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!
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.
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!
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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!
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…
The Last Jedi comes out this week. Are we so excited we’re practically reduced to tears? No. Why would you even ask that? Regardless of who’s crying and who’s not, we at Pop Culture Footnotes are getting geared up for Episode VIII in a big way. So join Courtenay, Shannon, and special guest Corinne as we miss Tana while they’re sick and fill you in on everything (we think) you need to know to go and see the next installment of the Star Wars saga.
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