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Want to know more about the people and ideas behind the Pokemon franchise? Our show provides a variety of information, with an emphasis on the Pokemon fan experience. Topics include music, anime, the TCG, and the video games.

Want to know more about the people and ideas behind the Pokemon franchise? Our show provides a variety of information, with an emphasis on the Pokemon fan experience. Topics include music, anime, the TCG, and the video games.
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Want to know more about the people and ideas behind the Pokemon franchise? Our show provides a variety of information, with an emphasis on the Pokemon fan experience. Topics include music, anime, the TCG, and the video games.

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English


Episodes

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 24-Keldeo Movie Music/Anime Milwaukee 2019

3/8/2019
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For the first segment (1:03-4:04), I interview the winner of a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament from this year’s Anime Milwaukee. We talk about the game itself, and why he chose Ganondorf for the event. If you'd like to know more about what I did at the convention, look for a link to a recap video in the episode description. The second segment (4:13-48:40) is a discussion of the music of the 15th Pokemon movie, "Kyurem Vs. The Sword of Justice". Anne from Pikapi Podcast helps me compare...

Duration:00:59:16

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 23-Pokemon Cries/Wizard World Madison

2/8/2019
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In the first segment (0:51-10:53), I interview "Dots" from the YouTube channel "Retro Game Mechanics Explained." We talk about how he started his channel, and a recent video he did about the cries of Pokemon from generation 1. "Dots" also explains the sound generation application he created as part of his research. The second segment (11:59-21:41) has some interviews from the recent Wizard World Comic Con event in Madison. You'll hear from Pokemon YouTuber RealBreakingNate, as well as Jerry...

Duration:00:23:25

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 22-Erica Schroeder/Victini Movie(s) Music

12/8/2018
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For the first segment (0:55-7:16), I interview Erica Schroeder, a long-time voice actor for the Pokemon dub. We talk about how she got into the anime, her work as the singing voice of Meloetta, and her roles in the recently released movie "Pokemon: The Power of Us". The second segment (7:23-56:25) covers the music of the 14th Pokemon movies-and no, that isn't a mistake. Anne from Pikapi Podcast helps me sort out the extra-large amount of material we had to cover this time around. Listen to...

Duration:00:57:49

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 21-"How to End a Pokemon Movie (Musically)" (Anime Banzai 2018)

11/7/2018
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For this single segment episode, we have a panel that was recorded at last month's Anime Banzai in Utah. Listen as Anne from Pikapi Podcast and I share what we've learned from discussing Pokémon music, followed by a few questions from the audience. Links: Pikapi Podcast: http://pikapipodcast.blogspot.com/ Anime Banzai: http://www.animebanzai.org/ Recap Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsMWkilB3Wo

Duration:00:44:53

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 20-European Pokemon Music/More Shorts

10/3/2018
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In the first segment (0:46-38:39), Anne from Pikapi Podcast and I discuss a variety of Pokémon music that originated in Europe. Our choices include songs from the German version of the second movie and openings of the Italian dub. The second segment (38:47-44:15) is a pair of short pieces-one where I compare the music of Octopath Traveler to Shinji Miyazaki’s work on the Pokémon Anime, and another where I announce an appearance at the upcoming Anime Banzai in Utah. Links: Segment 1: Pikapi...

Duration:00:44:41

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 19-Zoroark Movie Music

8/30/2018
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In this single-segment episode, Anne from Pikapi Podcast drops by to help cover the music of the 13th Pokémon movie, "Zoroark: Master of Illusions". Sukima Switch and Erin Bowman go head-to-head this time around, though there may be another entrant that comes in later. Also, it seems Anne had a somewhat different opinion of the movie than I did, so stay tuned after the outro. Links: Pikapi Podcast: http://pikapipodcast.blogspot.com/ Erin Bowman Interview:...

Duration:00:43:56

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 18-Simon Loveridge/Arceus Movie Music

7/3/2018
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In the first segment (0:51-14:24), I interview Simon Loveridge, a UK musician who recently published a metal cover of the S.S. Anne theme from Pokémon Red & Blue. We also discuss his other musical work, and oddly, a bit of Guitar Hero. For the second segment (14:32-53:55), Anne from Pikapi Podcast drops by to talk about the music from the 12th Pokémon movie, "Arceus and the Jewel of Life", where Shoko Nakagawa's "Antenna Of The Heart" goes up against Chris "Breeze" Barczynski's "If We Only...

Duration:00:55:46

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 17-The Music of "Pokemon: I Choose You!"

5/14/2018
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In this single-segment episode, Anne from Pikapi Podcast and I talk about the music from the 20th Pokémon movie, "I Choose You". Our discussion covers the ending themes, openings, and the score. As usual, we also read a few listener comments. Links: Pikapi Podcast: http://pikapipodcast.blogspot.com/ Pokemon Movie Music Collection: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pok%C3%A9mon-movie-music-collection-original-soundtrack/1327128179 "Future" by Beverly:...

Duration:01:03:14

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 16-Kids' WB Bumpers/Sky Warrior Music

3/27/2018
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In the first segment (0:51-12:40), I talk to Brian Oliver, who produced bumpers for Kids' WB back in the day. Listen to find out what the process of creating these promos was like, and what he’s doing now. Our second segment (12:49-50:16) is a discussion of the music of the 11th Pokémon movie, "Giratina and the Sky Warrior". Anne from Pikapi Podcast helps me match up Crystal Kay's "ONE" to Aaron Brotherton's "This Is A Beautiful World". As usual, we also give our take on the other music from...

Duration:00:58:50

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 15-The Music of "The Rise of Darkrai"/Ultra Prism Prerelease

2/11/2018
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In the first part (0:55-1:02:19), Anne from Pikapi Podcast and I share our thoughts on the music of the tenth Pokémon movie, The Rise of Darkrai. In an unusual twist, this film features English songs in both the US and Japanese versions. Listen to our discussion to find out whether Sarah Brightman’s “I Will Be With You” or Kirsten Price’s “I’ll Always Remember You” comes out on top. The second segment (1:02:28-1:05:13) is a player interview from a recent Pokémon TCG League Challenge and...

Duration:01:06:34

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 14-Underrated Pokemon Music/I Like Shorts?

1/28/2018
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In our first segment (0:47-43:15), Anne from Pikapi Podcast drops by to help discuss some underrated Pokémon songs. In addition to sharing our own picks, we also read some viewer submissions. Our second segment (43:24-53:14) is a series of short pieces where I talk about various aspects of the Pokémon franchise. You’ll hear me discuss what might be in a future Pokémon Pinball, compare Mario Odyssey to PokePark, and critique some anime characters. Links: Segment 1: Pikapi Podcast:...

Duration:00:54:23

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 13-Manaphy Movie Music/Brian Steckler

12/18/2017
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First (0:51-38:51), Anne from Pikapi Podcast returns to talk about the music of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, where “A Thing To Be Protected” takes on ”Together We Make A Promise”. These two very different songs lead to another interesting discussion. The second segment (38:59-53:27) is an archival interview with Brian Steckler, co-writer of “Catch Me If You Can” from Pokémon: The First Movie. As it turns out, Brian has had quite an interesting career, covering commercials, TV,...

Duration:00:57:36

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 12-Lucario and the Mystery of Mew End Themes

11/12/2017
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Anne from Pikapi Podcast helps me compare the ending themes to Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, where Puffy AmiYumi and Jim Malone go head-to-head. After the outro, the two of us have some...interesting thoughts on the movie itself. Links: Pikapi Podcast: http://pikapipodcast.blogspot.com/

Duration:01:00:31

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 11-Pokemon Worlds 2017/Destiny Deoxys Music

9/3/2017
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In the first segment (0:48-19:56), we have a pair of interviews from Worlds 2017. One is with the winner of the Seniors TCG event, and the other is with the Masters Division runner-up of the Sun & Moon video game competition. The second segment (20:04-50:51) is a discussion of the ending themes of Destiny Deoxys. Anne from Pikapi Podcast helps me compare the enigmatic Tommy february6 to the possible X-Files fan Bree Sharp, and we decide which song better fits the movie. Links: Segment 1: Sam...

Duration:00:54:47

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 10-Jirachi Wish Maker/North American Internationals 2017

7/30/2017
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For the first segment (0:43-47:15), there's a discussion of the ending themes of the sixth Pokemon Movie, Jirachi: Wish Maker. Anne from Pikapi Podcast helps me sort out some of the differences between the similar Japanese and English songs. In the second segment (47:23-54:54), we have a pair of interviews from North American internationals 2017. Find out what strategies were used by some of the top TCG players at the event. Thanks. Links: Segment 1: Pikapi Podcast:...

Duration:01:00:09

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 9-Veronica Taylor/Movie 19 Ending Themes/Masters VGC

6/15/2017
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This episode has three segments. The first (0:52-6:37) is an interview with Veronica Taylor, the voice of Ash Ketchum for the first eight seasons of the Pokémon dub. We talk about how she got involved in the series, as well as what she's been doing lately in her career. For the second segment (6:43-41:30), Anne from Pikapi Podcast helps me discuss the ending themes of the recently released Magerna movie. Find out which side of the ocean we think comes out on top in this matchup. In our final...

Duration:00:46:41

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 8-If INXS Did a Pokemon Song/Midwest Regionals 2016

5/29/2017
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This time we have two segments. In the first (0:47-43:35), I discuss Australian rock group INXS, and which of their songs might have worked for Pokémon. Like the Perfume discussion from last time, Anne from Pikapi Podcast offers her thoughts as well. Our second segment (43:44-48:21) is an archival interview from last year's Midwest regional, where I had a chance to talk to one of the top finishers in the TCG event. This year's regional is coming up, so I figured this was a good time to bring...

Duration:00:49:32

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 7-Perfume/Anime Milwaukee 2017 (Part 2)

4/29/2017
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This episode has two segments. In the first (0:14-34:21), Anne from Pikapi Podcast talks about the Japanese girl group Perfume, and shares a few of their songs she thinks could have worked for Pokémon. Stay tuned after the outro (47:28) for a preview of the upcoming similar discussion of Australian rock group INXS. Our second segment (34:29-47:02) is a set of voice actor interviews from Anime Milwaukee 2017, with actors from the main series, movies, and miniseries. Links: Segment 1: Pikapi...

Duration:00:48:13

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 6-Pokemon Heroes Music/Oceania IC 2017

4/14/2017
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This time we have two segments. In the first (0:46-41:27), Anne from Pikapi Podcast is back again to debate the merits of the English and Japanese ending themes of Pokémon Heroes. These two songs provide quite a contrast, so you should find it interesting. Our second segment (41:53-58:29) is a series of interviews from the recent Oceania International Championship in Melbourne, Australia. I had a chance to interview some of the top finishers, as well as a collector of Pokémon merchandise....

Duration:00:59:26

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 5-Pokemon 4Ever/Anime Milwaukee 2017

2/17/2017
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This episode has two segments. In the first (0:46-39:24), Anne from Pikapi Podcast returns to discuss the English and Japanese ending themes of Pokémon 4Ever. We talk about the songs themselves, and which one we prefer. Our second segment (39:32-46:57) is from Anime Milwaukee 2017, where I interviewed the winner of the Pokémon Sun & Moon Tournament, who just so happens to be a YouTube Manga reviewer. Find out about his team, and his channel. Note: During the first segment, Anne incorrectly...

Duration:00:48:08