About J. Goodson Dodd

J. Goodson Dodd was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He has often remarked that he showed a particular aptitude creative storytelling and invention. At the age of twelve with the aid of a childhood friend he produced his first short film and continued to write screenplays throughout high school, producing them on a shoestring budget with a small cabal of close friends. While attending college at the University of Houston he steered his focus toward prose work. He eventually graduated with a degree in English Literature with a minor concentration in history. His first novel, “A Dark Tomorrow,” was published in January of 2009 after spending a solid month in seclusion following a self-proclaimed personal crisis following an explosion of overwrought relationship drama. In retrospect he feels such a description is a gross overstatement of the severity of the situation. He followed up with his sophomore effort “The Song Before Nightfall” in July of 2011, a fantasy novel in the vein of his major influences such as Robert E. Howard. Later that year he published his third novel as part of the NaNoWriMo initiative entitled “Grave Danger” which served as a deconstruction of the vampire noir genre. His latest novel, "One Fate for Failure" is available now. He currently resides in Houston with a basset hound of unstable temperament.

Pop and Schlock LIVE on KPFT – Episode IX – Mute

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This week on Pop and Schlock LIVE, Jake and Meredith sit down to discuss Duncan Jones’ MUTE now streaming on Netflix. The film stars Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd and Not Luke Wilson.

The film is not perfect, which makes for some good discussion. We hope you enjoy the episode!

We would also like to remind our listeners about the KPFT Spring Fund Drive. We here at Pop and Schlock would like to thank KPFT for their support and encourage anyone who can donate to do so at the link below.

The station’s staff, volunteers, and contributors are all getting ready for a spectacular 48th year at KPFT — and we appreciate all the help we can get! Our Spring Fund Drive begins today, and our beautiful phone banking team is ready to take your donations. It’s been a wild time here. The entire country has gone through some huge changes and faces many challenges…

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Pop and Schlock LIVE on KPFT – Episode VIII – Annihilation

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Annihilation is pretty much Jake’s cup of tea. Nevermind the fact that Jake doesn’t like tea. Meredith is more ambivalent. This episode deals with some of the themes and arguments brought up in the Black Mirror episode and ponders whether internal narratives can be translated to a filmed medium. Also they fancast Jake into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fun all around.

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Pop and Schlock LIVE on KPFT – Episode VII – Black Panther with Special Guests Isaiah Broussard and Stephen Patrick Kelly

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Black Panther is one of the best films of the year so obviously this is one of our best episodes of the year. We brought on local Houston artists and Black Panther enthusiasts Isaiah Broussard and Stephen Patrick Kelly to talk about what made the film work, why it was so special, and somehow work in a tangent about why the X-Men don’t work when Spider-Man is also around.


Isaiah Broussard is an independent cartoonist from Houston, Texas. His work, “Crackers & White Wine” was named Houston’s best political webcomic by Houston Press. He also creates the comic all-ages comedy/horror comic “Transyltown” and is the illustrator of the wacky superhero/adventure comic “Help Wanted!” and the manga/anime inspired “Fight School High School”. He is currently crafting an afro-futurist sci-fi short story called “The Funktastic Adventure.”

You can find Isaiah’s work at the links listed below.

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Pop and Schlock LIVE on KPFT – Episode V – The Cloverfield Paradox

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Sci-fi is like orange juice; some people like a little pulp. The recent surprise release of Julius Onah’s The Cloverfield Paradox became a major talking point on the web this week and we sat down to talk about why the backlash seemed so severe. We get into the nature of science fiction and also the way distribution models for film are wildly evolving and what we can expect to see in the coming years when it comes to streaming.

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Pop and Schlock LIVE on KPFT – Episode III – The Polka King

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Greetings and salutations! This week we sat down to talk about Jack Black’s The Polka King, now streaming on Netflix. Is it better to judge a film based on its merit or how well it serves the history it is adapting? Should Jake have just given up on credibility and done morning radio instead of whatever nonsense this is? Why did ska go away?

Listen to find out!

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