The Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Episode

It's often nice taking breaks, recharge ones batteries, focus on something else for a while. Then sometimes breaks can just become normalcy, and it's hard to crack normalcy. That's kind of what happened to a podcast called NewbsRadio, this shows' predecessor. Christian Zyp and I decided that enough was enough, breaks over, it was time for another take over and so we dreamed up a new vision for what is now PopCycle the Pop-Culture Connections Podcast.

This is our first show back after about a 4 year hiatus and we decided to re-brand the old show mainly because the old show was named after ex-co-host David Newberry and my (Eric Newby) nicknames growing up (Newbs). But rest assured, if you were a fan of the old show, the concept has not changed, we still connect things and try to go as far away as possible via six-degrees of separation only to end up back where we started.

The show is going to be monthly now, episodes should drop the last Wednesday of the month. What you can expect is an hour-long program with a lot of useless knowledge and great interviews with people who have been game changers in trends and the way our culture has changed over the past half century or so. 

One major difference between NewbsRadio and PopCycle is our focus moving away from only music related subjects. We'll be open to talking about books, film, art, history and even politics. 

With that out of the way, we hope you enjoy our first foray into podcast again as we talk about Fred Rogers and his very wonderful program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. In this episode we talk about Fred's tireless work to provide wholesome children's programming for over 30 years on PBS. From there we're going to end up talking about Meatloaf's "I Would Do Anything for Love" and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II. How do they all connect? You'll have to listen to find out!