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Exploring the spectacle of popular culture: An examination of media, people, brands, and the fans who love them

Exploring the spectacle of popular culture: An examination of media, people, brands, and the fans who love them
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United States

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Exploring the spectacle of popular culture: An examination of media, people, brands, and the fans who love them

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English

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TTO! 26: The Madden Curse Feat. David Olivas

1/23/2019
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The Madden Curse is a theory that, once a player is featured on the cover of EA's John Madden video game franchise, their next season (or perhaps career) will suffer greatly. This superstition dates back nearly two decades, with some fairly harrowing stories of NFL players falling from grace after their prime. This week, we're joined by our official NFL correspondent David Olivas, to guide us through the curse's history. You can find David's music at phonekeyswalletweed.com Turn That Off!...

Duration:01:21:05

TTO! 25: Fast Food National Championship

1/16/2019
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God’s Own McNephews You voted, and the results are in. For the first time in a few weeks, the entire gang is back to discuss the results of our fast food bracket tournament. Between two polls, we had several thousand people express their opinions, and it was a thing of greasy beauty. We cover everything from the best (and worst) menu items, corporate snafus, and even try to get live customer support on air regarding our several Large Uncles. The tournament champions get to participate in a...

Duration:01:16:43

TTO! 24: This Pod Has Not Been Rated Feat. Nick Taylor

1/9/2019
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Ever wondered why it’s okay for movies to show gratuitous violence, while nudity in film has been historically much more taboo? Shea, Scott, and Kasey interview Nick Taylor, owner of the Dragonfly Cinema, about life as an independent cinema operator, the MPAA, and the documentary “this film is not yet rated” Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible) media we consume. Please note that...

Duration:00:53:29

Bonus: "Vice" Starring Dick Cheney

1/2/2019
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Our first bonus episode of 2019! The gang pushes up their glasses to take a hard look at the Dick Cheney biopic, "Vice". Mild spoilers ahead. Make sure to check out episodes 17 and 18 for TTO's two-parter on George W. Bush's presidency! Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible) media we consume. Please note that we regularly explore unsavory corners of the internet, and don’t condone...

Duration:00:38:05

TTO! 23: New Years Resolutions

1/2/2019
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We are back- better than ever, and ON TIME as promised! Shea leaves us to pursue a professional Fortnite career. The gang enters into a "friendly" weight loss competition, discuss Big Dogs shirts, goat fever dreams, and basic gym advice. Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible) media we consume. Please note that we regularly explore unsavory corners of the internet, and don’t...

Duration:00:38:00

TTO! Winter Break 2018

12/26/2018
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Happy Holidays from Turn That Off! The gang is on a one-week recording hiatus to regroup in preparation for 2019. Please join us the first Wednesday of 2019 as we explore the pod's New Year's Resolution, our weight loss competition, and much more! Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible) media we consume. Please note that we regularly explore unsavory corners of the internet, and...

Duration:00:01:19

TTO! 22: Reboot Hood feat. Nicholas Brown

12/19/2018
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The gang is joined by our friend Nicholas Brown, host of The Second Sticks podcast to talk shop about the 2018 Robin Hood reboot: a $100 million movie that no one asked for. We then discuss how and why high budget movies fail and the nature of reboots in general. Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible) media we consume. Please note that we regularly explore unsavory corners of the...

Duration:00:46:29

TTO! 21: Christmas feat. Andrew Rivers

12/12/2018
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It's that time of year again... Retail madness, enough sweets to give you diabetes, rampant consumerism, and the lord CHRIST JESUS keeping an eye on all of the sinners to decide who is going to Spain with Sinterklaas. Join TTO! as they explore the true meaning of the Christmas spirit. Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible) media we consume. Please note that we regularly explore...

Duration:00:56:13

TTO! 20: Online Reviews

12/5/2018
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TTO! explores the online review culture and how they're damning our society with their failed, bastardization of democracy. We had a nice thing and we ruined it. 1 star, would not embrace as a political ideology again. Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible) media we consume. Please note that we regularly explore unsavory corners of the internet, and don’t condone everything we...

Duration:00:50:51

TTO! 19: Black Friday

11/28/2018
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The gang kicks off the holiday season with a short and sweet episode on the TRUTH about Black Friday. Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible) media we consume. Please note that we regularly explore unsavory corners of the internet, and don’t condone everything we discuss. The Truth About Black Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emd39926sYQ&t=3s Hosts: Shea McVaugh, Scott...

Duration:00:35:47

TTO! 18: The Bush Years Part 2: Mission Accomplished

11/21/2018
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Join Turn That Off! Podcast for part two on "The Bush Years", where we take a lighter approach to George W. Bush's legacy and the cultural ramifications thereof, discuss our favorite Bushisms, and examine some of the more comedic moments of the 43's presidency, including his ill-fated Segway crash, the infamous pretzel incident, and more. Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible)...

Duration:01:05:18

TTO! 17: The Bush Years Part 1: The 9/11 Hangover

11/14/2018
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The Bush Years Part One: people were scared, music was angry. The internet was in its relative infancy. The United States was loudly waging war abroad against terror, and quietly raging another at home culturally. Turn That Off! examines the Bush legacy and whether or not GW's image is deserving of the refurbishment it's been getting in the media in this two part episode. Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between...

Duration:01:42:37

TTO! 16: Badvertising

11/7/2018
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Advertising: this all encompassing, ubiquitous industry with a global cap topping a trillion dollars is responsible for hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of jobs. Some people imagine millionaire playboys, a la Don Draper, some imagine sarcastic fast food Twitter accounts; and frankly we can't tell which is worse. But, does does advertising really even work? What makes a good ad? More importantly, Turn That Off! asks, what makes a bad ad? In this episode, we display examples of the most...

Duration:00:41:25

TTO! 15: Jake Paul, Team 10 and Shane Dawson

10/31/2018
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Remember that guy you went to high school with who drank a lot of energy drinks and did obnoxious things with his friends on home video? Now imagine that guy is a multi-millionaire with a following of over 16 million children on YouTube. Imagine that your kids want to wear his clothes and re-create his pranks and live his life. You've now imagined Jake Paul. Join TTO! as they explore the saga of Jake Paul, documentarian Shane Dawson, and the rest of the Team 10 organization. Turn That Off!...

Duration:01:11:33

TTO! 14: The Satanic Panic Part Two

10/24/2018
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Part two of our Halloween special on the Satanic Panic is a deep dive surrounding the cultural conditions necessary to create the moral panic, how it affected music and games, and who the key players were. Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible) media we consume. Please note that we regularly explore unsavory corners of the internet, and don’t condone everything we discuss. Hosts:...

Duration:01:03:52

TTO! 13: The Satanic Panic Part One

10/17/2018
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In the 1980's and 1990's, a cultural phenomenon called the "Satanic Panic" brought the United States to its knees. Dozens of court cases surrounding horrific instances satanic child abuse, human sacrifice, bestiality began to surface all over the country. TV shows, books, movies and the news were claiming that satanic covens numbering in the thousands were organizing and spreading their message clandestinely through popular music, video games and Dungeons and Dragons. The problem? None of it...

Duration:01:10:44

BONUS: Tom Hardy's "The Venom"

10/17/2018
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Critics universally panned it, guys with Monster energy drink truck decals loved it. The guys are split into two different camps, and each make their case. Find out where the rubber meets the road while Turn That Off! crew not only discusses Tom Hardy's Venom, but also explores the increasingly common phenomenon of the massive disparity between user and critic reviews. Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between...

Duration:00:46:40

TTO! 12: Pick a Pilot

10/10/2018
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TTO! plays Pick a Pilot. The crew examines a handful of different television pilots and discuss the question: What makes a great pilot? Shows covered include LOST, Arrested Development and more. Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible) media we consume. Please note that we regularly explore unsavory corners of the internet, and don’t condone everything we discuss. Hosts: Shea...

Duration:00:36:35

TTO! 11: MLMs

10/3/2018
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Have you ever received a message on Facebook from someone who you haven't spoken to since 9th grade asking if you want to be your own boss, or even just supplement your existing income for a nominal start-up fee? Instead of sending your laptop to NASA to be launched into the sun, join the crew and learn about the history of MLMs (aka multi-level marketing, network marketing, and pyramid schemes) and the sometimes funny, but often devastating ways they operate. Turn That Off! is a podcast...

Duration:01:02:30

TTO! 10: Deadpool

9/27/2018
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The fourth wall never stood a chance, because Deadpool is back baby. We brought back recurring guest Kasey Olson to talk about the Deadpool franchise, the state of the Marvel universe at large, and where it’s going next (for better or worse). We all liked Kasey so much that we decided to recruit him to become full-time Pod Boy. Turn That Off! is a podcast that examines the spectacle of popular culture, exploring the bizarre relationship between humans and the (often terrible) media we...

Duration:01:04:20