e304. Barbie, the Oscars & Leavisism (What’s That Now?)

Last week the Oscar nominations came out and if you were hanging around the internet, you might have heard one story in particular… Barbie was snubbed. Everyone was talking about it… but was it? At the end of the day, it was nominated for eight awards and while Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie weren’t nominated…

e303. Our Lives in Pop Culture

It could be argued that the pop culture that you absorb makes you who you are. That’s certainly true of the hosts of this show. After all, it’s a show about pop culture hosted by pop culture nerds. So obviously we got this way… somehow! But how? On today’s show Mav takes Hannah and Wayne…

e297. Cheesy Christmas Movies Five!

Every year around Christmas we do a special that talks about the latest offerings in a weird little emergent pop culture niche. The Cheesy Christmas Movie. Of course this year, with the two Hollywood Strikes killing content for much of the year, we didn’t have as much to choose from in the name of content…

e296. The Great Christmas Tree Debate

Do you have a Christmas Tree? If you do then chances are, even without thinking about it, you have taken a side in the great Christmas tree debate. You have implicitly taken a stance. You have chosen a side in an age old war that determines exactly what kind of person you are… whether you…

e294. Black Friday and Toy Riots!

It’s Black Friday week. There’s simply no way you don’t know that. Even if you’re not from the United States, where we just had Thanksgiving, if you’re on the Internet and listening to our show you are at least aware of the Black Friday sales that have just become pervasive throughout the world. But how…

e290. Figuring Out Fall & Analyzing Autumn

Fall may be the weirdest season for pop culture. Think about it, we have celebrations based around the winter holidays… not just Christmas… but the whole season is just full of movies and media celebrating the very concept of winter. Summer is much the same. We have summer blockbusters and beach reads. We have the…

e287. We Made This! Why We Love DIY!

Do you like to knit? Paint? Build stuff? Sew? Bake? Garden? Work on your own car? Maybe you don’t do any of those things, but chances are you have some kind of craft type thing that you enjoy which frankly, you could probably pay someone to do, but really you just enjoy doing it yourself.…

e266. Everybody’s A.I. Critic?

A couple weeks ago, our friends over at Wisecrack made a video about “the purpose of snobbery” which was a catchy title and all, but really the point they were making was more about why criticism continues to exist and what it’s purpose is. However, what really got Mav was a point they made towards…

e262. Hey! So, How Do Museums Work?

We have probably mentioned on previous episodes that Monica worked at a museum. We’ve also mentioned once or twice that Wayne was on the board of a museum. And really, one would assume that anyone who listens to this show has probably been to a museum or two at some point in their lives. Probably…

e244. An A.I. Took Your Art, Daddy!

If you listen to our show, chances are you’re on the Internet. If you’re on the Internet, then chances are in the last couple weeks you’ve seen a proliferation of people posting A.I. generated selfies in crazy art styles. Then, you’ve perhaps also seen the explosion of controversy over people arguing about whether or not…