Comic book legend Dennis O’Neil passed away at the age of 81. O’Neil was a writer for both Marvel and DC Comics from the 1960s through the 1990s. He created Ra’s and Talia al Ghul and, as DC’s Batman editor, oversaw the Knightfall storyline that introduced the world to Bane.
In 2012, Joel Murphy interviewed O’Neil for an article about Bane to introduce causal fans to the character before the release of Christopher Nolan’s film The Dark Knight Rises. Most of the interview, unfortunately, ended up on the cutting room floor and has never been heard before. But today, to honor the man and his amazing legacy, Murphy is releasing the full, unedited 40-minute interview for the first time.
Todd Phillips’ Joker film (and the bizarre press tour leading up to the premiere) has been a frequent topic of discussion on Hobo Radio. Now that the movie is finally out in the world, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle share their thoughts on Joker in what will (hopefully) be the last time they discuss it on the show.
Did they enjoy the film? How did it rank among other DC Comic films? Is there any way it might tie into a larger cinematic universe? The answers to these questions and more are on this week’s show.
Todd Phillips was sitting on top of the world. His new film, Joker, was getting critical acclaim on the film festival circuit and was already being considered an Oscar contender. Then, for some reason, he decided to go on the attack; destroying all goodwill by attacking “PC culture” for pushing him out of comedy and into comic book homages to Martin Scorsese films.
Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle try to make sense of Todd Phillips disastrous press tour and take a close look at the clip he leaked to Jimmy Kimmel of Joker star Joaquin Phoenix yelling at the film’s cinematographer.
Why so serious, Todd Phillips? What major film franchises could have their rights revert back to the writers? Is Todd Phillips here for the gangbang? The answers to these questions and more are on this week’s show.
Joel Murphy, Lars Periwinkle, Molly Regan, Marty McGuire and Heather Moyer decide the Final Four round of their sixth annual Hobo Madness Tournament.
This year, they are carrying the spirit of International Women’s Day through the rest of March (and April) by selecting 16 bad ass women to face off in combat. Find out who makes it to the finals when Wonder Woman takes on Hermione Granger and Gamora takes on Leeloo Dallas (Multipass). In addition to the tournament, they also discuss Molly’s recent source of inspiration and they play a round of the game Pitchstorm.
Is Hermione immortal? Ready to get creating, Molly? Laser dogs? The answers to these questions and more are on this week’s show.
This week, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle discuss the cool new barista Lars encountered, ya dig?
Joel also reveals a trying “parenting moment” he recently had, they both share what they know about the DC Universe streaming network and they dissect a recent Uproxx list of all of the best pizza places by state.
What 80s celebrity did Joel write a fan letter to? Who are Bunky and Binky? How is a DC Universe streaming network any different from the CW? The answers to these questions and more are on this week’s show.
This week’s music:
Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
End – “#chonk” by Vincent Augustus
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