The Rabblecast (comedy)
Rabblecast 445 - Blackjack Muligan, Merle Haggard, and More!

This week, rather than tackling "big news" or "current trends" we decided to take a more relaxed approach to the episode. We report on the passing of professional wrestler, Blackjack Mulligan(Robert Deroy Windham, aged 73). Blackjack is the father of wrestlers Barry and Kendall Windham, father-in-law of Mike Rotunda, and the paternal grandfather of Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas.

We also report on the passing of country music legend, Merle Haggard(aged 79). Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville sound recordings of the same era.

And last, but certainly not least, Doug files another entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file with the, Mothman.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_445.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

Rabblecast 444 - WWE Wrestlemania 32 Results, Fallout from RAW, and More!

WWE's biggest spectacle of the year has come and gone! On this episode we cover all things Wrestlemania 32. Who left Dallas, TX a champion? What surprises happened?

It's safe to say that this episode is full of spoilers, not just for Wrestlemania. We also cover some of the season finale for, The Walking Dead on AMC. Negan(played by Jeffery Dean Morgan) has arrived on TWD and someone is going to have to pay.

Also, we report on the passing of Erik Bauersfeld(aged 93). Mr. Bauersfeld was the voice of Admiral Ackbar in the original Star Wars films(episodes IV-VI).

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_444.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

Rabblecast 443 - Batman V Superman, Daredevil, Wrestlemania 32 Preview, and More!

SPOILERS AHEAD!! If you haven't caught up on the following, this is your warning. This week, we're talking about the rest of Marvel's Daredevil season 2 on Netflix and Batman V Superman($166,007,347 opening weekend in USA).

Also on this show, we say goodbye to some entertainers that have left a mark in their respective fields. Garry Shandling(American Comedian,actor, writer, producer, and director. Age 66), Patty Duke(American actress of stage, film, and TV. Age 69), and Phife Dawg(American Rapper and founding member of A Tribe Called Quest. Age 45).

And last but certainly not least, we talk about WWE's upcoming Wrestlemania 32 PPV and the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016!

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_443.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:52pm EST

Rabblecast 442 - Marvel's Daredevil, The "Road to Wrestlemania", and More!

Netflix is at it again with the recent release of Marvel's Daredevil. The first season of the show established the tone and pace for future Marvel shows on Netflix, so what can you expect from the second season of the show? We talk about our reactions to the show so far. But don't worry, there are NO SPOILERS here.

As we close in on Wrestlemania, we take a quick glimpse at the "Road to Wrestlemania" and try to stop on top of recent developments in the WWE. What matches have been announced, who is injured and possibly out of the biggest show of the year.

We also report on the recent passings of Larry Drake(Darkman, Dr. Giggles, L.A. Law), Robert Ford(the 64th Mayor of Toronto), and Frank Sinatra Jr.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_442.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

Rabblecast 441 - Movie Trailers, Keith Emerson, WWE Roadblock Results

This week we take a second look at the, Ghostbusters trailer. More specifically, we take a look at the international trailer and compare the two. Besides the slight differences we also get a look at Chris Hemsworth's role. In more movie trailer news, we also talk about the recent Captain America: Civil War trailer and the big reveal of Spider-man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In other news, we talk about the passing of another great artist and performer as we report on the death of, Keith Emerson(age 71) of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, one of the early progressive rock supergroups, in 1970. We also cover the recent WWE Network special, WWE Roadblock. As well as the recent injury to another WWE Superstar, Neville.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_441.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:10pm EST

Rabblecast 440 - Hayabusa, WWE Roadblock, Ghostbusters

This week we pay respect to two individuals that have left the world. Former First Lady, Nancy Reagan(age 94) recently passed away after a long storied life. We briefly touch upon some of the things Mrs. Reagan accomplished in her time.

In the world of Professional Wrestling, the industry lost a true innovator in, Hayabusa(Eiji Ezaki, age 47). Regarded as the heart of Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling(FMW), Hayabusa's high flying style was second to none. Inspiring the future generation of wrestlers along the likes of Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, Kallisto, and many more.

We also give our reactions to the recent, Ghostbusters(2016) trailer that debuted recently. Can the rebooted all female cast stand out of the shadow of the original 1984 film?

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_440.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

Rabblecast 439 - Movies, Wrestling, and More!

And we're back it at! After a week away, we jump back into the studio to cover a variety of different stories. We report on the passing of more names from the entertainment business. George Gaynes(Police Academy, Punky Brewster), George Kennedy(Cool Hand Luke, Naked Gun), Tony Burton(Rocky), Douglas Slocombe(Cinematographer on the Indiana Jones films).

In the world of Professional Wrestling, we cover the long awaited return of, Shane McMahon and his upcoming match against The Undertaker at WWE's Wrestlemania 32. As well as the rest of the card already announced for the PPV.

And last but not least, Jimmy brings up a great point in the recent casting of Finn Jones(Game of Thrones) as Iron Fist for the next installment of Netflix/Marvel heroes series.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_439.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:29pm EST

Rabblecast 438 - A Weekend at the Movies

The Rabblecast went to the movies! Don't worry, there are no spoilers in this episode. Doug and Jimmy went to see, Hail, Caesar!($11.3 million opening weekend). Find out what their thoughts were on the latest Coen Brothers film. Meanwhile, Erik made it out to watch, Deadpool($135 million opening weekend).

Also, a few names have left us and we report on the passing of Kevin Randleman(former UFC Heavyweight Champion), Antonin Scalia(an Associate Justice of the USA Supreme Court), and Vanity(Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and model).

Doug also checks in with another "Horrible Event in History" as we take a look at the, Sodder Family.

 *(Original recording date: 2/16/16)

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_438.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:18pm EST

Rabblecast 437 - More Losses in the World of Entertainment

On this week's show we talk about the recent passing of a few notable names. Joe Alaskey(famous for his work in the world of voice acting), Dave Mirra(BMX Rider, Rally Car driver, entrepreneur), Axl Rotten(former ECW Wrestler), and Maurice White(Founder and front man of Earth, Wind, and Fire). Also, we talk about the recent retirement of WWE Superstar, Daniel Bryan and what he meant to the world of professional wrestling.

All of this and our usual sidetrack conversation.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_437.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

Rabblecast 436 - Wrestling, Movies, and Suplex City!

Two former WWE Superstars, Blackjack Mulligan(Robert Windham) and Bret "The Hitman" Hart are dealing with medical issues. Bret Hart took to social media to announce that he has been diagnosed and is battling prostate cancer. The outpouring of support for Bret Hart has been amazing to say the least.

Meanwhile, a recent update from Blackjack's Facebook page has the former, WWWF Tag Team Champion, hospitalized. Blackjack has been dealing with various health issues and suffered a heart attack last year. His family members(Mike Rotunda, Bo Dallas, and Bray Wyatt) left this week's RAW taping to be by his side.

All of this and more! The evolution of our fictional Suplex City continues to amaze(even us). We talk about the upcoming Coen Brothers movie, Hail, Caesar!. And... Doug brings us another "Horrible Event in History"(The Axe Murder Incident).

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_436.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:34pm EST