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.

Oct 11, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #73

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After a lively weekend of wedding officiating and bigfoot-hunting, the entire Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast team is back and ready to get caught up on the week's happenings.  We've got many of our favorite TV shows ready to return and a lot of exciting comic books hitting the shelves, not to mention spoiler-free reviews of "Blade Runner 2049," "The Inhumans" and "The Gifted."  And if you end up learning how to drop a few Buddha-words like "karuna" into casual conversation, then that's just a podcast bonus!

Length - 01:14:55

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

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0:12:30 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Danny Glover joins "Locke & Key" cast, Joe Hill to be a guest at the West Virginia Book Festival, a price increase for Netflix, five new movies a year for Disney's streaming service, a trailer for Hulu's "Runaways" and Philip K. Dick's "Electric Dreams" anthology series coming to Amazon.

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0:24:53 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"The Good Place" continues to evolve, the final season of blue-collar comedy "The Middle," new episodes of "The Last Man on Earth" and "Blackish," premier of the X-Men spin-off "The Gifted" shows promise, "The Inhumans" premier undeserving of its harsh reviews, second season of "Westworld" shooting episodes simultaneously, "Riverdale" close to returning and Jordan binges on HBO shows during his free weekend.

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0:45:27 - MOVIE NEWS

The dazzling "Blade Runner 2049" continues the sci-fi saga, a remake of "Flight of the Navigator" in the works, a trailer for "Pacific Rim: Uprising," Jenny Slate may be joining "Venom" film and Jared Leto hopes to reboot "Tron."

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1:01:12- COMIC BOOK NEWS

Milestone is coming back, doing the math on comic renumbering, the first wave of Marvel Legacy titles arrive and DC's "Metal" creates organic reader excitement.

Oct 5, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #72

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The wedding episode!  By the power vested in him by the internet, the Illustrious One skips town to marry two people we hope NEVER listen to this podcast, leaving the rest of us to imagine what an amazing ceremony it will be.  We also get a detailed report on Cliff's trip to Disney World, the state of his favorite bathroom, the Avatar ride that twirled his ponytail and his failed porg smuggling ring.  Enjoy all that, plus the nerdy news of the week in this ceremonial episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast, no RSVP required!

Length - 01:34:55

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

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0:27:18 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

Premiering "Bluff Creek" #2 at the Hocking Hills Bigfoot Conference, the "Marvel Legacy" one-shot sets up multiple story lines, "Generations: Captain America" ends Nick Spencer's run with a bang, the JLA finds Ray Palmer and Mr. Oz's identity revealed.

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0:38:08 - GAMING

A trailer and new information for "Red Dead Redemption 2."

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0:39:40 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Impressed by "Gerald's Game" on Netflix, Greg Rucka's "Lazarus" picked up by Amazon and Apple on the hunt for content.

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0:50:25 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Free HBO gives Jordan a taste of "The Deuce" and a disdain of "La La Land," Disney won't let "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." die, comic "Deadly Class" coming to SyFy, a strong second episode for "The Good Place" and the return of a lot of other network sitcoms, "Star Trek: Discovery" doesn't particularly float our space boat, "The Walking Dead" gets to say the F-bomb and big budgets for the final episodes of "Game of Thrones."

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1:07:34 - MOVIE NEWS

A bit of improv on the set of "It," no big secrets on the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" commentary, terrific reviews for "Blade Runner 2049," a sequel to "Coming to America," first peek at Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs," the star-studded trailer for "Annihilation," a disturbing teaser for "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" and the novel "Artemis" coming to the big screen.

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1:19:11 - STAR WARS NEWS

"Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View" novel collects short stories starring peripheral characters, J.J. Abrams directing Episode IX moves release dates and more "Forces of Destiny" episodes released.

Sep 28, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #71

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We try very hard to make this episode as top-notch, informational and professional as possible, in case anyone who discovered us at the recent River City Comic Con is tuning in for the first time.  But after recapping the fun we had at the show, we fail pretty badly at all that and just end up steamrolling anything Michael wants to talk about in favor of jokes about necks.  Oh, well, you win some and you lose some here at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!

Length - 01:06:09

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

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0:04:00 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

The debut of our very own So Pro Comics, things getting darker in DC's "Dark Nights: Metal," the grating intro of the Princess in "The Walking Dead" and a quick memory of Len Wein.

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0:17:08 - ANIMATION NEWS

The next batch of "Voltron: Legendary Defender" about to drop, an extremely strong season of "Rick and Morty," "Stretch Armstrong" coming to Netflix and the next "Lego Movie" continuing where the first left off.

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0:20:33 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"Blood Drive" is over and we're done talking about it, a diverse mix of Emmy winners take home statues, casting news for the second season of "Westworld," jumping in on the "Game of Thrones" novels to kill time before the finale, the first two episodes of "The Deuce" impress, HBO greenlights a pilot for "Watchmen," a supernatural "Sabrina" spin-off of "Riverdale" headed to the CW, a new season of "The Good Place," divisive reviews for "The Orville," enjoying "Better Things" on FX and Jim Carrey reteaming with Michel Gondry for Showtime's "Kidding."

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0:37:22 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Finally getting a look at Alan Tudyk's "Con Man," learning new phobias from "Channel Zero," Nate Corddry coming to "Locke & Key," "The Boys" moves to Amazon, a killer trailer for "The Punisher," the zombie comedy "Dead Set" and more "Cobra Kai" details.

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0:49:56 - MOVIE NEWS

Our spoiler-free reactions to "It," Taika Waititi rumored to be involved with a live-action "Akira," actors returning for the "Unbreakable" sequel "Glass," Linda Hamilton coming back for more "Terminator," "The Cult of Chucky" resurrects the killer doll, and a teaser for "Tomb Raider" that turns into an argument about necks.

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0:59:01 - GAMING

Taking video game "What Remains of Edith Finch" for a spin and more SNES Classics to try and fill demand.

Sep 21, 2017

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #70 Trivia at River City Comic Con

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Recorded LIVE in Marietta, Ohio during our panel at the River City Comic Con, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast teams up with Jesse Starcher from the Source Material Podcast on the Radulich in Broadcasting Network to test the mettle of the fans in attendance with some comic book trivia questions.  Eleven brave souls step up to the mic, trying to etch their name in legend.  How many succeed?  How many fail, publicly and spectacularly?  Can a long-time trivia rivalry finally be settled on our stage?  Are we adding Doug as our new co-host?  You'll have to tune in to this special episode to find out who is really tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties!

Length - 00:55:07

Language - PG

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