Sunday, December 23, 2018

This Podcast is not a Die Hard Podcast

Frankie and Cassidy from Let's Steal A Podcast join Kendall to discuss a lot of things that are just barely related to Die Hard.  Happy Christmas and stuff!

Here's the episode!

Don't watch Die Hard.  Watch Home Alone on Amazon!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Beyond Bulbasaur - 12 - Palossand

This week we discuss the star of one of the creepiest episodes of the Pokemon Anime.

Here's the episode!

No amazon link for this episode, because I'm tired.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Green Pull List 12-11

Kendall and Jared discuss recent comics that came out, upcoming Marvel films, the future of Marvel Netflix, and The Punisher.

Here's the episode!

If you're looking for a last minute Christmas gift for that comic book geek in your life, pick up The Vision by Tom King on Amazon!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Beyond Bulbasaur - 7 - Hoppip

So I guess I forgot to post this episode... oops...

Here's the episode!

Since I forgot to post this episode, I won't include an Amazon link.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

That's What We Called Music? - 33 - A Hard Knock Life(Ghetto Anthem)

"I just really hate this song a lot." - Kendall about the song by Jay-Z that samples Annie for some reason.

Here's the episode!

Get A Hard Knock Live on Amazon and help out the site!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Beyond Bulbasaur - 11 - Snorlax

Today we discuss that tired Pokemon that's keeping you from getting to Lavender Town!

Here's the episode!

Get a Snorlax Plush on Amazon and help me out!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Beyond Bulbasaur - 10 - Ivysaur

Kendall, Jordan(What's McCracken), and Jessie Cooper(Alphabet Flight) discuss the truly iconic second evolution of Bulbasaur, truly going Beyond Bulbasaur

Here's the episode!

Get an Ivysaur Plush on Amazon and help me out

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Silverbolt Book Club - 3 - Transformers Classic Vol 1

Jordan and Kendall discuss the first 13 issues of the Classic Transformers Marvel series and throw in some history for fun.

Here's the episode!

If you see this on Cyber Monday, Transformers Classic Volume 1 is on sale on Comixology and Amazon.

To support the show, just go to Amazon through this link through this link and buy literally anything.  Happy Cyber Monday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Miniatures and Dungeons and Dragons With Anthony Colegrove

Have you ever wondered about painting miniatures?  My old friend Anthony drove up from West Virginia to give a crash course in miniature painting.  Check it out while you make your Thanksgiving and stuff.

If this episode made you want to dive into Dungeon's and Dragons, pick up the 5th Edition Players Handbook on Amazon!

Monday, November 19, 2018

The Thanksgiving Song - Ukulele Cover

I did a cover of The Thanksgiving Song from Bob's Burgers.  It's loosely based on The National's version.  Also, this is my first stop motion in a while!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

My Back Pages - Ukulele Cover

I haven't done a ukulele cover since I got my new computer, since I needed to learn a new program to edit videos.  I'm still learning, but I felt like doing a basic one tonight.  This song was one of my favorite Dylan songs back in High School, but I've never felt comfortable covering it for whatever reason.  There's not too much more to say.  It's a good song.

If you don't already own the album, Another Side of Bob Dylanis pretty cheap on Amazon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Stan Lee Never Left

"Stan Lee came back?" "Stan Lee never left."  Yesterday's news gives this exchange from a classic Simpsons episode new meaning.  When I heard the news, I almost had to leave work for the day.  I literally had trouble reading all the tributes on twitter due to the tears in my eyes.  This is not something that happens to me regularly.

Considering how much of an impact his work has had on my life, I honestly don't know much about the man.  I've mostly just  heard the anecdotes he's given in interviews over the years.  I remember the one about how he chose to go by Stan Lee instead of his real name Stan Lieber, because he wanted to save his real name to put on something important.  Then there was the one where nobody thought you could make a teenage super hero, and teenagers could only be sidekicks.  I suspect some of the stories he told were more apocryphal than others.  After all, the idea that "People hate spiders, so you can't make a hero out of a spider" doesn't make much sense when Batman had been around for decades.  Nevertheless, the way he told those stories made you want them to be true.

The first time I realized just how important Stan Lee was to comics was back in 2006.  I used to get a stack of trade paperbacks from the library every Friday night and spend the evening reading through them.  One week, I picked up a collection of early Spider-Man.  Within the first 10 issues, Stan introduced The Chameleon, The Vulture, Doctor Octopus, The Sandman, and Electro.  Mysterio, Green Goblin, Kraven, and Scorpion all show up before issue 20.  In the nearly 800 issues that have followed of Amazing Spider-Man, only a handful of villains are as iconic as the batch introduced those early issues.  And that's just Spider-Man.

Stan Lee's work also represented the idea of the flawed super hero.  Before his work, super heroes were almost exclusively aspirational figures like Superman.  Since then even the characters who were around before have evolved to be flawed.  Superman is naive.  Batman is obsessive.  None of this would have been true without Stan Lee.

The man may be gone, but his work lives on as does the work he inspired.  Stan Lee never left.

Pull List In Crisis

Kendall and Jared discuss the last 6 weeks or so in comics.  Kendall also rambles about times comic characters tried to be president.

Please note, we recorded this before the news broke about Stan Lee.  Look for a small tribute on the website in the next few days.

Here's the episode.

If you were intrigued by my description of how crazy the story was, pick up Ultimate Comics Ultimates on Amazon.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Beyond Bulbasaur - 9 - Lugia

Kendall, Jordan(What's McCracken), and Jessie(Alphabet Flight) finish off the first season of the show talking about the iconic legendary Pokemon from Gen II.

Here's the show!

If you want to support the site, grab a Pokemon Silver 3DS code on Amazon!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

That's What We Called Music? - 32 - What I Got

Every podcast that sets out to review everything in a series in order runs into rough patches.  I don't like this song by Sublime.

Here's the episode!

I don't really want to associate any item to purchase with this song, so just buy whatever you want on amazon through the link if you want to support the site.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Beyond Bulbasaur - 8 - Stakataka

Kendall, Jordan(What's McCracken), and Jessie Cooper(Alphabet Flight) discuss the Ultra Beast Stakataka and really put an 8 year old Pokemon blogger in their place.

Here's the episode!

Pick up Pokemon Ultra Moon on Amazon and KendallCast gets some money

Monday, October 29, 2018

Who Cares About Halloween? - Treehouse of Horror

For the finale of "Who Cares About Halloween?" Kendall, Jordan, Molly, and Sarah discuss the top 10 Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes.

Here's the episode!

Start with the original Treehouse of Horror on Amazon

Who Cares About Halloween? - Scooby Doo Meets the Harlem Globetrotters

In the fourth installment of "Who Cares About Halloween," Jordan and Kendall discuss the third time Scooby Doo and the gang meet the Harlem Globetrotters in "The Mystery Of Haunted Island."  Also, we talk about competitive hot dog eating for some reason.

Here's the episode!

Watch the New Scooby Doo Movies on Amazon or through Prime's Boomerang Add On

Monday, October 22, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Who Cares About Halloween? The Munsters

Kendall, Joe, Jordan, and Ghostbusters Joe(of the Atlanta Ghostbusters) discuss "Prehistoric Munster" from the second season of the classic 1960s sitcom.

Here's the episode!

Buy The Munsters on Amazon

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Who Cares About Halloween? - Halloween

Joe and I discuss the 1978 film that launched a genre!  Seriously guys, this movie is really good.  I don't know if our podcast about it is that good, but the movie is great!

Here's the episode!

Watch the movie on Amazon

Monday, October 8, 2018

That's What We Called Music? - 30 - When a Woman's Fed Up

This week I mansplain to my two female co-hosts why this song is terrible and sexist.  It's a decent episode because it ends with a South Park clip.

Here it is!

Obligatory Amazon Suggestions:

Star Wars Resistance Season 1:  It's $2.99 right now for the whole season!

R Kelly R:  If you like this song, Rolling Stone said you'd like the album.

Star Wars Resistance Season 1 Thoughts

I've always been a fan of Star Wars animated series, from Tartakovsky's Clone Wars, to Dave Filoni's Clone Wars and Rebels.  So many great characters and stories came from them, and we see the same debate come up every time.  A particular group of fans calls the new show too kid friendly while another group says the show should be kid friendly.  Then, both groups are proven wrong, because the show develops characters and goes into a darker direction.

Season 1 of Resistance seems like it's got the same potential as previous series.  The main character Kaz isn't nearly as annoying as Ahsoka or Ezra were in the early episodes of their respective shows.  He's an aspiring pilot who wants to join the resistance, but takes a job as a spy.  Neeku Vozo(voiced by Josh Brener, Big Head from Silicon Valley) is like Drax from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies if he was also the nicest guy you've ever met.  A handful of other characters make less of a splash, but should have their time in the sun eventually.

Visually, the animation style will take some getting used to, but so did Rebels.  That said, ship designs on the show are living up to my expectations.  I'm not sure what it is, but that red tie interceptor looks really cool.

Honestly, I don't have much else to say right now besides suggesting that it's worth giving a try.  I'm not sure how long, but right now, with this Amazon link You can subscribe to the entire first season for only 3 bucks!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Venom Review

I got to see Venom early.  Here are my ramblings about it.  Go see it.  Hopefully I wasn't too negative.

Here's the show

Here are some amazon suggestions.  Remember, you don't have to buy the stuff you link to for us to get credit.  Just buy something.

The Birth of Venom:  Essential reading for any fan of Spider-Man and/or Venom

Spider-Man 3:  You think Venom was bad?  Remember the time when Toby McGuire went Emo and Sandman was there for no reason?

Monday, October 1, 2018

Beyond Bulbasaur - 6 - Ekans

Jordan(What's McCracken?), Jessie(Alphabet Flight), and Kendall discuss the team rocket staple whose name is just snake spelled backwards.  Also, they argue about whether the Gen I sprite is good or not.

Here's the episode!

Here are some amazon suggestions.  Remember, you don't have to buy the stuff you link to for us to get credit.  Just buy something.

Pokemon Let's Go Pre-order the upcoming Switch game!

Pokemon Indigo League Revisit the classic anime!

Who Cares About Halloween? - Dawn of the Dead

For October, I'm doing a bunch of horror and/or Halloween type content that I'm calling "Who Cares About Halloween"(named after my album available on BandCamp.)

On the first podcast episode, KendallCast fan favorite Joe "Atticus" Inch joins me to discuss the classic 1978 film Dawn of the Dead and the zombie genre in general.

"Main Theme" is written and performed by Kendall Halman
"Re Your Brains" is written by Jonathan Coulton and performed by Kendall Halman

Here's the episode!

Here are some amazon suggestions.  Remember, you don't have to buy the stuff you link to for us to get credit.  Just buy something.

Night of the Living Dead  The film that started it all.

Walking Dead Volume 4  Always a great comic, this volume features the classic "We are the Walking Dead" moment.