Pop Culture Bento
By Jack Russell
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Hello nerds, geeks, etc.! Pop Culture Bento is a collection of conversations about movies, TV, comics, games, anime, and the culture surrounding them. Visit us at popculturebento.com for the central hub of all our web content including news, articles, videos, podcasts, and convention coverage local to the DC, MD, and VA areas.
||CleanEp.37: E3 2018 Recap & Analysis||In Pop Culture Bento #37 we recap the highlights and notable titles announced or detailed at E3 2018 including: Crackdown 3, Anthem, Sea of Solitude, Ghost Giant, Beat Saber, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Cyberpunk 2077, Tunic, Elder Scrolls: Blades,||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.36: Ocean's 8 Review||Special guest Hakkam Zaghmout joins us for some deep-dive discussion and analysis of Ocean’s 8. How does it stack up to Ocean’s 11, 13 & 12? You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at email@example.com,||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.35: A Quiet Place, Boba Fett Movie, Rainbow Six Siege||In Pop Culture Bento #35 we discuss the new Boba Fett movie announcement, June’s PS+ games, Pokemon Quest, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee, Fallout 76, Battlefield V, Rainbow Six Siege, CS:GO, A Quiet Place, and the week’s entertainment news.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.34: Kingdom Hearts 3, ThunderCats Roar, Deadpool 2||In Pop Culture Bento #34 we discuss the Kingdom Hearts 3 Preview, ThunderCats Roar, Deadpool 2, and the week’s entertainment news. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on facebook.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.33: Pokemon Let's Go!, Black Ops 4, XBox Adaptive Controller||In Pop Culture Bento 33 we discuss the Pokemon for Switch rumors, the Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 reveal event, the Adaptive Controller for disabled gamers, summer movie trailers (BLACKkKLANSMEN, Hotel Artemis, Bohemian Rhapsody,||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.32: Florence, Bill & Ted 3, Nintendo Switch Online||In Pop Culture Bento #32 we discuss the details of Nintendo Switch’s new online service, Overwatch’s new Mercy charity skin, the story-based game Florence, the week’s entertainment news, and much more! You can always write in to the show or sugges||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.31: Avengers: Infinity War, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Arrested Development Remix||We discuss Avengers: Infinity War (spoilers and non-spoiler), the new mobile Harry Potter game, Arrested Development’s new season, DC Comics’ new streaming service, Red Dead Redemption 2’s newest trailer, the week’s entertainment news, and more.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.30: Kickstarter, Nintendo Switch Exploit, Predator Reboot, May PS+ Games||In Pop Culture Bento 30, we discuss the nature of Kickstarter, a newly discovered Nintendo Switch Exploit, the upcoming Predator Reboot, Valve’s acquisition of Campo Santo, May’s PS+ game lineup and the week’s entertainment news.||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.29: MoviePass, The Peripheral, Gorogoa||We discuss the latest movie trailers including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and The Incredibles 2, changes to the MoviePass subscription model, a deep-dive discussion into a brilliant must-play puzzle game called Gorogoa,||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.28: Toy Story 4, Spring Anime Rundown||We discuss the week’s entertainment news, an awesome metal rhythm video game (Double Kick Heroes), and rundown the spring’s loaded anime schedule. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at email@example.com,||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.27: A Way Out, Firewatch, Vermintide 2||We discuss the week’s entertainment news, A Way Out, and Vermintide 2. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on facebook.com/popculturebento, or twitter.com/popculturebento and instagram.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.26: Easter Eggs, Ace Combat, Atari VCS||Happy Easter! We celebrate the holiday by discussing the week’s entertainment news, Ace Combat remaster collection rumors, the Atari VCS announcement, and some notable easter eggs in movies and video games.||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.25: Toys R Us, Tomb Raider, Black Panther||It’s our silver podcast episode! Celebrate with the boys as they tackle the Toys R Us closure, reminisce about Tomb Raider, and review Black Panther. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at email@example.com,||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.24: Nintendo Direct, Smash Bros, Division 2 (ft. Special Guest - Anjali Bhimani)||Special Guest Anjali Bhimani (VO Actress of Symmetra in Overwatch) joins us for part of the show to discuss her future projects, YouTube series, nerd culture, fandom, and more! Jack, Brad, and Justin also dissect the latest Nintendo Direct to discuss t.||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.23: Annihilation, Bloodborne, ESRB||March PS Plus games (Bloodborne, Ratchet & Clank), ESRB Microtransaction label, Overwatch’s new character, Annihilation Review. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on Facebook,||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.22: Kingdom Hearts 3, Ratatouille, Spyro||We discuss the new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailers, celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Ratatouille, and speculate on the Spyro remaster rumors. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at email@example.com,||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.21: Venom, Solo, Monster Hunter: World||The boys talk about the newest movie trailers (Solo, Venom, etc.) and what makes the newest Monster Hunter great. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on Facebook, or twitter.||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.20: The Path To Becoming A VO Actor/Actress||Ever wondered how VO Actors and Actress for shows and cartoons got to where they are? We interviewed 3 VO actors/actresses at Anime USA 2017. Find out their career paths, the shows they’ve worked on, and much more!||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.19: Oscar Nominations, XBox Game Pass, Food Wars!||Special guest Sasha Duran of Spoop Hour joins Jack this week and they discuss the Oscar Nominations, XBox Game Pass, the graphics card shortage due to bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining, our all-time favorite anime, and dive deep into Food Wars!||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.18: Nintendo Labo, Open Betas-Galore! (Dragonball Fighter Z, Metal Gear Survive, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT)||It’s open beta season! Jack, Brad, and Justin discuss the creativity of Nintendo Labo and all of the open betas that’re out in the wild right now, including Dragonball Fighter Z, Metal Gear Survive, and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.17: Our Favorite Movies & Games of 2017||Jack, Justin, and Brad cover this week’s entertainment news and recap their favorite moves and games from 2017. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at email@example.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.16: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi||Jack, Justin, and Brad breakdown this week’s entertainment news, what they’ve been experiencing, and do a deep-dive into the most recent Star Wars film, The Last Jedi. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at popculturebento@g||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.15: Monster Hunter World Beta, The Shape Of Water||Jack, Justin, and Brad breakdown this week’s entertainment news, talk about what we’ve been consuming, discuss the Monster Hunter World Beta, and do a deep-dive into Guillermo Del Toro’s most recent film, The Shape Of Water.||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.14: Spotify 2017wrapped, Mega Man 11, The Game Awards, PUBG||Jack and Justin evaluate their 2017wrapped Spotify stats and playlists in review, step through some exciting Mega Man news, discuss The Game Awards, and give their impressions of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.13: Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, Breath of the Wild (ft. Sasha Duran)||Special guest host Sasha Duran from the Spoop Hour podcast joins Jack to discuss Marvel’s new Avengers: Infinity War trailer, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 / KH3, and a GotY discussion about Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.12: EA Star Wars Battlefront II Controversy Summary & Horizon Zero Dawn GotY Discussion||Jack provides a summary and insight into the Star Wars Battlefront II controversy saga, and then Brad & Justin join in later for our definitive conversation about Horizon Zero Dawn and why it’s a Game of the Year contender for us.||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.11: Thor: Ragnarok Discussion & Review||It’s our first three person episode! Jack, Brad, and Justin all sound off to give their impressions of the latest entry into the Thor series, step through the themes, notable moments, read listener mail, and discuss the implications for other MCU film||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.10: Paris Games Week 2017 - Playstation Media Showcase Recap||Jack and Justin recap Sony’s Playstation media showcase at Paris Games Week 2017. Topics include a maturing gaming industry, 80s resurgence, the convergence of narrative and player choice, and much more! You can always write in to the show or suggest||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.09: Horror in Media, Death of Single-Player, & Reviews Roundup (Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein 2, Assassin's Creed: Origins, Jackbox Party Pack 4)||Happy early Halloween! Jack and Justin jump into the power of horror in media, discuss whether or not single-player games are on their way out, review the Jackbox Party Pack 4, and give their impressions on Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein 2,||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.08: Black Panther, Rick & Morty Szechuan Sauce, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole||Jack and Brad address the toxic Rick & Morty fanbase, deep dive into the Black Panther trailer and the character’s origin/background, and give impressions for the new South Park game. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at pop||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.07: Star Wars VIII Trailer, Battlefront 2 Beta, & Blade Runner 2049||Jack and Justin discuss the Star Wars Episode VIII Trailer, Battlefront 2 Beta, and dive deep into Blade Runner 2049. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on Twitter,||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.06: Rick & Morty, Shadow of War, and Microtransactions||Jack and Brad discuss Rick & Morty season 3, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, and the nature of microtransactions. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at email@example.com, follow us on Twitter, and Like us on Facebook!||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.05: Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer & The Western Genre||Jack and Justin discuss the most recent Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, and then jump into the Western genre at large. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on Twitter,||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.04: Moon Knight, Lesser-Known Heroes, and Golden Mullet Awards||Ever wonder what the bottom of the $5 movie bin equivalent of superheros are? We discuss the most recent run of Moon Knight, and then delve into a few lesser-known heroes, and then present our Golden Mullet Awards for the worst,||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.03: Small Press Expo 2017 Interviews - Creator Debuts & Highlights||We take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special episode dedicated to the artists exhibiting at Small Press Expo 2017. This is a series of rapid fire interviews focusing on cartoonists, illustrators, writers,||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.02: Star Wars IX, Cyberpunk 2077, and L.A. Noire Discussions||Jack and Justin discuss J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars Episode IX, concerns about Cyberpunk 2077’s scale, and the L.A. Noire remaster announcement. You can always write in to the show or suggest topics to us at email@example.com,||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.01: Re-branding, Robots, and Gundam VS Beta Impressions||Jack and Brad discuss the re-branding / relaunch of our website, all sorts of robots (especially ones we dislike), and share our thoughts and concerns based on our time with the open beta of Gundam VS. You can always write in to the show or suggest top.||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A lot of fun to listen to! Good conversations, very funny.
Geekiness for days
I'm a nerd, they're nerds, and discussing nerd culture is one of my favorite passtimes, so listening to informed nerds do the same is great. They often make points I hadn't thought of, which I absolutely love.
Off to a great start!
Keep it up!