Culture lessons from the amatures.

Stephen Trygar and Brian Edwards both think they’re pretty cultured, but in ways the other isn’t. Every week, either host will bring something to the table they find interesting, and share their discoveries with each other.

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8 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cultured, But… Not Really

Anybody who lived through the 90s can tell you a thing or two when you say Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This television show has left a giant cultural footprint and paved the way for television of today. Theme music is by Daryl Banner. Purchase his most recent book on Amazon! Become a member on the Cultured, But… Not Really Patreon page to get access to ad-free versions of this podcast: Alexandrian Media Merch Store — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. — Send in a voice message:
  1. 8 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  2. 7 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  3. 6 – Norse Mythology
  4. 5 – Roberta Williams
  5. 4 – Eurovision Song Contest

Stephen Trygar

Creator | Host | Editor

Stephen Trygar began his podcast in April, 2020 after almost a year of running his own blog. He realized that his mission was better fulfilled via a podcast, and thus was the birth of The Composer Chronicles! With an M.M. in Music History from Temple University, Stephen felt his historical knowledge better used to revitalize classical music and make it more accessible and approachable by proving that it’s not all black-tie affairs and high-society living.

Brian Edwards

Creator | Host | Editor

Brian Edwards is a video editor and motion graphics designer with a passion for film and video game scores. Brian is the designer of Alexandrian Media’s logo and is the resident cover designer for the hardcover copies of Tales of Love, Loss, Magic, and Reality: Setting the Stage for Opera and Ballet.

Daryl Banner

Theme Music Composer

Daryl Banner is a full-time author and composer who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston Honors College with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. During his time in college, he wrote, composed, and produced a musical under Tony Award-winning musical and Theatre producer Stuart Ostrow, as well as two original plays produced under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson. He toured briefly with an original musical Country Gravy & Other Obsessions to which he also contributed songs and performed. He composes companion soundtracks for the book series he writes, and also has written the music for video games and short films. He composed the score to several audio dramas by New York City-based visionary Jordan Cobb, including “Here Be Dragons” and “Primordial Deep”, as well as the award-winning “Janus Descending”, for which his score and main theme won an Audioverse award.

8 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Anybody who lived through the 90s can tell you a thing or two when you say Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This television show has left a giant cultural footprint and paved the way for television of today.

7 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is some of the most iconic and recognizable music all around the world. Let’s listen to some music and discover where we may have heard some of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores!

6 – Norse Mythology

While the religion of the of the Old Norse are no longer widely practiced, the stories of their gods and monsters still live on in our modern culture. The Norse myths have been the inspiration for a great many artistic endeavors, from Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen to Santa Monica Studio’s 2018 God of War. Let’s see just how imbedded these stories are in our daily lives.

5 – Roberta Williams

Video games are a staple to our modern culture. We certainly have many people to be thankful for that, but there’s one person in particular who we want to celebrate today, and that is game designer Roberta Williams.

3 – Bread

Bread has been engrained into our American culture that we often forget its cultural significance, not only to the US but to so many countries around the world! What is bread? Where did it come from? What does the future of bread look like? All will be answered!

0 – Frank Lloyd Wright

Welcome to the very first full episode of Cultured, But… Not Really! When preparing for this podcast, we sat down to practice with some topics we were really interested in, and we decided to share one of those episodes with you! This episode on Frank Lloyd Wright and is ad-free. Because of all these factors, we decided to make this our Episode “0” because we really upped our game for our first episode. We hope you enjoy!