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Healthy Distractions: A Marvel Podcast

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In the hustle and bustle and tussle and Kurt Russel of modern day metropolitan life, we can all use some Healthy Distractions. Ours happens to be the ups and downs of the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Come join us as we discuss why the MCU (that's what we call it in the biz) continues to distract us in the best ways possible. We explore Marvel's cinematic universe and its tremendous impact on the world of pop culture, storytelling, film making, and cinema. Join us for our weekly discussion anywhere you listen to your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Stitcher - just search Healthy Distractions. We also want your feedback! Our goal is to have an open dialogue with our listeners and to get recommendations on topics to discuss. Please feel free to let us know what you think at healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com, facebook.com/healthydistractions, @healthydistractions on Instagram, and @health_distract on Twitter.

In the hustle and bustle and tussle and Kurt Russel of modern day metropolitan life, we can all use some Healthy Distractions. Ours happens to be the ups and downs of the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Come join us as we discuss why the MCU (that's what we call it in the biz) continues to distract us in the best ways possible. We explore Marvel's cinematic universe and its tremendous impact on the world of pop culture, storytelling, film making, and cinema. Join us for our weekly discussion anywhere you listen to your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Stitcher - just search Healthy Distractions. We also want your feedback! Our goal is to have an open dialogue with our listeners and to get recommendations on topics to discuss. Please feel free to let us know what you think at healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com, facebook.com/healthydistractions, @healthydistractions on Instagram, and @health_distract on Twitter.

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In the hustle and bustle and tussle and Kurt Russel of modern day metropolitan life, we can all use some Healthy Distractions. Ours happens to be the ups and downs of the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Come join us as we discuss why the MCU (that's what we call it in the biz) continues to distract us in the best ways possible. We explore Marvel's cinematic universe and its tremendous impact on the world of pop culture, storytelling, film making, and cinema. Join us for our weekly discussion anywhere you listen to your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Stitcher - just search Healthy Distractions. We also want your feedback! Our goal is to have an open dialogue with our listeners and to get recommendations on topics to discuss. Please feel free to let us know what you think at healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com, facebook.com/healthydistractions, @healthydistractions on Instagram, and @health_distract on Twitter.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 015 - Dr. Strange Things

5/21/2018
This week on Healthy Distractions we do a deep dive into the first Dr. Strange movie to see how well it holds up within the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the release of Avengers: Infinity War. We look at some of the traps that it fell into as an origin story, Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal and whether or not it's due for a "Ragnorak" reboot, and look forward to see where they go with a potential Dr. Strange sequel. As always, we want to know what you think. You can send your thoughts on...

Duration:00:19:08

Ep. 014 - Infinity War Wrap Up

5/14/2018
This week on Healthy Distractions we wrap up Avengers: Infinity War. We discuss some of the reveals (and not reveals) from the Russo brothers and James Gunn, the non-existent Avengers 4 trailer, and our own theories for what might have happened in Infinity War or will come back around in Avengers 4. We want to know what you think! You can reach us at healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com, facebook.com/healthydistractions, IG @healthydistractions, and Twitter @health_distract. Please leave us...

Duration:00:23:28

Ep. 013 - Mad (Titan) About Thanos

5/7/2018
This week the Healthy Distraction's duo discusses Marvel's Mad Titan Thanos! Is Thanos truly Marvel's greatest villain? Has it been worth the 10-year wait? We break down what makes Thanos such a compelling and interesting character, and how he shaped Avengers Infinity War into one of the best superhero (and Marvel) movies of the decade. We know that you probably have an opinion on Thanos too, and we would love to hear it! Please let us know what you thought at...

Duration:00:18:22

Ep. 012 - Avengers Infinity War

4/30/2018
This week the Healthy Distractions duo take a deeper dive into Marvel Studios' latest endeavor: Avengers Infinity War. Since 2008, Marvel has been leading up to this massive event that involves over 20 heroes and roughly 18 different movies. There are some spoilers so please be cautious if you have not seen the movie yet and don't want to be spoiled. We know this movie had an impact on you too, and we want to hear how! You can reach us at healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com,...

Duration:00:28:18

Bonus Distractions! Infinity War Reactions (No Spoilers)

4/27/2018
On this bonus episode of Healthy Distractions, we record our initial, no spoiler, general reactions immediately after seeing Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War. We also want to hear your thoughts so please reach out to us at facebook.com/healthydistractions, healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com, @healthydistractions on Instagram, and @health_distract on Twitter.Â

Duration:00:10:35

Ep. 011 - The MCU's Redheaded Stepchild

4/23/2018
This week on Healthy Distractions we discuss The Incredible Hulk. We want try to figure out why it is overlooked and ranked lower when people discuss the MCU movies, even though it was one of the movies that propelled the MCU into what it is today. Listen and let us know how you feel at facebook.com/healthydistractions or healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:00:24:02

Ep. 010 - Prequel Pitfalls

4/16/2018
Prequels - usually a topic of controversy amongst the mega fans yet we still want to see them. The Healthy Distractions duo takes a look at some of the positives and negatives of prequels and talks about how Captain Marvel can avoid some of the same shortcomings. Listen and let us know how you feel at facebook.com/healthydistractions or healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:00:20:54

Ep. 009 - To Share (Universe) or Not to Share?

4/9/2018
The Healthy Distractions duo discuss the idea of a cinematic shared universe, and whether or not certain franchises (*cough* DC *cough*) should strive for one of their own or if they should put less emphasis on the idea and create better individual movies. Please listen and let us know what you think at either healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com or facebook.com/healthydistractions. Later!

Duration:00:27:07

Ep. 008 - Marvel's Comic Problem

3/29/2018
This week we take a look at Marvel's recent run of comic books and how the comics have changed since the emergence of the MCU. Listen and let us know how you feel at facebook.com/healthydistractions or healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com.Â

Duration:00:04:43

Ep. 007 - To Infinity and War!

3/22/2018
We discuss Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War after the release of the most recent trailer. We discuss our reactions to the trailer, what we expect from the movie, and the impact this movie will have on the future of the MCU. Let us know what you think at facebook.com/healthydistractions or healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com.Â

Duration:00:26:52

Ep. 006 - Exposit Me This

3/8/2018
Exposition [ek-spuh-zish-uh n] noun - writing or speech primarily intended to convey information or to explain. In this week's episode, we look at exposition! We look through some of Marvel's movies to see some good (and bad) examples of how Marvel has done exposition and whether or not it has improved since Phase 1.  Let us know what you think at facebook.com/healthydistractions or at healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:00:17:33

Ep. 005 - Thoughts on the DCEU

3/1/2018
DC's extended cinematic universe has been a relative flop thus far when you compare it to the success of Marvel and their MCU. Why is that? Half of the Healthy Distractions duo looks back on the last few DCEU movies as well as discusses the direction in which they should go with their future movies. Share your thoughts with us about the DCEU at facebook.com/healthydistractions or healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:00:15:09

Ep. 004 - Black Panther Review

2/22/2018
Black Panther is a hit! It is smashing box office records, eye-opening, and powerfully political. We give you our thoughts on the movie, which includes our favorite moments and some nit-picking.  We want to hear what you thought about the movie too! Share your stories and thoughts with us at facebook.com/healthydistractions or healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:00:26:32

Ep. 003 - Trailer Discussions! Black Panther, Solo, and Venom

2/15/2018
Trailers, trailers, trailers! There are a lot of new trailers to digest and we comment on them, but really dive into what we are hoping to see with the new Marvel Studios movie Black Panther. The critics love it, and it's getting rave reviews, but is it overhyped? Listen and find out! Let us know what you think at facebook.com/healthydistractions or healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:00:15:15

Ep. 002 - MCU Future: X-Men and Fantastic Four?

2/8/2018
Perfect timing? Marvel Studios regains the movie rights to X-Men, Fantastic Four, and a few other characters right around the time that Infinity War is wrapping up. What does that mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe? We take a look and discuss who, when, and how we want to see join the MCU from the re-acquired franchises. We want your thoughts and opinions more than ever for this episode, since I'm sure there are some other good ways to introduce these characters to the MCU. Let us know...

Duration:00:26:29

Ep. 001 - Best Comic Book Movies of 2017

2/1/2018
Welcome to 2018! We are excited to open up our new year with our first episode where we discuss and rank our favorite comic book movies of 2017. SHOCKER! DC had one of the best movies of the year! And Marvel continued their trend of fun and enjoyable movies.  Let us know what you think at facebook.com/healthydistractions or at healthydistractionspodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:00:47:05