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The Pop Culture Lens

By Christopher Olson & CarrieLynn Reinhard

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This scholarly podcast offers fresh perspectives on past media and pop cultural artifacts. By ourselves and with our guests, we look back at the media of yesterday through the lens of today in order to determine if it has any relevance to the contemporary experience. We structure the podcast so that the format loosely resembles an academic paper, but one that everyone can understand. Christopher J. Olson (Creative Producer) earned his Master’s from DePaul University, with research focusing on masculinity, cult movies, film adaptation, and intercultural communication. CarrieLynn D. Reinhard (Technical Producer) earned her PhD. from Ohio State University, with research focusing on digital communication technologies, reception studies, and gender studies. Join us at for all the latest information and episodes.

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A Deep Dive

Chris and CarrieLynn, along with an array of guest hosts, are not your ordinary ‘pop culture/movie/tv’ podcast. These guys bring an air of respectability and academia to their discussions and it shows. They use big words, big ideas, but always manage to keep the conversation engaging and easy enough for a guy with just a Bachelor’s interested and entertained.

It’s more than just ‘good/bad’ or ‘see/don’t see’, they really get into the issues surrounding a subject. Their roundtable on Joss Whedon is particularly wonderful. They’re proof positive that you can be a fan of something while still bringing a critical eye to it. Highly recommend.

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  • Category: TV & Film
  • Language: English

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