I do enjoy seeing Fighting in the War Room among the New & Noteworthy iTunes podcasts (subscribe if you haven’t yet!).
You’re about to embark on Thanksgiving travel plans. You need some entertainment. I’m suggesting you download my new podcast Fighting in the War Room.
It’s new in the same way that reborn phoenix is new. FitWR is soaring up from the ashes of Operation Kino. Same crew, same pop culture talk, same abundance of personality, same fun-loving bickering that reminds people of their Thanksgiving dinner throwdowns.
If you watch Korra, you need to listen to RC Dispatch
REPUBLIC CITY DISPATCH #20: “Civil Wars, Part 2”
BE FOREWARNED - Discussion includes Avatar: The Last Airbender, Book One: Air from The Legend of Korra and could expand to include Dark Horse Comic’s The Promise and The Search (Parts One and Two) at any time.
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This week, Ryan and Patches congratulate Rajan on his bold and exciting embarkment into a life of marriage.
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So happy to be returning. This is an RCD XL. If you’re not planning on watching The Legend of Korra: Book 2, I highly suggest zipping through Book 1 and joining us. As I say in this episode, Korra is 1000x better than any of the theatrical animation releases we’ve seen this year. Not one of my favorite animated shows, one of my favorite shows.
REPUBLIC CITY DISPATCH #17: Book 2 Preview/World Building
AVATAR KORRA, by Nikki.
BOOK TWO: SPIRITS STARTS HERE!
Hello again benders and non-benders! We thought we’d drop in on you a week before the Korra Book 2 Premiere to discuss the preview of SPIRITS, the music of Korra and discuss the positives and negatives of world-building outside of the series (Discussion of Republic City Hustle and The Search comics Parts 1 & 2!). All that, plus Patches learns how to say “anime” properly.
This episode contains the recording of our interview with the Track Team’s Jeremy Zuckerman for /Film’s FilmAid pocastathon!
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This week, Rajan, Ryan, and Patches discuss the effects an author has on the book that’s being read. Before we tackle a new novel or non-fiction tome, we have to believe the book has the potential to be great. How much does the author’s name play into that?
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Anyone else have this problem?
In today’s episode, Rajan, Ryan, and Patches stare at a tall stack of greeting cards, wedding invitations, and acquired trinkets collected over the years and wonder what to do with it. Should they throw it out? Those micellaneous items have memories!
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How would kids approach modern religion differently if we taught Greek Mythology as an abandoned faith instead of historical storytelling?
In today’s episode, Rajan, Ryan, and Patches pay their respects to the Greek god Zeus and wonder why we ever gave up on the guy. The trio discuss what would happen if Greek Mythology was taught to kids in the same fashion as modern religions.
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In today’s episode, Rajan, Ryan, and Patches wonder if it’s worth investing in a fancy watch. Does accessorizing make the man or does a man make the accessorizing? The clock ticks as the trio come to an answer.
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Anyone own a really fancy watch?
In today’s episode, Rajan, Ryan, and Patches weigh the pros and cons of zoos. Do we need them to help us understand the animal kingdom or are we doing more harm than good? The answers aren’t as clear as one might hope.
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In today’s episode, Rajan, Ryan, and Patches discuss the recent news of the NSA’s Prism data collection initiative. Is it surprising that the government is hoarding our e-mails and online chatter? How are we supposed to live knowing it? The crew looks for answers.
This week David Ehrlich, Matt Patches, and Jordan Raup of TheFilmStage.com play themselves in a review of Seth Rogen’s directorial debut This Is the End. Rogen alongside James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and Emma Watson in the apocalyptic comedy, but does the meta-approach work wonders or signal the end of the Apatow era?
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This week, Katey, Dave, and David are all MIA — so it’s up to Patches to pick some topics and wrangle the Internet’s best to talk them out. First up, Patches and James Rocchi of MSN Movies profess their love for Cosmos and discuss Carl Sagan’s influence on movies. Then, Mike Ryan of Huffington Post joins the show to slam this weekend’s two hour Google commercial, The Internship. Our mini-segment piggybacks off We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks to dig into the trail of Bradley Manning. We wrap up with a look at the film talk that’s happening on Tumblr, with Chad Perman and Michelle Said of the successful blog/magazine Bright Wall Dark Room. We kick it off with a lightning round question inspired by the documentary, Dirty Wars.
This week we’d like to welcome you back to Earth and show you a magic trick in three acts. That’s right, this week sees two major non-franchise releases so we thought we’d touch on them both. Magical caper Now You See Me leads us off followed up by a discussion of M. Night Shyamalan’s newest Smith-family joint: After Earth. You mght be surprised where we end up in both discussions.