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Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Watchmen Podcast

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Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott break down every episode of Watchmen, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Counterpart and other pop culture properties. In our Patreon, we discuss George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. For questions, rants, and praise, follow us on twitter at @boarsgoreswords.

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Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott break down every episode of Watchmen, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Counterpart and other pop culture properties. In our Patreon, we discuss George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. For questions, rants, and praise, follow us on twitter at @boarsgoreswords.

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By eldannyg - Mar 19 2020
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Ivan and Red are consistently funny and insightful. I really appreciate their dedication to fiction/sci-fi/fantasy genres. This feels like I’m listening to 2 real friends hanging out and discussing nerdy stuff.... A+

goooood

By Dr.Jayy - May 30 2019
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nice work. you seem to have watched and enjoyed the show

iTunes Ratings

1143 Ratings
Average Ratings
931
49
38
28
97

MST3K+

By eldannyg - Mar 19 2020
Read more
Ivan and Red are consistently funny and insightful. I really appreciate their dedication to fiction/sci-fi/fantasy genres. This feels like I’m listening to 2 real friends hanging out and discussing nerdy stuff.... A+

goooood

By Dr.Jayy - May 30 2019
Read more
nice work. you seem to have watched and enjoyed the show
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Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Watchmen Podcast

Latest release on Jun 26, 2020

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Ivan Hernandez and Red Scott break down every episode of Watchmen, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Counterpart and other pop culture properties. In our Patreon, we discuss George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. For questions, rants, and praise, follow us on twitter at @boarsgoreswords.

Rank #1: 7x06: The Rules Were Wrong

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Ivan and Red go “Beyond The Wall” to discuss Season 7, Episode 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. They talk sword pommels, never seeing snow, great fathers, not being a hero, and dragon names being a bit too on the nose.

Come see Red live Aug. 30th through Sept. 2nd in San Francisco, featuring for Joe DeRosa at Punch Line San Francisco!!!

Aug 21 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #2: 5x09 & 5x10: What. What? WHAT?!

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Like a Mad Max sequel, Ivan and Red join again in a thankless desert to fight the patriarchy and discuss “The Dance of Dragons” and “Mother’s Mercy”, episodes 5x09 and 5x10 of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Jun 28 2015

2hr 5mins

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Rank #3: 4x03: Technically, The Breaker of Barrels of Chains

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“Breaker of Chains”, Season 4 Episode 3 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, takes a victory lap, before dealing with the ripples of one of the biggest shocks to hit Westeros yet. Ivan and Red are joined by comedian Matt Lieb to discuss this episode which sets the stage for the rest of the season. We cover Sansa running into Gendry, Littlefinger doing Batman’s voice, the absolute worst kind of sexual act, the loudest slurping scene in modern television, The Hound going Galt, Samwell Tarly’s poor judgement, the return of The BORG (or Thenns), knife to horse combat, and a really respectable pyramid.

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Apr 21 2014

1hr 43mins

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Rank #4: 4x00: Who Are These People?

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With the Season 4 premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” only a week away, Ivan and Red devote an entire episode to getting you up to speed so you can tell your Tyrions from your Tywins, recall there’s a “Rickon” Stark, and that Jaime’s no longer right-handed. They cover every single character in George R.R. Martin’s world, answering 4 questions for each:

  1. Are they Alive, Dead, Wights, or White Walkers?
  2. Where did we leave them at the end of Season?
  3. Do we care?
  4. Wild, unspoilery predictions about what they’ll be doing in Season 4.

Questions that get answered include: Who is Locke? Is Balon Greyjoy alive? Who did Melisandre curse to die? It’s the perfect way to prepare yourself for the premiere!

Mar 30 2014

2hr 20mins

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Rank #5: Clash 1: Hot Pie and The Rainbow Guard

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Prologue, Arya I, and Sansa I are covered in our first Clash of Kings book club episode. Even so early in the book, differences in the book and show emerge, as we cover Stannis wife! Stannis' Daughter! Patches, Hot Pie, The Rainbow Guard, Arya throwing down, smart Sansa, a non-douchey Kingsguard, and so much more. Next week we cover Tyrion I, Bran I, and Arya II.

Jun 10 2012

1hr 28mins

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Rank #6: Westworld Season 2 Refresher

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It’s been over 16 months since the last episode of Westworld aired, so Ivan & Red re-watched all ten episodes and get you caught up on what’s happening across Ford’s park.

Apr 18 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #7: WYSBW: Black Panther

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Marvel’s Black Panther is out and it’s time to see what Ivan thinks and if his friendship with Red will survive.

This episode is sponsored by Casper! Get $50 towards select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/bgs and using promo code bgs.

Feb 26 2018

1hr 30mins

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Rank #8: 5x01: Can I Drink Myself To Death?

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“The Wars to Come”, the Season 5 premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. Lydia Popovich joins Ivan and Red to discuss aliens helping to build the pyramids of Mereen, the importance of leash laws, surprising similarities between teenage Cersei Lannister and Kimmy Schmidt’s Xanthippe Lannister Vorhees, Game of Thrones’s turn toward Scientology, Varys and Tyrion to get the band together, and Deanerys’s deep need for Cesar Milan.

Apr 13 2015

1hr 36mins

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Rank #9: 2x01: Hat-Based Morality

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Ivan & Red discuss the season two premiere “Journey Into Night”, including Red’s experience at the SF premiere. Starting next week, we’ll be moving our Westworld specific feed, you can make sure you don’t miss an episode by clicking HERE. Support us on patreon or rate and review “Doesn’t Sound like Anything to Me” on Apple Podcasts or Google Play!!

Apr 23 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #10: WYSBW: Disenchantment

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Grab a smoothie at Onion Julius and get ready for some medieval times as Ivan & Red talk Netflix’s Disenchantment. They discuss their own experiences with the Groeningverse from Life in Hell, up through The Simpsons & Futurama and ultimately discuss where Disenchantment fits in.

Aug 26 2018

48mins

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Rank #11: WYSBW: The Boys

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The Boys is an Amazon Prime production that dares to ask what if a television show had a special effects budget fronted by Meg Ryan & Dennis Quaid’s Love Child. Ivan and Red discuss your girl getting smushed, surprising accent choices by Simon Pegg and Karl Urban, and the upsetting removal of The Chrysler Building.

Jul 31 2019

55mins

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Rank #12: 5x06 & 5x07: The Heads on the High Shelves

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Ivan & Red catch up, covering Season 5, Episodes 6 & 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones: ”Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" and “The Gift”.

May 28 2015

2hr 10mins

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Rank #13: WYSBW: Westworld

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It's HBO's Westworld under the gun, as Ivan & Red dig deep into video game influences, violence in virtual worlds, homage on top of homage, and more.

Oct 16 2016

1hr 52mins

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Rank #14: 5x08: Breaker of Wheels

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Joined in Los Angeles by forces poorly understood, Ivan and Red discuss “Hardhome”, Season 5, Episode 8 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.

Jun 01 2015

1hr 18mins

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Rank #15: WYSBW: Castle Rock

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In the wake of Infinity Wars’s record breaking run the entertainment industry has figured out the formula: CINEMATIC UNIVERSES!!! People LOVE THEM!!!!!! Ivan & Red are here to talk the SKCU (Stephen King Cinematic Universe) in Hulu’s Castle Rock. They’re introduced to an intriguing world and a bunch of characters who are certain to produce compelling television for nine tenths of the series before plunging headless into a lake.

Aug 19 2018

59mins

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Rank #16: WYSBW: HBO’s Watchmen

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Despite having the same name as the comic book, Damen Lindelof’s Watchmen is a direct sequel to the source material. Confused? Fortunately Ivan has a doctorate in Graphic Novels (NEVER CALL THEM THAT) and Red’s here to stand in for the audience and ask the questions that need to be asked.

Oct 24 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #17: 3x03: The Sound of Jaime Clapping

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Guests Caitlin Gill and Jamie DeWolf are on board with Ivan and Red for a national treasure of an episode. We discuss Robb's leadership skills, funeral pyre archery, horse-art, Catelyn needs to suck it up, Brienne's AC Slater hair, Ivan goes too far, the Bolton Bastard/Simon, a bit of Misfits, Pod Payne's sexual prowess, hardcore accounting, and one mean hand job.

Apr 15 2013

1hr 34mins

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Rank #18: WYSBW: True Detective Season Three

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A bicycle wheel is also a flat circle as Ivan & Red return to discuss HBO’s True Detective. After an inexplicable choice to strap itself to Vince Vaughan for a season, Mahershala Ali single-handedly rights a series.

Jan 16 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #19: 6x01: Woke Fanfiction

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The season six premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones aired Sunday, marking a return to the characters and subplots we loved and dreaded. Each week following the show, Boars, Gore, and Swords will recap all the newest developments in the world of Westeros. For this week's "The Red Woman," Ivan and Red are joined by guest OJ Patterson to discuss dead Jons, bro Dothrakis, and woke fanfiction.

Apr 25 2016

2hr 11mins

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Rank #20: 1x01: Return to the Scene of the Crime

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The long promised competent pilot edition! It's a strange alternate universe where Ivan & Red are familiar with the show being discussed! They can name Maesters! They can name Theons! They can name all 5.5 Stark children! It truly is a brave new world. Also discussed are Django Unchained (no spoilers), Wool by Hugh Howey, and so much more!

Dec 31 2012

1hr 29mins

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WYSBW: Perry Mason

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The classic procedural detective show, one of the most reliable and most satisfying television formulas, how could HBO possibly screw it up? BGaS favorite KayDee Kersten joins Ivan & Red to talk a show with an incredible cast, a terrible beginning, a worse end, and Matthew Rhys getting humped off a bed.

Jun 26 2020

59mins

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WYSBW: Tales from the Loop

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When a streaming service greenlights a show based off viral paintings by a swedish artist you know it’s gunna get weird. Ivan & Red come down on entirely different sides for on this atmospheric, nostalgic, foreboding, and gorgeous 3.5 Star prestige sci-fi show.

This link will split your donation evenly among a dozen charities fighting against racism and police brutality: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn

Jun 19 2020

48mins

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Snowpiercer 1x02: Fine Young Cannibals

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The Tailies (that’s you for the purpose of this episode) DEMANDED we cover episode two of Snowpiercer and we are nothing if not loyal to the passengers on this content train. Ivan & Red discussing eating baby Hitler, the moral quicksand of police procedurals, how they’d run their own Snowpiercers, and why there is NO SEX IN THE NIGHT CAR.

This link will split your donation evenly among a dozen charities fighting against racism and police brutality: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn

Jun 10 2020

47mins

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WYSBW: TV’s Snowpiercer

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An impossible to make movie has inexplicably become a tv show that nobody was asking for. Ivan & Red grab a roach brick and sit down to watch Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs & The Rocketeer’s Jennifer Connelly hop on a literal and metaphorical trainwreck.

Watch the first ep of Snowpiercer free on TNT’s Website or on Prime Video

May 28 2020

55mins

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WYSBW: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Molly Sanchez (Red All Over podcast, Shipwreck SF, new BGaS favorite) joins Ivan & Red for a timely discussion of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Bannermen, this is a hot one.

May 17 2020

1hr 10mins

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Splash With Maggie Tokuda-Hall

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Author and BGaS favorite Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan & Red on launch day of her debut novel. They talk Daryl Hannah, the myth of “Racquetball”, Mermaids, and an extremely unsettling CGI Butt.

Buy Maggie’s debut novel The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea through a local bookstore!

You can also buy the kindle edition!

May 06 2020

48mins

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WYSBW: DeVs Ex Machina

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Due to Bannerman demand, we’re back to discuss the entirety  of Devs, via “FX on Hulu” (stares directly into the camera). Ivan & Red do the impossible: Try and make sense of an Alex Garland project.

Apr 19 2020

59mins

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WYSBW: Devs

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Devs, via “FX on Hulu” (stares directly into the camera). Ivan is traumatized by his own past in San Francisco, a city where Red has never been and does not currently live.

Apr 07 2020

1hr 19mins

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Watchmen #12: To the Orrery!

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Watchmen #12 (of 12) A Strong and Loving World. Ivan refuses to compromise & Red immediately concedes a moral checkmate as they dive into the final episode of Watchmen coverage. They also discuss how Watchmen has held up over 3 decades and its merits relative to HBO’s version.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Mar 29 2020

1hr 10mins

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3x02: Too Clever by a Quarter (Man)

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The Winter Line, takes us back into the–park? Or, DO THEY??? Ivan & Red spend some quality time sheltered in place with Maive, “Damaged Arnold”, an unexpected return character, and some very unexpected creators of HBO’s Confederate.

Theme performed by Dan Preston, composed by Lucas Tuttle.

Logo by Nicole Peterson.

Subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or via rss. Please leave us a review! It has a huge impact when the podcast is new and it would be extremely helpful to throw some text and stars our way.

Mar 23 2020

49mins

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Watchmen #11: I Voted for Kodos

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Watchmen #11 (of 12). Ivan & Red Look On My Works, Ye Mighty… and despair! Possibly because this episode was recorded on Super Tuesday, or it could be squid related.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Mar 22 2020

1hr 13mins

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WYSBW: Binge in Place With KayDee Kersten

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On the heels of California’s statewide order to stay at home, BGaS favorite KayDee Kersten joins Red to bring you this emergency episode of streaming recommendations in this time of Government Mandated Lethargy.

Mar 21 2020

58mins

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WYSBW: Westworld 3x01: The Impossible Lady

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Parce Domine, dives back into the REALITY of 2058 and the future is Cyber Punk. Ivan & Red are thrown by some unexpected cameos as The Impossible Burger debuts its latest product. We’re just happy to be back!

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Logo by Nicole Peterson.

This is Doesn't Sound Like Anything to Me, our Westworld recap podcast.

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Mar 16 2020

1hr 20mins

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Watchmen #10: The Veight Method Is Crossfit

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Watchmen #10 (of 12). Ivan & Red argue over which who’s the Dan Drieberg and who’s the Rorschach in Two Riders Were Approaching…

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Mar 08 2020

53mins

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Watchmen #9: Ladies Love Oxygen

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Watchmen #9 (of 12). Ivan sings the American Songbook & Red tries to imagine a world where he can make sense of Dr. Manhattan’s experience of time in The Darkness of Mere Being.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Mar 02 2020

43mins

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Watchmen #8: Brian Eno’s Psychic Squid

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Watchmen #8 (of 12). Ivan & his Canadian Girlfriend break Red out of prison (for which he is extremely grateful in Old Ghosts.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Feb 24 2020

54mins

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Watchmen #7: Who Is John Galt and No I Won't Listen to His Mixtape

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Watchmen #7 (of 12). Ivan & Red dive deep on the most white bread character in comics, Dan Dreiberg, in A Brother to Dragons. A character with no obvious parallel in the HBO show, what makes Dreiberg’s clock dick???

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Feb 18 2020

1hr 3mins

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WYSBW: The Mandalorian

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We take this midpoint in our Watchmen coverage to get into the mind of a much skull than Alan Moore’s: George Lucas’s. Ivan & Red cover all 8 lines of dialogue and 58 celebrity cameos in the best Disney+ Star Wars Original Series of 2019.

Feb 10 2020

59mins

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Watchmen #6: You have FRIENDS?!

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Watchmen #6 (of 12). Ivan & Red get into Rorschach’s back story and see what makes the redhead tick in The Abyss Gazes Also. The most misunderstood character from the original Watchmen, this is a big one.

The podcast episode which discusses Kitty Genovese and The Bystander Effect is You’re Wrong About and can be found here.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Feb 03 2020

57mins

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Watchmen #5: Raw Shark

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Watchmen #5 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through issue 5 of watchmen, Fearful Symmetry. We hop on The Black Freighter and watch Owl Man go full Andrew Lincoln in Love Actually.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Jan 27 2020

54mins

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iTunes Ratings

1143 Ratings
Average Ratings
931
49
38
28
97

MST3K+

By eldannyg - Mar 19 2020
Read more
Ivan and Red are consistently funny and insightful. I really appreciate their dedication to fiction/sci-fi/fantasy genres. This feels like I’m listening to 2 real friends hanging out and discussing nerdy stuff.... A+

goooood

By Dr.Jayy - May 30 2019
Read more
nice work. you seem to have watched and enjoyed the show