Welcome to our movie podcast! Jason’s intentions for a Happy Father’s Day turned to dust when he was rerouted to the retread that is Pitch Perfect 2. Meanwhile, Steve’s two-month stint with no wife or kids is starting to manifest in some … unhealthy ways. Help him out by listening to discussions about Superfogeys, podcasts, Table Titans, and a nearly forgotten news item that is a must-hear. Turn off your cell phones and then … just turn them back on. We know you didn’t actually turn them off. We’re not monsters.
Are the fences still on? ARE THE FENCES STILL ON?!? Good. Now we can relax, have some ice cream, and enjoy some comics talk. The guys talk about the awesomeness of Der-shing Helmer, the gaming webcomic you’re NOT reading, the awesomeness of Wonderella, and how many drugs Jess Fink must have taken to sustain the same sex scene for more than a year. Buckle up, this is going to be a long one!
Join Amazin’ Jason and Steve “The Shinkicker” as they walk down memory lane and recall just why they’re currently into pro wrestling as much as they are. Hear about Jason’s mom witnessing … things and find out what Steve and Dean Ambrose have in common. Lace up your boots and dunk your head in the water tank, because it’s time to debut!
It doesn’t matter how advanced the toys get, the best tool for your imagination is still a great stick from the backyard. Or a whiffle bat, if you’re Steve. Once the guys discuss how much better their childhoods could have been, it’s time to talk about comics! Tauhid Bondia (Goodship Chronicles, Epicsplosion) is working up something new, JL8 is leaving Steve wanting more, Broodhollow‘s 3rd season is off to a … start? And we bid adieu to the melancholy that was A Softer World. It’s raining outside, so let’s stay in and read some comics, okay?
Steve has never watched the majesty and pageantry of American Idol, but with YOUR VOTES (or reviews on iTunes), we can change that. Once Jason is finished running down his brief (but not brief enough) history with the now-ending show, the second segment brings webcomics.
The guys chat about Randall Munroe’s next book, Thing Explainer, Rice Boy returning for a commentary-laden rerun season, John Allison’s latest comic, and some Order of the Stick plot predictions. Vote for your favorite topic when the lines open … NOW.
LOOK OUT! Here comes a spider, man. We take care of the day-to-day goings on with our Whatcha Been Readin’ picks, Crossed: Dead or Alive by Garth Ennis and Daniel Gete and AC Stuart’s Noob the Loser (beware, there be GIFs afoot) before we delve once again into the deep dark of the Schlock Mercenary archives. And after the show proper, we have an announcement about the Book Club format for future shows.
The midshow music is provided by Main Reaktor.
Celebrate Shark Week like it’s Shark Week because it SHOULD be Shark Week (thanks, Katy Perry)! After a brief Super Bowl recap, we check in with Hypersonic Music Club by Hiroyuki Takahashi and Patrick Macias and Let’s Speak English by Mary Cagle. Then, we dive into a couple of new-ish comics with Kat Swenski’s Behind the GIFs and a new take on a classic; Ultimate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Nick Arganbright and Eryck Webb.
The midshow music is provided by Rob Gasser.
The snow falls, and our balls deflate. That’s our story and we’re stickin’ to it! Also our story: webcomics. We take a look at School Spirit by Daniel VanderWerff and Atomic Robo by Brian Clevenger and Scott Wegener, all before we review Julie Wright and Amanda Gomes’ Ianua. Believe us or don’t, but this podcast is happening.
The midshow music is provided by Chet Porter.
Do you remember going to the video store, hoping to get your favorite video game, AGAIN, or possibly a peek behind the forbidden curtain into the back room? We do, and we also talk about comics! We quickly go over KC Green’s new beat on Video Game Cheats ‘n’ Beatums and Moth and Ethan by Andrew Chandler before taking a deeper look at Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk. Are you loyal enough to listen in?
Midshow music is provided by Virtual Riot.
It’s time once again to determine who is the best, who is the brightest, who is our 2014 Katie Rice of the Year? The list of nominees is long, the discussion is lively, and the winners will SHOCK you. Also, why can’t we still get awesome parody movies like Airplane! and The Naked Gun? Your answers await you in this, the first installment of 2015 of the first and best webcomics podcast on the planet!
The midshow music is provided by Penguin Soup.