Episode 112 – A Podcast About Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z is a phenomenon that has permeated the far corners of the Pop Culture realm, and Kalvin and Nick are here to talk all about it! Starting with the history of DBZ (the short version, we promise) and who created it before diving into a graded Q&A to see just how far DBZ has infiltrated the lexicon of an admirer of Pop Culture (who has never consumed it). Developed by Nick, the superfan, answered by Kalvin, the Pop Culture fan and DBZ novice: saiyans, transformations, tails, weird head thingies, the afterlife, and more highlight this episode! Find out how Kalvin does before we find out if he will give the famed franchise a shot.

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Episode 111 – A Podcast About Part 2 Movie Superlatives

Movie sequels come in all shapes and sizes, but usually Part 2 feels like the middle child of any movie franchise. This week Nick and Kalvin celebrate what makes Part 2 of any franchise great by giving out our special blend of made up awards. New characters, devastating losses, and world expansion highlight this month’s Movie Superlatives. Be sure to stay through the end of the episode for the introduction of a new segment to the Movie Superlatives series: the first ever Movie Sucklatives, where we explore the not so great attempts at continuing a franchise.

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Episode 110 – A Podcast About the Chagos Islands

History is full of people’s whose societies exist for but a moment before they are snuffed out by internal or external forces. The Chagossians of the Chagos Islands were one of these communities. This week Kalvin and Nick dive into a story of small island life dominated by the cash crops of their day, displacement, empires, and the machines of war. A serene atoll chain sparsely populated before a socioeconomic boom is at the center of this episode, as a people fade into history, but not before leaving behind a culture unique to themselves.

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Links referenced in this episode:

Cracked Article – https://www.cracked.com/article_26033_6-real-life-conspiracies-crazier-than-anything-in-movies.html

Island of Shame book – https://www.amazon.com/Island-Shame-Secret-History-Military/dp/0691138699/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Island+of+Shame%3A+The+Secret+History+of+the+U.S.+Military+Base+on+Diego+Garcia&qid=1591196545&sr=8-1

Episode 109 – A Podcast About Selective Listening – Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.

Uh, uh, uh, we surely hope you’re ready for our newest series Selective Listening, where we take a well known or semi obscure song and break it down line by line! If you’re a fan of the show then you know how we feel about Notorious BIG! So, we couldn’t help but break down his epic hit Hypnotize for our inaugural episode after a little nudge from our Twitter fans over @APASomething. We unwind the double entendres, the words with purpose and a few lines that were just there for the hell of it. The layers go deeper than you’d think in this week’s Selective Listening episode on Hypnotize.

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Episode 108 – A Podcast About Gangster Movie Superlatives

Ever since we can remember, we’ve wanted to be gangsters. Well, that’s not true, but it’s a damn good opening line! Gangster movies occupy a position near the top of the pop culture totem pole, with a rich history of brilliant actors and directors lending their talents to bring their tales to life. So, of course Kalvin and Nick had to give out some made-up awards! Who’s got the best crew? The best score, or cover? We touch on all things Gangster movies as well as some on the small screen.

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Episode 107 – A Podcast About Power Rangers

KIYAHHHHHHH! It’s Morphin Time! Backflip your way to wherever you indulge in podcasts and press play on this week’s mega, super, ultra 3-part episode all about the Power Rangers! Kalvin and Nick go real deep in this multi-part episode touching on all things under the Power Ranger umbrella. One of the few American shows to successfully adapt a Japanese predecessor, Power Rangers was everywhere in the early to late 90’s and still holds a prominent spot in pop culture today, as well as in most people’s hearts. In part 1, we discuss the shows’ creation and the first 6 series (Mighty Morphin through In Space), including rangers, zords, villains, and more! In part 2, we discuss the rest of the series (Lost Galaxy through Beast Morphers) in depth. And in part 3, we discuss our favorite things from the Power Rangers universe and the three theatrically released movies. Ay, yi, yi, T.V., movies, action figures, and more dominate the discussion as we delve into the Morphin Grid.

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Episode 106 – A Podcast About NBA Shooting Guards

The 2020 NBA season is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that won’t stop Kalvin and Nick from diving deep into the most fickle NBA position and some of stars who played it. We take a look at each of our top 5 (subjective) shooting guards throughout NBA history. We discuss who they are and why we love watching them play. Whether it be for exhilarating highlight reels, trying to emulate them with our own game, or straight up reinventing what it meant to be a shooting guard in the league, there’s a player for everyone to love in this episode.

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Episode 105 – A Podcast About Vincent Chase’s Filmography (Entourage)

Oh YEAH, Oh YEAH, Oh YEAH!!! Join Erich and Kalvin this week as we head out to Hollywood to discuss the career of one of the most polarizing movie stars of the last two decades, Vincent Chase. We go through the timeline of Vince’s career and compare the movies he made to movies in the real and discuss how the choices he made for movies effected not only his career but also his friends.

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Episode 103 – A Podcast About the 2020 Fictional NFL Draft

Are you ready for some football?!?!?!?!?! Good, because Kalvin and Nick surely are! Due to the circumstances surrounding the state of sports, we as fans have been sorely lacking in the entertainment department. With the NFL draft fast approaching, we figured why not do a draft of our own! We closely follow the NFL draft order for 2020 and pick the best fit for each team, but there is a catch! Fictional football players fill our rosters, whether from movies or TV, we wade through the sea of wannabe stars to pick the right ones. Position, skills, fit, and team culture all play a part.

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