Obsessed with pop culture? So are your three new BFFs, the hosts of The Cooler! Join Emmanuel, Jamedra and Carly as they find deeper meaning in what's going on in the world, ask celebrities nosy questions, share quirky history your high school teacher never taught you and explore LGBTQ issues, race, feminism and social justice through a pop culture lens.

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The Cooler Team

Emmanuel Hapsis

Creator / Host / Editor

Emmanuel Hapsis is a writer, editor, producer, host, and the creator behind The Cooler (#DoingTheMost). His work has been cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, NPR and BuzzFeed. He's been a guest on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, Call Your Girlfriend and KQED's Forum. In his free time, he loves to sing his heart out at karaoke. @xcusemybeauty

Carly Severn


Carly Severn is a British-born, Bay Area-based writer and film obsessive who makes social media, radio, podcasts and internet dispatches on pop culture, unexpected histories, weird places and everything in between. She doesn't believe in guilty pleasures, and loved Keanu before you all did but it's cool. @TeaCupInTheBay

Jamedra Brown Fleischman


Jamedra Brown Fleischman is a self-proclaimed "cool mom," a marketing and publicity expert, and fashion fanatic! She's lent her voice to pop culture discussions on KQED Forum, iHeart Radio's Access Podcast, and her writing has been featured on KQED Arts. When she's not co-hosting The Cooler Podcast, she's doing all things mommyhood, binging TV, and curating a dream home and closet on Pinterest. @JamedraSays

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