Fantasy Flops ft. MTV’s Shannara Chronicles

Fantasy Flops ft. MTV’s Shannara Chronicles

The race to replace ‘Game of Thrones’ is underway, but after that ending, is sword and sorcery dead? Nearly a year after MTV cancelled Shannara Chronicles, Melissa and Jon Matos ask why it failed. Can new writers recapture the magic of the 80’s...
Aah! Real Pathos ft. Good Grief

Aah! Real Pathos ft. Good Grief

Good books make you feel things, but what if that’s all they do? Melissa and Jon review a local author’s book, Good Grief, and discuss how it achieves  a high level of intimacy and honesty without becoming melodramatic. Can a novel survive without ninjas...
Disney…! Live Action? | Live @ Philly Podfest

Disney…! Live Action? | Live @ Philly Podfest

The magic of Disney animation is part of our DNA, so when it changes, has Disney changed or have we? Melissa and Jon recorded this special, nostalgia-filled episode at the 7th Annual Philly Podfest, thanks to the sponsors below and the lovely people at Indy Hall....
Umbrella Academy & Black Parade

Umbrella Academy & Black Parade

When my brother was a young boy, My Chemical Romance were the heartthrobs of the emo era. Looking back, their creativity set them apart, as frontman Gerard Way crafted concept albums, music videos and comics. Jon and Melissa discuss the band’s biggest hit and...