Needless Things Podcast 114 – Nickelodeon in the 80s

June 30th, 2016
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Phantom Troublemaker, Ryan Schweck, R.T. Ewell, and Mr. Beau Brown share memories of the entertainment powerhouse that was Nickelodeon in the 1980s!
Nickelodeon was the first television channel for kids and it has a legacy of irreverent, thought-provoking programming going all the way back to 1980. Shows like Mr. Wizard's World and Standby: Lights, Camera, Action! Sought to educate kids about the world around them while programs like You Can't Do That On Television were more subtle about the messages they presented. The 80s were a very different time in American culture and allowed for much edgier content on a channel aimed at children. 
Nickelodeon also featured programming expressly aimed at younger kids, as well. From Pinwheel to Today's Special, they set a standard for what the youth of the day expected from their shows.
Listen in as the Needless Things Irregulars reminisce about the glorious, gross, golden age of Nickelodeon!
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Needless Things Podcast 113 - Gate Trek 2022: Agent Alien!

June 23rd, 2016
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LIVE in the Phantom Zone! Phantom Troublemaker is joined by Sean Reid,Mike Gordon, and Jason Frazier for a fun-filled sci-fi free-for-all!
As often happens in the Phantom Zone, post-pay-per-view conversation turned towards pop culture nerd talk. Topics covered include the impending reboot of Stargate,the currently occurring (not that you’d know it) 50th anniversary of Star Trek, and more!
Listen in as the Needless Things Irregulars jump between various topics during a night of random nerd talk!
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Needless Things Podcast 112 - Bobby Nash

June 16th, 2016
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Phantom Troublemaker talks to award-winning writer Bobby Nash!

Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, and short prose tales for a number of publishers and clients. Publishers including IDW, Sequential Pulp Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Random House, Moonstone Books, Airship 27 Productions, Pro Se Press, Raven’s Head Press, Stark Raving Press, Farragut Films, Dark Oak Press, Radio Archives, and more.

Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.

Bobby was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards, his first professional writing award. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also snagged a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. In 2015, Bobby's novel, Alexandra Holzer's Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards.

Listen in as Phantom and Bobby talk about getting published, staying in the business, the pros and cons of being a pro at cons, and random comic book memories!

For more information on Bobby Nash please visit him at:

www.bobbynash.com

www.facebook.com/AuthorBobbyNash

www.twitter.com/bobbynash

www.instagram.com/bobbynash14

www.pinterest.com/bobbynash

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Needless Things Podcast 111 – 1986

June 10th, 2016
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Phantom Troublemaker, Beth, Sean Reid, and Chris DePetrillo go back in time thirty years to talk about the pop culture of 1986!

Needless Things has been looking at this magical year since Phantom’s birthday back in May. Now it’s time to round up some of the Needless Things Irregulars for a special “Best Of 1986” edition of the podcast! From toys to movies to music, 1986 was a banner year in pop culture. Everyone had their favorites and nostalgia has made our love for them stronger than ever. Where it gets even more interesting is when the “Worst Of 1986” list is introduced and tastes collide!

Listen in as Phantom, Chris, Beth, and Sean talk about movies, BMX, cartoons, and Nintendo in this RADical episode of the Needless Things Podcast!

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Needless Things Podcast 110 – John Semper, Jr.

June 2nd, 2016
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PhantomTroublemaker talks to screenwriter, producer, and story editor JohnSemper, Jr.!

Spider-Man:The Animated Seriesis one of the most beloved adaptations of the adventures of MarvelComics’ most famous superhero. John Semper was the showrunner forthe duration of the series’ run and was nominated for an AnnieAward for his episode “Day of the Chameleon”. In 2004 he wasnominated for a Daytime Emmy for his work on StaticShock.Prior to those achievements, Semper honed his craft working on manyof the cornerstones of Generation X’s animation experience – TheSmurfs, The Shirt Tales, Duck Tales, andthe FraggleRock cartoon.


Oneof Semper’s current projects is the animated Warof the Rocketmen,which reunites many members of the Spider-Mancast and is now LIVE on Indiegogo. Visit the campaign page now andcheck out the awesome rewards being offered to help put together thepitch for this awesome project!

Listenin as Phantom and John discuss all of this an more, including hisscreenplay for 1992’s ClassAct,starring Kid ‘N Play!

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