The Popcast is the Denzel Washington of podcasts: solid, dependable, hard-working and charmingly humorous. More specifically, it is a weekly conversation between Knox McCoy and Jamie Golden about all things pop culture. Frequently we discuss silly celebrities, inexplicable trends, and the most conversation-worthy TV shows and movies.
Host Knox McCoy relocated to Birmingham, Alabama in June, 2018. He enjoys movies, football, food, and sleep and prefers them to all be in very close proximity to each other. One time, he saw Common at the airport and talked to him briefly. It was pretty sweet. Knox has two non-fiction books, The Wondering Years (2018) and All Things Reconsidered (2020).
- Television: The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights
- Movies: The Godfather, Ex Machina, There Will Be Blood, SuperBad
- Music: Kanye West, The Avett Brothers, Explosions in the Sky
- Reading: The Secret History, A Separate Peace, Station Eleven
Host Jamie Golden lives in Birmingham, Alabama. She enjoys good movies, even better TV, and Chris Pine represented in both. One time, she was hit by a naked drunk driver on the way home from a Walking Dead party. It was pretty sweet.
- Television: What We Do in the Shadows, Watchmen, Derry Girls, Superstore, Brooklyn 99, Broad City, Lost, 30 Rock, Alias
- Movies: Mary Poppins, Zero Dark Thirty, Mad Max, Black Panther, Inception, Ever After, The Farewell, Little Women
- Music: Dua Lipa, Adele, Johnnyswim, Patty Griffin, Sara Bareilles, Penny and Sparrow, Beyonce
- Reading: Station Eleven, 11/22/63, Persuasion, The Vanishing Half, Your God is Too Safe, Caste, Dark Matter, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Senior Creative + Producer Erin Moon is a displaced Texan living in Birmingham, Alabama. She enjoys reading, binge-watching TV, and a good IMDB deep dive. One time, Carrie Fisher favorited one of her tweets. It was pretty sweet.
- Television: Game of Thrones, The West Wing, Freaks and Geeks, Doctor Who, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, SNL, The Crown
- Movies: The Godfather 2, The Departed, Some Like It Hot, WALL-E, Singing in the Rain, All About Eve, Bridesmaids
- Music: John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Chance the Rapper, Leon Bridges, The Oh Hellos
- Reading: A Song of Ice and Fire, Freddy & Fredericka, Harry Potter, Friday Night Lights, Lonesome Dove, Bossypants, Why Not Me?
Director of Operations Christiana Hill has moved way too many times to count but currently calls Seattle, Washington home. She enjoys baking, Googling the end to movies, learning useless new hobbies, and metal detecting with (or without) a permit. One time she was on a Tiny House, Big Living episode. It was weird.
- Television: The Great British Baking Show, Parks and Rec, The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, Atypical, New Girl
- Movies: RocketMan (the 1997 Disney movie), The Martian, The Princess Bride
- Music: Sia, Imagine Dragons, Phil Collins, Foreigner, and admittedly I like lots of dance club remixes
- Reading: Into the Wild, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Last Arrow, The Incredible Book of Useless Information (or just random fact books in general)
Associate Editor Terrance Jackson now lives in Birmingham, Alabama after working all over the east coast as a professional stage actor. He enjoys YouTube tutorials so much, if he could, he would have a degree from YouTube University. When he is not creating content for work or editing for The Popcast, you can catch him outside with binoculars looking at birds.
- Television: Insecure, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, The Masked Singer, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Wonder Years, Atlanta
- Movies: The Village, Princess & The Frog, Sandlot, Little Women, Signs, Creed, Black Panther
- Music: Kanye West, Childish Gambino, Robert Glasper, Tori Kelly, H.E.R
- Reading: The Alchemist, Hope for the Flowers, The Artist’s Way, Can’t Hurt Me, Find Your Yellow Tux
The Bible Binge Community Manager Evan Dodson lives in Portland, Oregon after working at Walt Disney World for six years. He enjoys quilting, long introspective walks in the woods, and making custom t-shirts inspired by Taylor Swift lyrics. One time Kelly Clarkson shaded Taylor Swift to him. He’s still recovering.
- Television: 30 Rock, Downton Abbey, Ted Lasso, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Parks and Rec, Schitt’s Creek
- Movies: Captain America: Civil War, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Tangled, Mean Girls, The Parent Trap
- Music: Taylor Swift, Lorde, Jon McLaughlin, Josh Garrels, Selena Gomez
- Reading: Clowning in Rome, Red Rising, Greenwood, Garden City, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
The Popcast Community Manager Indiana Adams lives in Atlanta, Georgia but did, in fact, grow up in Indiana. She enjoys eating chicken wings, wearing overalls, and discussing pop culture conspiracy theories. She didn’t make the cheerleading squad in high school, but still managed to be one on Friday Night Lights.
- Television: The Mandalorian, Silicon Valley, Pushing Daisies, Flight of the Conchords, Friday Night Lights
- Movies: Avengers: End Game, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunset, Bring It On
- Music: Carley Rae Jepson, Jimmy Eat World, Taylor Swift, OK Go
- Reading: Little Women, Ready Player One, Eleanor & Park, The John McFee Reader
Chief Numbers Officer Emily Zarbock is a Colorado native living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves knitting, and has yarn stashed all over her house. She can tell you which gas station has the best fountain drinks within a five mile radius, and she has never sworn at her husband more than when he tried to teach her how to ski.
- Television: 30 Rock, The Great British Baking Show, Survivor, The Office, Ted Lasso
- Movies: Little Women (2019), Hunt for the Wilderpeople, That Thing You Do, Meru
- Music: Maggie Rogers, Supertramp, John Mayer, and anything @TheLazyGenius and @Hankody put into a playlist
- Reading: Harry Potter, No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller, Anne of Green Gables, A Man Called Ove, Rocket Boys
Associate Audio Editor Madison Browder lives in Nashville, TN with her doodle Murray. She is in constant pursuit of the best local tacos, enjoys trashy reality tv and will never turn down a conversation about Georgia Bulldogs sports.
- Television: Mad Men, Derry Girls, Ted Lasso, Ozark, Seinfeld, Friday Night Lights
- Movies: Ant-man, Wonder Woman, Peanut Butter Falcon
- Music: Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, Colony House, Maren Morris
- Reading: Harry Potter, Shoe Dog, TheAthletic.com