Positively Pop Culture
Episode 38: Nature, Jumanji, and The Handmaid’s Tale

Episode 38: Nature, Jumanji, and The Handmaid’s Tale

July 15, 2020

Carrie and K.W. talk about finding inspiration and comfort in nature! Carrie's topic for the week is Jumanji: The Next Level, and K.W.'s is the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale.

Episode 37: Sports, Finding New Music, the Comfort of Mysteries, and K.W’s New Story

Episode 37: Sports, Finding New Music, the Comfort of Mysteries, and K.W’s New Story

July 8, 2020

Topics on this episode are many and varied! They include:

- the NWSL Challenge Cup

- old baseball games on radio

- a rhizomatic approach to finding new-to-you music

- the comfort of mystery stories, featuring V. M. Burns's The Plot Is Mystery, and

- K. W.'s latest story, "Parasomnia," in the Dark Lane Anthology Volume Nine

 

Stay safe and healthy!

 

Episode 36: ’90s TV!

Episode 36: ’90s TV!

July 1, 2020

It's our '90s TV episode! Pop-culture guru Robin hops on the pod once again, this time for a discussion on Melrose Place, and children's/YA author A.J. Culey discusses her love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Find Robin on Twitter and Instagram @robinhhhhh (That's 5 Hs!).

Find A.J. on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram @ajculey and online at www.ajculey.com.

Episode 35: J.L. Gribble

Episode 35: J.L. Gribble

June 24, 2020

Fantasy author J.L. Gribble joins Carrie and K.W. to talk about her writing as well as some of the pop culture she's currently enjoying!

Find J.L. online at jlgribble.com and on Twitter and Instagram @hannaedits.

Episod 34: The Vast of Night, “The Tower of Ithadir,” The Prisoner with Guest Robin

Episod 34: The Vast of Night, “The Tower of Ithadir,” The Prisoner with Guest Robin

June 17, 2020

K.W. discusses the Amazon movie The Vast of Night, and Carrie gives a sneak peek of her latest short story, "The Tower of Ithadir," in the recently released Reign of Queens anthology.

Robin also joins us once more for an enthusiastic discussion of The Prisoner TV series from 1967. Find Robin on Instagram and Twitter @robinhhhhh (that's 5 Hs!).

Episode 33: Heidi Ruby Miller

Episode 33: Heidi Ruby Miller

June 10, 2020

Science-fiction author Heidi Ruby Miller is back to talk about her own books in the Ambasadora-verse! Find Heidi online at on Instagram @HeidiRubyMiller and on her website, www.heidirubymiller.com.

Episode 32: Poets Erin Carlyle and Mary Soon Lee

Episode 32: Poets Erin Carlyle and Mary Soon Lee

May 27, 2020

It's a poetry episode! K.W. interviews Erin Carlyle about her writing, her inspiration, and writing during the pandemic. And Carrie interviews Mary Soon Lee about her latest poetry books, The Sign of the Dragon and Elemental Haiku, and some of her favorite pop culture.

Find Erin on Instagram @erincarlylepoetcatgirl.

Find Mary on Twitter @MarySoonLee and at her website: www.marysoonlee.com.

Episode 31: Matt Betts

Episode 31: Matt Betts

May 20, 2020

Author Matt Betts joins Carrie and K.W. to talk about his latest release, Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds, and some of his favorite pop culture!

Episode 30: Motherland: Fort Salem, What We Do in the Shadows, Quarantine Habits

Episode 30: Motherland: Fort Salem, What We Do in the Shadows, Quarantine Habits

May 13, 2020

Carrie gushes about the new Freeform series Motherland: Fort Salem while K.W. talks about her love for the FX series What We Do in the Shadows. They both discuss whether their pop-culture-consumption habits have changed during quarantine.

Plus: Carrie explains the cinnamon roll meme to K.W.!

Episode 29: Shrill with Rachel Porter; The Skittering

Episode 29: Shrill with Rachel Porter; The Skittering

May 6, 2020

Our friend Rachel is back to talk about why she loves the Hulu series Shrill, based on Lindy West's book of the same name. K.W. also gives us a peek into her latest novella, The Skittering.

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