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The MCU Fan Show offers comprehensive coverage of the stories produced by Marvel Studios. From feature films to Disney+ series, we explore every corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in great detail. This podcast is built for all MCU fans. Whether you started with Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, or Avengers: Endgame, it doesn't really matter when you arrived at this party. We're just glad you're here now!
 
What compels us to book a flight to a place we’ve never been? What draws us to other cultures? What inspires us to discover hidden places and untold stories?From Slate Studios in partnership with American Airlines, British Airways, and Visit Britain, I Travel For is a podcast about the reasons we explore. Host Hattie Pearson follows American travelers as they traverse Great Britain. But here’s the twist: they didn’t plan their own trips — local Brits did.
 
The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI, is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Produced in association with Slate.
 
In the age of the self-taped audition, actors have the power to make a lasting impact with casting directors and directors through their audition videos filmed at home or in an acting studio. But what is the formula for a great self-taped audition? Actor and Coach Jordan Woods-Robinson (The Walking Dead, Homeland, Blue Man Group) shares on-camera audition techniques, acting tips, industry insights, and interviews with fellow actors and casting directors in order to better understand the on-c ...
 
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We return to discuss the news of Oscar Isaac being in talks to star in Marvel Studios' Moon Knight on Disney+. Then, Sean talks with patron Diego Aguirre about sharing fandom across generations. Diego is a lifelong Marvel fan who has great insight into his journey as a fan and witnessing the journey of his son. Hosted by Sean Gerber and Paul Herman…
 
Jamie Foxx is back as Electro in Marvel Studios' third Spider-Man solo film. Is he the same version from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 or a new iteration? Benedict Cumberbatch is also in the film, so will Doctor Strange be taking his first steps into the Multiverse of Madness? Will this be the live-action Spider-Verse and include Tobey Maguire and Andre…
 
The Marvel Studios news is pouring in! We break down the WandaVision trailer and offer our best guesses at what it all means. Then, we look at the latest round of MCU movie delays impacting Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals. Finally, we share our hopes for the Nick Fury series on Disney+! This episode was recorded…
 
Things are moving again in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the biggest news week in several months. Jonathan Majors will reportedly play Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man 3, WandaVision is confirmed for 2020 on Disney+, Tatiana Maslany is She-Hulk, and Marvel Studios has found directors for Ms. Marvel! We break it all down in this week's podcast! Pl…
 
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken us on a collective journey from one film to the next, all the way through the Infinity Saga (and it will continue beyond that). As fans, it brings us great joy to share these experiences, and yet we each have our own unique stories of how we found this franchise in the first place, and how it has moved us dur…
 
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has come to an end after seven seasons on ABC. On this episode, we examine the legacy of the show from the "Coulson Lives" campaign and series premiere (which was a big deal in 2013) to the show's two endings, and all of the successes and struggles in between. We also look at where the show fits within the Marvel Cin…
 
Marvel Studios has found an outstanding director for Captain Marvel 2 in Nia DaCosta. Sean explains why he's excited to see what DaCosta will bring to the franchise in its next installment. Then, screenwriter and Forbes contributor Mark Hughes joins the show to discuss the news of Mulan going to Disney+ instead of theaters in many markets. Is this …
 
Marvel Studios will not be dropping The Falcon and The Winter Soldier on Disney+ next month. Sony Pictures has chosen a new release date for the next MCU Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland. In this episode, we first go around the Marvel Cinematic Universe to recap where all of the movies and Disney+ series currently stand. We also do a little mo…
 
We have a new name! In this episode, Sean explains why the podcast is now the MCU Fan Show before answering one of the most frequently asked questions from listeners. The Fantastic Four are on their way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so which actors should play Marvel's First Family? Sean has his top choices for Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben along …
 
The Black Lives Matter movement is vital if our society is ever going to offer true equality for all. Overcoming systemic racism means examining our own complicity, regardless of our intent. In this episode, Sean Gerber looks at how fandom has contributed to systemic oppression by trying to artificially separate social commentary from entertainment…
 
There may be a shortage of news right now, but there are always plenty of questions surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe! How should the X-Men and mutants be added into the MCU? Should Galactus be the next big bad? Is Thor set for another trilogy? What are our favorite moments in each phase of The Infinity Saga? These listener questions and mo…
 
This week was originally supposed to be our Black Widow spoiler review. That’s been delayed six months, so instead we discuss a “Marvelous Moment” in Avengers: Endgame that provides key perspective for Natasha Romanoff’s stand-alone film. Before that, we discuss the history of Marvel movies in May and look at the latest MCU release calendar! If you…
 
San Diego Comic-Con has officially been canceled. It is the right thing to do and we understand all of the reasons why, but it’s still disappointing. Even so, Marvel Studios has options outside of SDCC and Hall H is the company wants to engage MCU fandom. We discuss Marvel’s virtual panel options on Disney+ (or wherever Disney may want to air it) o…
 
Marvel Studios has rearranged several release dates as part of a larger shift on Disney’s slate. We look at the new schedule for Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther 2, and Captain Marvel 2. We also discuss Jeff Loveness writing the s…
 
Disney and Marvel Studios, as of this moment, are still planning to release Black Widow in theaters. That's the plan right now, but plans always have the potential to change. This week, we explore the different factors Disney may look at and how VOD and Disney+ could, at some point, become a more attractive option, even for a film set in the Marvel…
 
In these times of great uncertainty, the Marvel Studios News podcast is here to provide what little relief we can in the form of positive energy and fond memories. This week, we discuss what the Marvel Cinematic Universe means to us. We remember several marvelous moments our favorite franchise has provided over the years. Last but certainly not lea…
 
Disney and Marvel Studios have pulled Black Widow from its May 1 release date and suspended all active productions due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). These include Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki right now, but even more upcoming productions could be impacted. Obvio…
 
Disney has announced that Avengers Campus will open inside Disney California Adventure on July 18, 2020! There is a lot to learn about the first Marvel-themed land inside a Disney park and we've got everything you need to know in this episode. We've got all of the attractions, characters, activities, food, and merchandise covered!…
 
Marvel Studios has released the final trailer for Black Widow and we are here to break it all down! Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) is done running from her past, which means we're about to learn a whole lot more about it. Yelena (Florence Pugh), Melina (Rachel Weisz), and Alexei (David Harbour) are family to Natasha, but will they stay that …
 
We're back to our "Expanding the Universe" series with perhaps Marvel Studios' most intriguing Phase Four project, WandaVision. The upcoming Disney+ series will showcase Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) as the Scarlet Witch while also giving us another look at Vision (Paul Bettany) after he died in Avengers: Infinity War. Is he alive again, or only…
 
After 20 years, Studio 360 is switching off the ON AIR light one last time. Alec Baldwin conducts Kurt Andersen’s exit interview and they listen to some of Kurt’s favorite moments with guests. Since it’s this show’s finale, Kurt talks with TV showrunners David Mandel and Warren Leight about the art of writing a finale — and some of their favorites …
 
The Walt Disney Company shocked the world with the news that Bob Chapek is succeeding Bob Iger as CEO, effective immediately. We break down the key details from this story, including Iger's continued role as Executive Chairman leading Disney's creative endeavors, why Chapek was chosen as CEO, and why this is happening earlier than expected. We also…
 
From 1910 to 1970, 6.6 million African Americans migrated from the rural south – a dramatic movement that would permanently change the social, political and cultural fabric of our nation. In 1941, Jacob Lawerence’s iconic series The Migration of the Negro (now generally referred to as The Great Migration) rocked the art world with its depictions of…
 
Studio 360 broadcast its first episode on November 4, 2000, just before we elected George W. Bush as President and we all learned what a “hanging chad” was. Fittingly, that first program was an exploration of art and politics hosted by a newcomer to radio, author and journalist Kurt Andersen. Originally produced out of WNYC Radio, and most recently…
 
How Public Enemy brought the revolution to hip-hop with “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.” Plus, our Americans Icons segment on Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” which broke boundaries when it was published and still profoundly resonates with readers today. And Young Adult author Angie Thomas on how the late TLC perfor…
 
Our "Expanding the Universe" series resumes with The Eternals! Visionary director Chloé Zhao leads an all-star cast in a film that could redefine the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. This is the first big set of brand new characters Marvel Studios will introduce in Phase Four and the source material has left plenty of room to adapt. We brea…
 
New York was the original center of American moviemaking. But soon filmmakers figured out it was cheaper and simpler to work in California’s open spaces and good weather. With the westward migration, however, certain types of filmmakers were still drawn to New York. They found a home at Paramount’s “Big House,” a grand movie studio built by Adolph …
 
Where do you turn when you’re heartbroken in the dead of night? Delilah, of course. Her radio call-in show pairs romantic advice with the perfect song. Plus, how Yanni, John Tesh and others discovered an improbable vehicle to ‘90s stardom: the PBS pledge drive. For our Guilty Pleasures series, the writer and “This American Life” producer Bim Adewun…
 
This week, we pause our "Expanding the Universe" series to catch up on some major Marvel Studios news! Sam Raimi is directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and we couldn't be happier about it! We break down the footage from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki that we were shown in the Disney+ "Big Game" spot. We a…
 
It’s all about the Oscars. Kurt talks with Thelma Schoonmaker, the longtime editor for Martin Scorsese who’s up for an Academy Award for “The Irishman”; Adam Driver, who’s a contender for his performance in “Marriage Story”; Quentin Tarantino, nominated for his film, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”; and Antonio Banderas, nominated for his performa…
 
This week, Marvel Studios News presents a Modern Myth Media podcast reunion. Sean Gerber and Paul Hermann are joined by fellow MMM alumni Justin Bolger and Chris Clow to celebrate the life of our brother, John Bierly. We were honored to know him and want to share with you just how special of a person he was. Odds are, however, many of you already k…
 
This Woman’s Work is a series of stories from Classic Album Sundays and Studio 360, highlighting classic albums by female artists who have made a lasting impact on music and pop culture. This time: the Grammy nominated live album “Black Gold” by singer and pianist Nina Simone. It was recorded in front of a packed audience at Philharmonic Hall in Ne…
 
For our latest installment of American Icons, Studio 360’s Sam Kim explores “12 Angry Men,” the courtroom drama that has inspired jurists — and Hollywood script writers — for decades. And how Kris Maddigan, a first-time video game composer, wrote a 3-hour long jazz album for the popular indie game Cuphead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me…
 
He’s a jazz icon, but Wynton Marsalis has always been drawn to classical music as well. Marsalis talks with Kurt Andersen about composing symphonies and performing with orchestras. And the newest installment in our series about influential albums by women, This Woman's Work, features “Hounds of Love” by Kate Bush, with performers as varied Outkast’…
 
We continue "Expanding the Universe" with the first-ever Marvel Studios series on Disney+! The Falcon and the Winter Soldier arrives on the streaming service this fall and it's going to cover a lot of ground. How will Sam Wilson respond to Steve Rogers passing him the mantle and shield of Captain America? What is life like for Bucky Barnes now that…
 
The final eight episodes of “BoJack Horseman” — Netflix’s animated series about a washed-up ’90s sitcom star living in the Hollywood Hills — will be released on January 31. Its protagonist is half-horse, half-man, and its tone is half-jokes, half-existential-angst. That’s a study in contrasts that seems inexplicable—until you talk with the show’s c…
 
Six decades after it premiered on Broadway, “West Side Story” is everywhere again, with a revival on Broadway and a movie in the works. But many still are troubled by the way Puerto Ricans are depicted. Plus, the story behind Garry Winogrand’s 1967 photo, "Central Park Zoo," which featured a white woman and a black man holding chimpanzees dressed i…
 
We went down the Road to Infinity War in 2018. We were In the Endgame in 2019. This week, we begin a brand new podcast series, Expanding the Universe! In the months ahead, we will profile every Marvel Studios movie and series that has been (or will be) officially announced. We start with Black Widow, the film that will kick off Phase Four by going …
 
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness needs a new director following the departure of Scott Derrickson. In a bonus podcast this week, Sean Gerber examines the chain of events that led us to this point and examines what "creative differences" may have come up. Did Derrickson favor something too scary? Did Marvel Studios fail to respect his art…
 
Ranky Tanky performs live in our studio, and explains to Kurt Andersen how their music is rooted in the regional Gullah culture — descendants of West African slaves who lived on isolated islands along the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas. For our Guilty Pleasures series, comic Tig Notaro says why she loves the widely loathed band Nickelback, esp…
 
It's a new year, a new decade, and a new era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe! We turn the page from The Infinity Saga and focus on Phase Four in this 2020 preview episode! We discuss the biggest stories we anticipate this year including Black Widow, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, The Eternals, WandaVision, SDCC, the SUMC, and more! We also re…
 
Garry Winogrand was a master of street photography, even though he disavowed that label. He photographed across the United States, including Texas and California, but his hometown, New York City, remained his greatest inspiration. His 1967 Central Park Zoo photo, of a white woman and a black man holding chimpanzees dressed in human clothes, is one …
 
A half century later, Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” is still shaping our future. With no help from CGI, the movie predicted private space travel, artificial intelligence and much of Apple’s product line. It showed the promise and perils of technology and explored life’s biggest mystery: Are we alone in the universe? In Part Two of our l…
 
Marvel Studios enjoyed its biggest year ever in 2019, and so did the fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Black Panther made history as the first superhero-based movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home each topped $1 billion worldwide. Endgame actually did it twice on the wa…
 
A half century later, Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” is still shaping our future. With no help from CGI, the movie predicted private space travel, artificial intelligence and half of Apple’s product line. It showed the promise and perils of technology and explored life’s biggest mystery: Are we alone in the universe? In Part One, we look…
 
Our latest New York Icons segment is about Midtown Manhattan’s Brill Building era, when songwriters like Carole King, Ellie Greenwich and Cynthia Weil churned out hit after hit for artists like The Shirelles, The Crystals and Little Eva. And producer Evan Chung investigates the strange story of a song from that era about a craze that was most defin…
 
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, “The Glass Menagerie,” Studio 360 is devoting a whole hour to the art of glass. Kurt Andersen and architect Frances Bronet tour the glass towers of Midtown Manhattan to see firsthand the architectural legacy of the Bauhaus. After Hillary Clinton failed to break the glass ceiling…
 
Marvel Television is no more. We already knew the division was being absorbed into Marvel Studios, but now we know much more about how the consolidation is taking shape. Did Marvel Studios play a part in Marvel TV's demise? Hardly, as Marvel TV's fate had already been sealed, perhaps necessitating this reorganization in the first place. It's time t…
 
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