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Okay, so we’ve been super slack on the podcasts, but that’s no reason we can’t say give a little holiday cheer courtesy of a Tom Waits-obsessed Alphamonkey.

Happy Christmas/Crimble/Holidays, everyone.

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It’s been 17 years since Mazzy Star released an album, and for those of us that used to rely on a Mazzy Star/Portishead playlist to seal the deal it’s been a long, long drought. Now, not only is the reclusive duo set to release Seasons of Your Day, they’re also gearing up for a live tour. Get your oh, so moody mood on by listening to the whole amazing album, but I will personally clock the first fool to bust out a puka shell necklace or Yagi shorts.

[via Pitchfork]

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AWWWWWWW YISS. It’s THE WOLVERINE! AKA ALMOST ENOUGH SHIRTLESS HUGH JACKMAN! Trevon, Alan, and Aaron drunkenly barrel through the cinematic saga of the X-Men franchise to celebrate(ish) the latest entry in Fox’s ongoing assault upon Aaron’s entire childhood! We belatedly talk about Pacific Rim! Comic-Con! The wonders of old-timey Aerosmith.

This episode totally brought to you by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Listen now or get your iTunes on!

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Sweet Jupiter’s jelly beans! It’s episode 40 of the Four Color Freak-Out and boy howdy do we have stuff to rant talk about. Comics! E3! Xbox One vs PS4! And a little indie movie called “MAN OF STEEL”. Joining us in the jump seat is Kansas City podcast butterfly Trevan McGee so sit back, keep a fresh drink handy, and dig into to two hours of wall to wall nerdom.

And if two hours of yours truly isn’t enough, head over to KCUR this morning at 11:30 to hear me run down the sordid history of The Big Blue Schoolboy in film and television on Up To Date!

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What the?! Yup, it’s another Four Color Freak-Out covering three weeks(!) of comics, Doctor Who, the vagaries of acronyms versus made-up words, anticipation of the Man of Steel, and the best of 80′s crushes! It’s also 2 hours long! So for those of you with long commutes: You’re welcome. To the rest of you: We’re very, very sorry.

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Oh, goodness…it’s 1 hour and 30 minutes of Doctor Who, the week in comics, and of course a tribble ranch of Star Trek Into Darkness! Oh, and a little thing we like to call “the return of Bobby”. We don’t spoil the shit out of Star Trek because mostly we can’t articulate our thoughts particularly well, but there’s all manner of nerdraging and nerd boners.

Get some.

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Okay, so we lied. No Bobby and we blow past 45 minutes like it’s the check-out counter at Randy Quaid’s hotel*. But we’ve got a veritable SLEW of comics to cover as well as Doctor Who, Iron Man 3 spoilers, Free Comic Book Day (and how Atomic Robo totally owned that day), the wisdom of Zach Braff, and an intervention of Cap’n Carrot’s hideous carrot addiction.

Spoiler: Hawkeye still kicks ass. And Aaron still loves the Avengers and all related titles.

*If you caught that reference; congratulations and we’re sorry.

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Holy. Crap. We’re back, baby! Not a joke and not a one-off! The Four Color Freak-Out returns in a bite-sized 45 minute episode to dig in on the succulent meal that is Iron Man 3! We cover what’s happened in uh…like half a year in DC and Marvel news, and talk a little bit about the comics we’re still very, very, very excited about.

And Eric Melin from Scenestealers joins us for our totes spoiler-free Iron Man 3 review.

Listen now or iTunes the hell out of it later!

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Longtime ‘buddha/dpb pal (and our favorite birthday boy) Nick Mundy from Team Tiger Awesome was tapped by ScreenJunkies to do the job he was born for: Interview The Rock* in Miami as part of the Pain & Gain press junket. AND IT IS HILARIOUS.

Considering this would be like asking me to towel off Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Hugh Jackman after a swim lesson, I have to say lifelong super-fan Nick held up well. I’ve seen folks scooped out of the interview chair for less.

*I’ll call him ‘Dwayne Johnson’ when he stops being THE FUCKING ROCK.

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Let’s kick off the weekend right: With a hearty dose of loosey-goosey rock and/or roll courtesy of Oklahoma rockers Broncho and their track “Try Me Out Sometime” from their debut “Can’t Get Past the Lips”.

I don’t know about you, but now I’m in the mood to slap some meat on a grill and get my drink on.

A super hat-tip to our pal and guru-of-all-things music Cameron for the findies.

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