Episode 17: Jurassic Park

We're joined by filmmaker and storyteller Emily Roth to discuss everyone's favorite dinosaur/cloning movie! There's a lot of DNA in Jurassic Park, and not just from dinosaurs! The novel and film's "DNA" can be traced to real-life STEM breakthroughs and practices of the entertainment and tourism industries, and classic science fiction literature, starting with the... Continue Reading →

Episode 15: Star Wars (Revisited)

If you’re a longtime listener of Pop DNA, or even if you’ve just looked at our feed on iTunes or wherever, you already know that we did an episode on Star Wars almost exactly one year ago. But we found that we had a lot more we wanted to explore, since this is such a... Continue Reading →

Episode 14: A Christmas Prince

Honestly, this episode was a long time coming. A Christmas Prince is rich in cultural influences, from the lives and loves of historical real-life royals, to classic fairy tales, to... investigative journalism, I guess? We also discuss other vitally important topics, like the dystopian alternate universe in which the movies take place and the cultural... Continue Reading →

Episode 13: Captain Marvel

We're back from Geek Girl Con and ready to talk about our adventures and the pop DNA of Captain Marvel! We even talked to Carol Danvers herself (well, some Captain Marvel cosplayers) to find out her thoughts. (There was a little cussing that we left in, to honor Carol.) We dive into the comics, looking... Continue Reading →

Episode 12: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

We've enlisted the help of fellow That's Not Canon podcasters Jane and Kristen for our discussion of everyone's favorite teenage witch. We dive into portrayals of witches on page and screen, witches and witchcraft throughout history, including the infamous Salem Witch Trials, and figure out which Sabrina character we each identify with. Get more bonus... Continue Reading →

Episode 11: Indiana Jones

Welcome to Season Two! We are starting the season off with a bang and talking about everyone's favorite professor, Indiana Jones, joined by Rhonda's brother and longtime Indy fan Keith! We look into the film franchise's roots in adventure serials from the 1930s, dabble in the history of archaeology, and discuss what the Nazis were... Continue Reading →

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