Authors, Books, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 38: Ian Fleming

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This week, we explore Ian Fleming, the man turned spy turned novelist. Join us as Courtenay attempts to stump Shannon with Ian Fleming trivia and we talk about the fascinating details of the man who created the most most widely recognized spy franchise of all time.

How’d you do on our Fleming trivia questions? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Authors, Books, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 37: The English Patient

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Join Courtenay, Shannon, and special guest Jenn as we dive into The English Patient this week. We discuss both the book and the film, contemplate the overall skeeziness of all the characters, and generally ponder the question: “How in the heck did this movie win so many awards?” You don’t have to be English to watch this movie, but you sure do need to be patient.

Authors, Books, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 36: To Kill a Mockingbird

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Happy Birthday, Harper Lee! We’re celebrating by discussing one of the greatest American novels ever written: To Kill a Mockingbird. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and special guest Whitney as we discuss the plot of the novel and its sequel, Go Set a Watchman, as well as cultural impact and more.

PS. Have you seen Avengers: Infinity War yet? If so, hop on over to Pop Pop Culture to catch our own Courtenay’s take on the film!

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Episode 34: Peter Pan

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It’s a two-for-one week at Pop Culture Footnotes! This time, Heidi returns to join Courtenay and Shannon in celebrating the birthday of renowned children’s author J.M. Barrie. We discuss his most famous work, Peter Pan, as well as some of our favorite and (in Courtenay’s case) least favorite adaptations.

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Episode 28: A Wrinkle in Time

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There is such a thing as a tesseract. Get ready for the film release of A Wrinkle in Time with Courtenay, Shannon, and special guest Heidi. We discuss author Madeleine L’Engle’s life, the plot of the book, it’s influence and themes, and what makes A Wrinkle in Time both one of the most critically acclaimed books in history and one of the most heavily banned.

Also, our apologies for the sound quality on Courtenay and Shannon. Turns out it’s really hard to get a decent recording when two of your podcast members have tessered across time and space!