The Popcast With Knox and Jamie

200 EpisodesProduced by Knox and Jamie / Wondery

A weekly pop culture podcast seeking to educate on things that entertain, but do not matter.

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Emoji Awareness

April 17th, 2019

55:53

In this episode, we visit the world of emojis. Where did they come from, what do they mean, and what questions do listeners have about emojis? 

293: The Mean Girls Deep Dive

April 10th, 2019

1:20:25

In this episode, we deep dive the 2004 comedic masterpiece Mean Girls.

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292: FlavorTown 2

April 3rd, 2019

1:00:43

We are welcoming the newest residents to Flavor Town, a special place reserved for those spiciest of takes from our listeners. Plus, we crown the new …

291: The More You Know

March 27th, 2019

54:11

In this episode, we discuss The More You Know news segment with recent pop culture news.

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290: Spring Awakenings

March 20th, 2019

52:45

In this episode, we discuss spring awakenings, those pop culture characters or celebrities who made us feel the first flutters of love. We share our …

289: Potential Pop Culture Antichrists

March 13th, 2019

1:01:06

It's important to be diligent in these difficult times. One way to stay intentional is to recognize who might be an antichrist among us. Which …

288: The Enneagram

March 6th, 2019

1:00:30

The Enneagram is everywhere. Why is this personality typing system so popular? How can you discover your own number? Which fictional character best …

287: The More You Know

February 27th, 2019

1:02:11

We're covering the latest in pop culture news including the best and worst of The Oscars; Girl Scout Cookies ranked; Khloe Kardashian and Jordyn …

286: The Oscars 5, 10, and 20

February 20th, 2019

59:02

The Oscars are this week, so we're looking back at past Oscars to see what they got right, what they got wrong, and how history was changed for the …

285: The NOs of Marriage

February 13th, 2019

55:00

It's time for another round of NOs. When you say I do, what should you not do? Our listeners shared their best and worst marital tales and we judge …

284: QTNA (Questions That Need Answers)

February 6th, 2019

1:02:16

In this episode, we discuss listener QTNAs - Questions That Need Answers. It includes questions about celebrities, movies, TV and public bathrooms. 


283: Family in Pop Culture

January 30th, 2019

56:43

In this episode, we discuss families in pop culture. Our main segment was recorded live in Charlotte, North Carolina. 


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282: The More You Know

January 23rd, 2019

58:42

In this episode, we discuss The More You Know news segment with recent pop culture news.


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281: Fixing Pickers

January 16th, 2019

54:48

In this episode, we talk through celebrities, brands, and companies that need to fix their pickers and make better decisions.

MENTIONS

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280: Urban Dictionary 13

January 9th, 2019

56:12

What are the words and phrases you should start using? Let us help you better communicate with your loved ones.

MENTIONS


BONUS SEGMENT

The Bachelor Recap Sneak Peek

January 8th, 2019

19:59

Listen to an excerpt of our premiere recap of The Bachelor featuring Colton Underwood.


We'll be recapping each episode of The Bachelor for our Friends …

279: 2019 Predictions

January 2nd, 2019

1:12:10

In this episode, we review our 2018 pop culture predictions to see what we nailed and how we failed. Then, we make our pop culture predictions for …

278: How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days

December 26th, 2018

1:17:35

In this episode, we deep dive the romantic comedy How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days and also share our favorite green lights of 2018. 


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277: Christmas Confessions

December 19th, 2018

58:28

In this episode, we gather the listeners for another round of confessions, Christmas edition. Listeners shared their weird stories, traditions, or encounters that happened in December, and we tackle our favorites.

276: The Bachelor Contestant Preview

December 12th, 2018

1:23:54

In this episode, we tackle the beast that is The Bachelor. We’ll chat about Colton Underwood, his 30 suitors, their biographies, their Instagram …

275: Want Need Wear Read Gifts for Pop Culture

December 5th, 2018

53:41

In this episode, we discuss the want, need, wear, and read Christmas gifts for each other and of pop culture. We even share the want, need, wear, and …

274: The More You Know

November 28th, 2018

59:17

In this episode, we discuss The More You Know new segment with recent pop culture news.

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273: Money in Pop Culture

November 21st, 2018

1:03:22

In this episode, we discuss money in pop culture, the confessionals of our listeners’ worst purchases, and the Pantheon of things in pop culture that …

272: Christianity and Pop Culture

November 14th, 2018

56:47

In this episode, we discuss the complicated ways Christians interact with pop culture.

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271: The Pop Culture Bill of Rights

November 7th, 2018

1:01:55

In this episode, we talk about the pop culture bill of rights to help you navigate awkward family conversations this holiday season.

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270: The Nos of Halloween

October 31st, 2018

56:06

In this episode, we talk through the nice nos and mean nos of Halloween and share our listener’s spicy takes.

MENTIONS

269: The More You Know

October 24th, 2018

56:26

In this episode, we discuss The More You Know news segment including this week’s Ts and Ps, How Do We Feel, Don’t Waste It Greg, Knox’s Survivor …

268: The Fall Movie Preview

October 17th, 2018

1:14:01

In this episode, we preview the Fall slate of movies. First, we give you a fail-safe guide to deciding which films to see. Next, we predict which movies will win, lose, and be named most underrated for each autumn month.

267: Criminals in Pop Culture

October 10th, 2018

55:27

From our live show in Chicago, we talk about criminals in pop culture. We consider celebrities who would make great criminals and the crimes pop …

266: Sibling Rivalries

October 3rd, 2018

53:45

In this episode, we discuss sibling rivalries in pop culture and the confessionals of our listeners.

MENTIONS

265: Thoughts and Prayers

September 26th, 2018

1:03:52

In this episode, we discuss The More You Know news segment and offer our pop culture Ts and Ps.

MENTIONS

264: Pop Culture Atonements

September 19th, 2018

48:16

In this episode, we take Yom Kippur to pop culture and consider the TV, movies, and other things that found their atonement despite how bad they …

263: Fall TV Preview

September 12th, 2018

53:13

In this episode, we preview the upcoming television season. Which returning shows should you dump and which should you catch up on? Which brand new …

262: Sports in Pop Culture

September 5th, 2018

59:17

From our live show in Dallas, we talk about sports in pop culture and the nos of sports with special guest Melanie Shankel.

MENTIONS

261: The Nos of School

August 29th, 2018

50:16

In this episode, we talk through back to school confessionals of our listeners.

MENTIONS

260: Please Advise

August 22nd, 2018

1:04:25

In this episode, we tackle recent pop culture news including Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, Ben Affleck’s love life, the highest paid actresses, …

259: Achilles Biels

August 15th, 2018

54:24

In this episode, we explore listeners’ and celebrities’ Achilles Biels, a piece of pop culture you love that you know deep down is no good for you.

258: Movie Theater Etiquette

August 8th, 2018

40:07

From our live show in Birmingham, we talk about the choices we want all movie goers to make at the theater with special guest Sophie Hudson, Boo Mama.

257: Urban Dictionary 12

August 1st, 2018

54:09

The twelfth installment of Urban Dictionary. What are the words and phrases you should start using? Let us help you better communicate with your …

256: How Do We Feel?

July 25th, 2018

54:50

In this episode, we tackle recent pop culture news items including Comic-Con trailers, the box office, and recent creepers and decide how you should …

255: Flavor Town

July 18th, 2018

53:59

We are welcoming the newest residents to Flavor Town, a special place reserved for those spiciest of takes from our listeners. Plus, the latest in …

254: Miss Jenn-ited States of America

July 11th, 2018

51:07

In this episode, we report live from The 2018 Miss Jenn-ited States of America Popcast Pageant. We take a look at the most competitive Jennifers this year, the ones who didn’t make the cut, the past winners, and the …

253: Patriotism in Pop Culture

July 4th, 2018

42:53

It's the United States' birthday. Which movies make us the proudest to be an American? Which habits and behaviors make us less proud to be from the US? And finally, we build a new, even more patriotic Mount Rushmore.


252: What's The Word?

June 27th, 2018

58:26

In this episode, we tackle the latest pop culture news and share our first impressions, predictions, and much more prompted initially by one simple …

251: Bosses in Pop Culture

June 20th, 2018

1:11:19

From our recent live show in Dallas, we talk about the boss archetypes in pop culture plus the non-boss characters who should be in charge. We also …

250: The Nos of Fatherhood

June 13th, 2018

50:59

We talk through the fatherhood confessionals of our listeners including the Pantheon of Dad NOs.

MENTIONS


249: Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories

June 6th, 2018

1:00:15

Conspiracy theories dominate the internet, but which ones ring truer than others? We discuss the ridiculous and the reasonable to determine what may …

248: Please Advise on Celebrity Couples, Han Solo, and Mariah Carey

May 30th, 2018

59:38

In this episode, we tackle recent pop culture news items and decide how you should feel about them.


MENTIONS

The Bachelorette Premiere Recap

May 29th, 2018

19:45

In this episode, we give you a short preview of our recap of The Bachelorette premiere. In our full recap, we discuss Becca Kufrin, her 28 suitors, …

247: Going Solo In Pop Culture

May 23rd, 2018

55:58

This week, Han Solo has wandered from the Star Wars tentpole films to have his own movie. In this episode, we discuss others who have left the safety …

The 2018 Bachelorette Contestant Preview

May 18th, 2018

1:24:35

In this episode, we tackle the beast that is The Bachelorette. We'll chat about Becca Kufrin, her 28 suitors, their biographies, their Instagram …

246: Royals in Pop Culture

May 16th, 2018

48:19

With the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle upon us, we take a closer look at the royal family and other royals in pop culture. Who's …

245: The Nos of Motherhood

May 9th, 2018

46:30

In this episode, we talk through the motherhood confessionals of our listeners including the Pantheon of Mom NOs. 

MENTIONS

244: The Summer Movie Preview

May 2nd, 2018

1:12:47

In this episode, we break down the summer movie slate. First, what should be your guide in choosing which films to see. Then, we pick the winners, …

243: Please Advise: TV, Movies, and Sex Cults

April 25th, 2018

53:46

In this episode, we tackle recent pop culture news items and decide how you should feel about them.

MENTIONS

242: The Nos of Spring

April 18th, 2018

49:50

According to the calendar, Spring has arrived. But are we happy about it? Pollen, tornados, and are just a few of the NOs of the season. Plus, the …

241: Understanding Celebrity Breakups

April 11th, 2018

59:38

How do we predict which celebrity couples are most likely to stay together or split? We have a FAIL-PROOF scientific method you can apply to every …

240: Villains Who Aren't Really Villains

April 4th, 2018

57:48

We all know a pop culture villain when we see one right? Maybe not. Perhaps the villains we've been presented with are not as villainous as we might …

239: Urban Dictionary 11

March 28th, 2018

59:53

The eleventh installment of Urban Dictionary. What are the words and phrases you should start using this spring? Let us help you better communicate …

238: Please Advise Pop Culture

March 21st, 2018

1:03:18

In this episode, we tackle recent pop culture news items and decide how you should feel about them.

MENTIONS

237: The Art of The Reboot

March 14th, 2018

57:47

Reboots are all around us. TV and movies are littered with these stories and characters from our past. Which ones are good and which ones are a …

236: Workplaces in Pop Culture

March 7th, 2018

56:26

In this episode, we talk about the fictional workplaces where listeners wish they had jobs. Plus, we award our Mount Sucksmore of fake companies.


235: Pop Culture Transformations

February 28th, 2018

1:00:06

In this episode, we discuss Hollywood transformations that didn't pay off, those who are due for a major change, and the Popcast Pantheon of those …

234: Noah's Pop Culture Ark

February 21st, 2018

50:56

In this episode, we anticipate a second historical round of Noah's Ark and choose the fictional animals and couples we'd keep above all the rest. …

233: The Nos of Dating

February 14th, 2018

1:02:27

In this episode, we review the NOs of dating. We detail our own rules for romance as well as our commentary on listeners' worst dates. 

MENTIONS

232: Buying and Selling Timberlake, Trailers and KFC Colonels

February 7th, 2018

55:00

In this episode, we play Buy Or Sell with the latest pop culture news including Justin Timberlake, movie trailers, Kylie Jenner, the Winter Olympics, …

231: Celebrities and Commercials

January 31st, 2018

47:16

In this episode, we prep for the Super Bowl commercials by talking about celebrities who have sold out well and not so well through endorsements. …

230: Live or Die-brary

January 24th, 2018

55:09

In this episode, we tackle the tropes and themes of books and publishing we want to live and the ones we'd like to put down.

MENTIONS

229: Uncomfortable Listener Confessions III

January 17th, 2018

51:04

In this episode, we let listeners share their pop culture and everyday confessions and we judge them accordingly. 

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228: 2018 Pop Culture Predictions

January 10th, 2018

1:06:01

In this episode, we review our 2017 pop culture predictions to see what we nailed (Beyonce) and how we failed (Emily Blunt and John Krasinski). Then, …

227: How To Do New Year's Resolutions

January 3rd, 2018

49:38

In this episode, we review the most commonly broken New Year's Resolutions and give you tips to make them work. Then, we take each resolution and …

The Bachelor Premiere Recap

January 2nd, 2018

15:39

In this episode, we give you a short preview of our recap of The Bachelor premiere. In our full recap for supporters of The Popcast, we discuss Arie, …

226: 2017 in Review

December 27th, 2017

55:31

In this episode, we review the best and worst of 2017 in pop culture, including what listeners chose as their favorites.

MENTIONS

225: Christmas: Overrated, Underrated or Properly Rated

December 20th, 2017

55:12

In this episode, we discuss some of the staples of Christmas and decide whether they are underrated, overrated, or properly rated.

MENTIONS

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The Bachelor Contestant Preview

December 19th, 2017

1:32:45

In this episode, we tackle the beast that is The Bachelor. We'll chat about Arie Luyendyk, Jr., his 29 potential love interests, their biographies, …

224: The Business of The Popcast

December 13th, 2017

1:08:55

In this episode, we take listeners behind the scenes to the business side of our show. We discuss how we met, created The Popcast, and then made zero …

223: Urban Dictionary X

December 6th, 2017

48:11

In this episode, we deliver the tenth installment of Urban Dictionary. What are the words and phrases you should start using this season? Let us help …

222: What's The Word?

November 29th, 2017

47:36

In this episode, we tackle the latest pop culture news and share our first impressions, predictions, and much more prompted initially by one simple …

221: Bad Opinion Judgment Day

November 22nd, 2017

54:35

In this episode, we bring some of our most questionable pop culture opinions to the judgment panel of our listeners who help us determine whether …

Bonus: Stranger Things 2 Recap Preview

November 20th, 2017

18:24

In this special bonus episode preview, we take a break from generalized pop cultural conversations and guide our light toward’s Netflix’s 80’s …

Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge

November 18th, 2017

13:38

Knox and Jamie chat with Megan and Rachael of The Daily Dish about their favorite episodes on each other's podcasts!

Feast on these shows @ www.Wondery.com/Thanksgiving  


Daily Dish Binge:

Dirty John

Reality Life with Kate …

220: Listener Workplace Confessions

November 15th, 2017

57:12

In this episode, we gather the listeners for another round of confessions. Hundreds shared their weirdest and strangest encounters in the workplace and we tackle our favorites. Plus, we guide families in how best to …

219: The Creeper Draft

November 8th, 2017

56:50

In this episode, we join our Creative Director Erin "The Edge" Moon in drafting our own Hollywood Creeper teams. Which celebrity is most likely to be …

218: Secrets From The Set

November 1st, 2017

47:27

In this episode, we discuss the many secrets from film and TV sets that rarely make it to light. Then, we talk about the open secrets Hollywood knows …

217: Pranks in Pop Culture

October 25th, 2017

53:21

In this episode, we celebrate the scary season by talking tricks. First, we pick some of the best celebrity and famous pranks gone awry. Then, we …

216: Fall Movie Preview

October 18th, 2017

53:49

In this episode, we preview the Fall slate of movies. First, we give you a fail-safe guide to deciding which films to see, plus pro-tips for visiting the theater. Next, we predict which movies will win, lose, and be …

215: Apocalypses in Pop Culture and The Characters You Meet In Them

October 11th, 2017

45:09

In this episode, we dissect the signs of the end times, the types of apocalypses you might encounter, and who you will meet in every apocalyptic disaster. Plus, we discuss a few personal apocalypses in the lives of some …

214: Pregnancy and Babies in Pop Culture

October 4th, 2017

1:01:30

In this episode, we lovingly dedicate it to our pregnant compatriot, Erin The Edge Moon, who is infinity months pregnant with child. We unpack the …

213: Clowns in Pop Culture

September 27th, 2017

1:01:37

In this episode, we talk clowns in TV, movies, and books. Where do they come from and when did they get creepy? We discuss those who belong in the Pantheon and which celebrities are our favorite unexpected clowns. Plus, …

212: The Nos of Social Media

September 20th, 2017

55:58

In this episode, we share the things we'd like to see gone from all social media. Then, we tackle the specific platforms of Twitter, Facebook and …

211: Fall TV Preview

September 13th, 2017

59:47

In this episode, we preview the upcoming television season. Which returning shows should you dump and which should you catch up on? Which brand new …

210: Portland and Traveling in Pop Culture

September 6th, 2017

53:21

In this episode, we feature two segments from our recent live show in Oregon. First up, we play Calm Down Trivia with the city of Portland. Next, we invite Tsh Oxenreider on stage to discuss the best and worst parts of …

209: Pop Culture Current Events

August 30th, 2017

55:42

In this episode, we catch up on all the latest pop culture news. We dissect both Taylor Swift's new single, as well as the not-so-secret-laden video. …

208: The Nos of Birthdays

August 23rd, 2017

56:28

In this episode, we celebrate our own birth month by reviewing the NOs of Birthdays. Which habits of this annual celebration are overrated? Plus, listeners share their own birthday horror stories. Also, the latest in …

207: Pop Culture Eclipses

August 16th, 2017

58:15

In this episode, we commemorate the upcoming astronomical phenomenon of the solar eclipse. However, instead of the moon and sun, we study those …

206: Teachers In Pop Culture

August 9th, 2017

57:11

In this episode, we celebrate back-to-school by discussing teachers. Why are they an important, although sometimes static fictional character? What …

205: Food in Pop Culture and Trash Opinions

August 2nd, 2017

1:07:20

From our recent live show in Raleigh, we talk about the ways we see food in pop culture, both in setting and as calling cards. Then, we played a …

204: Twins of Pop Culture

July 26th, 2017

1:09:12

In this episode, we tackle the topic of twins: those womb-mates who fascinate us and occasionally creep us out. We discuss the types of twins you …

203: More Nos of Weddings

July 19th, 2017

53:55

In this episode, we continue our take on the marriage tradition. We evaluate its place in pop culture as well as the real lives of our listeners. …

202: The Nos of Weddings

July 12th, 2017

1:06:15

In this episode, we address the ceremony of marriage. We evaluate its place in pop culture as well as the real lives of our listeners. Also, the …

201: The Dark Side of Animals in Pop Culture and Bad Opinions (2.0)

July 5th, 2017

1:02:50

From our recent live show in Louisville, we talk about the dark realities of animals in TV and movies. We also tackle listener bad opinions that must …

200: Listener Questions

June 28th, 2017

1:04:04

We're celebrating our bicentennial episode with 200 Tom Hank Clap Backs, 200 Spri-ites, and 200 hours towards a doctorate in Things That Entertain, But Do Not Matter™. We're taking listener questions about our personal …

199: Pop Culture Redundancies

June 21st, 2017

1:03:28

In this episode, we talk redundancies in pop culture. The dictionary defines "redundancy" as the state of being no longer needed or useful. Which …

198: Best Pop Culture Dads

June 14th, 2017

1:04:17

In this episode, we talk fatherhood in pop culture. Are fictional dads just a cliche or can they mean something more? Which fathers did listeners …

197: Urban Dictionary 9

June 7th, 2017

57:23

In this episode, we deliver the ninth installment of Urban Dictionary. What are the words and phrases you should start using this summer? Let us help …

196: The 2017 Chris-America Pageant

May 31st, 2017

55:15

In this episode, we report live from The 2017 Popcast Chris-America Pageant. We take a look at the most competitive Chrises this year, the ones who didn't make the cut, the best in history, and the Anti-Chrises. Plus, …

195: Traumatic TV Show Deaths

May 24th, 2017

59:17

In this episode, we examine and reflect on traumatic TV deaths. We look at the types of ends that come to fictional characters, the rules every …

The Bachelorette Contestant Preview

May 18th, 2017

1:49:59

In this episode, we tackle the beast that is The Bachelorette. We'll chat about Rachel Lindsay, her 31 suitors, their biographies, and our …

194: Best and Worst Child Actors

May 17th, 2017

57:44

In this episode, we review the smallest of thespians: child actors. We pick the best and worst from more than a dozen shows as well as choose the child actor mentors for all of us. Plus, the latest in celebrity news.

193: Pop Culture Moms

May 10th, 2017

58:03

In this episode, we take a closer look at moms in pop culture including motherhood as a plot device, the types of moms you meet in TV and movies, and …

191: Famous People Free Passes

April 26th, 2017

1:05:05

In this episode, we address the habit of giving a free pass to celebrities we mistakenly love unconditionally. We evaluate our own favorites, assess those of the listeners, and dig deep to reveal the secrets of a few …

190: Pop Culture Proms

April 19th, 2017

1:04:50

In this episode, we address the rite of passage that is high school prom. Which TV shows and movies got it right? Who might you meet at every prom …

189: The Nos of Easter

April 12th, 2017

1:00:52

In this episode, we address the holiest of Christian holidays that may still have some room for improvement. Also, the latest in pop culture news.  …

188: The Pop Culture Personality Types

April 5th, 2017

1:03:59

In this episode, we create a complex and highly scientific system to better explain the nine types of pop culture goal digger personality types.  …

187: The Spring Confessional Episode

March 29th, 2017

59:47

In this episode, we handle a bit of spring cleaning by letting listeners share their pop culture and everyday confessions.  MENTIONS Subscribe to …

186: All About Disney Princesses

March 22nd, 2017

56:49

In this episode, we talk about Disney Princesses - the origin, impact, and down side. MENTIONS Listen to the first episode of This American Coach Knox 12 Questions Disney's Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Finally …

185: Our Favorite Fictional Underdogs from Movies, TV and Books

March 15th, 2017

59:41

In this episode, we talk about those characters who inspire and overcome the odds. Plus, the latest in pop culture news. SPONSOR: Prep Dish Prep …

184: Celebrity Transformations, Career Transformations and Acting Transformations

March 8th, 2017

1:09:36

In this episode, we talk transformations: celebrities, career, and acting. Plus, the latest in pop culture news. SPONSOR: Prep Dish Prep Dish is a …

183: Best and Worst Fictional Neighbors

March 1st, 2017

52:23

In this episode, we talk fictional neighbors: the notable, the 90s holy trinity, those we'd avoid, and those who listeners want next door. Plus, an …

182: Roles That Ruined Actors

February 22nd, 2017

57:38

In this episode, we talk about movie roles that took such a toll on the actor or actress that they never really recovered. Plus, the latest in pop …

181: Misunderstood Songs and Misheard Lyrics

February 15th, 2017

53:43

In this episode, we talk about famous music we may have misunderstood and lyrics listeners have misheard. Plus, the latest in pop culture news. NEW …

180: The Nos of Love

February 8th, 2017

1:02:39

In this episode, we talk about the NOs of love. We evaluate famous romantic gestures in TV and movies that wouldn't work in reality. Plus, the …

179: Dystopia In Pop Culture

February 1st, 2017

1:02:51

In this episode, we talk dystopia, the characters you meet there, and who would be on our end of days crew. MENTIONS The Popcast Live! DFW (Sold …

178: Celebrity Career Changes: Those Who Have and Those Who Should

January 25th, 2017

1:05:39

Knox and Jamie talk about career changes and pivots in Hollywood. They also make recommendations on which celebrities should consider a different …

177: The Depiction of Family in Culture

January 18th, 2017

58:10

Knox and Jamie talk about family in culture: the depiction of it, notable families and their favorites in various categories. 

176: The Best Animals in Pop Culture

January 11th, 2017

51:35

Knox and Jamie run down their favorite animals from pop culture, as well as the parade of favorites from listeners.

175: Predictions for 2017

January 4th, 2017

56:15

In this episode, we make pop culture predictions for 2017. Most Likely to Divorce Most Likely to Get Pregnant Trend That Will Die Trend That Will …

174: Reviewing Our Predictions About 2016

December 28th, 2016

51:44

Knox and Jamie discuss the year of 2016 and how their predictions for it measured up with what actually happened.

172: Listener Questions 6

December 14th, 2016

52:07

Knox and Jamie answer listener questions on the topics of Pop Culture, The Popcast and their Personal Lives.

Bonus: The Bachelor Preview 2017

December 12th, 2016

1:37:56

Knox and Jamie analyze the bios of the women contending for Nick Viall's love on this year's iteration of The Bachelor...

171: Urban Dictionary #8

December 7th, 2016

54:52

Knox and Jamie talk the best and weirdest Urban Dictionary terms as well as putting a seasonal spin on the tradition of the segment.

170: The New Nos of Christmas

November 30th, 2016

47:57

Knox and Jamie parse through listener comments and talk about all of their harsh feelings about Christmas. Also, they reference last year's Christmas episode (Episode 121) for last year's nos in case you want to …

169: Time Travel, Thanksgiving Foods, Wedding Crashers 2

November 22nd, 2016

54:26

In this episode, Knox and Jamie talk all about time travel as a plot device. They talk through the best uses of it, the worst uses and listener suggestions on time travel destinations. 

168: Fictional Couples Who Became Real Ones, Actors Who Dated

November 16th, 2016

1:02:33

In this episode, Knox and Jamie talk about the socio-economic and cultural factors that affected this Presidential Elec... JK JK JK they do not talk …

167: Fan-Fictioning Politics, Best and Worst Fictional and Fake Politicians

November 9th, 2016

55:59

Knox and Jamie spend this episode easing out of politics by doing a fan-fiction version of fake politicians they think should be in office. Both best …

166: The Confessional Episode

November 2nd, 2016

1:00:42

Knox and Jamie talk through confessions both from themselves and from the listeners in an effort to wipe the slate clean in case next week's election …

165: Best and Underrated Recurring Collaborations...

October 26th, 2016

52:50

Knox and Jamie dive into collaborations and explore the best ones, the most underrated ones and the ones that need to stop.

164: Second Chapters and Sophomore Slumps

October 19th, 2016

52:41

Knox and Jamie talk all about impossible second chapters and the realities of the sophomore slump in books, music, movies, TV and genetics.

163: Bad Idea Movies

October 12th, 2016

52:52

Knox and Jamie spend the episode talking examples of bad idea movies, who is complicit in their creation and how to fix a specific one.

162: Best Fictional Duos

October 5th, 2016

1:00:14

Knox and Jamie talk all about duos and the nature of fictional duality. What makes a good pair? What is a luxury duo? Who are some underrated duos and who belongs in the POPCAST PANTHEON of duos? Listen and find out...

161: Jumping The Shark on TV, Culture and Beyond

September 28th, 2016

56:47

Knox and Jamie talk about the concept of jumping the shark. Where it came from, what it means, how you do it and the different ways you can apply it to your life beyond just television shows.  

160: The Nos of Fall

September 21st, 2016

56:54

Knox and Jamie talk about all about the nos of the fall season. These nos include but are not limited to PSLs, pumpkins, leaves, bipolar …

158: Age, Youth and Old People in Pop Culture

September 7th, 2016

57:25

Knox and Jamie talk about old people in pop culture and how ages and the appearance of age affects your perception of something.

157: The Art of The Cash Grab and Endorsements Gone Awry

August 31st, 2016

58:08

Knox and Jamie break down celebrity endorsements and the art of selling out BUT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. 

156: Pop Culture Comforts and Deconstructing Ryan Lochte

August 24th, 2016

59:08

Knox and Jamie kick off the rust from their rare week of vacation to discuss what comfort in culture is and what motivates the kind of comfort you …

155: Urban Dictionary 7

August 10th, 2016

58:05

Knox and Jamie unpack the syntax and vocabulary of the culture by exploring the newest words from Urban Dictionary and deciding whether or not they …

154: A Medal Ceremony For Pop Culture

August 3rd, 2016

57:58

Knox and Jamie award Olympic medals to the best parts of 2016 in a variety of categories. 

153: How To Improve The Olympics, Talking Wonder Woman, Star Trek, King Kong and Tara Reid

July 27th, 2016

1:03:51

Knox and Jamie breakdown the upcoming Olympics for their scandal, their Zika, their underrated/overrated elements and all the ways they are failing …

152: Best Fictional Places to Visit, Ghostbusters, Clap Backs and More...

July 20th, 2016

55:13

Knox and Jamie talk through the best fictional places to visit, the worst fictional places to visit and why Stars Hollow wasn't that great. They also …

151: Pop Culture Crazes Now and Then

July 13th, 2016

50:58

Knox and Jamie talk all about pop culture crazes: what they accomplish, what is needed to become one and how to determine if you are being sucked …

Ep. 150: How To Kill Off TV Characters

July 6th, 2016

58:24

Knox and Jamie talk all about death on television: how it is done well, how it is done poorly and how it should be done most properly. They also talk …

Ep. 149: Orphans and Pop Culture

June 29th, 2016

52:20

Knox and Jamie breakdown the pop cultural positioning of orphans as storytelling devices as well as talking through the most iconic examples of …

Ep. 148: All About Friend Groups in TV and Movies

June 22nd, 2016

52:03

Knox and Jamie talk friend groups on TV and in movies and explore the structure and reasoning therein...

Ep. 147: Famous Failures, The Best and Worst Travel Snack Foods and Chewbacca Mom

June 15th, 2016

59:51

Knox and Jamie talk about famous failures and the reasons why they came to pass. They also talk the best and worst travel snack foods and as always, they share their lights for the week...

Ep 146: Book to Movie Adaptations, Celebrity Break Ups, Tom Hiddleston, Is Stephen King Good and Me Before You

June 8th, 2016

1:02:11

Knox and Jamie talk about what they want from book to movie adaptations, which adaptations are the best, which are the worst and why James Bond doesn't need to be a lady. Be warned: lots of rabbit chasing in this one …

Ep. 145: Celebrity Feuds, Nos of Summer, Nashville, Sisters, The Tyranny of Flip Flops

June 1st, 2016

1:00:08

Knox and Jamie talk about the best celebrity feuds and the ones that don't get enough run. They also run down the nos of summer, why Nashville …

Ep. 144: Listener Questions, What Knox and Jamie Do For Work, Zac Efron, Matt Damon and Interview with Erin Moon and Megan Beam

May 25th, 2016

1:02:36

Knox and Jamie talk about all the things in this episode where they answer listener questions. They also do an interview with friends of the show …

Ep. 143: Summer Movie Previews, Recommendations, Curations and Promposals...

May 18th, 2016

58:30

Knox and Jamie talk through all the Summer movies. For each month, they give their winners, losers, darkhorses and ones you should be worried about.  …

Ep. 142: TV Series Finales, LOST Finale, Justin Timberlake Music and Pregnant Janet Jackson

May 11th, 2016

54:10

Knox and Jamie talk about TV series finales, the great, the controversial and the extremely satisfying. They also talk about news items like Justin Timberlake selling out, Justin Bieber getting face ink and Janet …

Ep. 141: Behind The Scenes of Hollywood and Jamie's and Knox's Moms Interviewed

May 4th, 2016

1:12:49

In this episode, Knox and Jamie unpack the various roles and
jobs in Hollywood and what they mean. They also talk about behind
the scenes aspects of …

Ep. 140: Prince, Unappreciated Musicians, Tinder Moms, and Lemonade

April 27th, 2016

1:05:15

Knox and Jamie talk about Prince's death and in light of that,
other musicians who may be misunderstood and unappreciated. They
also talk with Clay Skipper from GQ Magazine about an experiment he
performed with his mom and …

Ep 139: Celebrity Families, Famous Children of Actors, Beyonce's Lemonade, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

April 20th, 2016

1:02:29

Knox and Jamie talk about celebrity families, famous people progeny and the Mount Rushmore of children of famous actors.
They talk about Johnny Depp …

Ep. 138: Embarrassing Confessions, Rogue One Thoughts and Melissa McCarthy

April 13th, 2016

58:00

Using the prism of their own embarrassing confessions, Knox and Jamie dive through the looking glass and into the psyches of their listeners as they attempt to assign levels of crazy to different confessions.

Ep. 137 Actors You Can't Trust, Real and Fake Betrayals and Celebrity Baby Names

April 6th, 2016

55:04

Knox and Jamie talk about actors who are not to be trusted, betrayals both real and fake, and they give recommendations to celebrity baby names.

Ep 136: Pop Culture Pairs, The Nos of Spring, Bromances and OTPs

March 30th, 2016

56:58

Knox and Jamie deep dive into the best pairings that make up the iconic pop culture OTPs. They also talk about the nice nos and mean nos of Spring …

Ep. 134: Weird Celebrity Roles, IMDB Deep Dives, and Social Media Feuds...

March 16th, 2016

59:28

In this episode, we wander down the rabbit hole of famous actors' IMDB pages thanks to listener Lindsey Turner Crouch. We also cover the latest pop …

Episode 133: Urban Dictionary 6 and Phrases That Need To Go

March 9th, 2016

51:22

In this episode, we revisit a staple: Urban Dictionary. We ponder words and phrases we love, those that confuse us, and those we’ve already started using.

Previous Urban Dictionary Episodes: One | Two | Three | Four | …

Episode 132: Presidential Nominees as LOST Characters, Pop Culture Politicians, Best Movie Presidents and Fuller House Backlash

March 2nd, 2016

51:44

Knox and Jamie talk politics but in a cool way.
- They cast the Presidential Nominees as LOST Characters
- Talk about what each nominee looks like in …

Episode 131: Pop Culture Bullies, Forgotten Oscar Winners and the Curse of the Oscar...

February 24th, 2016

55:39

Knox and Jamie talk all about pop culture bullies. The best, the worst, the most memorable and why Biff Tannen is the patronus for all bullies and …

Which Celebrities Would You Trust In A Time of Crisis?

February 17th, 2016

49:41

Knox and Jamie talk kidnapping / heist movies, the different strategies if kidnapped and which elite celebrity team they would trust to rescue them …

TV Couple Chemistry and News

February 10th, 2016

53:04

Knox and Jamie talk about the best and worst examples of couple chemistry on TV. They also talk about news items like...
- Beyonce's new video, Formation.
- Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom
- The Super Bowl Halftime Show
- …

The Best and Worst Sports Movies

February 3rd, 2016

1:07:44

Knox and Jamie talk through the best and worst sports movies in advance of the Super Bowl. They also do some Super Bowl trivia as well as news items …

Uncomfortable Pop Cultural Truths

January 27th, 2016

52:55

Knox and Jamie talk about uncomfortable truths as offered by the listeners and then they disclose a few of their own.
+ Love Us / Hate Us / Follow Us …

Bonus: Talking and Casting Making a Murderer

January 26th, 2016

1:05:34

Knox and Jamie deep dive all things Making a Murderer. From Steven Avery's guilt, to the Bobby Dassey theory and even Ken Kratz's text message game. They also cast the Making A Murderer movie.

Song Lyrics: The Most Resonant and The Most Wrong

January 20th, 2016

1:00:12

Knox and Jamie talk all about song lyrics. What informs their musical tastes, what lyrics resonate and which ones are the most wrong.
+ Love Us / Hate …

The Skinny on Spin-Offs

January 13th, 2016

59:35

Knox and Jamie talk all about spin-offs. They talk about the best ones, the worst ones and ones that should be brought into existence.
+ Love Us / …

The 2016 Pop Culture Predictions

January 6th, 2016

58:08

Knox and Jamie revisit their 2015 predictions and make new ones for the upcoming year in pop culture...
+ Love Us / Hate Us / Follow Us on...

Listener Questions 4: Part Two

December 30th, 2015

46:11

In this second part of a two part-episode, Knox and Jamie answer listener questions about everything from personal stuff to pop culture questions.
+ …

Bonus: The Bachelor Preview

December 28th, 2015

1:01:15

Knox and Jamie preview the upcoming season of The Bachelor by giving an overview of the contestants...

Listener Questions 4: Part One

December 23rd, 2015

50:49

In this first part of a two part-episode, Knox and Jamie answer listener questions about everything from personal stuff to pop culture questions.
+ …

The Yes and Nos of Christmas Music and Christmas Traditions

December 16th, 2015

50:53

Knox and Jamie talk about Christmas music, what your favorite Christmas song says about you, facts about the most popular songs, and they place "Yes, …

Best and Worst Fictional High Schools

December 9th, 2015

1:01:25

Knox and Jamie talk all about fictional high schools. The best, the worst and the stuff that occurs regularly no matter what high school is being …

Bonus: Rating SNL Characters

December 7th, 2015

22:08

Due to overflow from last week's episode, Knox and Jamie talk all about the most overrated, underrated and properly-rated characters from SNL.
 
+ Love …

TV Characters: The Overrated, Underrated and Properly-Rated

December 2nd, 2015

59:10

Knox and Jamie talk all about TV Characters. The overrated, the underrated and even the properly rated. They also talk about best TV characters from …

The Yes and Nos of Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2015

46:10

Knox and Jamie talk about the good, the bad and the uncomfortable with Thanksgiving. They also talk about celebrities who look like the weird …

Movie Endings: The Worst, The Rewritten and The Fixed

November 18th, 2015

1:01:07

Knox and Jamie talk all about movie endings. The ones that were the worst, the ones that were reshot or rewritten and they even pitch potential …

Urban Dictionary 5

November 11th, 2015

1:01:00

Knox and Jamie talk through the fifth installment of their favorite series, Urban Dictionary. They talk about what each other's city name means, the phrases or words they want to begin using immediately and they address …

All About Movie Quotes

November 4th, 2015

59:13

Knox and Jamie talk about the nature of movie quotes, what makes a good one and the movies with the best ones. They also talk about pop culture news …

The Replaceables: Actors Who Were Recast

October 28th, 2015

54:45

Knox and Jamie talk all about characters who replaced and the actors who played them.

The Nos of Halloween

October 21st, 2015

53:31

Knox and Jamie talk about the worst things of Halloween as well as SatchelGate and other news items from the pop cultural landscape.

Celebrities We Want To See Come Back

October 14th, 2015

1:00:00

Knox and Jamie talk about celebrities they want to see come back and they pitch the different ways said celebrities could come back. Also, they talk …

Once Upon An Episode About Fairy Tales...

October 7th, 2015

56:50

Knox and Jamie break down fairy tales. What they mean, why they exist, their relationship to religion and the things you need to not learn from them.

The Power of Music in Movies and TV...

September 23rd, 2015

1:04:40

Knox and Jamie talk all about the use, effect and significance of music in movies and TV. They also share some of their favorites as well as listener suggestions.
Jamie's guide to finding music from TV: TuneFinder.com

Weird Celebrity Couples That Time Forgot

September 2nd, 2015

58:07

Knox and Jamie talk weird celebrity couples as well as pop culture news items. But specifically, they talk about...
 
+ Idea Butterfly
 
+ Which tabloid …

Listener Questions 3

August 26th, 2015

58:36

Knox and Jamie consider the masses and answer all their burning questions like...
+ Pop song they want to see covered...
 
+ Ed Sheeran's Ginuwine cover
 
+ Phoebe Ryan's Ignition cover
 
 
+ Each other's worst opinion (and …

Pop Culture Hypotheticals and What's The Word?

August 19th, 2015

46:39

In this episode, Knox and Jamie talk pop culture hypotheticals. Basically, what things, if they happened, would shake the very foundation of pop …

Coat-Tail Riding Celebrities and Nice No / Mean No

August 12th, 2015

56:14

In this episode, Knox and Jamie unpack the idea of coat-tail riding celebrities. They also play Nice No / Mean No about pop culture and list out some …

The Art of The Sequel and 3 Things You Need To Know

August 5th, 2015

55:11

Knox and Jamie talk all about sequels: where they've come from, where they've been and why they are like they are. Also, they touch on their most favorite ones, least favorite and the ones that disappointed them the …

101: Dead Celebrities Who Aren't Dead and Social Media Fixes

July 29th, 2015

53:43

In this episode, we've got a lot happening. But first, We don't want you to do anything this week. We just want to say thanks to the people who are …

The 100th Episode Celebration

July 22nd, 2015

1:04:19

In this special 100th episode edition of The Popcast, Knox and Jamie celebrate by looking back but also looking forward.
- They play some of their …

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