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The sworn testimony of a dork

    Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 112: To Boldly Go

    Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 112: To Boldly Go

    Space. The final frontier. This episode is a conversation between me and special guest star Gene Hendricks. Our mission? To talk about the original crew Star Trek films and explore our own origins as fans of the classic science fiction franchise. But it's not just movie talk. We have also read all six of the film novelizations and discuss how much they add to the experience. It's a classic fan conversation with two guys who are boldly going where many have gone before!

    As always, check out the blog for show notes, and don't forget that you can email me at popcultureaffidavit@gmail.com!

    • 2 hrs 28 min
    Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 111: Time Traveling Teens from 1988

    Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 111: Time Traveling Teens from 1988

    Get on your bike and grab your sack of morning editions! This time around, we're back to looking at comics as Stella and I take a look at the Eisner-winning series "Paper Girls" by Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chiang. We give a summary of the book--with and without spoilers--and then talk about why we both think it's required reading (even if that's usually on our other podcast).

    As always, check out the blog for show notes, and don't forget that you can email me at popcultureaffidavit@gmail.com!

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 110: Smile

    Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 110: Smile

    With 1.5 million copies in print, Raina Telgemeier's Smile is one of the most successful graphic novels of all time. So, in this episode, I take a look at it and not only give it a good review, but also talk about how a graphic novel that's meant for middle school girls could possibly relate to me, a 43-year-old guy.

    Plus ... listener feedback!

    As always, check out the blog for show notes, and don't forget that you can email me at popcultureaffidavit@gmail.com!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Fallen Walls Open Curtains Episode 3

    Fallen Walls Open Curtains Episode 3

    It's the third chapter in a podcast miniseries that looks at the fall of the Iron Curtain and the popular culture of the Cold War. To start us off, I look at what happened in Eastern Europe from March to May 1990 with a special focus on the revolution in Poland. Then, I dive into educational/propaganda films of the 1950s and early 1960s by looking at "Duck and Cover" and "Red Nightmare."

    Don't forget to check out the blog for show notes, and don't forget that you can email me at popcultureaffidavit@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 109: JLMay 2020 -- The Return of Donna Troy

    Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 109: JLMay 2020 -- The Return of Donna Troy

    In 2004, DC Comics released 'Countdown to Infinite Crisis," and set in motion a six-month buildup to what would be the most monumental crossover in recent DC history, Infinite Crisis. This May, that 'countdown" and buildup to Infinite Crisis is the topic for the annual JLMay crossover. It is "The Event Before The Event."

    In this episode, I step in to take on the only miniseries from that time that you'd expect, which is The Return of Donna Troy. But in order for you to actually understand how and why Donna Troy is returning (and where she went in the first place, you need to know the answer to the age-old question ... "Who is Donna Troy?"

    And trust me, the answer is complicated.

    Join me as I look at Donna's origin and history through its most important phases--the swingin' '60s original Teen Titans, the Wolfman-Perez classics "Who is Donna Troy?" and "Who is Wonder Girl?", and even the Nineties where she was the victim of crossover shenanigans and John Byrne. And that's just a warm-up for my coverage of the four-issue miniseries that's written by Phil Jimenez, penciled by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (praised be his name) and inked by George Perez.

    As always, check out the blog for show notes, and don't forget that you can email me at popcultureaffidavit@gmail.com!

    • 2 hrs 29 min
    Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 108: Crazy Unreal -- Fox Reality Shows

    Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 108: Crazy Unreal -- Fox Reality Shows

    What happens when you take two people who have repeatedly watched what happens when you take a group of hot singles and put them in a mid-level resort in Cabo San Lucas? You get a conversation about reality shows on the Fox Network! Amanda joins me to talk about everything from the early days of Totally Hidden Video, COPS, and America's Most Wanted, to the high point of trashy Fox reality of Temptation Island and Paradise Hotel. Along the way, there's American Idols and Gordon Ramsey calling someone an idiot sandwich.

    As always, check out the blog for show notes, and don't forget that you can email me at popcultureaffidavit@gmail.com!

    • 1 hr 48 min

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