The Skiffy and Fanty Show

The Skiffy and Fanty Show

The Skiffy and Fanty Show

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
    775. Masters of the Universe (1987) — Torture Cinema #141

    Dolph Lundgren’s pecs, terrifying Gwildor, and strange plot devices, oh my! Shaun Duke and Daniel Haeusser join forces to discuss the 1987’s Masters of the Universe! Together, they tackle the film’s desperate attempt to adapt the source material, Dolph Lundgren’s history with language, Skeletor’s whole “deal,” the film’s aggressive connection to Friends, and so much more!

    Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

    Show Notes:

    If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page.

    Our new intro and outro music comes from Holy Mole. You can support his work at patreon.com/holymole.

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    13 June 2024, 12:02 am
  • 1 hour 22 minutes
    774. Firefox (1983) — Torture Cinema #140

    Inept spies, bad pilots, and Russians, oh my! Shaun Duke, Paul Weimer, and Becca Evans join forces to discuss the 1982’s Firefox! Together, they explore the film’s literary roots, why Clint Eastwood talks to chairs, what it really means to be a good pilot (bad movie), the Cold War, and much more!

    Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

    Show Notes:

    If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page.

    Our new intro and outro music comes from Holy Mole. You can support his work at patreon.com/holymole.

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    31 May 2024, 3:05 pm
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    773. Joma West (a.k.a. The Fusion Straddler) — Face and Twice Lived

    Jumping worlds, snarky teens, and human nature, oh my! Shaun Duke and Daniel Haeusser are joined by Joma West to discuss her novels Face and Twice Lived, out now where book objects can be found. Together, they tackle West’s approach to narrative, writing perspectives different from our own, the complexities of parenthood, straddling genres, and much more.

    Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

    Show Notes:

    If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page.

    Our new intro and outro music comes from Holy Mole. You can support his work at patreon.com/holymole.

    See you later, navigator!

    27 May 2024, 10:58 pm
  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    772. Microbiology with Daniel Haeusser, the Scientist

    Phages, microbes, and scientific conundrums, oh my! Shaun Duke turns the tables on Daniel Haeusser to ask a metric ton of questions about microbiology. Why? Because Daniel is one of those legit scientists. Join us for a wide ranging and utterly wild conversation about bacteria, viruses, micro-whatsits, and speculative wonders!

    Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

    Show Notes:

    If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page.

    Our new intro and outro music comes from Holy Mole. You can support his work at patreon.com/holymole.

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    23 May 2024, 2:08 pm
  • 1 hour 9 minutes
    771. Stephanie M. Wytovich (a.k.a. The Mannequin Whisperer) — On the Subject of Blackberries

    Beautiful rage, twisted lines, and terrors of the mind, oh my! Shaun Duke, Brandon O’Brien, and Trish Matson are joined by Stephanie M. Wytovich to talk about her latest poetry collection, On the Subject of Blackberries. Together, they discuss Wytovich’s approach to poetic form, to representing post-partum depression and motherhood in speculative poetry, and so much more. Plus, Shaun reads a haiku or two because everyone asked…

    Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

    Show Notes:

    If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page.

    Our new intro and outro music comes from Holy Mole. You can support his work at patreon.com/holymole.

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    14 May 2024, 4:01 pm
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    770. Kevin Hearne (a.k.a. Bard Supreme) — A Curse of Krakens

    Tree magic, complicated wars, and bard-acity, oh my! Shaun Duke and Paul Weimer are joined by Kevin Hearne to talk about his latest novel, A Curse of Krakens, the thrilling conclusion to The Seven Kennings series. Together, they discuss Hearne’s approach to storytelling in an epic fantasy setting, weaving complicated kingdom politics and unique magic systems into the world, the wonders of worldbuilding shenanigans, and so much more.

    Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

    Show Notes:

    If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page.

    Our new intro and outro music comes from Holy Mole. You can support his work at patreon.com/holymole.

    See you later, navigator!

    6 May 2024, 2:21 pm
  • 1 hour 29 minutes
    769. Battleship (2012) — Torture Cinema #139

    Military inaccuracies, confusing tactics, and burrito problems, oh my! Shaun Duke, Becca Evans, and Daniel Haeusser join forces to discuss the 2012’s Battleship! Together, they explore the film’s bizarre treatment of the military, whether the lead character should be court-martialed, disability representation, and so much more.

    Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

    Show Notes:

    If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page.

    Our new intro and outro music comes from Holy Mole. You can support his work at patreon.com/holymole.

    See you later, navigator!

    26 April 2024, 9:09 pm
  • 1 hour 6 minutes
    768. Solarpunk w/ Pheobe Wagner and Sarena Ulibarri

    Optimistic futures, climate disasters, and punk attitudes, oh my! Shaun Duke and Daniel Haeusser are joined by writers and editors Phoebe Wagner and Sarena Ulibarri for a wide ranging discussion about Solarpunk. Together, they explore the roots of the genre, where the “punk” fits into the form, the politics of climate change and extinction, and so much more.

    Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

    Show Notes:

    If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page.

    Our new intro and outro music comes from Holy Mole. You can support his work at patreon.com/holymole.

    See you later, navigator!

    15 April 2024, 2:54 pm
  • 1 hour 2 minutes
    767. Muppets From Space (1999) — At the Movies

    Funktastic morning routines, cereal messages, and whatevers, oh my! Shaun Duke and Daniel Haeusser join forces to discuss 1999’s Muppets From Space! This is the second show we’ve done on a Muppet movie, and it’s a fun one. Together, Shaun and Daniel tackle the film’s financial history, its central themes of identity and found family, what a Gonzo is…really, talking bears, and so much more!

    Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

    Show Notes:

    If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page.

    Our new intro and outro music comes from Holy Mole. You can support his work at patreon.com/holymole.

    See you later, navigator!

    12 April 2024, 1:43 pm
  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    766. Meteor (1979) — Torture Cinema #138

    Weirdly respectful men, suggestive rockets, and sewage sludge, oh my! Shaun Duke, Becca Evans, and Trish Matson join forces to discuss the 1979’s Meteor! Together, they explore the film’s surprisingly feminist themes, its approach to building tension (zzz), hating the Dodgers, and so much more. Plus, there are delicious tangents to make you giggle!

    Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode!

    Show Notes:

    If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page.

    Our new intro and outro music comes from Holy Mole. You can support his work at patreon.com/holymole.

    See you later, navigator!

    6 April 2024, 5:01 pm
  • 59 minutes 54 seconds
    765. Nisi Shawl (a.k.a. The Empathist) — Kinning
    Empathic fungi, revolutionary politics, and dirigibles, oh my! Shaun Duke and Brandon O’Brien are joined by Nisi Shawl to talk about their new novel, Kinning, the sequel to the much-loved Everfair. Together, they discuss Shawl’s approach to writing alternate history, anarchism across the sea, the moral complexities of hiveminds, and more. Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode! Show Notes: If you have a question you’d like us to answer, feel free to shoot us a message on our contact page. Our new intro and outro music comes from Holy Mole. You can support his work at patreon.com/holymole. See you later, navigator!
    31 March 2024, 10:56 pm
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