The Rabblecast (comedy)
Rabblecast 464 - Stranger Things, Netflix Shows, and More!

By this point and time many Sci-Fi fans have watched and enjoyed, Stranger Things on Netflix. The story follows a group of four young kids. When one of them disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back. Spoilers ahead! We give our take on this hit show which has already announced a second season. Experiments on kidnapped kids, a secret government program, and a parallel dimension? What's not to like?

We also say our "goodbye's" to celebrities and notable people that passed away recently. Jon Polito(aged 65, American actor and voice artist. Film and television career spanning 35 years he amassed over 220 credits.), Alexis Arquette(aged 47, American actress, cabaret performer, and activist.), Phyllis Schlafly(aged 92, American constitutional lawyer and conservative activist.), and Greta Friedman(Austrian-born American who was photographed being kissed by a sailor on V-J Day 1945 by Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt.)

Somehow, we even manage to talk about UFC 203 and the debut of Former WWE Superstar, CM Punk in the world of MMA!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

Rabblecast 463 - Gene Wilder, Mr. Fuji, and More!

The entertainment world recently lost a very talented man. Gene Wilder(aka Jerry Silberman, aged 83) was an American comic actor in film and theater, screenwriter, film director and author. Known for his roles in movies such as Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and for his work with Mel Brooks. Not to mention his work with fellow Comedic actor, Richard Pryor.

Shifting gears a little bit, we also take a look at the recent passing and career of Mr. Fuji(Harry Fujiwara, aka Mr. Fujiwara. Aged 82). Easily one of the most recognizable managers in the world of professional wrestling and the WWF/WWE. Mr. Fuji was a ruthless character in and out of the ring. Whether he was partnering with, Professor Tanaka or managing numerous wrestlers to main event status and championship matches(Demolition, Powers of Pain, Yokozuna, etc.).

Also on this episode, we talk about the 20 year anniversary of The Crow: City of Angels. (starring: Vincent PĂ©rez, Mia Kirshner, Richard Brooks, and Iggy Pop)

 

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

Rabblecast 462 - WWE Summerslam 2016, Epipen Cost Increase

Some of our shows have a singular theme and/or story. Other shows have a mixed bag of topics. This is the later.

Lots of news came out of WWE's latest PPV, Summerslam 2016. Numerous injuries are being report, during the show and on the following Monday Night RAW. A controversial ending to the Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton match which left a returning Randy Orton a bloody mess in the middle of the ring. A backstage confrontation between Chris Jericho and Brock Lesnar. And let's not forget the unveiling and crowning of WWE's first Universal Champion!

From there, we switch gears and talk about the recent controversy surrounding a company by the name of, Mylan. Epipen's have seen a dramatic price hike and consumers are not reacting to this news very well. What caused the sudden price increase and what has Mylan done to improve the epipen product? Jimmy weighs in with some thoughts on the matter.

And finally, Doug brings us another "Horrible Event in History". Learn about how the Hartford Circus Fire happened and what could have been done to avoid such a tragedy.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_462.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

Rabblecast 461 - Suicide Squad, The Effect of Studio Notes

Suicide Squad, the third installment in the DC Extended Universe from Warner Bros. is out now in theaters. Doug and Hernandez went to catch what was to be the "righting of the ship" for Warner Bros. After the grim and gritty world established in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad(Directed by David Ayer) looked to bring a lighter tone and an injection of excitement into the DCEU. Can a movie comprised of DC villains pull off what Batman/Superman failed to do for the studio? And what about those re-shoots everyone kept talking about? All of this and more in this episode.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_461.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

Rabblecast 460 - And Now For Something A Little More Personal

Where do we begin to explain this episode?

Erik and Doug reconvene in the studio to talk about a wide variety of topics. Weather/seasons, movies, work relationships, WWE's Cruiser Weight Classic, Insidepusle.com celebrating 12 years, Transformers(30th anniversary of the animated movie)and more! You never know what you're going to get when we sit down to record a show.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_460.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Rabblecast 459 - Ghostbusters 2016

We finally watched the new Ghostbusters film, well at least two of us did. If you have not seen the new movie yet, there are SPOILERS ahead. The cast of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth deliver a fun filled adventure into the realm of Ghostbusting! The laughs, the jokes, and even some of the little details make this movie a great experience. If you're sitting there saying, "Whaaaat"? Then you might want to see this one before it leaves the theaters.

And then we have Doug's latest entry into "Horrible Events in History". This time, we talk about Charles Whitman and the Attack on The University of Texas(1966).

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_459.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

Rabblecast 458 - Remakes of 80's Movies, Garry Marshall

We say goodbye to another individual on this episode, as we report on the passing of Garry Marshall(aged 81). Known as an actor, director, producer, writer, voice artist, and comedian. Marshall created the TV show Happy Days and its various spin-offs. He also directed Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day, and The Princess Diaries movies.

Also on this episode, we run down a list of 24 80's movies remakes. Movies such Robocop, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and many others. Which one is better? The remake or the original?

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_458.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

Rabblecast 457 - "Cyborg" Santos' Injury, Brock Lesnar Fails Drug Test

*(Original recording date, 7/19/2016)

On this week's show, we take another look at the world of MMA. During the Bellator 158 MMA event in London, Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos suffered a sudden defeat against his opponent, Michael Page via a well placed knee strike. The ending of that bout gained lots of news coverage, mostly due to the way that Page celebrated the victory. But it wasn't until news broke of the severity of Santos' head injury did people react in a different way.  

We also talk about the news of Brock Lesnar failing two drug tests, one test before UFC 200, the other one immediately after the UFC event. What Lesnar failed for has not been revealed. But Lesnar himself claims, "We will get to the bottom of this." It has yet to be announced if this will affect his return to the WWE for his upcoming match at Summer Slam 2016. For us, it brings up the discussion of Performance Enhancing Drugs(PEDs) and how they have impacted the world sports and competition.

The latest entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file comes in the form of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. Doug brings us the story of nine ski hikers in the Ural Mountains on February 2, 1959. 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_457.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:43pm EST

Rabblecast 456 - Pokemon Go, UFC 200

Once again, we have an odd mix of topics that you probably won't find on most shows. Are you one of the millions of fans playing the new Pokemon Go app from mobile game company, Niantic and everyone's favorite family home entertainment video game provider, Nintendo. Look out of your home window, you will probably see a few Pokemon hunters walking or riding by as they explore the real world(probably for the first time) for their favorite pocket monster.

UFC 200, did you watch it? We didn't, but we do our best to go over the results and discuss some of the recent news and controversy surrounding the sport. The UFC, once purchased for $2 million dollars was recently sold for $4 billion. How's that for a financial return?

And last but certainly not least, Doug brings us another mining based tragedy for this week's "Horrible Events in History" with the Knox Mine Disaster.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_456.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:41pm EST

Rabblecast 455 - What Did You Watch After Pro Wrestling?

One day removed from a short 4th of July weekend, the guys meet up in the studio to mull over a few things. Like, have you ever wondered about some of the TV shows that aired after WWF/WWE finished up? G vs E, Pacific Blue, just to name a couple.

We find out what kind of late night TV Doug used to record using his VCR. You would be amazed at what kind of gems you can find when you just let it run. Jimmy gives us a glimpse into his "well financed mid-life crisis" and he offers up some simple advice that everyone can use.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_455.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:24pm EST