The Pop Culture Breakdown

The Pop Culture Breakdown

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4
July 23, 2019

This week Tamara is away so Ben is covering some of the exciting updates from the MCU panel at San Diego Comic Con. This is a big step forward for the MCU with regards to representation and worth noting this is more than just a solo Black Widow flick.

Raiders of the Lost Ark
July 09, 2019

In Part 2 of our blast from the past we take a look at Ben’s childhood film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. We discuss the power of Marion Ravenwood and how well she keeps that power as the movie goes on, think about what it means to be an action hero and di...

Sixteen Candles
June 27, 2019

This week we start a Double Feature where we take a step back to some of the movies we loved as a kid. This week Tamara steps down memory lane by re watching Sixteen Candles where as Ben has never seen the movie before today.

Strong Female Heroes
June 11, 2019

We have had a little break for while but we are back with a brand new episode that we recorded quite early into our venture. Even before Ben had seen Ghostbusters 2016. In this episode we talk about the strongest female heroes and what they meant to us...

Ghostbusters 2016
April 16, 2019

This week Ben faces potential boredom but Tamara shows him how meaningful a nerdy and non-sexual female representation can be. We discuss how refreshing it is to remove a romantic narrative from a standard action film and how unreasonable the toxic fan...

Christchurch Shootings in the Media
April 02, 2019

This episode we take a step back from our usual look at movies and TV shows to assess ourselves after the Christchurch shootings. We look at our own reactions to the events, our relationship with news media in the wake of a tragedy and try to come to t...

Manic Pixie Dream Girl
March 19, 2019

This week we dive into an old trope that reached saturation point by the end of the 00’s and we ask, where is it now? Spoilers for What If, Scott Pilgram, Garden State, New Girl, Swiss Army Man, Elizabeth Town, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,

March 05, 2019

This episode we talk about stalking and a’ creeping, what you might do when in an abusive relationship and if manipulating treated as good entertainment. If you like what we do then like our facebook page for updates and interesting articles on media a...

Big Mouth
February 19, 2019

This episode we talk about the highs and lows of puberty as we explore our reactions to Big Mouth! Please like our facebook page for updates and interesting articles on media and feminism. Big Mouth – Program creators: Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg,