This episode features producer, actress, model, cosplayer, and singer, Jennifer Zhang. Michael and Jennifer discuss creative lapses, cosplaying, donuts, exercise, acting, Batman: The Animated Series, viral videos, fan films, true nerdiness, bullshit filters, horror films, Evil Inside, J-Horror, The Ring, masculinity, Bowie, celebrity deaths 2016, gender fluidity, childhood cosplay, peaceful resolutions, her album Emocean, Electronic Dance Music, community, DC Comics, Batman, Star Trek, Doctor Who, anime, and video games.
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This episode features the return of teacher, costume designer, and cosplay nerd Abby Polakow, and her creative partner, graphic designer, Erica Lange; known collectively as The Spindle Sisters. Michael, Abby, and Erica discuss paper dolls, Benedict Cumberbatch, old friends, terms of endearment, boys playing with girls, Grim Faerie Tales, justice in stories, nature horror films, Prince, Regency costumes, Victoria, waistcoats, Barbies, childless aunts, She-Ra, prolonged adolescence, New Age parents, nerdiness, children’s programming 70s vs. 80s, toy-based cartoons, The Four Yorkshiremen, Scotch tape, robbers, lock down drills, growing up with TV vs. without, heterogeneity, consumerism vs. passion, brain development, home movies, LibraVox.org, The Santa Clarita Diet, and Werner Herzog.
This episode features comedian, Jen Saunderson. Michael and Jen talked about standup, Seattle, The Comedy Underground, roller derby, comedy clubs, strip clubs, burlesque, higher education, comedy podcasts, Laurie Kilmartin, baking, holiday parties, breads of the world, French onion soup, holiday cookies, childhood comedy influences, Garfield comics, The Rabbit of Seville, Muppet Babies, college comedy shows, grandma’s sex toys, wedding rings, Elijah Wood, Andy Dick, impressions, Justin Rupple, First Impressions with Dana Carvey, The Filling is Mutual, aphrodisiac cupcakes, oysters, seafood, the first date with her husband, soundtracks, The Twilight Zone, height disparity, Gilmore Girls, sex on TV, Victoria, The Walking Dead, and Black Mirror.
Our guest is graphic designer and yogic acrobat, Bryan Belleza. Bryan, Kitty, and Michael talked about tequila, Andy Dick, Dick Grayson, spoilers, Star Wars, dick, 80s afternoon cartoons, variety shows, Ghostbusters, Tom Hiddleston, Indiana Jones, MMA, Rocky Balboa, fantasy violence vs. reality, Chuck Palahniuk, comics, Batman, Filipino culture, drugs, hipsters, intoxication, work spouses, Michael’s wife Dani, acroyoga, weight loss, eating pussy, porn, and Christmas music.
This week, Michael and Kitty chat with voice actor, Kevin M. Connolly about Trainwreck, voice acting, demos, the VO industry, anime, Shadoe Stevens, audio books, Batman: The Killing Joke, Mark Hamill, DC comics franchise choices, Wonder Woman, Marvel Comics films, DC vs. Marvel comic book TV shows, Ant-Man, and comic book collectibles.
This week, our guest is punk rock nerd, Armando Olivas. We chatted about Kitty’s pets, dying for social justice, the march of progress, Marriage Equality, Punk rock, Emo, Latino Punk, the Chicano movement, comic art, social media, Jurassic World, Sea World, Inside Out, CGI animated movies, old roommates, Terminator Genisys, Superego, Nerdmelt, Amy Schumer, Another Period, Gay Rights, Pro Wrestling, comics, Sex Criminals, TMNT, anthropomorphic comics characters, cartoons, and Batman: The Animated Series.
Our guest is 3D graphic artist and creature modeler, Anastasios Gionis. We talked about live podcasts, bones and anatomy, Warner Brothers cartoons, Robert McKimson, growing up Greek in America, Cyrillic vs. Greek letters, celebrity impersonations, 3D character modeling, digital creature rigging, CG vs. practical effects, Alien, Stan Winston and Legacy Effects, 90s animation, 3D digital sculpting, The Strain, The Seventh Son, Japanese Anime, nerd culture, Metal music, video games, Greek mythology, Ray Harryhausen, and Silent Hill.