Aisha Harris wants us to take pop culture more seriously.
“Often it looks like the desert or the counterprogramming of the real things that are happening,” he said. “Obviously, there are some things that are more important than others, but I also think that pop culture and politics absolutely go hand in hand in every possible way.
“If that weren’t true,” he adds, “then we wouldn’t have people trying to ban the books; we wouldn’t have people trying to ban drag queens.”
In her new book “Wannabe: Reckonings with the Pop Culture That Shapes Me,” the co-host of NPR’s “Pop Culture Happy Hour” podcast shares her experiences as a ’90s black girl turned thirty-something living in the city. she is a journalist as she delves into the changing ways we interact with pop culture, and how it affects us in ways she may not even realize.
Harris joined Saint Louis in the air host Elaine Cha in June before a live audience to discuss “Wannabe: Reckonings with the pop culture that shapes me.” listen to the conversation on apple podcast, Spotify either google podcast by clicking the play button below.
Aisha Harris talks to Elaine Cha from “St. Louis on the Air”
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