Episodes
Ben and J discuss: their upcoming Disney trip plans, The Spartan Race, roller coasters, horror movies at Valentines, The Last of Us and The Walking Dead, pop culture depictions of the future, and Pokemon Regionals. Show Notes: Busch Gardens Williamsburg - https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/  The Ring - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298130/  The Walking Dead - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1520211/ Miracle on Ice - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082754/  J’s Wicks of the Peek - The Last of...
Published 01/27/23
Ben and J discuss: Macado’s, new core memory, being a talker, thinking about nothing, being a learning robot, their upcoming Disney trip, fast passes and cold takes. Show Notes: Disney Vacation Club - https://disneyvacationclub.disney.go.com/  Support the Show and Vote for Host: https://www.patreon.com/popcornculture  Get your own GMA stickers: https://store.dftba.com/products/gma-stickers  Get Your Bingo Card: https://bingobaker.com#f805834af83dce50    Email the show:...
Published 01/20/23
Published 01/20/23
We hope you enjoy this teaser of our After the Final Pop. If you want to hear more, there's a whole back catalogue of them over on Patreon and you can get one straight to your RSS Feed when you sign up at any tier! Support the show here: https://www.patreon.com/popcornculture 
Published 01/13/23
Ben and J discuss: the show White Lotus, the Three Caballeros, voice acting, reactions to experiences, Christmas cards, binders, bad habits, elementary school knowledge, the alphabet Show Notes: White Lotus - https://www.hbo.com/the-white-lotus  The Russo Brothers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo_brothers  Patrick Rothfuss - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Rothfuss  John Williams - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams  J’s Wick of the Peek: Legend of the Three Caballeros -...
Published 01/13/23
Ben and J discuss: the start of the new year, live music, other YouTubers we know, going to the movies, a new word, J’s connection to biking, skiing and Pokemon, weird things they “invented”,  and llama burn holes.  Show Notes: Dragula - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqQuihD0hoI  School’s Out For Summer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B1j4Z25i7k  Good Mythical Morning - https://www.youtube.com/@GoodMythicalMorning  The Gregory Brothers - https://www.youtube.com/@gregorybrothers  The...
Published 01/06/23
In this super special New Years Episode, Ben and J answer these questions from our friends over on Discord: What is the process for coming up with video ideas? How has podcasting impacted your communication? Favorite SCB/Pop related thing of the year? Any fun experiences with fireworks? Show Notes: Wotso Videos - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-IUO31UtYdHUbXspktqypQ  The TRUTH About Thor’s New Eye - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqr4lFXdLZ4  Avatar - ...
Published 12/30/22
Ben and J discuss: the last two years since starting the Pop, go-karting, influential people, the impact of AI art and cool articles from this year. Show Notes: MKBHD Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gNauGdOkro  Lensa - https://prisma-ai.com/lensa  Roanoker 40 Under 40 Edition - https://www.nxtbook.com/leisuremedia360/leisure/the-roanoker-january-february-2023/index.php  Virginia Tech Article - https://liberalarts.vt.edu/news/articles/2022/12/Jonathan-Carlin-VT-alumnus.html  Support...
Published 12/23/22
Ben and J discuss: sneezing, homework, DIP class, the Frozen quiz punishment, the implications of AI chat bots, and the new Avatar movie. Show Notes: Sharon Says So - https://www.instagram.com/sharonsaysso/?hl=en  Frozen Challenge SCB Vid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjXou1F-NHE&t=134s  Smarter Child - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SmarterChild  Open AI - https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/  Her - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her_(film)  Avatar - ...
Published 12/16/22
Ben and J discuss: cycle of sickness, Addie bein’ a lil grump, Ben fighting people pleasing-ness,  Wednesday,  Welcome to Wrexham, understanding sports fandom, ugly Christmas sweaters, mugs and trucks, the problem with Friends, and J’s progress with Marvel Snap. J’s Wick of the Peek: Wednesday -  https://www.netflix.com/title/81231974  Ben’s Wick of the Peek: Welcome to Wrexham - https://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/welcome-to-wrexham  Show Notes: Gwendoline Christie -...
Published 12/09/22
Ben and J discuss: literally everyone everywhere being sick this week, Thanksgiving shenanigans, Christmas plans, Luke turning 5, monster trucks, Build-a-Bear, gift giving, diversity in an ABC store, Personal Construct Theory, and a funny Luke quote.  Show Notes:  Onward - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onward_(film)  John Cena - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cena  Bud Light Commercial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2hQiryBca0  Personal Construct Theory -...
Published 12/02/22
Ben and J discuss: differences in workout effects, brain crack, supporting your partner, keeping up with all the content, con artists, and the civilization of humanity.  Show Notes:  She Hulk - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She-Hulk:_Attorney_at_Law  Andor - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andor_(TV_series)  WandaVision - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WandaVision  Strange World - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_World_(film)  Wakanda Forever -...
Published 11/25/22
Ben and J discuss: downtime, football, brain calm, the creation of games, Elon Musk taking over Twitter, and J and Ben’s new duck game, coming to a Kickstarter near you, maybe.  Show Notes:  Marvel Snap - https://www.marvel.com/games/marvel-snap  Remember the Titans - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remember_the_Titans  Support the Show and Vote for Host: https://www.patreon.com/popcornculture  Get your own GMA stickers: https://store.dftba.com/products/gma-stickers  Get Your Bingo Card:...
Published 11/18/22
Ben and J discuss: Ben’s wedding sickness, Vegas, Weird Al, the Hokies bad season, front row seats, surprise bean plants, and Ben’s special pepper. Show Notes:   Ocean’s Eleven - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean%27s_Eleven   Weird Al - https://www.weirdal.com/  Albuquerque - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn58OF_lA-Q Weird Al Biopic - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird:_The_Al_Yankovic_Story  Support the Show and Vote for Host: https://www.patreon.com/popcornculture  Get your own GMA...
Published 11/11/22
Ben and J discuss... well nothing because Ben is unexpectedly out of office! In the meantime, please enjoy this walk down memory lane with some of our favorite moments of Popcorn Culture over the last year.  Show Notes:   Support the Show and Vote for Host: https://www.patreon.com/popcornculture  Get your own GMA stickers: https://store.dftba.com/products/gma-stickers  Get Your Bingo Card: https://bingobaker.com#f805834af83dce50    Email the show: [email protected]  Discuss the...
Published 11/04/22
Ben and J discuss: being in your 30s, ATVs, snorkeling regulations, conferences, Addy’s birthday, sleeping mind emotions, crossword puzzles, Weird Al, naming the Berglund, When We Were Young, TekDeks, and Luke’s bird story. Show Notes:   Cute Addy Video - https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkL7Oo-vSUH/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link  Try Guys Crossword Puzzle Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF4GvaInHGU  Inside Out - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inside_Out_(2015_film)  Weird Al -...
Published 10/28/22
Ben and J discuss: J’s camping chair, crocs and socks, J’s sushi, why we adventure, the mustard and ketchup shirt, the word game, talking to podcasts, keffer, gut health, “What If” research, Ben’s tattoo, Inside Out Emotions, Ducks and Dragons, and of course, Ducks in Cups. Show Notes:   Riley’s New Emotions - https://www.cinemablend.com/movies/inside-out-2-things-we-know-about-the-upcoming-pixar-sequel  Hero Forge - https://www.heroforge.com/  Thank you Go- Fest and Mast General Store for...
Published 10/21/22
Ben and J discuss: Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, their terrible music education, cycle of cleaning, negative splits, sponges streak, running motivation, intelligence vs forgetfulness, and long form jokes. Go Fest Info - A FREE outdoor festival here in Roanoke on Oct. 14th-16th. We will be doing a live show Saturday the 15th at 2:00pm on the Fireside stage. Carlin Brothers Coffee will also have a booth where we will be selling coffee, candles and other goodies for the whole weekend. After the...
Published 10/14/22
Ben and J discuss: school pictures, the weirdness of taxes, block schedules, weird food combinations, weight lifting, quarterly merch announcement, J’s luckiest dice roll, Ben’s special key and other trinkets.  Go Fest Info - A FREE outdoor festival here in Roanoke on Oct. 14th-16th. We will be doing a live show Saturday the 15th at 2:00pm on the Fireside stage. Carlin Brothers Coffee will also have a booth where we will be selling coffee, candles and other goodies for the whole weekend....
Published 10/07/22
Ben and J discuss: their hike with the GMA, crocs, go fest (see below), reality TV, conflict resolution, and Name of the Windvember Go Fest Info - A FREE outdoor festival here in Roanoke on Oct. 14th-16th. We will be doing a live show Saturday the 15th at 2:00pm on the Fireside stage. Carlin Brothers Coffee will also have a booth where we will be selling coffee, candles and other goodies for the whole weekend. After the show (Saturday around 3:00) we will be hosting a meet and greet at the...
Published 09/30/22
Ben and J discuss: an awesome new fan site for the Pop, English class, Tim Burton, referential humor, Spider-Man, internal and external Locus of Control, strategy, Fantasy Football, and Hike Prep. Show Notes:  New Fan Site for Popcorn Culture - https://www.littlekernels.com/  The Nightmare Before Christmas - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107688/  Tim Burton - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000318/  Spider-Man: No Way Home - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10872600/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0  Spider-Man:...
Published 09/23/22
J and Ben discuss: their upcoming hike, minimalism, future trips, Go Fest, bears, paracord, eras of the Pop, leg day, survivorship bias, optical illusions, Twitter doomscrolling, and Luke’s deductive reasoning.  Show Notes:  Go Fest - https://roanokegofest.com/  Paracord Bracelets - https://www.rei.com/blog/camp/diy-paracord-survival-bracelet  Survivorship Bias -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias  Box Breakers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIwQv4PYsJA&t=51s  Support...
Published 09/16/22
J and Ben discuss: LotR and The Rings of Power, calendars are hard, Labor Day fun times, Nick and Nate starting pre-school, ideal thinking, water skiing, and moats. Show Notes:  The Rings of Power - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings:_The_Rings_of_Power  House of the Dragon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_the_Dragon  SCB What If Series - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BT7FkRuUX8&list=PLLHeqkcn5RTcJm1P391rp3tl8W0_ksFwc   Support the Show and Vote for Host:...
Published 09/09/22
J and Ben discuss: the weirdness of how time works, a variety of vinegar based things, Abe Lincoln’s favorite drink, tattoos, and everything happening for a reason.  Show Notes:  J’s Wick of the Peek - Kombucha  Liquid Death - https://liquiddeath.com/  Support the Show and Vote for Host: https://www.patreon.com/popcornculture  Get your own GMA stickers: https://store.dftba.com/products/gma-stickers  Get Your Bingo Card: https://bingobaker.com#f805834af83dce50    Email the show:...
Published 09/02/22
J and Ben discuss: weird fashion, self expression, dancing at weddings, Lincolns’ boat, their upcoming hike, Go Fest!, the Discord step competition, and SCB’s latest series.  Show Notes:  New’d Salem - https://newdsalem.com/  Gobstopper Shoes - https://hypebeast.com/2022/7/jimmy-fallon-mschf-gobstomper-on-foot-look-info  Love Island - https://www.cbs.com/shows/love-island/  Lincoln Heritage Water Trail- http://sangamonriveralliance.org/lincoln-heritage-water-trail/  Go Fest -...
Published 08/26/22