Spectacle: Las Vegas

Las Vegas artist brings a unique perspective to the new podcast on the city’s past.

The Spectacle series analyzes the cultural and societal implications of your guilty pleasures. The series simultaneously celebrates and critiques the media, people, and places that define us, from reality TV to true crime.

Las Vegas: Season 2

The city has defined popular culture for decades. An oasis in the desert, a mirage — an adult playground with casinos, showgirls, and buffets. How did Vegas become “Sin City”? Season 2 of Spectacle explores the fabulous, incorrigible Las Vegas, from the origin of shotgun weddings to film portrayals of the mob era to the social engineering behind mega-casinos.

SEASON 1: Reality-TV

While reality TV is often dismissed as guilty pleasures, lowbrow, or even trash, you probably have heard of Kim Kardashian, Snooki, and Lisa Vanderpump. From racial tensions on The Real World New York to gender dynamics on The Bachelor, reality television has become a place to watch social and political issues unfold in real-time over the past 30 years. Join host Mariah Smith as she tackles the history of the genre one show at a time, revealing how it’s shaped our culture and its shape.


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