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Back for Seconds...and Thirds! The Food Episode - Part 2 (Ep. 54)

5/23/2018
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John and Josh continue their food related shenanigans with a second episode dedicated to FOOD! Indulge, eat up and clean your plate with this episode of Pop Culture Problems.

Duration:00:30:27

Eat My Podcast! An Episode All About FOOD! (Ep. 53)

5/16/2018
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FOOD!!! Best foods, bad food, favorite meals, organic, chemically yummy, other words to get your interest! John and John eat their way through the pop culture of food!

Duration:00:31:55

A Name by Any Other Name... is a Name: Celebrity Names (Ep. 52)

5/8/2018
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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!

Duration:00:31:01

Rendering Pop Culture....Computer Generated Imaging (Ep. 51)

4/24/2018
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CGI is great! But by the way... it sucks! But it’s groundbreaking! But we hate it! The universe is not quite decided on the merits of CGI. Let John and Josh decide for you!

Duration:00:30:56

Free to Listen...with in Podcast Purchases: Freemium Games (Ep 50)

4/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:31:16

Villain...Or Hero of the World?: Misunderstood Villains (Ep. 49)

4/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:33:28

The Reality of Reality TV... Really (Ep. 48)

4/3/2018
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Real or fake the impact of reality television is ... real? John and Josh discuss the impact of reality TV on our society, viewing habits, authenticity and the bests/worsts of the genre.

Duration:00:30:44

The Imitation Game: The Pop Culture of Parody (Ep. 47)

3/28/2018
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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!

Duration:00:31:47

PopCultureTOONS!: Cartoons We Loved to Love (Ep. 46)

3/20/2018
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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!

Duration:00:30:59

NOSTALGIA! The Topic of Today’s Episode (Ep. 45)

3/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:30:42

I Got a Fever!: Saturday Night Live! (Ep. 44)

3/6/2018
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Join two wild and crazy guys!!! (John and Josh) as they tackle Saturday Night Live! Favorite cast, seasons, hosts and skits. Has SNL gotten worse? Was Mad TV better? Find answers to these questions and more!

Duration:00:30:47

Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Baby: We're Goin' Down to South Park! (Ep. 43)

2/27/2018
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From fart jokes to brilliant satire, South Park transformed from simple construction paper to a cultural phenomenon. John and Josh discuss favorite episodes, characters and the impact of this iconic show on our culture.

Duration:00:31:04

SEX ROBOT TIME BOMB!!! (Click Bait Title): Will Artificial Technology Take Over the World? (Ep. 42)

2/20/2018
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Talking assistants, electronic medication, SELF CLEANING OVENS?! (maybe not that one) Technology is great!... until it kills the planet. John and Josh go down the rabbit hole of what technology will end us all. We also talk about sex robots... so tune in!

Duration:00:30:21

Pop Culture Pete Says to Listen! Commercials, Jingles, and Mascots (Ep. 41)

2/13/2018
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Jingles are catchy, commercials are memorable and mascots become old friends. John and Josh discuss how the product doesn't really matter but the commercials are EVERYTHING! Take a trip down commercial lane with us!

Duration:00:32:34

And the Award Goes to...: Award Shows! (Ep. 40)

2/6/2018
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Award shows... love em', hate'em, don't-care-about-'em? John and Josh seem to agree for once that award shows in general all the wrong people win all the wrong awards for all the wrong reasons. Join the "Agree" club and tune in today!

Duration:00:31:17

What the Medium!? Differences Between Books, Movies, Screen and Stage Adaptations (Ep. 39)

1/30/2018
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What do you think about adaptations? Books to movies, movies to plays and every which configuration you can imagine. Do you read the book first or not at all? John and Josh discuss that and much more! Don't miss the after-episode outtakes.

Duration:00:31:56

TOP SECRET: Theories of the Conspiracy Variety (Ep. 38)

1/24/2018
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John and Josh explore conspiracy theories from the JFK assassination to the moon landing. If there are so-called government cover-ups, would it be a good idea to have those revealed or would it cause anarchy? Tune in before we are mysteriously removed from the internet.

Duration:00:32:10

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200: Classic Board Games! (Ep. 37)

1/16/2018
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Winning, losing, throwing tantrums and flipping the board... nothing says wide spectrum of emotions like the topic of board games. Is it about fun or winning? Do you follow the rules or are they loose? John and Josh tackle board games.

Duration:00:31:08

GAME OVER: What We Love About Video Games! (Ep. 36)

1/9/2018
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We've already discussed the classics but what about the rest of the video games!? What is it that we love about games? Best genres, best series, best everything. John and Josh tackle video games.

Duration:00:32:39

The Rise Before the Fall: Is Hype Overrated? (Ep. 35)

1/2/2018
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Ever been let down by something hyped? Crushed hopes and dreams...etc. Or maybe you thrive on the thrill of what could be. John and Josh discuss anticipation versus reality in this overrated episode.

Duration:00:31:50

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