Patrick and Dennis construct an atlas using their favorite fictional cities, nations, and places from the realms of prose, film, animation, comic books, and television. Disney, Akira, Ron… Read more EP 33: Fictional Atlas →
Patrick wants to know if the concepts of canon, reboots, retcons, and continuity surrounding intellectual property can be explained through the lense of James Bond. Dennis and Patrick… Read more EP 32: James Bond Head Canon →
Patrick wants to know if The 1987 Film Robocop predicts the future. Is Detroit of today exactly like the OCP New Cadillac depicted in the film? Are… Read more EP 31: Did Robocop Predict the Future? →
The boys use Strauss and Howe’s generational theory as a framework to create their own 200 years of American generations with new names and new figure heads. American History… Read more EP 30: Generational Thinking →
Warm up Quiz: Patron Saint or Superhero? Patrick wants to know if rivalries are a positive or negative force for humanity. The boys looks at Rivals in the world of Business, discuss some of the greatest rivals in sports, grudges in their personal lives. and the a bit on the Punic Wars. Epic Brawl in Hockeytown fight footage
It is a comic book crossover. Patrick makes Dennis join his other podcast Make Dad Read Comics and read Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s groundbreaking Vertigo comic book series Preacher. The duo end up taking Disney comics, 1990’s culture and fandom.
Playing with more counterfactuals on historical thinking the boys take a point in history and play what if? Dennis wants to know what the timeline would look like in the Mid 20th century and beyond if Huey Long was not assassinated. Patrick’s is what if Star Wars a New Hope was a flop? Further Reading All the King’s Men Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past , Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise
Dennis wants to know if someone really live by a personal manifesto. Patrick probes this idea by giving Dennis some different famous manifestos and counters that the masses… Read more EP 26: Personal Manifestos →