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  • On This episode of Pop Life, Kendall Phillips chats with Syracuse University Professor Kal Alston about the latest with the royal family.
  • On this episode of Pop Life, Kendall Phillips chats with Professor Ju Oak (Jade) Kim. They discuss the growing surge in popular content coming out of Korea and making its way to the US. This includes taking a look at PSY, Squid Game, and zombies in Korea.
  • Pop Life Host Kendall Philipps chats with Producer Kevin Kloss about the best in pop culture from 2022, and what they're looking forward to in the coming year.
  • On this episode of Pop Life, Kendall Phillips chats with Keith and Julie Giglio. This husband-wife screenwriting duo who met while attending NYU Grad Film school. Their produced films include most recently Reba McEntire’sChristmas in Tune, Dear Christmas, A Very Nutty Christmas, and Christmas Reservations.Kendall and the Giglios discuss how they first broke into the script writing business, why romantic storylines are so popular around Christmas, and the benefits of working so closely with your spouse.
  • On this episode of Pop Life, Kendall Phillips is joined by scholar and author Lindsey Decker. The two discuss, The origin of ghost stories being popularized around Christmas, how the BBC contributed to rise of these ghosts related holiday traditions, and which of these films were so bad, they were good.
  • On this episode of Pop Life, Kendall Phillips gets into the holiday spirit with Will Scheibel. Will is an associate professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.Kendall and Will dig into the genre of Christmas movies by discussing songs made popular by debuting in the films, stars created from Christmas movies, and of course... is Die Hard a Christmas movie?
  • Kendall Phillips chats with Tiffany Bender Abdallah about the recent rise in Afrofuturistic content in Popular Culture. Tiffany is a Supervising Producer at Conde Nast, with a hunger for storytelling. Over the past few years she’s gained a diverse skill set for producing entertainment, beauty/fashion, conflict, and human interest.They open the show by discussing their reaction to the recent Marvel film, Black Panther. From there they explore examples of Afrofuturism in Pop Culture prior to the Black Panthers films, and how the future of Afrofuturism will continue to evolve in Pop Culture.
  • Kendall Phillips chats with Abraham Khan about the long standing relationship between sports and popular culture, some of the earliest athletes to use their platform for activism, and whether increased salaries have increased or decreased the likely of athletes speaking awardable regarding social advocacy.
  • Spooky season reaches its high point this week and to celebrate Pop Life recalling some our most bone chilling episodes.
  • Kendall Phillips chats with author Paul Tremblay about his work in the horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction genres. They discuss how Paul weaves music into his novels, writing characters that resemble his friends and family, and the simple, yet complicated task of finding time to write. Have a questions or an idea for a future episode? Connect with on Twitter and Instagram to let your voice be heard.Want more Pop Life? Subscribe in Apple Podcasts or Stitcher for automatic delivery of new episodes.