Shacknews Presents: Pop! Goes the Culture! Episode 97

We're breaking down the WGA strike and what happens next on this week's PGTC.


Happy Thursday, folks! With the WGA officially going on strike, it's no overstatement to say that this might be the film industry's biggest news week of the year. Donovan and Greg are ready to break it all down, so come discuss!

Episode 97 of Pop! Goes the Culture! goes live on the Shacknews Twitch Channel today at 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET. The stream is available to watch right here using the embed below.

Here’s a rundown of some of the news topics featured on today’s episode of Pop! Goes the Culture!:

The Writers Guild of America has officially gone on strike after failing to reach a new deal with the AMPTP, which represents most of the major studios. As writers protest for better wages and protection, it will likely have a huge reverberating effect throughout the entertainment industry. We're also going to discuss the Mario film hitting a billion dollars, and the slew of new trailer out this week.

Shout out to you for joining us to chat movies and TV. We love doing this show, and your support means a lot! If you want to show even more support to the program, you can subscribe to the Shacknews Twitch channel. Amazon Prime subscribers can do this at no additional cost via Prime Gaming.

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News Editor

Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Scream nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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