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A Pop Culture Podcast For A Pop Culture Generation

A Pop Culture Podcast For A Pop Culture Generation
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A Pop Culture Podcast For A Pop Culture Generation

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English


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Episode 50 - Reading Equals Smartness

7/17/2018
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On this week's Virtual Citizens, the gang is rejoined by teacher and voracious book reader Stephen Dennehy on the topic of books! Not just on books but on the myriad ways people fall off reading and ways to get back on board. We talk about the whys, the hows and the whats when it comes to climbing back on the reading train, along with some macho posturing over who has read the MOST books so far this year. Virtual Citizens is a pop culture podcast, as the parlance goes, from a pop culture...

Duration:01:17:19

Report - The Dublin Ghost Story Festival 2018

7/6/2018
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On this special report, Virtual Citizens headed down to the 2018 installment of the Dublin Ghost Story Festival to talk to authors and fans about the shivering delights of the macabre and the supernatural.

Duration:00:34:01

Episode 49 - Smells Like Music On The TV

7/3/2018
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On this edition of Virtual Citizens, the gang is joined by Kealan Hegarty to talk about all things music and pictures, that is to say music videos and their evolution! We take a trip through the decades as music videos rose from cheap promotional marketing tools to expensive promotional marketing tools that also happened to define pop culture in their respective eras. It's a hefty but meaty dive through Kate Bush, Nirvana, the glimmerings of the Bush Era and a channel that claimed to have...

Duration:01:48:29

Episode 48 - Insert Noir Monologue Here

6/19/2018
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On this edition of Virtual Citizens, the gang is rejoined by Billy Keenan to take a dive into another classic Hollywood genre, film noir! When lighting was set low and Venetian blinds were all the rage, private detectives, seductive femme fatales, sad criminals and a seedy underbelly of terrible people permeated the screen. Virtual Citizens is a pop culture podcast, as the parlance goes, from a pop culture generation, with each episode taking in the trappings of modern media and pop...

Duration:01:35:39

Episode 47 - Truly Horrifying Tales

6/12/2018
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On this week's Virtucal Citizens, regular contributor Kimmy Choon takes the helm as host for a spooktacular episode topic, horror films with that dreaded tagline: Based on a True Story. Joined by a coterie of horro fans, the VC crew try to determine what's the real haunted tales lurking behind some of celluloid's finest ghost stories. Is The Conjuring a crock? Why is the Catholic Church legally bound to have a few exorcists employed? And what happens when actual police have to deal with a...

Duration:01:35:04

Episode 46 - Rotten Movies: Taste Vs. Incompetence

6/5/2018
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On this week's Virtual Citizens, the gang welcomes back Voice of the People Adam Halpin to talk about CRAP MOVIES. Specifically the blessed few to have attained ZERO PER CENT at Rotten Tomatoes. Fi;lms so despicable, so incompetent that no professional critic would dare admit to their worth. But since when have film critics always been right, huh? Listen and find out! Virtual Citizens is a pop culture podcast, as the parlance goes, from a pop culture generation, with each episode taking in...

Duration:01:06:29

Episode 45 - Pleasant Chats With Derek Landy

5/29/2018
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On this special guest edition of VC, celebrated author Derek Landy, the sinister mastermind behind the Skulduggery Pleasant book series, joined the crew, with added Barry Ironic Snap Neenan, to talk about all things Skulduggery! We cover the gamut, from his transition to writing books, coming up with a badass skeleton detective, how to torture your audience, coming back to the series and some incredibly fanboyish questions. All that and more! Virtual Citizens is a pop culture podcast, as...

Duration:01:16:38

Episode 44 - Foreseeing The Future With Jess Kelly

5/22/2018
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On this special guest edition of VC, Newstalk's Tech Correspondent, Jess Kelly, joins the podcast to talk about the Irish tech industry, what it's like to cover the ever-changing face of technology, her own journey through radio, social media advice and more! She also talked to us about science fiction made in the 2010's, the sort of anxieties about the future expressed in today's media, what kind of tomorrow that is dreamed of says about today. Is Black Mirror a true oracle of the future?...

Duration:01:12:44

Episode 43 - Consent In Media With Roe McDermott

5/8/2018
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CONTENT WARNING: Mentions of rape, abuse, predatory behaviour etc. On this special guest edition of VC, we're joined by Roe McDermott, writer, feminist, film critic, advice columnist and more for a chat about her work, giving advice on sex, what makes film magical and #problematic media. She also talked with us about the idea and portrayal of consent in pop culture, examples of how abusive behaviours are portrayed in media and a general conversation about education and how to combat such...

Duration:02:06:14

Episode 42 - Yer A Failed Movie Franchise, Eragon

4/24/2018
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On this edition of Virtual Citizens, we look at the very rare trend of Hollywood trying to chase an runaway smash with a slew of copycats and wannabe's, a phenomenon that happens once in a blue moon. More specifically, what happens when a British children's series spawns a lucrative and successful movie franchise? Attempts are made to recreate it and, most often, they're less than stellar? So how and why did book franchises such as Eragon, Alex Rider and the like flamed out when that...

Duration:01:38:19

Episode 40 - Blinded By Infinite Content

4/3/2018
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On this sonically-charged edition of Virtual Citizens, friend of the show Aodan Farrelly hopped in to talk music with the crew, specifically comparing a band's first album to their latest. Do long-running acts like Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Arcade Fire and the like start as they're meant to go on or does their work dramatically change with the times? Listen and find out! Virtual Citizens is a pop culture podcast, as the parlance goes, from a pop culture generation, with each episode...

Duration:01:22:51

Episode 39 - ALIEMS

3/27/2018
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On this spoopy edition of Virtual Citizens, the original five-dood band of VC convene once more tog et all conspiratiorial on your asses. That's right, this episode is a deep dive into conspiracy theories! The weird, wacky tales that make the world spin and also supposedly keep the world from realizing that it's flat. From mysterious arcade machines to Jews controlling the world, wrapping back to the 20th century's 9/11 and brutal CIA drug programs, this episode may very well bring you...

Duration:01:24:05

Episode 38 - Del Boy Falls Through The Bar

3/13/2018
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On this edition of Virtual Citizens, we're joined by Zoe Brennan-Whitmore to talk about British sitcoms! From flavours of extreme absurdity to extreme ennui, we look at a range of British comedy staples and try that usual Virtual Citizens staple of trying to find a definitive conclusion over an entire genre like we know anything. Virtual Citizens is a pop culture podcast, as the parlance goes, from a pop culture generation, with each episode taking in the trappings of modern media and pop...

Duration:01:05:05

Episode 37 - Oscars Special 2018: Part 2

3/2/2018
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The second half of this week's special run-down of the 2018 Oscars with your Virtual Citizens gang! Marvel at our indifference to journalism! Thrill at the spectacle of a woman finding emotional connection with a fish man! Cheer as we thread (geddit?) our way through high fashion and high maintenance! Gasp as we throw down and get heated over some billboards! This is the only run-down of the Oscars you potentially need! Part 2 covers Phantom Thread, The Shape of Water, The Post and Three...

Duration:01:21:37

Episode 33 - Dissidia Game Of The Year 2017 Duodecim GOTY Before Crisis

1/9/2018
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On the FIRST slice of Virtual Citizens #2018 content, a stripped-down gang, joined by budding vidja gaems developer Fionn Keeley, to talk about uhh games of 2017! That's right, Al Dennehy has taken over once more as we talk over the games of 2017 that spoke to us the most. Adieu, 2017! Virtual Citizens is a pop culture podcast, as the parlance goes, from a pop culture generation, with each episode taking in the trappings of modern media and pop culture in odd angles. HOSTS: Leandro Pondoc,...

Duration:01:20:24

Episode 32 - The Best Of Whatchawhatcha 2017

12/26/2017
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On this BUMPER packed edition of Virtual Citizens, the original Doritos flavor gang come together and wrap up 2017 in style with their favorite pieces of media from the year! From moody superhero flicks, angsty teen time travel tales by way of gloomy sci-fi noir sequels and also wrestling! A loooot of stuff came out in the year of ups and downs, mostly downs, that is 2017 and we try to cover the ones that spoke to us the most. Virtual Citizens is a pop culture podcast, as the parlance...

Duration:02:05:39

Episode 31 - Diagnosing The Dystopia

12/6/2017
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On this week's Virtual Citizens, the gang, with returning teacher slash handsome voice Stephen Dennehy, decide to tackle a fairly cheerful, very Christmassy topic in the form of dystopias! Crapsack worlds in films where chaos/oppression rules and hope seems minimal to the point of nonexistence. From grimy police sci fi satire to blackly humorous British fascism by way of Kurt Russell surfing, it's all the flavors of a hellhole world so dig in! Virtual Citizens is a pop culture podcast, as...

Duration:01:22:17

Episode 30 - Beguiling Biopics With Mark O'Halloran

11/28/2017
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On this special Virtual Citizens joint, the gang, with regular guest Cormac O Broin, we talk to Irish actor/playwright Mark O'Halloran of award winning work such as Adam & Paul and Garage to talk about the ins and outs of acting in the Irish independent scene, the transition from acting to writing, the interesting avenues of his careers and much gentle chat. They also do a brief talk on the idea of biopics, movies that cast real life into the shapes of drama and fiction. How successful can...

Duration:01:08:29

Episode 29 - News And WhatchaWhatcha

11/24/2017
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On this week's News and Whatchawhatcha, the original Doritos flavor gang get tangled into Superhero Speculation! Is This Genre The Hotness? Will The Marvel vs. DC Wars Ever End? Can Cards Against Humanity Uhhh Save Humanity? The gang also talk about diving back into Skyrim, handy apps to gamify your life and also blood in animes!!! Virtual Citizens is a pop culture podcast, as the parlance goes, from a pop culture generation, with each episode taking in the trappings of modern media and...

Duration:01:28:53

Episode 29 - That'll Do Pig

11/21/2017
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On this week's Virtual Citizens, the Original Doritos Flavour gang take in kids movies from the decade of their birth, in those formative decades of the 80's and the 90's, tracing the influence of one of the biggest films of all time to its inevitable sad distortion. From cute stumpy aliens to talking would be sheepdog pigs, it's a weird journey altogether. Virtual Citizens is a pop culture podcast, as the parlance goes, from a pop culture generation, with each episode taking in the...

Duration:01:11:54