Look, up in the sky! It’s a paper kite! It’s a helicopter! It’s an idealized representation of modern society!

Fasten your towel capes and put your undies on the outside, because this week’s episode is all about superheroes. First, we talk about the current success of super hero themed movies, a trend which is only now starting to really pick up steam. A touch on everyone’s favorite hero, Batman, leads us into a discussion on how actual people are putting on the masks and hitting the streets to make our world a better place, for better or for worse. And then of course we check out some people who have actual, real, super powers. It’s pretty amazing stuff! So raise em up and give a listen!

And make sure to check out the link at the bottom of the show notes about the real life super powers and watch the videos of the Lion Whisperer.


Jer - Loose Cannon American Hop3 Ale – Heavy Seas Brewery
Jen - Vanilla Porter – Breckenridge Brewery
Justin - Whirlwind Witbier – Victory Brewing Co


Show notes

3:20 - Sony Pictures hacked, 1000000 passwords stolen
3:47 - Find out if your info was exposed in a Sony hack
4:28 - RSA Security Breach
5:01 - Elway Being Sued
6:37 - We <3 you Paul Bettany
6:57 - George Lucas Strikes Back
7:37 - Why Han dropped Jabba’s cargo
8:15 - Whiskey Fungus Among Us
11:15 - Thor finishes on top of Bridesmaids
13:15 - This summer’s super hero movie trailers: X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, Thor, Avengers
15:29 - Super Hero Movie Grosses
15:30-17:14 - The Ultimate Matrix Collection, The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy, Batman Collection, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man Trilogy, X-Men Trilogy, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Superman Anthology, Blade Collection
18:41 - Dark Horse Comics
18:42 - Vertigo Comics
21:20 - Religious Affiliations of Comic Book Characters
21:55 - DC Comics
21:56 - Marvel Comics
23:43 - Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes
24:57 - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
28:51 - The Cape: Complete Series
29:54 - Phoenix Jones thwarts car robbery
31:33 - Phoenix Jones gets his nose broken
32:29 - Apologies. It wasn’t a rape. It was the murder of Kitty Genovese. And it’s called the Diffusion of Responsibility
34:28 - Kick-Ass
34:44 - Take Back the Night
35:17 - Real Life Super Hero Groups: Real Life Super Heroes Now Patrolling, New York Super Group, RealLifeSuperHeroes.org, RealLifeSuperHeroes.com, World Super Hero Registry, TheRLSH.net
36:32 - Stan Lee’s Superhumans
39:07 - Shout out to Jen’s Comic Book Shop, Dark Side Comics
39:25- 45:30 - People with real life super powers

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