It’s grating to be back! For our first episode of the new millennium, we’re taking a retrospective look at what once were new ideas and trying — sometimes failing — not to simply prove we’re not basic or whatever, or that we automatically go along with what everybody’s saying. No, we’re above that. Above being above. So, below, in a sense. That’s basically what this episode is about. Trigger warnings, cancel culture, defund the police, and more! … More How Do You Disagree with the Mainstream?
Donovan and Harrison finish things off with a much longer second installment. There’s simply too much to talk about, from honorable mentions to the top five. Things are about to get spicy! 2022 had its share of wonders, from an essential Batman film to an essential Predator film. But what happens when one host’s healing reaction to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever meets another host’s stubborn grumpiness? … More Year End Review 2022 Part II: The Cloverfield Connection
For the first of our two-part saga, Donovan and Harrison come together, a friendship of rock and storm. Surely, no disagreement crests the horizon. Anyway, this is our yearly tradition, where we count down the top ten pieces of media we experienced, starting with numbers ten through five. Also on the menu, some of our lows, including Donovan’s epic screed against Thor: Love and Thunder. … More Year End Rise, Roar, Revolt 2022 Part I
In the dying weeks of 2022, the guys discuss the aftermath of the Midterm Elections, how Donald Trump is weaker than ever, a final Kanye-Watch for the year, and the saga of Elon Musk and Twitter.
With the threat of war from Russia making its comeback and media such as 24 in our past, where does the reality of espionage place classic pulp franchises like James Bond? The guys intermittently ask that question while watching 1995’s Goldeneye starring Pierce Brosnan and the X-Men!
The legendary actor Kevin Conroy (November 30th 1955-November 10th 2022) is remembered.
So for the last few months I’ve been re-watching the Spider-Man movies in a peculiar order as training for a podcast special on Earth-2.net called “Flickchart Forum”. Hosted by ginger Leicesterian Ian Wilson, the forum has a panel list their preferred ranking of a series of films by quality, generally from worst to best, and … More Spider-itis, or Donovan explains his take on the Spider-Man films
Cousin Jonathan returns to the studio to discuss the recent ramblings of the artist formerly known as Kanye West, including the tradition of Black Anti-Semitism, Agendas vs. Belief, and struggling with the fall of black celebrities.
This week Donovan returns from New York Comic-Con to discuss the frontlines of modern fandom, the manufactured culture war online, and how we arrived at this point.