Robot-Kraken Podcast No. 053 “A Tale of Two Stephensons” Now Available!


Robot-Kraken Episode 053 – March 2019 ‘A Tale of Two Stephensons’

Listen now on iTunes, Stitcher, or download it directly!

This episode, hosts Thom ‘Third Rail Design Lab’ Chiaramonte and Blake “Begin Again” Simmons talk entertainment news, and then review two books by Neal Stephenson: Reamde and Snow Crash!

See below for the show notes…

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

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Sucking the Monkey:

  • Thom: Kraken Rum and Coke
  • Blake: Sauvignon Blanc of Indeterminate Origin

Red Sky Roundup – Roulette Edition!

  • John Wick 3 Trailer: More Wick and also HORSES. Horsewick! The man who donkey-punches motorcycles…
  • DC: The Dog’s Lunch Continues
    • Batman: Affleck is out, Hammer isn’t in, and Thom approves of Patterson
    • Suicide Squad 2: Will Smith is out, Idris Elba is in, Robbins might be in, King Shark and Polka-Dot Man and Ratcatcher and Peacemaker are definitely dying
    • Diversion: We renamed Aladdin ‘Smithshtar’ ; If you don’t know what Ishtar was, look it up.
  • Marvel:
    • Black Widow may be courting Emma Watson as a female Bond type in the solo film
    • X-Men looks better and better to Thom, who wants to believe.

Robot Reviews:

  • Neal Stephenson book discussion: Comparing Reamde and Snow Crash!
  • Reamde bonus fantasy casting session!

Please enjoy HELL YES!

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