Pop Columbus

Pop Columbus is a popular culture and entertainment podcast from WOSU Public Media.

Pop Columbus sprouted from a conversation between Eric French and Gib Bickel, manager of The Laughing Ogre. “You should do a pop culture podcast! I know a guy who would be great…” Gib was, of course, talking about Sean Edgar. And Gib was right.

The team hashed out a plan for 6 episodes covering different elements of underground culture that has sprung up in the main stream. From mustache wax to craft beer to tattoo’d soccer moms, this will be a fun season. Thanks for listening!

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Barber Chris Turner
Courtesy of Chris Turner

This week Pop Columbus waxes up its mustache, slicks back its hair, and heads down to Turner's Barber Shop and Shaving Parlor for a talk with Chris Turner about classic style and a day in the life of a barber.

Episode 5: Beer

Dec 22, 2015
North High Brewery

Pop Columbus gets a bit tipsy this week as co-hosts Eric French and Sean Edgar look at the popularity of craft brews in Central Ohio.

Bianca Coal
Emanuel Wallace

In this episode of Pop Columbus co-hosts Sean Edgar and Eric French look at the rising popularity of burlesque in Columbus, Ohio with performers Bianca Coal and Betty LeRoux.

Records on a table and a rack at Spoonful Records shop in downtown Columbus.
Eric French / WOSU

This week on Pop Columbus co-hosts Eric French and Sean Edgar go record shopping. 

Studio 35 Bad Movie Night Poster
Studio 35

This episode of Pop Columbus dives into the world of B movies, which are now some of the most profitable movies being made. 

Krampus logo
Legendary Pictures

Columbus native Michael Dougherty has written major Hollywood blockbusters such as Superman Returns and X-Men: Apocalypse, but his real passion lies in scaring an audience.  Dougherty wrote and directed the cult classic Trick ‘R Treat and the forthcoming Krampus, in theaters December 4.

In this episode of Pop Columbus, host Eric French gets tattoo’d while he and co-host Sean Edgar talk about the evolution of tattoos in American culture.