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Mike and Jim get animated (well, Jim gets more animated) as they discuss two DC animated movies: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) and Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans (2019).    This episode also begins and ends with a discussion about animation, more specifically comicbook/superhero animation, and why, even though it may be perceived by many this way, it’s not just for kids.   Here’s a breakdown of the content of this episode:    Time Index Topic(s) 00:00:00 Cold Open 00:00:15 Intro 00:01:13 Opening Remarks about Animation 00:08:15 Who are the Teen Titans?   00:18:15   Social Shout-out # 1:   The Year of Plenty Podcast: https://theyearofplenty.com https://twitter.com/theyearofplenty   00:19:33 Discussion about Titans Go! To the Movies   00:43:39   Social Shout-out # 2:   SeanGeek Podcast: https://seanmcginity.ca https://twitter.com/Seangeek   00:44:49   Social Shout-out # 3:   Indie Podcast List on podchaser.com: http://bit.ly/PodNation   00:45:21 Discussion about Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans 01:22:39 Closing Thoughts about Animation 01:25:58 Outro   Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
Holy Mother Forking Shirt Balls! Welcome to The Spoiler Place, where Mike and Jim take a spoiler-filled, character-driven journey through one of their favorite television shows of all time: The Good Place. This Peabody and Hugo award-winning comedy series, created by Michael Schur and starring Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, D'Arcy Carden, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, and Manny Jacinto, inspires a lot of philosophical tangents during this episode about what it means to be a good person, why you should be a good person and, if you're not, how you can become a better person.    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater  
Mike and Jim discuss and debate (almost entirely avoiding spoilers) the 2020 DC film Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). They agree it's not a bad movie. Mike thinks it's borderline good. Jim thinks it's closer to just okay, but it does make him want to read more Harley Quinn and Birds of Prey comic books.     Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater  
Mike and Jim discuss Crisis on Infinite Earths, the 2019-2020 CW/DC Arrowverse television series crossover event spanning episodes of Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow, during which Mike constantly mispronounces Stephen Amell's name and overreacts as Jim constantly spoils all things Arrowverse. Jim also spoils the comic book series of the same name that the crossover story is, in part, based on, but since those comics were published 35 years ago, he doesn't feel guilty about it.    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   Check out all of our Super Hero episodes: http://bit.ly/FBATH_SuperHeroes  
In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) Volume 1 is composed of clips from the first eight episodes of the Fanboy and the Hater.    New listeners may find this an easier way to discover what this podcast is about, what its name means (and doesn’t mean), what topics we discuss on this podcast and how we approach them.    All listeners may also find this episode a helpful way to decide which previous episodes you might like to listen to in their entirety.    NOTE: All of the clips included in this episode are spoiler-free!   Here’s a breakdown of the content of this episode:    Time Index Topic(s) 00:00:00 Theme Song and Intro 00:00:58 Opening Remarks 00:02:14 Episode 01 - Origin Story fanboyandhater.podbean.com/e/origin-story-1568567343/  00:11:04 Episode 02 - Solo: A Star Wars Story  fanboyandhater.podbean.com/e/solo-a-star-wars-story-1568999119/  00:14:57 Episode 03 - Shazam! fanboyandhater.podbean.com/e/shazam-1569364668/  00:20:03 Episode 04 - Time for Stories vs. Reality fanboyandhater.podbean.com/e/time-for-stories-vs-reality/    00:24:58   Social Shout-outs:   Indie Podcast List on podchaser.com: http://bit.ly/PodNation   I Understood That Reference! https://capunderstands.com https://twitter.com/capunderstands   00:26:13 Episode 05 - It’s Not A Joker fanboyandhater.podbean.com/e/its-not-a-joker/ 00:35:14 Episode 06 - Star Wars and the Speculation of Skywalker fanboyandhater.podbean.com/e/star-wars-and-the-speculation-of-skywalker/ 00:45:01 Episode 07 - I am the Goddamn Batman fanboyandhater.podbean.com/e/i-am-the-goddamn-batman/ 00:50:11 Episode 08 - We are the Goshdarn Teen Titans fanboyandhater.podbean.com/e/we-are-the-goshdarn-teen-titans/ 00:57:34 Closing Thoughts 01:00:15 Outro   Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
In this episode, Mike and Jim discuss Batman, including who has played the character best in live-action and animated portrayals, and what future Batman stories (and in what format) they would like to see.   Here’s a breakdown of the content of this episode:    Time Index Topic(s) 00:00:00 Cold Open 00:00:15 Intro 00:01:13 Opening Remarks 00:02:33 Bruce Wayne and Batman are two different characters 00:07:55 Discussion about live-action portrayals  00:16:27 Discussion about animated portrayals    00:23:30 Is it easier for voice actors to get it right?   00:31:19   Social Shout-outs:   Indie Podcast List on podchaser.com: http://bit.ly/PodNation   Play Comics Podcast: https://playcomics.com https://twitter.com/playcomicscast   00:32:30 Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing,  and Batman in the Justice League 00:40:04 How best to tell an extended Batman story 01:00:05 Recommended Batman Movies 01:11:05 Closing Thoughts 01:13:31 Outro   Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
In this episode, Mike and Jim are joined by special guest Brandon for a roundtable discussion about the best and worst Star Wars movie and speculation about what will happen in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming to theaters in December 2019.   Here’s a breakdown of the content of this episode:   Time Index Topic(s) 00:00:00 Cold Open 00:00:15 Intro 00:02:22 Roundtable discussion about the Best and Worst Star Wars movie   00:19:27 Social Shout-outs:   Indie Podcast List on podchaser.com: http://bit.ly/PodNation   The Time Shifters Podcast: http://www.timeshifterspodcast.com/ https://twitter.com/TimeShiftersPod   00:20:43 Roundtable speculation about  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker   01:08:09 Outro   Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
In this episode, it’s more like the Hater and the Hater. Mike and Jim, for the first time ever, both have very few positive things to say during a movie review, as they discuss the highly hyped 2019 film The Joker.   WARNING: Episode contains spoilers for a film currently in theaters, and occasional strong language (Jim says f*ck a lot—he’s not sorry).   Here’s a breakdown of the content of this episode:   Time Index Topic(s) 00:00:00 Cold Open 00:00:15 Intro 00:01:12 Opening Remarks 00:05:58 Spoiler Alert! From this point forward, you will hear spoilers!   00:22:43 Social Shout-out: Ghosts of the Stratosphere  https://gotstratosphere.com https://twitter.com/gotstratosphere    00:23:44 Continuing Discussion 00:44:15 Closing Thoughts 00:47:09 Outro   Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater     
Jim flies solo in this shorter episode, exploring our perception of, and relationship with, time, how it affects the stories we tell about the past and how those stories compare with reality.   This episode revolves around spoiler-free reviews of the HBO mini-series Chernobyl and the Amazon Prime series Undone.   Here’s a breakdown of the content of this episode:   Time Index Topic(s) 00:00:00 Promo for Indie Podcast List on Podchaser.com: http://bit.ly/PodNation 00:00:27 Intro 00:01:11 Spoiler-free review of the  HBO Mini-series Chernobyl   Check out the Chernobyl companion podcast: The Chernobyl Podcast on Apple Podcasts    00:13:26 Social Shout-out: Ocho Duro Parlay Hour https://www.ochoduroparlayhour.com https://twitter.com/ODParlayHour   00:14:13 Spoiler-free review of the  Amazon Prime Series Undone 00:24:54 Outro   Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater  
In this episode of the Fanboy and the Hater, we do a scene-by-scene deep-dive review of, and debate over, the 2018 movie Solo: A Star Wars Story. Mike fanboys over it, while Jim hates on it.   WARNING: This episode contains non-stop spoilers!    Here’s a breakdown of the content of this episode:   Time Index Topic(s) 00:00:00 Cold Open 00:00:15 Theme Song and Intros 00:02:09 Opening Remarks 00:03:56 Spoiler Alert: Non-stop spoilers start here 00:03:56 Scene(s): Han escapes Corellia   00:07:42 Scene(s): Han meets Beckett and Chewbacca 00:13:05 Scene(s): The Train Heist 00:20:49 Scene(s): Dryden Vos and Han/Qi’ra Reunion  00:22:35 Scene(s): Lando, L3-37, and Millennium Falcon 00:23:54 Scene(s): The Kessel Run 00:39:13 Scene(s): Coaxium Refinery on Savareen 00:46:01 Scene(s): Showdown with Dryden Vos 00:59:21 Scene(s): Showdown with Beckett 01:02:43 Scene(s): Han and Chewbacca get the Falcon 01:04:15 Discussion about the Actors and Characters 01:10:36 Discussion about Audience and Critical Reception 01:14:12 Twitter poll results: Good Star Wars Movie (48%)  Good Movie (28%)  Bad Star Wars Movie (20%)  Bad Movie (4%)   Twitter commendable comments: @LaunchingTPilot @iused2watchthis @TimeShiftersPod 01:15:46 Closing thoughts and Metaphorical Ratings 01:17:04 Social Shout-out: What Should We Watch? With K & E https://whatshouldwewatch.podbean.com https://twitter.com/WSWWatchpodcast 01:18:29 Outro   Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater  
Welcome to the very first episode of the Fanboy and the Hater!  Hosts and producers Mike Hall and Jim Harris get meta and explain why they started this podcast, and share the origins of their perspectives on movies, TV, and pop culture. They also describe, and provide short examples of, the content they will be creating for this podcast.   Here’s a breakdown of the content of this episode:   Time Index Topic(s) 00:00:00 Cold Open 00:00:39 Theme Song and Intro 00:01:35 What we mean (and don't mean) by “Hater”  00:02:59 PSA: It’s OK to be a Hater. Don’t be a Dick! 00:04:23 The origins of our perspectives on movies, TV, and pop culture  00:04:58 Jim: Luke Skywalker 00:06:23 Mike: Darth Vader 00:07:55 Jim: Peter Parker / Spider-Man 00:09:57 Mike: Wolverine 00:21:37 Jim: Howling Mad Murdock 00:26:13 Mike: Pop Culture in general (Cheater!) 00:30:13 Audio transitions explained 00:32:07 Discussion about Spoilers 00:37:45 Spoiler Free First Impression of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 00:43:15 Approach to reviews and other core content 00:51:23 Fanboy Favorite: Kristen Bell 01:01:11 Metaphorical ratings system explained 01:02:29 Next episode preview: Solo: A Star Wars Story 01:05:40 Fridging - What Does that Mean? 01:07:42 News and Industry Trends - Spidey leaving the MCU, and extended theatrical re-releases of MCU movies 01:21:00 Closing Thoughts: NOT just about Star Wars and Superheroes! It might look like that in early episodes, but we do like other stuff, and we will release many episodes on other topics!  01:24:27 Social Shout-out: The Bingeables Podcast  https://geekgals.co/the-bingeables-podcast/ https://twitter.com/bingeablespod 01:25:33 Outro   Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater  
In this episode of the Fanboy and the Hater, we review the 2019 DC movie Shazam! In a rare twist, Jim gets to play the role of Fanboy, while Mike’s Hater mainly takes issue with the movie’s many cliches, tropes, and lazy writing.   (Fun Fact: Most of this episode comes from the first thing we ever recorded for this podcast as a proof of concept, so . . . some aspects of the audio quality aren’t our best.)    Here’s a breakdown of the content of this episode:   Time Index Topic(s) 00:00:00 Cold Open 00:00:15 Theme Song and Intros 00:02:55 Opening Remarks 00:05:36 Spoiler Alert: Past this point, spoilers abound! Shazam! Overview and Discussion Begins 00:11:58 Quick aside about the name Shazam!  00:13:00 Shazam! Overview and Discussion Continues 00:36:24 Target Audience: Is this a Kids Movie? 00:38:40   DCEU world building and how the next  Shazam! movie may connect to Justice League 00:43:24 Closing Thoughts   00:53:45 Metaphorical Ratings 00:57:53   Social Shout-out: For Your Reference Podcast https://fyrpodcast.com https://twitter.com/ForYourRefPod FYR YouTube Channel 00:58:51 Outro   Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater   Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com   Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater  
Mike and Jim discuss and debate the line Batman won't cross--killing criminals--using the character Damian Wayne, who often has to recite the mantra "justice not vengeance" to restrain himself. This discussion is driven by (and contains spoilers for) the following DC animated films: Son of Batman, Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, and Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
Mike and Jim discuss the 2020 Disney Pixar animated film Soul, including the existential and philosophical questions it raises.    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
Mike and Jim discuss the 2020 DC film Wonder Woman 1984. And the Lasso of Truth compels them to warn you there will be spoilers, one of which is neither of them liked the movie.    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater    Check out all of our Super Hero episodes: http://bit.ly/FBATH_SuperHeroes   
Mike and Jim discuss and debate the second season of the Disney+ live-action Star Wars television series The Mandalorian.     Check out our episode on Season 1: https://fanboyandhater.podbean.com/e/the-mandalorian-season-1/  Check out all of our Star Wars episodes: http://bit.ly/FBATH_StarWars    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater    This episode is dedicated to the loving memory of Jim’s mother and father, Jean Harris and Henry Harris, who sadly, but peacefully, passed away in late 2020 from COVID-19. Rest in peace, Mom and Dad. There is a way to safeguard your health and the health of your loved ones during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Social Distance and Wear a Mask. This is the Way.  
Mike and a reluctant Jim discuss Cannibal! The Musical, the 1993 black comedy musical film made by Trey Parker and Matt Stone while still in college and years before their South Park fame. Listen and have a Shpadoinkle Day!    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
Great Scott! This is Heavy! Mike and Jim go back in time to discuss one of the greatest trilogies of all time: Back to the Future.    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
Welcome to a special episode of the Fanboy and the Hater commemorating our first podiversary since we launched our podcast on September 15, 2019.  Mike and Jim discuss the journey so far, including the challenges of planning, recording and editing, their most (and least) favorite episodes, the low number of downloads and limited feedback, how the podcast has evolved, what they've learned along the way, and what they're planning for the second year of the podcast.    Check out our In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) episodes to hear clips from 18 previous episodes: http://bit.ly/FBATH_ICYMI    Listen to our most popular episodes: http://bit.ly/FBATH_Popular    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
Mike and his hetero life mate Talkative Jim discuss the 2019 Kevin Smith comedy film Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
In this giv'er of an episode, it's Mike & Jim vs. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, the 2010 comedy slasher film.     Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
The Schwartz is strong with this parody of an episode as Mike, Jim, and returning guest Rhys funnily discuss the 1987 Mel Brooks film Spaceballs, a parody of the original Star Wars trilogy.        Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater    Check out all of our Star Wars episodes: http://bit.ly/FBATH_StarWars   
Whosoever listens to this episode, if they be worthy, shall possess the power of having heard Mike and Jim discuss Thor Odinson, comparing and contrasting the popular character's portrayals and storylines in Marvel Comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).     Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater    Check out all of our Super Hero episodes: http://bit.ly/FBATH_SuperHeroes   
Mike and Jim discuss the differences between how critics and the audience review and rate movies. After a general discussion, they run through a list of movies with the greatest difference (all more than 20%, some as much as 60%) between the critics and audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes.    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
Grab your fedora and bullwhip while Mike and Jim discuss the Indiana Jones film franchise: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).    Follow us on Twitter: @FanboyandHater    Email us: thefanboyandthehater@gmail.com    Other ways to listen: http://bit.ly/fanboyandhater   
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Created by
fanboyandhater
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Sep 15th, 2019
Latest Episode
Feb 15th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
39
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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