Bring Your Own Popcorn

Bring Your Own Popcorn

Come for the hot takes, stay for the cold comfort! A deeply casual podcast about movies and feelings. Not a recap pod ūüôÖūüŹĹ‚ôÄÔłŹūüćŅ


December 5, 2023 ‚ÄĘ 70 mins

FEATURED FILM: A Night at the Roxbury (1998). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: Hackers (1995); Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998); Antitrust (1995); Stepbrothers (2008); Ninja Assassin (2009); Donnie Darko (2001); Detroit: Rock City (1999); Rampart (2011); The Princess Bride (1987)

We are back again with Tom again, the Other Host of I'll Make A Stay Out of You podcast! This time, we manage to stop talking about Stray Kids ...

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FEATURED FILM: Stray Kids (2017) (again). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: Phil; our SKZ biases; MBTI; BuzzFeed Stray Kids Quiz

Once again, we have a fantastic guest from one of my favorite podcasts, I'll Make a Stay Out of You pod! Did you just say "wait a minute, I already heard this episode"? No you didn't! Shut up! That one was with Phil, you silly! There are TWO HOSTS on that podcast and THIS episode is with THE OTHER ONE -- TOM!

In thi...

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BOO!!!!!! I hope that scared you at first, but that you're okay now. Happy Halloweason!! That's the season of Halloween. And around here, we celebrate it all fall long tbh. This is a very special episode RIPPED straight from Mixtape's Sunday afternoon Twitch stream, Riffraff Reads: Special Scary Edition... Riffraff SCREAMS! 

Please enjoy, but not too much, cuz you should be at least a little uncomfortable when listening to scary st...

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FEATURED FILM: The Terminator (1984) OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: Pokemon: The First Movie (1998); The Dark Knight (2008); Spider-Man (2002); It's a Wonderful Life (1946); Spirited Away (2001)

This episode features a fantastic conversation with the fantastic Satsunami, host of the fantastic podcast Chatsunami! We chat about McDonald's happy meal memories; what movie Satsunami & pals got turned away from as younguns; Mixtape learns ab...

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September 26, 2023 ‚ÄĘ 72 mins

FEATURED FILM: Empire Records (1995) OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: The Land Before Time (1988); Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995); The Princess Bride (1987); Gleaming the Cube (1989)

We are back with Phil from I'll Make a Stay Out of You pod! Phil graciously allowed us to record not one but TWO episodes with him: a non-movie special, and a regular movie episode. The non-movie special was last time, and this is the movie episode!

We STAY ...

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August 29, 2023 ‚ÄĘ 62 mins

FEATURED FILM: Stray Kids (2017). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: our SKZ biases.

Whoops!! This is a very special episode special, just for you. Brought to you partially by ongoing chronic hand pain: Editing is very hard! Episode scheduling is anybody's guess, but here's one now! I had a fantastic guest from one of my favorite podcasts: Phil, from I'll Make a Stay Out of You pod! Phil graciously allowed us to record not one but TWO episodes...

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FEATURED FILM: Donnie Darko (2001). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: The Little Mermaid (1989); Lassie (1994); Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997); Look Who's Talking (1989)

In this fantastic episode with podcaster, psychologist, mother of one, and the host of one of Mixtape's favorite podcasts, Steph Fornasier! Steph wants to talk about "that messed up hot guy movie", and we have a blast doing it! But that's not all Mixtape and St...

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BYOP started in 2013! WHOA! I'll talk to myself about that for a little bit in this mini episode, including a replay of episode 1 with NOTES. This is a short low-effort episode (and episode description) because I have carpal tunnel and doing anything with my hands or arms is painful. Episodes will be much slower for the rest of the year or until I find a way to fix my hands. My profound apologies, buttery babes! 

Do you hate that I...

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FEATURED FILM: Paprika (2006). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: Curious George (2006), Nanny McPhee (2005), The Lorax (2012), Sailor Moon (1992), Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir (2015), Aquamarine (2006), The Secret of Roan Inish (1994), Children of the Sea (2019), Waking Life (2001)

In this delightful episode we sit down with webtoons artist, creative powerhouse, rhythm game champion, ray of sunshine and rainbows, Spiry! On the table for dis...

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FEATURED FILM: The Wedding Singer (1998). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: Jurassic Park (1993); A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001); Moulin Rouge (2001); Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

You probably remember hearing Skylar talk about one of her favorite movies in the Spooky Season Special, and thought "dang, if only Skylar had her own whole BYOP episode". Well the wait is over!! It's here!

Mixtape and Skylar chat about Skylar's OTHER two fav...

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FEATURED FILM: Pokemon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998); 300 (2006); Epic Movie (2007); The Hangover Part II (2011); Evil Dead II (1987); The Departed (2006)

A fantastic conversation with a fantastic human being, podcaster, comedian, paranormal investigator, TikTokateur, future showrunner, Dash Kwiatkowski! Dash and Mixtape discuss the retirement of Ash Ketchum and th...

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FEATURED FILM: Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: Deep Blue Sea (1999);A Goofy Movie (1995); Higher Learning (1995); Do the Right Thing (1989); Friday (1995);  Boyz n the Hood (1991); Menace II Society (1993); Hollywood Shuffle (1987); Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

A casually hilarious chat with Christian Einselbrooks, artist, long-time weeb, hood movie afici...

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January 25, 2023 ‚ÄĘ 14 mins

We're going down to one formal episode a month, and starting a Twitch stream! I ramble about that for a minute. Also, we have a Patreon with exclusive content and bonus episodes. One of the bonus episodes is included in this mini episode as a preview of the kinda content on the Patreon.  Follow BYOP: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Become a treasured kernel in the BYOP bucket over on PATREON! For as little as $3 a month, you'll get...

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January 17, 2023 ‚ÄĘ 65 mins

FEATURED FILM: Turning Red (2022). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: The Lion King (1994), V for Vendetta (2005), House of Wax (2005), But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), Roman Holiday (1953), Heart of a Dog (2015), Tarnation (2003), Red Cliff (2008), Mothlight (1963)

Filmmaker, video producer, singer, musician, ethereal angel and ray of sunshine Reina Lam goes over every single time Turning Red made her cry (apprx every five minutes) and why! Rein...

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December 20, 2022 ‚ÄĘ 53 mins

FEATURED FILM: Scott Pilgrim Vs the World (2010). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995), Alien vs Predator (2004), WALL-E (2008), Inside Out (2015), Jack (1996), Ender's Game (2013), and Hairy Potty and the Sorcerin' Whatnot (2001).

Musician, writer at, podcaster, long-long-time friend of the pod, multi-time returning guest but first-time feature, DANIEL CORDOVA is in the popcorn b...

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FEATURED FILM: Napoleon Dynamite (2004). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: Toy Story (1995), Smokin' Aces (2006), Wrath of Khan (1982)

Comedian, indie rock star, wife guy, and wholesome TikTok darling Cory Barringer joins to discuss our former film bro days, respectively; the VHS tape that changed the in-jokes of a generation; the animated feature that united kids and adults in fandom; the coolness of uncoolness; the very specific kind of per...

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December 3, 2022 ‚ÄĘ 71 mins

FEATURED FILM: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: High School Musical 3 (2008), The Book of Life (2014), Poltergeist (2015), The Farewell (2019)

Comedian, film student, kpop aficionado, and lowkey TikTok star Lauren Wong joins us to discuss how fandom brings joy; why scary movies are better if they're good; the time Lauren accidentally ended up at an LA movie premiere and met all of Asian Hollywood*; w...

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FEATURED FILM: Akira (1988). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: The Lion King (1994), Fight Club (1999), The Room (2003)

Comedian, podcaster, niche nerd, and nice man Erik Bowman joins us for this apocalyptic episode in which we discuss: crying (or not), what happens when the people being made fun of take their own portrayals seriously, why Godzilla was "Godzilla" instead of "atomic bomb", and who is the sexiest clown ever but without using go...

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Special Spooky Compilation Edition! A whole slew of feature creatures volunteered for this episode, in which our guests each pick a spooky movie that means a lot to them! In endearingly spooky self-interviews, each guest asks themselves: What makes a good "Halloween movie"? Do you get scared during scary movies? And what's so special about the spooky movie you (me) wanna talk about? 

I want to thank the wonderful guests who submitt...

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October 11, 2022 ‚ÄĘ 73 mins

'Tis the season to be spooky, fa la la la, la la BOO!! It's time for another Spooky Season Special, with THREE! SPOOKY! GUESTS!

Each guest has chosen a spooky film to discuss that made a big impression on them when they were younger. This episode features artist Milk Surface, podcaster & actor Dash Kwiatkowski, and comedian Nicole Eichenberg, e...

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