Month: October 2016
I’ll try to be better about posting each episode of our podcast here. Here’s this week’s episode, in which we take a close look at the 1980s program Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. We discuss cultural and political-economic context of watching the wealthy in the 1980s through today, with asides on developing gourmet culture, conspicuous consumption, and and try to analyze how entertainment media frame representations of wealth and class.
About a month old at this point, but check out my new post over at SoundingOut! I was in Iceland this June with family, and was struck by the quietness in certain areas of the city – the epidemic noisy construction in others – and thought I’d take a walk with my iPhone recorder on. Enjoy the blog and podcast.