Happy Holidays from Pop Culture Footnotes! On this very special Christmas episode, we act as your personal ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and…I guess Christmas future, guiding you through Charles Dickens’ classic story, A Christmas Carol. God bless us every one!
We know it’s a couple of days past Thanksgiving, but we feel we’d be remiss if we didn’t express a little gratitude. So join us as we celebrate our 1st Annual PCF Thank Party, where we discuss some of the pop culture things we’ve been grateful for in the past year.
While you’re here, we’d like to express a boatload of gratitude to you, our listener. The three of us have had a ball putting on this podcast for the past few months, but it’s been incredibly gratifying to get feedback and comments from all of you. Thanks for being here with us, and thanks for listening. We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
Join us this week as Courtenay, Shannon, and Tana review the new Murder on the Orient Express movie. We also talk a bit more about the OG OCD detective, Hercule Poirot, some of Agatha Christie’s other works, and the influence that this prolific writer has had on the murder mystery genre.
Also, if you liked the short Stranger Things preview we gave you on last week’s episode, check us out on this week’s episode of Pop Pop Culture! We sat down with host Andrew Stevens to talk recent pop culture news and give our thoughts on the latest season of Netflix’s hit show, Stranger Things. You can find the episode on iTunes and the Pop Pop Culture website. And if you like what you hear, please give Pop Pop Culture a little love on Facebook and Twitter.
This week, Shannon gets us pumped for the release of John Green’s new book, Turtles All the Way Down. We talk about Green’s previous novels, his charity work, and his YouTube channel. Join us for a magical journey into the world of YA fiction!
Want the scoop on 1982’s Blade Runner before you go see Blade Runner 2049? Join Courtenay, Shannon, and Tana as we discuss the film and its source material, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? We also discuss Dick’s life, the themes of his other work, and the influence he has had on modern-day sci-fi.
This episode, we talk about one of Tana’s favorite topics: horror! Specifically, we discuss some of Stephen King’s most notable horror works, including It, Misery, and Carrie. Get the scoop on these notable pop culture touchstones here!