Feb 15, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #92

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We may never figure out which "Sex in the City" character we each correspond with, but that doesn't mean this episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is a total letdown.  Listen in as we celebrate the start of that New Testament film franchise we predicted, chime in on the ugly "Black Panther" backlash, Michael finally sees "The Last Jedi," Jordan starts his year-long countdown watching 100 essential movie classics and as much other pop culture wittiness as we can squeeze into a show.  Go for it!

Length - 01:25:38

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

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0:06:44 - MOVIE NEWS

Cliff hops in to "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" with zero knowledge of the franchise, the second coming of Jim Caviezel for the "Passion of the Christ" sequel "Resurrection," Chris Pratt in the comic adaptation "Cowboy Ninja Viking," "You are my Friend" starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers, The Rock taking Disney's "Jungle Cruise" for a ride, Jordan updates his January list of essential movies, rumors of Mario coming to the big screen, a "Black Dynamite" sequel and new trailers for "I Kill Giants" and "Ant-Man and the Wasp."

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0:34:06 - STAR WARS NEWS

Michael finally sees "The Last Jedi" and a comic book one-shot reveals how DJ landed in prison.

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0:42:00 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

Stan Lee has a brief health scare, catching up on recent issues of DC's "Dark Nights: Metal," lackluster stories counting down to "Action Comics" #1000 and news on Bendis's Superman takeover.

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0:50:06 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Emotional answers to a long-running mystery on "This is Us," Steven Soderbergh's experimental "Mosiac" on HBO, "The Goldbergs" 90s spinoff a misfire, a new season of "Baskets," lovable ensembles on "Superstore" and "The Good Place," "The Gifted" wraps up its first season, doing hard time on "The Flash," "Black Lightning" strong despite a familiar story, fighting the famous Luthor battle suit on "Supergirl," a vapid millennial romance "Alone Together" on Freeform, "Happy!" concludes its twisted Christmasy first season and a hilarious Mandela effect episode of "The X-Files."

Feb 9, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #91 Riverdale S2 Ep11-12

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We have two week's worth of "Riverdale" to dissect and twenty minutes allotted to do it in this episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast, episode 11 "The Wrestler" and episode 12 "The Wicked and the Divine."  Archie is getting pulled further into the Lodge family's dirty deeds, Betty is following her brother Chic to the dark side, Jughead is torn between his friends and his Serpent family and Junkyard Steve has a junkyard to run.  So dress in your finest Catholic chic and let us fireman carry you through the fun and absurdity of another wonderful "Riverdale!"

Length - 01:18:18

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

Feb 1, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #90

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Welcome to another exciting episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!  Come for Cliff's amazing story about trying to stuff a cat inside a box, and stay for discussions of David Letterman's excellent new Netflix show, the debut of "Black Lightning" to the CW's superhero lineup, full details about the unprecedented anniversary issue Action Comics #1000 and much, much more.  Our rap skills may be wack, but our podcast game is tight!

Length - 01:43:50

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

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0:08:52 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Reviewing the "Runaways" season finale, "Fun Mom Dinner" spotlights female comedians, Letterman's "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction" expands on the talk show format, the dark British import "The End of the F***ing World," Amazon moving away from aquiring indie films, another appeal for "American Vandal," the quirky "Schitt's Creek" and a gonzo R-rated anime "Devilman: Crybaby."

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0:34:13 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

A high-volume "Superstore," Fred Armisen joins "The Last Man on Earth," the more adult spin-off "Grown-ish," pitch-black comedy "Corporate" debuts on Comedy Central, "LA to Vegas" is Michael's new favorite show, the Legion of Super-Heroes backs up "Supergirl," the trial of "The Flash," "Black Lightning" debuts on the CW and a ghost-hunting comedy from Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in development.

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0:54:38 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

Brian Michael Bendis survives a deadly infection, the red trunks return in Action Comics #1000, Stan Lee coming to Cleveland for Wizard World, the U.S. ski team dressing as Marvel heroes in upcoming Olympics, Frank Miller's "300" follow-up "Xerxes," Alan Moore's "Promethea" joining the JLA, the comic nominees for this year's GLAAD media awards, "The Walking Dead" gets a price bump and a new storyline, the "Captain America" road trip stalling out, the weekly "Avengers" story "No Surrender" introduces Voyager, DC's New Age of Heroes begins with "Damage" and TV ads, the "Old Man Logan" prequel "Old Man Hawkeye" launches, Jean Grey returns in "Phoenix Resurrection," "Star Wars Forces of Destiny" one-shots celebrate female heroes and listing the retailer-voted 2017 Diamond Gem Award winners.

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1:25:38 - MOVIE NEWS

A surprise teaser for "Dundee," changing release dates for "Deadpool 2" and "New Mutants" casting Drago's son for the "Creed" sequel, rumors of Jake Gyllenhaal as Batman and a Kitty Pryde film, still unsure of Spider-Man's role in "Venom," starting to scratch off Jordan's 100 Essential Films poster, the destruction of a priceless Stephen King collection and a trailer for the finale of "Star Wars: Rebels."

Jan 25, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #89 Riverdale S2 Ep10

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What was supposed to be a "quick" recap of "Riverdale" season 2, episode 10 "The Blackboard Jungle" turns into our typical long winded deep dive into the most recent insanity featured in the Town with Pep.  But how do you expect us to just gloss over an hour that finds Archie sporting a blazer and joining the FBI, Betty whipping out a pink can of mace, Jughead refusing to shed his skin and Sweet Pea in a turtleneck!?  So if you're down with KPP, flash us your fangs and tune in to this fresh episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast.

Length - 00:48:40

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

Jan 18, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #88

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Not only do we debut our next chart-topping hit "Sith Don't Lie" in this episode, but we thank our number one new patron and discuss some guerilla marketing tactics at a recent trivia night.  We also get our first look at the new Doctor Who, give a spoiler-free review of the Netflix blockbuster "Bright" and debate Dave Chappelle's divisive brand of comedy, along with all the usual news and notes you expect from us here at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast.

Length - 01:07:41

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

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0:7:34 - GAMING

Some Christmas vacation gaming with our families.

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0:15:12 - ANIMATION NEWS

New episodes of "Animaniacs" on the way and a different direction for the next iteration of "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

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0:18:44 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"The Gifted" renewed for a second season and the "Doctor Who" Christmas Special introduces the new Doctor.

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0:25:40 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

"Sabrina" casts its teen witch, Dave Chappelle reveals a generation gap in two new stand-up specials, David Letterman's new show to debut with guest Barack Obama, reviewing the big-budget Netflix fantasy cop drama "Bright," getting Perlmuttered in space in new episodes of "Black Mirror" and "Runaways" nears the end of its first season.

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0:56:22 - MOVIE NEWS

Seeing "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" yet again and the brutal Vince Vaughn prison movie "Brawl in Cell Block 99."

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"Sith Don't Lie"
Oh, it’s on tonight
You know the Sith don’t lie
And they’re itching for a fight
All the cloning, the training
Don’t you see baby, Dark Side is gaining

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I never really knew that Sith could rise like this
They make a man wanna learn Aurebesh
You’ve got your Darth Maul (si), Tyranus (si) Sidious and Plagueis

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Oh Kylo when you killed your dad
You made the Jedi so mad
They regrouped and kept on
Fighting the ball on the Falcon

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Hey Rey, I can see your saber glowing
And it’s driving me loco
And I didn’t have the slightest idea
That you might have been a Solo

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I never knew the Sith were always two
Chasing the rebels from Hoth to Jakku
From Endor, Kamino, Mustafar, and Naboo

Jan 9, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #87 2018 Movie Preview

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Slather some butter on your popcorn and settle in for Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's annual Movie Preview!  We go month by month, breaking down all the films - both big and small - scheduled for 2018.  Stay until the end to hear us each declare which one we are most anticipating, as well as bold predictions about which will end up being our favorite flick of the year.  We also keep up the tradition of letting Michael try and guess the plots of any of the really obscure ones.  If your resolution is to see more great movies, then we have your next twelve months planned right here!

Length - 02:03:21

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

Jan 4, 2018

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #86

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Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast wraps up the year with a brand new episode, where Michael regales us with a story about being attacked by an elderly dog and we copyright the word "podcast."  There's also some stuff about another underwhelming finale for "The Walking Dead," a nostalgia-fueled documentary on Netflix, a slew of new comic book releases and a peek under the mask of "Riverdale's" Black Hood killer, but really, it's all a bit anticlimactic after the geriatric dog stuff.  Happy New Year, Jesses, and here's to a 2018 even more down with KPP!

Length - 01:32:00

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

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0:06:18 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Robert Kirkman's "Secret History of Comics" retells the origin of Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stumbles with another cliffhanger, the 35th season of "Survivor" ends with a twist and the CW to re-air "Crisis on Earth X."

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0:17:52 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Netflix documentary "The Toys That Made Us" takes a look back at our favorite action figures, Tubi streaming app has lots of classic Transformers and G.I. Joe cartoons, binging some older seasons of the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, taking another look at Jim Carrey in "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond," prepping for new episodes of "Black Mirror" and the star-studded holiday bigfoot comedy "Pottersville."

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0:37:14 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

Sold-out "Metal" issues get new printings from DC, fallout from the San Diego Comic Con lawsuit, 2018 Free Comic Book Day titles announced, Marvel planning "World War Hulk II" and canceling several solo books, catching up on new releases like "Marvel 2-in-1," "30 Days of Night," "Witchblade" and "Quantum & Woody," podcast "Wolverine: The Long Night" coming soon and animated Justice League shorts on Youtube.

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0:55:55 - RIVERDALE

Diving deep into season 2, episode 9 "Silent Night, Deadly Night," as the mid-season finale (possibly?) reveals the Black Hood killer, Archie gets the finger, Betty digs up trouble and Jughead undergoes some tattoo removal.

Dec 27, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #85 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Three is most definitely company, as the trio of Jordan, Cliff and Seth gather to review "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."  SPOILERS abound, because we zealously break down every moment worth breaking down, thoroughly dissecting the plot, the characters and the themes.  For a big budget franchise film, it's surprisingly divisive and controversial, spawning both unrealistic petitions from fans and scholarly examinations from critics.  So, in one of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's longest and most passionate movie reviews, we strive to slice through the hoopla and honestly examine where we've come from and where we might be headed in our favorite galaxy far, far away.

Length - 01:56:25

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

Dec 18, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #84 An Illustrious Case of “Push ‘Em Tongue” discussing Riverdale S2 Ep6-8

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In our slap-happiest episode ever, we tried to squeeze a quick "Riverdale" recap in after our previous recording.  But after already doing a full episode, then 45 minutes of political debate, a case of beer, some cold fish and a freezer full of delicious Push 'Ems, it was almost 2 AM by the time we called it quits and the results are a bit... let's say... unhinged.  But we do our sleep-deprived best to cover season 2, episodes #6-8, "Death Proof," "Tales from the Darkside" and "House of the Devil" as thoroughly as this terrific show deserves in this one-of-a-kind go-round of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast.

Length - 01:23:47

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

Dec 13, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #83 Drunk on Schwan’s

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We get a little long-winded in this brand new episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast (and at least one of us gets a little tipsy as well).  But how can you blame us, with so many exciting things to cover!  It starts by catching up with Michael and his new life on the road as a Schwan's man, recapping Seth and Jordan's almost-record breaking trivia night and a few more thoughts about the "Justice League" movie.  Then it's diving into reviews of Hulu's "Runaways," the epic CW crossover "Crisis on Earth X" and Cliff's divided loyalties when it comes to the potential Disney deal with Fox and how it might not be such a great thing for fans.  So drop a quarter in our swear jar because it's Batuu or Bust for your pals at Ka-Pow!

Length - 01:50:46

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

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0:12:40 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Catching up on more "Punisher," the debut of Marvel's "Runaways," Hulu's Tonight Show-set dramedy "There's... Johnny!," gritty Western "Godless" premiers on Netflix, Jim Carrey's method acting on "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond" and Youtube's Adam the Woo tours the "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" locations.

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0:31:15 - ANIMATION NEWS

More episodes of "Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy," digging the "Justice League Dark" animated film and new cartoon versions of female Marvel heroes in the works.

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0:37:43 - MOVIE NEWS

Bucky embarks on a Youtube journey to watch the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, a nice response to our Facebook movie game and more movement on the billion dollar deal between Disney and Fox.

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1:08:18 - STAR WARS NEWS

A long running time for "The Last Jedi" and Disney's Star Tours incorporating the new planet Batuu.

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1:13:04 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

A Christmas episode of "Superstore," SyFy's twisted comic book adaptation "Happy!," the season of "Nathan For You" ends on a high note, AMC's "Secret History of Comics" explores some interesting new corners, "Big Little Lies" returning to HBO for a second season, "Inhumans" wraps up its run, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premiers with a twisty two-parter, the character moving from "The Walking Dead" to "Fear the Walking Dead" revealed, a schedule shake-up for the CW and the superhero crossover craziness of "Crisis on Earth X."

Dec 7, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #82.5 Wonder & Coco

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Cliff sits down with himself to talk about recently seeing the holiday family movies "Wonder" & "Coco."
"Wonder" stars Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson about a boy born differently starting school for the first time.
"Coco" is the latest Disney/Pixar film about a boy journeying to the land of the dead and discovering his own family's history.

Length - 00:32:44

Language - PG

Dec 2, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #82

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Wrapping up our Thanksgiving holidays, the Ka-Pow team begins this over-stuffed episode by revealing a few of the things we are thankful for, the Illustrious One gets his name changed by the West Virginia DMV and we groove to some Bell Biv Devoe.  Then it's on to the news, where we share our initial (but mostly spoiler-free) reactions to "The Punisher," prep for the big CW superhero crossover and give away a few of the secrets of the "Watchmen" sort-of sequel, "Doomsday Clock."  So clock in and check out this brand new edition of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!

Length - 01:51:03

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

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0:16:35 - ANIMATION NEWS

A new "Stretch Armstrong" series on Netflix, Cliff weirded out by the film "Nine," Pixar's "Coco" releases to rave reviews, "Big Hero 6" premiers on Disney XD and the first teaser for "The Incredibles 2."

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0:27:31 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

"Mystery Science Theater 3000" renewed for another season during annual marathon and our first impressions of "The Punisher."

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0:49:52 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"The Walking Dead" to cross over a character with "Fear the Walking Dead," hilarious relationship comedy "Hot Date" jumps from the web to TV, Mon-El returns to "Supergirl," gathering the Council of Wells on "The Flash," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" trying to split up Firestorm, filling Ollie's shoes on "Arrow," preparing for the CW event "Crisis on Earth X," a debut date for "Black Lightning" and a flashback introduces some familiar mutants on "The Gifted."

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1:31:23 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

An instant sell-out for Watchmen continuation "Doomsday Clock," editor-in-chief Axel Alonso out at Marvel and DC editor Eddie Berganza fired for sexual harrassment allegations.

Nov 28, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #81 Justice League

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Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back, bringing you an episode-length review of DC's "Justice League."  Beware massive SPOILERS, because we cover the entire film from top to bottom, with opinions on the actors, costume designs, strengths, weaknesses, all the easter eggs we could spot and much, much more.  We even finish up by ranking all the comic book movies released this year from best to worst, so make sure your Mother Box is tuned in to KPP and share us with all your DC-loving super-friends!

Length - 01:21:50

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

Nov 24, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #80

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Join us for a completely "Riverdale"-free Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!  That's right, by not talking about our favorite show for an ENTIRE episode, it frees up plenty of time for the four of us - and returning guest, the Mayor Jared Lowe - to share our thoughts on the impact of all these Hollywood scandals, a brand new "Star Wars" trilogy, more on "Stranger Things 2," all those other CW shows and the earth-shaking defection of Brian Michael Bendis from Marvel to DC Comics.  We catch up on an awful lot of news here, so stock up on the spicy pepitas!

Length - 01:21:51

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

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0:02:03 - MOVIE NEWS

The stunning trailer for "Black Panther," Rob Liefeld warns Fox not to sell to Disney, Deadpool guest-editing the holiday issue of Good Housekeeping, casting Drago's son for "Creed 2," Zachary Levi bulking up to play "Shazam," Universal's connected Dark Universe films go kaput and Kevin Spacey edited out of true-crime story "All the Money in the World" weeks before release.

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0:21:55 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

First look at new Doctor Who in costume, "The Deuce" and "Vice Principals" wrap up their seasons, "The Good Place" keeps surprising, "The Gifted" starts to drag, heartbreak for Alex on "Supergirl," Elongated Man stealing the show on "The Flash," Ollie passes the mantle on "Arrow," Damien Darhk returns to torment "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "Walking Dead" muddled down by action scenes and "The Orville" continues to evolve.

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0:38:56 - STAR WARS NEWS

Our hopes for Rian Johnson's spin-off trilogy and a live-action Star Wars show coming to Disney streaming service?

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0:46:27 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

After 17 years at Marvel, Brian Michael Bendis signs an exclusive deal with DC, "Dark Nights: Metal" spin-offs delayed, Super Hero Girls' huge sales success could mean expanded young reader imprint and Captain America reboots for Marvel Legacy with issue #695.

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1:06:03 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Further thoughts about "Stranger Things 2," "Punisher" set to debut, Amazon Prime orders eight episodes of "The Boys," "New Warriors" fate still up in the air, Jordan Peele bringing "Twilight Zone" to CBS streaming, "The Magic Order" set to be first Netflix property from Mark Millar and "At Home with Amy Sedaris" shares our love of pepitas!

Nov 17, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #79 Riverdale S2 Ep5

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Join us as we take another wrong turn down the dark streets of Killerdale!  That's right, this entire show is devoted to "When a Stranger Calls," season 2, episode 5 of "Riverdale."  A masked killer is stalking the Town with Pep, and EVERYBODY is a suspect.  We break down our theories, try to get a handle on the 'shipping phenomenon and answer a super spooky phone call on this episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast.

Length - 00:50:00

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

Nov 16, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #78 Thor: Ragnarok

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It's hammer time, as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast - along with special guest, the Mayor Jared Lowe - reviews the latest Marvel Cinematic blockbuster, "Thor: Ragnarok."  We dissect the film from beginning to end, so beware of SPOILERS, as we point out the hilarious high notes we loved as well as where we felt it fell a little short.  So if ye be worthy, press play and possess the power of Ka-Pow!

Length - 00:38:09

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

Nov 8, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #77 Stranger Things 2

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With Michael M.I.A. and the rest of us trespassing in his house, we keep things lean on this episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast, starting with the details of Seth's meet and greet with author Joe Hill, then moving on to our patented ultra-detailed "Riverdale" recap and finishing up with an enthusiastic (and a tad bit SPOILERY) review of "Stranger Things 2."  So if you are on a curiosity voyage, consider us your podcast paddles!

Length - 01:25:15

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

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0:06:15 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

In "The Town That Dreaded Sundown," episode 4 of "Riverdale," Archie goes hunting, Veronica gets in the t-shirt business, Betty loosens her ponytail and we break down all the action scene by scene.

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0:40:49 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

Jordan checks out the first volume of "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" in anticipation of the supernatural spinoff headed to the CW.

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0:43:58 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

A full, SPOILER-filled recap and review of the second season of "Stranger Things," Disney is in talks to purchase some of 21st Century Fox's entertainment properties, Netflix officially drops Kevin Spacey from "House of Cards" and the documentary "Too Funny to Fail" is indeed required viewing for comedy fans.

Nov 2, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #76

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Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back for another trip around the television dial, catching up on tons and tons of TV in order to give you a sense of what you should be watching (like "Stranger Things," "Riverdale" and a new gem from Amy Sedaris) and what you can skip (sorry "Ghosted" and "The Mist," maybe in reruns!).  We also run down some of the recent happenings in comics, with overviews of many of the newest DC and Marvel offerings.  So strap on your Binge Racing helmet, pop in your earbuds and geek out with us!

Length - 01:23:43

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

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0:02:32 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

A revealing documentary about Dana Carvey's short-lived show "Too Funny to Fail," trying once more to finish "The Mist," our first taste of "Stranger Things" season two, "American Vandal" renewed for a second season, a triple-good review for horror-comedy "The Babysitter," Apple keeping their streaming service PG and a new "Runaways" trailer.

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0:16:59 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

Digging deeper into DC's "Dark Nights: Metal," a sampling of storylines from Marvel's renumbered "Legacy" titles, heading to the West Virginia Book Festival to meet author Joe Hill, an episode list for Robert Kirkman's "Secret History of Comics," female indie creators cameo on "The Simpsons" and Valiant Comics unearthing authentic 90s cover gimmicks.

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0:31:02 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

IMAX CEO admits "Inhumans" screening a disappointment, more hints at a live-action "Star Wars" show, Trek vs. Wars on "The Goldbergs," Taika Waititi still working on a "What We Do in the Shadows" series, a likable cast in the blah comedy "Ghosted," "Adam Ruins Everything" spoils the "War of the Worlds" radio panic story, "At Home with Amy Sedaris" showcases a hilariously warped version of homemaking, "I'm Sorry" provides another worthy TruTV comedy, daddy issues on a powerful episode of "Supergirl," bad luck strikes the cast of "Flash," new villains arrive on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" and the third episode of "Riverdale" introduces Toni Topaz, the Goolies gang and a dangerous exercise routine for Kevin Keller.

Oct 30, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #75

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Welcome back to another fresh episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast.  Sure, "Riverdale" may dominate the conversation, but there is plenty more to enjoy, including a discussion on streaming habits that leads to a brand new song and quite possibly the most butchered name Michael has ever mispronounced.  Plus, it's our very first episode recorded in Ka-Pow's podcast bunker version 4.0 and you can almost taste the claustrophobia!

Length - 01:33:44

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

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0:03:08 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Saving Pops' on the second episode of "Riverdale," season eight of "The Walking Dead" premiers with the start of All Out War, more details from the AMC's "The Secret History of Comics," exploring Kara's fears on "Supergirl," running away to the circus on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," more villains on the way to hassle "Flash," roster shake-ups on "Arrow," a blossoming love triangle on "The Gifted" and a documentary about the career of Steven Spielberg on HBO.

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0:58:07 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Finishing up the most recent "Voltron: Legendary Defender," Patton Oswalt gets personal in his new standup special "Annihilation," viewership data from Netflix gives us the term "binge racers" and the top 20 series with the most "launch day finishers," "Mindhunter" is an excellent serial killer drama, "The Meyerowitz Stories" with Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler, slowly finishing "House of Cards" and "Black Mirror," Ryan Reynolds' twisted comedy "Voices" and Nick Kroll's crude cartoon "Big Mouth."

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1:24:12 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

Information about this year's Halloween Comic Fest and Rob Liefeld's feud with Diamond Comic Distributors.

Oct 18, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #74

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It's a big week for us here at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast.  The return of the CW lineup of television shows means more "Riverdale" to lose our minds over, a trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" gives us plenty to chew on and a modern sci-fi masterpiece in "Blade Runner 2049" keeps us thinking about it even a week later.  So tune in for our distinctive mix of in-depth analysis and stream-of-consciousness seat-of-our-pants faking-it-as-we-go content!

Length - 01:18:46

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

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0:02:38 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"Riverdale" is back for another season of ridiculous fun, the CW shows return, including a broken-hearted "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" mixing it up with Caesar and a slimmed-down "Flash" cast, "The Gifted" keeps up the quality and Michael is forced to watch "This is Us," but happy to tune in to "American Housewife," "Kevin Probably Saves the World" and "Once Upon a Time."

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0:38:33 - MOVIE NEWS

A second viewing of "Blade Runner 2049," progress on a new "Bill and Ted" movie, the horror-tinged "New Mutants" trailer, "Gambit" back on the schedule, dissecting the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" trailer and "Thor: Ragnarok" screens early for critics.

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1:03:21 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

"Black Mirror" to take on "Star Trek," "Voltron: Legendary Defender" drops new episodes, the "South Park" kids play superheroes the modern way, "Cube" now on Netflix, "Mindhunter" premiers, "American Vandal" spoofs true-crime documentaries and a teaser for the Stephen King mash-up "Castle Rock."

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1:13:40- ANIMATION NEWS

A trailer for Pixar's "Coco," more familiar faces show up in "DuckTales" and the new "Spider-Man" cartoon treads new ground.

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