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Pop Literacy

By Jennifer Keishin Armstrong & Kimberly Potts

Your weekly supply of smart things to say about pop culture.

  1. 1.
    Michael J. Fox: The Making of an Icon11/17/2020
    1:28:01
  2. 2.
    Stream to the Extreme: The State of Streaming TV and Why Binge-Watching Is One of the Only Good Things We’ve Had in 202010/06/2020
    1:27:03
  3. 3.
    Pop Literacy Is All About That Pop Life with Pop Star Goddesses04/07/2020
    1:20:47
  4. 4.
    How Did The Brady Bunch Become A Pop Culture Icon?12/10/2019
    1:04:09
  5. 5.
    Carrie Fisher, Feminist Princess and Hollywood Queen11/02/2019
    51:37
  6. 6.
    Let’s Make the Most of This Beautiful Day … and Talk to Author Gavin Edwards About His New Book on Mister Rogers10/16/2019
    46:14
  7. 7.
    Generation X Is Having Its (Nostalgia) Moment10/10/2019
    1:17:31
  8. 8.
    Why Jeannie Gaffigan Was, Is, and Will Always Be, a Superwoman10/01/2019
    1:13:41
  1. 9.
    All Hail The Queen, Queen Meryl of Hollywood!09/24/2019
    1:23:32
  2. 10.
    Generation Friends09/17/2019
    54:11
  3. 11.
    Stealing BH90210: A No-Fucks-Given Conversation With Christine Elise09/09/2019
    1:07:31
  4. 12.
    Why Women Matter in TV and Criticism: With Maureen Ryan08/26/2019
    1:07:31
  5. 13.
    Being A Stay-At-Work Mom on the ‘Roseanne’ Reboot, ‘Two Broke Girls,’ and Other Great Sitcoms08/19/2019
    51:10
  6. 14.
    Rebooting Beverly Hills 90210: What Did We Just Watch?08/11/2019
    2:00:34
  7. 15.
    Summer Road Trippin’, Pop Culture Style07/29/2019
    53:25
  8. 16.
    The ‘Jenny from the Block’ Video: A Historical Analysis07/23/2019
    1:24:48
  9. 17.
    The Lifelong Appeal of The Muppets and Sesame Street07/15/2019
    1:02:13
  10. 18.
    Daniel Ford and ‘Black Coffee’ in Pop Culture07/08/2019
    53:34
  11. 19.
    ‘Seinfeld’ at 30: Reconsidering That Finale, Celebrating the Legacy of ‘Nothing’07/02/2019
    1:18:29
  12. 20.
    Country Music’s Reckoning: Race and Gender, 2019-Style06/25/2019
    58:50
  13. 21.
    Eltonpalooza: Celebrating the Summer of ‘Rocketman’06/17/2019
    1:30:12
  14. 22.
    The Dream of the ‘80s Is Alive: Framing John DeLorean06/10/2019
    49:27
  15. 23.
    How to Find New Music, Plus: A BTS Concert Update!05/28/2019
    1:12:28
  16. 24.
    Live Sitcom Throwbacks: Why ABC’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons Have Us So Excited05/20/2019
    1:14:00
  17. 25.
    Streaming TV: Understanding the (Many, Many) Options That Overwhelm Us All05/13/2019
    1:04:46
  18. 26.
    Pop Culture Pacifiers and Palette Cleansers04/29/2019
    56:43
  19. 27.
    Did You Hear the One About the Movie Salvador Dali Wrote for The Marx Brothers?04/22/2019
    51:04
  20. 28.
    BTS for Beginners04/16/2019
    48:32
  21. 29.
    The State of the Boy Band04/08/2019
    1:13:09
  22. 30.
    A Tribute to Luke Perry, the Nicest Bad Boy Who Ever Lived03/11/2019
    28:32
  23. 31.
    Will 1990s Nostalgia Always Be the Best Nostalgia?03/04/2019
    38:41
  24. 32.
    Paul Simon: Timeless Treasure and Poet of the Midlife Crisis02/26/2019
    1:12:22
  25. 33.
    2000s Nostalgia: Yes, It’s Happening02/19/2019
    1:19:39
  26. 34.
    Fandemonium Extra: A Podcast for Stans of Stans, by Stans of Stans02/12/2019
    1:01:52
  27. 35.
    Fandemonium: The Britney Army With It’s Britney, Bitch!02/04/2019
    1:08:36
  28. 36.
    Episode 14: Super Bowl Box Set Part 2 – The Commercials and Post-Game Programming01/28/2019
    1:13:57
  29. 37.
    Episode 13: Super Bowl Box Set Part 1 – Halftime Shows01/21/2019
    1:31:35
  30. 38.
    Episode 12: Mrs. Maisel, Transparent, and the Importance of Jewish Life on TV12/17/2018
    47:25
  31. 39.
    Episode 11: Journey, Jail, and Jesse Gets Away: TV Series Finales We Love, Hate, and Love to Debate12/10/2018
    59:40
  32. 40.
    Episode 10: Should We Still Care About Movies?12/03/2018
    57:32
  33. 41.
    Episode 9: Prison Life in Pop Culture: Why Are We So Obsessed?11/19/2018
    43:38
  34. 42.
    Episode 8: A Very Pop Literacy Holiday: The One About Thanksgiving and Christmas TV Episodes11/12/2018
    1:12:52
  35. 43.
    Episode 7: How to Be a Male Pop Star in 2018: The John Mayer Story11/05/2018
    1:07:45
  36. 44.
    Episode 6: The Cultural Power of Friendships10/29/2018
    45:59
  37. 45.
    Episode 5: Is Tom Hanks Hollywood’s Last True Adult Man?10/22/2018
    49:02
  38. 46.
    Episode 4: Women Who Survived – and Thrived – in TV’s (Even More) Sexist Past10/15/2018
    1:31:45
  39. 47.
    Episode 3: Maybe Reboots Aren’t So Bad10/08/2018
    27:08
  40. 48.
    Episode 2: Female Authors Are Fueling TV’s Darkest Shows10/01/2018
    40:44
  41. 49.
    Episode 1: Meet the Writer Who's Making BET the New HBO10/01/2018
    1:00:20
  42. 50.
    Introducing Pop Literacy09/21/2018
    1:20

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