Today is the day all your dreams come true, the day KQED Pop is born! KQED Pop is the newest daily blog from KQED. It will critically engage with the social and cultural impact of music, movies, television, advertisements, fashion, the web and other collective experiences that make us laugh, cringe, and cry. Basically, it’s about to be the best thing on the Internet. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we present this welcome message from your faithful co-editors Lizzy Acker and Emmanuel Hapsis. They’ll bike right into your heart.
Emmanuel Hapsis studied creative writing at University of Maryland, College Park and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. After a few years of odd jobs, he landed at KQED, where he worked his way up from an intern to being the lead producer of a literature podcast and then the creator and editor of KQED Pop. In his free time, he teaches yoga and sings his heart out at karaoke.