The Rabblecast (comedy)

In our first episode for 2018 Hernandez shares some of the recent shows he's been watching late night on Netflix.

First up, Ultimate Beast Master. Twelve competitors from six different countries assemble to tackle a monster of an obstacle course. With for different levels and time and points being a factor, it's a race to see who can defeat the course and become the Ultimate Beast Master.

Also on the watch list, Black Mirror. A British science fiction anthology television series. It examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Episodes are standalone, usually set in an alternative present or the near future, often with a dark and satirical tone, though some are more experimental and lighter.

All of this and more!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

(Original recording date: 12/19/2017)

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your patience. Before we can move on with our new shows in 2018, we have one last episode from 2017 to close out the previous year.

The latest entry into the Star Wars saga hit theaters in mid December 2017 and left fans divided. Some fans loved The Last Jedi and all that it had to offer. A new direction for the Star Wars films, the return of Luke Skywalker, and an unpredictable story line.

Other fans were left unsatisfied. Fan favorites were killed off, questions from the previous movie were left unanswered, and we got a very passive Luke Skywalker. Some fans have even taken to signing petitions to have The Last Jedi stricken from the movie canon.

Regardless of how the film was perceived, the Star Wars movie train continues to chug along. Almost a month after it release it has pulled in over $1.2 billion worldwide.

As we talk about the film, we point out things that we liked, things that caught us off guard, and what we hope we will see in future installments.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_516.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:45am EDT

(Original recording date: 12/5/2017)

At the time that we recorded this episode, there were talks of Disney and Fox Studios negotiating a buyout. Which led to a bunch of speculation as to what they could mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel would regain the film rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties as well as a bunch of other intellectual properties owned by Fox(Simpsons, Futurama, X-Files, etc.)

The debate that popped up in a lot of different places was the fate of R rated movies(Logan and Deadpool), and if Disney would allow them to continue under their banner. We get into this and much more as we discuss the topic on this episode.

We also have a new entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file as Doug tells about the Halifax Explosion from 1917.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_515.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

Marvel's The Punisher is back with a new series on Netflix. Jon Bernthal brings us the latest iteration of the popular anti-hero. Netflix and Marvel have had a successful relationship thus far when it comes to the various "street level" characters(let's skip over Iron Fist for now). Can they continue the trend?

We delve into the series itself, some of the history of the comic book character, and the previous films. Welcome back, Frank.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_514.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

The holidays are upon us. How do you spend the holidays? Do you visit family and friends? Do you embrace the holiday cheer? Or, like Doug, do you prefer to treat it like any other day? Everyone has their views on the holiday season. We share a few of our own.

SPOILERS ahead!! We talk about the DC Extended Universe and the latest entry, Justice League! We talk about the movie, the stories surrounding the movie and what's next from the studio that brought us Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman. Did you watch Justice League? What were your thoughts on the film?

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_513.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

On this episode, we get back into the world of Professional Wrestling as Hernandez and Doug share a few different stories about their personal experiences. Going to a few different shows, working with certain talent, even getting turned down by some talent for interviews. We don't always get a chance to talk about wrestling, but when we do we can go on for hours.

And then, we journey back to Pennsylvania for another entry into our "Horrible Events in History" file. Doug presents to us, The Lattimer massacre from 1897.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_512.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Every now and then there comes a time when a new Marvel movie is released and both Doug and Hernandez watch it during opening weekend. The guys checked out Thor: Ragnarok and give their reactions to the third installment in the Thor film series(and the 17th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe). WARNING! If you have not seen the movie yet, there are SPOILERS in this episode regarding the plot of Thor: Ragnarok.

Among other topics discussed on this episode, the guys also get into the daily routine of one of the most infamous journalists to have ever lived, Hunter S. Thompson. His brand of "Gonzo Journalism" had a way of capturing the reader's imagination. But what did it take to fuel that kind of writing and lifestyle?

All of this and much more!

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_511.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:04am EDT

On this episode, we have a member of Cosplay Burlesque(CPB), the amazing Cherry Valentine in studio.

She shares with us her experiences as a performer in the NJ Burlesque scene. How she got started, what she has learned, her love for Professional Wrestling and music, and what happened when she performed in front of one of CPB's largest audiences to date.

Follow Cherry on Instagram: @CherryEValentine

We also have a bit of a bonus in this episode as we check in on former show co-host, Jimmy!

And be sure to check out our new Patreon page! The Rabblecast on Patreon

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_510.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT

Happy Halloween!

On this episode, the guys share some of their personal stories involving surgeries, medical procedures, and blood donations. Ever have your gall bladder removed? How about laser eye surgery? And let's not forget about the vasectomy.

We get into the spooky spirit and talk horror movies. Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre... the list goes on and on. Hernandez has already admitted to being terrified of horror movies as a child. Doug walks us through some of his favorites from the franchises. He also shares some of his personal favorites that you may or may not have heard of.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_509.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

Tom Petty(aged 66), was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Petty served as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s super group the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch.Whether or not you are a fan of Tom Petty's music, there is not denying the amazing career he leaves behind.

On this episode we also touch upon the tragic events in Las Vegas. As mentioned in our intro, this episode was recorded just a couple of days after the event occurred. As such, we did not have all of the details as to what transpired. We try our best to talk about it without going into conspiracy theories, politicizing things, or standing on a soapbox. It's a horrible thing that happened. Our hearts go out to those affected by it and hopefully some answered are found in all of the chaos.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_508.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT