Pod Stallions : Obsession Done Right
By Brian Heiler
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Two men with a pile of useless knowledge, hosts Jason Lenzi and Brain Heiler humorously travel back through time to discuss pop culture, toy collecting, fandom, UHF TV, childhood, schoolyard rumours, humiliation and shame, oh the shame....
||CleanPod Stallions 67: Mad Monster Party?||Happy Halloween everybody, as usual, we've put together a new episode for our favourite holiday. Today's topic is the 1967 classic special "Mad Monster Party?" by the incredible Rankin Bass studios, while not as universally celebrated as their Christma||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 66: Vincent Price||As Halloween month is upon us, J & B discuss the official spokesperson of horror during our childhood, Vincent Price. We jump around on Price's amazing career including his days at Universal studios until we talk about his features and his amazi||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 65: Jack Kirby||On the eve of what would have been his 101st birthday, Jason and Brian celebrate the legendary career of comics legend, Jack "King" Kirby. Kirby left a gigantic mark on pop culture and we're both better human beings for exposure to his incredible story||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 64: DUNE||Hell hath frozen over, we're doing the Dune show. Long joked about as a "never gonna happen", the Dune show became our #1 listener requested episode and well, give the folks some spice! We've brought in our pal and uber fan David Weiner of the awesome||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 63: Convention Stories||The last PodStallions we did was so much fun, we rushed back to do another, look at us being proactive! This week’s show is all about conventions and toy shows. We explore our humble first conventions (which were mind blowing to us then) and eventual||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 62: Action Figure Collecting||We're back with an all-new show, this one is a little different, more of a "Free-form jazz" sort of thing as we just go back and forth talking about action figure collecting, the madness we both share. Discussion includes our favorite lines and styles||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 61: Superman!||We return once again with an all new Pod Stallions and in celebration of the Man of Steel's 80th birthday we thought we'd make him our topic (We haven't done this one right? Cause it feels real familiar). So we dig right in and talk about George Reeves||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 60: The Martian Chronicles||We're back with an all new show! This month's episode is devoted to Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", not the book so mentioned (although it is mentioned) but the epic three evening NBC mini series from 1980 starring Rock Hudson! Topics include||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 59: the 2017 Retro Awards||Another year, another pile of amazing pop culture. As every retro awards, we talk about the things that most hit us in the feels in our nostalgic journey that is Pod Stallions. We talk about our favourite movies, books, DVD releases and toys of this||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 58: The Star Wars Holiday Special!||We're back with a look at a much maligned (and let's face it, it's not great) chunk of our childhood, the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. Look, we're not going to take such low hanging fruit, the truth is, it's not any worse than most of what was c||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions MiniSode 4: Top Five Christmas Presents||Ok, this isn't much of Mini as it runs over an hour (Boy, we can talk!) but it is a fun show nonetheless. For this "Mini" Jason proposed the challenge that we talk about our "top five" Christmas presents as kids. That's a hard thing to pick but we mana||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 57: Amicus Films||It's our October double shot! Episode 57 is all about the films by England's other horror studio (even though it was run by two Americans) Amicus! We get into every film they make touching on their classic horror anthologies, Doctor Who movies and thei||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 56: Hammer Films||Episode 56 is all about the films by England's Hammer studios and we honestly try to mention all of them including the one's we haven't seen! Our exhaustive retrospective talks about all the sexy vampires, frankenstein monsters, mummies, zombies that t||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 55: Tarzan||Episode 55 is all about the Lord of the Jungle, Tarzan of the Apes J&B (the hosts, not the crappy scotch) discuss their initial exposure to the Lord of the Jungle in his many television, film, print and comic adaptions over their life times culminati||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 54: Movies of 1982||For our 54th show, we start with a brief (well for us) discussion about our thoughts on the newest actor to take the mantle of Doctor Who. Then we dig deep into the movies released the summer of 1982. Some call it the greatest summer for movies and||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 53: The Black Hole||For our 53rd show, we are joined once again by former Famous Monsters editor and current host of "It Came From Blog" Mr David Weiner (@TikiAmbassador) for a rousing two hour discussion on Walt Disney's 1979 Science Fiction opus "The Black Hole". The||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions Mini Sode 3: Records||We're back this week with another mini-sode and we're talking about one of our favourite subjects, haunting record shops and collecting, of course. This Mini-Sode was inspired by last weekend's Record Store Day festivities where we talk about our exper||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 51: Sci-Fi Sitcoms||Episode 51 has Jason and Brian discussing the world of (mostly short lived) Sci-Fi sitcoms, we touch on everything from the shows that predate us like "My Living Doll" to the best our childhood had to offer like "Quark", "Holmes and Yo-Yo" and the 70s||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 50: Listener Request Show||For our 50th show we put it to you, our wonderful audience and boy did you have some good ideas, seriously you gave us a year's worth of topics, Jason and I don't have to do any thinking in 2017 and we thank you because we hate thinking. But for this s||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 49: The 2016 Retro Awards||Happy New Year! It's time for our annual salute to all the things that made us happy in 2016, especially those that harkened back to our childhoods and while it was kind of a rough year, there were still some nice bright spots. The 2016 Retro Awards sa||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodStallions Minisode 2: Nerd Horror Stories||We're finally back after a few bumps in the road with our second mini sode (remember when we planned to do these monthly?). To make it up to everyone, our second mini is all about bearing our souls. We get into some personal cringe worthy pain from the||12/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 48: Frankensteins!||We weren't gonna not do an October show, so we saved until the 31st because HALLOWEEN! Episode 48 is a celebration of our favourite monster and we discuss his highs (which involve Karloff and Lee) and his lows (which involve Deniro and Jackman) along t||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 47: Roddy McDowall||Our latest show is a tribute to one of our favourite actors and certainly somebody that requires no introduction to any child of the 1970s. Episode 47 is all about Roddy McDowall, although we purposely sidestep Planet of the Apes, mostly because we do||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 46: SCTV||We're back with a new show discussing something near and dear to our hearts. Episode 46 opens with a tribute to the late, great Gene Wilder and then we move into what is Brian's favourite television show of all time, SCTV. We talk about the show's Cana||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Wish it were weekly! Thanks a lot, you guys.
Fun and Entertaining
A combination of fun nostalgia, interesting new information and wishing I had owned the toys discussed. Great show, very entertaining!
I look forward each month to seeing what the fine gents at podstallions have for dinner. These two guys have such a knack for bringing back the smells, tastes and fun of 70's(and sometimes 80's) pop culture. Check out their web and Facebook pages as well. MW. Kitchener, ON.