What better way is there to build a bridge between what happens in school and what happens in life than using popular culture?  Especially when it comes to subject matter that we find troubling or difficult?  On this episode of the Pop Life podcast, host Joe Lee explores how the use of popular culture as a teaching device has grown from frowned-upon activity to mainstream staple.

On the heels of a historic box office showing of Avengers: Endgame, Central New York doesn't have to look very far to get it's fill of comic books and popular culture. The 6th annual Salt City Comic-Con plans to bring the best of comics, toys, entertainment, collectables, and more as the convention moves to it's new location at the New York State Fairgrounds.

This week on The 315 Joe Lee and Kevin Kloss tap into their inner geek and chat with the gentlemen running the Salt City Comic-Con, Allen LaVenture and Thomas Yeldon. They discuss what's new at the convention, what talent will be appearing and we talk a little cosplay.

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About 4 years ago, at a time when streaming service Netflix was in need of original content, Marvel fans were pretty excited when it was announced that the comic legend was entering a partnership with the streaming giant to produce a series of Marvel superhero shows starting with the premier of Daredevil.  Subsequent shows followed including Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and Luke Cage. 

One by one, most of those shows fell off with Jessica Jones as the lone survivor.  That show is now in its final season.  So what happened?  Pop Life host Joe Lee is joined by Hall of Justice podcast host, Seth Everett to make sense of it all.

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The iconic Stan Lee passed away earlier this month after a lifetime of creating classially well known characters. His work ranges from the likes of Iron Man and Professor X to  The Fantastic Four and Luke Cage.

This week kicks off Season 2 of Pop Life as Joe Lee welcomes Bob Thompson to discuss the body of work that Stan Lee created and how it's become a staple of entertainment. 

Plus the guys recommend their picks for shows to binge watch in this week's edition of 'Invitation to Binge'.