Let Me Know How It Is - A Pop Culture Podcast

Let Me Know How It Is - A Pop Culture Podcast

A podcast about Animation, TV, Movies, Comics, and all things geek.

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February 1, 2023 84 min

Let Me Know How It Is is back from break with a BRAND NEW EPISODE, and we're kicking off our first show back talking about what we watched, saw, and read while on hiatus.  In addition the panel will discuss what releases are coming in 2023 that have us the most excited this year! Some of our choices surprised even us!

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As we prepare our new episodes enjoy this episode from the vault, back around for another listen.

"'Based on the Graphic Novel' are common words to see in the credits of movies these days. Comic books have become an invaluable source of inspiration for many Hollywood movies, but comics extend beyond the commonly associated superheroes. Every once in a while an indie comic makes the jump to the big screen where our hero ...

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Our Winter break is almost over, so stay tuned for new weekly episodes starting up again very soon. But for now, enjoy another classic episode from our archives.

"This week marks one full year since the launch of Let Me Know How It Is! To mark this occasion, we will be revisiting our very first topic! In our first episode, Frank, Tommy, Clifton, and Zack listed some of their favorite single issues from all of comics, but with s...

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December 28, 2022 69 min

Superhero movies can not only introduce audiences and fans to whole new worlds and characters, they can sometimes be an introduction to new music as well. Many superhero movies have utilized popular music as part of their soundtracks. In some cases songs have been produced specifically for the movie itself (‘89 Batman), while other films use more of the mix tape approach (Guardians of the Galaxy). Both methods can provide the secre...

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"The holidays.  The time when children rip through mounds of paper and scotch tape hoping that on the other side is that one special toy they’ve been wishing for all year. In the spirit of the season, the panel takes a trip down memory lane and hangs a left at Nostalgia Boulevard to discuss the toys that brought happiness and joy (and maybe sometimes a li...

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"Tis the season to be Jolly! Not to mention this is also the season for Christmas TV Specials and holiday-themed episodes from some of your favorite shows! Come celebrate the spirit of the season with the panel as they discuss some of their favorite Christmas episodes of all time. Fa la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la!"

 

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"Can you believe it’s been 101 episodes so far?!  For such a momentous milestone, we just couldn’t settle for one topic. Or even two topics. No, for our 101st episode we are shooting out 101 of the hottest takes there are. That’s right! 101 hot takes in 101 minutes across a plethora of pop cultural topics that we believe deep down to our very cores! Plus we...

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"Every superhero needs a city to defend.  Every sheriff needs a town where law must be upheld.  Every monster needs a place to terrify. And every story needs a setting. In this episode, the panel discusses the pros and cons of setting your story in a real-life setting or a fictional one."

This episode was originally released January 23, 2020

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"If you have ever stepped foot into a comic book shop, chances are you were lucky enough have overheard or partook in some colorful comic shop conversation. Banter that typically centers on dream battles that pit characters of similar power sets against each other, exercises in logic, or even philosophical debate. In some cases these conversations can ventu...

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"Generally speaking, in animation, if you can dream it and draw it, you can make it. Cartoons have so many examples of unexpected, daring creative ideas that become classics. On occasion, however, an occasional cartoon comes along that can be a bit of a head-scratcher. Maybe they’re based on something that doesn’t have a clear cut story, or a property that ...

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During World War II, comic readers saw many characters address the conflict on the world stage head on. Creators on characters like Superman and Batman pivoted creatively to deal with the war effort in addition to other characters of The Golden Age, including a whole slew of new characters. Among these brand new creations, none was more successful than Captain ...

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October 26, 2022 76 min

40 years ago, John Carpenter's The Thing was released in cinemas and the world was treated to a film that straddled the lines between Sci-Fi and horror. Fondly remembered for it's and paranoid, "Don't trust anyone" tension throughout and cutting edge special effects, The Thing stands as one of the classic films of the 80s. To celebrate Halloween, the panel reviews the John Carpenter's classic The Thing.

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October 19, 2022 71 min

Our Team Archetype series is back, but this installment will have some Halloween flare. We're looking at various teams' Monster Members. Not to be confused with the muscle or tank characters; there are similarities to be sure, but the Monster teammates play out a little differently. Join the panel as they talk Team Monster Members.

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October 12, 2022 53 min

This week saw the release of Werewolf by Night on Disney Plus. Based on the 1970's Monster Comic published by Marvel of the same name, Werewolf by Night is the latest entry into the beloved MCU. Starring Gael García Bernal and Laura Donnelly, the ambitious project directed by Michael Giacchino pays homage to horror tropes from Hollywood's classic era and blends it with Marvel's signature style all while being shot in gl...

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October 5, 2022 69 min

Everyone loves a good alien invasion story.  Whether it’s an army with superior technology or a quieter, more subtle form of terror, there are plenty of scary aliens we’ve seen in pop culture.  Join the panel as they talk about their picks for the some of the most dangerous aliens in pop culture.

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We are 30 years removed from the premiere of one of the most influential animated shows of all time. This month, Batman: The Animated Series turns 30, and to celebrate, the panel will examine just what makes the show so influential after all these years! And we share recommendations of some underrated episodes that are definitely worth checking out. Part 2 of 2.

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September 21, 2022 70 min

We're diving into a different aspect of pop culture fandom than we normally cover and talking about the world of collecting. For many people, pop culture and fandom and collecting all go hand in hand. And that is definitely the case for us. Here, our crew shares a love of action figures and to help share our passion for the hobby with you we are going to explore the Marvel Legends line of toys. We cover where our collections st...

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September 14, 2022 75 min

Every two years, D23 comes around, a big convention not unlike San Diego Comic Con, but solely covering the magical world of Disney. It’s where they unveil everything coming out for the next few years. Star Wars, Disney Plus, Marvel/MCU, Pixar, it’s all here and given the chance to shine with trailers, casting news, concept art, and other cool announcements. Join the panel as they react to all the news coming out of D23 2022!

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We are 30 years removed from the premiere of one of the most influential animated shows of all time. This month, Batman: The Animated Series turns 30, and to celebrate, the panel will examine just what makes the show so influential after all these years! Part 1 of 2.

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August 31, 2022 64 min

1992 was a stellar year for Marvel's Merry Mutants. It was the year X-Men: the Animated Series premiered. What some fans might not know, is that before that, a little-known pilot was produced for another X-Men animated series in 1989.  The pilot, titled "Pryde of the X-Men" ultimately was never ordered to series, but none-the-less is a superb piece of superhero animation that maybe doesn't get the praise it deserves...

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