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 40 – The Fucking C-Word

We sit down again with Tobiah Panshin to open up a bit about medical scares and Mike’s recent testicular cancer diagnosis and treatment. We dig into the heavy emotional weight that comes with getting scary news from a doctor. We also look at how the fictional depiction of cancer in popular media really doesn’t prepare you for the reality of even a highly treatable cancer.

Plus, we chat a little about the recent, strange anxiety about vaping, and how it compares to past moral panics like video games, rap music, Satanism, and Dungeons & Dragons.

Oh, and don’t vote for Joe Biden. He’s just awful.

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