Culture Crash 19-32: The Return of HBO’s Hit Show “Succession”

Season two of the hit HBO show, “Succession” returns August 11. We discuss the basic premise of the ruthless family drama and the success of its first season.

19-28 Segment 1: The Fall of Theranos

The rise and fall of the now defunct blood-testing company Theranos has captivated the attention of millions and exposed the dark side of the startup culture in Silicon Valley. Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, is awaiting trial next summer, facing 11 felony charges for allegedly defrauding the public. We speak with Stanford professor Dr. Phyllis Gardner who doubted Holmes from the very beginning.

Culture Crash 19-23: Chronicling the Nuclear Disaster at Chernobyl

We discuss the new HBO miniseries, co-produced with Sky UK, titled “Chernobyl”. The show follows the chronological events of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union and captures the confusion and terror in the days, months and years following the accident.

Culture Crash 19-18: Beyonce’s Dominance in Pop Culture

We examine Beyonce’s consistent influence throughout all sectors of media. The visionary artist is known for her fierce demeanor and powerhouse concert performances, rewriting traditional female and black stereotypes in media.

Culture Crash 19-16: The End of Game of Thrones

The wildly popular TV show Game of Thrones is set to wrap up its story with six episodes this season, yet its fans may be unsatisfied. The TV show has departed the path of the books.

Culture Crash 19-15: The Increasing Cost of Cutting the Cord

Streaming services are multiplying, and none of them carry everything. Many people are finding that satisfying their TV viewing desires through streaming services is getting as expensive as cable.

Culture Crash 19-02: True Detective

Tonight marks the long-awaited, sometimes excitedly and sometimes with dread, but long-awaited, return of True Detective. The TV phenomenon of 2014 and possibly the biggest letdown of 2015 is back for its third season, and the early reviews suggest this should be more like the incredible first season and not like the dud of a season two.

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Culture Crash 18-16: HBO’s Westworld

Westworld, the show that mystified audience when it stormed onto the scene in 2016, is back tonight. We discuss the show and take a look at the perils of reading fan theories online.

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Culture Crash 17-23: HBO’s The Leftovers: Storytelling on grief

The Leftovers will air its final episode this week on HBO. Though its tough subject matter and study of grief can be overwhelming, it’s a show with a lot to admire and themes worth exploring