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.

March 21st, 2019    

95 Captain Marvel

Episode 95: Captain Marvel
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 all about Captain Marvel in this episode. Discussing the plot, characters and the actors performances. They also talk about themes of female empowerment, and colonialism and Frank brings up an observation that his Lady pointed out to him. A point that is common through out Marvel cinema, but is a bit of a problem thematically with this film. They then talk about fan theories for Avengers: Endgame and give their final thoughts.

March 14th, 2019    

94 Dragon Prince Season 2

Episode 94: Dragon Prince 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

Frank and John talk about the second season of The Dragon Prince. Frank recaps the seasons plot while both John and Frank talk about some the intricacies of the plotting as well as their favorite characters. They then jump into themes: They delve into the idea of the cycles of vengeance, as well as reacting to "fate". They also touch on presentation versus reality. Then it's fan theories. And finally, should you be watching this series?

March 7th, 2019    

93 What’s Interesting: Health Update and Microsoft on the Switch

Episode 93: Health Update and Microsoft on Switch
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 gives a health update about his surgery, and his short stay in the hospital afterwards. We talk a bit about the Coming Right Up podcast Radio Network.Then chat about See You Next Tuesday Podcast, and give the guys from Australia our thumbs up. You should check them out. Then Frank talks about XBox Live on the Switch, as well as rumors about Xbox game pass as well. Then it's John's Bad Advice, with some bonus advice coming from previous episodes to give you laugh.

Coming Right Up network 

See You Next Tuesday on Facebook

Xbox Live on the Switch

Brad Sams on the rumors about Xbox Game Pass and the Switch

February 28th, 2019    

Episode 92: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3

Episode 92: A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3
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 is back! He and Frank talk about the final season of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Frank gives a run down of the plot while they discuss characters and performances through out the season. Then they touch on themes, and the handling of foreshadowing through out the series. They then pontificate about what may have happened after the credits rolled. And then give their final thoughts on the series as a whole. All without having read the novels!

February 21st, 2019    

Episode 91: WI Update on John and Nintendo Direct

Episode 91: WI Update on John and Nintendo Direct.
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Hosts: Frank Shaw
Voice of Ruger the Lab: 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

Frank give's an update on how John's doing with his recovery from surgery. He then dives into the latest Nintendo direct giving some thoughts on some of the games, including Mario Maker 2, Marvel Alliance 3: The Black Order, Fire Emblem: 3 Houses, Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Yoshi's Crafted World. Final Fantasy games, Tetris99. He then comments on the recent announcements from Netflix recording their Marvel franchises.

February 14th, 2019    

Episode 90: WI Operation and Gaming

Episode 90: Operation and Gaming
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 talks about his upcoming surgery and thanks everybody for the love and support you've given him. Then Frank and John dive into the games they've been playing including Diablo 3, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Doom (2016). Frank talks about the first five board games of his 10x10 list. John talks about the Marco Polo act. Of course, John doles out some bad advice.

If you want to join Frank on the Switch, shoot him a dm @lojakz at twitter and ask to join in. For John on Xbox One he's Woodengolem. Hit us up. Beat us at a few games.

February 7th, 2019    

Episode 89: 3 Below

Episode 89: 3 Below
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 first season of the next Tales From Arcadia series, 3 Below. As always we go over the plot, the characters, touch on themes and then dive into how it relates to the Trollhunters series, what's good and bad about it, and whether we liked it or not as well as some "insane" theories.

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

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.

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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