About This Show
We find commercials really interesting, and often hilariously or tragically out of touch, so join us as we nitpick the hell of out the mammoth industry of advertising. Every week on Pop Up, Dillon Wall (filmmaker) and Daniel Lanza Rivers (scholar and critic in cultural studies) watch a commercial, and then break it down for you by looking at film techniques, marketing choices, broader societal context, and anything else they can think of. The show is often salient, and always entertaining... because for an industry built on knowing what we want, they sure get it wrong a lot.
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Most Recent Episode
Toomgis - A Cautionary Tale
4 days ago
Oh, friends. Dear friends. This week we meet Toomgis, the junk food mascot of AM/PM markets. Twizzler hair, hamburger nose, Cheetos beard. This episode is buck wild.
On this show, Dillon (film industry director and producer) and Daniel (scholar and critic in cultural studies) watch and analyze commercials. From presidential impeachment and criticism of the surveillance state to cat litter and 90's toys, we always find some interesting lens from which to view ads... but we may have met our match with Toomgis...
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