• 02:02

    Avengers 2 Countdown Clock: 33 Days! Meanwhile, There's The Grindhouse, Sat @6pm

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    Yes, folks we're almost at the 30 day mark before the premiere of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and expectations and nerdgasms continue to mount!  In the interim, check out the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse airing this Saturday at 6pm.  For the first "Comic Shoppe" segment, join Dburt, Capt. Kirk and the "Uncanny" Daryll B. as they solve the latest pop/pulp conundrums this week: chatter about the Transformers franchise channeling the Marvel way of doing business; Fox intends to reboot The X-Files with the original actors; Star Trek may return to TV (on CBS) after a ten year hiatus; trailers from the "Governator" and James Bond (Maggie and Spectre films, respectively) hit the net; Jesse Eiseberg shows his Luthor mug.  And finally, our thoughts on the post Secret Wars "All-New, All-Different Avengers" comic that appears to feature Miles Morales as a main character.


    And now for the fourth quarter, join us for Afronerd Radio with your hosts Dburt and Capt. Kirk starting at 7pm. Topics to be analyzed are: actress, Taraji P. Henson apologizes for her son's exaggerated account of racial profiling; more on the Swiss Alps plane crash and how its appears to have been intentional; what's up with Oprah? The "man" (or is that just male) with 34 children by 17 women and Evelyn Lozado are getting OWN TV shows (huh); how did 60 Minutes cover Africa by only interviewing Whites?  And if time permits, we will try to touch on subjects from the last show that we were unable to address.  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.


     


          

  • 01:33

    More Timely Topics @Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review This Wednesday 7:30pm

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    Let's just get to the matters at hand, shall we?  Welcome to Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review show airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST.  Join your hosts, Capt, Kirk and Dburt as they unravel the following current event inspired issues: is it really unexpected that a man named "Creflo Dollar" has the chutzpah to lean on his parishioners for a 65m jet?; Dburt posits that with the ascendancy of UK Soul man, Sam Smith, does a rising and authentic Black soul/rock musician appear awkward in the current musical landscape? What happened to the Black musical tradition?; the crew weighs in on former Rock-a-fella Records co-owner, Dame Dash's recent remarks about the dearth of entrepreneurship in the AA community; more in "Minstrel Chronicles"-is it also a shocker that actor, Terrence Howard has a problem with Empire writers failing to use the n-word in scripts for the show? And lastly, Texas Conservative radio host, Michael Berry questions the African American community's commitment to #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement.  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.   

  • 01:32

    Neo-Ragtime Artist, Dessy DiLauro Stops By The Mid Week Show! Wed @7:30pm

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    Salutations, Konichiwa and Howdy to all of our longtime and future listeners!  Welcome to a new episode of The Mid Week in Review, courtesy of The Afronerd Radio machine airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm (EST).  Join us for another funky fact finding mission when multi talented neo-Ragtime songstress, Dessy DiLauro stops by to discuss her upcoming sophomore album, This is Neo-Ragtime, vol.2.  Just what is Neo Ragtime/Neo harlem Renaissance and how can we get this nostalgic redux groove to the masses?  And there's still more show, folks!  Additional topics to be covered are:  after the fallout over actress, Michelle Rodriguez' White vs minority superhero representation comments, an op-ed piece by Joseph Illidge (Verge Ent., Milestone Media) for Comic Book Resources provides further clarification on the issue;  in a recent Rolling Stones interview, Madonna raises eyebrows and ires by equating ageism with racism-do you agree?; Dburt reviews Will Smith latest cinematic effort, Focus and lastly, and regrettably, we discuss the illogic of MSNBC's Dr. Melissa Harris Perry's profanity laced doggerel supporting Trayvon Martin-"I hope Trayvon whopped the sh__t out of George Zimmerman."  Oh boy.  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.  NOT THE SHOW TO MISS! 

  • 02:02

    Leonard Nimoy Beams Up One Last Time, Next Grindhouse-Saturday @6pm

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    Greetings to our stalwart fanbase!  Well, one of the bricks from the foundation of the house that nerd built has been removed-actor, Leonard Nimoy passes at 83.  For obvious and appropriate reasons we will discuss Mr. Nimoy's career and his placement in the pantheon of American (if not, international) popular culture.  Join Dburt, Capt. Kirk and Daryll B. for a new episode of The Grindhouse Mashup, courtesy of Afronerd Radio airing this Saturday at 6pm.  Additional topics to be disassembled and then reassembled in our metaphysical transporter room are: speculations on what big announcement Robert Downey Jr and Marvel are slated to make in the next few days; our thoughts about the internet NSFW version of the Power Rangers short; after Gotham's grisly episode involving Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney character, can the character continue in the series and is there a possible transition to the print world?; hat tip to Shadow and Act for highlighting an upcoming African themed animated movie entitled, Bilal starring Lost's Mr. Echo (or the more fearsome Adebisi of Oz) himself, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje; as great and as crucial the movie, Selma may be, Dburt ponders other historical events that are ready for a cinematic "closeup"; more hair politics after the Zendaya-Rancic televised fallout; Monique vs Lee Daniels vs Hollywood and lastly, more on entertainment entrepreneur, Byron Allen's lawsuit against Time Warner cable (incl. Rev Al "black pawn" allegations).  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.  And in the immortal words of Spock-"once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

  • 02:05

    Afronerd Radio Welcomes Mantamaji Creator, Eric Dean Seaton, Saturday @6pm

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    Don't forget to mark your calendars and set your clocks for the latest Grindhouse installment of Afronerd Radio, airing this Saturday starting at 6pm EST.  For the first segment, commonly known as The Comic Shoppe, your hosts Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt would like to welcome noted TV director and comic creator, Eric Dean Seaton to broadcast. Mr. Seaton will discuss his exciting sword and scorcery graphic novel series, Legend of the Mantamaji.  Your Podcast Avengers will also address the following pulp cultural issues: Jason Mamoa gives the cyberverse a glimpse of what his Aquaman character will look like for the upcoming Bats vs Supes film; our impressions of the latest in episodic geek TV (i.e. The Flash, Gotham, Agent Carter, Constantine, Arrow, etc); veteran actor and Apollo Creed himself, Carl Weathers might be appearing (his authorized likeness, of course) in Mortal Kombat X; Mark Waid's Strange Fruit comic promises to mix early 20th century racial politics and sci-fi for a 4-part series and lastly, a Newsarama piece posits that the WB might be considering a Latina in the role as Green Lantern for the upcoming JL film.  


    And now for the second half, check out the latest musings of Dburt and Capt. Kirk for Afronerd Radio airing at 7pm.  The topics under the microscope are: former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani questions President Obama's patriotism; TheGrio.com highlights an op-ed that exposes racism in some young alleged liberal circles; a new book by a Harvard sociology professor essentially confirms Geraldo Rivera's "hip hop culture is the problem" thesis; is it possible that a woman who videotapes herself opening toys on Youtube makes 13m a year?  And lastly, an Oscar voter opines about the Black snub phenomenon?  Call live at 646-915-9620.    

  • 01:35

    Eddie on SNL; Obama vs Isil & Geraldo on Hip Hop, Next Afronerd Radio-Wed @7:30

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    Welcome to the latest broadcast of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review show featuring Capt. Kirk and Dburt airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST.  The current event issues to be extrapolated this (mid) week are: our impressions of the highly anticipated (and ultimately uneventful) return of comedian Eddie Murphy to SNL's 40th anniversay special; during a recent visit to HuffPost Live, FOX correspondent, Geraldo Rivera weighs in on Hip Hop's negative influence on Black and Brown folk; we try our best to bring our best assessment of President Obama's proposal to go to war against ISIS/ISIL.  Can one truly go to war against an idea?; Just how realistic is a human expedition going to Mars reaching fruition within our lifetime?; Awkward Black Girl creator, Issa Rae posits that TV's capitulation to diversity is purely a profit driven exercise; twitter followers show their disdain for an anti-Obama scene in the second episode of FOX's Empire; and lasltly, Dburt laments the passive-aggressive circumstances behind the current cultural climate relating to ageism.  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.     

  • 02:03

    The Feast of St. Valentine Endures (w/Pop Culture Flair)@The Grindhouse, Sat 6pm

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    What's up folks! Sure, it's St. Valentine's Day but that shouldn't deter you from spending time with loved ones and listening to the latest edition of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse airing this Saturday at 6pm EST.  Join Capt. Kirk, Daryll B. and Dburt for The Comic Shoppe segment when we discuss the current goings ons in pulp and pop culture.  The topics du jour this week are: more on the Spiderman Sony/Marvel film colloboration (what does that mean for Black Panther?  is Miles Morales in play, etc); and what is the Legend of the Mantamaji by TV director, Eric Dean Seaton?  And is this the African American gateway into a pop culture fantasy franchise a la Game of Thrones?; Afropunk highlights another Black themed superhero comic by way of South Africa entitled, Kwezi;  the crew reflects and highlights TV shows of note that are binge-watch worthy;  picking up from where we dropped off last week regarding the Predestination film; our thoughts about AMC's upcoming Preacher and the recently announced race switch casting of the "Tulip" character  and lastly, Dburt's review of Kingsman,


    Next, there's Afronerd Radio featuring Dburt and Capt. Kirk staring at 7pm eastern.  Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they discuss the following: comedian Steve Harvey gets into hot water over his slavery joke; our thoughts about the Chicago Little league team, Jackie Robinson West losing their title due to a cheating scandal as some cry foul based on race; the CBC weighs in on the Netanyahu/Boehner/Obama disagreement (a detente reversal of sorts);  the very liberal "Grey Lady" NY Times gets accused of racism by omission in their recent article highlighting the history of US lynchings and lastly, is Apple entering auto maufacturing a good thing? Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.  


     

  • 01:35

    Schomburg Black Comic Con, "Light Girls" Doc & More @Afronerd, This Wed, 7:30pm

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    Howdy, loyal citizens!  Welcome to the latest edition of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review broadcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm (EST).  Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they wax politic and prophetic on the following topics: a brief pre-Grindhouse discussion regarding our visit to this past weekend's Black Comic Book Festival located at the legendary Schomburg Black History Museum; Dburt gives his last diatribe on the folly of intraracial colorism at the advent of the release of the Light Girls doc on the OWN network; and there's probably a similar rant as it pertains to Black investment in the Academy Awards; Tesla's Elon Musk is hoping to revolutionize public transportation with his Hyperloop transit system; analyzing actor Anthony Mackie's recent comments about race, Selma and racial profiling (now Anthony you know you can't have a non-tribal/individualistic opinion!); and speaking of Selma, why has Dburt delayed watching the film (and thankfully, Cap has seen it) and lastly, was MSNBC's Ronan Farrow awkwardly condescending toward a young Black attendee to POTUS' latest State of the Union address?  You decide.  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.

  • 02:02

    Head Closer Toward the Winter solstice With Afronerd's Grindhouse, Sat@6pm EST

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    Just like the often and incorrectly attributed Dragnet catchphrase-"Just the facts, ma'am"....we will try to make the show description brief!  Welcome to The Grindhouse (Comic Shoppe+Afronerd Radio) broadcast airing this Saturday at 6 and 7pm, respectively.  For The Comic Shoppe, join Dburt, Capt. Kirk and Daryll B. as they tackle the following subjects: more on the Sony hack (The Interview gets pulled, Idris as 007, Denzel gets slammed in an email, Andrew Garfield out as Spidey?); more on David Walker's take on Shaft, courtesy of Dynamite; in quest of a Black owned comic shop; Marvel' Comics editor-in-chief talk to CBS about the changes/diversity in Marvel characters; is there any hope for continued storylines relating to the Last Airbender series as the Legend of Korra series comes to a close?, and lastly, our thoughts on two new TV series, Netflix' Marco Polo and Syfy's Ascension.   


    And there's Afronerd Radio airing at 7pm.  Join Dburt and Captain Kirk as they decipher the following "Da vinci coded" current event laden issues:  much hyped racial discussion between The View's Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell; neo-soul artist, D'angelo releases his Black Messiah album after a 15 year absence; it appears that Bobby Shmurda's new audience will be behind bars (really?); after President Obama's historic political coup in renewing diplomatic relations with Cuba after 53 years of hostility-is he being "graded" fairly? and lastly, with VH-1's Sorority Sisters, cyberspace's lightskinordarkskin.com and a new Hip Hop themed restaurant serving "thug rice," is there no end to the minstrel industry onslaught?  Call live at 646-915-9620. 

  • 02:03

    A Chipmunks V. Chipettes Moment? Black Girl Nerds Stop by Afronerd, Sat@6pm EST

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    Happy Festivus with collard greens and crumpets to our loyal listenership!  Join us for a very special Grindhouse broadcast (The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio at 6 and 7pm, respectively) when we welcome Jamie Broadnax from the stupendous and ever popular BlackGirlNerds.com website.  Ms. Broadnax's BGN site serves as "a place for women of color with various eccentricities to express themselves freely and embrace who they are."  And in perfect Yuletide fashion, not only will we discuss all things "blerdy" (from a woman's perspective) with Ms. Broadnax but we will also address additional pulp concerns:  Sony's unsolicited email "hackathon is the gift that keeps giving; our impressions of the revelations from the fall finales of Arrow, SHIELD and The Flash; Comic Book Resources' The Mission column waxes about the physical changes of Amanda Waller and how that may translate on the silver screen and lastly, is there really only one Black owned comic shop (Third Coast Comics) in the U.S.?  And do we need more?


    And then there's Afronerd Radio at 7pm.  Join Dburt and Captain Kirk as they unravel the following Luther-esque mysteries:  the Ferguson aftermath spurs Black athletes to become politically active; is Geraldo Rivera correct about likening Black victimization to a form of urban suicide?; is hip hop artist, Jay-Z, the right police misconduct advisor for NY Governor, Andrew Cuomo; the new "Hands Up" anti-police rap video causes outrage and lastly, the minstrelsy continues with a new website entitled lightskinordarkskin.com that judges one's skin tone (really?).  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.  AGAIN, NOT THE SHOW TO MISS!

  • 02:04

    Join The Winter Party @The Grindhouse, Thanks to Afronerd Radio, Sat. 6pm EST!

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    Seasons Greetings, people!  Check out the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse show-airing this Saturday at 6pm EST.  For the first Comic Shoppe segment, your hosts-Dburt, Capt. Kirk and the "Uncanny" Daryll B. will empty out the following topics from Santa's stockings: the new Terminator: Genisys trailer hits the cyberwebs; just how will Marvel market the upcoming African themed Black Panther film? What are we to expect regarding the merchandising end of this project? (Think: emblazoned "Black Panther" shirts being worn multiracially...hmm); is the WB encroaching on Marvel's gravitas with the upcoming Suicide Squad movie? Oprah, Will Smith, Jared Leto and Tom Hardy in the same film?; discussing the #savestorm campaign-with Greg Pak's Storm series being threatened with cancellation, how can female and minority centered books be saved going forward? And speaking of another graphic novel that must be supported, the crew waxes about the release of Book #2 of the multi part series, March by  Civil Rights icon, Congressman John Lewis. 


    And then the Afronerd Radio machine continues at 7pm!  Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they unfurl the following issues:  picking up from the last show-we attempt to broaden the discussion on Hollywood's continued antagonism toward Black actors portraying historical/biblical figures (or even fantasy characters like Stormtroopers); Roots drummer, Questlove critiques the silence of hip hop artists on the Ferguson and Eric Garner controversies and lastly, Dburt picks up on what can only be called Victimization Media (fallout on Charles Barkley comments, Ferguson, Garner, etc).  YOU WILL BE AMAZED. Call live at 646-915-9620. 

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