Author: Chad Smart

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP54: SEQUELITIS

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP54: SEQUELITIS [ 58:15 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (98) As the summer movie season winds down, @chadsmart is joined by Eric Bennett. Before the topic of the month, Eric gives a recap of San Diego Comic Con 2018 and fan reaction to Chris Hardwick missing Comic-Con as well as the news of James Gunn’s firing from Guardians of the Galaxy 3 which broke during the 5 day pop culture convention. Once the recap is over, the focus switches gears to examine Hollywood’s fascination with sequels and franchise movies. Trying...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 53: WHEN CELEBRITIES OFFEND

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 53: WHEN CELEBRITIES OFFEND [ 1:08:03 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (107) Has a celebrity said something that offended you on social media this week? Why do we care what celebrities do or say? What happens when something someone did in the past that wasn’t socially acceptable comes to light?  Should all actions and words be held against someone no matter how much time has passed? On this episode of  Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart and @kevinhunsperger look at recent social media outcries involving celebrities. From Hulk Hogan’s reinstatement into the...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP 52: WONDER WHY; MUNGO JERRY

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP 52: WONDER WHY; MUNGO JERRY [ 1:19:26 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (136) The seventh edition of Wonder Why is one for the books. Taking a trip back to the summer of 1970, @chadsmart and @mikedekalb examine the hit and “career” of English artist Ray Dorsett, pka Mungo Jerry. Mungo Jerry had a summertime hit with “In the Summertime.” A catchy jingle that peaked at #3 on the Billboard chart and then Mungo Jerry was only heard from again if you were in Europe. Why was there not a...

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Positive Cynicism EP51: Question Everything; Miranda Mize

Positive Cynicism EP51: Question Everything; Miranda Mize [ 33:57 | 46.64 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (87) On the latest Question Everything, host @chadsmart welcomes his cousin Miranda Mize to discuss her efforts to bring medical services to the remote village of Churcampa in  Peru. Upon graduation from high school, Miranda was encouraged by RAKlife Executive Director, Matthew Foster to write about something she was passionate about. Knowing the struggles her relatives in Peru have with receiving basic medical care, Miranda expressed her desire to help bring medical services to the tiny village. Impressed...

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Positive Cynicism EP 50: Comic Con 2018 Preview

Positive Cynicism EP 50: Comic Con 2018 Preview [ 72.32 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (158) @chadsmart is joined by new monthly co-host Eric Bennett to discuss the hype surrounding this year’s annual San Diego Comic-Con. With the largest gathering of pop culture fans preparing to descend on San Diego for five days, Chad and Eric breakdown who, or what, will be showcased with panels and displays. The bigger factor though is who won’t be soaking up the sun this year. With no major Disney, meaning no Marvel and no Star Wars presence will...

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