This Week's Episode:



It's (two weeks into) the New Year!  Its also the 20th anniversary of the Wachowski’s paradigm smashing, sci-fi spectacle, The Matrix. So dial up the modem, tolerate that Prodigy and get woke as Bob and Tim dive into just what it was that the Matrix was.
And, to follow along with what they’re following, watch the film’s original motion picture trailer HERE.

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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.

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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.

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