Toronto-based live streaming vanguard Marie Nicola and award winning public relations agency owner of VOCAB Communications, Chrissy Newton, are set out to launch their first joint project with their new podcast, “Alt.Pop.Repeat.”(APR) airing in December. “Alt.Pop.Repeat” will feature the two hosts as they dive into pop culture trends and counterculture worlds and chat along with guests on how both perceptions are so closely synced. Listen Here
Marie and Chrissy started conceptualizing this project when they noticed counterculture trends were pushing pop culture trends in recent years and how overtime they are syncing up.
“Both Marie and I live our daily lives in the pop culture world; from work to everyday social media consumption. But after work and spending time with friends and family, we both found ourselves living and loving the counterculture worlds. Why can’t someone love both? That’s when we went down the rabbit hole and discovered multiple connections on how alternative, sub and countercultures push pop culture. This is how Alt.Pop.Repeat was born,” says Chrissy Newton, co-host and co-producer for Alt.Pop.Repeat.
“Alt.Pop.Repeat. (APR)” will kick off its first season with 12 episodes, each 1 hour long, releasing one episode per month with the help of Juno nominated music & APR audio producer, Mike Schlosser, while featuring the APR opening theme song crafted by Juno Nominated producer Fresh Kils.
“Pop culture, exists because it is a reflection of advancements in technology and access to leisure. With access to the most influential contribution to communication since the printing press, pop culture is permeating our lives because the Internet is always-on and on-demand. Within that our access to leisure is allowing people to explore parts of what used to be apart of our folk history and the advancements in technology is making those explorations to spread at rapid rates. After many of these traditions were dormant for years, or really never got further than a few small pockets of individuals, why now are people jumping on the bandwagons of spirituality, crystal healing, aliens or even turning ancient cultural dances into pop phenomenon? We really just want to explore that and learn a little about ourselves in the process,” says Marie Nicola, co-host and co-producer for Alt.Pop.Repeat.