Poptarts

When "Russian Doll" appeared on Netflix in early February, the series immediately became a national obsession. Here at BUST, we've got LOTS of theories about what the cryptic dark comedy is all about. And on this episode, we hash it all out with one of the show's most memorable supporting actors: Rebecca Henderson! Rebecca Henderson (left) with Greta Lee in Russian Doll   var player = new MediaElementPlayer('#player-50');    About: BUST's Poptarts  is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST  Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first...
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 since 1985 when she starred as Dottie, the female lead in one the greatest films ever made—Pee-wee’s Big Adventure! In this intimate interview on BUST's Poptarts podcast, she shares what it’s like to use her iconic voice to connect to the kid in all...
  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 But are the outdated attitudes about women at the core of these stories doing more harm than good? Or would ditching these morality lessons be throwing the baby out with the bathwater? Helping us sort this all out are the hosts of the Feminist Folklore podcast Rachael Marr and Carlea Holl-Jensen. Carlea has a Masters degree from Indiana University in Folklore and Rachael loves old stories...especially...
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 her 25 years doing politically savvy stand-up comedy. You may recognize her from her roles on iconic TV shows including The Ben Stiller Show, The Larry Sanders Show, and Saturday Night Live. Or you may be a fan of her performances in such films as The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, The Matchmaker, Reality...
2018 was a fantastic year for BUST's "Poptarts" podcast! In the show's "Best of 2018" episode, we re-broadcast crucial clips from great guests incuding Amanda Palmer, Ricki Lake, Justine Bateman, Lizz Winstead, Sam Jay, Karreuche Tran, Rachel Dratch, and Amber Tamblyn. Plus, we're releasing a crazy, never-before-heard convo about cats from our interview with Julie Klausner! Check it out at bust.com/poptarts .   var player = new MediaElementPlayer('#player-46');  About: BUST's Poptarts  is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST  Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The...
Amanda Palmer is a singer/songwriter whose dark cabaret stylings have been showcased in the bands Dresden Dolls, Evelyn Evelyn, and Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra. This creative polymath became a music industry sensation when she used Kickstarter to raise 1.2 million dollars to fund her solo project Theatre is Evil. And now her fans have funded her latest solo project, There Will Be No Intermission, on Patreon for even more. When it comes to inspiring fan engagement and artistic community, she’s in a...
Calling all comedy nerds! Get your tickets now for a live recording of BUST’s Poptarts podcast, featuring the legendary Janeane Garofalo! Hosted by BUST editors and fellow funny people Emily Rems and Callie Watts, Poptarts celebrates dynamic women in pop culture. And, on December 8th at 1:00pm, you can watch them in action, interviewing the master of razor-sharp, feminist wit. via GIPHY Janeane Garofalo is a veteran comedian, writer and actress. She has co-starred in some of your favorite films including Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Reality Bites,...
  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 the truth about women’s lives. But in real life, women are also out on these streets lying all the time when it comes to sex. Is this propensity to lie about our sex lives a social construct bolstered by rom-coms? Is life imitating art or is art imitating life? On this episode of BUST’s “Poptarts” podcast, Lux Alptraum, author of the...
  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, Cry Baby, and Serial Mom. She then took over the small screen with her own daytime talk show from 1992 to 2004. And today, she’s known for making documentaries alongside her filmmaking partner Abby Epstein—first with The Business of Being Born, and now with their new film, Weed the People. In this episode, both Ricki and Abby reveal what its...
  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 NBC from 1982 to 1989, she starred in a movie about an all-girl rock band called Satisfaction in 1989, and then she went on to write, direct, produce and study computer science behind the scenes while the internet completely changed our culture’s relationship to stardom. In her new book, Fame: The Hijacking of Reality, she writes about the...