G2G S4E6 – Why Pop Culture? with Katie from Tea Time! – “Don’t be mean, just be happy about it”

In This Episode:

Katie from the Tea Time podcast joins Beej because Void is still being attacked by life. One day, the man will roll high enough to break free. Maybe next week.

Regardless, Katie and Beej have a rousing good time, and they discuss why and how their love of all things pop culture led them to where they are today. 

Katie started with Harry Potter and fell deep into fandom from there. She eventually ended up podcasting and blogging for Temple of Geek, even attending cons under their press pass credentials. It was pretty sweet.

But life happened, and something amazing came from it…

Tea Time with Katie and Chelsea!

Her current podcast, Tea Time with Katie and Chelsea, was born from still loving pop culture, having things to say about it, and having the perfect partner in Chelsea to do so.

Chelsea recently told her, however, that Katie should do a minisode on Supernatural’s 300th episode alone. Because she doesn’t know anything about it. So much for the perfect partner, right, Katie? Hah! We kid, Chelsea. We love you, too. <3

Media Criticisms and Cult TV

Both Beej and Katie did academic work at the graduate level on pop culture, even presenting at conferences. Katie wrote about masculinity and femininity in the CW’s Arrow, proving once again that there is a lot more to the show than rippling muscles and melodrama.

Beej kicked off his pop culture conferencing with a paper about how Willy Wonka is actually a villain.

With academic ties and a deep understanding of how media and culture play together, it was inevitable that Katie and Beej and Void and Chelsea all crossed paths. They run in the same circles because they are the same circles. (Does that make sense? No? Well, just go with it, anyway.)

Their training on looking at pop culture means they can see why things are important and because of that, they have to tell other folks. Which is why we get podcasts episodes like this one. And how we get full podcasts like Tea Time.

Be sure to follow Katie on Twitter at @ladykatherinep and listen to the podcast on your favorite podcatcher app or at teatimewithkc.com.

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