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
Innocent until proven guilty. That is the basic premise of the criminal justice system in the United States. However, as we know all too well, some people are not afforded the privilege of being presumed innocent. In this episode of Outlaw Barz, Setups and Sabotage, the ladies examine some examples of justice gone awry in anime. From doppelgängers and possessions to cases of mistaken identity and government set-ups, there is no shortage of messed up situations for our favorite characters to overcome. List of Anime Mentioned in this Episode: Inuyasha K Bloodivores Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Deadman Wonderland Erased Grimoire of Zero Blame! Intro & Outro: @killing-spree-1
With the upcoming Backlash PPV and up against the NBA playoffs, how did the WWE do? It’s hard to say, but hey, at least Alicia Fox won a match! The Slambros, Boman12L and Illa YC, return for the 30th /26th episode and try to stay awake while the King of Sleep Style, Randy Orton, lays waste to our twitter timelines. The dirt sheets are filled with fantasy bookings and injury updates. Randy Orton once again caused a stir on social media and proved maybe he’s more troll than viper. Batista shares who he would like to work with, if he ever returns to the WWE. Plus, health updates on Shibata. Also the latest in the adventures of Alberto El Patron! The main segment is packed with both RAW and Smackdown live Recaps, plus predictions for NXT Takeover: Chicago and Backlash. There is much more inside so stay tuned! 1:09 Diggin in The Dirt 11:36 ¡Las Aventuras de Alberto El Patrón y sus Amigos! 16:29 RAW Recap 29:50 Smackdown Live Recap 35:55 NXT Takeover: Chicago Predictions 45:07 Backlash Predicitions 1:02:28 Question of the Week/ Outro
Gawd Narrative. There's only one way to describe the sermon nay the lesson that Orlando Jones lays out on the spaceship today and that is Gawd Narrative. Listen as we discuss his recent game changing appearance on American Gods, what Anansi means to the world at large, and more than we could ever type in this intro so just press play and get you some of this greatness from the King of Fandom himself. Plus it's an extra special length episode as we bring you Comics I Copped, Tech Talk meets Trifling Heights, the Geekquently Asked Questions (GUAC is Extra) and much much more. No more talking. Press play.
On this week's The Scream Squad, Jaime "The Demonslayer" Righetti is off purchasing a shiny new iron maiden in Transylvania. In her stead is special guest Deadly Diva of Outlaw Barz (the anime podcast brought to you by the lovely folks of FanBrosShow). Diva joins Chico Leo to discuss everything creepy and unnerving in the horror anime subgenre with the Satoshi Kon classic Deep Blue. They also dive into Korean horror with A Tale of Two Sisters, the highest grossing Korean horror film in America. Train to Busan is also discussed, while Diva and Chico draw parallels between the zombie genre and the Japanese anime Attack on Titan. Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
Petty Powerups for everyone on the latest FanBrosShow! We welcome superstar artist Sanford Greene to the spaceship in this one, as we discuss his recent run on Power Man & Iron Fist, where Marvel went wrong with their diversity push, and what does he have in store for the future? Plus we discuss the Deadpool and Donald Glover news, Tatiana gives her thoughts on Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, a super lit Geekquently Asked Questions, Comics I Copped and much more in this action packed episode. Power up with the Fanbros and hit up LOOTCRATE.COM/FANBROS and use the code FANBROS to get a discount on any and everything on the site.
Despite where our particular fandoms lie, we all presumably have one thing in common -- we have a mother. While parental figures in anime are often few and far between, there is no denying a mother's love, or the lack thereof, has an impact. Most deserve our love and admiration. A few of them don't. In this episode of Outlaw Barz, She's a Bad MamMa Jamma, take a look at some of anime's most memorable mothers. It's true what they say. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world...and advances the plot. PLUS we review the last few episodes of Attack on Titan season 2--whew! Happy Mother's Day! List of Anime Mentioned in this Episode: Inuyasha and Inuyasha - The Final Act Hana Yori Dango Ajin Yu Yu Hakusho Kill La Kill Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Intro and Outro Music: @killing-spree-1
When they try, even the WWE can put on a decent PPV, even if it features The King of Sleep Style, Randy Orton facing Bray Wyatt in a terrible match. The Boman12L and Illa YC return for the 29th/25th episode of The Slambros! The dirty sheets are popping this week with Billy Corgan is back in the news, once again still trying to keep his wrestling dreams alive. Cody Rhodes has likely chosen a new home promotion. Adam Cole is the hottest free agent in Pro Wrestling right now. Jack Swagger is adjusting to the indie life. Oh course, we have the latest updates on Alberto El Patron! The Slambros reflect on Payback, A mostly solid PPV by the WWE. Everyone from Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Alexa Bliss, Braun Strownman and Roman Reigns had a great showing at the PPV. The House of Horrors match was the only blight and what a blight it was. Even after weeks of trying to figure out what the match was supposed to be, it failed to deliver or make sense in anyway. WWE followed a most solid PPV with a good RAW and Smackdown Live as well. With Brock Lesnar on vacation. The Intercontinental Championship is the top belt on RAW for the time being. Things are looking up, as Fin Balor, The Miz, Seth Rolling and Deam Ambrose are tasked with holding down RAW in the interim. Over on Smackdown Live, we have likely seem the end of Chris Jericho’s magical run. He’s off to tour with Fozzy, but before he had one more match with Kevin Owens. Meanwhile the mean girls of the Welcoming Committee continue to run rough shot of the woman’s division. Plus thankfully, The King of Sleep Style, Randy Orton was not on SDLive this week. There’s more inside, so stayed tuned! 2:16 Diggin in The Dirt 11:08 ¡Las Aventuras de Alberto El Patrón y sus Amigos! 13:37 PayBack Recap 34:28 RAW Recap 47:06 Smackdown Live Recap 1:02:25 Question of the Week/ Outro
Sith Happens so May The Fourth Be With You on this extra special episode of FanBrosShow. First up we have returning special cohost Joe Illidge here in the spaceship, just in time to discuss the debut of Lion Forge Comics and the number one issue of Noble! That's right folks with Free Comic Book Day this weekend we had to get Joe to discuss the ins and outs of the industry as well as what it feels like to be apart of the hottest new superhero universe on the planet. But that's not all, we also had to dig into the archives and bring you our exclusive interview with April Reign, the star of Essence's Woke 100 magazine cover and the creator of #OscarsSoWhite. It's a tearjerker as April discusses her started from the bottom tale and what she is up to now that the spotlight is on her.
The Magic Of Magnegro. Well with the one and only Chico Leo returning to the spaceship for a surprise reunion it's like the X-Men reuniting, but we couldn't stop with Chico Leo, we had to travel through the Storm to gather up April Reign to join us on this trip. That's right the creator of #OscarsSoWhite & current Essence magazine cover star is here to discuss the week in geek! But that's not all folks! We also drop our long awaited interview with the star of Sleight, the upcoming hit movie featuring the secret origin of Magnegro himself! But we couldn't stop with Jacob Latimore, we also had to get his partner in crime on Sleight the director J.D. Dillard. Listen as they speak on Sleight and why it's much more than an average super hero story. Join us and catch Sleight in theaters April 28th!
Hey Outlawz, let's talk a bit about a little something called "The Harry Potter Syndrome." What's that you ask? Think about it. Harry is an average wizard with a really great support system and an even better PR department. Honestly, he was a legend before he was potty trained. But how much of his fame was earned and how much was thrust upon him? In this episode of Outlaw Barz, the Diva and Sopé chat about those characters that get by with more that a little help from their friends...and explore a long overlooked Naruto theory. List of Anime Mentioned in this Episode: Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) Fate/Stay Night Pokemon Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) Naruto Tokyo Ghoul Hellsing Ultimate Intro: @raisi-k-the-raisinman Outro: @killing-spree-1
So many horror movies play off humanity's primal fears of Mother Nature-- often taking the form of the Supernatural... but from weather to plants, the earth beneath our feet to the other species who walk up on it, nature itself has been serving up stories since the beginning of time and perhaps none more so than those involving our fellow animals. While Jamie Righetti couldn't make it to the Dungeon this week, lucky for us, Chico Leo got to discuss a couple of "animals in horror" movies with special guest Wendy Mays, host of the entertaining animal-oriented Pet Cinematary podcast. On this week's episode, Chico and Wendy dig into the 1989 classic Pet Sematary before doing a deep dive into last year's (surprise) hit shark-attack thriller The Shallows. Along the way they shout-out some other animal-themed horror faves. As always, thanks for listening and Keep Screaming!
Where were you the night Braun Strowman became Legend? The Slambros, Boman12L and Illa YC, return for the 28th / 24th episode and breakdown how much malice is needed to flip a damn ambulance on its side. The Dirt sheets are filled with tragic ends and injuries this week. We say goodbye to Matt Anoa AKA “Rosey” everyone’s favorite Superhero in training. Dash Wilder is injured and Kasuyori Shibata may never wrestle again. On a lighter note, WWE maybe looking to bring the “Broken Hardy” Universe to the WWE Universe. Plus the latest episode of ¡Las Aventuras de Alberto El Patrón y sus Amigos! The main segment is all about Braun Strowman. For two weeks in a row, Braun ruled RAW. Not only did he attempt to murder Roman Reigns on live T.V., him and Big Show once again torn down the ring in RAW’s main event. The legend of Braun wasn’t the only thing happening in the WWE Universe. The Superstar shakeup appears to have bolstered the RAW roster with the best of Smackdown Live’s talent, while the blue brand was left with the scraps. Boman wonders if there is any way to get momentum behind the Bray Wyatt character, while Illa struggles to describe Randy Orton without using the word “boring.” RAW and Smackdown Live recaps and more inside, so stay tuned! 1:44 Diggin’ in the Dirt 17:22 ¡Las Aventuras de Alberto El Patrón y sus Amigos! 20:40 Braun Became Legend 27:07 RAW Recap 37:42 Smackdown Live Recap 48:33 announcements and Outro
American Gawds. New Hashtag alert. That's correct folks it's one of our most star studded episodes eva as Orlando Jones, Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Ian McShane, Crispin Glover and Yetide Badaki join us to discuss the instant classic American Gods. We've already peeped half of the season of the Starz show but we keep it spoiler free as we get into some of the deeper meanings and interpretations of both the book and the series. Trust it's another banger in the chamber as we dive into the deep end of what it means to be an American Gawd in 2017. Plus as always we have the Geekquently Asked Questions, Tech Talk With Tatiana, and Comics I Copped with Benhameen! We also gush out over The Last Jedi trailer, and Benha explains why this might be the first Star Wars film he isn't that hype about. Lies.
The Colorblind Guerrilla? Did we really go there? Yes we did. After the fourth anniversary extravaganza last week it seems that the floodgates to Trifling Heights are, once again, wide open and we had to welcome everyone's favorite Nina Simone rendition to the island. Don't worry we don't spend too much time there as we were too busy rejoicing over the Thor: Ragnarok teaser, Josh Brolin as Cable in Deadpool 2, and much more!
We all have our our reasons for watching anime. For some of us, it's the action sequences. For others, it's the phenomenal soundtracks. Still others are captivated by the storytelling. Then there are people like us -- people who may or may not ogle animated characters. In this episode of Outlaw Barz, Let's Here It for the Bishounen, the ladies take a much needed break to appreciate some of anime's finest beauties. No worries. This is still mostly suitable for work...and yes, we are talking about Attack on Titan as well. We waited too long to not talk about it. List of Anime Mentioned in this Episode: Rurouni Kenshin Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Fate/Stay Night Avatar the Last Airbender (We know it's not anime, but Iroh will not be denied.) Hellsing One Punch Man Seven Deadly Sins Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Intro: @killing-spree-1 Outro: @raisi-k-the-raisinman