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 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 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|
Interesting and Entertaining
It's great to relive days gone by with the host. They really enjoy talking about the subject matter and it shows. I look forward to future episodes.
More fun than a parachuting Captain Kirk, POD STALLIONS is a very fun show all about obscure toys and toy collecting. It's not for everyone, but if you're a toy fan like myself than this show is a blast and the only thing I don't like about it is it only comes out once a month!
This is a great podcast with very deep discussions about a specific era of time in pop culture. The two hosts have a great chemistry and a thorough knowledge of the topics. Their ability to recall facts about the time paints a picture that either helps me recall what I was doing at the time or makes me feel like I was part of the time if it predates me.
This is a must-listen upon seeing that there is a new show in my feed. If you want to listen to deep, deep conversations about sci-fi, super heroes and collecting (not just surface level stuff like a lot of podcasts out there), then this is one I can't recommend enough!