Long Distance POPcast

Friends Matt McKee and Claudia Castillo are separated by hundreds of miles, but that doesn't keep them from discussing the latest in pop culture news.
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Friends Matt McKee and Claudia Castillo are separated by hundreds of miles, but that doesn't keep them from discussing the latest in pop culture news.

May 3, 2019

Matt and Claudia take a deep dive into the best nerd weekend of 2019 so far and breakdown Avengers Endgame and Game of Thrones "Battle of Winterfell".

Feb 21, 2019

Still have to fill out that Oscar ballot? A Star is Born, Green Book, Roma, Vice, If Beale Street Could Talk, Black Panther? Matt and Claudia guide you through their Oscars picks. 

Jan 31, 2019

Matt and Claudia are back (again) and talk TV, including a discussion about FOX's Rent LIVE and The Masked Singer.

Sep 20, 2018

Matt and Claudia return married and a year older (respectively). To commemorate the end of summer, we recap the summer movie season. Plus, shows we're looking forward to this fall. 

Jun 13, 2018

Matt's getting married! So we flashback to some of our favorite wedding themed movies and TV show episodes including The Office, Parks and Rec, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and more!

Plus, Claudia plans her imaginary wedding.

May 29, 2018

It's a throwback to Matt's favorite decade..the 90s! We reminisce about some of our favorite movies, TV shows and music of the decade. 

May 2, 2018

It's all anyone's talking about. We break down AvengersInfinity War. SPOILERS GALORE!

0:00- Which MCU films should you watch before AvengersInfinity War?

4:00- AvengersInfinity War summary

8:15- Overall thoughts on the movie

22:35- Top/favorite moments

30:55- Brunch with Inside Pop and JoJCast/ how do we rate the Chrises?

32:55- AvengersInfinity War MVP? and where do we go from here?

41:20- AvengersInfinity War easter eggs


Apr 25, 2018

Matt and Claudia talk about Wes Anderson's latest film, Isle of Dogs plus, the Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold tour.

0:00- Intros

2:00- Isle of Dogs review

7:30- A Quiet Place mention

10:30- backstory on Foo concert

13:00- Behind the scenes at the Foo Fighters concert

23:25- the concert!

33:00- Next episode- Infinity War


Mar 30, 2018

0:55- Claudia gets Invisalign!

3:00- Beck concert review

5:00- Bon Jovi concert

10:25- mini sports sesh

12:00- Foo Fighters concert preview

17:05- Los Angeles trip

20:20- Below Deck, Bravo, and The Bachelor

24:25- Favorite reality shows of yesteryear

33:30- WWE RAW in Dallas

35:30- Rampage the movie


Mar 6, 2018

We celebrate our 2nd anniversary episode where it all began...the Academy Awards! 

0:00- Oscar pool with Inside Pop

4:48- Gary Oldman wins Best Actor

7:30- No surprise winners

9:00- Jimmy Kimmel as host

14:45- musical performances...yay or nay?

16:20- In Memoriam

19:15- Winners and losers 

32:30- Viva Mexico!

36:10- The Razzies

Feb 19, 2018

Matt and Claudia went to go see Marvel's Black Panther over the weekend and we discussed some of our favorite scenes, characters who stole the show and more. Plus, that Black Panther Soundtrack is pretty killer, right?

Jan 10, 2018

Seth Myers, Oprah, the Time's Up Now movement, and everything in between!

Plus, we talk movie trailers and out of Pratt, Hemsworth, Pine, and Evans..who is the best Chris?

Dec 28, 2017

So long, 2017! While there were plenty of lows, we're just gonna concentrate on all the pop culture goodness from this year. What movies, TV shows and music made our list? 

Dec 21, 2017

Don't listen if you haven't watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This episode is full of spoilers!

Dec 6, 2017

We talk all things dominating the DC and Marvel Universe and discuss the Justice League movie. Everything good, bad and in between. Plus, the new Avengers Infinity War trailer (at the 48 min mark).


Nov 15, 2017

We're bursting at the seams with pop culture goodness. We talk Thor: we like this new, comedic Thor? And Matt checked out the remake of Murder on the Orient Express. Plus, a review of the Dana Carvey Show documentary Too Funny To Fail. And we couldn't help but talk about the new Lion King cast.

Nov 7, 2017

We binged Netflix's Stranger Things season 2 and we're ready to talk about all of it! Old characters, new characters, and everything in between. Let's dive right in!

Oct 28, 2017

Inside episode 40:

1:00- RIP Robert Guillaume

7:20- Newest Black Panther Trailer

12:10- World Series talk, Matt and Claudia reunited...sort of

15:20- Favorite Halloween themed movies and TV shows

41:30- Stranger Things season 2 preview

48:30- John Mulaney mini-review

51:08- other podcast recommendations

Tweet us at @LDPopcast


Oct 13, 2017

Matt and Claudia review the newest trailers released for Justice League and Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Oct 5, 2017

Matt and Claudia reunite for a special occasion. Ok, his special occasion. But it brought them back to the moment the idea for the popcast was born. It's a special LIVE trivia episode with some of their closest friends.

Sep 27, 2017

We're back (and explain why we unintentionally took the summer off)! Plus, Matt has big news! And we talk new fall shows like Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders on NBC and Ghosted on FOX and why Young Sheldon and The Good Doctor are going to suck. 

Plus, IT vs Mother! debate and new music from Foo Fighters and Lecrae. And we couldn't return without talking a little Game of Thrones finale.

Jul 18, 2017

We catch up on Spider-Man: Homecoming, news coming out of Disney's D23 Expo, and the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere!

Jun 13, 2017

We cover a little bit of everything in this episode, including the TONYs, Chris Cornell and Adam West deaths, the Black Panther trailer, Wonder Woman, and predictions for Song of the Summer.

May 11, 2017

We review the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. MAJOR spoilers ahead. 

May 4, 2017

Matt's recent trip to Seattle inspired a list of our favorite movies and TV shows that take place in Seattle. Frasier, Grey's Anatomy, 10 Things I Hate About You, Singles, Sleepless in Seattle, and the Real World make the list.

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