Ep. 14 – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released as a published script on July 31, 2016, and Jeff and I are diving in for this week’s episode of The Pop Cult Podcast. Spoiler alert time. We’ve divided our chat into two parts so if you haven’t read the book, you can listen to the first part, and then when you hit the 8:00 minute mark, skip ahead to 22:10 for the rest of the episode, where we talk about the phenomenon of the Legacyqual and pitch a couple of our own. Kool-Aid picks close out the show as usual.

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Friday Link Roundup – Ghostbusters Edition


It’s been two years since the all-female reboot of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters was announced and today the movie finally hits theatres. It’s the film that everyone’s got an opinion about and until today most of these opinions were completely based on speculation. Now that people are finally able to actually see the movie (and […]

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Peggy Carter’s Avengers

There are so many reasons to be upset about the loss of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Maybe you really liked the way the show handled its characters’ post-war trauma and wanted to see where that would go. Maybe you were captivated by the budding romance between Peggy and that-guy-who-isn’t-Captain-America. Or maybe you appreciated the lessons on […]

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How To Watch Old Musicals

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Classic musicals are pretty damn great. The music is moving, the lyrics are sharp, the dancing is impressive, and the costumes are swoon-worthy. Theatre is built on tradition and many (most?) of the great stories told there are retellings and adaptations of very old stories. This traditionalism adds a heaping dose of nostalgia to the […]

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Ep. 9 – Beyoncé’s Lemonade

This week, we’re diving into Beyoncé’s world-changing visual album/way of life LEMONADE. Jeff and I are thrilled to be joined once again by guest panelist (and noted Beyoncé scholar) Taryn Cheal. Disclaimers first: we speak about “Beyoncé” and “Jay-Z” in the context of the work, and we are primarily talking about them as characters in […]

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