Man is the Warmest Place to Hide – S02E03

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss John W. Campbell Jr.’s novella “Who Goes There?” and it’s film adaptations: 1951’s The Thing from Another World, 1982’s John Carpenter’s The Thing, and (briefly) 2011’s The Thing (prequel to Carpenter’s film). We also discuss the audio short story “The Things” by Peter Watts, which explores the events of John Carpenter’s…

It’s on Random Part 2 – S02E02

This episode of Watch.Read.Listen. is Part 2 of our Season 2 opener, “It’s on Random.” We discuss a variety of topics including film editing, sequels, adaptations, superhero fatigue, and unlikable characters in movies. On a side note, the new WRL drinking game is drink whenever we mention Devin Faraci. 1. Every Frame a Painting – an excellent…

It’s on Random Pt 1 – S02E01

After six months (!) of Watch.Read.Listen., we begin Season 2 with a multi-topic discussion of things we watched, read, or listened to that don’t yet warrant their own episodes. In Part 1, we start with our This Week segment, and then dive into two Captain America – related controversies: #GiveCapABoyfriend and #SayNoToHydraCap. In both of…

Kill All Superheroes – S01E23

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss our top 5 comics without superheroes. David’s List: 5) Chew by John Layman (Twitter) and Rob Guillory (Twitter); 4) Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis (Twitter) and Darick Robertson (Twitter); 3) Locke & Key by Joe Hill (Twitter) and Gabriel Rodriguez (Deviant Art; Twitter); 2) Fear Agent by Rick Remender (Twitter) and Tony Moore (Twitter); 1) Preacher by…

Ballad of the Fanboys (Nerd Smash) – S01E22

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss the issues with Fanboys, arguing for more inclusiveness in the various fan cultures. We break down four main problems that we’ve observed both in others and ourselves: 1) fan tribalism, 2) gatekeepers, 3) “cheer pressure” (coined by Brady from Hello Internet and Numberphile), and 4) lack of critical thought…

Special Report – Captain America: Civil War

In the second edition of the Watch.Read.Listen. Special Report, Duane and David breakdown the thirteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: Civil War. Note: After about 30 minutes we break into spoilers. We give you a heads up so if you go past that, well, that’s on you. Overall we both enjoyed the…

We’re Connected – S01E21

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss and evaluate Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. SPOILERS for Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. The entries in this slate of movies are somewhat uneven, but we think that…

Anybody Want Shawarma? – S01E20

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss Phase One of the MCU in anticipation of Captain America: Civil War. Spoilers (really?) for Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain American: The First Avenger, and Marvel’s The Avengers. We also take an extended detour in our This Week section as we search for…

I’d Like Some Mutton – S01E19

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., David and Duane are are joined by Shoe and Ian for a discussion of Game of Thrones. We focus primarily on the premiere of Season 6, but we also discuss various things from the series. Possible spoilers from the books!!! (Although we don’t really know, because Benioff and Weiss.) Overall, we…

Multi-Colored Weddings – S01E18

In this week’s episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we are joined by Shoe to discuss George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels. SPOILERS for everything in the ASOIAF universe! We also go on a tangent about why we like John Green as a personality but don’t read his novels. This Week: Shoe – TV: My Mad…