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.
In every pod that must be done, there is an element of fun. And finding that fun was a snap this week, thanks to special guest Shannon (not to be confused with Shannon Prime, our regular co-host). Join Courtenay and Shannon Squared as we explain everything you need to know about Mary Poppins before the new movie comes out this weekend!
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.
To be or not to be? That is the question—at least according to William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This week, we’re joined by Erin to discuss the tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, as well as notable adaptations, parodies, and references.
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!
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!
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!