Who knew MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) had an academic class on the American Soap Opera?
I didn't. But learned a lot today listening to the Daytime Confidential podcast. An interview with Sam Ford, whose thesis focused on the history/genre/characteristics of the American Soap Opera.
Most people don't take daytime industry seriously. I do. And listening to the interview, and Sam Ford's academic take on the soap opera genre, gave me a new perspective. A more serious perspective.
Take a listen.