Culture Crash 21-03: Is HBO’s Show “Euphoria” Euphoric?

Culture Crash 21-03: Is HBO’s Show “Euphoria” Really Euphoric?

Whether you’re a young adult or not, the teen-focused show, “Euphoria” is a refreshing take on this period of life and all the struggles that come along with it. The full series is now streaming on HBO and HBO Max.

21-02 Segment 1: The Sketch That Solves The Crime

21-02 Segment 1: The Sketch That Solves The Crime

You’ve probably seen a black and white portrait of a suspect displayed online, broadcasted on TV or even printed in a newspaper back in the day. But how exactly does a forensic sketch artist create such a detailed and accurate profile based off a single, hour-long witness interview? Lois Gibson, a longtime police sketch artist in Houston, joins Viewpoints this week.

Culture Crash 21-02: A Review Of The “Small Axe” Anthology

Culture Crash 21-02: A Review Of The “Small Axe” Anthology

We discuss Steve McQueen’s five-part series, “Small Axe” that originally aired in the UK but is now available to stream in full on Amazon Prime.

21-01 Segment 1: The Psychopath Inside

21-01 Segment 1: The Psychopath Inside

Who do you think of when you read or hear the word, psychopath? Rarely does anyone think of the mild-mannered neuroscientist next door. We speak to two experts about what the term actually means in the medical world, how it’s tested for in various people and why many people who have psychopathic tendencies are able to function in a non-violent, productive manner.

Culture Crash 21-01: A Look Back At What Got Us Through 2020

Culture Crash 21-01: A Look Back At What Got Us Through 2020

There’s no doubt it’s been a long and frankly, weird year. We highlight some of the books, shows and movies that kept us entertained in 2020.

20-51 Segment 2: Game Show History

20-52 Segment 2: Game Show History

Before the game shows of today, there were countless series of the past that defied our notion of showmanship. Full of grandiose props, charismatic hosts and the perfect, hand-picked contestants, these series kept viewers hooked till the very end and were (really) too good to be true. We discuss some of the most popular game shows in American history and how the industry has evolved over the last 70 years.

Culture Crash 20-52: A Film Homage To “The Twilight Zone”

Culture Crash 20-52: A Film Homage to “The Twilight Zone”

We recommend the new movie, “The Vast of Night” now available to stream on Amazon Prime. It has the same vibes as “The Twilight Zone”, transporting viewers back to an entirely different time period.

20-52 Segment 1: The On- And Off-Stage Benefits Of Practicing Improv

20-52 Segment 1: The On- And Off-Stage Benefits Of Practicing Improv

Getting on a stage in front of a crowd can be extremely daunting. But, taking a risk and trying something new may not only lead you to a new hobby but a renewed perspective on life. Improv comedy forces you to connect on a deeper level with others, as well as yourself through the collaboration, communication and confidence the performance art requires.

Culture Crash 20-51: Revisiting The Video Game “The Last of Us”

Culture Crash 20-51: Revisiting The Video Game “The Last of Us”

“The Last of Us” and “The Last of Us Part Two” both have intricate storylines set in a post-zombie apocalypse world that makes for adventurous and exciting game play. We dive into the creative development that sets this game apart.

Culture Crash 20-50: The Queen’s Gambit

Culture Crash 20-50: The Queen’s Gambit

You don’t need to be a chess whiz to enjoy The Queen’s Gambit. Viewpoints explores the Netflix breakout hit featuring actress Anya Taylor-Joy.

20-50 Segment 1: The Modern Diamond Business

20-50 Segment 1: The Modern Diamond Business

The northwestern coast of South Africa & Namibia has been a mining hub for diamonds since the 1900’s. Local workers labor through long shifts and hazardous working conditions in order to feed their families. The pay? Roughly five cents per carat of rough diamonds found. While some may argue that the industry stimulates the local economy, once a company deems an area to be over-mined, it pulls out, leaving behind nothing for locals except ravaged land.

Culture Crash 20-49: When To Quit The Book You’re Reading

Culture Crash 20-49: When To Quit The Book You’re Reading

When do you call it quits on a book that you just can’t get into? We discuss a few picks that are popular reads but just didn’t hook us enough to continue on.

20-49 Segment 1: Becoming Steve Jobs

20-49 Segment 1: Becoming Steve Jobs

Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, was hailed as a genius and master innovator during his lifetime, but his career wasn’t always a smooth, upward trajectory. He failed many times and was eventually sidelined at Apple. We speak with one of his biographers about how Jobs changed his ways during this turbulent time, and how his experiences working with NeXt Computer and Pixar helped develop him into a savvier, more understanding leader.

20-48 Segment 1: The Early American Diet

Throughout history - war, famine, economic instability has affected what we choose to buy at the grocery store. Even today, the pandemic has shifted our grocery shopping and eating habits. This week, we rewind back to the Great Depression, which forced millions of Americans to find new recipes and get creative with the limited number of ingredients they could afford.