Episode 39: Trump Loves Fascism, How About You?

Fascism sucks, dudes.
“What’s next for President Obama, meeting with NORTH KOREA?” – Fox News, 2 years ago

We’re talking Fascism! Everyone’s favorite way to lose all their rights! How’s North Korea diplomacy going? Why is Trump so terrible to our allies, but sucks up to dictators? What about Ur-Fascism or “Eternal Fascism?” Did an article written in 1995 really sum up all of Trump’s tactics?

On this episode, everyone’s three least favorite hosts try to run the show without Ryan, but he’s still the one writing the notes so too bad! Sly does a very convincing Ryan impression while he pretends humanity isn’t doomed to fall to fascism. Darryl gives Trump some pointers on how to really get those libs to fall in line.. with just these 13 EASY STEPS! Phil reminds us of a bunch of world leaders even worse than Trump! Let’s start the summer off right, with a revolution!

And if you live in New York, come visit Ryan and Sly THIS WEEKEND at Cradle Con! And don’t forget to vote in Tuesday’s Primary!

Ur-Facism by Umberto Eco

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Season 1, Episode 3: Sick, Tired, and in the Tomb

National Novel Writing Month is… looking grim! The Steffens have a lot on their plate: besides losing a whole episode they had *just* recorded beforehand (RIP lost-cast), their books are on the IV drip as they struggle to write a mere 2 weeks in! They openly complain about the pacing, oversights & general faults in their books; the road to 50,000 words is becoming ever-more perilous!

In Darryl’s novel, Wyren & his mentor Yirris have reached the military heart of Darryl’s fantasy world, and prepare to confront the main villain. Liz’s main character Tal goes down a dark path as he begins draining the life from his girlfriend—something her demon-hunting teacher is keen to notice! And Ian gives some depth to his characters on their journey westward, expanding his world’s lore. Maybe the Steffens can pull the one foot they have in the tomb out?… Maybe?… Hopefully?…

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu

Issue 69: Stan Lee Just Imagines Some Weird DC Reboots

Just Imagine... fridging everywhere
“Scrupulous Stan saved time by only changing some stuff and keeping other stuff exactly the same!”

We’re continuing our Stan Lee bonanza! So we spend another episode dunking on him. In the early 2000s, he had a series of books called “Just Imagine,” where he rebooted the major DC characters but with one major twist… now they’re dumb! Excelsior!

On this episode, we cover Stan’s re-imagining of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Ryan’s got the maturity of a 12 year old when it comes to respecting other cultures. Darryl is finally appreciating the finer things of comics, like wearing your underwear on the outside. Phil is a scumbag, but this time… in SPACE. And can you pass the Sly test and prove your worthy of existence?

Upcoming con appearances:

Eternal Con

Cradle Con

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We made it 69 regular episodes. Nice.

Season 1, Episode 2: Ready for the Tomb

National Novel Writing Month is underway! One week in and… things are already looking a little dicey for the Steffens (yikes!)! Everyone’s story is finally shaping up, but their spirits have been dampened… which isn’t a good sign going forward—those that have done NaNoWriMo before will know the feeling.

Darryl explains what has happened thus far in his fantasy novel where the sun has stopped and Wyren must venture forth to slay the king of the land to get it moving again. Liz describes her spooky short story where Tal seeks power from a pernicious spirit that wants him to drain energy from people with a magic blade. And Ian tells of the humble outset to his American-folk-fantasy novel, where intrepid pioneers venture west in search of gold & glory (only to find their inevitable doom). Hopefully these books will see a satisfying conclusion!

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu

Episode 38: The Secret Scandals of the White House

Secret Scandals
Wanna meet “Jumbo?”

In this episode the gang describes the secret scandals of the past and present in the White House. Well the current scandals aren’t so secret, but no body cares about them so they might as well be.

A bunch of shady stuff has happened around Trump but none of it seems to be sticking to Trump. We discuss these overlooked antics and their importance in displaying Trump’s corruptions. Ryan is ready to be surprised by hellworld.  Sly is way too obsessed with the Johnsons of Presidents. Phil believes in a hollow world while Darryl just wonders why people mish Buss.

Cohen Investigated for Campaign Finance Violations

Warren B Harding – America’s Horniest President

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Season 1, Episode 1: The Pitch

The Pitch: National Novel Writing Month is about to begin! And what better way to celebrate than to make your family suffer through it with you? Tomb or Tome is a podcast where two brothers and a sister get together and talk about what they’ve written, week by week! Can they create a novel in a month’s time? Or will their tomes… become their tombs?

As this is the introductory episode, Darryl lays down the quirky rules going into the 2017 NaNoWriMo: each sibling contributes two characters and two locations that *everybody* has to use. Then the siblings pitch the premise behind their respective books (or in Liz’s case, five separate short stories!), describe how they’ll use each others’ characters & locations, and theorize what problems they’re likely to encounter. Will the Steffens survive 2017’s NaNoWriMo? Only time will tell!

Extra Stuff:

“Tomb or Tome theme music is “Alfadhirhaiti” by Heilung. Check out their music here.

Check out Ian’s art!

http://iansteffen.com

Purchase Liz’s book!

“I Was Them And They Were Me” on Lulu & Amazon

Purchase Darryl’s books!

“A Numb Derivation” on Lulu & Amazon

“Minus Existence” on Lulu & Amazon

“Pathra, Pathra” on Lulu

“X-Grave Anthology” on Lulu

Issue 68: Stan Lee: Stan the Man or Stan Bragg?

Ryan secretly still loves Stan Lee. Shhhhh
Face front, True Believers! For The World’s Greatest Boss! Just Don’t Dare Ask Any of My Employees!”

You know that guy that shows up in every Marvel movie? Stanley? Well, he’s been cameoing in comics for years! Not always in the best light, though. Apparently his coworkers really hated him and loved to openly mock him in their books. ‘Nuff Said!

Comics Covered: Angel And The Ape Issue 2

Mister Miracle Issue 6

Strange Tales Issue 181

In this episode, we delve into some of the more aggressive takes on Stan “The Man” Lee. Jack Kirby, Jim Starlin, and Bob Oksner all included him in their books in a pretty negative light. Darryl! Loves! Extra! Exclamation!! Points!!! Sly gives the secret origin of Stan Lee’s co-creator. Ryan revisits his fourth world fever dream. And Phil finally comes out a chicky lady booby baby. It’s time to get deep into some meta lore here at Divisive Issues studios.

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Episode 37: Yeezy’s Choice: The Party of Pants Poopers or Gambino’s America?

Celebrity Culture is kinda fucked up
“I think the president pooped his pants”

We’re trying to keep it lighthearted again! Do we succeed? Kind of! We’re talking celebrity worship in politics! Kanye, Ted Nugent, other conservative celebrities, Donald Glover, and more! Mostly pooping your pants, though.

Do you know what Ted Nugent did to dodge the draft? Here’s a hint: He made a big ol’ mess. Why does the rightwing love Kanye so much all of a sudden? Does George Bush finally care about black people? And Childish Gambino’s This is America is amazing, but is Donald Glover’s Bro Rape still ok to laugh at? Just how accountable should people be for the art they made years ago? It’s the end of the school year and I’m exhausted, I’m not writing my usual essay here, y’all. Oops, I ended the show notes.

Coates on Kanye

This Is America

The New Yorker Donald Glover Story

Donald Glover’s Instagram Letter

The Internet Never Forgets

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Issue 67 – The Original Iran Deal: Kill Robin and Appoint Ambassador Joker

Death In The Family
“Ethiopia is only 1700 km from Lebanon as the crow(bar) flies!”

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! It’s time to help Robin find his mom! All four of them! Iran’s in the news a lot lately, so we recorded an episode two weeks ago, before anything happened to help hype it up for everyone. We’re getting our cohesive synergy on by following up our episodes on DC’s political stories of the 80s and some of Jim Starlin’s work to bring you Jim Starlin’s mark on the Batman Universe, Death In The Family. Just like Thanos, he set out to kill half of our main heroes. So who died: Batman or Robin? We’ll give you a hint, it’s definitely not Batman.

Read Along with Batman: Death In The Family And The Two Issues Before It

In this episode, we get some pretty serious whiplash from all the tonal shifts here. First, Ryan goes looking for some nose candy before Robin throws him off a balcony. Sly is FINALLY respecting Ryan’s choice of favorite characters (Jason Todd 4eva). Darryl just can’t stop wondering if Batman’s a real dad or not. And Phil has some thoughts on American foreign policy regarding serial killers.

Content Warning: As is so often the case, we talk about some pretty gratuitous violence here, including suicide.

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Episode 36: Metal Gear Solid: Don’t Let Your Memes Be Dreams

“A sneaking episode?”

Metal Gear has… Oops? We talk about Metal Gear Solid and how much Hideo Kojima predicted when it comes to modern politics. Phil and Sly try to convince Ryan that these games are amazing, while Darryl adds a healthy grain of salt  into the discussion. We mostly talk about Metal Gear Solid 2 and Revengeance, but touch upon all of them at least a little bit.

On this episode, we talk about how Metal Gear Solid’s villains just want to Make America Great Again. We also cover all sorts of different types of “isms.” And we spend way too much (or not enough?) time talking about memes. Ryan tries to seem cool but ends up just hiding behind his gamecube. Sly is all about dream meme genes. Phil finally reveals his hypocrisy when it comes to hating dumb media. And Darryl takes nanomachines so he can beat us up. Just like Metal Gear, this episode is both way more serious and way sillier than it has any right to be.

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