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The podcast for everything comic book, animation, sci-fi and pop culture. Hosted by Jimmy Aquino & a rotating panel of co-hosts, CNI is your weekly dose of industry news, reviews and interviews. Past guests include: Stan Lee, John Romita, Sr., Jerry Robinson, Brian K. Vaughan, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, John Cassaday, Paul Pope, Darwyne Cooke, JM Dematteis, Steve Niles, Garth Ennis, Steve Rude, Kyle Baker, Jim Lee, James Jean, Alison Bechdel, Arthur Suydam, Jonathan Hickman, Greg Pak, John McCrea, Zoe Bell, Ted Raimi, David Tennant, Russel T. Davies, Felicia Day, Seth Green, Rob Zombie, Brian Pulido, Olivia Munn, Michael Rooker, Ben Templesmith, Kate Beaton, Faith Erin Hicks, Amber MacArthur, Seth Meyers, Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Bryan Fuller, Kristin Chenoweth, Rosario Dawson, Olivia D'Abo, Patton Oswalt, Tom Kenny, Michael Emerson, Kevin Pereira, Paul Cornell, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Molly Crabapple, and Blair Butler (G4TV). CNI, the "Entertainment Weekly" of comic podcasts, continues to bring the fun and the funny! (Hey, it's better than being the "US Weekly" of comic podcasts.) Join Jimmy every Wednesday to laugh, learn and maybe even love!Created & Produced by Joe Gonzalez

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The podcast for everything comic book, animation, sci-fi and pop culture. Hosted by Jimmy Aquino & a rotating panel of co-hosts, CNI is your weekly dose of industry news, reviews and interviews. Past guests include: Stan Lee, John Romita, Sr., Jerry Robinson, Brian K. Vaughan, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, John Cassaday, Paul Pope, Darwyne Cooke, JM Dematteis, Steve Niles, Garth Ennis, Steve Rude, Kyle Baker, Jim Lee, James Jean, Alison Bechdel, Arthur Suydam, Jonathan Hickman, Greg Pak, John McCrea, Zoe Bell, Ted Raimi, David Tennant, Russel T. Davies, Felicia Day, Seth Green, Rob Zombie, Brian Pulido, Olivia Munn, Michael Rooker, Ben Templesmith, Kate Beaton, Faith Erin Hicks, Amber MacArthur, Seth Meyers, Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Bryan Fuller, Kristin Chenoweth, Rosario Dawson, Olivia D'Abo, Patton Oswalt, Tom Kenny, Michael Emerson, Kevin Pereira, Paul Cornell, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Molly Crabapple, and Blair Butler (G4TV). CNI, the "Entertainment Weekly" of comic podcasts, continues to bring the fun and the funny! (Hey, it's better than being the "US Weekly" of comic podcasts.) Join Jimmy every Wednesday to laugh, learn and maybe even love!Created & Produced by Joe Gonzalez

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By Vichus Smith - Feb 01 2018
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Nothing but LOVE!

Sweet X-mas! Great podcast, Guys!

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I'm going to review my own show as if I'm just a listener from back in the beginning. Here goes: "I've been listening to this one for awhile and it's good to see that they are getting things going again. Joe and Jimmy seem to have many a connection with A LOT of comic book pros resulting in great interviews w/ some comic book legends and up and comers! Always informative and often very funny. Keep it up, guys!" Wow! I've convinced myself. I'm going to listen every week! :) And for those whom dont like the sound quality...sorry kids! Really. But hey, it's free and I do it because I love it. If someone wants to provide professional equipment/editing/etc...please do and we'll be as awesome as those other podcasts!

iTunes Ratings

89 Ratings
Average Ratings
74
6
3
3
3

Leaving a 5 star review

By Vichus Smith - Feb 01 2018
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Nothing but LOVE!

Sweet X-mas! Great podcast, Guys!

By BatJamX - Mar 26 2015
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I'm going to review my own show as if I'm just a listener from back in the beginning. Here goes: "I've been listening to this one for awhile and it's good to see that they are getting things going again. Joe and Jimmy seem to have many a connection with A LOT of comic book pros resulting in great interviews w/ some comic book legends and up and comers! Always informative and often very funny. Keep it up, guys!" Wow! I've convinced myself. I'm going to listen every week! :) And for those whom dont like the sound quality...sorry kids! Really. But hey, it's free and I do it because I love it. If someone wants to provide professional equipment/editing/etc...please do and we'll be as awesome as those other podcasts!

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Comic News Insider

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The podcast for everything comic book, animation, sci-fi and pop culture. Hosted by Jimmy Aquino & a rotating panel of co-hosts, CNI is your weekly dose of industry news, reviews and interviews. Past guests include: Stan Lee, John Romita, Sr., Jerry Robinson, Brian K. Vaughan, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, John Cassaday, Paul Pope, Darwyne Cooke, JM Dematteis, Steve Niles, Garth Ennis, Steve Rude, Kyle Baker, Jim Lee, James Jean, Alison Bechdel, Arthur Suydam, Jonathan Hickman, Greg Pak, John McCrea, Zoe Bell, Ted Raimi, David Tennant, Russel T. Davies, Felicia Day, Seth Green, Rob Zombie, Brian Pulido, Olivia Munn, Michael Rooker, Ben Templesmith, Kate Beaton, Faith Erin Hicks, Amber MacArthur, Seth Meyers, Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Bryan Fuller, Kristin Chenoweth, Rosario Dawson, Olivia D'Abo, Patton Oswalt, Tom Kenny, Michael Emerson, Kevin Pereira, Paul Cornell, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Molly Crabapple, and Blair Butler (G4TV). CNI, the "Entertainment Weekly" of comic podcasts, continues to bring the fun and the funny! (Hey, it's better than being the "US Weekly" of comic podcasts.) Join Jimmy every Wednesday to laugh, learn and maybe even love!Created & Produced by Joe Gonzalez

Rank #1: Episode 971 - SDCC: Undone w/ Rosa Salazar/Kate Purdy/Raphael Bob-Waksberg!

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Jimmy covered the Undone press room roundtables while at SDCC. Creatives/talent in attendance from the upcoming Amazon Prime series were Rosa Salazar, Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg! Why is the show shot in Rotoscope? How does Rosa shoot her scenes? Where does Bob Oedenkirk fit into the series? You have to listen to find out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us! Thanks for listening!

Aug 21 2019

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Rank #2: Episode 1001 - Thought Bubble Festival: Avery Hill Special w/ Katriona Chapman/B. Mure/Charlot Kristensen!

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Jimmy attended the Thought Bubble Festival in Harrogate, UK and got loads of interviews! He interviewed about 27 people and got around 7.5 hours worth of content. So over the next 2-3 weeks, you will get to hear them all! In this episode, he talked with 3 creators whom have comics out with Avery Hill Publishing. While in London, Jimmy sat down with Katriona Chapman about her own comics, her job as Head of Marketing for Avery Hill and other works coming out from the publisher. At Thought Bubble, Jimmy chats to B. Mure about his amazing comics trilogy (Ismyre, Terrible Means, The Tower in the Sea). Charlot Kristensen talks about her upcoming work What We Don't Talk About as well as some of her other work. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Nov 22 2019

44mins

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Rank #3: Episode 712 - SDCC: Riverdale w/ Luke Perry/Madelaine Petsch/Ashleigh Murray/Cole Sprouse/KJ Apa/Camilla Mendes/Lili Reinhart/Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa!

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At San Diego Comic Con, Jimmy sat in on the roundtables for Riverdale. Yes, THAT Riverdale from Archie Comics. It's a new show debuting on the CW early next year. Among the cast/creative participants were Luke Perry, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Cole Sprouse, KJ Apa, Camilla Mendes, Lili Reinhart, and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. You'll hear about the upcoming debut season and why it's being called "Twin Peaks for teens". Why did they stray from the wholesome Archie look known in the comics? How close is this to the horror comic Afterlife with Archie? Will Archie choose Betty or Veronica? You'll have to tune in to find out the answers to these burning questions! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Aug 19 2016

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Rank #4: Episode 871 - SDCC: Preacher w/ Dominic Cooper/Ruth Negga/Joseph Gilgun/Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg/Sam Catlin!

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Jimmy sat in on the press conference for Preacher. Attending were stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin. Will Jesse and Cassidy ever make up? How does Tulip deal with Jesse's family? Are more comic book characters on the way? Tune in to find out! Also, hear a heartfelt story from Gilgun about his mental health issues on set. No regular format show over the next few weeks. Just the awesome and massive SDCC coverage!! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Aug 04 2018

35mins

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Rank #5: Episode 867 - SDCC: Wynonna Earp w/ Melanie Scrofano/Dominique Provost-Chalkley/Kat Barrell/Chantel Riley/Tim Rozon/Varun Saranga/Shamier Anderson/showrunner Emily Andras/creator Beau Smith!

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Jimmy covered the Wynonna Earp press room (one of his favorite shows) at San Diego Comic Con. You'll hear from the cast (Melanie Scrofano, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Kat Barrell, Chantel Riley, Tim Rozon, Varun Saranga, Shamier Anderson), creator Beau Smith and showrunner Emily Andras. What does season 3  bring? Is the baby really gone? What's up with those vampires? Tune in to find out! No regular format show over the next few weeks. Just the awesome and massive SDCC coverage!! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Jul 27 2018

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Rank #6: Episode 894 - NYCC: Erica Schultz/Chris Eliopoulos/John Patrick Green/Rafael Rosado!

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Jimmy attended New York Comic Con and boy are his arms tired. As usual, he got lots of 1:1 interviews and covered as many press rooms as he could. Producer Joe even got in on the interviewing action! In this episode, you'll hear from Erica Schultz (Twelve Devils Dancing), Chris Eliopoulos (Monster Mayhem), John Patrick Green (Kitten Construction Company), and Rafael Rosado (Monsters Beware!). Be here all month to hear more interviews/press rooms from NYCC! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Oct 14 2018

46mins

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Rank #7: Episode 979 - Back to Basics!

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Reviews: Battlepug #1, Legion of Super-Heroes: Millenium #1, Marvel Comic #1000, OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes series finale

After a long hiatus, we have a co-host and we're back to a regular format show after quite awhile. Jon Hoche returns to the rotating co-host chair fresh of his stint on Broadway in King Kong. They talk about Jimmy's obsession with Red Dead Redemption 2 and have an interesting discussion on the Marvel and Sony break up. Of course, they break off into tangents several times but it's all good! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Sep 11 2019

55mins

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Rank #8: Episode 895 - NYCC: Riverdale w/ Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Showrunner)/KJ Apa/Madchen Amick/Lili Reinhart/Luke Perry!

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Jimmy attended New York Comic Con and boy are his arms tired. As usual, he got lots of 1:1 interviews and covered as many press rooms as he could. Producer Joe even got in on the interviewing action! In this episode, you'll hear the press room for the hit CW show Riverdale with showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, actors KJ Apa, Madchen Amic Lili Reinhart, and Luke Perry. Be here all month to hear more interviews/press rooms from NYCC! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Oct 17 2018

37mins

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Rank #9: Episode 938 - Game of Thrones Series Finale Review Special!

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He is Jimmy of the House Aquino, the 25,843,389th of His Name, The Totally burnt out, King of the Sandals, the Roy Rogers and the Liverwurst Men, King of Wolverine, Khal of Great Assery, Rejector of the Overwhelmed, Lord Slurpee of the 7-11, Maker of Drinks and Drinker of Flagons.Jimmy takes a quick break from all the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) coverage to discuss his thoughts on the Game of Thrones series finale! He recruited some friends to help out as well. Did we like it? Were we happy with whom survived and whom didn't? How would we have liked it to end? Check it out!

Thanks to Courtney, Jesse, Kristen/Peter, Tony, Amy, Leeanne/Grant, Adam, Jay, Rachel and Heidi!Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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May 20 2019

56mins

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Rank #10: Episode 855 - Book Expo America w/ Ngozi Ukazu!

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Reviews: Aquaman/Jabberjaw Special #1,  Blackwood #1, Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey Special #1, Flash/Speed Buggy Special #1, Man Of Steel Vol 2 #1, Star Wars Lando Double Or Nothing #1, Super Sons/Dynomutt Special #1 

Crazy schedules means a solo episodes with friends sending in their audio reviews! Thanks to Marta, Ashley, Jon, Rachael, Erica, Emily and Adam for those awesome reviews. Jimmy went to Book Expo America last week and sat down with cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu to talk about her webcomic Check, Please! that is being collected by First Second Books later this year. They have a great chat about how the project came to be, the characters, art, and of course, hockey. Jimmy also gives his thoughts on BEA and Book Con. News includes: a new scripted teen crime series podcast is coming from Alex Segura/Monica Gallagher,  Comixology is releasing creator owned titles, Archie 1941 will be a mini-series showing a more realistic look at the Riverdale gang back in the 40's and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Jun 06 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #11: Episode 990 - NYCC: Runaways w/ Allegra Acosta/Ariela Barer/Rhenzy Feliz/Virginia Gardner/Lyrica Okano/Gregg Sulkin/Josh Schwartz/Stephanie Savage/Jeph Loeb!

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Jimmy covered the press room for Hulu's Runaways. Attending cast/producers were Allegra Acosta, Ariela Barer, Rhenzy Feliz, Virginia Gardner, Lyrica Okano, Gregg Sulkin, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Jeph Loeb! What's coming for the next season? How will new big bad Elizabeth Hurley's character fit in? Why is the season going "dark"? Tune in to find out! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Oct 23 2019

53mins

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Rank #12: Episode 921 - Higher, Further, Faster!

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Reviews: Age Of X-Man: Prisoner X #1, Ronin Island #1, DC Super Hero Girls, Captain Marvel

Ali Sattar returns again! They discuss their love of a good movie trailer and hate for ones that give too much away. News includes: The Orville is coming to comics, Arrow will end after season 8, Amazon's Lord of the Rings series will take place during the "Second Age" and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Mar 13 2019

49mins

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Rank #13: Episode 915 - Grown Up Comic Book Readers!

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Reviews: Avant-Guards #1, Blossoms 666 #1, Buffy The Vampire Slayer Vol 2 #1, Naomi #1, Oliver #1 

Jimmy is joined in studio by his friend Karlin in her first (and not last) co-hosting gig! They chat about some of her fave manga/anime growing up and address the recent Bill Maher rant against comic books. News includes: the upcoming Patrick Steward led Star Trek series may see him out of the uniform, DC Universe expands their comic book library, Liefeld's Extreme Universe will not be going to Netflix and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Jan 30 2019

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Rank #14: Episode 912 - CNI's Best of 2018!

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Heidi MacDonald of The Beat joins Jimmy for their annual "Best of 2018" picks! Best of what they read/saw and while it was a lot...it wasn't everything! Download to hear some of their favorite comics, TV shows and films. Will you agree? What did they leave out? What are your picks? So many great comic books in 2018 and you will hear about many of them here. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Jan 09 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #15: Episode 998 - Thought Bubble Festival: ComiXology Originals Special w/ Monica Gallagher/Margaux Saltel/Greg Lockard/Tim Fish/Mark Sable!

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Jimmy attended the Thought Bubble Festival in Harrogate, UK and got loads of interviews! He interviewed about 27 people and got around 7.5 hours worth of content. So over the next 2-3 weeks, you will get to hear them all! In this episode, he talked with several creators whom have comics out with ComiXology Originals. Monica Gallagher discusses her book The Black Ghost along with her creator owned new comic Death Is A Mean Girl, WebToon comic Assassin Roommate and much more. Margaux Saltel talks about her work on Superfreaks and the process behind it. Greg Lockard and Tim Fish chat about their moving comic Liebestrasse. And Mark Sable converses about his 2 very different books out Dracula: Son of the Dragon and The Dark. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Nov 16 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #16: Episode 989 - NYCC: Shea Fontana/Erica Schultz/Cynthia Von Buhler!

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Jimmy talked to 3 amazing creators about their new books. Shea Fontana wrote the new DC: Women of Action and talks about the female heroes and creatives of DC Comics. Jimmy also chatted with old pal Erica Schultz about her new Comixology Originals comic called Forgotten Home as well as some other projects in the works. Cynthia Von Buhler discussed her new comic that she wrote/drew called The Illuminati Ball and the immersive experience of the same name. Such great works from 3 amazingly talented women. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Oct 21 2019

48mins

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Rank #17: Episode 842 - DINK! Tease w/ Charlie LaGreca!

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Reviews: Action Comics Vol 2 #1000, Marvel Super Hero Adventures #1, Skyward #1, Black Lightning s1 finale, Westworld s2 premiere

Jimmy's got a super tight schedule today & none of the regular rotating co-hosts are available so it's solo time! Fret not, he recruited pals to do some audio reviews. Thanks to Marta Balusek, Jonathan Baylis, Jon Hoche, Ashley Lanni and Heidi Martin for those awesome reviews! Also, Producer Joe went to Denver for DINK! (Denver Independent Comics & Art Expo). He chatted with old pal/show organizer Charlie LaGreca about the convention. He also got some great interviews with Jeff Lemire, Joe Kelly, Jeffrey Brown and Tyler Cannon. You'll hear that DINK! special later this week. News this week includes: Marvel is relaunching The Punisher comic series, Barnes & Noble is creating a kids graphic novel section, Ash vs Evil Dead is cancelled and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Apr 25 2018

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Rank #18: Episode 955 - Netflix Special: Stranger Things/Lucifer!

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Some new seasons of shows on Netflix that we love and wanted to share our thoughts on! Once again, Jimmy recruits some of his favorite audio reviewers to help out! Thanks to Courtney, Marta, Nic, Evan, Michelle, Ashley, Helena, Jon, and Melissa. Stranger Things season 3 just started last week and the entire world seems to have watched it. Most of the reviews are for that. Who are the new cast members? What's the new monster?And I also got a few reviews for season 4 of Lucifer! If you didn't know, Fox cancelled the show and Netflix came to the rescue with a new season. How much more devilish is Tom Ellis in the title role? How does new character "Eve" fit in? You're gonna have to listen in to hear our thoughts on both shows! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!    Thanks for listening!

Jul 12 2019

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Rank #19: Episode 931 - AVENGERS: ENDGAME Review Special

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Last week we brought you our Avengers: Endgames predictions and theories. Well, we saw it. All of us. And we decided to come back and give you our reviews on it. Thanks once again to Producer Joe for stepping in with hosting duties along with his regular producing ones. Jimmy recruits some of last week's audio reviewers along with a couple of new ones to opine on the snappy action-packed Marvel denouement. Also, Jimmy sat down with his friend Sarah to give their rambling views. Were we right? Or more accurately, how wrong were we? Hear our on the whole thing here! Thanks to Marta, Evan, Heidi, Jon, Ashley and Producer Joe! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!   Thanks for listening!

May 03 2019

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Rank #20: Episode 935 - TCAF: Rosemary Valero O'Connell & Mariko Tamaki/Savanna Ganucheau & Kevin Peretta!

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Jimmy went to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) over the weekend! He moderated 3 panels with Lucy Knisley, Aimee de Jongh and Soren Mosdal. And he got 10 interviews with Rosemary Valero O-Connell/Mariko Tamaki, Savanna Ganucheau/Kevin Peretta, Colleen AF Venable/Ellen Crenshaw, Renee Nault, Mike Maihack, Eunsoo Jeong, Vera Greentea, Typex, Bill Griffith, and Mei-Li Nieuwland. In this episode, you'll hear Rosemary/Mariko together as well as Savanna/Kevin. Jimmy also gives his recap of the show. One of his favorites! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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May 15 2019

59mins

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