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Guy Branum

Host of Pop Rocket
Guy Branum is an American comedian, writer and actor best known as the head writer of and a sketch performer on, X-Play on the G4 network and as a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately on the E! network. He currently hosts the podcast Pop Rocket on the Maximum Fun network and he is the host of TruTV's Talk Show the Game Show.
Recent episodes featuring Guy Branum
The Final Episode
Episode of
Pop Rocket
**Warning - this episode contains lots of tears** For the final episode of Pop Rocket, the panel convene to give listeners one last All About, one last Jam, and they look back at the past four and a half years, and all the various milestones they’ve shared with one another and their listeners while doing the show--marriages, deaths, birth, book deals, finding a new home, and so many other memories. It’s raw. It’s wonderful. In addition, we’ll hear phone calls from listeners and friends of the show about what Pop Rocket meant to them. Plus, Guy shares the best abortion joke he’s ever heard. Lastly, Wynter and Karen reveal their new, upcoming podcast, and how you can stay in touch with them beyond Pop Rocket. ALL ABOUTS Margaret: Broad City series finale Karen: Gentleman Jack Wynter Veep Guy: Long Shot That's My Jam Margaret: George Harrison-If Not for You Karen: The Postal Service - Such Great Heights Guy: Christine Anu, David Hobson - Now Until the Break of Day Wynter: Sid Vicious - My Way   Announcement Karen Tongson and Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh have a new podcast in the works called Waiting to X-hale     Waiting to X-hale Podcast   Waiting to X-hale is a brand new woman-of-color driven podcast hosted by Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, and Karen Tongson, revisiting the pop culture and transformative social issues that defined Generation X. Our discussions, debates, and instructional interludes will let you see your favorite (and least favorite) aspects of GenX culture in a way that sheds new light on both then, and now. A special preview episode is dropping in early June with regular episodes recurring after Karen returns from her book tour in July. For more information, sign up for the Waiting to X-hale newsletter, and follow the show on Twitter: @waiting2xhalepd With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh Produced and edited by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.  
Ep 224 - What’s in the Cards for the Pop Rocket Panel w/ The Oracle of LA
Episode of
Pop Rocket
**Angelenos: Tonight (May 17th) at 7pm Guy and Karen will have a conversation about Why Karen Carpenter Matters at Book Soup in West Hollywood.** In this penultimate episode, the Pop Rocket panel seeks guidance from The Oracle of LA, Amanda Yates Garcia. Each panelist pulls a card from the Oracle’s tarot deck, and gets an individual reading. What’s next for everyone? The answer’s in the cards. Also, Karen Tongson tells us about her phone call with Elizabeth Warren this week. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called Karen Tongson on the phone. Personally. Listen to hear how it went down. If you were as impressed with Amanda’s reading as the panel was, you can subscribe to her podcast Strange Magic. Lastly, if anyone wants to ask the panelists for advice--about anything!--you’ve got less than 24 hours to call and leave a message with Guy’s mom: (530) 237-4108 That's My Jam Margaret: Weyes Blood (Natalie Mering) -A Lot’s Gonna Change Guy: Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut to the Feeling Karen: Vampire Weekend (wth Danielle Haim) - We Belong Together Song: IN: 1:38 - Fade 2:19 Amanda: Alice Coltrane -Govinda Jai Jai With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, Amanda Yates Garcia, The Oracle of LA Produced and edited by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.
 Ep 223 - Charlie Says with Screenwriter Guinevere Turner
Episode of
Pop Rocket
This is the first of our three final episodes, and we’re joined by screenwriter Guinevere Turner (American Psycho,Go Fish) whose latest film Charlie Says just came out today, May 10th. As “budding cult-ologist” MagWaps notes, “if you think you’ve heard everything on the Mansons, trust me, this movie takes a different view.” Having grown up in a cult, Guinevere was able to draw from her experiences and insight to tell the story from the point of view of the women who were targeted and groomed by Manson, and killed for him. It’s a fascinating discussion. Plus, the panel convened once again to vote on another Pop Rocket Seal of Approval. The final three nominees were Sandra Oh, Toni Collette and Catherine O’Hara. There are two more Pop Rocket episodes to go in its nearly five-year run. If you’d like to share with the panelists what this show meant to you, or tell them about your favorite episodes, you can call Guy’s mom and leave a message at: (530) 237-4108 You can also email poprocketpodcast@gmail.com a recording of your message made with your phone’s voice memo app. If you haven’t already, please make sure to follow all four panelists on social media. You can find their Twitter handles below. That's My Jam Margaret: Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues Guy: John Cale - Paris 1919 Karen: Heart - Never Wynter: Tame Impala - Borderline Guinevere: King Princess - 1950 With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Margaret Wappler, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, Guinevere Turner Produced and edited by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.
 Ep 222 - Game of Thrones w/ Laura Krafft & Sarah Kessler
Episode of
Pop Rocket
First off, you're welcome Game of Thrones fans. This is a super-sized Pop Rocket loaded with theories, speculation, and yes, even love. While Wynter and Karen were away, Margaret and Guy tapped two die-hard fans for a full-on discussion of the series and their thoughts now that the first two of the last six episodes have aired. Assembled in the studio this week: Guy "I've read all the George R.R. Martin books in the series" Branum Sarah "I'm in a viewing group with a gaggle of lesbians and their gaybies" Kessler Laura "I prepared delicious direwolf-shaped crackers" Krafft Margaret "I host GoT viewing parties at my house" Wappler This episode will reveal which Game of Thrones character Guy has dressed up for--TWICE!--for Halloween. Sarah finds one GoT character extremely annoying, and it's not Bran. Laura pines for a Winterfell man she fears will die in the next episode, and Margaret is pretty sure she knows who will take the throne. This was a raucous, expansive conversation that will both delight and frustrate Game of Thrones fans. All Abouts Margaret: The podcast Going Through It hosted by Ann Friedman Guy: Chasten Buttigieg’s Twitter account Sarah: Dr. Pimple Popper, now on Hulu Laura: The FX show What We Do in the Shadows That's My Jam Guy: Lizzo - Better in Color Margaret: FKA Twigs - Cellophane Sarah: Rusted Root - Send Me on My Way Laura: Stone Roses - Fool’s Gold With Guy Branum, Margaret Wappler, Sarah Kessler, Laura Krafft Did you know that you can now call and leave voicemails for the show? You can! If you want to comment on an episode, give us any feedback or just call to get advice from a panel member, the number is: (530) 237-4108 You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter. If you haven't already, follow us on Instagram. Produced and edited by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.
Ep. 221 - The New Negroes & Black Sketch Comedy
Episode of
Pop Rocket
This week Wynter and Karen chat with Ellington Wells, a comedian and writer on Comedy Central’s brand new sketch show The New Negroes with Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn. The panel takes a look at how black sketch comedy has involved and Wells tell us what Robert Townsend TV special inspired Vaughn to create a show with a similar sensibility. All Abouts Wynter: No Good Nick Karen: Season 4 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Ellington: Britney's Gram podcast special episode That's My Jam Ellington: Ava Max - Sweet But Psycho Guy: BTS (방탄소년단) IDOL (Feat. Nicki Minaj) Wynter: Nat King Cole - Harlem Blues Karen: An Luu - Pourquoi tu me fous plus des coups? With Karen Tongson, Ellington Wells, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh Did you know that you can now call and leave voicemails for the show? You can! If you want to comment on an episode, give us any feedback or just call to get advice from a panel member, the number is: (530) 237-4108 You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter. If you haven't already, follow us on Instagram. Produced and edited by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.
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Birthdate
Nov 12th, 1975
Location
West Hollywood, CA, USA
Episode Count
263
Podcast Count
16
Total Airtime
1 week, 2 days