Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Lovecraft Country Podcast

Full Circle. A perfect season of television demanded the return of this season’s perfect guest: Alexandria Love. She joins Ivan & Red to talk fiscal racism, free will, the HBO exec in Misha Green’s basement, and a girl and her Shoggoth.

Listen to Alexandria’s Radio Play: Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Read Kinitra D. Brooks incredibly deep recaps of Lovecraft Country on The Root.

Also, please check out and follow Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2020-10-20_BGaS_Episode_407_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x10.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:10pm PDT

Rewind 1921. After what felt like 200 years, Hippolyta returns from the multiverse to send us 99 years back in time. Ivan & Red talk the first ever fictionalized depiction of the 1921 Tulsa massacre on an HBO prestige series in 2020.

Check out Kinitra D. Brooks incredibly deep recaps of Lovecraft Country on The Root.

Also, please check out and follow Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2020-10-13_BGaS_Episode_406_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x09.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:09pm PDT

Jig-a-Bobo. With Hippolyta still not back from her many Afrofuturistic lives, it’s up to everyone else to face the cold reality of cops, exes, and Tik Tok. Ivan & Red discuss possibly the most harrowing episode of an innately harrowing series.

Check out Kinitra D. Brooks incredibly deep recaps of Lovecraft Country on The Root.

Also, check out Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2020-10-07_BGaS_Episode_405_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:48am PDT

I Am. As soon as Hippolyta went to work on Hiram’s Orrery, you knew this ep was going to be fire. Ivan & Red talk Afrofuturism, the supernatural, and Hippolyta inevitably taking her natural place as the leader of the gang.

Make sure to check out Red’s new streaming game show, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2020-09-30_BGaS_Episode_404_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x07.1.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:38pm PDT

Meet Me In Daegu. We’ve reached the point in the HBO prestige genre series where we abandon the primary storyline and have a singular episode inside a completely different world. Ivan & Red talk about the things that happen in this good episode of television!

Direct download: 2020-09-23_BGaS_Episode_403_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x06.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT

Strange Case. Much like Tree, The Fun Adventure times are left far behind as we dive deep into then “Gore” element, leaving behind Boars and Swords entirely. Ivan talks Bones, Gore, & Viscera while Red describes the part of the episode he glimpsed through splayed fingers.

Direct download: 2020-09-16_BGaS_Episode_402_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT

A History of Violence. Only after Holy Ghost could an episode with a severed arm in a door be a reprieve and a fun romp through adventure tropes. Ivan & Red ditch Tree and talk pulpy adventure tropes!

Direct download: 2020-09-09_BGaS_Episode_401_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:58pm PDT

Holy Ghost. Episode 3 of Lovecraft Country one elevator joins the fight for justice. Ivan & Red hit the road with writer & comic Alexandria Love just in time for the show to go full Re-Animator.

You can find Alexandria Love at alexandriacomedy.com or on twitter at @rialoveftw

Direct download: 2020-09-02_BGaS_Episode_400_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x03.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:25pm PDT

Whitey's on the Moon. When an episode is as perfect as the Lovecraft Country pilot, you are honor bound to podcast about the entire season. Ivan & Red talk perfect horror tropes, the incredibly racist white lady, and the problematic nature of medieval fraternal organizations.

Direct download: 2020-08-26_BGaS_Episode_399_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:47pm PDT

Misha Green’s HBO adaptation of Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country just might be the best pilot of 2020. Ivan & Red walk in with two completely different understandings of whether or not Lovecraft Country is adapted and the extent to which monsters exist.

Direct download: 2020-08-19_BGaS_Episode_398_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country-1.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:01am PDT

HUZZAH!!! Hulu dropped the best hour long drama show in the first half of 2020 and it’s called The Great. Ivan & Red talk their favorite Fanning, their fandom of The Favourite, and fondest Wield (Dual).

Direct download: 2020-08-14_BGaS_Episode_397_WYSBW_The_Great.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:12pm PDT

After subjecting last week’s guest to a show that wasn’t quite her jam, we decided to have Valerie Vernale back with Ivan & Red to talk a show much more to her taste: 90 Day Fiancé.

Make sure to check out heck out Valerie’s podcast, The Valerie Vernale Podcast

Direct download: 2020-08-06_BGaS_Episode_396_WYSBW_90_Day_Fiance.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:41pm PDT

NBC has launched it’s own streaming service, Peacock, the true successor to Seeso and Bay Area Comic Valerie Vernale joins Ivan & Red to talk their headlining launch title, Brave New World.

Make sure to check out heck out Valerie’s podcast, The Valerie Vernale Podcast.

Direct download: 2020-07-29_BGaS_Episode_395_WYSBW_Brave_New_World.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:09pm PDT

Hamilton, the musical sensation of the millennia featuring countless flawless performances and also Lin-Manuel Miranda. Ivan & Red fire up the ol’ Disney+ and talk one corny (and great!) hip-hop musical.

Direct download: 2020-07-15_BGaS_Episode_394_WYSBW_Hamilton.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 10:56pm PDT

We take a new angle for 2020 and review a show that is actually good. Ivan & Red finally give everyone what they want: Two Male Podcasters discussing 1970s feminists! And Phyllis Schlafly.

Direct download: 2020-07-09_BGaS_Episode_393_WYSBW_Mrs_America.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:43pm PDT

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.

Direct download: 2020-06-26_BGaS_Episode_392_Perry_Mason.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:56pm PDT

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.

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Direct download: 2020-06-10_BGaS_Episode_391_Tales_from_the_Loop.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:36pm PDT

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

Direct download: 2020-06-10_BGaS_Episode_390_Snowpiercer_1x02-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm PDT

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

Direct download: 2020-05-28_BGaS_Episode_389_Snowpiercer_TV.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:13am PDT

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.

Direct download: 2020-05-18_BGaS_Episode_388_SW_TROS.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

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!

Direct download: 2020-05-05_BGaS_Episode_387_Splash.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 8:39pm PDT

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.

Direct download: 2020-04-20_BGaS_Episode_386_WYSBW_Devs.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

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.

Direct download: 2020-04-05_BGaS_Episode_385_WYSBW_Devs.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:13pm PDT

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

Direct download: 2020-03-22_BGaS_Episode_384_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_12.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

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.

 

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Direct download: 2020-03-23_dslatm-025.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:36pm PDT

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

Direct download: 2020-03-16_BGaS_Episode_383_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_11.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

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.

Direct download: 2020-04-21_BGaS_Episode_386_WYSBW_Binge_in_Place.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:50pm PDT

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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Direct download: 2020-03-16_dslatm-024_BGaS.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:20pm PDT

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

Direct download: 2020-03-09_BGaS_Episode_382_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_10.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

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

Direct download: 2020-03-02_BGaS_Episode_381_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_9.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

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

Direct download: 2020-02-24_BGaS_Episode_380_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_8.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

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

Direct download: 2020-02-17_BGaS_Episode_379_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_7.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

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.

Direct download: 2020-02-10_BGaS_Episode_379_WYSBW_The_Mandalorian.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

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

Direct download: 2020-02-03_BGaS_Episode_378_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_6.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

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

Direct download: 2020-01-24_BGaS_Episode_377_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_5.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #4 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through issue 4 of watchmen, The Watchmaker. Follow Ivan & Red through the inexplicably inalterable timeline that is Jon Osterman’s life.

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

Direct download: 2020-01-19_BGaS_Episode_376_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_4.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #3 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through issue 3 of watchmen The Judge of All the Earth. The Black Freighter makes its appearance, Big Blue Man gets Maury’d, and the FBI admits it never thought you were good enough for him anyway.

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

Direct download: 2020-01-12_BGaS_Episode_375_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_3.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #2 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through the second issue of Watchmen (AND THE ANCILLARY MATERIALS). They begin to suspect neither Rorschach nor The Comedian are good dudes.

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

Direct download: 2020-01-05_BGaS_Episode_374_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_2.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #1 (of 12). Ivan & Red intend to cover the first 4 issues of Watchmen, but barely make it through the first episode.

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

Direct download: 2019-12-31_BGaS_Episode_373_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_1.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:10pm PDT