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About

The Popular Table

last updated 19.06.15

The Popular Table is URN's top pop culture show, and its first line of defence against an alien invasion. David, Mike, Emma, Sam, Ibtisam, Victoria and Felix critically evaluate everything from the latest cinematic releases to comic books and cartoons. Join them every Sunday at 4pm. All previous shows can be heard on our blog: http://urn1350.net/blog/219

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Episodes

  • The Popular Table 14/06/2015, Part 3: The End. added 19.06.15 n the final part of this week's show, our keen pop culture analysts look at Vicky's contradictory opinions on Taylor Swift, and bloopers, before saying some last goodbyes... And that's all from the Popular Table for this academic year. Thank you so much for listening in week after week. The show will return in September with a slight facelift. Previous shows can be heard at www.urn1350.net/blog/219. You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThePopularTableURN1350 and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PopularTable.
  • The Popular Table 14/06/15, Part 2: Goodbyes Continue w/ Favourite Moments added 14.06.15 In part 2 of this week's show, the gang reminisce about how they got involved in the show, and examine some of their favourite moments.
  • The Popular Table 14/06/15: Pop Culture News and Goodbyes!! added 14.06.15 Hello, and welcome to the final Popular Table of the year! Before David, Mike, and Felix leave the show, they delve into the world of pop culture news one last time. With Vicky, Ibi, and the ghost of Tom, they discuss the unfortunate passings of Christopher Lee, Ron Moody, Dusty Rhodes, and Ornette Coleman, Chris Hemsworth's role in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, Marvel's response to their fans, and Jurassic World's success.
  • The Popular Table 07/06/2015, Part 3: Bullying in Fiction added 07.06.15 In part 3 of this week's show, our pop culture panelists look at bullying in fiction, and how fictional characters deal with it. And that's it for our penultimate broadcast. Previous shows can be heard at www.urn1350.net/blog/219. You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThePopularTableURN1350 and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PopularTable. You can also comment below! CLips used in this show are from a trailer for Godzilla (1954), the Merry Marvel Marching Society, That Mitchell and Webb Look, and a teaser for House of Cards. Shake It Out / Shake it Off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng4vjZl6B0Y
  • The Popular Table 07/06/2015, Part 2: Caitlyn Jenner and Beauty Standards in Media, The Pros and Cons of Digitization. added 07.06.15 In part 2 of this week's show, the gang ask if Caitlyn Jenner is praised for her bravery, or for conforming to the media's perception of beauty. Following this, they look at the effects of digitization and if they are all positive.
  • The Popular Table 07/06/2015, Part 1: Godzilla, CDFA Fashion Awards, All-New, All-Different Marvel. added 07.06.15 Hello, and welcome to another Popular Table! This week, in part 1 of the show, our panel of pop culture analysts (Mike, David, Ibi, Felix, and Vicky), look at Godzilla's new-found Japanese citizenship, the CDFA Fashion Awards, All-New, All-Different Marvel and Kamala Khan's animated debut.
  • The Popular Table 31/05/2015, Part 3: The Faith Militant in Game of Thrones. added 31.05.15 In the final segment of this week's show, in Ibi's corner, our gang of pop culture aficionados look at Game of Thrones' Faith Militant and how their actions simultaneously perpetuate left and right wing ideologies. And that's all for this week! Clips are from Never Mind The Buzzcocks, an interview with Tyler James Williams, the 1970s Wonder Woman TV show, a Kenner Star Wars ad from the 1970s, and a Game of Thrones season five promo. You can listen to our previous shows on www.urn1350.net/blog/219 and you can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThePopularTableURN1350 and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PopularTable
  • The Popular Table 31/05/2015, Part 2: Does Geek Culture Infantilize Consumers? Does Game of Thrones Value Female Characters? added 31.05.15 In part 2, our pop culture analysts examine Simon Pegg's blog post on geek culture and ask "does it infantilize consumers?" Following this, there is a heated discussion about the treatment of female characters in the Game of Thrones TV show.
  • The Popular Table 31/05/2015, Part 1: Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Tyler James Williams Talks Spidey, Chris Pine is Steve Trevor. added 31.05.15 Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Popular Table! In part 1, our panel (David, Mike, Ibi, Felix, and Victoria) discuss the cancellation of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Tyler James Williams' meetings with Marvel, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, and how Chris Pratt responds to outrage culture.
  • The Popular Table - 23/05/2015 Part 3: The Met Gala and cultural appropriation added 23.05.15 In the final part of this week's show, we talk about how the Met Gala created controversy around cultural appropriation with its theme of China this year, and we go further into discussion appropriation versus inspiration
  • The Popular Table - 23/05/2015 Part 2: Taylor Swift and alter egos, and does culture have an economic class identity? added 23.05.15 In the second part of the show, we fall in love with Taylor Swift all over again, as we discuss her changing image and the use of alter egos in music like Sasha Fierce, Slim Shady and Ziggy Stardust. Then, we talk about whether the creation of culture and the means to get into cultural industries is limited to the middle and upper classes, or whether the working class can be represented without being patronising.
  • The Popular Table - 23/05/2015 Part 1: Eurovision, Mary Sue & GoT, Pixar & diversity, Cannes controversy, New Mutants spin-off added 23.05.15 Hello and welcome to another edition of The Popular Table! We are without David this week, but a massive congratulations to Ireland on voting Yes in the marriage referendum! In his absence, Ibi, Mike, Victoria, Sam, Felix, Tom and Alanna get things going with a look forward to Eurovision, briefly touching on the latest Game of Thrones controversy (to be discussed in detail next week), praising Pixar for its latest decision on diversity, criticising Cannes for its heels policy, and looking at the New Mutants spin-off.
  • The Popular Table - 17/05/2015, Part 3: Ibi's Corner, LGBTQ+ Intersectionality. added 17.05.15 In the final part of this week's show, in Ibi's corner, our pop culture analysts look at LGBTQ+ intersectionality with reference to the Young Avengers comic.
  • The Popular Table - 17/05/2015, Part 2: Can There Be A 'Best' Film, and Celebs and Social Issues/Charities. added 17.05.15 In Part two, our gang asks if there can ever truly be a 'best' anything (book/film/TV show), before looking at the influence of celebrities on social issues/charities.
  • The Popular Table - 17/05/2015, Part 1: Ireland's MarRef, Shearer's Simpsons Departure, Supergirl, #PlusSizeAppreciation added 17.05.15 Hello and welcome to another edition of URN's top pop culture show. In part one, after producing a campaign video with fellow international Irish students, David calls for a Yes vote in Ireland's Marriage Referendum on May 22nd. Then Ibi, Felix, Sam, and Mike join him to discuss Shearer's Simpsons departure, the new Supergirl trailer, Twin Peaks, and the Plus-Size Appreciation hashtag.
  • The Popular Table - 10/05/2015 Part 3: Government systems in popular culture added 10.05.15 In the final segment this week, we looked back at the elections and considered the range of political systems offered by various popular culture portrayals, from totalitarian nightmares to socialist utopias. Special thanks to Mathieu for coming on the show this week and to Mike for his excellent production skills. You can listen to our previous shows on www.urn1350.net/blog/219 and you can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThePopularTableURN1350 and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PopularTable Thanks for listening and tune in again next week!
  • The Popular Table - 10/05/2015 Part 2: Interview with Mathieu Donner, and call-out culture added 10.05.15 In the second part of the show, we discussed the Popular Culture Lecture Series - its inception, its success and its future - with organiser Mathieu Donner. We then looked at call-out culture and the problems with criticising for criticism's sake.
  • The Popular Table - 10/05/2015 Part 1: Agent Carter renewed, MCU casting, DC's new TV show, Miley Cyrus and LGBTQ+ rights added 10.05.15 Hello and welcome to another edition of The Popular Table! On today's show, we welcomed special guest Mathieu Donner, the mastermind behind the Popular Culture Lecture Series, alongside David, Mike, Ibi, Victoria and Felix to the studio. In the first segment, we gushed over the renewal of Agent Carter, discussed Martin Freeman's mysterious MCU casting and the line-up for Captain America: Civil War, DC's exciting new TV show, and Miley Cyrus's championing of LGBTQ+ rights.
  • The Popular Table 03/05/2015 - Part 3: Ibi's Corner and the Political Implications of the MCU. added 03.05.15 In the final part of this week's show, Ibi joins us to discuss the political implications of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And that's that! Previous shows can be heard at http://urn1350.net/blog/219 If you wish to contact us, you can do so at http://twitter.com/populartable, and http://facebook.com/thepopulartableURN1350, or you can leave a comment below. Clips used in this show are from the Batman v. Superman trailer, the Ant-Man trailer, RDJ's Channel 4 interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy, and an Age of Ultron TV spot.
  • The Popular Table 03/05/2015 - Part 2: Conduct In Interviews, Spoiler-Free Age of Ultron Review. added 03.05.15 In part two, our gang discusses RDJ's recent walkout during a Channel 4 interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy and whether or not it broke conduct. This is followed by a spoiler-free Age of Ultron review.
  • The Popular Table 03/05/2015 - Part 1: Bobby Drake is Queer, Batman v. Superman, Ant-Man, Cards Against Humanity. added 03.05.15 Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Popular Table, URN's top pop culture show! In part one, our panel of Mike, Sam, Victoria, and David discuss how important Bobby Drake's coming out is, the new Batman v. Superman trailer, Ant-Man, and how Cards Against Humanity benefits STEM.
  • The Popular Table - 22/03/2015, Part 3. added 22.03.15
  • The Popular Table - 22/03/2015, Part 2. added 22.03.15
  • The Popular Table - 22/03/2015, Part 1. added 22.03.15