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60 minutes | Mar 22, 2018
Episode 59: Suggesting Parental Evaluation of Warcraft
This week Jesi & Sheri talk about the Rhianna/Snapchat feud, the new Smash Bros announcement from Nintendo and a conversation about two different aspects of gaming culture: queer gaming with Logan and violent video games and gun violence with Lee.Special Guest: Lee Bretschneider.
33 minutes | Mar 8, 2018
Episode 58: Solo Pilots Evacuating Wyoming
Are there any heroes left in Hollywood? Is Stan Lee in poor health? Does RuPaul need to check his behavior on the mic when talking about transpeople? Jesi and Shelby answer these questions and more on this week's episode of SPEW!Special Guest: Kyle Anne.Links:SPEW is creating weekly nerd culture podcasts | PatreonStan Lee Reveals He's Fighting Pneumonia | TMZ.comDolly Parton's Imagination Library Delivers 100 Millionth Book : NPR Ed : NPRDolly Parton's 'Dixie Stampede' Attraction to Change Name - Rolling StoneFACT CHECK: Richard Gere and the GerbilHarrison Ford & Conservation InternationalHarrison Ford Twice Rescued Lost Hikers in His Own Helicopter | Entertainment TonightJackie Chan Raises $3.3 Million in Three Hours for Japan Relief (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter
32 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
Episode 57: Self Proclaimed Erotic Wigglers
Jesi and Shelby share stories about fandoms that they introduced their friends to, the trifecta of pretentious boy movies, tidbits related to Black Panther, and getting a lap dance in Tennessee vs. getting a gun in Tennessee!
66 minutes | Feb 21, 2018
Episode 56: Super Powers Enrich Wakanda
Jesi is joined by Gulf Coast Leisure Director of Operations Brian Franklin Jr. for a one-hour special episode dedicated solely to Black Panther. Smashing box office records and signaling a cultural milestone in black led cinema, Black Panther is a fountain of themes, symbolism, and black representation. Jesi and Brian dissect the importance of this film, the dichotomies within the heroes and the villains, how the women of Wakanda are depicted, and the effect this movie will have on the African diaspora. Special Guest: Brian Franklin Jr..Links:SPEW is creating weekly nerd culture podcasts | PatreonGULF COAST LEISURE – Building relationships that evolve into a positive cultureGulf Coast Leisure LLC. - FacebookMarvel Studios' Black Panther - Official Trailer - YouTube
34 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
Episode 55: Sexy Priests Enhance Weddings
It's a very special Valentine's Day edition of SPEW! Jesi and Shelby play the Spewlywed Game, discuss their OTP's (one true pairings) of pop culture and discuss the new Netflix releases The Cloverfield Paradox and Seeing Allred. Also, are we done with Quentin Tarantino? This and more on today's SPEW!Special Guest: Lee Bretschneider.
34 minutes | Feb 1, 2018
Episode 54: Shrinking Paul and Evangeline, or Whatever
We kick things off with some new recommendations and news, including plagiarism accusations against Guillermo Del Toro for his Oscar-nominated film The Shape of Water. Also discussed are the release window for Pokémon Go successor Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and a new application of AI: high quality fake celebrity porn known as "deepfakes."Links:SPEW is creating weekly nerd culture podcasts | PatreonA Futile and Stupid Gesture | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix - YouTubeMarvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp - Official Trailer - YouTubeTHE SHAPE OF WATER | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight - YouTubeLet Me Hear You Whisper by Paul Zindel (4 of 4) - YouTubeThe Space Between Us (2015) - YouTubeThe dolphin who loved me: the Nasa-funded project that went wrong | Environment | The GuardianPokemon Go developer Niantic unveils new Harry Potter AR gamePokemon, Pokemon everywhere in Southwest Florida — News story featring SPEW about Pokémon Go
37 minutes | Jan 26, 2018
Episode 53: Signing Petitions and Editing Wyan
This week, Jesi and Shelby react to the 2018 Women's March and profile Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who recently held a breakthrough sentencing hearing which 150 victim impact statements were given and heard by their abuser. Jesi and Shelby also spew about a new petition to Make the Joker Gay Again and react to a controversial fan edit of a SPEW fav flick, after which Jesi reveals a NEW all-time favorite movie!Links:The Women's Marches may have been the largest demonstration in US history - VoxPink Flag: What Message Do "Pussy Hats" Really Send? | Bitch MediaHow victim-impact statements like those by US gymnasts resonate in court cases - ABC NewsPetition · Make The Joker gay again · Change.orgSPEW is creating weekly nerd culture podcasts | Patreon
34 minutes | Jan 19, 2018
Episode 52: Shithole President Embarassing the World
Jesi and Shelby dig into the recent misconduct allegations against comedian Aziz Ansari and join the conversation that's opened up about consent.
34 minutes | Jan 3, 2018
Episode 51: Skywalker Pulled on 'Em Wobblers
Jesi and Shelby are back in the studio for SPEW Season 3! We have big plans for 2018, but in this episode, our two co-hosts reunite and swap tales of their holiday adventures and nerdy loot over the break. Also, hear the SPEW Watches recap of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Guillermo Del Toro's new romantic horror film The Shape of Water plus some thoughts on season 4 of Black Mirror's production "accident" that actually worked out just fine. Finally, Jesi reveals her 10 nerdy movies and shows to watch in 2018.
45 minutes | Nov 28, 2017
Episode 50: Stop Poking The Empty Womb
Its our 50th episode! Jesi & Shelby remember their favorite SPEW moments. Also discussed are Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, the Man on the Moon documentary Jim & Andy and Three Billboards of Ebbing Missouri. Check out our 2017 SPEW Holiday Gift Guide after a serious discussion about responding to allegations against your problematic faves!Special Guest: Lee Bretschneider.Links:SPEW is creating weekly nerd culture podcasts | Patreon[SPEW Gift Guide] Cards Against Potter - Cards Against Humanity Edition For Potter Fan With 1458 Cards - Full Version cards against muggles !: Toys & Games[SPEW Gift Guide] Harry Potter Blue and Gold New Bone China Tea Set | ThinkGeek[SPEW Gift Guide] Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit: Amazon Launchpad[SPEW Gift Guide] Spunglasses[SPEW Gift Guide] Lee's Art – Breshnyda.com[SPEW Gift Guide] Shelby's Art – Shelmore Art
40 minutes | Nov 15, 2017
Episode 49: Slowly Preparing to Eagerly Wean
Jesi and Shelby are back! On this episode, they discuss Justice League, the Lord of the Rings deal, the Louis CK scandal, the new Sims 4 expansion and more!
34 minutes | Nov 9, 2017
Episode 48: Saying Pretty Entertaining Words
On this episode of SPEW Podcast, Shelby and Lee have a conversation about the newly announced Lord of The Rings reboot, the new augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Facebook's effort to fight revenge porn and celebration of Virginia's first Transgender elected official Danica Roem.Special Guest: Lee Bretschneider.Links:Jesi Cason goes on Feminist rant about Dora the Explorer and Cereal in Interview - YouTube‘Lord of the Rings’: Amazon, Warner Bros. in Talks for Series Adaptation – VarietyWest of Memphis Official Trailer #1 (2012) - YouTubeThe Lord of the Rings Trailer (1978) - YouTubeWhy does Christopher Tolkien hate Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and other Tolkien movies? - Quora"Thor: Ragnarok" Official Trailer - YouTubeWhat We Do In The Shadows (Official Trailer) - YouTubeDredd 3D Official Trailer #1 (2012) - YouTubeTo Fight Revenge Porn, Facebook Is Asking to See Your
32 minutes | Nov 2, 2017
Episode 47: Stranger People Enumerating Waffles
Jesi and Lee are discussing Stranger Things season 2 (spoilers!) and She Makes Comics, a documentary about women in the comic book industry. Plus, we talk about the new trailer for Runaways, adapted from the popular Marvel comic book series. In news, a U.S. District judge has struck down President Trump's ban on transgender service members. And Anthony Rapp has accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct. Special Guest: Lee Bretschneider.
58 minutes | Oct 31, 2017
Episode 46: Salty Podcasters Entertaining Wildly (Live)
It's SPEW Podcast LIVE! Join Jesi & Shelby as they descend upon HOWL Fort Myers to deliver SPEW to the masses! Included in this live episode is an interview with comedian Sheena Reagan and a few rounds of the classic SPEW game Shart Attack! Our hosts also play a game of SPEW trivia. Opening Music – "Mustard is the Boss" by Breshnyda Closing Music – "If Only" by Emona Heartwrench & The Captain of DespairSpecial Guests: Kyle Anne, Lee Bretschneider, and Sheena Reagan.
41 minutes | Oct 26, 2017
Episode 45: Spirits Pounce and Eat Whoppers
On this episode of SPEW, Jesi and Shelby welcome rock and roll queens Angela Page and Frankie Colt to the studio for an interview. But first, some new Halloween movie recommendations and spooky SPEW stories! Also in a news roundup, Alice Glass (formerly Crystal Castles) and Jessicka Addams (Jack Off Jill) reveal sexual assault allegations against a variety of industry figures, some very close to the artists themselves and spanning decades.Special Guests: Angela Page and Frankie Colt.Links:(1:15) SPEW Podcast LIVE! — Listen to it NOW on Patreon!(2:40) Support SPEW on Patreon! — $1/mo gets you instant access to weekly bonus episodes of SPEW!(5:55) Schrödinger's cat - Wikipedia(7:12) Martyrs (2008) [Trailer](7:18) Evil Dead (2013) [Trailer](8:00) The Last Exorcism [Trailer](8:40) The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) [Trailer](9:25) The Descent (2005) [Trailer](10:25) Turistas (2006) [Trailer](11:25) Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses [Trailer](12:27) Hush (2016) [Trailer]
45 minutes | Oct 19, 2017
Episode 44: Songs about Penises, Erections, and Weiners
The ousting of alleged rapist Harvey Weinstein continues to reverberate through Hollywood, prompting women ranging from Amazon Studio Executive Producer Isa Hackett to Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones coming forward about their own abusive encounters in the entertainment industry. We talk about that and some responses from actresses like Alyssa Mylano and Rose McGowan, as well as originator of the "Me Too" movement Tarana Burke. In nerd news, we review the trailer for Black Panther, touching on representation and having a general discussion about the character and movie. Joining us for an interview is Kyle Anne Duggan, half of the Comedy Folk duo Emona Heartwrench and The Captain of Depsair!Special Guest: Kyle Anne.Links:SPEW Podcast LIVE!Rose McGowan: ‘Hollywood blacklisted me because I got raped’ | Film | The GuardianAmazon TV Producer Goes Public With Harassment Claim Against Top Exec Roy Price (Exclusive) | Hollywood ReporterReese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Jennifer Lawrence #MeToo | The Mary SueMeet Tarana Burke, Activist Who Started “Me Too” Campaign to Ignite Conversation on Sexual Assault | Democracy Now!Marvel Studios' Black Panther - Official Trailer - YouTube
40 minutes | Oct 12, 2017
Episode 43: Szechuan Packets Elude Wastoids
On this episode we welcome SWFL burlesque queen and SPEW Podcast LIVE performer Freckles Galore for an in-studio interview! We start things off with the controversy surrounding the growing list of sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Also discussed: the pandemonium surrounding the Rick and Morty-inspired Szechuan Sauce promotion by McDonald's and the new trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi!Special Guest: Freckles Galore.Links:Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for DecadesHarvey Weinstein: Polanski has served his time and must be freedLisa Bloom, Lawyer Advising Harvey Weinstein, Resigns Amid Criticism From Board MembersStar Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Official)Rick and Morty - Szechuan Sauce (Season 3 clip)McDonald’s faces backlash over Szechuan sauce shortageRick and Morty co-creators distance themselves from Szechuan sauce debacleChimichanga Talk! Podcast
43 minutes | Oct 5, 2017
Episode 42: Singin' Petty with Emotional Wallflowers
SPEW Podcast Live show details are ready to be announced! Listen now to hear the line-up of performers and special guests then head over to www.howlbooks.net to purchase tickets for October 20th. On this episode, we have Trevor Richardson of Starburns Industries Press discussing the work he is doing with Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty, Community, Harmontown) in the world of comics. We're also discussing a German improv group that's helping unite refugees and locals in Berlin, the relevancy of The Vagina Monologues to millennial feminists, leaked transcripts of Donald Trump's interviews with Howard Stern, and Justice Sotomayer getting real about gerrymandering.
43 minutes | Sep 29, 2017
Episode 41: Sexy Playgirls Evading Womanizers
Jesi and Shelby welcome special guest Sheena Reagan to the podcast! Sheena is the runner-up winner of Florida's Funniest Female, a local southwest Florida comedian, and will be at the SPEW Podcast Live event on October 20th! We're also discussing recently announced movie remakes, the good, the bad and the desperately needed. Finally, we bid farewell to controversial cultural icon Hugh Hefner. Special Guest: Sheena Reagan.Links:(00:28) Sheena Reagan Comedy — Our guest this episode!(01:05) SPEW Podcast Live – Get your tickets online! — SPEW Podcast LIVE! October 20th at HOWL Fort Myers! A 2-hour variety spectacular! Featuring Special Guest Sheena Reagan & more! New guest and performer announcements very soon!(01:10) SPEW Podcast LIVE! — RSVP to the Facebook Event!J.J. Abrams Developing Remake of Japanese Hit ‘Your Name’ With Paramount – Variety — We kickoff our discussion on remakes with news of a J.J. Abrams adaptation of the anime Your Name‘Hocus Pocus’ Remake in the Works at Disney Channel – Variety — Jesi would prefer a prequel.The Craft Remake Gets Rewrite | Den of GeekJohn Carpenter on Big Trouble in Littl
35 minutes | Sep 22, 2017
Episode 40: Seeking Permits to End Weather
Jesi and Shelby are back post Hurricane Irma! We're discussing our evacuation adventures and spend some time at the end of the show talking about the effects of the storm on southwest Florida. The Emmy's made some historical award firsts this year, Sabrina the Teenage Witch is coming back to television, and Jesi and Lee watched Mother! and loved it unlike pretty much everyone else. The Women's Media Summit calls for a boycott of media not made by women. And there's a local Comicfest happening at the Lee County Public Library so visit www.leelibrary.net/comicfest to learn more.
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