Tonight your host Bill Bachman takes it from the Paranormal to Pop Culture and the influences of social media on society with Ron 'Crunk Panda' Coleman Jr. and Jen Dent of Vine!
Ron, hailing originally from Nashville TN, Crunk Panda is the furriest of all the social media darlings. Air Force Vet, PEZ Connoisseur, Boston Terrier Aficionado, and all things in between. Loud mouthed, quick wit... and with a heart of gold, Panda has a background in all things wrestling, hip hop, and pop culture as a whole. You can probably run circles around him if you are an encyclopedia of comics knowledge, and if you try to go quote for quote, well..you will probably win. Panda understands more of the who, what, when, where, and why...as opposed to rote memorization of trivia. Panda is most known for his Ghostbusters uniform, followed closely by Hellboy, and, since he already looks the part... Dr. Venture. Always looking to give back to the community, Panda is actively involved with many charitable causes through his costuming in the Kansas City area where he currently resides.
From a young age, Jen Dent was expressive and creative. She has had a camera in her hand for a long time, documenting everything, starting with a Fisher Price camera that recorded 10-minute videos in black and white on cassette tapes when she was 14 years old. She then progressed to documenting her dorm life in college with a bulky VHS recorder. In 2011, she started a YouTube channel, "JentotheDen" which had hundreds of videos and got her noticed by USA Today in 2012. Since the days of dial-up, Jen has been very active on social media where she has shared thousands of photos and videos. When she discovered Vine from a friend, she found it to be the perfect combination of social media and expression. Her vines have been very popular, the most recent being a spontaneous, purposefully uncoordinated dance she did at an outside venue which has gone viral all over the internet.