Category: Positive Cynicism

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 56: WONDER WHY; JOAN OSBORNE

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 56: WONDER WHY; JOAN OSBORNE [ 1:18:48 | 108.23 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (140) We’re traveling back to 1996 asking deep philosophical questions on this edition of Wonder Why. Traveling from Anchorage, Kentucky to New York City, we examine the career of Joan Osborne. Is she a folksy Americana singer? Soulful funk singer? Or Top 40 Pop singer? Based on the sound of her Top 10 hit, “One of Us,” audiences expected one sound but listening to her album Relish, might have been surprised at the other songs. In addition...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 55: QUESTION EVERYTHING; TRAVIS YATES

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 55: QUESTION EVERYTHING; TRAVIS YATES [ 75.22 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (147) The latest Question Everything has gone to the dogs. Travis Yates returns to the show as a hyphenated guest. In addition to being a professor of mass communication, Travis we add the title of Author to his introduction. Travis (@popcultIQ) joins @chadsmart to discuss his new book, “Nobody Told Me My Legs Don’t Work: Journey of a Down Dog. The book details the steps Travis and his wife, Renea took after one of their dogs suffered a stroke...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP54: SEQUELITIS

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP54: SEQUELITIS [ 58:15 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (90) As the summer movie season winds down, @chadsmart is joined by Eric Bennett. Before the topic of the month, Eric gives a recap of San Diego Comic Con 2018 and fan reaction to Chris Hardwick missing Comic-Con as well as the news of James Gunn’s firing from Guardians of the Galaxy 3 which broke during the 5 day pop culture convention. Once the recap is over, the focus switches gears to examine Hollywood’s fascination with sequels and franchise movies. Trying...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 53: WHEN CELEBRITIES OFFEND

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 53: WHEN CELEBRITIES OFFEND [ 1:08:03 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (100) Has a celebrity said something that offended you on social media this week? Why do we care what celebrities do or say? What happens when something someone did in the past that wasn’t socially acceptable comes to light?  Should all actions and words be held against someone no matter how much time has passed? On this episode of  Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart and @kevinhunsperger look at recent social media outcries involving celebrities. From Hulk Hogan’s reinstatement into the...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP 52: WONDER WHY; MUNGO JERRY

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP 52: WONDER WHY; MUNGO JERRY [ 1:19:26 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (128) The seventh edition of Wonder Why is one for the books. Taking a trip back to the summer of 1970, @chadsmart and @mikedekalb examine the hit and “career” of English artist Ray Dorsett, pka Mungo Jerry. Mungo Jerry had a summertime hit with “In the Summertime.” A catchy jingle that peaked at #3 on the Billboard chart and then Mungo Jerry was only heard from again if you were in Europe. Why was there not a...

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