BEST OF 2018

Its the end of the calendar year which means … self-indulgent year-end retrospectives.  And, even though we are a show forever entwined in years already past .. we were still able to assemble a montage of past episodes from 2018.  So enjoy this cop-out "best of" of a bonus episode.

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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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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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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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070 STAR WARS TOYS BY KENNER WITH CHRIS NICINI

Who can forget Christmas morning?  Rushing downstairs in character-specific pajamas.  Tearing into some intricately wrapped gifts.  All to reveal the anticipated find of ... General Nadine?  Twin Pod Cloud Car?   Pruneface?    These were the things kids played with thanks to Kenner's original Star Wars collection.  And today we’re unboxing that impact on our collector mentality.

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067 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Maybe its because Chandler Bing ruined vests or maybe its just Star Wars fans are vindictive prics but regardless of the reasoning, Bob and Tim are cracking whips and punching Nazis today to talk about the final tally of your arbitrary votes.  Its "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" ...and probably a little about "Star Wars."

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POP COURT POLL: SOLO V JONES

Cast your vote, share your thoughts and and be a part of the pop culture clash of Harrison Ford’s most iconic performance in the HAN SOLO VERSES INDIANA JONES POP POLL. Voting closes a minute after 11:59pm on Thursday May 31st.

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066 HAN SOLO VERSES INDIANA JONES WITH BRENT SIMONS

Ever wanted to participate in the outcome of a 20popcast episode?  Well today is that very chance as Bob welcomes returning guest Brent Simmons on to debate just which Harrison Ford is the most iconic.  Its Han Solo verses Indiana Jones in a discussion that allows you, the listener, to voice your own vote. 

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044 THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL wITH ALISON NOVAK

It's Life Day ... I guess.  A holiday that ... Wookies ... celebrate.  And we are going to talk about it.  Somehow.  Today.  For a full episode.  With a special guest.  Sigh.  Why does this effin' thing really exist.

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STAR WARS CHALLENGE: THE ENTITLED MENACE

The initially scheduled episode for today’s podcast has been tentatively rescheduled as tomorrow’s podcast.  So as, a place-holder until then,  Bob and Tim recorded this podcast that looks at the first real big reveal of galactic space opera set to debut in secrecy this coming December.  BE FOREWARNED: THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE IF YOU CONSIDER THE TITLE OF SOMETHING YOU ALREAD KNOW TO EXIST TO BE A SPOILER.

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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“The Imperial March” performed by John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra off the original 1980 motion picture soundtrack recording of “THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK”

“Linger” performed by The Cranberries from their 1993 album “EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT SO WHY CAN’T WE?”

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

HOSTS/PLUGS/AND PROBABLY MORE PLUGS:

ROBERT CANNING is the writer and artist behind MY EXAGGERATED LIFE an ongoing comic strip based on slightly louder than the actual events.  Read and follow it HERE at EXAGGERATEDLIFE.wordpress.com.

TIM BLEVINS is the writer/director of  SUBSTITUTE CULTURE, an independently produced, digitally recorded, feature-length film about social identity in the 21st century. For screenings, updates and all sort of info visit SUBSTITUTECULTURE.com.

Listen to FIVE MINUTES TO FAILURE, a daily look inside the creative process of filmmaker, podcaster and general neurotic  TIM BLEVINS on the OPINION network or subscribe to it on ITUNES.

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20TH CENTURY POP! will return next tomorrow (?) with BINGE AND POPDCAST.