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Cultured, But... Not Really

Cultured, But... Not Really

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Stephen Trygar and Brian Edwards both think they're pretty cultured, but not in ways the other is. They educate each other in an attempt to make each other more well rounded.
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30 - The History of Drag
Happy pride month! It's no secret that Brian loves the art of drag, but this artform is not as young as you think. Spoilers... it's pretty old. Like... ancient! Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
01:00:02
June 28, 2022
29 - Paris
What is Stephen's favorite place he's never been? La cité de Paris! Come take a walk with us around one of the oldest cities in the world and learn more about it! Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
50:60
June 14, 2022
28 - Video Games
What are your favorite video games? A bit of history and a bit of our favorites to give this episode a true CBNR feel. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
01:07:44
May 31, 2022
27 - Our Favorite Musicals
Something that we talk about in our personal lives is the musicals we've both participated in and enjoyed. Today we talk about our favorites... and not so favorite... musicals! Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
01:05:21
May 19, 2022
26 - The Defenestrations of Prague
This week we do a deep dive into one of Brian's favorite verbs. Nobody was safe, especially not the Catholics. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
35:20
May 03, 2022
25 - Our Favorite Books
This week we decided to skim through our library and talk about our favorite books! Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
01:13:07
April 19, 2022
24 - The Soulsborne Universe
When a game or a series of games become an adjective... it must be good. Brian takes us into the universes of Demon Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Elden Ring.  Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
54:42
March 22, 2022
23 - Hobbies
Today, we wanna talk about us! We each have so many hobbies, but today is about our favorites! Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
01:01:55
March 01, 2022
22 - Battle Royale
DISCLAIMER: This episode discusses topics that may not be suitable for all audiences. Battle Royale's story depicts extreme violence, sexual abuse, and other heinous crimes. Listener discretion is advised. Although it took some time for its popularity to spread due to its outrageous plot, Battle Royale is a novel that has gone on to not only inspire artists to create various renditions of it, but sparked a new genre. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
52:09
February 15, 2022
21 - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
There are so many pieces of literature that have gone on to impact our culture in more ways than one. L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has inspired so many films, television shows, musicals, and other books that we simply must talk about it. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
44:21
February 01, 2022
20 - Robert and Sonia Delaunay
Paris was (and still is) a cultural capital of the world, especially in the 20th century. Art truly flourished then, and the painters Robert and Sonia Delaunay helped to trailblaze a new style of art taking the Parisian galleries by storm. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
37:25
January 18, 2022
19 - New Year's Resolutions
Happy New Year! Are you someone who sets a New Year's resolution? Let's ring in the new year talking about this ancient tradition! Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
32:06
January 04, 2022
18 - Anime
It's the holiday season, and to Brian... that means lots and lots of Anime! Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
57:36
December 21, 2021
17 - Stephen Sondheim
In honor and memory of Stephen Sondheim, today we celebrate the life of one of the greatest musical composers of our modern age... possibly ever. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
42:60
December 07, 2021
16 - Pixar
When fairytales just aren't cutting it anymore, Pixar is there to give you some "incredible" animated films that keep you entertained and educated about the world around us. Join us as Brian tells Pixar's story and their rise to success. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
57:44
November 23, 2021
15 - Disney
For so many of us living on this planet today, the films, shows, and parks of Walt Disney have played a tremendous part in our lives. Today, we aim to explore Disney as a studio, briefly talking about the creation of the studio and the various divisions and films. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
59:07
November 09, 2021
14 - Humongous Entertainment
What do a talking car, a helpful fish, a suave fox, and a courageous little boy have in common? They each star in their own adventure game developed by Humongous Entertainment! Gather round and listen as Brian and Stephen relive the games of their childhood. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
01:06:00
October 26, 2021
13 - The Evolution of Opera
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57:57
October 12, 2021
12 - The Story of Final Fantasy
For people of our age, Final Fantasy is one of the most well known game, but it is so much more than just a popular video game. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
01:02:25
September 30, 2021
11 - Fantasy
We're huge nerds, but today Stephen nerds out over his favorite genre of pretty much everything, fantasy [insert sparkle noise here]! Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
44:01
August 31, 2021
10 - SCP Foundation
There are things out there in this world that are simply unexplainable. Luckily for us, the strange anomalies secured by the SCP foundation are NOT REAL, but they are real stories created by creative people all around the world. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
57:05
August 17, 2021
9 - Olympic Games
The Olympic Games is an athletic festival originally created by the ancient Greeks to celebrate their gods, but it disappeared for hundreds of years, but now it's one of the world's largest events. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
54:41
August 03, 2021
8 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Anybody who lived through the 90s can tell you a thing or two when you say Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This television show has left a giant cultural footprint and paved the way for television of today. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Purchase his most recent book on Amazon! Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
52:10
July 20, 2021
7 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is some of the most iconic and recognizable music all around the world. Let's listen to some music and discover where we may have heard some of Tchaikovsky's most famous scores! Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/ Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
01:02:55
July 06, 2021
6 - Norse Mythology
While the religion of the of the Old Norse are no longer widely practiced, the stories of their gods and monsters still live on in our modern culture. The Norse myths have been the inspiration for a great many artistic endeavors, from Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen to Santa Monica Studio's 2018 God of War. Let's see just how imbedded these stories are in our daily lives. Jackson Crawford – Norse Mythology: Real Expertise. No Agendas. (jacksonwcrawford.com) Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/ Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Merch Store
57:51
June 22, 2021
5 - Roberta Williams
Video games are a staple to our modern culture. We certainly have many people to be thankful for that, but there's one person in particular who we want to celebrate today, and that is game designer Roberta Williams. Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/ Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Sign up for Run the Town! | Alexandrian Media Teespring
58:16
June 08, 2021
4 - Eurovision Song Contest
Although the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest has already passed, we wanted to continue the fun by introducing it to our U.S. audience!  "Technicolour" by Montaigne "10 Years" by Daði Freyr (Daði & Gagnamagnið) "Embers" by James Newman Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/ Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Sign up for Run the Town! | Alexandrian Media Teespring
01:02:37
May 25, 2021
3 - Bread
Bread has been engrained into our American culture that we often forget its cultural significance, not only to the US but to so many countries around the world! What is bread? Where did it come from? What does the future of bread look like? All will be answered! Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/ Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Sign up for Run the Town! | Alexandrian Media Teespring
51:37
May 11, 2021
2 - Imogen Heap
Whatcha say that we learn a little bit about the woman who revolutionized the pop music scene? That's right! It's Imogen Heap! Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/ Sign up to Run the Town!: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register?raceId=107817&coupon=alexandrian&fbclid=IwAR22D6jPRj_XOVeDJuHbSgsaFZoPjXLlyYm6l9LvD7aquiKQvVyD1Gv4FqU Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/alexandrianmedia The Composer Chronicles: https://alexandrianmedia.org/thecomposerchronicles "Dear Sister" SNL Skit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmd1qMN5Yo0
52:43
April 27, 2021
1 - Vincent Van Gogh
We all recognize the name Vincent Van Gogh from paintings such as Starry Night and Café Terrace at Night, but do we really know his story?  Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/ Become a member on the Cultured, But... Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/alexandrianmedia
51:38
April 13, 2021
0 - Frank Lloyd Wright
Welcome to the very first full episode of Cultured, But... Not Really! When preparing for this podcast, we sat down to practice with some topics we were really interested in, and we decided to share one of those episodes with you! This episode on Frank Lloyd Wright and is ad-free. Because of all these factors, we decided to make this our Episode "0" because we really upped our game for our first episode. We hope you enjoy! Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/ Become a member on the Cultured, But... Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: https://patreon.com/reallycultured Alexandrian Media Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/alexandrianmedia
39:39
March 30, 2021
Welcome to Cultured, But... Not Really!
Welcome to Cultured, But... Not Really! Listen every other Tuesday!
00:49
March 22, 2021