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Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.
||CleanSad Jennifer Aniston||Is Jennifer Aniston Having Brad Pitt's Baby!??||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Incunabula Papers||Ong's Hat, or The Incunabula Papers, is a conspiracy theory that arose on the early internet. Combining cutting edge science, mysticism, and obvious hokum, it intrigued thousands of people who tried to find out what it all meant.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHotel Art||What Happened to Hotel Art?||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Paper Doll Club||Paper dolls were a ubiquitous part of children’s lives for decades, and then they mostly disappeared.||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Basement Affair||What are the real reasons people go on reality TV?||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClown Panic||The clown has existed in various forms for thousands of years, what changed and made us suspect and fear them?||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Johnlock Conspiracy||Decoder Ring explores the Johnlock Conspiracy, a fan theory about the BBC TV show Sherlock positing the inevitability of a gay romance between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Laff Box||What happened to the laugh track? For nearly five decades, it was ubiquitous, but beginning in the early 2000s, it fell out of sitcom fashion. What happened?||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful and fun
Loved this first episode. Great topic and well thought out. Great production value too. Cant wait to hear more.
Awesome Dives Into Pop Culture
I adore this podcast and its awesome deep dives into pop culture. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s only once a month; more, please!
Great! Love the host, the production and topics
The John Locke episode had me at BH 90210 references; it was the first one I heard and thought where has Willa been all my podcast life? On my second one about laugh tracks.