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The Pop Culture Philosopher BrionSalazar hosts this irreverent podcast discussing the deeper truths of comic books, tv, movies, video games, animation & more. Outspoken, brash, funny and insightful, every episode will lead you into the deepest, darkest corners of the geek multiverse and leave you wanting more. Don’t miss a minute of this fresh take on nerd culture. Subscribe today.
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Oct 23, 2017

Our Hero reminisces about John Carpenter’s Halloween and the joy of re-watching it with his son, pines for a time when Halloween costumes were not considered an act of oppression, grinds through the season premier of Walking Dead and enlightens to the zeitgeist of zombie apocalypse doomsday preparation.

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Oct 20, 2017

Sal flows with a little freestyle rap about spiders and Morgan Freeman then gets down to business about the latest episode of The Arrow, why it might have some problems, relationship issues, the new iPhone commercial, concentration camp humor and more on a fabulously frenetic friday feast.

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Oct 20, 2017
It's a special podcast with a special guest. Sal welcomes his old partner in crime, o-host of Around Comics and 11 O'Clock Comics; Christopher Neseman. The dynamic duo talk comics tv, movies, and Wisconsin. 
 

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Oct 19, 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 week -- Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil  #1 by  Jeff Lemire &  David Rubin, Maestros #1 by Steve Skroce &  Dave Stewart, and Kid Lobotomy #1 by Peter Milligan,  Tess Fowler and Lee Loughridge

 

Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil  #1

Publisher: Dark Horse | Writer: Jeff Lemire | Artist: David Rubin | Colorist: Dave Stewart

 

Maestros #1

Publisher: Image Comics | Writer: Steve Skroce | Artist: Steve Skroce | Colorist: Dave Stewart

 

Kid Lobotomy #1

Publisher: IDW | Writer: Peter Milligan | Artist: Tess Fowler | Colorist: Lee Loughridge

 

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Oct 18, 2017

Do any therapists offer couples therapy for fans of The Flash? Our Hero gives Iris West an examination and wonders why anyone woman would want to date a superhero. Meanwhile… we take a closer look at Kevin Smith’s latest offer to help the women of Hollywood, a random thought on evolution and more in this chimptastic episode.

 

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Oct 17, 2017

The New Mutants trailer hit over the weekend and it was not what I expected. Also it sparks a conversation about Bill Sienkiewicz's art and more talk about self-hating geeks. Meanwhile I go over the latest episodes of The Orville, Lucifer and The Gifted and an open call regarding the #MeToo movement.

 

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Oct 16, 2017

Our hero starts starts off the week in the deep end of the esoteric pool with a look back at Around Comics, Jason Mamoa controversy and the serious issue of rape jokes, what Nietzsche sad about power, Sal’s personal issues and concerns that his son might be gay (or maybe just a narcissist) and a look at the numbers from a recent NPD Bookscan report about the growth and diversity of comics in the bookstore market.

 

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Oct 16, 2017

Our hero starts starts off the week in the deep end of the esoteric pool with a look back at Around Comics, Jason Mamoa controversy and the serious issue of rape jokes, what Nietzsche said about power, Sal’s personal issues and concerns that his son might be gay (or maybe just a narcissist) and a look at the numbers from a recent NPD Bookscan report about the growth and diversity of comics in the bookstore market.

 

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Oct 13, 2017

Our hero starts off talking way too long about jiu-jitsu, pain, challenging himself and being a weirdo. Meanwhile... he eventually gets to talking about the season premieres of The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on the CW.

 

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Oct 12, 2017

On a special Throwback Thursday episode we get in the Wayback machine and revisit a classic Around Comics episode from 2007. Join Sal, Chris, Tom and Skottie as they discuss The Exterminators, Dynamo 5, Wonder Woman Annual #1, Goldfish, Eduardo Risso's Tales of Terror, and Black Summer #3 and more.

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Oct 11, 2017

Sal breaks down the Star Wars: The Last jedi trailer, how Mark Hamill is starting to look like a Muppet and Corvette Summer was his finest work, whether the cast can carry a franchise,  the letdown when Bryan Singer does not direct an episode of The Gifted, how much virtue-signaling is too much when it comes to mutants, and a long conversation about Doomsday Clock, Geoff Johns and the difficulty of bringing Watchmen into the DCU.

 

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Oct 10, 2017

Our Hero rants for a while about people ranting about Christopher Columbus day, Republican congressmen and their ridiculous arguments against gun laws and the hypocrisy of Americans. Meanwhile...a SPOILER FREE review of Blade Runner 2049 and how it was better than the original film.

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Oct 9, 2017

Our Hero gets into a New York state of mind to go over all the most interesting news from New York Comicon - The return of Tom Strong, the resurrection of Vertigo, the resurgence of Milestone, Punisher events being cancelled, Marvel’s partnership with an arms dealer and the online uproar it caused, Oni press leaving Diamond and more.

 

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Oct 5, 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 week -- Batman: White Knight #1, Eugenics #1, Slots #1 and Spread #22

Week of 10/05/2017

 

Batman: White Knight #1 (DC Comics)

By Sean Murphy (w, a) Matt Hollingsworth (c) Todd Klein (l)

 

Slots #1 (Image)

By Dan Panosian (w,p,i,c) Pat Brosseau (l)

 

Eugenic #1 (of 3) (Boom!)

By James Tynion IV (w) Eryk Donovan (p,i)  Dee Cunniffe (c) Jim Campbell (l)

 

Spread #22 (Image)

By Justin Jordan (w) John Bivens (p,i) Felipe Sobreiro (c) CRANK! (l)

  

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Oct 4, 2017

Our Hero delves into the @Bigbangtheory and why it is both popular and hated, how we as geeks and nerds have a hard time laughing at ourselves, why sandals and flip-flops are for adults, a fictional theory and how the brain tries to make order from chaos, jiu-jitsu is humbling, District X Vol. 1 is the Book of the Month for October, and more on a riotous rambling recording.

 

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Oct 3, 2017

Rick and Morty blow off the America, The U.S. President has some cool toys, Beth doesn’t know who (or what) she is, Smallville shows up in L.A., Lucifer losses some of his devilish charms, Amenadiel gets rubbed the wrong way, The Mutant Underground gets a few more members and Sal now identifies as “ a person of genetic difference”.

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Oct 2, 2017

Our Hero tantalizes your television taste-buds with tenacious talk of Ghosted on Fox with Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, The Deuce on HBO with James Franco and  Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Star Trek: Discovery with Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh.

 

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Sep 29, 2017

Our Hero rants ridiculously about the difficulties of working for people that don’t trust you to do your job, why famous people think they are saving the world, how the Big Bang Theory is more popular than Twin Peaks, the latest episode of Gotham, Jim Gordon's narcissism, The Orville, philosophical games and a call to some old friends.

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Sep 28, 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 week -- FuJitsu #1, Batman: The Murder Machine #1, Marvel Legacy #1 - Spoiler Warning!

 

Week of 09/27/2017

 

Fu Jitsu #1  (Aftershock)

By Jai Nitz [w] Wesley St. Claire [a] Ryane Hill [l]

 

Batman: The Murder Machine #1  (DC Comics)

By Frank Tieri & James Tynion IV (w) Riccardo Federici (a)

 

Marvel: Legacy #1  (Marvel)

By Jason Aaron (w) Esab Ribic * (a) + others

 

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Sep 27, 2017

Our Hero gets back in the saddle with a rant about comic book sales and how every camp will use data to prove they are right. Meanwhile...we get deep into more discussion about fans attacking creators online, Rick & Morty writers being threatened, creators reactions and more.

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Sep 22, 2017

Our Hero reluctantly dives into the latest comic book controversy involving Youtuber ‘Diversity & Comics, Mark Waid and a bunch of other comic book professionals and fans. Is there validity on either side of the argument or are we all just pissing in the wind? Meanwhile The Orville Episode 3  has Sal back on the bandwagon, Gotham season premier offers some interesting moments and more.   

 

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Sep 21, 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 week -- Dark Ark #1, Super Sons #8, The Librarians #1 and Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - Spoiler Warning!

--SPOLIERS--

Week of 09/20/2017

 

Dark Ark #1  (Aftershock)

By Cullen Bunn [w] Juan Doe [a] Ryane Hill [l]

 

Super Sons #8  (DC Comics)

By Peter J.Tomasi [w] Jorge Jiménez [a] Alejandro Sanchez [c] Alw’s Dave [l]

 

The Librarians #1  (Dynamite)

By Will Pfiefer [w] Rodney Buchemi [a] Wesley Manuel [c] Troy Peteri [l]

 

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy - Annual #1  (Marvel Comics)

By Chad Bowers & Chris Sims (w) Danilo Beyruth  (p,i) Tamra Bonvillain (c) 

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Sep 20, 2017

Sometimes the internet is a cesspool of evil and hatred, but sometimes it is cool especially when Howard Chaykin is on it. Meanwhile... Andy Tom asks our Hero about legacy characters, the Batman family and how it could be a model for Marvel to appease both longtime fans and new readers. Finally Sal gets into an article about ‘Podcasters of Color’ and their goals. 

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Sep 19, 2017

Sal gets a little dark in the first half of this episode as he rambles on about the future of Apple products and the possibility of directly implanting memories and experiences into your brain for a small fee. Why leave the house if you could simply experience someone else’s interesting life? Meanwhile...Rick and Morty lay a bit of an egg with the latest episode but our Hero still finds enough in ‘Morty’s Mind Blowers’ to babble for the rest of the episode.   

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Sep 18, 2017

Fast cars, bank robberies and a groovy soundtrack - Baby Driver is not your typical heist flick. With terrific performances, a quirky cast of memorable characters, terrific stunt driving and a breakout performance by a young star, Baby Driver was the surprise hit of the summer. Sal gets behind the wheel and dives in to Edgar Wright’s latest film.

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