Just because you like it doesn’t mean it’s the best. But again, just because it’s the best doesn’t mean you’ll like it. There’s a lot of territory in-between and that’s why the Isn’t That Awful podcast is here. Take careful note of the lack of punctuation, because it’s important! The Isn’t That Awful podcast seeks to find the good in what is regularly considered “low brow” entertainment. 

In each episode, two commentators go head-to-head and bring comparable entertainment topics to the table with one critical mission: find appreciation for a pop culture artifact that typically isn’t celebrated.

In the inaugural episode, pop culture and political commentator Josh Dobbin, author of the book Of Love and Snackcakes and Other Short Works, submits Wanted Dead or Alive as his choice for reappraisal. The ’80s action reboot stars Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Hobo With A Shotgun), Gene Simmons (Runaway, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park), and that “dicky-faced” guy. Writer Dw. Dunphy digs into the cult favorite The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension and explores why it is the MOST EIGHTIES of Eighties genre movies; even more ’80s than if there was a movie titled 80s Movie (there probably is).

Check out the podcast below or on Apple where you can subscribe to receive Isn’t That Awful, and don’t forget to comment below!

Isn’t That Awful: Episode One

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About the Author

Dw. Dunphy

Dw. Dunphy is a writer, artist, and musician. For Popdose he has contributed many articles that can be found in the site's archives. He also writes for New Jersey Stage, Musictap.net, Ultimate Classic Rock, and Diffuser FM. His music can be found at http://dwdunphy.bandcamp.com/.

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