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Episode 25: Nora Ephron

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It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and Tana as we discuss the Queen of Romantic Comedy herself, Nora Ephron. We go over our three favorite Ephron movies (When Harry Met Sally Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail) and Ephron’s contribution to the genre as a whole.

We’re also sad to announce that this is Tana’s last episode as a regular contributor on Pop Culture Footnotes. Be sure to tune in to the last few minutes of the episode to hear more. We love you, Tana!

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Episode 24: Best Picture Nominee Recaps, 2018

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The nominees have been announced and the Oscars campaigning has begun—it’s Shannon’s favorite time of the year! So if you’re like most people and didn’t get the chance to see all nine of the films nominated for Best Picture this year, we’ve got you covered. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and Tana as we recap the 2018 Best Picture nominees, explaining what they’re about and why (we think) they’ve been nominated. And the Oscar goes to…

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Episode 15: The Room

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With The Disaster Artist coming out this week, we figured we’d take a little time to discuss the best worst movie ever made: Tommy Wiseau’s trainwreck, The Room. Shannon sums up the film’s overly complicated and often nonsensical plot, and we share our favorite lines and moments, play a little trivia game to test our knowledge, and generally have a rollicking good time.

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Episode 2: Steven Spielberg’s Alien Movies

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Tune in as we discuss Steven Spielberg’s and his alien movies, specifically Close Encounters of the Third KindE.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and War of the Worlds. We talk about the plot of each movie, their influence on pop culture and sci-fi, and the themes and characteristics they have in common.