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Diversity, Taylor Swift, Alter Egos, Culture and Class, Met Gala and Cultural Appropriation: The Popular Table - 23/05/2015
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Ireland's MarRef, Supergirl, the 'Best' Film, Social Issues, LGBTQ+ Intersectionality: The Popular Table - 17/05/2015
KP, Murray beats Nadal, Rosberg's win in Spain and Champions League
Comics TV, Miley Cyrus, LGBTQ+ Rights, Interview w. Mathieu Donner, Criticism, Govt. in Pop Culture: Popular Table - 10/5/15
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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?23 May 2015 - 5:16pm — The Popular Table
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-off23 May 2015 - 5:04pm — The Popular Table
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.
URN Sport - Thursday 21/05/15 - Riding, Paralympian's Exclusion and Football v Homophobia Event Cancelled22 May 2015 - 8:20pm — URN Sport
On this week's URN Sport podcast Calum is joined by Amar, Ben and James. They chat to Jess and Ros from and about the UoN Riding Club. The panel also hears the story of Emma Collins, a rower in the GB paralympic squad who was excluded from the university's rowing team because of her disability. Finally, the boys discuss the cancellation of the University of Nottingham-hosted Football v Homophobia tournament - a decision made earlier in the day. It comes after controversy over the potential exclusion of transgender participants.