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!
Ep 515: Clash of the (Auction) Titans
In recent years two auction houses have dominated the competition for prop collector’s attention and dollars. In the coming weeks, both The Prop Store (March 12th - 14th) and Heritage Auctions (March 20 - 24th) are going head to head with large scale multi day prop and entertainment memorabilia auctions. As the Regular Joe’s preview the HUGE respective catalogs for you they find a lot of similar items, as well as some, that are be familiar from other recent auctions. The unique thing about the Heritage Auction is that it includes items from the collection previously displayed at former Planet Hollywood locations. Let’s just say, if you’re big into Stallone, your wallet is gonna take a hit. The Regular Joe’s cover the high points, ID a few favorites, and ponder, the increasing trend of prop replicas being sold, side-by-side with legit screen used props. Even if you’re not in the market, there’s some amazing stuff here that will either never see the light of day again … or pop up in an auction in a few months. And of course there’s the usual Random Topics. Thanks for listening!
Ep 514: Final Frontier Fashion
This week the Regular Joes, plus subject expert Brian Mix, address the topic of Star Trek uniforms. Note: please don’t call them “costumes.” That’s like calling an action figure a “doll.” With nearly sixty years of Star Trek, eleven series, and thirteen films, which of the dozens of uniforms would make the most sense for doing your day job in space? When would you want a jumpsuit, and when would you not? Why all the flaps? How is it that certain styles hold up and why other visions of future fashion (Motion Picture PJs?) did not. And what’s with those Cuban heels anyway There’s also the usual Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box? Thanks for Listening!
Ep 513: Barry & Tom‘s Excellent Adventure
This week the Regular Joes are again joined by Tom Spina of Regal Robot and Tom Spina Designs. Barry and Tom recently traveled to Skywalker Ranch to complete research for Regal Robot’s newest limited run offering, a faithful reproduction of the Wampa puppet from The Empire Strikes Back. They dive deep into the painstaking level of effort and detail that goes into reproducing an item like this. Seriously, have you ever tried counting Wampa teeth? They also talk about what’s it’s like to visit the Lucas archive which is pretty much a complex filled with holy grails … including the Holy Grail. All this plus the usual Random Topics. Thanks for listening!
Ep 512: Timeless or Tarnished?
Prompted by Dave’s recent re-watch of 1971 Oscar winner The French Connection the Regular Joe’s dive into the question, Does it Hold Up? More specifically why do some very successful mainstream films stand the test of time while others don’t. How some films like The Godfather (1973) achieve immortality, while others like Marty (1956) seemingly have the lifespan of a mayfly. Is it about transcending the moment in which they are created? Does being a period piece guarantee ageless. Or do certain styles and motifs just prove more ephemeral than others? All ground they’ve never really covered before. There’s also the usual Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box? Thanks for Listening?
Ep 511: Masters & Marvels
This week the Regular Joes finally get around to looking at The Marvels, the 33rd and worst performing of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings. Did it require too much homework upfront? Are Marvel bro’s just not into women? Or is it another harbinger of doom for an overworked franchise? Apple TV+ just keeps cranking out ambitious series. This week ushers in the two episode debut of Masters of the Air. The Spielberg/Hanks produced series is a follow up to Band of Brothers and The Pacific. The US Army Air Corps European theatre bombing campaign was the most successful, and most perilous, in history. Will this third take on the greatest generation likewise translate to great TV? All this plus the usual Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box. Thank for Listening!
Ep 510: Apple+ Picking
Barry is back from his most recent big adventure (more on that soon) and the Regular Joes sit down to talk about the wrap-up of two shows. When Apple TV+ launched in November 2019, it seemed like they were late to the party. And, despite the tech companies long-standing interest in creating the future, no one really imagined that Apple would quickly become the most prolific producer of sci-fi on television. With the recent conclusion of the alternate timeline space program drama For all Mankind, and this year’s, Godzilla cinematic universe tie in, Monarch Legacy of Monsters they continue to demonstrate their commitment to a genre we love. Meanwhile, over on the Disney Channel, there’s Echo, which failed to resonate (you see what I did there?) with critics or viewers. On one hand, there’s a solid minute of Daredevil action, and then there’s the rest of the series. Should you watch? Should you pass? Will it matter one way or another? The hosts weigh in to help you with these questions and more. There’s also a round of What’s in the Box and the usual Random Topics. Thanks for Listening!
Entertaining Pop Culture Listening
Enjoying listening to these guys. They seem to really enjoy sharing their unique perspective.
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.