The TV Room
By David Soref - 1960s, 1970s Pop Culture
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Life during television. Where the 8-track meets the laugh track. Insights and flashbacks into the culture of the late 20th Century, and beyond.
||CleanMay 2018 Monthly Update||A quick update on the upcoming TV Room season (it's about Patty Hearst and the SLA!). Remembering Tom Wolfe and Philip Roth, by comparing them to Hunter S. Thompson and John Updike, and revisiting the New Journalism of the 1960s.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTV Room Status Update||TV Room Status Update||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTania: The Story of Patty Hearst and the S.L.A. (pt 1)||From their founding in Berkeley to their doomed LA run, the strange but true saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and their rendezvous with America's heiress.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStranger Things (….That ’80s Show??)||A spoiler-free review of Stranger Things Season 1.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemembering Tom Petty (and Video Concert Hall)||Why 'Here Comes My Girl' is such an iconic love song, and what it teaches us about rock n roll, making a great music video, and the secret to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' success. Plus, a look back at the pre-MTV music channel from 1979/1980,||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11. The Yellow Kid Arrives on the Scene||A century before Bart Simpson, another cleverly drawn little boy burst upon the scene. He caused such a sensation in his day that Yellow Journalism was named after HIM, not the other way around. He was the Yellow Kid.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. The Era of Yellow Journalism: Prologue||Hearst, Pulitzer, Jacksonian Democracy, the Fourth Estate. New York City in the 1890s. Tabloid media concentrates its power, and becomes unchecked and unbalanced.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. Hearst v. Pulitzer: Rise of the Daily Newspaper||In the Internet Age, actual paper and ink newspapers have gone the way of the dinosaur. But at the turn of the last century, newspapers were as exciting and central to daily life as the internet is now. The Gilded Age was a time of rapid modernization,||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. The 19th Century: Our Modern World Begins||In 1800, nothing went faster than a sailing ship or a team of horses, not even communiques. Electronics did not exist and machines were unknown. By 1900, you could talk by phone to different cities, take a subway to go see a movie, and drive a car.||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. The First Information Age: From Telegraph to Television.||Did the upset election of 2016 mark the death knell of journalism? From telegraph to television, newspapers to newscasters, telegraph cables to cable news, how Morse Code was the binary code that started the first Information Age,||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. The Age of Television (1948-??)||On the very first episode of the TV ROOM podcast, we discuss: What exactly is the Age of Television? What are its origins? How did it change us? When will we know it's over?||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. The Electoral College & You||In this episode of the TV Room podcast, with the shadow of the 2016 Presidential election looming large, we ask and attempt to answer: * What's up with the Electoral College System anyway, and why do we still use it?||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. Trump. A TV Antihero is President||On this episode of the TV ROOM PODCAST: Donald Trump takes the White House...What started with JFK looking more presidential during a televised debate with Richard Nixon in 1960 has led 56 years later to a TV personality shattering the glass screen to .||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. The Summer of Love (Part I)||In this episode of the TV Room: The Jefferson Airplane visit American Bandstand…..The Beatles turn on…..San Francisco talent + L.A. marketing = Monterey Pop..…Rolling Stone turns pro…Bewitched goes hippie…..||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. The Turbulence of 1968: RFK, MLK, Vietnam, LBJ||Lyndon Johnson won the 1964 Election in a landslide, and managed to get landmark legislation passed early in his term. Yet, by early 1968, the Vietnam War had become so unpopular that Johnson decided not to run for a second term as President.||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. Did TV Invent the Rock Star?||On the second episode of the TV ROOM PODCAST, we notice that the phenomenon of the rock star came about just when the television was arriving en masse in American living rooms, and we wonder if this was mere coincidence or something more?||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is awesome, I fet like I was hanging on every word. My understanding of how TV has effected my/our world is broader and I feel smarter somehow - it was especially mind expanding to think that the Gen X'ers have more in common with Boomers than the digital natives (one of the cool new terms I learned - LOL).
I can't wait to listen to the rest of the current episodes, and will look forward to news ones.
Bravo to the staff at The TV Room, I'm a fan.