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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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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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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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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

Rabblecast 454 - Anton Yelchin, WWE Suspends Roman Reigns

Two shows in one week! Hell must have frozen over. Or not. Hernandez, Doug, and Jimmy get back to business as they return to the studio to catch up with one another and talk about recent events.

We touch upon the passing of Anton Yelchin(aged 27), star of many recent films. Terminator: Salvation, The recent Star Trek films, and Green Room. Mr. Yelchin fell victim to what many are calling a "freak accident" involving his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

We also talk about the recent suspension of former WWE Champion, Roman Reigns and the timing of the suspension itself. When did the actual violation of the Drug Policy happen? When did they finally enforce the penalty of a 30 day suspension.

Doug also returns with another entry into the "Horrible Events in History" file. This time, he brings us the town of Centralia, Pennsyvania and the mine fire that has been burning since 1962.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:29pm EST

Rabblecast Special - A Conversation About E3 2016

With this episode, we here at The Rabblecast decided to try something a little different.

E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2016 is where the big names in the gaming industry(Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, etc.) give us, the consumers, a glimpse at what's to come. From the announcement of new titles, updates on new hardware, and more!

Hernandez welcomes a few new faces into the "old studio". Andrew "TyNyE" White brings us the majority of the news to dissect and disseminate. Also in the studio with us is, Dan Nyguyen. Both avid gamers and long time friends.

We hope you enjoy this little experiment.

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Direct download: Rabblecast_E3_Special.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:40am EST

Rabblecast 453 - Muhammad Ali, Kimbo Slice

The Fight World lost two big names in recent weeks. Kimbo Slice(Kevin Ferguson, aged 42) made his name in the underground fight scene. Dubbed, "The King of the Web Brawlers" by Rolling Stones magazine, Kimbo's fight videos went viral. Factor in an undefeated boxing career and Kimbo soon found himself fighting in the Octagon for company's such as Elite XC, UFC, and Bellator MMA. He was still under contract with Bellator at the time of his passing.

Then of course there is, "The Greatest of All Time", Muhammad Ali(born Cassius Clay, aged 74). Ali was an American Olympic and professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring.

All of this and more!

 

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Rabblecast 452 - Terror at the Drive-in (and Other Fun Stuff)!

What started off as a simple conversation about the return of John Carpenter to the, Halloween franchise, quickly dovetailed into a retelling of Doug and Jimmy's adventure to The Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Where they(with Holly) had a triple feature of "Zombie" themed movies. Return of the Living Dead(1985), The Death Wheelers(1973), and The Children(1980).

And, let's not forget the latest installment of Horrible Events in History! Doug educates us about the Cleveland Torso Murderer.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:19pm EST

Rabblecast 451 - Preacher, Moogfest, and Misfits!

Have you ever heard of Moogfest? Worry not, because our pal Jimmy gives us a rundown of his recent adventure to Durham, North Carolina as he attended a convention that's touted as the synthesis of music, art, and technology! Jimmy gets to gush about the acts he liked and lets us know what he brought home.

Keeping in the vein of the music world, it was recently announced that the Misfits will be reuniting for two festival shows this September. The classic line-up of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will take to the stage for the two Riot Fest shows! First it was Guns N' Roses, now the Misfits. 2016 is a year full of surprises.

Also on this episode, we talk about the premiere of Preacher(Vertigo/DC Comics) on AMC. Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the pilot or read the comic book. Was it good? Can AMC make lightning strike twice with another comic book inspired show?

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

Rabblecast 450 - Celebrating 10 Years of The Rabblecast!

The Rabblecast turns 10 this week! And with that, we take a trip down memory lane. This isn't a "best of" or a re-posting of an old episode. Hernandez tells the origin story of the show and fills in a few gaps here and there. The curtain is pulled back as some secrets are revealed. 

Also on this show, the passing of Darwyn Cooke(aged 53), an Eisner Award-winning Canadian comic book writer, artist, cartoonist and animator, known for his work on the comic books Catwoman, DC: The New Frontier, and The Spirit. We also cover the recent new of Kevin Smith being approached to adapt the cult film, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!(1984) into a TV series.

We hope you've enjoyed the show up to this point and continue to join us every week!

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_450.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:07am EST

Rabblecast 449 - Civil War(s?), Baked Goods, & Music

This week, the guys discuss the recent Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War! (Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the movie yet.) How does it stack up against Zack Snyder's, Batman v. Superman? All of the action, all of the drama, and all of the actual historical interjections that Doug and Jimmy can throw at the show to derail it.

We also find out what Jimmy's been experimenting with in the kitchen. Doug gives us some band names that probably won't show up on an iTunes search. There is a little something for everyone in this episode.

 

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Direct download: Rabblecast_Ep_449.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:49pm EST