Dave Pisani, Barry Kay and Tod Pleasant have teamed up to create the Regular Joes Podcast, a show that will focus on various aspects of the things they love most, movies, toys, sci-fi, tv shows, comics, collecting, and much more. Each episode will feature subjects such as the cool vehicles and props from classic movies and tv show, the movie you would want to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island as well as new or notable items the guys have added to their varied collections. Special celebrity guests will stop by from time-to-time to provide their input as well. There's no end to the useless stuff they know, but don’t call them Geeks, they're just Regular Joes!
Episode 399: He Who Dies With the Most Toys Wins!
“Everyone is excited about the new Ghostbusters film,” Which, frankly, is a phrase we haven’t been able to say since 1989. The trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife looks incredible. As we creep closer to the film’s November release trepidation over the franchise’s next incarnation is rapidly being replaced by eager anticipation. Who you gonna call? Next up the Regular Joes ask the question, do you add to the collection or do you upgrade? There has never been a time like this for 1/6 scale collectors. Hot Toys and other companies are putting out amazing stuff, then upping their game. Between the three hosts there are hundreds of, not inexpensive, Marvel, Star Wars and other licensed figures. This week they discuss just how one goes about deciding to commit the money and space to yet another version of a given character. Do you go the Barry and Tod route, amassing cadres of Stormtroopers, Luke Skywalkers, iron Men and Black Widows? Or take the Dave approach and go for a more reigned in strategy of having a (mostly) single representation of each character and possibly upgrading over time? Don’t expect a definitive answer. There’s also the usual Random Topics, and the near inevitable What’s in The Box. Thanks for listening!
Episode 398: Loki, Low Key?
Ok, so if there is one thing for certain about the Marvel Cinematic Universe based shows streaming on Disney+ we never quite know what we are getting. WandaVision kept people guessing. Falcon and the Winter Soldier was the can’t miss vehicle that somehow never quite got out of Captain America’s giant shadow. And then there’s Loki. What could be better than a series about the charismatic, and occasionally sociopathic, Norse God of Mischief? How about a series about more Lokis that you can, or probably would not want to, imagine? With lots and lots of magic? mischief? And mayhem? Or maybe not. Well, there was really a lot of talking. And that’s good because if you are setting up the next phase of the MCU you want to establish a solid foundation to build on. Yeah, again, not so much. Listen in as The Regular Joes continue to process what they just saw. There will be SPOILERS. There’s also the usual Random Topics, and of course What’s in The Box. Thanks for listening!
Episode 397: "Your a Total Poser"
Remember way back like 10 years ago when we would wait years or even a decade to see the next film in a franchise released? Marvel changed that giving us as many as four MCU films in a single year . . . until they didn’t. The unbearable 2 year gap between Spider-Man Far From Home (2019) and the long delayed Black Widow is over. The First (female) Avenger’s solo film is finally in theaters, or if you pony up extra cash, in your living rooms via Disney +. This week the Regular Joes weigh in with their thoughts on Black Widow and what it means to have the Marvel Studios machine back on track. Note there will be SPOILERS. Last week two of three Joes checked out The Tomorrow War (2021) on Netflix and Archive (2020) on Amazon Prime. This week, Barry, and Dave catch us up on the films they hadn’t seen. While they sort of avoided SPOILERS last go round this time the gloves come off. While Tod continues to insist there’s nothing close to surprising in Tomorrow War, there is a twist in Archive. So you may want to check those out before listening. There’s also the usual Random Topics, and some What’s in The Box, because well, stuff. Thanks for listening!
Episode 396: Summer of Streaming
As we move in into a summer that seems to alternate between extremes of very hot and very wet, the Regular Joes catch up on their recommendations for what to watch if you are stuck inside. To the surprise of no one who listens, Tod recommends Evil, formerly on CBS now “the best reason to have Paramount Plus.” Dave makes a pitch for Bosch in it seventh season on Amazon Prime. And Barry gives un update on the Bad Batch on Disney Plus. They also discuss (mostly spoiler free) a pair of films that two of them have recently seen. The Tomorrow War (2021) on Netflix and Archive (2020) on Amazon Prime. Both receive high marks . . . but from only one viewer. You may have to watch yourself and break the tie. There’s also the usual Random Topics, and brief cryptic references to a screen used prop that Dave is now rationalizing the purchase of. No doubt more on that soon. Thanks for listening!
Episode 395: Bring Me the Heads of Statler and Waldorf
After the five Regular Joe’s spent much of the afternoon engrossed in day one of the Prop Store auction Barry, Dave, Tod and Brian got together to decompress, recover from a brutal case of price shock, and mourn the ones that got away. There are a lot of things that have changed in the last year. Who could have imagined that one of the them would have been the price of Film and TV production props. Once the obscure province of nerdy collectors of entertainment ephemera, the prop marketplace has changed to include Friday the 13th Jason masks that go for Bentley list prices. Let’s not even get started on Indy props. There’s still two days to go. Even money on whether Episode 396 finds our hosts significantly poorer, or simply more depressed. Thanks for listening!
Episode 394: Off The Rack Indy
Following up on last episode’s prop auction discussion, and in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, this week the Regular Joes plus Irregular Joe Derryl DePriest talk Indy. First up is a review of the surprising number of Indiana Joes items that can still be sourced from their original suppliers. Next they delve into the amazing 2008 Indy toy line Derryl was instrumental in creating, and then run down the essential replica artifacts for the dedicated Indy collector. While Derryl, long time steward of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe line is on deck, they also check out the spate of trailers for Snake Eyes: G.I.Joe origins that just dropped. And, of course, there’s also the usual Random Topics. Thanks for listening!
Great pop culture podcast!
Tod, Dave, and Barry (The Regular Joes) are fun to listen to as they discuss and dissect the popular arts including movies, TV, and toys. They keep a fun meta-perspective while also diving into the details for an all-around fan immersion. Tod does a great job bringing a comic book perspective, an unfortunately small media that has the potential to produce greatness (keep it up). Beware though - their recommendations from collectibles to flashlights to life-changing electronics can be expensive and habit-forming. Keep up the great work fellas.
One Stop Geek Shop!
Full Disclosure: These dudes are my friends. So I may be biased. Except that they became friends due to the shared interests we all share, so really, every episode they're speaking my language, and therefore if you're here looking for a podcast about all things Pop Culture, movies, tv, comics, toys, etc, then they're speaking your language too.
This is a highly entertaining show where Dave, Barry and Tod (and sometimes others) discuss in great detail the coolest new stuff, including entertainment news, reviews of new shows, old shows, movies that are getting great buzz, and verdicts on whether or not they deserve it.
What's in the Box? They talk about items they bought recently.
What's on the Bench? They talk about projects they are currently working on, because as knowledgable as the three are, they are also hugely talented in their own right, creating items, model kits, painting, prop replicas, all manner of creative endeavors.
Really, what more can you want? One a day? Yeah, well that's not gonna happen. So we're happy enough with one a week.
THE Source for EVERYTHING you like
This podcast encompasses everything in geek culture. The personalities of the three hosts drive the show, while the content makes it a “must listen.” If you like comics, movies, toys, collecting, super heroes, and TV shows, you need to give this a listen.