You can get coffee in LEGO world now, thanks to Larry the barista. Photo by Julochka.
This past weekend, the best baristas in the world descended on Seattle for the 2015 World Barista Championships. If you’ve never been to a barista competition before, the most accurate description I’ve ever heard is that it’s part Olympics, part dog show.
The artists coming out of Seattle's Sub Pop Records have had a huge influence on me as an artist and music critic (I even covered Sleater-Kinney's "Modern Girl" on some lo-fi recording I made when I was in my early twenties). These days, I continue to appreciate bands on the label—like THEESatisfaction, who just released an new album called EarthEE and is now hitting the road on national tour. Sub Pop has been a part of my consciousness for almost 15 years. Let this BitchTape inspire you!
As kids, we learn about the world through pop culture—for better or worse. On this week’s episode of Popaganda, we have three discussions about kids and pop culture. First, Tomas Moniz, the founder of Rad Dad magazine, talks to us about how his ideas around media consumption have changed as his three kids have grown up. After that, writer Allyson McCabe explains how her two-mom family sticks out in suburban schools where all the kids aspire to be Frozen characters. We wrap up the show with Cristen and Caroline of the irreverent podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You.
Also, on the show: voicemails from listeners who called in to tell us their ideas for talking to kids about pop culture. Listen in!
This episode of Popaganda is sponsored by the Betty Box Project—preparation for life's little mishaps for tweens, teens, and young adults. Learn more about these retro boxes, packed with practical prevention and good old sensibility, at thebettyboxproject.com. Use the special promo code POP2015 for a 10 percent discount!
Individual show segments and more ways to listen are below the cut.