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.

Keepy Uppy

There's A Bluey Xbox — But You're Gonna Need To Get Lucky To Snag One

This will be one of the rarest consoles ever made, but winning it is slightly easier than you might think

Happy Little Trees

David Arquette Wants You To Channel Bob Ross To Get Zen

Here’s why the Bob Ross method works, and why you should share it with your kids.

Old Friends

30 Years Ago, One Children’s Book Invented A New Genre — And Got Banned 11,000 Times

The Giver has never stopped being relevant or controversial.

Old Frenemies

30 Years Ago, One Video Game System Hopelessly Failed Kids Everywhere

The Atari Jaguar was so bad, it didn’t even have time to ruin our childhoods.

Keepy Uppy

You Can’t Even Watch The Most Popular 'Bluey' Episode In America

Fans voted on their favorite episodes, and the winner hasn’t even aired in America yet!

Old Friends

Your Favorite Dark Animated Classic Was Almost Way Darker

Where were you when Sharptooth attacked?

Play Together

We Played Bluey: The Videogame — Here’s What Families Need To Know

The Heeler family has arrived as a real video game. And it’s pretty good!

Old Frenemies

35 Years Ago, Even Billy Joel Couldn’t Save This Bizarre Disney Reboot

Oliver & Company was a hit when it came out, but 35 years later can't survive the test of time

Old Friends

25 Years Ago, The Powerpuff Girls Started Out Very Differently

Their original name would never fly on TV today!

Old Friends

'Phineas and Ferb' Creators Reveal How The Show Got A Second Life With Disney

Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh look back — and foward — on their most famous creation.

Keepy Uppy

All The 'Bluey' Christmas Episodes Are Confusing AF — But We Have Answers

Bluey has some different holiday traditions than the typical American family

Old Friends

45 Years Ago, One Weird, Gorgeous Movie Attempted The Impossible

The first movie adaptation of Lord of the Rings is still fantastic, if incomplete.

Old Frenemies

35 Years Ago, One Peculiar Roald Dahl Book Taught Kids To Be Rebels

Is this one of the greatest kids’ books ever? Or one of the most problematic?

For Real Life

In Different Countries, 'Bluey' Characters Have Alternate Names— And Sometimes Different Genders

Say what?

For Real Life

Whoa! The Upcoming 'Bluey' Season 3 Finale Will Be 28-Minutes-Long

Here’s what we know right now.

Fathers and Sons

What Max Brooks Learned From His Dad Mel

The road to ‘Minecraft’ books starts with Max Brooks learning from his dad, Mel Brooks.

For Real Life

The Weirdest Bluey Fan Theory Is Basically An Unmade Rom-Com

The story of how Chilli and Bandit met is the greatest love story never told

Old Frenemies

25 Years Ago, The Most Annoying Toy Became The Most Threatening

The Furby sold millions of toys, but it also freaked out the entire world.

Watch Together

10 Years Ago, One Brilliant Cartoon Gave Struggling Kids A Way To Be Seen

Steven Universe offered hope for many viewers and opened the doors for future cartoons to take things further.

Dad Talk

Kenan Thompson Shares His Secret For Picking Great Family Video Games

The SNL star talks about filming a Nintendo commercial with his daughters, plus dishes on his favorite games.