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Aug 22, 2017

Sal talks about a discussion he recently had with comic book artist gene Ha regarding the nature of entertainment and what makes a good tv show. He talks about Better Call Saul, Gene Ha getting mad at me, Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, the changing nature of cable television, international markets, Netflix, On-Demand, criticizing the critics and whether ratings matter anymore.

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Aug 21, 2017

— SPOILER ALERT —

Sal says goodbye to his partner in crime and longtime podcasting companion Christopher Neseman, then a (not) Recap of S07E06 of Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall -- Jon’s hunting party heads north of the wall looking for a white walker to bring back to Cersei. A lot of walking and talking in between zombie bears, dick jokes, threats between siblings, flaming swords and a brand new toy for the Night King.

 

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Aug 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered if there is some connection to the human mind's need for curating bizarre amounts of data and the creative process in comics, film, and music? Our Hero has and is inclined to discuss the fascinating database of Elvis Presley jumpsuits, the Beatles, comic book gutters, and the creative process.

In the second half of the show we take on the Punching Nazi meme and discuss if violence is a solution to the racial issues we face today.

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Aug 17, 2017

Our Hero dives deep into the current comic book pile to find the rare gems, the hidden treasures, the top of the stack of current comic book issues.

First a comic book 101 Primer for any new listeners looking to get into comics.

Top of the Stack:

Southern Bastards #17 (Image Comics) by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour

James Bond: Kill Chain #1-2 (Dynamite) by Andy Diggle, Luca Casalanguida

Regression #1-4 (Image Comics) by Cullen Bunn, Danny Luckert, Marie Enger

HM: Kaijumax:Season 3 #1-3 (Oni Press) by Zander Cannon

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Aug 15, 2017

 

Is Preacher starting to lose the plot? Our Hero discussing his disappointment with the last couple of episodes of the AMC series and how it is beginning to feel like a long series of scenes meant to shock and little else. We quickly recover with the complete joy of Rick and Morty and whether Sal should let his son watch it with him quickly followed by the combination of excitement of rediscovering Dungeons & Dragons if he doesn't blow his brains out first from all the damn reading involved.

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Aug 14, 2017

 

— SPOLIER ALERT —

Recap of S07E05 of Game of Thrones. Jamie lives, but how long before Cersei gets sick of his betrayal? Terion tries to convince everyone to stop killing everyone else. Dani gets a lady boner when Jon touches her dragon. Dickon gets roasted and there’s a new Lord Tarly. Sir Mormont of the Friendzone returns and much, much, more.

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Aug 10, 2017

Our Hero dives deep into the current comic book pile to find the rare gems, the hidden treasures, the top of the stack of current comic book issues.

Top of the Stack:

Mister Miracle #1 (DC Comics) Tom King (w) Mitch Gerards (p)(i)(c)

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #26 (DC Comics) Robert Venditti (w) Rafa Sandoval (p) (i) Jordi Tarragona (c)

Babyteeth #3 (Aftershock) Donny Cates (w) Garry Brown (a) Mark Englert (c)

 

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Aug 9, 2017

 

On a free-form episode Sal talks about the first few lessons in David Mamet’s online writing class at Masterclass.com. What is Mamet’s basic tenets of writing drama and the purpose of a writer. We delve into the Hero’s Journey, the basics of plotting and how it relates to other mediums. Sal also discusses some personal issues and how being creative can lead to a struggle between being selfish and productive.

 

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Aug 8, 2017

On a macro-aggression filled episode, Sal discusses the Netflix purchase of Mark Millar's comic book properties and its possible effects on the comic book industry -- The current state of YA Fiction and how bloggers are turning reviews into modern day McCarthyism through organized online lynch mobs -- Finally a tiny bit of talk about the latest, less-than-thrilling episode of PREACHER on AMC.

 

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Aug 7, 2017

Our hero takes a stab at all the latest treachery, murder, mayhem, and magic in Westeros.

-- SPOILER ALERT --

Quite possibly the best Game of Thrones episode ever. But first the Pop Culture Philosopher talks a bit about Story craft and David Mamet's writing advice -- THEN WE THRONE Y'ALL! - The Lannisters have all the gold and grain, will it be enough? Will Bron ever get his castle? The last of the Starks are reunited, but will they have a happy ending? Jon still won't bend but will Dani break? Is Tyrion being too soft on his family? Does Greyworn have to worry about the Onion knight? We finally see what kind of ass-kicking a dragon can do. We finally got the payoff of 6 seasons but was it worth the wait?

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Aug 4, 2017

Our Hero has nothing to talk about but nothing really matters, does it? On a fabulous Friday Sal discusses his triumphant return to the gym, dealing with insecurity, Rick and Morty, Family Guy, the Simpsons, Venture Bros., and how Seth McFarlane might be responsible for the post-modern Marxists movement in society today. Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody's gonna die. Come listen to the show.

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Aug 3, 2017

Our Hero dives deep into the current comic book pile to find the rare gems, the hidden treasures, the top of the stack of current comic book issues.

This weeks picks include:

Mech Cadet Yu #1 (Boom Studios) by Greg Pak, Takeshi Miyazawa, and  Triona Farrell  

Batman #28 (DC Comics) by Tom King and Mikel Jani

Nick Fury #5 (Marvel Comics) by James Robinson, Aco, Hugo Petrus, Rachelle Rosenburg, and Travis Lanham

Sal also talks about #MakeMineMilkshake controversy and the series finale of Kingdom

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Aug 2, 2017

Our hero gets pumped about the male gaze, unrealistic body expectations, performance enhancing drugs, Joe Rogan, Lee Haney, Hugh Jackman, Chriss Pratt, Chris Helmsworth, Wolverine, Captain America, Wonder Woman, the Oscars, and more.

Aug 1, 2017

Our hero takes aim at the AMC adaptation of Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Put your boots on, knock back a whiskey, and shake the dust off as Sal talks about his love of the comic book, his encounter with Steve Dillon, and why the Bastards are more fun. 

Jul 31, 2017

Game of Thrones S7E3 Recap

--SPOLIER ALERT--

Sal goes over the latest treachery, murder, mayhem, and magic in Westeros. Will Jon Snow bend the knee to a confident Daenery's Targaryen? What torture will Cersei inflict upon Ellaria Sand? What is Varys' final part to play? Is Cersei the best villain ever? Can Jamie Lannister find redemption? Are there just too many confusing names in this fucking show? Find the answers to these questions and more in another magical episode of the Big Geek Show!

Jul 29, 2017

Our hero dives deep into the current comic book pile to find the rare gems, the hidden treasures, the top of the stack of current comic book issues. Herokillers by Ryan Browne and Pete Woods (Dynamite), Winnebago Graveyard by Steve Niles and Alison Sampson (Image), Pestilence by Frank Tieri and Oleg Okenev (Aftershock), and Britannia by Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp (Valiant). Also predictions for UFC 214.

Jul 28, 2017

It's the end of the comic book industry. Sal talks about the recent revelations at SDCC by DC Comics publisher Dan Didio and Jim that the comic book industry is in trouble and the end is nigh.

 

Jul 27, 2017

Join us for a very special episode as Sal goes over the last few days he spent in the hospital finding out he has Pulmonary Embolisms and DVT in his leg. That's right folks, you're lucky to have him as blood clots in his lungs could have taken him at any moment. No kidding. 

Jul 24, 2017

Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 2 recap. Sal gives his thoughts on the coming war, the anti-dick movement, the tone of the new season, Ayra's heartbreak, Theon's cowardice, Greyworm's love, Varys's loyalties and more. Join the fun as we go over all the best moments from the latest episode and a special thanks to one of Chicago's very own!

 

Jul 23, 2017

Sal invites on a very special guest to discuss Orange is the New Black Season 5, and our culture's strange customs to accept violence more than sex in movies and television. Don't miss this exciting episode!

 

Jul 22, 2017

Never hit a woman...unless she is trained in MMA and kicks you in the head. Lives and death of the rich and famous. Writing a pilot, Eisner Awards, and more. 

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Jul 21, 2017

Dogs can be assholes too. Christopher Nolan vs. Netflix. Howard Chaykin controversy. GLOW and more.

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Jul 20, 2017

In a new, shortened, commuter format, Sal apologizes for leaving you alone for so long, talks about the changing temperature in comic book publishing, and gives a quick take on Spider-Man: Homecoming. Welcome back, bitches!

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