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How do you like it so far?

Academics Henry Jenkins and Colin Maclay use their combined knowledge to dig deeper and ask more ambitious questions than most pop culture podcasts out there – not doing recaps or just remaining on the level of entertainment coverage. For them, popular culture offers resources for asking questions about who we are and where we are going, questions that can be political, legal, technological, economic, or social, but often cut across all of the above.

Last Episode Date: 19 April 2024

Total Episodes: 144

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19 April 2024
Indigenous Futurisms with Grace Dillon

Grace L. Dillon is an American academic and author. She is a professor in the Indigenous Nations Studies Program, in the School of Gender, Race, and Nations, at Portland State University. She received her PhD in literary studies with an emphasis in sixteenth-century literatu...

56 min
5 April 2024
The Revolution Will Be Hilarious with Caty Borum

Caty Borum, Executive Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact and Provost Associate Professor in the School of Communication at American University, joins us again to discuss her new book, The Revolution Will Be Hilarious: Comedy for Social Change and Civic Powe...

73 min
15 March 2024
Growing Up Autistic in the Digital Age with Meryl Alper

In addition to being Henry’s former dissertation advisee, Meryl Alper is am an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies (College of Arts, Media, and Design) and Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (B...

76 min
8 March 2024
Critical Media Project with Alison Trope and DJ Johnson

This week we’re joined by USC Faculty colleagues Alison Trope, Clinical Professor of Communication, and DJ Johnson, Associate Professor of Practice, Cinematic Arts. Together they direct the Critical Media Project (CMP), a free media literacy web resource for educators and ...

67 min
6 December 2023
Hip-Hop and the Academy, with Taj Frazier

Robeson Taj Frazier is an associate professor of communication and director of IDEA (the Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg), as well as the author of The East is Black: Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination and KAOS Theory: The Afrokosmic Ark of ...

87 min
28 November 2023
A Harry Potter Fandom Journey with Jackson Bird

As a former volunteer and later employee of Fandom Forward (what was then called The Harry Potter Alliance) and a transgender man, Jackson Bird’s feelings about Harry Potter have certainly evolved, especially given the extremely divisive statements JK Rowling has made abou...

78 min
26 April 2023
Silent Cinema’s Nasty Women with Maggie Hennefeld

Our guest today is Maggie Hennefeld, McKnight Presidential Fellow and Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, who has co-curated a dvd set of the medium’s early female comedians titled Cinema’s First...

90 min
28 March 2023
Minisode: Deep Dive into Forrest Gump with Rick Carter

Listen to the original episode HERE. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Share your thoughts via Twitter with Henry, Colin and the How Do You Like It So Far? account! You can also email us at howdoyoulikeitsofarpodcast@gm...

19 min
17 March 2023
Minisode: Comparing YouTube & TikTok

Bonus content not released as part of Episode 108 - hear the original episode here:  ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Share your thoughts via Twitter with Henry, Colin and t...

10 min
10 March 2023
A Philosophy of Production Design with Rick Carter

We’re thrilled to be joined by Academy-Award winning Production Designer Rick Carter, who has four decades of experience working on Hollywood productions, including with his own personal “Mt. Rushmore” of blockbuster directors: Stephen Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, James...

66 min
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