20th Century Popcast is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past. Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s. Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.
This Week's Episode:
090 MORE CHRISTMAS EPISODES OF THE ‘80S & ‘90S
Take a break from checking that list and join Bob and Tim as they watch out and don’t cry over Christmas episodes of MacGyver, Knight Rider and Beverly Hills 90210.
20TH CENTURY POP! is a weekly podcast that tries to understand the present while living in the past.
Each episode hosts Bob and Tim sift through a comic box of cars that are robots, Mogwai that are Gremlins and Misfits that probably aren't the same Misfits who penned "Last Caress."
Its a ruining of their childhood that might explain how they became adults.
BOB CANNING is a collector of M.U.S.C.L.E.S and MAD BALLS He once piloted VOLTRON to defend a HOT WHEELS FOLD-AND-GO tuned to the score of HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS. He’s friends with FRIENDS, cheers CHEERS and constructs with CONSTRUX.
As a cartoonist he created the webcomic MY EXAGGERATED LIFE which follows his real-life family through the trials and tribulations of a fake comic strip life. Follow him on TWITTER @rhcanning and let him know what makes a perfect mixtape.
TIM BLEVINS is an AUTOBOT scholar, HOLOGRAMS groupie, EWOK fanatic and ELFMAN disciple. His favorite band is THE REPLACEMENTS, his pop idol is RICHARD LEWIS and his ideal interview would be with the guy who accidentally unleashed THE INHUMANOIDS.
In addition to poly-bagging LOVE AND ROCKETS he is the writer/director of the film SUBSTITUTE CULTURE as well as the upcoming web-series NEVERMIND GAIMAN AND NOOSE. You can follow him on TWITTER @subcultist.
Ever wonder how a monotheistic holiday might play out on a planet consisting of demons, sorcery and ... well ... clear-cut morality plays? Tim did, which is why he’s talking through the entirety of the He-Man And She-ra Christmas Special.
Its Life Day, pal. So let’s don some robes and walk single file into a burning sun. Or, to celebrate a slightly different holiday, why not turn to the gold-throated tones of C3P0 and his Proto-crooning revue, CHRISTMAS IN THE STARS.
It’s Thanksgiving, which means day-drinking to help talk politics with your in-laws around a table of stuffing, gravy and marsh-mellow ambrosia. Or join Bob and Tim as they indulge in six Must-Have-Seen episodes of FRIENDS.
Bob and Tim recorded an entire episode about childhood snacks. And now ... they have an entire episode about childhood snacks. So eff that apple, screw those saltines and forget all about your Ssips juice box, as its a sugar bender to remember.
What if Pop Culture .. DOESN’T … matter? What the EFF .. man? What … what if it DOESN’T mean anything .. what .. what would that mean for .. THIS .. podcast and .. more so … what would it mean for TIM?
Its that time of year where small town kids brandish silver bullets and cigarettes against an apocalyptic army of universal horrors. So, with membership cards in hand, Bob and Tim are calling on THE MONSTER SQUAD a 1987 teen comedy about staking vampires, detonating werewolves and enlisting your younger sister for a virgin sacrifice.
Last episode Tim ruined Bob’s week by forcing him to view the Halloween-adjacent film “Teen Witch.” So today he’s making up for it by forcing Bob to watch a special that’s got ghosts, werewolves and a 70s-accurate key party. Basically “The Ice Storm” for kids.
Why this film is supersonic. It’s idiotic. It’s disconnecting... not respecting. Why … it’s Teen Witch. And Bob and Tim are struggling to understand how it went from from laughable VHS rental to beloved cult classic.
Tim’s mid-80s cassette collection was a mix of stand-up, movie scores and Weird Al Yankovic. Then, on his 11th birthday, he was gifted a ten song compilation of synthesizers, hair metal and Weird Al Yankovic. Find out why this soundtrack was truly more than met his eye… err… ears.
There was a time when not a day could go by without encountering Gary Larson’s “The Far Side.” And for co-host Bob, these single panels left an absurd impact on both his creative pursuits and abhorrent outlook on humanity.