Pop Goes Your World: Gen-X vs. Millennial Pop Culture

Pop Goes Your World: Gen-X vs. Millennial Pop Culture

Pop Goes Your World is a pop culture podcast that features both Gen-X and Millennial movies, TV shows and music.

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February 22, 2024 79 mins
Episode 281: “Scarface” (1983): Movie Review Chris McBrien and Derek Myers are joined by frequent guest, Greg Martin to discuss the 1983 Brian De Palma film, “Scarface“. Chris had never seen the film before so he is coming in fresh. This is one of Greg’s all-time favorite films. The guys discuss the cast, the box office, overarching themes of the film, scenes, behind-the-scenes trivia and...

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Episode 280: Movies You Only Need to Watch Once Chris McBrien and Derek Myers constantly discuss films they love to watch over and over. This week, it’s something a little different. The guys each present a list of Top 5 movies that only require one viewing. For the trivia segment of the show, Chris gives a year, movie and the OVER/UNDER on the total number...

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Episode 279: “9 to 5” (1980): Movie Review Chris McBrien and Derek Myers go back to 1980 to review “9 to 5” starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Dabney Coleman. The guys discuss the cast, themes of the film, the box office and debate how well the film holds up after over 40 years. For the trivia segment of the show, Derek has...

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Episode 278: “Barbie” (2023): Movie Review Chris McBrien and Derek Myers are joined by Kaye Myers to review the 2023 Greta Gerwig film, “Barbie“. They discuss the box office, cast, themes and more about the film. Kaye brings a (much needed) female perspective for the film review. For the trivia segment of the show, Chris has Derek and Kaye team up for a round of...

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Episode 277: 2023: The Year in Pop Culture Chris McBrien and Derek Myers kick off the 9th season of the podcast by taking a look back at the year that was 2023 in pop culture. They discuss movies, TV shows, music, the Writers Guild strike, Oscar predictions and celebrities we lost last year. For the trivia segment of the show, Derek takes a seat in...

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Best of Pop Goes Your World 28: Fun With Caveman Based on the positive feedback we have received in regard to the “Fun With Caveman” segment of the podcast, we have put together a “Best of” episode containing only the final segment of the show. If you enjoy Millennial trivia, Generation-X trivia, movie facts, music quizzes, game shows or you just enjoy having fun with...

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Episode 276: “A Christmas Story” (1983): Movie Review Chris and Derek continue their look at films celebrating major milestone anniversaries this year. With the holidays around the corner, it was back over to Chris this week to suggest a Christmas-themed movie, so he decided to go back 40 years and watch “A Christmas Story” starring Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillon. The guys discuss...

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Episode 275: “Bad Santa” (2003): Movie Review Chris and Derek continue their look at films celebrating major milestone anniversaries this year. With the holidays around the corner, it was back over to Derek this week to suggest a Christmas-themed movie, so he decided to go back 20 years and watch “Bad Santa” with Billy Bob Thornton. Chris hadn’t seen the film before, so he comes...

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Episode 274: “Scrooged” (1988): Movie Review Chris and Derek continue their look at films celebrating major milestone anniversaries this year. With the holidays around the corner, it was over to Chris this week to suggest a Christmas-themed movie, so he decided to go back 35 years and watch “Scrooged” with Bill Murray. Chris hadn’t seen the film since he originally saw it in the theatre...

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Episode 273: “Love Actually” (2003): Movie Review Chris and Derek continue their look at films celebrating major milestone anniversaries this year. With the holidays around the corner, Derek wanted to review a Christmas-themed movie, so he decided to go back 20 years and watch “Love Actually”. Chris had never seen the movie, so he comes in with a fresh approach. The guys discuss the large...

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November 9, 2023 75 mins
Episode 272: Sitcoms This week, Chris and Derek discuss situation comedies (sitcoms). Specifically, they talk about the sitcom as a dying art form, one that was prevalent for years in Gen-X. Then, they each run down their top 5 favorite sitcoms of all time. Keep in mind, these are personal picks, not necessarily the most popular or critically acclaimed. For the trivia segment of the...

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Episode 271: “Beetlejuice” (1988): Movie Review This season on the show, Chris and Derek have been reviewing movies celebrating major milestone anniversaries. This week, it’s a look back 35 years to Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice” starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder. Chris and Derek take a look at the box office, the cast, memorable scenes and more. For the trivia segment of...

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October 19, 2023 56 mins
Episode 270: 24-Hour Movies This week, Chris and Derek take a look at movies that take place over the course of a day (or a 24-hour period). They each have put together a top 5 list of their favorite movies that use this plot device in the film. For the trivia segment of the show, Derek takes a seat in the ‘Winner’s Circle’ of the...

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Episode 269: “Black Panther” (2018): Movie Review This season on the podcast, Chris and Derek have been reviewing films celebrating milestone anniversaries. Even though it is only 5 years old, “Black Panther” is still celebrating a milestone. Chris had never seen this movie. The only MCU films he has seen are those that Derek has made him watch for the podcast. Where will this one...

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September 28, 2023 74 mins
Episode 268: Stand-Up Comedy Derek Myers and Chris McBrien take a look at stand-up comedy from a Millennial and Gen-X perspective, respectively. They discuss a brief history of stand-up comedy including its evolution into ‘specials’ and stand-up ‘concert’ films. They each run down their personal top 5 favourite stand-up comedy films. For the trivia segment of the show, Chris gives Derek quotes from stand-up routines...

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Episode 267: “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” (1983): Movie Review Chris and Derek continue their look back at movies celebrating major milestone anniversaries. This week, the guys go back and watch “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” which is celebrating 40 years since its theatrical release back in 1983. Chris and Derek discuss the box office, scenes and themes from the film and also...

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September 14, 2023 55 mins
Episode 266: Our Favorite AC/DC Songs This week, Chris and Derek talk about one of the most iconic hard rock bands of all time, AC/DC. The guys do a top 5 list of their favorite AC/DC songs. For the trivia segment of the show, the play a game of “Name that Tune”. Chris gives the band and a few lyrics and Derek must name the...

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Episode 265: “The Fugitive” (1993): Movie Review Chris and Derek continue to look at movies celebrating milestone anniversaries this year with their review of 1993’s “The Fugitive” starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. They discuss the box office performance, the cast, the script, quotes and trivia from the film. For the trivia segment of the show, the play a game of “Pick the Flick”....

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Episode 264: Sequels We Wish They’d Make Chris usually doesn’t enjoy sequels. However, this week he thought it would be fun to take a look at some sequels that never came about, but maybe should have. Chris and Derek each put together a top 5 list of sequels they wish had gotten made. For the trivia segment of the show, Chris gives Derek the subtitle...

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Episode 263: “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” (1985): Movie Review With the recent passing of Paul Reubens, Chris and Derek thought it might be worthwhile going back and re-watching “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” and reviewing it this week. The guys discuss Paul Reubens’ career and controversies, the film’s director (Tim Burton), the script, scenes and quotes. For the trivia segment of the show, the guys play a game...

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