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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 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!

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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!

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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!

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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.