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Best Popularculture podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Popularculture podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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A podcast autopsy of media: how we consume it and how it informs our everyday culture.
 
The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.
 
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The T&A Podcast
Weekly
 
2 Dudes: An uncle and his nephew, discuss popular culture and the things that drive us crazy.
 
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Themes and Memes
Monthly
 
Themes and Memes is a different kind of movie review. It is a podcast that delves deep into the dark side of Hollywood films including subjects such as culture creation, state sponsorship, propaganda, predictive programming, occult symbolism and deep subtext. Be sure to listen and subscribe to the feed.
 
The Chauncey DeVega Show is the official podcast of Salon.com politics writer Chauncey DeVega. On a weekly basis the show features a relaxed and free-form conversation with artists, authors, musicians, researchers, academics, journalists, activists, as well as Hollywood actors and directors.
 
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Two Drinks In
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Two Drinks In is a weekly discussion between D. Marie Long, Dana Severson, Erin Roberts, and James Lekvin, in which these four transplants talk about pop culture, current events, and whatever else has captured their drunken attention. Expect to hear topics like online dating, local hotspots, politics, arts, and guilty pleasures…all the while drinking more than two cocktails. Think of it as Minnesota Nice over ice.
 
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Yo Videogames
Weekly
 
A commentary on gaming lifestyle: its history, its news, and all things hype!
 
The Afterword Podcast is the mutant brainchild of the people who inhabit theafterword.co.uk community blog - a lifeboat launched from the wreckage of The Word Magazine blog - RIP. IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION The opinions and views expressed in The afterword Podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and DO NOT represent those of theafterword.co.uk, the site owners or moderators, it's media and advertising partners or the website provider. Listener discretion is advised.
 
An encyclopaedia of heroic failure Join Ben Van der Velde, Barry McStay and their guests as they brandish their wooden spoons of destiny and celebrate the losers, heroic failures and spectacular mis-steps that pockmark human endeavour. If you ever want to feel better about your progress in life, take a listen and enjoy a lovely schadenfreude bubble bath. Music by Max Perryment (www.maxperryment.co.uk) Donate to us via Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/WorstFootForward
 
ConCast is full of conversations on Pop Culture fandoms and Convention news from convention panelists GoodAsh, Robbin Banks and Little Beard. Taped live on Tuesday Nights at The Burrow, and in Geeky Conventions around the U.S.A. Listen and tune in to be a part of the "Not So Silent Majority".
 
We talk to people who are doing interesting work in education, technology and community learning
 
This show brings the audience great things Ohioians are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.
 
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Almost Famous
Monthly
 
Hollywood hot shot Alex Warheit and grad school drop out Caitlin Seibold discuss pop culture, film, television, celebrities, actual real life, and everything in between in the hopes of becoming Almost Famous.
 
Award-winning disc jockey Grendel and some of his good pals break down popular television shows and pop culture. They delve into each show episode by episode and talk about the themes each raises.
 
Award-winning disc jockey Grendel and some of his good pals break down popular television shows and pop culture. They delve into each show episode by episode and talk about the themes each raises.
 
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Naturalish
Monthly
 
Each week, scienceman Alex Duckles, author of the Naturalish blog on Medium, is joined by his trusty producer Ben Schultz to explore the amazing (and sometimes terrifying) real science hidden within myths, fantasy, and science fiction from the past and present. It's all Naturalish!
 
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EconPop Podcast
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EconPop is the show that sifts through the haystack of popular culture to find the needle of economics within... and then stabs you with it! Hosted by comedian Andrew Heaton, with economist Steven Horwitz and professor of literature Paul Cantor. From EconStories.tv. Also available at http://youtube.com/econstories in shorter form with moving pictures!
 
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Sweet Tea
Monthly
 
The power of modern-day journalism coupled with southern charm is what make Sweet Tea perk. UNCG graduate Darneisha Thompson and student blogger Anders Hare come together to merge public affairs with pop culture to probe controversial topics in American society. From drama on Capitol Hill, to entertainment industry politics, to issues that affect us everyday, this show has it all. Get your fresh brew of Sweet Tea., every other Wednesday.
 
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That's Debateable
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Each episode of That's Debateable examines a popular debate with featured guests and audience emails. Hosted by Aaron Donaldson, and produced by Matthew Campbell, Dub Campbell, and Katherine Donaldson.
 
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Pop That Pod
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Pop That Pod is a show hosted by Ross Blankenship (@blankentweets) that covers everything from video games to movies to anything interesting that's happening in pop culture.
 
A six-week mini-series about the challenges women continue to face in the legal profession.
 
The Authority is a show that candidly discusses issues affecting popular culture, sports and politics. The show will discuss, deliberate and debate current events effecting these categories of focus and see how they intersect with the issue of race. The show will talk about all types of issues: gender, class, etc, but the show will have an inclination to highlight topics that deal with the issue of race. Because the host of the show, Dr. Sanford Richmond, believes there has never been an iss ...
 
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TIME! We are doing our first ever LIVE RECORDING of Worst Foot Forward! It’s time to allow an audience to witness just how shambolic things are behind-the-mic… On February 29th 2020, at 4.30pm, we are throwing the World’s Worst Dinner Party at the VAULT Festival in Waterloo in London. Ben and Barry will be joined by 3 former gu ...…
 
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TIME! We are doing our first ever LIVE RECORDING of Worst Foot Forward! It’s time to allow an audience to witness just how shambolic things are behind-the-mic… On February 29th 2020, at 4.30pm, we are throwing the World’s Worst Dinner Party at the VAULT Festival in Waterloo in London. Ben and Barry will be joined by 3 former gu ...…
 
Episode 190: Beyotch, please! Grab yourself a quality bottle of wine, a plate of fine cheeses and settle in! This week, Dana jumps right into the conversation with a listener question on the purposeful vs. unintentional flaunting of affluence. Oh the indulgence of it all! Next, Erin takes on another listener question asking us to weigh in on wh ...…
 
We've talked about reviving dead series before, and always intended to discuss how we would modernize old IP. So, we finally gave that an episode. This one is a long one, with many tangents. Enjoy!By YoVideogames!
 
Come brethren, follow us into the unknown in search of greater glory - or certainly greater glorious failure, as we set off on the World's Worst Pilgrimage. We are joined barefoot and penitent by comedian and history buff Mike Shephard who teaches us all we could ever hope to know about the Children's Crusade. Ben leads us three times around a ...…
 
Come brethren, follow us into the unknown in search of greater glory - or certainly greater glorious failure, as we set off on the World's Worst Pilgrimage. We are joined barefoot and penitent by comedian and history buff Mike Shephard who teaches us all we could ever hope to know about the Children's Crusade. Ben leads us three times around a ...…
 
Adam and Aaron return to do a review of Joker. This is a different sort of comic book movie to be sure. What sort of social commentary is this film trying to make? What esoteric themes are there? These questions and more are discussed on this episode of Themes & Memes. topics include: incels, domestic terrorism, comic book movies, Scorsese, Got ...…
 
This animated series was an MTV oddity, televised between 1991 and 1994 in a blur of non-linear, ambiguous chunks. We talk about how creator Peter Chung got this made while inserting symbolic references to the limits of 1990's storytelling. We also wonder why we're so nostalgic for a simpler time when our entertainment was more nebulous and wei ...…
 
Check out 'Literally Everyone Else In The World', the Dungeons and Dragons-themed Christmas single from The Oxventurers Guild, who are DM-ed and inspired by former pod-guest Johnny Chiodini. Proceeds from the song go to Mind, the mental health charity. This month's Third Foot is itself inspired by our episode with Johnny, where we discussed the ...…
 
Check out 'Literally Everyone Else In The World', the Dungeons and Dragons-themed Christmas single from The Oxventurers Guild, who are DM-ed and inspired by former pod-guest Johnny Chiodini. Proceeds from the song go to Mind, the mental health charity. This month's Third Foot is itself inspired by our episode with Johnny, where we discussed the ...…
 
David Cay Johnston has been writing about and observing Donald Trump for more than thirty years. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author of the bestselling book "The Making of Donald Trump." His recent book is "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America." Johnston explains why the ...…
 
David Cay Johnston has been writing about and observing Donald Trump for more than thirty years. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author of the bestselling book "The Making of Donald Trump." His recent book is "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America." Johnston explains why the ...…
 
Ep. E: Happy Thanksgiving Greetings from your favorite Happy Hour podcast, Two Drinks In! Don’t let the Minnesota accents fool ya! These two gays and two gals are solving the world’s problems one drink at a time. Features Strong Language, Mature Themes, and Midwest Advice from the Twin Cities. Drunk-O-Meter Rating: 4 out of 5 Subscribe and rate ...…
 
Let's get mushy, and positive! Shine on doods!By YoVideogames!
 
Twang welcomes Blue Boy, Chiz and Eddie G to the pod for a ramble around the world of criticism, taking in masters of the genre such as CSM, Nick Kent and Ian McDonald through Word mag, Q, Amazon reviews, Afterword reviews and where the team have been on the receiving end (or otherwise) of the attentions of Grub Street.…
 
Say "konichiwa" to an hour of wayward ass-kicking (we were actually aiming for our elbows) in the company of brilliant Irish comedian Alison Spittle as we dive into the bizarre and tasteless world of terrible martial arts movies. We discover the mercenary world of Brucesploitation, the homemade kitsch of Ireland's only martial arts movie and ho ...…
 
Say "konichiwa" to an hour of wayward ass-kicking (we were actually aiming for our elbows) in the company of brilliant Irish comedian Alison Spittle as we dive into the bizarre and tasteless world of terrible martial arts movies. We discover the mercenary world of Brucesploitation, the homemade kitsch of Ireland's only martial arts movie and ho ...…
 
This 1975 children's book by Roald Dahl is about class conflict and an idealized relationship between a child and their parent. We talk about Dahl's notoriously disagreeable personality while trying to reconcile it with this genuinely joyful story. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it throu ...…
 
Mini Lorecast for the Donkey Kong Country SeriesBy YoVideogames!
 
Timothy Snyder is a professor of history at Yale University and author of the bestselling book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. Professor Snyder is one of the most insightful and bold truth-tellers about Donald Trump’s movement and the dangers of authoritarianism in America and around the world. Dr. Snyder reflects on the ...…
 
Timothy Snyder is a professor of history at Yale University and author of the bestselling book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. Professor Snyder is one of the most insightful and bold truth-tellers about Donald Trump’s movement and the dangers of authoritarianism in America and around the world. Dr. Snyder reflects on the ...…
 
Episode 189: All Hail the Yard Bags! This week, James discusses his flamboyant raking skills he’s been demonstrating for the neighbors. He might be collecting more than a few bags of leaves. Also, Erin accidentally leaps into a new nickname, Yard Bags! James takes the gang to the Madonna lawsuit and launches into a discussion of Artistry vs. Ar ...…
 
We are sunny sides up this week, going back to past subjects and finding the very bests instead of absolute worsts. We revisit shows with Sindhu Vee, Tobi Wilson, Dr Keir Shiels, Edd Kimber and Tom Crowley. Among our discoveries are the adventures of Mrs Einstein, the true name of Scooby-Doo, the doctor with the fastest scalpel in the west, the ...…
 
We are sunny sides up this week, going back to past subjects and finding the very bests instead of absolute worsts. We revisit shows with Sindhu Vee, Tobi Wilson, Dr Keir Shiels, Edd Kimber and Tom Crowley. Among our discoveries are the adventures of Mrs Einstein, the true name of Scooby-Doo, the doctor with the fastest scalpel in the west, the ...…
 
This 2017 graphic novel is a memoir about growing up, figure skating, and coming out of the closet. We talk about how Walden approached the project with guidance from her editor while we look at the comics industry as a whole and the tensions between the book market and the direct market. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Pleas ...…
 
Season 4 Episode 15- Shane of Fools My singing is horrible. Aeron’s daughter hates everything The birth of Jeopardy? Aeron Loves Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock Boxset) Why are there spiders in every god damn thing???!!?? Shane calls in Arizona Green Tea Timmy is the reason the world’s children are starving. ComicbookGirl19 Shane should be a batm ...…
 
Once again we tried something new! We tried to record while watching live to have our live reactions on the podcast as well as a small round up after. Also, we recorded this as a video. So watch when it's up and let us know if you like the format! Shine on!By YoVideogames!
 
Christian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, a public speaker, author, peace advocate, and a former violent extremist. After leaving the hate movement he helped create during his youth in the 1980s and 90s, he began the painstaking process of making amends and rebuilding his life. Christian’s life since leaving the white‑power ...…
 
Christian Picciolini is an award-winning television producer, a public speaker, author, peace advocate, and a former violent extremist. After leaving the hate movement he helped create during his youth in the 1980s and 90s, he began the painstaking process of making amends and rebuilding his life. Christian’s life since leaving the white‑power ...…
 
Episode 188: This week, Dana realizes he should stop going to Target by himself as he recounts an interaction with another customer. Not an ideal customer experience. Next Dana launches the group headfirst into a discussion on generations and the divide between Baby Boomers and the Millennials. Then, James leads another last call with a game to ...…
 
Open wide and prepare to swallow some truly terrible ideas as we uncover the wild and bizarre history of dieting this week. We're joined by the globe-trotting, myth-busting, BAFTA-nominated doctor and TV presenter Xand Van Tulleken who is there to fact-check us on our science and quackery. As usual we ping from the ancient world to the modern a ...…
 
Open wide and prepare to swallow some truly terrible ideas as we uncover the wild and bizarre history of dieting this week. We're joined by the globe-trotting, myth-busting, BAFTA-nominated doctor and TV presenter Xand Van Tulleken who is there to fact-check us on our science and quackery. As usual we ping from the ancient world to the modern a ...…
 
This 2018 concept album is about reckoning, celebrating, and reclaiming what it means to be American. We discuss how Monáe uses her platform to advocate for queer and black women while working with big record labels to also produce commercial success. Interested in the media we discussed this episode? Please support the show by purchasing it th ...…
 
Tom Nichols is a professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College and also teaches at the Harvard Extension School. He is the author of seven books including "No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security" and “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters.” He is also a ...…
 
Tom Nichols is a professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College and also teaches at the Harvard Extension School. He is the author of seven books including "No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security" and “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters.” He is also a ...…
 
Episode 187: This week, we are talking about things starting early, from Hallmark Christmas Movie viewing and talking to oneself. Erin takes a listener question on how to ask a woman out in the MeToo era. It might be easier than some think. Finally, James returns to the delightful well of Florida headlines and asks Dana, Erin, and D. Marie to “ ...…
 
Season 4- Episode 14: In SHANE in the Membrane! Star Wars Shit Talkin’ We ask Shane the Big Questions AI: Quantum Supremacy Shane’s Treasure Island Story We tell embarrassing sex stories Sexy Sing Along Poop Talk Butt Plugs Gay Stuff Editor’s Note: I have no idea why this one sounds so weird and we are talking about so much gross stuff. *shrug* ...…
 
Matt's home! Let's catch up with some of his misadventures! Also, trying something new. Podcast as a video will be up on YoVideogames Youtube.By YoVideogames!
 
Ladies (and gents, but only if you're ready to play nice), let's march arm in arm towards a more equal, happier future. Along the way, we're likely to learn from the mistakes of some of the World's Worst Feminists that we discuss with powerhouse performer Roann McCloskey. Roann turns her ire on the disappointing lack of solidarity from the like ...…
 
Ladies (and gents, but only if you're ready to play nice), let's march arm in arm towards a more equal, happier future. Along the way, we're likely to learn from the mistakes of some of the World's Worst Feminists that we discuss with powerhouse performer Roann McCloskey. Roann turns her ire on the disappointing lack of solidarity from the like ...…
 
This is a special repost of the first episode of our Patreon-only series, SuperKINGcontext. Stephen King's first novel was adapted into this 1976 cautionary movie about adolescence, bullying, and female representation by a team of middle-aged men. How does the male gaze impact this story that is so often referred to as "feminist"? Interested in ...…
 
Season 4 Episode 13: Western Watchmen Western Stars Movie Aeron’s Homeless co-worker Smoothies More Sing Along HBO’s The Watchmen Entitlement vs. Working Technical Work is taken for granted. Melanie Griffith on Watchmen Novel: Member of the Family-Diane Lake We talk about drugs for a bit My 3rd Colonoscopy Pimping and Wingmen Talking Mushrooms ...…
 
Cornel West is one of the United States’ and the world’s leading public intellectuals and truth-tellers. He is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. Corne ...…
 
Cornel West is one of the United States’ and the world’s leading public intellectuals and truth-tellers. He is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. Corne ...…
 
Episode 186: This week we jump right in with another catch up. Dana reminds us of a time when it was okay to pine for the original meaning of words, D. Marie discovers that 80 minutes may not be universally understood and Erin runs through a recent 10K race. D. Marie then shares a listener question on when to tell someone you have an STD. Hopef ...…
 
Join us on the red carpet for our bonus episode as we pick over the bones of the weirdest, wildest and most ill-judged moments in the history of the greatest show on earth. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d ...…
 
Join us on the red carpet for our bonus episode as we pick over the bones of the weirdest, wildest and most ill-judged moments in the history of the greatest show on earth. Follow us on Twitter: @worstfoot @bazmcstay @benvandervelde Visit www.worstfootforwardpodcast.com for all previous episodes and you can now donate to us on Patreon if you’d ...…
 
We are rattling the cages and walking the yards of the World's Worst Prison this week in the company of convict-by-birth, Australian comedian Dan Muggleton. Dan's love of prison documentaries sees him lead us into the terrifying but also porous 'Breakout Prison' of Papua New Guinea. Meanwhile, Ben squeezes into the smallest prison in the world, ...…
 
We are rattling the cages and walking the yards of the World's Worst Prison this week in the company of convict-by-birth, Australian comedian Dan Muggleton. Dan's love of prison documentaries sees him lead us into the terrifying but also porous 'Breakout Prison' of Papua New Guinea. Meanwhile, Ben squeezes into the smallest prison in the world, ...…
 
There are three great guests on this very special episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Walter Mosley is one of America’s greatest writers. He is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, ...…
 
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