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A podcast autopsy of media: how we consume it and how it informs our everyday culture.

Supercontext: an autopsy of media Charlie Bennett

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 65 Ratings

A podcast autopsy of media: how we consume it and how it informs our everyday culture.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

ipe2k ,

One of the best in breed

When in a drought of regular subscribed material, I've often listened to many samples of the various 'a couple of guys discuss XYZ' pods to fill commute time and then quickly forget them. Supercontext stuck with me and became a subscription for a few reasons. First, it staked out a larger cultural angle for each episode rather than simply throwing out a recap or a few hot takes. Second, there's a range of media discussed, rather than camping out in a particular medium or genre. Third, they reference a similarly broad spectrum of supplemental articles and reviews, showing the work in each episode. Last but not least -- which has kept me interested even when I found episodes a little light for some personal favorites, and/or when I disagreed with opinions -- the conversation flows naturally but propulsively between them without the meandering digressions, false-starts, or endless 'and uhhhs' that are constants in the discussion pod genre. The extra work on writing and editing really makes Supercontext stand out.

MeanVaginaTrick ,

We know nothing. Listen up.

I teach Godard, so I’m always interested in thoughtful opinions of his work. Imagine my surprise to hear instead two grown men congratulating themselves on how stupid they are. Guys, your problem is ignorance, not movies. Take a trip. Read a book. For God’s sake stop talking.

logovo1 ,

Revisiting and discovering media

I’ve enjoyed all the episodes, including those covering media I have never heard of, specially comics and music. The conversation between Charlie and Christian has always drawn me in and make me smile quite often.

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