Do you remember that beacon of the Sunday newspaper? The largest most color comic section in any newspaper. Whether color or monochrome comics have a special place in our hearts and our pop culture history.
Critics are the best!... or do they suck? John and Josh discuss the relevancy of critics in a world of diverse opinions. What makes something good or bad? Who do you trust more, professional critics or fellow audience members?
Voice-overs can make or break a trailer... or at least... that used to be the case. People would throw their money at the epic-ness of trailers voice-overs. John and Josh reminisce about favorite, best, and worsts of voice-overs.
Amazon is EVERYWHERE! They are slowing taking over the world and... my heart. John and Josh discuss how Amazon has become such a giant and where we go from here. P.S. You can say "Alexa, Play Podcast Pop Culture Problems"
Defying your parents, "deliberately disobeying", deceiving servants, trespassing, hanging with the wrong crowd, acting entitled, general deviant behavior and the list goes on... does that sound like a good cub to you? John and John discuss who the real villain of the Lion King is... Simba.
What makes a great concert? Costumes? Music? Effects? John and Josh discuss the best and worst of concerts and what makes them so. John also screams into the microphone like a schmuck.... sooo... there's that.
We don't endorse or support hate... but let's admit there are things that we don't like no matter how hard we try and how hard everyone else likes them. John and Josh discuss popular things that just grate on our existence.
Billy Madison is a stupid movie, it is a ridiculous movie, it is a great movie (if you don't hate it). John and Josh discuss why stupid things are funny, our favorite movie moments and how terrible of a person Billy Madison is.
Families come in all shapes and forms. They have changed over the years and television has done a bang-up job keeping up and even foreshadowing family types. Some broke the molds others stayed in their lanes. Brothers...in spirit...John and Josh discuss TV families.
What's in a name? Many celebs take on personas and new names before they make it big. Would they be as well known without their famous names or would they have made any name famous? John and John discuss good names, bad names, surprising names and... well... you "name" it!
Video games have changed over the years and new genres have emerged but also the way games are sold. John and Josh discuss the good and bad of freemium games and as always what they love and hate about the world.
There is typically a clear antagonist in movies, TV shows, and comic books. Sure, there is twist here and there but for the overt villains... are they really all that bad? John and Josh vilify heroes and put villains on pedestals in this upside-down episode.
Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Are our ideas our own? John and Josh discuss the good and bad of parody and satire. From Weird Al to impersonations there is a whole lot of flattery going on!
Unless you had a nanny or full-time babysitter you may have been raised by the good ol' television! Cartoons shaped us, they molded our fragile brains into what we are today... well... maybe. Were our cartoons any better than the past or future generations? Listen in as we discuss... CARTOONS!
What is nostalgia? Is it overrated? Why do we feel good in our tummies when thinking back on things from our past... and are those memories better than the real things? John and Josh discuss the fun things form our pasts and whether or not they have aged well.