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Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast Bonus Episode - Auction

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast Bonus Episode - Auction

August 4, 2022

It's time for a special behind-the-scenes bonus episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!  These are the sorts of casual "cutting room floor" extras you normally only get by becoming a Patron, full of uncensored, unedited conversation before and between our recording sessions.  This time, our excitement revolves around Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Comics Podcast finding an amazing auction full of rare vintage toys hiding in our own back yard.

For more perks, check out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/youdownwithkpp

Length - 00:25:18

Language - R.  (Contains adult language.)

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #343 Kids on Bikes RPG part 3

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #343 Kids on Bikes RPG part 3

July 29, 2022

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's inaugural "Kids on Bikes" RPG adventure is nearing its end.  In this first half of the final session, Sam, Robert and Conrad take a field trip to Fenton Art Glass.  But what they encounter in the sleepy city of Williamstown, West Virginia in 1987 might just scare the pants off of them!  Listen in as our resident GM Seth guides Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Comics Podcast and rookie gamers Cliff and Jordan toward the conclusion of "Grave Decisions" with Episode Three: "Good Morning, Vietnam" Part One.

Length - 02:11:15

Language - R. (Contains adult language.)

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #342 We Want Blood

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #342 We Want Blood

July 26, 2022

Remember when all we had all summer were boring old reruns?  No more!  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast returns to wrap up our discussions on four of the biggest television series of the season.  And to help, we kept Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Comics Podcast around to add his perspective.

Length - 00:52:55

Language - R.  (Contains adult language.)

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0:02:49 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

A phenomenal fourth season of "Stranger Things" concludes on Netflix, "The Boys" pushes the superhero envelope in season three, engaging family drama makes up for so-so story in Disney+'s "Ms. Marvel" and more apocalyptic time-travel shenanigans on "The Umbrella Academy."

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #341 Thor: Love & Thunder

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #341 Thor: Love & Thunder

July 22, 2022

Our latest episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast involves two epic tales.  In the first, Seth recounts his recent journey to one of the best comic conventions in the country, Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina and the multitude of legends he was able to rub elbows with.  And then we spend the rest of the show reviewing Marvel's space viking action comedy, "Thor: Love & Thunder!"

Length - 01:14:58

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

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0:29:10 - THOR: LOVE & THUNDER

Our SPOILER-heavy thoughts on Taika Waititi's second superhero spectacle, how the villainous Gorr compares to his comic book counterpart and whether we need a concrete "plan" for where the MCU is heading to enjoy these things or not.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #340 Kids on Bikes RPG part 2

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #340 Kids on Bikes RPG part 2

July 13, 2022

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back for the second session of our "Kids on Bikes" RPG adventure!  This time out, it's the weekend of the Sternwheel Festival in small town Marietta, Ohio in 1987, but with so much supernatural chicanery afoot, Sam, Robert and Conrad may not survive to see the famous fireworks show.  So follow along with "Grave Decisions," Episode Two: "Who Ya Gonna Call?"as GM Seth guides Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Comics Podcast, gaming newbies Cliff and Jordan - and a super surprising guest player! - on the next leg of our nostalgic 80s escapade.

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Length - 03:28:01

Language - R. (Contains adult language.)

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #339 Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #339 Obi-Wan Kenobi

July 5, 2022

"Star Wars" fans have been waiting a long time for an Obi-Wan Kenobi prequel to reveal what the Jedi master was up to between the tragedy of Episode III and the new hope of Episode IV.  Now, thanks to Disney+, we have it!  And Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has a SPOILER-filled review of the entire series along with another ambush Top Ten List of Cliff's favorite music from the saga.  Yub Nub!

Length - 00:54:04

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #338 Kids on Bikes RPG part 1

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #338 Kids on Bikes RPG part 1

June 28, 2022

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast kicks off our inaugural RPG session of "Kids on Bikes!"  It's the Labor Day weekend of 1987 in small town Marietta, Ohio and for Sam, Robert and Conrad all they have on their minds are bike races, parades and fair games.  Will a little mysterious green goo and a spooky cemetery ruin their holiday fun?  Tune in to "Grave Decisions," Episode One: "First Settlement" as GM Seth guides our guest Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Comics Podcast and gaming newbies Cliff and Jordan on a nostalgic adventure through their own back yards!

Length - 02:30:02

Language - R. (Contains adult language.)

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #337 #JusticeforBarb

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #337 #JusticeforBarb

June 22, 2022

Our pal Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Comics Podcast stuck around after a long night of gaming to help us at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast review some of the amazing television shows currently streaming into our homes on a non-stop basis.  No one person can keep up with everything on the air... but four persons can come pretty close!

Length - 01:13:25

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

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0:02:10 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

Dropping in on Hawkins with the long-awaited return of "Stranger Things," the debut of a relatable new hero in "Ms. Marvel," "The Boys" is the perfect satire for our superhero-saturated times, the third season of "Barry" wades into even murkier morality, HBO's "The Time Traveler's Wife" blends relationship drama with a sci-fi conceit, Jon Bernthal leads a team of crooked Baltimore cops in "We Own This City" and Adam Sandler shines in the underdog sports story "Hustle" on Netflix.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #336 Kids on Bikes RPG part 0

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #336 Kids on Bikes RPG part 0

June 15, 2022

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast goes where we've never gone before... role playing games!  Inspired by our love of "Stranger Things," listen as we dip our toes into the world of "Kids on Bikes," a collaborative world building RPG set in a 1980s small town full of big mysteries.  In this "session zero" episode, total noobs Cliff and Jordan learn a few of the basics and create our characters with help from Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Comics Podcast and our resident GM and all-around Poobah, Seth.

Length - 01:05:52

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #335 Top 20 Time Travel Movies part 2

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #335 Top 20 Time Travel Movies part 2

June 10, 2022

And now for the conclusion to our countdown of the twenty greatest time travel films of all time!  If you thought Part One was combative, Part Two ratchets up the tension even more, edging closer to the top with fewer and fewer chances to make sure our personal favorites secure a spot on the list.  So join Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast and our special guest Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Comics Podcast as we reveal picks #10-1 and celebrate the classic sci-fi movies that have impacted us the most.

Length - 02:02:07

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #334 Top 20 Time Travel Movies part 1

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #334 Top 20 Time Travel Movies part 1

June 7, 2022

In a list that's been long in the works, we decide on our definitive picks for the twenty greatest time travel films of all time!  In Part One, we lay out the rules and reveal our choices for #20-11.  Things get contentious right away, as we each immediately begin jockeying to get our favorites included, so set your watches to join Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast and our special guest Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Comics Podcast as we scour the past, present and future to assemble our latest and greatest movie countdown!

Length - 01:25:21

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #333 Riverdale S6 Ep6-7 Super Dense

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #333 Riverdale S6 Ep6-7 Super Dense

June 3, 2022

After the monumental multiversal madness of episode #100, Riverdale is back to what passes for normal, and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back to covering every maple-soaked moment.  Percival Pickens: Entrepreneur begins making moves against the town just as our kooky quartet discover they may be developing superpowers in Chapter 101 "Unbelievable" and Chapter 102 "Death at a Funeral."

Length - 00:49:06

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #332 Dole Whip

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #332 Dole Whip

June 1, 2022

We skip ONE recording session and BAM, we end up dogpiled by new content.  So indulge us as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast plays catch-up, sifting through all the freshest, most recent offerings that tickled our fancy from television and film and hopefully finding something as cool and satisfying as a Marietta dole whip.

Length - 01:36:23

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

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0:06:30 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"Riverdale" announces its final season amidst major CW shakeup, new "Daredevil" series coming to Disney+, our first look at "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law," more episodes of the racing docuseries "Formula 1: Drive to Survive," the ultra-sweet dating show "Love on the Spectrum," the social media-driven spectacle of "The Circle," Netflix's crime drama "Ozark" concludes, the "Workin' Moms" return for a sixth season, absurdist 90s comedy troupe "The Kids in the Hall" haven't lost a step in their Prime revival, an inadvertent and unauthorized Top 10 Sketch Comedy countdown, "This is Us" amps up emotion as it nears the finale, more "Real World" reunions on Paramount+, "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" a buzzworthy sci-fi prequel full of positivity, a tweak in the format of the most recent "Survivor" and wrapping up the last two episodes of "Moon Knight."

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1:18:18 - MOVIE NEWS

A modernized take on "Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers" is filled with cartoon cameos and Disney references, viking epic "The Northman" mixes fantasy and reality to strong effect and "Everything Everywhere All at Once" sends Michelle Yeoh into a Multiverse of Momness.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #331 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #331 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

May 25, 2022

Marvel's latest blockbuster has arrived and - surprise! - it's a Sam Raimi horror flick.  After catching up on some of the fun events we've gotten to attend over the last couple of weeks, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast tackles "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."  This episode features a full-length, SPOILER-filled review of the film, plus musings on how well it managed the unreal fan expectations and where it all might be leading us in the future.

Length - 00:54:27

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #330 Batman Movie Draft

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #330 Batman Movie Draft

May 13, 2022

Holy Hollywood, Bat-Fans... Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has a brand new approach to our usual list-making, as we try and compile the perfect Batman film by choosing elements from all the past versions to create one impossible mishmash of awesomeness.  It's basically a fantasy football draft... but for our dream superhero movie.  So tune in as we pick our favorite Batman, the most compelling villain, the coolest car, the most stylish setting and more, then let us know which of these three movies you'd most want to see!

Length - 01:09:20

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #329 Print the Legend

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #329 Print the Legend

April 28, 2022

Our favorite fanboy holiday is just around the corner, so it's time for Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's annual Free Comic Book Day preview, showcasing all the goodies that will be available at shops across the country on May 7th.  Then stick around for opinions and reviews on a new superhero-themed RPG, a biting Stan Lee bio, Moon Knight, Thor, Disney boycotts and a whole lot more!

Length - 01:14:45

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

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0:01:18 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

A sneak peek at this year's offerings for Free Comic Book Day, the "Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game" introduces a new way to play as your favorite hero, recent biography "True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee" digs for the facts behind the tall tales and the first teaser for "Thor: Love and Thunder" gets us excited.

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0:38:15 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"Moon Knight" lags through its halfway point, the amazing "Better Call Saul" returns for its sixth and final season, "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty" succeeds by sacrificing reality for entertainment value, long-awaited new episodes of "Atlanta" deal with topical issues in an exaggerated style, Florida politics create swirl of controversy around Disney parks and a "This is Us" wedding gets the show back on the right emotional track.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #328 Blow Up the Bridge

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #328 Blow Up the Bridge

April 19, 2022

We may not all be able to do a kickflip, but Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast can do a pretty serviceable job reviewing all the recent streaming content headed down the pop culture half-pipe.  Comedies, dramas, documentaries and comic books adaptations, there is a little something of everything grinding its way across our screens this week.

Length - 00:54:37

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

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0:01:30 - MOVIE NEWS

Zack Snyder recognized by internet fan votes at the Oscars, some thoughts on this year's Academy Award winners, zero takes at all on the Will Smith controversy and calls for a Disney boycott put the boss in the hot seat.

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0:10:40 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

The CW network renews many of their marquee shows, comic adaptation "DMZ" arrives on HBO Max, first season of "Severance" some mind-bending sci-fi, "Julia" dramatizes the life and career of celebrity chef Julia Child, the next Marvel series "Moon Knight" debuts on Disney+, the skateboard documentary "Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off," quirky pirate comedy "Our Flag Means Death" entertains and the final episodes of "This Is Us" becoming a real drag.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #327 Riverdale S6 Ep5 America’s Typical Teenagers

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #327 Riverdale S6 Ep5 America’s Typical Teenagers

April 12, 2022

It's a monumental milestone for Riverdale, with our favorite teen-sex-comedy-horror-soap-opera-mystery hitting episode #100.  But far from being over the hill, the 'Dale managed to reward our longsuffering devotion to its breakneck twists and turns and refresh our excitement for what may still be coming next.  Chapter 100 "The Jughead Paradox" is a messy, meta, multiversal mind-trip down memory lane that feels like it was specially made for us here at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast.

Length - 00:56:19

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #326 Riverdale S6 Ep3-4 This Train’s Still Rolling

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #326 Riverdale S6 Ep3-4 This Train’s Still Rolling

April 5, 2022

As the sixth season of Riverdale rolls on, we remain trapped in the horror-tinged alternate reality known as "Rivervale."  This time out, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast tackles Chapter 98 "Mr. Cypher" and Chapter 99 "The Witching Hour(s)," counting down to the landmark 100th episode with tales of devils and witches selling souls and switching Cheryls.

Length - 01:01:19

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #325 Made for a Very Specific Audience

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #325 Made for a Very Specific Audience

March 29, 2022

Your friends at Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast are back with reviews and recommendations about all the most entertaining content on the airwaves at the moment.  After tallying up some statistics about our recent Top Ten countdown, we dive into new shows about con artists, pornographers and basketball legends, and dodge a few landmines trying to criticize Pixar's latest movie in the least offensive way possible.

Length - 01:13:19

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

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0:09:35 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Period piece "Minx" a comedy about smart people making dirty magazines, real-life grifters get the spotlight in pharmaceutical scandal "The Dropout," the socialite con-artist "Inventing Anna" and Jared Leto's "WeCrashed," Hulu's "Life & Beth" a bingeable comedy starring Amy Schumer, HBO's "Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty" a spirited chronicle of the NBA's heyday, big-name talent behind the animated shorts "The Boys Presents: Diabolical," and the Fox sitcom "Welcome to Flatch" finds the funny in small-town Ohio.

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0:47:56 - MOVIE NEWS

Pixar's "Turning Red" streams on Disney+ to some critical controversy, "The Adam Project" sends Ryan Reynolds on a time travel adventure and a home invasion drama with a killer cast in "Windfall."

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #324 Comic Book Covers Countdown part two

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #324 Comic Book Covers Countdown part two

March 25, 2022

And now for the finale to Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's countdown of our Top Ten Favorite Comic Book Covers of all time!  The OJ, Mr. Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Comics Podcast returns as our special guest to unveil picks #5-1, along with a score of honorable mentions.  And again, this particular episode is best enjoyed with the visuals, so we recommend watching the video version on our YouTube page.

(Part One can be found here.)

Length - 01:49:17

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #323 Comic Book Covers Countdown part one

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #323 Comic Book Covers Countdown part one

March 21, 2022

The countdown we've been wanting to do for ages has finally arrived, as we each unveil our Top Ten Favorite Comic Book Covers of all time!  We had to call in help for a task this monumental, so we welcome back special guest, The OJ - Mr. Jesse Starcher of the Source Material Comics Podcast.  You can listen to Part One of this episode, counting down picks #10-6, here like usual, but we suggest the far superior video version available on Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's YouTube page.

Length - 01:14:18

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #322 The Batman

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #322 The Batman

March 14, 2022

It's the review everyone's been waiting for, as Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast does a deep dive into the dark, brutal, senses-shattering experience known as The Little Caesars Batman Calzony!  Oh, and we also have a few things to say about the movie that inspired it.  We get a little bit SPOILER-y, so beware.  This episode is not for weak stomachs.

Length - 00:38:27

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #321 Horrible & Hilarious

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #321 Horrible & Hilarious

March 10, 2022

It's been too long since we've had an all-comics episode, so Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast spends this week catching up on our favorite medium.  We start with a recurring game usually only Patrons have access to, trying to suss out the veracity of some Japanese books with unbelievable titles, then we cover recent news including a legendary creator's battle with cancer, banned books, bisexuality and everything we've been reading held together with two staples!

Length - 01:08:57

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

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0:05:20 - FAKE NOODLES

Sample one of our Patron-only segments as we try to guess whether ten out-there titles are the names of real Japanese manga or if they are made up.

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0:23:30 - COMIC BOOK NEWS

Revisiting the previous year's industry shakeups and the introduction of multiple distributors, Diamond acquires authentication company CGA, legendary artist George Perez diagnosed with inoperable cancer while charity reprints a limited number of "JLA / Avengers," rereading some classic "G.I. Joe" as Larry Hama approaches issue #300, 90s slacker indie "Box Office Poison," masterpiece "Maus" banned by Tennessee school board, Tim Drake and Jonathan Kent come out as bisexual, Jim Lee appears on "Sesame Street" celebrating Asian heritage, Grant Morrison reveals behind-the-scenes drama during his final days at DC, "Fortnite" crosses over with Marvel in upcoming mini-series, the return of Image's "Saga" after a three year hiatus and some reading recommendations for books currently on the shelf.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #320 A Banger Every Week

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #320 A Banger Every Week

March 3, 2022

After sharing our summer plans (and dreaming of blasting off aboard the Galactic Starcruiser), Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast peeps through our portholes once again at all of the content whizzing by this week.  So tune in as we wrap up seasons of shows we enjoyed, sample some new ones with potential and recommend a number of recent films you should check out.

Length - 01:12:43

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

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0:08:38 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

James Gunn's "Peacemaker" concludes its first season with a bang, workplace sci-fi series "Severance" stars Adam Scott, "This Is Us" winding down its run with fewer surprises, "The Walking Dead" makes one more leap forward in time before the end, "Euphoria" brings its A-game every week, reliving some scandalous recent history with Hulu's "Pam & Tommy" and an anticlimactic ending to an underwhelming "Celebrity Big Brother."

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0:51:16 - MOVIE NEWS

The action-adventure "Uncharted" defies expectations for video game adaptations, Ryan Reynolds' comedic "Free Guy" drops on HBO Max, "Kimi" an of-the-moment thriller about technology and privacy and "Summer of Soul" documentary unearths lost footage of fabled music festival.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #319 Riverdale S6 Ep1-2 Pancakes

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #319 Riverdale S6 Ep1-2 Pancakes

February 25, 2022

The always-unpredectible Riverdale returns for its sixth season with a special 5-episode foray into the spooky alternate reality known as "Rivervale," and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is eating up every twist and turn like cold pancakes and sin pie.  So lay down your hammers, pop a toad in your mouth and join us as we delve into Chapter 96 "Welcome to Rivervale" and Chapter 97 "Ghost Stories."

Length - 01:01:26

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #318 Read it for the Articles

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #318 Read it for the Articles

February 22, 2022

Not even the zombiefied remains of MoviePass crawling back into our lives could dampen our spirits this week, because Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has lots of exciting content on our slate.  Hear which Academy Award nominations we agree with (and which ones we don't), along with some explosive new documentaries, a celebrity version of our favorite reality show and more!

Length - 01:08:27

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

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0:09:55 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Police procedural meets improv comedy in Netflix's inventive "Murderville," another batch of B-list stars assemble for a new edition of "Celebrity Big Brother," "The Righteous Gemstones" continues to add layers to its insane characters, Showtime's "Yellowjackets" a buzzworthy female-centric mystery, the documentaries "We Need to Talk About Cosby" and "Secrets of Playboy" try to reckon with dark sides of two famous men, "Euphoria" remains exceptional despite being hard to watch and the twenty-fifth season of "South Park" debuts.

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0:56:40 - MOVIE NEWS

Spoiler-free thoughts on Guillermo del Toro's "Nightmare Alley" as it arrives on HBO and some unexpected names on this year's list of Oscar nominations.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #317 Vanth Refrigeration

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #317 Vanth Refrigeration

February 15, 2022

The finale to "The Book of Boba Fett" has arrived on Disney+, so Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast dedicates an entire episode to what we think worked, what didn't and what we hope to see next from the galaxy of Star Wars spinoffs headed our way.  So tune in for our take on Episodes 6 and 7 of the divisive series.

Length - 01:01:32

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #316 The 2021 Poobah Awards

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #316 The 2021 Poobah Awards

February 8, 2022

Hollywood may have the glitz and glamour of the Oscars, but Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast recognizes our favorite films of the year with The Poobah Awards!  So look back with us at all the best cinema had to offer in 2021 as we recognize an eclectic Top Eleven list of indie darlings and fan favorites both on the big screen and streaming in our living rooms.

Length - 01:58:20

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #315 The Complain Train

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #315 The Complain Train

February 1, 2022

The old men of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast have so many clouds to yell at this week that we ALMOST forget about all the amazing television at our disposal.  But we eventually get into our regular deep dive of the latest "Star Wars" series, review some brand new streaming series and catch up on some old favorites.

Length - 01:37:30

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

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0:13:44 - THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT

One Mandalorian gets his old ship back and one gets a new ride in our in-depth discussion of Episodes 4 and 5 of the Disney+ series "The Book of Boba Fett."

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0:57:40 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"Peacemaker" gelling into another fanboy feather in James Gunn's cap, the first half of the final season of "Ozark" amps up the family drama, the insanity of "Euphoria" keeps us tuning in, the Bridget Everett dramedy "Somebody Somewhere" debuts on HBO, "The Gilded Age" doesn't live up to its "Downton Abbey" pedigree, a killer lineup of comedians star in "The Afterparty" on Apple TV+, Prime's animated adaptation of the tabletop gamers of "The Legend of Vox Machina," the sitcom "American Auto" hitting its comedic stride and a surprise villain arrives on "Superman & Lois."

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #314 Isn’t it Nice to be Catered To?

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #314 Isn’t it Nice to be Catered To?

January 28, 2022

Baby, it's cold outside, so Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is staying in and catching up on the best television this winter has to offer.  Coach Mayor Jared Lowe joins us around the cooking fire once more to tell tall tales of over-the-top superhero action, blasphemous comedies, karate-kicking teenagers and more!

Length - 01:05:17

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

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0:02:05 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Danny McBride's megachurch comedy "The Righteous Gemstones" back for more, "The Suicide Squad" spinoff "Peacemaker" from James Gunn arrives on HBO Max, new episodes of CW superhero shows with "Superman & Lois" and the debut of "Naomi," Johnny and Daniel join forces in fantastic fourth season of "Cobra Kai," "Station Eleven" a post-apocalyptic story about the importance of pop culture and the return of "Justified" confirmed.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #313 Hawkeye S1 Ep6

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #313 Hawkeye S1 Ep6

January 21, 2022

Our holiday hiatus is over and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is back to full speed.  Coach Mayor Jared Lowe sticks around to help us catch up on three huge releases from Disney+, including the last episode of a furiously fun Marvel series, the start of a new Star Wars chapter and a future-classic of an animated film.

Length - 01:31:04

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

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0:02:40 - HAWKEYE

Our SPOILER-filled take on episode 6 of the Marvel superhero series, as all the lingering threads get pulled together for the explosive finale.

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0:23:02 - CROSSING THE STREAMS

The first three installments of the Star Wars solo adventure "The Book of Boba Fett" debut to mixed fan reaction and the magical family film "Encanto" finds an even bigger streaming audience.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #312 2022 Movie Preview

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #312 2022 Movie Preview

January 18, 2022

Happy New Year!  After a couple years of uncertainty in Hollywood, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast - and our guest Coach Mayor Jared Lowe - return to one of our longest running traditions and preview all of the movies scheduled to arrive in 2022.  We go month by month, revealing all the major motion pictures hitting theaters and streaming services in the coming year, then compile a list of our Top Ten most anticipated films.

Length - 01:46:03

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #311 Hawkeye S1 Ep4-5

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #311 Hawkeye S1 Ep4-5

December 30, 2021

Happy New Year!  For our final episode of 2021 Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast catches up on some of the television and film that has been entertaining us this holiday season, including another in-depth discussion of Marvel's festive limited series "Hawkeye."

Length - 01:26:37

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

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0:03:18 - MOVIE NEWS

The star-studded biopic "House of Gucci" from Ridley Scott, a modern take on the classic musical "West Side Story" and "Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street" sheds light on the creation of the revolutionary children's show.

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0:34:50 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"Live in Front of a Studio Audience" restages vintage episodes of "The Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes," sitcom "American Auto" from the creator of "Superstore," the second and final season of "Pen15," an in-season version of HBO's "Hard Knocks," "Succession" continues its masterful run, working-class story "Maid" connects with viewers and historical drama about famed Russian ruler "The Great."

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1:01:55 - HAWKEYE

Our final thoughts and predictions before the finale of the Christmas-themed Marvel series includes SPOILERS for episodes 4 and 5.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #310 Spider-Man: No Way Home

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #310 Spider-Man: No Way Home

December 22, 2021

The biggest movie in the multiverse has arrived and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is here with our review of "Spider-Man: No Way Home."  It's not possible to discuss the plot of Marvel's latest blockbuster without massive SPOILERS, so beware, but those who have seen the film already can relive it with us as we talk about whether it lived up to high fan expectations, where the franchise may go from here and where it ranks in the history of Spider-movies.

Length - 01:17:56

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #309 Get a Pirate Shirt

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #309 Get a Pirate Shirt

December 15, 2021

As the year winds down, the quality of movies goes up and Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has been catching as many fantastic films as possible.  Both at the cinemas and streaming at home, we have reviews and recommendations on ways to spend your upcoming winter nights.

Length - 01:26:50

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

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0:06:50 - MOVIE NEWS

Family film "8-Bit Christmas" adds 80s nostalgia to the holidays, Will Smith's "King Richard" a tennis biopic about the legendary Williams family, two new HBO "Music Box" documentaries "DMX: Don't Try to Understand" and "Listening to Kenny G," Paramount+'s "South Park: Post COVID" flashes forward to the kids' future, Nicolas Cage drama "Pig" arrives on Hulu, "Tick, Tick... Boom!" a celebration of Broadway dreams from Lin-Manuel Miranda, arthouse Western "The Power of the Dog" features a bravura performance from Benedict Cumberbatch, a trip to Columbus to catch Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch," SPOILER-y reactions to that unexpected cameo in "The Eternals," Netflix drops part two of "Masters of the Universe: Revelation" and the video game adaptation "Arcane: League of Legends" and a Youtube personality creates a real-life Squid Game.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #308 Hawkeye S1 Ep1-3

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #308 Hawkeye S1 Ep1-3

December 7, 2021

It's Christmas time, bro!  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has decked our halls with some new IKEA bookshelves, taken our long winter's naps and now we're ready for some festive TV to get us in the holiday spirit.  Luckily we've got "Hawkeye," an animated superhero spinoff, the worst people in Philadelphia and The Beatles to give us hours and hours and hours and hours (and hours) of joy.

Length - 01:09:18

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

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0:14:30 - HAWKEYE

Our SPOILER-ific reactions to the first three episodes of the latest Marvel TV series on Disney+, we're talking Hawkguy, bro!

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0:42:20 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Spending several candid hours with the lads in "The Beatles: Get Back" documentary, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" breaks the record for television's longest running live-action comedy and the CW-verse's "Beebo Saves Christmas" becomes the most confounding holiday special of the season.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #307 Riverdale S5 Ep17-19 Nana Nose

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #307 Riverdale S5 Ep17-19 Nana Nose

November 30, 2021

The bizarre and befuddling fifth season of Riverdale concludes, and like a crew of off-duty firemen digging for palladium, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast continues to mine every nook and cranny of this show for its most precious elements.  So stick with us for the final three installments, as we discuss Chapter 93 "Dance of Death," Chapter 94 "Next to Normal" and Chapter 95 "Riverdale: RIP (?)."

Length - 01:09:50

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #306 Too Many Books

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #306 Too Many Books

November 26, 2021

Good news!  Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast has a lot of entertaining stuff to talk about this week, including a field trip to Columbus to a retro toy Mecca, new movies both streaming and on the big screen, a stack of essential reading to add to your library and some recent television worth getting excited about.  You can Book It!

Length - 01:25:58

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

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0:15:40 - MOVIE NEWS

A few further non-spoilery thoughts on Marvel's "Eternals," "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" a fun nostalgic experience, the star-studded "Red Notice" a globe-trotting Netflix adventure, "Music Box: Jagged" documentary takes a closer look at Alanis Morissette's breakout album, Tom Hanks in the post-apocalyptic drama "Finch" for Apple TV+, "Jungle Cruise" arrives on Disney+ and avoiding the "Spider-Man: No Way Home" trailer.

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0:48:25 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Reading "The Wheel of Time" to prep for the new Amazon Prime series, grown-up kid detectives star in Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin's "Friday" graphic novel, Matt Fraction and David Aja's definitive "Hawkeye" tale influences the new show, "All of the Marvels" provides a road map to the entire history of a comic universe, "Young Justice: Phantoms" tackles real-world issues, a Taco Bell commercial features two "Saga" cosplayers for some reason, series finale of "Supergirl" makes a bold statement about becoming your authentic self and a second season of "Tiger King" is not what the world needs right now.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #305 Eventually You‘ll Hate It

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #305 Eventually You‘ll Hate It

November 18, 2021

We kick things off this week with the tale of Seth commemorating a milestone by getting his first tattoo, then we explore some promising recent television that's just getting started (and one already canceled), catch up on a few old favorites and then dissect how an expertly crafted horror story can affect us by pushing the right deep-seated psychological buttons.  So enjoy a little Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast now, before we get too popular and inevitably K-P-Peter out.

Length - 01:33:53

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

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0:17:33 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

A year late to "The Haunting of Bly Manor," the second season of Netflix's "Locke & Key," "Y the Last Man" canceled on the verge of becoming interesting, "Maid" shines the spotlight on America's underclass, more "The Righteous Gemstones" on the way, "Awkwafina is Nora From Queens" grows more sure of itself as a sitcom, some bold moves leading up to the season finale of "What We Do in the Shadows," a new cast adds a different flavor to "Love Life," Eclipso and The Shade stir up trouble in "Stargirl: Summer School" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" brings back classic cast members for its 100th episode.

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1:04:50 - MIDNIGHT MASS

A SPOILER-steeped discussion digging into Mike Flanagan's incredible religion-infused limited horror series, "Midnight Mass" and what it might be trying to say about our current existence.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #304 Nostalgia is a Powerful Drug

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #304 Nostalgia is a Powerful Drug

November 10, 2021

Cliff is back from Disney World (reluctantly), and has a trip report on what's happening during the 50th anniversary of the park.  And visits to the movie theater are finally happening on a more regular basis, so we have reviews and recommendations on what we've seen recently, both streaming and on the silver screen.  So keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times, because Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast is ready for takeoff!

Length - 01:05:28

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

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0:24:30 - MOVIE NEWS

Initial thoughts on Marvel's cosmic-scale ensemble piece "Eternals," the long-awaited adaptation of sci-fi classic "Dune," "Last Night in Soho" presents the dark shadows behind the swinging sixties, Daniel Craig's final outing as Bond in "No Time to Die," watching the film version after reading Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House," the Netflix western "The Harder They Fall" has an all-star cast and DC Fandome event drops new trailers, teasers and concept art.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #303 Favorite Movie Westerns Countdown

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #303 Favorite Movie Westerns Countdown

November 3, 2021

It's time for another Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast Countdown!  With Cliff away at Disney World, we invited Coach Mayor Jared Lowe to join us in choosing the greatest Western movies of all time.  Featuring a nice mix of classic cowboy flicks and more modern revisionist takes, we circle the wagons and use our "competitive collaboration" method to muster up our Top 17 favorites from the genre.  And don't worry... all the mustaches are real.

Length - 02:42:16

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #302 Riverdale S5 Ep11-16 Bingo was his Name-O

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #302 Riverdale S5 Ep11-16 Bingo was his Name-O

October 21, 2021

We've been derelict in our duty lately, failing to squeeze every last drop of joy out of every precious minute of Riverdale.  So we play catch-up in this episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast, bending a knee to the King of the Rats and the Queen of the Bees and hitting all the half-remembered highlights in the back half of season five with Chapter 87 "Strange Bedfellows," Chapter 88 "Citizen Lodge," Chapter 89 "Reservoir Dogs," Chapter 90 "The Night Gallery," Chapter 91 "The Return of the Pussycats" and Chapter 92 "Band of Brothers."

Length - 01:14:44

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #301 Just Add Muppets

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #301 Just Add Muppets

October 13, 2021

Finally on the other side of three hundred, Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast begins our next era catching up on all the fun fall television we haven't talked about in a while. 

And be sure to check out our brand new Patreon page at www.patreon.com/youdownwithkpp.  We have revamped our whole Patron system to offer more choices and more rewards.  A small monthly contribution to this labor of love gets you access to fun Patron exclusives from a vote in our polls to early access, special bonus episodes and more!

Length - 01:21:07

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

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0:02:46 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" ends their run with a satisfyingly silly conclusion, struggling to get on the same wavelength as "Y the Last Man," AMC's Fear Fest brings back "Eli Roth's History of Horror" docuseries and more episodes of the "Creepshow" anthology, "Muppets Haunted Mansion" adds classic Muppet humor to the Halloween season, putting an anime spin on a galaxy far, far away in "Star Wars: Visions," the first batch of Marvel's "What If...?" end with a cosmic team-up, the Pixar "Dug Days" shorts on Disney+ exude charm, season two of "Ted Lasso" avoids the sophomore slump, the Netflix phenomenon "Squid Game" mixes class struggle into a familiar horror setup, "Titans" adapts Red Hood's origin for its third season and new episodes of "Love on the Spectrum" full of heartwarming positivity.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #300 Anniversary Clip Show

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #300 Anniversary Clip Show

October 5, 2021

Welcome to Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast's super-duper-sized Three Hundredth Episode milestone annivers-a-ganza!  And just like we did when we hit #100 and #200, we are celebrating with a carefully curated look back at an array of our favorite moments.  Hear some of our funniest pre-planned bits, spontaneous moments that went off the rails, the debuts of several long-running segments, the origins of a couple inside jokes and much more.  So whether you've been down with KPP since the old days or are just tuning in for a sample of the nonsense we get up to on a weekly basis, thanks a million and we love you 300!

Length - 02:25:58

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #299 Top Movie Threequel Countdown

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #299 Top Movie Threequel Countdown

September 24, 2021

As Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast preps for our 300th episode, we decided to make this previously "Patron Only" bonus show available to all our listeners.  In it, we experiment with a new way of creating a Top Ten list, stress testing our recent brand of "competitive collaboration" list-making for the first time.  So listen in as Cliff and Jordan work together (and against each other!) to compile KPP's picks for the all-time best third entries in our favorite film franchises.

Length - 01:02:50

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

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #298 Shang-Chi

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #298 Shang-Chi

September 16, 2021

We've had a busy couple of weekends lately, with festivals, fairs, homecomings and work, work, work, but Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast couldn't let a Marvel blockbuster go by without sharing our review!  So after Cliff lets us know how he did in a bout of toy trivia against some podcasting pals and we cover a couple of recent documentaries, it's on to "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

Length - 01:23:53

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

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0:12:22 - MOVIE NEWS

"Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed" explores the life of the beloved artist and the corporate maneuverings that stole his name, the earliest days of Music Television discussed in Biography's "I Want My MTV" and a biopic about a comic book creator's unconventional romance, "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women."

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0:41:43 - SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

Marvel Studios' 25th film had another record-breaking release and we share our SPOILER-filled opinions about the mashup of martial arts fantasy and superhero origin story.

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #297 Clever FBoy

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #297 Clever FBoy

September 8, 2021

With many of our favorite summer series concluding and brand new fall premiers dropping, it's a busy time of year for television.  So trust Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast with recommendations and reviews of nothing but the best of the bunch.  We put on pants for this!

Length - 01:38:16

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

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0:12:20 - TV RECAPS & REVIEWS

Native cast and crew capture a specific slice of life in Hulu's "Reservation Dogs," second season of "Dave" ends on a triumphant high, "Ted Lasso" doesn't suffer the sophomore slump we feared, Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as public school teacher "Mr. Corman," "Brooklyn 99" tackles policing problems in final episodes, nobody learns any lessons on "The White Lotus," NFL football means more "Hard Knocks," an uneven third season of "Titans" features the Scarecrow, outlandish dating show "FBoy Island," "Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes" docuseries chronicles the journalism behind the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Mindy Kaling mines the immigrant experience for laughs in "Never Have I Ever," "Untold: Malice at the Palace" a sports documentary about the infamous basketball brawl, "Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian" spills details about that surprise cameo, animated "What If?" tests the limits of Marvel movie continuity in fun ways, answers revealed as "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" comes to a close, The Cookout whittles down house members on "Big Brother," the final stretch of episodes begin the end of "The Walking Dead" and new entries in the Prime anthology "Modern Love."

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #296 The Suicide Squad

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #296 The Suicide Squad

August 31, 2021

The countdown to #300 begins with this episode of Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast featuring a thorough review of "The Suicide Squad" and recaps of our trip out to the ol' ball yard and this year's Free Comic Book Day festivities.  Then we wrap it all up with an unexpectedly deep Yeah You Know Me segment about the family keepsakes we hold most dear.

Length - 01:03:18

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

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0:15:35 - THE SUICIDE SQUAD

Deciding whether James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad" improves on the original's expendable supervillain formula in this SPOILER-packed review.

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0:32:22 - MOVIE NEWS

Hugh Jackman explores dangerous memories in Lisa Joy's sci-fi romance "Reminiscence," the struggles of a child with deaf parents in the weepy Apple TV+ film "CODA" and Kevin Bacon still holding out hope for more "Tremors."

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0:41:15 - YEAH YOU KNOW ME

What one heirloom would we save from our houses in the event of an emergency?

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #295 The Crossroads - ALF / Gilligan’s Island

Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast #295 The Crossroads - ALF / Gilligan’s Island

August 24, 2021

We are back to "The Crossroads," celebrating the most entertaining and unexpected crossovers between well-known properties in comics, TV or movies.  This time out it's just a single episode of ALF (Season 2, Episode 2) called "The Ballad of Gilligan's Island" where the alien refugee dreams of a visit with the famous TV castaways.  So sit right back and you'll hear a tale, here on Ka-Pow the Pop Cultured Podcast!

Length - 00:42:28

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

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