About Us

In January of 2012, Chris McBrien started up the fantasy baseball podcast, “Dear Mr. Fantasy”. It soon became one of the most popular fantasy baseball podcasts in the world, garnering 2 Podcast Awards nominations (in 2014 and 2016), an FSWA Award nomination in 2013 and an FSTA Award nomination in 2016.

In July 2016, Chris left the fantasy baseball community and started up “Pop Goes Your World” with Yancy Eaton. After landing Podcast Award nominations in 2017 & 2018, Derek Myers took over the reins as co-host and the show was nominated for a Podcast Award again in 2019.

“Pop Goes Your World” has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, the Christian Science Monitor and was named as one of the “10 Best Podcasts Women Should Be Listening to Right Now” in 2018 and again in 2022.

Chris McBrien Pop Goes Your World Podcast Host

Christopher John McBrien grew up in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada. Chris appeared in numerous stage productions across Ontario in the 1990’s, finishing out the decade starring in Shaw Television’s “Insult to Injury” with radio personality Brian Longmire. He was a featured member of the improvisational cast of Shaw TV’s “Half Wits TV” which ran from 2000-2001.

Chris started in the podcast world in 2012 with “Dear Mr. Fantasy” which ran for 5 seasons.

In July of 2016, Chris launched “Pop Goes Your World”.

Chris has made guest appearances on numerous podcasts since 2012 and continues to be a committed advocate for the podcast community.

In his ‘spare’ time, Chris is a college professor in Barrie, Ontario, Canada where he lives with his wife and 2 sons.


Derek Myers

Derek is a pop-culture nerd who loves movies, comic books, role-playing games, and the Boston Bruins.

He grew up in the late 80s/early 90s, engorging himself on the movies, music and TV shows of the time.

He worked at Blockbuster Video in the late 90s and estimates that during his employment he watched over 2,000 movies. Derek broke onto the social media scene as the author of the Dungeons & Dragons blog “Dungeon’s Master” and as the co-host of the weekly D&D podcast “Recounting Encounters.” Both of these projects ended after strong 5-year runs.

Today Derek works in the communications department of a major Canadian bank. He spends his free time keeping up with emerging trends in pop culture, playing D&D, and cheering on the Bruins.