Happy 25th Anniversary, Friends!

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…

What’s the Impact of Political Memes?

This political season has been fraught with them: political memes. ¬†Pictures and videos combined with political messages to comment on and/or parody some aspect of the various campaigns engulfing various parts of the nation. ¬†From “binders full of women” to “the 47%”, people have been using social media and the phenomenon of Internet memes to…