Two UCSB sociology grad students discuss the world of pop culture and entertainment as viewed through a more critical lens weekly on KCSB 91.9 FM in Santa Barbara. We like to think of it as a smarter, more critical version of Entertainment Tonight.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

KCSB's Pop Life 08-30-05

KCSB's Pop Life from 08-30-05 (35.0 MB)

today's topics include the "kill whitey" rave scene in brooklyn, tommy lee's new reality show, the contradictions of a hillary duff greatest hits album, marty's performance on the INXS show, bob's chris klein story, and all sorts of stuff about the MTV's VMAs including the winners, diddy's non-impact, the complete and total failure of dane cook at the VMA's, and good lord in heaven above, what the hell was R. Kelly doing?. and of course, we check the charts, celebrate celebrity birthdays and gossip about celebrity romances. enjoy!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

KCSB's Pop Life 08-23-05

KCSB's Pop Life from 08-23-05 (34.7 MB)

today's topic includes the spate of celebrity reality shows, the spate of celebrities that are in rehab/hospital, the consistency of sean penn's douchebaggery, gwen stefani's hissy fit in response to MTV being a meany, eva longoria's slutty ways, and the unholy union of garth brooks and wal-mart. as always, we also check the charts, celebrate celebrity gossip and gossip about celebrity romances. enjoy!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

KCSB's Pop Life 08-16-05

KCSB's Pop Life from 08-16-05 (34.3 MB)

today's show was our music special and we play a little more music than we normally do...meaning we kinda mailed it in today, but our unique brand of witty repartee is enough to carry the show...that's right, coastin' on talent. anyways, today's topics include spin magazine's 100 best albums of the last 25 years, the grizzliness of the movie grizzly man, the kidz bop album series, the exploitation of reality television, fiona apple and her ex-boyfriend paul thomas anderson, and a courtney love update. and as always, we check the charts, celebrate celebrity birthdays and gossip about the latest hollywood romance news. enjoy!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

KCSB's Pop Life 08-09-05

KCSB's Pop Life 08-09-05 (33.9 MB)

today's topics include peter jennings'death, the hogan family show on VH1, racism in the dukes of hazzard movie, tara reid falling off the wagon, aj and free getting fired, the marilyn monroe tapes, bob novak's walking off the cnn set, FX's new show starved, and indian mascots at colleges and universities.

the sound is ok on this one, lots of pops and cracks on this one, you might want to turn down the volume a little. enjoy!

Monday, August 08, 2005

pop life weasels its way onto your ipod


we've finally got relisted in the itunes music store podcast directory. if you type in "pop life" into the search window, we're the first ones on top. also, if you've notices, i'm working on a new logo. what do you think?

anyways, all listing means for you new people is that you can now subscribe to our podcast with a single click in the itunes music store. you can also subscribe to the itunes podcast from this webpage by clicking on the new graphic there on the right.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

KCSB's Pop Life 08-02-05

KCSB's Pop Life 08-02-05 (37.7 MB)

today's topics include katie couric's possible ascencion to network news anchor, the andy milonakis show, the privatization of art museums and public spaces dedicated to art, brooke burke's impending divorce, and p. diddy hosting the mtv awards. as always, we also celebrate celebrity birthday's, gossip about celebrity romances, and check the charts.

technical note: the transition studio that KCSB is using while they remodel the main studio really really sucks, so the mics were acting a little glitchy today. i tried to fix the sound, but with limited results. you can hear everything ok, but our voices sound extremely clipped because of the normalization that i had to do to make this show listenable. sorry, and hang with us until we get into the main studio.