Bitch Sesh, My Favorite Murder, Throwing Shade more to perform

In addition to special guest Seth Rogen joining Anna Faris to provide some not-so-unsolicited relationship advice in Anna Faris is Unqualified, EW PopFest has an exciting lineup of live podcast recordings sure to make your morning commute a little more hilarious.

Ahead, what to expect at the two-day pop culture extravaganza next month:

Fat Man on Batman

Kevin Smith, the Jay and Silent Bob star and lifelong comic book fan, will be appearing at EW PopFest to perform a live recording of his popular podcast Fat Man on Batman. Joined by comic book writer Marc Bernardin, the two will talk all about the Caped Crusader and explore the fandom surrounding the franchise.

Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown

Happy Endings star Casey Wilson and actress Danielle Schneider LOVE the Real Housewives on Bravo, and they’re sharing that excitement with a live recording of Bitch Sesh at PopFest! Hear the ladies dish on the series’ wildest moments, answer listeners’ burning questions and even drink Housewives-branded wine. Don’t be tardy to the party!

Ladies Who Lunch

Listening to YouTubers Ingrid Nilsen and Cat Valdes on Ladies Who Lunch feels like a conversation with your close friends. Pull up a seat at the table each week as the two address topics – like sex, relationships, social phobias and more – often left out of polite conversation.

My Favorite Murder

Rated the No. 1 comedy podcast on iTunes, My Favorite Murder follows Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, two friends who are obsessed with true crime stories. If you’re a mystery-lover whose only true desire is to curl up on your couch on a Saturday night and watch an entire season of Snapped, then listening to Karen and Georgia tell each other stories about their favorite murders shouldn’t make you feel squeamish at all.

Thowing Shade

Hosts Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi will bring their unique perspective to the hottest topics of today, from feminism and gay rights to the latest celebrity nonsense in a live version of their popular pop culture podcast, Throwing Shade. Be sure to catch them at PopFest before their show heads to late-night on TV Land in January!

The Writers Panel

It’s conversation any film buff will love. In The Writers Panel, host Ben Blacker talks with professional scribes about how the TV, films, comics, and books you love are made. With a focus on television, everyone from Norman Lear to Chris Carter, from Marta Kaufman to Michael Chabon have appeared in the over 300 episodes of the podcast.



If you think being a celebrity only means attending private Hollywood parties and going to bottomless mimosa brunches, then you’re totally wrong. At least that’s the way this LadyGang sees it. In a weekly podcast that’s equal parts hilarious and empowering, Glee star Becca Tobin, The Insider host Keltie Knight, and fashion entrepreneur Jac Vanek give you a brutally honest look at what life is really like underneath the glitz and the glamour that is Hollywood.

Missi and Zach Might Bang!

Actress Missi Pyle (The Artist, Gone Girl, Galaxy Quest) and actor/musician Zach Selwyn (TBS, The History Channel, ESPN) will be at PopFest making their podcast debut with Missi and Zach Might Bang!. Citing personal stories, special celebrity guests, and random outbursts in song, Zach and Missi offer advice to wannabe future celebs.

Nickelodeon Animation Podcast

Hosted by Hector Navarro, Nickelodeon Animation Podcast is a must-listen for all cartoon superfans. From the animation and design process to writing, this show offers you a glimpse at some of the most creative individuals and voices responsible for Nickelodeon’s most groundbreaking cartoons.


When two friends come together every week to compete and see who has the better “alleged” stories of celebrities, success, and dating in Hollywood, it ends exactly how you might think it would. In Allegedly, comedian Theo Von and journalist/filmmaker Matt Cole Weiss bring you three rounds of questionable accusations and bad behavior all being judged by a celebrity guest.

Too $hort’s Boombox

Blow the whistle! Rapper Too $hort is bringing his new podcast to PopFest with help from co-host Bobby Loco. In addition to celeb friends appearing on Boombox, a wide range of guests will also include social media influencers, taste makers, moguls, athletes and more. Plus, it wouldn’t be a Too $hort show without some original music!

The Love Bomb

Get ready to be love bombed as Younger star Nico Tortorella discusses love, sex, relationships and everything that defines it all in his brand new podcast, The Love Bomb. Tortorella takes a step back from his character on the TV Land series to sit down with people he loves to dive deeper into gender, sexual fluidity, and modern dating all in one honest podcast. Be sure to join Nico and his special guest and Younger costar Hilary Duff at PopFest.


EW PopFest will take place at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles from Oct. 29-30. For more information on guests, performers, and ticket prices, go to