Episode 40: No Quid Pro Quos in Mephisto's Realm

Before Nic Cage donned the flaming skull of Ghost Rider, the Spirit of Vengeance has inhabited many bodies, dating all the way back to the Stone Age. Since we didn't want the goofiest iteration of Ghost Rider to be a boy on a wooly mammoth, we decided to mash this universe together with Mario Kart to bring you some flaming skulls with your red shells and your banana peels. Todd pitches a Parakoopa with a violent past, Kyle gets metal with a frownie-faced Lakitu, and Andrew holds a different argument with a shy guy on a pogo stick.

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SIDEBAR: The MCU and the Multiverse of Madness

With Tony Stark gone, Captain America having Back-to-the-Future’d himself, and Spider-Man facing off against the villainy that is the Sony Pictures Legal department, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to undergo some massive changes. Following the recent announcements during San Diego Comic-Con and Disney’s D23 Expo, the boys felt it was time to regroup and talk about those reveals and what we see for the future of the franchise.

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Episode 36: You Merely Adopted Corporate Synergy, I Was Born Into It (ft Jeramy Kahle)

LinkedIn has told us that, as Millennials, we’re always looking for the next “big thing” in our career paths. The “thing” could be a bigger paycheck, more fulfilling work, or to follow in the footsteps of an enigmatic leader with an idealistic vision. But what if, instead of trolling Talent Management Managers on social media, we instead decided to hitch our proverbial wagons to the dynamic leaders among Batman’s rogues gallery of villains? Yeah...that might not have been the right call.

Special thanks to Jeramy Kahle of Canned Air for joining us in this weird team interview process! If you like comics and pop culture (and we bet you do!), then check out their show at cannedairpodcast.com.

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FLAVOR TEXT: Neon Genesis Evangelion

NERV. The Evas. Human Instrumentality. ADAM. This week’s FLAVOR TEXT dives into the twisted psyche of one of the most influential anime series of all time, Neon Genesis Evangelion! Now that the complete series has re-dubbed for streaming on Netflix, we’re taking the opportunity to evangelize this masterpiece by shoving each and every psychosomatic plot beat down your collective brain-throats. Also there’s a penguin and his name is Pen-Pen.

Links to the Angels image gallery and the Evangelion Units image gallery referenced during this episode.

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Episode 35: The Ballad of Sad Brent

Before Guitar Hero taught the world about Dragonforce, before Dance Dance Revolution brought us Darude, there was only one game series defined by its licensed music. And that series is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. Everyone has fond memories of grinding rails and doing siiick reverse indy nosebones skating to Goldfinger’s Superman. Or how about kickflipping a 520 ollie and wallplanting while Powerman 5000 blares in the background? A 360 shove it to a benihana and Primus is playing? Are these even words? What the hell were we all thinking back then?

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SIDEBAR: Jon Favreau Is My Stepdad

**SPOILER WARNING FOR SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME**

Todd and Andrew saw Spider-Man: Far From Home and oh my God now it’s time to geek out over it. Does Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio top Keaton’s Vulture? What is the future of the MCU now that the Avengers are gone? Could J.K. Simmons dethrone Rami Malek as our new God-King? It’s very possible all of these questions have answers. It’s also very possible we just spent 35 minutes talking about the now-very-real ship of Happy & Aunt May.

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SIDEBAR: Hulk Ruffalo and The Big Thorbowski

**HUGE MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING FOR AVENGERS: ENDGAME**

The release of Avengers: Endgame marks the end of an 11-year saga. A saga which, quite frankly, many of us thought would never actually work out. But much like our 20s (excluding Matt), the Avengers saga is done, and we are now left only with one underlying question: What happens now? The boys spend their time sharing their thoughts about what’s next for the MCU, as well as impressions and hot takes after seeing the movie.

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FLAVOR TEXT: The Eternals

Since no one asked for it, we went back to the lore well and drudged up another hot steaming pile of knowledge for the next edition of FLAVOR TEXT! Marvel has announced they will be releasing an Eternals movie in 2020. What the hell is an Eternal? Do they have anything to do with the mysterious, seemingly immortal beings we’ve already met? And what is the deal with that giant baby-god with the big head? Resident Marvel expert Todd Thomas answers these questions and more!

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Episode 23: Burt Belker, Regional Sales Manager and Master of Chaos

The poor DC Cinematic Universe just can’t catch a break. We thought there might be some momentum with Wonder Woman, but then Justice League and Batman vs. Superman happened. So it’s time to force a heel-turn. We’re going to recast some of the more iconic heroes that have had some less-than-stellar appearances at in the theater. Get ready for some new, hot takes on Superman, Green Lantern, and the world’s greatest detective...Man-Bat!

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