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Superhero Muscle – Joe Miksan

For many folks who are passionate about building muscle, they found their first inspirations in comic book superheroes. The jacked icons captured our imagination with the dream of being big and strong while making the world a better place for everyone.

Today bodybuilder, powerlifter and cosplayer Joe Miksan joins us to celebrate a decade of competition and dressing up as legendary comic book superheroes. Joe’s well known on the comic book and bodybuilding expo scene for dressing up like Spider-Man, Robin, and Superman, of course.

Posted in: Podcast 12 months ago 0

FOF #2960 – Henry Cavill and the Superman Curse

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a curse? Doing something great often comes with a heavy burden, because when you’re seen as divine, people expect miracles all the time. Just like the actors who have played Jesus on TV or film, the people who brought Superman to life have often been plagued with terrible misfortune.

Today we’re taking a look at the Superman and the Jesus curse: the misfortune that follows actors who bring these “perfect” god-like figures to life for entertainment.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 2 years ago 0

FOF #2314 – Who is Hotter: Ben Affleck or Henry Cavil?

Despite bringing in over $400 million dollars on its opening weekend, critics are panning the new Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, calling it a “knight-mare.” Even the hilarious “Sad Ben Affleck” is turning into an Internet meme.

Today Brian Sweeney joins us to look at all the spectacular ways Batman v Superman failed, but more importantly: who would you rather sleep with: Ben Affleck or Henry Cavill?

Posted in: Podcast 7 years ago 12

FOF #2220 – Big Pharma’s Biggest Jerk

Folks are fuming mad at Martin Shkreli, a hedge fund millionaire who’s made the news by buying a Daraprim, a vital AIDS and cancer drug,then raising the price a whopping 5000%.

Today we take a look at the Internet’s new public enemy #1 who may ultimately inspire people to demand universal healthcare.

Posted in: Podcast 8 years ago 3

FOFA #1686 – War on Halloween

The war on Christmas is just right wing propaganda, when in fact there is a very real attack always going towards Halloween.

Comedian Brian Sweeney joins us to take a look at why the attack on Halloween is bi-partisan, from tea-partiers claiming the holiday is socialist, since you give out free candy to kids to liberal college students launching awareness campaigns against some costumes because they are racist.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Podcast 10 years ago 0

FOF #1831 – The Thin Line Between Heroes and Villains

Alan Turing was hailed as a hero for cracking the Nazi’s Enigma code but was then later persecuted for being gay. Today Brian Sweeney to take a look at the thin line between heroes and villains, and how we sometimes crucify our heroes for being human.

Plus, we mark the passing of Michael L Jackson, a Chicago gay community leader who in a meth fueled rage, killed a cab driver in 2005.

Posted in: Podcast 10 years ago 2

FOF #1813 – Superman is a Biscuit

Spoiler Alert! Man of Steel, the new Superman reboot opened in theaters over the weekend, to the sweet tune of $125 million, guaranteeing more sexy movies featuring the muscular Henry Cavill saving the day.

Joining us today is comic book enthusiast Brian Sweeney and comic book publisher Zan Christensen to take a look at all the sexy, ridiculous, weird things about the new Man of Steel film.

Posted in: Podcast 10 years ago 9

FOF #1801 – Men of Steel

This summer millions of people will flock to movie theaters to catch Man of Steel, the latest reboot of the Superman franchise. For over 75 years, Superman has had so many different adventures in so many different forms of media that it’s come to the point of being ridiculous.

Joining us today is comedian and comic book fan Brian Sweeney to take a look at why it’s so hard to make Superman movies exciting, and yet why we’re still irresistibly attracted to the man of steel.

Posted in: Podcast 10 years ago 1

FOF #1739 – Send in the Clowns

Taylor Swift used the her opening number at the Grammys to take a pot shot at her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles from the boy-band One Direction. As if we weren’t sick enough of her croaking about her ex-boyfriends as it is, Taylor was put onstage with a bunch of equally annoying clowns.

Today Brian Sweeney joins us to dish the dirt on the Grammy’s otherwise know as the awards show for music they play in restaurants, elevators and malls.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast, Television 10 years ago 8

FOF #1726 – Digital Apocalypse

The Internet may have changed everyone’s lives for the better, but sometimes it feels like all these new blogs and social media sites are ruining everything and turning us into awful people.

Today, the very funny Brian Sweeney joins us to look at awful behavior we all do on the internet and what we can do to stop it. Why all content creators are slumming it and what the future of your favorite websites will look like.

Posted in: Podcast 10 years ago 3