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Part two of our Arthurian Triptych has arrived! This time, we're discussing King Arthur and comedy, through the lens of two stone cold classics. Homework for the episode: The Sword in the Stone (1963, dir. Wolfgang Reitherman), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, dir. Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones)…
 
We had our fun last episode, but it's time to get back to business as usual: watching over dramatic teens make questionable life decisions. Today, Maren and Martha discuss the 2020 Amazon Prime original, Chemical Hearts, based off the novel Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland.Written and directed by Richard Tanne, and starring Lili Reinhart a…
 
Do you like theme months? I heard you liked theme months! We start our latest deep dive into a single topic (inspired by the upcoming release of A24's THE GREEN KNIGHT) with a look at "historically accurate" accounts of the King Arthur legend.저자 Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
 
We've come to the end (for the moment) of our drawn-out conversation on Westerns, and we hope you have had as much fun as we have! To cap everything off, we're talking about the Neo-Western - the Western set in modern times, with more cars than horses but just as many cowboy hats.Homework for the episode: No Country for Old Men (2007, dir. Joel and…
 
Hail and well met and apologies! Life got the better of us, but we finally have a new episode for you. Maren and Martha watched the 2020 Jane Austen adaptation Modern Persuasion (dir. Alex Appel and Jonathan Lisecki) and critics agree: that certainly was a movie they watched.저자 Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
 
It's still Westerns month, and on this episode, Martha gets to fully wallow in the nexus point of several of her interests: critiquing masculinity, cowboys, and the films of Kelly Reichardt. Pete is a general good sport about all of it.Homework for the episode: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, dir. Sergio Leone) and First Cow (2020, dir. Kelly…
 
Yeehaw! It's the start of Westerns Month over here at the DYDYH Ranch. Too much? Probably! We're kicking the summer off with our first episode all about Westerns; specifically, about how Westerns engaged with the idea of a vanishing Frontier.Homework for the episode: Deadwood, episodes 1-5 (2004, created by David Milch), and The Wild Bunch (1969, d…
 
Martha and Pete talk about how archival footage is used in two recent movies that both deal with the same time period: "The Trial of the Chicago 7" and "Judas and the Black Messiah". How are the primary source materials woven into these fictionalized depictions of historical events? Are they effective? Let's talk about it!…
 
Look, the original schedule had this episode dropping right after Easter, what do you want from us? Pete and Martha look at some New Testament storytelling, which is really about 90% tellings of the Passion of the Christ. Specifically, we're looking at The Last Temptation of Christ (1988, dir. Martin Scorsese) and the live musical performance of Je…
 
Can you believe we've been doing this for 100 EPISODES already? Dang! In celebration, Pete and Martha put their heads together to create the Top 100 List of Pop Culture. This list is difinitive and no more lists need to be made. This is Part 1: 100-51.저자 Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
 
We've all been in isolation for a YEAR, is it really that strange that we're all obsessed with sea shanties? Pete and Martha "celebrate" the anniversary of COVID driving us all inside by taking to the seas and discussing sea shanties, the Age of Sail, and fishing town thrillers.Homework for the episode: Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World…
 
Have you ever wanted to spend a whole podcast episode listening to two nerds get down and dirty with their (arguably) favorite franchise? Have I got the show for you!Interviews referenced:https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/the-fallen-worlds-of-philip-pullmanhttps://www.ttbook.org/interview/his-dark-materials-author-philip-pu…
 
Well, friends, we did it. At episode 40, Maren and Martha talk about the final movie in the trilogy that, if not STARTED it all, definitely contributed to the inspiration for this very podcast. We're talking the final adventures of Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kovinsky in To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021, dir. Michael Fimognari).…
 
Sorry this is so late, friends! Blame the world! Maren and Martha take a look at a newish Netflix original, Love, Guaranteed (2020, dir. Mark Steven Johnson). It's nice to see Rachel Leigh Cook working! Maybe not in this so much, though. Warning: we do not say nearly as much about Cook's amazing wardrobe as we should have.…
 
Will Pete ever stop letting Martha get away with fully self-indulgent episodes? Not as long as the homework is this fun. We start a discussion on our culture love affair with food and cooking by looking at two cartoons that celebrate food in all its glory: the 2007 Pixar film Ratatouille (dir. Brad Bird and JenPinkava) and the 2015 anime series Foo…
 
Everything sucks, so why not talk politics? Pete and Martha can't help themselves, and examine the good, bad and the ugly of pop culture portrayals of politics.Homework for the episode: Wag the Dog (dir. Barry Levinson, 1997); The West Wing, episodes 2.4 ("The Midterms," 2000), 4.6 ("Game On," 2002), 7.17 ("Election Day: Part II," 2006).…
 
Martha and Maren do something a little different for this ep and discuss the Netflix mini series, Dash & Lily. Released in 2020, starring Austin Abrams and Midori Francis, and periodically directed by Fred Savage, does this show kindle our festive impulses or leave us cold? Tune in to find out...저자 Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
 
Even in the face of the pandemic, people have kept creating art. Pete and Martha take a look at some of the projects people have developed in this time of COVID, and ask whether or not they would have come to be without the backdrop of quarantine.Homework for the episode: Host (2020), dir. Rob Savage; ActBlue hosts a live tableread with the cast of…
 
It's a fun romp for your holiday weekend! Maren and Martha enjoy the fluffy adventure Enola Holmes, a 2020 Netflix original directed by Harry Bradbeer and starring Millie Bobby Brown, Helena Bonham Carter, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, and Louis Partridge.저자 Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
 
There have been a lot of late 19th century, early 20th century works of literature adapted for modern cinema recently. Pete and Martha put some of the most recent offerings under their microscope and hash out what works, what doesn't, and how Martha would have improved on the 2020 Netflix adaptation of Rebecca.Homework for the episode: Rebecca (202…
 
Honestly, telling you this episode is about the 2008 movie Ghost Town, directed by David Koepp and starring Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, and Tea Leoni, is burying the lede: what really happens is Maren and Martha hash out what does and does not make a romantic comedy.저자 Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
 
You: Halloween was four days ago. We, intellectuals: It's never too late to get spooky. Pete and Martha delve into the wild and wonderful world of folk horror, discussing an early example (The Wicker Man [1973], dir. Robin Hardy) and a sample from the recent resurgence (Midsommar [2019], dir. Ari Aster). Why DO so many people get killed in the wood…
 
It's just a bunch of hocus pocus...Maren and Martha get down with the spooky season by watching this perennial kid's Halloween classic. Released in 1993, directed by Kenny Ortega, and starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more.저자 Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
 
What makes a movie awards bait fodder? What happens when you have a movie that perfectly checks of all of the boxes but still falls flat? Why do most Oscar bait movies suck so bad? Pete and Martha get into all of this and more on today's episode discussing J. Edgar (2011, dir. Clint Eastwood) and Mary, Queen of Scots (2018, dir. Josie Rourke).Next …
 
We're back! Sorry for the hiatus, folks. To help us all alleviate some of the constant negativity we're dealing with, Maren and Martha decided to take a lowball and discuss a movie they both loved. In this ep we're talking the 2019 Netflix romcom Always Be My Maybe, directed by Nahnatchka Khan and starring Ali Wong and Randall Park.…
 
We're back after a short hiatus! Pete and Martha take a look at some Biblical media and Old Testament adaptations. Why don't people make more movies about the weird stuff? Homework for the episode: NOAH (2014, dir. Darren Aronofsky), The Prince of Egypt (1998, dir. Brenda Chapman and Steve Hickner).저자 Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
 
It's a massive crossover episode as your DYDYH hosts join forces with the hosts of Catching Up David to talk about trilogies Sticking The Landing. We're looking at Return of the Jedi and Return of the King to talk about if––and how––two major cinematic trilogies were able to pull off that tricky final installment.…
 
Gen X meets Millennial culture in this crime satire by Sofia Coppola. Based on the article "The Suspects Wore Louboutins" by Nancy Jo Sales and originally published in Vanity Fair in 2010, The Bling Ring examines our obsession with fame and pop culture through the lens of a group of teens who systematically burgled some of Hollywood's finest.At lea…
 
This is what happened...or is it? Pete and Martha take a look at the Rashomon Effect in film, starting with the titular film. Homework for the episode: Rashomon (1950, dir. Akira Kurosawa), Hero (2002, dir. Yimou Zhang), The Handmaiden (2016, dir. Chan-wook Park)저자 Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
 
Let's get spooky! Pete and Martha dig into Gothic stories, starting with Edgar Allan Poe and working up to Guillermo del Toro. Some day Pete will stop letting Martha pick purely self indulgent topics, but today is not that day.Today's homework: Select works by Edgar Allan Poe; Jane Eyre (2011, dir. Cary Fukunaga); The Devil's Backbone (2001, dir. G…
 
Maren and Martha are here for you to discuss the 2019 Amazon original Selah & the Spades. This is usually when Martha would write something snappy for the description, but she's feeling pretty tapped out right now! Pretend this is cleverer than it is.저자 Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
 
Pete and Martha take a moment to recap some of the best stuff they've read, watched and listened to so far this year, including reminiscing about the last time they could go to the movie theater. Remember movie theaters? Those were the days.저자 Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
 
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