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Culture Time is a deep dive into our favorite pop culture obsessions. We explore movies, books, TV and everything in between.

Culture Time is a deep dive into our favorite pop culture obsessions. We explore movies, books, TV and everything in between.
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Culture Time is a deep dive into our favorite pop culture obsessions. We explore movies, books, TV and everything in between.

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English


Episodes

5: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

1/10/2019
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The 80's classic features Keanu Reeves at his stoner best, but does it hold up to a modern day viewing?

Duration:00:24:27

4: Hardball: The movie Keanu Reeves never should have made

1/1/2019
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Join Hemal and Brian as we spiral into Hardball, a perplexing film from 2001 that is ostensibly supposed to be a feel good sports movie but fails miserably in almost every way. Still, it tells us so much about Keanu.

Duration:00:35:28

3: My Own Private Idaho

12/13/2018
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Let's talk about the weirdness, and genius of Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho.

Duration:00:31:41

2: Is Speed Keanu Reeves' best role?

12/4/2018
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Pop quiz hot shot: Is Speed Keanu Reeves' best role? Is it his most Keanu role? Plus, what is it about Speed that still holds up after 25 years? Hemal and Brian ponder these questions and more in episode 2 of a season devoted to Keanu Reeves.

Duration:00:28:22

1: A deep dive into Point Break

11/27/2018
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Is the cult classic 90's movie about an FBI agent turned surfer the beginning of Keanu Reeves? Join Hemal Jhaveri and Brian Minter for season two of Culture Time. This season we're exclusively focusing on the movies of Keanu Reeves, because why not. Keanu Reeves is great, and he makes very good, very watchable films. It's going to be super fun, join us!

Duration:00:38:24

11: The legacy and appeal of Ursula Le Guin

3/8/2018
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Sometimes we talk about books! We get a little sci-fi and talk about the connection between Brian's favorite, Ursula Le Guin and my childhood favorite, A Wrinkle in Time.

Duration:00:21:39

Bonus Pod: Sports Movies We Love

2/21/2018
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Enjoy Brian and Hemal trying to remember the names of sports movies we love for about 15 minutes.

Duration:00:15:47

10: What It Means To Be A Sports Fan

2/5/2018
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We love sports, but how do we reconcile our love for football and hockey when we know how problamatic they can be? Jenny Miller, owner of The Body Electric yoga studio and sports fan extraordinaire, is here to help me suss it out.

Duration:00:22:00

9: Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Fan Culture

1/23/2018
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Was The Last Jedi good, bad or just plain boring? Your view might depend on how deep into the fandom you are. We tackle the latest Star Wars installment and talk about the good and bad of fan culture.

Duration:00:29:30

8: Nostalgia, Netflix and the Work of Watching TV

12/28/2017
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With so much good TV on these days, why are we spending our nights watching House Hunters reruns, 80s tv shows and Top Chef? Plus, why the second season of Stranger Things doesn't work.

Duration:00:37:58

7: Rom Coms Are Dead But Here Are Some We Love

12/12/2017
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The traditional rom com is dead, but here are a few of our favorites that were ahead of their time in subverting the tropes of the genre.

Duration:00:35:18

6: Deep Dive into Thor: Ragnarok

12/5/2017
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Thor: Ragnarok not only revived a stagnant franchise, but is one of Marvel's best movies.

Duration:00:27:08

5: Most Men Are Garbage, But Not Ted Danson

11/7/2017
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It's a garbage fire of a world out there right now so here are some of our favorite pop culture escapes. Spoiler alert: We love Cheers, Super Chunk and the Mountain Goats.

Duration:00:33:09

4: Why We Love Wonder Woman

10/26/2017
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Culturess writer Rachel Leishman and Hemal Jhaveri fan girl over Wonder Woman, Chris Pine and share some Justice League spoilers.

Duration:00:21:29

3: Your Fave Is Problematic

10/8/2017
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All our faves are problematic. So how do we deal with liking problematic stuff? Brian Minter joins Hemal Jhaveri to talk it out.

Duration:00:30:03

2: Taylor Swift Doesn't Owe You Anything

9/26/2017
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Is Taylor Swift's new music "Trump-Ear Pop Art" or should politics have nothing to do it? Work through your Taylor Swift issues with Hemal Jhaveri and Alex Suskind.

Duration:00:35:44

1: Are Marvel Movies Good Art?

9/18/2017
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The Marvel franchise has brought new life to superhero movies but are they good art? Listen to a sometimes heated debate that includes several digressions on Chris Evans' likability.

Duration:00:27:52