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 🙅🏽♀️🍿


May 6, 2023 • 79 mins

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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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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September 27, 2022 • 45 mins

Featured Film: Hook (1991). Other films discussed: The Lion King (1994), Scary Movie (2000), Space Balls (1987), Zoolander (2001)

In this delightful chat with actress and comedy writer Melissa Melançon, we learn about the connection between laughter and jump scares; the cutest little snack to eat with any movie (APC); what movie scene Mixtape thinks was an inspiration for Our Flag Means Death; we check our room for wiretaps from "T...

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September 6, 2022 • 52 mins

Featured Film: Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). Other films discussed: A Bug's Life (1998), Chicago (2002), The Princess and the Frog (2009)

It's September, and you know what that means. Spooky season is here, for those who celebrate! Artist, activist, and D&D player Adrienne Diaz brings a scintillating, sensual film to the table for this episode, in which we also discuss the best children's movie to watch after a concussion, the orig...

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August 23, 2022 • 52 mins

Featured Film: A Goofy Movie (1995). Other films discussed: Titanic (1997), They (2002), The First Wives Club (1996)

Comedian, writer, and cool T-shirt owner Diana Hong takes us down the nostalgia tunnel with a wholesome nineties CLASSIC. Diana was handpicked from Mixtape's timeline after we saw her hilarious stand-up clip about the featured movie in this episode. This episode has got lots of laughs, reminiscings, tales from the 90...

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August 2, 2022 • 51 mins

Featured Film: Girl, Interrupted (1999). Other films discussed: Titanic (1997), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Coraline (2009), Prometheus (2012)

Comedian, actress, writer, and all-around baby angel Mac Ruiz brings the hard hits with this feature film, and a scintillating discussion ensues! This episode is a lot like my favorite movies: It's got laughs, tears, inspiring quotes, and straight-up goofin'. I enjoyed this fabulous discuss...

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Feature Film: Jaws (1975). Other films discussed: Mystery Alaska (1999), Bruce Almighty (2003), Ace Ventura 2 (1995), Man on the Moon (1999), Ghostbusters (1984), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).


Comedian and mascot Ruben Escobedo III has two podcasts about movies: Kid Tested, Mother Approved and Into the Sandlerverse. But that's not enough time spent talking about movies. He wants MORE. Have no fear, Mixtape is here! We chat with...

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Feature Film: Contact (1997). Other films discussed: Titanic (1997), Phantom of the Paradise (1977). 


If you put the words "guest" and "host" together, you get "ghost"! But I assure you, there's nothing haunting about today's guest-host whatsoever. That was just a fun word thing for you. You'll remember Milk Surface's lively and sultry tones and attitude from Episode 35!

In THIS episode, Milk guest hosts and interviews usual host...

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FEATURED FILM: Corrina Corrina (1994). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED:  Finding Nemo (2003), Dazed and Confused (1993), Matilda (1996), and Superbad (2007).

Wonderful comedian Becky Lynn takes us on a delightful dive into the 90’s to look at two hotties (Whoopi Goldberg and Ray Liotta) finding joy during a time of grief, in Corrina, Corrina! In this episode we learn about Becky’s deep history with Junior Mints, the best movies to take campi...

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FEATURED FILM: The Thing (1982). OTHER FILMS DISCUSSED: Proof of Life (2000), Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997).

Who goes there?! It’s us, Bring Your Own Popcorn! No really, it's us, we swear. Ok, we’ll say something only we know, like, um… “EXTRA BUTTER!” We good? Now put on your warmest toque, because we’re about to travel to the icy depths of a walk-in freezer on a Hollywood lot. And we’ll do it in the best of compan...

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