Popzara Podcast
CES 2021 Wrap-Up: 8K Displays, Laptop Revivals, Processor Wars, Smart Masks, and Touchless Toilets

CES 2021 Wrap-Up: 8K Displays, Laptop Revivals, Processor Wars, Smart Masks, and Touchless Toilets

January 17, 2021

It’s the world’s biggest technology showcase...online! That’s right, the yearly event abbreviated simply to CES (Consumer Electronics Show) has gone virtual, and our own Herman Exum and Nate Evans are joined by frequent (and favorite!) guest Ben Crossman from Computer America to talk, discuss, and ponder the long-running tradeshow’s first (and hopefully only) foray into a virtual-only space and what tech hungry fans can expect from the future of gizmos, gadgets and doodads.

Movie Time! American Wasteland: Nomadland (2020) and Ghostbox Cowboy (2018)

Movie Time! American Wasteland: Nomadland (2020) and Ghostbox Cowboy (2018)

January 14, 2021

It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Nathan Evans and Ethan Brehm take you on an unscripted journey yakking and chatting about some of their favorite movie moments and cinematic scenes, from past and present, presented without snark and snobbery for your listening pleasure. Let’s begin!

The State of Gaming: The Best, Worst (and Everything Else) Games of 2020

The State of Gaming: The Best, Worst (and Everything Else) Games of 2020

January 13, 2021

It’s The State of Gaming Podcast…for the year of 2020! And what a year it was, especially when it comes to gaming. On this special year-end recap episode our usual hosts Cory Galliher and Nate Evans are joined by special guest Antal Bokor (from 3rd Coast Review) to talk and discuss the best, worst, and everything else that helped make gaming in 2020 the distraction we all desperately needed. Let’s get to it!

Movie Time! Man or Muppet? It’s The Muppet Movie (1979) and The Muppets (2011)

Movie Time! Man or Muppet? It’s The Muppet Movie (1979) and The Muppets (2011)

December 28, 2020

It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Nathan Evans and Ethan Brehm take you on an unscripted journey yakking and chatting about some of their favorite movie moments and cinematic scenes, from past and present. All presented without snark and snobbery for your listening pleasure. Let’s begin!

The State of Gaming December 2020: Cyberpunk 2077, DOOM Eternal Switch, NPD and Miyamoto’s Super Nintendo World

The State of Gaming December 2020: Cyberpunk 2077, DOOM Eternal Switch, NPD and Miyamoto’s Super Nintendo World

December 21, 2020

It’s The State of Gaming Podcast for November 2020, Popzara’s in-depth look at what’s shaking up the gaming landscape delivered on a monthly basis. Our hosts Cory Galliher and Nate Evans guide you through the best, worst, and everything else making headlines and headway in the fine world of interactive entertainment.

Movie Time! Duel of the Santas: Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) and Fatman (2020)

Movie Time! Duel of the Santas: Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) and Fatman (2020)

December 14, 2020

It’s the inaugural episode of Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast! That’s a lot of exclamation points, but we’ve got lots to talk about as movie nerds Nathan Evans and Ethan Brehm take you on a cinematic journey about some of their favorite movie moments without the snark.

The State of Gaming November 2020: Next-Gen is Here!, Assassin’s Creed, Yazuka, COD, Hyrule Warriors, Demon Souls, and NPD

The State of Gaming November 2020: Next-Gen is Here!, Assassin’s Creed, Yazuka, COD, Hyrule Warriors, Demon Souls, and NPD

November 17, 2020

It’s The State of Gaming Podcast for November 2020, Popzara’s in-depth look at what’s shaking up the gaming landscape delivered on a monthly basis. Our hosts Cory Galliher and Nate Evans guide you through the best, worst, and everything else making headlines and headway in the world of interactive entertainment.

Professor Gad Saad Talks The Parasitic Mind and the Virality of Stupid Ideas

Professor Gad Saad Talks The Parasitic Mind and the Virality of Stupid Ideas

October 24, 2020

Our guest today on this highly infectious episode of the Popzara Podcast is Professor Gad Saad, evolutionary psychologist, public intellectual, host of the popular YouTube Channel “The Saad Truth”, blogger, and author of many books, including The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense, his continuing exploration of another kind of parasitic virus consuming our culture, one more dangerous than the coronavirus and with more disastrous repercussions for our civilization.

The State of Gaming October 2020: Sega and Super Mario Anniversaries, Crash Bandicoot is Back, Star Wars Squadrons, and NPD

The State of Gaming October 2020: Sega and Super Mario Anniversaries, Crash Bandicoot is Back, Star Wars Squadrons, and NPD

October 20, 2020

It’s The State of Gaming Podcast for August 2020, Popzara’s in-depth look at what’s shaking up the gaming landscape delivered on a monthly basis. Our hosts Cory Galliher and Nate Evans guide you through the best, worst, and everything else that’s making headlines and headway in the fine world of interactive entertainment. October 2020 may be something of a slow month, but the tide is always lowest before the inevitable tsunami hits, and our hosts do their best not to get swept up in the gaming goodness. Let’s get to it!

The State of Gaming September 2020: Next-Gen Xbox + PS5 Priced, NPD, The Avengers Stalls, Tony Hawk MVP, Super Mario 3D and RIP 3DS

The State of Gaming September 2020: Next-Gen Xbox + PS5 Priced, NPD, The Avengers Stalls, Tony Hawk MVP, Super Mario 3D and RIP 3DS

September 19, 2020

It’s The State of Gaming Podcast for August 2020, Popzara’s in-depth look at what’s shaking up the gaming landscape delivered on a monthly basis. Our hosts Cory Galliher and Nate Evans guide you through the best, worst, and everything else that's making headlines and headway in the fine world of interactive entertainment. Change is in the air, especially as summer turns to fall, and with two giant hardware releases on the horizon fans can expect one heck of a transition. Let's get to it!

The State of Gaming August 2020: Flight Simulator 2020, Battletoads, Crysis 8K, Halo Infinite, Apple Fortnite Fight, NPD and High Score

The State of Gaming August 2020: Flight Simulator 2020, Battletoads, Crysis 8K, Halo Infinite, Apple Fortnite Fight, NPD and High Score

August 24, 2020

It’s The State of Gaming Podcast for August 2020, the final episode of Popzara’s in-depth look at what’s shaking up the gaming landscape delivered on a monthly basis. Listen as our hosts Cory Galliher and Nate Evans guide you through the best, worst, and everything else making headlines and headway in the fine world of interactive entertainment. There’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else - so let’s get to it!

Cartoonist R. Sikoryak Talks Comic Parodies and Constitution Illustrated

Cartoonist R. Sikoryak Talks Comic Parodies and Constitution Illustrated

August 12, 2020

Our guest on this illustrative episode of the Popzara Podcast is cartoonist R. Sikoryak, whose work has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker, GQ, MAD Magazine, and The Daily Show, creator of best-sellers Masterpiece Comics and iTunes Terms and Conditions: The Graphic Novel, here to talk about his latest creation: Constitution Illustrated, now available from Drawn & Quarterly. Joining him is our own comics fan Nathan Evans, whose yet to publish any best-selling anything, but has been known to read a few from time to time.

Composer Ilan Eshkeri Talks Ghost of Tsushima and Creating Great Music

Composer Ilan Eshkeri Talks Ghost of Tsushima and Creating Great Music

July 23, 2020

On this dulcet episode of the Popzara Podcast our own lowly Nathan Evans talks with Ilan Eshkeri, an award-winning composer whose music has filled concert halls, cinemas, television and, increasingly, gaming headsets, thanks in particular to his work helping compose the soundtrack (with Shigeru Umebayashi) to Ghost of Tsushima, the new historical action-RPG game from Sucker Punch Studios.

The State of Gaming July 2020: Death Stranding PC, Paper Mario: Origami, Ghost of Tsushima, re: TLOU2, NPD, and the future of Xbox

The State of Gaming July 2020: Death Stranding PC, Paper Mario: Origami, Ghost of Tsushima, re: TLOU2, NPD, and the future of Xbox

July 20, 2020

It’s The State of Gaming Podcast for July 2020, our in-depth monthly look – and listen – to what’s moving hearts and minds in the land of gaming in audio form. So let the soothing sounds of hosts Cory Galliher and Nate Evans take you to that happy little place where the games speak for themselves – and the hosts speak for the games. It’s a vicious cycle, but we do our best. Let’s get to it!

The State of Gaming June 2020: The PlayStation 5 Cometh, Optical vs. Digital, The Last of Us 2, NPD Repeats and The Outer Worlds Switches Up

The State of Gaming June 2020: The PlayStation 5 Cometh, Optical vs. Digital, The Last of Us 2, NPD Repeats and The Outer Worlds Switches Up

June 20, 2020

It’s summertime and the living is easy… well, maybe not that easy, but thanks to the State of Gaming Podcast for June 2020, it’s a little bit easier. And because we’re entering the hot and sweaty summer of an industry without its usual bevvy of distracting tradeshows and broken promises that means sequels, super (new) consoles, and plenty of discounted gaming goodies worth taking a second look at while the gettin’ is good.

In short: it’s gaming back to what it used to mean – gaming – and our intrepid hosts Cory Galliher and Nate Evans are here to help sort through it all. Let’s get to it!

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