Issue 51 – Garth Ennis’ Crossed: Naked Edgelord Zombies

Crossed

On this episode, the boys are joined by Michael M. Raider (of We’ll Get It Right Next Year: An Adventure In Cinema and Wheeeeeengs fame) to discuss some edgy Garth Ennis to welcome in EDGELORD AUGUST PART 1.

Crossed: Badlands Issues 1-3 – tinyurl.com/CrossedBadlands

Crossed: Special (2013) – tinyurl.com/CrossedSpecial

IT’S EDGELORD AUGUST. We’re talking about Crossed, a book that Ryan refers to as “Walking Dead but instead of zombies, they come back as shitlords.” Sly doesn’t understand Scottish stereotypes. Michael tries his damnedest to give deep intellectual analysis of this masterpiece. Darryl didn’t even read all the right books. Maybe Phil will be back next time? We really hope so, we don’t want to do another edgelord book without him.

Be warned, we’re talking about excessive gore, dying babies, murder, sexual violence, all sorts of things that are universally terrible.

Theme: Last Caress by The Misfits

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Extra Extra – An Interview On The Police & Their Politics

police

This was originally planned to be part of Episode 16 -on what it’s like to be outside of the partisan binary in American politics, but as you’ll hear, it ran too long to be included, but was way too interesting to be left on the cutting room floor.

Ryan sat down with his Dad, retired from the New York City Police Department. He gives a pretty detailed history of the modern NYPD, primarily under Mayor Dinkins and Mayor Giuliani. They discuss some specific instances of violence involving the police like Washington Heights Riots after a police shooting and the 1972 Harlem Mosque Shooting. They also discussed what it was like being a Republican during the Obama years and why many no longer want to associate with the Republican party but… are hesitant to jump to the Democrats.

The opinions that follow are a little outside of the usual for the show, but we hope you enjoy this interview, despite very few of regular host Ryan’s opinions showing through.

Content Warning: We speak extensively on graphic violence involving the police, both from and towards.

Theme Song – Rudie Can’t Fail by The Clash and The Barney Miller Theme song

Special thanks to Sean Lynch for helping out with the intro and outro of this episode.

Apparently, the FBI Crime Stats aren’t as clear as we thought.

Dad’s Band – The Angel’s Share And The Devil’s Dew

Their upcoming show – an all you can eat BBQ

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Episode 16 – Aren’t Both Sides Just As Bad?

On this episode, Ryan interviewed regular host Sly and regular listener Evan. Neither of them fit into either political party. Sly is further left than the Democratic party and Evan’s between them. Is Sly a filthy commie? Is Evan a milquetoast centrist? Are both sides just as bad? (No)

Don’t worry too much, Sly and Evan do not sit down together, otherwise your headphones would explode.

First, Sly tells us his ideal political utopia. He also admits he only became a communist to look cool and is a total Bernie Sanders hipster. Why won’t Bernie join the Democrats? If Sly hates them so much, why is he a registered Dem? How does Sly feel about third parties?

Then, Evan joins to tell about his political journey. How does a mild mannered middle school metal-head go from self-identified liberal to right-leaning, centrist troll of our facebook group? When did he drift into the middle? How did an uber-liberal college shape his opinions? How does Evan feel about third parties?

A bonus interview with a retired member of the NYPD (and a certain host’s Dad) will be up this weekend, touching on some similar themes and a whole lot more history.

Make sure you stick around for the next episode to hear Phil (he’s back!), Darryl, Ryan, and Sly talk about the political journey they all went through to get where they are now. Spoilers, they used to be way dumber and way more problematic.

Theme Song – Your Party by Ween

Special thanks to Ryan from Tales From The Static for helping out with the intro.

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One-Shot: Being A New Filthy Casual

filthy casual

On this episode, the final Phil-in episode, Ryan sits down with some newer/more filthy casual comic book fans and talks about why they love this medium or why they don’t.

In this episode, Ryan’s joined by permanent guest Darryl, superfan Matt, and superfan Tracy. We talk about reading comics as a kid, what brought people back, what pushed people away, and all sorts of other things! Special thanks to Ariel for helping with the intro and outro! And get ready for edgelord august! IT’S COMING

Theme: A bunch of Sonic music

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Episode 15 – Rightwing Media – Good For What Ailes Ya

Ailes
Quote by a man who barely knows Roger Ailes

The boys are back, well… not Phil. So we brought in Jon, an avid conservative media consumer (especially Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity) to help us break down just why these monsters are so popular. We also give a (not so) brief history of Roger Ailes and his role in the creation of the modern Republican party and the conservative wing of the media. Without Phil, Sly gets carte blanche to rip apart Capitalism. Darryl thinks all liberals are communists (we are). Ryan’s just a Jon Oliver copy. Just one more episode after this till Phil comes back!

Some topics discussed:

  • Roger Ailes
  • Richard Nixon
  • Rush Limbaugh
  • Trump as the ultimate Foxy Grandpa
  • Sinclair’s Media buyout
  • Mambo No 5
  • Greg Gianforte
  • Conservative Advertisers
  • And much more

The History of Roger Ailes

Sinclair’s Takeover of Local News

Greg Gianforte’s Lack Of Media Coverage

Jon’s Band – The Muckrakers

Muñoz-Stock 2017

Our Reagan Episode

Theme song: Bimbo No 5, a Mambo No 5 parody

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Special Edition 7 – Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

judas contract

On this episode, the gang grabs Owen from Classic Schmassic to Phil in. What did he bring for them to enjoy? Ugh.

Teen Titans – The Judas Contract (film)

In this episode, we watched the new Teen Titans animated film with Owen. He was so excited to guest on the show, that he slept through the movie! He really missed quite the cinematic masterpiece. Ryan, Sly, and Darryl have a rare unified take on how bored they were. Everyone involved was just anxious for the waffles they were planning to have afterwards. Are we witty yet?

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Episode 14 – Let The Women Speak!

Women

The boys are out having fun and Ryan wasn’t invited, so he’s having a girl’s night out! He welcomes Helen, Lauren, and Alana to discuss issues facing women today.

Some topics discussed:

  • Feminism
  • Was Karen Handel’s victory in Georgia’s 6th a victory for women?
  • Trump’s remarks about females (especially Mika Brezinkski)
  • a Freudian analysis of Trump
  • Sandra Fluke
  • Planned Parenthood
  • And much more

Content warning: We do discuss violence against girls, sexual assault, and related topics.

Helen’s Podcast FiLM

Hillary article mentioned

Theme song: Pink Floyd’s Mother as performed by Felicia Westin

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One-Shot: Why The Hell Is Captain America A Nazi?

nazi

On this episode, the gang is absent, so Ryan interviews some people about Captain America becoming a Nazi! This isn’t an episode on the story Secret Empire, but about the concept of Captain America himself, what he means to people, and how him becoming an agent of Hydra affects fans in different ways.

Special thanks to Sly, David, Henry, and Matt for talking to me!

Theme: Real American by Rick Derringer

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