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Pop Culture Convos - Mariah Carey: The Queen of Christmas

It's time — Mariah Carey has thawed. The pop-diva’s hit Christmas song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You," has broken several records since its debut in 1994. Why does the world bow down to Mariah Carey every single year? And why has the time of her thawing moved up every year, from early December to Nov. 1?  Today, hosts Maggie Peña, Sean Scott and Reece Hollowell discuss this holiday enigma and Mariah Carey’s legacy.

Pop Culture Convos - Taylor Swift: The music industry

Taylor Swift shattered records with the release of her tenth studio album, “Midnights.” In an era of music where even big names like Drake and Adele struggle to sell units, how does Swift manage to stay so far ahead of the game?  Today, host Sean Scott is joined by assistant entertainment editor Reece Hollowell and staff writer Chloe Southard as they talk about the present and future of Taylor Swift and the music industry.

‘Blonde’ and the internet discourse machine

In 2000, American author Joyce Carol Oates released her novel “Blonde,” a fictionalized account of the life and struggles of Norma Jeane Mortenson, a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe. The book was well-received in its time, viewed not as a biography of Monroe’s life but a manifestation of the way people saw her as both a personality and an object.