060 THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF FAN CULTURE WITH BRAD MENDENHALL AND JARF HARDEN

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.


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POOP CULTURE: "So now we're not talking about Flash Gordon?"   Brad and Jarf are the co-hosts of the Cosmic Geppetto Podcast, a program Tim came to via Brad's other show, The Flash Gordon Minute.  So when they agreed to guest on this episode, Tim thought it would make sense to converse about Queen albums from the 1980s.  But their attempt to talk "A Kind Of Magic" magically side-lined into a discussion on the toxicity and positivity of pop culture fandom.   So that's what you'll hear, and its totally worth it.

00:00:00  PRESHOW PRATTLE - start the mics
00:00:28  NO BOB BUT STILL TIM WITH . . . Brad Mendenhall and Jarf Harden creators of the Cosmic Geppetto and Flash Gordon Minute podcasts
00:04:11  POP POLARITIES - extreme fandom in the digital era
00:11:23  MY CHILDHOOD SHOULD BE YOUR LIFE - and podcasting positivity
00:15:52  NOT TALKING MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS - redirecting the show’s conversation
00:21:33  POSITIVELY GEEK STREET - and no longer a guilty pleasure
00:25:23  FANBOYING THE FLAMES - questioning the inclusiveness of comics  
00:28:59  COSPLAY AND EFFECT - a splash page of toxins
00:34:03  MEN IN TIGHTS - gender politics in the Marvel Age
00:39:00  EVERYONE WATCHES THE WATCHMEN - fearing that “pop” will be “popular”
00:44:53  T-SHIRTS VS. TEASE SHIRTS - the outsider agenda  
00:53:40  STREAMS FOR EVERYONE OF US  - a moment about The Flash Gordon Minute
00:56:24  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catchphrase
00:59:17  BONUS FEATURES - she’s not getting Flash Gordon

To hear more from todays guests, check out Brad and Jarf's THE COSMIC GEPETTO PODCAST, their weekly discussion into all things pop culture.  You can subscribe to it on ITUNES, STITCHER and SPOTIFY  as well as stream recent episodes via the CHEAP POPS NETWORK on Blog Talk Radio HERE.  

Pull the strings and join the conversation with the interstellar voices of that already referenced podcast at the COSMIC GEPPETTO LISTENER'S PAGE on Facebook.  And sneak a tweet across the stars @Cosmic_Geppetto on TWITTER.

Then dive like a bird person into what could have been today's topic with the Brad-hosted, Jarf-produced FLASH GORDON MINUTE  on GROWLER MEDIA.   You can subscribe to stream three episodes a week on ITUNES, STITCHER and PLAYER FM

And from there you can Mon-Go over to the FLASH GORDON MINUTE LISTENERS VORTEX on Facebook to talk all things Klytus awhile also following these two princes of the universe @FlashGordonPod on TWITTER.

Try to recall all the lyrics to the chorus of this Queen anthem HERE.

Be one of the only ones there can be with the 80s fashion of this 80s theme to Highlander HERE.

And revel in the Boss Nass's Blessed commentary of his time on Flash Gordon HERE (courtesy of DOWN CHUNDER)

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This episode of 20TH CENTURY POPCAST was recorded by ZENCASTR, a high fidelity podcast recording platform that records multiple guests from multiple zip-codes all as if they were in the same room.   It was then mastered by AUPHONIC, a web-based post-production service that makes it sound like Bob and Tim are worth listening to.  Log in to each for studio quality recordings NOW! (exclamation point provided by ZENCASTR).  

MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Super Poupi ” (opening theme) and "Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game" (closing theme) performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at Freemusicarchives.org.   

Cleared for public domain use through Creative Commons under a CCO 1.0 Universal License

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST will return next week to recoil from the redundancy of tv reboots.