We’ve been talking about Lady Gaga’s third studio album, Artpop, for what feels like years by now, and for a while it seemed pretty touch and go — would it break out of its egg fully formed, or be weighed down by its own pretense, a beautiful but flightless bird? Well, we finally sat down and gave Artpop a spin and realized … we all love it. We spend some time figuring out how much of its imperfection is part of its charm, and also appreciate Lady Gaga’s embrace of her inner weird old lady.
Next we travel to Equestria and discuss Bronies, the documentary about adult fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic that aired on Logo recently. This quickly becomes a conversation about the joys of fandom in general and what draws certain people to vibrant online lives revolving around a shared love of pop culture (or hamsters).