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Super Skull Podcast - Issue #96: We Would Like to Sell Out Now, Please

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June 16, 2016 at Downtown Library Netcasting Studio

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Why is it so hard to sell out? We are ready. Our bodies are ready. We are without shame. Plus a brief history of the Super-Man!

Our Big Picks this week were:

  • Hot Dog Taste Test
  • Dark Night by Paul Dini
  • Super Man #1
Contains explicit content.
Length: 01:00:16
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)


 

Super Skull Podcast - Issue #95: Curtis Loves Prunes

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June 9, 2016 at Downtown Library Netcasting Studio

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Apologies for the audio quality this week! Temporary technical difficulties!

But the forgiving listener will be pleased to enjoy a smattering of comic book reviews followed by not one, not two, but THREE T.A.S.E.R. questions. 

Our Big Picks this week were:

  • Detective Comics #934
  • The Fix #3
  • Poppy and the Lost Lagoon
Contains explicit content.
Length: 01:04:35
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)


 

Super Skull Podcast - Issue #94: Coconut Milk Latte

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June 2, 2016 at Downtown Library Netcasting Studio

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This week on Super Skull you get to listen to Marcus fight with a sprinkler. 

Our Big Picks this week were:

  • Green Lanterns Rebirth #1
  • Paper Girls #6
  • Batman Rebirth #1
Contains explicit content.
Length: 01:02:22
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)


 

Super Skull Podcast - Issue #93: High Horse on a Soapbox

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May 26, 2016 at Downtown Library Netcasting Studio

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Idle video game discussions, pedantic preaching, and the birth of a new fake universe that we get agitated about as if it is real and not fake.

Our Big Picks this week were:

  • Totally Awesome Hulk
  • From Now On 
  • DC Rebirth Special #1
Contains explicit content.
Length: 01:12:56
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)


 

Super Skull Podcast - Issue #92: We'll Miss You, Darwyn Cooke

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May 19, 2016 at Downtown Library Netcasting Studio

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This week's episode of Super Skull is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Darwyn Cooke, comic book artist, writer, director, and visionary. Our outro music this week is Victory, from Justice League: The New Frontier, composed by Kevin Manthei.

Thank you for your comics; we'll miss you, Darwyn Cooke. 

Our Big Picks this week were:

  • Bird Boy Vol 1: The Sword of Mali Mali
  • Disquiet 
  • Hanna Barbara's Future Quest #1
Contains explicit content.
Length: 01:01:09
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)


 

#15 Ann Arbor Stories: The Pig Bowl

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September 1, 2016



 

Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Martin Interviews Steve Lehto, author of Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow

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July 6, 2016

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Martin talks to author Steve Lehto about Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow.

After World War II, the American automobile industry was reeling. Having spent years building tanks and airplanes for the army, the car companies would need years more to retool their production to meet the demands of the American public, for whom they had not made any cars since 1942.

And then in stepped Preston Tucker. This salesman extraordinaire from Ypsilanti, Michigan, had built race cars before the war, and had designed prototypes for the military during it. Now, gathering a group of brilliant automotive designers, engineers, and promoters, he announced the creation of a revolutionary new car: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up. Tucker's car would include ingenious advances in design and engineering that other car companies could not match. With a rear engine, rear-wheel drive, a safety-glass windshield that would pop out in case of an accident, a padded dashboard, independent suspension, and automatic transmission, it would be more attractive and aerodynamic—and safer—than any other car on the road.

But as the public eagerly awaited Tucker's car of tomorrow, powerful forces in Washington were trying to bring him down. An SEC commissioner with close ties to Detroit's Big Three automakers deliberately leaked information about an investigation the agency was conducting, suggesting that Tucker was bilking investors with a massive fraud scheme. Headlines accused him a perpetrating a hoax and claimed that his cars weren't real and his factory was a sham.

In fact, the Tucker '48 sedan was genuine, and everyone who saw it was impressed by what this upstart carmaker had achieved. But the SEC's investigation had compounded the company's financial problems and management conflicts, and a superior product was not enough to keep Tucker's dream afloat.

In Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow, author Steve Lehto tackles the story of Tucker's incredible rise and tragic fall, relying on a huge trove of documents that has been used by no other writer to date. It is the first comprehensive, authoritative account of Tucker's magnificent car and his battles with the government.

The interview was recorded on July 6, 2016

Length: 00:21:01
Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)
Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library


 

#14 Ann Arbor Stories: The Naked Mile

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August 17, 2016

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What began as a fun way to celebrate the last day of classes transformed into an internationally live-streamed event. Crowds of 10,000 or more shouting, cheering, pushing and watching 1,000 coed runners in the buff take part in the University of Michigan's famous Naked Mile. Where did it start? How did it end? Learn all about the last time streaking was cool in Ann Arbor.

Music by Zach Shipps & FAWNN

Learn more in Old News

Length: 00:12:32
Copyright: Copyright Protected
Rights Held by: Quite Scientific Records, LLC


 

#13 Ann Arbor Stories: A Brief History of Poop

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August 4, 2016

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Ann Arborites haven't always pooped in their pristine flush toilets and private privvys, no sir m'am. Things were gross and disgusting for a long time. Learn about the arrival of the earth closet, the sealing of the privvy vaults, and the story of the very first flush toilet in Ann Arbor. And hear the word poop, like 411 times.

Music by Tunde Olaniran.

Links (a bunch of them):

Strike The Iron While It's Hot!
The number of earth closets in Ann Arbor homes.
The second page has info about sewers and sewage in Ann Arbor.
The first column towards bottom, entitled Closets
How To Induce Feeble Health And Early Death
Fined For Working On A Shed In Fire Limits
Renewal Project Wins Favor
The President’s House
U-M President's Home, Built 113 Years Ago, Stands As Oldest Campus Structure
Kempf House dig: Privy to the past
More Earth Closets

Length: 00:10:47
Copyright: Copyright Protected
Rights Held by: Quite Scientific Records, LLC


 

#12 Ann Arbor Stories: The Ballad of Shakey Jake

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July 21, 2016

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Legendary streetsman, bluesman and raconteur, Shakey Jake told so many tales to so many people that sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction. We do our best in this episode of Ann Arbor Stories.

Music by Ben Benjamin, made possible by Gholicense.

AADL Links

See articles and photos on Old News.

Shakey Jake's first blues performance in Ann Arbor on YouTube.

Length: 00:10:14
Copyright: Copyright Protected
Rights Held by: Quite Scientific Records, LLC


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