The Black Box show

The Black Box

Summary: The Black Box is a two-time Parsec Nominated podcast that has comics & pop-culture media reviews, round table discussions & interviews with creators from all types of mediums. Tangents & comedy sometimes ensue. It is also home to Donny Salvo's Tales From The Attic and Jon Carroll's Carroll Chronicles.

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 Episode #117: It's Over. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:55

It's the end of The Black Box Podcast, y'all.

 Episode #116: A Reunion For Compton and the Throne. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:30:18

Team Tundra (Shawn, Julian, Taylor, Tribe One)reunites to discuss Dr. Dre's final album "Compton," the biopic "Straight Outta Compton" and the 4-year anniversary of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch The Throne."

 Episode #115: The Prelude. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:58

Shawn makes a special announcement, digs in the crates to deliver some 80s/90s R&B and pop music tracks, and gives a prelude to a upcoming Black Box episode.

 Episode #114: Changes. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:59

Shawn returns from a lengthy podcast delay, discusses his "new" creative project, and gets the people in the know about a B-Side from a EPMD cassingle, other podcasts that he's been on recently, and pulls a 28 year-old R and B classic song out of the listening vaults.

 Episode #113: Appropriate The Jewels. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:12

On this special episode guest Julian Lytle returns to the podcast as he and Shawn discuss Longboxes On 22's, Marvel's Run The Jewel's variant covers, appropriation, and our frustrations with the comic book business.

 Episode #112: The Working Color of Comics (feat. Brandon Easton) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:41

Shawn interviews Eisner-nominated writer/filmmaker Brandon Easton (Watson and Holmes, Thundercats, Transformers Rescue Bots, Brave New Souls, Andre The Giant) about his career, race in the comics industry and the dangers of Black Geek Stockholm Syndrome.

 Episode #111: Mixtape of Memories. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:26:32

Shawn finds a lost mixtape that he made 20 years ago and shares the story and sounds that live within it. Every mixtape has a story.

 Episode #110: The 90s Rhythm and Blues Semester Session. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:58:02

Shawn and guest Julian Lytle discuss, review and criticize Complex Magazines "Top 50 Rhythm and Blues Albums of the 90s" and attempt to teach the people about one of the best eras of the genre.

 Tales From The Attic - 2014 ComicConn Special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:20

Donny Salvo interviews Erik Yacko about the 2014 ComiConn, taking place in Connecticut during August 15th-17th.

 Episode #109: There's Something About Lela. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:50

This week Shawn interviews creator/writer Lela Gwenn about her debut series Born Dark, discusses why networking is important, favorite childhood horror movies, and the cult movie classic Escape From New York. Enjoy.

 Episode #108: That Time Bobby Brown Joined Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:18

Shawn and special guest Chuck Sydnor talk about the "missing" recordings of Bobby Brown as a member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony which leads us down the rabbit hole of 90's soundtracks, mixtapes, the new hustle in music, samples, and tangents.

 Episode #107: Not So Super Comics. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:04

Shawn interviews the creator/publisher of the "Not So Super" Comics Line, Jacques Nyemb. They discuss his inspiration for making creator-owned comics and titles such as Not So Super, This Bites and Smorgasbord Squad.

 Episode #106: 5am In Lexington. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:26:03

Shawn and special guests Martheus Wade and Julian Lytle discuss their weekend at Lexington Comic and Toy Con 2014. They talk about Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Steranko, Darryl Banks, cosplay, Turra: Gun Angel, celebrity stories, and "thirst" problems.

 Episode #105: A Great Misfortune. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:50

Shawn has a conversation with artist/creator Jules Rivera about her project "Misfortune High" and her latest Kickstarter in support of the second Misfortune High book.

 Episode #104: Whatever Happened To The Matinee Idles? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:05:49

They were one of the best movie criticism/review podcasts around. Then it abruptly ended. In this weeks episode, Shawn brings together the members of the short-lived Matinee Idles podcast to ask the question: "Whatever Happened To The Matinee Idles?"


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