Mike Appears on Paul Hix’s Dial F for Flanger Podcast!

Mike joins Paul Hix on his Dial F for Flanger podcast for a…discussion of a sensitive nature. We talk a bit about our shared history as cancer survivors.

Mike shares — in greater detail than ever before — his experience both finding his testicular tumor, being diagnosed with stage 2 seminoma, countless imaging, having surgery, lengthy recovery, and finally undergoing radiation therapy.  And Paul divulges his comparable experience with prostate cancer.

And we talk about how hearing that you have “one of the better types of cancer to get” doesn’t make you feel much better, and the weird guilt you sometimes feel that your cancer wasn’t more serious.

Check it out.

Fun Size Episode 58 – A Human Soup of Band-Aids and Pee

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 smaller independent films, like The Paper Tigers instead.

And finally, has toxic fandom finally drifted into a form of self-harm for some people, as one Disney fan on social media starts drinking water out of Walt Disney World’s public fountains and rating its taste?

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Fun Size Episode 31 – Beauty and Meaning in the Wreckage of Late Stage Capitalism

We sit down with Tom Satwicz to muse on how various fictional interpretations of New York City and New Yorkers have shaped our perceptions of the place and its people. And does Detroit get a bad rap in fiction, or is Michigan part of the Mad Max universe?

We all but plead with you to watch AMC’s Lodge 49,  the greatest television show you’re not watching. How can it be about so many heartbreaking things, and still make you feel better for watching it?

Casey gives his highest possible recommendation to Nicolas Cage’s new bonkers revenge movie, Mandy, that miraculously marries a low brow to high art.

NOTE: Due to a scheduling issue, we’re reversing the release order of our main episode and Fun Size episode this month! Worry not! It’s still on the way!

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