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Discovering The MCU (A Marvel Podcast)

Discovering The MCU (A Marvel Podcast)

By Bryan Shirley & Pat Moriarty
Bryan Shirley is a devoted MCU acolyte. His buddy Pat Moriarty is a complete noob. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you just discovered the MCU and want to catch up or whether you are already all in and just need new content, we've got the podcast for you! MUSIC: Select tracks on this podcast graciously provided by our good friend, Minneapolis native, and artist Sam Bliss aka Blamsiss, check out these tracks & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com! #SUPPORTLOCALARTISTS
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Episode 14: Doctor Strange
Released *just* in time for the premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we present to you our deep dive into the original story: Doctor Strange, probably the trippiest of the MCU films to date thru our run! Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the Marvel Cinematic Universe respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU (in the order of their theatrical release) from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you've just discovered the MCU and want to see what it's all about or whether you are already all caught up and just need new Marvel content, we've got the podcast for you! Select tracks on this podcast graciously provided by our good friend, Minneapolis native, and artist Sam Bliss aka Blamsiss, check out these tracks & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com!  #SUPPORTLOCALARTISTS Originally Recorded on 5/1/22 via Zoom
01:52:52
May 04, 2022
Episode 13, Pt 1: Captain America: Civil War
Part 1 of 2 // A huge movie naturally is going to field huge discussion-- so we've split this hefty episode into two digestible parts.  Join us on our deep dive (and the occasional tangent) of the action-packed 13th film in the MCU franchise, "Captain America: Civil War"! Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the Marvel Cinematic Universe respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU (in the order of their theatrical release) from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you've just discovered the MCU and want to see what it's all about or whether you are already all caught up and just need new Marvel content, we've got the podcast for you! Select tracks on this podcast graciously provided by our good friend, Minneapolis native, and artist Sam Bliss aka Blamsiss, check out these tracks & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com!  #SUPPORTLOCALARTISTS Originally Recorded on 3/17/22 via Zoom
01:18:10
April 16, 2022
Episode 13, Pt 2: Captain America: Civil War
Part 2 of 2 // A huge movie naturally is going to field huge discussion-- so we've split this hefty episode into two digestible parts.  Join us on our deep dive (and the occasional tangent) of the action-packed 13th film in the MCU franchise, "Captain America: Civil War"!  Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the Marvel Cinematic Universe respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU (in the order of their theatrical release) from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you've just discovered the MCU and want to see what it's all about or whether you are already all caught up and just need new Marvel content, we've got the podcast for you! Select tracks on this podcast graciously provided by our good friend, Minneapolis native, and artist Sam Bliss aka Blamsiss, check out these tracks & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com!  #SUPPORTLOCALARTISTS Originally Recorded on 3/17/22 via Zoom
01:14:26
April 16, 2022
Episode 12: Ant-Man
Finally, we’re back with Episode 12 as we unravel the story of Marvel’s “Ant-Man”!  Between the epic Thomas the Tank Engine scene and the tiny places this movie goes, there was a lot to love about this one!  Join us as our deep dive into all of the movies continues! Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the Marvel Cinematic Universe respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU (in the order of their theatrical release) from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you've just discovered the MCU and want to see what it's all about or whether you are already all caught up and just need new Marvel content, we've got the podcast for you! Select tracks on this podcast graciously provided by our good friend, Minneapolis native, and artist Sam Bliss aka Blamsiss, check out these tracks & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com!  #SUPPORTLOCALARTISTS Originally Recorded on 2/6/22 via Zoom
01:39:06
March 09, 2022
Episode 11: Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Happy New Year, friends!  We tried our best on a couple of occasions to get a viewing party together for Avengers: Age Of Ultron, but times being what they are, things didn't work out... but that didn't stop us from charging forth with our 11th episode of Discovering The MCU where we do a deep dive of the aforementioned Avengers: Age Of Ultron!  We talk Infinity Stones, Slim Goodbody, we check out the big brain on Thor, and ask an important question:  Can Hulk truly find love? Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the Marvel Cinematic Universe respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU (in the order of their theatrical release) from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you've just discovered the MCU and want to see what it's all about or whether you are already all caught up and just need new Marvel content, we've got the podcast for you! Select tracks on this podcast graciously provided by our good friend, Minneapolis native, and artist Sam Bliss aka Blamsiss, check out these tracks & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com!  #SUPPORTLOCALARTISTS Originally Recorded on 1/17/22 via Zoom (As always, we're a work in progress, friends!)
01:45:03
January 31, 2022
Episode 10: Guardians of the Galaxy
Happy Holidays, fellow Marvel fans!  We have been so eXcited to talk about this one that we rushed it through the editing room, and here it is!  Here, Bryan & Pat explore the super-fun 10th installment in the MCU film franchise, "Guardians of the Galaxy", and we're giving the music room to shine, so we hope you enjoy that!  We discuss such wide ranging topics as Mystery Fluids, law enforcement on Utopian worlds, and the fact that Pat has not seen... *checks notes* Moneyball. Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the MCU respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU (in the order of their theatrical release) from these two contrasting viewpoints,. Whether you've just discovered the MCU and want to see what it's all about or whether you are already all in and just need new content, we've got the podcast for you! MUSIC: We're going with the tracks from the movie while we dicuss the plot, but aftwerward we go back to our usual formula: with select tracks on this podcast graciously provided by our good friend, Minneapolis native, and artist Sam Bliss aka Blamsiss, check out these tracks & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com!  #SUPPORTLOCALARTISTS Originally Recorded on 12/17/21 via Zoom (As always, we're a work in progress, friends!) WE ARE GROOT.
01:52:06
December 19, 2021
Episode 9: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
We couldn't resist bringing you a super long podcast, because there was a TON to talk about when it comes to the ninth installment in the MCU franchise "Captain America: Winter Soldier".  Tons of new characters, Bryan pulls more deep comic book knowledge out to bring conteXt to the discussion, while Pat continues to seek and exploit parallels to Star Wars at every turn, and both devote far more time than should be allowed to the subject of vending machines.  Pat was genuinely surprised by a couple of the plot twists as well! Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the MCU respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU (in the order of their theatrical release) from these two contrasting viewpoints,. Whether you've just discovered the MCU and want to see what it's all about or whether you are already all in and just need new content, we've got the podcast for you! MUSIC: Select tracks on this podcast graciously provided by our good friend, Minneapolis native, and artist Sam Bliss aka Blamsiss, check out these tracks & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com!  #SUPPORTLOCALARTISTS Originally Recorded on 11/16/21 via Zoom (As always, we're a work in progress, friends!)
01:53:12
December 10, 2021
Episode 8: Thor: The Dark World
The Marvel Gods have left us quite a story to tell-- in our THIRD attempt, we finally managed to make our new microphone setup work (for the most part), and probably put way more effort than most MCU fans would ever dare in dissecting the eighth film in the MCU franchise, 2013's "Thor: The Dark World" (2013). Our take on the much-maligned flick is still pretty entertaining, though, so JOIN US! Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the MCU respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU (in the order of their theatrical release) from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you've just discovered the MCU and want to see what it's all about or whether you are already all in and just need new content, we've got the podcast for you! MUSIC: Select tracks on this podcast graciously provided by our good friend, Minneapolis native, and artist Sam Bliss aka Blamsiss, check out these tracks & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com!  #SUPPORTLOCALARTISTS FROM THE "WE'RE A WORK IN PROGRESS" FILES: Original attempt at recording was made at Bryan's place back on 10/15/21.  We realized about 85% of the way through that our episode had likely not been recorded due to our inability to understand simple technology.  We finished it anyway, and the whole thing was recorded on video... so that first attempt exists, but for now it'll stay in the vault!  Attempt #2 was on the 27th and we realized less than five minutes in we were running into the same issue, and Bryan decided to go with a new mic altogether.  Attempt #3 is what you're listening to, and was recorded via ZOOM.  Does that mean we have plans for video?  Let's just say we're looking into it...
01:10:03
November 06, 2021
Episode 7: Iron Man 3
We begin PHASE TWO! We're eXcited to bring you Episode #7 as we take a trip back into the wonderful world of Tony Stark with the seventh film in the MCU franchise, 2013's "Iron Man 3".  Bryan has another can't-miss spinoff idea for the suits up at Disney+ concerning a certain Stark road trip that needs to be explored.  Pat finally finds some minor moral grievances amidst his ever growing man crush on Tony Stark, and, *GASP* could he have missed the STAN LEE CAMEO?  Say it ain't so!  All that and, yes, a couple Star Wars and Twin Peaks shoutouts for good measure too!  It was a real fun recording session, we hope you stick around and enjoy it too! Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the MCU respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU (in the order of their theatrical release) from these two contrasting viewpoints,. Whether you've just discovered the MCU and want to see what it's all about or whether you are already all in and just need new content, we've got the podcast for you! MUSIC: Select tracks on this podcast graciously provided by our good friend, Minneapolis native, and artist Sam Bliss aka Blamsiss, check out these tracks & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com!  #SUPPORTLOCALARTISTS Originally Recorded on 10/2/21, this one was at Pat's house for the first time, so the sound is... different, but we tried to do the best we could with it in the mix!  (As always, we're a work in progress, friends!)
01:30:13
October 13, 2021
Episode 6: The Avengers
A huge movie warrants an equally huge discussion, so buckle up as we bring you Episode #6 of "Discovering the MCU", where we analyze the action-packed sixth film in the MCU franchise (and the final movie in Phase One), "The Avengers"!  In this episode, Pat has a real hard time buying into a certain Avenger and drops multiple more Star Wars references, while Bryan tells us as noobs what's important and what isn't, as we come to find out there's a lot more going on with this movie than you think!   Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the MCU respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you've just discovered the MCU and want to see what it's all about or whether you are already all in and just need new content, we've got the podcast for you!   MUSIC graciously provided by our good friend Blamsiss, check out this track & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com!   Originally Recorded on 9/24/21.
01:36:59
September 30, 2021
Episode 5: Captain America: The First Avenger
Thanks for hanging with us, and apologies in advance for the oversized 'cast... we hope you enjoy!  Grab a snack and the beverage of your choice and settle in!  In Episode #5 of "Discovering the MCU", Pat seeks a patent for a Chris Evans bobblehead and drops multiple Star Wars references, while Bryan explores the complexities of Tommy Lee Jones eating a steak dinner as they analyze the fifth film in the MCU franchise, "Captain America: The First Avenger". Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the MCU respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you've just discovered the MCU and want to see what it's all about or whether you are already all in and just need new content, we've got the podcast for you! MUSIC graciously provided by our good friend Blamsiss, check out this track & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com! (NOTE:  We're new at this podcast thing and aren't using the latest and greatest gear, so bear with us as we go, and apologies in advance if anything sounds rough around the edges-- we're trying!)  Originally Recorded on 8/14/21.
01:44:16
September 10, 2021
Episode 4: Thor
In Episode #4 of "Discovering the MCU", Pat draws comparisons to Scooby Doo, Encino Man and Game Of Thrones (what?) much to Bryan's chagrin as they analyze the fourth film in the MCU franchise, "Thor". Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the MCU respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you just discovered the MCU and want to catch up or whether you are already all in and just need new content, we've got the podcast for you!  MUSIC graciously provided by our good friend Blamsiss, check out this track & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com! (NOTE:  We're new at this podcast thing and aren't using the latest and greatest gear, so bear with us as we go, and apologies in advance if anything sounds rough around the edges!) Originally Recorded on 7/30/21.
01:15:11
August 11, 2021
Episode 3: Iron Man 2
Episode #3 of "Discovering the MCU" takes us back to the wondrous world of Tony Stark in the third film in the MCU franchise, "Iron Man 2". Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the MCU respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you just discovered the MCU and want to catch up or whether you are already all in and just need new content, we've got the podcast for you!  MUSIC graciously provided by our good friend Blamsiss, check out this track & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com! (NOTE:  We're new at this podcast thing and aren't using the latest and greatest gear, so bear with us as we go, and apologies in advance if anything sounds rough around the edges!)
01:12:57
July 30, 2021
Episode 2: The Incredible Hulk
Episode #2 of "Discovering the MCU" tackles the beleaguered second film in the MCU franchise, "The Incredible Hulk". Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the MCU respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you just discovered the MCU and want to catch up or whether you are already all in and just need new content, we've got the podcast for you!  MUSIC graciously provided by our good friend Blamsiss, check out this track & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com! (NOTE:  We're new at this podcast thing and aren't using the latest and greatest gear, so bear with us as we go, and apologies in advance if anything sounds rough around the edges!)
59:50
July 18, 2021
Episode 1: Iron Man
Welcome to first installment of "Discovering the MCU", we begin by dissecting the 2008 film "Iron Man", the first on the long list of wildly popular films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Hosts Bryan Shirley and Pat Moriarty are a devoted acolyte and newbie to the MCU respectively. Come along with us as we explore every installment of the MCU from these two contrasting viewpoints. Whether you just discovered the MCU and want to catch up or whether you are already all in and just need new content, we've got the podcast for you!  MUSIC graciously provided by our good friend Blamsiss, check out this track & more of his incredible multi-instrumental talent at blamsiss.bandcamp.com! (NOTE:  We're new at this podcast thing and aren't using the latest and greatest gear, so bear with us as we go, and apologies in advance if anything sounds rough around the edges!)
54:41
July 17, 2021