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 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||12/8/2017||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 52: Tom Baker||Episode 52 is a unique turn on our usual tribute shows as the subject we're speaking about is still alive and well. We salute veteran actor Tom Baker in this month's show and celebrate not only his tenure as Doctor Who, where he cemented the character||4/20/2017||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|
||CleanPod Stallions 45: The Monkees||We're thrilled to be back recording PodStallions after some truly turbulent times. Today's show is all about our mutual love for the Monkee's, although neither of us were alive for the show's original run we were both hooked on reruns and records durin||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 44: Mego||Sorry for the long delay in shows but we're back with a vengeance! Our latest show is all about one of our favourite subjects Mego Action Figures! We're joined by fellow Mego enthusiast and best selling author Art Baltazar to talk about t||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 43: Top 10 Things We Miss about the 70s||Our website turns 10 this month so we begin by discussing it's origins and why it came to be. With the topic already being nostalgia, we thought it would be fun to talk about the top ten thing we miss about the 1970s. This is not a "things were better||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodStallions Mini Sode 1: Movies We Watched||Due to all the nice requests about making more Pod Casts and our desire to talk, we've started a new concept here. Presenting the first Mini-Sode, an extra half hour show each month on a variety of topics that are perhaps not long enough for our standa||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 42: Don't Panic!||It's episode 42, we're both entirely too nerdy not to do an episode devoted to Douglas Adam's seminal "Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series. Jason and Brian talk up the books, radio dramas, the BBC TV series and of course, the big budget movie fro||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 41 : Robots!||For our 41st episode (and 3rd of 2016 if you're keeping count) we're joined by Famous Monsters of Filmland Editor David Weiner (@tikiambassador) for a discussion of all things robotic. We each pick and discuss our personal three favourite and least fav||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 40: The Micronauts||For our 40th episode we are joined by actor/comedian Chris Tallman (@MrChristallman on twitter) for a celebration of the Interchangeable World of the Micronauts, the classic toy line from Mego that is about to get a major motion picture and new||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 39: 2015 Retro Awards||Happy New Year! It's time for our annual salute to all the things that made us happy in 2015, especially those that harkened back to our childhoods and brother, did we have a lot to smile about. The 2015 Retro Awards salutes the movies, books, magazine||1/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 38: Irwin Allen Part One||This month's show starts off with Jason talking a little bit about his BAFTA Flash Gordon event but then segways into the works of Irwin Allen, primarily his TV work of the 1960s. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, Land of the Giants and T||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Stallions 37: Godzilla!||Episode 37 is our first "lost episode" as we had to re-record half of it after a computer glitch (sorry), so we know it's not October. This one has J & B discussing all things Godzilla and his Toho pals, something we're both fans of.Subjects include||11/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
relive your childhood..
if it happened to coincide with these guys toys ,movies and pop culture past,the 70's, you will enjoy the hell out of this. for instance the star wars episode,I was thinking why listen? I know all about the star wars toys,these guys bring up the most obscure things you may have forgotten.I found myself saying "oh my god I had that!' numerous times. highy recommended.
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.
Fun and Entertaining
A combination of fun nostalgia, interesting new information and wishing I had owned the toys discussed. Great show, very entertaining!