While archeologists have Indiana Jones, geologists have Harry Dalton, Pierce Brosnan’s character in the 1997 volcano extravaganza "Dante’s Peak." The film laid the groundwork for scientific representation of volcanology in mainstream culture, and made an impact on how emergency agencies prepare the public for disaster. Host Dr. Melinda Lewis and aspiring volcanologist Nick Barber grapple with what "Dante’s Peak" gets right, what it gets wrong, and how popular culture shapes the way audiences interact with their natural environment.
"Pop, the Question" is a production of Marketing & Media in Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University.
Recorded March 6, 2018 in 3034 MacAlister Hall, Marketing & Media, Pennoni Honors College, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Featured Guest: Nick Barber (Undergraduate, Geoscience Major, College of Arts and Sciences, Drexel University)
Host and Producer: Melinda Lewis, PhD (Associate Director, Marketing & Media)
Dean: Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD (Dean, Pennoni Honors College)
Executive Producer: Erica Levi Zelinger (Director, Marketing & Media)
Producer: Brian Kantorek (Assistant Director, Marketing & Media)
Research and Script: Melinda Lewis, PhD
Audio Engineering and Editing: Brian Kantorek
Original Theme Music: Brian Kantorek
Graphic Design: Isabella Akhtarshenas and Emily Anderson
Additional Vocals: Martha Meiers and Julia Wisniewski
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