Jun 28, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 219 – 1988

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The dynamite team of Phantom Troublemaker, Beth V, Rad Ranger, and Chris DePetrillo reunite to look thirty years into the past!
 
1988 was another banner year of the eighties, presenting us with new TV shows and toy lines and an absolutely stellar slate of films from Hollywood! As part of an annual tradition, Dave gathered some of the Needless Things Irregulars to reflect on the pop culture that made us who we are today. From hip hop to dinosaurs to the worst song ever recorded, this week’s episode travels back to a time when things were far more awesome!
 
Listen in as Beth, Dave, Sean, and Chris discuss their favorite – and not-so-favorite – pop culture from 1988!
 
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Jun 22, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 218 – Eric & Julia Lewald: X-Men The Animated Series

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On this week’s episode Dave talks to two of the minds behind the seminal 90s X-Men animated series!
 
­The early 90’s X-Men cartoon (now typically with “The Animated Series” attached) was a landmark in not only comic book adaptations, but in animated storytelling. It presented the complex stories and themes of Marvel’s Mutants in a more palatable, streamlined form while preserving the edgy and mature nature of the source material, as well as the social consciousness that the comics were known for.
 
Listen in as Dave goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest comic book cartoons of all time with the creators themselves!
 
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Order their new book detailing everything you want to know about the X-Men animated series!:
 

   

 

 
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May 10, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 212 – Renee Cooper from MomoCon

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On today’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Dave talks to Renee Cooper, Director of Media Relations for MomoCon!
 
MomoCon 2018 will take place over 4 days, May 24th – 27th, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center. MomoCon is a multi-genre fan convention encompassing American and Japanese animation, gaming (video gaming, board and card gaming, Live Action role play gaming), comics and costuming, held every year in Spring.
 
In 2018 for the first time ever Needless Things will be covering this long-time favorite Atlanta convention. From panels to cosplay to live events, look to Needless Things for our unique take on MomoCon! And it starts today with this special interview.
 
Listen in as Dave and Renee discuss the history of MomoCon and the massive variety of attractions that the con has to offer!
 
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Feb 2, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 198 – Masters of the Universe Part 2

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Mr. Beau Brown returns to the Needless Things Podcast for the second part of a wide-ranging conversation about Masters of the Universe!
 
Starting with how they discovered the most powerful franchise in the universe and uncovering many dark corners of pop culture along the way, Dave and Beau go wherever the conversation takes them. From childhood jealousy to grownup toy collecting ennui, He-Man and his pals elicit a huge spectrum of responses in this conversation!
 
Listen in as Dave and Beau go wherever this veritable digital river of conversation takes them!
 
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Jan 11, 2018

Needless Things Podcast 195 – Masters of the Universe Part 1

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Masters of the Universe toys have a significantly lower profile these days, so rather than attempting the usual annual recap, Dave and Mr. Beau Brown are having an Eternian free-for-all! No Masters-related topic is off limits as two superfans discuss their love of Mattel’s franchise.
 
In this, the first of two episodes, Beau and Dave talk about the current state of the Masters of the Universe franchise.
 
Listen in as Dave and Beau discuss the past, present, and future of the most powerful toy line in the universe!
 
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Dec 14, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 191 – A Very Gordon Christmas!

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Our pal Mike Gordon joins the show to discuss the most wonderful time of the year!
 
From television specials to movies to music, Christmas cheer is available in every corner of pop culture. Over the decades artists have embraced this time of year as an opportunity to celebrate fellowship, joy, and hope (and also to make some money – we're not naive). As a result there are countless ways to enhance your own personal yuletide experience!
 
Listen in as Dave and Mike talk Serious Christmas Business on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
 
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Jingle Bells” by Gwen Stefani
 
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Nov 16, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 187 – GI Joe: The Movie Needless Commentary

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Part of an ongoing series – the Needless Things Irregulars gather in the Phantom Zone to provide their own unique commentary on classic genre films!
 
This month’s movie is the 1987 animated feature, GI Joe: The Movie. The Irregulars are joined by special guest Noel from GI Joe cosplay group The Finest’s Southern Command.
Thirty years ago Hasbro planned to release an animated theatrical GI Joe feature, but those plans were derailed by the failure of similar Transformers and My Little Pony releases. The feature – which had completed production – was instead moved to a VHS release and eventually made part of the regular animated series’ syndication as a standard five-part miniseries.
 
Over the years many elements of the feature have come under fire, from character selection to continuity to the introduction of the feature’s villains, Cobra-La.
 
Listen in as Dave, Arian, Ryan, and Noel revisit this landmark in GI Joe history to discuss its worthiness!
 
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Jul 6, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 168 – Spider-Man

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Phantom Troublemaker, Ryan Cadaver, and the Award-Winning Bobby Nash discuss everyone’s favorite wall-crawler, Spider-Man!

Spider-Man has been everywhere and done everything as Marvel Comics' highest profile and most consistently profitable character. He's been the subject of cartoons, movies, TV shows, and countless toy lines. Regardless of the media support or lack thereof, Spidey's face is one that the public loves and will always throw money at.

From his birth in 1963 up through the most recent movies from Sony, it's time for the Needless Things Irregulars to talk about their love of one of the greatest superheroes ever created!

Listen in as Phantom, Bobby, and Ryan discuss the history of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in comics, TV, and movies!

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Jun 29, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 167 – 1987

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The dynamite team of Phantom Troublemaker, Beth V, Rad Ranger, and Chris DePetrillo reunite to look thrity years into the past!

1987 was another banner year of the eighties, presenting us with new TV shows and toy lines and an absolutely stellar slate of films from Hollywood! As part of a new annual tradition, Phantom Troublemaker gathered some of the Needless Things Irregulars to reflect on the pop culture that made us who we are today. From farting alligators to transforming food to unforgettable giants, this week’s episode travels back to a time when things were far more awesome!

Listen in as Beth, Phantom, Sean, and Chris discuss their favorite – and not-so-favorite – pop culture from 1987!

Be sure to join the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

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Jan 5, 2017

Needless Things Podcast 141 - 2017

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The Needless Things Irregulars look ahead at 2017 to see what pop culture has to offer!

It’s a brave new year full of promise, exciting events, and gigantic monkeys! From movies to comics to television and everything in between, we already know a lot of what is coming this year.

Listen in as Phantom Troublemaker, Beth V, Mike Gordon, and the Rad Ranger run down what’s got them excited for 2017!

 
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