Day 36: Stacey’s Pop Culture Parlour | Burst Your Bubble
Stacey’s Pop Culture Parlour
The podcast on comics, TV, movies, book and music; best served with tea and cake.
Burst Your Bubble
Burst Your Bubble is a podcast that analyzes media and talks about -isms and -phobias in pop culture in a historical and cultural context.
Stacey’s Pop Culture Parlour: Boob Tally Chart
Hold on to your lil poopy pants, folks, it’s time for another episode of Stacey’s Pop Culture Parlour! This month I am joined by the incredibly talented and delightful Bryony Evans! Bryony chats about her career as an animator, including her work on Raymond Briggs’ ‘Ethel And Ernest’ and we both get a little excited over our current animated favourites. Expect a few spoilers for Rick and Morty S3, as well as some much less spoilery chat about the newly rebooted Duck Tales cartoon. We also have quite an in-depth discussion about Game of Thrones and why it might not be for me, get the giggles over Garfunkel and Oates songs, and fawn over Sarah Graley a bit! All this, plus some mini podcast reviews for Harmontown and Grandma’s Virginty! Enjoy!
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“Stacey’s Pop Culture Podcast is a fun romp though all things pop culture. Stacey is an excellent and self deprecating host, who makes listeners giggle and expand their thinking. Her lilting accent alone would attract my ear, but the content and interviews make the podcast a must-listen and I quickly pushed subscribe. On the episode “Boob Tally Chart,” Stacey interviews a woman animator who provides an insider perspective on the craft of animation. The conversation meanders to several different topics but it never feels ranty or disconnected. The conversation has an attractive flow that makes you feel like your sitting around a kitchen table, sipping some wine and talking pop culture with your best friends. We’re not sure about the Boob Tally for Stacey’s Pop Culture Parlour, but we are sure that the podcast’s listener tally should be on the rise!”
“Stacey comes across as warm, funny, quirky and the kind of person you want as a friend.
Interesting chat with guests and covering a real array of pop culture subjects.
Guaranteed to make you smile.”
-Theme Park Films
“She did a good job of getting an interesting guest for the episode. The show seems to have a very loose layout, which I enjoyed. It’s two people having real conversations, the sort you might have with your friends. It’s always easier to listen to a podcast when they talk about topics you are interested in, so having discussions about Rick and Morty and Comedy Bang Bang kept me engaged.”
-The Not So Crazy Podcast of Blizzard the Wizard and Eli
Burst Your Bubble: Episode 7: Hairspray And Segregation
So maybe you’ve seen Hairspray (1988) or one of its adaptations. Maybe you know the lines by heart or the songs in the musical, but do you know its history? On this episode, let’s talk about Baltimore, segregation, and hairspray.
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“Host Morgan takes a fascinatingly in-depth look at how bigotry hides in plain site in many areas of pop culture. Each episode is incredibly well-researched and wonderfully presented. Episode 7 is a great place to start and you’ll learn so much about how the original Hairspray can be seen in terms of American racial tensions – from amusement parks to Ronald Reagan speeches and everything in between! Episodes feature sound clips to add context and sounds more like an expensive audio-documentary than an independent podcast.”
-Jack & Tom Podcast
“A compelling examination of the original 1988 film and subsequent movie/musical adaptations, specifically examining the exclusion of the segregated theme park that was present in the original but left out of future adaptations. Morgan Jaffe does a great job exploring the reasons why and explaining the historical relevance of these issues in the Baltimore area, which was the setting of the film during a time of racial turmoil in the 60’s. A very insightful show supported by historical examples of real life events of the times of both the setting of the movie at the time as well as during the time the movie was released. A must listen for fans of history-themed shows and for those who seek a broader knowledge of the struggles of African Americans during the 1960’s and the civil rights revolution.”
-On The Edge with Mike Peacock
“One of my favorite parts of doing #2PodsADay is coming across wonderful dialogues on culture and social responsibility. This has been one of my favorite finds. Morgan exhibits equal parts passion and patience in her narrative and research. This is a show I will find myself recommending to people for a while.”