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Pop Filter: Best of 2016

There’s too much pop culture to possibly keep track of. There are so many podcasts, apps, boxsets, books, and movies clamouring for your attention that it’s hard to know which are worth exploring. That’s where Pop Filter comes in.

The producer/editor behind the Inspireland Podcast, Wil McDermott, and Wil’s friend, Lorraine Harton, (and sometimes Dave from Inspireland), sit down every couple of weeks to discuss some of the latest popular culture.

In this episode Wil & Dave discuss their favourite Pop Culture from 2017. Enjoy.

Recommendations: Dara O’ Kearney

If you haven't listened to my conversation with Dara yet you can check it out here. Below is a compilation of the stuff Dara recommended at the end of the show. Dave

Films: Rounders

The first of Dara’s film picks was the classic Rounders (1998) by John Dahl. Here’s the great scene of the final hand with the equally great John Malkovich. ***SPOILER ALERT***

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Kliph Nesteroff Recommends…

If you haven't listened to my conversation with Kliph yet you can check it out here. Below is a compilation of the stuff Kliph recommended at the end of the show. Dave

Favourite Fictional TV show about Comedy/Comedian?

The Comedian (Playhouse 90) 1957 Dir: J Frankenheimer

It starred Mickey Rooney as … the star of a live American comedy show, variety show, in the 50s and the whole teleplay is about the backstage drama of this guy who causes chaos. Who browbeats his brother, who browbeats his stage hands, who is a total unfunny monster off stage but beloved by all of America onstage.”

Thanks to the absolute wonder of youtube you can watch this in it's entirety below.

Favourite Comedy Documentary?

“I have different ones from different eras but I love the Jerry Seinfeld documentary The Comedian. It’s funny, my book is called The Comedians, my favourite teleplay is called The Comedian and my favourite documentary is called Comedian. When it came out in DVD form in 2003 it had an audio commentary track by Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld which is just as good if not better than the documentary itself.”

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Why Comedy Matters: School Of Life

The School Of Life, co-founded by philosopher Alain de Botton, aims to improve people’s emotional intelligence through the use and creation of media and culture. Their youtube channel is one of my favourite things on the net and often features on the blog.

My latest conversation with Kliph Nesteroff explores the history of comedy in the US and with that in mind here’s what the good people at TSOL had to say about the purpose of comedy.