Pull the Trigger (Warning) - PenPop: S1E2


Apr 6 2023 • 46 mins

Pull the Trigger (Warning) - PenPop: S1E2

On this episode of PenPop, hosts Ary Dominguez and Dante DiDomenico continue the first season of blasphemy in pop music by exploring the 2009 song “Russian Roulette” by Rihanna. The music video, the performances, the cover art, and of course THE LYRICS! It’s time to get your pens out and dive into this week’s episode!

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Mentioned in this episode:

“Russian Roulette” by Rihanna (2009)

Rated R by Rihanna (2009)

“Russian Roulette” Official Music Video (2009)


“Russian Roulette” Performance AOL Session (2010)


“Russian Roulette” Performance X Factor UK (2009)


“Russian Roulette” Performance Saturday Night Live (2009)


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WTF is PenPop?

PenPop explores two music connoisseurs with a love for music pop culture, ready to dissect and analyze classic pop songs into their own improper interpretations with no English degree, but a whole lot of outrageous hot takes.

PenPop is produced and edited by Ary Dominguez and Dante DiDomenico, hosted by Ary Dominguez and Dante DiDomenico, graphics created by Ary Dominguez and Dante DiDomenico, theme music created by Ary Dominguez. Thank you to the listeners who support us. If you’d like to show your support or learn more information, visit the show notes in your podcast app!

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