Jun 24, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #223 Three Little Fonzies

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back once again!  This time out, we turn to the timely matter of the Black Lives Matter protests currently happening throughout our country, and how the long battle for civil rights can be viewed through the lens of popular culture.  Then, we challenge ourselves to decide the One Job of the highest grossing actor in the history of Hollywood.

Length - 00:46:43

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

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0:21:36 - ONE JOB

Don't let the snazzy new theme song fool you, the job remains the same: deciding the single role that best defines the career of Samuel L. Jackson!

Jun 19, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #222 Cam E. O

Welcome back to the latest installment of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast.  We spend most of this episode wading through the streams, adding movies to our HBO Max queues, seeking out the poor-liest produced documentaries on Prime, checking back in on some series we were initially lukewarm on and learning historical figures' middle names.  Then we wrap things up by playing a guessing game where we try to gauge the monetary value of a celebrity's time.  It's everything Ulysses H. Grant fought to make possible!

Length - 01:20:19

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

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0:03:14 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Sampling our first tastes of HBO Max, exploring the depths of Amazon Prime, revealing historical facts from the docuseries "Grant," the varied career of Renaissance man Thomas F. Wilson, a meta conclusion to "Dispatches From Elsewhere," British comedy "Breeders" improves by getting darker, HBO's alt-history drama "The Plot Against America" and the Elton John biopic "Rocketman."

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0:55:33 - GAMING

Guessing the fees celebrities charge for a personalized message on Cameo.

 

Jun 11, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #221 The Crossroads - Turtles Forever

The next entry in "The Crossroads," where we explore interesting and unexpected crossovers in comic books, television and movies is the dimension-bending Turtles Forever, where the 2003 animated versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meet their 1987 counterparts.  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast quickly realize we aren't really experts in any era of the Heroes in a Half Shell, but are game to learn all we can and enjoy the nostalgic look back to where their legend began.  Cowabunga!

Length - 01:01:21

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

Jun 6, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #220 Back to Workin’

With our quarantines slowly beginning to lift and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast starting to get back to workin', we wrap up our discussions on several series that have been occupying our recent downtime.  So listen in as we say farewell to John Krasinski's cheery web shorts, welcome a new generation of heroes in "Stargirl," scratch our heads over the reality of #TheSnyderCut and remember decade's worth of hilarious work from the irreplaceable Fred Willard.

Length - 01:27:10

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

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0:07:30 - ONE JOB

Celebrating the improvisational genius of the late comedian Fred Willard.

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0:24:35 - MOVIE NEWS

Official word on the long-rumored "Snyder Cut" of "Justice League" heading to HBO Max.

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0:30:24 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"Riverdale" showrunner confirms next season's plans, Ruby Rose leaving her starring role on "Batwoman," time shenanigans on "Star Wars: Rebels," the premier of the CW's latest superhero "Stargirl," a satisfying conclusion for "Survivor: Winners at War" and the highly-rated Michael Jordan documentary "The Last Dance."

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1:05:45 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Binging through season four of "Workin' Moms," the David Spade relationship comedy "The Wrong Missy," the conclusion of "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power," the Disney+ animated short "Out," "What We Do In the Shadows" ratings boom after the move to Hulu and ViacomCBS buys out John Krasinski's web series "Some Good News."

Jun 1, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #219 Innovention

The longer we spend cooped up in our houses, it seems, the stronger our urge to talk about Star Wars gets.  So that's what Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast does in this all-Star Wars episode!  Dave Filoni drops some science on the new technology building the future of special effects in "Disney Gallery," frustrations with the sequel trilogy are revealed by a "Rise of Skywalker" making-of documentary, "The Clone Wars" stokes our appreciation for the prequel era, the ragtag crew of "Rebels" fills in lots of Mandalorian lore, Marvel relaunches their line of comic books with a connected post-"Empire" continuity and Disney's new Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products' title may be a mouthful, but he is out there lookin' like a snack.

Length - 01:07:54

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

May 28, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #218 Riverdale S4 Ep18-19 The Tickle Suite

We bid adieu to the 'Dale for this abbreviated fourth season, ending the gang's senior year like so many others from the class of 2020, without proms and graduations.  But who needs a yearbook when you have Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast keeping record of Riverdale Chapter 75 "Lynchian" and Chapter 76 "Killing Mr. Honey?"  Can Jinx Malloy's maple moonshine put Veronica and Cheryl out of business?  Will Jughead finish his literary masterpiece?  Can Betty and Archie resist the temptation of the bunker?  And is Reggie cut out for endurance tickling (or community college)?  These answers and more await!

 

Length - 01:04:56

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

May 20, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #217 Work Your Magic, Dave

We approach the end of our quarantine by welcoming a new Patron, mourning canceled summer travel plans, admiring some original art and pondering what the next year's worth of pop culture could conceivably look like, then push our bandwidths to the limit by streaming as many movies, shows and documentaries as our screens will hold.  If you are as stir crazy as us, let Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast help pass the time!

Length - 01:22:43

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

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0:14:15 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Overdosing on Star Wars Day content thanks to Disney+, Temuera Morrison coming to "The Mandalorian," touching look at major movie artifacts in "Prop Culture," NatGeo's "Secrets of the Zoo," more thoughts about Pixar's "Onward," a new life for "Community" on Netflix, revisiting Pawnee with the "Parks and Recreation" reunion, mourning a "Doctor Who" cast member with "Farewell, Sarah Jane," new episodes of "Harley Quinn" arrive, catching up on the single season of "Swamp Thing," Jerry Seinfeld's comedy special "23 Hours to Kill," sci-fi laughs from Amazon Prime's "Upload," the beauty queen comedy "Dumplin'," catching the feels with Ricky Gervais and "After Life," getting deeper into "Mrs. America" and HBO serves up the excellent original film "Bad Education."

May 15, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #216 Still Room Enough for Pettiness

We're talking comic books this time around.  After catching up on our quarantine reading and congratulating our pal James Patrick on his upcoming book "The Kaiju Score," Jordan takes the time to outline the unprecedented events of the past few months that have shaken up the comic industry, the dysfunctional ways everyone has scrambled to hold it together and the spark of optimism for some changes that could improve things in the aftermath.  We've got the Dungeon Master's Guide.  We've got a 12-sided die.  We've got Kitty Pryde and Nightcrawler too, waiting here for you, in Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's garage!

Length - 01:03:58

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

May 13, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #215 Fun-Ass Documentaries

It appears to be the waning days of our current "stay at home" order, but before we get back to the daily grind, there is still plenty of worthwhile content to explore.  First, play along and pick your preferred KPP "quarantine house," then listen along as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast scrapes up a modicum of Hollywood news, professes our love for what might be the best sitcom of the season and indulges in documentaries that hit in wildly different places on the emotional spectrum.

Length - 00:57:54

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

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0:07:25 - MOVIE NEWS

"Mission: Impossible" 7 & 8 get new release dates, "Venom 2" given a perfect title, Sam Raimi finally confirms he's directing "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," Twitter addresses "Back to the Future" plot holes, Netflix nostalgia for "The Mask of Zorro," "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" on Hulu, new HBO releases "It Chapter 2" and "Good Boys," and two contrasting documentaries with Disneynature's “Elephant” and the environmental horrors of "Planet of the Humans."

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0:22:20 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Hilarious improv from "Middleditch & Schwartz," more delicious history from "The Food That Built America," the fifth season of "Better Call Saul" leaves us hanging, "Westworld" gets renewed as the current episodes flounder, unanimous love for hip-hop comedy "Dave," "Run" premiers on HBO, the feminist docudrama "Mrs. America," catching up on Jim Carrey's "Kidding," surprised by a brand new "Parks and Recreation," Lin Manuel Miranda makes up a tune for "Conan," an all-time performance on "Survivor" and getting sucked into Michael Jordan's life story with "The Last Dance."

May 4, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #214 Top 10 Toy Lines of All Time

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast used this recent lull in new content to dig through our childhood closets and pull out our Top 10 Toy Lines of All Time!  Joined by returning guest Russ Casseday, we each throw out nominations until arriving at a group consensus of what constitutes the best of the best, considering everything from playability, longevity, ingenuity, cultural impact and plain old fun.  So take a nostalgic trip back with us to the toy store aisles, Christmas catalogs and messy bedroom floors that helped make growing up such a magical time!

Length - 01:56:30

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

Apr 28, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #213 Riverdale S4 Ep17 Soundproof Garage Band

Love them or hate them (or like us, a bit of both), it's time for the annual Riverdale musical episode.  This time out, the gang tackles the too-provocative-for-Principal-Honey tunes of Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Chapter 74 "Wicked Little Town," and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is here to try and make some sort of sense of it all.

Length - 00:49:07

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

Apr 28, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #212 The Crossroads - Six Million Dollar Man & Bionic Woman

Welcome to the first installment of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's new segment "The Crossroads," where we spotlight our favorite crossovers in the history of comic books, television and movies.  We begin with 1970s icons "The Six Million Dollar Man" and its spinoff, "The Bionic Woman."  The fun includes FIVE classic episodes featuring the series' most memorable villain, Bigfoot and before we're through, a possible bombshell plagiarism conspiracy theory involving... "Star Wars?!"

Length - 01:53:26

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

Apr 15, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #211 On Fire and Sticky

Coming at you from a safe distance via Zoom once again, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast returns to talk over all the television and movies that have occupied our time during the recent weeks of isolation.  We say goodbye to two beloved comedies, check out some promising new streaming series, dip our toes into the third season of "Westworld," recap recent episodes of "The Walking Dead," give a spoiler-free review of the latest Pixar film "Onward" and much more!

Length - 01:14:34

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

 

Apr 7, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #210 Garbage Cans of Meat

Like the rest of the world, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is practicing social distancing and working from home.  Since Seth still has a job, Jordan and Cliff decided to take Zoom for a test-drive and catch up with our old friend, the Illustrious One, Michael K. Easton, in a casual conversation about the latest output from So Pro Comics, how the world of pop culture has changed so very quickly and what it might look like going forward, and, of course, "Tiger King."

Length - 01:20:10

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

Apr 1, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #209 Riverdale S4 Ep15-16 We Have the Conch!

Saying goodbye to Stonewall Prep, Riverdale reveals answers to some of its season-long secrets with Chapter 72 "To Die For" and Chapter 73 "The Locked Room."  Everybody's in on it, and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast does our best to sort through the tie pins and bloody rocks to keep track of the many muddled mysteries, even if our yarn-wall makes less and less sense the more threads we decide to pull.

Length - 01:13:42

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

Mar 27, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #208 See You at the Crossroads

Your friends at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast have gathered together with nothing but a box of ping pong balls and a dream.  The dream is to devise an entirely new segment where we cover our favorite crossovers!  Wherever two or more characters from different properties meet, be they comic book stories, TV episodes or movie franchises, we plan to pick the best and boldest of the bunch to relive and enjoy, so listen in as we go over some of the options and pick our first subject.

Length - 00:20:30

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

Mar 18, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #207 Hunkered in the Bunker

If you are self-quarantining like us, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has a whole list of recent new television shows we checked out to let you know what's worth your time.  But first, we have anecdotes about an unexpected fender bender, a trip to this year's Classic Plastics Toy Expo and the one Yeah You Know Me question you thought we'd never answer!

Length - 01:11:42

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

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0:15:10 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

A listener suggestion has us...  (is this right?)...  picking our favorite Patron!?

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0:22:58 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

A rapid-fire look at recent premiers like the animated "Duncanville," Awkwafina's "Nora From Queens," the British comedy "Breeders" starring Martin Freeman, Victorian police farce "Year of the Rabbit," the magic-tinged drama "Dispatches From Elsewhere," the reality competition "Lego Masters," seeking mysteries with "Rob Riggle: Global Investigator," saying goodbye to "Modern Family," revisiting the classic HBO series "Six Feet Under," Amazon's historical thriller "Hunters," a timey-wimey twist on "This is Us" and catching up on season 5 of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."

Mar 11, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #206 Riverdale S4 Ep12-14 Hope You Like Madonna References

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has never had to Justify My Love of Riverdale, so we won't bother to Take A Bow for presenting another set of deep-dive reviews featuring Chapter 69, "Men of Honor," Chapter 70, "The Ides of March" and Chapter 71, "How To Get Away With Murder."  So if you Cherish all the Hanky Panky on this wonderful show, thank your Lucky Star you have a True Blue podcast like us to help you Express Yourself!

Length - 01:20:48

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

Mar 6, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #205 Shows Before Hoes

There is currently more worthwhile television airing than any human being could possibly keep up with.  Luckily, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is THREE human beings, so after a fun thought experiment about the perfect sitcom in which to live, we chow down on all the relationship dramas, zombie dramas, crime dramas, historical documentaries, historical comedies, contemporary comedies, musical comedies and sci-fi westerns today's TV networks can serve us up and we manage to do it without choking on any vintage action figures.

Length - 01:16:41

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

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0:00:42 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Picking which classic sitcom world we would most like living in.

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0:09:28 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Recapping the recent drama on "This Is Us," the second half of season 10 starts up on "The Walking Dead," "Better Call Saul" maintains its mystique, a cast shakeup on "Superstore," the History Channel docuseries "Washington," the final stretch of "Schitt's Creek" episodes, the unique comedy of "Miracle Workers: Dark Ages," "The Outsider" slooowly nears its end, "Zoe's Extraordinary Playlist" finds its heart song and prepping for new episodes of "Westworld" with a reminder of where we left off.

Mar 3, 2020

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #204 OK Boomerang

The comic book world has had a few bombshell announcements over the last few weeks, so we dive in to discuss what it all means in both the short term and in the long view.  Then we recommend some recent new titles worth your time, explore the speculator side of the hobby and welcome our first Gold Level Patron in this sure-to-skyrocket-in-value edition of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!

Length - 00:53:22

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

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0:01:57 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

Co-publisher Dan DiDio fired from DC Comics, what we know about the "Generations" and "5G" storylines, CEO Bob Iger steps down from Disney, "Locke & Key" crossover with "Sandman" announced, checking in on some recent new releases and speculator frenzy behind Joker's new sidekick, Punchline.

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.

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