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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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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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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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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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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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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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT

Rabblecast 476 - Imitate Until You Can Innovate!

Guess who finally watched Marvel's Doctor Strange? After a recent trip to the theater, Jimmy had a lot to say about the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Mainly, how the director and Marvel Studios were able to make a movie that borrowed heavily from other films that came before it. And we attempt to answer the question, are mutants and Inhumans the same thing?

Comic books, movies, wrestling, robots, alcohol, and more fill out this episode. And let's not forget one of our favorite parts of the show. "Horrible Events in History" is back as Doug tells the story of the Chicago Port Disaster.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

Rabblecast 475 - Florence Henderson, Ron Glass, Fidel Castro, and More!

This week we report on and talk about a few names that you may or may not know.

Florence Henderson(aged 82) was an American actress and singer with a career spanning six decades. She is best remembered for her starring role as matriarch Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974. Some of us watched the Brady Bunch after the heyday of the show. But there is no denying the staying power that the show had. 

Ron Glass(aged 71) may not be as recognizable of an actor to some viewers, but he also has a large body of work. Mr. Glass was an American actor. He was known for his roles as literary Det. Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller(1975–1982), and as the spiritual Shepherd Derrial Book in the 2002 science fiction series Firefly and its sequel film Serenity. If you're a Brown Coat, you're mourning the loss of this man more than most.

We also talk about the passing of the former President of Cuba. Fidel Castro(aged 90) was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Depending on your political views and interpretation of world history, Castro can be a polarizing figure. Some may have celebrated his passing, while others mourned him and remembered his accomplishments.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

Rabblecast 474 - Moana Pozzi, Sharon Jones, Thanksgiving, and More!

Disney recently released their lasted 3D computer animated feature, Moana. The film tells the story of Moana(voiced by Auli'i Cravalho), the strong-willed daughter of the chief of a Polynesian tribe, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic to a goddess. She sets sail in search of Maui(voiced by Dwayne Johnson), a legendary demigod and hopes to save her people. Sounds like a fun movie, right?

It has come to the attention of Disney that the name Moana is very well known in Italy and it's not because of their latest release. Turns out Moana is the name of very popular and well known adult film actress, Moana Pozzi. During the 80's and into the 90's Moana Pozzi had a very successful career. Besides adult film she also was known to be a regular actress, television personality, model, politician and writer.

Sharon Jones(aged 60), was an American soul and funk singer. She was the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, a soul and funk band based in Brooklyn, New York. Fans of Marvel's Luke Cage were treated to one of her performances in the closing scene of season 1 as Sharon Jones performed 100 Days, 100 Nights.

And then somehow. Between all of the bad jokes and silly stories we get another "Horrible Event in History"! Doug tells the story of the Port Arthur Massacre and the ramifications it had on Australia and its gun laws.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

Rabblecast 473 - Robert Vaughn, Leonard Cohen, and More!

This week, along with our usual high jinks, we talk about the loss of two incredibly talented individuals.

Robert Vaughn(aged 83), was an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work. One of his best-known TV roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. On this show in particular we like to reference his role as Ross Webster in Superman III(1983). It was in this entry into the Superman series where the characters played by Robert Vaughn and Richard Pryor attempted to synthesis kryptonite in an effort to defeat Superman, played by Christopher Reeve.

We also talk about Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, and painter, Leonard Cohen(aged 82). Cohen's work mostly explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. His song, Hallelujah, has the distinction of having been been performed by almost 200 artists in various languages. Chances are you've probably heard a Leonard Cohen song at some point in your life, you just didn't realize it at the time.

And finally, we wrap up this week's show with a video game review? Doug got his hands on a copy of Battlefield 1(EA Games) from his local redbox. Find out his thoughts on this and his love of absurd video game glitches. And let's not forget about Desert Bus or specifically Penn and Teller's Smoke and Mirrors.

Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_473.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:49am EDT