The Super Hero Hour Hour 09/22/17 – Gotham

This week, the Taste Buds review the season premiere of Gotham! New Taste Bud Greg joins Ryan and Taylor, as they talk about the new Baby Batman, not to mention a very murderous episode of The Defenders! Also, Fear the Walking Dead had an episode. All of that, and the Taste Buds create the Rushmore for the four most iconic Batman…

WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 10: STEVIE TALKS

In the final Chapman Radio* flashback episode, Mike talks to local Orange County musician (and provider of Writers’ Block music) Stevie Talks. Stevie has toured the country with various bands, and now focuses on his solo career, while going back to schools to get his degree in Economics. The two talk about the ups and…

The Super Hero Hour Hour 9/15/17 – Preacher

On this week’s episode of The Super Hero Hour Hour, The Taste Buds discuss the season finale of Preacher! They also review the season finale of The Tick, and decide whether or not it can already be declared as one of the best super hero shows of our era. The fifth episode of The Defenders also gets a look this week, and the…

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SUPER HERO HOUR HOUR 08/25/17- THE TICK

By Ryan Haley | August 25, 2017

The Taste Buds review the first two episodes of Amazon’s The Tick! After reviewing the pilot months ago, Mike, Ryan, and Taylor re-watch the first episode and first-watch the second episode, trying to decide if it’s OK that The Tick deserves a third series. Spoiler alert: IT DO. They also get into new episodes of Wynonna Earp, The Defenders, Preacher, and Dark…

WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 8: JULIA WALTON

By Mike Gravagno | August 25, 2017

This week Mike talks to author Julia Walton about her debut young adult novel, “Words on Bathroom Walls.” The novel follows Adam, a high schooler with schizophrenia as he navigates the pitfalls of high school. Julia shares her journey as a writer with a depressing detour into the cubicle-filled word of insurance, and how becoming…

WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 2: ŠTĚPÁNKA JISLOVÁ

By Mike Gravagno | August 24, 2017

In today’s episode, Mike interviews Štěpánka Jislová, a Czech illustrator and comic book artist who served as Chapman’s Artist-in-Residence and contributed to the Fear issue of Anastamos Literary Journal! Check out Štěpánka’s work at her sites: www.facebook.com/stepanka.jislova.illustrations/ www.jislova.com/ ldcpraha.weebly.com/ Like the music? Check out Stevie Talks! ( stevietalks.com/ ) In the mean time you can: Like Us:…

SUPER HERO HOUR HOUR 08/18/17- THE DEFENDERS

By Mike Gravagno | August 19, 2017

Ding dong the Ryan is dead, which means chaos reigns as the remaining Taste Buds turn to some quick soft shoe to fill in the gaps. Mike and Taylor take on the brand new Netflix show The Defenders, which is in fact a sequel that unites Jessica Jones from Jessica Jones, Daredevil from Daredevil,  Luke Cage from Luke…

WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 6: ANDREW TONKOVICH

By Mike Gravagno | August 12, 2017

This week Mike talks to the writer/activist/editor/professor/radio host Andrew Tonkovich! The two talk about the difference between the “traditional” writing roots versus coming to it later in life, fabulist fiction, how the real world influences Andrew’s writing, and his role as an editor and radio host! Find more about Andrew below: The Santa Monica Review:…

WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 4: MOLLY SCHIOT

By Mike Gravagno | August 12, 2017

In the latest episode of Writers’ Block, Mike interviews Molly Schiot, a director living in Los Angeles with her wife and dog. The two talk about the inception and growth of Molly’s tangible visual aesthetic, commercial directing vs other kinds, and the story behind her coffee table book, Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports…

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THIS WEEK AT YPF

By Mike Gravagno | October 3, 2014 | Comments Off on THIS WEEK AT YPF

What You Missed This Week at YourPopFilter.com : In the YPF Fall TV bracket, Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories fought Madame Secretary, Scorpion faced off with Gotham , Happyland battled Transparent , and Selfie took on Manhattan Love Story .   On the podcast side of things, PopFilter Versus Heat Checks (which means anytime someone…

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Battle For The Net

By Mike Gravagno | September 10, 2014 | Comments Off on Battle For The Net

  If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and…

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WE DID IT!

By Mike Gravagno | July 30, 2014 | Comments Off on WE DID IT!

  We did it! Thank you Filterinos  for your support, be it monetary, emotional, spiritual,, intellectual, sexual, but most of all monetary. It means a lot that everyone would give so generously to a handful of people who are addicted to pop culture, even if you only gave to get us to shut the fuck up.…

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