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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January 26, 2022 69 min

Pop culture has more than its fair share of geniuses. Practically any property or franchise you can think of has a resident intellectual;  but which is the best? Who is the smartest of the smart? The panel today is looking at the Brains of the Operations, and we're listing our favorites. Following our Super Team Dynamics episode, where we touched on some of the common types of characters that often comprise teams, this episode ...

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Team books are a staple of comic books. The Fantastic Four and the Justice League were break out hits in the 60s. Teen Titans and the X-Men were some of the hottest books of the 80s and 90s. And of course, there may be nothing in pop-culture hotter than The Avengers at the moment. Each team has its own feel, it's own vibe, and the panel wanted to explore the dynamics and character interactions of some of our favorite team books...

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January 12, 2022 69 min

World building is a term that applies to the vastness of a fictional world. Its a concept that interestingly sees that the fuller a universe becomes, the more scrutinized the world gets, as its devoted fan base tries to understand every facet of that fictional environment. There is a component of this to all art, but the best examples of world building can create an engaging experience for audiences no matter how fantastical that w...

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As promised, it's Part 2 of our Year End Annual! This time the panel looks ahead to 2022 and lists all the movies, tv, & comics we have high anticipation and hopes for. Help us usher in 2022 with some hopefully future classics coming out way in the New Year.

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It's time again for our Year End Annual!  Here, in Part 1, the panel will look back and discuss all the pop culture goodness that came our way in 2021!  Join the panel as we say goodbye to 2021 and get ready for the new year.

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December 22, 2021 68 min

There is no more iconic female superhero in the world than Wonder Woman. For decades, she has been a staple of pop culture and a symbol of feminism, and women's empowerment and this year she's turning 80! A warrior, a princess, an activist, a superhero, and a founding member of the Justice League -- there is so much to unpack so we brought in some help. Featuring guest panelist, and Wonder Woman enthusiast, Devon Sanders. J...

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December 15, 2021 69 min

1961, the year that started it all. Some argue it's the start of the silver age of comics. That part is certainly up for debate but what is not is that 1961 saw the release of one of the most seminal books of all time. 60 years ago, Fantastic Four #1 hit newsstands. Its creative team, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, not only created some of the most enduring characters of all time, but their work in FF led to the creation of almost th...

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December 8, 2021 99 min

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 share many other nuggets of information, thoughts, and opinions along the wa...

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Definitive 5 is back!  Frank has assembled a list of some of the most popular and interesting characters from pop culture. The only thing they all have in common, is they have all appeared in movies, comics, video games, animation, AND Television.  In this third installment, the panel goes through this list to decide each of their preferred versions of beloved characters from pop culture, including Cyclops, Venom, Boba Fett, and ma...

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Can you believe it's been 25 years since Superman: The Animated Series debuted on Kids WB?! Produced as a follow up to the incredibly popular Batman: The Animated Series, Superman shared many of the same creators and is just as definitive a take on the Man of Steel as its predecessor was for the Dark Knight. An impressive show and an important one in ushering in the beloved DC animated Universe aka ' the Timm Verse', co...

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November 17, 2021 77 min

Last year, Disney Investor Day was an unexpected flood of new and exciting news for upcoming Star Wars, Marvel, and Animation projects coming over the next few years. This year, the event is renamed Disney Plus Day, and brings us even more new project announcements along with updates for some of the most anticipated shows and movies. Come along and join as the panel goes over all the news from Disney Plus Day 2021.

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November 10, 2021 70 min

One of the little talked about, but fun aspects of a TV show or movie is the world that exists within that world. Some of our favorite characters have an affinity for TV, movies, and comics just like us. We're looking into some of the most memorable fictional creations that themselves reside within some of our favorite works of fiction. Join us as we celebrate the shows within shows and stories within stories our favorite chara...

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November 3, 2021 70 min

There is a phenomenon in media where audiences are treated to characters who partake in less-than-savory actions and behavior. More than ever the phrase "no redeemable qualities what-so-ever" can apply to some of the most memorable figures in pop culture. Jerks, loveable losers, flawed anti-heroes, and down right D-bags. Saddle up, as the panel takes you through some of their favorite A-hole characters in pop culture.

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October 27, 2021 67 min

It's Halloween time, and if we were going to ask you what you associate most with the season, horror movies might be one of the first things that pops to mind. Horror movies are big business and each year there are more and more of them. And that's not including the unintentional ones. We've all seen a movie or show that wasn't designed to be a horror story, but it definitely can feel like one as we're watching ...

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October 20, 2021 89 min

Back in 2020 DC Comics started DC Fandome, a virtual convention showcasing their latest slate of comics, movies, animation, and TV news. Now here we are in 2021, and DC Fandome is back!.. with even many more trailers, previews, and huge announcements. We finally got a look at Flashpoint, Black Adam, and Peacemaker, and full trailer for The Batman. Join the panel as we share our takes and go through all the exciting news from DC Fan...

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October 13, 2021 70 min

Characters can sometimes take on a life of their own. What starts as a clearly defined character identity or traits can over time grow into something else. Something much further from the original idea. The reasons for this occurring can be as varied as the number of characters in existence. For today, the panel discusses characters that started one way, but grew to become something else.

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October 6, 2021 82 min

Globally, James Bond is one of the biggest franchises that there is. This week will see the release of the highly anticipated, latest James Bond film and the last to star Daniel Craig, No Time to Die. Created by author Ian Fleming in 1953 with his first Bond novel Casino Royale, and the character was quickly adapted to the screen in 1962. Since that time, everyone’s favorite super spy has graced the screen for almost 60 years and c...

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September 29, 2021 71 min

Whether it's the best friend, the partner, the roommate, or even a tenuous temporary team up, pop culture is filled with examples of memorable duos. There is always something exciting about seeing characters who are opposites get into trouble and play off of one another. Duos are maybe one the the oldest (and perhaps most effective) tropes there is. It’s hard to imagine any moment throughout pop culture where a dynamic duo woul...

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September 22, 2021 79 min

Certain entertainment mediums can actually lay claim to a specific day of the week. New comics has Wednesdays. Movie releases have Fridays.  Football has Sundays. But in the case of cartoons, there was a glorious time when cartoons owned Saturdays. Saturday mornings to be exact.  The only time when you wouldn't need an alarm clock or beg your folks for just give more minutes to get up. No, you just knew. Your eyes would spring ...

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September 15, 2021 78 min

While many heroes you encounter in film, TV, and comics are one of kind, there are are plenty of occasions where you see a hero persona or identity that is occupied by multiple characters instead of just one. It could be a mantle handed down from one character to another (Robin). It could an a identity shared by many people at once (The Green Lanterns). Or, it could even be a sacred role that must be filled anew each generation (Av...

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