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A podcast for fans of the Spartacus TV series on Starz. Hosted by Roberto Suarez and John Whitford.

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A podcast for fans of the Spartacus TV series on Starz. Hosted by Roberto Suarez and John Whitford.

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38 Ratings
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Thoroughly Enjoyable

By Jonny B NYC - Jan 07 2014
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Just discovered Spartacus and was very happy to discover this podcast . I know Robertos work from his Game of Thrones podcast, so was very excited to dive into this one . The enthusiastic treatment of the blood and gore is pitched perfectly and is enjoyed as Im sure it is intended . Just finished season 1 and can't wait to hit the road with Spartacus and his followers, and look forward to the discussions with Roberto and John.

And I woul like anudder drink!!

By Kbnizzle - Apr 11 2012
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Love the show guys! Onward to Rome!!!!!

iTunes Ratings

38 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
7
0
0
0

Thoroughly Enjoyable

By Jonny B NYC - Jan 07 2014
Read more
Just discovered Spartacus and was very happy to discover this podcast . I know Robertos work from his Game of Thrones podcast, so was very excited to dive into this one . The enthusiastic treatment of the blood and gore is pitched perfectly and is enjoyed as Im sure it is intended . Just finished season 1 and can't wait to hit the road with Spartacus and his followers, and look forward to the discussions with Roberto and John.

And I woul like anudder drink!!

By Kbnizzle - Apr 11 2012
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Love the show guys! Onward to Rome!!!!!

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Latest release on May 30, 2013

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Rank #1: Jupiter’s Rooster 2.1: Premature Assassination

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A new year! A new season! A new episode of Jupiter’s Rooster! Spartacus and his crew are declared “Fugitivus” by the Roman authorities, and alliances are shaken as our heroes motivations are questioned. Glabber and Ilithya return to Capua against their wishes, where the shadow of Lucretia waits to haunt them. Plus a bloodbath in a whorehouse, and it’s our first anniversary! Are we off to a good start? Join us and find out!

News:
Check out this IGN interview with Stephen DeKnight! SPOILERS!
Orignal novel “Spartacus: Swords and Ashes” available at amazon.com!

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Jan 30 2012

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Rank #2: Jupiter’s Rooster 2.2: Sympathy For Mr. Glaber

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This week we are treated to a complicated episode with multiple storylines. Oenomaus faces his demons and confronts his past, Spartacus and the rebels learn that for some, freedom is a hard sell, Lucretia starts to play the long con with an old acquaintance, and Glaber gets no respect. Is there “A Place In This World” for any of them?

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Feb 07 2012

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Rank #3: Jupiter’s Rooster 2.3: Split Decisions

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A lie for “The Greater Good” leads to a split among our group of rebels, Praetor Glaber takes a big gamble with Verinius and Senator Albinius, and Ashur’s conniving words lead Oenomaus to reveal critical information that could expose Spartacus and the freed slaves. Another densely packed episode with a cliffhanger ending!

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Feb 13 2012

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Rank #4: Jupiter’s Rooster 2.6: Clash of the Champions

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After the climactic events of the previous episode, heroes and villains regroup and strategize. Spartacus and the rebels set their sights on Neapolis and attempt to recruit Gannicus to their cause, Glaber reaches out to Seppius one last time, and Ashur is given a new assignment. Also, Crixus and Naevia have some relationship trouble, Ilithiya and Lucretia rekindle their friendship, and Mira reminds us of Wonder Woman.

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Peter Mensah to play a vampire in True Blood S5

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Mar 06 2012

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Rank #5: Jupiter’s Rooster 2.5: Burning Down The House

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Capua burns! As Crixus, Rhaskos, and Oenomaus face their execution ad gladium, Spartacus plots their rescue and escape. Gannicus, broken and apathetic after being declared “Libertus,” returns to face his brothers in the arena. And Glabber, aware of the machinations of Ilithiya, Verinius, and Albinus, makes a desperate attempt to retain his power and position.

News!
A New Role For Jai Courtney (Varro)
Lucy Lawless Arrested For A Good Cause
Netflix Says Goodbye To Spartacus 

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Feb 28 2012

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Rank #6: Jupiter’s Rooster 1.19: The British Invasion

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Robin Pierson from TheTVCritic.org joins us all the way from London (and the future!) to discuss our expectations for the upcoming season of “Spartacus: Vengeance.” Which characters and stories are we looking forward to? What concerns do we have? How long should the show go? These and many other questions are discussed with our good friend from the UK. Find out the answers in this week’s show!

News
Spartacus gets another season!

SPOILER WARNING! MSN lists synopses, titles and air dates for upcoming “Spartacus: Vengeance” episodes (Thank you Warrior Goddess!)
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Dec 12 2011

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Rank #7: Jupiter’s Rooster 2.4: You Say Vesuvius, I Say Viagrus

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After escaping the mines with “Empty Hands,” Spartacus and his companions are being hunted down in the forest by Glaber’s men. In Capua, the political machinations are in full force as plots and schemes are revealed between Ilithyia, Albinius, Lucretia and Verinius. And the lives of Crixus and his accomplices lie in the balance.

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Feb 21 2012

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Rank #8: Jupiter’s Rooster 0306: OMG They Killed Donar! You Bastards!

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Spartacus and his fellow rebels are forced to flee the walled city of Sinuessa while Gannicus and Sibyl are left behind and must fend for themselves. Laeta is not pleasantly surprised with the role she must play in the bargain with the Cilician pirates. To Tiberius’ chagrin Caesar is honored with a bloody celebration, and we say goodbye Donar. Again. And again.

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Mar 11 2013

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Rank #9: Jupiter’s Rooster 0305: Never Trust a Pirate

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With the aid of the Silician pirates, Spartacus puts an elaborate plan into action, but will Crassus fall for it? Tiberius laments his current state of affairs, and takes his pain to Kore in unexpected ways. And Caesar seizes the moment to finally reveal his true intentions.

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Mar 05 2013

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Rank #10: Jupiter’s Rooster 0304: Caesar’s Wedge

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As more freed slaves arrive at the walled city, Spartacus and his leaders face new challenges which pit them against each other. Caesar infiltrates the rebels, hoping to further drive dissent among them. Tiberius is subjected to the antiquated practice of decimation as a result of his actions.

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Feb 26 2013

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Rank #11: Jupiter’s Rooster Special 01: Spartacus Board Game Review!

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With our favorite show going on hiatus this week we FINALLY get some time to review Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery by Gale Force Nine games.  In a nutshell, we loved it! But listen to the podcast for our full review, plus more of your feedback on episode 03.

Visit GF9’s Spartacus Facebook page and the Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery web page for more information!

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Feb 19 2013

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Rank #12: Jupiter’s Rooster 0303: Pirates of the Meditarranean

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Tensions rise as disputes emerge within the rebel army regarding the treatment of Roman prisoners. With rations dwindling, Spartacus must consider making a deal with  Silician Pirates, though it is difficult to trust them. And Tiberius, seeking to impress his father and gain the respect of fellow officers, makes a costly mistake.

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Feb 11 2013

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Rank #13: Jupiter’s Rooster 0302: Killing for the City

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Realizing the greater needs of his people, Spartacus embarks on an elaborate and risky plan to take over the walled city of Sinuessa en Valle. In Rome, Crassus recruits a young and brash Julius Caesar to aid him in his hunt of the rebel slaves.

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Feb 05 2013

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Rank #14: Jupiter’s Rooster 0301: The Beginning of The End

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Spartacus returns! As Spartacus’ army grows, concerns about the well being of his people surface. Hoping to kill the morale of the Roman army, Spartacus devises a plan to decisively strike the Roman commanders. Away in Rome, Marcus Crassus is beckoned to join the Roman cause. It is evident that his patience, cunning, and sharply strategic mind will provide a formidable opponent for our heroes.

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Jan 28 2013

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Rank #15: Jupiter’s Rooster OS13: A Tale of Two Funerals

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There is sadness in the air as we begin our coverage of Season Two of HBO’s “Rome.” A delirious Vorenus must rely on the assistance of Pullo to help him cope with Niobe’s death and locate his estranged family. Brutus has a difficult time coming to terms with his role in Caesar’s death, and wonders if the senate he helped save is any better than the tyrant he helped destroy. And aided by Octavian’s political insights, Marc Antony establishes a truce with his mortal enemies.

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Oct 17 2012

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Rank #16: Jupiter’s Rooster OS06: On The Rome Again

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Attia’s schemes in search for protection cause a rift between her and Mark Antony and she must turn to the help of an old friend. Evander’s disappearance spells disaster for Vorenus’ love life, and Pullo takes it upon himself to come to his aid. Octavian finally proves to his mother that he’s a man, and he is sent away for his education and protection. And news of Caesar’s unexpected turn of fortune call “The 13th” once again into action.

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Aug 22 2012

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Rank #17: Jupiter’s Rooster OS03: Hopeless Romeantic

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Vorenus and Pullo take off on a scouting mission to deliver Caesar’s proclamation to Rome. Pompey makes a tactical decision to leave the capital city, allowing Caesar to take over while he amasses reinforcements. Attia’s concerns about the safety of her family take a turn for her to exploit, and Brutus must make a choice that could forever change his relationship with Servilia.

News
San Diego ComiCon 2012 Spartacus Panel! (Thanks Warrior Goddess!)

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Jul 25 2012

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Rank #18: Jupiter’s Rooster OS02: There’s No Place Like Rome

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We return after a brief hiatus to continue our coverage of HBO’s “Rome!” Pullo and Vorenus return to their home city, only to find family turmoil and political bickering. In the echelons of the senate, Pompey hatches a plot to weaken Caesar’s spirits, forcing Caesar to make a move he never meant to hasten.

News
San Diego ComiCon 2012 goodies!
Spartacus Season 3 trailer
EW.com cast interview
– IGN interviews Liam McIntyre, Stephen DeKnight
IGN article on Spartacus: War of the Damned

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Jul 19 2012

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Rank #19: Jupiter’s Rooster OS01: Rome, If You Want To

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Welcome to the off-season of Jupiter’s Rooster, where we will be recapping and reviewing HBO’s “Rome!” We’re excited to be back to give our signature reviews and commentary on this great series from 2005. Plus some news on what is going on with Spartacus, and the future of Jupiter’s Rooster. Come in! The arena is open!

News
“Spartacus: War of the Damned” to be the final season
“Spartacus: War of the Damned” teaser trailer
Steven DeKnight talks about the final season of “Spartacus”
Check out Robin Pierson’s The History of Byzantium!

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Jul 03 2012

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Rank #20: Jupiter’s Rooster 2.11: Vindictam Post Mortem

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John and Roberto take a look back at “Spartacus: Vengeance”-what worked for us, what didn’t work, and what would we would have done differently. Plus we share your comments and discuss what is coming up next for Jupiter’s Rooster during the off-season!

News
Stephen DeKnight interview at EW.com

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Apr 09 2012

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