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In this episode, we talk to the man behind the beeps and boops of Professor Shyguy, Brandt Cooley, about his own musical history and the ins and outs of Chiptunes and Nerdcore.
Links mentioned in the show:
Gwar - Meat Sandwich: http://youtu.be/Qscb4JCMJws
Primus - Jerry Was a Racecar Driver: http://youtu.be/LBQ2305fLeA
While you're battling snowdrifts in the Northeast, why not check out the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse podcast, airing this Saturday at 6pm EST! During this installment we welcome not one but two special guests. For the first segment, the crew welcomes Bounce webcomic creator, Chuck Collins to the show. Mr. Collins will not only discuss his exciting and popular series but also the state of independent comic books, diversity in geek culture and tangentially the rise of Blerdom.
And if that wasn't enough edutainment, actress and Renegade Nerd CEO, Claire Lanay joins us to discuss her company, growing female nerdom as well as diversity concerns present in pop culture. And perhaps throughout the respective interviews, we will address the latest "going ons" in geek business: the growing controversy centering around actor, Joseph Fiennes' upcoming portrayal of Michael Jackson in a UK comedy special; Marvel CEO, Ike Perlmutter donates 1M to Donald Trump's Veterans fundraiser; reviled hedge fund manager/pharma CEO, Martin Shkreli vs Ghostface Killah (huh?), Agent Carter's Pre-Loving vs VA romance with Dr. Jason Wilkes; the Justice League returns to Cartoon Network; Joseph Illidge's Mission piece on two Captain Americas (and two Hulks and two Spidermen and so forth). Call in live at 646-915-9620.
I've been a thief, a goddess, and X-man, and a queen. And yet, I somehow, I always end up in a sewer under New York City-Ororo Munroe, Storm
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Well, while you hunker down for what we're told is going to be a helluva of winter storm, why not listen to a new episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse, airing this Saturday at 6pm EST. Due to what turned out to be one of our best comic con experiences, the crew (Dburt, Capt. Kirk and Dburt) decided to take a shot at recreating the Blerds and Bleeks Speak segment of the 4th Annual Black Comic Book Festival held at the Schomburg Center (Harlem, NY) during MLK Day! So hold on to your hats, when we welcome Ashlee Blackwell (Grvyrd Shift Sisters), Karama Horne (The Blerd Gurl), Maurice Waters (Black Sci-Fi) and Joseph Illidge (Verge Entertainment, The Mission) for a gabfest with topics ranging from comic cons (minority themed and otherwise), the promotion/business of Blerd culture and expectations for geekery circa 2016. And if that wasn't enough, Messrs. Marcus Williams and Greg Burnham, the creative team behind The Tuskegee Heirs, stop by to discuss this great graphic novel project and the (ongoing) successful Kickstarter campaign that is making this comic series a reality. Call in live at 646-915-9620.
I don't believe it-even here-forty thousand kilometers from earth....the first thing I see is a giant alien white man with an attitude-Dr. Adam Brashear/Blue Marvel
Happy Post Turkey day, folks! Let's just jump into the frey people! Join Dburt, Capt. Kirk and the "Uncanny" Daryll B. for this Saturday's latest episode of The Grindhouse, courtesy of the Afronerd Radio machine works. The topics du jour are: our thoughts regarding the recent release of Captian America: Civil War trailer; is it time to rethink Black Friday shopping shenanigans after witnessing adults rip appliances out of the hands of children? maybe #BlackOutBlackFriday IS in order; is the WB/DC finally getting the message or just listening to our shows-is Constantine coming to CW's Legends of Tomorrow?
And is a Flash/Supergirl crossover inevitable?; is actor, Tom Cruise set to star in Universal's reboot of the Mummy franchise?; Dburt waxes about hip hop artist, Killer Mike's endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders being politically seductive for young POC but the adage of "be careful what you ask for" comes to mind; the crew's impressions on UK's The Frankenstein Chronicles and Jekyll and Hyde TV efforts; and the Fox host's question to a Black cohost-"do you make Kool-Aid?" goes vine and viral?; comic writer/filmmaker, Frank Miller returns with DK3: the Master Race; the studio and director behind the Gods of Egypt apologize for the lack of diversity in their film; a recent CBR piece by Joseph Illidge of The Mission remids us that the relationship between Jessica Jones and Luke Cage played out a bit differently on Netflix vs print. And lastly, actresses, Jurnee Smollett-Bell (True Blood) and Jessica de Gouw (Arrow) star in an upcoming slavery thriller for WGN America entitled, Underground. Whew. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Happy Turkey Day to all our vigilent and intellectually curious supporters! Check out a new episode of our Mid Week in Review podcast, courtesy of Afronerd Radio airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they pontificate about the following topics: more unrest in Chicago after a dashcam video is released depicting the tragic shooting of a Black youth by local police; did Amazon marketers go to far with their Nazi themed ad campaign for The Man in the High Castle online streaming series; is the recent uptick in racial events based on truisms or media manipulation? (i.e. claims of racism are now being levied against Harvard University for defaced photos of Black law school faculty members); Dburt does a reversal on the debate over allowing Syrian refugees into the US; in the wake of the Paris and Mali attacks, are African-Americans as invested in the terrorism debate as the general public? And lastly, the Atlanta Black Star site critiques actor, Will Smith views on race (sigh,,,,the arbiters have returned!) Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Brevity, people...brevity! Listen to the latest episode of Afronerd radio's Mid Week in Review podcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST. Join your hosts Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they wax about this (mid) week's current event inspired topics: unraveling the racial conflict at the University of Missouri and the eventual firing of the institution's president; iconic New Orleans mucisian/producer, Allen Toussaint passes at the age of 77; to Dburt's chagrin, does the recent flare up between minstrels and past lovers, Curtis "50 cent" Jackson and Vivica A. Fox, channel a larger issue of sexual "questioning" between Black men and women (a recent Root article also ponders a similar dilemma); a new Variety magazine article reports that minorities are still heavily underrepresented in TV projects (infrastructure, anyone?); a White actors portraying Dr. Martin Luther King in a play stirs a controversial stew. And lastly, highlighting the rise of techpreneur, Ali Abdullah's Claim It! app. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Howdy, people! We have to keep this terse! Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review podcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST. Listen to Dburt and Capt. Kirk unravel this (mid) week's current event inspired topics: Dburt discusses a new biography entitled, Roland Hayes: The Legacy of an American Tenor which encapsulates the struggles and triumphs of the Black Classical music icon; our impressions of Black Lives Matter members disrupting Sec. Hillary Clinton's recent rally; MSNBC, Dr. Melissa Harris Perry has peculiar thoughts on the term "hard worker"; the GOP presidential hopefuls are looking to get more amenable (translation: conservative leaning) debate moderators. And lastly, just what is the deal with Ta-Nehisi Coates' White fanbase? Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Greetings to our ever faithful listenership! Welcome to the latest edition of The Grindhouse Mashup, courtesy of the Afronerd Radio machine. Join your Podcast Doom Patrol-Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt this Saturday at 6pm EST as they wax about the following issues: the crew welcomes educator, Dr. Sheena Howard to the show as she discusses her latest book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation. The crew will pick her brain to assess her impression of the comic book industry's recent high profile diversity initiatives and the uptick of ethnic characters; our impressions of a recent Bleeding Cool article's query as to why many Black comic fans appear to avoid African-American comic creators at the convention circuit; HBO and Zack Snyder (Batman vs Superman) appear to be in talks to develop a Watchmen TV series; and not to be outdone, ABC may be optioning the late Dwayne McDuffie's Damage Control for a comedy TV seres; is the need for gun control/scrutiny becoming more evident with the recent college shooting tragedy in Oregon?; actor, Jessie L. Williams discusses "bi-racial privileges" in the context of race relations in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement; Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) unpacks diversity issues on Late Night with Seth Myers (he also makes his MIT creative writing students watch Star Wars). And lastly, The Mission's Joseph Illidge laments about the lack of Black women depicted in a 15min Yahoo highlight reel entitled, Rise of the Female Superhero (infrastructure!). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Well people......we're back and so is the fall TV season! We spoke about this a bit last week during our infamous Podcasters Summit, but a few shows have premiered this week and we have opinions! Oh yeah, welcome to a new episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse podcast-airing this Saturday at 6pm EST.
Join your Podcast Defenders (Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt) as they share their opinions on the folllowing subjects: more on author and Atlantic scribe, Ta-nehisi Coates writing a new Black Panther series for Marvel (specifcally Daryll's opinion); The Mission's Joseph Illidge also weighs in via Comic Book Resources on the Black Panther relaunch; our impressions of this week's list of premiere TV episodes (i.e. The Player, Heroes Reborn, Rosewood, Gotham, Blindspot, etc); Marvel's Master of Kung-Fu to get four Omnibuses in '16-could that mean something else....cinematically?; Afro Samurai returns as a video game download-Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma; a fascinating Kickstarter campaign is afoot...Purge:Past Unspoken by Roosevelt Pitt, Jr.; fashionista/rapper, Kanye West gives greater insight on his future presidential aspirations in a recent Vanity Fair piece (SOS...please!); is Wonder Woman screenwriter, Jason Fuchs (Pan) has jumped in the Marvel vs DC frey by positing that the DC Extended Universe is.....guess what?....DARKER than Marvel....once and for all-is that really true?; Afropunk's Jocelyn Cooper tells Billboard Magazine that diversity in Black Culture can no longer be ignored.
And lastly, the crew waxes about Batman #44 (by Brian Azzarello and Scott Snyder) and how the storyline appears to channels a Black Lives Matter theme. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Hey peeps...it's on! Check out the latest episode of the Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review podcast airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST. Join Capt. Kirk and Dburt as they tackle the following (mid) week topical mysteries: Dburt alludes to an intelligence quotient quagmire revolving around a few inane stories (NC 188 million lotto winner and her choice in paramours, TX teen killed while vandalizing an auto dealership, WH staffer shoots at boyfriend, etc); hat tip to Shadow and Act for their highlighting a web series about a Back to the Future slavery scenario; perhaps a Blue Area segment, concerning less with Houston Texan RB, Arian Foster's atheism admission and more about his financial responsibility; yet another article from The Root conflating thug attire with casual wear and profiling; more on the media's math: Blonde White female(FOX's Megyn Kelly) > Blacks + Mexicans ÷ War hero= 0 respect; Verge Entertainment's Joseph Illidge has a interesting Mission piece positing the viability of mass protests against comic book publishers. And lastly, Chinese hip hop channels US trap music for the Middle Kingdom (sigh..."nigga" remains unchanged in Manderin). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Can this Wednesday be considered a type of holiday "eve" as the first of many GOP debates starts up this Thursday? Well, while you ponder that question, remember to log on to Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review show, airing at 6pm EST. Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they chart a course on another fact finding mission whereby the following topics are to be discussed: GOP hopeful, Donald Trump's racially tinged remarks are levied toward more folks of color (it's our turn now...ugh) just in time for Thursday night aforementioned Repub debate; Dburt waxes on his thoughts on the Bobbi Brown tragedy and the family feud/funeral; unpacking American crime stats.....the truth; a continuation of the antiracism as religion theory; singer/actor, Tyrese has a number one album but White radio airplay eludes him. And POTUS intends to build the world's largest supercomputer by 2025. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
What's up, folks! Time just keeps rolling forward! Welcome to the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse Mixtape-airing this Saturday at 6pm EST. Join your Podcast Avengers, the "Uncanny" Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt as they board their sonic quinjet to tackle the following topics: we actually forgot to give our impressions of Bradley Cooper's movie to TV Limitless series, so we'll do just that; the straight to DVD alternate universe version of Justice League: Gods and Monsters was released this week; Spider Gwen creators are alleging that they are fearful of creating new characters for the benefit of Sony Pictures; Mission's Joseph Illidge weighs in on the hip hop cover/diversity debate at Marvel; picking up on a negelcted topic from the last show-impressions of Dr. John McWhorter's Daily Beast piece unpacking antiracism politics as a type of "religion" (and writer, Ta-nehesi Coates is its priest); POTUS wants to build the most powerful PC in the world by 2025 (Person of Interest anyone?); are DC and comic creator, Tony Isabella "making nice" over credit/usage regarding his Black Lightning character? And lastly, actor/singer, Tyrese Gibson calls out mainstream radio for not playing his #1 Black Rose album. Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses-George Washington Carver