Irish Comedy, YA Literature, ‘Art’ Vs. the Mainstream, And Music Videos: The Popular Table – 02/11/2014

2nd November 2014

Hello! Here is the podcast for this week’s Popular Table (02/11/14), broken into three segments.

In part 1, we discuss our favourite Halloween films, and give a brief overwiew of Irish comedy:

This then brings us into part 2, a discussion about why some forms of entertainment are perceived as more “legitimate” than others. We also discuss Ruth Graham’s comments on YA fiction:

And in the final part of this week’s show, we look at sexual expression in modern music videos – while weighing out the pros and cons of such representation:

Do you agree with our thoughts? Let us know at twitter.com/populartable, or facebook.com/thepopulartableurn1350

Clips used in this show are from Goosebumps, Father Ted, the Republic of Telly, Dylan Moran’s ‘Like Totally’, The Fault in Our Stars trailer, and the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser.

Music is by Foo Fighters, Bastille, and Lorde.