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Rabblecast 469 - A Mixed Bag of TV, Movies, and Wrestling News

This week's show is a little hard to nail down. Mostly because we were all over the map with different topics and stories. And we wouldn't have it any other way.

One of this week's topics, the recent passing of some notable names. Thomas Mikal Ford(aged 52), was an American actor best known for his role as Tommy Strawn in the sitcom Martin, and for his recurring role as Mel Parker in the UPN sitcom The Parkers. The other name we report on is, Calvin Gotlieb, a Canadian professor and computer scientist who has been called the "Father of Computing" in Canada. He was a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Toronto.

Through in some wrestling news, comics questions, and what we're watching recently and that pretty much rounds out this week's show.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT

Rabblecast 468 - Special Guest: Uncle Yo!

Uncle Yo joins us on the podcast this week! Geek comedian, writer, host, and panel moderator are just some of the many things one could use to describe what he does. He even tells us about his recent adventure at NYCC 2016 as a moderator and booth host.

If you want more Uncle Yo in your daily life, be sure to head over to We Are The Geek and check out some of the other many things Uncle Yo has been up to.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT

Rabblecast 467 - Marvel's Luke Cage, Jimmy Loves Squirrel Girl

Luke Cage, Marvel's latest offering now available on Netflix, tells the tale of the "Hero for Hire" from Harlem. Within just a day of its release on the streaming service, Luke Cage already holds the distinction of "breaking the internet" as Netflix went down for a few hours due to the demand of viewers watching. Even with such a great reaction from the fans, the show still manages to draw some controversy.

As we talk about Luke Cage, Jimmy believes he broke the code as to why one of Marvel's other beloved characters has yet to be included in any of the TV shows or films. Will we see Squirrel Girl sooner than later? Is she the key to the end of Marvel's Phase 3?

All of this and so much more in this nice bundled episode.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

Week in and week out, we do our best to bring different topics of discussion to the show. Current event stories, celebrity deaths, movies/TV, and few other things here and there. We really never know how the show will unfold with each episode.

This week's show is a great example. Jokes, riffs, personal moments, and a little bit of news all coalesce into our latest offering to you, the listening audience. We even managed to slip another "Horrible Events in History" segment(The Upstairs Lounge Arson Attack) in after a few weeks of going without one.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

Rabblecast 465 - Riot Fest, Travel Woes, and Space Ghost Coast to Coast

A while back, episode 451 specifically, Doug was filled with excitement about his upcoming trip to Chicago, IL to attend Riot Fest! A three day festival that plays hosts to bands that play rock, punk, alternative rock, and hip hop music. Doug's main motivation for this trip? A chance to witness the reunion of The Misfits(among other groups)! Doug fills us in on the journey, the destination, and aftermath.

We also talk about the passing of Clay Martin Croker(aged 54), who worked as an animator and voice actor. He is best known for having provided the voices of Zorak and Moltar on the animated series Space Ghost Coast to Coast for Cartoon Network/Adult Swim.

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT