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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

e156. More Bad Things? We Love

4/5/2021
Last year, all four hosts got together and did a show we called “Bad Things We Love” in which we built a list media that we have some kind of… The post e156. Things? appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e155. Introduction to Ergodic Texts and Reading

3/29/2021
What does it mean to be an ergodic text? That’s a complicated question. For one thing, the very meaning of the word “text” can be variable to different people, but… The post e155. Introduction to Ergodic Texts and Reading appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e154. Can We Cancel Cancel Culture Culture? (or can’t we?)

3/22/2021
Every day another celebrity “is cancelled” for any number of problematic reasons. Typically, the celebrity responds by claiming they’ve done nothing wrong and blaming “cancel culture” gone wild. Over the… The post e154. Can We Cancel Cancel Culture Culture? (or can’t we?) appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

Duration:01:19:31

e153. Seeking a Game for the End of the World

3/15/2021
Do you remember the before times? The long, long ago. Do you remember a time where you used to have real live friends that you used to be able to… The post e153. Seeking a Game for the End of the World appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e152. Obviously it’s the WandaVision Show

3/8/2021
Somethings are inevitable and predictable. Water is wet, gravity pulls us down, and this show was going to have to talk about WandaVision. That was clear even before the series… The post e152. Obviously it’s the WandaVision Show appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e151. Yet More Bridgerton! and other good things

3/1/2021
A few weeks ago when we did our Bridgerton recap show we found ourselves with way more to talk about than we could possibly fit in a single episode. That… The post e151. Yet More Bridgerton! and other good things appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e150. Sexy Cartoons: You Know… for the Kids!

2/22/2021
Have you ever noticed how sexy cartoons are? On last week’s Valentines Day show we talked about sexuality in superhero comics and other media. In that case we were largely… The post e150. Sexy Cartoons: You Know… for the Kids! appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

Duration:01:20:16

e149. Let’s Talk About SuperSex

2/15/2021
Happy Valentine’s Day! If you had a podcast devoted to pop culture with a penchant for discussing comics with some bit of regularity and a holiday came up that was… The post e149. Let’s Talk About SuperSex appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e148. Sex, Love, & Bridgerton

2/8/2021
Surprisingly, Netflix’s latest original programming sensation is Bridgerton, a regency period romance chronicling the sexual exploits, politics and scandals of 19th century London. Or perhaps this isn’t surprising at all.… The post e148. Sex, Love, & Bridgerton appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

e147. Big Fun with Charts, Data, and Analytics!

2/1/2021
Charts Rock! Charts are Big Fun! Seriously! Don’t you just love a good chart? Ok, maybe you don’t think you do. In fact, you might even be thinking to yourself,… The post e147. Big Fun with Charts, Data, and Analytics! appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

Duration:01:22:10

e146. TV in the time of COVID-19

1/25/2021
It’s been weird doing a show based around pop culture for the last year. A lot of that weirdness, of course, is because pop culture largely stopped for a bit.… The post e146. TV in the time of COVID-19 appeared first on The VoxPopcast.

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.