Most people microwave popcorn at home. You can use ready-made microwave popcorn for popping kernels in the microwave. Or place the kernels in a large microwave-safe glass container with a tight-fitting lid, a brown paper lunch bag, or a popcorn stasher bag.
You can, however, use a popcorn popper or make popcorn on the stove by air-popping it or frying it in oil. Simply use a large pot with a lid and heat the kernels on the stovetop until they pop.