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Earlier this month, the Electronic Frontier Foundation won a victory against Personal Audio(a patent holding company). This is a big news for podcaster's everywhere. The case involves Personal Audio’s broad patent for a “System for Disseminating Media Content Representing Episodes in a Serialized Sequence,” which the company used to levy suits against a number of podcast providers, including Adam Carolla, HowStuffWorks, CBS, and NBC.

We also get into a discussion about breast feeding and how sensitive some people can get about the subject. Should a woman be allowed to breast feed in public? Why is there such a big push against it?

We delve into some 80's animated movie nostalgia as we talk about Hasbro's Transformers: The Movie and GI Joe: The movie. Which characters were suppose to die in each story? Who was saved due to a re-write?

And finally, Doug gives us a rundown of his latest concert going experience.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:04pm EST

Throughout the life of this show we have reported on numerous celebrity deaths. Musicians, Actors, Artists, Athletes, etc. Each passing touching people differently. Celebrity death hoaxes on the other hand tend to confuse, upset, and irritate. Families are affected, fans are outraged, and news outlets sometimes fail to check their sources. We take a closer look at some infamous death hoaxes and the stories behind them.

The conversation then drifts over to the realm of Politics. It has been stated before, this show really doesn't cover politics in general. But it has been creeping into the conversation more and more. "Politics has become the new spectator sport." And all of the world is watching. The question is, where do we go next?

 Doug breaks out his notes for another "Horrible Events in History". Have you ever heard of Nixon, New Jersey? Doug fills us in on this very interesting topic and just how close to home it is for us.

All of this and so much more!

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

The Rabblecast has hit 500 episodes! Thank you for sharing this milestone with us. On this episode we talk about some of the recent artists that have left us and left a mark on pop culture in their own way.

Martin Landau(aged 89), was an American actor of stage, television and film, acting coach, executive producer, voice artist, editorial cartoonist and comic strip producer. His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). He played regular roles in the television series Mission: Impossible (for which he received several Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award).

Chester Bennington(aged 41), was an American singer and songwriter best known as the frontman for the rock band Linkin Park. He was also the lead singer for Dead by Sunrise and fronted Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015.

John Bernecker (aged 33), was a stuntman known for his work on Black Panther (2018), Logan (2017) and Fantastic Four (2015). His recent work included doing stunt work for The Walking Dead on AMC.

Our last subject is a highly recognized individual in the world of films. George Romero(aged 77), was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Romero is often noted as an influential pioneer of the horror film genre, and has been called an "icon" and the "Father of the Zombie Film".

If that's not enough to pack our 500th episode, then we don't know what will. Thank you again for the continued support. And as always...

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_500.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:13am EST

After a week off we get right back into a variety of topics. 4th of July Fireworks, Arcade/Video Games(Yes, we talk about Friday the 13th the Game again), Wrestling, and more!

Doug also brings us a new addition to the "Horrible Events in History" file and it's a big one. Smedley Butler and his exposing of the Business Plan. An alleged plan to overthrow the U.S. government.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_499.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

When it comes to the world of Star Wars do fans want something tried and true or something new? That is the topic of discussion as we cover the firing of film Directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller(previous films include: The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, and it's sequel). And the hiring of veteran Director, Ron Howard. How will this affect the production schedule of the film? Are the Producers and Disney being a little over protective?

It's no secret that we're big Pro Wrestling fans. When we heard that Netflix had given the green light to a new take on GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling based on the original TV series, we were cautiously optimistic. The series stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and Marc Maron(playing Sam Sylvia, loosely based on Matt Cimber, the original Director of GLOW). This is the second Netflix Original Series from Jenji Kohan(Orange Is The New Black).

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

Tim Hague(aged 34) was a Canadian mixed martial artist who competed in the heavyweight division, most recently for Absolute Championship Berkut. He became a professional fighter in 2006, and formerly competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, World Series of Fighting and King of the Cage. On June 16, 2017, he suffered a brain hemorrhage after being knocked out in a boxing match against Adam Braidwood in Edmonton, Alberta. He died on June 18, 2017.

 

Albert Johnson (aged 42), better known by his stage name Prodigy, was an American rapper and half of the hip hop duo Mobb Deep with Havoc. In an interview with Vibe in November 2000, Prodigy spoke about what inspired him to directly address his battle with sickle-cell anemia in his song "You Can Never Feel My Pain", from his debut studio album H.N.I.C. He attributed his nihilism to the "permanent physical suffering" caused by his lifelong battle with the condition.

 

Our "Horrible Events in History" segment returns! Doug tells us all about the Hoosac Tunnel. We learn about the construction, the planning and the tragic event that took place during in October of 1867.

 

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:04am EST

On this episode we talk about the passing of the Bright Knight, Adam West(aged 88). It's no surprise to anyone that we are big Batman fans. Comics, movies, cartoons, video games... It's safe to say we've indulged in our love of the Dark Knight over the years. But in this case, we talk about the impact made by the Batman '66 version of the show and how it influenced and even saved the comic book itself from being canceled at one point.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_496.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Hernandez brings up sharing 80's cartoons with his son and focuses on a particular Voice Over talent in, Frank Welker. Mr. Welker is the voice of Fred Jones from Scooby-Doo, Megatron from Transformers G1, Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget and many, many more. His broad spectrum of character voices, noises and other vocal effects that have appeared over the last 40 years in motion pictures, have vaulted him to number one on the "All Time Top 100 Stars at the Box office" list. The revenue of films he has participated in have generated over 12 billion dollars worldwide. His work in over 90 films has put him ahead of Eddie Murphy, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks and Samuel L. Jackson.

The guys also follow up on their experience with Friday the 13th The Game. This time they talk game play. Does it hold up to their expectations? How detailed is the game for a fan of Jason Vorhees?

Also on this episode, a follow up from Jimmy as he sends in his first report from Taiwan!

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_495.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:16pm EST

A little over a year and half ago a Kickstarter campaign from Gun Media was launched for Friday the 13th The Video Game. What originally began as a game paying homage to the film franchise quickly became a full blown project with the name and license. Originally scheduled for an October 2016 launch, the game was finally released around Memorial Day weekend of 2017. From what we can see online and what we can read as far as game play reviews, the game does a good job of giving you the full Camp Crystal Lake experience.

However, glitches, server issues, and more have plagued the launch of this long awaited title. We here at The Rabblecast have yet to play an actual session. But that doesn't deter us. We still want our chance to survive a night running from the legendary horror icon. Or, play as Jason Vorhees himself and stalk the group of counselors. Have you played Friday the 13th The Video Game? What was your experience?

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_494.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

First and foremost, we want to wish our good friend Jimmy safe and happy travels as he departs on a new adventure in his life. Thank you for everything you've ever done for the show and its humble host. Until we meet again you derailing son of a gun.

We say goodbye to two very strong character actors in the world of acting. Michael Parks(aged 77) was an American singer and actor. He appeared in many films and made frequent television appearances but was probably best known for his work in his later years with filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Kevin Smith. His portrayal of Texas Ranger Earl McGraw in From Dusk Till Dawn was especially memorable.

Powers Boothe(aged 68) was an American television and film actor. Some of his most notable roles include his Emmy-winning portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, and his turns as TV detective Philip Marlowe in the 1980s, Cy Tolliver on Deadwood, "Curly Bill" Brocious in Tombstone, Vice-President and subsequently President Noah Daniels on 24, and Lamar Wyatt in Nashville.

And finally we also talk about the passing of Stanley Weston(aged 84) was an American inventor and licensing agent who created the G.I. Joe toy line in 1963, as well as the very concept of the action figure. Weston later sold the rights to his invention, which he called "outfitted action figures", to Hasbro for just $100,000 dollars. During the 1980s, Weston oversaw the creation of the ThunderCats animated series (1985–1989), which spawned the successful ThunderCats toyline.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_493.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:10am EST