Feb 28, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #203 Riverdale S4 Ep10-11 Da Mentors

In this episode that was definitely not recorded weeks ago during a late night mad dash marathon session to catch up on Riverdale, we break down Chapter 67, "Varsity Blues" and Chapter 68, "Quiz Show."  So whether you tune into this show for the private school pep rally cocktail parties, the cutthroat high school trivia competitions or the competitive tickling, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast always has you covered!

Length - 00:57:02

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

Feb 25, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #202 Birds of Prey

Aloha!  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back on the beat, bringing you recommendations and reviews from several exciting new releases.  We bookend the show with SPOILER-FREE discussions of the big screen "Birds of Prey" and the bingeable "Locke & Key," but there is plenty in between to enjoy as well, including Oscar surprises, a spinoff of The 'Dale, a McDonald's mystery and much more!

Length - 01:18:39

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

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0:02:35 - MOVIE NEWS

Double-checking the results of this year's Oscars, a surprise trip to the theater for "Bad Boys for Life" and a review of the frenetically fun "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)."

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0:30:08 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

A revamped "Party of Five" on Freeform, the fashion-world "Riverdale" spinoff "Katy Keene," the finale of "The Good Place," the "Miracle Workers" ensemble returns for "Dark Ages," new episodes of Aidy Bryant's "Shrill," an unraveling mystery in "The Outsider," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" back to its old tricks, the mobsters and Monopoly true crime docuseries "McMillions," trying to decide if we like "Avenue 5" and "Survivor: Winners at War" debuts with a doozy.

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0:53:33 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

The adult animated "Harley Quinn" series on DC Universe, binge racing through a month of Jordan's Netflix and the magical comic book adaptation "Locke & Key."

Feb 21, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #201 Riverdale S4 Ep7-9 It Never Zigs

It's been a while since these fists delivered proper street justice.  It's also been a while since these episodes of Riverdale aired.  But Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is ready to kick off our next hundred shows reliving the preposterous proceedings of Chapter 64, "The Ice Storm," Chapter 65, "In Treatment" and Chapter 66, "Tangerine," including deep fried turkeys, cannibal meat pies, poisonous bug bombs, genetic testing, hypnotic suggestions and an abundance of wanging.

Length - 00:58:36

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

Feb 18, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #200 Anniversary Clip Show

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has arrived at another milestone with this, our two hundredth episode!  We enjoyed the "greatest hits" format of #100 so much, we decided to double down and do it again.  So take a trip down memory lane with us, as we relive our favorite moments, musical masterpieces, guest stars and ridiculous voices, while learning the origins of some of our longest-running bits and inside jokes.  Whether you've been a Jesse since day one or are just a curious newcomer, we can't thank you enough for listening and being down with KPP!

Length - 02:22:29

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

Feb 12, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #199 Riverdale S4 Ep4-6 Charles Chickens

After a longer-than-expected hiatus from The 'Dale, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast returns to start catching up on our favorite show.  Season four of Riverdale rolls on with Chapter 61, "Halloween," Chapter 62 "Witness for the Prosecution" and Chapter 63 "Hereditary," featuring Junior FBI agents, prep school bullies, hooded vigilantes, rum kingpins, possessed dolls, eye patches and Frosty Pajamas.

Length - 00:54:28

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

Feb 7, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #198 The 2019 Poobah Awards

All the glitz and glamour of Hollywood but with no vegetarian option, this is the 2019 Poobah Awards!  Seth, our resident cinephile, has spent his year watching over 75 films and there is nothing Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast loves more than putting things in order.  So before you tune in to the Oscars, listen to us rank EVERY movie we saw this year until arriving at the very best of the best.  It's an eclectic list, full of big-budget spectacles, oddball indies, informative documentaries, streaming gems and a worrying number of movies about birds.

Length - 01:36:35

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

Feb 5, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #197 Ka-Pow Theater “Rival Comic Shop”

Welcome back to... the theater!  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast presents another "lost" episode of the web series about life in a small town comic shop, "Running the Asylum."  Never filmed and never-before-seen (or heard), we recreate the script to "Rival Comic Shop," in which over-involved customer Logan takes a page out of "The Wire" to crack Jordan's dark secret to success.

Length - 00:15:31

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

Jan 29, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #196 Seamless Integration

We celebrate Jordan's birthday the best way we know how: cupcakes and podcasting.  Coach Mayor Jared Lowe sticks around to help us cover a tweet from the Poobah that went insanely viral, the premiers of several promising new shows from musical comedies to dark supernatural dramas, an in-depth look at all the cameos and easter eggs of the CW's "Crisis" crossover and a One Job for one of the biggest movie stars we've ever done.  It's Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast and I'll cry if I want to!

Length - 01:38:28

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

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0:06:55 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

A milestone birthday on "The Goldbergs," giving the new musical "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" a shot, the emotional appeal of "This Is Us," an all-winners competition announced for "Survivor," rediscovering the FX comedy "Married," "Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" tournament makes us feel dumb, horror series "The Outsider" premiers on HBO, ABC's "Stumptown" turning into a solid drama, more live performances of Norman Lear's classic sitcoms, Kathryn Hahn in the mid-life crisis comedy "Mrs. Fletcher," a second season of "Watchmen" looking doubtful and recapping the CW's universe-spanning crossover "Crisis on Infinite Earths."

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0:57:46 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Diving into the third season of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," the royal drama of Netflix's "The Crown," existential kid-friendly comedy with "John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch," the disturbing true crime mystery "Don't F*** With Cats," "Cheer" takes us behind the scenes with award-winning cheerleaders and rediscovering some old favorites on Disney+.

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1:11:34 - ONE JOB

Picking a single role to define the superstar career of Will Smith.

Jan 22, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #195 2020 Movie Preview

A new year means it's time for our 4th (FOURTH!?) Annual movie preview.  Joined in the studio by Coach Mayor Jared Lowe, we go week by week, looking forward to the next year's worth of films and trying to decide which ones we're most looking forward to.  It's one of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's longest running traditions, so tune in to see what's worth getting excited about in 2020!

Length - 01:30:11

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

Jan 15, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #194 Top 10 TV Shows of the Decade

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back with another Best of the Decade countdown, only this time for the small screen.  Critics have called this era a new Golden Age for television, and looking over the picks of our favorites from 2010-2019, we believe it!  We try out a new format, individually nominating personal choices to arrive at a collective Top Ten, so there is a variety of genres covered, a lot of passionate discussion and a consensus #1 that isn't on ANYBODY else's list.

Length - 01:55:45

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

Jan 10, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #193 Top 10 Movies of the Decade

As the calendar turns to 2020, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast wanted to wrap up the decade by celebrating the best of the best in film, so we each devised a list of our Top Ten movies from 2010-2019 (plus a few honorable mentions, of course!).  Our tastes vary, as always, from big budget popcorn flicks to foreign films, animation and indies, so our lists include tear-jerking drama, bone-crunching action, gut-busting comedy, dream-haunting horror, crowd-pleasing adventure and everything in between!

Length - 01:35:36

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

Jan 6, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #192 Everything is Elephants

We conclude our coverage of the first season of HBO's extraordinary superhero drama "Watchmen" by using the full hour to deep-dive into episodes #6 - 9.  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast wades into the deep end, exploring the show's mysteries, easter eggs, subtext, metaphorical eggs, Peteypedia's supplemental worldbuilding, regular eggs and Alan Moore's whole deal.  We hope you'll tune in, but leave it entirely in your hands.

Length - 01:04:06

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

Jan 1, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #191 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back to talk through our feelings about the blockbuster conclusion to the nine-film Star Wars saga, "The Rise of Skywalker."  A SPOILER-filled review and dissection of the movie from the opening crawl to the closing credits, listen to three life-long Star Wars fans cope with the closing of a chapter in our movie-going lives, complain about some of the silliest moments since the Prequels and cheer when the light once more conquers the dark in a galaxy far, far away.

Length - 02:25:13

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

Dec 30, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #190 Chekhov’s Murder Droid

Before we had a chance to enjoy the action-packed season finale, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast got together to recap and review episodes #4 - 7 of "The Mandalorian."  The episodic Star Wars series of our dreams, Disney+ has provided us with a weekly dip into all the wild west bounty hunting (and babysitting) drama we could ever hope for!

Length - 00:37:40

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

Dec 27, 2019

Rise of the Resistance & Batuu Milk Stand Experiences

Cliff shares another round of his experiences in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge! Check out the below You Tube links featuring the latest ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios and a Barnes Family quick taste test of blue and green milk.

Rise of the Resistance

Batuu Milk Stand

 

Dec 23, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #189 Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Recap

Cliff just returned from his family vacation in Florida and has the full scoop on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge!  It's the holiday season at Disney World, and we get a detailed report of the entire experience, from the brand new attractions to the food, the merchandise, the cast members and the park itself that will have you saying Batuu or Bust along with us!

Length - 00:59:39

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

Dec 18, 2019

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run & Savi’s Workshop Experiences

With the upcoming debut of "The Rise of Skywalker," KPP's Star Wars coverage continues all week.  Cliff has recently returned from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and has shared some of his experiences with Jesse Nation!

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Savi's Workshop

To The Spire!

Dec 16, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #188 Star Wars Holiday Special Commentary

'Tis the season, and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is celebrating Life Day the best way we know how... with a viewing of the long-lost (but not forgotten) "Star Wars Holiday Special."  Travel back to November 1978 as we provide commentary for the original live action special and the animated segment that first introduced Boba Fett.  Sync up your video with us and laugh along as we subject ourselves to the holiday-themed music and comedy of a galaxy far, far away.

Length - 01:45:50

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

Dec 6, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #187 Hat Damon

We use this episode to catch up on some of our favorites we've been neglecting recently in favor of Disney+.  So dial in as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast gushes some more over "Watchmen," picks a One Job for method maestro Christian Bale, finally revisits the "Cobra Kai" dojo and more.  And then...

Length - 01:41:04

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

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0:01:34 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Two more episodes of "Watchmen" to dissect and theorize over, holiday drama on "This is Us," the long-awaited fourth season of "Rick and Morty," Adult Swim's new show "Primal" from Genndy Tartakovsky, a "Me Too" moment shakes up "Survivor" and the historical horrors of "The Terror: Infamy."

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0:44:20 - MOVIE NEWS

Thoughts on the critical darling "Parasite" and the racing drama "Ford v Ferrari."

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0:51:48 - ONE JOB

Deciding the one role Christian Bale should get to keep on his resume.

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1:10:40 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Jordan explores the mysteries of the Roku, fresh episodes of "The Toys That Made Us," Netflix's "Breaking Bad" epilogue, "El Camino," the 80s-riffic glory of "Cobra Kai" and "Titans" nears the end of its second season.

Nov 26, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #186 Maclunkey Brewster

The long-awaited streaming service Disney+ is finally here, and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast hasn't thought about much else in weeks.  So tune in to this all-Disney episode for our SPOILER-filled deep dive into the start of the stunning Star Wars series "The Mandalorian," and our first impressions on some of the animated shorts, "The World According to Jeff Goldblum," the wide-ranging documentary "The Imagineering Story" and some of the retro shows and movies available at launch.  KPP have spoken!

Length - 01:11:38

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

Nov 22, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #185 Riverdale S4 Ep3 Poncho Polly

Riverdale delivers an all-time great episode this week, with the thrillingly insane Chapter 60, "Dog Day Afternoon."  Secret triplets, restless spirits, missing fingers, shirtless car washes, bomb vests, stolen school buses and an honest-to-#@&%-goodness rocket ship highlight the third installment of season four, and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is here to soak in every glorious moment of it.

Length - 00:47:55

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

Nov 18, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #184 A Different Regimen

Recorded mere hours before the launch of Disney+, we had a bevy of odds and ends to squeeze in before the latest streaming service began monopolizing all of our time.  So listen in as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast recounts some Halloween fun, samples shows both new and old, speculates about Star Wars for the umpteenth time and refuses to feel guilty over enjoying trashy TV.  We're your dentist's band's drummer's favorite podcast!

Length - 01:05:24

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

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0:10:38 - MOVIE NEWS

Checking out some unconventional holiday horror films, the D&D documentary "Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons" and another "Rise of Skywalker" trailer has us in a Star Wars mood.

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0:28:32 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

The fourth season of "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" continues a strong story, twice the Paul Rudds in Netflix's "Living with Yourself," award darling "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Amazon anthology "Modern Love" and the "Office Ladies" podcast reignites our love of all things "The Office."

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0:47:39 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

The final season of "Modern Family" winds down a classic sitcom, "Lodge 49" ends as enigmatically as it began, the underrated second season of HBO's "Succession," "Silicon Valley" kicks off its last stretch of episodes and feeling no guilt over guilty pleasure "The Challenge."

Nov 15, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #183 Riverdale S4 Ep2 Archie’s Party

It's the first day of senior year for the Riverdale gang, and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is taking it all in.  There is a wet blanket of a new principal, an unauthorized dance, educational opportunities for Jughead at Stonewall Prep and a chance for Reggie to go full "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" on his dad's car, plus plenty of other details and theories to both uncover and completely invent in our detailed breakdown of Chapter 59, "Fast Times at Riverdale High."

Length - 00:38:33

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

Nov 12, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #182 Who Watches the Watchmen? Us. We do.

We may have just hit the peak-iest of Peak TV with the release of Damon Lindelof's ambitious new HBO drama "Watchmen."  Only three episodes into this dense and daring superhero sequel and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is officially hooked.  So listen in as we devote the entire hour to an in-depth review, exploring all its easter eggs and nods to the comic, theories, controversies and the fun worldbuilding bonus material found on Peteypedia.

Length - 01:01:25

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

Nov 4, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #181 Ka-Pow Theater “Going Viral”

Welcome to a night out at... the theater!  Many years ago, Jordan and some friends created a web series called "Running the Asylum" about life in a small town comic shop.  However, there were half a dozen scripts written that were never produced and have never seen the light of day until now.  So sit back and enjoy a lost could-have-been-classic, "Going Viral."

Length - 00:16:05

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

Oct 29, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #180 Joker

After following up on Triple Force Friday and a few recent movies we've seen, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is all in on the Clown Prince of Crime.  Not only do we thoroughly review the blockbuster movie "Joker" and the many controversies it stirred, but we declare one pop culture portrayal his most iconic of all time and try to figure the odds of two actors winning an Oscar for playing the same comic book character.

Length - 01:38:26

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

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0:11:36 - MOVIE NEWS

The WWE biopic "Fighting With My Family," a trailer for Disney's "Jungle Cruise," "Yesterday," a romance about a world where the Beatles never existed, the socially-minded crime drama "Widows" and rumors continue to swirl around Spider-Man's future in film.

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0:30:10 - ONE JOB

Deciding the definitive portrayal of the Joker from the past 80 years of comic books, movies, video games and animation.

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0:56:20 - JOKER

An in-depth review of the recent film, featuring SPOILERS and our thoughts on director Todd Phillips' controversial statements and the pre-release fears of violence the movie stoked.

Oct 21, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #179 Unsatisfied Customers

Fall means an abundance of new television shows, and we are still trying to sort out the memorable from the forgettable on this episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast.  The CW's superhero-heavy lineup is back at it, "The Walking Dead" continues to shamble along and the DC Universe pulls out a 30-year-old gimmick to spice up "Titans."  We also tease what's been happening over in our Patron-only content, so tune in and hear what we've been up to!

Length - 00:59:39

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

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0:10:14 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"A Very Brady Renovation" reunites the cast on HGTV, the CW premiers new teen soap "Nancy Drew" and superhero drama "Batwoman," while the Crisis looms on "The Flash" and "Supergirl" gets pants and a new 'do, Fox animation has a Sunday night full of "Bob's Burgers," "Bless the Harts" and "The Simpsons," "The Righteous Gemstones" nears its finale and the tenth season of "The Walking Dead" begins.

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0:43:51 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

The third season (and an unnecessary spinoff) of "Big Mouth," voting on Jason Todd's fate on "Titans," Jon Favreau's mouthwatering cooking series "The Chef Show" and clarifying Youtube's "Cobra Kai" release schedule.

Oct 15, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #178 Riverdale S4 Ep1 Knight in Flannel Armor

Riverdale is back for its fourth season and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is so here for it.  In this "minimally ridiculous" premier, the Fourth of July is looming and the gang are prepared to start their senior year.  But with the real-life passing of Luke Perry, the cast first has to pause to bid a fond farewell to Señor Archie himself, Fred Andrews.  So dig out your mourning pom-poms, get a dry hanky and tune in for our discussion of Chapter 58, "In Memoriam."

Length - 01:08:43

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

Oct 10, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #177 Be a Magnet

Shiny diamonds, like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue, something is coming for you.  Luckily, that something is an episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!  Things kick off with Jordan recounting his trip to this year's Mothman Festival, then it's on to all the latest Star Wars announcements, opinions on the Emmy awards and sampling lots of all-new television that's been hitting the airwaves. So be like a magnet and stick with us!

Length - 01:25:02

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

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0:15:55 - STAR WARS NEWS

Previewing some upcoming merchandise in preparation for Triple Force Friday, a Kylo Ren comic book origin story, rumors of a new Christmas Special, Kevin Feige dipping his toes in the Star Wars galaxy and Bob Chapek * dink-dink * "promoted" in Disney shakeup.

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0:34:59 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

A look at this year's Emmy winners, the end of "Big Brother" and the start of "Survivor," the fall returns of favorites like "This is Us," "Superstore," "The Goldbergs," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "South Park" and... uh... "Crank Yankers" and the debuts of new series "A Little Late with Lilly Singh," "The Unicorn," "Cake," and "Stumptown," while "The Righteous Gemstones" continues to amaze, a free preview of "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" and the second season of "Lodge 49" keeps it weird.

Oct 7, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #176 Fiddlin’ on the Roof

This week, we thought we had enough new streaming television shows and movies to fill up an entire episode.  And we were mostly right!  So listen in as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast covers all the best, most recent content available on your favorite streaming service, then just kind of riffs on Star Wars for a stretch to pad things out.  (And hey, the next episode is super long, so enjoy these bite-size appetizers when you get them.)

Length - 00:42:41

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

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0:00:22 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Trying to connect to the fantasy world of "Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," Zach Galifianakis hosts the oddball "Between Two Ferns: The Movie," "Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea" asks uncomfortable questions, fleshing out the backstory on "Titans," Ken Burns' new documentary "Country Music" traces American history through an American art form, "Unbelievable" is a true story about the system not believing an assault victim and getting to enjoy the second season of "Cobra Kai" for free.

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0:26:18 - ...WE'LL FIGURE IT OUT

Some unorganized, off-the-cuff thoughts on the early hiccups at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, scalping kyber crystals and more.

Sep 30, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #175 Bob Apple

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is coming at you this week with a movie-focused episode.  After welcoming our first patrons, explaining what you get for your hard-earned dollar and dissecting the feedback from our recent TV theme song episodes, we review a couple of films, act surprised over the Spider-Man deal, spread gossip about a few of the world's wealthiest men and critique the career of a famously prickly actor.  What could go wrong?

Length - 00:56:01

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

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0:10:10 - MOVIE NEWS

"Booksmart" is a teen comedy with a female perspective, the thinky sci-fi film "Ad Astra," Disney and Sony end up making a Spider-Man deal after all and Bob Iger's new book dishes behind-the-scenes dirt on George Lucas and Isaac Perlmutter.

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0:29:22 - ONE JOB

Deliberating over the one role that best defines the big screen's newest "Joker," Joaquin Phoenix.

Sep 25, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #174 Extreme TV Theme Song Bracket Part 4

The fourth and final part of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's Extreme TV Theme Song Bracket is here!  We wrap things up by debating a variety of show openers from the "Silver Age," stretching from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.  Once we crown that winner, they go on to face the champions from our other brackets in a final four match-up that will decide - once and for all - the greatest television theme song in history!

Length - 02:51:05

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

Sep 19, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #173 Comic Reading Morons

This brand new episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast covers a lot of ground.  We start with a couple of real-world political figures trying to shame and censor comic books abroad, wade a little deeper into some recent shows with tons of potential, discuss our favorite roles from the amazing career of Patrick Swayze and much, much more, mijo!

Length - 01:49:51

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

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0:02:37 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

Image's "Undiscovered Country" sells film rights for over $1 million, Frank Miller's "Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child" arrives in December, rumors of an African-American Batman stir strong reactions, retailer confusion over a DC recall, Russian minister of culture throws shade at comic readers, mayor of Rio de Janeiro tries to censor Avengers comic and catching up on some recent releases including "Spider-Man: Life Story," "Superman: Year One," "Marvel Comics" #1000 and "Spawn" #300.

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0:35:30 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Showing strong strategy as "Big Brother" nears its end, feeling the glory of "The Righteous Gemstones," holding out for "BH90210" to finally click, Shannen Doherty appearing on the premier of "Riverdale" to mourn Luke Perry, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey creating a podcast about "The Office," finally getting to season six of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Kirsten Dunst sines in the off-kilter "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" and the warm-hearted documentary "I am Patrick Swayze."

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1:17:48 - ONE JOB

Deciding the single role that best characterizes modern day renaissance man Patrick Swayze.

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1:31:55 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

"Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" a visual feast, the second season of "Titans" drops on DC Universe and more new episodes of - what else - "Workin' Moms."

Sep 16, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #172 Extreme TV Theme Song Bracket Part 3

And now, the third entry in Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's Extreme TV Theme Song Bracket, pitting over 140 of our favorite television opening numbers against each other to decide once and for all the best of all time!  This go-round, we cover the contemporary greats of the "Modern Age."  The oldest on the list began in 1989 and many are still on the air today, so listen in and see if you can name all these current classics!

Length - 02:20:22

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

Sep 10, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #171 Ka-Pals

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast returns, bringing special guest Justin Lowe along with us once more to sift through all the latest news.  We try to make sense of the Spider-Man mess between Sony and Disney, explore the special features on the "Avengers: Endgame" Blu-ray and review several new offerings from HBO and Netflix, including the controversial special from Dave Chappelle and the fantasy world of "The Dark Crystal."  So be a Ka-Pal and join us!

Length - 01:24:26

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

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0:06:18 - MOVIE NEWS

An anecdote about Seth's continued bad luck with a local theater, thoughts on the Disney / Sony Spider-Man split, Matthew McConaughey plays to type in "The Beach Bum," the political romantic comedy "Long Shot," checking out the special features on the "Avengers: Endgame" Blu-ray and the "Jack Kirby's The Eternals" exhibit opens at Disney.

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0:34:47 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Jim Henson prequel "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" arrives on Netflix, the second season of David Fincher's serial killer drama "Mindhunter," headlining in Las Vegas in new episodes of "GLOW," discovering "Love" and standup specials from Colin Quinn, Dave Chappelle and Whitney Cummings.

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1:01:09 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Under-the-radar HBO dramas "Succession" and "Euphoria," Danny McBride's family of mega-church evangelists "The Righteous Gemstones," the guilty pleasure of "BH90210," "Yellowstone" wraps up a plot-heavy season, "Fear the Walking Dead" ramps up the bizarre, Russell Crowe portrays Roger Ailes in "The Loudest Voice" and Eddie Murphy returning to host "Saturday Night Live" this year.

Sep 3, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #170 Big Disney Energy

The gang at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast welcomes special remote guest Justin Lowe as we do our best to recap all the latest Disney news from this year's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.  The conversation includes what we know about the Disney+ streaming service, including all the upcoming exclusive Marvel shows, "The Mandalorian" and an Obi-Wan prequel set in the "Star Wars" universe, new additions and updates to the rides, restaurants and attractions found at the parks, the Star Wars cruise-on-land "Galactic Starcruiser," the Avengers Campus and all the newly crowned Disney Legends.  We've got a packet full of information and two Disney fanatics to make sense of it all, so hop aboard!

Length - 01:33:04

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

Aug 27, 2019

KA-POW The Popcultured Podcast Episode #169 The Extreme TV Theme Song Bracket Part 2

It's time for the second entry in Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's Extreme TV Theme Song Bracket, where we pit over 140 of the best television opening numbers in history against each other to declare one the greatest of all time!  This week, we go all the way back to the beginning for our "Golden Age" bracket.  One show dates as far back as the movie serials of the 1920s and one is still on the airwaves today, but most fit into that cozy black and white era of the 1950s and 60s.  Tune in to see if you recognize all these golden oldies and then come back soon for part three!

Length - 01:42:39

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

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.)

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0:00:58 - GAMING

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

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0:16:38 - ANIMATION NEWS

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

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0:30:03 - ONE JOB

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

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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!?

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0:57:10 - DISNEY DOINGS

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.)

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0:09:15 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Thinking back on the first albums we ever bought.

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0:16:37 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

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.

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0:33:45 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

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 www.youdownwithkpp.com  or the Podbean App from your mobile device. 

Aug 12, 2019

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #169 Extreme TV Theme Song Bracket Part 2

It's time for the second entry in Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's Extreme TV Theme Song Bracket, where we pit over 140 of the best television opening numbers in history against each other to declare one the greatest of all time!  This week, we go all the way back to the beginning for our "Golden Age" bracket.  One show dates as far back as the movie serials of the 1920s and one is still on the airwaves today, but most fit into that cozy black and white era of the 1950s and 60s.  Tune in to see if you recognize all these golden oldies and then come back soon for part three!

Length - 01:42:39

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

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 line....it'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.)

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0:09:32 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

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."

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0:30:24 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

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."

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0:38:33 - STRANGER THINGS SEASON 3

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.)

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0:05:03 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

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.

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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."

1:00:15 - SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

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.)

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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.

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0:24:50 - ONE JOB

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

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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.)

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0:08:28 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Telling tales about our first cars and first car accidents.

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0:17:42 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

"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."

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0:43:55 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"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.)

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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.

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0:17:42 - ONE JOB

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

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0:30:25 - STAR WARS NEWS

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

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