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The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange.Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, and Simon Theobald, with s ...
 
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The VoxPopcast
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We’ve all had a discussion or an argument about popular culture. Sometimes it happens on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter. Maybe it was in a literature, history, philosophy or psychology class in college. Perhaps it was at the local comic book shop. Or maybe it was at a bar and you ended up stabbing someone with a bottle or bludgeoning them with a pool cue. All of these discussions are exactly the same. The tenured professor at an academic conference deconstructing Batman through a Derrida lens i ...
 
Satisfy your celluloid addiction with the Cinema Junkie blog and podcast, where you can mainline film 24/7. This film and entertainment series is run by KPBS Film Critic Beth Accomando. So if you need a film fix, want to hear what filmmakers have to say about their work, or just want to know what's worth seeing this weekend, then you've come to the right place.
 
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Its Wateva Podcast
Monthly+
 
A group of four friends from Milwaukee with very busy schedules but have time on the weekend to link up discussing pop culture also current events, what's on our minds as well what's on top of the blogs, sports, politics and so much more giving you todays topics from a petty point of view.
 
This podcast was published at The Sign of Jonas Blog.Dr. Susan Easton Black lectures on the life of Mormon Founder Joseph Smith. Dr. Susan Easton Black joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1978, where she is currently a professor of Church history and doctrine. She is a past Eliza R. Snow Fellow, Associate Dean of General Education and Honors, and Director of Church History in the BYU Religious Studies Center. The recipient of numerous academic awards, she received the Karl G. M ...
 
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Comeback Chicks
Monthly
 
Rita Brent & Maranda J share funny and educated opinions about life, & chat with some cool people!
 
Welcome and thanks for joining Host: Antoine Smith aka DJ Night Writer show! The show serves as a spin-off from Smith's over 30+ interviews on Blog Talk Radio with some of the greatest hosts. It is a showcase LISTENING PARTY for his jazz and other genres, amongst his latest music information, and where to buy it! ---*TURN ON RECORDS (subsidiary of EROICA Classical Recordings, Inc.,) Larry A. Russell, CEO says..."the talented and highly motivated young musician/composer/percussionist and sing ...
 
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Somewhere along the line, when they were making the show The Big Bang Theory, someone said “hey, this guy is a geek. Put him in comic book T-shirts, and everyone will know.” And then wardrobe was done with Sheldon. Next they decided to dress Penny and they said “Umm, she’s a hot actress. Make sure … Continue reading "e50. Are You What You Wear?"…
 
Recently Steven Spielberg allegedly implored the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to make it harder for films distributed primarily through streaming platforms to win Oscars. Or maybe he didn’t. The details are actually kind of fuzzy. But moreover, we’re not sure it really matters whether he did or not. The very idea of … Continue re ...…
 
This month on TFS, we bring you a special themed panel with Dr Siobhan McDonnell about getting ready to go to the field. Siobhan is a legal anthropologist and Research Fellow the Australian National University with interests in Indigenous land rights, climate change and gender studies.This is also Ian's last panel podcast with us as he is movin ...…
 
Episode 163: Guillermo Del Toro and SDLFF With Alfonso Cuaron’s recent multiple Oscar win and San Diego Latino Film Festival entering its second quarter century, I felt it was the perfect time to pull up an archive interview I did with Mexican director Guillermo del Toro in 2006 when he had just made "Pan's Labyrinth." Find out how he fell in l ...…
 
In the current age of Trump, we’ve noticed a peculiar trend. People yearning for the days of an earlier president… a great orator… a wise statesmen with decorum… a calming presence on television. Not Barack Obama (well, maybe he too). We’re talking about Jed Bartlet, fictional president on television’s The West Wing. Of course, he … Continue re ...…
 
alot of f#ck s&!t in the 1st week of march
 
Jessica Simien, founder of Simien Media Group, kicks off our Women's History Month with valuable information about blogging for your business! We also dig into Gayle King's interview with R. Kelly, and the Jordyn Woods "scandal". And later in the show, our pointless debates get heated! Listen, follow, and comment on whatever stands out to you!…
 
It seems like it happens every day lately. Your favorite writer, comedian, singer, actor, sports star, politician or whatever suddenly hits the news because it turns out he’s a racist, rapist, sexist, homophobe, murderer or otherwise deplorable person. Particularly in the #MeToo era, we’re seeing this more and more with the likes of Bill Cosby, ...…
 
"We were bringing the voices of people that didn't get inside the building, inside the building and making them count. And I took that as an incredible responsibility, that you should give those voices weight and dignity and power."We are excited to announce that this is the FIRST EPISODE OF OUR STS SERIES! The goal of the STS (science and tech ...…
 
Episode 162: The Lady From The Black Lagoon You may not know Milicent Patrick's name and that's precisely why filmmaker, monster lover, and author Mallory O'Meara decided to write "The Lady From the Black Lagoon" and reveal the lost legacy of this woman who created one of Hollywood's most iconic monsters, The Gill Man. Enjoy some clips from the ...…
 
DID YA MISS US!!!? had to go out with a bang!!!
 
In this episode, we explore all of the good, strange random and bad activities of some black folks during Black History Month this year. We talk about Jussie Smollett, R. Kelly (again), and to boycott or not to boycott Gucci. We had to tell someone black that we no longer want to work with them. Ever. We also discuss the role an artist should p ...…
 
(Note: This episode initially contained a corrupted audio file. It has been cleaned up and reuploaded. The current uploaded version should have better sound. Sorry for the inconvenience) As we close out February and Black History month, we thought that it would be a fun idea to talk about the importance of representation, diversity and … Contin ...…
 
In this episode, we talk about the real struggles of working for yourself and some of the things we have done to overcome those struggles. We also chat about the Grammy's along with some really fun pointless debates! Check us out and don't forget to like, share and comment.
 
This weekend is the Oscars and if you’re a movie junkie like Mav and Hannah, then in a way, this is kind of the Super Bowl of movies. And if you’re not an Oscar fan… well, don’t you want to be able to impress your friends by making all the right picks in the office … Continue reading "e45. Game of Oscars"…
 
In this panel, we welcome Shamim to the Familiar Strange podcast. This month Ian (1:15) starts us off by asking how we maintain relationships with people that we met in the field. Whether it’s a family that we stay with, or a key informant who shared their lives with us, or anyone who helped us out while conducting research, often we want to sh ...…
 
Episode 161: Black Comix And Scary Black Folks For Black History Month Cinema Junkie speaks with Keithan Jones, Black Comix Day organizer, about comic book movies and with Professor John Jennings about his Scary Black Folks collective and EthnoGothic horror films. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Sup ...…
 
Happy Valentines Day! We thought we’d celebrate by exploring the most romantic of all pop culture genres… no… not RomComs… Monsters of course! Today, Wayne, Hannah and Mav are joined by a returning Michael Chemers and Heather Duda, our resident monster experts to talk about the romance, love and sexuality that is implicit in the … Continue read ...…
 
Yes, we recorded our 10th episode on a cruise ship! After taking ONE cruise together, Rita Brent and Maranda Joiner are self-proclaimed experts and can't wait to share with you ALL the tips on taking a cruise! Rita talks about her phobia of vomit and Maranda recaps her epic karaoke performance. We also discuss how organic tequila in Cozumel cha ...…
 
In this episode, we talk about what it feels like to survive and thrive in your 30s. We touch on the government reopening, Kamala Harris and a new documentary coming out on Michael Jackson. Should we #MuteMichael too? All of this plus our usual shenanigans. Follow us on IG and Facebook @comebackchicks and don't forget to like, comment and share!…
 
Remember that one time in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows where Hermione and Harry had sexy? No? How about that one time in Star Wars where Luke and Leia had sex? You don’t? Really? Well, surely you remember that time in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier where Sam and Steve had sex? Maybe? … Continue reading "e43. Sexy Ships & Head C ...…
 
"Especially when you’re dealing with questions of representation of the past, politics around the past, especially when you’re dealing with not just the past, but a violent past, right, it’s ethically irresponsible to not recognise your own position in that conversation, in that space. And that doesn’t mean that you necessarily take sides, but ...…
 
Episode 160: Breaking the Commandments with Pre-Code Hollywood Celebrate the naughty delights of films made between 1930 and 1934 as Cinema Junkie speaks with Danny Reid of Pre-Code.com about an era where rules were meant to be broken. We look at the films programmed for Breaking the Commandments and discuss Mae West, Jean Harlow, Norma Shearer ...…
 
Chances are if you listen to this show you consider yourself a geek about some pop culture media or another. In fact there’s a good chance that you geek out about several forms of pop culture media. And if that’s true, you’ve probably come to realize that in any long term franchised intellectual property, that … Continue reading "e42. Diss Cont ...…
 
Surviving R Kelly and similar situations
 
Cheating and begging like Keith sweat...
 
In this episode, we talk about the Soulja Boy whirlwind that hit the internet recently. Whiiiiiirlwind?!?!? And we chat about if Chrisette Michele deserves forgiveness from her performance at Trump's Inauguration after all this time. All of this plus our usual shenanigans. Follow us on IG and Facebook @comebackchicks and don't forget to like, c ...…
 
You turn on the internet and you see that everyone on social media is talking about a new Netflix Original film. You know what’s coming next. Sometimes a piece of pop culture comes around that’s so big, it feels like the whole world is talking about it. When that happens, it’s a sure bet that … Continue reading "e41. Snatching Banders?"…
 
We, at The Familiar Strange, would like to acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we recorded and produced this podcast, and pay our respect to the elders of the Ngunnawal, Ngambri, Yindinji and Yirrganydji peoples past, present and emerging.This month on TFS, we bring you a special panel episode recorded at ...…
 
Episode 159: Women Editors On The Art And Craft Of Editing To get you prepared for the Oscar nominations coming out on Jan. 22, here is an archive podcast to enlighten you on the art and craft of film editing. I interview two of the top women editors in the industry, including Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Find ...…
 
In our seventh episode, we talk with Torrez Harris about the government shutdown and how African Americans can take advantage while Trump is in office. He also shares with us his thoughts about the real reason Trump wanting to build this wall. Also, during the Pointless Debates, we are divided about two superheroes and we'd love to know what yo ...…
 
In an interesting and rare moment, two period dramas about European royalty, The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots, are at the top of the US box office right now. Well, maybe not the top… they’re #12 and #14, but that’s still pretty damn good for historical fiction. They’re never going to be blockbusters. And yet, there’s been historical … Cont ...…
 
The Comeback Chicks enthusiastically return for Season 2, discussing everything from Maranda J.'s big jump into entrepreneurship, 'Surviving R. Kelly,' Rita's new obsession with Game of Thrones, and their preference for men with or without beards!
 
Once any TV show is on the air for long enough, a curious thing happens. It amasses enough devoted fans that watch it every week that they begin to turn on it. They constantly rave about how they now hate the show… it’s not like it used to be… but they’re still watching it anyway. … Continue reading "e39. Media Addiction"…
 
“The flies that go from feces into the water, into the food, don’t look at your bank account…” When a problem cuts across social divisions, “we call this the ‘binding crisis.’ What are the ‘binding crises’ that would generate enough political will and drive amongst a population that’s polarized around caste, class, gender?” Dr. Assa Doron, Asso ...…
 
Episode 158: Cinema Junkie Awards and Reel Science Revisited Cinema Junkie is technically on holiday break but here's a quick rundown of the best and worst of 2019 plus an archive edition featuring the real scientists of Reel Science. Science fact and science fiction intersect as an entomologist, a neuroscientist, and a physicist dissect some m ...…
 
Do you think we can review every movie coming out next year… before we’ve seen any of them… with no real knowledge…. in one hour? Well, just you wait! Welcome to the 2019 Box Office Draft Special! Back before we started this show, Mav decided that no matter what he wanted to steal the yearly … Continue reading "e38. 2019 Box Office Draft"…
 
It’s that time of year when everyone gets together and does the most Christmasy thing ever. They complain about stuff. Specifically, for the last few years we’ve had people complaining about the problematic nature of the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. The song has always been problematic on some level, and recently, especially in the … Continue ...…
 
As 2018 draws to a close, this week on TFS we bring you a special ‘End of Year’ message from our own Ian Pollock, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald and Jodie-Lee Trembath.This past year has been an incredible one for us, with 27 podcast episodes and almost 60 blog posts. We have touched on topics ranging from dog-spotting to decolonisation, ethnograp ...…
 
Episode 157: Holy Archives Batman Cinema Junkie is on holiday break but you can enjoy this archive episode dedicated to the 1960s Batman TV show and movie that is featured in an exhibit at The Hollywood Museum. For this clip-filled episode I speak with the curators of the exhibit, fans and the Boy Wonder himself Burt Ward. Subscribe to the Cine ...…
 
If you’re Hannah, Christmas means one thing… watching cheesy Christmas romantic movies. She’s not alone. Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, and now Netflix have carved out a niche for themselves producing dozens of new low budget Christmas movies every year. They’ve become insanely popular. But why? Mav and Hannah are joined by Hannah’s sister Mary an ...…
 
Ever since the rise of the Internet we have all lived in constant fear of all of our favorite movies, books, TV shows and every other media being spoiled by some jerk who just wants to be the first to ruin everything for everyone else… or maybe he’s just an idiot. It doesn’t matter… once … Continue reading "e35. SPOILERS! (and Mystery Boxes)"…
 
A Ted talk of foolery niggatry and dead beats #lateepisodeEmail itswatevapodcast@gmail.com
 
“If wine hasn’t been turned into a standardized beverage, there’s room for variation. There’s an appreciation for variation that has something to do with the taste of place. And there’s different vintages, if not manipulated to achieve a standard outcome, will be distinctive. You’re tasting 2009 compared to 2016. And that tells you something ab ...…
 
Episode 156: Revisiting 'Christmas Smackdown' Cinema Junkie is taking a holiday break and will be re-posting popular podcasts in the interim. This week I pull up an archive show appropriate for the Christmas season but with some perverse holiday cheer and that means revisiting "Christmas Smackdown" with Mark Nutter and Cynthia Carle. It is "all ...…
 
When we recorded the following podcast, or rather the bulk of it, we were avoiding work, sitting in front of a computer, several feet any roommate, in homes we rented, in North Carolina, avoiding work by talking about farms earned by the labor of our hands only… on a computer keyboard. FarmSims are amongst the … Continue reading "e34. FarmSims: ...…
 
Celebrating and reminiscing on past episodes with special guest Mia and Thomas. Other topics the Dwight Howard breaking news scandal, random thoughts, and rants. A freestyle type of episode nothing somber depressing or serious.Email: itswatevapodcast@gmail.com
 
Episode 155: Stunt Driver Picks Best Car Movies Stunt driver Steve Lepper takes us from Buster Keaton to Mad Max as we discuss the best car movies and best car chases. He has great behind the scenes trivia including a trick used in "To Live and Die In L.A." to disorient the viewer and the most common thing stunt drivers are asked to do on a fil ...…
 
If you live in the United States, it was Thanksgiving last week, and that means spending time with family. And lately, it seems that a big part of spending time with family for the holidays is discussion politics…. in detail… disgusting, gross, bloody, racist, misogynist detail… with your drunk uncle who got all of his … Continue reading "e33. ...…
 
This month we bring you a special panel episode straight from the AAA (American Anthropological Association) Conference in San José, California. In this episode, our own Julia Brown and Ian Pollock are joined by Dr Esteban Gómez, a professor at University of Denver and co-host of the Sapiens podcast, and Dr Carie Little Hersh, an associate teac ...…
 
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