Tag: biographical

Episode 322: The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics

Recorded on March 20, 2016. Episode 322: The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics This documentary charts the short and controversial life of publisher Todd Loren, whose scandalous series of unauthorized comic book biographies of rock stars enraged and sometimes charmed his subjects, provoked numerous lawsuit threats from the likes of Bon Jovi, Guns N …

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Episode 320: Straight Outta Compton

Recorded on February 28, 2016. Episode 320: Straight Outta Compton The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip-Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. Music by The Melvins and Nina Gordon Check out Jason’s site, Eric’s site, and …

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Episode 288: Shackleton

Recorded on August 3, 2014. Episode 288: Shackleton Ernest Shackleton was one of the last great Antarctic explorers, and he led one of the most ambitious Antarctic expeditions ever undertaken. This is his story, and the story of the dozens of men who threw in their lot with him – many of whom nearly died …

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Episode 284: Andre the Giant

Recorded on June 22, 2014. Episode 284: Andre the Giant Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half …

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Episode 278: Dallas Buyers Club

Recorded on April 27, 2014. Episode 278: Dallas Buyers Club In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. Music by Man or Astroman? and Mötley Crüe Check out Jason’s site, Eric’s site, The View …

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