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We continue our chat with Michael Warbington, as we look at the trajectory of big-budget franchises and the knee-jerk fan anger that Martin Scorsese’s criticisms of “theme park” movies vs. “cinema”….and maybe he has a good point? And maybe we should really stop complaining about the apparent theatrical monopoly of blockbusters and start championing…
 
They picked the wrong man to clone. After more than a year, we’re back! We’re backing up our syncords and eating some nacho-flavored bananas with the Camp Director and President of Camp Quest NorthWest, Michael Warbington, because this month we’re talking about the near-future sci-fi thriller: The 6th Day! After a case of mistaken identity, charter…
 
They picked the wrong man to clone. After more than a year, we’re back! We’re backing up our syncords and eating some nacho-flavored bananas with the Camp Director and President of Camp Quest NorthWest, Michael Warbington, because this month we’re talking about the near-future sci-fi thriller: The 6th Day! After a case of mistaken identity, charter…
 
We’re joined again by Tobiah Panshin to dig into some movie talk. Is there really a hard divide between popcorn blockbusters and what Martin Scorsese calls “cinema”? Will the shadow of the pandemic change anything about movies going forward? And we talk about the oddity of Zack Snyder’s 4-hour cut of the Justice League film, and how it inexplicably…
 
“Wonder Twin powers — Activate!” This month, we’re balancing teen angst and superheroics with returning guest Paul Hix of Waiting for Doom – the Doom Patrol Podcast to gush over over the hilarious satirical DC Comics maxi-series: Wonder Twins! Exiled to Earth from the utopian planet Exxor, super-powered teens Zan and Jayna must now juggle high scho…
 
We continue to work the registers with Tobiah Panshin, going to places both weirdly metaphysical and painfully mundane. First, Mike thinks it might actually be preferable to live in a hypothetical computer simulation than a “real” universe. What is real, anyways? Does that make our programmers gods? Is the act of creation inherently selfish — and i…
 
Adventure doesn’t come any bigger than this. We’re back in the studio and ready to cross swords with Tobiah Panshin, the author of The Game Master: A Guide to the Art and Theory of Roleplaying, and dive into George Lucas and Ron Howard’s high fantasy tale of magic and child endangerment: Willow! When a diminutive farmer, Willow Ufgood, finds a baby…
 
We’re continuing our talk with Patrick Johnson, and we’re waxing nostalgic. We look back at the sliding timeline of The Simpsons and try to count the anachronisms as they pile up. But nothing could prepare us for the existential crisis triggered as we realize that under current show continuity, Homer Simpson is now a Gen-Xer. We also reminisce abou…
 
“We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.” In the first Single Serving Selection in over a year, we are Jack’s complete lack of surprise. We’re stealing human fat from dumpsters and peeing into…
 
We’re joined by Australia’s own Paul Hix from Waiting for Doom – the Doom Patrol Podcast, to dig into the latest and strangest conspiracy theory: Bird Trutherism! Counterfeit avians? Feathered Cameras in the Sky!? Why does it feel like the desire to answer serious questions in the most unserious ways has gone frighteningly mainstream? Has the legal…
 
After over a year, we’re back with a new Black Ops podcast, now exclusive to our Patreon supporters, we join Joe Preti to continue our conversation from last month. We talk about Mike’s acquisition of a hardcover omnibus collection of the 1983’s Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, a remarkable creation of a pre-internet age and a time capsule…
 
On Episode 33 I speak with, Youtuber, podcaster, fitness tech reviewer, sports software engineer and triathlete, Matt LeGrand. Matt became a state championship runner in High School before going on to work with the US Olympics, Nike and Runners World. In this interview Matt talks about his experiences as an athlete and shares his insights and recom…
 
On episode 32 I speak with Richard Moore. Richard runs a Charity organization called Children in Crossfire. Richard grew up in Derry, Northern Ireland in the center of the Northern Irish Troubles during the early 70's. Hear Richard tell his story about how he lost his sight as a child, stemming from a rubber bullet shot from the gun of a British so…
 
On Episode 31 of Training, Thought & Truth I speak with Chris and Eric Martinez. Chris and Eric are fitness business professionals and best selling authors who have years of experience in body building, personal training and the fitness industry. In this episode Chris and Eric tell their origin story, how some tragic events early on changed their l…
 
In our double-sized fiftieth Fun Size episode, in the middle of a global pandemic and nationwide uprisings against systemic and racist police violence, we sit down with Sam Mulvey of KTQA radio in Tacoma, to….talk about something something… Did we … Continue reading →By Mike Gillis and Casey Doran
 
On Episode 30, I speak with Dr Benjamin Hardy. Dr Hardy is a well known organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn't Work and the new book Personality Isn’t Permanent. We discuss the book in detail as well as get an insight into Dr Hardy’s own daily mental and physical routines: from his upcoming Ironman training venture …
 
On Episode 29 I am talking to Paul Ward. Paul is a bootcamp fitness instructor and RTE Hell Week contestant from Carlow Town. Paul is a non stop workout machine, here he talks about what drives him to keep going day in day out, and what motivates him personally to compete in the toughest races in Ireland year after year. He shares his advice on the…
 
We continue our remotely-recorded conversation with David Gutiérrez, and grapple with the seedy underside of professional wrestling, and the strange corporate strange-hold that Vince McMahon has on the industry, in the wake of his XFL’s second collapse. We also talk … Continue reading →By Mike Gillis and Casey Doran
 
On episode 28 I speak with Dr. Eben Alexander. Dr Alexander is a neurosurgeon and author who tells his story of how he slipped into a deep coma and had a Near Death Experience. Since then, Dr Alexander has gone on to write several bestselling books about his experience and continues to work with other top scientists on bridging the gaps between the…
 
On episode 27 I speak to Yajat Gupta. Yajat is the founder of Soar Initiative, a project that produces audible book trailers and adverts for the blind and those with impaired sight. We discuss his the value of reading for our mental health and brain development, before moving onto a discussion about the similarities and differences in our belief sy…
 
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