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Burst Your Bubble

Society-and-culture • Tv-and-film

Burst Your Bubble is a podcast that looks at racism, sexism, homophobia, and all of the other -isms and -phobias within our society through pop culture. From music and movies to comic books and games, hatred, bigotry, and ignorance seep into our everyday lives. What is important is to dissectRead more

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A Bit of a Break

Feb 27 • 01:13

Joker: Why Make a Sympathetic Shooter?

Feb 13 • 35:51

EP70 - Let’s talk about toxic masculinity, gun violence, and mental illness in Joker. Because here’s the real question: in a world where we can see real life mass shootings on TV and read about them in newspapers and hear about them on the radio, why do we need a movie that celebrate and sympathizes with the shooter?...

Harry Potter, Representation, and Intention

Jan 23 • 31:46

EP69 - Whether you've read the books, watched the movies, both, or never have and never will, everyone knows Harry Potter. But what we like to avoid are the issues: from lack of representation and stereotypes to what JK Rowling does (and doesn't do) to make headlines today....

When It Rains, It Pours

Dec 26 • 01:12

ESG, Sampling, and Sexism

Dec 12 • 31:35

EP68 - Have you ever heard of ESG? They're a band made up of four sisters that blend genres, merging funk, punk, and hip hop. And whether you realize it or not you’ve probably heard their music. How? ESG’s track “UFO” is one of the most sampled songs of all time, appearing in music from Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Marilyn Manson, The Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, and mor...

The One Where We Talk About Friends

Nov 14 • 26:40

EP67 - To put it simply, Friends was a phenomenon, not just influencing TV and pop culture, but American beliefs and values. Friends aired from 1994 to 2004, and while it may have been progressive for its time, now it just feels dated and problematic. But let’s take a closer look at how the show is essentially a time capsule, discussing how casual homophobia, gender stereo...

Cultures Aren't Costumes

Oct 31 • 22:06

EP66 - It happens every year - someone wears a Halloween costume that's problematic, not thinking about the historical and cultural background of that costume. But let's talk about it, and why cultures aren't costumes....

Haunted Halloween: Dracula and the Eugenics Movement

Oct 24 • 29:07

It's Halloween season! Let's talk about Dracula....

Haunted Halloween: The Exorcist and the Middle Eastern Demon

Oct 17 • 26:25

It's Halloween season so let's talk about something spooky, creepy, and disturbing, like how the 1973 horror film The Exorcist perfectly packaged anti-Arab sentiment, Islamophobia, and xenophobia to its audience....

Haunted Halloween: White Zombie

Oct 10 • 32:55

It's Halloween episode time! Let's talk about zombies - specifically from the 1932 film White Zombie....

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