Music, Pop Culture Podcast, Theater & Plays

Episode 50: Hamilton, Part 1

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Tune in this week as we explain the finer points of one of today’s most popular Broadway musicals: Hamilton! Shannon explains the plot and shares background info about the play, and we get to listen to some awesome music. Plus, Shannon shares her rap skills with us in a limited edition, Hamilton-themed intro!

Pop Culture Podcast, TV

Episode 49: The X Files

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We want to believe…that this is one of our best episodes yet! We are thrilled to have Tana back this week as we discuss a favorite show of nerds everywhere: The X Files. Tana guides us through five different episodes and fills us in on everything you need to know about Mulder, Scully, and the gang. The truth is out there!

Artists, Composers, Movies, Music, Musicians, Pop Culture Podcast, Theater & Plays

Episode 48: ABBA and Mamma Mia

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Honey, honey, how this episode thrills us! In case you missed it, Mamma Mia 2 came out earlier this week. So we are so excited to have Tana back this episode to talk to us about ABBA, jukebox musical (and movie) Mamma Mia, and cover groups. Is Pierce Brosnan’s singing voice as bad as the internet says? Listen here to find out!

Awards, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 46: The Sharkies

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Ever wondered which shark movie has the best shark attack? Which one features the most improbable escape from a shark? We really sink our teeth into it as Courtenay, Shannon, and guest Brittney get ready for Shark Week, marrying two of Shannon’s greatest loves: awards shows and shark movies.

Also, Andrew from Pop Pop Culture gate crashes our episode and makes some good jokes, I guess.

Holiday Episodes, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 45: Independence Day

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Happy 4th of July from all of us at Pop Culture Footnotes! What better way to celebrate Independence Day the holiday than to sit down and talk about Independence Day the movie? Join Courtenay, Shannon, and our guest, Alex, as we discuss plot, memorable scenes, and show-stopping inspirational speeches. #presidentbillpullman #bestpresidentever

Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 44: Casablanca

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Refugees, #resistance, and Nazis—oh my! No, it’s not today’s headline. It’s 1944 “Best Picture” winner, Casablanca! Join Courtenay and Shannon as they discuss one of the greatest films ever made, including quotable lines, memorable scenes, and the movie’s influence in 1960s counter-culture. Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.