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Pop Culture Retro Podcast

91 episodes - English - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★★ - 558 ratings

Ike Eisenmann from Disney's Witch Mountain movies, and author, Jonathan Rosen, take you on a trip down Memory Lane, as each episode they revisit some of our beloved memories from our childhoods.

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Pop Culture Retro interview with Lee Arenberg from Pirates of the Caribbean!

February 01, 2023 01:00 - 1 hour - 47.7 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Lee Arenberg from the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean series! Lee discusses playing Pintel and working with Johnny Depp on the blockbuster franchise, his role as Grumpy on the popular Once Upon a Time TV series, having a part on the cult classic show, Action with Jay Mohr, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro's Favorite Children's Shows From Our Youth!

January 24, 2023 23:00 - 50 minutes - 35 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they discuss their favorite children's TV shows from their childhood! From Sesame Street and Electric Company, the Magic Garden and Mr. Rogers, to the Houston show that Ike's father starred in, Cadet Don, we discuss some of our favorites.

Pop Culture Retro interview with Edward Packard, creator of the Choose Your Own Adventure series!

January 18, 2023 00:00 - 54 minutes - 37.7 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosem as they chat with Edward Packard, the creator of the hugely popular book series, Choose Your Own Adventure! Edward discusses how the series got started, some of the more popular books like Hyperspace and Inside UFO 54-40, what he's doing now, & much more!

Pop Culture Retro's Forgotten Films: Love Birds

January 11, 2023 00:00 - 38 minutes - 26.3 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they discuss another Forgotten Film! This time, the 2011 Romantic Comedy, Love Birds, starring Rhys Darby and Sally Hawkins!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Tony Ganios from Porky's!

January 04, 2023 00:00 - 1 minute - 985 KB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Tony Ganios from the 80s comedy hit, Porky's! Tony talked about getting discovered in a Brooklyn gym, his role on the cult classic, The Wanderers, making the 80s comedy hit, Porky's, working with people such as John Belushi and Sean Connery, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro takes a look back at 70s Variety Shows!

December 27, 2022 23:00 - 36 minutes - 25 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they take a look back at 70s Variety Shows! From Sonny and Cher to Donny and Marie, and everything in-between, we look back at some of the best of the decade!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Jennifer Wood, editor at Mental Floss, and author of The Curious Movie Buff: A Miscellany of Fantastic Films from the Past 50 Years

December 21, 2022 00:00 - 1 hour - 46.8 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Jennifer Wood, editor at Mental Floss, and author of the fantastic book, The Curious Movie Buff: A Miscellany of Fantastic Films from the Past 50 Years! Jennifer talks about how the list came together, which movies missed the cut, what facts she found surprising while doing research for the book, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro with Carole Demas & Paula Janis from The Magic Garden!

December 13, 2022 23:00 - 1 hour - 49.1 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Carole Demas & Paula Janis from the 70s kids show, The Magic Garden! Carole and Paula discuss how they met, how Magic Garden came about, rediscovering the "lost" Christmas episode, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with David Naughton from An American Werewolf in London!

December 07, 2022 00:00 - 1 hour - 43.1 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with David Naughton from the horror/comedy classic, An American Werewolf in London! David talks about the making of the classic film, being the star of a hugely successful Dr. Pepper campaign, his work on the sitcom, Makin' It, and singing the title song, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro looks at Forgotten Films: 1974's Phantom of the Paradise! with special guest, Dean Haglund!

November 29, 2022 23:00 - 56 minutes - 38.9 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, author, Jonathan Rosen, and special guest, Dean Haglund from The X-Files, as they look back at 1974's Phantom of the Paradise, starring Paul Williams, William Finley, and Jessica Harper.

Pop Culture Retro interview with Marty Ross from the 80s group The New Monkees!

November 23, 2022 01:00 - 1 hour - 65.7 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Marty Ross from the 80s group The New Monkees! Marty talks about his time filming The New Monkees, singing with the legendary session singers, The Wrecking Crew, working with Micky Dolenz, composing music for TV shows, & much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Radames Pera from Kung Fu!

November 16, 2022 01:00 - 1 hour - 60.6 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Radames Pera from the 70s TV show, Kung Fu! Radames discusses working on the series, what David Carradine was like, being in Little House of the Prairie, his post-acting career, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro's Favorite Time Travel Movies!

November 08, 2022 22:00 - 46 minutes - 31.8 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they discuss their favorite time travel movies! Beyond Back to the Future, there are so many great ones. What are some of your favorites? 

Pop Culture Retro interview with former NBC-LA Weathercaster, Fritz Coleman!

November 02, 2022 00:00 - 1 hour - 44.1 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with former NBC-LA Weathercaster, Fritz Coleman! Fritz discusses his career in LA, his own shows on NBC, working with Johnny Carson, being on one of the last Perry Mason episodes with Raymond Burr, and his current podcast, Media Path with Louise Palanker, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro's Favorite Scary Movie Moments

October 25, 2022 23:00 - 49 minutes - 34 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they list their favorite scary movie moments. 

Pop Culture Retro interview with Dean Haglund from The X-Files!

October 18, 2022 23:00 - 1 hour - 61.4 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan ROsen, as they chat with Dean Haglund from The X-Files! Dean discusses his time on The X-Files, the infamous episode, Home, starring in the spinoff, The Lone Gunmen, his art, his long-running podcast, Chillpak Hollywood, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro looks at Forgotten Films: Honky Tonk Freeway

October 11, 2022 23:00 - 41 minutes - 28.4 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann,  and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they look back at Forgotten Films.  This time, the 1981's Honky Tonk Freeway, starring William Devane, Beverly D'Angelo, Beau Bridges, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, and Teri Garr

Pop Culture Retro interview with Rock Legend, Tommy James!

October 04, 2022 13:00 - 48 minutes - 33.2 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Rock Legend, Tommy James from Tommy James and the Shondells! Tommy discusses his hits such as Mony Mony,  and Crimson and Clover, having the mob meddle in his career, his show on Sirius/XM, & much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Dino Kovas from the 80s group, The New Monkees!

September 28, 2022 01:00 - 1 hour - 61.6 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Dino Kovas from the 80s group, The New Monkees! Dino talks about auditioning and getting the role with The New Monkees, the making of the show, the backlash from The Monkees and their fans, working with Micky Dolenz, his new film, For the Best, & much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Claudia Wells from Back to the Future!

September 20, 2022 23:00 - 1 hour - 58.7 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Claudia Wells from Back to the Future! Claudia discusses the making of the iconic film, why she wasn't in the sequels, appearing in the TV version of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, her store, Armani Wells, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Donna Loren from Beach Blanket Bingo!

September 13, 2022 23:00 - 1 hour - 47.6 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with singer Donna Loren from Beach Blanket Bingo! Donna talks about working on the Beach movies with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, being the original Dr. Pepper girl, being the featured singer on the musical program, Shindig, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Pop Culture YouTube host: Dave Sundstrom!

September 06, 2022 22:00 - 1 hour - 44.1 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Pop Culture YouTube Host, Dave Sundstrom! Dave talks about his channel, which is devoted to all-things nostalgia, which are his favorite topics to cover, we reminisce about Battle of the Network Stars, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro looks at Forgotten Films: Shakes the Clown

August 30, 2022 23:00 - 34 minutes - 23.8 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann,  and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they look back at Forgotten Films.  This time, the 1991 Bobcat Goldthwait cult film, Shakes the Clown!

Pop Culture Retro interviews the cast of Pumpkin Spiced Musical!

August 26, 2022 02:00 - 35 minutes - 24.5 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with the cast of the independent film , Pumpkin Spiced Musical!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Dee Wallace from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial!

August 23, 2022 23:00 - 43 minutes - 30.1 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Dee Wallace form the beloved film E.T.: The Extraterrestrial! Dee talks about working on the beloved movie, her work on other classics like 10 and Cujo, her new books, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with legendary singer/songwriter, Paul Williams!

August 16, 2022 23:00 - 58 minutes - 40.1 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they talk with legendary singer/songwriter,: Paul Williams! Paul discusses writing for The Carpenters, winning an Academy Award, acting with Burt Reynolds on Smokey and the Bandit, his work with Jim Henson and The Muppets, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with renowned acting coach, Michelle Danner!

August 09, 2022 23:00 - 53 minutes - 36.9 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with renowned acting coach, Michelle Danner! Michelle discusses studying under acting teachers like Stella Adler and Uta Hagen, getting advice on directing from Steven Spielberg, directing the upcoming thriller, The Runner, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro's Favorite Alien Movies!

August 03, 2022 00:00 - 1 hour - 42 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they discuss their favorite movies about aliens! From the scary ones like The Thing, to the family-friendly ones like ET, was your favorite discussed?

Pop Culture Retro interview with the Executive Producer of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Don Hahn!

July 27, 2022 02:00 - 1 hour - 54.9 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with the producer and director of many Disney classics, Don Hahn! Don talks about the making of such Disney classics, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with the Former Director for Disney's Decision Science & Integration, Teddy Benson!

July 20, 2022 00:00 - 1 minute - 1.07 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Teddy Benson, Pop Culture Retro interview with the Former Director for Disney's Decision Science & Integration! Teddy discusses his time spent as a competitive video game player in the 80s, getting Burt Reynolds muddy at a Renaissance Fair, writing content for Dungeons & Dragons, his responsibilities in working with analytics for Disney, & much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Barry Livingston from the classic sitcom, My Three Sons!

July 13, 2022 01:00 - 32 minutes - 22.4 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Barry Livingston from the classic sitcom, My Three Sons! Barry talks about his time on the classic sitcom, working with Hollywood legends, Fred MacMurray, Lucille Ball, and Ozzie Nelson, meeting Elvis, his role in Notorious Nick, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro: Ike Eisenmann talks about his ADR and Voiceover work!

July 06, 2022 00:00 - 55 minutes - 37.9 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as Ike Eisenmann discusses his ADR and Voiceover Career.  Ike explains how he got into Automated Dialogue Replacement, how he started his own business in voiceover work, many of the films that he worked on, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Daphne Maxwell Reid from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!

June 29, 2022 02:00 - 44 minutes - 30.9 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Daphne Maxwell Reid from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! Daphne talks about her role on the iconic sitcom, working on Simon and Simon, her cookbooks and photography books, running New Millennium Studios, which was the largest studio outside of Hollywood, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interviews Legendary Entertainer: John Davidson!

June 21, 2022 22:00 - 1 hour - 44.8 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with legendary entertainer, John Davidson! John talks about his stints hosting Hollywood Squares & That's Incredible, his starring roles in the Disney movies, The Happiest Millionaire, and The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, headlining his own venue, Club Sandwich, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro talks about their favorite childhood cartoons!

June 15, 2022 00:00 - 1 hour - 47.1 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they take a trip down memory lane to discuss their favorite childhood cartoons, and the thrill of waking up early on Saturday mornings to catch them!

Pop Culture Retro talk about their favorite childhood cartoons!

June 15, 2022 00:00 - 1 hour - 47.1 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they take a trip down memory lane to discuss their favorite childhood cartoons, and the thrill of waking up early on Saturday mornings to catch them!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Louis Henry Mitchell, the Creative Director for Character Design for Sesame Street!

June 08, 2022 01:00 - 1 hour - 78.2 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with the Creative Director for Character Design for Sesame Workshop, Louis Henry Mitchell! Louis discusses how he got his start at Sesame Street, the characters he's created, his work as a Board Member for the Norman Rockwell museum, when he got married on a float during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Larry Saltis from the 80s group: The New Monkees!

May 31, 2022 23:00 - 59 minutes - 40.8 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Larry Saltis from the 80s group: The New Monkees! Larry discusses what the audition process was like, backlash from the original Monkees and their fans, the issues they had with the TV show, the current relationship with Micky Dolenz, his current group Colorvine,  and much more!

Pop Culture Retro takes a look back at Forgotten Films! This week, 1980's How to Beat the High Cost of Living!

May 25, 2022 00:00 - 40 minutes - 28.2 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they take a look back at Forgotten FIlms! This week, they discuss the 1980 Caper Comedy, How to Beat the High Cost of Living, starring Jane Curtin, Susan St. James, Jessica Lange, Dabney Coleman, Richard Benjamin, & Fred Willard!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Rock & Roll Legend: Gary US Bonds!

May 17, 2022 22:00 - 52 minutes - 36.1 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Rock & Roll legend, Gary US Bonds! Gary discusses his start in the music business, appearing on American Bandstand with Dick Clark, his friendship with Bruce Springsteen, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Patrick Labyorteaux from Little House on the Prairie!

May 11, 2022 00:00 - 2 hours - 84 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they interview Patrick Labyorteaux from Little House on the Prairie!  Patrick discusses his time on Little House, his work on the series, JAG, making the cult classic film, Summer School, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro talks about the 70s SciFi TV show: The Fantastic Journey!

May 03, 2022 22:00 - 1 hour - 58.7 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they talk about Ike's 70s TV show, The Fantastic Journey! Ike talks about how he got the part, the making of the series, what it was like working with the legendary Roddy McDowall, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Comedy Legend, Judy Tenuta!

April 26, 2022 23:00 - 43 minutes - 29.9 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with the Love Goddess, herself, comedy legend, Judy Tenuta! Judy talks about kicking cancer's ass, her start in comedy, her friendships with Joan Rivers, George Carlin, and Weird Al, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Emily Kingsley, writer for Sesame Street from 1970-2015!

April 19, 2022 23:00 - 1 hour - 51.8 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Emily Kingsley, a writer for Sesame Street from 1970-2015! Emily talks about working with Jim Henson and Frank Oz, how she was instrumental in incorporating people with special needs into Sesame Street, some of the most famous episodes that she's written, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Kool Rock-Ski from the legendary Hip Hop group, The Fat Boys!

April 13, 2022 01:00 - 1 hour - 46.9 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Kool Rock-Ski from The Fat Boys! Kool Rock talks about the forming of the group, working on the classic Hip Hop film Krush Groove, working with the Beach Boys on Wipeout, singing the title song, Are You Ready for Freddy for  A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, and much more! 

Pop Culture Retro interview with Stephen Tobolowsky from Groundhog Day!

April 06, 2022 02:00 - 1 hour - 73 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with fantastic character actor, Stephen Tobolowsky! Stephen talks about working on Groundhog Day, The Goldbergs, playing in a band with Stevie Ray Vaughan, and much more! 

Pop Culture Retro interview with Francesco Sedita, the President and Publisher at Penguin Workshop for Penguin Young Readers!

March 29, 2022 22:00 - 1 hour - 41.6 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Francesco Sedita, the president and publisher at Penguin Workshop at Penguin Young Readers! Francesco talks about his work in publishing, his producing the Netflix series, Who Was, his time spent interning at Saturday Night Live, his love of the Choose Your Own Adventure books, his status as a Madonna expert, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with Dean Cameron from Summer School!

March 22, 2022 23:00 - 1 hour - 52.5 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Dean Cameron from the 1987 film, Summer School! Dean talks about making the cult classic with Carl Reiner, Mark Harmon, and Kirstie Alley, working on the TV version of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, being in an acting class with Crispin Glover and Nicolas Cage, working on the filming of The Aristocrats, and much more! 

Pop Culture Retro interview with Moosie Drier from Oh, God!

March 15, 2022 23:00 - 1 hour - 64.2 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with Moosie Drier, who starred alongside John Denver and George Burns in Oh, God! Moosie discusses what it was like working with those legends, having a regular segment in Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, having a recurring role in the classic sitcom, The Bob Newhart Show, being on the 80s show, Kids Incorporated, and much more!

Pop Culture Retro interview with David Weiner: Director of the 80s SciFi Documentary. In Search of Tomorrow!

March 09, 2022 00:00 - 1 hour - 56.4 MB

Join Disney's Ike Eisenmann, and author, Jonathan Rosen, as they chat with David Weiner, the director of the Definitive Documentary of 80s SciFi: In Search of Tomorrow! They chat about all of your favorites and what which movies were chosen, and all the celebrities who participated, including Ike Eisenmann!