Pop Cosmopolitan Radio Show talking points

The Pop Cosmopolitan radio show I do on Edge Radio 99.3FM every Thursday’s from 2pm will be doing a quick review of some of the strange and exciting news in and around the world of popular culture. You can listen in live at 2pm on Edge Radio 99.3 Hobart Tasmania. Or on demand here:
http://www.edgeradio.org.au/program/pop-cosmopolitan/restream/

Highlights include:
News that the world-building strategy video game Tropica 5 where you play as a dictator of a small country has been blocked for sale in Thailan by the military junta
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/04/thailands-military-junta-blocks-sales-of-tropico-5/?onswipe_redirect=no&oswrr=1
A great example of games getting caught up in real world politics.

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Survivalist supreme Bear Grylls on how to survive life-threatening scenarios as portrayed in Hollywood movies: http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/08/04/bear-grylls-survival-sharknado/ A personal favourite being the insight into surviving the sharks from Sharknado.

William Shatner/Captain Kirk tweeting to NASA and their reply. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/136634-Captain-Kirk-Requests-Status-Report-NASA-Tweets-Update?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=news
very fictional world and real world colliding. Good to see the guys at NASA can run with the pop culture ball.

And Sony’s plans to develop the Spiderman property into a bigger franchise and incorporate strong female leads:
http://www.movies.com/movie-news/female-superhero-movie/16463

While we’re on superheroes and gender, here’s an interesting article about the lack of female superhero development across the ages as triggered by an image of Batman’s multiple iterations and tweet http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/4/5967957/wonder-woman-batman-superman-gender-inequality

All that and more on the Pop Cosmopolitan show. You can listen in live at 2pm on Edge Radio 99.3 Hobart Tasmania. Or on demand here:
http://www.edgeradio.org.au/program/pop-cosmopolitan/restream/

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