1. Latest Podcast: Mass Shooters, Superhero Movies, Leave It to Beaver

    October 5, 2015 by Joal Ryan

    I actually manage to tie the first two things together. Listen on Podbean: goo.gl/WH5tNm Listen and subscribe on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/qj36p2d Catch it …
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  2. Latest Podcast: Why Can’t We Let the Muppets Grow Up?

    September 29, 2015 by Joal Ryan

    Because that’s how we treat teen idols. And while Kermit‘s a little old for the Justin Bieber treatment, that’s what …
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  3. Latest Podcast: Can Miss America Save a Perfectly Good Baby Name…

    September 16, 2015 by Joal Ryan

    …That nobody happens to use anymore? Discussing the pop-culture impact of Betty Cantrell‘s Miss America win on Betty, the namesake …
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  4. Whatever Happened to Miss America?

    September 13, 2015 by Joal Ryan

    The answer was and wasn’t as succinct as I expected. No, Miss America is not the celebrity that it was. …
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  5. Latest Podcast: Watching Batman, Robin and Batgirl

    August 23, 2015 by Joal Ryan

    And wondering if anything’s really changed for women and women superheroes in the nearly 50 years since the late Yvonne Craig‘s …
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  6. Latest Podcast: On Elvis Presley, Death and Hospital Hot Chocolate

    August 17, 2015 by Joal Ryan

    A story, also costarring Michael Jackson and childhood cancer (not my own), on the new Joal Ryan Thing. Listen on Podbean: …
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  7. So, M Is for the Media Coverage…

    August 15, 2015 by Joal Ryan

    I wrote an alphabetically indexed feature for Yahoo! about everything that’s wrong with the Ben Affleck-nanny story. It’s called, “Everything …
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