MAKING FRIENDS WITH FRIENDS

Following last week’s look at the best and worst episodes of FRIENDS, Bob and Tim offer a real world take on who would be there best and worst friend. Who would they get coffee with? Who would they watch TV with? Who … actually that’s probably all they would really do.

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096 FRIENDS: THE BEST & WORST ONES

It would be odd if this episode was rating and debating people you didn’t actually know (or, given the listenership, were). So, instead, Bob and Tim are taking a look at the highs and lows of Must-See TV’s Friends. Again.

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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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007: SOME KIND OF RORSCHACH TEST

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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POP PSYCH - "On being Harry, Richard and some kid going into space.“  (1984-1996)  It’s an episode of questionable gestures as Bob and Tim embark down the path of relationships past. Along the way they share stories of how they copped their most romantic gestures from the films of their youth.  So hold up that boom box, confess those fated feelings and hope they don’t call it stalking.   Or the police.

Stills for today’s discussion can be found @subcultist on Instagram as well as linked in the episode summary below.

Episode Summary

00:00:00 - UNLICENSED AUDIO CLIP - "Karaoke machine with a fringe on top  ”

00:00:33 - CELEBRITY STASIS - Podcast Infamy/ “I’ll Be You" 

00:04:44 - THE LONG AND WINDING EXPLANATION - Iconic images (to us)

00:06:34 - THE LAST STARFIGHTER (1984) -  see the image HERE

00:09:10 - WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) - see the image HERE

00:16:19 - ANYTHING BUT LOVE (1990) - see the image HERE

00:23:16 - FRIENDS (1996) - see the image HERE

00:25:32 - THE LONG DISTANCE LONG-SHOT - Bob’s story

00:29:57 - L.A. STORY (1991) - see the image HERE

00:36:44 - MAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE PUBLIC GARDEN - Tim’s story

00:44:15 - CINEMATIC EXPECTATIONS -a movie kind of love

00:52:53 -  CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / "Hopeless Romantic”

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.   Log on for studio quality recordings NOW! (exclamation point also provided by ZENCASTR)

MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“I’ll Be You” performed by The Replacements off the 1989 album “DON’T TELL A SOUL”

“Hopeless Romantic.” performed by The Bouncing Souls from their 1999 release “HOPELESS ROMANTIC”

The use of these songs are for entertainment purposes and without the expressed permission of the recording artist.

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST! will return next week with EFFIN’ SPOILERS

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