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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.

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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

The New, Unimproved 'Space Jam' | Sound Only

7/21/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters reminisce on their childhood as they remember ‘Space Jam’ while watching ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy.’ The hosts reflect on Michael Jordan’s performance and compare it to LeBron James’s (4:00), discuss the new aspects of the sequel, and crown Don Cheadle as the standout actor of the film (11:15). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Associate Producer: Erika...

Duration:00:44:15

Anime’s Magic Formula Revealed | Sound Only

7/14/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters reveal the magic formula for "dumb anime bullshit": confidence plus arrogance. They discuss how anime such as ‘Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!,’ 'One Piece,' and ‘Haruhi Suzumiya’ utilize multiple elements and layers of whimsy that contribute to their success and intrigue. For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more...

Duration:00:38:37

'Loki,' 'Tenet,' and the Nature of Time Travel | Sound Only

7/7/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters talk through Disney+ series 'Loki' and action-thriller film 'Tenet' to discuss their common conceit: time travel. The cohosts discuss the Time Variance Authority in 'Loki' (10:32) and compare its timeline zealotry to the "temporal pincer movement" in 'Tenet' (33:34). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about...

Duration:00:57:37

Peak Odd Future; a Redefined Tyler, the Creator; and a Millennial Take on Artistry | Sound Only

6/30/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters break down Tyler, the Creator's sixth studio album, ‘Call Me If You Get Lost.’ They discuss Tyler, the Creator’s evolution as a rapper; their favorite songs from the album; and how the careers of artists like him, Odd Future, Billie Eilish, and Doja Cat have been influenced by their respective relationships to the internet. For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah...

Duration:00:49:59

Migos, J. Cole, and the Plight of Old-Millennial Rappers | Sound Only

6/23/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss Migos’ latest album, ‘Culture III.’ They break down their sound, how they’ve evolved over the years, and weigh in on mixtapes vs. albums (9:02). Then, they switch gears and review J.Cole’s album ‘The Off-Season.’ They touch on Cole’s fan base, the confidence behind his recent album, and discuss where he stands as a rapper in this generation (24:40). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here....

Duration:00:53:14

Lupin, Sherlock, and the Trouble with TV Season Cliffhangers | Sound Only

6/16/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss ‘Lupin: Part 2’ and break down the show’s five-episode season (0:30). They weigh in on the strengths and weaknesses of the plot (8:37), discuss the performances from the cast (13:20), and the differences between Part 1 and 2 (27:24). Later, they touch on both the anime and manga of ‘Golden Kamuy’ (34:05). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters...

Duration:00:43:45

The Search for ‘Chainsaw Man,’ Plus Manga Recommendations | Sound Only

6/9/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters dive deeper into manga as Charity discusses his journey through the streets of Manhattan to look for ‘Chainsaw Man, Vol. 1.’ Then they discuss their experience with both shonen and gundam manga, talk about what they’ve been reading and watching, and offer recommendations. For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more...

Duration:00:50:53

Reviewing DMX’s Posthumous Album, ‘Exodus’ | Sound Only

6/2/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters break down and review DMX’s posthumous album, ‘Exodus.’ They talk through features on the album with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, and Alicia Keys; discuss which songs delivered and which didn’t; and attempt to understand how this album accurately represents who DMX was. For more episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes...

Duration:00:40:15

Mailbag Episode on Gameplay Loops, Favorite Moments From ‘Castlevania,’ and Which Gundam Shows We’re Watching | Sound Only

5/26/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters are opening up the mailbag and answering your questions! They talk through the new Amazon show ‘The Underground Railroad’ (0:48), which season stood out in ‘Castlevania’ (28:15), which Gundam shows they're watching (37:00), and then attempt to answer the question, “What does DJ Khaled actually do?” (51:38). For more episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters...

Duration:01:01:17

‘Castlevania’ Sets the Example | Sound Only

5/19/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters recap the Netflix series ‘Castlevania’ (0:30). They touch on all four seasons before weighing in on how the character dynamics, performances, and animation quality help contribute to a successful adaptation (13:17). For more episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:54:42

A Superhero Symposium and What We’re Playing, Reading, and Watching | Sound Only

5/12/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters unpack their thoughts about superhero and Star Wars franchises (1:00). Justin discusses his past objections to shows and movies such as 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,' 'Avengers: Endgame,' and 'Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones' and they talk through trends in the film and TV industries. Then they share what they have been playing, reading, and watching at the moment (38:48). For more episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check...

Duration:00:55:38

Breaking Down PS5’s ‘Returnal’ and Netflix’s ‘Yasuke’ | Sound Only

5/5/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters finally got a PlayStation 5! They break down the video game ‘Returnal’ and discuss the elements that help elevate the game (11:05). Then, they talk about the new Netflix show ‘Yasuke’ and how it compares to other favorites such as ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ (32:30). For more episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:53:57

'Demon Slayer,' 'Mortal Kombat,' and the Art of Blockbuster Violence | Sound Only

4/28/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters walk through their favorite scenes, story lines, and characters from both 'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train' (0:40) and 'Mortal Kombat' (32:45) before discussing why both films are resonating on the big screen. For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:49:56

What’s the Problem With ‘Them’? | Sound Only

4/21/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss Amazon's new horror-drama anthology series ‘Them.’ They weigh in on the misuse and confusion behind the setting and plot of the series (0:50) and break down major scenes throughout (12:42) before attempting to understand why TV and film use this type of exaggerated narrative to depict race (56:56). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus guide here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Learn...

Duration:01:13:08

Is ‘The New Mutants’ Worth the Watch? | Sound Only

4/14/2021
Justin and Micah break down the new X-Men movie, ‘The New Mutants.’ They compare the film to other movies from the X-Men franchise (2:25) and discuss the elements that contributed to their shared disappointment for a missed opportunity (14:30). Later, they preview next week’s episode that covers the new Amazon Prime series, ‘Them’ (35:40). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Learn more...

Duration:00:47:23

The Thing About DMX | Sound Only

4/7/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters reflect on the life and career of rapper DMX. They discuss the life he led while pursuing rap (0:45), and touch on their own experience with his music in the late 1990s through the 2000s (14:50). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:55

Reviewing ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ and ‘Invincible’ | Sound Only

3/31/2021
Justin Charity and Micah Peters review new television shows ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ and ‘Invincible.’ They discuss why ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ fell flat (0:55) and how ‘Invincible’ surpassed expectations due to its voice acting, story line, and art style (36:11). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:53:11

Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' Thrives off Negativity | Sound Only

3/24/2021
After watching Zack Snyder’s cut of ‘Justice League,’ Justin Charity and Micah Peters share why it was a success (0:55). They break down the parallels between DC and Marvel (11:30) before discussing the future of DC and other films that could get a director's cut (41:55). Plus, Charity and Micah revisit ‘Attack on Titan’ to provide an epilogue to last week's conversation. For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin...

Duration:01:02:14

The ‘Attack on Titan’ Episode | Sound Only

3/17/2021
With the final season of ‘Attack on Titan’ now airing, Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss the most popular anime series of the past decade. Charity explains his former reluctance to watch the show (0:55) before both hosts highlight the best and worst qualities of the series (16:45). Micah talks about the final season, now streaming via Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation (54:25). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts:...

Duration:01:06:16

Eddie Murphy Returns in 'Coming 2 America' | Sound Only

3/10/2021
After 30 years, Eddie Murphy is back with a ‘Coming to America’ sequel! Justin Charity and Micah Peters compare ‘Coming 2 America’ and ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ (1:00) and take us through the phases of Eddie Murphy’s career that have led us here (24:35). Later, they weigh in on all the new film's cameos and how they contributed to its success (43:28). For episode guides and further readings and recommendations, check out the 'Sound Only' syllabus here. Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters...

Duration:00:58:07