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Journalism — Ep018, Vital Social Issues and Stuff

Journalism — Ep018, Vital Social Issues and Stuff

Episode 018 — In which Jasmine and Joy talk about pop culture and journalism.

We reminisce about memorable high school journalists (including Sweet Valley High's Elizabeth Wakefield, 90210's Andrea Zuckerman, and Smallville's Chloe Sullivan), rundown all the reasons why Spotlight should sweep the Oscars, and discuss the ways in which some writers insert themselves into their stories (e.g., gonzo journalism inventor Hunter S. Thompson), and how some create entire beats around their lives (e.g., Sex and the City's fashion-loving columnist Carrie Bradshaw).

Don't miss our peak rating of pop culture's most memorable fictional journalists. Warning: Jasmine's first pick gives her a mild case of tachycardia. He's that good, people. Joy's fifth pick will possibly inspire you to drop "That's not a knife. This is a knife." into your next conversation with a mugger. Or just spend a half hour watching YouTube clips of Paul Hogan.

Plus, we close out the episode with a celebrity book chat about