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 and Tatiana King Jones 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
Honesty hour Outlawz! Take a look at your anime queue. How many series did you start that you know you will never finish? Don't worry. This is a safe space; we won't judge you. There are a myriad of reasons that a series gets abandoned. Sometimes, the main characters are too abrasive or the plot takes too long to progress. Sometimes, a show simply does not live up to the hype. In this episode of Outlaw Barz, The Anime Struggle is Real, we take a look at those series that should have hooked us, but missed the mark. List of Anime Mentioned in this Episode: One Piece Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Mob Psycho 100 Suzuka Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Kill La Kill Knights of Sidonia Naruto Inuyasha Sword Art Online S2 Hunter x Hunter Fairy Tail Freezing Psycho Pass S2 91 Days Intro: RaisiM1222 Outro: Monster Vibes
We give credit when it's due--somehow the WWE has managed to make Royal Rumble 2017 one of the most unpredictable Rumbles in years. Goldberg, Brock Lensar and The Undertaker, besides those big names headlining the entrants, the WWE has an insanely deep roaster of talent right now joining the Rumble like Sami Zayn, Cesaro, Randy Orton and The Miz! Boman12l and Illa YC hold down the 16th episode of the Slambros show for all your Royal Rumble needs!
Punch A Nazi, Save The World? If only it could all be so simple right? The FanBros return to discuss what would Captain America do in this crazed time we are living in, plus what are the implications of The Last Jedi? Is it over for Luke & company? More from the crew of course as we answer the Geekquently Asked Questions, Tech News with Tatiana, and Comics I Copped with Benhameen.
On this week's episode of The Scream Squad, we close our January with a bite, diving into three films that explore characters who believe they are vampires. First up, Nicolas Cage's whacked out performance in Vampire's Kiss dives into mental illness, yuppie culture and male entitlement. Then, George Romero's personal favorite, Martin, explores isolation and the decline of American Industry with a strange boy who believe he is a vampire in a dying Pittsburgh. Finally, a cult classic, Let's Scare Jessica to Death, which takes a look at vampires and mental illness from a female perspective. Plus, if given the chance, would Jamie and Chico become immortal? Listen and find out!
Gaslighting. Mass surveillance. Censorship. The world is going to hell wearing a dainty pair of gasoline boyshorts and a matching turpentine push-up bra. While the world prepares itself for the coronation of Putin's Cheeto-in-Chief, the ladies of Outlaw Barz examine how life imitates art with oppressive anime regimes. It's the end of the world as we know it, but the ladies are still feeling fine. List of Anime Mentioned in this Episode: Death Note Psycho-Pass Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood Witch Hunter Robin Ajin Puella Magi Magica Madoka Bloodivores Twin Star Exorcists Music: Intro & Outro by Wyn$ton
Given enough time, even Michael Cole can be good. 2017 is going to be a strange year, friends. The Slambros Boman12L and Illa YC return for the 16th episode! As always, the dirt sheets are packed with rumors and news from both in and out the ring. We say goodbye to Jimmy Superfly Snuka. After ten years, the WWE has found Kurt Angle and will be inducting him in their Hall of Fame WrestleMania weekend. While the WWE UK Tournament showed us Michael Cole can be good on commentary, Illa YC wants to know “what happens next?” The UK belts is by far one of the best designed belts in years, but will Tyler Bate be defending that title anytime soon? RAW, like Michael Cole, showed it too can be good if a little effort is made. When WWE is not too busy editing video clips to make it appear people care for the life and times of Roman F. Reigns, they can put on a fairly decent wrestling show. Lucha Underground is on break, but rumors say it could be heading soon to Netflix. Smackdown Live continues its strong run with cage matches and logical reveals. We have recaps and more, so stay tuned. Listen to the show and follow us on Twitter at @SlamBrosPod!
It's the last episode under President Obama, and we are blaming Black Spider-Man for everything. Who cares that Miles Morales will finally be starring in a big screen production when the too much sauce POTUS is leaving office? Are you more interested in whether or not it's okay to love Star Trek & Star Wars knowing their creators may be just a bit on the scummy side sometimes? How about Illa YC & BenHaMeen on Comics I Copped? Or the return of Tatiana King from her sojourn to unknown lands? Well press play and get ready for another epic episode of the greatest geek podcast in the universe. Facts.
Once again it's on as the crew returns with another episode filled with positive light and energy as we are joined by The Emissary himself, @JeffJSays. A very profound interview with the multi talented man himself as we speak on the work that one needs to do as an entrepeneur in this new age of media. Plus we give a shout to our fellow loudspeakers network member C Tha God on his comic book writing debut. In the GUAC is extra section we wonder what villains we would put into The Real World: Wakanda, and much more from our adoring and loving listeners. Of course we didn't forget Comics I Copped or Tech Talk With Tatiana and it's the return of the BRAAP segment with our special guest Jeff J! So sit back and enjoy the latest and greatest from your friends at FanBrosShow.
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