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Robot-Kraken Ep 75 Now Available: Vocal Fries From Bearded Guys

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and ‘Narrative Mic’ Rowe, joined by podmaster prime Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan, talk news and entertainment, plus explore ‘Unpopular Nerd Opinions’ in a special segment added to the show.

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download  here from deeplydapper.com or here directly!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Mike- Pineapple Kettle Sour 
  • Kris- Doc Ock – Kraken and Dr. Pepper 
  • Thom- Grapefruit-infused vodka and Limon La Croix [ “the vocal fryyyyyyy”]

Red Sky Roundup:

As we started last episode, we are giving each item a rating. Like it? Red Tentacle [R] ! Hate it? Black Octopus [B] !  Grey Kraken [G] for ambivalence. Three IS the magic number. Listen to the show to see how we landed…

Unpopular Nerd Opinions:

  • Mike:
    • I hate BSG.
    • I hate David Lynch.
    • Bringing Hal Jordan and Barry Allen back from the dead was a bad idea.
  • Kris:
    • I hate the first John Wick.
    • I’ve never seen 2001.
    • I like the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie. 
  • Thom:
    • I find Harley Quinn grating.
    • I like a pre-Venom symbiote better.
    • Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey was one fo the worst movies I’ve ever seen. 

Planned Plundering:

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Mike- Cloak and Dagger
  • Kris – Cabinets of Barnaby, Maine. Muppets Now
  • Thom- SW Squadrons: Hunted short film, Boys S02, Lovecraft Country, Peripheral, Beastie Boys Story, Ghosts of Tsushima, Picard 

Robot-Kraken Ep 74 Now Available: The Birth of a Potential Event

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and ‘Narrative Mic’ Rowe, talk SDCC, Fandome, and the virtual con concept in another special Red Sky Roundup!

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download  here from deeplydapper.com or here directly!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Mike- Trumper Pilsner
  • Thom- various and sundry hydrating fluids

Red Sky Roundup:

Starting with this episode, we are giving each item a rating. Like it? Red Tentacle [R] ! Hate it? Black Octopus [B] ! There are no other choices. Until Mike made one, the Grey Kraken [G] for ambivalence. Three IS the magic number. Listen to the show to see how we landed…

Planned Plundering:

  • Mike- Tarturus comic
  • Thom- The Old Guard, Boys Season 02, Cyberpunk 2077 ; Lovecraft Country, Hudson Hawk, Super, WW: Dead Earth, Ghosts of Tsushima

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Mike- Lovecraft Country, WW: Dead Earth, Last God, Alienated
  • Thom- Ray Donovan

Robot-Kraken Ep 73 Now Available: ‘The Center Will Not Hold’

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and ‘Narrative Mic’ Rowe, talk Part 2 of our late-Summer Red Sky Roundup news, among other various and sundry items!

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download directly here!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Mike- The King’s Prohibition – Cabernet Blend
  • Thom- Citra Singe Hop Pale Ale – Fort Point Bewery

Red Sky Roundup:

  • Marvel
    • Agents of Shield
    • Stream of Consciousness Alert 01: Iron Man!
  • DC
    • HBO Max is Paying a Ton for Darkseid
    • Suicide Squad Ayers Cut – Will it Ever?
    • Batwoman Recasting
    • Stream of Consciousness Alert 02: Batman, Robin, Comics Robin
  • Various and Sundry:
    • Editing by Mob Rule
    • Alien 3 Lost Script
    • Stream of Consciousness Alert 03: Ennis, Ellis
    • Dr. Who
    • Star Trek Fandom/ Brave New Worlds
    • Tenet

Planned Plundering:

  • Mike- Squirrel Girl, Champions, Ms. Marvel, Black Science; Karen Gillen’s Ludicrats
  • Thom- American Gods S02, Prospect, CBS All Access Shows, Lupin

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Mike- Habitat (Simon Ray), Sentient (Jeff Lumiere), Murderbot: All Codes Red, The Yattering and Jack (Clive Barker), Orisis Child
  • Thom- Party Down, American Gods S01

Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep. 72 ‘Toss a Coin For Your Toleyou’

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and ‘Narrative Mic’ Rowe, talk Red Sky Roundup news, and dive into the wonderful world of Witcher!

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download directly here!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Mike- Coppola Claret
  • Thom- Espresso, Grapefruit Juice, not simultaneously

Red Sky Roundup:

  • Marvel
    • New Gods Fantasy Casting
      • Big barda: Mike,  Gina Careno; Thom Missy Pyle
      • Scott Free: Mike:  Thom: Paul Rudd, Charlie Day
      • Orion: Mike. Chris Pine   Thom: James Mardsen
      • Metatron: Alan Richman CGI, Thom: Bill Irwin
      • Darkseid: Mike: Keith David, Thom: Albert Finney
  • New Iron Man comics
  • DC
  • Star Wars
    • Will Thrawn join the Disney+ SW world? Casting Call: Mikkelson or Jones
    • Jon Boyega at the BLM protests is the Rebel Leader we needed.
  • Various and Sundry:

Robot Review:

  • Witcher Season 1

Planned Plundering:

  • Mike- Low (Rick Remender), Rivers of London
  • Thom- Mute, Galaxy Quest Documentary, Free Fire, Perry Mason, Maneater

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Mike- Young Marvel, Fallout 76, Dendara
  • Thom- Space Force, American Gods S02

Robot-Kraken Ep 71 Now Available!

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons, joined once again by ‘Narrative Mic’ Rowe, talk Red Sky Roundup news, and tackle the finale of Westworld Season 3, ‘Crisis Theory’!

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download directly here!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Blake- Unsweetened Green Tea
  • Mike- Negro Modelo
  • Thom- Wild Little Thing Sour Ale

Red Sky Roundup:

Robot Review:

  • Westworld Season 03 Finale: Ep 08: Crisis Theory

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake- Penny Dreadful: City of Angels; Space Force; CLONE WARS
  • Mike- Alienated; 20 SDX; Backtracks
  • Thom- Solar Opposites; Alien Remake from Cardboard Movie Co.; Penny Dreadful S01, but not Artemis FOUL

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake- Tenet, The Boys S02
  • Mike- Ludicrats
  • Thom- Perry Mason; Crossed Swords; Prospect; Good Lord Bird

Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep. 70 Now Available!

Robot-Kraken Podcast Episode 070: “Trankwrecks and Red Sky Checks”

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons, joined once again by ‘Narrative Mic’ Rowe, talk MAXIMUM Red Sky Roundup news! Part 01 of a two part series on all the amazing and nor amazing things happening in nerd entertainment!

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download directly here!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Blake- Coke and Water, because he’s walking it all back
  • Mike- Pilsner Urquell
  • Thom- Kraken Rum and lemonade

Red Sky Roundup:

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake- Undone
  • Mike- Little Birds, Stray Bullets
  • Thom- Clone Wars, Troop Zero

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake- (sigh) Clone Wars
  • Mike- Sentient, Habitat
  • Thom- Penny Dreadful, For All Mankind

Robot-Kraken Ep. 69 ‘Warbot Wednesday’ Now Available!

Robot-Kraken Podcast Episode 069: “Warbot Wednesday”

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons,  joined this session by ‘Narrativ Mic’ Rowe, talk entertainment news, and the third of our four-part series on Westworld Season 03, featuring Episodes 04 – 07.

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download directly here!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Blake- Habiki Japanese Whiskey
  • Mike- Rose of some indeterminate sort
  • Thom- “The Thick Mint” Ketel One Mint-Cucumber Infusion, Elderflower Tonic, Lime

Red Sky Roundup:

  • The Theater Wars: Universal vs. AMC Theater; Tenet/Mulan
  • Daredevil not in new Spidey film? Maybe? or Cox is, or isn’t?
  • Dr Strange 2 with the multiverse: other versions of characters
  • Tenet Trailer Still targeting a theatrical release
  • Penny Dreadful City of Angels: trailer looks neat but the costumes are perplexing.

Robot Reviews: 

Westworld S03 – Eps 05 – 07

  • E05 – Genre
  • E06 – Decoherence
  • E07 – Passed Pawn

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake- The Extraction
  • Mike- Outsider, Black Science, Little Bird, Stray Bullets
  • Thom- Mythic Quest, DEVS

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake- n/a (he EMP’d himself at this point)
  • Mike- Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Luther
  • Thom- The Toys That Made Us, American Gods, Preacher S03

Robot-Kraken Ep 068 “Host Pearls and Cybergirls” now Available!

Robot-Kraken Podcast Episode 068: “Host Pearls and Cyber-Girls”

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons,  talk entertainment news, and the second of our four-part series on Westworld Season 03, featuring Episodes 03 and 04.

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download directly here!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey:

  • Blake- Unruly Rose
  • Thom- “The Cucumoegain”: Cucumber Ketel One and Ginger Ale

Red Sky Roundup:

  • S04 Westworld announced this week, which changes the way we see the rest of this season…

Robot Reviews: 

Westworld S03 E03 and E04

  • E03 – The Absence of Field
  • E04- The Mother of Exiles

Rum-Fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake- Devs, Legion S03, Ozark 
  • Thom- Devs, Altered Carbon

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake- Extraction
  • Thom- American Gods, GotS 2045, Beasties Documentary

Robot-Kraken Ep 067 “This is Fine” now Available!

Robot-Kraken Podcast Episode 067: “This is Fine”

Your intrepid hosts this episode, Thom ‘Third Rail’ Chiaramonte and Blake ‘Begin Again’ Simmons,  talk entertainment news, Watchmen S01, and the first of our four-part series on Westworld Season 03, featuring Episodes 01 and 02.

Stream the show in Apple Podcasts or your app of choice, or download directly here!

NOTE: Make sure you are set to download this podcast regularly. Apple iTunes users will discover the app tends to stall downloads if you either haven’t listened in awhile or we haven’t posted a show in a few weeks. Don’t have that FOMO… make yours RK!

Segments and Notes:

Sucking the Monkey

  • Blake- New Orleans cup – Unruly Rose
  • Thom – Kentucky Lemonade

Red Sky Roundup:

  • Scott Derrickson off Doctor Strange 2
  • The Mandalorian:
  • Rosario Dawson cast as Ashoka Tano: Mandalorian S02 and more
  • Black Widow release delayed
  • Ryan Reynolds in talks to do Dragon’s Lair
  • Arnold Schwartzenegger sues makers of Animatronic Head

Robot Reviews:

Watchmen S01 Post-Mortem

Westworld S03

  • Episode 01: Parce Domine
  • Episode 02: Winter Line

Rum-fueled Recommendations:

  • Blake – Picard, Agency, Law and Order Marathon
  • Thom- Altered Carbon, Witcher, Clone Wars

Planned Plundering:

  • Blake – Picard, Bird of Prey, Jessica Jones, Agency
  • Thom- Onward, Bird of Prey, Ozark, Bosch, Rectify

Robot-Kraken Podcast Ep. 66 – Cons and Cowards, Now Available!

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Kris ‘Deeply Dapper’ McClanahan talk Wizard World Portland and the Mandalorian Season 01. Recorded live at the show!

ROBOT KRAKEN is a MONTHLY podcast by two indie artists, Kristopher McClanahan of Deeply Dapper and Thom Chiaramonte of the Third Rail Design Lab. We get together and talk about comics, movies, working the table at comic cons, life in this nerdy wonderland, and whatever mumblings from the deep we come across. You can find out more about us, contact us or follow along our journey at robot-kraken.com
iTunes – http://bit.ly/RoboApple
Stream & Download – deeplydappergames.com/robot-kraken/ep066-cons-and-cowards