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Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss their deepest, darkest thoughts about the millennial lifestyle: rap music, video games, anime, Youtube, social media, etc. and their underlying themes.

Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss their deepest, darkest thoughts about the millennial lifestyle: rap music, video games, anime, Youtube, social media, etc. and their underlying themes.

Location:

United States

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The Ringer

Description:

Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss their deepest, darkest thoughts about the millennial lifestyle: rap music, video games, anime, Youtube, social media, etc. and their underlying themes.

Language:

English


Episodes

'WandaVision' and the Problem With Disney Monoculture | Sound Only

1/20/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters break down the Marvel show ‘WandaVision’ streaming on Disney+. They discuss the first two episodes (0:25) before comparing 'WandaVision' to other shows within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (15:25) and talking through the impact of Disney’s monoculture (32:15). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:00:50:44

How Netflix's 'Lupin' Steals the Show | Sound Only

1/13/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss the newly added French Netflix show ‘Lupin’ (0:40). They weigh in on the stylistic approach this show takes and why they are hooked (14:00), before comparing it to other shows such as ‘Lupin the Third’ (31:20). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:00:47:05

Why Is 'Wonder Woman 1984' Like This? | Sound Only

1/6/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ the latest DC film to hit the big screen. They weigh in on the movie's execution (0:30) and dive deeper into what makes adapted superhero films succeed or flop (19:40). They then strategize solutions for the process of adapting comic books to film, starting with ‘Batman’ (31:38). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:00:45:36

A 'Sound Only' Mailbag About 'Cyberpunk 2077,' Anime, and More | Sound Only

12/23/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss their most recent thoughts about ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ before opening up the mailbag and answering your questions about all things anime, video games, music criticism, and much more! For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KPKujGyjm0w0Gni8zDNqtNTN-9xNUsNv4G_ZfUlRjEY/edit Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:01:05:53

Game Over for Cyberpunk 2077 | Sound Only

12/16/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss the release of the highly anticipated, 100+ hour-long video game, ‘Cyberpunk 2077.’ They address the glitches and problems users are encountering and discuss their own experiences playing the game (0:45). They then break down games such as ‘Death Stranding,’ ‘The Evil Within,’ and ‘Metal Gear Solid V,’ to discuss their appeal (14:00) and the dynamic of one’s relationship with their favorite video game (37:05). For episode guides and further readings...

Duration:00:54:13

The Serial Excellence of Steve McQueen's ‘Small Axe’ | Sound Only

12/9/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters are breaking down Steve McQueen's anthology series, 'Small Axe.' They discuss the films ‘Mangrove,’ ‘Lovers Rock,’ and ‘Red, White and Blue,’ and express the series' success covering the nonfiction stories about the West Indian communities of Britain in the '60s, '70s, and '80s. For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here:...

Duration:00:48:49

Why Do Artists and Fans Crave Validation From the Grammys? | Sound Only

12/2/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters are talking about rappers and respect. They address Young Thug criticizing André 3000 on T.I.’s ‘expediTIously’ podcast (1:00) before discussing the ongoing cycle between award shows like The Grammys and their nominations (13:00) and why artists crave validation in the form of award shows (24:30). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here:...

Duration:00:40:58

The Sound Only Guide to ‘Cowboy Bebop’ | Sound Only

11/25/2020
The 'Sound Only' guide to ‘Cowboy Bebop’ is here! Justin Charity and Micah Peters are breaking down the legacy, story structure, writing, production, and sound design of 'Cowboy Bebop' and much more! They then weigh in on the future live-action Netflix adaptation that may be released in 2021. For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KPKujGyjm0w0Gni8zDNqtNTN-9xNUsNv4G_ZfUlRjEY/edit Hosts: Justin...

Duration:01:07:32

Is Tekashi 6ix9ine Interesting Enough for a Documentary? | Sound Only

11/18/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss the surprise documentary ‘69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez.’ They weigh in on how the documentary captures the image of Tekashi 6ix9ine: his persona vs. the person described by his peers (1:30), his music and how he compares to rappers such as 50 Cent and Eminem (18:15), and his unique provocations (42:30). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the ‘Sound Only’ syllabus here:...

Duration:01:03:30

Dave Chappelle During the Trump Years | Sound Only

11/11/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss the role that comedian Dave Chappelle has found himself in as our society looks to him for guidance through his political and racial commentary. They examine his role as a Black comedian in moments such as Donald Trump's election, the George Floyd protests, and Joe Biden's victory last week (1:00) while further discussing the expectations his audience has (16:20) and whether or not he remains up to the task (29:10). For episode guides and further...

Duration:00:49:09

Star Wars Talk: 'The Mandalorian,' Squadrons, and Relitigating 'The Rise of Skywalker' | Sound Only

11/4/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss 'The Mandalorian' and its role in the Star Wars franchise. Charity and Micah also talk about Squadrons, the latest Star Wars video game (20:30), and Charity complains about 'The Rise of Skywalker,' which he only recently forced himself to watch for the first time (23:00). Micah and Charity then discuss the future of Star Wars in movies and TV (37:50). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the ‘Sound Only’ syllabus here:...

Duration:00:54:54

No Country for Lovecraft | Sound Only

10/28/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters argue about the HBO series 'Lovecraft Country.' They discuss the show's unusual appeal (1:00), its polarized reception (17:00), and its political imperatives as a story about Black characters and racist violence (41:10). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the ‘Sound Only’ syllabus here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KPKujGyjm0w0Gni8zDNqtNTN-9xNUsNv4G_ZfUlRjEY/edit Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:01:05:41

Donald Trump, Ice Cube, and Other Rappers | Sound Only

10/23/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters break down the political themes embodied in celebrities' contribution to politics. They discuss Ice Cube's cooperation with the Trump campaign and his contract with Black America, Killer Mike's meeting with Brian Kemp, and the leading Black celebrity contrarian, Kanye West. For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the ‘Sound Only’ syllabus here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KPKujGyjm0w0Gni8zDNqtNTN-9xNUsNv4G_ZfUlRjEY/edit...

Duration:00:53:02

Do We Need Another Batman | Sound Only

10/14/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss the set photos from Matt Reeves's forthcoming 'The Batman,' the superhero movie attention economy, the "essence" of superhero movies, and how that "essence" may lead to critical exhaustion. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:00:51:46

The Music and Mythmaking of Jay Electronica | Sound Only

10/7/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss Jay Electronica. They talk about the release of his second album, 'Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn)' (1:25); compare it to his previous album, ‘A Written Testimony’ (21:38); and consider the rapper's bewildering trajectory in the past decade (32:38). Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:00:50:36

'TFW No GF' | Sound Only

9/30/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss documentarian Alex Moyer and her new documentary 'TFW No GF,' which profiles disaffected young men online. They break down the documentary (3:30), movies and shows that evoke similar discourse (28:45), and the subculture ingrained in the content (44:15). Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:01:00:01

PlayStation 5, Console Wars, and the Battle of Best Buy | Sound Only

9/23/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss the release of the Playstation 5. They break down the pre-order fiasco involving hackers and scalpers (0:45), the hype that surrounds a new gaming console (21:25), and the end of the previous console generation (40:25). Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:00:58:39

This Is How Travis Scott Dunks His Fries | Sound Only

9/16/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss McDonald’s newest partnership with rapper Travis Scott. They talk about his collaboration with McDonald’s, which includes merch, as well as the Travis Scott meal with a Quarter Pounder (0:13). Then they discuss the type of celebrity Travis Scott is (13:25), and what attracts millennials to this type of artistry and persona (43:43). Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:01:07:37

Avatar, Anime, and Animated Action | Sound Only

9/9/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters talk about 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' a mid-2000s American animated TV Series that has made its return to Netflix. They discuss their personal relationship with the animation (0:35), the show's enduring popularity (20:30), and what makes a particular animation feel "American" (47:58). Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:01:08:40

Revisiting Chadwick Boseman's Wakanda | Sound Only

9/2/2020
Justin Charity and Micah Peters remember actor Chadwick Boseman. They talk about his sudden death (1:00), some of his most iconic roles (17:15), and the impact he had on so many (39:10). Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters

Duration:00:50:47