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The man who played internet Super Hero Captain Badass is back! Steven Presley is an Actor, writer, DJ and creator of the absurd, and now he is hosting a podcast about Pop Culture with a humorous out-of-the-box approach you will likely see everywhere else-- but what the heck give them a listen anyway. He and his panelists pull no punches unless they are trying to kiss someone's specific ass for their own gains. Steven Presley has been featured on Attack of the Show, Current TV, Tech TV SXSW C ...
 
Beatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually, what do these endlessly argued-about pop music rivalries say about us? Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and music journalists/critics Steven Hyden and Jordan Runtagh know this firsthand. They’re both obsessed with the biggest (as well as the most obscure) rivalries in music history. Each week, they’ll break down the details of a different colorful feud, ...
 
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It's the 2021 edition of our annual May the Fourth Be With You show! Jazz One and Steven Presley react to the premiere episode of The Bad Batch. Yes, Dave Filoni is always going to Filoni and that's not a bad thing. Also Star Wars trivia, 5 things you never knew about Star Wars and is this IP still leaning too heavily into nostalgia for its success…
 
Two principal contributors from Geek News Now- Kat Holler and Cam Fischer of Cam In Focus join Steven Presley to deep dive into the Mortal Kombat reboot. Did it live up to the hopes and dreams of 90's kids everywhere? We look forward to the round table discussion. Follow Us Here👇 https://www.instagram.com/thunderpoptv/ https://www.tiktok.com/@thund…
 
Special guest Chris Trew is a comedy person based in New Orleans, where he helped “start a comedy scene from scratch” (Vulture). He's performed in over 60 comedy and music festivals across North America and has been seen on NBA.com, Comedy Central, and GQ Magazine. Oh, and he's the father of the internationally known Air Sex Competition! We will as…
 
As the MCU continues to elevate Disney Plus through the pandemic we react to the first 3 episodes of Falcon and Winter Soldier. Meanwhile, at the gradually re-opening box office, Godzilla vs. King Kong is the first thing resembling a bonafide smash hit Movie Theaters have seen since February of 2020. So maybe streaming can co-exist with cinemas?…
 
Chris Cassidy of Geek News Now joins Steven Presley to discuss The Snyder Cut. Here is some of the latest following its release. According to new data, Zack Snyder’s Justice League beat out The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in opening ratings. The two superhero stories, which launched respectively on HBO Max and Disney+ before the weekend of March …
 
Warning Spoilers!!! 33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda! When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. By the way, in 2021 he still not doing too bad coming on the heels of his first Emmy win for hosting SNL and the highly acclaimed nod as Blaxploitation i…
 
Returning guest Justin Kirchhoff is an award-winning director and director of photography whose been shooting broadcast, commercial and corporate spots professionally for over a decade. Clients include HBO, Logitech, Verizon Wireless, A+ Federal Credit Union, Sweetwater Living, Grooveshark, LHP Hospital Group, Fuddruckers, Ducati, BarkBox, Tally, K…
 
Special Guest: Kenyon Salo is one of the top keynote speakers and trainers in the fields of inspiration, leadership, and adventure. He's also a real-life action star! One of only five members on the Denver Broncos Thunderstorm Skydive Team, he is seen each week during game season flying into the Denver Broncos Stadium at 60+mph, ending with a soft …
 
The series premiere of 'Off the Record' explores the life — or, rather, lives — of David Bowie by examining each of his iconic personas. Major Tom. Ziggy Stardust. Aladdin Sane. The Thin White Duke. Taken collectively, these faces form a portrait of a one-of-a-kind rock legend. Follow his transformation from lonely London boy struggling to find his…
 
After arriving in a cloud of the unknown, the world of WandaVision is rapidly coming into focus. Last week’s two-parter introduced us to the black-and-white tv fantasy that the Scarlet Witch and Vision have made their home, but it did so with little context to puzzle together the grander picture. Here we react to episodes 1-3 of WandaVision.…
 
Elvis Presley was the man to beat when Jerry Lee Lewis made the drive from small-town Louisiana to Memphis in 1956. The piano punisher had come for the King of Rock’s crown and was determined to show him up at every turn. Jerry Lee scored a deal on Elvis’ onetime label, employed the same management, and even some of the same songwriters. The pair d…
 
Our series on The Eagles concludes with a look at the business dealings and lawsuits that took place behind the scenes and the man who helped to shape their early career, David Geffen. A Brooklyn kid whose mother called him King David, Geffen moved to L.A. in the sixties and swiftly became a mover and shaker. By the time he met The Eagles, he was a…
 
Our special series on The Eagles continues with their post-"Hotel California" years, in which the band was more popular than ever, selling one million albums per month while also falling apart. There was tension between the band's twin leaders, Don Henley and Glenn Frey, who fought for control of The Eagles. But most of the ire was focused around D…
 
Warning Spoilers!!! Season 3 begins where Season 2 left off: Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) is in a coma at the hospital having been beaten up by Robby (Tanner Buchanan) at school, Johnny's former sensei Kreese (Martin Kove) has taken back the Cobra Kai dojo as his own, and Johnny (William Zabka) — though mostly still down on his luck — has a message from…
 
Welcome to our epic three-part series on all of the beefs, feuds, and simmering resentments that occurred inside one of the most successful bands in history, The Eagles. In part one, we cover the band's early years, which included multiple battles inside the band and out. First, there was the feud with Glyn Johns, the super producer known for worki…
 
Back in the late 1980s, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E were members of N.W.A., one of the most important and iconic hip-hop groups ever. But in the wake of their historic 1988 album Straight Outta Compton, the two fell out over business disagreements. Once Dre went solo, he proceeded to rip Eazy apart on diss tracks prominently featured on his blockbuster LP T…
 
This is an especially personal one for Steve — back when he was a Britpop-loving teen in the nineties, this was one of the first rock rivalries that he cared about. Which is odd, because in America, nobody really cared about Oasis vs. Blur the way people did in England, where they were the two biggest bands in the land. Blur were the knowing chroni…
 
Before there was Megadeth, Dave Mustaine was the guitarist in a promising San Francisco thrash metal band called Metallica. And then he was fired for being an obnoxious drunk, a slight compounded by the fact that all the other members of Metallica were also obnoxious drunks. From then on, Mustaine was obsessed with getting his revenge, and he forme…
 
Two burgeoning musical geniuses came together in the mid-60s to form the Velvet Underground, a group that expanded the definition of what a rock band could be. Lou Reed’s literary ambitions led him to craft lyrics steeped in the gritty language of the streets, while John Cale called upon his background in the avant garde music scene of downtown Man…
 
Netflix and Quarantine! Laura Bennett of Music, Medicine, and Machines joins Steven Presley to discuss Netflix's Best Of Streaming 2020. By the way, 2020 sucks so we stayed home socially distanced and quarantined and also watched a lot of Netflix. Some of the selected favorites include Unsolved Mysteries, The Social Dilemma, also mentioned are Kevi…
 
In the 1980s, the biggest rock band in the world was The Police. While all three members were blonde and good-looking, they were hardly a conventional success story. The Police was a supposed punk band composed of a prog-rock drummer, a jazzy bassist, and a guitarist who was pushing 40. But their unique chemistry (as well as Sting's trove of catchy…
 
On the latest show, Steven Presley welcomes Matty Icey and Nick "Rod" Frederick from the Idiots On A Mic podcast. The two Columbus, Ohio-based comedians, will talk DC versus Marvel, Borat 2, the return of Dexter tv series, Wonder Woman 1984 potentially being released on Christmas Day, among other hot topics in the wide world of nerdery. Show breakd…
 
In the mid-'90s, no two rock stars struck more fear into the hearts of parents than Trent Reznor and Marilyn Manson. These toxic twins started out having a teacher-student dynamic, with Reznor guiding Manson musically to stardom. But Manson's shock-rock antics soon overshadowed his mentor, who was hard at work for years trying to finish his masterw…
 
For ‘80s babies, Britney and Christina represent the ultimate fan face-off. Originally friends and co-stars on The Mickey Mouse Club reboot in the early ‘90s, by the decade’s end they were pitted against one another in the press and in the charts. On the surface, the comparisons were obvious. They were two blonde, ex-Disney stars turned pop upstart…
 
"Master Jedi" Matt Wilkins joins Steven Presley to discuss the exporting of Cobra Kai to Netflix after it's 2 years run on Youtube Premium (Red). Are the early adapters that watched it on YT upset they are forced to wait longer for season 3 while the rest of the world catches up? We will find out!By Hit The Bricks Productions, Matt Wilkins, Steven Presley
 
If you were an alienated teenager in the 1980s — or an alienated teenager during any era who loves the music of the 1980s — then you have probably spent a lot of time listening to The Smiths and The Cure. But the lead singers of those bands, Morrissey and Robert Smith, hated listening to each other. Starting with an interview in 1984 in which Morri…
 
Our special two-part series on the battles between Van Halen and their two most famous singers concludes with this exploration of the Van Hagar years. Before he joined Van Halen, Sammy Hagar was a journeyman rock howler with a love of fast cars and mind-controlling aliens. In retrospect, most fans prefer the Roth years, but Hagar was at the head of…
 
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