The man who played internet Super Hero Captain Badass is back! Steven Presley is an Actor, writer, DJ and creator of the absurd, and now he is hosting a podcast about Pop Culture with a humorous out-of-the-box approach you will likely see everywhere else-- but what the heck give them a listen anyway. He and his panelists pull no punches unless they are trying to kiss someone's specific ass for their own gains.
Steven Presley has been featured on Attack of the Show, Current TV, Tech TV SXSW Coverage and most recently a frequent Skype Correspondent on TMZ Live.
SXSX stories from the past and present. Also exclusive SX coverage from the Mark Hamill/Rian Johnson panel at Twitter House. Interview with Youtube Sensation Mundane Matt and did discgraced movie blogger Harry Knowles leave a pot of gold or poop just in time for St Patrick's Day?
Our resident Super Hero expert Johnny Lightfoot(Boy Wonder Broadcast) joins Steven Presley to discuss Marvel's latest offering from the Avengers universe. --It's the Black Panther special edition of Thunder Pop!
It's our finale Last Jedi discussion before the theatrical release on Thursday night. Reed Charles and Steven Presley deliberate on whether they should open up pandoras box and read all the spoilers on the internet. Will they do it?
With one week away from it's release Steven Presley (Captain Bad-Ass) and Jazz One (Evil Flying Chickens) break down various Last Jedi Trailers to see what possibble predictions and theories they can make on Episode 8.
It's a very special Halloween edition of TP podcast with Kirk-o-Matic joining Steven Presley to answer the question of why Bladrunner 2049 bombed at the Box Office. Also we found Sean Young and she is working with Kirk on his latest project.
TP welcomes two very special guest from the Consequence of Sound website. Cap Blackard and Michael Roffman. On the heels of the NBC announcement of a proposed Miami Vice reboot they discuss their article that piches an idea for making the Vin Diesel helmed series a sequel series taking place in the original vice canon.
The author of the bestselling book "365 Days of Doodling" joins Steven Presley as they discuss shows they're binge watching on Netflix this summer... Carin Channing breaks down House of Cards and Steven Presley re-sets his obsession for Master of None.
Also, we talk doodling, the x-rated art that surfaced in one of Carin's books at the local Juice Bar. (JuiceLand)
In this episode, we compare the Bacta Tank that Luke Skywalker rehabbed in during Empire Strikes Back to the Float Meditation craze that has been taking the world by storm. Have we found the real life version of the Bacta Tank?
In this episode, our fearless host discusses the disappointing ticket sales at this Summers box office. Has the Movie Theater finally met its match from Netflix and other streaming platforms? We offer some unconventional solutions to save the cineplex.
Reed Charles(Leporid Wars) and Steven Presley(TMZ, Captain Bad-Ass) welcome guest Matt Wilkins from the Expanded Universe Youtube Channel to discuss "Lost Media". Our picks for lost shows, comic books, and childhoods culminates with a big confession on what happened to the now infamous "Lost Episode" of Thunder Pop.
Also in the "Feed the Reed" we hear about a one on one interaction years ago with Reed Charles and Tommy Lee Jones that became rather nasty!
We break down the evolution and progression of Batman from his early days with Detective Comics in 1939, a laughable 1950's TV series, campy 1960's TV show with Adam West and the current state of "The Batman in 2017.
We dissect Dune then and now all the way from the best selling novel, the 2014 Jodorowsky's Dune documentary and the reported reboot in the works. Finally in the second half of show Reed Charles and Steven Presley go on a mission to locate the "Spice".
Roundtable discussion on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, rumors and theories are fleshed out by Boy Wonder Broadcast star Johnny Lightfoot, the one and only Reed Charles and TMZ Skype Correspondent Steven Presley. Big bold predictions, a special surprise celebrity guest to close the show and MUCH MUCH MORE!
Reed Charles and TMZ Live frequenter Steven Presley RIFF on the third and finale 2016 Presidential Debate in realtime. Then they compare and contrast the 2006 comedy film Idiocracy vs 2016 current state of affairs.
Thunder Pop Extra:
TP host Steven Presley is on a Carnival Cruise as he discusses his passion for Guy Fieri wigs, Love Boat reboots and 80's nostalgia. Also a preview of upcoming Thunder Pop events like the launch of our Youtube Channel, Thunder Pops first digital short and watching Making a Murderer.
Reed Charles and Steven Presley break down "The Mandela Effect" and how it applies to Pop Culture including the very controversial alternate universes of Star Trek.-- Also Star Trek timelines are analized.
Host Steven Presley invites Jimmy Maddox on to discuss his work as a Teleprompter operator for the likes of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Norris and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan. We also reveal what other very important job Jimmy happens to hold.
Host Steven Presley and Johnny Lightfoot of "Boy Wonder Broadcast" returns to evaluate new Star Wars Episode 8 internet rumors. Also we called a Gentlemens Club in the "Bum Rush Movie Review" segment. Also Johnny confesses to watching Fuller House and tells us why.
Host Steven Presley discusses "Captain America: Civil War" with Boy Wonder Broadcast presenter Johnny Lightfoot via Skype. Also a new movie rating system is implemented in the Thunder Pop Dome.
In our 15th trip through the Thunder Pop Dome! Ones Up for JazzOne as he returns to discuss his recent work on the ABC Drama series American Crime, also that time he spent a day with O.J. Simpson's attorney Johnnie Cochran.. We also try and figure out how Matthew Mcconaughey found a time of day he could fly down I-35 with zero traffic?-- Finally the new Richard Linklater film and some of his old ones and then we enjoy 7 days of Tacos just cause we can!
In this episode Johnny Lightfoot and Steven Presley review the actual movie reviewers. Also is Batman v Superman any better after several weeks and multiple screenings? How is Johnny using what he learned from Deadpool to woo more Milfs into buying his merch?.. Also the untimely death of legendary musician Prince.
This is a special report on the passing of Music legend Prince.. TP host Steven Presley discuss's his work as a TMZ Skype Correspondent and how it came to be. --Also the day Prince died and TMZ broke the story Steven P was scheduled for show.
On this very lucky 13th episode of TP our host Steven Presley interviews the SXSW camera man of the legendary Nardwuar as he discusses some of his favorite Nardwuar interviews with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Kurt Cobain just to name a few. --Also Jazz One is back to discuss his mission to find the best Taco's in Austin that will culminate with a book revealing his findings. Also we ask the question..Will a Tomb Raider movie with Daisy Ridley work?
Our resident zombie nerd fields Walking Dead questions, our host pitches TV Show ideas to TV Executive Palpatine?? Reed Charles participates in a JFK reenactment and a Danny Trejo as well as Cobra Kai sighting while Reed combs Comic Cons statewide to capture every Star Wars comic book to ever exist. Oh and the Bunny Rabbit Apocalypse!!
In this episode we pay special tribute to the late Dan Murphy RIP. -- Dan Murphy spent three and a half years writing a monthly Humor Column for Austinactors.net. In order to make the column appropriate for readers, Dan started doing acting gigs. Dan's first column was on the "Slacker" 10 year reunion. His second column was about a movie he worked on called "Vince Del Rio" which was never released by now accomplished Director, Writer, Producer, Actor, brothers Mark & Jay Duplass. Incidentally, Dan ended up being in a couple scenes for the "Slacker 2011" remake. Dan past away in 2015 after a lengthy fight with Cancer.
We once again welcome Ericca Long from the very popular Magic Lantern Podcast to discuss the life and career of David Bowie. In this TP Extra we reveal Bowie's love of Texas Rock and his secret collaboration with Stevie Ray Vaughan..Why did David enjoy interviews so much? Could he have been a comedian in another life? Also the real Major Tom was in Labyrinth!..Can we avoid a Justin Bieber take over of Bowie's unreleased and unfinished recordings? And we open a Sweater store with the ghost of Ziggy Stardust.
The TP crew welcome youtube star Matt Wilkens of the Expanded Universe channel. Also in this episode we revision pop culture history so you don't have to. What restaurant host Steven Presley wants payback on. And who sucks more George Lucas or Disney? Plus breaking news on a Avengers meets Star Wars project??
In the first new episode of 2016 the TP crew list off what film releases they are most excited about in the new year. Johnny Lightfoot of Boy Wonder Broadcast already has the epic ending figured out for Star Wars Episode 8 of course he called everything right on the money for episode 7. We also determine which Light Saber model can break stuff. The question is asked would you rather be Wonder Women's boy toy or Green Lantern. Host Steven Presley knows how they can save The Cosby Show and the answer will surprise you. Also how to go demonic at a Yoga Studio!
Spoiler Alerts! Repeat! Spoiler Alerts! Join host Steven Presley and a special panel of guest including David Smith from Bright Tree Village, Reed Charles of Leporid Wars, and Johnny Lightfoot from Boy Wonder Broadcast with their reactions on Force Awakens. In this TP Extra we experience the dark side and the light side when it comes to opinions on the 7th installment of the Star Wars franchise.
On the week of the release of the long awaited Episode 7 of the Star Wars saga we roll out Episode 7 of this podcast. Wow! Does that mean something? Probably not. And you can guess which Episode 7 is the weak link here.
In this two hour space opera the host Steven Presley and guest panelist Michael David Wyatt reveal what will happen in Force Awakens..Well theories at least. And we will know in a matter of hours just how ridiculous our ideas might have been. Luke with Jet Pack shoes, Han Solo dies, Rey is Luke's Daughter?!..Also we take a few more below the belt shots at George Lucas. Will Ridiculous 6 revive Adam Sandler or burry him for good? Also we respond to our first Reviewer Mail.
We break down the latest Super Man vs Batman trailer, also we discuss an evacuation at a local theater with our host in attendance, two squealing dogs just about ruined the podcast, BREAKING NEWS on a Force Awakens cast member that has had their role greatly reduced according to tabloids, JJ Abrams went on Howard Stern, does Howard Sterns guest couch have STD's?, Johnny Lightfoot predicts death of a major Star Wars character, and should there be a Saved by the Bell reboot?
Guest panel featuring actor/filmmaker Reed Charles along with David Smith who is the owner of Bright Tree Village Customs. David discusses building custom action figures and the pursuit of autographs at Trade shows and even on actors door steps.
We also have "Feed the Reed" where we get into some top secret Alien intel dating back to Reagan Era.
Finally our host decides to open up a window in studio to relieve everyone of his odor after not having bathed all day.
Thunder Pop host Steven Presley brings on panelist Johnny Lightfoot who is a professional cos player, Star Wars expert and Movie Buff. He talks about meeting Anna Kendrick, and why even as a Star Wars fan he thinks there maybe a better film coming out just a few weeks ahead of it also a sequel from a 70's movie.
This is the second appearance with panelist Evil Flying Chickens featuring Jazz One and Jason Charles. In Episode 3 we break down the Japanese Episode 8 trailer, Jason Charles reveals where you can buy $5 dollar Force Awakens t-shirts and we riff on Bill Cosby.
This is the first of two back to back episodes with Alternative band Evil Flying Chickens of Austin, Texas. We discuss the MST3K Kickstarter and where will all that money go? Also why are there never hot people at Nudist meet-up's?
This is the inaugural episode of Thunder Pop. In this episode panelist Reed Charles talks about his uncomfortable run in with Peter Mayhew aka Chewbacca, we finally meet the true identity of Captain Badass and the plot twist is he's the host, special tribute to our late great nerd friend Dan Murphy and more previews of what you might expect from this podcast.