Pop, the Question (S2-E16)

“Holy Shirts”

Featured Guest Perry Shall (Artist, Musician, and T-Shirt Archivist; Guest DJ, WKDU, Drexel University)

Host and Producer Melinda Lewis, PhD (Associate Director, Marketing & Media)

Dean Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD (Dean, Pennoni Honors College)                                                                                                                   

Executive Producer Erica Levi Zelinger (Director, Marketing & Media)

Producer Brian Kantorek (Assistant Director, Marketing & Media)

Research and Script Melinda Lewis, PhD 

Audio Engineering and Editing Brian Kantorek

Original Theme Music Brian Kantorek

Graphic Design Emily Anderson and Kathy Chung

Additional Vocals Johnpaul Golaski and Julia Wisniewski

Recorded August 21, 2018 in 3034 MacAlister Hall, Marketing & Media, Pennoni Honors College, Drexel University.

Pop, the Question is a production of Marketing & Media in Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University.

Copyright © 2019 Drexel University


To learn more about Perry Shall, visit http://www.perryshall.com.

Episode Summary

Once relegated to undergarment necessity, the T-shirt has evolved over the last half century to fashion trend, art form, political statement, and now collectable item. For artist and musician Perry Shall—a self-identified T-shirt archivist of over 1,400 shirts (among other artifacts)—his unique hobby is an unprecedented labor of love mixed with a lifelong thrill of the thrift store hunt. Host Dr. Melinda Lewis and Shall dive deep into the stories and cultural trends sewn into the very fabric of the ubiquitous T-shirt.