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We’ve all had a discussion or an argument about popular culture. Sometimes it happens on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter. Maybe it was in a literature, history, philosophy or psychology class in college. Perhaps it was at the local comic book shop. Or maybe it was at a bar and you ended up stabbing someone with a bottle or bludgeoning them with a pool cue. All of these discussions are exactly the same. The tenured professor at an academic conference deconstructing Batman through a Derrida lens is really doing the same thing as a bunch of teenagers passing a joint around in their mother’s basement. One just uses bigger words and the other swears more. Honestly, though, we’re not sure which. So why not bring them all together? Vox Populorum is a blog and podcast devoted to pop culture criticism. We believe that the best way to understand culture is to discuss it. Please join our weekly round table of media critics, academics and fans for engaging discussion about movies, novels, comic bo

We’ve all had a discussion or an argument about popular culture. Sometimes it happens on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter. Maybe it was in a literature, history, philosophy or psychology class in college. Perhaps it was at the local comic book shop. Or maybe it was at a bar and you ended up stabbing someone with a bottle or bludgeoning them with a pool cue. All of these discussions are exactly the same. The tenured professor at an academic conference deconstructing Batman through a Derrida lens is really doing the same thing as a bunch of teenagers passing a joint around in their mother’s basement. One just uses bigger words and the other swears more. Honestly, though, we’re not sure which. So why not bring them all together? Vox Populorum is a blog and podcast devoted to pop culture criticism. We believe that the best way to understand culture is to discuss it. Please join our weekly round table of media critics, academics and fans for engaging discussion about movies, novels, comic bo

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We’ve all had a discussion or an argument about popular culture. Sometimes it happens on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter. Maybe it was in a literature, history, philosophy or psychology class in college. Perhaps it was at the local comic book shop. Or maybe it was at a bar and you ended up stabbing someone with a bottle or bludgeoning them with a pool cue. All of these discussions are exactly the same. The tenured professor at an academic conference deconstructing Batman through a Derrida lens is really doing the same thing as a bunch of teenagers passing a joint around in their mother’s basement. One just uses bigger words and the other swears more. Honestly, though, we’re not sure which. So why not bring them all together? Vox Populorum is a blog and podcast devoted to pop culture criticism. We believe that the best way to understand culture is to discuss it. Please join our weekly round table of media critics, academics and fans for engaging discussion about movies, novels, comic bo

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Episodes

e227. the Endless Culture of the Sandman

8/15/2022
After “endless” years in development, the impossible has happened. The Sandman TV show is now streaming on Netflix. Of course we watched it! Remarkably, it appears to be a hit.… The post e227. the Endless Culture of the Sandman appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e226. So… uh… what is a Dissertation? (and why would you do one?)

8/8/2022
When we started our little psuedo-academic pop-culture analysis podcast with drinking and swearing, we had a few requirements. One of those was that the show would be smart and would… The post e226. So… uh… what is a Dissertation? (and why would you do one?) appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e225. Can We Talk About Climate Change?

8/1/2022
If you line in the United States and follow political news you might have noticed something crazy last week. The Democrats kind of… did something! In fact, they did something… The post e225. Can We Talk About Climate Change? appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e224. A Filler Episode on Filler Episodes

7/25/2022
One of the most important things about academia is being in conversation with other academics. That is to say that the way knowledge happens is one scholar says something and… The post e224. A Filler Episode on Filler Episodes appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e223. The Cultural Impact of Ms. Marvel on Disney+

7/18/2022
This Wednesday saw the season finale of Ms. Marvel on Disney+, a show that we have been thoroughly enjoying. However, there’s been a weird bit of reaction to Ms. Marvel… The post e223. The Cultural Impact of Ms. Marvel on Disney+ appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e222. So, The World’s On Fire… Everything is Fine…

7/11/2022
It’s been a while since we spent the show just talking about the state of the world. Mostly because… well, the state of the world kinda sucks right now… and… The post e222. So, The World’s On Fire… Everything is Fine… appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e221. Exploring the World of Stranger Things

7/4/2022
It’s always odd when we hit on one of those episode ideas where we feel like “obviously we’ve done like half a dozen shows on this topic over the years”… The post e221. Exploring the World of Stranger Things appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e220. Obi-Wan Kenobi & the Star Wars Legacy

6/27/2022
This week saw the end of the Disney+ Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi, a show devoted to… actually it’s really hard to talk about. Arguably, one of the biggest problems… The post e220. Obi-Wan Kenobi & the Star Wars Legacy appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

Duration:01:16:30

e219. Why We Still Love the Jurassic Park Franchise

6/20/2022
Somehow, in 2022, there’s a Jurassic Park movie at the top of the box office. Some twenty-nine years after the first film and 32 years after the release of the… The post e219. Why We Still Love the Jurassic Park Franchise appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e218. Does the Bechdel Test Fail the Bechdel Test?

6/13/2022
A funny thing happened last week. The internet got into a minor scuffle about whether Fire Island, a film about gay men, was sexist because it failed the Bechdel Test,… The post e218. Does the Bechdel Test Fail the Bechdel Test? appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e217. Online Shopping, Thrifting, and The Death of Mall Culture

6/6/2022
When’s the last time you hung out at the mall? We don’t mean when is the last time you went to a mall, ran in, got something and left. When… The post e217. Online Shopping, Thrifting, and The Death of Mall Culture appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e216. Chip’n Dale: Rescue Rangers & The Art Of The Cameo

5/30/2022
If you haven’t had a chance to see the new Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers movie, you probably should watch it. It’s maybe the perfect blend of nostalgia, humor and… The post e216. Chip’n Dale: Rescue Rangers & The Art Of The Cameo appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e215. Taboo Teen TV Tropes

5/23/2022
Does it bother you when you’re watching your favorite steamy teen drama on TV and they add a formulaic subplot about two step siblings who suddenly fall in love. What… The post e215. Taboo Teen TV Tropes appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e214. How To Make A Great Documentary! (and Why?)

5/16/2022
Have you ever done that thing where you’re doing some work, and you toss on a Netflix documentary, just to have some background noise going. You’re not really trying to… The post e214. How To Make A Great Documentary! (and Why?) appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e213. Everything Everywhere in the Multiverse of VoxPopcast

5/9/2022
If you follow the American movie landscape then you probably know that this weekend the box office has been set on fire by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.… The post e213. Everything Everywhere in the Multiverse of VoxPopcast appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e212. Pour Some Gritty On It!

5/2/2022
There’s no shortage of movies, TV shows, comics and other media that are “gritty reboots” of older series or property. Sometimes these are official reboots, like the reimagining of Battlestar… The post e212. Pour Some Gritty On It! appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e211. #PCAACA22: The Presentations

4/25/2022
Regular listeners of our show will know that the last couple weeks we have devoted to #PCAACA22, the annual conference for the Pop Culture Association. Two weeks ago, we devoted… The post e211. #PCAACA22: The Presentations appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e210. #PCAACA22: The Afterparty

4/18/2022
For the last several weeks the hosts of VoxPopcast have been preparing for a conference. Well, that was this week! Last week you heard our conference workshop where we tried… The post e210. #PCAACA22: The Afterparty appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e209. PCA2022 Conference Paper Workshop & Preview

4/11/2022
This week we’re going to try something a little different on the show. We’ve been mentioning in the past few weeks that we several of the hosts and our most… The post e209. PCA2022 Conference Paper Workshop & Preview appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e208. What Time Is It? It’s Bridgerton Time! (Again)

4/4/2022
Last year, we (like many people) were so overcome with the Netflix show Bridgerton that we recorded not one but two episodes about it. We weren’t the only ones. It was a runaway sensation.… The post e208. What Time Is It? It’s Bridgerton Time! (Again) appeared first on The VoxPopcast.