20th Century Pop! 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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BINGE AND PODCAST "Its like High School but with more stakes." (1997)  High School can be Hell ... especially if its built on a Hellmouth.  And today Bob and Tim are bellying up to The Bronze with author Bonita Guiterrez to relive their youth through the pop-cult goggles of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.  But with their conflicting opinions and varied impressions .. it may not be all three that survive the semester.  

00:00:00  GIVING 15.789 PERCENT - estimating their track record
00:00:43  BOB AND TIM WITH . . . - Bonita Gutierrez author of The Werewolf Whisperer
00:04:43  INTO THE SLAYERVERSE - and Bob’s kids still don’t like Star Wars
00:15:06  ROLL THE BONES - and maybe don’t start with all the mythology
00:23:40  RANDOM ISSUES - following a show without following the show
00:29:48  WICKED OF THE WEEK - and not how the internet works  
00:36:53  BINGE-BOOZLED - it’s all be connected … except maybe its not all connected
00:43:28  GROWING PANGS - a show still figuring itself out
00:47:18  ZEPPO LIGHTER - Bob zeroes in on Xander
00:56:40  POP CASUALTY - can you be less than a fan?
01:05:28  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catch phrase
01:08:03  SPECIAL FEATURES - beverage etiquette

Today's guest BONITA GUITERREZ writes books you want to read.  Avoid the hush tones and tell everyone you know about THE WEREWOLF WHISPERER available at WEREWOLFWHISPERER.COM and AMAZON KINDLE.  You can also follow like they're footprints on Twitter @wwwhisperer and on Facebook @werewolfwhisperer.

Bonita writes a lot.  And since you're already online, check out BONITA'S GEEKY BLOG-FU! for so many thoughts on movies, books and all  sorts of things .. ahm ... geeky.  You can also follow her on Twitter @BonitzMG.

Then stay tuned for today's topics with these original 1997 promos for the Buffy episodes "ANGEL", "I ROBOT ... YOU JANE" and "THE PUPPET SHOW."

Ease the anxiety of properly pronouncing "David Boreanez" by remembering "Luke Perry" was a thing you use to say with the original 1992 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER THEATRICAL TRAILER. 

Take only a slight taste of what could have been with Cole Delbyck's IN DEFENSE OF THE UNAIRED BUFFY PILOT.

See the dragon a Dubba Dubba W-budget could never afford with this BUFFY THE ANIMATED SERIES PROMO.

Critique the critics with a couple chosen blurbs from BUFFY AT 20: WHAT THE CRITICS ORIGINALLY SAID ABOUT THE JOSS WHEDON FAVORITE.  

And finally echo Bonita's own sentiments with Charlie Jane Anders' 20 YEARS LATER THE WORLD NEEDS BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER MORE THAN EVER from WIRED.

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“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 POP! will return next week with either the Gallagher brothers who smash fruit ... or the other Gallagher brothers.