55 min

Pokémon | E3: Satanic Consumption The Big Hit Show

    • Society & Culture

At the end of the ‘90s, after blowing up in Japan, Pokémon came to America. And it became so ubiquitous so fast that critics saw it as a plot to turn U.S. children into hypnotized consumers— or even devil-worshippers. But the version of Pokemon that conquered America was very much an American creation; in this episode we’ll look at how Pokemon became an international brand, and how its success brought out the worst in more than a few American parents.
TRANSCRIPT: HERE
CREDITS:
Writer and Host: Alex Pappademas
Showrunner: Colin McNulty
Producers: Taylor Jones and Sabrina Fang, with help from Tyler Hill.
Production Assistant: Stella Hartmann
Fact Checker: Savannah Wright
Composer/Sound Designer/Mix Engineer: Alex MacInnis
Theme Music by: Dan Leone 
Executive Producer for Western Sound: Ben Adair
Editor: Jamie York
Executive Producers for Higher Ground: Dan Fierman, Anna Holmes, Mukta Mohan, and Janae Marable. 
Editorial Assistant for Higher Ground: Jenna Levin
Executive Producers for Spotify: Daniel Ek, Dawn Ostroff, Julie McNamara and Corinne Gilliard.
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At the end of the ‘90s, after blowing up in Japan, Pokémon came to America. And it became so ubiquitous so fast that critics saw it as a plot to turn U.S. children into hypnotized consumers— or even devil-worshippers. But the version of Pokemon that conquered America was very much an American creation; in this episode we’ll look at how Pokemon became an international brand, and how its success brought out the worst in more than a few American parents.
TRANSCRIPT: HERE
CREDITS:
Writer and Host: Alex Pappademas
Showrunner: Colin McNulty
Producers: Taylor Jones and Sabrina Fang, with help from Tyler Hill.
Production Assistant: Stella Hartmann
Fact Checker: Savannah Wright
Composer/Sound Designer/Mix Engineer: Alex MacInnis
Theme Music by: Dan Leone 
Executive Producer for Western Sound: Ben Adair
Editor: Jamie York
Executive Producers for Higher Ground: Dan Fierman, Anna Holmes, Mukta Mohan, and Janae Marable. 
Editorial Assistant for Higher Ground: Jenna Levin
Executive Producers for Spotify: Daniel Ek, Dawn Ostroff, Julie McNamara and Corinne Gilliard.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55 min

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