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Media, Culture, and Why we feel like crying so much

Jun 22, 2023

Sources mentioned in this episode:

  • boyd, danah. (2014). It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. New Haven: Yale University Press. 
  • Burton, T.I. (2018, Sept 10). “CrossFit is my church.” Vox.
  • Butler, S.M., & Diaz, C. (2016, Sept 14). Third Places as community builders. Brookings Institution. 
  • Layman, Tom. (2015, Nov 4). CrossFit as Church? Examining How We Gather. Harvard Divinity School News Archive. 
  • Natividad, I. (2022, August 30). When work becomes your religion, nothing else matters. Berkeley News. 
  • Pew Research Center. (2022, Sept 13). How U.S. religious composition has changed in recent decades. 
  • Putnam, R.D. (n.d.). Social Capital Primer. Robert D Putnam.
  • Tants-Boestad, Sebastian. (2021). “A World of Perpetual Light”: Dave Egger’s The Circle and Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment.” College Literature 48(3), pg. 406-434. 
  • Thompson, Derek. (2019, Sept 26). Three Decades Ago, America Lost Its Religion. Why?. The Atlantic.


Media, Culture, & Why we feel like crying so much is a podcast about media in daily life with Stefanie Chae and Grant Lattanzi. In each episode, we use media theory to make sense of our everyday media habits, practices, and experiences. Dialogue with us on Instagram @mediacultureandwhypod.

About the hosts:

Stefanie Chae is a media researcher and pop culture enthusiast, encouraging people to think critically about the media they’re engaging with daily.

Grant Lattanzi is a qualitative researcher and independent scholar interested in how people make meaning in, alongside, and through media.