Welcome to the page of Travis C. Yates, professor, author and popular culture aficionado!

Listen to the latest episode of Popology 101 on the Positive Cynicism Podcast Network here.

Listen to the latest episode of Still Up All Night here.

I’m pleased to announce my latest book, Nobody Told Me My Legs Don’t Work: Journey of a Down Dog.

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Available now in paperback and all digital formats!

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Nobody Told Me My Legs Don’t Work: Journey of a Down Dog

About the book:
When their veterinarian told them their dog would never walk again, they refused to listen. Nobody Told me My Legs Don’t Work is an incredible story of a dog’s will to walk again after a spinal stroke and the determination of the young couple that did everything they possibly could to make it happen. The book chronicles the dog’s journey from paralysis to being wheelchair-bound to triumphantly walking again in a pet parade as well as the progression of the couple that grew from childhood sweethearts to eventual parents. It is a story of hope and inspiration that champions animal rescue and care. Forward by Dr. Ava Frick, a leader in the animal rehabilitation field.

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A Latchkey Kid’s Take on Modern Cinema
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What happens when a latchkey kid grows up to be a film professor? He’s forced to reconcile film form and theory with the cheesy films he loved growing up. A Latchkey Kid’s Take on Modern Cinema is a collection of film essays by Travis C. Yates, most of which originally appeared as regular contributions to an entertainment website. The collection serves as a pop culture time capsule, laden with references to events taking place around the end of the 21st Century’s first decade. Yates blends cinema and current events to show us how film helps contextualize the world around us. It is a real-time account of a film scholar sharing his love of all types of films and attempting to find their appropriate place in the cinematic world.

The collection explores the work of more than 120 directors, examining both contemporary films and classics from the ‘70s and ‘80s, sprinkled with nuggets of wisdom shared with his film students. It is a fun, fresh perspective on modern cinema and a must-read for any cinephile! Yates is an Emmy-winning writer and film and media professor. He was raised on a concoction of Scorsese, Spielberg, and a copious amount of USA Up All Night.