The Pop Culture Contrarian
Trying to make sense of popular media, internet, and entertainment culture in a world gone insane.
Trying to make sense of popular media, internet, and entertainment culture in a world gone insane. Sterling Henry, Thomas Gallatin, and Andrew Culper watch the movies, read the books, and scroll the internet searching for a shred of decency. Can they find a gem contrary to the swill that permeates modern pop culture today? Tune in to find out.
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What happens when nostalgia is the predominant cultural feeling, taking the place of optimism and hope for the future?
You’ve got to pay to play, but with recent password-sharing crack-downs from Netflix, the question of “where do we draw the line?” arises.
Amid the ongoing writers’ strike, feeble late-night show hosts have banded together in a podcast to try to salvage some of their relevance.
2023 is likely to be one of the few years with no G-rated movie releases.
With artificial intelligence technology rapidly advancing, do Hollywood writers and actors stand a chance?
Oliver Anthony has captured the nation with his original song “Rich Men North of Richmond.”
Is “Barbie” really so cut and dried, as it is easy to assume? You might be surprised.
There’s a lot of talk about UFOs these days. Is this the real thing, or another distraction?
Thomas, Sterling, and Andrew examine the new Christopher Nolan movie for its cultural significance, search for any “woke” themes, and ask the question — was Oppenheimer a hero?
Is Jason Aldean’s new song really a “pro-gun, pro-violence and a ‘modern lynching song,” according to the Leftmedia?
Explore the current state of Streaming Services online such as Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+
Netflix’s new Cleopatra documentary
The PopCon team dives in to explore why the World Wars still have such a stronghold on popular imagination.
Thomas, Sterling, and Andrew discuss their memories of Independence Day growing up and discuss the movie The Patriot!