Show Index

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Show #203: The Venture Brothers Part 2

 
Arch-villain Brian Smith is unleashed to cast a wiser eye upon the awkward transitionary phase of the Adult Swim darling in our second retrospective chunk, comprising series 2 and 3. While we get a better sense of the cartoon it would become, and the ambitions of Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer for it beyond an outlet for coarse humour, The Venture Brothers still had a lot of growing up to do. The good news is you get a whole lot more: more dumb-voiced duos! More genuine pathos! Ever more oblique cultural references! And more to come way down the line with the prospect of a movie to cap off the whole lot. It's bigger, it's louder, and it's got an appetite for a Post-Podcast Repaste to match!

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Sunday, 27 June 2021

OH! That's A Baseball Episode! #5: Johnny Bravo, Cow & Chicken and The Grim Adventures Of Billy & Mandy

 
The other side of a great rivalry is at bat next, the creative contemporaries to the Nicktoons outfit that were the Cartoon Cartoons from Cartoon Network. That's a lotta cartoons! A lot of very popular cartoons at that but only the finest contain an obligatory baseball episode therein: Death stalks the ballpark at the behest of Billy & Mandy; I.M. Weasel talks ERAs and OBPs; and Johnny Bravo strikes out in all senses of the phrase. 

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Sunday, 13 June 2021

Show #202: Love, Death & Robots Volume 2

Brian Smith is the vital component in our merciless machine that plows a furrow of destruction into more Love, Death & Robots. A trimmed down continuation of the Netflix adult animation anthology this batch of shorts still delivers everything we've come to expect: future dystopias, literary adaptations and just how wide or narrow some folks' understanding of Adult Animation really is! Another exciting game of Did This Really Need To Be A Cartoon? is played, we once again all reach for the diamond in the rough, and the reward of a Post-Podcast Repaste fit for the Post-Robocalypse awaits the survivors!

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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Show #201: James Bond Jr.

Having dodged responsibility for long enough we undertake a dangerous mission to uncover the true identity of James Bond Jr. Is he an established brand's attempt to reach a younger audience? How does it involve the story of the Irish animation industry? And will this be more fun to discuss than initially expected? Keep your ears peeled and find out before it's too late agent, and do stop by the lab on your way out for a cunningly concealed Post-Podcast Repaste!

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Monday, 5 April 2021

Show #200: An Emotional Animation Exchange! aka No Sea For Old Lastman

 Against expectations this abberation in animation appreciation has racked up 200 instalments (plus about that amount again in extra-curricular activities) and we're in a celebratory mood. And what's a party without favours, as we each perused our respective repositories of cartoon knowledge in search of a fitting gift for each other. Dwayne classes up the joint with an Oscar winning adaptation of Hemingway's The Old Man And The Sea; Niall blows it all away via the spectacle of French action adventure Lastman; both invite moments of profundity and true kinship! These podcast boys have become podcast MEN.

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Sunday, 28 March 2021

SOTSM x OST Party: Interstella 5555

Pod pals Libby and Joseph generously entertained our proposal for a job tailor-made for The OST Party. They lend their critical ears to a survey of the musical merits accompanying the Daft Punk and Leiji Matsumoto anime collaboration Interstella 5555: The 5tory Of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, one of those uncommon cases where the film arrived after the soundtrack. Will this newly-formed podcasting supergroup ever find their way back to their home planet? Drop the needle and listen up to find out!

Sunday, 21 March 2021

OH! That's A Baseball Episode! #4: Doug, Rocko's Modern Life and Hey Arnold!

 Those lumpier, stranger looking children get their chance on the field, which describes both our shared national school experiences and these baseball episodes from the Nicktoons stable! A subject we've surprisingly touched on only briefly in our many recordings, we give Nickelodeon's influential animation block a tryout the only way we know how. Doug becomes embroiled in the reckless gambling of Patty Mayonnaise; Rocko hunts for fortune & glory out at the ballpark; and Arnold learns the loneliness of the cleanup hitter. It's the sport your parents don't want you to play, on the podcast they don't want you to listen to!

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