Pop culture matters...But why tho? Hosts Kate, Adrian, & Matt answer the real question about all things pop culture. From NBA, Sailor Moon, and Bille Nye, to Conventions, Tomb Raider and The Fast & the Furious, every fandom there is matters...but why tho?
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INTERVIEW: D&D Logic with Viva La Dirt League's Adam King and Robert Hartley
New Zealand-based comedy trio Viva La Dirt League has been making people laugh for a decade now with thoughtfully hilarious takes on gaming. Their series Epic NPC Man, Game Logic, PUBG Logic, and more have been able to connect with gamers and non-gamers alike. Now, the comedy group has a new live-action D&D-focused series set for 10 episodes. I got the chance to sit down with Adam King and Robert Hartley about scripting the series, their hopes with it, and even get their recommendations for playing your first D&D game.
INTERVIEW: Developing 'Hades' with Greg Kasavin
Last year, there was no shortage of content based on Greek mythology. Whether it was Netflix series, webtoons, or video games, 2020 was perfect for fans of the Greco-Roman mythological world. And while each title put its own spin on the myth, Supergiant Games' Hades emerged as the most beloved. Not only did Hades build up a loyal fanbase with its stunning use of roguelike mechanics and its hot gods, but it also showcased mythology that we don't usually see. We got to see Nyx, the Furies, and of course, the son of Hades. I got the chance to sit down with Greg Kasavin, Creative Director at Supergiant Games whose past work includes Transistor and Pyre. We discuss Hades's storytelling, inspiration, and ultimately how the game adapts Greek mythology by looking at the classic interpretations, not the modern ones.
INTERVIEW: Talking Mental Health with LongBeachGriffy at Dream Con 2021
In 2017 Anthony Griffin, better known as his online persona LongBeachGriffy, took the world by storm with his original comedic sketches rooted in observational humor. The California native has made his fame from his short skits that range from everyday occurrences such as "when they call you by accident" to topics like race and politics. Despite many of his videos being provocative by nature, LongBeachGriffy has had an uncanny ability to bring realness and perspective to his content. Whether he is talking about politics or dubbed vs subbed anime, the comedy is nearly always accompanied by underlying commentary that brings light to the ridiculousness of the times we live in.
Dream Con 2021: Sean Schemmel Q&A with Fantastic Frankey
Dream Con has always made it a point to bring in the best voice actors in the business. In 2019, the convention saw various Dragon Ball Z voice actors including Linda Young (Frieza), Chuck Huber (Andriod 17), John Burgmier (Tien), and Kyle Hebert (Adult Gohan). Post-COVID, it was unclear what kind of guests they would have as Naruto English voice actor Maile Flanagan was announced to only be participating virtually. However, Dream Con 2021 was able to book one of the godfathers of shonen anime, Sean Schemmel.
DREAM CON 2021: Q&A with RDCWorld1
Dream Con would not be complete without hearing from the minds behind the convention, RDCWorld1. From a YouTube channel started nearly ten years ago to put on one of the most diverse conventions in the country, the RDCWorld1 team has accomplished more than anyone would have thought in such a short time. They truly are a manifestation of their namesake, Real Dream Change the World as these content creators of color aim to bring other people of color together in a convention all its own.
Black Widow Spoiler Review
We're back from some much-needed rest and relaxation - or moreso just catching back up with life. And to kick it all offer Adrian and Kate dive into a spoiler-filled review of Black Widow, the latest edition to the MCU from Disney and Marvel Studios.
We talk Taskmaster, why it's better than the MCU's first female superhero solo, and how much better it could have been if we had only gotten it sooner - and you know, not when Nat was already "retired." We dive into it all!
Love the show, and love the hosts. Really fun content! More of the same please ☺️
Entertaining & Learn A lot
I'm always surprised at how much I learn from the different episode topics and all while being entertained too. The hosts do a great job with their research on all things pop culture and always love listening to them each week.
Really entertaining pod
Great pop culture pod that covers the most fun corners of geekery 🤓😎! Just listened to “justice league: animated series” ep and the hosts were witty and had wide ranging knowledge of cool obscure comic stuff. I learn cool new things almost every week and I like how the hosting duties shift based on passion of the hosts. The only thing that needs improving is Matt’s views on hummus...