Popzara Podcast
Author Mark Scarbrough Talks Western Literature, Cooking, and Discovering Your Identity

Author Mark Scarbrough Talks Western Literature, Cooking, and Discovering Your Identity

October 11, 2021

When going through life constantly searching for an identity, many of us tend to allow other voices inside our head. Some invite them in. What if it wasn’t just other people’s voices, but the great works of Western literature? In this studious episode of the Popzara Podcast our own bookish Evelyn Wong talks with best-selling author, podcaster, and food enthusiast Mark Scarbrough about his first memoir, Bookmarked: How the Great Works of Western Literature F*cked Me Up.

Movie Time! The Power of Love: Back to the Future Trilogy (1985 - 1990)

Movie Time! The Power of Love: Back to the Future Trilogy (1985 - 1990)

October 7, 2021

It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans 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.

On deck for this episode is a trilogy of films that need no introduction - but they'll get one anyway: we're talking about the groundbreaking, crowd-pleasing, genre-defining (and genre-defying) Back to the Future Trilogy of blockbuster movie magic.

Developer Matt Canei Talks the 14-Year Journey to Hanako: Honor & Blade

Developer Matt Canei Talks the 14-Year Journey to Hanako: Honor & Blade

September 30, 2021

On this honorable episode of the Popzara Podcast game developer Matt Canei from +Mpact Games meets the challenge of our own noble samurai Cory Galliher (with words) to discuss Hanako: Honor and Blade, a multiplayer-only arena fighter initially conceived by Canei as a tribute to his deceased mother. After a protracted 14-year development cycle, the game is finally available on Steam for your hacking and slashing enjoyment.

The State of Gaming September 2021: Deathloop, Sonic Colors, Lost Judgment, Kena, WarioWare, Mario Movie, NPD, and Windows 11

The State of Gaming September 2021: Deathloop, Sonic Colors, Lost Judgment, Kena, WarioWare, Mario Movie, NPD, and Windows 11

September 24, 2021

It’s The State of Gaming Podcast, 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.

But that’s not all! Other bits include: Bluetooth audio comes to the Switch! Apple perma-bans Fortnite (for now) on the App Store! Microsoft is ready to unleash Windows 11 in October for compatible hardware. And did you hear that Chris Pratt will be voicing Mario (yes, Super Mario) in the upcoming animated movie from Illumination Studios? All this and more when you listen today!

Movie Time! Meatballs (1979) Movies and the Death of Sex Comedies

Movie Time! Meatballs (1979) Movies and the Death of Sex Comedies

September 10, 2021

It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans take you on an unscripted journey yakking and chatting about some of their favorite movie moments and cinematic scenes.

On deck for this episode is perhaps the most disjointed, unconnected, and irrelevantly numbered movie “franchise” of all-time: Meatballs, the only summer camp sex comedy you can watch with the kids and not feel ashamed. Don’t worry; it’s totally safe for work!

Author Molly Naylor And Illustrator Lizzy Stewart Talk Lights! Planets! People!

Author Molly Naylor And Illustrator Lizzy Stewart Talk Lights! Planets! People!

September 7, 2021

In a world where people post about 1% of their real lives online, allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be a daunting task. And what if you’ve been hiding a mental illness, even from work and those you care about? On this episode of the Popzara Podcast our own Evelyn Wong talks with author Molly Naylor and illustrator Lizzy Stewart to discuss Lights, Planets, People!, their new empathic graphic novel that’s as much about exploring the vastness of space as it is our own personal spaces.

The State of Gaming August 2021: Aliens, Humankind, Psychonauts 2, No More Heroes 3, NPD, and the Nintendo Sweep

The State of Gaming August 2021: Aliens, Humankind, Psychonauts 2, No More Heroes 3, NPD, and the Nintendo Sweep

August 19, 2021

It’s The State of Gaming Podcast for August 2021, 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! Rumble in the Bronx (1996) and the Jackie Chan Renaissance

Movie Time! Rumble in the Bronx (1996) and the Jackie Chan Renaissance

August 14, 2021

It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans 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.

On deck in this episode is 1996’s Rumble in the Bronx, the Hong Kong import directed by Stanley Tong (Police Story 3: Super Cop, Vanguard) that finally - after many failed attempts - made Jackie Chan a bonafide box-office superstar in the West, and the most recognizable Asian celebrity since Bruce Lee. Its success would herald a huge shift not just in the martial arts genre, but in what audiences should expect from Hollywood. Action films would never be the same - and neither would their heroes.

The State of Gaming July 2021: Skyward Sword HD, Monster Hunter Stories 2, The World Ends With You, Steam Deck, Space Jam, and NPD

The State of Gaming July 2021: Skyward Sword HD, Monster Hunter Stories 2, The World Ends With You, Steam Deck, Space Jam, and NPD

July 23, 2021

It’s The State of Gaming Podcast for July 2021, 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! The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and The Vast of Night (2020)

Movie Time! The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and The Vast of Night (2020)

July 16, 2021

It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans take you on an unscripted journey through two very different films, 1951’s The Day the Earth Stood Still and 2020's The Vast of Night, with both offering two different versions of what a hypothetical alien “invasion” would look like from their eras.

 

Movie Time! Part Man, Part Machine, All Awesome: RoboCop (1987)

Movie Time! Part Man, Part Machine, All Awesome: RoboCop (1987)

June 23, 2021

It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans take you on an unscripted journey through the classic that is Paul Verhoeven’s Academy Award-winning 1987 blend of action, satire, comedy, horror, sci-fi, and pretty much every genre under the sun, RoboCop.

E3 2021: Back from the Dead – And Still Relevant

E3 2021: Back from the Dead – And Still Relevant

June 18, 2021

On this reignited episode of the Popzara Podcast we’ve gathered our best titled editors, including Senior Games Editor Cory Galliher, Senior Tech Editor Herman Exum, our typically elusive Senior Editor Chris “Wolfman” Mitchell, and Managing Editor Nate Evans to talk, comment on, and explore the best, worst, and everything else shown during the resurrected tradeshow that was E3 2021.

Musician And Game Developer Craig Snape Talks Kung Fu Jesus, Hallucinogens, And Psychedelics

Musician And Game Developer Craig Snape Talks Kung Fu Jesus, Hallucinogens, And Psychedelics

June 15, 2021

On this episode of the Popzara Podcast, our own Cory Galliher delves into the pulpit to interview Kung Fu Jesus himself, Craig Snape, who also happens to be a martial artist messiah, author, game developer and electrician. They talk about his Holiness' new game Kung Fu Jesus and the Search for Celestial Gold, his upcoming book on psychedelics and all things in between. Tune in and broaden your mind, as this is one divine experience you don't want to miss!

The State of Gaming May 2021: Resident Evil Village, Mass Effect Legendary, Famicom Detective, Kung Fu Jesus, NPD and E3 2021

The State of Gaming May 2021: Resident Evil Village, Mass Effect Legendary, Famicom Detective, Kung Fu Jesus, NPD and E3 2021

May 31, 2021

It’s The State of Gaming Podcast for May 2021, where our hosts Cory Galliher and Nate Evans present an in-depth look at what’s shaking up the gaming landscape with titles such as Resident Evil Village, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, Biomutant and Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster.

Movie Time! Fantasy Blending: The NeverEnding Story (1984) and The Princess Bride (1987)

Movie Time! Fantasy Blending: The NeverEnding Story (1984) and The Princess Bride (1987)

May 28, 2021

It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans take you on an unscripted journey through two beloved 80s classics that blend fantasy with reality, 1984’s The NeverEnding Story and 1987’s The Princess Bride.

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