What The Hell Is This?
The Pop and Schlock podcast has been many things since its inception in 2013. The first season of the show (roughly the first 44 episodes) began as an exercise in examining the merit of both obscure, low-budget fiascos and pop culture juggernauts. It quickly devolved into a series of in-jokes and other ill-structured chicanery.
Season two somehow got worse.
In January of 2018 the show returned, this time as a weekly radio show on Houston KPFT HD2.
The show focuses on analyzing modern media through a critical lens while examining what makes pop culture connect and why we sometimes love to love bad movies.
Jake (Writer/Blogger/Time Waster)
Author of a couple of books nobody has read (A Dark Tomorrow , The Song Before Nightfall , Grave Danger , and One Fate for Failure ), our fearless leader Jake came up with the idea for the Pop And Schlock Podcast while listening to other, better podcasts one day and realizing that he too could talk about random subjects for an indeterminate length of time and set out to create a show that covered the topics he felt comfortable speaking about without coming off as a total idiot.
Failing miserably, the Pop and Schlock Podcast was formed when his future co-host pulled a catalog for bootlegged European cinema from the depths of a drawer at the comic book store where they both worked. Picking apart bad movies on a weekly basis and recording their thoughts sounded like a good enough idea for Jake, whose standards for most things that aren’t the cut of a steak are incredibly low. You can blame him for most of this.
Meredith (The Third Wheel)
We’ll update this when she grows an actual personality. Natch.