Sunday, December 27, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Episode VII is here! Jon and Steven welcome back Kevin Ryan for massive SPOILERS including the film's ending, the state of the universe, how George Lucas reacted and what to do with people that post SPOILERS on your phone. BTW, SPOILERS!
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Live from Valorcon! Jon and Steven welcome back Stu McLean to discuss the greatest superhero in a whole new media! We trace the origins of Batman from the 16 bit movie adaptations all the way through Lego and Arkham! Plus, there's a predator in the room!
Monday, November 23, 2015
Ash is back! Elliott Serrano, writer of the "Army of Darkness" comic and Neal Fischer, writer of "Dead Girls" are here to discuss the new Starz series, the licenses that separate "Evil Dead" from the third film and why Sam Raimi's horror franchise still feels vital while Freddy and Jason have become 80's relics.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Live from Geek Bar Beta! Jon, Steven and Elliot Serrano compare the worst attempts to adapt comics on film, from Batman and Robin to Green Lantern. It goes off the rails almost immediately with some very strong Doctor Who drinks. Listen as we decide to remake Fantastic Four in the bar and set Elliot on fire.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Artists across the country are creating comics in one sleepless day and Steven is one of them! Jon finds out how Chimera's Comics is hosting artists around the clock to complete new work and Steven's own long gestating graphic novel project. Also, how writers pitch new ideas and how the great stylists work for speed.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Peter Capaldi is back! Jenna Louise Coleman is leaving! Moffat is doing Moffat! Bill Monroe is here to discuss the latest episode "The Magician's Apprentice". Is it stronger than Series 8? How does it connect to classic Who? Can there be any stakes in a time travel show? All this and "Weird" Al!
Sunday, September 13, 2015
The host of "Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast" is here! Jon and John find common ground through his young exposure (and audition) to Star Trek, his process of covering all 740 episodes of the series one week a time and just what will happen if CBS announces a sixth series!
Monday, September 7, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Michele went from a cog in a law firm to the star of her own reality show on Oprah Winfrey's network. Hear the strange tale of how "Staten Island Law" happened and how it went away again. Also, Michele's complete obsession with "Rick and Morty".
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters HBO while the Muppets are bringing their show to ABC. Jon and Steven discuss what this means for PBS, public funding and television itself. Also, Spider-Man on the Electric Company.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Billy got his start on stage in stand-up clubs before high school and now creates hip-hop beats while other kids his age are still in class. Jon and Billy talk the stand-up scene of the mid aughts, the relationship of music and comedy and what makes Astoria such a thriving neighborhood in an increasingly gentrified NYC.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Bring on the Bad Guys! Jon, Steven and Joe cover the greatest and worst super villains in history! What makes a great evil character? how do you keep him fresh when the original motivation is resolved? Who's crazy and who's cunning? Everyone and the Armadillo this week.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
SPOILERS! The Marvel movie you never thought would happen is here! Jon and Steven discuss the smaller scale after this summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron, the subtle ties to the MCU and whether this movie kicks off Phase 3 or ends Phase 2! Also, the obligatory insults to DC.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Comicon is over! Jon and Steven discuss the few surprises but tons of new footage from the upcoming blockbusters. Is Batman Vs. Superman getting any better? Will J.J. Abrams redeem "Star Wars"? How awesome is "Ash Vs. Evil Dead"? Plus, actual comic book news!
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
A lot of shows ended this spring. Kate Kulzick from the "Televerse" podcast is here to help us sort it all out. From "Mad Men" to "Parks and Recreation", "Constantine" to "Gotham" we cover the good, the bad and the ugly of this season. And why there's no such thing as a tv season anymore.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
As another era of editors and writers leave the X-Men, Jon, Steven, Joe and Dave take a moment to look at the entire franchise. From its quirky almost cancelled beginnings to the biggest thing in comics for decades to again a quirky side universe, Professor Xavier's school has always defined expectations, just like comics themselves.
Monday, May 25, 2015
"The Late Show with David Letterman" aired its final broadcast Wednesday. Keith Alberstadt is here to talk about what it was like to perform stand-up comedy on the show twice. Then Bill Monroe remembers growing up with Dave's NBC show and sitting in the audience for a CBS taping.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Live from DePaul University! Jon and Televerse host Kate Kulzick spend an hour spilling the secrets of podcasting. From microphones and file sizes to getting the most out of your guest, they share some behind the scenes stories of episodes you know.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
It's out! Our team of regulars is all here to cover Marvel Studio's greatest team. We discuss whether Ultron is the MCU's best villain or a disappointment, whether the Easter Eggs for future films gets in the way and the Vision's impact on the Marvel Universe.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
The new direct to dvd animated movie "Batman Vs. Robin" is out and friend of the show JM DeMatteis wrote it. Jon and JM talk the differences between comics and animation, authorship and collaboration and how he finds a way into characters and concepts in the Bat mythology he hadn't known before. Plus, a look into "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" and an exclusive peek at the future of "Justice League 3000"!
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Geek Girl Chicago is back and so is the X Files! We discuss whether the anticipation for FOX's 6 hour miniseries outweighs the disappointment of season 9 and the second movie. Also, how long TV has been doing reunions and which ones failed. Will this one work? I want to believe.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Elliot Serrano is back to talk about "that Batgirl cover". We discuss whether the controversy is warranted in either side of the argument, whether the Joker variant simply referenced "The Killing Joke" or crossed the line and what it means for female readers that that DC Comics cancelled it.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015
With the dvd of the final season of "The Legend of Korra" on dvd and blu-ray plus a special painting by one of the creators, the universe of "Avatar: the Last Airbender" has come to a close. Lisa and Tina are back to discuss the impact of both series, the juggling between broadcast and digital, the implications for the LGBT and of course, that horrible horrible movie. Get ready for some ear bending!
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
After nine years writing for "The Colbert Report" Mike Brumm is ready to make the move to Stephen's late night CBS show! Jon and Mike talk his beginnings in Chicago improv, his move to NY and Madison Avenue advertising and the day to day routine that won him multiple Emmys!
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
The Marvel Universe is ending with "Secret Wars"! The DC Universe is ending with "Convergence"! Steven Brown worries his business is ending with the upheaval of both major companies! Jon and Steven cover the announcements, questioning the wisdom of rebooting, the successes and failures of previous attempts and what it means to current storylines. Also, lots of bitching about Todd McFarlane!
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Vampirella artist and action figure designer Caesar Antomattei is here! Jon and Caesar talk the 90's NY comic scene, their days at Art Asylum working on the legendary Toy Biz Marvel line and finding time to draw with two kids in the house.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
It's our 100th episode, two year anniversary and 2014 wrap-up all in one show! Jon and Steven look back at how the podcast has grown over the last year, how geekdom has stayed in the headlines week after week and how a bottle of champagne doesn't go very far.