#472 - Ain't Too Proud (feat. Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelius, Rashidra Scott)
Today, we celebrate the Broadway sensation Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. The shows follows the Temptations journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock n Roll hall of fame. In order to the five actors playing the Temps themselves, the 16 onstage cast members play a myriad of real life personalities, including Berry Gordy, Johnnie Mae, Smokey Robinson and more. Prior to the shutdown, Ain’t Too Proud had played more than 400 performances at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre. On today’s episode, we share some of our favorite stories from ATP cast members originally shared on the podcast or on our blog. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today, we share a Manifesto of Hope, written by Shawn Bowers. An original cast member of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Time of the Temptations, Shawn has used the cultural and political conversations of the last three months to create a statement that examines the times in which we live. His “Manifesto of Hope” offers a bold and refreshing perspective of how Black artists and allies can move forward - empowered by the current discussions to build a legacy for themselves day by day. Here is Shawn Bowers... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Here at Up For Discussion, we don't hate Mondays, because Mondays are when we record new episodes. But we DO love Garfield, and we SUPER love this week's guest! Shawn Bowers (@shawnbowers) is an American cartoonist & podcaster who's made a name for himself with ridiculous Garfield parody art (among other things) so we called him up for a nice chat over a plate of lasagna. We talk about how embarrassing it'll be when our children find our work later in life, eccentricities, transforming into animals, and more!Gru? Gru.Check out Shawn's stuff! https://www.shawnbowers.com/Infemous at POP Montreal! https://www.facebook.com/events/2143472679309229/MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/up-for-discusssion?ref_id=2539SUPPORT THE SHOW! patreon.com/upfordiscussionBUY BENSON! https://crackersandjam.bandcamp.com@DownWithTalking @tomzalatnai @katethehammer @notheothersimonWith ads by David Hall & Teffer Adjemian (@tefferbear)www.upfordnetwork.com
Ep. 24: Sex and the City 2 (feat. Shawn Bowers & Sarah Shockey)
You Don't Understand Podcast
We're off to an exotic adventure filled with luxury, debachery, fashion, and vanishingly little sex and/or the city, Sex and the City 2! This week's guest Shawn Bowers loves this roundly panned movie and was adorably excited to share it with Tom and returning favorite Sarah Shockey. This is a movie where a character says "Bedouin Bath and Beyond" apropos of nothing and thinks it just hit a goddamn comedy grand slam. Will Tom and Sarah find the same joy in Sex and the City 2 that Shawn does? Or will two full-length musical numbers and a character named Dick Spurt drive them to furious insanity? Ha ha! The way I phrased that sort of implies an answer, huh? LISTEN AND DISCOVER, MY BUDSP.S. OH GOD DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT, WE ARE LIVING IN HELL I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO BUT I HOPE THIS GOOFER PODCAST CAN MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER FOR A FEW MINUTES
In 1999, Sega stormed(?) the video game world with the release of their Dreamcast. Except no one really talks about it any more. Let's fix that with this week's Talking Games, in which Tim, Clayton, and Kellen invite guest Shawn Bowers to chat about the System that Kind of Was. Was the Dreamcast ahead of its time or just kind of weak? Also, what's up with Leonard Nimoy's Seaman?Thanks to our sponsors for this episode, Know Your Company, courtesy of the Chicago Podcast Coop!And hey, if you like this show, check out the Nerdologues' Patreon page and help us do more cool stuff?
Episode 131 - MBSing with Shawn Bowers and Stephen Winchell - Garfield
The Nerdologues Present: MBSing
Shawn and Steve share an interesting and important bond: a fascination with the ongoing phenomenon that is Garfield. As almost lifelong comic fans, they can both recognize the broad appeal The Garf had early in their lives that got them hooked and the gratitude they have for his role as an entry point as consumers and producers of comics. We spend time exploring the business acumen behind Jim Davis's creation and curation of the Garfield brand and trying to find a comparable character (or set of characters, you Minions). There's also talk about the nature of newspaper and web-based comics and how they've progressed as a medium.Too Nuts for Donuts, an OfficialGarfield YouTube creationGarfield Minus GarfieldGarfbertSteve's Little Boys RoomThanks to Jackbox Games for sponsoring and the Chicago Podcast Cooperative for their coordination of sponsors and support.
Nerds SHAWN BOWERS and STEPHEN WINCHELL talk comic books, online trolls, Toys R Us, the Amazon book store and a study on sarcasm! SHOW NOTES: 0:00 Intro 1:00 Shawn and Stephen are co-hosts of the Omnibus, a live-lit show about comics. Sammy wonders if they would downplay their nerdery when dating and what would be their nerd dealbreaker.“If you're very, very into Joss Whedon...I'm gonna be a little cautious.”8:15 Zoe Quinn's Crash Override has been optioned to become a movie. We delve into Gamergate and the motives of online trolls. 13:45 Stephen has been reading Superman comics from the 40s. Sammy wonders how politically incorrect it is. Stephen describes “jerk” Superman. 16:30 Star Trek is returning to TV and Stephen is worried. Shawn and Sammy don't understand Stephen's hatred of the modern Star Trek movies. 21:15 The 14-year-old Toys R Us CPO is retiring. We reminisce on the experience of buying video games at Toys R Us and making wishbooks.“It's like a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode happening in your head every time you go to a coffee shop.”26:20 Amazon has opened a physical book store in Seattle. Shawn almost tried the 2-hour Amazon local delivery and we get confused about the etiquette of tipping in a cashless society. 34:30 The Tesco supermarkets are hiring Christmas lights untanglers. Shawn pitches his Santa Hologram idea. 37:05 Scientists have discovered that sarcastic people are the smartest people.“So that must mean the writers of Frasier were all geniuses...”42:21 Spectre 47:00 Outro Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the PopFury Podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher!