Relevant to Our Interests Podcast

We’re an almost weekly podcast that looks at nerd culture, focusing mostly on cartoons, comic book films, and horror movies, and more. We’re just starting our 4th year and are excited to have moved to PodBean.

December 24th, 2018    

Episode 88: gough and Beernuts Productions

Episode 88: gough and Beernuts Productions
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw
Scripting by: Frank Shaw
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw

It's our "holiday" episode! John and Frank welcome back gough, the head and founder of Beernuts Productions and the only guy in Australia they talk to on a regular basis. They chat about Beernuts Productions latest short film: Prostitution - The Untold Story. Frank asks about the production and some of the talent in the film. They delve into some of the thought process behind the movie as well as style. They also ask gough about giant cows in Australia, give a new nickname to the clients of prostitutes, and John asks gough some stupid questions and discovers a new life path. As always the conversation is fun and irreverent when gough has visit. 

Check out Beernuts Productions films here: www.beernutsproductions.com

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December 20th, 2018    

Episode 87 The Dragon Prince Season One

Episode 87: Dragon Prince Season One
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw
Scripting by: Frank Shaw
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw

John and Frank talk about the new Netflix series from the creators of Avatar the Last Airbender: The Dragon Prince. They go over the the intricacies of the plot, touch on the thematic elements of series and then dive into the deep end with insane fan theories, before giving their final thoughts and whether you (and your young-lings) should check it out.

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December 6th, 2018    

Episode 86 JWHYL Castlevania Season 2

Episode 86: JHWYL Castlevania Season 2
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw
Scripting by: Frank Shaw
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw

John and Frank talk about the second season of Castlevania the Animated Series. While they both enjoy the new characters and how the plot is moving forward, they both have a lot of issues with the show as well. They bring up the treatment of Dracula in the series as well as the contradiction in the magic systems and between the first and the second season. As well as several other things that both improve, and showcase issues of the series on a whole. John levels some genuine ranty criticism while they discuss the acting, plot and themes of the series.

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November 27th, 2018    

Episode 85: DuckTales Woo Two

Episode 85: DuckTales Woo Two
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw
Scripting by: Frank Shaw
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw

John and Frank talk about the second half of season one of the new DuckTales series. They talk about Donald Duck (because of course they do)! They discuss the major meta-plot arcs of the season. The go into the themes that show up in the cartoon: Family and you can't buy happiness. Talk about their favorite episodes and characters. Go over Easter eggs and other potential series that may come out of this season and then sum up their final thoughts.

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November 8th, 2018    

Episode 84 What’s Interesting Potpourri

Episode 84: What's Interesting Potpourri
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw
Scripting by: Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw

John and Frank sit down for a What's Interesting Episode. John talks about Mexican pastries and why you should be eating them. Frank talks a bit about the end of the corn maze haunting season. John details his problems with NaNoWriMo this year. Frank loves Diablo 3 on the Switch and John and Frank discuss the Diablo Immortal fiasco. John talks about grounding himself with a musical playlist of theme songs. John and Frank talk briefly about the cancellation of Iron Fist and Luke Cage with a promise of more to come. John talks about his new favorite game that is now his religion: Cthulhu Wars. And of course John's Bad Advice.

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October 30th, 2018    

Episode 83 Pyewacket and Huluween

Episode 83: Pyewacket and Huleween
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw
Scripting by: John Belliston
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw

John and Frank talk about the horror film Pyewacket. They discuss the plot and characters and the problems the movie has and what might have improved it. They also talk about the 8 Huluween shorts available on Hulu this year. And then John waxes poetic about Destiny 2's Halloween event.

Our Halloween horror movie episode where we talk about Pyewacket and the Huluween shorts.

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October 22nd, 2018    

Episode 82: Daisy Brown

Episode 82: Daisy Brown
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw
Scripting by: John Belliston and Frank Shaw
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Monster voices by: Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
 

It's October and we're switching gears to horror! John and Frank take a look at the Youtube channel of Daisy Brown. We discuss the plot presented through the videos and the subtitles. John talks about how he discovered the channel, as well as touching on Daisy Browns twitter account. We then mention a few other creepy-pasta or horror movie focused Youtube Channels we really enjoy.

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October 11th, 2018    

Episode 81 Iron Fist Season 2

Episode 81: Iron Fist Season 2
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw
Scripting by: Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Door Sound Que: Door, Front, Opening, A.wav by InspectorJ on www.freesound.org
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw

John and Frank talk about Iron Fist Season 2: They dive into the plot and characters, noting the changes and improvements from the previous season. They discuss the new characters, and how they fit into the new season. Then diving into themes they discuss how addiction is a large theme of this season, as well as the idea of compassion vs. the tyranny of justice. They then give their final thoughts. Did they like it?

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October 2nd, 2018    

Episode 80: Disenchantment

Episode 80: Disenchantment
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw
Scripting by: Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Door Sound Que: Door, Front, Opening, A.wav by InspectorJ on www.freesound.org
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw

John and Frank talk about the new netflix series Disenchantment. They go over the plot, the characters, the voice acting. They discuss how the series touches on the idea of responsibility, the social expectations and mental health and fitting in. And of course they talk about insane fan theories. Finally they touch on how it's a departure for Matt Groening while still be more of the same. And answer the question: should you watch it?

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September 18th, 2018    

Episode 79: FanX and Vidja Games

Episode 79: FanX and Vidja Games
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw
Scripting by: Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Interviews:
Tom Sherlock
Ronnie Hansen of MonsterHedz
Brian Higgens of Create Real Change
Curtis Kidd
Yazmine Tatiana of Anarchy Girls

John and Frank talk about all the fun they had at FanX in Salt Lake City from September 6th - 8th. They talk about the John DiMaggio panel and how charming he is. John asks people stupid questions while at the con. Then Frank dives into video games: With the recent announcements of all the Final Fantasy games being released on the Switch, John talks about Odd World Stranger's Wrath release as well. And Frank waxes poetic about Octopath Traveller. John talks about SPC and the Youtube channels he's been watching that narrate some of the better entries. He also talks about some research he's been doing on postive masculine rolemodels that dives into a side conversation about Mass Effect. And Finally John's Bad Advice.

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