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Mike Gillis and Casey Doran are joined by a rotating panel of their friends for a warts-and-all look at popular culture. We look at the highs and lows of science fiction, video games, horror, comic books, and everything in between. Think of us as "the McLaughlin Group" for nerds!




Fun Size Episode 21 – The Nadir of Peak TV

Wherein Mike and Casey discuss the weird evolution of HBO’s Game of Thrones from an almost obsessively grounded fantasy show to a fist-pumping, crowd-pleasing action fantasy. We react to what we’ve seen, read and heard of the upcoming Star Trek … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:41:58

Fun Size Episode 20 – You Don’t Deserve My Hat, Shia LaBeouf!

We sit down to continue our chat with Joe Preti and Bryon DiGianfilippo, and are joined by View from the Gutters‘ Tobiah Panshin to talk about Keanu Reeves’ Constantine movie and debate what makes a good adaptation. We also dig … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:15:51

Episode 30 – In the Shadow of Ted “Theodore” Logan

“Whoa.” Pop quiz, hot shot! Mike and Casey pile into the time-traveling phone booth for a chat about one of Hollywood’s biggest stars with Bryon DiGianfilippo and Joe Preti from the View from the Gutters podcast, and if we go … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:37:11

Fun Size Episode 19 – This Human Centipede of Cinematic Nonsense

We’re back in the studio for a continued conversations with our friend Kit DeForge, to dig into why Dwayne Johnson may be the most likeable human being in the world. And then we tempt fate by taking a critical look … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:07:34

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 8 – End of Days

When the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison. Stock up on holy water and grow out your sadness beards, because this month we’re joining Kit DeForge to dissect Arnold’s turn-of-the-millennium supernatural thriller, End of … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:56:13

Fun Size Episode 18 – A Nesting Doll of Weird

We continue our talk with Greg Hatcher and dive into the world of comic books and beyond! We reminisce about Marvel’s 1970s misfit superhero team, the Defenders, and an absolutely batshit tale from writer Steve Gerber that includes stolen brains, … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:16:56

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 7 – Conan the Barbarian

“Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women.” Crom, we have never prayed to you before. We have no tongue for it. Podcasts please you, Crom…so grant us one request: grant us a discussion … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:10:05

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 5 – The Last Stand

“Not in his town. Not on his watch.” We’re back, folks. And so is our favorite Austrian ass-kicker. We join our young friend Sean Duncan to dig into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first starring role in ten years, 2013’s The Last Stand. … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:51:46

Episode 28 – Cars Are Fucking Magical

“The guys we’re after are professional runners. They like speed and are guaranteed to go down the hardest possible way, so make sure you’ve got your thunderwear on. We find ’em, we take ’em as a team, and we bring … Continue reading →

Duration: 03:16:05

Hex & Violence Episode 1 – First Impressions

“Normally, I’d hang you, but I figure your actions warrant something really cruel and unusual.” In our premiere episode, Mike and Casey dig into two Jonah Hex stories from two different eras. First, we look at the character’s first appearance … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:38:49

Hex & Violence Episode 0 – Who is Jonah Hex?

” He was a hero to some, a villain to others… and wherever he rode people spoke his name in whispers. He had no friends, this Jonah Hex, but he did have two companions: one was death itself… the other, … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:32:08

Fun Size Episode 11 – Why Would Daredevil Need a Flashlight?

Mike and Casey sit down with Jeremy Whitman to try to wrap our brains about two strange things that defy description and even logic. First is a used book Mike snatched up at work — possibly written by someone on … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:29:25

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 4 – Predator

“Nothing like it has ever been on Earth before. It came from another planet for the thrill of the hunt. It picked the wrong man.” It’s time to return to the decade of Reagan with Jeremy Whitman of the Rated80s … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:53:19

Fun Size Episode 10 – Jodorowsky’s Still Alive

Mike and Casey sit down with Kinsey Burke, Patrick Johnson, and Sam Mulvey to bat around a contentious and complicated topic: adaptations, reboots and remakes. How faithful should a work be to its source material when it’s adapted from one … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:42:01

Episode 27 – The World Doesn’t Look Bright for Us Completionists

“I was an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.” Mike and Casey completely abandon their quests to consolidate their pixelated criminal empires and save the kingdom from dragons, so that they can play darts and … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:47:43

Brand New Reward for Patreon Subscribers!

We are thrilled to announce a brand new Reward for our subscribers on Patreon! As Patreon subscribers, if you subscribe and donate any amount over $1 a month, you will receive exclusive access to what we’re calling Radio vs. the … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:02:02

Fun Size Episode 9 – Something, Something, Iron Man

We’re joined by Ask an Atheist‘s Sam Mulvey, who politely tolerates listening to Mike and Casey talk about Captain America: Civil War. And evidently, both of us take different sides. And we ask the question, what are conspiracy theorists like … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:53:10

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 3 – Hercules in New York

“It’s tremendous! It’s stupendous!! It’s FUN!!!”* We’re back with a dive into a mythic time — in more ways than one — with Ask an Atheist‘s Sam Mulvey to test our endurance against the herculean labor of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:06:27

Fun Size Episode 8 – No, Jack Bauer!

We sit down with Greg Hatcher and Sam Mulvey to continue our talk on vigilante justice, including our feelings about the anti-terrorism torture-sploitation action show that was 24. We dig into the sad exploits of local “real life superhero” Phoenix … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:42:23

Episode 26 – A Noir Carnival of Fright and Insanity

You’ve gotta ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk? Mike and Casey sit down with Pól Rua and Greg Hatcher of Comic Book Resources’ Comics Should Be Good blog, for a comprehensive and thoughtful discussion … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:36:40

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