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Via the modern jungle drums we present the world's ONLY podcast dedicated to the classic adventure comics hero THE PHANTOM! Hosts Jermayn, Stephen & Dan discuss everything from the comics and newspaper strips to the movies, interview creators from around the world, and much much more.If you're passionate about the Ghost Who Walks, this is one podcast you won't want to miss!
 
Gun control expert Cliff Schecter and LGBT advocate John Aravosis give you an unfiltered and humorous insider's look at the latest political news from a decidedly anti-Trump perspective. Please support the show, and listen to our full episodes, by subscribing at Patreon, thanks: https://www.patreon.com/UnPresidentedPodcast @CliffSchecter & John @Aravosis (Intro and outro musical credits: "Egmont Overture Finale" and "Summon the Rawk," by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)). ℗ 2020 Lucky Media G ...
 
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On today's show, our guest is longtime telecom executive Jonathan Pelson, talking to us about his new book, "Wireless Wars: China's dangerous domination of 5G, and how we're fighting back." Pelson talks to us about Chinese dominance of 5G wireless technology, and why it poses a threat to America and the world. Pelson also gives us a really interest…
 
We manage to get the podcast under two hours as we review 6 weeks of comics from Frew Publications and Fantomen by regulars Jermayn Parker, Dan Fraser and Stephen East with input by Mikael Lyck and Ankit Mitra. plus all the latest Phantom news from around the world across five continents with new comics from around the world, items to buy for Chris…
 
On today's show, we discuss President Biden's sweeping new Covid vaccine mandate, and how a minority of Americans hold, in essence, a filibuster over the head of the majority on health care policy, like so much else. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
On today's show, Cliff and I talk about the rumor that Trump may run again, and more generally, the danger of the increased radicalism of the GOP; the latest on Covid; and a bit on the California recall election. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
During our recording of our 200th podcast with our patreons and newspaper creators Tony DePaul, Mike Manley and Jeff Weigel, Tony was asked about the 21st Phantoms death. Not only did he answer but he talked about the current daily newspaper story "To Wrack and Ruin at Gravelines" and how it will show the DEATH OF THE 21ST PHANTOM. Because it was s…
 
In today's show, we talk about gunmaker Remington's obscene legal strategy, another great Psaki bomb, that new abortion law in Texas, and Madison Cawthorn's threat of violence. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 15 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron. Thanks so much. See P…
 
In today's show, we talk about Kevin McCarthy's brother getting $7 million in no-bid government contracts because he says they're part Cherokee, the latest on the January 6th Commission, the end of the Afghan withdrawal, a rather racist controversy, Richard Marx vs. Chacci, and Afghanistan's last Jew. This is one of our premium episodes. You can li…
 
Health care advocate and activist Laura Packard, a stage 4 cancer survivor, and award-winning progressive digital/new media and communications strategist, joins us to talk about everything health care, from Obamacare to Covid to Biden's new proposals. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 15 minutes here, and then, if the spirit mo…
 
An in-depth look at how, in spite of today's terror attack, the Afghan evacuation ended up being quite a successful effort. Then we cover the latest on Covid, including Pfizer finally being approved. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 15 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron…
 
After reading disappointing stories from various publishers and then asking King Features Syndicate about their Phantom bible in X-Band: The Phantom Podcast #191 the boys at Chronicle Chamber (Jermayn Parker, Dan Fraser, Stephen East & Mikael Lyck) have decided to take matters in their own hands and start the discussion. We talk about why its impor…
 
Today's guest is Dr. Chethen Sathya, a pediatric trauma surgeon who is the Director of the Gun Violence Prevention Center at Northwell Health, the largest system of hospitals and outpatient clinics in New York. Northwell is doing a big push on gun violence prevention, highlighted by fighting for funds in the infrastructure bill that go to gun viole…
 
Oy. Is Biden to blame? Is Trump to blame? What happens to the interpreters? Wasn't this all inevitable anyway? And will the American people even care? All that and more in our special Afghan episode. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 15 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron…
 
Occasionally, we record an episode which is truly an exclusive, and this is one of them. This episode started life as a straightforward explanation of the use of art and auctions in money laundering schemes. And then it went off on the most unexpected and jaw dropping tangent. You’ll need to listen to understand how art, auctions, sanctions and she…
 
On today's show, Cliff and I delve into the news that Rand Paul's wife secretly bought stocks in a drug company way back in February of 2020, and Paul failed to report it for 16 months. And it just so happens that the pharmaceutical company, Gilead, makes the Covid treatment drug Remdesivir. At the time his wife bought the drug, Rand Paul, as a mem…
 
Today's episode starts with a discussion about Marjorie Taylor Greene getting kicked off Twitter for a week for spouting anti-vaccine nonsense. Then we talk about why Donald Trump hasn't been indicted yet, and what it means for our democracy moving forward. We then get into the new huge Dominion lawsuits against OAN and Newsmax. This is one of our …
 
In today's show, we delve into what meaning there is, if any, from Shontel Brown beating Nina Turner in the Ohio special election for the Democratic primary. We then have a long talk about Fox News, and Tucker Carlson spending the week in Hungary trying to sell Americans on the notion that so long as the trains run on time, dictatorship is swell. A…
 
Jermayn Parker and Dan Fraser with input by regulars Mikael Lyck, Stephen East and Ankit Mitra review all the latest Phantom news and comics from around the world across five continents. We review comics from Frew Publications, Regal Publications and Fantomen plus spend time discussing a big month of Phantom news of new publishers and comics to com…
 
In today's show, we chat about the latest homophobia controversy engulfing Matt Damon, about the sexual harassment findings about Gov. Cuomo, about that special congressional election in Ohio, and Covid! This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 30 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a pa…
 
Today's show is all about the Infrastructure bill and the latest on the burgeoning threat from the Delta variant. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 30 minutes here, and then, if the spirit moves you, head on over to Patreon and become a patron. Thanks so much. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priva…
 
Today's show is all about the blockbuster hearing in Congress today about the January 6th Insurrection. Cliff and I have several clips of the most important and poignant moments, from the police officers who testified and members of Congress, and as always, we offer our analysis. This is one of our premium episodes. You can listen to 30 minutes her…
 
Every Phantom phan was devastated when they heard the news of Claes Reimerthi passing on the 23 of July 2021. Please read our obituary on the legacy of Claes Reimerthi. On the podcast the boys (Jermayn Parker, Dan Fraser, Mikael Lyck & Stephen East) spend 90 minutes talking about the great man and his imprint on our hero, The Phantom. We discuss ou…
 
On today's show, we start with the new revelations that the FBI lied about vetting now- Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Then we talk about the indictment and arrest of Trump ally, and campaign adviser, Tom Barrack. Next up, Covid, Delta, the NFL, the Olympics and more Coronavirus-related news. And finally, we dig deeper into the latest on th…
 
Today's discussion starts with the space launch(es) of late, including Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, and why both of us hope that Biden can use science to reunite the nation and also, slyly, re-educate Republicans about the important of science and facts to our daily lives. Next topic is Covid. It always is :) The Delta Variant has how become 83% of th…
 
Today's big story is that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley -- America's top career military official -- so feared that Donald Trump was preparing a military coup that he reached out to other military leaders in an effort to thwart it. A just unbelievable, yet all too believable, story from a new book by two senior Washingt…
 
In today's episode, the big issue is whether President Biden is being too bipartisan by asking former conservative Republican anti-Trump Senator Jeff Flake to be his ambassador to Turkey. Cliff and I think there's both a philosophical and Machiavellian reason for Biden to choose Flake, so we're on board. We also talk about everyone's favorite Supre…
 
Glenn Lumsden is a very popular Australian artist who first drew comics in Australia back in the 1970's. He was one of the first Australian artists to draw a full length Phantom story, has worked for several American comic companies including DC and Marvel. Some of the topics we touch upon are: History of the Marvel Phantom series including the ama…
 
On today's episode, we delve into Tucker Carlson's latest lie about the NSA allegedly spying on him (never happened), about the growing Covid outbreak in Missouri (and other Covid news), about Trump's bogus social media lawsuit, and some hilarity form two new books about Trump that both make him look like a fool. (Trump thought the Democrats were g…
 
In today's show, our big topic is the latest news about the Covid Delta variant and how well the Pfizer vaccine is working against it, why you shouldn't be panicked yet, but also why there is cause for concern even if you're vaccinated. We sift through the deets. Other topics include: The six-month anniversary of the Insurrection; Jimmy and Rosalyn…
 
Dan Fraser and Jermayn Parker continue the podcast with #192B discussing all the news from May and June 2021. This follows the comics from May and June 2021 which can be found here. At the end of the podcast after discussing the news, we talk to Ankit Mitra who is a Chronicle Chamber contributor but also a cover artist for Regal Publishers. He talk…
 
On today's show, we talk about the indictment of the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, and why the indictment ended up being a way bigger deal, and problem for Trump, than anyone expected. Not only were the charges much more than we thought -- 15 felony charges totalling a max of 105 years in prison -- but the i…
 
Cong. Torres is the first openly-gay candidate to be elected to legislative office in the Bronx, was the youngest member of the New York City council, is the first openly-gay Afro-Latino elected to Congress, and he and Mondaire Jones are the first openly-gay black men elected to Congress. Cong. Torres joins talks to us about the Insurrection, and w…
 
With the team at Chronicle Chamber releasing other topical podcasts it meant the normal practice of a comics and news podcast once a month did not happen. Here we present a review of the comics from May and June. We also discuss the latest happenings with the Sunday and Daily newspaper stories. If you only want to listen to specific reviews of the …
 
Following the news that the FBI and Australian Federal Police had managed to seed a bogus “encryption device” into a huge global network of organised criminal gangs, followed by an equally global set of raids, arrests and asset seizures, we review what we know, alongside the recent Encrochat hack and surmise what this might mean in the fight agains…
 
In late-breaking news, the Supreme Court this morning threw out a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) that many observers thought would lead to the the entire law being struck down as unconstitutional, costing 31 million Americans, myself included, their health insurance. Instead, the court threw out the lawsuit! We invited ba…
 
Every since we started this website and the X-Band: The Phantom Podcast one of the most common questions we have received is when will we get to hear from someone from King Features and or Hearst? It has always been a goal for us as we ourselves had a million and one questions that we wanted to ask. After 200 podcasts we got the chance and while we…
 
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