes a unique POV of what went on behind the scenes including holding court with a music legend.

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Special "emergency episode" of The Pop Culture Show. Was the crazy moment with Will Smith and Chris Rock at The Academy Awards a stunt gone wrong? Join us as we break it down and jump into Twitter Spaces to get reaction from listeners. 

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True crime is taking over your TV and we're covering 3 shows that have everyone talking. Kelly Clarkson is blown away when this actress surprises her with a rendition of one of her songs. A major artist is shifting to writing and performing in Spanish. Hear the dis that Arby's is hurling at McDonald's with the ultimate fishy insult. "The Thing About Pam" getting some push back.

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The gang is back...almost. Barnes and Leslie are back to tackle Pop Culture while Cubby dives into full daddy duty. Please welcome Axel Lowe into the show for as long as we can keep him in these pop culture handcuffs. You'll get to know Axel today as we reminisce to the 99X Atlanta days. We also grieve on the loss of Taylor Hawkins and how it has affected the rock world.

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Cubby welcomes a new little one and we have a special announcement. Lucille Ball’s biopic Being the Ricardos hits theaters this week along with a remake of Westside Story. Sex and the City gets a reboot - notably without the sex. Stay tuned to the very end to see just how far Leslie will go to get the story right. 

01:14 - Today in Pop Culture, Martin Luther King, Jr. awarded Nobel Peace Prize, 1964

02:03 - What are we watching?

04:24...

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For our 200th episode, Omari Banks appears live from The Four Seasons Anguilla to play us a song and tell us about his life as the son of the “Anguillan Bob Dylan” Bankie Banx, transitioning from professional Cricket to music, and a little bit about island life. 

01:13 - Today in Pop Culture, “Christine” hits theaters, 1983

01:58 - Cubby’s Dad Joke

02:36 - Omari Banks

11:56 - Omari Banks live performance

16:02 - Interview continues

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It’s that special time of the year again - your Spotify Wrapped is finally available. Elton John and Ed Sheeran have a new Christmas bop. Shawn Mendes just broke up with someone - but are we sure about the timing of all of this? Travis Barker appears on a TikToker’s first EP. 

00:52 - Today in Pop Culture, Michael Jackson is #1 with “Black or White,” 1991

02:30 - Dancing with the Stars might replace Tyra Banks

03:11 - What’s your Spot...

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