The Rantcor Pit #53 - Men in Masks

• August 23rd, 2016

The Rantcor Pit is back and after a rousing episode of the live show on Sunday, August 21, 2016, there was still so much to tell about Infinicon 2016 and especially the Star Wars guests that the conversation continues here.

Cole Houston and Eddie Medina share their experiences with actor Gerald Home (Tessek or "Squid-Head" of Jabba's Palace and a Mon Calamari Officer)) and stunt man Dickey Beer (Barada, Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, Weequay, etc.) at Infinicon, Texas' newest pop culture convention.  From behind the scenes tales of Return of the Jedi to other fascinating stories of film and television in the US and abroad, there was so much to share even this episode does not cover it all!
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Hey Kids, Comics! #192 - Rogue-ish I’s: Coin Toss

• August 19th, 2016

Grab your two-headed coins (scarred on one side of course) because it is time to talk about former Gotham District Attorney turned crime lord, Two-Face!

Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston take a look into the scarred physical and mental dichotomy that is embodied in one of the most intractable of Batman's core adversaries.  Steven McCauley joins the discussion as a long look into the relationship of Batman and his top five foes continues.
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Hey Kids, Comics! #191 - Rogue-ish I’s: Silly Bird

• August 12th, 2016

With a resonant quack and a trademark waddle, the Penguin became an iconic Batman villain, if a rather comical, satirical one at that.  Yet over the many decades of this feathered felon's career, Oswald Cobblepot has become one of the most important members of Batman's rogue's gallery.

Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston continue their exploration of Batman's core adversaries and how they reflect aspects of his own personality and alter-ego.  This week they are joined by Penguin fan and co-host of The Rantcor Pit and The Rantcor Pit Live, Eddie Medina.

Wine is consumed, a villain's motivations and history are explored, and the show goes off the rails often enough to punctuate the odd tale of an odd old bird of Gotham City.
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Hey Kids, Comics! #190 - Rouge-ish I’s: Riddled Through and Through

• August 9th, 2016

As the champion of Gotham City, Batman faces a bewildering rogue's gallery of adversaries.  Some present physical challenges, others philosophical, and still others intellectual.  "Rouge-ish I's" seeks to explore these challenges as represented by the villains taken on by the Dark Knight Detective.

While often one of the more underrated and ignored villains, the Riddler has proven in recent years to occupy a vital niche in the Batman mythos.  Hosts Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston discuss and examine Batman's most enigmatic of foes along with Riddler aficionado, Josh Watson.
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The Rantcor Pit #52 - Later, Vader

• July 31st, 2016

The circle is now complete.  When JediCole first entered podcasting it was on VaderCast.  Now he returns to "The Dark Side of Podcasting" with an episode all about that show's namesake.

Cole and Eddie Medina are joined this outing by returning guest David Bunds to talk all about the Dark Lord of the Sith himself.  Certainly one of the most striking villains in cinematic history, Darth Vader remains an icon to this day.  This episode is a follow up to the Anakin Skywalker episode of The Rantcor Pit Live, at least from a certain point of view.
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Hey Kids, Comics! #189 - Caucus on Infinite Earths

• July 29th, 2016

A Presidential election year in the United States brings forth the party divide, mudslinging, rhetoric, and a whole lot of flag waving.  And this year it brings forth a discussion on politicians, real and fictional, in comics!

Hosts Andrew Farmer (MC)* of Ohio and Cole Houston (DC)* of Texas debate explore the world of politics in comics.  From Presidents to Mayors to even a certain District Attorney, many are the politicos who have made their mark.
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HKC! SDCC 2016 Special

• July 25th, 2016
Welcome comic fans!  Yet again this year, only after the fact, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston vent their considerable wrath on San Diego Comic Con!

Really it is just about bitching about the all-too-common exclusive collectibles that they will miss out on or overpay to own.  That and the long lines for those attending.  None the less, there are still some positive notes...
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Hey Kids, Comics! #188 - Identity Theft

• July 23rd, 2016

What happens when the alter-ego takes over?  When that "other self" becomes all-consuming?  What if an alter-ego begets yet another alter-ego?  

These are the questions posed and explored by Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston as they face off with the challenge of super-heroes to maintain their actual identity when they have embraced their crime-fighting persona a little too fully.
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Do It Yourself 8: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

• July 20th, 2016

After just over one full year, Vegabomber and Joose are back!  

These two intrepid movie-goers didn't stop going to movies.  They didn't stop wanting to improve the movies they say.  They just had to take time away from this labor of cinematic love.  But like Superman and Batman both, they now "RETURN"!
Join the lively discussion as Vebabomber and his trusty companion in critique return to the fore to review and rebuild (at least in their minds) Zach Snyder's latest super-hero epic.  Yes, Batman v. Superman:  Dawn of Justice (original cut) is the topic of this spoiler-rich episode that might be a good precursor to any screening of the upcoming extended cut!  Discover where your hosts found favor and where they found some unfortunate cracks in the foundation, chips int he paint, and noble rot in the wood of the house that is the latest DC Comics cinematic opus!
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The Rantcor Pit #51 - Far, Far Away

• July 17th, 2016

"Far, Far Away".  

Star Wars Celebration Europe certainly seems that to Cole Houston and Eddie Medina as they present a discussion thereof on the latest episode of the show.  Being in Texas puts them thousands of miles from the action that will be in its final day as this goes live on the JCU site.

Listen to an exploration of the Celebration phenomenon, the exclusive products and the big announcements and revelations of the latest incarnation of the official Star Wars convention, and generally get in on the fun from half a world away!
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