Episode 48: Examining the Impact of Public Backlash on TV and Movies

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In Episode 48, we follow-up on two of our teasers from a few weeks back. Josh gives an update on how his American Idol prediction turned out and Maureen breaks down the ridiculousness of the current season of The Bachelorette. Then, we chat about Ariana Grande’s new wax figure that doesn’t really look like her (and the general creepiness of wax figures) and discuss Adam Levine stepping away from The Voice.  

In the Marquee Topic, we are examining how public backlash to TV shows and movies affects perception of those TV shows and movies and whether or not visceral public reaction is a good or bad thing for pop culture (spoiler: it’s complicated).

PLUS, in our teasers, Josh recommends an audition from this season of America’s Got Talent and Maureen suggests a podcast with bite-sized episodes on time management.

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  1. Ariana Grande’s new wax figure

  2. Adam Levine leaving The Voice

  3. Sophie Turner responds to Game of Thrones remake petition

  4. Kodi Lee AGT audition

  5. Before Breakfast podcast from Laura Vanderkam