Happy Holidays from all of us here at Pop Culture Footnotes! To celebrate, we’re covering a longtime holiday pop culture favorite: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Yeah, we covered a ballet. We classy like that.
Buffalo gals, won’t you come out tonight and dance by the light we shed on Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life? Join Courtenay, Shannon, and this week’s guest Andrew as we dive into what makes this movie such an iconic part of the holidays.
Sorry about the late upload this week! But if you’re like us, and want to make Halloween stretch as long into November as possible, we’ve got just the thing for you: this recap of Halloween classic Hocus Pocus. Shannon and Courtenay run amok, amok, amok, amok and even take a quiz to find out which Sanderson sisters they are.
Happy Bastille Day! Courtenay and Shannon are celebrating this the Frenchest of holidays by talking about Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. Is this movie as good/bad as fans/detractors claim? Find out here!
Sorry for the delay this week! We were experiencing some technical difficulties, which took some extra time to sort through. Thanks for your patience!
Anyway, join Courtenay, Shannon, and special guest Brett as we parse through Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, The Departed. We explain the super-complicated plot, talk through some of the meaning of the film, and basically just explain why it won so many Oscars.
Also this week, Pop Culture Footnotes launches its own Patreon! We love sharing comprehensive overviews of all the pop culture touchstones you want to know about, and with a little help from you, it’ll be even easier. Your donations will make it possible for us to get better audio equipment, upgrade our recording software, and make our website easier for you to navigate. We may even be able to expand into additional mediums, like video!
In the coming days, we plan to make some bonus content available to our Patreon pals, so stay tuned!
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!