Fun Size Episode 9 – Something, Something, Iron Man

Civil-War

We’re joined by Ask an Atheist‘s Sam Mulvey, who politely tolerates listening to Mike and Casey talk about Captain America: Civil War. And evidently, both of us take different sides.

And we ask the question, what are conspiracy theorists like in the Marvel and DC Universes? When you live in a world where the president can be — and has been — replaced by an alien duplicate, are there any ideas that left that can make you look like a crackpot?

We wax poetic about the 2004 Denzel Washington vigilante movie, Man on Fire, and how for many years, it was Mike’s Punisher movie.

And Mike says goodbye to legendary comic book creator Darwyn Cooke.

Episode 12 – A Jock’s Wet Dream

2595372-savage_sword_of_conan_047_01fcTravel back, O Listener, to an age undreamed of!

Hither came Mike and Casey, swords in hand, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under sandaled feet with Greg Hatcher of Comics Should Be Good! and our friend Pól Rua of Mike and Pól Save the Universe!

That’s right. This month, the panel is talking about Robert E. Howard’s legendary fantasy anti-hero, Conan the Barbarian! From his pulp magazine beginnings in 1932 to the character’s explosion into comic books, newspaper strips, cartoons, and feature films. Conan’s impact on modern fantasy fiction — and popular culture itself — is deep and often unsung. Join us in a discussion of jocks versus nerds, power fantasies and the infectious “fuck yeah!” moment.

So heft your weeping red broadsword, and whisper a prayer to Crom, because we’re telling you of the days of high adventure!

[CORRECTION: Greg writes new pulp adventures for Airship 27. My apologies.]

Music: 
The Battle of the Mounds from Conan the Barbarian” by Basil Poledouris

Everything is on Fire (feat. an Apology)

treksplode

As fans of the show on Facebook know, this month, Radio vs. the Martians! was scheduled to release an episode about that famous slayer of monsters and men, Conan the Barbarian starring our good friends, Greg Hatcher and Pól Rua.

We sat down for this episode tonight, and it was fucking amazing. So good that I wish we had successfully recorded it.

Due to a computer error that none of us still understand, that conversation is lost to the ages.

It is physically painful for me to report that we won’t be releasing a podcast episode of our show this month. Scheduling conflicts sadly make this impossible.

But fear not! A Conan panel you were promised, and a Conan panel you shall receive!

This same panelists will be back to record this panel discussion (again) in early September! And although this technical glitch was beyond anyone’s control, I still feel that I need to apologize for the lack of episode this month.

I am terribly sorry, and I promise that the extra wait will be worth it.

And, while you may not get a new panel this month, we will have a brand new Radio vs. the Mailbag question that will be released.

Until then, I can only ask for your patience and forgiveness.