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PODCAST | Jam packed show! TalkRadio.nyc host Kai Cole joins us in studio as we play “Choose Your Own Adventure” with the Avengers: Endgame trailer and help break down the so-so reviews for Aquaman.

PLUS: We welcome Brian Volk-Weiss of “The Toys That Made Us” fame on to talk about his new CW series Discontinued

Segment #1: Avengers: EndGame: 10 Things That Are Still A Mystery After The Avengers: Endgame Trailer

Michael and Hassan are joined in studio this week by special guest and TalkRadio.nyc host Kai Cole. The three react to the Avengers: Endgame trailer and discuss where they think the plotline is going to take the audience. Michael and Hassan also wonder about the changes to Thanos’ character. Plus, a quick point about Ant-Man coming back into the film and Kai talks about her adventures going to the movie theater and falling asleep during films.

Segment #2: Avengers: EndGame: “Choose Your Own Adventure”

Michael, Hassan, and Kai go choose your own adventure style as they predict the storyline to Avengers: Endgame. They go through scenarios such as saving Tony Stark in space, finding the briefcase from Pulp Fiction, and taking down a completely new Avengers team. All three of them and producer Sam come up with creative stories and choose specific characters that will participate in these scenes. Beware, there are a lot of plot twists with these scenarios.

Segment 3: Spotlight on Brian Volk-Weiss

Michael and Hassan begin this segment with a quick spotlight on Kai Cole and her show Our Daily Magic. Then, Brian Volk-Weiss, creator of ‘The Toys That Made Us,’ joins the show to talk about the success of the Netflix series and his upcoming project, ‘Discontinued,’ heading to the CW.

Segment #4: Spin The Racks

Aquaman reviews: Does the blockbuster sink or swim?
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Spinning The Racks: Aquaman reviews are very mixed. Some critics believe it was boring while others thought it was entertaining. Michael reads some of the articles that talk about the film and Kai Cole discusses her card readings and how she comes to design them.

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NEXT WEEK: Into the Spider-Verse: Is it worth it’s weight in webbing? We give you OUR review on the newest Spider-Man film.

Plus: Francois from Young The Giant talks new album and Pop Culture Guilty pleasures

 

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PODCAST: On this edition of Sire Spotlight, I give you my take on the new Chris Cornell retrosepctive review followed by my 2015 interview with the late great artist himself. He talks Black Hole Sun, Mad Season and Temple of the Dog.

About Spotlight:

Each week we’ll spotlight one of our tremendous celebrity guests in a stand alone video and podcast. We’ll also dig into the vault to bring you interviews with folks who haven’t yet been on the show! This week: Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins!

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NEXT WEEK:  We break out a never-before-heard interview with Talib Kweli!

PODCAST | The new Captain Marvel trailer has HIT – we give you our immediate reactions and review and ask the question: Is this Film Getting The Wonder Woman Treatment?

PLUS: Netflix has axed Daredevil! We sound off and run down the Worst TV Cancellations in history.

AND: We welcome Mitch Hyman creator of cult horror hit Bubba The Redneck Werewolf to talk about his next horror project!

Segment #1:

Michael and Hassan begin the show reacting to the new Captain Marvel trailer. Both of them believe that based on the trailer alone the film itself will turn out to be okay and not as good as other Marvel movies. While Hassan isn’t too excited to see this film, Michael still wants to check it out but thinks that the “Wonder Woman” treatment might be used on this film. The boys also talk about what Captain Marvel means for women in lead roles and how the rest of the audience may react to it.

Segment #2:

Do people want to see the Captain Marvel film because it’s a part of the MCU? Hassan doesn’t think so but Michael begs to differ. Also, Truth or Trash! Michael and Hassan run through some of the listener reactions to the trailer. You will not be surprised by some of those opinions. Plus, Hassan gives his take on the weakest Marvel trailer and Netflix has pulled the plug on Daredevil. Is Netflix making this move because of the possibility of losing shows to the new Disney streaming platform?

 

Segment #3:

More Daredevil reaction as Michael and Hassan hold on to the idea that Netflix is behind all of the Marvel cancellations. Then, Mitch Hyman joins Secrets of the Sire to talk Bubba the Redneck Werewolf, his upcoming film project, and wearing the devil costume.

More information on Mitch and his comics: www.themitchhyman.com

Segment #4:

Michael and Hassan debate the top 5 worst TV cancellations of all time. Afterwards, it’s Spinning The Racks: Marvel is developing a Shang-Chi film, which is slated be the first Asian superhero movie franchise produced by the studio. Reactions and the guys try to make people understand that having Shang-Chi movies isn’t much of a breakthrough moment for the Asian community.

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome ‘The Toys That Made Us’ creator Brian Volk-Weiss on to talk about his new CW project and TalkRadio host Kai Cole joins us in studio!

PODCAST | We look ahead to the final slate of Comic Book Movies in 2018 including Aquaman, is it sink or swim for DC’s hero? Spider-Man into the Spider-verse: Will this be the best Spider-Man Movie of them all? And Bumblebee – FINALLY these Transformers look like, well, TRANSFORMERS! But is the movie going to be any good?

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Segment 1:

Michael and Hassan begin tonight’s show with the new Aquaman movie. They discuss the early reviews and expectations for DC’s latest release. Hassan thinks Jason Momoa deserves his big break with this film. Michael wonders if the early reviews are being released to build the hype for DC. The guys weigh in on Aquaman having higher 24 hour tickets sales than Infinity War. Plus, the guys predict the over/under for Aquaman’s opening weekend box office numbers.

Segment #2:

Hassan and Michael preview Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. They talk about the past Sony Spiderman films and how they fell short. With that in mind, the guys discuss what they expect from the box office and the early responses from the critics. Michael brings up how the film will showcase the diversity in the Spiderverse. They debate how Miles Morales will be received as the main character in the film.

 

Segment 3:

Michael and Hassan pivot to the upcoming Transformers movie: Bumblebee. They agree the Transformers in the trailer look reminiscent of the original Transformers from the 1980s. They then compare the three films, speculating how Aquaman, Spiderman:Into The Spiderverse and Bumblebee will match up at the box office.

Segment #4:

Spinning The Racks: The guys discuss expectations for John Cena in Bumblebee. Plus, final predictions on the three upcoming films discussed tonight. Will Aquaman be an underwater Star Wars? Hassan and Michael debate Which film has the most pressure and how the films’ success or failure will affect their franchises in the future. To close, the guys pay tribute to Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Spongebob.

 

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Mitch Hyman creator of cult horror hit Bubba The Redneck Werewolf to talk about his next horror project!

New Spotlight with a celebrity guest every Monday 1230 pm ET. Subscribe to our channel or support us on Patreon.com/secretsofthesire

PODCAST: On this edition of Sire Spotlight, I give you my take on the new LIVE EP ‘Local 717’ followed by my 2013 interview with LIVE lead singer himself, Ed Kowalcyk during his press tour for The Flood and the Mercy solo album

About Spotlight:

Each week we’ll spotlight one of our tremendous celebrity guests in a stand alone video and podcast. We’ll also dig into the vault to bring you interviews with folks who haven’t yet been on the show! This week: Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins!

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Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

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NEXT WEEK:  We review the Chris Cornell Double Album and feature our interview with the late great Soundgarden frontman.

PODCAST | What are YOU thankful for in 2018. Who makes the cut in our Pop Culture Gravy List and who gets stuffed with a Turkey Leg? Join us for the best of 2018 special!

PLUS: We welcome actor and star of “When We Dance the Music Dies” William Ragsdale alongside director Anthony de Lioncourt for an in-depth discussion on the new indie flick!

 

Segment 1:

Michael and Hassan run down their Pop Culture Gravy (ie: the BEST from 2018 so far). Number three on Mike’s list takes Hassan by surprise and madness ensues.

Segment 2:

We switch over to our Pop Culture TURKEYs (ie: The WORST of 2018). A certain Zombie show, Star Wars movie and Netflix show makes the list.

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Segment 3:

We welcome actor William Ragsdale, alongside director Anthony de Lioncourt as they discuss their new film, “When We Dance the Music Dies” and Michael asks William about his days on Hermans Head.

Segment 4:

Spinning The Racks: The most bizarre Birds of Prey/Harley Quinn news plus: what’s YOUR favorite Thanksgiving dish?

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NEXT WEEK: We look ahead to the final films of 2018: Aquaman, Bumblebee and Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse.

PLUS: We welcome Mitch Hyman creator of cult horror hit Bubba The Redneck Werewolf!

We review Smashing Pumpkins: Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol 1 and feature our interview with Billy Corgan from circa 2017.

Overall, if you’re looking for the Melon Collie vibe it’s there in places on the new album. But it more or less follows the same output from Billy the past few years – which is not a bad thing if like me, you’ve dug all their 2000s stuff anyway.

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About Spotlight:

Each week we’ll spotlight one of our tremendous celebrity guests in a stand alone video and podcast. We’ll also dig into the vault to bring you interviews with folks who haven’t yet been on the show! This week: Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins!

Download our Podcast:

Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Stream our Videos:

And don’t forget to go to our Patreon.com/secretsofthesire page and support our show! Listen to us every Wednesday night 8pm ET Talkradio.nyc

NEXT WEEK:  We review Live’s new Album and debut our interview with Ed Kowalcyk.

Ep 144: We look back at the epic career of the godfather of Marvel Comics. His history, his influence, the ups and downs of his career and YOUR stories about the man who touched us all with his creations.

Join us for this celebration of Stan Lee – Excelsior!

Segment 1

On tonight’s show, Michael and Hassan pay tribute to the legend Stan Lee. They discuss the tremendous impact Stan Lee had on the comic industry and how the world responded to news of his passing. They then reflect on how Stan Lee gave joy to readers through his comics and later on through his cameos in the MCU. They highlight Stan’s skill with writing dialogue and  how he popularized the superhero genre as an allegory for our real lives.

Segment 2

Hassan and Michael continue their tribute by recognizing how central Stan Lee was to Marvel’s success. They are joined by Casey from BadCoyoteFunky, who shares his experience of meeting Stan Lee and getting his Marvel No Prize signed. They pivot to Stan’s many characters. Hassan shares how he saw humanity in the flaws of the Marvel characters Stan created, which allowed him to sympathize more with the characters.

Segment 3

Michael and Hassan count down the best Stan Lee cameos. They debate the best Stan Lee cameos from the past three decades. They react to the outpouring of Excelsior on social media after Stan Lee passed. They consider how the cameos in the Marvel movies elevated Stan’s celebrity later in life. They touch on Stan Lee’s marketing genius. Listen to hear which Stan Lee cameo they think was best!

Segment 4

Spinning The Racks: The guys react to Armie Hammer slamming celebrities for posting pictures with Stan Lee. They debate celebrity motivations for posting pictures with Stan Lee in the aftermath of his death. Michael takes heart in how celebrities are in awe of a comics legend. Hassan and Michael consider their own tributes to Stan Lee on social media and reflect on their motivations. They conclude with their thanks to Stan Lee for his influence on their lives and careers.

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NEXT WEEK: It’s Thanksgiving! We give you our picks for what we were thankful for in 2018. PLUS: We’ll welcome Fright Night’s William Ragsdale and the directors of the new film “When We Dance”

PODCAST | Big thanks to Comic Book School and Buddy Scalera for allowing us the opportunity to broadcast their educational panels as podcasts and streams.

This panel features former and future SoS guests Joe Rybandt (Dynamite Entertainment), Lysa Hawkins (Valiant Comics – on the show Nov 28th) and Jimmy Palmiotti.

About Spotlight:

Each week we’ll spotlight one of our tremendous celebrity guests in a stand alone video and podcast. We’ll also dig into the vault to bring you interviews with folks who haven’t yet been on the show! This week: Our New York ComicCon Special Edition!

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NEXT WEEK:  Thomas Ian Nicholas of American Pie fame drops in as we continue our Fall TV Preview!

Ep 143: The Walking Dead has officially moved on from Rick Grimes (and Maggie too). Or has it…? We discuss the future of the show and characters. Has the zombie brand reached it’s peak?

PLUS: Still got Election Fever??? Come vote on the most politically subversive Pop Culture Popcorn flicks of all time.

AND: Super excited to welcome Travis McIntire from Source Point Press on to talk about their amazing line of comics

Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

Segment 1:

Michael and Hassan begin the show with The Walking Dead and weigh in on where the show will go without Rick Grimes. The guys agree Negan’s storyline lasted too long and how the show tends to overdo things. They speculate what will happen with the 3 feature length Rick Grimes films. They recap The Walking Dead’s mistakes over the seasons and wonder why anyone still watches the show.

Segment 2:

Hassan and Michael guess which characters will take the spotlight with Rick Grimes leaving TWD. They then count down the most politically subversive films to celebrate election day. They debate whether Ghostbusters promoted conservative values and if Demolition Man promoted libertarian values. Is Starship Troopers fascist? What about Idiocracy?

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Segment 3:

Travis McIntire joins the Sire to discuss the development of Source Point Press. Travis shares  his experience working with the Michigan Comics Collective and how Source Point developed by going to hundreds of comic shows countrywide to build Source Point’s following. Travis previews his favorite upcoming 2019 Source Point releases, especially Savants by Gary Reed.

Segment 4:

Spinning The Racks: Thanos did nothing wrong? Hassan and Michael debate whether heroes or villains are more violent and who’s good or bad in superhero films. Upcoming Explorers TV series? Interstellar object may have been an alien probe? Tune in to hear their reactions!

 

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NEXT WEEK: We’ll look ahead to the final slate of Comic Book Movies in 2018 including Spider-Man into the Spiderverse and Aquaman. PLUS: We’ll welcome Fright Night’s William Ragsdale and the directors of the new film “When We Dance”