Sabbatical Check-In: A Pop University Minisode

Your professors are busy traveling through Europe, but pop culture stops for no one! We break down several major events from the past few weeks while preparing you for our next lecture in Socialite Studies.

May 15 – May 21: A Pop Emergency Mega-Cast

On this week’s episode of Pop University, special guest Carlie Craig joins your professors to school you on a week gone wild. From competing song releases to bizarre TV shows and reignited celebrity feuds, we break down the weirdest week in a while.

We also examine why honeydew is lame, whether or not we are mean, and how to become lyrical geniuses like Liam Payne.


EDIT: This podcast was recorded before the tragedy in Manchester. Our hearts are with all concert goers, staff, performers, and their families.

Comparative Socialite Studies: Paris Hilton and the Dawn of a New Era

Welcome to your new course: Comparative Socialite Studies (Pop Culture – 2101). In today’s lecture, we cover Ms. Paris Hilton, the original celebutante! We examine her meteoric rise to fame, her alarming malice, and the genius that created an empire.

We also explore why Katy Perry is a Debbie, how insane it would be to bone the lead singer of Sum 41, and why we’re better than Brittany Furlan.

You’re reading list for this week is below, students!

Reading List: Paris Hilton, Comparative Socialite Studies

Ball, Gala, or Conspiracy? The Met Gala in the Wintour Years

Fashion: lay it on us. On this week’s episode of Pop University, we school you on the Anna Wintour era of the Met Gala. We remember the triumphs and tragedies of fashionistas past, and relish in the inane drama of the present. Several guest lecturers grace this episode, including Hiddlestoner Kelly, comedienne Carlie Craig, and a fashion expert who is not Rachel Zoe.

We also discuss Demi Lovato in LA dive bars, the ethics of being Elon Musk, and why everyone should follow Kenny G on Instagram.

This presentation will guide you through our magical haute journey.

FEUDS! FEUDS! FEUDS!

In honor of Troll Murphy’s new show, FEUD, we have and old school lecture and new school discussion section detailing two blondes with extreme ambition: Courtney Love and Taylor Swift. We also delve in rope bondage, Vanessa Carlton, Julianne Hough, and the funky, funky beats of The Weeknd’s songs about cars and cocaine.