KA-POW! The Pop Cultured Podcast

KA-POW! The Pop Cultured Podcast

A lively discussion about comics, television, film and everything else making waves this week inside fan culture.

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July 9, 2024 69 mins

In the latest Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast, Seth visits the fantastic Heroes Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Cliff receives an unbelievably nostalgic gift and Jordan backs a record-breaking Kickstarter. All those who chose to oppose KPP's shield must yield!

Length - 01:09:40

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

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In this all-new episode, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast addresses the dark side of "Star Wars" fandom, recommends some fun new summertime television, visits Reality Corner and sees how many Gyllenhaals we can name.  Don't miss it!

Length - 01:18:39

Language - R. (Contains adult language.)

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0:01:47 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Our thoughts on the first five episodes of "The Acolyte" on Disney+ and the...

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All that reminiscing about G.I. Joe in our previous episode had us feeling nostalgic for the most influential animated show of our youth, so Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast decided to rewatch the very first episode of that foundational cartoon for the first time in decades and share our thoughts. So cue up "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" Season 1, Episode 1, "The M.A.S.S. Device Part 1 - The Cobra Strikes" and watch along with us!

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In this off-the-cuff episode, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast reveals how each of our comic book fandoms began, tracing back the origins of when and how we were first attracted to reading them and why we've stuck with it all these years.  Plus, Jordan gets new shoes!

Length - 01:03:36

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

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0:11:55 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Hear KPP's Secret Origins of how we e...

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In what has become another accidental annual tradition, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is once again out to predict the Top Ten biggest films of the summer season.  Returning champion Jesse Starcher of The Source Material Comics Podcast tries for back-to-back wins as we each guess what movies will end up with the best box office numbers by September.

Length - 02:24:50

Language - R. (Contains adult language.)

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Buckle up, because it's time for another one of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's patented movie drafts.  This episode, we are going back exactly 25 years to decide our favorite films of 1999.  Critics consider it one of the finest years for movies in history, so let's see if we can agree on a Top 11 list that satisfies us all.

Length - 03:03:52

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

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Learn what to expect during Free Comic Book Day on May 4th with Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's annual preview, plus a few snippets of news from around the comic industry and some discussion of early 20th century French literature.  What?  We're cultured.  It's right in our name.

Length - 00:39:29

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

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0:05:55 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

A sampling of this year...

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After recovering from a massive flood in our hometown and a trip to the Great Ohio Toy Show, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back and ready to catch up on everything we've missed.  This week, that includes an excellent Oscars telecast, some controversial casting news, two superb superhero cartoons, an earthshaking documentary and more!

Length - 01:20:18

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

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This week we dig around in our freezer, pull out a Riverdale episode, defrost that baby and dig in!  So join Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast for Chapter 110 "Things That Go Bump in the Night," where Betty sees some threatening auras, Cheryl starts a library, some ghosts move furniture and Archie immediately agrees to it all.

Length - 00:44:45

Language - R. (Contains adult language.)

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With the arrival of Spring, we at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast are antsy to start planning all our convention trips for the year.  We started off our season with two great ones, a return to our local Classic Plastics Toy Expo and our very first time checking out the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention.  And enjoy a quick TikTok trip report HERE!

Length - 00:37:33

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

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Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is deciding on our Top Ten Films of All Time!  That may be a tough enough task on its own, but we've added the catch that they must be a consensus pick that all three of us agree that we love.  And as you may expect, the debate is spirited, the surprises are plentiful and the decisions are final!

Length - 02:26:07

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

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This week, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast takes a virtual trip to the Sundance Film Festival, discusses a few compelling documentaries and cracks open some brand new comic books.  What more could you want?

Length - 01:04:37

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

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0:00:38 - MOVIE NEWS

Sampling some entries from this year's Sundance Film Festival online, "The Greatest Night in Pop" provid...

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After those last few epic episodes, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast slows things down and catches up on our television viewing.  Our tastes run from animated fantasy to Marvel superheroes to spy thrillers to dating shows to game shows and everything in between, so there's sure to be something you'll enjoy right along with us!

Length - 00:57:14

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

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Awards season is in full swing, with every prestigious body out there heaping honors on the most momentous motion pictures of the previous year.  But Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast recognizes EVERY movie we saw in 2023, counting down and ranking a year's worth of films and bestowing specific accolades for 13 standout moments and individual performances.  It's time to celebrate cinema with the Seventh Annual Poobah Awards!

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Join us as we celebrate four hundred episodes of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast with a look back at our favorite moments from the past.  We've hand-selected some of our flat-out funniest bits and fabulous first appearances of inside jokes and running gags.  So whether you're re-living them with us or just discovering KPP for the first time, thanks for listening!

Length - 01:25:52

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

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Welcome once again to our annual look forward at all of the major movie releases on their way for 2024!  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is joined by special guest Jared Lowe as we schedule out our theater trips for the entire year and compile a Top Ten list of our most anticipated films.

Length - 01:58:19

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

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For the final episode of 2023, we are joined by Jesse Starcher of The Source Material Comics Podcast to recap our recent outing to the state capital for GalaxyCon Columbus and play a holiday-themed game of "Either / Or."  From all of us at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Length - 01:47:28

Language - R. (Contains adult language.)

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Ho ho ho, the holidays are almost here and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast kicks off December by revealing some of our most - and least - liked Christmas content, then settles in for our usual batch of reviews and recommendations.  Our Spotify Wrapped may not have much rizz, but we think we're still pretty swell.

Length - 01:21:03

Language - R. (Contains adult language.)

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0:04:20 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

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Marvel's latest movie may not have made much money, but we had more fun than a herd of Flerkens at the theater.  Joined again by The OJ, Jesse Starcher of The Source Material Comics Podcast, we review "The Marvels," ace an MCU pop quiz, wrap up the second season of "Loki" and more!

Length - 01:42:19

Language - R. (Contains adult language.)

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0:11:50 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"Loki" concludes in cosm...

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Some months ago, when Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast revealed the results of our first annual summer box office predictions, we promised the winner we'd all watch a movie of his choosing and review it. Well, that winner was Jesse Starcher of The Source Material Comics Podcast and that movie was "Grand Tour: Disaster in Time" (aka "Timescape") and that time is now! So listen in as we thoroughly dissect this wild made-for-TV fever ...

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