The PopCult Toybox
From JoeLanta and The Great Atlanta Toy convention comes a panel devoted to looking at the post-1985 history of collecting Star Wars Toys, brought to you by the Earth Station One Podcast, with Mike Gordon, Mike Faber, Ricky Zhero and Sean Reid.
We apologize for being so far behind in posting our JoeLanta coverage this year. A sudden onslaught of emergency assignments came in all at once and deflected our video work to the back-burner. As as soon as possible we will start catching up and hopefully have all of the remaining panels and our big JoeLanta wrap-up show posted within a week.
This week on Mel Larch’s travel show on Appalachian Independent Radio, On The Road With Mel, takes us to Senoia, Georgia, a seemingly sleepy, friendly little Southern town that just happens to be the primary filming location for the hit AMC television series, The Walking Dead. Mel tells us about Senoia’s history, how to pronounce the name of the city, and all the cool film locations, shops, and restaurants that you can experience if you go there.
You can listen to On The Road With Mel every Wednesday at 1 PM on Appalachian Independent Radio, with replays Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening. Tune in at the AI Radio website or on this handy little pocket radio widget.
Today at 10 AM, with a replay at 3PM on Appalachian Independent Radio is a special replay of the first episode of The Booster Pack, a great new pop culture show. Chase Henderson (of Gorillafoot Productions and Dr. Sketchys), Terry Bartley (owner and operator of Spoiler Warning Games and Comics), and rotating guests have in depth discussions about Pop Culture.
The PopCult Toybox
Another of the great panels at JoeLanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention was the Radio Free Cybertron/Transformers panel with Brian Kilby, Rob Springer, Dusty Griffin and Esteban.They go into detail about what’s going on in the world of The Robots in Disguise.
We will continue posting panels and videos from JoeLanta over the next week. Emergency assignments have slowed down your PopCulteer, but we’re still plugging away when we can.
There’s plenty of cool stuff coming up on Appalachian Independent Radio. Tonight at 8 PM it’s a brand-new episode of Word Association with Lee and Rudy. This week the boys discuss the oddball comics of their youth from publishers such as Charlton, Gold Key, Classics Illustrated, Comely Comics and others. This is a huge topic, and chances are that it will be revisted many times in the future, since we left so much good stuff out.Also note that I mixed up the order in which Ditko and Giordano left Charlton for DC. I knew better than that.
You can tune in to Word Association with Lee and Rudy Friday nights at 8 PM, right in this handy widget…
Stick around, because at 10 PM you can listen to a replay of this week’s Radio Free Charleston International. Also remember that you can listen to the entire General Substances/RFC line-up starting Saturday mornings at 9 AM. Starting this week you can also hear a replay of Booster Pack at 2 PM, giving you a six-hour excuse to sit motionless and listen to the internet all morning on Saturday.
And you never know when you’ll get a surprise treat on Appalachian Independent Radio . Just last week The Empty Glass cut in to broadcast a live performance by The Davisson Brothers, a major band with a huge national following. The Davisson’s premiered several new songs that haven’t been recorded yet and led the crowd in a sing-along of “Country Roads.”
This is just one of the many cool things you can hear on AIRadio. I tell you all the time about the shows I produce, Radio Free Charleston, On The Road with Mel, Word Association with Lee and Rudy and Radio Free Charleston International, but there’s way more than that. The Empty Glass is not only doing live remotes of big-name musicians, but they also produce Six Degrees of Separation, a two-hour interview with a local artist, and they also have a playlist show where local musicians show off their influences. New shows are being added all the time.
Check this stuff out. You’re missing out on real gems, folks.
Under Surveillance “Savannah Moon”
This week your exhausted PopCulteer waved the white flag and scheduled a replay of the second-ever episode of Radio Free Charleston International.
[Parental Advisory: Radio Free Charleston International is not censored, and occasionally contains language which may not be suitable for children. That’s particularly true this week]
We really pushed the limits In this show with two-hours of challenging, eclectic and occasionally foul-mouthed music. It’s radio like you’ve never seen!
Oingo Boingo “Helpless”
Weezer “Do You Wanna Get High?”
Dubioza Kolektiv “Pirate Bay Song”
Jane Wiedlin “World On Fire”
Adam Ant “Cool Zombie”
Moron Police “Who’s That Chicken”
The PopCult Toybox
The Phantom Troublemaker hosts a panel dedicated to folks telling personal stories about their most beloved toys. Joining Phantom on the panel are Sean Reid, Mike Gordon, Ricky Zhero (of Radio Cult) and a guest from the audience, Mr. Lee Harrah of the band, HARRAH.
This was one of the most fun panels from Joelanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention 2016, and captured to true spirit of how creative play and an obsession with toys can drive people to successful careers later in life. The stories are fun, bittersweet and touching.
This panel has been presented as an episode of The Needless Things Podcast, which is highly recommended and can be found HERE.