Friday, May 18, 2018

Avenging Infinite Failed Oppurtunities


Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty

The Infinity Stones have been collected and Danielle and Stephen decide whether it seems like the culmination of theMarvel Cinematic universe has been worth the 10 year build up. 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Open Mic Ennui in Not Yet Future York

Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty

The Vundacast power couple still needs thinking time after Avengers Infinity War. They get into a bunch of the Whatever this show feeling the Solo hype and delicious pancake based marketing, Stephen discusses his open mic night experience at Little Hoolies bar, Danielle critiques the Rebel Wilson film Bachelorette, we find the humor in sad French news, and we invent the concept of Victorian American Pie.




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Thursday, May 10, 2018

LUCHA UNDERGROUND SEASON 4 TRAILER OMG YOU GUYS


So the first full length trailer for Lucha Underground's long-awaited fourth season (premiering June 13th on El Rey Network which is in 34 days not that I have my Google Chrome Countdown extension counting down the days or anything) has arrived and it...is...bonkers...

Let me try to break this down as best I can...

Monday, April 23, 2018

A wHOLE lot of... Predicting the Slaughter of Aquaman

Hosts: Stephen, Andres, & Diego

Andres and Stephen conduct the usual DC vs Marvel debate, the duo also make more Avengers Infinity War predictions. Diego joins them and they discuss the merits of curse words in PG-13 movies, and Ready Player One. Andres also gushes all over the Blumhouse classic Happy Death Day.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

A wHOLE lot of...Infinite Speculation

Hosts: Stephen & Andres



Andres and Stephen engage in the never ending battle of DC vs  Marvel. They assemble some Avengers Infinity War predictions. In this episode they talk about films like The Disaster Artist, Ready Player One, Rogue One, Black Panther, etc. and also talk directors like Gareth Evans, Gareth Edwards, James Cameron, Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and even more.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Krrish and Krasinski

Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty


Stephen and Danielle react to the 2006 Super-hero Bollywood classic Krrish and they also review the thrills and chills of John Krasinski's barefoot hipster family apocalypse film A Quiet Place(2018).Also after some technical difficulties they also have some Weird Wild Florida news involving dash cam footage.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Lucha Underground Season 4 Premieres June 13th


Lucha Underground has just announced at Impact vs. Lucha in New Orleans (and on Twitter) that Lucha Underground has a premier date for Season 4: June 13th

Rest assured we here at Vundablog are counting the days (68 and counting according to my Countdown Clock extension on Google Chrome) until the return of the greatest wrestling show of all time. Stay tuned for tons of new Lucha Underground content over the next several months!

Happy 25th Anniversary Tool's "Undertow"


25 years ago today, my favorite band on the planet unleashed on the world an album so ahead of its time that even I never fully appreciated it until recently. Combining the punishing, groove-driven riffs of Helmet with deeper and darker melodies and rhythms, exploring themes of anger, despair, sexual and physical abuse, violence, BDSM, addiction, and more, this album established Tool as a creative force in heavy metal music and set the stage for its groundbreaking follow-up.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Ready Player Glum

Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty

 Stephen and Danielle dive into a spoiler soaked discussion about Spielberg's adaptation of the novel Ready Player One. The messaging, themes, style, and expectations of the film are analyzed. We react to this film directly after seeing it in cinemas and we unleash are nerd powers of hyper analysis all over this "movie"




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Friday, March 30, 2018

DCFU: 3 & a Half thumbs out of 5

Hosts: Stephen and Mr. J

The DCFU returns to talk Wonder Woman casting news, Shazam set photos. Mr. J reviews CW's Black Lightning, Black Panther(2018), Tomb Raider(2018), and Pacific Rim Uprising (2018). Mr. J and Stephen talk JDF as Lord Drakkon and we watch the trailer for nickelodeon's new TMNT show. Mr. J wanted more and here it is for you.



Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sketti 2 Split

Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds (Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty)

Stephen and Danielle chat about the Deadpool 2 trailer. The duo discusses whether Netflix film's deserve to be nominated for Academy Awards after Spielberg's comments on his Ready Player One press tour. Ready Player One excitement is discussed as well as queer representation in film. This is all an elaborate introduction to some sleepy bonus audio content from the past when we first saw the M. Night Shyamalan film Split.






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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sketti the Topic

Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty
(No longer on instagram as @dukexenalife now @midnighthounds)


Stephen and Danielle talk about a wild Florida Story, Danielle reviews Jessica Jones Season 2 & The Last Jedi Novelization. The podcast also starts hammering out Anakin Skywalker's stand up comedy routine,  Sarah Connor's femininity and of course Ripley in Aliens...all while the Dogs try to settle down.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Recently Watched Round Up

Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty
(No longer on instagram @dukexenalife now @midnighthounds)





Stephen and Danielle make a big announcement about the Vundacast. Then Danielle controls the show and we review Black Panther, Annihilation, Red Sparrow, and Star Wars Rebels.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy International Women's Day: Lifting Up Women's Artistic Voices

So, since I do not identify as a woman (though I do accept female pronouns), I thought it would be best to lift up as many artistic women's voices as I can rather than write my own long-winded post about it. So here you go...

Women in Music

Against Me! - Back in my day (like literally 15 years ago, Jesus), Against Me! was just your average breakout Anarchist folk-punk band revolutionizing punk rock. Ho-hum. But in 2012, their singer, Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel), came out as trangender and began the process of transitioning. Their recent album Transgender Dysphoria Blues deals heavily in themes affecting transgender folks, particularly the first two tracks, whose lyrics hit hard and deep on the need for acceptance. Truly powerful stuff.

Fifth Hour Hero - Amazing female-fronted pop punk band singing about working class and feminist struggles. Sadly defunct since 2007 but their legacy lives on in those of us who loved them in the short time they existed.

This Is My Fist! - Similar to Fifth Hour Hero but grittier and perhaps more overtly political. More punk than pop where FHH is more pop than punk.

Denali - Beautiful, ethereal, but, sadly, short-lived female-fronted indie/post-rock outfit. Dreamy, solemn, lush arrangements with soaring vocals. A very well-hidden gem.

Kesha - I wanted to keep this to mostly stuff that wasn't as ubiquitous but I couldn't do this without including these next two ladies who have made so many of us so proud with their most recent artistic statements. Kesha's courage in confronting her abuser on "Praying" is the stuff of legend.

Beyonce - Of COURSE Beyonce has to be on this list. "Lemonade" is a game-changer in so many ways. One of the most powerful artistic statements in music history and one we will be talking about for generations to come.

P.S. Grammy voters should be ashamed of themselves for snubbing "Lemonade" and "Rainbow" the last two years. SHAME!

Women in Literature

Ursula K. LeGuin - The godmother of speculative fiction and a pioneer of feminism in literature and of sci-fi/fantasy as a medium for imagining the world as it could be, as it should be, and as it may very well be if we don't change. Truly a giant in her field.

Octavia E. Butler - QUEEN. The Earthseed cycle (Parable of the Sower/Talents) is maybe the most important and relevant work of fiction in the current political landscape.

Toni Morrison - Perhaps the most gifted and relevant storyteller of a generation. An unflinching truth-teller. A prophet in the truest sense of the word. I've only ever read "The Bluest Eye" but it is a goddamn masterpiece and the fact that it was her first book continues to blow my mind.

Nnedi Okorafor - Nigerian queen of contemporary afrofuturism. Absolutely at the forefront of a genre that is poised to blow up--especially now, with the success of the Black Panther film. "Who Fears Death" and "The Book of Phoenix" rocked me to my core and the "Binti" trilogy is so incredibly beautiful and personal. This woman is a must-read.

N.K. Jemisin - Another powerful voice at the forefront of afrofuturism. The Broken Earth trilogy ("The Fifth Season," "The Obelisk Gate," and "The Stone Sky") will change you.

Naomi Novik - I have never read anything quite like "Uprooted." The magic is so real and organic, the characters are beautifully complex and powerful, the themes feel so ancient yet so relevant. Wow.

April Daniels - The Nemesis series ("Dreadnought" and "Sovereign" with more to come, hopefully!) is so dear to me and so important and sorely needed right now. It's the story of a transgender teenager who is given the mantle of the world's most powerful superhero, Dreadnought, as he dies, which not only gives her all the powers of Dreadnought but transforms her "male" body into the body she always dreamed of. So incredibly powerful and personal.

K.C. Alexander - Badass, in-your-face author of "Necrotech" and "Nanoshock," two action-packed cyberpunk romps starring a crass, obnoxious, sexy, foul-mouthed, tough-as-nails, queer woman protagonist. Ridiculously fun and intense!

Angie Thomas - I'm just about halfway through "The Hate U Give" right now but it is an absolutely breathtaking story of a girl from the "ghetto" (a label she hates but begrudgingly accepts) who is witness to her best friend--an unarmed young black man--being gunned down by police. This book is so much; everything that it needs to be and so important in these times.

Rainbow Rowell - Anyone who reads YA probably knows Rainbow Rowell but I have to include her because I LOVE HER SO MUCH. "Eleanor & Park" was just ME AF but "Carry On" was simply magnificent. If you love Harry Potter and queer stories, you MUST read "Carry On."

Women in Wrestling

I think what would probably be more useful than a list of artists for this section is a list of my favorite women's wrestling matches of the past several years:

Aztec Warfare III (from Lucha Underground; the first ever female heavyweight champion of a major North American wrestling promotion and perhaps the best and most empowering and inspiring women's wrestling story ever told)

Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (their first encounter at TakeOver: Brooklyn and their 30 minute Iron Man match are both classics)

Charlotte vs. Sasha vs. Becky Lynch (WrestleMania 32)

Paige vs. Emma (NXT; the very beginnings of the WWE Women's Revolution)

Sexy Star vs. Mariposa ("No Mas" match from Lucha Underground)

Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks (just pick from any of their many incredible encounters; especially their Hell in a Cell match and their match in NXT)

Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch (NXT)

The First Ever Women's Royal Rumble Match (won by a Japanese woman!)

Charlotte vs. Natalya (NXT)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Taco Talking Wrestling Mini-Show with Blockbuster Guy Frank


 Hosts: Stephen & Blockbuster Guy Frank

Stephen and Frank do brief mini episode driving through parts unknown in Miami, while getting Frank some tacos for his sustenance. We discuss the 2018 Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber all while experiencing the madness of Miami traffic

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Unlocked Vundacast Vault X-men Spectacular


Intro Hosts: Stephen & Blockbuster Guy Frank
Part1 Hosts: 2013 version of Stephen & Danielle
Part 2 Hosts: 2014 version of Stephen & Mr. J
Part 3 Hosts: 2014 version of Stephen, Danielle, &nD-rock

Stephen and Frank open up the Vundacast vault and introduce some X-men themed episodes. The 1st clip after the intro by Stephen and Frank is the very 1st episode of the Vundacast where Stephen has no idea how to podcast and Dani has to deal with it. The second is a never before heard discussion  with Mr. J and Stephen when they use to fly under the moniker of PCFC, they discuss their own personal X-men history, and X-men Days of Future Past(2014). Finally also released from the vault Stephen, Danielle, and D-rock discuss the X-men: Days of Future Past film after seeing it in theaters in 2014 and geek out hard.

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Kliq Bait: Dear WWE (A Booking Proposal for Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

2017's Top Wrestling/(Mostly) Lucha Underground Matches Vol.2 of 2




Hosts: Stephen & D-rock

D-rock continues guiding us through his favorite Lucha Underground Matches of the year 2017. They speculate on if Prince Puma/ Ricochet will get signed to WWE(by the time of this release He did). Epic storylines culminate before our eyes as temples get ruled by Pentagon Dark. Stephen remembers how Brock and Kurt Angle used to one up each other back in the day.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2017's Top Wrestling/Lucha Matches Vol.1 of 2



Hosts: Stephen & D-rock

D-rock takes us through his favorite WWE/Lucha Underground Matches of the year 2017. Most matches enthrall Stephen one just finger locks his criticism on out. Fun was had by all.

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

VIDEO: Rey Mysterio, Jr. Appears at NJPW Event to Challenge Jushin Thunder Liger


Mark your calendars for New Japan's Strong Style Evolved on March 25th. Two of the greatest of all time!

BREAKING: Rey Mysterio, Jr. Appears at NJPW Event to Challenge Jushin Thunder Liger



Sunday, February 4, 2018

Booty Sack!



Hosts: Stephen, and Danielle
Vundahounds: Xena, Duke, Morty, & Rusty

Danielle devises strange social experiments to perform when she is a billionaire. Stephen talks about Jay Baruchel's  Goon movie sequel, and we somehow end up making fun of Stephenie Meyer.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

The Last Jedi by Reylo Johnson Part 2




Hosts: Stephen, Danielle, & D-Rock

Star Wars discussion continues as Stephen tries to control the thoughts of Star Wars nerds, and Danielle goes deep into imagery, music, and themes of the film, as well as smut hut talk, and D-rock defends Episode 8's humor.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Strong Styling NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12



Hosts: Stephen & D-rock

We take a break from Star Wars discussion to talk some choice NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 matches. Matches like the New Japan Rumble, Roppongi 3k vs the Young Bucks, Kota Ibushi vs Cody, and of course Chris Jericho vs Kenny Omega.

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