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Pop Culture Case Study

A fantastic podcast which pairs psychology with pop culture . Not only the "artistic" movies and other pop culture deserve analysis. Tune in twice a week for a different take on your favorites!
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Sep 5, 2015

In this episode, Dave has a new guest, Shannon from Strucci Movies.  We talk about the science fiction classic, Blade Runner.  Everything from the child like nature of Replicants to the lack of empathy from the “human” characters is discussed.  Britt makes an appearance on Fangirl Fixation to talk about her crush on Rutger Hauer (again) […]

Aug 29, 2015

In this episode, Dave brings back a favorite guest, Michael Denniston from the War Machine vs War Horse podcast, to talk about L.A. Confidential.  Britt is, of course, back for more Fangirl Fixation and tells us how not confusing this movie really is despite other opinions.  Dave discusses the dangers of ambition before bringing in […]

Aug 15, 2015

In this episode, Dave takes on the monster task of reviewing Jaws.  Thankfully, he not only has the usual assistance of Britt during Fangirl Fixation.  He is joined later in the episode by Jairo from the True Bromance Film Podcast!  Discussed during the episode are drinking songs, divorce, giving birth at later ages, the definition of […]

Aug 1, 2015

In this episode, Dave and Britt watch the criminally underrated Edge of Tomorrow.  Britt straps on her “Fem Boots” and discusses the inequities of Hollywood for women.  All this while inebriated.  Good times.  Dave tells you about self sacrifice, both in life threatening situations and in relationships.  Enjoy! Listen! Show Notes Fangirl Fixation: 0:03:26 Self […]

Jul 28, 2015

Our second Minisode for #Potterweek is up!  Britt and Dave give you a recipe for delicious alcoholic butterbeer and then discuss the Houses of Hogwarts.  If you listen closely, you might notice Britt has a small bias for one house in particular! #PotterHouse   For more info on #Potterweek go to comrom.co/announcing-potterweek.

Jul 26, 2015

Pop Culture Case Study and Fangirl Fixation officially join Common Room’s #PotterWeek!  We wax philosophical about our favorite characters and storylines.  Plus, Britt schools Dave on how these books actually start.  Fun! #PotterPeeps For more info on #Potterweek go to comrom.co/announcing-potterweek.

Jun 6, 2015

In this episode, Dave finally takes on what is, in his opinion, the best movie ever made, Lawrence of Arabia!  During Fangirl Fixation, Britt assures that her marriage continues by enjoying the movie and even stating that she would watch it again.  She also discusses her feminist rage about video games!  Dave teaches the audience different […]

May 2, 2015

In this episode, Dave discusses the film the listeners chose for him, Girl, Interrupted. He takes a closer look at Borderline Personality Disorder and decides whether or not the film does a quality job of representing this disorder on screen. Britt also makes an appearance to talk about stigma and the effects of pop culture […]

Apr 18, 2015

In this episode, Dave takes on a classic, Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.  He discusses the psychological aspects of this work’s most common theme, loyalty.  Britt makes a triumphant return to discuss Helena Bonham Carter Listen! Check out the Show Notes here! Fangirl Fixation   Introduction: 0:00:00 Fangirl Fixation: 0:03:57 Loyalty: 0:22:36 Great Expectations: 0:37:24 Rate […]

Mar 14, 2015

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 […]

Mar 7, 2015

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! […]

Feb 21, 2015

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!

Jan 31, 2015

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!

Jan 24, 2015

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!

Dec 27, 2014

In this episode, Dave branches out!  That’s right, our first non-film podcast.  This time, he discusses his favorite comic series of all time, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.  Aptly, Dave also researches the effects of not sleeping on the physical body and the psychological mind.  Britt joins him to discuss the character of Dream in greater […]

Dec 13, 2014

Ok, everybody, we finally made it!  5 weeks of podcasts and we are all caught up on Peter Jackson’s LOTR sagas.  In this episode Dave discusses one of the major themes of Tolkien’s work, Greed!  He also tells you why this movie is so much better than the first Hobbit movie!  Dave, Britt, and Flounder […]

Dec 6, 2014

In this episode, Dave continues with his Tolkien marathon with the first movie in the Hobbit series.  Painfully, Dave reveals that this is  not a great movie.  But it is also not as terrible as some critics say.  As Dave takes this unexpected journey, he will also discuss peer pressure and its effects, both positive […]

Nov 29, 2014

In this episode, Dave tackles a tricky subject that is not often researched psychologically, Fate.  He also discusses the final movie in his favorite trilogy ever.  Yes, even more than Star Wars ;).  Britt and Dave discuss the awesomeness that is John Rhys-Davies and talk about their top 5 movies about Fate.  Just a couple […]

Nov 22, 2014

Dave is back to continue the road to the last Hobbit movie with, The Two Towers!  He reveals that this is his favorite of all of the Lord of the Rings movies and he tells you why.  Additionally, he ties this movie to the psychological concept of resilience.  Britt returns to gush about Andy Serkis […]

Nov 15, 2014
In this episode, Dave tackles the first film in his all-time favorite film series, The Lord of the Rings!  This will continue for 5 weeks, leading up to him watching the final Hobbit movie.  He discusses the importance of compassion both in the fantasy world and in the psychological realm.  This week’s Fangirl Fixation is […]
Nov 8, 2014
In this episode, Dave remembers, remembers, the 5th of November!  Put more simply, he gets to watch V For Vendetta.  Connected to this, he tackles the subject of terrorism, specifically domestic terrorism.  Britt returns with another episode of Fangirl Fixation, this time focusing on John Hurt.  Finally, the Top 5 Dystopian Movies of all time! […]
Nov 1, 2014
In this episode, Dave discusses one of his favorite movies ever, The Nightmare Before Christmas.  But this time, it will be a little different.  Dave discusses whether or not Jack Skellington has clinical depression.  Additionally, Britt appears again to discuss the glory that is Danny Elfman.  Connected to that, our Top 5 list is best […]
Oct 11, 2014
In this episode, Dave looks at a classic comedy from Mel Brooks, Young Frankenstein.  Additionally, Fangirl Fixation zeroes in on the comedic genius that is Madeline Kahn.  Finally, Dave decides if Frederick Frankenstein is diagnosable.  There is also a Top 5 List of the best Mel Brooks films featured!   Listen!
Sep 20, 2014
In this episode, Dave analyzes the perfect action thriller, Jurassic Park.  He also examines the ethics, or lack therof, of the main characters in this movie.  To support this, he discusses the need for strong ethical standards in the scientific world.  This week’s fangirl fixation is Jeff Goldblum, as is our Top 5 List.  Enjoy! […]
Sep 13, 2014
In this episode, Britt A.K.A. The Murderous Fiancee makes her inaugural appearance on the podcast.  Connected to that, a new segment has begun, entitled “Fangirl Fixation.”  This week, Dave discusses substance abuse disorders and how the diagnosis has changed in recent years.  Additionally, he educates his listeners regarding heroin and its effects.  To drive the […]
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