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Thursday August 16th, 2018 is a day that will weigh heavy on the hearts of music fans for quite some time. That was the day that we said goodbye to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Over the years her music touched countless lives and inspired generations. 

WAER General Manager Joe Lee sat down with Syracuse Jazz Fest Founder Frank Malfitano to discuss the legacy of the late Aretha Franklin.


New music releases hit the scene just about every week. But every once and a while a new release not only delivers quality music but also puts  people on notice.

This week on Pop Life Joe Lee is joined by CNNMoney's Lisa Respers France to discuss the latest album from The Carters. Also, ABC plans to continue Roseanne, but without Roseanne. Hear about it on this edition of Pop Life.

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Just a few months ago the reboot of the popular television show Roseanne was the talk of the town. It was commended for its wit and humor, while addressing the currently political climate.  Fast forward to today and it is still the talk of the town but this time due to its cancellation. 

This week on Pop Life Joe Lee is joined by Bob Thompson to discuss the fallout from the controversial tweet from actress Roseanne Barr

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As the political climate has shifted so has the perception of what is acceptable in terms of comedy. This week on Pop Life, WAER's Joe Lee is joined by  Jeff Kinsler of the Salt City Improv Theatre to answer the question, "can America take a joke?"

They'll also rewind the tape on Michelle Wolf's performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner to examine if her routine crossed the line. 

The entertainment community has been buzzing recently with the return of the beloved TV show Roseanne.  This week on Pop Life Joe Lee is joined by Bob Thompson to discuss the return and how it's being received with the political angle the show now features.

They'll also chat about the upcoming Netflix reboot of Lost in Space. What's different this time around? And what staples of the original show remain intact? 

Alice Cooper. Madonna. And Miles Davis. What do these three musicians all have in common? They are all members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Voting is underway for the 2018 inductees and we're here to discuss it with you.

Who did Joe Lee and Geoff Herbert vote to send to the Hall of Fame? Find out this week on Pop Life.

Pop Life continues this week as Joe Lee and Geoff Herbert discuss the current state of singing competition shows. What makes The Voice, a different kind of show than American Idol? And what's our reaction to Fox's new singing show The Four? 

Also this week the guys dive into Season 2 of Stranger Things, but no spoilers on this show! If you like what you hear make sure to subscribe in ITunes for automatic delivery of new episodes.

Remember when AMC was the place to go for black and white classic movies? Long gone are those days and AMC has emerged as a growing source of content creation. This week on Pop Life, Joe Lee and Bob Thompson look at the transformation of AMC and the creation of hits like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead.

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This week on Pop Life, Joe Lee and Bob Thompson explore what happens when good actors make bad choices. From Bill Maher to Kathy Griffin to Bill Cosby, the guys discuss the severity of their actions and what it will take for them to recover.

On this weeks Invitation to Binge you'll be introduced to the USA thriller Mr Robot and NBC's The Carmichael Show.

***Due to the nature of this week's conversation, be advised this episode contains language that some listeners may find offensive.***

This week on Pop Life, Joe Lee and Bob Thompson discuss the art form that is late night television. Highlighting all the big names from the classic Johnny Carson to the emerging talents of Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon.  They’ll also examine how politics is dominating the agenda of so many shows including SNL.

And Finally, you’ll get your weekly dose of binge worthy television with this week’s invitation to binge.

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