The Pop Culture Lens Podcast: Episode 1 – Easy Rider (1969)

The Pop Culture Lens is a new scholarly podcast hosted by myself and Dr. CarrieLynn Reinhard of Dominican University. In each episode, we offer fresh perspectives on past media to determine whether or not it holds any relevance to the contemporary sociocultural experience. We structure the podcast so that the format loosely resembles an academic paper, but but present our information in a way that everyone can understand.

In this first episode, we focus the pop culture lens on the continuing cultural relevance of the classic film Easy Rider (1969, dir. Dennis Hopper), and discuss whether or not the film still has any bearing on modern attitudes regarding masculinity, capitalism, and the intellectual concept of the United States itself.

You can listen to the full episode below, or you can download it by visiting our Podbean site. If you like what you hear, you should consider following The Pop Culture Lens Podcast on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook so you never miss an episode.

We’re always looking for ideas for new episodes, and for guests who can come on and chat about the media with us. Therefore, if you have any ideas for future topics and/or guests, or would even like to talk about some aspect of popular culture with us, please let us know! Anyway, we hope you enjoy this episode of The Pop Culture Lens, and, as always, thanks for reading (or listening, in this case).


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