Music, Pop Culture Podcast, Theater & Plays

Episode 51: Hamilton, Part 2

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Who lives, who dies, who tells the story of Hamilton? PCF does, of course. Join Shannon and Courtenay as we continue our discussion of Broadway musical, Hamilton. We finish off the plot, discuss cultural impact of the play, and more. Check it out, and be sure to email us your suggestions for future episodes!

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!

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!

Artists, Composers, Music, Musicians, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 41: The Beatles, Part 2

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Our apologies for posting late this week! Courtenay spaced it and thought she hit “Publish.” Turns out she didn’t. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This week, we’re excited to have our friend Karla back to wrap up our discussion of the Beatles. We talk about everything from Magical Mystery Tour to “The End” and beyond.

Bonus! Here’s a link to our bonified Spotify playlist, including all the songs we played on this episode plus some of our favorite Beatles covers. Score.

Authors, Books, Movies, Music, Pop Culture Podcast, Theater & Plays

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.

Composers, Music, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 33: The Beatles, Part 1

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What would you do if we sang out of tune? Sorry about the hiatus last week, folks. We had to take advantage of the lovely spring weather and get out for a bit.

The good news is that we’re back this week with not one, but TWO new episodes! This episode, we’re joined by Karla to discuss arguably the greatest musical act of all time, the Beatles.

Stay tuned tomorrow for episode #2!

 

Actors, Awards, Composers, Directors, Movies, Music, Pop Culture Podcast, Reviews

Episode 27: PCF Oscar Picks, 2018

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This week, Shannon has a particular set of skills; skills she has acquired over a very long period. Skills that make her a nightmare for office Oscar pools everywhere. And she’s putting her particular set of skills to good use this week, filling us in on which films are currently considered frontrunners for each category of the Academy Awards. Take a listen so you too can impress your friends and family with your knowledge of this year’s Oscar nominees!

BTW, did you know we’re currently running a CONTEST?!

To celebrate our first year covering the Academy Awards, Pop Culture Footnotes is holding an Oscar predictions competition. Make your picks for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the movie theatre of your choice!

To enter:

  1. Follow the Pop Culture Footnotes Facebook page and/or our Twitter.
  2. Complete this form with your picks.

All entries must be received by 3/3/2018 11:59 PM PST. May the odds be ever in your favor!