“Cross.Culture.Critic.” talks to Joe Yerke of the Insyderz!

Hey everyone, Episode 2 of my podcast "Cross.Culture.Critic." went live this weekend, and I'm really excited for everyone to hear it!My original idea for the podcast, as I've said before, centered on the Christian music scene of the 90s and 00s. As a youth group kid in the mid-90s, I was greatly influenced by the music I listened to, and I've been curious what happened to some of the bands were regulars in my Walkman.The podcast idea changed after that to incorporate a broader range of … [Read more...]

“Cross.Culture.Critic.” debuts today

As I've written before, in recent years podcasting has become a hobby of mine. I've found its a great way to dive into in-depth interviews and talk about things in more detail than I can on this blog. For over two years, I've co-hosted "It's My Favorite" with two friends, and recording those episodes has been a monthly highlight for me. Awhile back, I co-hosted a podcast for the Detroit Film Critics Society, which was great fun. Although I had to discontinue that one due to difficulties with … [Read more...]

“It’s My Favorite” Talks All Things Summer

I'm going to keep this one quick.I've talked before about "It's My Favorite," the podcast I co-host with two good friends. As I've said, it's a highlight of my month to meet with Matt and Beth and talk about movies, TV and whatever else happens to be on our mind. There's always a lot to talk about and talking with them is often the most I laugh all month.Each month, we alternate episodes. On our "main flavor" episode, we run through pop culture recommendations. But lately, our "Scoop Du … [Read more...]

Announcement: Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Podcasts?

I'm a product of nineties youth group culture.I was raised in the Baptist church. For the first 12 years of my life, we attended a very strict one, the kind that prohibited dancing, drinking or attending movie theaters. The only music I was allowed to listen to was Christian rock. Even though we moved on to a more relaxed church when I hit middle school, my parents still encouraged us only to listen to music from that subgenre. My first concert was for Steven Curtis Chapman's "Great … [Read more...]

New “It’s My Favorite” podcasts talk Zelda, Logan and favorite things!

 Hey everyone,Been a bit of a crazy week here in terms of posting. Wrapping up an assignment for school, work has been busy and last weekend was filled with a few different activities that didn't leave much time for blogging. There's some fun stuff ahead this weekend and into next week, so I appreciate your patience while everything settles down.But one thing I'm not promoting as well as I should here is "It's My Favorite," the twice-monthly podcast I co-host with my friends … [Read more...]

“It’s My Favorite” Talks Christmas!

So, Christmas is coming and I know there's been a bit of a lull the past few months in blogging as I've finished my first semester of grad school. It's been a busy, challenging few months, but as of about 24 hours ago, I'm done with class. Starting Friday, I'll be off work for two days. In addition to enjoying the holidays with my family, I'm also looking forward to catching up on some movies and tending to this neglected site.In the coming days and weeks, I'm going to start winding down … [Read more...]

Podcast fun: “Far From Hollywood” v “Batman v Superman”

Hey everyone!One of the most fun and challenging things I've taken up in the past year has been podcasting. I currently co-host two podcasts each month — a pop culture one with friends called "It's My Favorite," and one for the Detroit Film Critics Society called "Far From Hollywood." Both are rewarding and extremely fun highlights of my month; the first because it's just sitting around with friends talking about the things we love and the second because it's movie talk between some great cr … [Read more...]

“It’s My Favorite” talks “X-Files,” “Hamilton,” OJ and more!

Hey everyone!For about the past year, I've had the great joy of co-hosting a pop culture podcast with two good friends. "It's My Favorite" is a show where we banter about pop culture, life and our favorite things. We do two episodes a month and we just hit our one-year podcast anniversary! This is one of the highlights of my month, and I'm excited to share it with all of you!In our latest episode, we talk about the "X-Files" revival, the musical "Hamilton" and FX's "The People vs. OJ … [Read more...]

Listen to me talk about the Coens on ‘Far From Hollywood’!

Hello everyone!I'm currently mending from some minor elective surgery, and laid up on the couch with some Blu-Rays, DVDs and books. I actually think I might publish a separate entry this week about what I watched, but for right now this is about as deep of a post as you're getting until the pain meds wear off :-)One of my favorite hobbies I picked up over the past year is podcasting. I currently co-host two podcasts: a pop culture one called "It's My Favorite" and a film-centric one … [Read more...]