What does the movie Pearl Harbor, A League of Their Own, and the TV show Forever have in common? What makes Britain’s Sherlock different from the American show Elementary? Their portrayal of history, of course! If you are interested in how history is depicted in the media, this is the podcast for you. Subscribe to our podcast, History in Pop Culture, to listen to interesting discussions regarding history and Hollywood.
The History Channel
Does The History Channel shows history? From our perspective, not much. Join us as we look at several reality and "history" programs that are popular with History Channel viewers today.
History Podcasts: A Review
Looking for podcasts to listen to? Try this podcast as we review a selection of history based podcasts in ITunes. From short episodes on LA history to detailed discussions of Genghis Khan, this episode will introduce you to a range of awesome podcasts!
Ramona: Fictional Heroine and Cultural Icon
So you thought that Harry Potter was the first character to impact tourism? Think again! In this episode, Citlali and I discuss the cultural impact of Ramona, a fictional Latina character who drew thousands of Americans to California in the late 19th century. From novels to movies to architectural styles, Ramona remains an influential cultural icon.
The Stockholm Octavo: The Intersection of History and Fiction
Did you know that the Swedish government tried to save Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from the French Revolution? That Sweden was almost thrown into a revolution itself? Or was it? In this episode, we explore the historical novel, The Stockholm Octavo, and its focus on Swedish events and society in 1790, a time of social and cultural upheaval.
The Avengers: Heroes or Villains?
In this episode, Citlali and I discuss the new Avengers movie, and ask the question What is a hero? We also look at various themes that the directors and producers explore, such as impact of technology, progress, and community.
X-Men through the Ages
In this episode, Citlali and I explore the reflection of historical issues in the storylines of the X-men comics and films, including social, political, and ethnic perspectives and topics. We specifically look at the background of the villain Magneto and how his interactions with humans and mutants are impacted by his experiences during the Holocaust.