Episode #37 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees Tee-J Sutherland and Imran Mirza discuss the complete series of The Falcon & The Winter Soldier.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premiered on March 19, 2021, and ran for six episodes until April 23. It is part of Phase Four of the MCU. A fourth Captain America film is in development as a continuation of the series.
Following the show's successful run, the Disney+ exclusive explores how Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes each move forward following the events of Endgame and, perhaps more specifically, explores Sam Wilson's journey to the Stars & Stripes. The second of the MCU's incorporation of the streaming service as part of their overall narrative, Tee-J and Imran discuss their expectations of the show going in, how effective this form of series storytelling is compared with film's time restrictions, a look at the returning characters and an in-depth conversation about how impactful the discussion of race has been in progressing Sam's journey. Plus, we take a look at what's coming next down the Marvel/Disney+ pipeline.
04:50 The serialised nature of Marvel's shows
10:27 Expectations of the show at the outset
14:10 Changing the perception of MCU's product through TV vs Film
20:55 First impressions
26:10 John Walker
36:28 Countess Valentina Allegra de Fontaine & The Thunderbolts
39:06 "Dancing" Daniel Bruehl and Baron Zemo
43:04 The Flagsmashers
46:25 Isaiah Bradley and addressing race within th MCU
56:27 Final thoughts: New Falcon?, Dora Milaje and 'Loki'
Welcome to episode #8 of the 90s State of Mind podcast - a collaborative project between 4ever in Electric Dreams and Blue-in-Green:RADIO. This podcast series sees Imran (London, UK) and Rhonda (California, USA) delve into some of their favourite releases from the 90s and this week, the pair revisit the debut album from Kelis, 'Kaleidoscope'.
Released in 1999, 'Kaleidoscope' was produced by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes making the album a breakout project for all three. Despite underperforming in the US, the album was a moderate success overseas receiving a gold certification in the UK. Spawning three singles including 'Caught Out There', 'Good Stuff' and 'Get Along With You', the album also held the distinction of ranking #391 in Rolling Stone's 2020 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Blue-in-Green:RADIO is a London-based online internet radio station which celebrates 21st century soul, jazz, funk, Latin & hip-hop music.
As an accompaniment to Episode #36 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast - which saw the team delve into the nature of musical collaborations - we thought we'd supply you with a playlist of sorts featuring some of the tracks we spent the most time discussing throughout the episode. As always, let us know if there's anything we talk about that you vehemently disagree with or anything you feel we should have included within either of our two lists...
The 4Ever team...
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