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From Sesame Street to Bluey, some of first interactions with television come in the form of children's educational programming. They teach us shapes, numbers, and colors, and provide us with some necessary life lessons. This week, we're talking to Emmy Award-winning showrunner, writer, and director, Kristen McGregor about all things children's educ…
 
From Sesame Street to Bluey, some of first interactions with television come in the form of children's educational programming. They teach us shapes, numbers, and colors, and provide us with some necessary life lessons. This week, we're taking a deep dive into just how some of favorite preschool shows were created and the process that goes into cre…
 
Special Holiday Message from Bobbi. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at theafternoonspecialtv@gmail.com ~~ Afternoon Special is brought to you by QCODE. To advertise on the show, contact us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
He's a mean one. His heart's an empty hole. For almost as long as we've had jolly old Santa Claus, we've had a figure exhibits the exact opposite of holiday cheer. With books, films, and TV specials about him galore, this week, we're taking a look at the pop culture journey of one of the holiday season's most notable figures, The Grinch. ~~ Follow …
 
What makes a perfect holiday special? There are countless holiday themed films and TV specials that we watch every year, but what makes them so memorable? This week, we're taking a look at a few of the most beloved holiday films and TV specials and dissecting why they're so good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
DreamWorks Animation has always been seen as a formidable and entertaining contender to the animated films of Disney. However, while many know the studio for its biggest hits, many don't know its very insane history behind the scenes. This week, we're chronicling the wild ride of the studio that began with the mission of making "animation for adult…
 
Wanted to drop a line that we’re enjoying a little break for Thanksgiving but we’ll be right back next week with new episodes of The Afternoon Special. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at theafternoonspecialtv@gmail.com ~~ Afternoon Special is brought to you by QC…
 
Premiering in a rare primetime slot in September of 1992, Batman: The Animated Series quickly cemented itself as one of television's greatest animated programs. Between gripping narratives and memorable characters, the series opened the door for superhero craze that we currently are finding ourselves in. This week, we're taking a deep dive into the…
 
The 90s was a wonderful, strange time for animation. One of the strangest aspect was the trend of animated films retelling historical events and one example of this is Anastasia (1997). The film, often considered to be a Disney Princess film never made by Disney, chose a unique subject in Anastasia Romanov, an alleged sole survivor of The Romanovs.…
 
Born from a semi viral tweet about Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, this week's episode is taking a look into the stories behind classic product placement moments in film. Product placement is a constant in pop culture and while it is blatant advertising, it can also be a pretty effective tool for storytelling too. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram:…
 
We're back with vampire business. This is part 2 of our exploration into our endless pop culture love affair with the vampire. This week, we're going into what the vampire means as a reflection of humanity. Later in the episode, I'm joined by Michael McMillian — actor/writer/star of HBO's True Blood and host of podcasts Bigfoot Collectors Club and …
 
Vampires. Mysterious. Alluring. Chaotic. And very very hot. Pop culture loves itself a good vampire story and we, as spectators, do too. From film to television to books to the stage, these bloodsuckers are everywhere and this week, we're taking a peek at some of the most iconic pieces of vampire media. This is part 1 of our exploration into our lo…
 
We're officially in the spooky season and that means grabbing your favorite Halloween candy, getting cozy on the couch with your favorite sitcom Halloween special.The TV Halloween special is a mainstay and this week, we're taking a look into TV's greatest Halloween special, including "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and the slasher inspired …
 
What separates the pop culturally evergreen and the pop culturally forgotten? Does high box office or ratings automatically determine cultural relevance? There are a million and one different metrics for how we determine how impactful a piece of media is and this week, we're unpacking a few of the ways we determine a piece of media pop culture foot…
 
True crime is one of guiltiest pop culture pleasures. From documentaries to fictional series to more podcasts than you can count, we have a morbid curiosity with some of history's most heinous crimes. The upcoming release of Netflix's Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which features re-enactments of the events and court proceedings of the victims …
 
A year ago, I made the bold claim that the teen comedy as a genre was on the decline. However, my mind has since changed. Following in the tradition of films like Heathers, Jawbreaker, and Mean Girls, Netflix's latest release "Do Revenge" has since revived a declining genre and reminded audience how the genre can be again. So get in loser, because …
 
Within pop culture, there are rarely whole years where you can pinpoint a shift in the cultural landscape, but 1999 is undoubtedly one of those years. The new millennium was knocking and that meant a year chock full of groundbreaking new filmmakers, the introduction of prestige TV, an incredibly colorful musical scene, and a pinch of political scan…
 
"Nope." This week, we're wrapping up season 2 of the Hi! I'm Bobbi podcast with a bang and discussing all things Comic Con and Nope! In this episode, I'm going to be giving all my thoughts on Jordan Peele's summer blockbuster, Nope, starring Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Brandon Perea, and Steven Yeun. We even help to clarify some of the interesting…
 
This week, we're taking a look at the reception from Jordan Peele's NOPE, The Russo Brothers and their thoughts on movie theatres, and saying goodbye to the show that was revolutionizing late night television, Desus & Mero. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at thea…
 
The second most wonderful time of the year is here: Emmy nominations are out! Join me as we go over my nominations favorites, including Abbott Elementary, Ted Lasso, and Only Murder in the Building, as well as some snubs and surprises from this year's nomination class. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspec…
 
After a week away, I return to you having seen Top Gun: Maverick more times that I thought I would and I'm taking you to the danger zone. We're chatting about why I think it's the movie of the summer and why the nostalgia of it works so well. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Ema…
 
With Emmy nomination voting closing next week, I'm taking you through a few of my favorite Emmy hopefuls, including Ted Lasso, Abbott Elementary, and Only Murders in the Building, and I'm sharing the show that is my absolute favorite to win. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Emai…
 
"I got a call for a Mr. Doo?" "Uhh...Melvin Doo?" "Nah, Scooby." One of the greatest films in American history turned 20 this week. That's right, the live action Scooby Doo movie turned 20 and we're taking a brief deep dive into the movie, discussing the casting, the immaculate soundtrack, and the version of the movie we never got! ~~ Follow the sh…
 
"Life..uh, finds a way." It's Dino Week at The Hi! I'm Bobbi Podcast! In celebration of the release of Jurassic World: Dominion, we're taking a deep dive into the film that started it all, 1993's Jurassic Park. We'll be taking a look into the performances, the music, and some of my favorite moments from the film. Listen if you need a healthy dose o…
 
"Flintstones, meet the Flintstones! They're a modern Stone Age family! From the town of Bedrock. They're a page right out of history" After a very brief hiatus, we're back this week and we're taking a deep dive into the history of adult animated televisions shows, including The Flintstones, The Simpsons, and Adult Swim. As I mentioned, I'll be a do…
 
"Maybe I am just a big, stupid, ugly ogre." This week, we're taking a deep dive into the production history of America's favorite ogre, Shrek. Stay tuned until the end of the episode for a surprise project that I can't wait for y'all to see! ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Emai…
 
"We're all in this together!..." This week, I'm taking you on a pop culture deep dive of Disney Channel's golden age. In this episode, you're going to get a brief history on the channel up until the late 2000s/early 2010s and A LOT of (maybe embarrassing) stories from me since I was in the prime audience for this channel. ~~ Follow the show on Inst…
 
"Life in plastic...it's fantastic." This episode is for my Barbie girls and my girls with a passion for fashion. We're taking a look at the ages old war between Bratz and Barbie and the mechanics of how we view them. Yes, this episode was inspired by the news of the new Barbie movie, which I have endless opinions about (and I share them in great de…
 
"I'm green and it'll do fine. It's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be." This week, we're talking about one of television's best songs, "Bein' Green" by Kermit The Frog. We're gonna take a look at the very brief history of the song, it's deeper meaning, and one of it's best (and most heartbreaking) performances of it. ~~ Follow the show o…
 
"No, I'm killing boys. Boys are just placeholders. They come and they go." This week, we're taking a look into the poorly handled marketing campaign of the horror cult classic, Jennifer's Body. We're going to look into how it happened, why it happened, and also one insane marketing tactic that was almost used for the film. ~~ Follow the show on Ins…
 
Get in besties, because we're heading to the mall! We got into the rich history of the American mall and how it came to be the one of the biggest, most tangible pieces of pop culture ever. I also share a quick rundown of The Grammys and my spoiler-free review of Everything Everywhere All at Once! ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecia…
 
The Oscars were last week and The Slap Heard 'Round the World has taken over everything, but this isn't even Hollywood at its messiest. This week, we're hopping in the time machine and take a quick walk through some of the strangest things that came from Old Hollywood. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspec…
 
Everybody!! Yeahhhh...Rock your body to this week's episode where we are talking about all things boy bands, including their history, their marketing, and most importantly, their fandom. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at theafternoonspecialtv@gmail.com ~~ Aftern…
 
We're back and better than ever, besties. Season 2 of The Hi! I'm Bobbi Podcast opens with a retrospective of all things about Pixar's newest coming of age film, Turning Red and the complicated world of pop culture geared towards teen girls. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Emai…
 
Oooh the turkey looks great! Happy Turkey Day everyone! In this week's episode, we're talking about the Thanksgiving episodes of Bob's Burgers and why they're the best pieces of Thanksgiving related content, as well as some fun facts about Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonsp…
 
This week's episode is bit a somber one, because we're talking about some pretty tragic things, which include the AstroWorld tragedy. I hope that you'll join me for this conversation, and if not, I'll see you next week, friends. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at…
 
Happy birthday week to me! This week, I'm sharing some thoughts and personal stories about one of my favorite shows of all time, The Good Place. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at theafternoonspecialtv@gmail.com ~~ Afternoon Special is brought to you by QCODE. To…
 
Happy Halloween week! This week, we're exploring horror (both intentional and not intentional) in kids/family friendly films through the lens of Coraline and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at theafternoonspecialtv@gmail.com ~~ Afterno…
 
Halloween time is right around the corner so this week, I'm sharing 3 Halloween TV specials that always get me in the spooky spirit! ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at theafternoonspecialtv@gmail.com ~~ Afternoon Special is brought to you by QCODE. To advertise o…
 
With news of more releases from Marvel, we're going to be discussing the concept of franchise fatigue and all the fun bits that come with it! ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at theafternoonspecialtv@gmail.com ~~ Afternoon Special is brought to you by QCODE. To ad…
 
We're back and this week, we're discussing two films that Hollywood wouldn't dare to remake (because I'm not sure how they got made in the first place): Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Dreamworks' The Prince of Egypt! ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at t…
 
This week, we're ditching the script and having a very casual chat about all things Emmys, why you should be watching Ted Lasso, and a quick rant on prestige TV. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at theafternoonspecialtv@gmail.com ~~ Afternoon Special is brought to…
 
Bring your appetites because this week, we're taking a mini deep dive into how food is one of the most important elements of a TV show or film and how it makes us feel. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at theafternoonspecialtv@gmail.com ~~ Afternoon Special is bro…
 
Hello and welcome to the "Hi! I'm Bobbi" podcast! This week, we're exploring the topic of what happened to the teen comedy. Join me as we discuss what teen comedies were, what they were now, and how they've evolved over time. ~~ Follow the show on Instagram: @theafternoonspecial Tik Tok: @theafternoonspecial Twitter: @hiimbobbi Email the show at th…
 
Bobbi Miller, your friend who know just a little bit too much about pop culture, is here to take you on your weekly pop culture deep dive. You may recognize her voice from The Afternoon Special on TikTok and Instagram, and she's so excited to continue to explore pop culture's most random topics with you and have a ton of fun along the way! ~~ Follo…
 
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