e180. So, You Say You Wanna Host a Pseudoacademic Pop Culture Analysis Podcast (with Drinking and Swearing)

Episode artwork featuring all fives hosts of the VoxPopcast podcast

Oddly enough, for a show that is devoted to talking about pop culture, one of the things we don’t talk about so much is podcasts. In a way, podcasting might very well be the epitome of pop culture in the current cultural moment… and also… we are one! So, on today’s very special meta episode, all five hosts of VoxPopcast: Hannah, Katya, Mav, Monica and Wayne, get together to talk about podcasting… or specifically to talk about THIS PODCAST and why we think it (or … podcasts like it) is important. We cover everything from how we book, produce, research and develop the show to the idea of public scholarship and why we think it’s important to even do this. We talk about the importance of academia and scholarship and publishing. What does it mean to research something? Why does the world need another pop culture podcast? Why does the world need another academic podcast? What does it mean to be an academic? What do we mean by pseudo academic? Basically, we sort of explain who we are and what we do… and it only took us 180 episodes to get around to doing it. We also talk a bit about Twilight and Dracula and we probably mention Marvel movies a bit. Because if you’ve listened to the show before, you know that sort of thing will always happen. Join us, listen and let us know what you think in the comments.

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