Historyinpopculture's Podcast



What does the movie Pearl Harbor, A League of Their Own, and the TV show Forever have in common? What makes Britains Sherlock different from the American show Elementary? Their portrayal of history, of course! If you are interested in how history is depicted in the media, this is the podcast for you. Subscribe to our podcast, History in Pop Culture, to listen to interesting discussions regarding history and Hollywood.


  • The History Channel

    05/01/2016 Duração: 27min

    Does The History Channel shows history? From our perspective, not much. Join us as we look at several reality and "history" programs that are popular with History Channel viewers today.

  • History Podcasts: A Review

    20/09/2015 Duração: 26min

    Looking for podcasts to listen to? Try this podcast as we review a selection of history based podcasts in ITunes. From short episodes on LA history to detailed discussions of Genghis Khan, this episode will introduce you to a range of awesome podcasts!

  • Ramona: Fictional Heroine and Cultural Icon

    17/09/2015 Duração: 30min

    So you thought that Harry Potter was the first character to impact tourism? Think again! In this episode, Citlali and I discuss the cultural impact of Ramona, a fictional Latina character who drew thousands of Americans to California in the late 19th century. From novels to movies to architectural styles, Ramona remains an influential cultural icon.

  • The Stockholm Octavo: The Intersection of History and Fiction

    15/07/2015 Duração: 34min

    Did you know that the Swedish government tried to save Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from the French Revolution? That Sweden was almost thrown into a revolution itself? Or was it? In this episode, we explore the historical novel, The Stockholm Octavo, and its focus on Swedish events and society in 1790, a time of social and cultural upheaval.

  • The Avengers: Heroes or Villains?

    11/07/2015 Duração: 34min

    In this episode, Citlali and I discuss the new Avengers movie, and ask the question What is a hero? We also look at various themes that the directors and producers explore, such as impact of technology, progress, and community.

  • X-Men through the Ages

    21/06/2015 Duração: 24min

    In this episode, Citlali and I explore the reflection of historical issues in the storylines of the X-men comics and films, including social, political, and ethnic perspectives and topics. We specifically look at the background of the villain Magneto and how his interactions with humans and mutants are impacted by his experiences during the Holocaust.

  • Captain America & Propaganda

    21/06/2015 Duração: 34min

    With the release of the first Captain America comic book in March 1941, comic book editors hoped that the Captain would help America recognize the dangers of the Nazis and Fascism in Europe. With the onset of WWII, comic books have been used to galvanize support for the war effort while reflecting tensions on the home front. In this episode, we will look at the effect of comic books during WWII and Captain America's continuing impact on the 21st century.

  • James Bond

    21/06/2015 Duração: 36min

    In this episode, we will discuss the evolution of villains in the James Bond series and their connection to historical "villains."

  • Fairy Tales

    21/06/2015 Duração: 38min

    In this episode, we will discuss two television shows that focus on fairy tales, Grimm and Once Upon a Time.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    21/06/2015 Duração: 44min

    In this episode, we will look at the shows Sherlock and Elementary and how Sherlock Holmes has been adapted to 21st century ideas.

  • Bomb Girls

    21/06/2015 Duração: 45min

    This episode follows the show Bomb Girls, a show based on female workers in a munitions factory in Canada. Citlali and I discuss the depiction of women, patriotism, and Canada's participation in the war.

  • Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath

    21/06/2015 Duração: 39min

    In this episode, Citlali and I compare the movie Pearl Harbor with an episode of Hawaii 5-0 called "Honor Thy Father". We discuss patriotism, nationalism, community relations, and racism.

  • Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

    21/06/2015 Duração: 40min

    What happens when history is blended with vampires? History with a twist! Join Citlali and I as we look at Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame Smith, and discuss mash-up history, vampires, and one awesome 16th president!

  • Outlander

    21/06/2015 Duração: 39min

    Released in Fall 2014, Outlander has become a hit with it's action-romance-historical elements that continue to draw in fans. In this episode, Citlati and I discuss the historical context of Outlander and it's impact on modern audiences.

  • Introduction

    21/06/2015 Duração: 01min

    Welcome to our podcast, History in Pop Culture! Citlali and Kristin talk about how society and culture interpret and portray history in film, books, TV and other forms of media. Tune in for episodes on Sherlock Holmes, Pearl Harbor, and so much more!