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Pop Literacy

Oct 16, 2019

The cardigan, the sneakers, the voice so soothing it should be its own brand of stress therapy. We speak, of course, about Mister Rogers, and we speak about him this week with New York Times bestselling author Gavin Edwards, whose new book is a prescriptive biography of all things Fred Rogers.

Prescriptive because, in 

Oct 10, 2019

It’s the smallest of the three generations currently ruling the world—sandwiched between Boomers and Millennials—but Gen X is not skimping on its nostalgia moment, probably because its defining trait is an (ironic, post-modern, skeptical) embrace of pop culture. This week, we run through the many current and...

Oct 1, 2019

She was already a writer, producer, and director, a mom of five, and the personal and professional partner of her husband, comedian Jim Gaffigan. Then Jeannie Gaffigan found out she had a tumor the size of a pear in her brain, and her fierceness really kicked in. This week on Pop Literacy, we have the pleasure of...