The PopCulteer
May 8, 2020

We have a very brief PopCulteer for you today.  Later on Friday we have a new PopCult Toybox, and we still have to photograph and write that, so for now, it’s just this one item.

Friday afternoon The AIR brings you the fifth installment of Rudy & Mel’s Shut-in Show plus an encore episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.  It all starts at 2 PM, and you can listen at The AIR website, or just hit the “play” button on this nifty virtual player…

At 2 PM you can hear the newest episode of The Rudy & Mel Shut-In Show. This is one hour of your PopCulteer and his wife talking–often in a not safe for work manner–about whatever pops into our heads. It’s unrehearsed, unplanned, spontaneous talk, presented with minimal editing.

This week we start off talking about the success of MIRRORBALL, the music special that Mel hosted in this timeslot last week, and which was so well-received that it will indeed return on an irregular basis in the future. From there we talk about Disco movies, comfort television, the underrated acting chops of Jimmy Walker, planning for trips that we don’t know when we can take and more pandemic-related issues.

Extra effort was made this time to keep from veering off into angry rants about all the things in the world that make a sane person justifiably angry, so this is a happier-sounding edition of the show. You can hear replays of The Rudy & Mel Shut-In Show Friday at 10 PM, and a few more times over the next few days on The AIR.

At 3 PM we re-present a profile of Duran Duran on Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, with the entire show devoted to the best-dressed band in New Wave. Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard every Friday at 3 PM, with replays Saturday afternoon, Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM and Thursday at Noon, exclusively on The AIR.

And that is this short and snappy PopCulteer. Later today we’ll be back with a photo-review of a very limited edition action figure.