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PEN15 and Our Awkward Middle School Years
Episode 2610th October 2020 • Good Pop | Culture Club • Potluck Podcast Collective
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On this episode we go all the way back to middle school with our discussion of PEN15, the Hulu sitcom starring Maya Erskine and Anna Konckle. We discuss the shows surprisingly wholesome and relateable cringiness as well our own memories of middle school in the late 90's early 00's.

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This episode is brought to you by HBO. The three finalists for the 2020 HBO APA Visionaries Short Film Competition have been announced! HBO Visionaries is celebrating its 4th class of emerging Asian and Pacific Islander American filmmakers and all three Visionary 2020 shorts will be available to air live on Tuesday, September 29 on HBO andavailable to stream on HBO MAX.

Find more information about the program and official rules on and keep an eye out for the opening of submissions for the 2021 competition and the opportunity to have your short film considered for HBO and HBO Max.


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