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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 ( and is published every week on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, and iHeartRadio. Visit for more greatness. Email us at: contact at fanbros dot com

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 Slambros: Respect and Cause | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:41

Respect, ladies and gentlemen, this is an easy concept, you better put it on Samoa Joe’s name. The Slambros Boman12l and Illa YC return for the 19th episode and hopefully do not anger “The Destroyer”. ​​ This week we dig in the dirt with heavy hearts, as we report and reflect on the passings of Chavo Guerrero Sr, Nicole Bass, Ivan Koloff and George “The Animal” Steele. Unfortunately the sad news does not end there, as Naomi had to relinquish her Smackdown’s Women’s Title. On the positive side, Finn Balor and Seth Rollins should be cleared to return soon. Perhaps best of all, Lucha Underground is coming to Netflix! With the help of a temporal device, Boman and YC jump back and forth through time to recap the last two weeks of wrestling. The hellscape that is RAW is even bleaker after Kevin Owens destroyed Friendship. The Slambros, like everyone else, are living in a “post-friendship” world. Kevin Owens turned on and beat down his best friend and “Brother” Chris Jericho and the latter has not been seen since. Sami Zayn needs to learn a thing or two about respect and figure out how much he should put on Samoa Joe’s name. Other acts like Roman Reigns and The New Day are stuck in waiting-for-WrestleMania-holding patterns, while Braun Strowman continues to impress. On Smackdown Live, futures are looking brighter for an excommunicated bearded cultist heading into Mania; however the blue brand might want to invest into instant replay. The seeds of a mix tag match for Mania and being planted and it clear only half of the parties are invested. Still surprising us, Randy Orton’s slow build to Mania is staying fresh each week, an unusual occurrence for modern WWE storytelling. There’s much more, so stay tuned to Slambros! 1:40: Diggin’ in The Dirt 11:51 ¡Las Aventuras de Alberto El Patrón y sus Amigos! 15:25 RAW and Smackdown Live Recaps 56:32 Respect to the Taphouse Usos and Outro

 Monstress Incorporated Featuring Marjorie Liu | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:45:01

On the latest and greatest FanBrosShow we are joined by Marjorie Liu, the author of the hit Eisner Award Nominated series Monstress. If you don't know who Ms. Liu is get ready for this instant classic as Marjorie breaks down how it feels to leave the safe world of being an attorney to follow your passion, what it means to write for yourself vs for the money, and why self care is most important in this crazy world. Plus all the regular segments you know and love in this brand new hot off the internets episode of FanBrosShow. Subscribe now on Itunes and Soundcloud and follow us on all social media @FanBrosShow

 Blackness Everdeen & The Hotep Rabbit Hole | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:13

Blackness Everdeen? Well the meaning of the title will become apparent once you press play on this episode as Tatiana & Benhameen return with another one. This time out the spaceship gets a little hot & heated as Benhameen recalls his second most salacious celebrity encounter ever, plus the crew makes time to honor the coming Black Panther movie and we speak on what makes a character Black or any race for that matter. Much more to come in this episode so go ahead and kick back with the crew that you know and love, and make sure you hit that subscribe button up top.

 Scream Squad - Monstrous Moms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:35

When Monstrous Moms Attack! On this episode of The Scream Squad, Jamie and Chico kick off Women in Horror Month by looking at single mothers in horror. Why are single moms painted as villains while single dads get to be heroes? Do single moms "losing it" mentally, reinforce stereotypes about women being overly emotional? How does the idea of childbearing and the subsequent nurturing of a child (or lack thereof) used as a trope throughout horror? We look at THE BABADOOK, THE EXORCIST, FRIDAY THE 13th and more to understand why moms have it harder than anyone else in the genre. Tune in and don't miss more Women in Horror coverage on our Patreon! -->

 SlamBros: WrestleMania, Not For The Fans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:41

Ladies and gentlemen, we are officially on the road to WrestleMania. In the weeks leading up to the Rumble we had no idea what Vince was planning for Orlando, but these latest rumors make it appear WrestleMania is not for the Fans. The Slambros, Boman12l and Illa YC, return for the 22th/18th episode to try to make sense of these rumors. Not even a day after the Royal Rumble, rumors of a supposed WrestleMania card set the internet a flutter. Excitement for the big show once again turned to apathy, After a year of signing some of best talent the wrestling world had to offer, rumors report many of top signings in mid card matches or having no current plans at all? Roman Reign is once again getting top billing, with Vince  convinced a “Dream Match” with a Legendary Superstar is all Roman needs to get people behind him. What’s in store for the best friends Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho? Will we finally see a break up or will their friendship last all of eternity? Is WWE crazy enough to go with John Cena vs. Randy Orton at Mania or does the blue brand have something else planned for the WWE title. The Slambros breakdown all these rumors while trying to figure who this rumored card is for if not for the fans. Not to be forgotten, Elimination Chamber is this week and the Slambros have predictions for the Smackdown Live PPV. Is Cena really walking out the Chamber with the belt or will Randy’s real WrestleMania challenge be reveal on Sunday? Nikkie Bella and Natty having been going at it since Survivor Series. Will the other Bella finally get her revenge on Natty? Yes most likely, but we can still speculate wildly about how it might happen! The Slambros have predictions for all these and more inside, so stay tuned! 02:27 Diggin’ in the Dirt WrestleMania Rumors 32:34 RAW RECAP 40:41 Elimination Chamber Predictions

 We Need Samurai Jesus Featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:04:36

Once again it's on as the legend Ta-Nehisi Coates returns to the spaceship for this snowed in episode of FanBrosShow. We know last week was a banger so we had to hit you over the head with another one as Ta-Nehisi breaks down what's it like to go from chilling with Obama to writing the mega hit Black Panther series. Much more of course we could call this one a conversation with Ta-Nehisi but we need Samurai Jesus after catching the Samurai Jack trailer, Tatiana with the Tech, Benhameen on Comics I Copped and a Geekquently Asked Questions segment that asks will Marvel ever catch DC? In animation people don't get it twisted.

 My Punisher Is Black Featuring Lexi Alexander | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:05

My Punisher is Black or he damn well should be, and our special guest Lexi Alexander is here to let you know the real. If you're unfamiliar with Lexi then head over to Twitter and hit that follow on @LexiAlex. You're welcome and now back to the business at hand. Lexi joins us to discuss the state of Hollywood, the world, women in film, how it feels to be thrust headfirst into the geek culture, and so much more on one of our most powerful episodes yet. Please believe it, this is one for the ages.

 Outlaw Barz - The Anime Struggle Is Real | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:31

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 Music Intro: RaisiM1222 Music Outro: Monster Vibes

 SlamBros: Royal Rumble 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:23

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:03

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.

 Scream Squad - Vampire Roulette | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:19

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!

 Outlaw Barz: Oppression and Outrage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:29

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

 SlamBros: Even Michael Cole Can Be Good | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:58

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!

 Blame Black Spider-Man | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:36

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.

 The Real World: Wakanda Feat. @JeffJSays | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:21

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.


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