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On this edition of Secrets of the Sire, Michael and Hassan welcome Devil’s Due Publisher Josh Blaylock onto the show. They talk to him about his newly-created line of graphic novels. Also, Michael and Hassan celebrate International Women’s Day with Jessica Jones Season Two, how media should cover social movements like #metoo and they Spin the Racks with a major announcement for next week’s show.

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Segment 1

Michael and Hassan celebrate International Women’s Day by breaking down this week’s edition of Entertainment Weekly, the way they covered women and how magazines and other forms of media should go about covering social movements.

Hassan on yesterday’s storm: (Sarcastically) “Oh my god, precipitation is falling from the sky. I can’t believe it!”

Michael on Entertainment Weekly’s Message this week: “Are we being sold a movement or experiencing a movement?”

Segment 2

They then discuss the premier of the second season of the Netflix series Jessica Jones. How the #Metoo movement has affected the series, primarily through the marketing of the series.

Hassan on how marketing handles movements like me too: “There are no ethics in marketing.”

Devils Due Josh Blaylock

Segment 3

Michael and Hassan break down the first two episodes of the series, the problem with the series’ season length, and the diversity of the cast. They then welcome Devils’ Due comics publisher Josh Blaylock to talk about his experience working in the comic book industry, his new line of graphic novels and what future projects he has going on. 

Segment 4

They wrap up the show with another edition of Spin the Racks covering a new Star Wars series in the works under Jon Favreau, the problem with theories and speculations of Star Wars news, some wonderful light-hearted news involving super hero themed photographs and a major announcement for next week’s show.

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NEXT WEEK: Our Comic Book March Movie Madness returns as we welcome writers Pat Shand and Matthew Rosenberg onto the show

It’s a special week for Michael and Hassan on Secrets of the Sire as they welcome stand-up comedian and former head writer for the Howard Stern Show Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling live in studio. They discuss his long time career at the Howard Stern Show, Private Parts, Jenna Jameson and get his take on pop culture hits like Walking Dead, Black Panther and more.

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Jackie The Joke Man Martling

Segment 1
They welcome Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling and start the show with a blaze. They ask Jackie about growing up with comics, his superman fandom, using a toy drone. and Michael and Hassan get Jackie’s thoughts on Black Panther.

Segment 2
Michael and Hassan discuss Jackie’s time with the Howard Stern Show. How he was nearly not in the Private Parts movie, the matchmaking scene in the movie, what it was like doing the show while filming the movie, and the longevity of the howard Stern Show

Jackie on his part in the Private Parts movie: “I’ve gotten some people saying my lines were one of the funniest parts in the movie. That felt great for me because I wrote those lines.”

Jackie on Howard Stern Show’s Longevity: “They kept asking me how long will it last? How long will it last? IT LASTED.”

Segment 3
They return to discuss the origins of Gary’s Baba Booey nickname, his thoughts on the recurring “F— Jackie” phrase, the many memorable highlights and people he met while being apart of the show, what it was like sending them his material and tells some off the air stories.

Jackie on the F— Jackie catchphrase: “One of the last things Howard said on terrestrial radio was F— Jackie. And I took that as a love letter.”

Segment 4
They wrap up the show with Michael and Hassan doing another edition of Spin the Racks. They discuss Kevin Smith’s recovery from a heart attack. Jackie tells stories of other comedians suffering heart attacks on stage. Then they discuss the low ratings of the new Walking Dead season.

Jackie on Get Out’s chances to win Best Picture: “I don’t think they have the balls to give it to Get Out”

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NEXT WEEK: Get rid of your post-Oscars hangover with Secrets of the Sire. Did Logan snag the gold? Did ‘Get Out’ make history for the social horror genre? Or were we all just Shapes In The Water?

PLUS: We welcome Devils Due Comics publisher Josh Blaylock on to talk about his new creator-owned line of graphic novels.


We welcome TV’s Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno to the show to talk Thor: Ragnarok, being bullied as a kid and the supposed throw down with Flash Gordon.

Lour Ferrigno Thor Ragnarok Hulk

PLUS: It’s our Halloween episode! We run down everything you need to know about Stranger Things 2! We ask the question: Is anyone still watching Walking Dead? And we pit the greatest Freddy vs Jason vs Michael Myers and more!

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‘Walking Dead’ Season 8 premiere draws lowest opening ratings since Season 3
Story via: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-walking-dead-ratings-20171024-story.html

“The Walking Dead” Season 8 premiere, also the show’s 100th episode, posted the series’ lowest premiere ratings since its third season.

Walking Dead Season 8

According to Nielsen Live+Same Day data, the AMC series averaged a 5.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.4 million total viewers on Sunday night. The Season 3 premiere, which aired in 2012, averaged a 5.8 and 10.86 million viewers by comparison. This also means that the Season 8 premiere is the third-lowest in series history, ahead of only Season 2 and Season 1.

The Season 7 premiere drew an 8.4 and 17.03 million, meaning Season 8 was down approximately 40 percent in the demo and 33 percent in total viewers season-to-season. However, it should be noted that last season’s premiere was the resolution of a major cliffhanger, while the new season was not.

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Paul Reiser one of the new (but familiar) faces on Netflix’s Stranger Things to talk about the most anticipated return of the Fall TV season!
PLUS: We preview Thor Ragnarok!

On this week’s episode of Secrets of the Sire we go FULL Walking Dead! The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere was rife with violence and death but did it go over the top? Or was it merely being faithful to the comic book?

We discuss with Rus Wooton, part of the Walking Dead comic book creative team.

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“I’m done.”

That was my initial reaction after watching the episode earlier this week (in my case Monday morning…not the way to start your work week off believe me)

So I walked away thinking that’s it. Not because the violence was over-the-top (it was). Not because I didn’t see the deaths coming (I did…and then I didn’t) but mainly because it just stopped being fun. I had this whole top 10 deaths in comcis and movies bit planned. You know the Gwen Stacy, the Jean Grey, the Han Solo…nope. Not doing it. This wasn’t fun. The deaths in this episode wasn’t fun. I didn’t walk away feeling like I have in the past. I didn’t walk away feeling like I have for Game of Thrones. This was just. Not. Fun.

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NEXT WEEK: We’ll bring Rus BACK on next week to discuss all the Walking Dead stuff he WASN’T allowed to spill this week. PLUS: we gauge YOUR reaction to the brutal death. And we countdown the Top 10 most powerful deaths in comics and movies!

This week on Secrets of the Sire podcast Episode 33: Who will be the victim at the end of Negan’s bat in Walking Dead? Which TV Universe are you looking forward to the most, Marvel or DC? Will Riverdale Flop? Join us for our Fall TV Preview!

BONUS: Secrets of the Sire want to thank our new PROGRAM DIRECTOR Stephanie Dolce and our DEDICATED FAN Eimar Peterson for backing us on Patreon.com/secretsofthesire. Click the link and find out how you can become part of the team!

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Fall TV Fill In The Blank! Question 1: Walking Dead: The victim at the end of Negan’s bat will be_________

“Not Glenn. Now I don’t want to spoil anything for anybody but in the comics…

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Next week: Our Fall preview continues as we turn our attention to the movie world and the controversial casting decisions in Marvel’s Dr. Strange.

PLUS: We welcome former Hawkman writer Mark Poulton and Chris Kotsakis on to talk a different kind of ComicCon – the upcoming ArtistaCon.

This week on Secrets of the Sire we’ll bid adieu to summer 2016! Who were the big winners and losers in the pop culture world? And what’s to come for summer 2017?

PLUS: It’s on to our Fall Preview! Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Arrow, Flash and more! And you KNOW I’m gonna talk Justice League Dark and Deathstroke when we go spinning the racks!

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Missed anything? Catch up on previous shows like last week’s episode featuring our guest Deborah Crane from Sailor Moon Crystal. Plus: We talked the controversial “race swapping” happening in Spider-Man: Homecoming

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