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The Kaiju Apostle Podcast
2 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
The Kaiju Apostle Podcast is dead, long live...
The previous version of this was...well... It was rushed. So here's something a bit better. Sorry for those of you who are still subscribed to TKAP for some reason! And for those of you who just discovered the show...well.......come join us over at the new one! http://www.atrociouspod.com
75 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
One last episode. The apostles discuss the movie that started this journey, getting into patristic theology and the need to remember rightly. Not much else to say, except thanks for making this whole experience so wonderful. We're excited for what comes next!
27 minutes | Jan 1, 2021
2020 killed our podcast!
The title says it all. David discusses why the show is ending, what's coming down the pipeline, and a short message about forgiveness.
77 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Showabration! feat. Kaiju Kim
Well, this is it, y'all. The apostles last episode before the hiatus. Joining them this week is Kaiju Kim, and they get into some of their favorite moments in the Showa-era of films. Plus, some user submitted questions as well! https://twitter.com/KaijuKim http://youtube.com/c/Godzilla101 http://instagram.com/kaiju_kim
87 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) feat. Fae Basir
I'm editing and releasing this on election night. This is as much of a description as you're getting. https://twitter.com/faeriezilla https://twitter.com/GodzillaRound https://www.somethingghoulish.com/author/fae-basir/
72 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) feat. Christian Gonzalez (Seaguns)
Despite the worst technical difficulties the apostles have faced, here's a new episode, with a special guest to boot! Thanks to Christian Gonzalez (Seaguns) for joining the show to discuss the difference between soothsaying and biblical prophecy, how Miyarabi's prayer echoes the cries of Israel, and Dr. Miyajima's ethical dilemmas. Oh, and David may have come up with the ultimate meme..... Seaguns Twitter Seaguns Instagram Seaguns Artstation Redman Volume 3 Godzilla Unmade: Bride of Godzilla
75 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) feat. Ben Wahrman
Joining the podcast this episode is Ben Warhman, frequent contributor to the Star Wars website, Eleven-ThirtyEight, to discuss Toho's attempt to cash-in on the Ultraman success: Godzilla vs. Megalon. After hearing about Ben's history with the franchise, the discussion moves to polarized film opinions and the controversy of commodifying trauma. Also- huge shoutout to Kweer Kaiju for making our new intro music! They did an amazing job, so make sure to check out their other releases on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KweerKaiju/. You can also find them on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/kweerkaiju Ben's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Benergizer1 Eleven-ThirtyEight: http://eleven-thirtyeight.com/ Imperial Senate Podcast: https://twitter.com/ImpSenatePod Celebrity Jeopardy w/ French Stewart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEghu90QJH4
100 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) feat. Danny DiManna of the Godzilla Novelization Project
Let's be honest: who even reads podcast descriptions these days? If you're a Godzilla fan, then surely you know about Godzilla vs. Gigan, right? But what you might not know is Danny DiManna, the brains behind the Godzilla Novelization Project, is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to this movie and the series as a whole. Join the apostles as they pick Danny's brain and discuss the continuing shift in themes and tones in the Godzilla franchise, along with the concept of peacekeeping vs peacemaking. Godzilla Novelization: Website Facebook Twitter Patreon GNP on the Kaiju Groupie Podcast: Episode One Episode Two G-Fest XXVI Panel - Sekizawa and Kimura: A Tale of Two Screenwriters The Monster Island Film Vault - "Matango" (feat. Danny DiManna as Dr. Dourif) Kaijusaurus Podcast Presents... Godzilla Unmade #3: Bride of Godzilla ? (feat. Danny DiManna as Dr. Shida)
95 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) feat. Matt Parmley of Kaiju Transmissions
From the depths of the Dark Gaseous Nebula of the Orion emerges Matt Parmley of the Kaiju Transmissions podcast to discuss the unique, and controversial, film, Godzilla vs. Hedorah. Of course Chris, David, and Matt touch on the main theme of the movie, but they also branch out to discuss the ethics of creation care and how the message holds up almost five decades later. Also, this episode marks one year of the podcast, which means...well, you'll have to listen to find out! https://kaijutransmissions.tumblr.com/ http://www.twitter.com/kt_podcast https://kaijumasterclass.com/ https://www.tohokingdom.com/blog/yoshimitsu-banno-in-memoriam/
74 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Space Amoeba (1970)
Stop me if you've heard this one before. A cuttlefish, a crab, and a matamata turtle walk into a bar.........Ahem. Anyway, this episode is a doozy, with Chris and David figuring out what to make of 1970's Space Amoeba. It's a film that seems like it has something it wants to say, but does it succeed? Or does it sink deep in the ocean, along seaweed? If you don't want to listen to the Ultraman Z/Community discussion, fast-forward to 14:39. Also, make sure to check out our friend Jake's great article on the movie here: https://www.somethingghoulish.com/giant-monsters-of-the-south-seas-fifty-years-of-space-amoeba/
79 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
All Monsters Attack (1969) feat. Eric Neely of Monsters vs Men
As the apostles go from Destroy All Monsters to All Monsters Attack, talk about tonal whiplash! However, joining them on this journey is Eric Neely from the Monsters vs. Men podcast to tackle critiques regarding capitalism, the myth of redemptive violence, and settling the most important question of all time: who handles stock footage better, Gamera and the Space Women, or All Monsters Attack? THEir aNswERs MAY sUrpRiSe YoU!
76 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
At last, the Avengers of Godzilla movies. Before you write off the episode because of that description, Chris and David discuss why that comparison might actually be accurate, along with gatekeeping in the fandom and the shift in tone, and meaning, in the Godzilla series. Kaijuvengers...assemble!
78 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
King Kong Escapes (1967) feat. Alex Cornett of Monsters vs Men
When you have a movie with a giant ape and his mechanical clone, it only makes sense to invite Alex of Monsters vs. Men to monkey around. Despite the reputation the film has, however, do Chris, David, and Alex find much to discuss, or does Dr. Who and Crew just make our hosts want to cuss? (Worst. Rhyme. Ever.) Watch King Kong Escapes on Archive.org here.
76 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Son of Godzilla (1967)
It's the movie Chris has been waiting for: Son of Godzilla, Minilla's infamous introduction into the Godzilla universe. The apostles find a lot to discuss this time around, between Godzilla's parenting skills, creation care and eschatology, along with the philosophical concept of contractualism. Time to go back to the island, Jack Shephard! Watch Son of Godzilla on Archive.org here.
73 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
Ahoy, mateys! Come onboard with Chris and David as they set sail to the Devil's Island to discuss the 1966 Godzilla film, Ebirah, Horror of the Deep. Does Jun Fukuda's shift in tone work for the duo, or do they walk away from this one crabbier than ever? Grab your swimsuit and towels, because this episode is a beach!
73 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
War of the Gargantuas (1966)
Gargantuas, Gadamer, Yu-Gi-Oh-My! David and Chris finally get to one of the most famous kaiju films of all time: War of the Gargantuas. Not ones to shy away from controversy, they discuss the hype surrounding the movie, along with the application of the Cain and Abel motif to the two giant monsters, not to mention getting into detail about their respective analytical approaches to these monster flicks. Chris also does his best (see: worst) puns yet!
108 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Building a Bridge - Fae
In light of everything happening in the United States, Chris and David felt one last episode of Building a Bridge was needed, and they invited Fae to join the conversation regarding racism, both in the Godzilla fandom and the country at large. David also had the chance to conduct an interview with another Godzilla fan, Joe, and that can be found at their website here: http://thekaijuapostle.com/show/building-a-bridge-4-fae Links to the books referenced at the end of the episode: Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark Noll The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone Dear White Christians by Jennifer Harvey
86 minutes | May 25, 2020
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) feat. Michael Hamilton of the Kaiju Groupie Podcast
They know, trust us- the doctor is really Frankenstein, not the monster. But in this episode, David and Chris get into more serious matters, such as: what does it mean to be a human being? How do we determine quality of life? And why is there such thing as kaiju rule 34? Joining the duo this week is Michael Hamilton, also known as the Kaiju Groupie. Make sure to check out the podcast he helps out with, Kaiju Weekly. Also, shout out to Erik for providing the new outro music. His music can be listened to and purchased here. For more information about our discussion on the death penalty, Kelly Gissendaner, and Jurgen Moltmann you can check out these links.
66 minutes | May 11, 2020
The One With the Pandemic Update
Well, look whose back. Back again. TKAP's back...and...well...I'm not sure if you should tell a friend about this one. Before they dive back into the Toho Kaiju Cinematic Universe (TKCU?), David and Chris discuss some of the media they consumed during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with a reflection on the final season of the Clone Wars AND thoughts on the fandom's reaction regarding Godzilla Vs. Kong's potential delay once more. Huge thank you to Eric Fain for the backing music during the spoiler warning. You can check out his project Bahroot here.
38 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
This isn't the return you were looking for. Instead of the usual fare, David spends the episode catching everyone up to speed (rather clumsily, he might add) regarding the birth of his daughter and the ordeal he and his family have gone through in the NICU. The story is not without hope, though. Jesus is on the throne, forever and always. Thank you for your prayers and support. Truly.
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