Holy Super Staying Power! How Superheroes Stand the Test of Time

Superheroes

Superheroes are some of the longest lasting characters of our modern pop culture history, and some of the earliest examples are still to this day the most well known of the genre. Superman and Batman were both created in the 1930s, and today they are two of the most easily recognizable fictional characters in the world.

A lot has changed over the last 75 years. How do the characters of this genre manage to go so long without dating themselves? Casablanca takes place the same year Wonder Woman was created but Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman now seem very old-fashioned, while Wonder Woman is more relevant today than ever. How is this possible?

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Ep. 2 – Oscars 2016

Oscars 2016

This week we’re talking all things Oscar, but before we get into that, we’d love it if you subscribed to our Podcast on iTunes! For our Oscars special, Jeffrey Bryan is our Pop Cult Leader, and he takes us through this year’s nominees, the lack of diversity among the nominees (and what the Academy is doing to […]

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So You’re Trapped in a Series Finale

Series Finale

Are you concerned about the amount of time you have left on this plane of existence? Have you begun to notice strange signs that you’re reaching the end of your narrative structure? Are you, right this moment, racing to a final confrontation with a life-long adversary? If you answered yes to any of these questions, […]

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How to Watch Football if You Are Forced to Do So

How to Watch Football

I get it. Some people just don’t enjoy watching sports. I truly understand the struggle. Maybe you were forced to watch a sport by a person who didn’t allow or encourage questions. Maybe you thought, “there must be something more productive to do with these next 3 hours.” Or maybe you just can’t find anything […]

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