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70 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
207: Halloween 2021, Act III: Horror Hall of Fame (1990 - 1992)
More Halloween 2021! On todays show Mike is joined by Bill Gagliardi to discuss the little remembered "Horror Hall of Fame." A cable TV broadcast program that aired for three years before going defunct. The '90s was weird and wild time for Horror and TV! Come back next week for the final installment of Halloween 2021! Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.
52 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
206: In Search of Darkness w/ Director David Weiner - Halloween 2021, Act II
Halloween continues! On today’s show Mike chats with David A. Weiner, the director of the incredible documentaries “In Search of Darkness: A Journey Into Iconic ‘80s Horror” and “In Search of Darkness 2,” as well as the upcoming “In Search of Tomorrow.” Mike and David discuss everything from Video Stores, to’ 80s culture, to the current state of horror, and much, much more! Contribute to, and become a part of “In Search of Darkness 3” by visiting 80shorrordoc.com Follow us @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.
79 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
205: Halloween 2021, Act I: Best Jump Scares
Happy Halloween! It’s the best time of the year and we’re back for our annual month long celebration! This year we kick things off with Mike and Janine’s list of Best Jump Scares in Pop Culture. Turn down the lights and get out your pumpkin lattes because Halloween 2021 has begun! Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
68 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
204: Best & Worst Mario Games
Hey paisanos! On today’s show Mike and Vin sit down to discuss the best and worst of the Super Mario game series. In this convo the guys get into the finer points of the video games that changed pop culture forever and the ones that are better left forgotten. This episode is dedicated to the memory of our friend Andrew DiLorenzo. Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
47 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
203: Banksy: Genius or Vandal Exhibition
SPOILER ALERT for the art on display at Banksy: Genius or Vandal On today’s show Mike and Jen discuss their recent trip to the hot new art exhibit “Banksy: Genius or Vandal.” They give a run down of what the exhibit has in offer and what it’s laking. As well as whether the show met their expectations. Get your heart-balloon and strap in for a new episode of PCMC! Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
60 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
On today’s episode Mike sits down with Anthony Bongiorno to dish about the basic-cable-network and mega-media-brand Bravo. In this show the guys get into Bravo’s origins, the unjust treatment of comedian Kathy Griffin, and most of all, the Real Housewives franchise. This is a fun one! Follow @PCMCpod on twitter, instagram, and TikTok.
67 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
201: Final Girl Support Group (2021)
SPOILER ALERT - for novel The Final Girl Support Group. On today’s show Mike is joined, once again, by Anthony Bongiorno. In this episode the guys discuss The Final Girl Support Group (2021) a new novel by author Grady Hendrix. Mike and Anthony have discussed Hendrix on the show before and are super excited to dig into his newest book! The guys also discuss the “final girl” theory, a film theory by Carol J. Clover. If you haven’t read the book that’s okay, the first part of the conversation is spoiler free. Follow @PCMCpod on twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
97 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
200: 200th Episode
Hey gang! It’s our 200th show! On today’s episode Mike sits down with Janine to chat about media, pop culture, growing up nerdy, their favorite movies, their favorite episodes of PCMC, and where they see the show going in the future. Topics on today’s show include: Marvel, Muppet Babies, Mickey Mouse, Little Mermaid, IMDb, Baby Shark (do do, do do), Ghostbusters, Jaws, the library, bad movies, Pokemon, fandom, and much, much more. From everyone here at PCMC we thank you for sticking with us for 200 episodes. We couldn't do it without you! Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
65 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
199: In-Flight Entertainment
Buckle your seatbelts and check the exits! Today’s episode is all about the history of in-flight entertainment. From music, to movies, to personal tablets, media has always been part of the commercial flying experience. On this show Mike and Janine discuss their personal opinions on what to watch in the sky, while also looking at some research into how watching media on planes affects us as viewers. Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. We know you have a lot of choices in podcasts about airlines, and we are grateful you chose ours.
57 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
198: Van Gogh: Immersive Experience
On today’s show Mike and Jen talk about their trip to Van Gogh: the Immersive Experience. What they expected from the show and what they got from it. The various aspects of the interactive experience. Mike and Jen also rate the highs and lows of the show, as well as, what you should expect if you decide to go. Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
42 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
197: Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990)
On today’s episode of PCMC. Mike and Vin discuss the 1990 anti-drug-PSA-extravaganza “Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue.” This weird gem of a show was made to frighten children and teach them to “just say no” to drugs. All while showing them the more serious side of their favorite cartoon characters. If you’re an 80s or 90s baby you’ll probably remember this, if not, buckle up for a weird, wild ride. Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
58 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
196: Space Jam (1996) & Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)
Everybody get up it’s time to slam now! On today’s episode host Mike Bongiorno is joined, once again, by Vin Forte. Together they are going to discuss the cult classic Space Jam as well as the new release, Space Jam: A New Legacy. Mike and Vin compare and contrast the films on every level and talk about what works and doesn’t work in both. So if you believe you can fly settle in for a new episode of PCMC! Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
61 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
195: Gilmore Girls Season 5
Once again Mike and Jen return to the town of Stars Hollow, this time for Gilmore Girls season 5. Mike is slowly losing his mind as the character of Rory continues down the path to the Dark Side. Jen is less upset than Mike, but also finds herself frustrated with the many flaws of season 5. Together they discuss everything from the writing, to the plot, to the characters, and much more. Settle in folks because this is an angry one! Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
60 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
On today’s show Mike is joined by Kat Habrukowich. Kat first appeared on PCMC way back on episode #12! Kat is here to talk about Deadpool (at least that was the plan). The conversation goes all over the place from nerdy topic to nerdy topic. So settle in with a warm plate of chimichangas, and listen to this all new episode of PCMC. Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. Follow Kat @tiny.rvssia on Instagram, and watch her IGTV show Kat Out of the Bag.
46 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
193: Saban's Power Rangers (2017)
Ey, ey, ey! Mike and Peter are back again, this time to discuss the 2017 film Saban’s Power Rangers. Continuing the discussion from the last episode, this time the guys talk about the latest attempt at rebooting Power Rangers for the big screen. What it got right, and what it got wrong. Mike and Peter also speculate on where the franchise will go from here. Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. Find all of AnchorPete’s videos on YouTube.
59 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
192: Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
It’s morphin time! On today’s show Mike is joined, once again, by Peter Marsh (AnchorPete, Comic Books Transformed) and the topic of discuss is the 1995 film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. Both Mike and Peter have positive but complicated relationships with this movie and they’re getting into it on this episode. Follow @PCMCpod in Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. Subscribe to Peter’s YouTube channels for more nerdy content.
84 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
191: Images We Can't Get Out of Our Heads
Trigger Warning- insects, violence, transphobia, incest On today’s show Mike and Nadia discuss the movie images they can’t get out of their heads. Those moments in film history that are burned into their minds forever. Fair Warning most of them are gross! Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
114 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
190: Love, Death + Robots Vol. 2
Hey! On today's show Mike and Janine get deep on the Netflix animated series "Love, Death + Robots: Vol. 2." Just like they did for season one, Janine and Mike discuss every episode and talk about what they loved and what they hated. If you're a fan of Love, Death + Robots, or just like hearing the PCMC crew wax poetic, this episode of for you! Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
108 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
On todays all new full episode of PCMC, Mike and Janine get together to discuss entertainment news, review movie trailers, and confess their current obsessions. Topics include: Garbage Pail Kids, Ninja Turtles, Indiana Jones 5, Cruella, Dumbo, Fun and Fancy Free, HBOMax's Harley Quinn, and much, much more! This episode features SPOILERS for Cruella, and Resident Evil: Village. Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
71 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
188: Wild at Heart (1990)
On today's show Mike is joined by his good friend Martha, to discuss the underrated David Lynch film "Wild at Heart." The film stars Laura Dern and Nicholas Cage and is a weird and wild entry in the David Lynch filmography. Follow @PCMCpod on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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