Summary: The Fan Bros Show are the Multicultural Maestros. Fan Bros discusses the week in geek while keeping an ear to the street for the topics and controversies that affect the world of fandom--all from the perspective of people of color. Show hosts DJ BenHaMeen, Tatiana King Jones and Chico Leo serve as the cultural guides for this unique show, along with a revolving cast of guests that run the gamut of industries--from hip hop and politics, to comics, movies, television and video games. FanBros is part of the LoudSpeakers Network (https://soundcloud.com/loudspeakersnetwork) and is published every week on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, and iHeartRadio. Visit http://fanbros.com for more greatness. Email us at: contact at fanbros dot com
This week on The Scream Squad, Chico and Jamie kick off the new year by exploring an age-old horror trope: women who lose it. What is it about talent that drives women to madness? We look at Black Swan, Mulholland Drive, Starry Eyes and The Neon Demon to try and understand why we love watching women self-destruct. What does it say about us that we love complicated male geniuses and women whose talent ultimately destroys them? What connection does beauty and youth have to talent? And how do these films misrepresent mental illness and its connection to talent? Tune in as we unpack all of this and more!
The ladies have shaken off their holiday hangover to bring you 2017's first episode of Outlaw Barz. This episode, 4 Page Letters, is devoted to the listeners. As promised, we're answering your questions. But first we have to deal with a surprise inspection by the Captain of the Spaceship, DJ BenHaMeen. Something tells us that certain unpopular opinions may be to blame. Gird your loins and make sure your anime bunker is fully stocked because this is going to be one hell of a ride.
The Slambros Boman12L and Illa YC return for the 15th episode! We are at the start of WrestleMania season so the dirt sheets are packed this week. We get an update on “the most interesting man in wrestling,” New Japan Pro Wrestling announces their first solo US tour, New Ring of Honor resigning’s and results from Wrestle Kingdom 11. The Royal Rumble is a few weeks away, mean there are plenty of WrestleMania rumors in the air. While three matches are reportedly “locked”, everything about the card is in flux. It may be a new year but somethings appear to be the same. Not even a week into 2017, there appears to be a new Roman Reigns problem on the horizon. This aforementioned problem is still a major issue as much of the audience is not connecting with him. However, his rumored Mania plans will leave many worried. At this point, is there anyone who could give Roman the rub? We also recap Lucha Underground, RAW and Smackdown Live and promised to be nice to all the new people at the gym. 00:53 Digging in the Dirt 13:37 Latest Rumble and WrestleMania Rumors 24:04 Lucha Underground 26:35 RAW Recap 40:31 Smackdown Live 49:51 Outro
Oh you thought it was a drought? When the Word Of The Day is involved it's never without moisture. Or so we've been told. But as it has been said, the rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. Just in case you don't believe us we brought Daniel Jose Older, best selling author & For All Nerds 2016 Award Winner, back to the spaceship to discuss all of what we are looking forward to in 2017 as well as the usual in geek news of the week. This week's Geekquently Asked Question is one for the record books on this extra special first episode of 2017. You're welcome. We love you.
The Final Episode? Due to the drama of 2016 the FanBrosShow have decided to put their guns in the ground and lay it down once and for all. But before we go we had to present the For All Nerds Awards of 2016, plus we had to pay tribute to the one known as Princess Leia.... It's been rough for all of us so join us as we commiserate the year and look forward to a brighter future for everyone.
What up Squad! On this holiday-themed episode, Chico and Jamie dig into the Satanic roots behind the jolly fat man we know as Santa Claus - could he really be the devil in disguise? We examine the darker side of Santa with Santa's Slay and look into some of the sinister aspects to the Santa story, including the influence of slavery and colonialism on St. Nick's "helper," Zwarte Piet. Then, we dive into some of the creepier aspects of Santa, including voyeurism and how Catholic guilt ties into being naughty or nice with Christmas Evil and Silent Night, Deadly Night. Plus, we take look at Krampus and what happens when Santa doesn't come to town. So lock your windows, block your fireplace and tune in!
The Slambros have made it to the end of the year! No worries here folks, we won’t attack you if you tag your friends and your success #BlackExcellence. The Slambros return for the 18th 14th episode. For the second time in a row Boman12L and Illa YC are joined by a guest, rapper extraordinaire Mega Ran! The new Trio’s champions drive right into the dirt sheets, examining injury reports on Zack Ryder, WWE’s UK tournament, Booker T’s announcement he’s running for mayor of Houston, Illa YC’s own announcement he’s running for mayor of Houston and why being threatened by #BlackExcellence is ridiculous. Roadblock: End of the Line was the last WWE PPV of 2016 and being a WWE PPV, feelings are mixed about the overall show. Sasha vs Charlotte 27, Kevin Owen vs Mr. Too Much Conditioner, Seth Rollins vs Chris Jericho, all good matches but matches we are seeing too often. Boman struggles to recap RAW. The highlight being the toy cage they are trying to sell. In the main segment, the trio reflect on their favorite moments and matches of 2016. What will make the cut, will it just be WWE content or will some Lucha Underground or New Japan moments make the list? You’ll have to listen to find out! 3:00 Digging in the Dirt 25:44 RoadBlock Recap 35:30 RAW Recap 43:58 Favorite Moments of 201 51:59 Favorite Matches 1:04:43 Outro
Say Hi To The Bad Guy, cause you ain't never gonna see a bad guy like this again. That's right folks the rumors are true... The Chico Leo has left the spaceship. For good? Whose to say but in the meantime in between time the spaceship must go on, so BenHaMeen & Tatiana return with another round of GUAC questions, news of the week plus Tech Talk With Tatiana & Comics I Copped. The crew takes a moment to reminisce over the glory of Chico Leo and Benhameen even has a pick of the week for all of the Chicolytes. Don't worry folks even though we will all miss Chico on the ship we know that when we need him we only have to put out the call.
Face it. 2016 did not care about your feelings. And on this episode of Outlaw Barz, Yeah I Said It, neither do the ladies. Bbillions joins the Outlawz Circle of Trust as they tear at the very threads of fandom. Unpopular opinions abound. Battle lines are drawn. Will the Circle of Trust ever be the same? List of Anime Mentioned in this Episode: Hayao Miyazaki Akira One Punch Man Naruto Bleach Dragonball Z Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Attack on Titan Attack on Titan: Junior High Music: Intro: Killing Spree X LWDGNG Outro: Monster Vibes
Your favorite horror podcast is back with a new name and a new episode! On this week's episode of The Scream Squad, Jamie and Chico take a look at killer old folks in horror movies. We dive into The Exorcist III, The Visit, Rosemary's Baby and more to discuss what the use of seniors in horror tells us about how our society views aging, our cultural disposability of the old and the connections between imagery in films like Insidious to the Gullah legend of the boo hag. Plus, Jamie geeks out over her favorite Exorcist film of all-time and relays a story about a spooky experience in Savannah, one of the most haunted cities in America!
Rogue Spoilers. Rogue One Spoilers. I dunno how else to make it clear but on this episode BenHaMeen & Illa YC let loose with a full on spoiler filled review of Rogue One. If you haven't peeped the film yet you might want to crawl out from under the rock you've been making your home and go check it. Then come back and listen as the double dragons break down what's great, what's good & what could have been left on the cutting room floor in Rogue One. Spoilers abound. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Lituation. What else could we call this completely NON SPOILER review of Rogue One? Much as we tried to disagree we all came away saying that you need to see this movie. Tatiana confesses that this is the first Star Wars film to leave her shook, BenHaMeen thinks that Star Trek may have finally pulled a champ move with their latest casting, & Chico Leo has a huge announcement regarding his picks of the week. We go all in on geek knowledge & news this week so strap into the spacehip and enjoy the latest and greatest from The Voice Of The Urban Geek.
If Facial Hair Is Evil then why did Negan shave his off in the midseason finale of The Walking Dead? This and other mysteries are discussed on this Special Delivery of the mighty FanBrosShow, featuring BenHaMeen aka The Reformed Hotep & Illa YC aka Mr. Everyman. Listen as BenHaMeen has a special message for fans of Westworld, plus some thoughts on the reactions to last week's FanBrosShow itself. But of course we had to cover the week in television as well including a few more finales such as Arrow, Agents Of Shield & Flash. Plus some thoughts on the upcoming Rogue One, War For The Planet Of The Apes and much more in this filled to the rim episode of FanBrosShow.
The WWE’s endless gauntlet of Pay Per Views continues, fear not The Slambros have returned for the 13th episode and once again are bringing friends. This week Boman and YC are joined by non-other than The Chico Leo for a special Lucha Underground review. In the dirt sheets this week, Linda McMahon’s donations finally pays off into a cabinet position in the Trump administration. Mickie Jamie is once again a WWE employ. Lastly, Finn Balor has a hopeful date for his return. Hint it’s in Orlando but not NXT. Chico Leo -- for his Slambros debut -- watches professional wrestling for the first time in decades, as he is included fantastical world of Lucha Underground. Robert Rodriguez’s little promotion that could has captured the hearts of many, would Chico love it as well? Boman and Chico break down all the little things that make Lucha Underground a treat to viewers and how it can even hook causal wrestling fans. The past week saw another brand specific PPV, TLC, once again the ladies and gentlemen of Smackdown delivered a solid show. Rusev continues to be the best hero on WWE television and Seth Rollins finally gets around to calling out Triple H from months ago on RAW. While parts of RAW are hard to remember, YC takes special note of all the affirmative action beneficiaries still kicking in the WWE. This week also saw YC taking a trip to Smackdown Live and having a grand time. YC reflects on his experiences sitting ringside, the differences being at a show live then watching on TV and how not to be a gump while trying to holla at the Valets. Listen to the show and follow us on Twitter at SlamBrosPod! As always, subscribe, rate, and comment on Soundcloud, iTunes, and Stitcher! Digging in the Dirt 00:50 Lucha Underground with Chico Leo 11:40 TLC Reflections 37:33 RAW Recap 43:21 Smackdown Live 50:25 Question of the Week Outro 1:00:12
Welcome to another episode of FanBrosShow, on this episode King Hotep & The Ankh Right have decided to visit Trifling Heights so the FanBros are here to welcome perhaps our largest group ever to the the fabled island. It's a hot week in the spaceship as Tatiana King, BenHaMeen & The Chico battle against the forces of ignorance & foolishness all while bringing you all the latest geek news & culture. Spider Man: Homecoming? We got you as well as the Geekquently Asked Questions, Tech News With Tatiana, Comics I Copped, & Chico's Pick Of The Week! Get BenHaMeen's Book at : TheWorldIsYoursBook.Com Get Your Lootcrate on at : Lootcrate.Com/FanBros Use The Code Gifting15 Cop some gear from the FanBros at : https://www.teepublic.com/stores/fanbrosshow