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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

e145. 2021 Fantasy Box Office Draft

1/18/2021
It’s a new year and that means we get to do one of our most exciting shows. It’s the fantasy box office draft! Every year we play a game (shamelessly… The post e145. 2021 Fantasy Box Office Draft appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e144. So, It’s Been a Week! (1/3/21 – 1/9/21)

1/11/2021
We totally didn’t want to talk politics this week. And we certainly didn’t want to talk about the world being on fire. 2020 had enough of that. All we wanted… The post e144. So, It’s Been a Week! (1/3/21 – 1/9/21) appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e143. Thirty Great Things You Missed In 2020

1/4/2021
The year 2020 is over. You’re probably as relieved as we are. Of course the problems with 2020 are largely still with us, but at least getting here feels like… The post e143. Thirty Great Things You Missed In 2020 appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e142. Deconstructing the Queen’s Gambit

12/28/2020
If anything has characterized pop culture in the year 2020, it’s streaming media. From Hamilton to Tiger King, during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the essential elimination of out-of-the-home entertainment, we… The post e142. Deconstructing the Queen’s Gambit appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e141. Ghosts, Spirits, Scrooge and a Merry Marxist Christmas

12/21/2020
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is likely the most famous Christmas story ever written. First published 177 years ago, it has been produced as stage plays, adapted into dozens of… The post e141. Ghosts, Spirits, Scrooge and a Merry Marxist Christmas appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e140. Why Do We Suddenly Love Musicals?

12/14/2020
From Broadway to London, music has been a part of the history of drama for over a thousand years. The genre is enough of a part of American pop culture… The post e140. Why Do We Suddenly Love Musicals? appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e139. The 22 Reviews of Christmas (Cheesey Christmas 2)

12/7/2020
Christmas movies have been a seasonal spectacle almost as long as there have been movies. A couple years ago, we did an episode speaking to the recent trend of Lifetime,… The post e139. The 22 Reviews of Christmas (Cheesey Christmas 2) appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e138. Holiday Tradition and Ritual in the Time of COVID

11/30/2020
It’s the holiday season. In the United States we just celebrated Thanksgiving, and in the coming weeks that will be followed by Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, Pancha Ganapati, Yule,… The post e138. Holiday Tradition and Ritual in the Time of COVID appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e137. Think Virtually, Live Locally! Our New Virtual Reality

11/23/2020
Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 global pandemic, people the world over have been forced to spend more time meeting and communicating virtually. As different communities have implemented differing… The post e137. Think Virtually, Live Locally! Our New Virtual Reality appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e136. Describing 14 Films We Haven’t Seen

11/16/2020
In a world where four podcasters are exhausted from the never ended horrific news cycle of politics, racial tensions, pestilence and death that has been the year 2020, these weary… The post e136. Describing 14 Films We Haven’t Seen appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e135. Election 2020: So Now What?

11/9/2020
As most of our regular listeners are probably aware, the United States had a little election last week. Barely worth mentioning! And in that election Joe Biden and Kamala Harris… The post e135. Election 2020: So Now What? appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e134. Reality of Horrors!

11/2/2020
On last week’s show, we investigated the comedic world of horror movies. This week, we wanted to go a different way… the reality of horror. Yes, of course there are… The post e134. Reality of Horrors! appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

Duration:01:18:05

e133. Comedy of Horrors!

10/26/2020
Halloween Season is upon us! As scary as 2020 has been in general, we are finally at the part of the year where we are supposed to be scared… or… The post e133. Comedy of Horrors! appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e132. Is 2020 the Darkest Timeline?

10/19/2020
A global pandemic, rampant racism, social unrest, the fall of American democracy, the deaths of celebrity and political icons, feral hogs and murder hornets, and an asteroid is hurtling towards… The post e132. Is 2020 the Darkest Timeline? appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e131. Cuties: Eroticizing the Innocent and Infantilizing Sexuality

10/12/2020
It’s rare that a tiny little foreign market indie film gets any mainstream media attention at all. It’s even rarer that it actually trends on social media, creating calls for… The post e131. Cuties: Eroticizing the Innocent and Infantilizing Sexuality appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e130. Freshman Year in Quarantine

10/5/2020
Way back at beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown — what seems like a million years ago — we did a special episode where we talked to Tristyn and Sophie, two… The post e130. Freshman Year in Quarantine appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

Duration:01:03:40

e129. Corsets: Enhancement, Imprisonment, Empowerment, & Empresses

9/28/2020
The corset might be one of the most fascinating garments in the history of fashion. On one hand, it’s simply underwear. It is a garment that provides a specific function.… The post e129. Corsets: Enhancement, Imprisonment, Empowerment, & Empresses appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

Duration:01:02:24

e128. 9 Popular Culture Pet Peeves We Hate and Why

9/21/2020
Pop Culture is a double edges sword. The more we love a certain type of media, the more of it we absorb. But the more we absorb, the more we… The post e128. 9 Popular Culture Pet Peeves We Hate and Why appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e127. Dungeons & Diversity

9/14/2020
In our contemporary moment pop culture is controlled by two forces. A focus on so-called “geek culture” and a push for more inclusive diversity across media forms. While there is… The post e127. Dungeons & Diversity appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e126. Reconstructing Deconstructed Superheroes

9/7/2020
Ever since the mid 1980s and the publication of Watchmen comics, their creators, and their fans, have been obsessed with the idea of “deconstruction.” Director Zack Snyder is extremely fond… The post e126. Reconstructing Deconstructed Superheroes appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

Duration:01:13:11