Needless Things Podcast 58 – Mike Gordon II: The Flash & The Fury

May 22nd, 2015
Tiki Zombie creator “Howdy” Mike Gordon returns to the Needless Things Podcast!
Phantom and Mike talk about spoilers, the state of DC Comics’ television shows,
Mad Max: Fury Road
, and more. 
Also, Phantom talks about finally getting to see one of his heroes perform live. Marc Maron did a set at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on May 16th and Phantom and Mrs. Troublemaker were there. Maron was one of your host’s early comedy heroes and has been a huge influence on this very show.
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Needless Things Podcast 57 – The Joelanta Panel with Ricky Zero of Radio Cult!

May 15th, 2015
This episode was recorded LIVE at Joelanta & The Great Atlanta Toy Convention!
Phantom Troublemaker is joined by rocker and toy aficionado Ricky Zero from Radio Cult for Needless Things’ first-ever Joelanta toy panel! The topic is licensed toys through the years. 
Special thanks to Rudy Panucci of Pop Cult for not only recording video of the panel, but also being a fun and important part of the conversation!
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Today’s musical feature is from another one of Ricky Zero’s bands – the Possum Kingdom Ramblers! Their self-titled debut album is available now and features none other than Needless Things’ own Phantom Troublemaker on the cover! Our featured track today is “Bar-B-Que” – enjoy!

Needless Things Podcast 56 – Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 8th, 2015
Last weekend Marvel Studios released the newest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Naturally a few of the Needless Things Irregulars had to convene to talk about it.
This episode wasn’t planned, but after an onslaught of text messages it was decided that a group conversation had to happen. Age of Ultron was simply too big and too packed with story and action to cover one line of text at a time. Grossing over $640 million as of this writing, the movie has once again shown that Marvel has the public’s attention and knows how to deliver big thrills on a massive scale.
Join Phantom Troublemaker, Ryan Schweck, Beth V, and The Belligerent Monkey Jay Hornsby as they discuss one of the biggest superhero movies of all time and each rank it among the rest of the MCU films.
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Today’s musical feature is from Southern rock n’ roll monsters Gargantua!