A Podcast for all your Pop Culture Passions
info_outline Ten Takeaways from Disney Investor Day 12/19/2020
Ten Takeaways from Disney Investor Day Andy and Ariel are back! Your dynamic duo breakdown their ten most interesting pieces of news from a Disney news filled day. We talk Spider-man! Guardians! Black Panther! Disney Animation! And more!
info_outline The Santa Clause Trilogy ft. the Yoots 12/15/2020
The Santa Clause Trilogy ft. the Yoots Colby, Martha, and Shruti have a lot to say about the Santa Clause Universe. Is the SCU the birthplace of Avengers: Age of Ultron? Does dying invalidate Santa's immortality? All this and more in this Popculturist Podcast.
info_outline The Misrepresentation of Hua Mulan w/ Rebecca Wei Hsieh 12/06/2020
The Misrepresentation of Hua Mulan w/ Rebecca Wei Hsieh Ariel is joined by Rebecca Wei Hsieh to discuss Disney's most ambitious live action remake, Mulan. Rebecca is an actor and writer of Taiwanese descent, and has written to great pieces on the cultural mishaps of Mulan. Hollywood has a history of using white voices to tell Asian stories and we try to expand on that notion in this week's episode.
info_outline Why Do We Love Grey's Anatomy? 10/02/2020
Why Do We Love Grey's Anatomy? For better or worse, medical dramas are a staple of American TV, and no medical drama is as iconic as Grey's Anatomy. Grey's has been on the air for fifteen years and counting and has changed the way the genre is made.
info_outline Retro Review: Batman Forever w/ Ellen Toudouze 09/21/2020
Retro Review: Batman Forever w/ Ellen Toudouze No Batman movie retrospective is complete without at least ONE of the Joel Schumacher films and that's where Ariel finds himself on this episode of the popculturist podcast. Your host is joined by Ellen Toudouze of the Love That Movie! Pod to discuss the who, where, what, when, why, and how the Batman film franchise went off the rails.
info_outline Retro Review: Batman Returns with Megan Spell from On The Download 09/19/2020
Retro Review: Batman Returns with Megan Spell from On The Download It's still Batman week so the Popculturist Podcast continues with the fascinating world of Tim Burton's Batman!
info_outline Batman Day Celebration! Batman (1989) w/ Sean from MovieBirb 09/16/2020
Batman Day Celebration! Batman (1989) w/ Sean from MovieBirb Welcome to the Popculturist Podcast!
info_outline Ep. 268 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 09/02/2020
Ep. 268 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World On this week's episode we lament the passing of the real life hero Chadwick Boseman. Boseman dedicated his life to promoting the idea of representation and Black excellence. The geek world will sorely miss him.
info_outline Ep. 267 DC Fandome News Breakdown 08/25/2020
Ep. 267 DC Fandome News Breakdown DC Fandome dropped some big news and trailers this week! Andy and Ariel call an audible to breakdown the video game, tv, and movie news that came out of the online news event, DC Fandome. We talk Gotham Knights, Suicide Squad, The Flash, the infamous Snydercut, and of course, that illuminating trailer for The Batman.
info_outline Ep. 263 Tales of Arcadia 08/05/2020
Ep. 263 Tales of Arcadia Guillermo Del Toro has his fingers in many pies but the Netflix Original Tales of Arcadia is one of his best! Andy and Ariel discuss Del Toro's TrollHunters and 3Below in anticipation for the new Wizards: Tales of Arcadia show.
info_outline Ep. 256 Anime 102: Anime Movies 06/10/2020
Ep. 256 Anime 102: Anime Movies Ariel and Andy continue their discussion from two weeks ago and talk about Anime movies. No discussion on this topic is complete without mentioning the incredible Studio Ghibli. Andy also talks about films by other anime directors like Your Name and Perfect Blue. We finish the discussion by talking about movies from big anime franchises like Dragon Ball Z and Naruto.
info_outline Ep. 254 What We Do In The Shadows (Other Spooky Vampire Comedy) 05/20/2020
Ep. 254 What We Do In The Shadows (Other Spooky Vampire Comedy) Ariel and Andy discuss Taika Waititi's amazing fantastic What We Do In The Shadows and the TV Show What We Do In The Shadows!
info_outline Four Nations Podcast: S01E01 & E02 "The Boy in the Iceberg: and "The Avatar Returns" 05/14/2020
Four Nations Podcast: S01E01 & E02 "The Boy in the Iceberg: and "The Avatar Returns" Tune in to this new podcast by your favorite Asian co-host Ariel! He's joined by friends Martha and Colby to do an Avatar: The last Airbender rewatch podcast.
info_outline Ep. 252.3 Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith 05/04/2020
Ep. 252.3 Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith It's a Star Wars Day Surprise! ON the final of the trilogy of special episodes on the Star Wars Prequel, we discuss Revenge of the Sith. Undoubtedly the best of the prequel trilogy and one of the best times we have ever had talking about a movie that disappoints but not all the time!
info_outline Ep. 252.2 Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of The Clones 05/04/2020
Ep. 252.2 Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of The Clones It's a Star Wars Day Surprise! The second of our episodes covering the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. Join Andy and his best friend Brendan (who likes Attack of the Clones) as they discuss what exactly is just so gosh darned amazing about Attack of The Clones!