When it comes to Pop Culture, Patrick Phillips is your go-to guy! Looking for the very latest news and trends out of Hollywood? In the mood for in-depth, long-form radio interviews with your favorite celebrities, musicians, and newsmakers? Pop Culture Tonight is your Entertainment Talk Alternative!
Bob Batchelor – Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel
Author and Pop Culture expert Bob Batchelor joins Patrick to discuss the epic tale of Stan Lee’s journey from the streets of Depression-era New York City to the billion dollar blockbuster films.
“In this smartly written, deeply researched biography, Bob Batchelor cuts through the hype and hyperbole to reveal the secret origins of Stan Lee’s thoroughly mythic life and art. It’s one for both the casual and hardcore fans.” — Brian Jones, author of George Lucas: A Life
About Bob Batchelor:
Bob Batchelor is a critically acclaimed, bestselling cultural historian and biographer. He has published widely on American culture and literature. His book Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel is the first full-scale biography of the Marvel legend and was a finalist for the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction.
About Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel:
The Amazing Spider-Man. The Incredible Hulk. The Invincible Iron Man. Black Panther. These are just a few of the iconic superheroes to emerge from the mind of Stan Lee.
From the mean streets of Depression-era New York City to recipient of the National Medal of Arts, Lee’s life has been almost as remarkable as the thrilling adventures he spun for decades. From millions of comic books fans of the 1960s through billions of moviegoers around the globe, Stan Lee has touched more people than almost any person in the history of popular culture.
Chris Denny – Doc’s Drive-In Theatre
In this week’s all-new episode we explore the history and the future of the Drive-In Movie Theatre with Chris Denny, the owner of Doc’s Drive-In Theatre located in Buda Texas, just South of Austin!
Learn more: https://www.docsdriveintheatre.com
Brad Gilmore – Back to the Future
Where we’re going we don’t need roads! This week, we’re headed Back to the Future with author and podcast host Brad Gilmore to discuss his new book “Back From the Future: A Celebration of the Greatest Time Travel Story Ever Told “.
About Brad Gilmore:
Brad Gilmore is a radio and television host born and raised in Houston, TX. Since 2011, he has been the host of The Brad Gilmore Show which covers the worlds of sports, music and pop culture. Brad currently hosts “The Hall of Fame” with WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T on ESPN Radio. Brad began his career covering music and worked as a regular contributor to Houston Press and the hip hop blog DayandaDream.com.
Brad hosts a variety of TV shows and podcasts including Reality of Wrestling, Movie Trivia Schmoedown, Schmoedown Rundown, Heated Conversations (featured in the iTunes Top 10 Podcast Chart), and since 2015, Back to the Future: The Podcast which just recently surpassed 1,000,000 streams over 50 episodes. During his career, Brad Gilmore has been appeared in print, radio, television and film and always looks to bring his one of a kind view to each of his endeavors and entertain audiences worldwide.
Jimmy Mac – Rebel Force Radio Host
Pop Culture Tonight returns just in time for STAR WARS DAY! Celebrate the popular franchise and its history in a galaxy not so far away. May the 4th Be With You!
Jimmy “Mac” McInerney the host of Rebel Force Radio joins Patrick with the very latest STAR WARS news, updates and more!
About Rebel Force Radio:
Rebel Force Radio puts you on the front lines of STAR WARS fandom, featuring interviews, commentary, news, reviews, contests and more from a galaxy far, far away!
Rebel Force Radio provides insider information and entertainment to the ever-growing world-wide audience of STAR WARS fans. The podcast is released every Friday for on-demand streaming and download.
Learn more: www.rebelforceradio.com
Ethan Siegel – ‘The Science of Star Trek’
Patrick welcomes Astrophysicist, author, Forbes and NASA columnist Ethan Siegel to Pop Culture Tonight!
About “Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive”:
The name Star Trek conjures images of faster-than-light spacecraft, holographic crew members, and phasers set to stun. Some of these incredible devices may still be far from our reach, but others have made the leap from science fiction to science fact—and now you can learn the science and engineering of what makes them tick. Treknology looks at over twenty-five iconic inventions from the complete history of the Star Trek television and film universe.
Author Ethan Siegel explores and profiles these dazzling technologies and their role Star Trek, the science behind how they work, and how close we are to achieving them in the real world today. This stunning collection is packed with 150 superb film and television stills, prop photography, and scientific diagrams to pull you into another world. Brace yourself for a detailed look at the inner workings of Star Trek’s computing capabilities, communications equipment, medical devices, and awe-inspiring ships. This book is one that no fan of Star Trek, or future tech, will want to miss.
About Ethan Siegel:
Ethan was born in New York, majored in three different things as an undergrad, and got his Ph.D. in theoretical physics. After postdoctoral research focusing on dark matter and cosmic structure formation, he became a physics professor and a professional science communicator.
He writes and speaks full-time, including for Forbes, and NASA. His blog, Starts With A Bang, was voted the #1 science blog on the internet by the Institute of Physics, and, separately, by Real Clear Science.
Read Ethan’s Articles on Forbes
Star Trek Technology-Related Articles:
Real-life Lazer Guns (Read Here)
Beam me up Scotty: German scientists invent working teleporter, of sorts (Read Here)
THIS VISOR STRAIGHT OUT OF ‘STAR TREK’ HELPS LEGALLY BLIND PEOPLE SEE (Read Here)
Kevin Conroy – Voice of “Batman”
Vocally, Kevin Conroy is best known to audiences for his role as Batman in Batman: The Animated Series. Conroy continued to voice-play Batman in the subsequent series The New Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. His tenure in the role also includes the DCAU films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, and Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman. He also voiced Batman for the character’s guest appearances in Superman: The Animated Series, Static Shock and The Zeta Project. Apart from the DCAU, Conroy has also voiced Batman in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies Batman: Gotham Knight, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.
Conroy is well remembered by fans for being the first person in animation to use two distinct voices to portray Bruce Wayne and Batman, which was Conroy’s idea. In a tally of performances that include every episode, movie, and guest appearance made as Batman, Conroy has portrayed the superhero longer than any other actor in either live-action or animation.
Additionally, he also voiced Batman in the video games The Adventures of Batman and Robin, Batman Vengeance, Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, as well as the 2001 revamp of Batman Adventure – The Ride, located at the Warner Bros. Movie World theme park in Queensland, Australia. Conroy also voiced the Phantom Stranger and an alternate Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, another animated series unrelated to the DCAU.
Most recently, Kevin returned to voice the iconic Batman role in a trilogy of blockbuster video games, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, and the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight. The first two games released in the series have sold over 10 million copies combined.
Conroy’s hobbies include traveling, running, cycling, and painting. In his spare time, he also does work with foster kids. He has two brothers and one sister, as well as a chocolate Labrador named Bear.
Pop Culture Love
Not only does Patrick Phillips talk about Pop Culture, but he loves it. His passion for the entertainment industry and all things pop culture comes through in his interviews.
I was so thrilled when I found out that Daniella Mass was gonna be interviewed. These 25 minutes was one of the most uplifting experience of learning about her and thanks to Patrick for that moment. Besides DISNEY(Movies and Songs) Daniella is one of the biggiest things on my mind lately because I thought she was the greatest on AGT. America didn't think so, but in my heart she is the winner. Patrick I love your format and how you are able to connect with the INTERVIEWER. Felt like we were all at a home just talking to each other. Felt real HOME-EY. Just inceredible experiece over all. Much love to DANIELLA and Kudos to Patrick and Good luck brother. I will be listening to more of your shows one a night, when I am able.