e298. Why Does Everyone Hate Mary Sues?

Merry Christmas from VoxPopcast. The thing is, we’ve been doing Christmas special episodes for the last couple weeks already. And we figure you probably have a Christmas episode or twelve in your podcast feed from other places. So instead, since this episode drops ON Christmas we decided to go the opposite way and investigate something…

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…

e295. Superhero Fatigue & The Illusion of Change

An ongoing concern in the geekosphere world these days is the worry that “superhero fatigue” is setting in and the bubble is bursting. But the funny thing is, if you do a little bit of research, you’ll find that people have been complaining about “superhero fatigue coming soon” since before the MCU started. On this…

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…

e293. Soundtracks, Scores & Race in the Superhero Film (Remastered)

(Note: Previously a corrupted version of the audio of this file was uploaded. This was due to a mistake in the mix that has now been corrected to the best of our abilities. Therefore, we are reuploading this week’s episode. Our apologies for the earlier issues.) You always know it’s a great episode when the…

e293. Soundtracks, Scores & Race in the Superhero Film

(Note: Previously a corrupted version of the audio of this file was uploaded. This was due to a mistake in the mix that has now been corrected to the best of our abilities. Therefore, we are reuploading this week’s episode. Our apologies for the earlier issues.) You always know it’s a great episode when the…

e292. Monstrous Women and the Horror Gaze

On this week’s not exactly Halloween special episode, Mav, Wayne and Monica are joined by returning guests Dr. Michael Chemers and Dr. Samantha Langsdale, two experts in the field of monster studies to talk about their recent conference at the Center for Monster Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz. Sam and Mike share…

e291. Fables, Fanfic and Fair Using the Public Domain

On this week’s episode we explore the complex topic of public domain publishing by tackling the recent controversy surrounding comic book author Bill Willingham, creator of Fables. After a long battle over ownership with DC Comics, Willingham recently announced that he was releasing the intellectual property of Fables into the public domain so that anyone…

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…