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60 minutes | Dec 6, 2022
Ep. 41 - Cavalcade of Coming Attractions
This foul year 2022 is almost at an end, and the entertainment industry is revving up their marketing pushes for their 2023 content! First off, EA and Respawn have little baby leak on Steam for Star Wars: Jedi Survivor. Then a trio of big summer blockbuster movies dropped trailers all on the same day: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. We explore the rapid deterioration of recently merged comic book publisher Oni Press, then it's back to the teasers and millennial pleasers with a look at That '90s Show on Netflix. Also, what famous television mobster's son is being typecast for Disney's Daredevil revival? All this and more!
67 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Ep. 40 - A Series of Unforced Errors
What is it with all these big entertainment companies posting their Ls all over the place this last week? First Microsoft and Sony compete to see which of them has more reason to complain about their exclusive titles, then Disney exchanges one Bob for another Bob in an effort to prevent more Strange World levels of box office failure. Netflix leaves tens of millions of dollars on the table with The Glass Onion, while Paramount tries desperately to entice everyone's dad with more Yellowstone content. On the bright side, DC Comics has a bright new crossover event for 2023, and Marvel's holiday specials are winning the battle of the warm and fuzzies. It's a post-mortem on the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, so put together a leftover sandwich and put this pod in your ears!
54 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
Ep. 39 - Old Fart Adventures
Appropriately, the Thanksgiving week is rife with old guys you know and love, all of whom are going on new adventures soon. Sam Fisher is putting on the goggles for a remake of the original Splinter Cell, Indiana Jones is apparently going to punch some space Nazis on the Moon, and John Carpenter is getting more video game money because an Escape From New York reboot is in the works. We also say goodbye to Jason David Frank, dish on some casting news for the Percy Jackson series on Disney+, and catch the ABC network pulling the rare un-ordering of a series order for David E. Kelley's Catalina caper "Avalon."
104 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Ep. 38 - Obituaries and Pokemon Champs
How do you heal a broken heart? Well, for starters, you welcome back to the show Chris Pranger! After some necessary talk about the pop culture icons we lost this last week, Chris gives an extensive run-down on Pokemon Scarlet/Violet that releases this week, while Kyle provides some thoughts on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Also, Guillermo del Toro teases us with a glimpse at one of his many unrealized projects, Studio Ghibli did a Star Wars (kinda), and wait, hold on a sec...is this Witcher prequel series going to actually be really good?
56 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
Ep. 37 - In a Row?
It's release week for God of War: Ragnarok, and Embracer Group kills off a quality mobile gaming studio. David Zaslav gets confused as to what a movie franchise is, but he's not confused about which money (and hate) machine he wants to tie WB to for the forseeable future. The holiday season is upon us, in the form of crappy sequels to questionable season classics, as well as the Hallmark Channel joining forces with Peacock to fill all your sweater weather viewing needs. Marvel is tackling the Planet of the Apes in comic book form, while Bryan Fuller gets to work on a prequel series to Friday the 13th. And did you see that Blockbuster show on Netflix? What. A. Dog.
63 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Ep. 36 - Crisis On Infinite Social Media Apps
Welcome to the spookiest episode of Media Sandwich ever! It's got everything a modern haunted house has...the reanimated corpse of the Call of Duty franchise, Elon Musk's insidious alien plot to take over the world (of social media), James Gunn and Peter Safran investigating the DC haunted manor, Mike Flanagan's attempted séance to communicate with the screen adaptation of The Dark Tower, and the elevated horror of what's going to happen to "The Witcher" now that Henry Cavill has traded his long wig for the tights and cape. All this and more from Count Kyle, the Svengoolie of pop culture headlines...click play, if you dare!
58 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
Ep. 35 - Remakes, Twisters, and the Hierarchy of Power
The word is out on Gotham Knights, and the word is...eh. Meanwhile, Silent Hill 2 gets a big next-gen remake, the Star Wars franchise flirts with the idea of maybe making feature films again sometime in the future, Amblin makes moves towards a sequel no one asked for, a comic book creator insists Matt Reeves stole his Riddler story and left behind a cryptic 3-hour movie, and Kyle finds out The Daily Show is still on the air, and in need of a new host. All this and more in the world of entertainment news!
55 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
Ep. 34 - A Decade Late to the Prom
It's a big week for easily avoidable flubs by big media companies. First off, Comcast abruptly pulls the lever on the trolley equation that is G4TV (yes, they brought it back, only a year ago), the video game industry treats voice actors like garbage, and Netflix offers an enticing new price tier that sounds like absolute trash. It's not all bad news, however! Fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender have both a TTRPG and three feature films to look forward to, meanwhile big movie studios are bringing back some beloved 1990s comedy franchises. A full, healthy week in the world of entertainment. But what about the biggest movie at the box office right now, Halloween Ends?
58 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
Ep. 33 - Broken Bones and Bummers
Post-surgery blues glue Kyle to the couch so he can provide updates on some previously discussed headlines, as well as some interesting news out of New York Comic-Con and some recent movie trailers both delightful (Violent Night) and baffling (Super Mario Brothers). Then a brief meditation on the true crime genre and how it sometimes trivializes real tragedy, and the whole debacle of Kanye West's attempt to normalize hate.
46 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Ep. 32 - False Starts and Disassociation
A top-tier esports company steps right in it and loses an important partnership with Riot Games, meanwhile hotshot horror directors surprise execs on a special Zoom call, Star Trek has some major news about the Kelvin timeline going forward, a new comic book strikes Kyle's fancy, and the Super Bowl has a halftime performer locked in, which is what football is all about, right? Oh, and did you SEE that "The Last of Us" trailer?
44 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Ep. 31 - Out of Respect
Happy video game news arrives in the form of this last week's Nintendo Direct, and not so happy news in the form of one of the most massive data leaks in the video game industry's recent history. Meanwhile, Columbia Pictures/Sony Entertainment is doing the release date shuffle on some of their biggest films in the next two years, Harvey Weinstein tries to do more dirty business from his prison commode, and this week sees the premieres of some intriguing new television programs along with the triumphant returns of some newly coronated Emmy winners.
133 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Ep. 30 - Disney Double Decker
It's a two-man sandwich this week, with the return of Chris Pranger! The guys try their very best to touch on every single item announced at Disney's D23 event, along with some spooky special screenings coming to Regal Cinemas, a legendary comic book artist's recent passion project, and Anna Kendrick's first time behind the camera to chronicle a game show psychopath.
61 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
Ep. 29 - Steamy and Spicy
The long Labor Day weekend results in some of Kyle's saltiest commentary yet. After a brief sidebar about the Steam Deck, we get some good news/bad news situations for Halo: Infinite and Splatoon 3, followed by a very Shia LaBeouf filled briefing on the Venice Film Festival. A hefty case against J.K. Rowling's newest stack of toilet paper scribblings transitions nicely into some vindication for the graphic novel Gender Queer, and what in the name of Tom Bombadil is going on with Amazon's television budgets?!
42 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
Ep. 28 - In the Pocket
Rumors about EA being absorbed by even bigger business fish are less substantial than the rumors of Big Chungus becoming playable in WB's Multiversus. Meanwhile, Matt Shakman beams away from Star Trek 4 to helm another Marvel project, DC Comics trips over a bag of tamales while trying to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and Kyle pauses his love affair with the latest movie from Laika long enough to remind everyone of a bygone rallying cry...#SixSeasonsAndaMovie.
45 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Ep. 27 - Just One More Thing
This week on the podcast, the reviews are in on the Saint's Row reboot game (a thing that apparently exists), Ezra Miller's reign of terror comes to a conclusion, David Zaslav is a very old man who likes very old things, several milestone anniversaries are coming up for the comic book world, and is Rian Johnson finally making Kyle's dreams come true by casting a certain redhead as a certain rumpled detective? Oh, and uh...just one more thing...thanks to Jeremy F. for our final TV news tip! Listen in your browser or subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or via our RSS feed in any podcasting app of your choice. Remember to write us a review and send any pop culture news of the week to email@example.com or on Twitter @media_sandwich and we'll talk about it!
50 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
Ep. 26 - Full Day At the Business Factory
From deep inside a subterranean bunker where he's perfecting his Pepe Silvia bulletin board, Kyle dishes on the latest in entertainment headlines. On the cutting board this week: delay announcements for Hogwarts Legacy, a movie reboot of a fun 1980s TV show, the steady decline of a once-proud comic book publisher, and hot off the panini presses today, the sale of a major television network to one of those local news conglomerates that help shape your parents' political opinions like so much Silly Putty. Listen in your browser or subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or any old podcatcher using our RSS feed. Write opinions or news tips to the show at twitter @media_sandwich or b email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
46 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
Ep. 25 - Warner Blows Discovery
One big, infuriating headline (you know the one) threatens to engulf the entire show while Kyle touches on Pokemon Presents, Gotham Knights, the Tomb Raider movies, a beloved actor's television debut, and a whole lot of nonsense caused by the corporate desire to feed failing platforms smaller, more successful ones in order to absorb their nutrients...er, their subscribers. Listen here or subscribe to the Media Sandwich podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or directly through your app of choice with our RSS feed!
46 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
Ep. 24 - New Recipe
It...is...alive! The Media Sandwich podcast returns with a more pop culture news orientation as Kyle skims the headlines for a quick look at all the entertainment coming your way in the near future. Topics include: Grand Theft Auto 6, DC's Death of Superman 30th Anniversary issue, Phases 5 and 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and all the upcoming television shows coming to you in August on DisneyPlus, Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. Listen in your browser right now! Subscribe to the show in your podcast app to get every episode when they drop, and don't forget to follow us on twitter @Media_Sandwich. Write to the show at email@example.com with any comments or topics you'd like to chat about, and hey...thanks for hanging out!
99 minutes | May 4, 2021
Ep. 23 - The Junior Novelization
The guys have a spoiler-filled conversation about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, after some serious talk about what is and isn't canon in Space Jam. Dan is able to play Half-Life: Alyx! The Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets a quick review, and then lots of Star Wars talk from the point-of-view of Chris's small children who just saw the Saga for the first time. Then Kyle says "literally" the wrong way at least a half dozen times while revealing a hastily-crafted surprise...the first ever Media Sandwich game! Listen in your browser right now! Subscribe to the show's RSS feed to get every episode when they drop, and don't forget to follow us on twitter @Media_Sandwich and submit some new entries for our new trivia game. Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org and drop us a line.
94 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Ep. 22 - Jelly of the Month Club
Recently thawed out from their stint frozen during the winter storms, the Sandwich Heads are all buzzing from Marvel's WandaVision and all the possible directions the MCU can go. Fantastic Four? Mephisto? Black Panther 2? There are so many possibilities! And speaking of possibilities, has Dan unlocked an accidental perpetual power loop in his house, or is he on the path of going "full Griswold" and electrocuting himself? But of course, the real meat of this sandwich is Chris breaking down the latest Nintendo Direct, which was...definitely loaded with stuff. Listen in your browser or subscribe to the show's RSS feed via your favorite podcast app! And don't forget to email the show at email@example.com or find us on Twitter and Facebook.
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