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The Greatest Failure of the Internet

The Greatest Failure of the Internet

October 18, 2021

In this one Ed, Ron, and Producer Bill try to find out what is “The Greatest Failure Of The Internet?” Tell the truth, when you first heard about the internet did it seem capable of sowing so many seeds of dissension? If you were alive in the early days of the internet did you ever think its rhythms and trends would have such a major impact on the average 21st-century life? The internet can bring so many people together but it also thrives on conflict and to a great degree exists to gather data so that companies can sell us stuff. So, in this episode, we examine what has become the misinformation superhighway and discuss whether the internet has done more harm than good. 

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The Greatest Thing About Comic Books

The Greatest Thing About Comic Books

October 10, 2021

This one is Ed and Producer Bill talking one on one about sequential art and trying to determine “The Greatest Thing About Comics.”  I won’t say we even got close saying everything that is to be said but we did have a great chat about what separates comics from movies, plays, and novels.  We talked at length about the things comics do better than any other medium and we tripped down memory lane describing the comics we think are seminal. Our list is by no means complete or egalitarian.  There are holes in our or anybody’s expertise but this conversation is great for somebody wondering why comic book storytelling recently took over the world.

 

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Is Stephen King the Greatest

Is Stephen King the Greatest

October 4, 2021

This week we welcome Robert J. Peterson, author of The Odds, and a new horror novel called Strong Bones. He has come to talk about how novels are the greatest and how Stephen King might be its greatest modern practitioner. We talk about the author’s faults as well as his virtues and we have a good time making lists of our favorite works. Some of our choices are truly against the grain. Then, in the second half of the episode, we shift gears and lay down a pretty strong primer on how to write a novel from scratch including how to use beta readers to check you on your bullshit. Many questions are tackled including, what does it take to wrangle those myriad thoughts, characters, and plotlines into some semblance of order? This is a must-listen for fledgling writers and creatives. 

 

 He can be contacted @califcoldblood on Twitter. 

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The Greatest Escape is the Movie Theater

The Greatest Escape is the Movie Theater

September 27, 2021

Filmmaker and critic Robert Butler III joins us to talk about how the Movie Theater is “The Greatest Escape” in his opinion. We talk about his well-spent youth theater hopping and basking for hours in the glow of that silver screen. For those thinking about going to film school as Robert did, he talks about his unique experience going to USC on a scholarship from BILL GATES and how he broke in working with Schmoes Know and Collider. 

We tell stories of our most memorable theater experiences of all time and we dip our toe into the debate about the home vs movie theater experience of watching films.   

RB3 is on Youtube doing his podcasts The First Cut, and The Meaning Of.

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The Greatest L.A. Movies

The Greatest L.A. Movies

September 20, 2021

We have a little fun on this one as we chat with comedian, actor, and writer Gil Garibaldo about The Greatest LA Movies. We pick some of the greatest and some of the most ridiculous films where the city of Los Angeles is a “prominent character”. So no, not all of the films we discuss in this recording are “great” per se BUT every single one is fun to discuss and shows our comedic sensibilities. And almost none of them are too obvious so don’t spaz out if we don’t mention “Beverly Hills Cop”, or “The Player” or “Short Cuts.”

Oh and we picked movies filmed within our lifetimes, so lay off us if damn “Sunset Blvd.” and “Chinatown” aren’t on our lists, bub!

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Video Stores as The Greatest Way to Find Hidden Gems and The Sadness of Their Demise

Video Stores as The Greatest Way to Find Hidden Gems and The Sadness of Their Demise

September 13, 2021

Blockbuster screenwriter Josh Miller drops by to hang out and talk about “The Greatest Thing About Video Stores”. It’s more than nostalgia but it is that too. We discuss the lost culture that was video stores. And no we’re not just talking about Blockbuster. We’re talking about VIDEO STORES. Sometimes they’d have that beaded curtain, sometimes the people that worked there were movie savants, sometimes you got there right in time to snag that Kung Fu movie that Wu-Tang sampled. We talk about video store CULTURE. There’s also some good talk about Friday the 13th and the basics of horror branding which leads nicely into an interview section where we get some insight on writing movies from someone thriving in present-day Hollywood. Thanks for listening and telling people about us. We appreciate it!

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The Greatest Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals with Jeff Johnson

The Greatest Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals with Jeff Johnson

September 6, 2021

This is our amazing interview with comic book artist and zen master Jeff Johnson (Marvel, DC, The Boondocks, founding member of the LEGENDARY Original Drink and Draw Social Club). It's fun and deep too. We focus the convo on the difference between amateurs and professionals in life and comics. We also talk about storytelling and the death of expertise in our society. It's just awesome man and I'm just so proud to have you hear it. PLEASE! PLEASE!  RATE AND REVIEW The Greatest Pod on Apple Podcasts even if you don't use it. If each of you RATE and REVIEW us it'd be a great start toward growing the show. Thanks so much!  Enjoy! 

 

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The Greatest Pod: Is The Greatest Weakness in Geek Culture Staying Too Childish

The Greatest Pod: Is The Greatest Weakness in Geek Culture Staying Too Childish

August 30, 2021

This is Ed and Ron having a pretty raw conversation about so-called “toxic fandom”. We ask “who gets to decide what’s an appropriate reaction when someone screws with your childhood characters?” The answer is us of course*! So listen as we try to answer an age-old question in the realm of pop culture fandom which is, “How Childish Is TOO Childish?”

*Obviously we are joking about being the final arbiters of taste. We talk some about how everybody thinks they’re the last word on everything. 

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The Greatest Pod: Is Diversity the Greatest

The Greatest Pod: Is Diversity the Greatest

August 23, 2021

In this one, we talk about diversity in comics & media. What does that word even mean? Is it a philosophy or a business tactic? If it is a business tactic is that wrong? What is “pandering?”  Does it exist? There’s a low-key civil war in comics right now over the future of the medium and I guess in this one we pick a side. Although I kinda think we blow up everybody and start a new country.  But you listen and be the judge. There’s also a discussion about how the work-for-hire rates publishers pay creators might be influencing how many many “diverse” characters will ever be in “BIG 2 Comics”. This is a frank, often profane discussion. It’s not a collection of talking points or just Twitter come to life. It’s a real conversation that needed to be had. Enjoy! 

 

Correction: In this episode, Ed goes on a rant and he forgets that Ivan Reis drew Cyborg for a second.  *That totally invalidates the observation he was making.* 

 

*sarcasm*

 

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The Greatest Pod: Alden Diaz The Greatest Way To See Star Wars

The Greatest Pod: Alden Diaz The Greatest Way To See Star Wars

August 16, 2021

Ed and Ron invite radio pro and self-styled Star Wars activist Alden Diaz to the show this week.  They discuss the “Hottest Takes” about the entire Star Wars saga including its sometimes rabid fans.  This wide-ranging, thoughtful discussion just might have birthed “The Greatest Way To See Star Wars.”

 

Alden hosts Ahch-To Radio A Star Wars Podcast, which is available on all platforms. Here’s one of them: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ahch-to-radio-a-star-wars-podcast/id1459562434

 

Twitter: @AD_Strider

Instagram: @A.D.Strider

 

If you’re a Florida resident you can listen to him on Big 105.9 FM! 

king of vampires as a cultural icon and a metaphor for societal ills.

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