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An exploration of the interconnections between religion and popular culture. Vivian Asimos, who has a PhD in virtual narratives and mythology, is joined by Aled Thomas, who has a PhD in the study of Scientology, to discuss the how much we can learn about our worlds and ourselves through the deep dive of religion and popular culture.

18 Episodes
In this episode, Aled and Vivian discuss what an exploration into the intersections of religion and popular culture means. We talk about the three main approaches: (1) what religion feels about pop culture; (2) what pop culture feels about religion; and (3) pop culture as religion.Follow us on twitter:@vivianasimos@aledjllthomas
After a long hiatus, I have revitalised the religion and popular culture podcast to reflect what I think we should be doing with this podcast. In the new format, myself and Aled Thomas (@aledjllthomas) will do a deep dive into an aspect of the interconnections between religion and popular culture.
Follow Lucinda: @LucindaMurphyFollow Gelf: @MyElfGelfLucinda’s website: me: @vivianasimos
Find out more about Jennie: me on twitter: @vivianasimos
Follow Aled on twitter: @AledJLLThomasCheck out his website: me on twitter: @vivianasimos
Follow Jonathan on twitter: @UU_AcademicsFollow me on twitter: @vivianasimos
Tim Ingold (2000), Perception of the EnvironmentKeith Basso (1996) Wisdom Sits in PlacesFollow me on twitter: @vivianasimos
Today, is something a little different. We’ve got an informal roundtable discussing fieldwork. We talk about issues regarding representations and access, and the importance of following what’s weird.Featured in this episode:Aled Thomas - @AledJLlThomas Alison Robertson - Her staff pageTheodora Wildcroft - @TheoWildcroftFollow me on twitter: @vivianasimos
The prodigal podcast returns! We have an interview with Dr. Ruth Penford-Mounce from the University of York, recorded last summer. We talk about celebrity, the changing nature of popular culture, and, of course, consuming the dead (but not cannibalism).Want to know more about Ruth?Twitter: @DeathandCultureFind her on her staff page hereFind out more about the Death and Culture NetworkFollow me on twitter: @vivianasimosUntil next time!
After a long and almost unscheduled hiatus, the Religion and Popular Culture Podcast is back!!This time, we’re talking to David Beer, from University of York, about his work on the sociology of popular culture. We discuss his work on data politics, as well as the perils and positives of teaching popular culture modules.If you want to know more about David:his website: him on twitter: @davidgbeerFollow me on twitter: @vivianasimos
Today I talk to Robert Geraci about technology pujas in India, Max Weber's disenchantment thesis, and even comic books.Robert's website: me on twitter: @vivianasimos
This time I talk to Theodora Wildcroft at the Open University Religious Studies conference about her work on contemporary Yoga. We discuss what Yoga is, the complications of studying contemporary practices constantly changing, and even what religion is.For more about Theo:Follow on Twitter: @TheoWildcroftHer website: me on twitter: @vivianasimosOur website:
Today I talk to Rob Barward-Symmons about his research on Young Evangelicals and social media use, ethics in the online field, and the lack of distinction between online and offline.Email Rob: him on twitter: @robsymmonsFollow me on twitter: @vivianasimosEnjoy!
This time I talk with Áine Warren, currently doing a PhD at Edinburgh University on the Dark Goddess. We talk about how people share their information and devotion on YouTube primarily, and a little on other social media and mass media sources.Follow Áine on twitter: @AineOrgaÁine's Email: aine.m.warren@gmail.comFollow me on twitter: @vivianasimosThanks for listening! Until next time
Today we talk to Dani Shalet, who does research on Transhumanism in anime and video games.Follow Dani on twitter: @JenahraFollow me on twitter: @vivianasimosThanks for listening!
Chris Deacy - me on twitter: @vivianasimosThanks for listening!
Apologies for background noise on this one. I did my best, but learned a lot. Thank you for hanging in there, those who did.To find out more about Lucinda's research, and to be actively involved: her on twitter: @lucinda_murphyFollow her elf research assistant: @myelfgelfFollow me on twitter: @vivianasimosThank you to Lenny Tolley for the podcast logo
Today I'm talking to Eleanor Course about her PhD on Hull City of Culture 2017. Follow Eleanor on Twitter: @ElliCourse Find her PhD Blog: Follow me on twitter: @vivianasimos
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