The Rabblecast (comedy)

Get ready for a big episode!

We talk about the recent passing of some notable artists. Chuck Berry(aged 90), was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was cited for having "laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance.

 Bernie Wrightson(aged 68), was an American artist, known for co-creating the Swamp Thing, his adaptation of the novel Frankenstein illustration work, and for his other horror comics and illustrations, which feature his trademark intricate pen and brush work.

 We also delve deep into the recent celebrity hacks, more specifically, the leaked photos/videos of WWE Diva Paige. Should WWE take action against Paige for something that was done a few years ago? If they do, is their action justified considering that it happened outside of the workplace with other consenting adults? And why is there a condemnation of victims in situations like this?

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

On this week, we venture into the dangerous minefield that is the debate on racism. The difference between cultural insensitivity and cultural ignorance. If you should say something and how it can affect the workplace. Jimmy does his best attempts at describing the plot of the recent movie release of Get Out by director Jordan Peele.

We also take a look at the upcoming Summer Blockbuster season and the fact that it's starting earlier and earlier with each passing year. Summer movies released in March?

With this episode, we hit the 35th time that Doug has presented a "Horrible Event in History"! If our Horrible Event segment is one of your favorites, then you should go back and check out the previous entries. For the 35th entry, Doug brings us the tragic and mysterious story of Elisa Lam.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_485.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

Get ready for a very chaotic, but funny episode. Somewhere along way we start talking about the passing of Bill Paxton(aged 61) and the different films he was a part of(Terminator, Weird Science, Aliens, Titanic, etc.). Then we veer off onto how Hollywood writers might come up with some of their insane projects that eventually get made into some kind of movie.

Our curiosity with the creative process is nothing new. But we do let our creativity loose as we envision what can only be described as a classic episode of the show. We talk about the passing of Bill Paxton, "Judge" Joseph Wapner(aged 97), Alan Colmes(aged 66), and Ion Croitoru aka Bruiser Bedlam(aged 53).

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_484.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:25am EDT

The Professional Wrestling world is mourning the passing of four former stars. Ivan Koloff(aged 74), Chavo Guerrero Sr.(aged 68), Nicole Bass(aged 52), and George "The Animal" Steele(aged 79). Each of them made contributions to wrestling in their own right.

The guys take a quick stroll down memory lane as they talk about some of their favorite wrestling moments in history. Some absurd, others, not so much.

Doug brings us his rundown of The Battle of Messines for the "Horrible Events in History" file.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_483.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

Rabblecast 482- More Batman Director News, WWE Elimination Chamber 2017

We follow up on our discussion about Warner Bros./DC searching for a new Director for The Batman. So far, it seems as though Matt Reeves(Cloverfield) might be in the running to take over the film. Although, if we learned anything about the DC Extended Universe, things can change at anytime.

WWE is currently on the road to Wrestlemania. But before we get there, we're going to make a few stops along the way. One of them being, Smackdown's PPV, The Elimination Chamber! Find out who walked away as champion and what this means for Wresltemania.

Also on this episode, we get into a discussion about the legal drinking age. Should it be changed? Should it be lower or higher? The guys weigh on this unexpected topic.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_482.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT

Rabblecast 481 - No Director For The Batman, The R101 Disaster

In our last episode we said goodbye to the studio. But the show must go on. On this episode we try out a new recording space literally a block down the road. We did hit a few snags here and there, but that is to be expected when we have a mobile setup.

Let's get down to business. On this episode, we talk about the lack of a director for the upcoming Batman film from Warner Bros. Ben Afleck was touted as a great choice not only as Batman but as the director of the film due to his recent string of hits(Gone Baby Gone, The Town, Argo). Already, speculation has run wild as to who might fill the director's chair. Who do you think will make a good director for The Batman.

We also have another entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file in the form of the R101 Disaster.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_481.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:20am EDT

Rabblecast 480 - Moving Day, We Say Goodbye To Another Studio

For a show that has run over ten years, we have seen changes from time to time. Friends coming and going. Format changes. Recording spaces becoming unavailable. Thankfully, in this case, we're only saying goodbye to another studio space.

So we gathered in the near empty studio and did our usual thing. Among the various topics talked about: The passing of celebrities, Mary Tyler Moore(aged 80) and Sir John Hurt(aged 77). As well as the passing of Masaya Nakamura(aged 91), considered by many to be "the father of Pac-man".

We also talk about the 2017 Royal Rumble PPV from WWE and some of the various results from that night.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_480.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

Rabblecast 479 - This Is Why We Don't Talk Politics

Even in the early days of the show, when we covered wrestling, we always kept it lighthearted. This is a comedy podcast after all. But when you start talking politics, things can get a little interesting. How do you get your news? Do you rely on social media solely for your world news? Do you double check the information before repeating it verbatim?

On this show, we find out what happens when the guys dip their toes into a political conversation. But that's not all. Also on this episode: Bathroom adventures(you've been warned), fantasy casting a movie full of method actors, a look at the upcoming Royal Rumble 2017 PPV, and a couple of celebrity deaths.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_479.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:20am EDT

Rabblecast 478 - Getting Up To Speed in 2017

The Rabblecast is back with our very first episode for 2017! Did you enjoy your holiday season? Did you make any new year's resolutions?

We get back into the swing of things by catching up on a few news bits that lingered as 2016 closed out. Then we take a look at the current events going on in 2017 so far. Are we doing better or worse than last year? It might be a little too early to tell.

But, rest assured, we do return to our normal flow of the show. With that, Doug brings us the first addition to the "Horrible Events In History" file for the new year. On this episode we talk about The Broomway, a public right of way over the foreshore at Maplin Sands off the coast of Essex, England.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_478.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Rabblecast 477 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story & A Look Back At 2016

Welcome to the final episode of The Rabblecast for 2016!

SPOILER ALERT!! On this episode, we talk about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While we might not dissect it as much as other shows or outlets, we do talk about it in great depth while Doug sits on the sidelines and watches two geeks gush over it. Rogue One is great addition to the Star Wars saga as we eagerly await the arrival of episode VIII.

Also on this episode, we take a look back at all of the celebrities that have left us in 2016. Doug reads off a list of names, the majority of which we talked about on-air. Others, like the recent passing of British singer, George Michael(aged 53) happened well after we finished recording. 2016 was a really unforgiving year for some and rewarding for others.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_477.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT