Episode 165 – A Podcast About the MCU (Remix)

Welcome to the first episode of our Finale Month! We wanted to kick off Finale Month in the same place we started this podcast with a remixed version of the MCU! The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a force to be reckoned with, both monetarily and popularly, but it had to start somewhere and some might say an eternity ago in the ancient year of 2008 with a “washed up” actor and a C-level comic book character at the proverbial chrome helm. We lay out the 5 fundamental somethings of the MCU, including who are the best heroes, villains, shows and movies as well as what the future holds and where we got our start!

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Full Episode transcript available below:

Kalvin 0:06
To podcast, each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin, in joining me from Mad rapport to co host Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:18
I’m in Upper matterport let me just be specific.

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Episode 158 – A Podcast About Tommy Oliver (Power Rangers)

My boy Tommy O, the one and only Green (White, Red x 2, and Black) Ranger out there. By one and only, we mean a cut above the rest, a leader, an enemy, and a friend by the name of Tommy Oliver! Often people’s favorite of all Power Rangers, he certainly has quite the background when it comes to development, with Jason David Frank bringing the character to screens near you. With an up and down history amongst fellow rangers and a storyline that spans all forms of media, we give Tommy our full attention as we try to decide which version is best and what makes Tommy such a great ranger. Age certainly hasn’t done JDF justice, but Tommy is timeless.

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Kalvin 0:06
To podcast, each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin. And joining me from the reef side high school science lab to co host Nick Richardson. What’s happening sciencey Up In This Bitch. Yeah, he thought I was gonna say from Angel Grove But either way,

Unknown Speaker 0:25
well then my brain was just like Okay, so what’s the other one? A brief side was the first one that came to mind. Just because I’ve been watching a lot of this shit.

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Episode 150 – A Podcast About Robin (DC Comics)

Holy bombastic, birds, Batman! The title gets a lot of hate, but you’ve got to put some respect on the name of Robin, the Boy Wonder! When the moniker is synonymous with the one and only Caped Crusader, and as the other half of the dynamic duo, being badass is a prerequisite! We’re here to break it down for the masses, from the creation of the character to the initial and beyond boy wonders who occupied the crimson carapaces and masks. The rises and falls, deaths and rebirths, horrible costumes, and some slightly better ones. Who best represented the identity of Robin? Hell, did Batman even need a Robin? What has he even done anyway, you may be asking, and that is why we’re here to fill you in!

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Kalvin 0:06
podcasts about something where each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host, Calvin and joining me. From blood haven to your co host Nick Richardson.

Nick 0:17
It’s a haven for blood. There’s gallons and gallons of it.

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Episode 144 – A Podcast About Batman Movie Superlatives

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA BATMAN!!! Holy air bat pods listeners, if you couldn’t tell this week’s episode is all about the one, the only, Batman. Specifically the live action iterations! With a timeline stretching back to the 40’s there have been numerous depictions of the caped crusader and his gadgets on the big screen, but it’s truly been a mixed bag when it comes to results. With such a rich history of crime fighting, tech, and villains, it’s a near impossible task to string it all together. That’s why we’re here; to award the ones that did it right, and shit on the ones who did it wrong. Who has the coolest toys (gadgets) or the best suiting up scene? We even give out awards to the best Batman, and even the man behind the cowl, Bruce Wayne. The sweetest ride and of course best costume round out our picks for this month’s movie superlatives.

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Full Episode Transcript Below

Kalvin 0:06
Hold on to a podcast about something where each week we dive deep into whatever it is we find interesting. I’m your host Calvin and joining me from Gotham City. It’s your co host co host, Nick Richardson.

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Episode 124 – A Podcast About Superhero Team-Up Movie Superlatives

It’s Morphin Time! Avengers Assemble! Mystery Men… uhhhh, be mysterious! The natural conclusion for most superhero movie sagas is the team-up movie, and with the ever expanding world of Super Hero cinema we have more teams than ever vying for our attention. Naturally, Kalvin and Nick have to hand out some awards to this rich genre! We’re back from our week off to dive into the world of Superhero team-up movies to settle once and for all who reigns supreme! Who’s got the best rivalry, the oh so important synergy, the baddest combo move or the power to wreck the cosmos? Some superlatives may be surprising, and on the opposite end we can’t help but pass out our sucklatives too!

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Episode 112 – A Podcast About Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z is a phenomenon that has permeated the far corners of the Pop Culture realm, and Kalvin and Nick are here to talk all about it! Starting with the history of DBZ (the short version, we promise) and who created it before diving into a graded Q&A to see just how far DBZ has infiltrated the lexicon of an admirer of Pop Culture (who has never consumed it). Developed by Nick, the superfan, answered by Kalvin, the Pop Culture fan and DBZ novice: saiyans, transformations, tails, weird head thingies, the afterlife, and more highlight this episode! Find out how Kalvin does before we find out if he will give the famed franchise a shot.

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Episode 107 – A Podcast About Power Rangers

KIYAHHHHHHH! It’s Morphin Time! Backflip your way to wherever you indulge in podcasts and press play on this week’s mega, super, ultra 3-part episode all about the Power Rangers! Kalvin and Nick go real deep in this multi-part episode touching on all things under the Power Ranger umbrella. One of the few American shows to successfully adapt a Japanese predecessor, Power Rangers was everywhere in the early to late 90’s and still holds a prominent spot in pop culture today, as well as in most people’s hearts. In part 1, we discuss the shows’ creation and the first 6 series (Mighty Morphin through In Space), including rangers, zords, villains, and more! In part 2, we discuss the rest of the series (Lost Galaxy through Beast Morphers) in depth. And in part 3, we discuss our favorite things from the Power Rangers universe and the three theatrically released movies. Ay, yi, yi, T.V., movies, action figures, and more dominate the discussion as we delve into the Morphin Grid.

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Episode 95 – A Podcast About the Avengers VS the Justice League

Epic heroes, epic matchups, epic showdowns. Kalvin and Nick are back to tackle one of the greatest matchups in pop culture history when the Avengers take on the Justice League! Whether you’re a fan of Marvel or DC, there are countless heroes who have served amongst their rosters, and who doesn’t want to know what will happen when they beat the crap out of each other? The lore is vast when it comes to these old school squads and we cover some of the most important backstories as we build up to a final showdown!

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Episode LXXXV – A Podcast About the First Galactic Empire (Star Wars Month)

The First Galactic Empire, also known as the Imperium (way cooler, we know), willed itself into reality at the behest of a mighty Sith Lord, Emperor Palpatine after nearly 25,000 years of the Republic’s existence. However, as with any intricate task like the scale of the epic overthrow of the Republic, it’s a little more nuanced than that, and this week, as part of Star Wars month, Kalvin and Nick dive deep into all things Galatic Empire! From how Palpatine rose to power to the inception, construction, and implementation of the mighty army that would lead it, its power structure as well as the multitude of things that had to go just right so the whole operation didn’t go up in smoke. A story of just how far one man has to go to change the galaxy to instill the ultimate Empire unfolds before us.

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Episode 78 – A Podcast About Flashpoint

One of the most epic DC crossover events in comics history is on Kalvin and Nick’s docket this week as we dive into the one and only epic tale: DC’s Flashpoint. The timeline is not to be trifled with, and the Flash learns first-hand what happens when you meddle, resulting in a shattered reality. The world he knew is gone. and the people who used to inhabit his life have all changed for better and worse. We dive deep into some classic heroes who were also affected as the Flash works to restore what he used to know, and save this new world and it’s inhabitants from the clutches of doom.

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