In this episode, Dave deals with his separation anxiety from the United Kingdom by watching Shaun of the Dead. He takes a closer look at how the main character changes throughout the film. To do this, he ties it to the Stages of Change. Britt makes another appearance to share her thoughts (despite illness) on […]
In this episode, Dave discusses a science fiction classic, The Matrix. To deeper understand how difficult the choice of red pill vs. blue pill would be in reality, he shares some information on the status quo bias. Britt returns with another episode of fangirl fixation and the Top 5 AI movies of all time! […]
In this episode, Dave has a special guest, Michael from War Machine vs. War Horse ! They discuss Memento after Dave details the psychological literature on Anterograde Amnesia. Also, Britt and Dave talk about Guy Pearce. Introduction: 0:00:35 Fangirl Fixation – Guy Pearce: 0:03:11 Anterograde Amnesia: 0:14:58 Memento (with Michael from War Machine vs. War […]
In this episode Dave talks about Howl’s Moving Castle and how our thoughts and evolution affect how we present ourselves, also called impression management. Britt joins him for Fangirl Fixation, or an excuse to gush about Hayao Miyazaki! Fangirl Fixation: 0:03:25 Impression Management: 0:22:29 Howl’s Moving Castle: 0:41:55 Listen! Please visit us at www.popculturecasestudy.com […]
In this episode, Dave discusses another Neil Gaiman work, The Graveyard Book. He also asks the question, how does a child raised by ghouls and ghosts adjust and attach to parental figures? Britt joins him for the main discussion and the Top 5 Neil Gaiman projects. Introduction: 0:00:37 Attachment: 0:04:54 Graveyard Book: 0:26:37 Listen! […]
In this episode, Dave invites a special guest, JD from the InSession Film Podcast to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy. Dave also discusses whether or not stress helps people bond more quickly. Dave and Britt talk about the awesomeness that is Rocket Raccoon! Listen!
In this episode, Dave finally finishes the epic comic book collection of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. He finds the ending completely satisfying, which is a rarity. Dave also talks about *spoilers!*, mourning, due to how this satisfying ending concludes. Dave also chats with Britt about Death, you know, the character. Enjoy! Listen!
In this episode, Chano and Britt discuss the pros and cons of Spiderman being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Dave, sadly, had to moderate. Enjoy! Listen!
In this episode, Dave reviews a movie close to his heart, Playing by Heart. All star cast, romance, music, great acting, good writing, why didn’t this make more money again? Instead of focusing on the romance, Dave discusses the heartbreak in between the page of the script. Additionally, Dave and Britt gush over the talent […]
In this episode, Dave discusses the psychology of storytelling. This includes why it began, how it began, and why it continues. Of course, he ties this in with the latest volumes of the Sandman. Britt returns with a slightly tipsy Fangirl Fixation! Listen!
In this episode, Dave talks about the best Dracula film to date, Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In connection to this, he talks about Thanatos, better known now as death anxiety. Is death anxiety the reason for vampire stories? Find out! Britt is finally back to wax poetic about this movie in Fangirl Fixation. Listen!
In this episode, Dave continues his trek into the mind of Neil Gaiman via The Sandman. This time he discusses Volumes 5 and 6. He also discusses the major psychological theme of Identity as well. There is no Fangirl Fixation this week, but keep an eye out for a “minisode!” Listen!
In this episode, things get a little dark. Dave discusses the seemingly throwaway action movie Taken, but digs a little deeper. Human trafficking is explained, described, and discussed from a psychological perspective. On lighter notes, Britt fixates on Liam Neeson. Also included, the Top 5 Liam Neeson movies! Listen!
In this episode, Dave continues his exploration and discussion of Neil Gaiman’s seminal work in comics, The Sandman. While discussing Dream’s literal descent into hell, he also researches and shares information about responsibility, including moral responsibility, social responsibility, and what happens when we don’t take responsibility. He also discusses the differences between Dream, Death, and […]
In this episode, Dave discusses a modern classic, Groundhog Day. Amidst a bevy of choices for psychological themes, the audience chose the theme of redemption. Dave discusses the definition of redemption from a number of perspectives; theological, psychological, and justice. Britt fangirls over a small rodent and we talk about the best Bill Murray movies […]