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Struggle Session is a podcast about pop culture from a leftist perspective. Join Jonathan Daniel Brown, Jack Allison, and Leslie Lee III as we wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern American media. We'll talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.

Struggle Session is a podcast about pop culture from a leftist perspective. Join Jonathan Daniel Brown, Jack Allison, and Leslie Lee III as we wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern American media. We'll talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.
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Struggle Session is a podcast about pop culture from a leftist perspective. Join Jonathan Daniel Brown, Jack Allison, and Leslie Lee III as we wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern American media. We'll talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.

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Episode 118 - Live Show Prep

11/17/2018
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Live show on Monday, tickets here: bity.ly/seshla On today's Struggle Session, we prepare for our live show. Tune: MARY - Frantic

Duration:00:38:48

Episode 100 - Final Fantasy w/ Nick Wiger - Unlocked

11/13/2018
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Get your tickets for Struggle Session live in at bit.ly/seshla Now with fixed audio! On our very special double-sized 100th episode we're joined by Nick Wiger (Doughboys) to discuss post-comedy, the anonymous White House columnist, and Nick's very weird ranking of the Star Wars films. After that take a deep dive into the Final Fantasy series. Moogles, summons, Kefka, we cover it all! Cop that Struggle Session T-Shirt at https://www.prowrestlingtees.com/strugglesession

Duration:01:57:53

Preview: Episode 117 - John Romero's Diablo w/ Liz Ryerson

11/11/2018
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Hear the full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22658515 We will be performing LIVE in LA November 19th, get your tickets here: bit.ly/seshla On today's bonus show we're joined by returning guest Liz Ryerson to talk about horror games, Free-2-Play games, massive open-world games, Doom games, games journalism, and more on this special all gaming ep! Support Liz at https://www.patreon.com/ellaguro/ Get the new Struggle Session T-Shirts here: prowrestlingtees.com/strugglesession

Duration:00:06:18

Episode 116 - Scream w/ Brandon Sutton

11/8/2018
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We will be performing LIVE in LA November 19th, get your tickets here: bit.ly/seshla On this special Struggle Session Brandon of The Discourse rejoins us to discuss the Scream series, it's knock-offs, Cabin in the Woods, the best horror franchises, and much more! Tune: The Soft Moon - Far Get the new Struggle Session T-Shirts here: prowrestlingtees.com/strugglesession

Duration:01:13:14

Preview: Episode 115 - Hereditary/The Shining w/ Shannon Strucci

11/3/2018
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Hear the full episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/22484481 We will be performing LIVE in LA November 19th, get your tickets here: bit.ly/seshla On today's special bonus episode Shannon Strucci returns to discuss two family drama horror films Hereditary and The Shining. Get the new Struggle Session T-Shirts here: prowrestlingtees.com/strugglesession Tune: 17 Years Old and The Berlin Wall - Prism

Duration:00:02:45

Episode 114 - Nationalize The Criterion Collection

10/30/2018
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We will be performing LIVE in LA November 19th, get your tickets here: bit.ly/seshla On today's Struggle Session we talk about the impending streaming service wars, why Netflix is a cult that produces bad shows, and how now is the time to hoard content before the fat cats in Silicon Valley take it from you. Tune: Amusement Parks on Fire - Our Goal to Realise T-Shirts here: https://www.prowrestlingtees.com/strugglesession

Duration:00:51:48

Preview: Episode 113 - Blade w/ Bryan Quinby

10/27/2018
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Get the full episode here https://www.patreon.com/posts/22334696 On today's special bonus episode we're joined by Bryan of Street Fight to discuss the world's coolest vampire hunter, Blade. We talk about how Wesley Snipes brought the character to life and how racist studio heads killed what should have been the pre-eminent action franchise of our time. Tune: RZA - Fatal Struggle Session will be performing LIVE in LA November 19th, get your tickets here: bit.ly/seshla

Duration:00:04:46

Unlocked: Episode 102 - Sorry to Bother You w/ Briahna Joy Gray and Trevor Beaulieu

10/25/2018
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STRUGGLE SESSION will be performing LIVE in LA November 19th, get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/seshla On today's special unlocked bonus episode Struggle Session Briahna Joy Gray (The Intercept) and Trevor Beaulieu (Champagne Sharks) return to discuss Boots Riley's trippy anti-capitalist parable Sorry to Bother You. We take a deep dive into the themes of the film and some of the hurdles black socialist art faces. As always, get every bonus episode with just a $5 subscription at...

Duration:01:23:15

Episode 112 - Struggle Session Radio #2 w/ Alicia Gaines

10/24/2018
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On this special Struggle Session radio episode Alicia Gaines of Ganser joins us to talk about some spooky tunes to get you in the mood for Halloween. See Ganser live October 30th in Chicago: https://www.ganserband.com/dates-1/ 1 Cavity - First Communion - Christian Death 2 Nick The Stripper - The Birthday Party 3 Down In The Park - Gary Numan 4 Under the Sun, Under Your Dress - Pardans 5 Death March - Algiers 6 The Witch Dr. - Girl Band 7 PINK - Mothers 8 Built - Djunah 9 Pastel - Ganser 10...

Duration:01:49:29

Preview: Episode 111 - Hollywood Interrupted w/ Mark Ebner

10/20/2018
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Hear the full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22184132 On today's Struggle Session, JDB chats with legendary investigative journalist Mark Ebner for a fascinating conversation on cults, crime, and corruption. Scientology, Anonymous, Stan Lee, and more are all covered in this special bonus episode. Mark's show: https://thegreyzone.libsyn.com/ Stan Lee Breaks His Silence: Those I Trusted Betrayed Me:...

Duration:00:09:29

Episode 110 - Telltale w/ Mitch Bowman

10/17/2018
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On today's Struggle Session we're joined by journalist Mitch Bowman to discuss the sudden collapse of video game studio Telltale Games and what it says about the industry as a whole. We also discuss how God of War makes Norse mythology cool again, why The Rock sold out his Fast family, and we explain why Spider-Man is a cop but Batman is not. Read Mitch's article here: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/327967/Opinion_Will_Telltales_fate_be_a_catalyst_for_industry_reform.php Tune: Time -...

Duration:00:58:20

Preview: Episode 109 - Cure/Pulse

10/14/2018
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Hear the full episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/22049935 On today's special bonus Struggle Session we talk about two films from Japanese horror master Kiyoshi Kurosawa: 1997's serial killer thriller Cure and 2001's techno-ghost story Pulse. Tune: Lillies and Remains - I Survive

Duration:00:02:36

Episode 108 - The Republican NWA w/ Phoenix Calida and William J. Jackson

10/10/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session we're joined by Phoenix Calida and William J. Jackson of Wine Cellar Media to talk about the GOP's dominance of American politics and the Democrat's inability/unwillingness to stop them. We also discuss the artist of macking and internet weirdo Tariq Nasheed and the continuing harm caused by SESTA/FOSTA. Hear more from Phoenix and William at https://www.patreon.com/WineCellarMediaFund/ Tune: American...

Duration:01:07:53

Preview: Episode 107 - Solo

10/7/2018
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Hear the full episode here https://www.patreon.com/posts/21914750 On this special bonus episode, the Struggle Session crew discusses the origin story of everyone's favorite intergalactic scoundrel, Solo: A Star Wars Story. We also dive into to Rian Johnson's latest ill-advised Russia-related post and have an exclusive update from Uwe Boll with his thoughts on The Last Jedi. Tune: M83 - Don't Save Us From the Flames

Duration:00:04:06

Preview: Episode 106 - Jackass w/ Krang T. Nelson and Connor Golden

10/4/2018
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Get the full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/21839251 On this special episode Jack is joined by Krang T. Nelson and Connor Golden (Thot Police) to talk about Jackass! We dive into the world Johnny Knoxville and the boys, and all their hilarious high jinks.

Duration:00:03:20

Episode 105 - 31 Days of Horror 2018

9/29/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session we go through our annual 31 Days of Horror list! We discuss all our picks which include some of our favorite scary flicks. Give a listen and watch along with us, if you aren't afraid. Tune: Sunglasses Kid - Cry Little Sister https://soundcloud.com/sunglasseskid https://letterboxd.com/strugglesession/list/31-days-of-horror-2018/ 1 .Scream 1996 2. Shivers 1975 3. The Devil’s Backbone 2001 4. The Evil Dead...

Duration:01:06:33

Preview: Episode 104 - The Punisher MAX w/ Michelle Perez

9/25/2018
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Hear the full episode at https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's special Struggle Session we're joined by Michelle Perez (The Pervert) to dive deep into the ultra-violent world of Garth Ennis at his most Garth Ennis, Punisher MAX. Tune: Deftones - This Place is Death

Duration:00:07:42

Episode 103 - Fight Club w/ Aubrey Sitterson

9/21/2018
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On today's special Struggle Session we're joined by Aubrey Sitterson, author of the upcoming graphic novel The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling, to discuss 1999's anti-capitalist pro-anarchy romantic comedy, Fight Club. Pre-order Aubrey's new book at https://aubreysitterson.com/ Check out Sam's show Must Triumph at https://www.musttriumph.com/ Tune: Gabriel Mayers - Where is My Mind

Duration:00:58:47

Preview: Episode 102 - Sorry to Bother You w/ Briahna Joy Gray and Trevor Beaulieu

9/18/2018
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Hear the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's special Struggle Session Briahna Joy Gray (The Intercept) and Trevor Beaulieu (Champagne Sharks) return to discuss Boots Riley's trippy anti-capitalist parable Sorry to Bother You. We take a deep dive into the themes of the film and some of the hurdles black socialist art faces. Tune: The Coup - Guillotine

Duration:00:02:26

Episode 101 - Sonic Mania w/ Abby Denton and Van Robichaux

9/15/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this special episode of Struggle Session, Jack and Jonathan are joined by Abby Denton and Van Robichaux for a deep dive into the high-speed world of Sonic The Hedgehog. They talk the games, the comics, the cartoons, the upcoming movie (which Van was a writer for), the fan culture, and all those weird friends Sonic has. Tune: The Jetzons - Hard Times

Duration:01:08:38