PMP#105: The Death of Soap Operas (Is Greatly Exaggerated)


Manage episode 302390142 series 2524133
By Mark Linsenmayer. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Mark is joined by novelist Sarahlyn Bruck and playwright Kayla Dryesse to discuss the conventions, evolution, and influence of daytime soaps. Are they actually terrible, or is critical dismissal of them largely sexist? Are prestige TV shows like Downton Abbey and White Orchid really just soaps in disguise?

For more, visit Hear bonus content for this episode at or by subscribing via Apple Podcasts to the Mark Lintertainment Channel.

Sponsors: Use the code "Pretty" at to get 10% off a superior shower experience. Get a loan to lower your monthly payments at

122 episodes