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Pop Culture Role Call

Pop Culture Role Call is a podcast that is currently reviewing Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the main characters’ perspectives. Each week, our hosts watch from the viewpoint of Buffy, Xander, and Willow (with the occasional guest). They only watch scenes that their character is present in, leaving them with only part of the bigger picture.
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Aug 8, 2018

With Buffy season 4 fading slowing into the distance, the scooby gang huddles around a beautiful new table to try and piece it all together. Topics for discussion: "Favorite episode?", "Predictions for season 5?", "How bad was Taad anyway and how much do we REALLY not want him in season 5?", etc. Thanks to everyone for listening and thank you double to our friends who sent in questions! Enjoy!

Aug 2, 2018

Whoa. Was that the finale? Or a dream of a finale? Or a dream in a dream in a finale? Join us as we fever dream our way through the last episode of the season!

Jul 25, 2018

Howdy folks! It's action time for this TV show that sometimes has action. The gang is hot to trot, strapped up, and heading in to show Adam what for! But who needs guns, stakes, knives, etc? That stuff is SOOooo boring. We take a page out of Captain Planet's playbook and show Adam what happens when he messes with the power of friendship. Thanks for listening!

Jul 18, 2018

Considering that Buffy went to LA last episode to emotionally complicate Angel's life, it's only fair he does the same for us. How does the calm, cool, and suave Angel get along with the regular, plain, and average Taad (Riley)? Meanwhile, while Buffy is getting her boys in line, the very foundation of the Scooby Gang is being shaken by misinformation. Thanks for listening!

Jul 11, 2018

We take a break from the rigmarole of Sunnydale this week to check in with our resident LA bad boy, Angel! Brian Batmans onto the podcast opposite Stas to discuss the ins and outs of a relationship we all thought was dead. It starts with Angel shirtless on a bed with Faith and ends with some classic Taad (Riley) bashing. Thanks for listening!

Jul 5, 2018

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a werewolf! Oz is back and ready to shake things up. Season 4 episode 19 is the episode for lovers, past and present. Love triangles, being basic, and reused plot points abound. Thanks for listening!

Jun 27, 2018

Well listeners, time to turn on some Marvin Gaye and slip into something a little more comfortable. Season 4 episode 18 is the sexiest episode of Buffy yet! Well, Buffy and Taad (Riley) have a sexy episode, the rest of us are dealing with a child abuse poltergeist haunting a frat house. This show is kinda weird, huh?

Jun 20, 2018

Hey fans! Jonathan here, thank you all for tuning into Season 4 Episode 17 of the world's most popular podcast, Pop Culture Role Call. It was hard to fit in a recording session between filming Star Wars and doing press for my new platinum single "Jonathan II: Electric Boogaloo", but you're worth it! Big shout out to the Dalai Lama for producing, as always <3

Jun 13, 2018

Well hey there, Julia! Faith....er "Buffy(?)"...er..."Fluffy(?)".. hmm.. anyway, Julia is back in this episode to give us the full rundown you were all clamoring for. It's a long one, but there is a lot to unpack and not everyone at the table agrees on the effectiveness of the episode's intended emotional plot devices. But hey, what fun would it be if we always agreed? Time to get a little bit weird and pull this show's second Freaky Friday. Thanks for listening!

Jun 6, 2018

One of those classic "setup episodes" coming at you this week! A whole lot of talking and a whole lot of chilling in Xander's basement. Joss also took one of his plot device chacters out of cryogenic fugue as Faith punches her way back into our lives. What does this mean for the Scooby gang, and does it have anything to do with The Initiative or Adam? Who knows. Maybe we will find out next week. Thanks for listening!

May 30, 2018

Well hey there! Season 4 episode 14 is here and full of "The Initiative" drama, for better or worse. Willow and Xander have kind of taken a back seat for the last couple of weeks while Buffy and Taad (Riley) fell head first into an ocean of plot devices. We meet Adam, our weird pseudo-technabomination monster, and son(?) of the recently murdered Maggie Walsh. Also, Taad is apparently addicted to some buff-dude meds and started abusing all of his friends? Whadda guy. Thanks for listening!

May 23, 2018

Hey there lovely listeners! This week we really start to dig into the nitty gritty of The Initiative. Well....Buffy does, and doesn't exactly include the rest of the Scooby gang until it's pretty much too late. But we have our own things going on and we don't need any testosterone fueled arm punches to be happy. At least, that's what we tell ourselves. Thanks for listening!

May 16, 2018

Hey there, listeners! Did you miss us? Because we definitely missed y'all. Thank you again to Kyle and Nile from It Gets Weird for stepping in for our mid-season movie episode and hopefully our episode in their feed was able to tide you over during our break week. We are back with season 4 episode 12, and it's time to get some dirty deets on Taad (Riley) and his G.I. Joe crew, "The Initiative". Giles get's a few cold shoulders and we even get another visit from our old....pal?...enemy?...anyway, it's Ethan. Thanks for listening!

May 2, 2018

Pop Culture Role Call is getting weird this week as our good friends Kyle and Nile take up the scene splitting mantle. In our first podcast cross over, the two temp hosts break down the movie Legend (1985). Is this a terrible movie, or does Tom Cruise just have a stupid face? Is seeing Tim Curry play an 8 foot tall buff Satan enough to save the film? Thanks for listening.

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Apr 25, 2018

Welcome back, listeners! Season 4 episode 11 is in the bag and we all learned a lot. We learned that Spike can beat the crap out of monsters, just not human people. For all of his shortcomings, Spike knows what he likes, and what he likes is hedonistic violence. We also learn that Taad (Riley) and Buffy are an item? I think we learned that. The show doesn't quite know how to make up its mind on that front. Thanks for listening!

Apr 18, 2018

Season 4 episode 10 is here and it was SO GOOD! The name of the episode is "Hush", which might ring a bell for those long time Buffy fans out there. When two creepy, suited demons and their legion of straight-jacketed minions curse Sunnydale with muteness, we get to see how Joss holds up with no witty banter. Willow meets a new witch friend and the gang gets some TA Taad (Riley) confirmations. Those confirmations come in the form of a laser gun?! Thanks for listening!

Apr 12, 2018

There is more than one way to heal a broken heart, friends! You could wait it out. You could binge watch The Great British Baking Show. You could unknowingly use dangerous magics to cause pain and chaos, thus attracting the attention of a council of vengeance demons. All valid and reasonable options. This week Willow does one of those things, but I'm not saying which. Thanks for listening!

Apr 4, 2018

Wait a second...this isn't Sunnydale this is L.A! Only one of our hosts watched anything this week since Buffy goes to visit Angel and see what his TV show is like. Turns out, it's a little more noir and has a lot more cello in the opening theme. Big thank you to Producer James for MC'ing and Brian for letting us visit his show and answering our Angel questions.

Mar 28, 2018

It's Thanksgiving Day for our friends in Sunnydale, so grab your silverware and your culturally insensitive opinions on the celebration of Native American genocide! If we still haven't gotten it right in 2018 what are the chances we got it right in the year 2000? But bless em, they tried(ish). Producer James and Brian both step in to give voices to Giles and Angel respectively and we thank em for it! It's a packed episode so thank you for listening.

Mar 21, 2018

Hello and welcome to season 4 episode 7! Oz may have left us, but luckily we get some new boy action in here to fill the gap. Spike and Taad (Riley) both make a pretty big showing this week, both with their own agenda. Taad wants to court our very own Buffy while Spike is more on the "draining Willow of blood" side of things. But hey, that's just Sunnydale for ya. Thanks for listening!

Mar 14, 2018

This week is a Willow and Oz episode... You know what that means, right? And no, it's not "a new celebration of a beautiful romance". A huge thank you to our good friend Nile from the It Gets Weird podcast for reprising his role as Oz this week! It's always hard to have your heart broken, but it stings less when coming from a friend. I think.

Mar 7, 2018

Buffy is still suffering from a serious case of Post-Parker Depression this week and needs to unwind. Luckily, her good buddy Xander just got a job at a local college bar and is primed with words from the heart. All the while, a new "cute musician girl" is lulling the boys of the Bronze into some kind of lusty stare based coma, and Willow isn't happy about it. Thanks for listening!

Feb 28, 2018

A ghoulish greetings to all our listeners out there! Everyone ready for a Halloween episode? The gang is invited to a frat party on this most spooky of holidays, which includes a trip through a haunted house. But this house isn't just haunted with pinterest flare, it's also haunted with demons and junk!

Feb 21, 2018

Well hey there, friends! Season 4 episode 3 of Buffy is here and full of love, loss, and frat party PSAs. Xander is back with some real screen time and maybe a new girlfriend? We aren't exactly sure yet. But Spike is also here so who cares about all that other junk. Thanks for listening!

Feb 15, 2018

Yet another week of getting used to the college life, and things seem to be going pretty normal (in the “Buffy” sense of normal, that is). Buffy is convinced that her roommate is a total monster, cause who else but a demon would have Celine Dion on loop. Join us as we try to deal with annoying roommates, food labels, and baby-birding in the world of higher education. Thanks for listening!

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