A Pop Culture Productivity Podcast!
Every week Andy, Tessa, and Dr. Sam exorcise their personal pop culture demons by going through their media to-do lists one item at a time. Each week involves a spoiler-free discussion about the media they listened, watched, read, played, or experienced that week along with encouragement to continue tackling these backlogs.
Episode | October 26th, 2020 | 59 mins 47 secs
Spooktober IV: Ghost Protocol! All month, we're talking about pop culture associated with Halloween. We recorded for nearly two hours this week, so watch out for a bonus episode later this week! 2:33 - Finding time for pop culture when life is...
Episode | October 19th, 2020 | 45 mins 52 secs
Spooktober III: Son of Spooktober! All month, we're talking about pop culture associated with Halloween. This week we're talking the Spanish-language horror film The Orphanage and two novels by the first family of horror. 01:20 - Our...
Episode | October 12th, 2020 | 52 mins 8 secs
Spooktober continues with even more horror related films and TV Shows. With this weeks discussion question we talk about whether or not we start with a series at the beginning or jump in wherever (if you live in chaos, like ONE of our hosts). 13:20 -...
Ep. 19 - A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dawn of the Dead, The Mummy, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari w/David Bax
Episode | October 5th, 2020 | 51 mins 49 secs
Spooktober! All month, we're talking about pop culture associated with Halloween. This week we're talking about scary movies from four different decades. This week's guest is David Bax of Battleship Pretension. 11:30 - David talks about The Cabinet of...
Episode | September 28th, 2020 | 46 mins 40 secs
Our first bonus episode! We're playing "Rank that List!" with Kent from the Next up on Next Door podcast. 00:00 Kent ranks Lil Wayne's Carter albums. 12:06 Andy returns to the Arrowverse. 18:25 Sam puts Taylor Swift's catalogue in order. 29:25 Tessa...
Episode | September 28th, 2020 | 48 mins 35 secs
Kent Peterson from the Next Up On Nextdoor podcast joins us! 5:51 Kent talks about the first season of Peaky Blinders 15:18 Andy overcomes the hardest challenges in Team Ninja's Nioh 23:26 Sam reads Nnedi Okorafor's novella Binti 34:20 Tessa...
Episode | September 21st, 2020 | 52 mins 19 secs
Special Drop! Our website Popculturist is live! Visit and read our stuff at 10:43 The first communal monkey is discussed with Chadwick Boseman's 21 Bridges 20:25 Tessa talks about the old Adam West Batman TV Show 33:20 Andy discusses the weird Un...
Episode | September 21st, 2020 | 47 mins 44 secs
This episode ended up being an accidental theme episode! We all had very dark item to cover this week! And we had a guest! Megan Spell of the On The Download podcast 4:05 - Megan talks about Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi slasher in space classic Alien...
Episode | September 14th, 2020 | 57 mins 44 secs
The Emmy Awards are this Sunday (9/20), so we're getting ready by talking about some of the nominated shows. This week's guest is Martha Pietruszewski, host of Martha and Colby Grow Up and the Four Nations Report. 08:30 - 19:20 - "The Pandemic-Delayed...
Episode | September 7th, 2020 | 51 mins 39 secs
academy awards, brokeback mountain, comic books, comics, dc, heath ledger, hot shots, movies, neil gaiman, sandman
'Hot Shots!,' 'Brokeback Mountain,' and Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman Universe.' Plus, DC's Fandome and how to make a good pop culture recommendation.
Episode | August 31st, 2020 | 45 mins 32 secs
alfred hitchcock, assassin's creed, comedy central, corporate, dial m for murder, movies, tv, ubisoft, video games
Ubisoft's 'Assassin's Creed' series, Hitchcock's 'Dial M for Murder,' and Comedy Central's 'Corporate.'
Episode | August 24th, 2020 | 45 mins 43 secs
books, disney+, hbo, joe hill, locke & key, lovecraft country, matt ruff, movies, mulan, n.k. jemisin, netflix, the city we became, tv
It's our first-ever theme week! To prepare for the new HBO series 'Lovecraft Country,' we're talking cosmic horror. Matt Ruff's 'Lovecraft Country,' N.K. Jemisin's 'The City We Became,' and 'Locke & Key.' Also, Disney's PVOD release 'Mulan.'
Episode | August 17th, 2020 | 44 mins 47 secs
avatar: the last airbender, beyond shame, books, hard boiled, john woo, movies, never alone, podcasts, queerology, secret little haven, tv, video games
'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' 'Hard Boiled,' 'Secret Little Haven,' and 'Never Alone.' This week's guest is Matthias Roberts, host of the 'Queerology' podcast and author of 'Beyond Shame.'
Episode | August 10th, 2020 | 42 mins 47 secs
anime, books, fantasy, gentleman jack, re:zero, rosemary and rue, seanan mcguire, toby daye, tv, urban fantasy
'Gentleman Jack,' Seanan McGuire's 'Rosemary and Rue,' 'Re:Zero - Starting Life In Another World.' We also discuss two of our favorite genres, heist and time travel.
Episode | August 3rd, 2020 | 42 mins 47 secs
bojack horseman, brian k. vaughan, comic books, comics, movies, paper girls, the animatrix, the matrix, tv
Brian K. Vaughan's series 'Paper Girls,' 'BoJack Horseman,' 'The Matrix' Trilogy and 'The Animatrix'
Episode | July 27th, 2020 | 50 mins 34 secs
anime, citizen kane, ghost in the shell, grey's anatomy, movies, tv
'Ghost in the Shell' (2017), 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Citizen Kane'