144 episodes

Academics Henry Jenkins and Colin Maclay use their combined knowledge to dig deeper and ask more ambitious questions than most pop culture podcasts out there – not doing recaps or just remaining on the level of entertainment coverage. For them, popular culture offers resources for asking questions about who we are and where we are going, questions that can be political, legal, technological, economic, or social, but often cut across all of the above.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Academics Henry Jenkins and Colin Maclay use their combined knowledge to dig deeper and ask more ambitious questions than most pop culture podcasts out there – not doing recaps or just remaining on the level of entertainment coverage. For them, popular culture offers resources for asking questions about who we are and where we are going, questions that can be political, legal, technological, economic, or social, but often cut across all of the above.

    Indigenous Futurisms with Grace Dillon

    Indigenous Futurisms with Grace Dillon

    Science Fiction Scholar Grace Dillon documents the rise of indigenous futurisms around the world as a vehicle for protest and speculation around issues of sovereignty and sustainability.

    • 56 min
    The Revolution Will Be Hilarious with Caty Borum

    The Revolution Will Be Hilarious with Caty Borum

    Author, engaged researcher, and funny person Caty Borum discusses her new book, The Revolution Will Be Hilarious.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Growing Up Autistic in the Digital Age with Meryl Alper

    Growing Up Autistic in the Digital Age with Meryl Alper

    Meryl Alper discusses her work studying the media and technology practices of young people on the autism spectrum, as well as what it means to be “social” in a socially mediated world.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Critical Media Project with Alison Trope and DJ Johnson

    Critical Media Project with Alison Trope and DJ Johnson

    USC’s Alison Trope & DJ Johnson take us on a tour of their free online resource for media literacy around issues of identity.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Hip-Hop and the Academy, with Taj Frazier

    Hip-Hop and the Academy, with Taj Frazier

    USC colleague Taj Frazier reflects on his work around Hip-Hop, both inside and outside of academia, as well as its continued influence on his writing, scholarship, and life.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    A Harry Potter Fandom Journey with Jackson Bird

    A Harry Potter Fandom Journey with Jackson Bird

    Writer, podcaster, performer, and YouTuber Jackson Bird shares his thoughts on the complicated relationship he and many other Harry Potter fans have come to have with author JK Rowling’s creation and how he’s moved on.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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