089 HE-MAN AND SHE-RA: A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

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.

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088 CHRISTMAS IN THE STARS: THE STAR WARS CHRISTMAS ALBUM

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.

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087 FRIENDS: THE ONE WITH ALL THE THANKSGIVING ONES

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.

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086 SNACKS

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.

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084 THE MONSTER SQUAD

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.

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083 WITCH'S NIGHT OUT

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.

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082 TEEN WITCH

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.

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081 THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

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.

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080 THE FAR SIDE

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.

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079 SQUARE PEGS

Bob and Tim unsnap their Trapper Keepers to talk about one of the ‘80s cult sitcom, Square Pegs. Its a Sara Jessica Parker starring oddity that informed their second grade selves what their future nostalgia would consist of.

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078 SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS OF THE 1980S

With the summer heat crashing their weather channel apps, Bob and Tim are taking solace in the cinema of their youth.  And what unfolds out of focus are the big screen projections that initiated their life-long exploration of pop culture.

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077 OASIS

There was a time when the biggest music act on the planet shot straight out of Britain to invade the U.S.  Some would say they were bigger than Jesus.  They would would say "eff the Beatles." And this episode Bob will say they were called Oasis.

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076 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WITH BONITA GUTIERREZ

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. 

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075 THE TWENTY-FOUR MORE EPISODES AND WE HIT ONE HUNDRED CELEBRATORY EPISODE

In issue 75 of the original TRANSFORMERS comic book, Autobots AND Decepticons had to unite and fight side-by-side to defeat the Cybertron-dwarfing Chaos Bringer, Unicron.  In episode 75 of this podcast  Bob and Tim ... name ... a couple .... Ewoks.  Its yet another arbitrarily celebratory anniversary that brings back the rarely-requested, slightly-reoccurring nostalgia-recall segment of the POP 5.

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GLORIFIED RERUN: SOME KIND OF RORSHACH

It’s 20Popcast’s first rerun with a rebroadcast of episode seven from March 2017. Its Bob and Tim at their earliest discussing the likes of THE LAST STAR-FIGHTER, FRIENDS and WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.  And what results is an expose of how these pieces of pop art influenced their own adolescent behaviors.  

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074 FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR

What 10 year-old wouldn't want to be cosmically kidnapped and forced to fly to a future where NASA wants to cut open their brain for star-charts?   Well, half of this show's hosts  ... to start with.  Still, that's not stopping Bob and Tim from exploring Disney's oddest offering from the 1980s, "Flight Of The Navigator.”

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072 STEVE DITKO

As the co-creator of Spiderman, Steve Ditko brought forth one of the most recognizable and beloved icons of ... well ... EVERYone's childhood. He passed away this past week.  And while mourning this loss Tim ponders what it means for a kid to realize there are actual artists behind their actual heroes.

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