The Popzara Podcast
Movies in 2019: The Best, Worst, and Everything Else

Movies in 2019: The Best, Worst, and Everything Else

January 25, 2020

It's that time of the year again – movie award season! And there’s no bigger movie award show than the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, aka The Oscars. With the 92nd Academy Awards set to bestow their Oscar gold on February 9th we figured it’d be a great time to share our movie nerd editors' Christian Stirling, Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans picks for the best, worst and everything else that impressed - and disgusted - them at theaters and streaming boxes in 2019.

The Best, Worst and Biggest Games of 2019

The Best, Worst and Biggest Games of 2019

January 24, 2020

2019 – what a year! As fading platforms like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ready their next-generation successors, streaming promises a whole new way to play and competitive eSports is more popular than ever there was no shortage of hits and misses in the wide world of videogame delights.

All that’s fine and dandy, but what about the actual games people play? You’re in luck: join our own gaming savants Cory Galliher, James McKeever and Nate Evans as they plug in (their microphones) to share their thoughts on the best, the worst, and everything else that made gaming in 2019 one for the books.

CES 2020: The Best, Worst, and Everything Else

CES 2020: The Best, Worst, and Everything Else

January 15, 2020

Popzara’s own Herman Exum, Nathan Evans and – thanks to carefully crafted notes and pre-show chats – senior editor Chris Mitchell are joined, once again, by super special guest Ben Crossman from The Computer America Show as they gather around their microphones to talk and discuss the technological spectacle that was CES 2020.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the End of an Era

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the End of an Era

December 23, 2019

The Force is strong with this episode of the Popzara Podcast as Jedi Master Ethan Brehm and Sith Lord Nathan Evans attempt to bring balance to the Force by discussing (and spoiling) the ninth and supposed “final” chapter of the 42-year old Skywalker Saga in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the conclusion to Disney’s trilogy of episodic adventures that began with 2015’s The Force Awakens, now playing in theaters across the galaxy (and probably right down the street).

NPD November 2019 Game Sales Estimates and Analysis: Jedi Poké Power

NPD November 2019 Game Sales Estimates and Analysis: Jedi Poké Power

December 20, 2019

The madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, thank goodness, which means the clean up crew has arrived to help made sense of the aftermath. And by aftermath we're talking snapshots of the gaming industry's health at both physical and digital retail shelves across the United States. Just in time to help foster some much-needed holiday cheer and brand awareness for November 2019. This means estimates from our friends at The NPD Group and colorful analysis by our very own number-crunchers Cory Galliher and Nathan Evans.

NPD October 2019 Gaming Estimates and Analysis: Duty Calls

NPD October 2019 Gaming Estimates and Analysis: Duty Calls

November 19, 2019

As nature continues its transition from Fall to Winter, consumers continue their transition from saving money to spending, especially on shiny new game consoles and games to play on them. For this we’ve got our own number-crunchers Cory Galliher and Nate Evans to share their thoughts on sales estimates from our friends at the NPD for October 2019, just in time before the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday starts.

Death Stranding: Kojima’s Delivery Service

Death Stranding: Kojima’s Delivery Service

November 18, 2019

On this byzantine episode of the Popzara Podcast our own special couriers Cory Galliher and Herman Exum grab the popcorn and controllers to talk and explore Death Stranding, the latest game from acclaimed videogame producer Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid). Join Sam Bridges (Norman Reedus) on his star-studded journey as he explores and reconnects the broken fragments of a future America the only way he knows how: by delivering packages from sea to murky seas.

Cartoonist Scott Adams Talks Dilbert Turning 30, Loserthink and Untrained Brains

Cartoonist Scott Adams Talks Dilbert Turning 30, Loserthink and Untrained Brains

November 7, 2019

Joining our own comics enthusiast Nate Evans on this highly persuasive episode of the Popzara Podcast is none other than award-winning cartoonist, author, trained hypnotist and Periscope enthusiast Scott Adams, here to celebrate (and promote) two publishing milestones: the 30th anniversary of the Dilbert comic strip with the accurately titled comic collection Dilbert Turns 30, and his latest non-fiction manual of mental mastery, Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America.

Brian Volk-Weiss Talks More Toys and The Movies That Made Us

Brian Volk-Weiss Talks More Toys and The Movies That Made Us

November 6, 2019

Back once again on this memorable episode of the Popzara Podcast is producer, director and nostalgia aficionado Brian Volk-Weiss to talk even more toys (and more movies!) as he readies not just the wildly anticipated third season of his smash-hit Netflix docuseries The Toys That Made Us, but its cinematic spin-off The Movies That Made Us.

NPD September 2019 Gaming Estimates and Analysis: 2K All The Way, Baby

NPD September 2019 Gaming Estimates and Analysis: 2K All The Way, Baby

October 21, 2019

As the Fall season changes the weather, the gaming industry itself experiences such a shift as it readies itself for the selling frenzy of what’s to come. To help make sense of this transitional madness our trusty number-crunchers Cory Galliher and Nate Evans are back, microphones and opinions at the ready, to discuss the estimates from The NPD Group’s monthly snapshot of the gaming industry’s physical and digital retail health for September 2019.