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These hosts are weak on insight and strong on asserting their views in terms of their identities, e.g. "As an [insert identity here], I found this show to be problematic," etc. Their views are predictable, praising shows that feature identities they deem important, and never failing to laughingly dismiss all things white, straight, and male. I'm a left-leaning liberal who shares most of their views, but I find myself tiring of the narrow bandwidth of their discussions and the lack of intellectual substance or expertise in cultural criticism. Marvel populism and identitarian groupthink make me realize the degree to which the defunded, corporatized NPR has lost its way. All that said, Stephen Thompson rules and for him I must continue listening.Read full review »
ACY SG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/24
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I just listened to the episode about Teen Sex Movies and Peeps, and I could not stop laughing. How hilarious and right on. Love it, love it. This is the best podcast.
incognito82 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/12
Pop Culture Happy Hour is the best hour of my week! Seriously - it's like hanging out with smart, funny well-read friends for an hour. Sometimes I save it for an hour when I know I have a nasty job to do at work - it makes the time fast and painless. Thank you!Read full review »
ddk1509 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/11
Summary of the Pop Culture Happy Hour: Beavis and Butthead go to prep school. They team up with Miss Piggy. Hilarity ensues. They are utterly entranced with their own cleverness. This is not a podcast about pop culture. It is a sophomoric, very pale imitation of the Slate Culture Gabfest, but...Read full review »
Contrari via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/10
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