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"Poptarts" is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into a… read more

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Poptarts Episode 49: Powerpuff Girls' E.G. Daily!

February 8th, 2019


E. G. Daily is an actor, voice artist, and singer, best known for voicing Tommy Pickles on Rugrats, Buttercup on The Powerpuff Girls, and Babe the Pig in Babe: Pig in the City. And many have been utterly charmed by her …

Poptarts Episode 48: Feminist Folklore!

January 25th, 2019


Folklore: from Cinderella to The Little Mermaid, these stories are the basis of much of the pop culture we consume today. But are the outdated …

Poptarts Episode 47: Janeane Garofalo Live!

January 11th, 2019


A master of fierce, feminist wit, Janeane Garofalo has been a comedy mainstay since the 1990s and is still making waves today. You may know her from …

Poptarts Episode 46: Best of 2018!

January 1st, 2019


2018 was a great year for Poptarts! In this very special episode, we look back at some of our fave interviews of the year with Amanda Palmer, Ricki Lake, Justine Bateman, Lizz Winstead, Sam Jay, Amber Tamblyn, Karreuche …

Poptarts Episode 45: Amanda Palmer!

December 7th, 2018


Amanda Palmer is a singer/songwriter whose dark cabaret stylings have been showcased in the bands Dresden Dolls, Evelyn Evelyn, and Amanda Palmer and …

Poptarts Episode 44: Sex, Lies, & Rom-Coms!

November 16th, 2018


Romantic comedies are often polarizing because even though they are ostensibly made for a female audience, it’s rare to find one that actually tells …

Poptarts Episode 43: Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein!

November 1st, 2018


Ricki Lake is a woman who has lived a million pop cultural lives. She first found fame in John Waters’ most commercially successful films, Hairspray, …

Poptarts Episode 42: Justine Bateman!

October 19th, 2018


In the ’80s, Justine Bateman was one of the most famous young women in America. She starred as Mallory on the hugely popular sit-com Family Ties on …

Poptarts Episode 41: Strange Women!

October 5th, 2018


Strange Women. Pop culturally speaking, they truly are the spice of life. But what qualifies a performer or character as strange? And what is it …

Poptarts Episode 40: Murray Hill!

September 14th, 2018


Murray Hill is a New York City nightclub pioneer who emerged out of the underground drag scene of the 1990s. A comedian and variety show host in the shticky tradition of ’60s borscht belt and Vegas comics of yore like …

Poptarts Episode 39: Sam Jay!

August 28th, 2018


Sam Jay has been doing stand-up for the last seven years, but 2018 is the year her career absolutely exploded. She got a job writing for Saturday …

Poptarts Episode 38: Winona Forever!

August 10th, 2018


Winona Ryder is a peerless pop cultural icon. Here in NYC, the Quad cinema will be showing 16 Winona films this month as part of their “Utterly …

Poptarts Episode 37: Manic Panic's Tish and Snooky!

July 27th, 2018


Sisters Tish and Snooky Bellomo opened their Manic Panic boutique in 1977, at 33 St. Marks Place, in New York City’s East Village. Credited as the …

Poptarts Episode 36: 25 Years of BUST!

July 16th, 2018


Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel are the co-founders and co-publishers of our beloved BUST Magazine, where they have been the Poptarts hosts’ bosses …

Poptarts Episode 35: Amber Tamblyn!

June 28th, 2018


Amber Tamblyn is famous for her roles in General Hospital, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Joan of Arcadia. But at BUST, we know her as our …

Poptarts Episode 34: Comedians vs. Trump!

June 15th, 2018


From Michelle Wolf to Samantha Bee, female comedians have been grabbing headlines lately for their pointed commentary on our current administration. …

Poptarts Episode 33: Girl Gangs!

June 1st, 2018


Girl gangs are endlessly entertaining. So when Poptarts co-host Callie Watts suggested we do a show about our favorite girl gangs in pop culture, …

Poptarts Episode 32: Karrueche Tran!

May 18th, 2018


Karrueche Tran's path to stardom has been a wild ride. The model and actress first gained notoriety when her 2015 breakup with R&B singer Chris Brown dominated the tabloid press. But in the years since, she's …

Poptarts Episode 31: Mother's Day Viewing Guide!

May 7th, 2018


Mother's Day is upon us! And whether you'll be spending the day living it up with the woman who gave you life, rolling around with your own kidlets, …

Poptarts Episode 30: Lusting After Celebs!

April 5th, 2018


Ladyboners. We all get them. But in this era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, it can be challenging to remember that there are actually still men in showbiz worthy of our devotion, admiration, and yes, LUST. Helping us rekindle …

Poptarts Episode 29: Women's Magazines!

March 15th, 2018


Women’s magazines—love ‘em or hate ‘em, these publications have been bossing women around for over 300 years. But centuries later, it's still hard to tell if they are a harmless form of entertainment or an insidious …

Poptarts Episode 28: Black Panther!

March 5th, 2018


Black Panther is the biggest movie in the world right now and it is as gloriously feminist as it is fast-paced, exciting, and brimming with …

Poptarts Episode 27: Rachel Dratch!

February 20th, 2018


Rachel Dratch is a comedy legend famous for her sketch work on Saturday Night Live. On this episode of Poptarts, she talks about life after SNL, the secret ongoing text chain she maintains with her gang of hilarious …

Poptarts Episode 26: Phoebe Robinson!

February 2nd, 2018


Phoebe Robinson is truly one of the funniest humans alive. She’s a standup comedian, author, and actor, and her super-duper popular podcast 2 Dope …

Poptarts Episode 25: #TimesUp at the Golden Globes

January 19th, 2018


The Golden Globes this year were essentially a big, fancy feminist uprising with a few pointless awards sprinkled in. On this episode of the Poptarts …

Poptarts Episode 24: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

January 5th, 2018


Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a riveting documentary about a 1940s screen goddess who led a secret life as an inventor and created a radio …

Poptarts Episode 23: I, Tonya!

December 15th, 2017


I,Tonya, the Tonya Harding figure skating biopic starring Margot Robbie, is the talk of the town! In this episode, we dig into all things Tonya with Matt Harkins and Viviana Rosales Olen, curators of Brooklyn's Tonya …

Poptarts Episode 22: Lady Bird!

November 30th, 2017


Emily and Callie obsess over indie screen queen Greta Gerwig's daring directorial debut Lady Bird with help from fiery feminist film critic Jenni Miller!

Poptarts Episode 21: Celebrity Gossip!

November 9th, 2017


Caution! Gossip Ahead! Jezebel senior writer and DirtCast podcast host Madeleine Davies joins Emily and Callie to talk tabloids, feminism, and the …

Poptarts Episode 20: Kembra Pfahler!

October 26th, 2017


Kembra Pfahler is a performance art legend. Through her glam punk band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, she has been presenting her work since …

Poptarts Episode 19: What's The T On Cardi B?

October 16th, 2017


Cardi B recently became the first solo female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 in almost 19 years, and her song “Bodak Yellow” is EVERYWHERE. But …

Poptarts Episode 18: Broad City!

September 28th, 2017


In the latest episode, Callie and Emily dive into Season 4 of Broad City. Yas Kween! We dig in to the crucial guest stars (RuPaul FTW), we debate …

Poptarts Episode 17: Celebrity Self-Help!

September 15th, 2017


Callie and Emily are joined by the hilarious hosts of the podcast "By The Book," Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer, to discuss the curious …

Poptarts Episode 16: Ingrid Goes West!

September 1st, 2017


"Ingrid Goes West," a pitch-black comedy about the perils of Instagram starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, is our topic du jour. In this …

Poptarts Episode 15: Julie Klausner!

August 18th, 2017


Julie Klausner, Difficult People’s hilarious mastermind, shares her insights as a feminist media maker and comedy powerhouse on how she maintains her …

Poptarts Episode 14: OITNB's Jessica Pimentel!

August 4th, 2017


Jessica Pimentel aka Maria Ruiz on Orange is the New Black, visits the studio! On the show, Pimentel played the queen of the Dominican used panties trade behind bars. But in real life, she's a Shakespearean actor who …

Poptarts Episode 13: Witches, Sluts, Feminists

July 21st, 2017


Author Kristen J. Sollee comes on to discuss her new book "Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive" and joins Emily and Callie as they …

Poptarts Episode 12: Jessica Williams!

July 7th, 2017


Jessica Williams rules! You know and love her from The Daily Show and 2 Dope Queens, and in this episode, we chat her up about her new starring role …

Poptarts Episode 11: Claws Live!

June 23rd, 2017


For episode 11, we recorded in front of a live audience in Brooklyn as part of the Northside Festival! Our special guests were Maria Ortiz—the nail art QUEEN of NJ—and her fierce crew of long-nail divas. And together, …

Poptarts Episode 10: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

June 9th, 2017


In episode 10, the gals crack open Season 3 of the Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. From “Lemonading” and “Big Naturals,” to a peacock named Debra Winger and a baby named Linda, Season 3 is totes unpacked and …

Poptarts Episode 9: Twin Peaks!

May 26th, 2017


This week, everyone is talking about David Lynch’s Twin Peaks reboot on Showtime and Poptarts is no exception. In episode 9, “Twin Peaks," Emily is enthralled and can’t wait to continue the mysterious journey next …

Poptarts Episode 8: Lizz Winstead!

May 12th, 2017


Lizz Winstead is a comedian, activist, and author who co-created The Daily Show, Air America Radio and most recently The Lady Parts Justice League: A …

Poptarts Episode 7: The Handmaid's Tale!

April 28th, 2017


In Episode 7, "The Handmaid’s Tale!" the gals dig deep into the new Hulu Series. We make a case for why the show is most definitely feminist, dive …

Poptarts Episode 6: The Get Down!

April 14th, 2017


In Episode 6, "The Get Down!," the hosts examine season two of the Netflix hip-hop series through a feminist lens. They discuss some of the unheralded women who were making moves at the dawning of the rap game, and …

Poptarts Episode 5: Awkwafina!

March 31st, 2017


The amazing Awkwafina—rapper, comedian, and co-star of the upcoming blockbuster heist flick Ocean's Eight—stopped by the BUST podcast booth for this week's episode of Poptarts to talk about the new season of her talk …

Poptarts Episode 4: Bonus Ep! Abortion on Film!

March 29th, 2017


To celebrate the release of BUST's brand new April/May 2017 issue (on stands now!) we've released a special bonus episode of our Poptarts podcast in which managing editor Emily Rems reads one extra excellent feature …

Poptarts Episode 3: Get Out!

March 17th, 2017


In Episode 3, "Get Out!," the hosts examine the phenomenon of writer/director Jordan Peele's racially-charged thriller through a feminist lens. Both …

Poptarts Episode 2: Feud!

March 3rd, 2017


In Episode 2, "Feud!," the gals dig deep into the new FX show. The roots of the epic war between Hollywood heavyweights Joan Crawford and Bette Davis …

Poptarts Episode 1: Celebs vs. Trump

February 16th, 2017


In this episode, hosts Emily Rems and Callie Watts discuss how famous women have been speaking out against president Trump and his policies. This …

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