Pokemon Then & Now- Let Your Geek Sideshow Podcast

This week, we are starting our journey to become the very best, like no one ever was. This ever-evolving franchise began as a simple video game, expanding to encompass card games, popular television, and even a live-action film. This is Pokemon Then & Now.


From across time and space, and throughout the multiverse, listen as multiple generations of geeks come together to discuss the iconic characters, events, and franchises that make up the very fabric of pop culture as we know it.

Let Your Geek Sideshow presents… Then & Now– a pop culture podcast!

This week, we are starting on a journey to become the very best, like no one ever was. From humble roots in Pallet Town to global acclaim, this particular monster-catching franchise has evolved across generations, spanning video games, trading cards, animated films, and even augmented reality apps. Whether you’ve completed your National Dex and captured over 800 creatures or you think they’re all named Pikachu, it’s never to late to start your adventure towards Victory Road.

As the Pokemon franchise continues to grow and expand, it might seem endlessly daunting to become a Pokemon Master. Still, there seems to be no limit to how far the influence of this series reaches- even if you only know the original 151, or have earned the gym badges in every region. One thing is for sure- we all live in a Pokemon world.

Pick your starter and come along, because this is Pokemon Then & Now.


You can check out the full Then & Now podcast on iTunes, or subscribe to our Youtube channel.  You can also find our channel hosted on Pippa at side.show/thennow.  Keep an eye out for new episodes and more ways to listen coming soon.  If you like the show, be sure to subscribe and leave a 5-star review so that other fans can find the podcast!

What other characters, films, or events would you like to see covered in upcoming episodes?  Let Your Geek Sideshow and tell us in the comments, or send us an email at [email protected]!


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  • Hear exclusive interviews with celebrities and pop culture industry leaders as they let their geek side show in Look Who Showed Up.
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