This past weekend "Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl" was released with much acclaim and fanfare! It is a video game on the Nintendo Switch gaming system and a re-make of the 2006 Nintendo DS role-playing game.
Never heard of this before? Does it all sound like strange letters and words strung together? Do you not know what Pokémon is?
If so, never fear, our resident pop culture/youth beat expert Hezekiah "Zeke" Jones is here to help you out! Zeke will explain what Pokémon is, the basic story of the franchise (which are not just games, but best-selling television shows, movies, and comic books), what attracts people to Pokémon, where it is going, & his very strong, dry, and sarcastic critiques. If you are trying to figure out Pokémon to better understand your child or grandchild you have come to the right place. If you are already a fan, you will enjoy this romp through the world. If you like hearing funny descriptions and critiques of an international franchise from a tween . . . you have now found your special place. So strap in and enjoy this fun bonus episode which can be listened to during this Thanksgiving Holiday travel!