Postmodern Sitcom

Postmodern Sitcom


Latest Episodes

Understanding the reality of today’s senior citizens
February 13, 2020

I have been taking a bit of a brain break from Postmodern Sitcom to reflect and decide the direction in which I want to take the podcast. Though I’ve focused on 80s sitcoms, because that’s what I know, I still think that all of the intergenerational di...

S2E1: Generations and the arts-- is live performance alive?
January 04, 2020

In this episode, Postmodern Sitcom looks at generations and the arts, especially how 80s TV shows exposed opera to Generation X. An interview with Metropolitan Opera Tenor Robert McPherson discusses how mainstream reality competition shows cloud the ge...

In Conclusion, for now… a break
November 19, 2019

I’m taking a break from Postmodern Sitcom until December 10 to present this project at Gonzaga and (fingers crossed) get my master’s degree for all of it! In the meantime, here’s a little explainer of how this portion of the podcasts shook out,

Social class on TV shows: Episode 6
November 12, 2019

This episode explores stereotypes around social class on TV shows in the 1980s and how the content affects Generation X’s opinions today.

Ability stereotypes in 1980s television: Episode 5
November 05, 2019

This episode of Postmodern Sitcom talks about stereotypes around ability in 1980s television sitcoms and how that content affects Generation X’s opinions today. Ability shows up more often than in television of the 1980s. However,

Finding Moon Patrol: Bonus Episode
November 03, 2019

I was feeling especially nostalgic today and thought about this story I did last year about my obsession with arcade game consoles. Whatever, either way, here’s the time I dragged my now husband to the Tacoma Arcade Expo. It rocked.

Sexuality stereotypes in 1980s television: Episode 4
October 29, 2019

This episode of Postmodern Sitcom talks about sexuality stereotypes in 1980s television and how stereotypes affect Generation X’s opinions today. My guest, Ksenia, and I talk about sexuality by watching the 1980s television sitcom The Golden Girls.

Episode 3: Gender
October 22, 2019

This episode of Postmodern Sitcom talks about gender portrayed in 80s sitcoms and how stereotypes affect Generation X’s opinions today. As I mentioned in this post the other day, today’s younger generations are more gender non-conformist than ever befo...

Postmodern Sitcom E2: Race
October 15, 2019

This episode of Postmodern Sitcom discusses race in 80s sitcoms and how content affects Generation X’s opinions today.

Episode 1: Age
October 08, 2019

This episode of Postmodern Sitcom looks at how age was portrayed in 80s sitcoms and how that content affected Generation X’s judgments and opinions as adults today. Listen to the conversation I have with Rachelle, a millennial,