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Struggle Session is a podcast about pop culture from a leftist perspective. Jack Allison, and Leslie Lee III as we wade into the reactionary hellhole of modern American media. We'll talk video games, movies, TV, wrestling, comic books, music, anime, and all of your problematic faves.

Struggle Session


    • Sep 18, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation w/ Art & Labor

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 67:49


    Get bonus episodes like this when they release and support the show by subscribing! http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Originally released on February 19th, 2020 Jack and Leslie are joined by Lucia Love and OK Fox of Art & Labor podcast to discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation. Episodes discussed include: 02x09: The Measure of a Man 05x25: The Inner Light 01x24: Conspiracy 02x12: The Royale 03x26-04x01: The Best of Both Worlds Parts I & II Check out Jack and Leslie on the Art and Labor podcast episode 69 here. If you're wondering which eps to watch in TNG friend of the show Derz (@Derzquist) has this handy guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eT5zOHqjZCV4lx8sQo5y4G28Flf5rD3qAEGYItoPYtk/edit?usp=sharing  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Queen's Dead, Punk Lives

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 0:50


    Listen to the full episode and hundreds of bonus episodes at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Another monarch bites the dust, the Don't Worry Darling press tour implodes, and things get real backstage at AEW on this episode of Struggle Session starring Leslie Lee III and Jack Allison. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 62:45


    Support the show and get tons of bonus episodes, commentaries, and mini-series at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Jack and Leslie venture forth into Middle-Earth. We review the first two episodes of Jeff Bezos $1 billion series Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power and the second episode of House of the Dragon. Tell us what you think about these films by leaving us a voicemail at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Ad-supported episodes courtesy Blue Wire Pods! https://www.bluewirepods.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Top Gun: Maverick, Crimes of the Future, Jurassic World: Dominion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 45:19


    Get bonus episodes like this when they release and support the show by subscribing! http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Originally released June 20th, 2022 Summer movie season is upon us! Jack and Leslie review two blockbusters and one indie comedy: Top Gun Maverick, Jurassic World: Dominion, and Crimes of the Future. Top Gun: Maverick is Military Propaganda. Official Documents Prove It: https://www.mintpressnews.com/top-gun-maverick-military-propaganda-official-documents/281077/  Tell us what you think about these films by leaving us a voicemail at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Ad-supported episodes courtesy Blue Wire Pods! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Sandman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 1:14


    Listen to the full episode and hundreds of bonus episodes at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Jack and Leslie are joined by Elana Levin of Graphic Policy Radio to discuss Netflix's long-awaited adaption of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman. Does it do the classic fantasy-horror comic justice? Is it goth enough? We answer within. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    House of the Dragon

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 41:05


    Support the show and get tons of bonus episodes by subscribing at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Jack and Leslie make their return to Westeros. We review the first episode of the new hit series House of the Dragon, talk more about the WB/Discovery drama, how GoT's big return presages the even bigger return of Avatar, the billion-dollar Lord of the Rings Amazon series, and more! This episode brought to you courtesy of our network Blue Wire Podcasts! https://www.bluewirepods.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pod Save Liz Cheney w/ American Prestige

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 3:25


    Listen to the full episode and hundreds of bonus episodes at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode Jack and Leslie are joined by Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison of American Prestige. We discuss Liz Cheney's devastating primary loss, Obama's media career, and Biden going double or nothing with COVID. https://www.americanprestigepod.com/ Tell us what you think of the show with a voicemail at http://sesh.show Check out our merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vampire Castle: What We Do in the Shadows

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 46:06


    Get bonus episodes like this as soon as they drop at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Originally published 08/02/19 On this month's episode of Vampire Castle, Leslie and Jamie talk about the TV series about the world's worst vampires, What We Do in the Shadows. Intro: Intellectual Dark Wave - Vampire Castle Outro: Norma Tanega - You're Dead Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Batgirl Cancelled! Sequel in Limbo? Holy Merger Batman!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 1:07


    Listen to the full episode and hundreds of bonus episodes at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode Jack and Leslie discuss the cancellation of the nearly finished $90 million Batgirl film, Walter Hamada's impending departure, the fallout from Ezra Miller's crime spree, #Batmangate, and more as we dig up some behind-the-scenes at Warner Brothers. Tell us what you think of the show with a voicemail at http://sesh.show Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Dune by Frank Herbert

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 60:42


    Get bonus episodes like this as soon as they drop at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Originally published March 17, 2022 On today's episode Jack and Leslie are joined by science-fiction writer Karlo Yeager Rodriguez to discuss Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic to end all sci-fi epics, Dune. Hit the spice for this one. Karlo's website: https://www.alineofink.com/  Podside Picnic: https://www.patreon.com/PodsidePicnic/  Voicemail us your thoughts on Dune here: https://sesh.show/ Illustrations of the Chapterhouse: https://twitter.com/blakersims/status/1502996014373949440 Check out our merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Crossover

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 110:34


    Listen to this ep ad free on The Real News feed: https://therealnews.com/does-the-new-star-trek-betray-the-socialist-principles-of-the-original-series Or support the show and listen to every episode ad free with hundreds of bonus episodes by subscribing at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com The venerable Star Trek universe is really the only major pop culture property that can be claimed as certifiably leftist. But how do the newest batch of shows hold up?  In a special crossover episode, Lyta Gold of Art for the End Times teams up with a lively panel of fellow podcasters and Trekkies—David Banks and Britney Gil (Iron Weeds), Leslie Lee III (Struggle Session), and Aaron Thorpe (Trillbilly Workers Party, Struggle Session, and Everybody Loves Communism)—to discuss the most recent Star Trek show to hit the airwaves, Strange New Worlds. Drawing on decades of collective Trekkie experience, they debate Paramount's increasingly cynical approach to making Trek, and how the whole series succeeds (or fails) in imagining fully automated luxury space communism while still being created by capitalists. Pre-Production/Studio/Post-Production: Dwayne Gladden Struggle Session brought to you by Blue Wire Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mad God + The Spine of Night w/ Talking Simpsons [Trailer]

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 1:00


    Listen to the full episode and hundreds of bonus episodes at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode Jack and Leslie dive into two recent animated films whose throwback sensibilities and beautifully bleak styles make them instant classics. Bob and Henry from the great Talking Simpsons podcast joins us to discuss The Spine of Night and Mad God. Intro: Katie Halper livestream with Lucy Lawless, Steven Donziger, and Cornell West: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN13gOqOvsI  Check out Talking Simpsons here: https://www.patreon.com/talkingsimpsons  -------------------------------------------------------- Tell us what you think of the show with a voicemail at http://sesh.show Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Heidi Fleiss w/ Molly Lambert

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 61:43


    Support the show by subscribing at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode special guest Molly Lambert joins Leslie to talk about her show HeidiWorld: The Heidi Fleiss Story. We discuss why the cops went after Heidi, Hollywood's relationship to sex work, Pretty Woman, Showgirls, the OJ Simpson trial, Vince McMahon, and a lot more. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heidiworld-the-heidi-fleiss-story/id1615634639  https://www.patreon.com/HEIDIWORLD  -------------------------------------------------------- Tell us what you think of the show with a voicemail at http://sesh.show Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Struggle Session brought to you by Blue Wire Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Zack Snyder, Super Villain?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 1:04


    On today's episode Jack and Leslie discuss Rolling Stone's bizarre hit piece on Zack Snyder and Ray Fisher. Exclusive: Fake Accounts Fueled the ‘Snyder Cut' Online Army https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-features/justice-league-the-snyder-cut-bots-fans-1384231/  An update from Fisher: https://twitter.com/ray8fisher/status/1549920816950812677  -------------------------------------------------------- Tell us what you think of the show with a voicemail at http://sesh.show Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Oliver Stone's Nixon and Roger Altman's Secret Honor w/ Aaron Good

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 63:09


    On today's episode Jack and Leslie discuss two movies about Tricky Dick, Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995) and Robert Altman's Secret Honor (1984) with special guest Aaron Good of American Exception. Check out Aaron's show and book here: https://www.patreon.com/americanexception https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510769137/american-exception/ -------------------------------------------------------- Tell us what you think of the show with a voicemail at http://sesh.show Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness w/ Matt Christman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 1:00


    On today's episode Jack and Leslie do an apocalyptic double feature with Chapo Trap House's Matt Christman! We discuss John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness. -------------------------------------------------------- Tell us what you think of the show with a voicemail at http://sesh.show Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Alan Moore's Jerusalem Chapters 6-10

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 59:52


    Chapters 1-23 are available at, Book III coming soon! http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode of Struggle Session Presents Alan Moore Jack and Leslie continue their reading of Jerusalem from Modern Times to The Breeze That Plucks Her Apron. We meet more of the Vernal family, Alan Moore's old dirtbag friend, and Charlie Chaplin. Theme: Chaos Theory - Ava Low Read about Dominic Allard's wonderful story here: https://web.archive.org/web/20150121080242/http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/poet-book-published-thanks-old-school-pal-alan/story-25854605-detail/story.html Outro: Alan Moore and Tim Perkins - Art Notes on Jerusalem: https://alanmoorejerusalem.wordpress.com/ Leave us a voicemail on our new website http://sesh.show Get your new merch at http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Star Wars - Episode VIII: The Last Jedi w/ Bug Mane - Commentary [Trailer]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 145:58


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com You asked for it, you got it! For the last time we watch Star Wars - Episode VIII: The Last Jedi with the one and only Bug Mane. Version with backing track: https://mega.nz/file/9FRC2TzS#WEbDZdDGy4Kjw4XJgfB5CTvegG6In-33M2Xm8_YD2nY  --------------------------------------------------------------- BugCon 2022 will be the last Bug Con. August 20th and 21st at the Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center will not only be the biggest BugCon ever, it will also feature the final musical performance by Bug Mane. Badges are now available at the Bazizio store: https://shop.bazizio.com/pages/the-last-bugcon  --------------------------------------------------------------- Tell us what you think of the show with a voicemail at http://sesh.show Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vince McMahon w/ Matt Binder

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 69:51


    Please support the show by subscribing at http://sesh.plus http://patreon.com/strugglesession and http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's Struggle Session Jack and Leslie are joined by Matt Binder of DOOMED, Scam Economy, and Majority Report to discuss the life and crimes of the former WWE CEO Vince McMahon. Heads up, the latter half of this episode is as dark as it gets. Intro: Vince McMahon and Murray Hodgson on Donahue - March 16, 1992: https://youtu.be/cPTCRnBEUJM References: WWE Board Probes Secret $3 Million Hush Pact by CEO Vince McMahon, Sources Say https://www.wsj.com/articles/wwe-board-probes-secret-3-million-hush-pact-by-ceo-vince-mcmahon-sources-say-11655322722?mod=e2tw John Cena on WWE Owning His Name: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmDKK8taUlo She Was WWE's First Female Referee. She Says Vince McMahon Raped Her. Rita Chatterton does not want to be forgotten. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/06/vince-mcmahon-accused-of-rape-by-first-female-wwe-referee.html Brickhouse Brown On Allegations Against Pat Patterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm03nUlylGo Tell us what you think of the show with a voicemail at http://sesh.show Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Summer Gaming: Final Fantasy, Scorn, Dragon's Dogma 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 37:35


    Support the show and subscribe at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode Jack and Leslie talk about the announcements and trailers of Summer Games Fest including The Callisto Protocol, Final Fantasy XVI, Scorn, and Dragon's Dogma 2. We also played a ton of demos for upcoming indie games that are worth checking out: Agent 64: Spies Never Die on Steam Lorn's Lure on Steam Midnight Fight Express on Steam There Is No Light on Steam SCP: Secret Files on Steam SIGNALIS on Steam UNDETECTED on Steam Our track of the week is "Order" by Pet Wife from their latest EP Plastic Set. Pick it up here: https://petwife.bandcamp.com/album/plastic-set-2  Tell us what games you're looking forward to playing by leaving us a voicemail at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Batman Franchise Part II with Robbie Martin [Unlocked]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 93:12


    Get every bonus episode when it releases at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Originally aired on April 3rd, 2022 Who would have thought there'd be twice as many Batman movies after '90s? On part two of this special episode Robbie Martin (Media Roots Radio) joins Jack and Leslie to discuss the entire Batman franchise! On this part we discuss The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Extended Edition (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), and The Batman (2022). Listen to Robbie's show with Abby Martin here: https://www.patreon.com/mediarootsradio . Leave us a voicemail with your thoughts on the Batman series at http://sesh.show! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Top Gun: Maverick, Crimes of the Future, Jurassic World: Dominion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 1:20


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Summer movie season is upon us! Jack and Leslie review two blockbusters and one indie comedy: Top Gun Maverick, Jurassic World: Dominion, and Crimes of the Future. Top Gun: Maverick is Military Propaganda. Official Documents Prove It: https://www.mintpressnews.com/top-gun-maverick-military-propaganda-official-documents/281077/  Tell us what you think about these films by leaving us a voicemail at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Star Trek: The Original Series w/ Podside Picnic [Unlocked]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 53:49


    Get every episode of Sesh Trek now including TNG, Wrath of Khan at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Originally aired on January 25, 2020 On this episode of Sesh Trek, Jack and Shannon are joined by Connor and Pete from Podside Picnic to discuss Star Trek: The Original Series series. Tell us what you think about Star Trek by leaving us a voicemail at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Star Trek Deep Space Nine w/ Aaron Thorpe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 1:00


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode, Aaron Thorpe (Trillbillies) joins Jack and Leslie to talk about the best Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Sex, race, politics, and war all collide in this 24th-century sci-fi soap opera. Intro clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4LPDX6uqSM  https://www.patreon.com/trillbillyworkersparty Tell us what you think about DS9 by leaving us a voicemail at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Streaming TV w/ Aaron Barnhart

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 25:23


    Subscribe at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's Struggle Session Leslie is joined by veteran TV critic Aaron Barnhart to talk about how TV has changed in the world of streaming, his new book The Primetimer Guide to Streaming TV, and some hidden gems to check out during your summer binge-watches. You can read more about Aaron's book here: https://www.primetimer.com/features/introducing-the-primetimer-guide-to-streaming-tv  We also listen to a brand new track by Ganser called People Watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKaqpN3uC7o  Pre-Order the EP 'Nothing You Do Matters' here: https://ffm.to/nothing_you_do_matters Leave us a voicemail about your favorite streaming shows at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM. We'll be doing a wrestling episode this Wednesday at 7PM EST! Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Meltdown May 2022: George W. Bush, Juneteenth Ice Cream, Jordan Peterson, Waffle House

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 1:16


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode of Struggle Session Jack and Leslie go through more bad posts and a few real-life meltdowns. Bush's Iraq slip, Wal-Mart's Juneteenth Ice Cream, dressing up for Waffle House, and other hot topics get their worst takes analyzed on our second Meltdown May ‘22 episode. Bug Mane - KOKO V (HYPNOTIQ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGBVEZ_mnOM Leave us a voicemail with your favorite meltdowns at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM. We'll be doing a wrestling episode this Wednesday at 7PM EST! Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Obi Wan, The Sadness, Stan Lee, and Ray Liotta

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 45:17


    Listen to episodes like this early and ad-free along with tons of bonus episodes on http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode Jack and Leslie chat a bit about their excitement for AEW: Double or Nothing before giving our thoughts on new releases as well as Obi Wan and The Sadness. We also discuss Stan Lee's new post-mortem Marvel contract, Seth Green's stolen ape, and the passing of Ray Liotta. Leave us a voicemail at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM. We'll be doing a wrestling episode this Wednesday at 7PM EST! Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Elevated Horror w/ Josh Lewis and Kurt Schiller

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 58:18


    Listen to the bonus episodes like this as soon as they come out at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Originally published in August of 2019. We're bringing this one back since "neo-horror" is on the way: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/amy-adams-nightbitch-searchlight-annapurna-1235150087/ On today's episode Josh Lewis (Sleazoids) and Kurt Schiller (Parents Just Don't Understand, Blood Knife) join us to cancel "Elevated Horror" once and for all. Tune: The Names - The Fire Tell us what you think about "elevated horror" by leaving us a voicemail at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM. We'll be doing a wrestling episode this Wednesday at 7PM EST! Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Meltdown May 2022: Elon Buying Twitter, Crypto Crash, Netflix

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 1:03


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com It's finally here! We take a look at the first half of Meltdown May covering meltdowns both online and off including the crypto crash, Elon Musk's potential purchase of Twitter, the collapse of Netflix, removing sex from TV, putting all of Star Wars on streaming and more! Tell us what you think about your picks for Meltdown May by leaving us a voicemail at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM. We'll be doing a wrestling episode this Wednesday at 7PM EST! Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    No More Spooky Wrestlers w/ Bryan Quinby

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 51:01


    Support the show by subscribing at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Enjoy this episode courtesy of Blue Wire Podcasts! On this episode Leslie goes one-on-one with Bryan from Street Fight Radio! They talk all sorts of wrestling and wrestling news including Cody's jump to WWE, Tony Khan's acquisition of ROH, Roman Reign's part-time schedule, the AEW women's division, and more. Tell us your thoughts on wrestling by leaving us a voicemail at http://sesh.show ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Doctor Strange w/ Aaron Thorpe and Elana Levin [Trailer]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 1:30


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com One Dr. Strange was probably enough. On today's Struggle Session Jack and Leslie are joined by special guests Aaron Thorpe and Elana Levin for a round table discussion on the Sorcerer Supreme Dr. Strange. Leslie gives his reaction to Sam Raimi's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and the gang takes a look at some classic Dr. Strange comic books: Doctor Strange #62 Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom - Triumph and Torment (1989) Dr. Strange Sorcerer Supreme 14-18 Book of Vishanti Backup story in Dr. Strange Sorcerer Supreme 9-13 and 15 https://graphicpolicy.com/radio/  https://www.patreon.com/trillbillyworkersparty Tell us what you think about Dr. Strange by leaving us a voicemail at http://sesh.show  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kingdom Come w/ Aaron Thorpe [Unlocked]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 64:05


    Support the show and get hundreds of bonus episodes like this by subscribing at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Originally released January 14tth, 2022 On today's episode Jack and Leslie are joined by Aaron Thorpe of The Trillbillies to discuss the comic book that attempted to Make DC Comics Great Again, Mark Waid and Alex Ross' Kingdom Come. Can the heroes of the past prevent disaster in the future by locking the dissidents of the present in a gulag? Find out! https://spacelight.substack.com/  https://www.patreon.com/trillbillyworkersparty  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE here: HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Send a voicemail here: https://sesh.show/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Northman + CinemaCon

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 38:07


    Support the show by subscribing at http://patreon.com/strugglesession http://sesh.plus and http://strugglesession.substack.com How far would you go for revenge? We review Robert Eggers' brutal Viking epic The Northman. We also discuss the cinema news from CinemaCon including Sam Raimi's Doctor Strange 2 and James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water. We also rock out to Hether Fortune's new EP: https://hetherfortune.bandcamp.com/album/sober-karaoke-act-1  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens w/ Bugmane - Commentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 1:30


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com He's all the buzz of the podcast world and he's back on Struggle Session for another Star Wars commentary. The one and only Bugmane joins Leslie and Jack for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  This is a special commentary episode, so you can watch along with the movie or download the episode with the backing track here: https://mega.nz/file/0MB3GZYb#NB0Gt3vZem69Fmy0qwZy8zLBSoeayzRcAlqrkRRGzD0  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Recent Reads + The David Lynch Foundation [Unlocked]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 44:33


    Support the show and get hundreds of bonus episodes like this by subscribing at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com This is a special two-part megapode! During the first half Jack and Leslie talk about some of the books they've been reading including The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin, The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts, The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. Howard, and more! In the second half, we check out some surreal clips from the Scientology-lite David Lynch Foundation. What are you reading? Leave us a voicemail and let us know at http://sesh.show! Interviews with David Lynch: https://web.archive.org/web/20070108153617/http://www.nervepop.com/filmlounge/interview/DavidLynch/index.aspx http://davidbreskin.com/books/inner-views/david-lynch-3/ David Lynch Launches $500 Million Transcendental Meditation World Peace Initiative: https://www.indiewire.com/2022/04/david-lynch-transcendental-meditation-world-peace-initiative-1234716956/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at 1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Batman

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 60:24


    Get bonus eps like this when they come out at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally released March 7th, 2022 New year, new Batman! Jack and Leslie review Matt Reeves' iteration of Discovery's most valuable IP The Batman starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, and John Turturro. What did you think about The Batman? Leave us a voicemail at https://sesh.show/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE here: HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Everything Everywhere All At Once, Ambulance, Crimes of the Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 36:44


    Suppor the show and get hundreds of bonus episodes by subscribing at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode Jack and Leslie review two brand new films still in theaters: the Daniels' sci-fi action comedy Everything Everywhere All At Once and Michael Bay's big screen GTA V, Ambulance. We also preview David Cronenberg's upcoming video nasty Crimes of the Future!  And we premiere an amazing track by Baseball Hat: https://baseballhat.bandcamp.com/track/projection-3  Source: David Cronenberg's ‘Crimes of the Future' Will Stir Up Controversy: https://www.worldofreel.com/blog/2022/4/pg6gvpiho6x9kfdk09mg4weuxrymhd  Unfortunately, only one of the Davids is releasing a movie this year: https://www.avclub.com/david-lynch-cannes-2022-film-news-inland-empire-1848785241  Leave us a voicemail with your thoughts on these films at http://sesh.show! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Image Comics | Spawn, Youngblood, Savage Dragon, and WildC.A.T.S

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 41:11


    Get bonus eps like this when they come out at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com ----------------------------------- Originally published January 7th, 2022 On today's Struggle Session Jack and Leslie take a look back to when comic book artists were rockstars! We talk about the launch of Image Comics and re-read the first issues of Spawn, Youngblood, Savage Dragon, and WildC.A.T.S. We also have an exclusive preview tune from The Red Scare called Sanctity Tapestry: https://theredscaresucks.bandcamp.com/  The History of Image Comics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9a1XSyjjNg  ----------------------------------- Send a voicemail here: https://sesh.show/ Listen to Leslie show CULTURE on the Callin app now on Android or at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Batman Franchise Part II with Robbie Martin - Extended Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 20:48


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Who would have thought there'd be twice as many Batman movies after '90s? On part two of this special episode Robbie Martin (Media Roots Radio) joins Jack and Leslie to discuss the entire Batman franchise! On this part we discuss The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Extended Edition (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), and The Batman (2022). Listen to Robbie's show with Abby Martin here: https://www.patreon.com/mediarootsradio . Leave us a voicemail with your thoughts on the Batman series at http://sesh.show! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2022 Oscars Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 46:49


    Support the show by subscribing at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com. It means the world to us! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The Academy has weighed in, but now it's our turn! Jack and Leslie give their thoughts on all of the Best Picture nominees: Belfast, CODA, Don't Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog, and West Side Story. We also discuss a couple of pictures that should have been nominated (The Last Duel, Titaine), The Chris Rock and Will Smith slap angle, and the epic Bilt Rewards credit card launch party. Our track of the week is is Time Room with their ripping new tune, Wound Up: https://timeroom.bandcamp.com/album/something-new  Intro clip from Dying Laughing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruJHXK2XhBU  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Leave us a voicemail with your thoughts on last year's best films at http://sesh.show! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vampire Castle: 'Fright Night' (1985) & 'Dracula: Dead and Loving It' (1995) - Extended Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 19:13


    Sunday night at 8PM EST join an Oscars Watch Party with Leslie, Jack, and a ton of special guests. Call-in on the Callin app on iOS and Android: https://www.callin.com/room/oscars-watch-party-qeBLvWGnpt  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Jamie and Leslie discuss two more great vampire movies: Tom Holland's teen popcorn flick 'Fright Night' (1985) and Mel Brooks' classic horror-comedy starring Leslie Nielsen, 'Dracula: Dead and Loving It' (1995). ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Batman Franchise Part I with Robbie Martin

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 77:43


    Get Part II next week at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's special huge episode Robbie Martin (Media Roots Radio) joins Jack and Leslie to discuss the entire Batman franchise! On this episode we discuss Batman (1966), Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), and Batman Begins (2005). Listen to Robbie's show with Abby Martin here: https://www.patreon.com/mediarootsradio . ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Dune by Frank Herbert

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 1:05


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode Jack and Leslie are joined by science-fiction writer Karlo Yeager Rodriguez to discuss Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic to end all sci-fi epics, Dune. Hit the spice for this one. Karlo's website: https://www.alineofink.com/  Podside Picnic: https://www.patreon.com/PodsidePicnic/  Voicemail us your thoughts on Dune here: https://sesh.show/ https://twitter.com/blakersims/status/1502996014373949440 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE on the Callin app and at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vampire Castle - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 88:02


    Unlocked for the show's 25th anniversary! Get bonus eps like this when they come out at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally released 04/24/20 Jamie and Leslie debate the late '90s teen vampire drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Does Joss Whedon's magnum opus still hold up, or is it best left in the dustbin of WB shows. Find out here! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to Leslie show CULTURE on the Callin app now on Android or at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Send a voicemail here: https://sesh.show/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    AEW: Revolution + Willow Nightingale

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 50:00


    Support the show and get every episode ad free by subscribing at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com Tonight on CULTURE tune it at 7PM EST before Dynamite as writer Sean T. Collins joins us to talk more wrestling. We'll also be taking your calls on Android and iOS on the Callin app: https://www.callin.com/room/wrestling-with-sean-t-collins-XThIJzbXEK  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- On today's episode Jack and Leslie discuss AEW's Revolution PPV! And as a bonus Leslie has a special backstage interview with The Babe with the Power Willow Nightingale from last month's In Grapitol We Trust event.  https://www.willownightingale.com/  Jade Cargill Photo Jay Lee AC: https://twitter.com/JayLeeAC/status/1501255887482245121  https://twitter.com/PAWD_WC ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE here: HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Send a voicemail here: https://sesh.show/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Batman (2022)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 0:51


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com New year, new Batman! Jack and Leslie review Matt Reeves' iteration of Discovery's most valuable IP The Batman starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, and John Turturro. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE here: HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Send a voicemail here: https://sesh.show/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Apocalypses w/ Guys, We're Screwed [Unlocked]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 55:27


    Unlocking this because it was so fun! Get bonus eps like this when they come out at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally released 1/19/21 On today's episode Jack and Leslie are joined by David, Chris, and Sean the hosts of Guys, We're Screwed to discuss all the ways we've imagined the world ending in fiction. The Stand, Independence Day, The Three-Body Problem, Resident Evil, Crossed, and so much more! patreon.com/guyswerescrewed twitter.com/GreenLeftArrow ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to Leslie show CULTURE on the Callin app now on Android or at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Send a voicemail here: https://sesh.show/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Elden Ring w/ Brandon Sutton and Rose Gunn - Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 1:19


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode Jack and Leslie are joined by Brandon Sutton and Rose Gunn to discuss their first impressions of FROM Software's dark fantasy magnum opus Elden Ring.  https://www.patreon.com/flowerguardian/  https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse/  ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to Leslie show CULTURE on the Callin app at HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Send a voicemail here: https://sesh.show/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Dark Souls w/ Felix Biederman and Rose Gunn

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 67:37


    Support the show and hear our upcoming Elden Ring episode by subscribing at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com The Callin app is finally on Android so you can tune in to Leslie's new show CULTURE at http://1900culture.com or by searching on the Callin App! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- On today's episode Jack and Leslie are joined by returning guests Felix Biederman and Rose Gunn to discuss FROM Software's Dark Souls series including Demon's Souls, The Dark Souls Trilogy, Sekiro, and Bloodborne. Find Rose at https://twitter.com/rip_cinema https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa-Ms and on Patreon at http://patreon.com/flowerguardian -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Leave us a voicemail at http://sesh.show  Check out our merch at http://strugglesession.shop  This episode brought to you by http://bluewire.team! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Struggle Session Presents Alan Moore: Twilight of the Superheroes [Preview]

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 0:59


    Listen to the full episode at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode Jack, Leslie, and Aaron discuss the pitch document for Alan Moore's unpublished DC Superhero epic Twilight of the Superheroes. How did the master of comics plan to kill off the modern superhero fad in its infancy? Find out here: https://bleedingcool.com/comics/lets-all-read-alan-moores-proposal-for-dc-event-comic-twilight-of-the-superheroes/  Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gIrDgIKpas  Outro: Brought To Light by Alan Moore & Gary Lloyd ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE here: HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Send a voicemail here: https://sesh.show/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mailbag: Matrix, Fandom, Kingdom Come, Whedon

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2022 31:13


    Please support the show by subscribing at http://sesh.plus or http://patreon.com/strugglesession or http://strugglesession.substack.com On today's episode Jack and Leslie listen to your voicemails! You asked us about Cloud Atlas, The Matrix Resurrections, Kingdom Come, Joss Whedon's dark secrets, and more. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Listen to CULTURE here: HTTP://1900CULTURE.COM Check out our new merch here: http://strugglesession.shop Send a voicemail here: https://sesh.show/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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