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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Jun 28, 2017

Season 2 of Buffy is behind us, which means it's time for a season wrap-up! Sit down with our hosts as we review our thoughts from the end of season 1, talk about the arc or season 2, and our hopes for season 3 and beyond. We even have an audience question or two sprinkled in there to spice things up! Thanks so much for listening.

Jun 21, 2017

With this, we come to the end of season 2! Everything in Buffy’s life comes to ahead in this episode, and we do our best to unpack it all. Angel pulls his “Big Bad” pants up. Spike graces us with his quippy presence. And we get some light, recreational torture….yeah. It’s a heavy one but we're here for you. So thanks for being there for us, and thanks for listening!

Jun 14, 2017

This week we are coming at you with part one of the season 2 finale! We get introduced to the third "Big Bad" plot...fourth? I'm losing track. Anyway, the gang finds a Technopagan floppy disk spell that might be key to re-cursing our buddy Angel. But should we? Could we? Come on in and find out!

Jun 7, 2017

Nothing new at Sunnydale this week, just another string of brutal teen murders. The highschool swim team seems to be the target, as a few of the boys end up as piles of skin. Undeterred, Xander goes undercover and Willow goes to knock some heads together. It's a veritable whodunit! Thanks for listening!

May 31, 2017

This week the gang encounters a poltergeist wandering the halls of Sunnydale High, slamming Xander’s head into lockers and knocking over yearbooks. Unfortunately, this ghosty also has a penchant for gun violence and verbal/emotional abuse. This episode is a bit divisive, so let’s talk it out! Thanks for listening!

May 24, 2017

Buffy can slay vamps and baddies all the live long day, as long as she's nowhere near her worst fear: the modern day hospital! Buffy and the gang needs to unravel a medical mystery before the fever dreams sink in. Join us as we confront our normal and perfectly rational fears: monsters, doctors, and unchaperoned children.

May 17, 2017

As the gang searches desperately for an effective unvitation spell (it's a word), they are forced to deal with the psychological torture of the demon Angelus. It starts off all fun and artistic, with nice charcoal sketches and some light fish murder, but things spiral from there.

May 10, 2017

Love is a powerful drug…and lust is a dangerous one! This week, Xander takes his normal boyish bad manners a bit to far, and ends up on the wrong end of an angry mob. Maybe it’s time for him to learn of those life lesson things? We shall see. Thanks for listening!

May 3, 2017

In this week's episode, we are joined by our good buddy Nile from the It Gets Weird podcast! And oh how appropriate it is, as Sunnydale finds itself terrorized by a cryptid classic: the Werewolf! Does Angel find his humanity? Does Willow finally get those smoochies? Let's find out!

Apr 26, 2017

It’s a downer week as all the hosts have to deal with their romantic relations completely in flux. Add on top of that a Power Rangers villain, supportive choke slamming and the fact that everyone’s Solid Snaking. It turns out to be a pretty crazy birthday for Buffy.

Apr 19, 2017

This week we explore part one of the sultry two episode special! The Judge is here to bring about an apocalypse, and on Buffy’s birthday no less.. It’s almost as good as her other gifts: prophetic dreams of her love interest’s untimely death, and aggravated assault from a disembodied arm. Stick around until the very end for our first scene with musical accompaniment, trust us, it was necessary. Thanks for listening!

Apr 12, 2017

In this week's episode, we are jumping back into the drama-prone land of Sunnydale! It's sex-ed season for our High School crew, so let's partner up, grab an egg, and just hope against hope that there isn't a supernatural infestation. We really don't have time for that, not with Angel and Buffy about to take their relationship to the next level. Thanks for listening, we're excited to be back!

Mar 22, 2017

In this week’s episode, Buffy’s mom is showing up in a big way! She has a new love interest, Ted, who is trying his best to fit into this tight-knit group of friends/family. He comes with gifts of pizza, cookies, and picnics! I'm also relatively sure he isn't a cyborg or anything... Come on in!

Mar 15, 2017

This week on Pop Culture Role Call, we explore part two of this midseason special! We get to know Kendra a bit better, and the gang has some strong feelings about her “anti Angel” sentiments. Speaking of Angel, he is in a pretty rough spot in this arc. The big news though?! Willow and her new love interest (Collin is calling it) Oz make some big steps forward! Thanks for listening!

Mar 8, 2017

In this week’s episode, a big ol' job fair graces Sunnydale High! Willow loves her future, pro-shrub, prospects, but Buffy is a little less excited by the whole thing. Maybe it’s because she is just a teenager, and maybe it has to do with the unstoppable legion of supernatural assassins after her life…who knows? But it’s definitely one of those two. Thanks for listening!

Mar 1, 2017

Giles is back in all his tweed glory. From Nine Inch Nails to getting down and dirty with his Calendar girl. Giles has some demons to face and the rest of the team are just along for the ride.

Feb 21, 2017

In this week's episode, the gang is dealing with some trust issues.  I mean, when you can't trust Willow, who can you trust?  Join us as we take on techno vamp clubs, long lost frenemies, and Angel bedtime visits.

Feb 15, 2017

Yes, it’s Halloween time in Sunnydale. Everything should be fine, right? Buffy and the gang unfortunately takes their trek into cosplay a bit too literal. Join us as we tackle kid demons, sexy ghosts, Victorian damsels, and Xander going commando.

Feb 7, 2017

In this week’s episode, Buffy decides to join Cordelia for a night of fraternity fun after being let down by Angel. I’m ABSOLUTELY sure it will be a nice and chill hang out sesh, with no snake monsters or cult sacrifices. The rest of the gang is busy as well, what with Xander getting hazed, and Willow emotionally spanking Giles and Angel. Thanks for listening!

Jan 31, 2017

This week, the gang sat down with Jay from the band Phantasm! Check them out at -

Jay was kind enough to give us some much needed insight into Incan fashion, and social norms. Turns out, mummies are cool and spooky, but their thirst for boy-blood can be a bit of a bummer during high school dances. Let’s see what kind of a “gentleman” Xander will be to our beautiful new monster.

Jan 17, 2017

In this week's episode, the gang deals with some wannabe mad doctors still in high school. Join us as we discuss bizarre universes where Xander is something to be jealous of, Giles attempts to ask out a piece of furniture, and poor parenting 101. You’ll be delighted to pieces, we promise.

Jan 10, 2017

We’re back! The Pop Culture Role Call gang is back and ready to dive headfirst into season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And boy, what a start. Buffy is working through some things, and no one is safe. We also find out that ice cream may be the key to a budding romance. Join us as Buffy exposes her (emotionally) killer moves, we witness a sharp rise of snarky tête-à-têtes, and we overcome the (vampire) skeletons of our past.