Pop Culture Podcast: Episode 1

 /  Feb. 24, 2014, 12:03 a.m.


In our first ever Arts & Culture podcast, Multimedia Editor, Osita Nwanevu, sits down with Eric Thurm and Maira Khwaja to discuss Sochi (yes, that is Putin above, participating in the shooting portion of a biathlon), Chiraq, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Allen, and DMX vs. George Zimmerman.

Full Episode 1

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Ep. 1.1: Sochi - The Olympics are over budget, people are busting out of bathrooms, the fifth ring is missing, so is the media making too much of this?

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Ep. 1.2: Chiraq - The documentary covers drill music and violence on the South side of Chicago. Where did the Chiraq go wrong?

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Ep. 1.3: Philip Seymour Hoffman - The death of an actor dedicated to portraying "the outsider" turns our attention to heroine, addiction, and celeb postmortem influence.

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Ep. 1.4: Woody Allen - How has the media's approach, editorial choices, and popular focus affected allegations, facts, and arguments?

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Ep. 1.5: DMX vs. George Zimmerman - We are shaking our heads trying to comprehend the "the fight of the century."

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Osita Nwanevu