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Podcast Episode 8: The MEGACHURCH!

Q: When is a church a MEGAchurch? A: When it has over 2000(!!!) worshippers. Megachurches aren’t just a US phenomenon. These churches are in Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil; they have them in Los Angeles, and TWO in New York City. In South Korea, 250,000 people attend these EVERY WEEK! These spaces are […]

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2: TGI Friday’s

This month we get a meal at the TGI Friday’s in New York’s Union Square. Started as a single restaurant near the Queensboro Bridge in Manhattan, TGI Friday’s now has over 900 restaurants in 61 countries. Known for kitchy decor, potato skins, and alchohol – but what makes this restaurant so popular? And what can […]

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Coming Soon: The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions

A monthly podcast about the most popular, highest grossing, mainstream culture. How we can use all that bad stuff for good? In each episode an an academic, an activist, and an artist from the Center for Artistic Activism will help navigate through the garbage looking for treasure. Coming soon, subscribe now and don’t miss a […]

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Public Media’s Role in Creating Arts Participation, Audiences

“How would your life be different if you were never introduced to the arts?” asked Paula Kerger, president and CEO of the Public Broadcasting System, at a recent meeting of the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington. Basically, I can only speculate how my life would be different if I’d never been introduced to the arts. […]

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A Pop Conversation

In the height of the 2007 football season, shortly after the Audience Experience Initiative project began talking about a new vision for audience engagement, I found myself on my Monday bus commute after a Steelers defeat. “What if these people felt as opinionated about what happened at the ballet this weekend as they do about […]

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A Pop Conversation

In the height of the 2007 football season, shortly after the Audience Experience Initiative project began talking about a new vision for audience engagement, I found myself on my Monday bus commute after a Steelers defeat. “What if these people felt as opinionated about what happened at the ballet this weekend as they do about […]

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