Welcome back to a new season!

For the fifty-first episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and I are joined by our colleague and pop culture scholar Jennifer Dunn to discuss the 25th anniversary of one of the most successful sitcoms of all time: Friends (1994-2004).

In this episode, the trio consider the impact of the series on television and pop culture history. We also discuss how the series reflected the 1990s, from the soul-searching of Generation X and the emerging gay rights movement. Friends was not perfect, but it was definitely one of the most important television series of the 1990s.

The co-hosts would like to thank Dr. Dunn for being the episode’s guest, and recommend all Poppers check out her upcoming book: Friends: A Cultural History.

Primary editing on the episode was done by Jean-Michel Berthiaume, and end song comes from The Rembrandts.

As always, you are encouraged to become a part of this conversation by visiting any of the podcast’s social media sites. You can also talk with Christopher Olson on Twitter (@chrstphrolson) and at his academic blog seemsobvioustome.wordpress.com. And you can talk to CarrieLynn Reinhard on Twitter (@mediaoracle).

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