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Crooked Media's nerd-culture podcast X-Ray Vision takes listeners on a journey through the zeitgeist-iest (patent pending) films, TV shows, and comics. Join award winning hosts Jason Concepcion & Rosie Knight for one-of-a-kind analysis, the latest news and show lore, and access to the writers, producers, directors, and stars who make your favorite pop culture shows, movies and more! Find new episodes of X-Ray Vision out every Wednesday & Friday.

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United States

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Cadence13

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Crooked Media's nerd-culture podcast X-Ray Vision takes listeners on a journey through the zeitgeist-iest (patent pending) films, TV shows, and comics. Join award winning hosts Jason Concepcion & Rosie Knight for one-of-a-kind analysis, the latest news and show lore, and access to the writers, producers, directors, and stars who make your favorite pop culture shows, movies and more! Find new episodes of X-Ray Vision out every Wednesday & Friday.

Language:

English


Episodes

Mailbag! - MCU, Star Wars, Comics & Horror Recs

8/16/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight open the mailbag! In the Airlock (1:10) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into your questions, including what fandom they want to explore, consuming content during the strikes, superpower reveals, how watching affects mood, Saw Patrol, and more. Then in Nerd Out (55:45) friend of the pod, and co-host of Escape Hatch (formerly Dune Pod), Haitch pitches Warrior. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. The Entertainment Community Fund’s Support Staff Donation page. Rosie’s Horror Books IGN article.

Duration:01:03:37

My Adventures with Superman + Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story's Sarah Kuhn & Arielle Jovellanos

8/11/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight rom-com with Clark Kent and Lois Lane! In Previously On (1:37), they discuss a new superhero movie-making satire ordered by struck company HBO plus renewed speculation about a Disney sale to Apple. In the Airlock (7:32) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into Adult Swim’s My Adventures with Superman. In Hive Mind (28:20), X-Ray is thrilled to welcome Sarah Kuhn and Arielle Jovellanos, writer and artist behind DC’s “Girl Taking Over: A Lois Lane Story.” And in Nerd Out (1:01:46) a listener pitches Nimona. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Rosie’s 1990s boom-bust comics article at IGN. Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. The Entertainment Community Fund’s Support Staff Donation page.

Duration:01:06:05

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

8/9/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight grab a slice and hit the sewers! In Strike Watch, they discuss some of the latest in Hollywood’s ongoing summer of strikes. In the Airlock (7:40) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into TMNT: Mutant Mayhem. In a return to the Omnibus (25:29), Jason and Rosie explore TMNT’s origins and philosophical implications. Then in Nerd Out (45:05) a listener query about being a fly on the wall. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Rosie’s 1990s boom-bust comics article at IGN. Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. The Entertainment Community Fund’s Support Staff Donation page.

Duration:00:55:40

Mailbag! - Skrull Powers, Recommendations, Marvel, and more!

8/4/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight open the mailbag! In the Airlock (00:48) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into your questions, including what kind of super skrull powers they’d have, what classic movies have changed their perspective on storytelling this year, animated adaptations of comics, and more. Then in Nerd Out (59:10) a listener question about companion podcasts. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. The Entertainment Community Fund’s Support Staff Donation page.

Duration:01:03:59

Futurama S11, Invincible: Atom Eve, & Picketing w/ Cody Ziglar

8/2/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight talk picketing with Cody Ziglar! In the Previously On (4:13), Jason, Rosie, and Zig discuss the new Loki season 2 trailer. In the Airlock (13:11) they dive deep (deeep) into Zig’s experience working on the new Futurama reboot on Hulu as well as discussing the Atom Eve special episode of Invincible on Amazon Prime. Then in Nerd Out (45:32) a listener question about manga. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Check out The Screen Traveler’s Guide, available for preorder now with writing by Rosie! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. The Entertainment Community Fund’s Support Staff Donation page.

Duration:00:54:00

Secret Invasion Finale

7/28/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight are radiated! In the Airlock (1:00) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into the finale of Secret Invasion, recapping and discussing where the show went wrong, what the finale has to do with ALF, and what comes next for the MCU. Then in Nerd Out (40:01) a theory about Secret Invasion and She-Hulk. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. The Entertainment Community Fund’s Support Staff Donation page.

Duration:00:43:03

David S. Goyer Interview + SDCC/Barbenheimer Weekend

7/26/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight ! In Strike Watch (1:00) Jason and Rosie give updates and thoughts on the historic double strike from WGA and SAG-AFTRA. In the Previously On (13:43) Jason and Rosie discuss SDCC without studios and why it was fantastic and dive into the box office phenomenon of Barbenheimer. Then in Hive Mind (29:51) X-Ray Vision is thrilled to welcome writer, director, and producer David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Foundation, and more) to discuss his career, his inspirations, his writing methods, and more. Then in Nerd Out (1:11:55) more fan thoughts on Indiana Jones. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. The Entertainment Community Fund’s Support Staff Donation page. Guides on how to support Writers and Actors on strike: Washington Post, HuffPost. Variety article explaining what is and isn’t allowed under SAG’s strike rules. Deadline article detailing Execs’ plans to let writers go broke.

Duration:01:17:58

Secret Invasion Ep 5

7/21/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight look for some Avenger DNA! In the Airlock (1:00) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into episode 5 of Secret Invasion, recapping and discussing what they would have liked to have seen more of, Avenger DNA, and more. Then in Nerd Out (40:01) a thought on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. The Entertainment Community Fund’s Support Staff Donation page. Guides on how to support Writers and Actors on strike: Washington Post, HuffPost. Variety article explaining what is and isn’t allowed under SAG’s strike rules. Deadline article detailing Execs’ plans to let writers go broke.

Duration:00:43:46

Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One + MI Franchise w/ Shea Serrano

7/19/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight discuss Ethan Hunt’s crushes! First, in Strike Watch (00:49) Jason and Rosie discuss the evolving WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes and standing with unions. In the Previously On (7:20), Shea Serrano joins to recap and discuss the Mission Impossible franchise. Then in the Airlock (1:31:27) Jason, Rosie, and Shea dive deep (deeep) into Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. The Entertainment Community Fund’s Support Staff Donation page. Guides on how to support Writers and Actors on strike: Washington Post, HuffPost. Variety article explaining what is and isn’t allowed under SAG’s strike rules. Deadline article detailing Execs’ plans to let writers go broke.

Duration:01:50:13

Secret Invasion Ep 3 & 4 + DC Casting News

7/14/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight question Nick Fury’s marriage! In the Previously On (1:09), they discuss the spate of DCU castings for Superman: Legacy. In the Airlock (11:21) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into episodes 3 and 4 of Secret Invasion, discussing questionable submarine nuke passwords, Nick Fury’s questionable marriage, and more. Then in Nerd Out (1:02:32) a Secret Invasion theory. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here.

Duration:01:08:46

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny + The Indy Franchise

7/12/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight ready their whips! In the Previously On (1:35), they explore the Indiana Jones franchise, speed-capping the first four films. In the Airlock (6:24) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, discussing the overwhelming plotting, the deaging, and the box office bombing. Then, in Nerd Out (1:10:37) a Secret Invasion theory. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here.

Duration:01:27:44

Secret Invasion Ep 2 + Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Writer Danny Homan

6/30/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight struggle with the name Rachel Brosnahan! In the Previously On (1:35), they discuss the casting announcement of the DCU’s new Superman, David Corenswet, and Lois Lane, Rachel Brosnahan. In the Airlock (6:24) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into episode 2 of Secret Invasion. Then in the Hive Mind (44:18) Jason and Rosie welcome Star Wars Jedi: Survivor lead writer Danny Homan to the podcast to discuss how to write for video games, why increasing the difficulty isn’t the only way to make games interesting, and what some of his proudest Jedi Survivor writing moments were. Finally, in Nerd Out (1:10:37) our first Secret Invasion theory. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. A Plague Tale: Innocence (2019) TowerFall (2013)

Duration:01:16:47

Live! The Dark Knight 15th Anniversary w/ Shea Serrano, Joelle Monique & Michael Uslan

6/28/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight are LIVE in Gotham, otherwise known as the SiriusXM Garage! First up (1:11), Jason and Rosie welcome back Batman franchise executive producer Michael Uslan, who gives the deep background on how the caped crusader ended up on screen. Next (19:14) Jason and Rosie welcome friends of the pod Shea Serrano and Joelle Monique to dive deep (deeep) into Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, discussing the film’s legacy, their first reactions seeing it, what it was like to rewatch, which Batman villain is smelliest, and more. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here.

Duration:01:24:58

Secret Invasion Premiere

6/23/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight hang out with Nick Fury! In the Previously On (1:02), they provide context for two recent Marvel controversies: Jack Kirby’s son Neal’s comments on a recent Stan Lee documentary and the use of AI in generating the Secret Invasion opening credits. In the Airlock (31:44) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into the premiere of Secret Invasion on Disney+, discussing skrull theories and more. Finally, in Nerd Out (1:11:26) a defense of Coach Ben from the Yellowjackets Season 2 finale. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here.

Duration:01:16:43

The Flash + Flashpoint & Secret Invasion Comics

6/21/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight head to Central City! In the Previously On (1:11), they provide context for The Flash, in theaters now, discussing the troubled development and Ezra Miller’s legal troubles. In the Airlock (19:14) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into The Flash, discussing the CGI, the cameos, and what worked and what didn’t for them as well where they think the DCU goes next. Then, in a double dose of the Omnibus (58:40) Rosie and Jason first explore Flashpoint, the influential comics basis for The Flash film. Then in a second Omnibus, Jason and Rosie explore Secret Invasion, priming listeners on what to expect from the newly released series in the MCU. Finally, in Nerd Out (1:33:14) a relevant multiverse query. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. Flashpoint (2011) The New 52 (2011) Secret Invasion (2008-09) Secret Invasion (2022-23)

Duration:01:36:35

Across the Spider-Verse Mailbag + Spider-Man: India w/ Nikesh Shukla

6/9/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight’s spidey senses are tingling! In the Airlock (1:04) they answer your arachnophile questions after watching Across the Spider-Verse. Then, in a return of the Omnibus (18:38) Jason explores the world and lore of Spider-Man 2099 in Marvel comics. Then, in the Hive Mind (30:11) Jason and Rosie are joined by Nikesh Shukla, award winning author and writer of the new Spider-Man India comic series to discuss seeing the character brought to life in Across the Spider-Verse, how he collected comics in the 1990s, what he loves about Spidey, and what kind of Spider-Man story he wanted to tell. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. Disco Dancer (1982) Head to https://crooked.com/events/ and scroll down to get tix for X-Ray's live show on June 26!

Duration:01:01:31

Yellowjackets S2 Finale

6/7/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight eat a massive heart! In the Airlock (1:03) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into the season 2 finale of Yellowjackets, pondering the supernatural, the edible, and the ethical. Then in Nerd Out (47:31) a theory from a listener on Moff Gideon’s mustache. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here.

Duration:00:54:13

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse w/ Co-Director Kemp Powers

6/2/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight web-sling through the Spider-Verse! In the Airlock (1:12), Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeep) into Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse the jaw-dropping masterpiece sequel to 2018’s jaw-dropping masterpiece Into the Spider-Verse. In the Hive Mind (28:40) Jason and Rosie are joined by the film’s co-director Kemp Powers, Oscar nominated writer of One Night in Miami and co-writer of Pixar’s Soul, to discuss the Spider-Verse, his favorite comics, the visual splendor of the film, that Knicks joke in Soul, and more. Then in Nerd Out (1:13:13) a pitch from a listener on Marissa Meyer’s YA series The Lunar Chronicles. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. Persepolis (2007)

Duration:01:17:16

Succession Series Finale

5/31/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight crown a Waystar Royco successor! In the finale of Market Moves (1:18) Jason and Rosie recap and analyze the dramatic conclusion to the Roy family saga in the series finale of HBO’s Succession, including the dysfunctional sibling cycle, being serious people, and failed power plays. Then in Nerd Out (1:25:24) a pitch from a listener on Netflix’s Voltron Legendary Defender. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. The Guardian piece Rosie mentioned.

Duration:01:30:25

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor + Star Wars: Visions Vol. 2

5/26/2023
On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight play Jedi Survivor! In Previously On (1:03) Jason and Rosie discuss a grab bag of Star Wars news, including the tragic death of Ray Stevenson, some light Ahsoka spoilers, and Disney’s recent moves in Florida. In the Airlock (21:14), they dive deep (deeep) into both the video game Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Star Wars: Visions Vol. 2, discussing gameplay, animation, and more. Then in Nerd Out (1:15:55) a listener theory for James Mangold’s currently unknown Star Wars movie project. Note: Imprecise timestamps are an unfortunate side effect of a new ads system. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Tune in every Wednesday & Friday and don’t forget to Hulk Smash the Follow button! Nerd Out Submission Instructions! Send a short pitch and 2-3 minute voice memo recording to xray@crooked.com that answers the following questions: 1) How did you get into/discover your ‘Nerd Out?’ (2) Why should we get into it too? (3) What’s coming soon in this world that we can look forward to or where can we find it? If you’re sending a theory, feel free to send only a summary of your theory (no audio needed) for Jason and Rosie to react to on air. Follow Jason: twitter.com/netw3rk Follow Rosie: IG, Letterboxd, & newsletter Join the X-Ray Vision Discord Follow Crooked: twitter.com/crookedmedia The Listener’s Guide to all things X-Ray Vision! Consider donating to the Entertainment Community Fund here. Enemy Mine (1985) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008)

Duration:01:23:50