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Set your brain on high alert, because the Ryan Is Super Strong! podcast is about to hit your ears weekly! Hosted by the Super Strong Ryan Knudsen, this show will feature tons of multi-talented guests by bringing their voices, opinions, and laughter to the podcast waves. Super Strong Ryan will talk to them about the entertainment industry, drums, and whatever else he finds interesting because it's the RYAN is Super Strong! podcast. Not the "Whoever wanders around and listens to podcasts and w ...
 
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On this week’s episode, we’re joined by special guest BRIAN BOARINI for a discussion about Steven Soderbergh’s undervalued and under-discussed 2000 masterpiece, TRAFFIC, on the occasion of the film’s 20th anniversary. Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Stitcher / Overcast / RSS…
 
Greetings, WLM faithful! We return to you now, after an extended, fall hiatus, with a State-of-the-Cinematic-Union-style discussion pod, followed by a thorough review of David Fincher’s decades-in-the-making, pseudo-historical biopic Mank. We’re excited to be back, have a backlog of hot takes, and promise to never stay away so long again. If you’re…
 
It’s time to talk temporality, team. (Maybe someday we’ll get to talk TENET…) We’re referring to this episode as “The Fear of the Clock”. - INCEPTION (2010) - INTERSTELLAR (2014) - DUNKIRK (2017) Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Stitcher / Overcast / RSS…
 
Strength Level: MatellToday, it’s freakin episode 199….I can’t even believe how far we’ve all come together!!And this week’s guest has been around for EVERY SINGLE EPISODE!YES!It’s the inimitable: CHRIS HACKMAN!!!!Chris is the best.This is an extremely silly episode, and you get to hear Chris’ music in the intro, the outro, compliment corner, GYDBO…
 
Welcome to the inaugural episode of our new podcast series “The Quintessentials”! Here we will be identifying and excavating a sub canon of important films that, for whatever reason, have been lost to time or overshadowed by their more popular or successful counterparts in a a chosen filmmaker’s oeuvre. These are the b-sides, the rarities, the deep…
 
Strength Level: BrothersThis week, on episode 198, I invited my dear friend (and past guest) Will Reno to guest co-host, and interview his brother:BEN RENO!!!!!!!!Ben is an incredible actor, producer, funny man, brother, musician, and basically supertalent/jack of all trades.YA WANNA KNOW HIM.YA WANNA FOLLOW HIM!!Listen as we talk about cereal masc…
 
Strength Level: BFFsGet ready for an hour and a half of straight bro love today my friends.Today, my best friend, my best man:JAKE HARPSTER!!!!!!!!Jake is a MONSTER percussionist (one of my favorites), a member of the United States Army Band, a bad ass cyclist, a dog Dad, and so much damn more, it’s insane!!!Sorry in advance for this long and super…
 
Strength Level: Anime!On this week’s episode of your favorite silly pod, you’ll get to hear me sit down with my dear friend:BOBBIE LEE CROW IIIBobbie is an incredible musician, a funny man, and just a joy to hang with.I WISH we could have done this in person and had some drinks, but hey, when you’re dealing with a guy like Bobbie, you just take wha…
 
Strength Level: #DRUMFAMWe’re back again this week with the Corona Files/ZOOM edition of the show, and this week featuring the wonderful:NICK TAYLOR!!!!Nick is a fellow Hoosier and drummer from the mid-west who is a member of the US Navy Band, a freakin BICYCLE RACER, a father of one little baby and two little pups, a husband to a lovely lovely lad…
 
Here at the halfway point of our Christopher Nolan series–with Gotham City in our rearview–we’re flashing back to the beginning of the auteur’s cinematic journey. We’ll scrutinize his dexterity with the daylight noir, his interest in self-victimizing sleuths, and his fascination with prestidigitation. We’re referring to this episode as “Confidence …
 
Strength Level: ProcrastinationWe Are BACK BAYBEEEEEEE!!!!I took a few weeks off, and you’ll hear all about that in the LONG intro on this episode.But today, I’m bringing to you one of my dear friends who I’d wanted to have on since I started this dang thing!Only problem is that he lives in AUSTIN, TX and we never get to dang hang out!But thanks to…
 
You know them, you’ve seen them, and you certainly have opinions about them. Join us as we revisit three of the most successful, influential, and subversively political films of the 21st century- courtesy of a man who insisted that he had absolutely no political agenda in mind when he made them. We’ll [attempt to] get to the bottom of this thematic…
 
Strength Level: HaircutsWhooooooo-eeeeeee!!We’ve got a GOOD one for you this week my friends.DANIELLE WITHERS IS HERE!!!!!Danielle is such an awesome person, energy, and super talent.Though she is well known for backing up artists like J-LO, Justin Timberlake, Chrisette Michelle, USHER, and more and more and more bad asses, this episode features HE…
 
If you’re looking for a deep-dive academic analysis of a particularly popular filmmaker who is currently getting a lot of press as he fights the good fight to make sure his latest 200 million dollar science fiction epic makes it to IMAX screens in less than 2 months… then have we got a podcast for you! Matt hosts the rare “solo pod” and inaugurates…
 
Strength Level: The Mighty ChanticleerOn this week’s installment of the “Ryan is Super Strong!” Podcast, I have brought you a TRUE bad ass, recording all the way from Myrtle Beach, SC!!DR. JESSE WILLIS IS IN THE HOUSE!!Jesse is not only a doctor, a father, and a bad ass drummer.In addition to all of these things, he is one of my favorite people on …
 
Strength Level: GoodbyesThis week on RISS, we’re featuring the wonderful super talent:VICKY FAREWELL!!!Vicky is an incredible pianist, composer, producer, and all around bad ass, and I hope you enjoy this peak into her life.More importantly, a peak into how she’s handling all of this crazy Coronavirus Quarantine baloney!!You can hear her work with …
 
“Calling all nations. This is Rufus T. Firefly coming to you through the courtesy of the enemy. We're in a mess folks, we're in a mess. Rush to Freedonia! Three men and one woman are trapped in a building! Send help at once! If you can't send help, send two more women!” Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Spotify…
 
Strength Level: MerlinThis week, we begin the CORONA SERIES!!This series will inevitably feature a lot of quarantine and Corona talk since that’s what we’re all dealing with like crazy….but more importantly, this series is all being done VIRTUALLY via Zoom.I’ve never done virtual or phone call episodes before, so to start us off, I have a guest com…
 
Strength Level: NostalgiaVolume 7 is HERE, and with that, we conclude our 2 week look back at the INCREDIBLE artistry and musicianship that has been displayed on my whacky ass show over the last year and a half!This episode features:Kassandra Kocochis (from Episode 130 where she shared, “Mirrors” from Vahagni’s album, “Imagined Frequencies”Ada Past…
 
Strength Level: Unemployment!!This week, the Best Of Music series continues with Volumes 6 today, and 7 coming out on Friday!!!This episode features:Rachel Mazer (from Episode 137 where she shared, “Is It So Wrong?” from her debut album, “How Do We Get By?”)David Aggyare (from Episode 183 where he shared, “Gateway Drug” from The Brevet’s album, “Le…
 
Strength Level: Freelance ArtistryVolume 5 of the Best of Music episodes is HERE!!And it’s a BONUS episode this week!This episode features:Sarah Reich (from Episode 152 where she shared, “Gemini Vibe” from her album, “New Change”)Alex Pfender (from Episode 148 where he shared, “The Bloom” from his band Yoya’s album, “The Half Turn”)Mike Uhler (from…
 
We’re wrapping up our series on the career of one, John McTiernan, with a bang. Even if you haven’t seen or don’t care about the man’s relatively inauspicious, forgotten, “late period” films, consider joining us for an episode in which we reckon with some unexpected revelations and speculate about the potential for McT’s third act… We’re referring …
 
Strength Level: QuarantunesThe Best of Music series has RETURNED!!!It’s been about a year and half since volumes 1-3, and there has been SO MUCH bad ass music since then!So now, I bring to you Volume 4!!This episode features:Matt Hornbeck (from Episode 127 where he shared, “Get to Steppin” by the White Blinds)Lucy LaForge (from Episode 134 where sh…
 
Strength Level: RainierBoy-o-boy do I have one more great Pre-Rona treat for you guys!!This week, it’s the return of my guest from episode #94 back in July of 2017:WILL RENO!!!Will is one of my best friends and favorite people on the globe, and you’re gonna hear ALLLLL about why.I’ll be honest with ya, we recorded over 3 hours of conversation on th…
 
Strength Level: The Red Tailed HawkThis week, the episode features one of my final PRE-RONA recordings.I had the opportunity to sit down with a new friend and human man, Hauk Heimdallsman, and we had a great time talking and listening to music from his new album, “Red Tail Rising”.Hauk is a great multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, theatre o…
 
Strength Level: Contractual AgreementsOn today’s episode of the Ryan Is Super Strong Podcast, we travel back to the times BEFORE Coronavirus and our new quarantine lifestyles, and bring you to my sit down with wonderful drummer and human man:DAVID AGUIAR!!!David is a fantastic human with tons of skills, not the least of which is playing with the ba…
 
At long last we return to continue our journey through the career of one, John McTiernan. We’re referring to this second age as his struggle from the “Jungle to the Upper East Side”. -MEDICINE MAN (1992) -LAST ACTION HERO (1993) -DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE (1995) -THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1999) (special thanks to Mr. Beau Marks — a longtime friend a…
 
Strength Level: The Mighty HawkOn this week’s episode, we sit down with BIRD AND THE WAR!!!You guys KNOW Tom Rasulo, but I hope you enjoy meeting the wonderful Chris James, and listening to some of this band’s amazing new music.I had a blast sitting down with these guys, and boy-o-boy did we have some silly times.Obviously Tom is always a goof on t…
 
Strength Level: The Surprise!You met this week’s guest on episode 169 with Alex Churchill!She surprised me at my house that evening, surprised me at my house again for this episode, delighted me with THIS great hang, and brought a ton of amazing music to share!!!This week’s guest is the wonderful: ANDREA LISA!!I am so happy that I know Andrea now, …
 
Strength Level: The CoronavirusIn this “special” episode of the podcast, I’m joined by the wonderful Sean Patrick Gallagher to announce the kick-off of a brand new gofundme campaign targeted at helping past guests of this very show.Please follow the link below in order to help out with this attempt at helping the “Ryan Is Super Strong!” Community o…
 
We’re going back to ‘99 ONE MORE TIME to organize our thoughts about the inaugural “retrospectating” series, the cosmic significance of the year in question, and whether or not decade-cappers consistently produce the best cinematic output. And now we play the waiting game… Let’s all agree to meet back here in 2029 to take another look at that red l…
 
We’re back from the winter hiatus just in time to submit our official Oscar predictions and lock in the choices that will determine the winner of our yearly WLM wager. Join us as we break down all 24 categories, get foolishly optimistic about PARASITE’s chance to make history on Oscar night, and even outline a few additions and subtractions we’d lo…
 
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