Created with Sketch.
Did You Do Your Homework? | A Pop Culture Podcast
46 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
Love YA! Fire Island
We missed Pride month by ONE DAY but frankly, Fire Island is eternal, so we're still timely in this case. Catch this delightful summer rom com and then listen to us dissect it in detail. May we all enjoy a beach vacation this wonderful this summer.
65 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
Episode 130: Into the Multiverse
Somewhere in another universe, you got this episode sooner. In this universe, it's here now! Pete and Martha breakdown the concept of the multiverse and it's application in media, inspired by the recent spat of multiverse movies. Homework for the episode: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, dir. Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert); Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (2018, dir. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman); Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021, dir. Sam Raimi) No new episodes until fall, friends! Have a good summer!
50 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
Love YA: Hearstopper
Maren and Martha are here on your feed to discuss the tooth-achingly adorable Netflix adaptation of HEARTSTOPPER! (2022, cr. Alice Oseman)
56 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Episode 129: The Hannibals Lecter
Today we're discussing a pop culture icon, the one, the only...Hannibal Lecter. We take time for all of his incarnations, touching on the source material as well as the myriad of adaptations, and bring it all back to: why do we love Hannibal the Cannibal so dang much? Homework for the episode: Manhunter (1986, dir. Michael Mann), Silence of the Lambs (1991, dir. Jonathan Demme), Hannibal (2001, dir. Ridley Scott), Red Dragon (2002, dir. Brett Ratner), and Hannibal (2013-2015, pr. Bryan Fuller)
48 minutes | May 25, 2022
Love YA! The Hating Game
Maren and Martha spill the beans on the enemies to lovers tale, The Hating Game (2021, dir. Peter Hutchings).
63 minutes | May 9, 2022
Episode 128: Conspiracy Theories of the Aughts
Pete and Martha sure did read a book for this episode. We take a dip back into the early aughts, when conspiracy theories were fun and fake news was about the Illuminati hiding treasure in tombs and not about lizard people sex traffickers. Homework for the episode: The Da Vinci Code (2003, auth. Dan Brown) and National Treasure (2004, dir. Jon Turteltaub)
50 minutes | May 2, 2022
Love YA! Better Nate Than Ever
Maren and Martha skew a little younger today to discuss the Disney+ middle grade adaptation of Better Nate Than Ever (2022, dir. Tim Federle).
65 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
Episode 127: Optimistic Sci Fi
The world sucks, but maybe it can get better? Pete and Martha attempt to dispel some of the soul-sucking pessimism by looking at media that is inherently optimistic and forward thinking. Also there are giant robots involved. Homework for the episode: Pacific Rim (2013, dir. Guillermo del Toro) and The Ministry for the Future (2020, Kim Stanley Robinson).
45 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Love YA! I Want You Back
Maren and Martha are back in your ears to discuss the brand new, Amazon Prime original I Want You Back (2022, dir. Jason Orley). The big takeaway? Put Charlie Day and Jenny Slate in more romances!
79 minutes | Mar 26, 2022
Episode 126: Academy Award Predictions
We're right under the wire with this one, but here are all our predictions for tomorrow's 94th Academy Awards!
46 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Love YA! All Summers End
Don't think of the episode as late, think of it as getting two episodes of content this week! (We're sorry!) Martha and Maren return to the deep well of teen summer romance movies, with the Kaitlyn Deaver vehicle from 2017, All Summers End (Tye Sheridan who?) Directed by Kyle Wilamowski.
77 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
Episode 125: Faith or Something Like It
Will Pete and Martha ever get tired of plumbing religion for discussion topics? Not likely. Today, we tackle depictions of faith in popular culture, both the serious reflections and the satire - and where those two things intersect. Homework for the episode: A Serious Man (2009, dir. The Coen Brothers), The Righteous Gemstones (2019-curent, cr. Danny McBride)
44 minutes | Mar 5, 2022
Love YA! Book of Love
This one's hot off the presses - we get deep into romance and the readers that love it with our discussion of Amazon Prime's 2022 release, Book of Love (dir. Analeine Cal y Mayor). Do we fall in love with this bilingual tale of transcription? Listen to find out...
76 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Episode 124: Rise of the Batsmen
A few weeks ago, Martha made a list on Twitter, and Pete decided we needed a whole episode to hash out the fallout from that list. It's our Batman episode! We're talking about the archetypical hero, the Dark Knight himself, the world's greatest detective in his iconic cinematic incarnations. Homework for the episode: Batman (1989, dir. Tim Burton); Batman Forever (1995, dir. Joel Schumacher); Batman Begins (2005, dir. Christopher Nolan).
65 minutes | Feb 20, 2022
Love YA! Dear Evan Hansen
Maren and Martha move a little off their beaten path to break down Dear Evan Hansen, the Broadway sensation-turned cinematic flop. We discuss the movie's treatment of teen suicide, depression, and the musical talents of Amandla Stenberg.
83 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
Episode 123: Dueling Movie Releases
It seems to happen every few years: two movies with strikingly similar stories get released in the same year. Typically, one emerges as the "winner," the film that sticks in the public's consciousness, while one fades away into pop culture obscurity. What determines these "winners" and "losers" in the world of dueling movies? We take a look at two twin pairs: Big Trouble in Little China (1986, dir. John Carpenter) and The Golden Child (1986, dir. Michael Ritchie); and Armageddon (1998, dir. Michael Bay) and Deep Impact (1998, dir. Mimi Leder) to see if we can figure out the why of it all.
54 minutes | Feb 5, 2022
Love YA! Starstruck
We temporarily turn our attention from cinematic rom coms to tackle the extremely cute tv show, Starstruck (2021, created by Rose Matafeo). How does this very Millennial-oriented jaunt hit two mid-gen Millennials? About as well as you'd expect...
60 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Episode 122: Self Aware Stories
What happens when a story knows it's a story? What do you do when you realize you're just a character in someone's narrative? Our episode today is all about self-aware stories and the dawning realization that we may all just be side characters in someone else's book. Homework for the episode: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (1979); In the Mouth of Madness (1994, dir. John Carpenter); Stranger than Fiction (2006, dir. Marc Forster)
40 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Love YA! Summer '03
We're back! Did you miss us? We have a short and sweet episode for you on the Amazon Prime movie, Summer '03 (2018, dir. Becca Gleason) starring Love YA! star Joey King.
76 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Episode 121: Our Top Tens of 21
It's the most wonderful time of the year, when everyone is still putting together their best of lists and retrospectives of the year prior. DYDYH is no exception - you all know how much Martha loves a ranked list! Here are our personal Top Ten Lists of 2021.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022