Sunday, October 15, 2017

Special Episode: Detective Ritchie!

Ritchie's back in an episode of Pokemon Chronicles, and he's ready to put on the ol' deerstalker cap and foil a Team Rocket plot.  Professor Oak has been kidnapped, where oh where could he be?  Also... something you wouldn't expect finds it's way into the anime.  Click here to listen and hear what it is!

Pokepress has got all your info for Pokemon Movie 20 and it's US release, along with other anime news!  And if you like video game music, did you know Steven from Pokepress hosts a local radio show for just such a thing? Find out more info at his blog!


Hey, I've dropped another special episode! This one finishes out Vol. 1 of Pokemon Adventures (Pokemon Special), Chapters 10-14. I'm also planning to do one covering the recent Sun and Moon episodes with Brock and Misty, so definitely keep an eye on my Patreon feed!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Episode 295: Everyone's Got An Evil Double...

It's the morning after all the drama with Brawly, and Ash wants to train!  But ends up on a fishing expedition instead, sometimes life doesn't go your way.  But we get some adventure when Jessie and May's Wurmple get mixed up!  Which of them can recognize their Pokemon companion?  Click here to listen!

Hey, I've dropped another special episode!  This one finishes out Vol. 1 of Pokemon Adventures (Pokemon Special), Chapters 10-14.  I'm also planning to do one covering the recent Sun and Moon episodes with Brock and Misty, so definitely keep an eye on my Patreon feed! 

And if you like video game music, did you know Steven from Pokepress hosts a local radio show for just such a thing?  Find out more info at his blog!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Episode 294: Pride Cometh Before The Fall...

Today Ash fights for a gym battle, but the real conflict is with himself.  Ash has been impressing us with his maturity lately, but he had to relapse eventually... Also Treeko is self-destructive and really needs it's trainer to be on the ball about stuff like that... Click here to listen!

Like extra content?  Special episodes on Pokemon music?  You should visit my Patreon page, it's this way!  


And Pokepress has videos up from Pokemon Worlds! The competition, the atmosphere, the cosplay...! All of it's fun, and you should check it out here! Follow this link to their channel!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Episode 293: Shark Week!

Ash is derailed from his gym battle on Dewford Island yet again, but manages to find adventure on the briney seas.  The kids run into a group of sharks, have some questions that never get resolved, and give a nice callback to movie 5.  All in all, a fun episode!  Click here to listen!  

And Pokepress has videos up from Pokemon Worlds!  The competition, the atmosphere, the cosplay...!  All of it's fun, and you should check it out here!  Follow this link to their channel!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Special Episode: Meowth, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do!

Meowth tries to build a statue in the center of a city, and also cosplays an "I Love Lucy" episode.  It's one of the weirder shorts, and I'm still trying to figure out where and when this episode takes place in the timeline.  Maybe it all exists in Meowth's head?  Whatever the case, you can click here to listen!

Also, Pokepress has a new video up unboxing the Pokemon Movie 20 soundtrack, M20 locations, and some discussion of music algorithms.  Wanna check it out?  You should follow this link to their channel!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Episode 292: Comic, But Not Relief!

We've talked a lot about Team Rocket gradually losing their relevance over the course of the show, if not their sense of FABULOUS.  And now, we're starting to enter a period in Pokemon history where Team Rocket loses both their status as the main villains and as comic relief.  From a literary standpoint, that's kind of a problem.  But not to worry, Team Rocket doesn't need to be important to a plot to be FABULOUS!
Also, Ash is a cranky little snot in this episode, PokeNavs don't help much within cities, Team Aqua reminds me of KAT-TUN and Pasta~!  Click here to listen or download!

What are the top five best Pokemon movies? I have some thoughts... click here to visit my Patreon and get that special episode!

Pokepress went to Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago! You may have heard some chatter about how the event went down, but here's a ground level observation, Steven reports! Visit Pokepress to learn more! Or, check out their channel on YouTube!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Episode 291: Lifetime Warranty!

Max may have accidentally wrecked the PokeNav... what's a little brother to do?  Not tell his temperamental big sister, of course.  Click here to listen to today's episode, and Max's adventures in customer service!

What are the top five best Pokemon movies? I have some thoughts... click here to visit my Patreon and get that special episode!

Pokepress went to Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago!  You may have heard some chatter about how the event went down, but here's a ground level observation, Steven reports!   Visit Pokepress to learn more! Or, check out their channel on YouTube!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Episode 290: Electric Rock!

The day of the gym battle has arrived!  Ash, Piakchu and Treeko challenge the Rustburo City Gym, even though they've got next to know attacks that can actually do damage to Roxanne's team.  It's an exciting battle, showing off the best of this team's strengths!  Click here to hear how it went!


What are the top five best Pokemon movies? I have some thoughts... click here to visit my Patreon and get that special episode!

Pokepress caught a rare interview with Mark Mueller, co-writer of "Somewhere, Someday". This song took an interesting journey to get to the soundtrack, and Mark's a pretty interesting guy himself! Visit Pokepress to learn more! Or, check out their channel on YouTube!



And finally, I made a thing... Vocaloid songs about fictional characters... "Train On" is on Youtube, "Center of the Storm" will follow soon, but for now, the whole "Wonders" album can be found on Spotify, Apple Music or wherever tunes are streamed. (Except Pandora. Pandora doesn't know what's cool ;)


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Episode 289: School Field Trip!

Ash and the kids are on a field trip!  Not with their school, but to a school.  Max gets a chance to experience public education, May learns about contests, Brock discovers his future calling and Ash just wants a gym battle.  Also, they meet the gym leader.  She's sweet. Click here to learn more about Roxanne of Rustburo City!



What are the top five best Pokemon movies? I have some thoughts... click here to visit my Patreon and get that special episode!

Pokepress caught a rare interview with Mark Mueller, co-writer of "Somewhere, Someday". This song took an interesting journey to get to the soundtrack, and Mark's a pretty interesting guy himself! Visit Pokepress to learn more!  Or, check out their channel on YouTube!

And finally, I made a thing... Vocaloid songs about fictional characters... "Train On" is on Youtube, "Center of the Storm" will follow soon, but for now, the whole "Wonders" album can be found on Spotify, Apple Music or wherever tunes are streamed.  (Except Pandora.  Pandora doesn't know what's cool ;)


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Episode 288: Catching the Worm!

May tries to catch a new Pokemon, Ash trains for his upcoming gym battle and there's a local kid who learns how to duplicate himself.  Click here to find out what that's all about!

What are the top five best Pokemon movies?  I have some thoughts... click here to visit my Patreon and get that special episode!

Pokepress caught a rare interview with Mark Mueller, co-writer of "Somewhere, Someday".  This song took an interesting journey to get to the soundtrack, and Mark's a pretty interesting guy himself!  Visit Pokepress to learn more!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Episode 287: Pokemon Contests!

This episode is just jam-packed with stuff.  Character development, knowledge dropping, training, competing, and seviper humiliation... Ash and the kids discover Pokemon Contests, Iron Tail and maybe Jessie's been to Hoenn before?  Click the link to hear more!

In other news, Pokepress has been busy talking with VCG winners.  Want to know more about the winning team?  Visit their channel on YouTube!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Episode 286: From The Depths!

There's something strange living in the local lake... Or, not that strange, but a pokemon with some nusual abilities.  I also go on a long tangent about ages in the Poke-verse, and Pikachu decides not to wait for the translation.  It's a day of fun, click the link to listen or download!


Meanwhile, with our sponsers... Know who Veronica Taylor is? You should! Head on over to Pokepress to learn more about her!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Episode 285: Puppies!

This episode is a long tangent about storytelling conventions and how Hoenn and Yugioh tried to navigate them.  Also some B plot about an evolution.  And Ash and Pikachu being real super awesome friends in the background.  Click here to hear about Max trying to play at pokemon training!

Meanwhile, with our sponsers... Know who Veronica Taylor is?  You should!  Head on over to Pokepress to learn more about her, or how to get the veiwership you want on YouTube!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Episode 284: Don't Forget To Chew Your Food!

Ash and friends meet the World's Most Powerful Pokemon!  It's not who you think it is... But if you want to find out who's the most powerful, you should click this link!  Also, Magikarp!

A word from our sponsers... Did you know Pokepress did a radio show featuring even more video game music! And their podcast has plenty of stuff about Pokemon and pokemon music, new episodes up!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Episode 283: Haunt It Or Flaunt It!

The gang is back in the big city, and Max wants to find some Pokemon.  May wants to explore a haunted mansion, Brock wants to avoid the haunted mansions, and Ash just wants a burger.  One way or another, everyone ends up happy in the end.  Click here to hear today's sort-of-ghost story!


And my, my, there's a lot of stuff to keep you busy on the Pokemon/nerdy front.Did I mention I have a new special episode up? Pokemon Adventures, Volume 1, chapters 6-9, if you're interested!

Pokepress went out to the Pokemon Sun and Moon: Guardians Rising pre-release, and got to talk with some people about that event. What is there to look forward to in the coming season? Read here to see what Jake said! They also made it out to Record Store Day 2017, and then decided they needed even more music with this unboxing of the Alola single. And if that wasn't enough, did a radio show featuring even more video game music! And then, their podcast has plenty of stuff about Pokemon and pokemon music, new episodes up!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Episode 282: A Snake In The Grass Is Worth Treeko In The Bush!

I wasn't lying about binge podcasting!  Here's a quick episode about Treeko, Ash and Pikachu's parenting skills, and a Seviper that was born to be a member of Team Rocket.  Arbok shed a massive snakeskin to fill, but I think Seviper will make a nice replacement.  Click here to download or listen!

And my, my, there's a lot of stuff to keep you busy on the Pokemon/nerdy front. Did I mention I have a new special episode up? Pokemon Adventures, Volume 1, chapters 6-9, if you're interested!

Pokepress went out to the Pokemon Sun and Moon: Guardians Rising pre-release, and got to talk with some people about that event. What is there to look forward to in the coming season? Read here to see what Jake said! They also made it out to Record Store Day 2017, and then decided they needed even more music with this unboxing of the Alola single. And if that wasn't enough, did a radio show featuring even more video game music! And then, their podcast has plenty of stuff about Pokemon and pokemon music, new episodes up!

Special Episodes: A Forced Valentine's Day!

The English dub tries to invent some shipping, which is kind of minor compared to the actual plot.  The pokemon prove they can handle themselves, I start off admiring Ash's hero skills despite him not being in this episode, and Butch and Cassidy try to take over Jessie and James' cosplay reputation.  Click here to download or listen!

And my, my, there's a lot of stuff to keep you busy on the Pokemon/nerdy front.  Did I mention I have a new special episode up?  Pokemon Adventures, Volume 1, chapters 6-9, if you're interested!

Pokepress went out to the Pokemon Sun and Moon: Guardians Rising pre-release, and got to talk with some people about that event.  What is there to look forward to in the coming season?  Read here to see what Jake said!  They also made it out to Record Store Day 2017, and then decided they needed even more music with this unboxing of the Alola single.  And if that wasn't enough, did a radio show featuring even more video game music!  And then, their podcast has plenty of stuff about Pokemon and pokemon music, new episodes up!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Special Episode: Badge Makers R Us!

Misty needs to replenish the Cerulean Gym's stash of gyms badges, but it turns out the process isn't as simple as placing an order... It's time for Pokemon Chronicles, which means plenty of familiar faces!  Including Psyduck!  :)  Click here to download or listen!

And my, my, there's a lot of stuff to keep you busy on the Pokemon/nerdy front.  Did I mention I have a new special episode up?  Pokemon Adventures, Volume 1, chapters 6-9, if you're interested!

Pokepress went out for Record Store Day 2017, and then decided they needed even more music with this unboxing of the Alola single.  And if that wasn't enough, did a radio show featuring even more video game music!  And then, their podcast has plenty of stuff about Pokemon and pokemon music, new episodes up!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Episode 281: The Secret Life of Trees!

Ash and his friends come across a bunch of Pokemon, and of course Ash wants to add one to the team!  In the process, he gets to ruminate on the circle of life and the nature of mortality, battle physics and whether or not the people in his life are actually concerned for his well-being.  It's a small episode, but a lot got jammed in there!  Click here to listen!
Interviews with voice actors?  TCG and VCG competitors?  Elite pokemaniac level collecting?  Check out Pokepress, on Youtube or their blog page!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Episode 280: Fond Farewells!

Today we say goodbye to two good friends who put u with way too much in their short tenure.  Arbok and Weezing move on to new responsibilities, and it can only go up from here.  But leaving Jessie and James is going to be hard!  Tune in to hear about their last episode with Team Rocket!

Interviews with voice actors?  TCG and VCG competitors?  Elite pokemaniac level collecting?  Check out Pokepress, on Youtube or their blog page!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Episode 279: Shorts Are Comfy!

Back to Ash and friends, they're having a filler episode, but it doesn't mean we won't talk about anything important.  Pokemon language, anyone?  Meanwhile, the podcast host is distracted by the ISU World Figure Skating Championships.  Which of your favorite athletes win the Spirit of Ash Ketchum Award?  Click here to here the episode!

Hey, have I mentioned this show has a Patreon?  Some new episodes up lately, you should check them out!

Interviews with Pokemon actors?  Yes please!  Head on over to Pokepress for that and more!  Or listen to video game/Pokemon music here on soundcloud!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Special Episode: Historical Documents!

Team Rocket has an adventure that may challenge their identities as villains.  I said may, not will.  You'll have to tune in to hear if they found the light.

And when you're done with that, you should hit up my Patreon page for two new special exclusive episodes!  Pokemon Adventures, or Pop Songs, take your pick!

Meanwhile, Pokepress is becoming a regular globe-trotter, heading out to Australia for the Pokemon Oceanic Championships.  A lot of good interviews with the competetors should be coming your way, like this one with the TCG Masters Runner-Up.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Episode 278: Brock Returns, The Sequel!

Brock is back! (again!)  And what an episode to come in on, there's new pokemon capturing, battle upgrades, charater developments, continuity nods and Ash showing his proficiency in Pika-speak.  Nearly a throwaway, but maybe one of the more important episodes.  Click here to hear what happens!  
Pokepress is uploading all sorts of fun interviews from Anime Milwaukee!  Vic Mignogna, anyone?  
They've also got a pretty cool blog, this way... :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Episode 277: Meeting The Parents!

It's time to get to know May's family, and Ash looks like the responsible young man you want to bring home.  So much so that Norman and Caroline trust him with their daughter... and their son.  I don't think Ash was planning on a babysitting gig, but he warms up to the idea pretty quickly.  Tune in to hear how that ended up happening!

Pokepress is uploading all sorts of fun interviews from Anime Milwaukee!  Like this one with Vic Mignogna!  I'm sure I don't have to explain who he is, right? ;)

You should also head over to their blog for the Pokepress Digest Podcast and so much more!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Episode 276: Road to Ruins!

We're back covering Ash and May, and the hijinks they get up to on the road.  Or I guess the hijinks find them.  Not their fault they stumbled into both a Team Rocket and a Team Magma plot... but at least a professor got a new discovery out of it!  Click here to download or listen!

You should also head over to Pokepress and see their blog or YouTube channel for an interview with Lucien Dodge (Voice actor of "Blue", "Silver", etc) and so much more!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Special Episode: Throw Out The Rulebook!

Misty is back at Cerulean Gym, but the PIA is ready to shake things up!  There's also an out of control Gyarados, some fanboys and a familiar trio who want to wrench control of the gym.  She's got her work cut out for her!  How will her first day as gym leader go?  You'll have to click here to find out.

 Wanna preview the Diamond and Pearl BluRay DVD so you know what you're getting?  Check out Pokepress' latest unboxing video!


And listen to the end of The Electric Tale of Pikachu or Steven and I discussing Movie 4 ending themes at my Patreon! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Special Episode: The Brockfather, Part 2

Brock returns home to deal with a family emergency, and finds out that even though both of his parents have returned to the home, he's still the only one in this family that's an adult.  I honestly don't know how these people survive when he's not around.  But it looks like one of the younger siblings is starting to grow up a bit... Click here to listen or download!

Wanna preview the Diamond and Pearl BluRay DVD so you know what you're getting?  Check out Pokepress' latest unboxing video!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Episode 275: The Honeymoon Is Over!

Day 1 of the Hoenn Region!  As usual, Ash and Pikachu have an eventful start, and I'm a little surprised Ash lived through it.  But it's not every day that Team Rocket saves Pikachu's life, even if they were the ones who got him in trouble in the first place... Click here to download or listen!
And hey, mosey on over to Pokepress' Youtube channel!  Lots of new videos up, including a nice retro promo cassette!
And listen to the end of The Electric Tale of Pikachu or Steven and I discussing Movie 4 ending themes at my Patreon! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Very Best Like No One Ever Was Awards! Johto Edition!

Can you believe it?  We finished out the Johto region!  It was so long, I have trouble remembering all that happened.  Hopefully this awards ceremony will remind us of the highlights!  It's been a wild few years with ups and downs, both in the series and out. ;)  Click here to listen, right click to download, enjoy!

Or, head over to my Patreon page for more Pokemon discussion!  I talk about Electric Tale and join Steven for a discussion on the 4th movie ending themes.
And head to Pokepress' Youtube channel for even MORE Pokemon discussion!  You are super spoiled this weekend!  Steven talks to Eric Summerer from The Dice Tower Podcast about TCG stuff and general Pokemon experiences.  All good stuff!