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.

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.

Rogue Britney: A Popstar Story

An extended study of Britney Spears: 2004-2007

After an appalling Lifetime Movie, professors Lazer and Rowston set the record straight. We cover less-studied biographical elements of Ms. Spears, such as her lost album, her lost musical, and her forgotten blogs. We also get into weird things that happened this week, and a glorious blind item.