I’ve had Living Between Wednesdays listed under my Favorite Websites for years now. I could have sworn I check-in with the website sometime last year but it must have been early 2015. Rachelle Goguen sort of did what I thought I was going to do, and write a post regarding how the blog isn’t dead, just taking a hiatus. So I checked back from time to time, back in 2014 or something, and didn’t see anything new. I left the link as the website was still active. She was such a great voice in the comic blog-o-sphere, years ago.
Now she has a podcast with co-host and co-writer of the blog, Dave Howlett. They just reached episode 100. Which is a pretty daunting task and I really considered not diving head first into it.
But then I just finished Undisclosed Season Two and was prepared to start their season of Jamar Huggins (it is only eight episodes) just checking that, I see they either wrapped up the Freddie Gray case or taking a pause on it to start a new case of Mitchum Reeves. This paragraph is mostly there to help Future Johnster Monster to know where he needs to pick up again on Undisclosed.
After completing the journey with Turtle Soup, I know I’m able to do another long journey and I really like them. It really helps that they cover comic news – reviews/recommendations – Winter Solider news (Rachelle is amazing!) – a general topic. So once they start with the comics I stopped at, episode one deals with Secret Wars 2015’s first issue, I might have to reevaluate the mission. But probably not, as by then, I”m sure I’ll be at episode 50 or something and be fully committed by then. Plus, the general topic is the last half of the episode and the news segment isn’t all that long nor is the reviews/recommendations. Plus plus, it serves as a nice time capsule of the time. I’m so out of touch with comic news and comic television and comic film news. If there isn’t a video on YouTube about it, I don’t really have a source to stay current. Well, that’s not completely true, the Uncanny X-Cast Facebook page keeps me somewhat updated on the X-Men news and if something huge happens, they talk about it. That’s why I think Secret Empire isn’t having that big of an impact, as there hasn’t been any “shocking” discussions regarding that crossover.
To be honest, I’ve been trying to keep a list of comics I need to buy, if I’m ever so lucky to get back into the habit, but it seems like Marvel is still releasing like 50 comics too many that barely earn a seventh issue. But one never knows what title is going to hit huge, unless you first put out that comic. Thanks to Marvel Database for keeping me on track for that. I didn’t have that thought until a month ago, so it took a long time to get caught up on that task. Once I was caught up, finding out I was like 100 issues behind, also killed my enthusiasm but maybe I can get trades or something. I’ll let you know.
Anyway, that’s where I’m at with comic stuff but let’s get back to Living Between Wednesdays!
Rachelle was mostly known for her awesome segment –
Wherein she ranked the Superhunks, when she was actively doing it (it doesn’t look like she has updated it since coming back with the podcast), I was hooked and eagerly anticipating the next entry.
The blog posts about the podcast are super fun as those posts offer links or videos or images that are referenced to the episode. They are must reads for full experience but I’m sure you can get by on just the episodes alone. I’m on episode nine now, and really enjoying it. At that time, they were eagerly anticipating Captain America : Civil War.
If you are a Bucky Barnes / Winder Soldier fan, then this is the podcast for you! Get that right. Does anyone else repeat that phrase when Gordon Ramsay says it on Master Chef? “Get that right” the way he says it and how often he says it, it haunts me. I’ve checked Google and either he says “let’s” or “now” before hand but I haven’t noticed that.
Gosh, has anyone else have problems trying to make Google their default search engine? I’m in a constant state of having to change it on my laptop (I blame the laptop for this), it always wants me to use Yahoo. Have you tried using Yahoo for a search result? It looks not pleasing on the eyes. I also can’t stop Bing and that seems to also be the default app when I use Puffin, and I’ve changed that to Google as well, and it keeps reverting back. At least with Puffin, they have those handy options on the top left corner where I can click on the search engine of my choice.
I’m sure Bing and Yahoo love the fact that I search “Google” in their task bar to get to Google. Are there stats on that type of thing? I bet I’m not the only one who has to do that. Just typing “google” into the address bar, still results in a search result using Yahoo or Bing, which is even more irritating!
Well, Yahoo and Bing are not that bad on the desktop but on the phone, there are so many ads or false results, it isn’t great. Those two sites just look cluttered to me, on the phone. The presentation isn’t great, whereas Google has only results.
Also, am I the only one that doesn’t find knee caps sexy, to be the most unsexiest part of the body? From time to time, probably is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue (otherwise known as the only issue that they publish) and I see a news report that shows images of the latest batch of super models and who is the sexiest one and what nots. My eyes will eventually go to the knee caps. There are just no good knee caps, its all bone and jagged. I may also be the only one thinking of knee caps. But it is one of those ice breaker questions, what part of the body do you find unattractive, and that’s my go-to answer. Some people don’t even have an answer, or they say “tongue,” which is a decent answer I guess. Just have an answer, so that I don’t look weird for having an answer already prepared.
Maybe I’ve attended too many meet-and-greets, conferences and team building exercises. I’ve been asked a slew of ice breaker questions over the years.
Ooof, I got way off topic there. Anyway, if you are looking for another great comic book related podcast, I have to recommend Living Between Wednesdays. They are part of my rotation now along with the Prinze and the Wolf, Turtle Soup and Daydream Nation. Well, Daydream Nation, when when I’ve legitimately heard the album – I really need to listen to the other albums that they cover. I’ve only really have listened to the Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill episode as that album was mostly all singles besides like three songs and I eventually heard them. Eric and Preston are just too hip for me. I just checked, and their latest episode is Tears for Fears’ Songs from the Big Chair and that album has eight songs and four of them were hits. So I’ll probably work that episode into my rotation too. A band I’ve actually heard of and songs I’m familiar with are all I require to listen to that show. It is a big ask though. I’ve recognize artists, of course, I’ve looked up that particular album, and didn’t recognize any songs.
Then I have Undisclosed on my back burner, I check monthly if Serial season three is ever a thing. That’s how I found S-Town, and that was a nice podcast. I like that style of podcast, that tells a story over seven episodes and we’re out.
If the Uncanny X-Cast ever releases an episode, that’ll go straight to the top of my list too.
I really keep flirting with the idea of doing a podcast, I’ve always wanted to be on the radio and I do so enjoy podcasts.
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The intro / outro song is Wordburglar’s Drawing with Words
Thanks to Wordburglar Official for hosting the video.
Warning! That song is super addictive!
I looked “Making Canadian Jam like Bernie Mirault” for you –
in case you are interested after hearing the song or the outro to any of the episodes.
In Episode 17, they address the song they use for Mitchell’s segment.
Thanks to YouTuber Obscure Unreleased Soundtracks & More 2 for hosting the video!
The song is the Mitchell theme by Hoyt Axton. I haven’t seen that film nor the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode but I really should, as apparently, it is a very beloved episode of the series.