Surprise, surprise – we’re talking about the latest MCU movie.
A decade of build-up has brought us to Avengers: Infinity War, the two-part opus of Marvel’s (Disney’s) Cinematic Universe. In this episode, your hosts reflect on Part 1. Of course, there are a ton of spoilers about the movie itself. But here is a bonus spoiler about the episode as a whole: Jackson and Daniel actually agree on something for once.
It is nearly impossible to live up to the fan expectations that come with a project as drawn out as the MCU – but Infinity War does an admirable job of trying to please. While it is certainly an impressive spectacle, your hosts dig in deeper to find out if there is any bang behind the flash.
Hey everyone, we’re back with the content you crave:
Two white dudes talking about Black Panther.
Both Daniel and Jackson agree that this is the best of the MCU so far, and warranted a full episode. There is a lot of important cultural context for this movie as well, and while we’re not fully equipped to discuss that at length, we are gonna do our best to convince you that this is not only a great movie, but an important one you should see.
We also have some recommendations:
This week you should read The Best of Richard Matheson
This week you should listen to Weird Al Yankovich’s Poodle Hat
We are back with another episode. This week we take a look at some of the media that has been churned out of Canada’s entertainment industry over the years. We try our best to cover everything from TV to movies to music, but still only end up scratching the surface.
Returning guest Shelby joins us on our journey as we discuss our country’s obsession with the survival narrative, reminisce over vintage YTV, and expound on the virtues of Canadian hip-hop.
While Canada is definitely in focus this episode, you should also check out these recommends:
This week you should play The World Ends With You
This week you should read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
This week you should listen to the podcast Happier by Gretchen Rueben
Despite my laptop’s best efforts to die, we are back!
This week marks two big events for the podcast: Firstly, we have a brand new guest! Our friend Sharon makes her debut appearance. Secondly, for the first time since our second-ever episode, we have two guests on the show simultaneously. Old stalwart Donovan returns, hot on the heels of his Christmas-movie-centric appearance.
All of this hullabaloo is focused on video game phenomena Overwatch. Blizzard’s current marquee title has taken the world of first-person shooters by storm, transcending the usual boundaries of the genre in a boundary-breaking way that hasn’t been seen in a long time.
With the debut of Overwatch League right around the corner, it seemed like the appropriate time to tackle the topic. From what each of us enjoys about the game, to why its popularity has remained so high years after its release, this is the episode for anyone who has encountered the brightly-coloured cast on Imgur and wants to know what the deal is.
This week you should watch The Shape of Water
This week you should read fantasy classic The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
This week you should also watch Ultimate Beastmaster on Netflix
This week your hosts (Jackson and Daniel) are joined by Donovan to discuss Christmas Movies. Starting with their favourites and going into what makes a movie a “Christmas movie”, your hosts tackle everything from Jingle All the Way to Die Hard to Deck the Balls: A Dragon Ball-Z Christmas.
While we know that this is a little late, we hope that it keeps you in the spirit of the holiday into your boxing day hangover.
Here are some recommendations to tide you over into the New Year:
This week you should listen to the American history podcast The Dollop
Daniel and Jackson are back with a super topical podcast about a miniseries from 2014. For those of you unfamiliar, Over the Garden Wall was a ten-episode story released by Cartoon Network. Since its release it has received something of a cult following in the same circles that appreciate the likes of Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Bravest Warriors.
Since each of those properties has been praised on this podcast before, you can probably guess where this episode is going. Anyways, even if you aren’t familiar with Over the Garden Wall, there is a lot of good discussion about character arcs, the nature of fear, and how adult-oriented media tackles cynical reality versus how child-oriented media does.
Of course – spoilers abound; both for Over the Garden Wall and for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
As always, here are some things you should check out this week:
This week you should watch Garfunkel and Oates (here is the sample we promised)
This week you should play Mystic Vale
And some more bookkeeping, here is the article on the nature of the Beast that Daniel mentions in this episode.