Aug 20, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #168 KPP Does Not Live by Cheesy Bread Alone

The Fright Zone ain't what it used to be, but luckily Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is here to help guide you through!  This week, we've got a report from the gaming mecca known as Gen Con, a little Disney trivia, a spoiler-free discussion about Quentin Tarantino's latest film, a "one job" pick for an actor with a very wide-ranging résumé and more.

Length - 01:06:48

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:00:58 - GAMING

Seth returns from his annual trip to Gen Con and KPP goes for the gold during local trivia night.



Catching up on the DC Universe's "Young Justice: Outsiders" and "She-Ra & the Princesses of Power" on Netflix.


0:30:03 - ONE JOB

Choosing the single role by which the world should remember Woody Harrelson.


0:43:53 - MOVIE NEWS

Reviewing Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood" with minimal spoilers and a new G.I. Joe movie starring... Chuckles!?



Cliff gets his reservations in for "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" and a secret project announcement for D23.

Aug 13, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #167 Question Mark?

What Time Is It?  It's time to gather Forty or Fifty of your friends together for the latest episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!  Jordan starts things off, avoiding Jimmy Olsen's Blues by recounting the success of this year's River City Comic Arts Festival, then those Two Princes Cliff and Seth review Amazon's new phenomenon, "The Boys."  Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, as long as she's listening to KPP!

Length - 01:01:15

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:09:15 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Thinking back on the first albums we ever bought.



Checking Instagram for news about the upcoming season of "Riverdale," an extremely meta "BH90210" reunion, "Big Brother" picks up steam, sampling the first episode of "Pennyworth," Agent Carter to appear on the next season of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TVLand skews older with "Younger," "Yellowstone" cranks up the cowboy adrenaline and the final season of "Preacher" premiers.



Amazon's "The Boys" puts a new spin on superheroes, getting a good cry in with season four of "Queer Eye," a Disney+ bundle deal officially announced, a documentary about dads and baseball cards, "Jack of All Trades," and the second go-round for "Workin' Moms."

Aug 12, 2019

Early Access to the Extreme TV Theme Song Bracket: Part 2 for Patrons

KPP's Extreme TV Song Bracket: Part 2 (Episode #169) is now available for Patrons only! Become a Patron at the $1 or more level to find out which TV Theme rises to the top of our "Golden Era" tournament. Click the "Patron" button at the top of  or the Podbean App from your mobile device. 

Aug 5, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #166 Extreme TV Theme Song Bracket Part 1

While most of our favorite series are in reruns for the summer, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast decided to trot out something we haven't done since our first dozen shows: a tournament bracket!  This time around, we'll be debating the best theme songs in the history of television.  And we aren't just referencing the dozen most famous ones you'd expect.  This is only the first in an epic four part competition, covering what we refer to as "The Bronze Age" and the heyday of "TGIF" and "Must See TV," from 1982 until 2001.  So please enjoy part one of our Extreme TV Theme Song Bracket and come back soon for the rest of the results!

Length - 01:43:11

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Aug 3, 2019

Cliff’s Top Ten Favorite Restrooms at Walt Disney World

     Now that Jesse Nation has had the proper time to digest The Poohbah's Top 100 Movie List and Jordan's Favorite "Wanged Him with a Shovel" Moments...It's time for Cliff's Top Ten Favorite Restrooms at Walt Disney World!  

     Most of you may already know Cliff's favorite "place to go," but what happens when you find yourself in a different park or WDW resort?  No worries, KPP is here to help with all your "needs."  Cliff has taken into consideration theme, convenience, lines, and size of various restrooms across over 43 square miles plus of property in Central Florida to compile a definitive index of the best locations to do your business while on vacation. 


#10 Garden Grill (2nd Floor of The Land)

Garden Grill Located at EPCOT's The Land on the second floor adjacent to the Garden Grill Restaurant. These are next to the elevators and water fountain and provide wooden benches outside to rest. Inside tile pattern is reminiscent of 1980's EPCOT Center, and is out of the way enough to not attract big lines.

#9 Gonzo's Royal Flush

 A.K.A. "The Great Muppet Crapper" is connected to the outside of "Pizzerizzo" in Hollywood Studios.  This is a fairly large clean restroom that doesn't see a lot of traffic unless Muppetvision 3D is letting out(pre Star Wars Galaxy's Edge opening). I love the name and theming here.

#7 Columbia Harbor House 2nd Floor

Columbia Harbor House 2nd Floor  This is almost a secret restroom up on the second floor. It is small enough most folks do not even realize it's there. Pretty good chance you won't be interrupted. The restaurant as a whole is top notch themed and I like to grab a table overlooking The Haunted Mansion in a well air conditioned area.

#6 The American Adventure (West Side)

AA Westside If you are standing in front of the American Pavilion in EPCOT, this restroom will be on your right side.  There are other restrooms to the left side of the building and down a long corridor. The west side restrooms are harder to find (meaning less people) than the further back east side potty. These are great and close enough to the amphitheater so you won't miss much of the concerts during Food & Wine or Flower & Garden Festival. Clean and devoid of lines you can march your Yankee-Doodle-Dandy in and fire the cannon!

 #5 The Odyssey

 I know what your thinking...everyone knows about these located near the first aid station. But, did you know there are actually a second set located on the far side inside the old "Odyssey" Restaurant? You can still use these even though the restaurant closed years ago and the space is used for festivals and private events these days. I love the classic brown and white tiles(probably dating back to the park's opening). No lines here with almost non-existent foot traffic. It's like walking into the past.

#4 Sanaa

 Located next to one of the best restaurants in WDW, Sanaa. A trip over to Animal Kingdom Lodge's Kidani Village and you'll find yourself in the amazingly themed restroom after a spicy Indian/South African inspired meal. The Imagineers really out did themselves here with modern fixtures and high detailed arch ways, stones, and tile floor. Maybe I should have ranked this one higher overall, but it's a bit out of the way. 

#3 Innoventions West

All but forgotten and not much longer for this world, the Innoventions West restroom is no longer on the map(literally). A cool '90's color palette inside brings back memories of when Innoventions was new. Today, it's on the chopping block as part of EPCOT's "project gamma" and will be lost forever. But for now you can still find the entrance tucked behind the Fountain View Starbucks. Trust me, very few know it's there. It's air conditioned, spotless, and waiting for you one last time.

 #2 Tangled Toilets

Tinkle TowerAffectionately known as the "Tinkle Tower" located in Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland. This is Disney theming at its best! Outside features tables to sit and rest with built in phone charging stations and a great floating lantern picture spot after dark. Inside you'll feel like you just missed Rapunzel painting the ceiling and walls herself. The Men's room even features frying pans on the walls. Although this area is usually busy and there might be an occasional's totally a "don't miss" attraction. That's correct, the restroom should be enjoyed just the same as Big Thunder Mountain. With movie details in every corner to notice while your having a personal "wildest ride in the wilderness." 

#1 Imagination Pavilion 

  Look it's no surprise as I've talked many times about the best restroom in Walt Disney World(I even made a video). Tucked away behind the Journey into Imagination attraction, only veteran park goers will remember to take a pit stop here. These are the original restrooms virtually left untouched since 1982. The original pavilion music loop still plays to this day. The colors are primary and bright to spark your imagination on the outside and a cool blue inside. It's a forgotten treasure of EPCOT. Feel free to let loose your own purple dragon in peace!


Jul 30, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #165 Stranger Things Season 3

Worn out from the whirlwind that is Comic Con, this time out Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast kicks our feet up and enjoys some television.  The new season of "Big Brother" stumbles out of the gate, "When They See Us" captures some painful truths and a couple of our favorite cable dramas crank up the crazy.  All that, plus a Florida anecdote from Cliff and our in-depth thoughts on the latest season of "Stranger Things."

Length - 01:08:55

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)



A look at the CW's fall schedule, season 21 of "Big Brother" has some issues, "Yellowstone" ups the drama to insane levels, the final season of "Legion" continues to confound and some trailers for upcoming shows like "The Terror: Infamy," HBO's "Watchmen" and "Westworld."



More "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" on Netflix, "When They See Us" dramatizes the true story of the Central Park Five and finally getting around to "Six Feet Under."



It's summer in Hawkins, Indiana as the nostalgic streaming phenomenon "Stranger Things" returns for its third season and our SPOILER-filled review covers all eight 80s-tastic episodes.

Jul 22, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #164 Spider-Man Far From Home

Recorded the weekend of this year's Comic-Con International, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has a deluge of breaking news to wade through.  We start with the highlights from the publishing side of things, then dive into movies, our impressions of some brand new trailers and full reviews of "Toy Story 4" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home."  We also have all the details you need to know about Marietta's upcoming River City Comic Arts Festival, so give us a listen.  It's the least you could do!

Length - 01:23:25

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)



The big headlines coming out of San Diego Comic Con, lots of endings in the comic world as Vertigo is shuttered, a horror imprint at DC for Joe Hill, Alan Moore retires with the final issue of "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," the end of an era with the cancellation of "MAD Magazine" and a bombshell surprise finale for "The Walking Dead" series.


0:22:40 - MOVIE NEWS

The conclusion of the Poobah's Top 100 movie countdown, our impressions of the family favorite franchise finale "Toy Story 4," comic con trailers for "Top Gun: Maverick," "It Chapter 2," "Terminator: Dark Fate," "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" & "Cats," breaking news for Marvel's Phase Four film and TV schedule and CNN's weekly documentary "The Movies."


Our SPOILER-filled critique of the Wall Crawler's latest cinematic adventure.

Jul 9, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #163 Dark Phoenix

Fun's over!  It's back to business in this episode, as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has a review of the final Fox "X-Men" movie, some retro video game goodness and an in-depth discussion about the work of Stephen King.  Joined once again by the O.J., Mr. Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Podcast on the Radulich in Broadcasting Network, it's a fast and funny good time no matter what speed you listen to it.

Length - 01:06:47

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:01:33 - MOVIE NEWS

Checking in on the Poobah's Top 100 Movies of all time, mild SPOILERS for our review of the X-Men swan song "Dark Phoenix" and rewatching some classics with our kids for the first time.


0:24:50 - ONE JOB

Picking the cream of the crop from master of horror Stephen King.


0:50:55 - GAMING

Seth's annual trip to Origins Game Fair, a vintage find at a local shop, a few video game announcements from E3 tickle our fancy and replica arcade cabinets coming for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Marvel and Star Wars.

Jun 28, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #162 A Game of DC Spyfall

We couldn't think of a better way to kick off our summer here at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast than by playing a hilarious game of DC Spyfall.  Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Podcast on the Radulich in Broadcasting Network stuck around in the studio, so we used the opportunity to play 12 increasingly silly rounds of the comic-themed social deduction game.  Listen in and try to figure out for yourselves whether we are devious spies or just clueless dopes!

Length - 00:52:31

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Jun 25, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #161 1994 Wizard Magazine Quiz

Before summer can officially begin, we have a final exam to conquer.  Keeping up our annual tradition, Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Podcast on the Radulich in Broadcasting Network returns to administer the "Comic Book Intelligence Quotient" quiz featured in Wizard Magazine #31 from March of 1994.  After a quick look back at the pop culture of a quarter century ago, follow along and see if you're able to answer as many 25-year-old trivia questions as your pals at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!

Length - 00:52:42

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Jun 18, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #160 I Have an Anecdote

Welcome back to another fun-filled hour of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast.  This week, we fan rumors about the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding DC and the WB's proposed streaming service, dig into several superb documentaries and even share an anecdote or two!  (And be sure to stick around until the very end for another one of Cliff's magical musical masterpieces.)

Length - 01:04:28

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:08:28 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Telling tales about our first cars and first car accidents.



"Swamp Thing" cancellation announced after one episode, rumors about the upcoming Warner Brothers streaming service, enjoyable romantic comedy "Always Be My Maybe," season five of "Black Mirror" drops, 4-part musical biography "Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men," the comedy retrospective "Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh," and fascinating political documentaries "Knock Down the House" and "The Devil We Know."



"Jeopardy!" champ's defeat leaks ahead of time, debut of horror series "NOS4A2," SyFy cancels comic adaptations "Deadly Class" and "Happy!," catching up with the final few episodes of "Supergirl" and a reboot of "Punky Brewster."

Jun 11, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #159 She’s got it where it counts, kid

This week, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is focusing on movies.  Join us as we review recent films we've seen (and some we haven't), debate Sigourney Weaver's most iconic performance and take a break from poring over every piece of news and scrap of footage that has made its way out of the theme park to celebrate the launch of Disney's "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge."

Length - 00:54:11

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:02:27 - MOVIE NEWS

Checking in on Seth's Top 100 movie list, the mesmerizing Korean film "Burning," surprisingly good word of mouth for "Aladdin," an in-depth book about 1999, "Best Movie Year Ever," an eye-catching poster for "Wonder Woman 1984," gauging our interest in "Dark Phoenix" and an off-the-cuff remark about the term "X-Men" being outdated ruffles fanboy feathers.


0:17:42 - ONE JOB

Picking a single role to define Sigourney Weaver's career.


0:30:25 - STAR WARS NEWS

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge officially opens at Disneyland, interrupting Cliff's entire life.

Jun 5, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #158 Riverdale S3 Ep22 New Mop, Who Dis?

The third season finale of Riverdale has arrived, and whether you think "it defies logic" or "actually kind of tracks" (or both), Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is here as the Archie gang unmasks the Gargoyle King once and for all.  Skip the formal dinner at the Blossom Hunting Lodge and ascend with us as we overanalyze every aspect of Chapter 57, "Survive the Night," do our best to untangle this year's mess of long-simmering plotlines and talk about THAT ENDING.

Length - 00:55:07

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

May 31, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #157 Riverdale S3 Ep20-21 Mail Ram

As the third season of Riverdale rushes toward its most bonkers finale yet, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is here to keep track of all the plot twists, misdirections and sharp left turns.  So join us as we cover Chapter 55 "Prom Night" and Chapter 56 "The Dark Secret of Harvest House," two episodes full of prom costumes, Navy recruiters, boxing double-headers, hook hands, serial killer genes and a valuable reminder that yeah, Ronnie, your dad sucks.

Length - 01:08:39

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

May 29, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #156 Yarn & Pie Charts

There is some pretty serious Detective-ing going on this episode, as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast uses every tool at our disposal to dig down deep into the latest news.  Several of our favorite shows conclude for the year, Netflix drops a slew of fresh content and the comic book industry continues to confound us in new and interesting ways.  Don't miss it!

Length - 01:34:15

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:03:50 - GAMING

Stringing yarn all over the walls for "Detective" from Portal Games and prepping for the summer's gaming conventions.



A solid second season of "Barry," wrapping up the back halves of CW shows "The Flash" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," a record setting run on "Jeopardy!," a live star-studded tribute to television legend Norman Lear and the first season of "Bless This Mess."



"Doom Patrol" concludes an epic first season, sampling the new version of "The Twilight Zone," a surprise concept album from The Lonely Island, behind the scenes racing documentary "Formula 1: Drive to Survive," Netflix dramedy "Dead to Me," the female-centric road trip comedy "Wine Country" and a trailer for season three of "Westworld."



Tom King removed from "Batman" before the end of his run, "Squirrel Girl" wrapping up with issue #50, digging the "Spider-Man: Life Story" and "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" mini-series, but not sold on "Heroes in Crisis," a cease and desist from DC about Devil's Due Alexandria Ocasio Cortez comic, celebrating the 80 year anniversary with "Marvel Comics" #1000 and looking at the surprising graphic novel sales numbers from 2018.

May 13, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #155 Avengers Endgame

Celebrating what is likely to be the biggest film event of our lifetimes, this week Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast talks all things Avengers: Endgame.  SPOILERS abound as we review the film and check off all the ways it met or defied our expectations, but we also spend some time trying to define what this moment means to three lifelong comic book readers, marveling at the way the last decade has turned something so personal and powerful in our lives into a global phenomenon we now share with the world.

Length - 02:03:36

Language - PG-13. (Contains adult language.)

May 8, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #154 Riverdale S3 Ep19 Why Sais?

Cards on the table, we are less and less sure what the heck is happening on Riverdale.  There's a pool table where the Cooper's dinner table used to be, cool guy dads are walking around without their cool guy hats, everyone Betty knows is defecting to the Farm and the biggest twist of the season is an ADULT pretending to be SEVENTEEN!  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast, along with special guest Coach Mayor Jared Lowe, work through these mysteries and more as we cover Chapter 54, "Fear the Reaper."

Length - 00:45:06

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

May 6, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #153 Riverdale S3 Ep18 Dental Records

Welcome back to our latest Riverdale recap, featuring the expert blend of serious devotion and sarcastic derision you won't get from any other podcast out there!  This time, we dissect Chapter 53, "Jawbreaker," where Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast and special guest Coach Mayor Jared Lowe question F.P.'s competence as Sheriff, mourn our favorite side character and his tiny teeth and fail once more to pinpoint The Town With Pep on any coherent map.

Length - 00:49:20

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

May 1, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #152 Game of Thrones S8 Ep1-2

We start this episode off with our annual Free Comic Book Day preview, giving you a sneak peek at all the freebies available at participating shops on Saturday, May 4th, then take our first deep dive into "Game of Thrones."  Better late than never, Coach Mayor Jared Lowe joins Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast to cover the first two episodes of the epic fantasy's final season, "Winterfell" and "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms."

Length - 01:33:59

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)



A preview of the books that will be available during this year's Free Comic Book Day.



A SPOILER-filled discussion about the first two episodes of Season Eight, plus an impromptu "death draft," predicting the characters who won't survive until the end.

Apr 23, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #151 Shazam

Relive with us one of the best weeks of Cliff's life, as his three favorite topics manage to fill up an entire show.  First, we are flush with news from Star Wars Celebration about Episode IX, then we dig into everything the streaming service Disney+ promises to offer, only to cap it off with the positive superhero vibes of a "Shazam" review.  Holy Moly, this may be the most psyched Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has ever been about what's on the horizon!

Length - 01:20:03

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:01:43 - STAR WARS NEWS

A trailer and a title for the upcoming "Star Wars Episode IX."



Dates, prices, new series and further details about the highly anticipated streaming service Disney+.


0:40:55 - MOVIE NEWS

Another Zack Snyder Q&A reveals abandoned plans for "Justice League," our SPOILER-ish review of the fun family superhero film "Shazam" and the start of the Poobah's Top 100 Movie countdown.

Apr 15, 2019

Episode #151 Preview: Star Wars Episode IX Reaction

We just couldn't wait another episode to share some of our reaction to the new teaser trailer for "Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker." So here's a snippet from our upcoming Episode #151!

Apr 15, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #150 Running ‘Round Riverdale

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast celebrates our milestone 150th episode by playing a rousing game of Running 'Round Riverdale.



But much like our favorite show puts a dark spin on the wholesome Archie Comics characters, we can't play the game as intended without adding a few twists of our own!  The Poobah (a certified 3rd level Gamemaster) has completely rewritten the rules, adding hilarious details from all three seasons of Riverdale into the gameplay.



Along with our special guests, Coach Mayor Jared Lowe and the First Lady Valerie Lowe, we used the teams we drafted in a previous episode and had a blast Running 'Round the 'Dale!



Length - 01:08:38

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Apr 9, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #149 Riverdale S3 Ep16-17 Pantone Flame Scarlet

Riverdale Chat returns, as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast sinks our fangs into the two latest episodes of the addicting and unpredictable teen soap opera.  First, it's time for this year's musical episode in Chapter 51 "Big Fun," where the cast puts on a stage version of Heathers when they're not busy burning down mobile drug labs.  Then, it's on to Chapter 52 "The Raid," (or is it "The Master?") and Edgar Evernever's farmie open house and cult recruitment jamboree.  There's a lot to decipher as we rocket toward this year's finale, so tune in and relive it all with us!

Length - 01:17:32

Language - PG-13. (Contains adult language.)

Apr 5, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #148 Sweepers, Costumes & Dirt

As we begin our third year in the podcasting game, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has put all our dumb toddler blunders behind us.  No mistakes from here on out, as we reveal the most hated jobs on our resumes, review 80s musical biopic "The Dirt," catch up on the plots of "Doom Patrol" and "The Walking Dead" and let you know about a few new series, specials and documentaries hitting the airwaves.

Length - 01:27:19

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:01:35 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Telling stories about the worst jobs we've ever worked.



New episodes of "Queer Eye" on Netflix, likely the final season of "Catastrophe," the true crime series "The Case Against Adnan Syed," Hulu comedies "Shrill" and "PEN15," differing opinions on "Love, Death & Robots," the Motley Crue biopic "The Dirt," a trailer for season three of "Stranger Things" and "Doom Patrol" just keeps getting weirder.



Wrapping up seasons of "The Gifted," "Deadly Class" and "Miracle Workers," the HBO documentary "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," the retail silliness of "Superstore," an unraveling relationship on "This is Us," the launches of "Happy!" season two and the vampire mockumentary "What We Do in the Shadows" and working our way up to the finale of "The Walking Dead."

Apr 3, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #147 Spicy Lupita

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast celebrates our third anniversary by debating the most beloved role of a cult favorite actor, reviewing the blockbuster horror film "Us," trying to understand Zack Snyder and cracking open the cover of the 1000th issue of "Detective Comics."  We are living in a bleeping dream world and enjoying every minute of it!

Length - 01:08:02

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:04:33 - ONE JOB

Getting inspired by the new podcast Late Night (Nic) Cage Fight to declare the one essential role for Nicholas Cage.


0:21:15 - MOVIE NEWS

The Disney buyout of Fox becomes official and a title for the first generation of Marvel films, spoiler-free thoughts on Jordan Peele's "Us," reacting to Zack Snyder's rant on his killer version of Batman and the first poster for "Star Wars Episode IX."



Jonathan Hickman returning to Marvel for new era of X-Men, the "Absolute Carnage" crossover event, a bonus chapter of "Marvels" for its 25th anniversary, catching up on recent releases and reviewing the milestone "Detective Comics" #1000.

Mar 26, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #146 Riverdale S3 Ep15 This Might Get Weird

Riverdale hits their milestone 50th episode with "American Dreams," the 15th show of season three, and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is here to celebrate.  But before we can figure out how many candles should really be on F.P.'s cake, we've got to visit a creepy comic shop and do a little bare knuckle RPGing to see if the Red Paladin is really king of the mountain.  All this, plus casting news for the upcoming spinoff Katy Keene, from your friends at KPP!

Length - 00:49:42

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Mar 21, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #145 Riverdale S3 Ep14 The Price of Salt

Recapping, ribbing, reckoning and rejoicing in Riverdale, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast returns to cover episode 14 of season three, "Fire Walk With Me."  We start by remembering Luke Perry, then it's on to awkward house showings, adopting random homeless kids, holding our hands over open flames and meticulously mapping Archie's many scars.

Length - 00:43:29

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Mar 19, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #144 Captain Marvel

Adding a robot fact-checker to our lineup goes about as smoothly as you'd expect, as the well-oiled machine known as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast rolls out another brand new episode.  This time around, we pour ourselves a couple bowls of cereal, cringe through a hard-to-watch documentary, sample the latest Netflix offerings and review the blockbuster "Captain Marvel."  Higher, further, faster, Ka-Powier!

Length - 01:22:27

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:02:23 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Remembering our favorite breakfast cereals from childhood.



The scathing Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland," Bob Saget returns to host "Videos After Dark," YouTube superstar Lilly Singh coming to late night NBC, hospital drama on "This is Us," "Arrow" to conclude next season, HBO's "Crashing" canceled, binging Showtime's "Escape at Dannemora," the topical comedy of "Desus & Mero" and being tided over by "Big Brother Canada."



The big budget Netflix action movie "Triple Frontier," sampling fresh comedy "Workin' Moms" and the stunning animated anthology "Love, Death & Robots."


0:41:12 - MOVIE NEWS

James Gunn returning for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," Will Smith out of the next "Suicide Squad" and a better look at "Aladdin."



A review and SPOILER-filled opinions on both the new Marvel hit and the controversy surrounding its star, Brie Larson.

Mar 13, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #143 Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Preview

With more details about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge being revealed seemingly every day, it's time for a special crossover episode with The Mickey Bars Podcast dedicated to all things Disney!  Cliff and Elisha Barnes are joined by returning guest Justin Lowe to deep dive into all the news and rumors from the Star Wars-inspired rides, the menus and the merchandise.  If you are as anxious as we are to step into that galaxy far, far away then don't miss it.  Batuu or Bust!

Length - 01:14:36

Language - PG. (Contains mild language.)

Mar 11, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #142 Riverdale S3 Ep13 Seal the ‘Dale

We may be telegraphing our punches, but when a new episode of Riverdale drops, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is going to cover it.  This time out, we're talking episode 13 of season three, "Requiem for a Welterweight."  Recorded before Luke Perry's untimely passing, this one features high-stakes 'Dale action like boxing, under-cooked bacon, picking out a dress to drown in and a master plan we don't understand about putting prisoners in prison.

Length - 00:59:07

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Mar 4, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #141 Tapes

Set your VCRs to record this one, because you're going to want to carefully catalog everything Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has to cover this week!  Listen in as the Poobah rubs elbows with a celebrity, we agree to disagree with this year's Oscar winners and binge all the television worth binging (and some that isn't).

Length - 01:13:28

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:01:47 - GAMING

Seth calls in to actor Rich Sommer's game podcast Cardboard and My Little Pony, Transformers and G.I. Joe come to Heroclix.


0:10:18 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

The kinds of things we set our VCRs to record and rewatch back in the day.



"Jeopardy All-Star Games" spices up the quiz show, wooed by reality shows "The Masked Singer," "Survivor," "The Challenge" and "Temptation Island," "Better Things" back on FX, family sitcoms "Splitting Up Together" and "The Kids are Alright," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" celebrates a milestone, "Crikey! It's the Irwins" and the anniversary of the Crocodile Hunter's death, a documentary-style 150th episode of "Arrow" and the premier of spy drama "Whiskey Cavalier."


0:43:00 - MOVIE NEWS

Final thoughts on this year's Oscar winners.



Facing death on Netflix's "Paddleton," more thoughts on off-kilter "The Umbrella Academy" and "Doom Patrol" hitting all the right buttons.

Feb 26, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #140 Riverdale S3 Ep12 There Will Be Bug

Let's make some 'dale!  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast returns with another mad, Sapphic caper, covering "Bizarrodale," the 12th episode of Riverdale's third season.  (And a related sketch from Saturday Night Live!)  Our favorite supporting characters finally take the spotlight, including Cheryl & Toni (a.k.a. Blopaz) and Kevin & Moose (a.k.a. um... Kevlar Masonjar?).

Length - 00:53:50

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Feb 22, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #139 Episode CXXXIX: Don’t @ Me

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back, and we're jumping the gun on what is sure to be an entire year of Star Wars rumors, hyperbole and hype.  We're also simultaneously streaming two off-kilter superhero stories, prepping for the Oscars, trying not to cry during a wholesome documentary and spotlighting one of the biggest movie stars of our lifetimes, Bruce Willis.

Length - 01:28:12

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:04:08 - STAR WARS NEWS

Anticipating Episode IX's title reveal, wondering about the future impact of recent fan backlash, the results of our Star Wars vs Avengers poll and the announcement of Triple Force Friday.



The premier of "Doom Patrol" on the DC Universe app, first impressions of the offbeat superheroes of "Umbrella Academy," the twisty, time-travely "Russian Doll," Netflix bandersnatches its viewers choices and a new comedy special from Ray Romano.


0:48:18 - MOVIE NEWS

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" documentary debuts on PBS and HBO, the Oscars keep stumbling over their own feet, the absurd horror film "Slaxx," a potential scary spin-off of "Aquaman," a remake of the foreign film "Force Majeure" and a spoiler-free review of "Glass."


1:08:09 - ONE JOB

Yippee ki yay, Mr. Falcon... it's time to decide Bruce Willis' most essential performance.

Feb 19, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #138 Tattoo Hoop-Dee-Doo

Voted one of the top ten or twenty podcasts in our hometown, we are back with a brand new episode about the end of "Celebrity Big Brother," the return of "The Walking Dead" and all of the comic books you should be looking forward to over the next few months.  We also have some breaking news about the River City Comic Arts Festival, so grab a cold one and tune in to Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast today!

Length - 01:05:48

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)



Checking in on the murder mystery "Heroes in Crisis," the "Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe" crossover, anticipating Marvel's upcoming "War of the Realms," Conan joins the "Savage Avengers," DC preps for the "Year of the Villain," Vertigo cancels controversial "Second Coming," time traveling hi-jinks in store for "Jughead's Time Police" and a rundown of recent releases.


0:29:58 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Talking tattoos in our getting-to-know-you segment.



The "Celebrity Big Brother" finale, the return of "The Walking Dead" introduces the Whisperers, "Miracle Workers" debuts on TBS, sampling the new season of "Star Trek: Discovery," not much closure on the latest "This is Us" and the passing of Disney exec Ron Miller.

Feb 12, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #137 Riverdale S3 Ep11 Little Seizures

Come with us to Noir Town, as the 11th episode of Riverdale's third season, "The Red Dahlia," goes even heavier than normal with movie references.  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is on the case, sleuthing out what's really in Archie's punching bag and why Doctor Curdle, Jr isn't on Instagram.  We've got strong opinions, left-field theories and terrible celebrity impressions that we have to share, so make the Podcast with Pep part of your weekly routine!

Length - 01:01:53

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Feb 8, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #136 Riverdale S3 Ep10 Weekend at Tall Boy’s

There's a new sheriff in town and the plotlines are moving fast in "The Stranger," the tenth episode of Riverdale's third season, so allow Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast to help you keep tabs on it all.  Healing nicely from our bear wounds, prepping for the SATs and throwing a couple of impromptu parties where the circumstances certainly do not warrant, we cover every angle of the most bonkers show on television with good humor and insane attention to detail.

Length - 01:03:57

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Feb 5, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #135 Pigtails

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is here to spark joy in our listeners with insights and reviews on everything we've been watching lately.  "Big Brother" has another house full of celebrities, "This is Us" mortifies us in brand new ways, two comic book adaptations hit the small screen and a wild documentary dovetails... er... pigtails perfectly into our discussion of the use of advertising in social media.  (Psst... nobody tell Jordan his microphone is facing the wrong way the entire time.  He'll be so embarrassed!)

Length - 01:18:12

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:02:02 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Learn more about us by reliving some of our most memorable moments at the movie theater.



The return of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," the second season of "Celebrity Big Brother," a new format (and a new podcast) for "Conan," the CW renews its most popular shows, checking in on "Black Lightning," "The Goldbergs" has lost some of its magic, the most traumatic event yet on "This is Us" and SyFy's "Deadly Class" starts off strong.



The effects of social media influencers highlight the documentary "Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened," choosing our way through "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch," another trip back to the nerdy 90s in "So Much Damage: How Image Comics Changed the World," the over-the-top comic book action of "Polar," a faithful adaptation of "Watership Down," "A Series of Unfortunate Events" provides stylized family fun, sampling the home improvement phenomenon "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," several new Netflix releases and our final thoughts on "Bird Box."


1:02:00 - ONE JOB

Taking off our blindfolds just long enough to peek at the single role we most identify with Sandra Bullock.

Jan 29, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #134 The 2018 Poobah Awards

Coming at you from sunny Marietta, Ohio, the film capital of the world, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast presents the 2018 Poobah Awards!  Seth, our resident cinephile and list-maker has spent all year watching everything from blockbuster superhero movies to micro-budget indies, traveling the region to screen, rent and stream the very best Hollywood had to offer in 2018.  Counting down over 100 entries, this enormously overstuffed episode is the final word on our favorite films this year.


Length - 02:36:03

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Jan 23, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #133 Riverdale S3 Ep9 Veggie’s Happening

"Riverdale" returns from its holiday hiatus with "No Exit," episode nine of season three, and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is all over the action.  This hour has bear maulings, cat burglings, gargoyles jacking jalopies and even a little Shakespeare lesson, so miss it at your own peril.  And remember to vote for us for Best Local Podcast in the "Arts & Culture" category at!

Length - 01:02:42

Language - PG-13. (Contains adult language.)

Jan 15, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #132 Big Brother

Nothing goes together better than reality TV and minor celebrities.  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is going for that same kind of ratings boost, utilizing the simulator found on to binge through an entire make-believe season of "Big Brother," starring familiar faces from our show!  Expect the unexpected as you get all the twists and turns, betrayals and blindsides you enjoy from the real thing, just starring (mostly) imaginary people.



Length - 01:54:05

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Jan 7, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #131 2019 Movie Preview

A new year means it's time for Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's annual Movie Preview!  Along with special in-studio guest, Coach Mayor Jared Lowe, KPP combs the entire 2019 calendar for films both big and small we hope will wow us over the next twelve months.  We also reveal which single flick we are most anticipating and go out on limbs predicting which one will end up being our favorite.  Forget those resolutions that involve going to the gym and instead promise to spend the year with us at the nearest theater.

Length - 01:45:14

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Dec 29, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #130 Riverdale S3 Ep8 Weak Suss

The winter finale of the most amazing show on television gave us a ton of new information to suss, so Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back to recap "Outbreak," the eighth episode from season three of "Riverdale."  Let us be the big spoon and you'll hear a theory we think cracks this whole storyline open, the coining of a patented new 'ship name and exactly how Archie's quest parallels a beloved holiday classic!

Length - 01:24:28

Language - PG-13. (Contains adult language.)

Dec 27, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #129 Jukebox Bisselling

Pop culture doesn't slow down for the holidays, so neither does Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!  Join us for this brand new episode where we put a lid on a few of the streaming seasons we've been following, recap the CW crossover event "Elseworlds" and review the spectacular "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse."

Length - 02:11:06

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)



The Dad rock concert film "Springsteen on Broadway," finishing up "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power," a "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" holiday special, a documentary on the Just For Laughs comedy festival, "Inside Jokes," thoughts on the first season of "Titans" and new pictures of "Doom Patrol," the cast of "Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" revealed and "Voltron: Legendary Defender" wraps up its outstanding run.



Recapping "Elseworlds," the annual CW crossover between "The Flash," "Arrow" and "Supergirl."


0:49:47 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Sharing stories about our first jobs.


1:01:45 - ONE JOB

Eulogizing Penny Marshall by picking her one immortal contribution to pop culture.


1:13:36 - MOVIE NEWS

Trailers for "Men in Black: International" and "Hellboy" and November's batch of Essential Films.



Our SPOILER-heavy review of the new animated theatrical release.

Dec 19, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #128 Riverdale S3 Ep6-7 Le B’unceur

When the world blesses us with a gem as rare as "Riverdale," then Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has a duty to dissect each one into a thousand fragments in order to fully appreciate their every aspect.  This time around, we cross the tracks and wind up in episodes 6 and 7 of the third season, "Manhunter" and "The Man in Black," where we make a pit stop in Athens for a shave, end up meeting royalty (both of the Gargoyle and Rock 'n Roll variety) and conclude with an unexpected new 'ship.  Things get pretty hot and heavy in the bunker this time around, so strap in and enjoy!

Length - 01:53:33

Language - PG-13. (Contains adult language.)

Dec 12, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #127 Forgive Us Captain Ron

As some of our favorite television shows skid into their holiday hiatuses, we're here to recap all the major twists and turns.  We also have some spoiler-free reviews of the new films "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," "Ralph Breaks the Internet" and "The Christmas Chronicles," along with a debate about Kurt Russell's most iconic movie role.  (Forgive us, Captain Ron.)  So you tell 'em Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is coming and hilarity's coming with us, you hear?


Length - 01:49:36

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:02:40 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Recounting our glory days (or lack thereof) in youth sports.


0:10:05 - MOVIE NEWS

An advance screening of the amazing "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," family fun at "Ralph Breaks the Internet" and trailers for "Avengers: Endgame" and "Captain Marvel."


0:39:15 - ONE JOB

Debating the definitive role in the bad@$$ career of Kurt Russell.



Feeling holly jolly with "The Christmas Chronicles" on Netflix, a live action "Cowboy Bebop" in the works, some final thoughts on "The Haunting of Hill House" and sampling other Mike Flanagan works like "Gerald's Game" and "Hush."



The fight against alien prejudice on "Supergirl," a time-hacking 100th episode of "Flash," more timeline shenanigans on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "Preacher" greenlit for a fourth season, the odd departures of Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan from "The Walking Dead," topical new episodes of "Adam Ruins Everything" and a documentary about the unavoidable mix of sports and politics, "Shut Up and Dribble."

Dec 5, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #126 The Search for Jesses

It's a big week for news around these parts, and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is here to cover as much of it as we can.  Things kick off by saying goodbye to Stan Lee, recounting what he meant to the world at large and to us in particular.  Then we peruse the most recent Netflix releases like "She-Ra" and an off-kilter Western from the Coen Brothers, catch up on some of our favorite superhero shows and prepare for this year's upcoming Poobah Awards by watching as many recent movies as possible.  All that and a Perlmutter story about bribing dirty cops makes for one heckuva show.  Excelsior!

Length - 02:01:51

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)



Isaac Perlmutter named in NYPD bribery scandal, eulogizing Stan Lee and deciding on the One Job we'll most remember him by.


0:31:47 - GAMING

Recounting a dominating performance during Marvel night at our local pub trivia, tending our share of pretty horses in "Red Dead Redemption 2" and beginning The Search for Jesse in a long-running game of Dragon Age.


0:44:03 - MOVIE NEWS

A long-winded title for the "Birds of Prey" movie, Amazon Prime members can watch "Aquaman" early, seeing Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" in preparation for this year's Poobah Awards, checking off October's list of Essential Films and getting out to see the recent movies "Creed II," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Widows."



"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" debuts on Netflix, sampling "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power," new episodes of "Mystery Science Theater 3000," Adam Sandler gets sentimental in "100% Fresh" standup special, "Remastered 2: Tricky Dick and the Man in Black" tells a timely story about Johnny Cash performing at the White House, cooling off on "House of Cards," Julia Roberts comes to the small screen in "Homecoming" and "The Romanoffs" anthology nears its end.



Kelly Ripa cast in "Riverdale," the surprisingly popular "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." renewed, recapping the unpredictable recent episodes of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," lots of new villains on "The Flash," a taste of "Titans" and the rest of the DC app, the first season of British spy series "Killing Eve" and critical acclaim for the latest "Doctor Who."


Nov 29, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #125 Riverdale S3 Ep4-5 Good Droppings

Monica Posh rides again, with two more thrilling hours of "Riverdale" to enjoy!  First, we reveal the identity of Archie's new bae from the landmark 700th issue of the original comic book, then we sink our Baby Teeth into episodes 4 and 5 of the third season, "The Midnight Club" and "The Great Escape."  We've been waiting on this flashback episode to the parents' high school years for a long while, and the answers it would provide to the origins of Gryphons & Gargoyles.  So pop a couple of Fizzle Rocks and listen in as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast breaks it all down.  Capisce?

Length - 01:30:24

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Nov 7, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #124 Klemt Klatanberg

Saddle up, cowboys, because Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has a lot to cover this week.  Not only do we stumble on the most obvious name ever for a new segment (and reveal our first celebrity crushes!), but we learn a few secrets about what it's like during game night at Castle Poobah, enjoy our first taste of "Red Dead Redemption II," get the willies from "The Haunting of Hill House" and make lots of juvenile jokes about a bare-naked Batman as DC's new boss scrambles to erase any and all controversy, plus plenty more in this brand new episode.

Length - 01:46:28

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)


0:08:25 - GAMING

A new illustrated history book "Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana," a peek behind the curtains of one of Seth's game nights and playing cowboys in "Red Dead Redemption II."


0:17:28 - MOVIE NEWS

Checking out recent films like the musical drama "Hearts Beat Loud," the documentary "Three Identical Strangers," the con artist story "A Crooked Somebody," the thriller "Revenge," "The Kindergarten Teacher" with Maggie Gyllenhaal and the martial arts action flick "The Night Comes for Us."


0:24:56 - ONE JOB

Struggling to decide on our favorite role from a listener suggestion, Tom Hanks.



Finishing the second season of "Ozark," getting creeped out by "The Haunting of Hill House," "Daredevil" season three drops, more "Making a Murderer," the spoof "American Vandal" canceled, and a new film from Jeremy Saulnier, "Hold the Dark."



The animated "Constantine: The Legend Continues" promos the CW Seed movie, a new supernatural mission for "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," a strong political point of view on "Supergirl," the troubled "Heathers" finally makes it to the screen, a who's who of horror geeks on "Eli Roth's History of Horror," orders upped for the "Batman: The Animated Series" blu-ray release and different versions of an "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" classic for Halloween.



Archie cancels their line of Marvel Digests, Hip Hop variant covers to grace actual albums, checking in on DC's "Heroes in Crisis" and other recent releases and behind the scenes waves caused by the "Batman: Damned" kerfuffle.

Oct 31, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #123 Riverdale S3 Ep2-3 Baby Teeth

Hang up your totems and chug that Blueberry Fresh Ade, because "Riverdale" is in the midst of a serious game of Gryphons & Gargoyles and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is keeping track of it all.  We start off with our spoiler-free first impressions of its Netflix sister-series, "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," then move on to covering all the crucial highlights of episodes 2 and 3 of the third season, "Fortune and Men's Eyes" and "As Above, So Below."  And stick around to the very end, where we manage to squeeze in a stealth edition of One Job, picking our favorite role from a beloved member of the 80s Brat Pack!

Length - 01:46:31

Language - PG-13. (Contains mild adult language.)

Oct 24, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #122 Purge Purge Purge

It's an overstuffed episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast, as the arrival of fall has filled our days with dozens of new shows and returning favorites to sink our teeth into.  We sample several debuting pilots, including the rebooted "Magnum P.I.," the Jim Carrey dramedy "Kidding," Netflix's brain-bending "Maniac," the animated "Star Wars: Resistance" and much, much more.  Plus, we introduce a new segment where we get to know each other a little better by revealing our favorite Halloween costumes we've ever worn.

Length - 01:59:00

Language - PG-13.  (Contains mild adult language.)



The "Marvel Rising" movie kicks off kid-friendly superhero adventure, "Batman: Bad Blood" on Netflix, a weirdly controversial trailer for the rebooted "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power," "DuckTales" ends its first season on a high note, "Star Wars: Resistance" premiers on Disney Channel and the crude "Big Mouth" defies expectations.


0:37:49 - MOVIE NEWS

A big box office but mixed reviews for "Venom," Lady Gaga shines in award contender "A Star is Born," scratching off more movies from our list of 100 Essential Films, an extended trailer for "Aquaman" and plans for a sequel and an English language remake of "Train to Busan."



Hours of classic "Monty Python's Flying Circus" come to Netflix, Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star in "Maniac," Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen re-team for "Forever," historical fiction anthology "The Romanoffs," introducing "Mr. Bean" to a new generation, skateboarding documentary "Minding the Gap," a smart second season of "American Vandal" and lots of new songs on "Flight of the Conchords: Live in London."



Quality drama on HBO's "Succession," checking out the fall pilots "Magnum P.I.," "Murphy Brown," "The Neighborhood," "Happy Together," "The Cool Kids," Jim Carrey's "Kidding" and USA's "The Purge," season four of "Better Call Saul" wraps up, the finale of the quirky "Lodge 49," a new speedster and a new big bad on "The Flash," the return of "The Goldbergs" and "This is Us" and the ninth season of "The Walking Dead" ups the quality but sheds viewers.

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