Sep 10, 2015

Needless Things Podcast 72 – Dragon Con 2015: Toy Stories

2015 Dragon Con coverage continues on the Needless Things Podcast as we look back at the events! In this week’s episode, Phantom hosts a live panel called Toy Stories!

Everyone has a toy story.

Join Phantom Troublemaker and a selection of special guests as they share reminiscences about the playthings they grew up with. Each speaker will present a tale attached to a specific toy from their life. Members of the audience will be asked to share as well, so be sure to bring that My Pet Monster or Green Ranger with the broken leg or pristine Strawberry Shortcake that you can’t bear to take out of the box.

Listen in as Phantom, Michael Bailey, Jay Hornsby, Shaun Rosado, Gary Mitchel, and members of the audience share the stories behind their favorite toys!

Be sure to join the new 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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Today's episode is sponsored by Underoos, The Underwear That's Still Fun to Wear! Listen in to find out how you can win a pair in the size and style of your choice!

May 19, 2014

Needless Things Podcast Episode 24: Godzilla 2014


If you listened to last week’s (LAST WEEK!) Episode 23 of the Needless Things Podcast, then you know that we had a great time talking about the history of the Godzilla franchise. We barely scratched the surface, though, so there will be a sequel episode later this year.

After we finished recording I was so excited by talking to Gary, Johnny, and Scott that I asked if they would be interested in getting back together after we had all seen the new movie. Everybody was in -  Shoot the Moon Comics’ Scott Stripling, The RevCast’s Gary Mitchel, and pro wrestler and Godzillaologist Johnny Danger

I saw it at the IMAX in 3D Friday night with the family and the movie blew me away. There were some minor issues, but overall I was just amazed at what Godzilla accomplished. I couldn’t wait to talk to the guys about it. We got online Sunday night – a mere week after recording Episode 23 – and had a great conversation about the movie.


***CAUTION: There will be SPOILERS!***



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May 12, 2014

Needless Things Podcast Episode 23: Godzilla


I am not a Godzilla fanatic.


I do love Godzilla as a monster. I am awed by his place in cinematic history. I think he is one of the best monster designs ever, in movies or otherwise. And he has certainly been mimicked and paid tribute to more than any other modern monster. He also has the best rogues gallery of anybody, ever.


I can’t tell you which Godzilla movie I saw first or when I saw it, but I do know that the King of Monsters has been a part of my consciousness since I was very small. I know this because he is still a monster to me. As much as I love 60s Godzilla and his victory dance, there’s a part of me that is still terrified of Godzilla. And that fear must have been put there when I was young.


I think that the fear will be back this Friday, because the new Godzilla movie looks like it gets back to the roots of the 1954 original. It’s because of that impending release that I wanted to gather some folks and talk about the Big G. I am fascinated by the history of the monster, but hardly an expert. Also, I figured it would be a cheap way to generate hits for the podcast – what better way to get ears than to put up something related to a huge new movie?


That’s enough out of me. I want to keep this brief because you really don’t need to waste time reading it. Instead, go ahead and listen to me, Shoot the Moon Comics’ Scott Stripling, The RevCast’s Gary Mitchel, and pro wrestler and Godzillaologist Johnny Danger for a discussion of the past, present, and future of the King of Monsters and what he means to all of us:

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