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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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Episodes

136 - Breath of The Wild: A Debate

1/23/2019
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Support the show and get all the bonus episodes at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's contentious episode, Leslie and JDB debate the merits of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with Jack serving as moderator. Does it hold up to the standards of other open world RPGs or is it just a bunch of hype? We sort it out definitively. Tune: Have a Nice Life - Bloodhail Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1VhYzxC1KA

Duration:00:58:31

PREVIEW: 135 - Watchmen w/ Will Menaker

1/18/2019
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Get the full episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession Will Menaker of Chapo Trap House returns to Struggle Session to discuss perhaps the greatest superhero comic of all time, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen. You already know what it is, let's go. Get Struggle Session merch at www.prowrestlingtees.com/strugglesession

Duration:00:03:33

UNLOCKED: Episode 70 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

1/17/2019
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To get this and all the bonus episode subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession We've got a Watchmen episode coming up with Will Menaker that you must hear! ----------------------------------- You demanded it! In the most requested Struggle Session to date Jack and Leslie finally lay out the case for why Batman v Superman is undeniably the best superhero film of the modern era. Tune: The Duello - Batman v Superman Suite

Duration:01:46:09

Episode 134 - STREET FIGHT X STRUGGLE SESSION w/ Bryan Quinby and Brett Pain

1/16/2019
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Subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this special episode we are joined live in studio by Bryan and Brett of Street Fight! We discuss how you can buy weed in some places but go to prison for it in others, who will win Ohio in 2020, and Jeff Bezos using Alexa to send sexts. Note: The Rock story mentioned in the show turned out to be Fake News! Tune: Golden Graves - Be Safe https://goldengravesmusic.bandcamp.com/ Get Struggle Session merch at...

Duration:01:18:45

Episode 133 - NieR: Automata - Preview

1/13/2019
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Hear the full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/23945129 On today's bonus episode we do a deep dive into Yoko Taro's post-apocalyptic sci-fi masterpiece, NieR: Automata.

Duration:00:01:59

Episode 132 - Pundits Fail Up w/ Katie Halper

1/10/2019
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On today's Struggle Session we are once again joined by Katie Halper to discuss the worst of the worst political pundits, almost all of whom have been promoted since they got 2016 election disastrously wrong. Listen to Katie here: https://www.patreon.com/thekatiehalpershow/ Tune: Miserable - Loverboy - https://miserablegrl.bandcamp.com/

Duration:01:01:29

Episode 131 - American Psycho - Preview

1/6/2019
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On today's special bonus episode we discuss American Psycho—the excellent satirical serial-killer novel by Bret Easton Ellis and Mary Harron's great film adaptation—with special guest Shane from Beast Coast. We dive deep into its bloody, funny social commentary and determine who Patrick would have voted for in 2016. Beast Coast https://twitter.com/BeastCoastPod Tune: New Order - True Faith

Duration:00:02:46

Unlocked! Episode 56 - Mad Max w/ Shannon Strucci

1/3/2019
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Unlocked! On this bonus episode we're joined by Shannon Strucci to talk about the Mad Max series. We talk hot wheels, guzzoline spills, and menacing horror of George Miller's post-apocalyptic Australia. Get all the bonus eps at https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession

Duration:01:10:26

Episode 130 - Strugglesnatch - Preview

12/31/2018
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Get this and every other bonus episode at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this special bonus episode the crew plays an exciting online entertainment experience and takes you, the listener, along for the ride. In a first-of-its-kind interactive podcast adventure Struggle Session tries to find something to good to watch on Netflix. Do we succeed? Do we fail? Listen and find out!

Duration:00:03:12

Episode 129 - 2019: Year in Preview

12/28/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session, we discuss your predictions for 2019 and make a few of our own. Which content will our corporate overlords let us pay for? How terrible will the start of the 2020 presidential race be? Who is going to be caught on a hot mic saying a slur? Find out now on the 2019 Year in Preview! Tune: Hether Fortune - After Christmas (Demo) https://hetherfortune.bandcamp.com/track/after-christmas-demo

Duration:01:12:48

Episode 128 - Struggle Session Radio #3 - Preview

12/23/2018
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Hear the full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-128-3-23520420 On today's bonus episode radio edition, we dive into broad ________wave genre and explore the melancholic synths we love so deeply! Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/johnhyperion/playlist/7AYXaKeqIK7FM9656EmOYd?si=7jWCKwobSbqmIdIoM_4VmQ Art by https://www.reddit.com/user/MichaelT_rex

Duration:00:02:37

Episode 127 - It's Happening Again w/ Luke Savage

12/21/2018
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On today's Struggle Session Luke Savage joins us to discuss the best and worst reboots currently on the docket: Men in Black, Hellboy, Beto as Obama, bad pundits smearing Bernie Sanders as racist...it's all happening again!

Duration:01:00:08

Episode 126 - Japan! - Preview

12/18/2018
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Hear the full episode at http://patreon.com/strugglesession On today's special bonus Struggle Session Leslie's wife Kelly joins the crew to answer your questions about living in Japan! The culture, the jobs, the food, the mechs, we cover it all! Tune: downy - 春と修羅

Duration:00:03:24

Episode 125 - Crossed

12/12/2018
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What if The Walking Dead was good? On today's Struggle Session we discuss Garth Ennis' darkest creation, the apocalyptic horror comic Crossed. We also discuss Alan Moore's evolution of the idea in Crossed+100. We also briefly delve into the Grant Morrison/Alan Moore feud. Tune: Chelsea Wolfe - Survive

Duration:01:02:22

Episode 124 - Anime Slate 2018 - Preview

12/9/2018
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Hear the full episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/23224484 In today's episode Jack and JDB check out some of the newest anime series to see which ones are worth following. We watch and rank the first episodes of Cells At Work, That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Goblin Slayer, and Golden Kamuy. Tune: The Sword - How Heavy This Axe

Duration:00:02:48

Episode 123 - Another One Bites The Dust

12/6/2018
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Subscribe at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On this episode of Struggle Session, we say goodbye to failed, one-term President George H.W. Bush, an all-around even human being. We also discuss Netflix killing off all its Marvel shows, the "live action" Lion King, and why SNL's political sketches get more and more embarrassing. Tune: Minority Threat - Pay to Live minoritythreat.bandcamp.com/album/culture-control

Duration:00:43:52

Episode 122 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers w/ Rob Rousseau (Preview)

12/4/2018
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Hear the full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/23111482 On today's special bonus Struggle Session we talk about two paranoid sci fiction masterpieces—Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 and 1978—with our friend Rob Rousseau. Tune: Richard Hell and The Voidoids - Blank Generation

Duration:00:02:58

Episode 121 - The After Party

11/29/2018
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Support the show at http://www.patreon.com/strugglesession On today's Struggle Session we look back on our very successful live show, weigh Beto's chances of becoming the next President (low), discuss Fallout '76, and argue about the Top 1000 comedians list. Tune: Mastodon - Colony of Birchmen

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 120 - Video Games (Are Still Better Than Movies) - Preview

11/24/2018
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Hear the full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22912238 On this special bonus episode we looped back to our most controversial, and therefore bravest, take and asked, "Are video games still better than movies?" We watched and reviewed the very video game-like films Ready Player One and Overlord to see if we needed to adjust our proclamation. Spoilers: We didn't. Tune: Cirva Survive - We're All Thieves Engage with our new Instagram and Facebook pages....

Duration:00:05:42

Episode 119 - Struggle Session Live in LA 11/19/18

11/22/2018
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Here's the recording of our live episode from November 19th at Resident. We had a lot of fun talking about Sorry to Bother You, the death of Star Wars, and the apocalypse. Thank you to all for coming out! Announcer: Cait Raft Comedians: Sara June and The Lucas Brothers Guests: Andy Maxwell, Kendall Mayhew, Aubrey Sitterson, Abby Denton, Matthew Jay

Duration:01:21:43