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UNITED Armies of the Spoiler-verse WELCOME BACK To Spoiler Country and listen in to Kenric, John and our man on the streets Casey talk comics, movies, and more. Join the fun as creators of all levels call into the show and gives us a breakdown of current and past projects. Give us a little of your time as we discuss a myriad of topics from geekery to the mundane its always special in Spoiler Country!
 
We're going back to the beginning of the road and watching Supernatural from the beginning. For your host Liz, it's probably her fifth time through. For your other host Diana, it's her first. She claims she was scared. Naturally as a supportive friend, Liz will attempt to exploit this fear as much as possible. We're gonna drink some Family Business beer (made up the road from Liz) and likely other beverages crafted in the Texas Hill Country. There will be crafts! There will be lore! There wi ...
 
Our country's political landscape is polarized to the point that we rarely hear each other. Larry Sharpe has traveled the country, and has personally visited every county in New York, listening to people's concerns. Larry is launching The Sharpe Way, a show where answers, solutions and common ground can be found so that together we can forge a way forward. The Sharpe Way is the way to mutual respect, where no one has to convert to be heard, because you can be as liberal or as conservative as ...
 
Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, House of Cards) will play detective Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Stephen Dorff (Somewhere, Immortals) is set to play Arkansas State Investigator Roland West. Carmen Ejogo (Selma, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) will play school teacher Amelia Reardon, who is connected to two missing children. Additional cast members include Josh Hopkins, who will play Jim Dobkins, a private attorney in Fayetteville, Arkansas in ...
 
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On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by Emmy-nominated actor William Jackson Harper. Fans might know him as indecisive professor Chidi from The Good Place. But he’s back on screens this spring in Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad. The series is based on the Pulitzer prize-winning novel from Colson Whitehead. Harper talks abou…
 
Jay Z regrets Big Pimpin. We don't. Game of Thrones is getting really real. Does Khloe Kardashian deserve empathy and grace? Should men be paying for everything just because they are men? How committed are we to gender roles when it comes to finances? Questions that need answers. Join us. General Inquiries: Contact Us: IG: @aroundthewaycurls Hotlin…
 
Were Star Trek producers able to see the future? How did they know where US foreign policy was going? How did they predict the great political divide? Have we always had these problems? Larry Sharpe breaks down the Star Trek episode "Day of the Dove" and shows how it deals with issues as relevant today as they were 60 years ago. Listen to get a new…
 
This week Steve, Dana, and Julia discuss the Netflix film Stowaway with Slate book and culture columnist Laura Miller. Then the panel dives into the French dramedy Call My Agent! with New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins. Finally, the group discusses the social realities and challenges of the CDC’s new guidelines on masking outdoors. In Slate Plu…
 
On today’s episode, Madison and Rachelle answer a couple of listener questions in a new segment we’re calling Read Receipts. First, they explore the origins of the “this shit bussin’—sheesh” meme that’s all over TikTok and why teens are getting their parents to do it. Then Rachelle digs into the drama currently embroiling the fan-fiction website Ar…
 
Do Libertarians hate poor people? Is Socialism the only "moral" system? What system works? Larry takes a look at his discussion with Youtuber and gamer Destiny and reacts to comments on the stream. Tune in to hear whether Youtube commenters are arguing in good faith or if they are trying to score points for their team and why the latter goal helps …
 
Steven Bonnell, aka "Destiny" is an American Twitch streamer, liberal political commentator & YouTube personality who identifies as a Social Democrat. Steve and Larry hash out their differences while also exploring common ground. Who is responsible for government accountability? Do representatives listen? Is the "free market" really free and can it…
 
Are you down with the "wokeness?" James Carville says that the woke agenda could be pushing progressives further right. Is woke culture too much now? What's the future? Larry Sharpe talks cancel culture, racism, equity and more. Tune in to hear if wokeness is the problem, the symptom, or the solution. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/…
 
This week, host June Thomas talks to cartoonist Alison Bechdel, whose work includes the hugely influential comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and the bestselling graphic memoir Fun Home. In the interview, Alison talks about her new book, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, which is about her interest in exercise and fitness but also her work ethic a…
 
On today’s episode, Rachelle and Madison explain the controversy surrounding an NFT of Chadwick Boseman’s head that was connected to, but not sanctioned by, the Oscars. Then they run through a series of High-Speed Downloads on why Ryan Gosling trended last weekend, Mark Zuckerberg’s sunscreen photo, a flash of TikTok drama involving Doja Cat, and t…
 
Slightly later than promised — or not, depending on your time zone — here’s the long-anticipated spoiler-heavy discussion betwixt Brad, Moira, and myself about Agatha Christie’s bridge-centric mystery Cards on the Table (1936). And, just for added drama, one of us thinks this book doesn’t quite deserve its reputation as a classic… As well as some h…
 
Is leaving Afghanistan the right move? What to do about Russia? How about China? Larry Sharpe reacts to Richard Haas, Joe Biden and others with various opinions on our foreign policy. Who is right, who is wrong? Listen to find out how the United States can repair and rebuild its relationships with other powers and why doing so is an absolute must. …
 
In Part 2 of this episode of Hit Parade, Chris Molanphy continues his analysis of Taylor: the country years, dissecting how she gradually, step by step, became the new queen of pop one irresistible song at a time. She went from interviewing bigger stars on MTV’s red carpet one year, to being the talk of the Video Music Awards the next—even before K…
 
On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Slate staff writer Karen Han is joined by Slate Brow Beat's nights and weekends editor, Matthew Dessem, to spoil Mortal Kombat, the new action/fantasy movie based on the 1990’s vi…
 
It’s game time, and Black women creatives are leveling up in the online video gaming business. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by online gamer Briana Williams, better known as Storymodebae. She’s a content creator, gamer, and Twitch ambassador. They discuss her path to winning in the white and male-dominated business of online…
 
It's a joint show with The Red Headed Libertarian and The Sharpe Way! Elaine and Larry talk, world history, forgotten history, falling empires and more. What does history have to teach us about today? Tune in to find out if the United States is the world's next fallen empire and if it's too late to turn it around. --- Send in a voice message: https…
 
In this episode, Shanti grieves the loss of a friend while Antoinette realizes she lives in a social bubble. Together, we single handily disprove Dr. Umar's theory that White women marry up in interracial marriages, discuss genetically modified mosquitoes and some pop culture. For our main topic, we are inspired by a conversation between Adrienne M…
 
Are we inserting race into everything? Are we creating a worse or better environment? Does everything have to be a war? Larry Sharpe discusses how we talk about race. Listen to learn why everything seems to be about racism, why it isn't, and why awareness and understanding matter. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sharpe-way/messageSup…
 
Episode Notes This week Steve, Dana, and Julia discuss the Oscars in a pandemic year. Then the panel dives into the Bob Odenkirk action flick Nobody. Finally, the group discusses the allegations of workplace harassment against the producer Scott Rudin, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. In Slate Plus, the panel talks about the fallout sur…
 
Madison and Rachelle pour one out for Yahoo Answers. To remember the site’s important place in internet history, they’re joined by J.T. Sexkik, the creator of the infamous video “How Is Prangent Formed.” They talk to him about his earliest memories of the question-and-answer forum, its wildest moments, and what the internet is losing with its demis…
 
Alternative and conspiracy theories are everywhere! Why? Which do you believe? What are some of the newest? 5G mind control, population control, Bill Gates, microchips and more! Listen and learn which of these "wacky" ideas may be just a little more plausible than you thought. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sharpe-way/messageSupport…
 
Do lockdowns work? How effective are mask mandates? Is it all for show? Larry Sharpe answers these questions and more on this Monday Morning AMA. Listen to hear why much of our government response to the COVID Pandemic may be more theater than treatment. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sharpe-way/messageSupport this podcast: https://…
 
This week, host Rumaan Alam talks to author Stuart Gibbs, who writes mystery novels for young readers. Stuart’s work includes the FunJungle series and other collections like the Spy School and Charlie Thorne books. In the interview, Stuart discusses his career beginnings and the literary agent who encouraged him to try writing for a younger audienc…
 
On this episode, Madison and Rachelle discuss how the phrase “body positivity” has lost all meaning. They talk about how the body-positivity movement started as a way to advocate for fat acceptance, including with respect to such tangible issues as healthcare and employment, but how the phrase has been co-opted into memeable soundbites on TikTok an…
 
Is every act of violence by the police and potential criminals now viewed through a left-right lens? Are intentions and impact partisan? Do representatives really care or are they political opportunists? Larry Sharpe responds to the Ma'Khia Bryant and other recent shootings. Listen to find out how we can address the roots of the animosity between L…
 
How should diversity training be taught? What is the right environment? What's the future? Larry responds to a Harvard Business Review video with Verna Myers, Netflix VP of Inclusion Strategy! Listen to find out why the top down, check-box formula hurts individuals, organizations and you. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sharpe-way/me…
 
Where did all the water bottles come from? Just a few decades ago, no one carried bottled water around with them, and now it's totally ubiquitous. What changed? Hydration is a real thing in science, but it was also a kind of invention: used by marketers of sports drinks, bottled water companies, and the wellness industry to keep us buying and drink…
 
It's the season finale of Season 1 Devil's Trap! We finally get to break down the meaning behind the Devil's Trap, aka the Key of Solomon. Toss back some holy water and whiskey with us. Maybe we'll give you some perfumed bat blood to take home. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_City%2C_Missouri britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_A…
 
In this week's episode, we record on the 420 Holiday! Shanti falls deeper into languish over dinosaurs' existence and Game of Thrones while Antoinette serenades us with a song and increasingly loses focus once the edible kicks in. Together, we talk about the Derek Chauvin verdict, family legacy & mounting Jason Momoa. Join us! General Inquiries: Co…
 
This month, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan are first joined by Diana Souhami, whose new book, No Modernism Without Lesbians, tells the story of Sylvia Beach, Bryher, Natalie Barney, Gertrude Stein, and the artistic community they built in Paris between the wars. Then June Thomas joins them for a discussion of the recent spate of period dramas featuri…
 
Did Trump redistribute NY taxpayer money to Republican states? Who is responsible for high taxes in New York? Is it really all the Federal Government's fault? Larry Sharpe responds to Governor Andrew Cuomo's press conference on NY State Taxes. Listen and find out who's to blame for crushing taxes and why NY tax policy may be coming to your state ne…
 
This week Steve, Dana, and Julia discuss the Oscar-nominated documentary Collective. Next, the group is joined by June Thomas, senior managing producer of Slate podcasts, to discuss Law & Order: Organized Crime. Finally, the panel dives into Substack, the newsletter platform journalists are flocking to. In Slate Plus, the panel talks about the Osca…
 
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