MTR Network

This time it's not Dpalm's fault the world has gone to shit when he's on the Insanity Check. Kriss has been avoiding some of these topics for a while but since the Insanity Check is going on a two week break, we finally have to cover it. Semi-good news? Bill Cosby is going to jail for rape. It's still only 3 - 10 years (and he won't come close to even serving 3) but at last his rapist ass is in jail. And no, this isn't the case to use when talking about racial disparities in the criminal justice system. In lesser positive news, Brett Kavanaugh is going to be put on the Supreme Court. Hope is a lie and this FBI investigation is just a cover for Jeff Flake and other terrible republicans to have an excuse when they confirm him next week.

Topics:

Guest: Dpalm

  • @Dpalm66
Our shirts are now on TeePublic:  https://teepublic.com/stores/mtr-network
 
Wolverine: The Long Night is now on Stitcher. To listen to the whole season, without adds, get Stitcher Premium. Use our code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month: stitcher.com/premium

Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! 

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

Check out our Sponsors!

TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping.

Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site

 

Direct download: Hope_is_a_Lie_-_Insanity_Check_622.m4a
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:23am EST

It's the end of September so it's time for another Mailbag episode. Kriss and Dpalm go through listener emails, hot topics and discuss their Pull-List for the month. This month we're doing something special. Because the Super Tuesday shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, etc) are coming back next month, we're doing a big preview show this upcoming Sunday. So send in emails for those. This month, we're focusing mostly on news and the big question is: What is the plan over at Warner Brothers/DC?

Okay we lied, the first question really is how much did the Bumblebee trailer get Dpalm? It's an extra long Mailbag episode that you're not gonna want to miss.

Topics:

  • Emails
    • Did the Bumblebee trailer get Dpalm?
  • News
  • Pull-List (Not the complete list)
    • DC
      • Batman #55 & #56
      • The Flash #55
      • Detective Comics 
      • Red Hood: The Lost Years
      • Titans #26
    • Marvel
      • Fantastic Four #2
      • Captain America #3
      • Domino Annual #1
      • X-Men Gold
      • X-Men Blue
      • X-Men Red
      • The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
      • Thor #5
      • Darth Vader #21
    • Other
      • Lost Light #24

Kriss and Dpalm record the Mailbag at the end of every month. If you want to send in your own questions and thoughts, email us: Mailbag@MTRNetwork.Net

 

Our shirts are now on TeePublic:  https://teepublic.com/stores/mtr-network
 
Wolverine: The Long Night is now on Stitcher. To listen to the whole season, without adds, get Stitcher Premium. Use our code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month: stitcher.com/premium
 

 
Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
 

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

 

Direct download: Whats_the_Plan__-_Mailbag_12.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:56am EST

You already know what this is. If you were thinking that Malcolm D Lee's Girls Trip would maybe make Night School, that includes Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart, would be a good follow up...you'd be wrong. This film is a mess and easily forgettable. It is also without a complete story. There are so many characters in this film and most of them have no character development. Characters are just there with no dialogue and no real purpose. The film just has no idea what it wants to be.

Listen as Brandon and Ashley break down where this film went wrong.

A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school.

Our shirts are now on TeePublic:  https://teepublic.com/stores/mtr-network
 
Wolverine: The Long Night is now on Stitcher. To listen to the whole season, without adds, get Stitcher Premium. Use our code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month: stitcher.com/premium
 

Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! 

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

 

Direct download: Night_School_-_Movie_Trailer_Reviews.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:08am EST

Kriss is joined by Joi to review, The Hate U Give which is based off of a young adult novel by the same name written by Angie Thomas. The film is directed by George Tillman Jr and stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby.

Now films based off of young adult novels don't have the best track record. Matter of fact, most are lazy and just downright awful. The Hate U Give isn't one of those films. It tackles some serious issues in the age of protests against police violence and Black Lives Matters and doesn't shy away from treating its target audiences as mature young adults. Add in an absolutely outstanding performance by Russell Hornsby and this is a film you're definitely going to want to check out.

Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! 

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

 

Direct download: The_Hate_U_Give_-_Movie_Trailer_Reviews.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:53pm EST

Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. This week he's joined by Aaron from the Black Astronauts Podcast Network.

Topics:

Guest: Aaron


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! 

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

Check out our Sponsors!

TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping.

Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site

 

Direct download: The_White_Supremacy_Strikes_Black_-_Insanity_Check_621.m4a
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:07am EST

The Doctor and Shanna are joined by Moji from the TV Movie Mistress podcast to discuss Netflix Original Switched. This Japanese drama follows Ayumi and Zenko, two teen girls with drastically different lives who switch bodies. With the help of her friend Kaga, Ayumi tries to get her body back from Zenko who doesn't want to give up the popular girl's life or her boyfriend, Mizumoto. It's a twisted, teen drama that we think you'll enjoy.

You can find Moji at TV Movie Mistress and on Twitter @bookdreamer01 

 


Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

Direct download: TeamKaga_-_Switched_on_Netflix_Review_1.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

Kriss and Dpalm are back with another Character Corner episode. This time its Part 1 of a two part series on the Robins. Weve covered most of the Robins already in previous episodes like Batman's Rogue Gallery, Tim Drake,  all the Batgirl episodes and our three part Batman series. But weve never really dug deep into each of the Robins and gone into their differences and how they tell the larger story of Batman.

We’re starting with Dick Grayson and Jason Todd not just because chronologically they were the first two robins but also because they represent the larger issues weve seen with Batman & DC Comics when they get translated to movies and TV. Everyone knows Dick Grayson is the first Robin but the reality is, by the time most of us were reading comics and aware of Batman, Grayson was far removed from being Robin. Same could be said for Jason Todd. Jason was first introduced in 1983 and was killed off in 1988. The first two Robins came and went before most people today were even 10. And thats where we see DC getting into trouble. The mantle of Robin is almost just as important and divisive as Batman. There isn't another sidekick character in which you have 4-5 drastically different character holding the title and all of them are just about important. Dick, Jason, Tim/Stephanie and Damien.

Were gonna go through each Robin and talk not just about some of their key issues but really dive into how theyre different from each other, and the role they play in Bruce/Batmans life. First up...the heir & the prodigal son: Richard & Jason.

Key Issues:

  • First Appearaances
    • Detective Comics #38 - First appearance of Dick Grayson/Robin
    • Tales of the Teen Titans #44 - First appearance of Dick Grayson as Nightwing
    • Batman #357 - First appearance of Jason Todd (Pre-Crisis)
    • Batman #366 - First appearance of Jason Todd as Robin (Pre-Crisis)
  • Early Years
  • Enter Jason Todd
    • Batman #408 - First appearance of Post-Crisis Jason Todd
    • Batman #410 - Post-Crisis Todd's first appearance as Robin
    • New Teen Titans vol 2 #20
    • Nightwing Year One
    • Batman #416 - Jason & Dick meet for the first time; Bruce admits to why he replaced Grayson
  • Death of Jason Todd
    • Batman #422
    • Batman #424 - Does Jason kill Garzonas or not?
    • Batman #426 - 429 - Death in the Family
  • Batman Prodigal
    • Batman #512
    • Shadow of the Bat #32
    •  
    • Detective Comics #679
    • Robin Vol 4 #11
    • Batman #513
    • Shadow of the Bat #33
    • Detective Comics #680
    • Robin Vol 4 #12
    • Batman #514
    • Shadow of the Bat #34
    • Detective Comics #681
    • Robin Vol 4 #13
  • Nightwing series
  • Return of Jason Todd
  • Battle for the Cowl
  • Batman & Robin
  • Grayson
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws (Rebirth)

Other Batman Related Episodes:


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
 

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

Direct download: Robins_Part_1_Dick_Grayson__Jason_Todd_-_Character_Corner.m4a
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

We're all the way back, as we're in full fall swing talking Fantasy Football, sing the praises of the WNBA Finals, and learn about team tennis. Plus, we get more lies from Urban Meyer, the return of America's favorite college football team, and finally talk about Syracuse football on the show. I know.

Guest: Ashanti - @NotTHATAshanti

 


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

Check out our Sponsors!

TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping.

Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site

 

Direct download: Fantasy_Life_-_Unanimous_Decision_110.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:35am EST

Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. This week he's joined by Bacon from the ADDSpace Podcast. This episode starts off extremely nerdy and no apologies will be made.

Topics:

  • Seattle Weather
  • Kriss and Bacon stan for Captain Benjamin Sisko, the greatest TV Dad ever
  • The old Star Wars trilogy has a lot of holes in it
  • Boba Fett was a worthless character
  • Forced Diversity isn't a thing
  • Brett Kavanaugh pulls out a binder full of women
  • Reproductive rights go beyond cisgender women
  • Great Moments in White Privilege

Guest: Bacon


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! 

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

Check out our Sponsors!

TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping.

Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site

 

Direct download: Benjamin_Sisko_Evangelists_-_Insanity_Check_620.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am EST

A Simple Favor is yet another great movie featuring women from Director Paul Feig. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are great individually and amazing together. The film blends the comedy elements with the more serious thriller aspect extremely well without sacrificing the tone or being distracting. This is a film that will have you both laughing and paranoid about how well you actually know your "best friend".

Kriss and Phenom break down what makes this film work so well.

 


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
 

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

 

Direct download: A_Simple_Favor_-_Movie_Trailer_Reviews.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

Shane Black's The Predator is a massive disappointment for the franchise. The film is all over the place and both adds too much and not enough at the same time. It's such a shame because what works particularly well for this film is the cast. The "Loonies" (Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Alfie Aleen and Augusto Aguilera) work well together and would make for one hilarious Expendables/Bad Company movie. Sterling K Brown shines as a villain (almost too well).

But outside of that, the film tries so hard to not be a Predator film is frustrating. It's not until almost the end of the film when a Predator actually does what Predators do, hunt. And even then it's almost as if it's an afterthought. Oh and the use of Jacob Tremblay to portray an autistic child is downright offensive. 

Listen to Kriss and Phenom break down just how bad this film is.

 


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

 

Direct download: The_Predator_-_Movie_Trailer_Reviews.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

UDPod is brought to you this week by Nike; they don't sponsor us, but they should. UDPod: Not for sale, but taking payments. This week, we've got friend of the pod Mike on to talk Nike, Colin, Serena and all the college football mockery that losing at home to Kentucky can muster. At least I'm not a Gator.

Guest: The Homie Mike


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

Check out our Sponsors!

TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping.

Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site

 

Direct download: Just_Did_It_-_Unanimous_Decision_109.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 6:37am EST

Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. This week he's joined by Tim (@peoplescrtic)

Topics:

Guest: Tim

  • https://blog.seattlepi.com/peoplescritic/
  • @peoplescrtic

Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! 

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

Check out our Sponsors!

TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping.

Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site

 

Direct download: Ramen_Robin_Hood_-_Insanity_Check_619.m4a
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

Peppermint is what happens when someone sees the backlash that Bruce Willis' Death Wish remake got and says "Maybe if we just make the main character a white woman, it won't be so problematic." Thing is...it's still problematic. This film could have been different. Trailers for it suggest that Jennifer Garner's character will not just be going after the Latino gang members that killed her husband and daughter but the corrupt system of judges, cops and lawyers. But that's mostly a head fake. The majority of Riley North's rage and violence is aimed at Latino men who are made to look especially savage. It's problematic and also tiring to see the same concept over and over again in a Hollywood that claims to want to support diversity.

Listen as Kriss & Brandon break down why this movie is so bad.

 


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Leave us a 5 Star Review on iTunes
 

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

 

Direct download: Peppermint_-_Movie_Trailer_Reviews.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:08am EST

Welcome back to Secret Sauce! On this episode Asa and I talk about

  • How this world now affects my humor
  • Are you truly experiencing failures or having a learning experience?
  • Facing obstacles and how we react to them

I also interviewed Janeen Jason a certified Sommelier in the local atlanta area. We talked a bit about her trajectory into becoming a Sommelier, the lack of color in her field, her future in wine and some wine suggestions. To get in contact with Janeen her info is below:

  • Vinoteca    - 299 N. Highland Ave NE Atlanta Ga 30307
  • www.shopvinoteca.com
  • jjason@shopvinoteca.com

Asa's black woman shoutout

My black woman shoutout


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
 

Follow me on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

Direct download: Obstacles_and_Failures_-_Secret_Sauce_17.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Some people think Labor Day is a day off; at UDPod, we put in that work. As is annual tradition, my dad is our holiday guest back to help us kick off college football. We talk abut NFL players getting paid, LeBron inviting Amercia, and the national treasures that are the Williams Sisters. Check out Domonique Foxworth's great piece on life after football.

Guest: Papa Palm

JOIN OUR 2018 NFL PICK 'EM CHALLENGE! WIN PRIZES OR LOSE TO ME PUBLICLY!


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

Check out our Sponsors!

TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping.

Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site

 

Direct download: Back_To_School_-_Unanimous_Decision_108.m4a
Category:Sports -- posted at: 9:11am EST

Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. This week he's joined by Karen (@SayDatAgain) from The Black Guy Who Tips. 

Topics:

Guest: Karen

Also if you like listening to Kriss and Brandon's movie reviews, leave us a 5-star review on the Movie Trailer Reviews podcast feed 


Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

Follow us on Twitter:

Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!

Check out our Sponsors!

TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping.

Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site

 

Direct download: Robot_AIDS_-_Insanity_Check_618.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

1