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A Short Introduction to Manga by Pretty Much Pop #60 with Professor Deborah Shamoon from the National University of Singapore

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_060_9-15-20.mp3 One of our goals on Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast has been to look into not just our favorite creators and genres but into things that get a lot of buzz but which we really don't know anything about. Manga is a great example of a "look what these crazy kids are into today" kind of area for many (older) Americans. Deborah Shamoon, an American who teaches Japanese studies at the Natio...
Tags: Google, Japan, Podcasts, College, America, Manga, National University Of Singapore, University Of Tokyo, Facebook Twitter, Knight, Deborah, Akira, Osamu Tezuka, Meiji, Tezuka, Comics/Cartoons


David Lynch’s Popular Surrealism Considered on Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #59

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_059_8-29-20.mp3 Pretty Much Pop hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt--along with guest Mike Wilson--discuss the director's films from Eraserhead to Inland Empire plus Twin Peaks and his recent short films. We get into the appeal and the stylistic and storytelling hallmarks of his mainstays--Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive--and also consider outliers like Dun...
Tags: Google, Television, Podcasts, Film, College, Roger Ebert, Jack, David Lynch, Patricia Arquette, Facebook Twitter, Mulholland Drive, Mike Wilson, Matt Rourke, Hanh Nguyen, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres


Conversation with a Swiftie: Pretty Much Pop #58 Addresses the Taylor Swift Phenomenon

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_058_8-15-20.mp3 Prompted by the release of new album Folklore and the 2020 documentary Miss Americana, your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt speak with guest Amber Padgett about her love of Taylor, ranking the albums/eras, Taylor as songwriter/puppetmaster, why the hate, weird levels of fan engagement, double standards in expectations for female artists, and more. Like all of our disc...
Tags: Google, Music, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Podcasts, College, Paris, Taylor, Ryan Adams, Facebook Twitter, Erica, Laura Snapes, Padgett, Erik Madigan, Rolling Stone Interview, Pretty Much Pop


Back to the Arena: Battling the Hunger Games Prequel with Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast (#57)

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_057_8-9-20.mp3 Remember when The Hunger Games was everywhere? Its author Suzanne Collins has decided that young people could benefit from more exploration of Just War Theory through the world of Panem, and so has published The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel covering the early years of future president Coriolanus Snow during the 10th Hunger Games. Pretty Much Pop hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica S...
Tags: Google, Podcasts, Lionsgate, The Hunger Games, Film, Suzanne Collins, College, Literature, Facebook Twitter, Annalisa Quinn, Ya Novels, Panem, Sarah Lyall, Constance Grady, Peter Bloom, Pretty Much Pop


What Is a “Blerd?” Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #56 Discusses Nerd Culture and Race with The Second City’s Anthony LeBlanc

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_056_8-1-20.mp3 The Interim Executive Producer of The Second City joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to discuss the scope of black nerd-dom: what nerdy properties provide to those who feel "othered," using sci-fi to talk about race, Black Panther and other heroes, afrofuturism, black anime fans, Star Trek, Key & Peele, Get Out vs. Us, and more. A few articles you might enjoy: ...
Tags: Google, Podcasts, College, America, Current Affairs, Sci Fi, Second City, Anthony, Black Panther, Afrofuturism, Facebook Twitter, Peele, Sinbad, Anthony LeBlanc, Sam Stone, Comics/Cartoons


Food As Pop with Prof. C. Thi Nguyen (Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #55)

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_055_7-17-20.mp3 Your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt are joined by Utah philosophy prof and former food writer C. Thi Nguyen to talk food as art, foodies, elitism, food TV, cooking vs. eating, and how analyzing food is like analyzing games. Read Thi's work at objectionable.net, including the article on "outrage porn" we talk about that he co-wrote with Bekka Williams, and his general...
Tags: Google, Utah, Hollywood, Podcasts, College, Food & Drink, Foodies, Facebook Twitter, Bourdain, Michael O Connell, Thi Nguyen, Jaron Gilinsky, Josephine Livingstone, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt


Rick and Morty as Absurdist Humor, Yet Legitimate Sci-Fi with Family Drama (Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #54)

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_054_7-25-20.mp3 Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt address the 4-season 2013 Adult Swim show, which currently has a 94% critics' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. What kind of humor is it, and how are we supposed to take its sci-fi and family drama elements? While its concepts start as parody, with an anything-goes style of animation, they're creative and grounded enough to actually contribute to mu...
Tags: Google, Comedy, Television, Podcasts, South Park, College, Sci Fi, Mort, Tom, Facebook Twitter, Morty, Rick, Rick And Morty, Eric Eisenberg, Joe Matar, Pretty Much Pop


Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #53 Explores the Hamilton Phenomenon

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_053_7-10-20.mp3 Your hosts Erica Spyres, Mark Linsenmayer, and Brian Hirt are joined by Broadway actor Sam Simahk (Carousel, The King and I, My Fair Lady) to discuss this unique convergence of musical theater, rap, and historical drama. Does Hamilton deserve its accolades? We cover the re-emergence of stage music as pop music, live vs. filmed vs. film-adapted musicals, creators starring in their shows, r...
Tags: Google, Music, Podcasts, College, Theatre, Broadway, Sam, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Facebook Twitter, Musical Theater, Eric Eisenberg, Aja Romano, Pretty Much Pop, Brian Hirt, Hamilton Phenomenon


Twilight Zone Morality Tales: A Pretty Much Pop Culture Podcast Discussion (#52)

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_052_7-3-20.mp3 Something's strange... Is it a dream? If it's a morality tale with a twist ending, you're probably in the Twilight Zone. Your hosts Brian Hirt, Erica Spyres, and Mark Linsenmayer, plus guest Ken Gerber (Brian's brother) are in it this week, discussing the thrice revived TV series. Does the 1959-1963 show hold up? What makes for a good TZ episode, and does Jordan Peele's latest iteration ca...
Tags: Google, Television, Podcasts, College, Sci Fi, Twilight Zone, David Lynch, Chris Hardwick, Rod Serling, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Jordan Peele, Rodney Hill, Nick of Time, Brian Lowry, Keith Phipps


Does Every Picture Tell a Story? A Conversation with Artist Joseph Watson for Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #51

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_051_6-27-20.mp3 Storytelling is an essential part of Las Vegas artist Joseph Watson's painting methodology, whether he's creating city scenes or public sculpture or children's illustrations. So how does the narrative an author may have in mind affect the viewer, and is this different for different types of art? Joseph is perhaps best known as the illustrator of the Go, Go, GRETA! book series and does onl...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Podcasts, College, Pablo Picasso, Brian, Las Vegas, Quentin Blake, Narnia, Joseph, Facebook Twitter, Greta, Erica, Shepard, Andrey


Michael Jordan’s “The Last Dance” and Hero Worship: A Pretty Much Pop Culture Podcast Discussion (#50)

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_050_6-18-20.mp3 The 10-part ESPN documentary dissecting Michael Jordan and the Bulls' six championships has provided some much needed sports during the pandemic, roping in even sports haters with a mix of game highlights and behind-the-scenes drama. Your hosts Brian Hirt, Erica Spyres, and Mark Linsenmayer are joined by Seth from The Partially Examined Life to interrogate the event: Was it actually worth...
Tags: Google, Television, Podcasts, College, Sports, Michael Jordan, Espn, Jordan, Facebook Twitter, Bulls, Seth, Don Yaeger, Rob Schaefer, Mark Linsenmayer, Pretty Much Pop, Brian Hirt Erica Spyres


Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #49 Considers Conspiracy Theories as Pop

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_049_6-13-20.mp3 Ex-philosopher Al Baker works at the UK-based Logically, a company that fights misinformation. He joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to try to answer such questions as: What's the appeal of conspiracy theories? How similar is being consumed them to being a die-hard fan of some pop culture property? What's the relation between pernicious conspiracy theories and...
Tags: Google, Politics, UK, Podcasts, College, Bbc, Cia, Conspiracy Theories, Mel Gibson, Elvis, Facebook Twitter, Matt Miller, Hugh Gusterson, Craig Silverman, Karl Popper, al Baker


Can Reality TV Save the Fine Arts? Body Painter Robin Slonina (Skin Wars) on Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #47

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_048_6-6-20.mp3 Fine art and reality TV are typically rated our highest and lowest forms of entertainment, yet creative competition shows combine the two. Robin Slonina graduated from Chicago's Art Institute and lived in the gallery world doing sculptures, paintings and installations for several years before discovering body painting and opening Skin City Body Painting in Las Vegas, perhaps the foremost i...
Tags: Google, Art, Television, Podcasts, College, Chicago, Brian, Las Vegas, Robin, Art Institute, Facebook Twitter, Rupaul, Shannon Lee, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Erica, Robin Slonina


Are There Limits for a Sitcom Premise? A Pretty Much Pop Culture Podcast (#47) Discussion and Quiz

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_047_6-3-20.mp3 Sitcoms provide a form of escapism that doesn't take one to a magical world of possibility, but instead to a basically unchanging, cozy environment with relatable characters engaged in low-stakes conflicts. So what are the limits on the type of premise that can ground a sitcom? While most of the longest lasting sitcoms have simple set-ups involving friends or co-workers, streaming has led ...
Tags: Google, Comedy, Television, Podcasts, College, Ricky Gervais, Armando Iannucci, Philadelphia, Brian, Mark, Facebook Twitter, Chuck Lorre, Parks Recreation, Noah Charney, Steven Shehori, Tony Maglio


Is It Rude to Talk Over a Film? MST3K’s Mary Jo Pehl on Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #45

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_045_5-14-20.mp3 We live in a commentary culture with much appreciation for camp and snark, but something special happened in the early '90s when Mystery Science Theater 3000 popularized this additive form of comedy, where jokes are made during a full-length or short film. Mary Jo Pehl was a writer and performer on MST3K and has since riffed with fellow MST3K alums for Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic. Mark...
Tags: Google, Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Podcasts, College, Netflix, Brian, Merlin, Mariah Carey, Beaulieu, Mark, Joel, Andrew, Facebook Twitter, Bridget


Does Local News Deserve More of Your Attention? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #44 w/ Deion Broxton of Bison Meme Fame

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_044_5-8-20.mp3 Is news entertainment? To what extent has local news consumption decreased given the alternatives? Deion is an on-air reporter for NBC Montana who was recently memified for fleeing amusingly from some bison. He joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to discuss what we might be missing out on, the uses and abuses of news coverage, reality vs. media portrayals, and t...
Tags: Google, Media, Podcasts, College, Local News, Facebook Twitter, Mark Jacob, NBC Montana, Deion, Jay Jennings, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt, Deion Broxton, Bison Meme Fame, Melody Kramer Local News


Decoding Korean Cinema: A Pretty Much Pop Culture Podcast (ep. 43)

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_043_4-30-20.mp3 We're seeing a lot of Korean media in American popular culture nowadays, what with Parasite winning the Oscar for best picture and K-Pop and K-Dramas finding an increasing American cult following. This is not an accident: The Korean government has as an explicit goal the growth of "soft power" through exported cultural products. This Korean Wave (Hallyu) was aimed foremost at Asia but has...
Tags: Google, Asia, Podcasts, Film, College, China, United States, Korea, Cinderella, North America, Busan, K Pop, Martin, Facebook Twitter, Bong Joon, Pretty Much Pop


Star Trek: World-Building Over Generations—Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #42

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_042_4-23-20.mp3 The world-wide Tribble infestation and Star Trek: Picard dropping make this an apt time to address our most philosophical sci-fi franchise. 44 years of thought experiments (with photon torpedoes!) about what it is to be human should have taught us something, and Brian Hirt, Erica Spyres, and Mark Linsenmayer along with Drew Jackson (Erica's husband) reflect on what makes a Star Trek story, world ...
Tags: Google, Television, Podcasts, College, Star Trek, Jj Abrams, Sci Fi, Quentin Tarantino, Noah Hawley, Gene Roddenberry, Facebook Twitter, Orville, Picard, Tribble, Rod Roddenberry, Michael Burnham


Soundtrack Composer Craig Wedren (Zoey’s Playlist, Glow, Shrill) Joins Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #41 on TV Musicals

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_041_4-16-20.mp3 Craig was the front-man of the brainy punk band Shudder to Think from the mid-'80s through the '90s and has created music for many TV shows and films. He joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt due to his involvement with the current NBC musical dramedy Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, which along with Glee, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Nashville, Rise, etc. represents a new era of ...
Tags: Google, Music, Television, Podcasts, Nbc, College, Netflix, Colbert, Craig, David Byrne, Facebook Twitter, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Shudder to think, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt


Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #40 on #MeToo Depictions in TV and Film

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_040_4-9-20.mp3 These stories are all heavily watched, which means they're entertaining: The 2019 film Bombshell (about the predations of Roger Ailes), Apple TV's The Morning Show (about a disgraced anchor), and Netflix's Unbelievable (about reporting rape) and 13 Reasons Why (about teen suicide resulting from sexual assault). But what's "entertaining" about sexual assault and harassment? What...
Tags: Google, Politics, Television, Podcasts, Sexual Assault, College, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Brian, Anita Hill, Facebook Twitter, Erica, Roger Ailes, Maureen Ryan, Kevin Fallon, Harriet Hall


The Power of Costuming in Film: Pretty Much Pop #38 with Whitney Anne Adams (Happy Death Day, Great Gatsby)

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_038_3-24-20.mp3 How does clothing mesh with set design, cinematography, sound design, etc. to create the mood in a film? Whitney designed for and dressed leads and crowds on The Great Gatsby, the Happy Death Day films and several indie flicks. She joins Erica, Mark and Brian to discuss how clothes on screen relate to clothes in life, designing vs. curating, historic vs. modern vs. genre, when costumes get distra...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Podcasts, Film, College, Atlanta, Brian, Whitney, Facebook Twitter, Ruben Diaz, Brian Tyree Henry, Paper Boi, Rebecca Clough, Lindsay Weinberg, Pretty Much Pop, Film Costuming


Why Did LEGO Become a Media Empire? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #37

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_037_3-19-20.mp3 Why has a children's toy become a brand attached to virtually every media type, partnering with the most ubiquitous franchises, and serving as a pastime for many adult hobbyists who will gut you if you call LEGO a "children's toy." Brian Hirt (our resident AFOL, i.e. adult fan of LEGO) talks with co-hosts Erica Spyres and Mark Linsenmayer about creative play vs. following the printed directions, ...
Tags: Google, Podcasts, Minnesota, College, Lego, Hobbies, Brian, Batman, Facebook Twitter, Maria Popova, Erica Spyres, Jesse Hassenger, John Baichtal, Mark Linsenmayer, Pretty Much Pop, Brian Hirt


What’s the Function of Criticism? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #36 with Critic Noah Berlatsky

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_036_3-11-20.mp3 Do we need professional critics regulating our entertainment intake?  Noah has written for numerous publications including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NBC News, The Guardian, Slate, and Vox, and his work has come up for discussion in multiple past Pretty Much Pop episodes. He was invited to join hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt in spelling out the functions of criticism...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, College, Noah, Criticism, Atlantic, Bob Dylan, Literature, Vox, Mel Brooks, Hemingway, Mark, Facebook Twitter, Weiner, Ken Russell


Are Video Games an Effective Vehicle for Storytelling? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #35 Featuring Don Marshall

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_035_2-25-20.mp3 Do you play video games for the plot? Given that most people don't actually finish most games, it would be unexpected if storytelling were the most important element. On this episode of Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast, your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt are joined by former video game professional (and current TV development executive) Donald E. Marshall to talk through ...
Tags: Google, Podcasts, Video Games, College, Simon, Mark, Don, Facebook Twitter, Chris Stone, Colin Campbell, Time TV, Karl Schroeder, Don Marshall, Alvaro Zinos Amaro, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres


The Allure of Puzzlement: Pretty Much Pop #34 w/ Adal Rifai on Escape Rooms and Other Puzzling Pastimes

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_034_2-17-20.mp3 The comic and the tragic are well-established modes within entertainment, but what about the puzzling? Riddles may have been a chief pastime in days of yore (well, they're featured in Oedipus and The Hobbit, anyway), but does this way of being entertained have a place in today's age of mass media? Improviser and podcaster Adal Rifai joins Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to discuss ...
Tags: Google, Games, Podcasts, College, US, Chicago, Facebook Twitter, David Spira, Io, Adal, Escape Rooms, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt, Hello From the Magic Tavern, Hey Riddle Riddle


Updating Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” to Cover Female Action Heroes–Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #33

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PEL_ep_237_2-13-20_AdFree.mp3 This week's guest Vi Burlew has arisen, a shining figure clad in mail, carrying aloft a shimmering broadsword to bring your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt this topic about the hero's journey. This general plot structure dating back to ancient myth was detailed by Joseph Campbell and famously and deliberately plundered to create the plot of the original Star Wars. S...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, Podcasts, Film, College, Wikipedia, Disney, Feminism, Harry Potter, Campbell, Luke, Facebook Twitter, Joseph Campbell, Biggs, Eowyn, Maureen Murdock


Moral Philosophy on TV? Pretty Much Pop #32 Judges The Good Place

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_032_2-3-20.mp3 Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt discuss Michael Schur's NBC TV show. Is it good? (Yes, or we wouldn't be covering it?) Is it actually a sit-com? Does it effectively teach philosophy? What did having actual philosophers on the staff (after season one) contribute, and was that enough? We talk TV finales, the dramatic impact of the show's convoluted structure, the puzzle of heaven bein...
Tags: Google, Television, College, Philosophy, Michael Schur, Facebook Twitter, Schur, Sam Adams, Todd May, NBC TV, Sophie Gilbert, Spiegel Im Spiegel, Jeremy Bearimy, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt


Robin Williams’ Celebrity Struggles: A Discussion with Dave Itzkoff by Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast (ep. 31)

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_031_12-16-19.mp3 New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to consider issues raised by Dave's 2018 biography Robin: How do we make sense of our strange relation to celebrities, and what are strategies that celebrities use to deal with their asymmetric relationship to the world? While Robin Williams tried, in gratitude, to share himself with his ...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Podcasts, College, Robin Williams, Dave, New York Times, Joaquin Phoenix, Robin, Facebook Twitter, Bret Easton Ellis, Dave Itzkoff, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt, Robin Dave


Why Every Nominated Film Will Win the 2020 Oscar: A Pretty Much Pop Podcast Debate (ep. 30)

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_030_1-27-20.mp3 The 2020 Academy Awards are nearly upon us! Realistically, most of you will find this episode well after the winners have already been announced, but seriously, that should not affect your enjoyment of this discussion. Your intrepid non-film-critic Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast hosts have each been randomly assigned three of the best picture nominees to argue for either for why it should wit...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Podcasts, Film, College, Ford, Academy Awards, Joaquin Phoenix, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Mark, Facebook Twitter, Erica, Matt Murray, Richard Brody, Oscar nominees, Erica Spyres


Scorsese’s The Irishman in the Context of his Oeuvre–Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #29 Featuring Colin Marshall

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_029_1-16-20.mp3 What distinguishes the highly lauded 2019 film The Irishman within director Martin Scorsese's body of work? Frequent Open Culture contributor Colin Marshall joins Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to talk about what we do and don't connect with in Scorsese's work and how these films qualify as "art films" despite their watchability, not to mention the big budgets and stars. We cover ...
Tags: Google, New York, Podcasts, Film, College, Scorsese, Nicolas Cage, Martin Scorsese, Facebook Twitter, Peter Boyle, Dave Itzkoff, Colin Marshall, Jimmy Hoffa, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt