Saturday, December 14, 2013

Merry Apochristmas!

Happy holidays, Post-Apocalypters!  Just letting you know that the show will be hibernating until after the holidays are over, but we're going to be coming back bigger and better than ever.  So enjoy all the festive fun, may your stockings be stuffed with ammo, and we'll see you back here real soon!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Episode 54: Oh, Hell.

Post-Apodaclypse goes international with the German post-apocalyptic horror film Hell.  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell on a trip to a new apocalyptic scenario - the solar apocalypse.  Can mankind survive when the sun gets too hot - and will those who survive survive each other?

Also available on iTunes.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Episode 53: A little more Revolution

It's back-to-back episodes covering NBC's Revolution.  Last time around, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell covered episodes 2-7 of the current season.  This time they're bringing you up to the hiatus break with episodes 8 and 9.  So plug in and turn on some Post-Apodaclypse!

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Episode 52: Let's Get Revolutionary

The lights are out, the swords are swinging, and the second season of NBC's Revolution rolls on.  On this episode of Post-Apodaclypse, your hosts, Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell, give you a tour through episodes 2 through 7.  And their opinions are very much in the love/hate category.  Tune in and find out what's on their minds in all things Revolutionary.

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Episode 51: Dead Men Walkin'

The new season of AMC's The Walking Dead continues and Post-Apodaclypse is there to talk about it.  There are shocks.  There are revelations.  There is action.  There is heartbreak.  And there's a seemingly endless store of awesome zombie kills.  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell for a review of episodes two through five ("Infected", "Isolation", "Indifference" and "Internment").  Get your Dead on!

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Episode 50: The Road Warrior

It's anniversary time as Post-Apodaclypse celebrates its 50th episode!  It seemed only fitting to use the occasion to cover perhaps the greatest of all post-apocalyptic films, 1981's Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.  Hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell are joined for the festivities by special guest hosts Junior Bruce and Leo Zuniga of the popular Junior & Leo Show podcast.  So steal some guzzaline, strap on some rugby gear and let's hit the road!

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Episode 49: Back to the Survivors

Hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell are taking a jump back in to the BBC post-apocalyptic series Survivors.  In this episode, they review episodes 3 and 4  of the show's first season, catching up with our flu-immune British pals and seeing how they're handling the crumbling world.  It's all in this week's Post-Apodaclypse.  Enjoy, and for God's sake, get your flu shots!

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Episode 48: Rise of the Walking Dead (season 4 opener)

When does six months feel like a lifetime?  1) When you're in prison and you're just a bit too pretty, 2) when you're waiting for the Walking Dead to begin again on AMC.  The wait is over, and hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell "walk" you through the first episode of season four.  The drama and the decay are back, and it's all right here on Post-Apodaclypse

Also available on iTunes.  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Episode 47: A-Number-One (Escape From New York)

Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell have been saving this one up, but they're finally breaking down the classic 1981 John Carpenter film Escape from New York.  Relive the action.  Relive the testosterone.  Relive the Duke.  Relive Adrienne Barbeau's boobs.  Find out what happens when one of the greatest antiheroes in cinema history breaks into the biggest prison in the history of mankind to save the President, to save himself, and to save the whole world.

Also available on iTunes.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Episode 46: The Sophomore Revolution

We've had a long summer waiting to find out if those nukes were going to hit, but the answer is finally revealed as NBC's Revolution returns for its second season.  Find out what happened to the gang, where they're at, and what lies ahead for the de-powered America.  Hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell will help you find your way through the dark in this latest episode of Post-Apodaclypse.  

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Episode 45: Zombie Apocalypse (no, the other one...)

Yes, Post-Apodaclypse did already review a (crappy) film called Zombie Apocalypse.  This episode is not about that.  This is about the Discovery Channel's docu-special of the same name.  It focuses on preppers who actually believe the zombie apocalypse is going to happen.  Check out who these folks are and how they plan to survive the undead hordes as hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell talk about this and other prepper-related realities. 

Also available on iTunes.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Episode 44: Cinema Crapfest: AE Apocalypse Earth and Post Impact

Are you tired of watching GOOD movies?  Boy, do we feel you.  That's why we've got our ongoing series we call Cinema Crapfest - so we can all bask in the glory of hilariously bad film making.  Crapfest is back with a couple of new post-apocalyptic lemons for your viewing "pleasure", this time covering AE: Apocalypse Earth (Richard Grieco, Adrian Paul) and Post Impact (Dean Cain).  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell as Post-Apodaclypse once more embraces the crap!

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Episode 43: Morpheus and Chet vs. the Snow Cannibals (The Colony)

It's not out in US theaters until September 20, but it's on video on demand right now.  Let hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell give you a spoiler-filled look at the post-apocalyptic eco horror action thriller called The Colony, starring Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton.  It's all about snow and crazy cannibals on the latest episode of Post-Apodaclypse.  Bring your winter jacket.  It's going to get cold in here.

Also available on iTunes.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Episode 42: Kindle-Rama: The Remaining

Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell are ready to take you on another journey of downloadable literary adventure in the latest installment of Kindle-Rama, where they review post-apocalyptic books that you can download to your Kindle (or Kindle app) and discover.  This time around, the boys review the internet-driven sensation called The Remaining by author D.J. Molles.  In an America overrun by bacteria-created rage zombies, one military man must rise from his bunker and carry out his mission - to find survivors, rebuild society, and somehow stay alive long enough to do both.

Also available in iTunes.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Episode 41: Cruuuuuuise...innnn...spaaaaace! (Oblivion)

Devastated by an alien invasion that left it turned upside down and irradiated, Earth has seen all its children take off to the stars to go to humanity's new home on Titan.  But it's still got Tom Cruise looking out for it, an engineer keeping the machines working as things are closing up shop for good.  But is all what it seems?  If all was what it seemed, wouldn't that be a pretty boring screenplay?  Jump into Oblivion with Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell for all the stunning visuals, the amazing music, and the wall-to-wall TomCruisery.

Also available on iTunes.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Episode 40: (The British) Survivors

No, it's not the 80s Robin Williams/Water Matthau film.  No, it's not the band.  This is Survivors, the 2008 BBC series about the end of (most of) the world by the mother of all viruses.  When the "European flu" kills off 90% of the global population, how will those that remain survive, and how will society rebuild itself?  Follow a group of Britain's few remaining souls as they attempt to answer these questions, and listen as Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell walk you through the first two episodes of season 1.

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Episode 39: Nut up or shut up (Zombieland)

In 2009, when America's zombie obsession was just about to explode, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone helped light the fuse with the high-octane, big laugh, over-the-top film Zombieland.  Join Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell for a walk (or a shamble) through this tale of brotherhood, survival...and Twinkies.

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Episode 38: Comic-Con 2013

Another epic Comic-Con International in San Diego has now come and gone, and the nerd hangover has begun.  As has taking to the internet to try to sort out the mass information overload that was the Con.  Let hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell, both Comic-Con vets, give you a personal tour of the Con experience and talk about some of the post-apocalyptic highlights of the weekend in this edition of Post-Apodaclypse.

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Episode 37: Dragons are dicks (Reign of Fire)

Post-Apodaclypse has covered various types of apocalypse scenarios thus far.  Nuclear apocalypse.  Zombie apocalypse.  Pandemic apocalypse.  Even vampire apocalypse.  But in 2002, one film chose to go where no post-apocalyptic movie had gone before.  The DRAGON apocalypse.  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell for a look at mankind's last stand against the fire-breathing beasties in Reign of Fire.

Also available in iTunes.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Episode 36: Defiance to the End

The SyFy Channel's hit series Defiance has officially ended its first season and packed up shop until next summer.  Join Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell for a walk through the final four episodes of the season, with all the twists, all the shocks...ALL that shtako.

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Episode 35: Summer Movie Series 2013: World War Z

The Post-Apodaclypse Summer Movie Series continues as Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell give their reviews on the highly-awaited World War Z, the Brad Pitt mega zombie spectacular based (kind of) on the Max Brooks book of the same name.  Stories have flown through the press for months about massive rewrites and reshoots on this film, leading many to believe it had turned into a complete fiasco that was doomed to failure and ridicule.  Did all the fixin's do the job?  Tune into this episode and find out.

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Episode 34: Summer Movie Series 2013: This is the End

Post-Apodaclypse is hitting the theaters to bring you this summer's hottest post-apocalyptic movies!  To begin, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell talk about one of this summer's most anticipated films, the end-of-the-world comedy This is the End, starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel and a host of other celebrities playing themselves. When the apocalypse hits in the middle of a party in the Hollywood Hills, can friendships--and mankind--survive?  Tune in and see if it lives up to the hype!

Also available on iTunes.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Episode 33: Check this shtako out! New Defiance episodes

Syfy's brand new show (and video game) Defiance is working its way into its first season, with plenty of explosions and knife-fights and intrigue and aliens and humans and lost astronauts and creepy family bathing rituals and occasional girl-on-girl action.  Join Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell as they walk you through episodes 5 though 8.  Let's do this shtako!

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Episode 32: The End of (the first season of) the Revolution

The first season of NBC's hit post-apocalyptic series Revolution has come to a close.  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell for a breakdown of the season finale, a look at the online webisodes titled "Enemies of the State", and a review of the show's first year.  Let there be lights?

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Episode 31: Saturday Morning Apocalypse

There was an age, long past, when children's adventure programming was resigned to three networks alone, and took place on the glorious Saturday mornings of yore.  For kids everywhere, this weekly block of cartoon action was reward enough itself.  For kids who also longed for post-apocalyptic tales, there was even more rejoicing!  Their monkey was fed by 1976's live action series Ark II (which, coincidentally, had a monkey in it) and by 1980's animated epic called Thundarr the Barbarian (not at all trying to rip off Star Wars in any way, we swear)!  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell as they take Post-Apodaclypse back to the era of cereal commercials, vibrant morality tales, and...well...talking monkeys.    Ookla!  Ariel!  RIDE!

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Episode 30: Back to the Revolution

The countdown has begun to the big conclusion of the first season of NBC's hit show Revolution, and Post-Apodaclypse is going to get you all caught up on the details you'll need to know.  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell on a journey through five episodes of ass-kicking, sword-fighting, gun-blazing post-apocalypty television.

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Episode 29: PostApoc.Net

Post-Apodaclypse is a member of a site called, which is a repository for links to post-apocalyptic content.  There's piles of stuff to explore, from films to online fiction to gaming to comics to podcasts to real life preppery to products and more.  There's message boards.  There's live chats.  There's reviews.  There's everything!  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell for an audio tour through some of this material and discussion on a few highlights.

Also available on iTunes.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Episode 28: Welcome to Defiance

Is it a TV series?  Is it a video game?  Yes!  In a bold media move, SyFy has introduced their new show--the science fiction alien/human epic called Defiance--and created an MMO game of the same name which ties into it.  On this edition of Post-Apodaclypse, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell will explore the TV series side of the experience, getting into the setting, story and characters.  No shtako!

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Episode 27: Cinema Crapfest - Gangland and Dream Warrior

It's time once again for Post-Apodaclypse to shine its light on post-apocalyptic films that are...well...crappy.  On this edition, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell will take a painful look at the 2001 post-nuke/pandemic/kung fu flick called Gangland, which (kind of) stars Ice T and Coolio, and the 2003 film called Dream Warrior, in which Lance Henrickson and the guy from TV's Beastmaster face off in a post-meteoric future where people have started to gain special abilities, and are therefore feared and hunted for it.   The boys watch these films so you don't have to, so 1) you're welcome, and 2) tune in and join the fun!

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Episode 26: Return of the Revolution

After an unusually long hiatus, NBC's new show Revolution has returned for the second half of its inaugural season.  Let Post-Apodacylypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell be your guides through the first four episodes of the return.  Will the rebels escape Monroe and his copters?  Will the other territories be able to withstand the might of a Monroe Republic with electrical power?  Will there be more epic sword-fighting ass-kickery?  The answers are within.

Also available on iTunes

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Episode 25: Kindle-Rama: Wanted

A new feature debuts on the Post-Apodaclypse podcast called Kindle-Rama.  In this, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell take a look at post-apocalyptic books and stories available to you on your Amazon Kindle (or the Kindle software on your computer, phone or tablet).  The first book examined is the post-nuclear adventure called Wanted, written by Jason Halstead.  The first in a trilogy, this action novel follows a grizzled military vet and an actress forced to work together to rescue and deliver a pair of wealthy teens that nefarious forces are hunting for termination.  Download the (free) book yourself and follow along (or wait to hear what your hosts have to say about it first).

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Episode 24: This Episode Sucks (the vampire apocalypse)

Everybody loves vampires, right?  They're those bad guys we love to hate who must be stopped (by stake or flame or good old-fashioned decapitation) before they've drained us all.  But what if the bad guys won?  On this episode of Post-Apodaclypse, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell look at a sub-genre of post-apocalyptic fiction known as the vampire apocalypse, where vampires become the engine for mankind's destruction.  Two modern examples will be explored - The 2010 film called Stake Land, and the season 3 episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer called "The Wish".  Tune in and pass the garlic.  This episode's gonna suck.

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Episode 23: Dead End (Walking Dead season 3 finale)

It's all come down to this.  Season 3 of AMC's The Walking Dead built up to a big finale, and the final two episodes ("This Sorrowful Life", "Welcome to the Tombs") bring the prison gang and the people of Woodbury to a final showdown.  Who lives?  Who dies (once, or maybe even twice)?  Who will have the final throwdown with the Governor?  All these questions and more await you in this latest edition of Post-Apodaclypse, hosted by Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell.

NOTE:  New episodes of this podcast will no longer arrive on Tuesdays.  Due to schedule changes, we'll now be bringing you new eps on Thursdays.

Also available on iTunes.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Episode 22: These Dead were made for Walkin'...

Season 3 of The Walking Dead, AMC's zombie-rific phenomenon, rolls on toward it's big finale.  Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell "walk" (see what we did there?) you through the episodes "Clear", "Arrow in the Doorpost" and "Prey".  The war between our gang of survivors and the peoples of Woodbury seems unavoidable now, and if this show has taught us anything, it's that there's no way to know who's going to make it through to the other side alive.  Join us for all of the (deliciously) gory details.

Also available on iTunes.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Episode 21: Un Niño y Su Perro

In 1984, Don Johnson would become one of the most recognized faces in the world when Miami Vice hit the TV screen.  But in 1975, he was busy wandering the post-nuclear wastelands with a telepathic dog, searching high and low for popcorn and (non-consensual) love.  Before Max got Mad and took the Road to Thunderdome, the cult classic A Boy and His Dog, based on the 1969 novella by Harlan Ellison, showed us a world gone crazy after the bombs stopped dropping.  Join Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell as they examine this unique (and frankly, quite messed up) film.  Trust them.  They have...good taste.

PLEASE NOTE:  This episode does have some audio problems, which have now been resolved on future episodes.  Our apologies and our hopes that they do not detract from your listening pleasure.

Also available on iTunes.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Episode 20: Remember the Titan (AE)

In the year 2000, famed animator Don Bluth created what, thus far, has turned out to be his last animated feature film.  It starred such voice talents as Matt Damon, Bill Pullman and Drew Barrymore, and was called Titan AE. Mixing old-school animation with late 1990s computer animation, and with a fat indie rock soundtrack, the film was a huge financial failure for Fox Animation.  But is it worth seeing all these years later?  Join Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell as they rap about this tale of Earth's orphans seeking survival and rebirth among the stars.

PLEASE NOTE:  There were sound problems recording this episode, so we apologize for them in advance.

Also available on iTunes.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Episode 19: Those Funky (12) Monkeys

In 1995, director Terry Gilliam gave us the strange, riveting film 12 Monkeys, in which a prisoner (Bruce Willis) in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future is sent back in time to gather information on the man-made plague that wiped out most of humanity, aided by the lovely Madeline Stowe and the clearly insane Brad Pitt.  In 2013, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell talked about it.  So, both are historic dates in entertainment.  Join the Post-Apodacylpse duo as they break down the film, plus discuss the recent Academy Awards and the greatness of William Shatner.

Also available on iTunes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Episode 18: Bring Out Your (Walking) Dead!

After a really long and painful wait (okay, not THAT long, but definitely painful), AMC's zombie phenomenon The Walking Dead is back for the second half of season 3!  Join your hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell as they jump in and break down the first three episodes since the return.  Is Rick still crazy?  Is Merle still an ass?  Is Maggie still hot?  The answer to all these questions is "yes", but there and plenty more question to answer!  Join us!

Also available on iTunes.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Episode 17: Escape from Scotland (Doomsday)

In the not-too-far future, a plague strikes Scotland, killing without mercy, and England chooses to stop the spread of it by walling off Scotland and letting them all die.  Years later, with England cut off from the rest of the world due to their actions, the plague is found again.  Now one (hot) woman, an escaped orphan of Scotland and a cop, is sent back into her birth land with a team to find a cure.  And what they find is plenty of still-living Scots, now broken up into gangs, some of whom are a little sweet on the taste of other humans.  In this very grindhouse-y and highly entertaining action film, bits and pieces of all manner of post-apoc classics--from Escape from New York to Road Warrior to 28 Days Later--are woven together to create a nitro-burning, sword-fighting, rock-and-rolling ride called Doomsday.  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell as they break it down for you in this latest edition of Post-Apodaclypse.

Also available in iTunes.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Episode 16: No Escape for you!

In 1994, director Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, Casino Royale...and Green Lantern?) gave us this Ray Liotta film that begins in the far-off future of 2011, and then jumps forward to the unimaginably distant future of 2022.  It's a world where prisons have been privatized and are run by big business, and where the worst prisoners get sent to a remote island to fend for themselves (and fend against each other).  Will Ray Liotta escape this place, or will the title of the film end up being accurate?  Find out as Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell walk you through No Escape.

Also available on iTunes

Monday, January 28, 2013

Episode 15: Webisodic: Electric City and Fallout: Nuka Break

There once was a time when the only place you could find filmed post-apocalyptic tales was in theaters or on TV. Silly past! Here in the future, we now have the option to check out original web series programming right on the internet! On the last episode of Post-Apodaclypse, we covered Bryan Singer's "H+". This week, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell, along with returning guest Vlado Zeravica, point and click their way through the Tom Hanks-created animated web series "Electric City", as well as the fan-film-turned-web-series "Fallout: Nuka Break", a much-loved independent creation set in the world of the Fallout games. Celebrate the marvels of the modern entertainment age with us!

Also available on iTunes.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Episode 14: Webisodic: H+

In our world, right now, millions of people carry smartphones and can't make it through their day without regularly checking them.  But imagine what it would be like if that connectivity could be, instead, injected right into your body, putting your brain online 24/7?  This is the near-future we're introduced to in the Bryan Singer-produced web series called "H+".  And since we're covering the series on Post-Apodaclypse, you can probably guess that something with this technology goes terribly, terribly wrong.  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell, along with guest Vlado Zeravica, as they explore this story and all the many questions it raises about man's marriage to machine.

If you'd like to watch the whole 48-episode series on YouTube (episodes are generally 3-6 minutes each) before listening to this podcast , you can start at the beginning right here:

The H+ Digital Series

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Episode 13: Cinema Crapfest - She and Steel Dawn

Ah, the 80's.  For every piece of groundbreaking entertainment that defined the decade, there was an equally crappy opposite, just to keep the balance.  And some of that crap ended up being a pretty good time.  On this edition of Post-Apodacylpse, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell are joined once more by special guest Ken Wood, and the old-enough-to-remember-these-flicks trio takes you through two silly post-apocalyptic films.  The first is 1982's She, starring the memorable warrior woman of Conan the Barbarian (the original), Sandahl Bergman.  The second is Steel Dawn, the 1987 post-apoc retelling of the classic western Shane...but with swords and crimped hair...starring the late great Patrick Swayze (and also featuring the late great Brion James).  Were they crappy fun or just plain crappy?  Download the ep and find out. 

Also available on iTunes

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Episode 12: Costnerworld

The post-apocalyptic film genre doesn't often get the big budget/big name treatment in Hollywood. In the 1990's, one man set out to change that. His name was Kevin Costner. In 1995 he birthed Waterworld, which, due to many unfortunate factors, became (at that time) the most expensive film ever made. He followed this up in 1997 with The Postman (based on the novel by David Brin), which failed to deliver at the box office (get it?). Join Tim Watts, Michael O'Connell and guest Ken Wood as they break down and discuss both of these Costnerized offerings in this latest installment of Post-Apodaclypse. 

Also available on iTunes.