The Cult Spark Podcast
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||ExplicitEpisode 15: This Podcast (Like Time) is a Flat Circle||Time is a flat circle in Episode 15 of the Cult Spark Podcast, wherein Bob and Stew discuss HBO’s landmark mystery series and McConaissance apex True Detective (1:47), wonder why Justified has turned crummy this season (23:48) and chat about 300: R||3/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Sylvester Stallone Did a Bad Thing||Bob, Tim and Stew take one last look back at the films of 2013 in Episode 14 of the Cult Spark Podcast, discussing American Hustle, Her, Gravity and The Lone Ranger, among many others. Tim also gives his thoughts on the new Jack Ryan movie,||1/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Blandy McSpydude, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Is Star Wars Episode VII in serious trouble? Who should play Daredevil? Is there still hope that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. might one day be good? And just how much does Stew love his PlayStation 4? These questions and many more are answered in ep..||11/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitInterview: Writer/Director Kurt Edward Larson (Son of Ghostman)||Something we had been hoping to do since the creation of the Cult Spark Podcast was to use this particular forum to interview folks who aren't just talking about art -- they're busy creating it. So when our editor, Bob Taylor,||10/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-cast: Remembering Elmore Leonard||Bob and Stew get together for a somber but warmly reflective mini-cast as the two discuss the legacy of Elmore Leonard, the American crime novelist who died Tuesday at the age of 87. Among the points of discussion are the films and TV series based on L...||8/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-cast: The Wolverine||Bob and Chad join forces Logan and Yukio-style to discuss The Wolverine, the second solo go-round for the X-Men franchise's most important mutant. Verdict: It's pretty good! Though they still find some nits to pick. -||8/2/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Sequel-cast — Judgment Days & Bogus Journeys||Bob, Tim, Stew and Terrence talk nothin' but sequels in this latest full episode of the Cult Spark Podcast. Sequels they love, sequels they hate, sequels they wish they'd have gotten ... everything's on the table.||7/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-cast: Pacific Rim||Pacific Rim is on the menu in the latest Cult Spark mini-cast, as Bob and Stew discuss Guillermo del Toro's epic kaiju-vs.-mecha throwdown. Stew unequivocally loves the end result. Bob, however, has some issues.||7/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-cast: Man of Steel||So we're going to try something new here at Cult Spark. Rather than waiting to talk about recently released movies until we get a quorum together to record the Cult Spark Podcast proper (which can take up to a month sometimes),||6/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Paul Walker Tries So Hard||It's episode 11 of the Cult Spark Podcast, wherein our fearless podcast crew dissects Microsoft's Xbox One reveal, ponders movies that are green-lit solely because it's contractually beneficial for the studio to do so,||6/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Tough Guys Skip 3D (Our Summer Movie Preview!)||The Cult Spark Podcast crew is back to preview the 2013 summer movie season, walking you through all the films you should be excited to go see during the next four months. Additionally, Tim outs himself as a Scott Pilgrim vs. the World hater.||5/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Kickstarter, Veronica Mars and Banana Popsicles||The Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter project -- a new way for entertainment corporations to drain your wallet or a nifty solution for sidestepping soulless movie studios entirely? Our podcast team tries to find an answer in this installment of the Cult ...||3/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Oz, Raimi and “The” Two-Face||Oz: The Great and Powerful, the first new Sam Raimi film in four years, comes to theaters this weekend, and our podcast crew seizes the opportunity to dissect the Evil Dead maestro's full filmography. CHUD's Tim Kelly gives us his take on Oz,||3/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Welcome to the Party, Pal||It's Die Hard week at Cult Spark, and we've brought our podcast along for the ride! Join the gang as they talk the original action classic, the Die Hard sequels, the upcoming A Good Day to Die Hard and the ten million Die Hard on a ____ ripoffs that we...||2/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Liam Neeson, Wolf-Puncher||Our podcast crew looks back on the year recently ended in episode six of the Cult Spark Podcast. Among the 2012 film highlights discussed at length are Django Unchained, The Grey, Cloud Atlas, The Master, Wreck-It Ralph and more.||1/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Wolverine on a Hoverboard||Episode five of the Cult Spark Podcast finds the gang discussing Ben Affleck's recent comments on how great TV drama might be getting in the way of great film drama; the hubbub over HFR (High Frame Rate) showings of The Hobbit; and comic-book casting n...||12/7/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: A New and Disneyfied Hope||We're talking nothing but Star Wars in an emergency Cult Spark Podcast where Bob Taylor (Cult Spark & CHUD), Tim Kelly (CHUD) and Stewart Smith (The Shelf) discuss the surprise sale of Lucasfilm to Disney. Among the finer points of the conversation are...||11/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: The Promise of Boobs (Our Halloween Spectacular!)||It's nothing but horror, horror and more horror (with possibly a teensy bit of boob talk) on the agenda for the Halloween edition of The Cult Spark Podcast. Here's the breakdown for our most spine-tingling episode ever: - 0:00 -- Introduction -||10/26/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Gene Hackman … now in 3D!||The guys are back for Episode 2 of The Cult Spark Podcast. The conversation in our sophomore effort breaks down thusly: - 0:00 -- Introduction - 1:37 -- The Hobbit - 18:26 -- Wii-U and videogame console talk -||10/6/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Huggin’ Up on the Blond Guy||The Cult Spark Podcast is here! Our first episode features Cult Spark writers Bob Taylor and Terrence Aybar, along with film critics Tim Kelly and Stewart Smith, as they tackle a number geek-friendly topics. Here's the rundown for our inaugural show: -||9/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
Really like the vibe. Need more episodes soon!
Hugely entertaining and informative, with relevant and timely topics, presented in an informal and humorous manner. The banter and chemistry between the Cult Spark team members makes the hour-long episodes seem way too short!