Celebrities, History

Episode 67: The Tudor Tutors

We’re  getting ready for the release of Mary Queen of Scots this month with a little history refresh. What was the deal with that king with all the wives? Are Bloody Mary and Mary Queen of Scots the same person? Is Elizabeth I officially our hero? Let us be your Tudor tutors, with answers to all this and more on this week’s episode!

Books

Episode 66: 1984

It’s a bright cold day in December and the clocks are striking…one, I guess. With the recent elections and all the politics talk, we figured the time was right to cover the oft-referenced George Orwell classic, 1984. Enjoy!

Authors, Books, Celebrities, Comics, Composers, Directors, Graphic Novels, Holiday Episodes, Movies, Music, Musicians, Theater & Plays, TV, Video Games

Episode 65: PCF Thank Party 2, The ReThankening

We at Pop Culture Footnotes have so much to be thankful for this year, so we are keeping up with our now-yearly tradition of hosting a Thank Party to celebrate the pop culture-related stuff we’re grateful for.

And while we’re on the subject of thanks, we wanted to say thank you again to all of our many contributors from the past year (many of whom are on this episode!). Without you and your expertise, Shannon and Courtenay would be completely and utterly lost.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Celebrities, Composers, Movies, Music, Musicians, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 63: Queen

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We are the Footnotes, my friend! Don’t stop us now because Courtenay, Shannon, and guest David Stauffer are going to “take you out tonight” with some facts and info about everybody’s favorite ’80s rock band, Queen. Come join us on this bicycle race and we will rock you until you bite the dust. Bohemian Rhapsody.

Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 62: Hocus Pocus

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Sorry about the late upload this week! But if you’re like us, and want to make Halloween stretch as long into November as possible, we’ve got just the thing for you: this recap of Halloween classic Hocus Pocus. Shannon and Courtenay run amok, amok, amok, amok and even take a quiz to find out which Sanderson sisters they are.

Books, Comics, Graphic Novels, Holiday Episodes, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast, Theater & Plays, TV, Video Games

Episode 61: Bleh! Real Vampires

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Ve vant to suck your blood! In part two of our Tana double header, the PCF crew discusses that age old question: “What makes a vampire a vampire?” Can they handle direct sunlight? Are they susceptible to stakes, garlic, and/or decapitation? We try to get to the bottom of it all by discussing the many ways vampires are depicted in pop culture.