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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071 OUTTAKES, BLOOPERS & BEHIND THE SCENES

Bob and Tim record a pop culture discussion every week.  But what makes it to air is actually a truncated version of their actual interaction.  So if you've ever found yourself wondering what doesn't make it online here's the proper reel to gag on.

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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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069 WILLOW WITH JARF HARDEN

Its the first day of summer, so let's bask in the blockbusters of 1988.  Or maybe just ‘Willow.” Tim welcomes guest Jarf Harden (co-host of the Cosmic Geppetto Podcast) to discuss ‘Willow” … a little bit of “Licensed To Drive” … but mostly “Willow.”

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068 BRAT PACK AMERICA WITH KEVIN SMOKLER

How have we not talked about John Hughes?  His movies defined what it meant to come of age in the 1980s.  But do they continue to ring relevant in this modern age?  Or are our memories of these films just  misappropriated nostalgia?   

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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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065 RADIOHEAD: THE BENDS

Alright music snobs, here’s your elfin’ Radiohead episode.  Apparently they are the avant-garde band of the 1990s, which is an opinion  nearly half of this show's hosts can agree with.  That leaves a remaining percent that despises both the band and their fans.  So come hear if Bob and Tim can find some common ground in this track-by-track discussion of the 1995 album release THE BENDS.

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064 SEINFELD

Its been said SEINFELD is a show about nothing. But after reviewing its first season, Bob and Tim are prepared to defend it as the preeminent document of life in the '90s.  So how to reconcile this thesis with the bizzarro tone of its final seasons?  Its an in depth examination culminating in one of the most divisive finales since I MARRIED DORA told us it was cancelled.  

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