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42 minutes | Apr 23, 2015
Game of Thrones: Season 5, Episodes 1 & 2
Winter may be over but Game of Thrones is finally here! Brian Le joins the podcast to discuss anything and everything from the first two episodes of the fifth season of HBO's hit franchise. Listen to the podcast to find out: What was the deal with Cersei's flashback? Is Daenarys actually a good ruler? What will happen between Stannis and Jon Snow? Will Jaime and Bronn be able to rescue Myrcella from Dorne? All these questions are answered on this latest episode of Pop Culture Talk!
40 minutes | Mar 31, 2015
The Walking Dead: Season 5 Review
The fifth season of AMC's "The Walking Dead" has come to an end, but that doesn't mean we're done talking about it on Pop Culture Talk! Brian Le stops by to break down that crazy season finale as well as Season 5 as a whole. Listen to the podcast to find out: Do they think this was the best season of The Walking Dead ever? How will Rick's relationships change with Deanna, Jessie, and Michonne going forward? What do they think of the way Morgan and The Wolves factored into the episode? How did Glenn survive all of those walkers? Why wasn't Matthew happy with the way the Sasha and Father Gabriel storylines played out? Just how awesome is Carol? All of these questions and more are discussed on this episode of Pop Culture Talk!
35 minutes | Mar 28, 2015
Weekly Roundup for the Week of March 22, 2015
Pop Culture Talk is back after a brief hiatus with the first ever Weekly Roundup! Matthew is joined by Keregan Schoenherr, Antonio Topete, Dominic Jesuthasan, and Brian Le to discuss a variety of topics, including: The News (00:00) Zayn Malik leaving One Direction. Stars Wars and Frozen sequels. Jeremy Clarkson fired from Top Gear. Better Call Saul (16:59) With only two episodes left in season one, where is the story heading? Where will Chuck and Jimmy stand at the end of the season? When will Jimmy become Saul? The Walking Dead (23:40) What do they think of The Walking Dead spinoff? Were Rick's actions in the latest episode justified? What is going to happen in the Season 5 finale? All this and more is discussed in this Weekly Roundup edition of Pop Culture Talk!
57 minutes | Mar 9, 2015
Movie Review MegaCast: Birdman
In this first ever "MegaCast" edition of Pop Culture Talk, Matthew is joined by Maneesh Koneru, Keregan Schoenherr, Keeyan Ghoreshi, Antonio Topete, and Eric Van Der Karr to go in depth on the Best Picture of 2014, "Birdman." Listen to the podcast to find out: Who thinks Birdman deserved to win Best Picture and who doesn't? What are the messages Birdman is trying to deliver to the audience and does it succeed? Was Birdman a hypocritical movie? What was the deal with Edward Norton's character? What exactly was up with that ending? The answers to all these questions and MUCH more are revealed on this Movie Review MegaCast edition of Pop Culture Talk!
4 minutes | Mar 8, 2015
State of the Podcast
Matthew gives a brief update on the status of Pop Culture Talk and some changes he plans on making.
23 minutes | Mar 6, 2015
Better Call Saul: Season 1, Episode 5
It's time for another recap as Keregan Schoenherr and Antonio Topete join the show to discuss the latest episode of "Better Call Saul!" Listen to the podcast to find out: Should Jimmy have Chuck committed? What's the deal with Jimmy and Kim? Where is Jimmy headed with his foray into elder law? What's going on with Mike at the end of the episode? How do you pronounce Keregan and Antonio's last names? The answers to all of these questions and more are revealed on this latest edition of Pop Culture Talk!
18 minutes | Mar 3, 2015
The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 12
At last, Rick and the rest of the Grimes Gang have found safety in Alexandria. Or have they? Brian Le returns to the podcast to discuss that question and more in the latest recap edition of Pop Culture Talk. Listen to the episode to find out: What do they think of Rick shaving his beard? Is Alexandria truly the safe-haven it appears to be? What's up with Deanna, Aiden, and the other new characters? Why does Alexandria have so few people? How are different characters adjusting to their new way of life? The answers to all these questions and mroe are revealed on this episode of Pop Culture Talk!
19 minutes | Feb 27, 2015
Better Call Saul: Season 1, Episode 4
It's not a scam! Pop Culture Talk is back with a recap of the latest episode of "Better Call Saul." Newcomer to the podcast, Antonio Topete, drops by to discuss anything and everything from episode four. Listen to the podcast to find out: What were their reactions to the multiple scams Saul pulls in this episode? Did they see them coming? Where is the relationship between Saul and Nacho going? Was this episode a turning point for Saul? What's going on with Chuck? The answers to all these questions and more are revealed in the latest episode of Pop Culture Talk!
18 minutes | Feb 25, 2015
The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 11
What's up with Aaron and Alexandria? That's what we're talking about as Isaac Bilmes drops by to recap "The Walking Dead" for his first time ever! Listen to the podcast to find out: Was Rick right or wrong to be so aggressive towards Aaron? Or was Michonne's approach the more reasonable one? What do Matthew and Isaac think of Aaron? What did Aaron mean when he told the group that they'd have to "audition? Why doesn't Aaron like applesauce? What was up with Abraham and Rosita this episode? Find out the answer to all these questions and more on the latest episode of Pop Culture Talk!
33 minutes | Feb 23, 2015
The State of "House of Cards"
Frank and Claire Underwood return this Friday, February 27, when Netflix releases the 13 episodes of "House of Cards" season three. "House of Cards" fan Ben Breslau joins the podcast to look back at the first two seasons as well as preview what Frank has in store for Washington D.C. come Friday. Listen to the podcast to find out: What were some of their favorite and least favorite storylines of the first two seasons? What are their biggest problems with "House of Cards" as a series? Is Claire more manipulative than Frank? Which characters besides Frank and Claire do they think are going to appear in season three? How many more seasons of "House of Cards" are there going to be? Get ready for season three by finding out the answer to all these questions and more on the latest episode of Pop Culture Talk!
31 minutes | Feb 20, 2015
2015 Oscars Prediction Show
It's that time of year again where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides which films, actors, directors, and crew members of the past 365 days are deserving of Hollywoods biggest prizes. Which means it's also time for the first (hopefully) annual Oscars prediction show! Newcomer to the podcast, Alex Brashears, drops by to go in depth on all of the Best Picture Nominees as well as several other categories. Listen to the show to find out: Which of the Best Picture Nominees does Alex describe as "the worst movie ever?" Why is Matthew conflicted about "Birdman?" How do all of the Best Picture Nominees rate on the "Alex" scale? Why is Matthew so thankful that "The Lego Movie" wasn't nominated for Best Animated Feature? Who do Alex and Matthew think/want to win Best Actor, Best Actress, and more! The answers to all these questions and more are revealed on this predictions episode of "Pop Culture Talk!"
17 minutes | Feb 19, 2015
Better Call Saul: Season 1, Episode 3
You're in danger! Of being extremely entertained by our recap of the latest episode of "Better Call Saul," that is. Isaac Bilmes comes back to break down everything that happened in the third episode of the "Breaking Bad" spinoff. Listen to this podcast to find out: What did Matthew and Isaac think of the flashback to open the episode and what did it reveal about Jimmy and Chuck? Was tonight a turning point in Mike and Jimmy's relationship? Is Nacho a good character? How could Jimmy solve a mystery that the police couldn't? Why do Matthew and Isaac hate the Kettlemans? Discover the answers to all of these questions and more on this recap edition of Pop Culture Talk!
17 minutes | Feb 17, 2015
The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 10
The characters on "The Walking Dead" may have sunk to a new low but doesn't stop Patrick Purcell and Brian Le from coming to the show to discuss everything and anything from "Them." Listen to the podcast to find out: What do they make of the new character that appeared at the end of the show, Aaron? Were they surprised by Rick mentioning "the walking dead" in his speech? Why were they annoyed with Sasha in this episode? Have we ever seen Daryl as low as he was tonight? Can Maggie bounce back from losing her entire family? All these questions and more are discussed on this episode of Pop Culture Talk!
30 minutes | Feb 15, 2015
Pop Culture News Blast: Spider-Man, Jon Stewart, More
It's been a huge week in pop culture and Brian Le and Patrick Purcell join Matthew to break down all of the big news. Listen to the podcast to find out: What do they think of Spider-Man becoming a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Who do they want casted as the rebooted Spider-Man? What are their reactions to Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show? What do they think of the first image released from the new James Bond movie, "Spectre?" Find out all this and more on this news blast edition of Pop Culture Talk!
17 minutes | Feb 13, 2015
Better Call Saul: Season 1, Episode 1 & 2
It's show time! After a year and half, we finally return to ABQ with the premiere of "Better Call Saul" on AMC. Isaac Bilmes returns to the podcast to discuss the "Breaking Bad" spinoff. Listen to the podcast to find out: What do Matthew and Isaac think of the show overall so far? Which episode did they like better? How do they think "Better Call Saul" will play with the timeline of "Breaking Bad?" What other "Breaking Bad" characters do they think will appear in the show besides Tuco? How will Saul evolve over the course of the series? The answers to all these questions and more are revelaed in this episode of Pop Culture Talk!
15 minutes | Feb 10, 2015
The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 9
Spoiler Alert for "The Walking Dead" Season 5, Episode 9 "The Walking Dead" is back on the air and with it comes the first ever television recap edition of Pop Culture Talk. Each week, Matthew will sit down with a guest for fifteen minutes to discuss the biggest moments, questions, and deaths in that Sunday's episode of AMC's zombie franchise. This week, Pat Purcell joins Matt to discuss: Tyreese's death. Was it necessary? How did it compare to Beth's? The stylistic changes. Did they like the flash forwards, flash backs and hallucinations? Did they do justice to Tyreese as a character? Beth. Will we get any fallout from Beth's death? Will she be overshadowed by Tyreese? Sasha. How will she handle losing Tyreese so soon after losing Bob? Tyreese. What is his legacy on "The Walking Dead?" How will he be remembered? All these topics and more are discussed in this recap of "The Walking Dead," Season 5, Episode 9!
35 minutes | Feb 7, 2015
Game of Thrones: A Closer Look at the First Trailer for Season Five
Winter is here and the fifth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" is coming! The first trailer for the new batch of episodes was released last week and Brian Le returns to the podcast to break it down scene by scene. Listen to this podcast to find out: What were Matt and Brian's overall impressions of the trailer? How will the lack of a sixth book from George RR Martin impact the upcoming season and the show as a whole? What new storytelling element is "Game of Thrones" planning to incorporate this season? How will Tyrion, Arya, and Varys going to Essos change the dynamic of the show? What's with the lack of White Walkers in the trailer? The answers to all these questions and more are revealed in this latest episode of Pop Culture Talk!
33 minutes | Feb 5, 2015
The Life and Times of John Locke: Part 2
Spoiler Warning: If you have not watched all of "Lost" and plan to do so, DO NOT listen to this episode. You will be spoiled. It's back! After a three week hiatus, Isaac Bilmes returns to continue to discuss the enigma that is John Locke from ABC's hit franchise, "Lost." When we last left Locke, his father had just pushed him out of an eight-story window and only the touch of Jacob saved him from what would appear to be certain death. In this episode, we explore everything from Locke's attempt to go on a Walkabout, to his desire to his desire to continuously push the mysterious button in the hatch. Listen to this episode to find out: How would Locke have fared had he actually gone on The Walkabout? What exactly was it that allowed Locke to walk again? Why was Locke so determined to keep the hatch a secret from everyone else? Was Boone's death Locke's fault? Whose side do Matthew and Isaac take in the "Man of Science vs. Man of Faith" debate; Locke or Jack? We discuss all these questions and more in the latest edition of Pop Culture Talk!
32 minutes | Feb 2, 2015
"The Walking Dead" Midseason Preview
"The Walking Dead" returns in only a few days and Pat Purcell returns to the podcast to predict, debate, and make wild guesses with Matthew Bilmes about the next eight episodes of the hit AMC series. Listen to the podcast to find out: Where does the group go now? Do any hospital people go with Grimes Gang? What will be the fallout from Beth’s death? How will Rick and everyone else react to the revelation that Eugene isn’t a scientist? Where is Carl in the trailer? What are each character's odds of survival? Find out the answers to all these questions and more on the latest episode of Pop Culture Talk!
31 minutes | Jan 31, 2015
The Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, and Superheroes in 2015
With the recent releases of The Fantastic Four and Ant-Man trailers, as well as the announcement that Netflix is to begin their own superhero franchise with a Daredevil series in April, the world is buzzing about what's to come for their favorite heroes. Newcomer and official Pop Culture Talk superhero correspondent, Kyle Terracciano, comes on the show to discuss all the latest superhero news. Listen to the podcast to find out: What do Kyle and Matthew think of the new Fantastic Four trailer? How will the new Fantastic Four movie compare to the original movies, both in content and in quality? What do they think of the Fantastic Four cast, including Miles Teller and Kate Mara? Why did Kyle actually like the Ant-Man trailer? What did we get wrong on a previous podcast about Ant-Man's powers? What exactly is happening with Netflix and their new Marvel franchise? Find out the answers to all these questions and more on the latest episode of Pop Culture Talk!
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