Matthew Kaplowitz

Matthew Kaplowitz is a contributing writer for Fatherly. He unironically loves Bluey as much as Star Trek, Ghostbusters, Pro Wrestling, and all things geeky.

Matthew runs the YouTube channel Nerd News Today, which has covered pop culture, comics, toys, and tech reviews since 2011. He is also the host and producer of the Trek Untold podcast, chatting with contributors to the Star Trek universe ranging from actors, writers, directors, stunt performers, behind-the-scenes crew, and many others. Either in person or on his podcast, he has interviewed countless celebrities across the fandom multiverse.

Matthew is Fatherly’s resident Bluey expert and probably knows more about the motivations of each character than anyone on the planet. He never slips on his beans and knows coconuts have water inside them.

An accomplished host and in frequent demand at various pop culture conventions, Matthew's diverse knowledge of nerdoms is unparalleled. His writing often examines these pieces of fiction through a highly analytical or historical lens, but also enjoys top ten lists as much as scholastic essays. He lives by the motto “Fortune Favors the Bold,” words first heard in classic Latin epics, but made most effective by Deep Space Nine’s Captain Sisko.


Fake Bluey Episodes Are Horrifying. Here's How To Avoid Them

Hint: Don't let kids use YouTube unsupervised.

WTF Bluey?

Why This Controversial, Unaired 'Bluey' Episode Got Censored Right Away

You can’t even see it in the U.S., but this specific Bluey episode will never air as it was originally conceived.


All 15 Banned Or Censored 'Bluey' Episodes — And Why They Were Booted

Bluey is the most beloved show on the planet. But you can’t see all the original versions in the United States.

Keepy Uppy

Bluey Composer Reveals Secret That Catching AF Theme Song

Joff Bush explains why the Bluey theme makes us want to wiggle.

Keepy Uppy

New 'Bluey' Episodes Are (Eventually) Coming To America — And We’ve Got Spoilers Right Here

You’ve watched every Bluey episode on Disney+. But you haven't seen everything.

Old Friends

35 Years Ago, The Greatest Horror-Comedy Movie Ever Almost Didn’t Happen

Let’s get nuts and talk some Beetlejuice.

Old Friends

33 Years Ago, A Movie About Mutant Turtles Captured Teenage Angst Like No Other

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a perfect film about raising teenagers.

Keepy Uppy

'Bluey' Is About To Drop a Bunch Of New Episodes — But There’s Some Bad News

Here’s how to watch the newest installments of the Heeler family.

Watch Together

5 Years Ago, Marvel Dropped Its Best Movie About Masculinity, Ever

Why we still love the first Black Panther.

Watch Together

Watch the Best Fantasy Trilogy Of All Time With Your Family On Netflix ASAP

The one fantasy movie series to rule them all.

Old Friends

The Best Superhero Trilogy of the 21st Century Is Suddenly Streaming For Free

Let’s swing back to the early 2000s.

The Fatherly Turntable

'Bluey: Dance Mode!' Album: Release Date, And Every Single Track, Explained

The next record your family needs to listen to together arrives in April.

Games For Real Life

Here Are The Rules To 19 Bluey Games, Straight From The Show Into Your Home

From “Keepy Uppy” to “Work,” and everything in between, here’s how to actually play Bluey games from the show with the whole family in real life.

Old Friends

30 Years Ago, Jennifer Aniston Gave '90s Kids Nightmares Forever

Beware the Leprechaun! Here’s why this 1993 cult horror classic holds up.