Wake-Up Call: Paul Cantor on Pop Culture

 Wake-Up Call  Comments Off on Wake-Up Call: Paul Cantor on Pop Culture
Feb 062006

As movies and television have aged, become older mediums, they also become more respected by academics and journalists. Among those who study pop culture is Paul Cantor, professor of English at the University of Virginia. He’s the author of Gilligan Unbound: Pop Culture in the Age of Globalization, a comparison of three hit shows from different decades. How is Gilligan’s Island representative of Americans in the 60’s? How do The Simpsons show different cultures in the small town of Springfield? Were you aware that The X-Files displayed the importance of the internet well before it became a part of everyday life? Rick Moore talks with Cantor in the February 5 edition of WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call.

Subscribe to this podcast!

Do you have iTunes, version 4.9 or above? If so, then click here to add the Wake-Up Call podcast to your music library. This will allow you to download every episode through iTunes. Or consider odeo.com to search through thousands of podcasts from all over the world.

Monticello: Preserving America’s Historic Plants

 Documentary  Comments Off on Monticello: Preserving America’s Historic Plants
Feb 062006

One of the great things about podcasting here in Charlottesville is the wide variety of podcasts available. Monticello has also gotten in the game, and has sponsored Sean Tubbs to produce a series of reports about various aspects of our most celebrated tourist attraction, Jefferson’s mountain-top home. Most recently Sean visited the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, a unique program designed to preserve our nation’s heritage plants.