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Join us every week as we cover this crazy world that we live in. We touch on politics, and political humor, music, race, sports, current events, pop culture, and movies! Whatever we want, because it’s our show!

Join us every week as we cover this crazy world that we live in. We touch on politics, and political humor, music, race, sports, current events, pop culture, and movies! Whatever we want, because it’s our show!
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Join us every week as we cover this crazy world that we live in. We touch on politics, and political humor, music, race, sports, current events, pop culture, and movies! Whatever we want, because it’s our show!








Ivanka's Emails + Nationalism & Identity in U.S. Politics

Progressive activist Gordy McZilla joins Dutch and Hass to discuss Ivanka getting busted for sending thousands of emails from her personal account, and the concepts of Nationalism and Identity politics in American Politics. Is Intersectionality a wise move for the left? To lighten the mood the trio discusses Thanksgiving cigar choices, good burbons and the top movies of 2008. We also talk about some dumb criminals, always fun times!!


Midterm Postmortem & A Lot of Laughs

The gang touches on a myriad of topics including the 2018 midterms, Keith Ellison, intersectionality, Daredevil Season 3, NBA news (Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose), JaRule vs 50 Cent, baldness, La'Veon Bell and the Steelers, and the tragedies in Thousand Oaks, CA. All this and a Hass' Humidor salute to Veteran's Day! Lots of laughs, so you should tune in!!


BONUS: Remembering Stan Lee w/ Imran

Imran from The Jock and Nerd Weekly pod joins Dutch and TJ to discuss the life and accomplishments of Stan Lee, who passed earlier in the day at the age of 95. Stan created Spider-Man, the X-Men and most of the iconic characters of Marvel and the MCU. Join in for this special recording and share your Stan Lee favorites with us!!


Winter is Coming... & Midterms are Here!

The gang discusses some pop culture goings-on including the announcement of Bad Boys for Life, NBA early season results and TJ gives his perspective on the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones. Diving into politics, we look into the Obama heckling that took place at a rally for Andrew Gillum and a look ahead to the Midterms on Nov 6. Also listener comments and feedback! Join us for some irreverent fun and a call from fake Donald Trump!


Halloween Movies, Tales & Origins w/ a Real Ghostbuster + VFU Turns 1!!

On our 1 year anniversary, the guys welcome back ghost hunter extraordinaire JC Phillips from Extreme Vision Paranormal. The 4 guys chat about favorite Halloween movies including Young Frankenstein & Hocus Pocus plus talk trick or treat and Fright Fest memories and hear about a few of JC's expeditions into the world of ghosts and spirits. Plus, Dutch gives a little history on the origins of Halloween. Join us as we celebrate a year of terrible postdating, launch our Patreon and have a...


BONUS: Tatiana Matta for Congress

Dutch chats with California 23 US congressional district candidate and Democrat Tatiana Matta, a Puerto Rican-born military spouse who is running against Kevin McCarthy, who is the GOP Majority Leader. Topics include the local issues in Bakersfield CA, the national stigmas surrounding Trump and his Republican base, a recap of the Matta-McCarthy Debate on KBFX, as well as healthcare, immigration, racism and of course who is better, Jordan or LeBron!!


White Kids in Black Panther Costumes & Transgender Women in Sport

NOTE** Please forgive some minor audio issues with TJ's mic! We replaced it after the episode but there is some noticeable audio degradation. The VFU team apologizes for this. Thank you. Well this episode flys way into controversial, as the gang discusses whether or not Black Panther is a suitable Halloween costume for white children and bring a Twitter discussion on the fairness of a Transgendered woman (biological man) winning the World Cycling Championship? Is this right or wrong? Is it...


BONUS: Turn 'Bama Blue! Candidates Peter Joffrion & Tabitha Isner

Dutch sits down with not one but TWO Democratic US Congressional candidates, Peter Joffrion, who is running in Alabama 5 & Tabitha Isner, who is running in Alabama 2. We cover a broad spectrum of topics, including immigration, healthcare, political division, gerrymandering, conservative stigmas of females in politics, & we discuss two incumbents who are somehow never in their district! Tune in, get involved & FLIP THE HOUSE in Midtems of 2018!!


BONUS: Jan McDowell for Congress

Dutch interviews Democratic candidate Jan McDowell, who is running against GOP incumbent and Trump minion Kenny Marchant in Texas District 24. Topics include views on winning Blue in a Red State, immigration, health care, education equality and campaign finance. Give it a listen and help Jan upset the system this Nov 6!


NBA Preview + Pop Culture Galore w/ Gerald of PCC

Gerald Glassford of the Pop Culture Cosmos rejoins the gang to play a terrible game of "Name that Movie" plus a discussion about The Rock and the new John Henry film, some Marvel updates, a little UFC post fight craziness courtesy of Derrick Lewis and a preview of the 2018-2019 NBA Season.


Analyzing a Divided Nation & Venom Review w/ The Ginger Geek

The illustrious Ginger Geek, Matt Delhauer from Jock and Nerd Weekly joins the gang and tackle the social unrest and division that is facing Americans in the wake of Kavanaugh, Trump and their impact on race and gender equality. Following this important and enlightening discussion and covering listener posts, we have some fun and examine Sony's shot at a solo movie featuring everyone's favorite alien Symboite, Venom, starring Tom Hardy. This is a full spoiler review!!!! We also discuss the...


Best Films of 1998 + Kanye & Kavanaugh w/ Rachel Persists

VFU is joined by a popular conservative female Twitter personality. On the recommendation of a listener, we dive into some of the top films from 20 years ago, including Deep Impact vs Armageddon, Ants vs A Bugs Life, Blade, The Waterboy American History X and The Big Lebowski, among others. We then take a peek into the mysterious brain of Kanye West post SNL rant, and after a call from POTUS trying to court our guest, a deep dive discussion into Blasey-Ford vs Kavanaugh and our great guest...


BONUS: Rodolfo Cortes Barragan for Congress Part 2

Dutch concludes his chat with Dr. Rodolfo Cortes-Barragan, a congressional candidate in CA50, running as a Green. Topics include immigration and how Rodolfo would handle this issue, as Dutch challenges him on implementation of the policy, as well as some agreement on the need for Universal Health Care, but some questions on how we can actually pay for it. Lastly, education is discussed. The show concludes after the interview with Dutch's thoughts on the Kavanaugh hearings and why he is upset...


Episode 50!! A Tiger, a Joker & a Judge Call a Phone Sex Line....

Wren is BAAAAACK for our 50th Episode, and among the topics of conversation are Tiger Woods winning a PGA Tour Event, a little NFL update, the reactions to Addison Russell vs Bret Kavanaugh, and Wren's perspective on how to talk to a woman without getting told you've crossed a line 35 years later. Finally, some chatter about the new Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix and why he is Wren's crush.... Even Trump calls in, so Join the fun!!


Rodolfo for Congress Part 1 + DC Comics, SCOTUS & Tupac

Dutch interviews US Congressional Candidate Dr. Rodolfo Cortez Barragan, a member of the Green Party challenging in the first installment of a 2-part series - as Dr. Barragan talks about his platform and the push-back he has received for running against Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. Then TJ joins Dutch to discuss Henry Cavill & Superman, who would be a good replacement for Superman & Batman in DCEU, a first-thoughts review of the DC Multiverse streaming app, thoughts on the SJW...


Spider-Man PS4 Review + Nike Boycott & NY Times Op Ed

Yeah, just another HUGE news week gets covered as T.J. shares his first thoughts review of Spider-Man on PS4, Dutch and Hass break down Kaepernick and the Nike Just Do It campaign, and then VFU is invaded by Gordy McZilla of the upcoming show The SuckCast, and the trio dives into the Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearing, The New York Times Anonymous Op-Ed on Trump, a doughnut thief and the show closes out with ideas for new Oreo flavors. Join the Madness!!


An Unholy Alliance - Religion, Comics, Guns & Scallop Wars

TJ and Dutch welcome Mike and Ryan from the Unholy Generation Podcast and have a lot of laughs while discussing a myriad of topics from The Scallop Wars, Aretha Franklin's eventful funeral, Comic book favorites, murderous giraffes, The Mayans Series, gun control, atheism vs Christianity, and much much more. Join the craziness.... if you dare!! Oh yeah, Trump calls to check in on the convo as well....


BONUS - TJ (from Jax) & Hass on Jacksonville Shooting

TJ and Hass record a call they had and give thoughts on the Jacksonville Shooting - raw and uncut. (Please forgive minor audio degradation due to the method this was recorded)


America Loses a Maverick + Cohen & Manafort Found Guilty!

TJ and Dutch reflect on the passing of Arizona senator and American Hero John McCain and then dive into the week that was, which included two guilty findings from men close to Trump in Paul Manafort and Trump's personal "fixer" Michael Cohen. Impeachment and possible defenses are discussed, as is the murder of Mollie Tibbetts. After the break, the guys switch gears to talk a little pop-culture, including Boxing vs MMA, X-Men Dark Phoenix being finished but not being distributed, T.J.'s...


"The Nephilim Wars" Comic Author David Taylor on ComicsGate

Dutch and Hass welcome David Taylor II to the show and continue the recent conversation on race with a bit of a twist, moving the conversation to the impact and effects of race in and on pop-culture, changing the race and/or sexual orientation of comic book characters (mostly on CW Arrowverse), the impact of Black Panther, and David shares his passion for comics and nerd culture and how the Old Testament of the Bible impacts his creations. This is a great conversation which tied in with...