POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

MAKING SESAME STREET

For fifty years, Sesame Street has been in production at the Astoria Studios in Queens, New York City. The show created children's television and has had a huge impact that spans generations. Business Insider goes backstage with Sesame Street's executive producer Ben Lehmann to find out what it takes to make a season of the show.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

RACING LINES EXPLAINED

The fastest way around a race track isn't the shortest. A proper racing line is all about momentum and carrying it into the straights for maximum speed. Chain Bear F1 has this great explainer on racing lines and why they have little to do with geometry.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

EXTREME DISCOUNT CARD

Channel your inner Ben Gates. Vollebak has teamed up with adventurers Jason Fox and Aldo Kane to create the ultimate treasure hunt. Up for grabs is a one-of-a-kind hand-carved Rosewood sculpture crafted by Saena Ku. The piece took her over three months to complete and is impossible to duplicate, so don't even try. It's currently hidden somewhere on planet Earth and the only clue you'll be given is this short film by Oscar-winning director Orlando von Einsiedel, documenting the trek to its undisclosed hideout. Whoever can uncover the card's whereabouts will earn themselves free Vollebak clothing for life.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

CITY OF LIES

In the space of just over six months, hip-hop lost two of its biggest stars to murder. Neither of the cases has ever been solved, and the LAPD has outright stonewalled the investigation at times. City of Lies stars Johnny Depp as LAPD detective Russel Poole, who spent two decades trying to solve the murder of Biggie, and Forrest Whitaker as Jack Jackson, a reporter trying to figure out why the murder was never solved.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

UNDERSTANDING HOTEL CALIFORNIA

"Hotel California" by the Eagles is one of the most famously impenetrable songs in the history of rock and roll. Lyrically and musically, the entire composition seems deliberately crafted to get the listener lost and confused. 12tone breaks down "Hotel California" with a bit of music theory in a valiant attempt to figure out what's going on behind the song.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

HOW MICHAEL SCOTT MAKES A SALE

Bumbling, aloof, and borderline incompetent — that's how most people would describe The Office's Michael Scott. But Michael was also Dunder Mifflin's top salesman, and there's a good reason why. Take a closer look at Michael's people skills — the way he gets to know the customer before he brings up the business.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE INSIDE OUT PROJECT

Street artist JR is taking his art from a local endeavor to a global audience with the Inside Out Project. Via the internet and a traveling portrait booth, JR helps communities around the world put faces to the issues they care about with huge installations comprised of pictures of the people in the places they live.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE PUPPET MASTER BEHIND OF ISLE OF DOGS

From the incredible miniatures to the "Sushi Scene," Isle of Dogs was one of the most ambitious stop-motion films ever made. To truly appreciate the insane scope of the project, Puppet Master Andy Gent describes the process behind crafting each figure and creating every scene.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE PERFECT CITY

There are pros to living in the city, but there are also a whole bunch of cons. Between pollution, traffic, and crime, the perfect one just doesn't exist. So let's create it. Borrowing all of the great features from the best cities around the world and throwing in a few of their own, Life Noggin builds a marvelous utopia from the ground up. Too bad it's only hypothetical.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

GIANT MAGELLAN TELESCOPE

At the University of Arizona, the Giant Magellan Telescope is under construction. Using seven 27-foot-tall mirrors ground to within one-thousandth of an inch, it will be the largest optical telescope in the world once completed. Astronomer Patrick McCarthy describes the what it takes to make the mirrors and what the telescope will be capable of when it's installed at it's permanent home in Chile.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE AUTOMOBILE AS ART

The time when cars had only what they needed — seats, steering wheel, motor, and wheels — are long past. Cars have gone from utilitarian purpose to status symbol, purpose-built for a variety of specific tasks. Sports cars have gained sweeping shapes and bright colors, unmistakably announcing what they're made to do, and prices for the classics have rivaled that of most pure works of art. But are automobiles art? Donut digs into the question and tries to find an answer.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

4K MOON TOUR

We see the moon every night when the sun goes down but due to the synchronous rotation, we actually only see a small portion of it. Luckily for us, NASA is allowing you to view our natural satellite like never before. Using data collected over the last nine years by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, they have created a virtual tour that offers a detailed look at the near side, the far side, and everything in between.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ

Reading is one of the most important shared cultural aspects of American society. Online or off, reading is the primary way we exchange ideas and information — and books play a huge part in this. PBS' The Great American Read need you to vote for your favorite book as they put together a list of the 100 most popular reads in the US.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE UTILITY OF BUILDING USELESS THINGS

Simone Giertz isn't a professional engineer — or even that good of one. Her mechanical monstrosities are largely failures — and that's important. In this TED talk, Simone explains why building useless things is important and the creativity of failing.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

RAMIN DJAWADI | HEART-SHAPED BOX

The first season of Westworld had many memorable characters but one of their most notorious was the player piano. Composed by Ramin Djawadi, the park's saloon produced hauntingly beautiful covers of modern songs from Radiohead, Amy Winehouse, and Nine Inch Nails. Thankfully, the old friend is making a return for the follow-up season and is giving us a sample of what's to come with this version of Nirvana's classic "Heart-Shaped Box".

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

DAN AUERBACH TINY DESK CONCERT

Dan Auerbach didn't bring the mariachi band to NPR's Tiny Desk this time. Instead, he brought the Easy Eye Sound Revue, which includes some of Nashville's best — and relatively unknown — musicians. With a few tracks from his 2017 album Waiting on a Song, Aurebach showcases his musical range behind the Tiny Desk.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE ANDROMEDA-MILKY WAY COLLISION

Currently, our planet Earth is happily residing in the Milky Way. We say currently because The Andromeda galaxy is heading straight for us. When the two galaxies collide, the crash will cause both of them and their supermassive black holes to merge creating a super, supermassive black hole. The good news is none of us will be around to see it. The event won't take place for at least another four billion years.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

LIFE LOOKS BETTER ON SUPER 8

The soft focus. The grainy, washed-out colors. Super 8 is what memories look like, or dreams — even if you born generations after digital replaced film. The Royal Ocean Film Society shows how even the most mundane things can look like a once-in-a-lifetime even when captured on Super 8.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

ANDRE THE GIANT TEACHES HULK HOGAN A LESSON

Pro wrestling prides itself one epic matches. Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan had some of the most epic brawls in wrestling history — and the Giant had to make sure Hogan remembered what he was there to do. Hogan talks about what he learned from Andre when he brought a girl to a match in this deleted clip from HBO's Andre the Giant documentary.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE MYSTERY OF THE ALIEN GARGOYLE

The Paisley Abbey in Scotland dates from the 12th-century and features fantastic stone gargoyles ringing its eaves. One, in particular, stands out due to its resemblance to one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time — the xenomorph from Ridley Scott's Alien. Exactly how a xenomorph ended up as a gargoyle on a 12th-century Scottish abbey has been a bit of a mystery — until now.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S LIGHT ON EARTH

From fireflies to creatures of the deep, nature of full of natural light. The voice of nature himself David Attenborough narrates as Curiosity Stream travels to the treetops and the bottom of the ocean to explore the mysterious beauty of bioluminescence.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

HOW TO FOLD WORLD RECORD PAPER AIRPLANES

You could say John Collins is a paper plane expert. Designing and folding them himself, he turns humble pieces of paper into record-holding flying machines. He's even earned himself the nickname "The Paper Airplane Guy." In this video, he shares his knowledge with the masses by showing how to recreate his World Record-holding plane, Suzanne.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

SOLAR ENERGY’S GREATEST CHALLENGE

More electricity produced by solar panels sounds like it's a win-win proposition. But with the current structure of our power grid, solar energy actually causes a problem. Called the "duck curve," demand for energy dips when solar energy production is at its highest, potentially causing damage to the grid. Which means some solar panels are shut off at their peak production, causing energy to be wasted. Find out the details in this explanation from Vox.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE ART OF TELEVISION REPAIR

After moving to the United States from Taiwan, Chi-Tien Lui used his background in electronics to open his own shop in Manhattan in 1969. Artist, directors, and musicians flocked to his shop to test out the latest video equipment. Today, Lui uses his decade of knowledge to maintain and repair this vintage machinery to help preserve priceless art for museums like the Smithsonian and MoMA.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

SPORTS SOUND BETTER AT HOME

Everything you hear on a sports broadcast doesn't just happen — it's all the result of microphones and the A1 audio engineer. In a trailer outside the area, one person and a lot of equipment take strategically placed mics and literally chase the action, using faders on a mixing console. VOX talks to a few industry pros to see how the process works, and why you hear things at home you'd never hear at the stadium.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

20 YEARS OF LAURYN HILL

Lauryn Hill's recording career lasted less than a decade, from The Fugee's Blunted on Reality to 2002's MTV Unplugged No. 2.0. Yet that in that short time span, she managed to inspire generations of artists with a mix of vintage soul and thoughtful lyrics. Nerdwriter lets the artist and her music speak for itself in this short documentary covering how her music still resonates two decades later.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIES

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS | TRAILER

Mary Stuart became the Queen of France at the age of 16. By 18, she was a widow returning to her native Scotland, a country under the rule of England and Queen Elizabeth the First. When Queen Mary makes a claim to the throne, a conflict ensues between the two queens and their countries. Starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIES

EVOLUTION OF MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

What a long, strange trip it's been. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen a massive expansion over the last decade as it's become the most profitable movie franchise in history. With Avengers: Infinity War out in theaters, now is a great time to step back and see how the MCU has evolved over the last ten years.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

TRUE FACTS ABOUT FROGFISH

After a three-year hiatus, Ze Frank returns and he's brought his nature mockumentary series along with him. The "True Facts" revival kicks things off with an in-depth look at the masters of disguise, Frogfish.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

LHR TO SFO IN FOUR MINUTES

The flight from London-Heathrow Airport to San Fransico usually takes about 11 hours. Now you can experience the whole flight in under four minutes. Captain Dave Wallsworth and his British Airways crew fly an Airbus A380 nearly a quarter way around the world, chasing the sunrise from the UK to the United States.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

HOW AN EAMES LOUNGE CHAIR IS MADE

Made from molded plywood and leather, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is one of the most iconic pieces of furniture ever made. The piece was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956 and has been furnishing the living rooms, dens, and even the Museum of Modern Art ever since. Now, 60 years later the set is still in production at factories in Kentwood and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

ENDLESS ENERGY AND BLACK HOLE BOMBS

A spinning black hole could provide enough energy to power civilization for trillions of years — and create the biggest bomb known to the universe. Using the rotation of a black hole to supercharge electromagnetic waves could create massive amounts of energy or equally massive amounts of destruction. Kurzgesagt explains what it would take to harness a black hole and the potential risks of the process.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

NINTENDO’S ORIGINAL GAMING MASTER

Before Nintendo was in every American living room, they were a staple in the arcade scene. Howard Phillips was merely working as a shipping manager, testing new games as they came through. But when the company was looking to break into the U.S. market, they plucked him from the warehouse and made him a video game legend.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE HISTORY OF ACANTHUS LEAVES IN ARCHITECTURE

You've probably seen acanthus leaves hundreds of times in your life. Whether you ever noticed them or not, they're just about everywhere. The sculpted plants adorn the tops, or tops if you want to get technical, of Corinthian columns. The design dates back to 550 B.C. and has managed to remain an architectural staple for over a millennium.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF EVERYTHING

We may not have much, but on a large enough scale, there's lots and lots of time. But while time won't go on forever, none of us will be there to see it end — so make the most of what you've got. This remaster of one of Kurzgesagt's videos puts time in perspective, from beginning to end.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

HOW DAVID CLOWES CHANGED COMICS

In 1989 a collection of comics was published called Eightball and comics would never be the same. David Clowes turned the comic-staple superhero into ordinary people with a dry wit that became a cult favorite. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, this short doc tells the story of David and his unique perspective on what's possible in comics.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

MILLIE BOBBY BROWN SPOTLIGHT

Behind that soft-spoken girl who can crush arms with her mind is Millie Bobby Brown. The teenage actress began turning heads when she took on the role of Eleven for the Duffer Brother's Netflix series Stranger Things. While the whole world adores her as the psychokinetic member of the Hawkins AV Club, the show's cast and crew just plain adore her.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND

In 2014, Robin Williams' suicide took the world by surprise. A supremely gifted comedian and actor, Robin's struggles away from the stage finally came to light. He started using drugs in the 70s as a way to mitigate the stress of performing standup, but the constant fear of losing his edge would follow him throughout his career, despite massive success. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind looks at Robin's life and work through archival film and interviews with family and friends.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIES

ROBIN HOOD | TRAILER

The story of Robin Hood has been told many times but the latest reboot is giving it a unique spin. The sharp-shooting archer is still stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, but this rendition goes back to his origins as Robin of Loxley. Taron Egerton stars as the infamous outlaw with Jamie Foxx leading the band of Merry Men.

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIES

GLASS | TRAILER

This is it — the last installment in the Unbreakable trilogy. Glass finds all three characters from Unbreakable and Split together in a psych ward being studied as research subjects with delusions of grandeur until Samuel L. Jackson's Elijah Price unleashes The Beast and lets him loose on society, exposing the world of heroes and villains. Bruce Willis and James McAvoy also reprise their roles when the film comes to theaters January 18, 2019.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

DOC BROWN’S DELOREAN

This is the real deal. Not the original, but you couldn't find a more accurate recreation of the most iconic on-screen car in movie history — Doc Brown's time-traveling DeLorean. Back to the Future creator Bob Gale, and builders Terry Matalas and Joe Walser get together with Jay Leno for an in-depth examination of this movie masterpiece.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE REAL JAILHOUSE ROCK

One of the best funk records ever recorded didn't come from Motown, King, Chess, or Stax. Edge of Daybreak's Eyes of Love was recorded in Powhatan Correctional Center in State Farm, Virginia, in less than five hours and one take for each song. Jamal Jahal Nubi, Harry Coleman, James Carrington, Cornelius Cade, McEvoy Robinson, and Willie Williamske made up the group and created an album that has stood the test of time for almost 40 years.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

MODERN-DAY VIKINGS

Vikings are still among us. Although they've left the raiding and pillaging in the past, a small group led by Chief Ingrid Galadriel Aune Nilsen is still honoring their heritage, showcasing the modest side of the lifestyle. They reside in the mountains of Norway and do everything from eating dried meat to making their own clothes just as their ancestors did before them

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

MOTORIZED TIE FIGHTER

There are lots of TIE fighters out there, from full-scale builds to smaller-scale models. But few of them are motorized and remote controlled. Allan Carver built this TIE fighter using a 70s Kenner toy as a reference. It's powered by electric wheelchair motors and controlled by a RC airplane controller. It can fit a pilot and tops out at about 6 MPH — not quite as fast as the real thing, but it can fit in your garage.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

NVIDIA’S SLOW-MOTION AI

Graphics card maker NVIDIA is coming up with a deep-learning AI solution for creating slow-motion video from footage shot at standard frame rates. The software creates extra frames and inserts them into the original video, creating the slow-motion effect. NVIDIA even went so far as to take footage from the Slo Mo Guys and slow it down even further, making clear, coherent video from the source.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

JACK RYAN | TRAILER

Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine have all tried their hand at Tom Clancy's iconic CIA analyst. Now, John Krasinski is called to the task for Amazon's new series. The Office actor will find himself going from desk duty to a chase across Europe and the Middle East in an attempt to stop a terrorist attack. All ten episodes will be available for streaming August 31, 2018.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE

In a constantly expanding universe, what would the end look like? As the universe expands, it expands faster — faster than the speed of light. Which means actually getting there might be impossible, even if the technical limitations were overcome. So there's a good chance that we'll probably never know.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE HAPPIEST GUY IN THE WORLD

People go on cruises for weeks or maybe even months — not for the rest of their lives. But Mario Salcedo lives his life on the boat. He's spent nearly 19 years cruising nonstop, and he has no plans of stopping until he stops. Mario bills himself as the happiest man in the world — or at least in his world.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

QUANTUM COMPUTING EXPLAINED IN FIVE LEVELS

Explaining quantum computing to your average person is hard. You'll definitely need an expert — and the expert has to be able to explain quantum computing in a way that's easily understood. Senior Manager of Quantum Research at IBM Dr. Talia Gershon is just that person. Not only does Dr. Gershon know her stuff, she has a natural gift for being able to break down tough concepts into bite-sized chunks. WIRED had Dr. Gershon explain quantum computing on five different levels, from a child to an educated professional.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE 11-YEAR-OLD HYPERREALISTIC ARTIST

Nigerian 11-year-old Kareem Waris Olamilekan creates hyperrealistic portraits at a level far above his young age. Kareem hopes to one day be as successful as his heroes Michelangelo and Arinze Stanley Egbengwu — and it looks like he's well on his way to achieving that goal.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIES

SHAZAM! | TRAILER

The DC Universe expands one step farther with the release of SHAZAM!. The film takes a turn from the dark, brooding superhero films you're used to, to follow a 14-year old foster kid who develops strange powers after an encounter with an ancient wizard, the only problem is he doesn't know exactly what those powers are. Starring Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, and Mark Strong, the film is coming to theaters in April 2019.

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIES

BUMBLEBEE | TRAILER

There's nothing like the feeling of getting your first car — especially when that first car transforms into a 15-foot tall sentient robot from another planet. Bumblebee gets his own spinoff in the Transformers universe, a heartfelt story with a main character that can't talk. Charlie Watson finds Bumblebee neglected in a scrap yard, and before long, they're tooling around somewhere in California — until Sector 7 gets word of an alien robot. Starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena, Bumblebee opens December 21, 2018.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

EVERY DINOSAUR IN THE JURASSIC PARK SERIES EXPLAINED

From the T-Rex to the velociraptor, the Jurassic Park franchise is chock full of dinosaur goodness. While cinema likes to put their own spin on the prehistoric species, you just can't argue with science. Associate curator in the Dinosaur Institute at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County — he knows a lot about dinosaurs — Nathan Smith weighs in on every single dino portrayed in the films while debunking some of the movie-made myths along the way.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

HOW TO PROPERLY POUR A GUINNESS

You've been doing it wrong. But don't worry — it isn't your fault, it's Guinness'. Pouring a stout takes practice and dedication, and not just anyone can do it. Professor William Lee found that the Guinness tulip glass makes the proper pour nearly impossible, and how to fix it.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

FABIO WIBMER’S FABULOUS ESCAPE 2

Mountain biking takes place in the mountains — but not the snow-covered kind in Saalbach, Austria. The pro biker's latest escapade finds him outrunning the police with huge jumps, rooftop gaps, and an impressive helicopter entrance.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE CAMERA TRADEMARKS OF BREAKING BAD

Breaking Bad revolutionized television. Not just with its characters and storylines, but also the visuals used by Vince Gilligan and cinematographer Michael Slovis. The series can be summed up by four major camera trademarks — wide-angle shots, time-lapses, POV, and wide and closed shots. In this video, ScreenPrism breaks down these techniques and how they affected the way we watched the show.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

10 HOURS OF OCEANSCAPES

If you need to relax, there's no better way to do it than with 10 hours of oceanscapes from BBC Earth. The people who brought you Planet Earth and Blue Planet have compiled 10 uninterrupted hours of life under the sea, with just the natural soundtrack — nothing man-made and just as nature intended.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

For several generations of children, Fred Rogers was the epitome of kindness, showing that no matter how scary or difficult life could be, you always had a friend — and your imagination was your biggest asset. Directed by Acadamy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, Won't You Be My Neighbor takes an intimate look at the man behind the cardigan, with never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with cast and crew members. The film is set for limited release on June 8, 2018.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

GOPRO HOT WHEELS BEACH RUN

It's not very often that Hot Wheels get outside — unless it's the yard or the sandbox. Abe Kislevitz took his Hot Wheels to the beach and recorded the adventure with a GoPro. The track setup uses driftwood and ends — as it should — with a ramp and a splashdown into a bucket of water.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

BABISH’S ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL

The Bluths are back. To honor their return, Binging with Babish's Andrew tries his hand at some of their family delicacies. He kicks things off with frozen bananas and even attempts his own hot ham water. See what else the family cooks up when season five of Arrested Development begins streaming today on Netflix.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE FUTURISTIC HOMES OF THE NETHERLANDS

Outside of Amsterdam, a cluster of round homes looks like an out-of-this-world colony on Earth. Designed by Dutch artist and sculptor Dries Kreijkamp, Bolwoningen's houses stand out among the traditional apartments and houses around them. Built in 1984 with a grant from the Dutch government, these round homes are designed to give the best view of the natural environment around them while looking like nothing else you've ever seen.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

CONNECTING THE WORLD FROM A BEACH IN DENMARK

On a beach in West Jutland, Denmark, a low building near the beach houses one of the most crucial Internet connections in the world. Undersea fiber optic cables from New Jersey terminate here, connecting the US with Europe. MOTHERBOARD talked with a marine maintenance manager to find out just how important it is keeping the transatlantic link up and running in the information age.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

ADAM SAVAGE’S 1000 SHOT NERF BLASTER

Adam Savage's favorite NERF blaster in the Rival. The Rival can fire 100 consecutive shots, but Adam thought he could improve it — and improve it he did. Adam fabbed up a huge banana clip that holds up to 1000 rounds, ensuring that this NERF blaster will outlast whatever competition it faces.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

TERMITES AND ARCHITECTURE

Using anything from sea sponges to tree canopies, architecture has been drawing inspiration from nature for centuries. More specifically, mimicking the engineering found in natural forms. This practice is called biomimicry. A perfect example of this is Zimbabwe's Eastgate Centre. Designed by Mick Pearce. the architect studied the ingenuity of termites to create a building that could naturally cool itself.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE OF THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra does more than traditional classical arrangements. Collaborating with Danish television, the symphony has done several arrangements of famous movie soundtracks. Watch them perform original music from The Godfather, Blade Runner, and more.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

FORMULA E: RACING TO THE FUTURE

The world's first open-seat electric vehicle series, Formula E, is now in its fourth season. The cars have the aerodynamics and looks of their fuel- or hybrid-powered Formula One or IndyCar cousins but have all-electric drivetrains and performance to match. Formula E driver Sam Bird and his team talk about what it's like driving these cars and how the technology that's powering them is the future of transportation.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE MOST LEGENDARY BMWS EVER MADE

If you're going to make great cars, they need to be on the track — and BMW has been taking its cars racing since 1936. Renowned for practical cars with impeccable driving dynamics and reasonable price tags, BMW has made cars and motors that have been wildly successful on and off the race course. Donut Media picks the best of the best from BMWs legendary racing history.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

HOMEMADE HYDRAULIC HULKBUSTER

Colin Furze's projects just keep getting bigger and more impressive. This time he's built a 10-foot-tall Hulkbuster, complete with hydraulic controls, flamethrower, and power fist. Watch Colin take the Hulkbuster for a test drive — and get thrown around by his own creation.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIES

WHY DC SUPERHERO MOVIES DISAPPOINT

For the people that grew up reading DC comics, the current state of DC superhero movies leaves a lot to be desired — especially when compared to Marvel's dominance in the genre. You could almost describe DC movies as being too comic book-ish, with convoluted action sequences, a disregard for physics, and extra-campy dialogue. The Nerdwriter has a few common-sense suggestions for his beloved DC universe in this video essay that compares and contrasts their efforts with Marvel's movie juggernaut.

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIES

THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART | TRAILER

Everything is awesome again. Or is it? Emmet and the gang return for round two to fight off a LEGO DUPLO invasion lead by Queen Whatevra Wanabi. Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, and Alison Brie reprise their roles while Tiffany Haddish joins the cast. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is slated for release February 8, 2019.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JEEPS

There are few vehicles more iconic than the Jeep. The round headlights and slat grille is recognized the world over as one of the most capable 4x4s you can buy. From its rugged military origins to the more passenger-friendly modern incarnations, the Jeep has never lost touch with its roots. Donut digs into the history of the Jeep and has everything you need to know about this American icon.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

A BAD LIP READING OF THE NBA

The Finals are over and that means it's time to recap the season with a Bad Lip Reading. Not even The King was safe when BLR crew remixed the 2017-2018 season, finally letting us in on what all the players think about snow, tea, and Fergie's national anthem.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

WHY CARS ARE MORE SAFE NOW THAN EVER

There was a time when car safety was an afterthought. No airbags, seat belts, crumple zones — just a bench seat, steel dash, and non-collapsable steering column were all that you had to stop in the event of an accident. Ford offered optional lap belts in the 50s, and in 1959, Volvo introduced the first three-point seat belt. Since then, the odds of surviving have increased exponentially, and with driverless cars on the horizon, the most unsafe thing in the auto might be gone completely.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE MOST PROLIFIC MUSICIAN IN AMERICA

You've probably never heard of R. Stevie Moore. But based on the sheer amount of his recordings, you probably should have. Moore has made over 400 records and was a pioneer of the lo-fi recording aesthetic. With a 4,000 song catalog, it would be hard to listen to everything Moore has done.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | GAMING

RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2

By 1899, the West had nearly been won. The age of outlaws was coming to a close, and the law was out to break what few gangs remained. A robbery gone wrong forces Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang to make a run for it across the country, pillaging their way to a last stand against the Feds and bounty hunters. Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 makes its long-awaited debut October 26, 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE VIOLIN WORTH MILLIONS

The violins made by Antonio Stradivari are considered to be among the best instruments ever made. The 300-year-old violins can fetch prices of up to $16 million and the best violinists in the world swear by them. But all that money might be the result of history and hype more than substance. Vox looks at Stradivarius violins and what really makes them so special.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | GAMING

GAME OF THRONES THEME ON NINTENDO LABO

Ramin Djawadi is a composer. His credits include two TV shows you might have heard of — HBO's Game of Thrones and Westworld. Normally Ramin has any instrument at his disposal when it comes to composing, but now he's taking a bit more of a challenge by playing the Game of Thrones theme on a Nintendo Labo.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

INSIDE THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS’ SNEAKER CLOSET

With sponsors like Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas, you know the Golden State sneaker closet is full of gems. Each season, players are sent their signature shoe in dozens of colorways and no one knows each pair better than equipment manager Eric Housen. During a tour of their Oakland practice facility, Housen shows off the lineup of shoes from players like Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Nick Young while ranking a few of his favorites in the process.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | GAMING

CYBERPUNK 2077

Game developer CD PROJEKT RED made their name with 2015's high fantasy Witcher 3 RPG. With their latest game, they're going from the past to the future. Cyberpunk 2077 takes the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game 57 years forward in Night City. The game hints at a massive open world with possible similar elements to Rockstar's GTA games. It'll be a while before you can get your hands on it but they did just release this 48-minute walkthrough.

POPSMOKE.TV | GAMING

DEATH STRANDING

Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding has had one of the strangest, fascinating, most confusing build-ups in the history of video games. The previous teasers focused on a baby and some sort of invisible enemies, and with the release of the E3 trailer, the picture hasn't exactly gotten any clearer. The game looks to feature some of Kojima's trademark gameplay aspects, but the storyline seems as bizarre as ever. Whatever it is, Death Stranding is sure to be huge.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

DESIGNING IMPENETRABLE AIRPORT SECURITY

When it was announced that the Transportation Safety Administration had failed to find weapons in 95% of airport tests, the news was shocking. But while the results look bad, there hasn't been a terrorist attack involving airplanes in the US since 9/11. A solution might be the controversial practices of Israel's Ben Gurion airport, probably the most secure airport in the world.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE GOVERNMENT GROWS WEED

Yes, the US government grows weed. In one place. Under strictly controlled circumstances. The University of Mississippi is the only place in the country that has a DEA license to grow marijuana for research purposes, and they've been doing it for 50 years. Mashable sat down with Dr. Chen, Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, for the inside story of the government's history of growing pot.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

BOSTON DYNAMICS SPOTMINI AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION

Boston Dynamics continues to hasten the end of human usefulness with their latest demo of the SpotMini robot. After being driven through the test area to build a map, the SpotMini then navigates the course on its own — indoors, outdoors, and up and down steps. Boston Dynamics other robot, the bipedal Atlas, was also spotted outside for a jog and jumping over obstacles.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

A GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

You've mastered portraits and are ready to start taking pictures for a living. You're off to a great start but there's more to changing your photography status from amateur to professional than a dedicated Instagram following and some fancy equipment. There's also finding clients and promoting your work. With a seven-step guide, Cooph is here to coach you along the way to going pro.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE ART OF SCI-FI BOOK COVERS

They say you can't judge a book by its cover — unless it's a work of science fiction with one of those excellent cover paintings that screams to be read. Sci-fi book covers are some of the best art you can get your hands on, with the added bonus of getting a book too — oftentimes for a dollar and change. The Nerdwriter dives into the history of the sci-fi cover and how it became one of the strangest, most accessible places for artwork in the world.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THAT TIME IT RAINED FOR TWO MILLION YEARS

Climate change is nothing new. The Earth's weather has gone through different periods of hot, cold, dry, and wet over its lifetime. Nearly 234 million years ago, the planet went through one of these stages. At the time, the world was one big supercontinent known as Pangea. The entire surface was flat and extremely dry. That is, until one day it started raining, and it kept on raining for the next two million years.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

NASA AT 60: HOW IT BEGAN

On July 29, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was founded by an act of Congress during the Eisenhower administration. In a unique move, NASA was established as a civilian agency outside of military control and was tasked with exploring space as a human, not military, endeavor. In this short documentary, NASA shows how it all began, from explosions on the launchpad to reaching out to the stars.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE DEADLIEST BEING ON PLANET EARTH

The most prolific killer on Earth is the bacteriophage — a virus that does nothing but kills bacteria by the trillions, every day. Right now, you're covered in them, but fortunately, they can't infect humans. With bacteria becoming more resistant to antibiotics, the bacteriophage might be the best weapon we have in the fight against infection.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | PEOPLE

WES ANDERSON & JUMAN MALOUF’S KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM EXHIBIT

Curator Jasper Shap has given Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf free reign over the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Using the institution's massive collection of over 4 million objects, the director and his partner have curated their own exhibit. The couple have pulled pieces from 14 collections that include Egyptian Antiquities, Imperial Armoury, and Old Master Paintings ensuring the show will be a predictably quirky mix of bizarre historical findings. Entitled "The Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures", the exhibit is set to open November 6, 2018, in Vienna.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE SILENT FILM THAT CREATED THE COUNTDOWN

The countdown has been used to launch rockets, start events, and just about everything else since 1961. But the countdown has its origins in film, not science. German film director Fritz Lang's 1929 Woman on the Moon was the invention of the countdown — and was an amazingly accurate film.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | DOCUMENTARIES

STANLEY KUBRICK EXPLAINS THE ENDING OF 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

The ending of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is a bit ambiguous, to say the least. Viewers have debated its meaning for the last 50 years but we may finally have the answer now. In this unearthed interview with Jun'ichi Yaoi from 1980, the legendary director reveals his intent behind the final scene of the iconic film. The clip is taken from a documentary Yaoi was making at the time about extraterrestrial life. He spoke with Kubrick during the filming of The Shining but the project was never released and remained shelved until the footage was sold on eBay in 2016.

POPSMOKE.TV | PEOPLE

THE INJURIES OF JOHNNY KNOXVILLE

Johnny Knoxville is no stranger to getting hurt. Over two decades, the world's most infamous amateur stuntman has broken bones, gotten concussions, lost teeth, and popped an eyeball out of its socket. While we've had the laughs, Johnny has had the pain — and it's all been worth it.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | PEOPLE

1978 REDD FOXX STAND-UP SPECIAL

Before he was Fred G. Sanford, Redd Foxx made the rounds as a stand-up comic. His edgy nightclub acts and comedy albums of the 50s and 60s caught mainstream attention, which ultimately led to his role on the NBC sitcom Sanford and Son. In this 1978 HBO special, Redd Foxx showcases the raunchy humor that made him a household name. "Please be advised that this program does contain strong language and frank material."

POPSMOKE.TV | DOCUMENTARIES

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

After almost fives years, there will finally be a sequel to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The documentary series will once again be hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and will explore uncharted territories, transporting viewers to the farthest corners of the universe. The show is expected to debut on Fox in the Spring of 2019 and will be followed by a companion book with the same name, written by Carl Sagan's wife Ann Druyan.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL | TRAILER

James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are bringing Yukito Kishiro's manga Battle Angel Alita to the big screen. Alita: Battle Angel follows an amnesiac cyborg found in a trash heap and rebuilt by a cybernetics doctor. Recalling only one memory of a martial arts expert, Alita goes on to become a Hunter-Warrior — a bounty hunter. Starring Rosa Salazar and Christoph Waltz, the film comes to theaters December 21, 2018.

POPSMOKE.TV | SERIES

COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE | SEASON 10

Jerry Seinfeld is back to perk you up with a fresh batch of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The show's tenth season will feature 12 time-saving episodes without any complicated plots or confusing backstories to follow. Neal Brennan, Dana Carvey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Zach Galifinakis, Jerry Lewis, Kate McKinnon, Hasan Minhaj, Tracy Morgan and John Mulaney ride shotgun for the first time while repeat offenders Alec Baldwin and Brian Regan will also make appearances.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE BIRTHPLACE OF BAUHAUS

Clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic are the foundations of the Bauhaus Movement. While those components are features still desired in today's architecture, the practice actually dates back to 1919 at Weimar University in Germany. The revolution was initiated by architect Walter Gropius and his design philosophies are still just as — if not more — relevant than they were 100 years ago.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE STRANGE GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES

Geography seems like a pretty cut-and-dry subject — until you start breaking it down. New York City, with its cold winters, is roughly on the same latitude as Madrid, Spain, which is renowned for its good weather. RealLifeLore finds this and a lot of other strange quirks of geography in this surprising video.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | SERIES

OZARK | SEASON 2

The Byrdes are back. Even though Camino Del Rio is out of their hair, things aren't looking up for Marty and his family. Jason Bateman and Laura Linney return to the Ozarks when season two beings streaming August 31, 2018.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

VOLKSWAGEN PIKES PEAK RECORD RUN

Volkswagen brought their I.D. R electric race car to the 2018 Pikes Peak hill climb with one mission — to smash the previous record in the Unlimited class. And smash they did, setting a new record over 15 seconds faster than the one set in 2013 by a gas-powered turbocharged Peugeot. Watch the entire record-breaking run from a birds-eye helicopter view — even the helicopter has a hard time keeping up.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE DEADLIEST WORLD RECORD

The current water speed record was set 40 years ago in 1978, and everyone who's attempted it since has been killed trying — making it the deadliest world record in history. Most of the record attempts have been made in boats built by the pilots themselves, with disastrous consequences. But Australian Ken Warby averaged 317 MPH in a boat he built in his backyard and is working with his son to try and beat his own record.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

DAVE MATTHEWS TINY DESK CONCERT

Dave Matthews showed up solo to get behind the NPR desk. Armed with only an acoustic guitar and his signature voice, the DMB singer kicked things off with some material from the band's new album, followed up with a few classics. Come Tomorrow is available now.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

HOW SEVEN NATION ARMY BECAME A STADIUM CHANT

The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" has become a stadium rock classic with the likes of Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2" and Queen's "We Will Rock You". But the song didn't get there by way of American basketball arenas or football stadiums — it started on the football pitch in Europe. In Belgium, fans of the Brugge KV were about to play Italy's AC Milan when the song came on in a bar. It started later at the game, and the rest is history.

POPSMOKE.TV | PEOPLE

I AM PAUL WALKER

To most of us, he was the face of the Face and Furious franchise. But to his friends, family, and castmates, Paul Walker was much more. Paramount Network goes behind the camera to showcase the life of legacy of the actor, father, and humanitarian for their "I Am" series. Featuring vintage recordings, movie clips, and interviews with the people that knew him best, the documentary will air August 11, 2018.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

HOW ONE FONT DOMINATED MOVIE POSTERS

When Carol Twombly created the Trajan typeface for one of the earliest versions of Photoshop, she never knew it would become one of the most used typefaces on movie posters. The rise of Photoshop for design also meant that there was a lot of homogeneity — and designer Yves Peters wanted to know why Trajan became the go-to font. Vox looks at what caught Peters eye and how he put the puzzle together.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE ART OF TRADITIONAL PINSETTER MECHANICS

Meet Joe Martinez. For the last 25 years, this Brooklyn-based mechanic has kept the vintage bowling alleys of the 40s and 50s ticking. These retro pinsetter machines are regularly replaced, making Martinez part of a dying breed. In this short profile, he takes you behind the lanes to showcase the traditional methods of old-school pinsetter mechanics.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

RIDING THE TALLEST, FASTEST ROLLER COASTER IN EUROPE

In Poland, the tallest, fastest roller coaster on the European Continent is open to the public. The Hyperion has a 262-foot, 85 degree drop into a tunnel, a splash zone, and hits a top speed of 87 MPH. If you want to catch it, swing by the Energylandia theme park.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE ORIGINS OF THE CLASSIC SOCCER BALL

When you imagine a soccer ball, chances are you picture a sphere covered in black and white patches. It's called the Telstar. Although it's now synonymous with the game of soccer, it wasn't the original design. Vox details how the rise of broadcast television led to the iconic design you know today.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE PHYSICS OF RACING GAMES

Racing games bring the excitement of pushing cars that you'll never own around tracks and streets to the comfort and safety of your living room. While you're distracted by the flashy graphics and sounds effects, there is a lot of math going on in the background. Real Engineering went to Red Bull Ring in Austria to hang out with Ubisoft software engineers and learn how they bring a real-life level of handling to their racing games.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

ADAM SAVAGE BUILDS THE EDC 2 BAG

Adam's latest one day build is a very personal project: making a custom version of his new EDC TWO bag using the patterns he's putting out into the world. Marcos from Mafia bags stops by to guide Adam through some of the intricacies of sewing sailcloth and giving the bag a distinct look!

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

ROBORACE AUTONOMOUS RACE CAR

The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed saw several new records. Volkswagen's I.D. R electric Pikes Peak car set a record at the hill climb, and both Roborace and Siemens made the first totally autonomous runs of the course — with very different vehicles. Roborace made it's historic run with a specially-designed car and watching it navigate the track is a glimpse into the future of transportation.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE VFX MASTERS BEHIND STRANGER THINGS

On this episode of "Notes on a Scene," Paul Graff, the VFX Supervisor, and Christina Graff, the VFX Producer of "Stranger Things," explain the special effects used in season 2. Paul and Christina discuss how they made the Duffer Brothers' ideas into reality, the five stages of the demodog Dart, the snowy particles in the Upside Down, and the Shadow Monster that Eleven fights at the climax of the season.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE MAGIC FORMULA FOR MILK BAR’S CAKE TRUFFLES

Milk Bar's cake truffles are a thing of beauty. The bite-sized balls of magic are a masterful mix of chewy cake, sweet white chocolate, and a crunchy topping. For those who can't visit one of the bakery's locations on the regular, founder and chef Christina Tosi demonstrates how to make her signature treat with a refreshing summer twist.

POPSMOKE.TV | PEOPLE

KURT VONNEGUT’S GUIDE TO SHORT STORIES

Over his 50 year career, Kurt Vonnegut wrote numerous novels, plays, and works of non-fiction as well as several short-story collections. In this vintage sound bite, the author reveals his eight secrets to writing a killer short story.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

STAR WARS: CLONE WARS

Between 2008 and 2013, Star Wars: Clone Wars showed us what happened in the massive war between Star Wars: Episode II and III. The series was abruptly canceled despite good reviews, and the plot was never truly finished. Disney is out to right that wrong with a new 12-episode season of Clone Wars. The series will be exclusive to Disney's new streaming service, which is expected to launch sometime in 2019.

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

TITANS | TRAILER

DC Comics is taking Teen Titans out of the comics and into the real world — a very dark and sinister real world. The Titans have grown up and left the bright colors and hopeful storylines of series like the animated Teen Titans Go! behind. The Comic-Con trailer shows Dick Grayson as Robin, with none of mentor Batman's qualms about taking lives. Titans will be available only on DC's new streaming-only service sometime in Fall 2018.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

WHAT A CONDUCTOR ACTUALLY DOES ON STAGE

In front of every orchestra, you'll find a conductor passionately waving a wand as the musicians play. They seem to be putting on a performance of their own. Almost as if they're possessed by the music causing them to produce movements that are somewhat like an interpretive dance. But what are they actually doing? Conductor James Gaffigan gives us some insight into their role and how their actions influence a performance.

POPSMOKE.TV | SERIES

BETTER CALL SAUL | SEASON 4

AMC's Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul is returning for its fourth season on August 6, 2018. After Jimmy was barred from practicing law for a year, all he has to do is keep his nose clean and maintain a job and he'll be back in. Sounds easy, but for Jimmy, that's going to be a tall order. The series returns August 6, 2018.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIES

OVERLORD | TRAILER

Zombies overtake WWII in this J. J. Abrams genre-bending production. The film follows a group of U.S. paratroopers that have landed in Nazi territory. As they head deeper into enemy lines, they realize the regime has been dabbling in the supernatural to help them win the war. Starring Jovan Adepo, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Iain De Caestecker, John Magaro, and Wyatt Russell, Overlord is slated for release November 9, 2018.

POPSMOKE.TV | TV

CASTLE ROCK

In answer to a mysterious phone call from Shawshank, Henry Deaver returns home to #CastleRock. From Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, Castle Rock now streaming. ABOUT CASTLE ROCK A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | SERIES

BREAKING BAD WITH AARON PAUL AND BRYAN CRANSTON

Breaking Bad is officially 10 years old. To celebrate the show's anniversary, Aaron Paul is giving fans the chance to cook with him and Heisenberg in the infamous RV where Walt and Jesse started their Meth empire. Don't get too excited, unfortunately, it sounds like the only thing you'll be breaking is some eggs. But during his video shoot, Aaron finds out the old RV has a surprising new owner.

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIES

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS | TRAILER

The Godzilla franchise gets its latest reboot courtesy of director Michael Dougherty. A follow-up to the 2014 film, this installment finds not only the massive fire-breathing monster but a whole gang of ancient super-species as they all vie for the title of King of the Monsters. Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, and Millie Bobby Brown star when the movie is released May 31, 2019.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | PEOPLE

WHY JIMI HENDRIX IS AN ALL-TIME GREAT GUITAR PLAYER

A legend, an icon, and the man that took rock to an almost mythical place in pop culture, there are few who have reached Jimi Hendrix's place in the music pantheon. He took blues, jazz, and funk and combined them in an elemental way that put the guitar at the top of the instrument ranks and changed what was possible with the combination of music and electricity. Polyphonic takes an in-depth look at Hendrix and what made him one of the most original musicians ever to take a stage.

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

UNCHARTED | TRAILER

Nathan Drake is a treasure hunter, explorer, historian, and really good at getting himself in trouble. Until now, his exploits have been confined to gaming consoles. This fan film, directed by Allan Ungar and starring Nathan Fillion, takes Nathan and partner Victor "Sully" Sullivan out of the game and into real life.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE IMPOSSIBLE BURGER

It's called the Impossible Burger and it looks, feels, tastes and smells like ground beef, even though it's made entirely of plants. It's all thanks to science and genetically engineered yeast. WIRED explores how close it comes to the real thing and if it's 100% safe.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

DISENCHANTMENT

Misadventure awaits! Disenchantment, the new series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, premieres August 17. Watch Disenchantment on Netflix:

 

POPSMOKE.TV | PEOPLE

TRAVIS PASTRANA HONORS EVEL KNIEVEL

Travis Pastrana honors Evel Knievel by re-creating the Caesars Palace fountain jump that almost cost Evel his life.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

SURF NEW YORK CITY

CHECK OUT BEHIND THE SCENES!

That you can surf in New Your City

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

MADE OF METTLE

Made of Mettle is the unlikely success story of Tim Leatherman, who spent years in his garage engineering and designing the world's first pliers-based multi-tool. Persevering through skeptics and hundreds of rejections, he finally brought to market the Leatherman PST, and changed, not only his life, but the lives of countless others around the world.

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

HOW SWEDEN BECAME THE LEADER IN CAR SAFETY

Between 1950 and 1970 the number of deaths on Sweden's roads more than doubled. Today though, it has one of the world's lowest rates of traffic fatalities. This is the story of how the Swedish Government started the change on 'H-Day': September 3rd 1967. Video by Tom Gibson

 

POPSMOKE.TV | SERIES

HOMECOMING SEASON 1 | TRAILER

Here's the official trailer for Prime Video's upcoming mind-bending psychological thriller, Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail (Creator of Mr. Robot). " Watch Homecoming 11/2 exclusively with Prime Video. Heidi Bergman (Julia Roberts) is a caseworker at Homecoming, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

THE LOGISTICS OF FORMULA ONE

Buy The Crew 2, available now from the Ubisoft Store for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC

 

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

PITCHING IDEAS TO STEVE JOBS

Ken Kocienda was a software engineer and designer at Apple for 15 years. He shares how Steve Jobs responded to his demo for the iPhone's autocorrect touchscreen keyboard.

POPSMOKE.TV | SERIES

MANIAC

Jonah Hill. Emma Stone. Maniac. A Netflix Limited Series from Cary Joji Fukunaga premieres September 21.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | PEOPLE

SCI-FI QUESTIONS WITH JAMES CAMERON

Director James Cameron uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about the science fiction genre. James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction premieres on AMC on 4/30.

POPSMOKE.TV | INTERESTING

COMMUNICATING WITH ALIENS

This week on Offworld, we look at the science fiction film Arrival and its depiction of communication with alien life! Ariel is joined by cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Teon Brooks and Dr. Douglas Vakoch, President of METI (Messaging Extraterrestial Intelligence) to discuss how we might try to decipher verbal and visual language or alien origin.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | GAMING

CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4

Dangerous alone, unstoppable as a team. Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 is available October 12, 2018.

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIES

HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES | TRAILER

From John Cameron Mitchell and starring Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, and Ruth Wilson. How To Talk To Girls At Parties.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | GAMING

THE ULTIMATE GAMING SETUP

Fortnite, PUBG, Far Cry 5? Which game would you play on this gaming PC setup?

POPSMOKE.TV | PEOPLE

DEADPOOL TAKES OVER STEPHEN’S MONOLOGUE

Stephen talks about D.C. every night but, after a visit from Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), it appears the Late Show is part of the Marvel Universe.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | MUSIC

CHILDISH GAMBINO / THIS IS AMERICA

"This is America" by Childish Gambino, Director: Hiro Murai Producer: Jason Cole of Doomsday with Ibra Ake and Fam Rothstein of Wolf + Rothstein tour tickets and merchandise available at childishgambino.com.

POPSMOKE.TV | PEOPLE

TONY HAWK DOES 50 TRICKS AT 50

I never imagined being able to skate into my adult life, or that anyone would still care if I did. To celebrate, I did 50 tricks that I've created (and/or pioneered on vert). Thanks to all of you that made this dream possible. It's been an unreal ride, but I'm not done yet.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

ALL ABOUT COFFEE

As a biochemistry major and barista at Beltway Coffee in Abilene, Chandler Graf has a deep passion and appreciation for the integration of science in the art of brewing coffee.

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

WHY YOU’LL NEVER SEE A 110 MPH FASTBALL

More and more pitchers are throwing triple digits. The fastest of them tops out at 105 MPH. WIRED examines why the 110 MPH fastball is almost impossible.

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | DOCUMENTARIES

WEST PHILADELPHIA, BORN AND RAISED

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who bought merch to support West Philadelphia's Global Leadership Academy Charter School and artist Richard Wilson. Sales are now closed.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

THE CRAZY STORY OF A REAL LIFE TREASURE HUNT

The first 500 people to sign up using the link here will get your first 2 months of Skillshare for free.

The Nerdwriter is a series of video essays about art, culture, politics, philosophy and more.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

BREAKING HABITS

The film is about a Californian sorority of a different kind, follows Christine Meeusen, a corporate exec-turned-cannabis-farmer who found her calling in medicinal marijuana. It tells how Meeusen, betrayed by a bigamist husband after 17 years, fled penniless with her three young children and discovered the lucrative business of cannabis farming.

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

CAPTIVE STATE | TRAILER

From the director of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, watch the teaser trailer for CAPTIVE STATE. In theaters March 2019. No crime. No poverty. No unemployment. The state of our union is strong.

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

MARS | SEASON 2

The hardest thing about living on Mars... is us. Mars returns November 12 on National Geographic.

National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

THE PREDATOR | TRAILER

From the outer reaches of space to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black's explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before.

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | SERIES

THE WALKING DEAD | SEASON 9

New world. New rules. The Walking Dead returns for Season 9 on Sunday, October 7 at 9/8c. Subscribe to GameSpot Universe Trailers!

 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

SLENDER MAN | TRAILER

In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of them goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim. Has it started for you yet?

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

PROJECT BLUE BOOK | FIRST LOOK TRAILER

First Look Trailer - HISTORY's new UFO drama series "Project Blue Book" starring Aidan Gillen ("Game of Thrones") and Michael Malarkey ("The Vampire Diaries"). Coming this Winter.

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

NIGHTFLYERS | TRAILER

From the mind of George R.R. Martin, comes the psychological thriller, Nightflyers. Premieres this Fall on SYFY. From the mind of George R.R. Martin, Nightflyers on SYFY - Look to see it coming out this fall.

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

STILL STORCH | THE MAN BEHIND DR. DRE

Scott Storch - Still Storch (Vevo Original) There are few music careers like that of Scott Storch. The esteemed producer-songwriter made his initial mark in Philly as a key member of the Roots. A great start, but just the beginning of a wild ride to the top.

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT | ALL STUNTS

With the sixth installment, Mission: Impossible Fallout produced by Christopher McQuarrie has some wildly intense stunts. Go behind the scenes of the incredible stunts of Mission: Impossible - Fallout starring Tom Cruise. 

 

OPERATION FINALE

This thrilling true story follows the 1960 covert mission of legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin as he infiltrates Argentina and captures Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the transportation logistics that brought millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps. Now playing in Theaters.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | SERIES

YELLOWSTONE | TRAILER

Academy Award Winner Kevin Costner stars in 'Yellowstone,' an original television series following the violent world of the Dutton family, owners of the largest ranch in the United States. 'Yellowstone,' from Taylor Sheridan, the writer of 'Hell or High Water' and 'Sicario,' also features Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Gil Birmingham, and Cole Hauser.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | DOCUMENTARIES

POV MOTORCYCLE RIDE IN THE INDIAN HIMALAYAS

In the midst of a 10,000 mile motorcycle journey, Robert Jan van der Kaaij ascended a mountain in the Indian Himalayas. Eventually running into snowy weather, he had to pack his motorcycle on the back of a truck to continue. Over the course of the 81-day solo journey, he visited 14 countries.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | DOCUMENTARIES

EVIL GENUIS

2:28 PM. August 28, 2003. A man walks into a bank with a bomb locked around his neck. This is a true story. Watch Evil Genius, streaming on Netflix May 11th.

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

YANNY VS. LAUREL

Yanny vs. Laurel audio illusion solved! Created by: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown Written by: Rachel Salt, Greg Brown & Mitch Moffit Illustrated by: Max Simmons Edited by: Sel Ghebrehiwot

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

QUANTUM COMPUTING EXPLAINED IN FIVE LEVELS

WIRED has challenged IBM's Dr. Talia Gershon (Senior Manager, Quantum Research) to explain quantum computing to 5 different people; a child, teen, a college student, a grad student and a professional.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

EVOLUTION OF GAME CONTROLLERS

Brief history of video game controller no one reads the description Music provided by Argofox: DOCTOR VOX - Paranoid Empire

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

EXTINCTION | TRAILER

A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Now, fighting for their lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm. Starring Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan and Mike Colter.

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

AQUAMAN | TRAILER

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, "Aquaman," starring Jason Momoa in the title role.

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

BLACK PANTHER’S EMPATHETIC VILLAIN

Killmonger is a great example of how an antagonist can challenge the hero not just through confrontation and violence, but by representing something that affects the hero emotionally. Produced, Written, and Edited by: Michael Tucker

 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

QUENTIN TARANTINO AND THE POETRY BETWEEN THE LINES

Quentin Tarantino embraced the classics and elevated them to a new level in his genre movies, creating something entirely unique. His directorial control and incredible knowledge of cinema from all over the world allows him to twist universal movie tropes into new, innovative stories.

 

POPSMOKE.TV | MOVIE

THE FIRST | TRAILER

Any time people venture into the unknown, there is a cost. The First tells the stories of those that would venture there. Starring Sean Penn, all episodes of the Hulu Original Series The First lands September 14, only on Hulu. 

 
 

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

DETONATING A NUCLEAR BOMB IN THE MARIANAS

Did you ever wonder what happened if you detonated a nuclear bomb in the Marianas Trench? No? Let us find out together! This video was inspired by xkcd and a video that shall remain unnamed.                                                                                                             

 
Moon 101.jpg

POPSMOKE.TV | EDUCATIONAL

MOON 101

What is the moon made of, and how did it form? Learn about thE moon's violent origins, how its phases shaped the earliest calendars, and how humans first explored Earth's only natural satellite.                                                                                                         

 
 
Fuck That's delicious.jpeg

F*CK, THAT'S DELICIOUS

F*CK, THAT'S DELICIOUS is keeping local with Action and the fellas showing you how to dine like a real New Yorker, whether in the five boroughs or in New Jersey.This season has the crew doing everything from flower arrangements to DMT painting.