The Pop Culture Juke Joint

Straight pop culture and showbiz talk from two hard-boiled writers. Grab a drink and settle in…

Ep. 12: The Forgotten Bond

May 26th, 2017

Go grab that martini (Shaken, not stirred, of course) because we have something very special: Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo chat about the new Hulu documentary BECOMING BOND which delves into the fascinating life of forgotten James Bond George Lazenby.


Ep. 11: Look Up in the Sky … Superhero Documentaries!

May 20th, 2017

Faster than a speeding bullet... Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo chat about four incredible superhero and comic book documentaries: 'Batman & Bill,' 'Behind the Mask: The Batman Dead End Story,' 'The Death of Superman Lives' and 'Doomed: The Story of Roger Corman's Fantastic Four.'


Ep. 10: ‘Hap & Leonard’ Season 2 Finale & ‘Fargo’ Season 3 Premiere

April 26th, 2017

OUR FIRST MINISODE. Think of it as a shot and a beer. Pop culture expert Jack Lugo gives us his take on the 'Hap & Leonard' season two finale and a quick review of the season three premiere of 'Fargo.'


Ep. 9: Decisions! Decisions! Too Much Great TV

April 21st, 2017

Together, Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo discuss the fact that there's too much great goddamned TV on at the moment and their DVRs are working overtime. Among the topics: SundanceTV's 'Hap and Leonard,' IFC's 'Brockmire' and AMC's 'The Son.' Plus much much more...


Ep. 8: Oscar Films Galore!

February 12th, 2017

Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo have Oscar fever! Together they chat about the Oscar films 'La La Land' and it's inspiration. They also chat about why 'Arrival' fell short for them and why they absolutely loved the Peter Berg/Mark Wahlberg film 'Patriots Day.'


Ep. 7: Super Bowl Commercials and Halftime Show Recap

February 4th, 2017

Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo take a deep dive into the pop culture aspects of Super Bowl 2017. They also chat about all of the commercials as well as Lady Gaga’s halftime show and ALL of the movie trailers that debuted.


Ep. 6: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ and ‘The Young Pope’ (eps. 4-6)

February 4th, 2017

Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo chat all about the Oscar-nominated film 'Manchester by the Sea.' They also talk about the fourth, fifth and sixth episodes of the Sky TV and HBO limited series 'The Young Pope.'


Ep. 5: HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’ Premiere and PBS’s ‘Sherlock’ finale

January 23rd, 2017

Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo delve into the first three episodes of the Sky TV and HBO limited series 'The Young Pope.' They also chat about the season (and possibly series) finale of PBS's 'Sherlock.'


Ep. 4: The Best & Worst of 2016

January 2nd, 2017

Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo take a look at the best and worst moments and events in pop culture from movies to TV for 2016. We also discuss the season premiere of 'Sherlock' on PBS and what we're looking forward to most in 2017.


Ep. 3: Was the Star Wars Anthology ‘Rogue One’ Any Good? [spoilers]

December 18th, 2016

Check out the latest episode of 'The Pop Culture Juke Joint' podcast where TV fanatic Anthony Venutolo is joined by fellow boob tube fan Jack Lugo. Together they dissect the new Star Wars anthology story 'Rogue One.' It's filled with spoilers so be sure to watch the movie before you listen ...