33 minutes | May 14th 2015

The Thrill: FHRITP, a TV era ends, and hipster Hamburglar

This week, on Maclean’s pop-culture podcast—Adrian Lee, Emma Teitel and Julia De Laurentiis Johnson—we talk to Shauna Hunt, the CityNews reporter who made headlines by confronting a man who shouted ‘“F–k her right in the p—y” as she was doing an interview. Then, we’ll talk about the cancellation of American Idol and CSI, two of the defining shows of the 2000s, with Sonya Bell. What do their cancellations mean, and what legacies do they leave, and what could be over soon? And then finally, we’ll debate McDonald’s rebranding of the Hamburglar from cartoon child to suburban hipster adult. At least one person on our panel defends it in the face of the Internet’s mocking. Subscribe for free now on iTunes! Subscribe on Stitcher! Android users can find us on Beyondpod! Or click the Soundcloud player below to listen. You can also check out our freshly launched new books podcast, the Bibliopod, right here! Download this audio. Related stories: Q&A: Shauna Hunt on why she stood up to FHRITP Why we must take FHRITP seriously An obituary for American Idol (function (d, s, n) {var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];js = d.createElement(s);js.className = n;js.src = "//player.ex.co/player/b8391b55-6a16-46a2-b625-b4a52f7d6e23";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document,"script", "exco-player"));The post The Thrill: FHRITP, a TV era ends, and hipster Hamburglar appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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