Saturday, August 06, 2022

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 58: Deconstructing Pokémon Songs

In this episode, Anne from Pikapi Podcast joins me to examine what can be heard behind the vocals of various Pokémon songs. “A Small Thing”, “Polkamon”, “Blah, Blah, Blah”, and several others all get a close listen in this discussion. We may not have found any secret messages, but it does shine light on some interesting aspects of these tunes, and we think you’ll find it revealing as well:

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Sunday, July 03, 2022

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 57: Discussing Pokémon 25: The Album

In this episode, Anne from Pikapi Podcast drops by to discuss some of the songs from Pokémon 25: The Album. In addition to the tracks themselves, we cover the release strategy, music videos, and whether these songs would work with Secrets of the Jungle.


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Pikapi Podcast
Poke Casters Network

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 56: James "D Train" Williams

In this episode, I interview James “D Train” Williams. While many of you will know him as a co-performer of the original PokeRap, it turns out he’s actually had a very extensive career, both as a lead singer and a backup artist. For even more stories, be sure to listen after the outro:


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Monday, May 16, 2022

Interview: James "D-Train" Williams (PokeRap, Have Some Fun With The Funk)

In the early days of the Pokémon franchise, James "D-Train" Williams had an opportunity to do vocals on the PokeRap. As it turns out, however, this is just a small portion of his career, and I got a chance to talk about what he's been up to both before and since:


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 55: Discussing the score (and the rest) of "Secrets of the Jungle"

In this second part of our “Secrets of the Jungle” discussion, we cover the score of the film, and our thoughts on the movie itself. In the process, we revisit a song from a previous Pokémon movie, and make some observations about scientists in the franchise’s recent cinematic outings-there’s definitely a pattern:


Sunday, April 10, 2022

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 54: Discussing the songs of "Secrets of the Jungle"

In this first part of our "Secrets of the Jungle" discussion, Anne from Pikapi Podcast helps me go over the movie’s six songs. It’s a lot of material to navigate, but we manage to cover all of them, including comparing the ones that are different between the Japanese and Western versions. So…maybe it's really ten songs then. In any event, we had a lot of fun with this one, and we hope you do too:


Sunday, April 03, 2022

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 53: Anime Milwaukee 2022

This episode features a series of interviews from Anime Milwaukee 2022. My first convention in two years, it gave me an opportunity to talk with voice actors from the across the franchise. Characters like Dr. Zed, Detective Decker, and Karen are all represented. If you still want more, you’ll find some outtakes at the end:

A press pass was provided for this event.

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Anime Milwaukee

Recap Livestream

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Unboxing Devotion 2 Music's "Blah Blah Blah" CD Single

 Devotion 2 Music (sometimes abbreviated D2M) isn't the most well-documented act on the Pokémon 2000 soundtrack. but as it turns out, they actually released several singles in Europe. Thanks to an online seller, I was able to pick up one of them:


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 52: Discussing the music of "Pokemon Ranger"

In this episode, Anne from Pikapi Podcast drops by to discuss the music of Pokémon Ranger for the Nintendo DS. This final side game of generation three is best known for its touchscreen mechanics, but we manage to get quite a bit out of its varied soundtrack. To find out what we thought of the game itself, and hear even more about audio cassettes, be sure to listen after the outro:


Monday, December 20, 2021

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 51-Discussing the Music of "Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red/Blue Rescue Team"

In this episode, Anne from Pikapi Podcast joins me to talk about the music of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red & Blue Rescue Team. These initial entries in Pokémon's most successful side series have a number of interesting facets, including being the only side games with a full-on remake, which adds a third version to every tune. Luckily, the two of us are more than up to the task of covering this soundtrack. If you still need more though, we have the usual game discussion after the outro: