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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!

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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.

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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

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Episode 40: Top War Movies

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In honor of Memorial Day, we sat down with our friend Lenore to discuss our personal top five war movies. We’d like to share our appreciation for all those who have laid down their lives to defend freedom and the rights of mankind around the world. While we are celebrating an American holiday, we know that Americans are not and have never been alone in this fight. On behalf of everyone at Pop Culture Footnotes, thank you.

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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 19: Die Hard

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We’re still coming down after the holidays, so we figured we’d round out the season with just one more Christmas movie. Welcome to our breakdown of action movie classic, Die Hard! Join Courtenay, Shannon, and Tana as we break down the plot, go over notable scenes and lines, share our favorite parodies, and discuss what makes this film one of the best action movies of all time. Is it actually a Christmas movie? Tell us what you think in the comments!