Podzooky

Episode 43: Night of the Lepus (with special guests Mary Runkle & mystery guest)

Episode 43: Night of the Lepus (with special guests Mary Runkle & mystery guest)

To help get us into that Spring time mood, the Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys Brandon, Luke and Martin had on returning guest (and champion) Mary Runkle to watch a well forgotten horror movie about giant rabbits titled Night of the Lepus. Talking points include January Q. Irontail, Vegemite, bothering Tyler Jackson about facts on Dave Coulier's career and how attracted our mystery guest is to Patricia Bunny (Lola Bunny's mom/milf). This one is an instant classic!

Episode 42: Super Mario Bros. (with special guest Tristan A. Smith)

Episode 42: Super Mario Bros. (with special guest Tristan A. Smith)

Leguizamo March Madness continues on Podzooky with the Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys Martin, Brandon and Luke having on Chicago Comedian Tristan A. Smith to talk about the Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993. Talking points include 911, 911 again and Jim Davis's net worth. Finally, yet another phone call with Aaron Klopfer for him to confess his anime crimes. 

Episode 41: The Pest (with special guest Julie Merica)

Episode 41: The Pest (with special guest Julie Merica)

Zookeepers, there's no easy way to put this: We watched the Pest. The good news is that the Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys Brandon, Martin and Luke had on Julie Merica (Chicago comedian/improviser/hi-fiver) to get through a movie that can only be described as "obnoxiously Tone-Deaf" while being a fun train wreck to behold. Also we call Aaron Klopfer again to ask him about cloacae.

Episode 40: Varan the Unbelievable (with special guest Kevin Podas)

Episode 40: Varan the Unbelievable (with special guest Kevin Podas)

Lock up and get into formation, Zookeepers. This week the Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys Martin, Luke and Brandon are joined by Kevin Podas, comedian and co-host of the fantastic podcast Thought Cops, to watch the truly horrid and slow turd of a movie that was Varan the Unbelievable. We start off the podcast discussing anything but the movie to eventually end up talking about the Nutty Professor 3, Pre vs Post 9/11 movies and finally calling Aaron Klopfer on the phone to ask him some very personal questions. Also make sure to check out https://thoughtcopspodcast.com/ if you haven't already

Episode 39: Daigoro Vs. Goliath (with special guest Ron Ervin)

Episode 39: Daigoro Vs. Goliath (with special guest Ron Ervin)

Zookeepers, rejoice! Ron Ervin, the king of memes, joins the Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys Brandon, Martin and Luke to talk about the 1971 trash fire film that is Daigoro Vs. Goliath. Talking points include creepy uncles and drunks, the Michelin Man's horrific love child and a dream Brandon had about Thanos. Tune in, turn out, turn around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart.

Episode 38: Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad (with special guests Liz, Mitch and Aaron)

Episode 38: Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad (with special guests Liz, Mitch and Aaron)

*rap airhorn* It's our biggest episode yet because the Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys Luke, Brandon and Martin have on three smokin' hot hotties. That's right, we got Mitch Kamaiopili, Liz Getty and Aaron Klopfer all back on in one mighty episode. We watched Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad and talked about the science behind 2 girls 1 cup, 5 mile Hitlers and had some of the most dang ol' fun we've ever had around these parts. 

Episode 37: Space Amoeba (with special guest Kelly Opalko)

Episode 37: Space Amoeba (with special guest Kelly Opalko)

New year, new Kaiju! The Kaiju Hollywood Bad Boys Martin, Luke and Brandon have on fellow Machine Culture alum/writer/bon vivant Kelly Opalko to talk about the wacky and wild Space Amoeba and cover such great discussions like Japanese Mamet and his famous quote "ABK: Always Be Kaiju", the nature of Turtles V. Crabs and if Judd Apatow reviewed our podcast recently (editor's note: he definitely did not) 

Episode 36: Talking Smash with Billy Dean

Episode 36: Talking Smash with Billy Dean

Hey Zookeepers, we had on everyone's favorite local folktale hero and comedian Billy Dean this Podzooky episode to skip our usual Kaiju movie chat and just talk about the new Smash Bros Ultimate. Since we had been talking about it the last few episodes we get into a ranking of all our favorite Smash Bros titles, characters and then a few new T-shirt ideas to insult our loyal listeners. We also answer the burning question this episode of "Which finger is it?" 

Episode 35: Godzilla Vs. Mothra 92 (with special guest Jonathan Shannon)

Episode 35: Godzilla Vs. Mothra 92 (with special guest Jonathan Shannon)

It's been too long since we've watched a Godzilla movie so we're talking the Kaiju classic Godzilla Vs. Mothra '92 for this episode. We got another returning guest joining the Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys who just happens to be Jonathan Shannon, amazing Chicago comedian and drummer. Conversations include exploding burials at sea, Mothra being more Christlike than Godzilla and Luke trying to sell us on eating cheddar on top of a gingersnap. 

Episode 34: Gamera Vs. Guiron (with special guest Adam Gilbert)

Episode 34: Gamera Vs. Guiron (with special guest Adam Gilbert)

We're double dipping in our Gamera movie bin with special guest and Chicago/Indiana funny man Adam Gilbert this week! The Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys Brandon, Luke and Martin talked some fun things with Adam that include eating lil' butts, Japanese kids fashion Vs. Logan Square fashion and important sidebars about Donkey Kong. Please, listen and love, maybe eat and pray a little too!

Episode 33: Gamera 2 Attack of Legion (with special guest Jennie Mac)

Episode 33: Gamera 2 Attack of Legion (with special guest Jennie Mac)

The turtle son of Christ, Gamera, is back with a vengeance and we got special guest Jennie Mac on this bad boy to talk about the classic Kaiju film Gamera 2 with Martin, Brandon and Luke. Talking points include Diva cup donations, SO MANY HATS and lots of Papa Roach. So basically it's our best episode yet. 

Episode 32: John Carpenter's The Thing (with special guest Hobert Thompson)

Episode 32: John Carpenter's The Thing (with special guest Hobert Thompson)

We got an extra special Halloween Podspooky for you this week with our special guest and all around super charming human being Hobert Thompson. The Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys and Hobert discuss the Thing with great topics like Nano moms, Hobert pitching "the Nothing" and tons of riffing on the insanity that is the Chess Wizard scene. Get that bottle of J&B ready, Podzookeepers!  

Episode 31: Mothra (with Special guest Jon Torres)

Episode 31: Mothra (with Special guest Jon Torres)

Still with a few mic problems (but it's not too bad, promise!) the Hollywood Kaiju Badboys Martin, Luke and Brandon bring on special guest Jon Torres to talk big, curvy moths that go by the name of Mothra. In this episode we got magical tiny wagons, a question of who Ron Canada really is and Jon doing some excellent beer opening folio work.

Episode 30: Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah (with special guest Sarah Mowrey)

Episode 30: Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah (with special guest Sarah Mowrey)

What a wild and crazy summer it's been, friends. We destroyed our father's car, we proved Ferris Bueller is very problematic and we had Sarah Mowrey on as a guest of Podzooky to watch Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah with the Hollywood Kaiju Badboys Martin, Brandon and Luke. Be forewarned: there are so many incest jokes this episode but it's hard to avoid it when time travel is involved. Great ep!

Episode 29: Godzilla vs. Biollante (with special guest Spencer D. Blair)

 Episode 29: Godzilla vs. Biollante (with special guest Spencer D. Blair)

WE BACK, BABY! The Hollywood Kaiju bad boys Martin, Luke and Brandon are back from their quaint lil' hiatus with Chicago's own Spencer Da Blair to discuss the amazing plant on lizard film Godzilla Vs. Biollante. This episode is a true return to form with a call from Steve Ok (waddup, Steve?!) about the grand canyon, having to edit out 5 different John Mccain brain tumor jokes and a secret Easter egg at the end of the episode. 

Episode 28: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (with special guest Jamie Carbone)

Episode 28: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (with special guest Jamie Carbone)

Guess who's back, back again! It's not a dated 00's reference, it's Jamie Carbone! He joins the Hollywood Kaiju Badboys Martin, Luke and Brandon to talk Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. Great conversation points include not being able to remember the movie Six Days, Seven Nights, Jamie taking over our podcast to start his own about the band Yellowcard and baking your favorite action figures. BAKE! THAT! DEBT! 

Episode 27: Masked Rider (with special guest Mitch Kamaiopili)

Episode 27: Masked Rider (with special guest Mitch Kamaiopili)

Ferbus! Ferbus! Ferbus! The Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys Martin, Brandon and Luke are back with Ferbus madness after watching 4 episodes of the late 90's sentai show Masked Rider with special Chicago funny man Mitch Kamaiopili. They all eventually go mad after finding out Robot Man's one plan.

Episode 26: Rebirth of Mothra (with special guest Drew Brown)

Episode 26: Rebirth of Mothra (with special guest Drew Brown)

Time to change the podcast name to Mothzooky (we will not do this) because the Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys Martin, Brandon an Luke watched Rebirth of Mothra with local comedian and chocolate connoisseur Drew Brown. On this episode, we talk King Nachos (the ultimate Kaiju) and come up with the best movie idea which is just Godzilla on a BMX bike.​

Episode 25: Frankenstein Conquers the World (with special guest Liz Getty)

Episode 25: Frankenstein Conquers the World (with special guest Liz Getty)

This is a real Frankenstein's monster of an episode the Hollywood Kaiju Bad Boys have for you this week. Martin, Luke and Brandon have on Chicago Phenom Liz Getty to talk about great topics like the Holy Ghost, people not getting that Tenacious D is supposed to be very stupid and the differences between a Yeti and a Sasquatch. Hasta La Vista, Baby!