Aisha Harris, co-host of the NPR show Pop Culture Happy Hour, joins us to chat about her new book Wannabe: Reckonings with the Pop Culture That Shapes Me. The book is a testament to the fact that, whether we want to or not, we inevitably learn a lot about the world from TV shows and movies and music videos. In essays on everything from the Spice Girls to film critic Roger Ebert to King Richard, Aisha explores her own relationship to pop culture over the past three decades, both as a consumer and a critic.
Then, we dive into the world of cartoons as part of our ongoing Nerdy Jobs series. In this installment, we follow Tyler Washington’s path from her childhood love of shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender to her job as a storyboard artist and revisionist.