#100 - What’s Next?
In this momentous 100th episode, I talk about the future of the podcast and what I plan to cover!
August 6, 2021
#099 - Ultraman Z (New Generation June)
In this episode, I finish my exploration with the New Generation Heroes series and talk about Ultraman Z! Does this season deserve the hype and praise it so frequently gets? Listen and find out!
June 30, 2021
#098 - Ultraman Taiga (New Generation June)
In this episode, I continue my exploration with the New Generation Heroes series and talk about Ultraman Taiga! After how disappointed I was with R/B, does Taiga fare any better? Listen and find out!
June 30, 2021
#097 - Ultraman R/B (New Generation June)
In this episode, I continue my exploration with the New Generation Heroes series and talk about Ultraman R/B! Why in the world did this season just not do it for me? Listen and find out!
June 30, 2021
#096 - Ultraman Geed (New Generation June)
In this episode, I continue my exploration with the New Generation Heroes series and talk about Ultraman Geed! What more could I possibly say about this season? Listen and find out!
June 30, 2021
#095 - Ultraman Orb (New Generation June)
In this episode, I continue my exploration with the New Generation Heroes series and talk about Ultraman Orb! How awesome do I think this show is? Listen and find out!
June 29, 2021
#094 - Ultraman X (New Generation June)
In this episode, I continue my exploration with the New Generation Heroes series and talk about Ultraman X! Why were my initial impressions incorrect? Listen and find out!
June 29, 2021
#093 - Sevenger Fight!
In this episode, I talk about the SUPER AWESOME "Sevenger Fight!" series that recently debuted on the Ultraman Connection website! IT'S SO GOOD, YOU NEED TO WATCH IT NOW!
June 4, 2021
#092 - Ultraman Ginga S (New Generation June)
In this episode, I continue my New Generation June series by looking at Ginga S! Was it worth watching? Why was I putting off starting it for so long? You'll have to tune in to find out!
June 4, 2021
#091 - Ultraman Ginga (New Generation June)
In this first episode of my New Generation June series, I cover my thoughts about Ultraman Ginga in general and pick out a few aspects that I find particularly intriguing.
June 2, 2021
#090 - New Generation June
In this episode, I introduce the theme and plan for the month of June, where I am going to gush all about the New Generation Heroes seasons of Ultraman!
June 1, 2021
#089 - “Ultraman Geed” w/ the Backlog Breakdown
In this episode, I invited some special guests from the Backlog Breakdown podcast to discuss one of our favorite Ultra seasons, Ultraman Geed. We are also very good at being very bad at brevity, which is why this turned into a beefy kaiju of an episode. If you’ve enjoyed these guests, you can listen to all the great episodes that the Backlog Breakdown has done here: https://backlogbreakdown.pinecast.co
April 9, 2021
HD Bonus #1 - “Top 100 Video Games”
In this first Henshin Dad Bonus episode, I talk about my top 100 favorite video games of all time for nearly three hours! Wow!
April 6, 2021
#088 - Two Year Anniversary!
Has it really been two years already? Join me as I talk about what’s been going on recently and reminisce about the past two years of podcasting!
March 4, 2021
#087 - Where Have I Been?
For the first episode of 2021, I share some thoughts about where I’ve been the past few months as well as a hint at what my plans are going forward into the new year. Changes are happening!
January 5, 2021
SPECIAL: "Ready Player Two" Hot Take and Quick Review
In this special episode, I talk about "Ready Player Two" - a book I finished listening to in a single day and... Um, I didn't particularly enjoy it. Listen on to find out why.
November 25, 2020
Ridertober 2020: Journey Through The Decade
Join me in my brief reflection upon the opening theme to Kamen Rider Decade, “Journey Through the Decade.”
October 8, 2020
Ridertober 2020: Kamen Rider Decade #6
Our first look into the World of Ryuki has arrived! Does this new world reflect the original season? Or was it a pale imitation? Listen on to find out!
October 7, 2020
Ridertober 2020: Kamen Rider Decade #5
How does the World of Kiva conclude? Is it a fitting send-off to the melodramatic series? How does Yuusuke show that he is trying to be worthy of the Kuuga title? Find out all this and more as we discuss episode five!
October 7, 2020
Ridertober: Kamen Rider Decade #4
Join me in this episode as we move from the World of Kuuga into the World of Kiva. Why is Wataru a child? Why is the Spider Fangire the best? And where in the world is IXA?!
October 6, 2020
Ridertober: Kamen Rider Decade #3
How does the book close on the World of Kuuga? Does Decade destroy, create, or forge his own path on his journey? Listen to this episode and find out!
October 6, 2020
Ridertober: Kamen Rider Decade #2
How does the World of Kuuga change through the eyes of Decade? Join me as I discuss my thoughts on the second episode of this Heisei anniversary season.
October 5, 2020
Ridertober: Kamen Rider Decade #1
Join me as I talk about the first episode of Kamen Rider Decade!
October 5, 2020
#086 - Introducing Ridertober: Kamen Rider Decade
Listen to my plans for the month of October as I rewatch Kamen Rider Decade? Is it going to be better than I remember? Or is it always doomed to be a dumpster fire of cool ideas?
October 1, 2020
#085 - The Rise of Ultraman, Issue #1
Come listen to my (woefully ignorant) thoughts on the first Rise of Ultraman issue!
September 25, 2020
#084 - Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact
Listen to hear about my first impressions of “Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact!”
September 23, 2020
#083 - Kamen Rider Zangetsu: Gaim Gaiden
Join me as I talk about one of the most interesting specials to come out of Kamen Rider Gaim!
September 18, 2020
#082 - Toku Memories: Kamen Rider Gaim
Kamen Rider Gaim is a divisive show. In this episode, I discuss my complicated thoughts and feelings towards the season.
September 16, 2020
#081 - 9/13: Kaixa Day
9-1-3. Standing By... Complete. Time to celebrate Kaixa Day!
September 14, 2020
#080 - Piracy, Tokusatsu, and KissAnime
In this episode, I give some thoughts about the KissAnime sites going down, preservation of media, and some ways that I try to support tokusatsu.
September 9, 2020
#079 - The Play Well Network
In this episode, I talk about the Play Well Network (or “PWN” for short) I am now part of and how that will affect the show going forward.
September 8, 2020
#078 - Leaks and Scans
I know that many of us tokusatsu fans enjoy seeing the latest leaks and scans for upcoming seasons, but I wonder: is that a good idea? Join me in this episode as I discuss it!
August 5, 2020
#077 - Ultraman Day (7/10/2020)
I celebrate Ultraman Day by rambling a bit about how Ultraman has changed my thinking over the past year.
July 10, 2020
#076 - Ultraman Z, Ep. 1
In this episode, I ramble a bit about my thoughts on the first episode of Ultraman Z!
June 25, 2020
#075 - Kamen Rider Saber (Speculation)
In this episode, I speculate a bit on what I would like to see in the upcoming “Kamen Rider Saber” season!
June 19, 2020
#074 - Throwback: MMPR Issues #3-5 (BOOM! Studios)
In this episode: more old reviews I did for MMPR Issues #3-5!
May 29, 2020
#073 - Throwback: MMPR Issue #0-2 (BOOM! Studios)
In this throwback episode, I share my old reviews for issues #0-2 of the MMPR comic book!
May 27, 2020
#072 - Throwback: Legendary Morpher VS Mobirate
In this episode, I share old YouTube demonstrations I did for the Super Mega Force Legendary Morpher and the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Mobirate!
May 21, 2020
#071 - Throwback: Kamen Rider IXA DX Belt Demo
In this episode, I reach back into my YouTube archives and give you the audio for a demo I did for the Kamen Rider IXA DX Henshin Belt!
May 19, 2020
#070 - Feedback, Part 2
This episode is the second part of my week of feedback questions!
May 15, 2020
#069 - Feedback, Part 1
In this episode, I address two questions submitted to me for this first part of this week’s feedback episodes!
May 12, 2020
#068 - Kuuga in the US?!
In this episode, I talk about the amazing news that we finally have Kamen Rider Kuuga in the US!
May 2, 2020
#067 - Five Toku to Watch During Quarantine
In this episode, I suggest five different tokusatsu shows that you can watch during your quarantine!
March 25, 2020
#066 - Kamen Rider (1971) US Release!
In this episode, I go over the recent news about the original Kamen Rider season being released for streaming in the United States!
March 24, 2020
#065 - March 2020 Update
In this episode, I talk about all the craziness happening in the world now and give a short update.
March 22, 2020
#064 - One Year Anniversary!
On today’s episode, I celebrate the one year anniversary of the podcast!
March 5, 2020
#063 - Toy Talk: Ride Watches
Join me as I gush about Ride Watches and why I think they were a solid toy line for Kamen Rider Zi-O!
February 6, 2020
#062 - Digimon Adventure, Ep. 1-5
Join me as I talk about the first five episodes of Digimon Adventure! Is it still good? Find out my thoughts by listening!
January 23, 2020
#061.5 - Kamen Rider Releases in the US...?
Join me as I discuss the rumors circulating around about potential releases of Kamen Rider in the US.
January 23, 2020
#061 - Toku Memories: Abaranger
Join me as I talk about my fond memories of Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger!
January 22, 2020
#060 - Kiramager (Press Conference)
In this episode, I go over some of the cast information from the recent Kiramager press conference. Thank you to the Tokusatsu Network for their fine work in writing this article summarizing the information: https://tokusatsunetwork.com/2020/01/mashin-sentai-kiramager-cast-and-opening-ending-themes-revealed/
January 18, 2020
#059 - Ryusoulger Adaptation?
In this episode, I discuss the rumors (or are they?) of a Ryusoulger adaptation and why that makes the most sense to me.
January 15, 2020
#058 - A New Year, A New Podcast
Join me this episode as I plan for the new year as well as hearing about some goals that I’d like to hit!
January 3, 2020
#057 - 2019 in Review
In this (long-overdue) episode, I quickly break down all of the seasons I watched in 2019 and look forward a little to 2020!
January 1, 2020
#056 - Instagram and Side Episodes
Join me as I talk about my newly created Instagram profile as well as some plans for side episodes in the future!
November 13, 2019
#055 - Kamen Rider Zero-One, Ep. 1 & 2
Do Humagears dream of electric sheep? What do I think of the first two episodes of the newest Rider season? Listen and find out!
October 23, 2019
#054 - Tokusatsu Burnout
Why has my release schedule been a little inconsistent as of late? This episode will explain why!
October 9, 2019
#053 - Ultraman Taiga, Ep. 1 & 2
Join me as I discuss my thoughts on the first two episodes of Ultraman Taiga!
October 4, 2019
#052.5 - Ultraman Ginga: Opening Theme
I have to take a few minutes to gush about the fact that I LOVE the opening theme song to Ultraman Ginga.
October 1, 2019
#052 - Ultraman Orb, Ep. 1-5
Today I'm briefly talking about the first five episodes of Ultraman Orb! What did I think as a relatively new fan of the Ultraman franchise? How does it compare to other Ultraman seasons I've been watching? Listen to find out! (And yes, someday I will absolutely continue with Ultraman Ginga!)
September 27, 2019
#051 - Kuuga, Ep. 1 & 2
Join my brother and me as we discuss the first two episodes of Kamen Rider Kuuga! He has never seen this show before and is pleasantly surprised! Even if you know nothing about Kamen Rider, you won’t want to miss this intriguing conversation!
September 20, 2019
#050 - Shell Shocked (TMNT/PRiS)
COWABUNGA! Do you like Power Rangers? Do you like Ninja Turtles? Are you excited for that upcoming comic crossover? Then you’ll enjoy our look at the original Power Rangers/Ninja Turtle crossover! Bossanova!
September 17, 2019
#049 - Green With Evil, Part 5
TODAY ON THE HENSHIN DAD PODCAST: we finish off our Green with Evil mini-series review! What did we think? Did it hold up? Listen and find out!
September 13, 2019
#048 - Green With Evil, Part 4
We continue our trek through the Green with Evil story arc with Part IV! Is it living up to our expectations? Is there too much filler? We discuss!
September 12, 2019
#047 - Green With Evil, Part 3
My brother and I continue our trek through the Green with Evil mini-series by talking about Part III!
September 11, 2019
#046 - Green With Evil, Part 2
In this episode, my brother and I continue to delve into the Green with Evil story arc from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers with Part II!
September 10, 2019
#045 - Green With Evil, Part 1
In this episode, my brother and I begin a week-long series covering the entirety of the Green with Evil story arc from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers!
September 9, 2019
#044 - Power Rangers: 26th Anniversary
In this episode, I ramble a bit about the 26th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise and my thoughts and feelings on it in 2019!
August 29, 2019
#043 - Zi-O, Ep. 49
In this episode, I talk about the finale to Kamen Rider Zi-O and the end of the Heisei era of Kamen Rider!
August 28, 2019
#042 - Toy Talk: Gashats
In this episode, I talk exclusively about the Gashats from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid!
August 15, 2019
#041 - GGPR, Issue #21
In this episode, I talk about issue #21 of Go Go Power Rangers!
August 13, 2019
#040 - Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (DS)
In this episode, I talk about the Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight video game for the Nintendo DS!
August 8, 2019
#G001 - Concrete Revolutio, Ep. 1 (w/ MJ)
In this guest episode, MJ talks about the first episode of Concrete Revolutio!
August 8, 2019
#039 - Kamen Rider Shinobi
In this episode, I cover the Rider Time: Kamen Rider Shinobi spin-off series!
August 1, 2019
#038 - Ultraman Ginga, Ep. #1-2
In this episode, I cover the first two episodes of Ultraman Ginga!
July 31, 2019
#037 - Kamen Rider #4
In this episode, I cover the 3-part web series, Kamen Rider #4!
July 30, 2019
#036.5 - Podcast Changes
In this .5 episode, I talk about some upcoming podcast changes!
July 29, 2019
#036 - MMPR, Issue #41
In this episode, I talk about issue #41 in the ongoing Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comic book series!
July 26, 2019
#035 - Kamen Rider Brain
In this episode, I talk about the Kamen Rider Brain special!
July 23, 2019
#034 - No More Power Rangers (2017)
In this episode, I talk about how we are (most likely) not getting a sequel to the 2017 Power Rangers movie.
July 18, 2019
#033.5 - Blue Blazes
In this .5 episode, I talk about the Blue Blazes television drama!
July 17, 2019
#033 - Kamen Rider 01 (Trailer)
In this episode, I talk about the recently released trailer and information about our new Reiwa Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider 01!
July 17, 2019
#032 - “Legend Of The White Dragon” Kickstarter
In this episode, I talk about the recently announced Legend Of The White Dragon Kickstarter and why I’m really not terribly excited about it.
July 16, 2019
#031 - Lightspeed Rescue/Time Force (GameBoy Color)
In this episode, I talk about the Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue and Time Force video games for the GameBoy Color! I even get a little heated about these two!
July 11, 2019
#030.5 - Ultraman Day! (July 10, 2019)
I talk about Ultraman Day circa July 10, 2019!
July 10, 2019
#030 - Summer 2019 Binge List
In this episode, I talk about what toku seasons I’ll be tackling during the rest of this summer!
July 9, 2019
#029 - Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (GameBoy)
In this episode, I talk about Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers on the GameBoy!
July 4, 2019
#028 - Kamen Rider SD: Hashire! Mighty Riders! (GameBoy)
In this episode, I give a mini-review of the GameBoy game, “Kamen Rider SD: Hashire! Mighty Riders!”
July 2, 2019
#027 - MMPR, Issue #40
In this episode, I talk about issue #40 of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comic out out by Boom! Studios! This covers the introduction to the Necessary Evil arc, so be aware that there are spoilers!
June 27, 2019
#026 - Power Ranger Comics (BOOM! Studios)
In this episode, I talk about the two Power Ranger comic lines coming from BOOM! Studios as well as some review plans I have for the future!
June 25, 2019
#025.5 - Kuuga: First Watch Update
I chatted a bit about what it’s like to watch Kamen Rider Kuuga for the first time.
June 24, 2019
#025 - State of the Podcast (June 2019)
In this episode, I reminisce about what’s come before and theorize about what’s coming next!
June 20, 2019
#024 - Tomica Hero: Rescue Force DS
This is my short review of a Nintendo DS game based on the Tomica Hero: Rescue Force series!
June 19, 2019
#023.5 - Rate and Review?
I talk a little about rating and reviewing this here podcast you’re listening to!
June 17, 2019
#023 - Ultraman Ball (GameBoy)
In this episode, I talk about the surprisingly good GameBoy game, Ultraman Ball!
June 14, 2019
#022.5 - Toku Gaming Episodes?
In this .5 episode, I talk about summer plans regarding toku game review episodes!
June 12, 2019
#022 - Henshin Brother: Interview with Zach
In this episode, I convinced my younger brother to join me for a discussion about tokusatsu, why he isn't into it as much as I am (despite all of my attempts), what he remembers from our young lives, and some interesting thoughts regarding Eastern VS. Western mindsets in regards to this genre.
June 11, 2019
#021.5 - Episode Analyses?
In this .5 episode, I talk briefly about doing specific analyses on specific episodes in the future. Not that I don’t want to do full season reviews, but I’d like to branch out and have more toku variety.
June 8, 2019
#021 - Henshin Heroes
In this episode, I sat down with the fine folks at the Henshin Heroes podcast to discuss how they came to enjoy this fantastic tokusatsu genre! Listen to the Henshin Heroes podcast! It is excellent!
June 6, 2019
#020 - Favorite Rider Episode? (Mailbag)
In this episode, I cover my favorite episode of Kamen Rider in response to RiderClub from Twitter! The episode is Kamen Rider Build, episode #21, so if you haven’t seen it yet, I spoil the whole thing (and much of that season), so keep that in mind before listening!
June 5, 2019
#019 - Kamen Rider Atsume (3DS)
In this episode, more video game talk as I focus on the Japan-only game, Kamen Rider Atsume!
May 31, 2019
#018.5 - Future of .5s | Toku Fandom Spotlight
I talk a little bit about the future of my .5 episodes as well as kick around an idea I have to highlight other toku fans!
May 29, 2019
#018 - Attack of the Friday Monsters (3DS)
In this episode, I spend time talking about a tokusatsu-based video game I recently completed called “Attack of the Friday Monsters!”
May 28, 2019
KR Ghost Review: #1-4
It’s finally here! The long-promised review of the first four episodes of Kamen Rider Ghost!
May 25, 2019
#017 - Top 5 Kamen Rider Opening Themes
In this episode, I cover my Top 5 favorite Kamen a Rider opening theme songs!
May 23, 2019
#016.5 - Toy Talk, Toku Memories, and the Future
In this .5 episode, I talk about the future of the podcast along with two new features I’m going to be working on in the next few months.
May 23, 2019
#016 - Top 5 Super Sentai Opening Themes
In this episode, I talk about my Top 5 personal favorite Super Sentai opening themes! (Or “OPs,” if you will. Only 00s kids remember.)
May 21, 2019
#015.5 - YouTube?
In this .5 episode, I talk about *potential* YouTube plans.
May 20, 2019
#015 - Heisei Generations Forever
In this episode, I talk about that new and shiny Kamen Rider movie that just got subbed: Heisei Generations Forever!
May 17, 2019
#014 - Ultraman Taiga (Reveal/Thoughts)
In this episode, I discuss the information and pictures available for the new, upcoming Ultraman TV show, Ultraman Taiga!
May 15, 2019
#013.5 - Life Updates
In this .5 episode, I talk about why I’ve been slacking on releasing any episodes for the past few weeks.
May 13, 2019
#013 - Beast Morphers Toys
In this thirteenth episode, I talk about Beast Morphers figures and the Morph-X Morpher!
April 18, 2019
#012 - Top 5 Power Ranger Seasons
In this twelfth episode, I talk about my personal Top 5 favorite seasons of Power Rangers!
April 17, 2019
#011 - KR Ghost: Introduction
On this eleventh episode, I finalize my Kamen Rider Ghost review plans!
April 11, 2019
#010 - Getting into Toku
In this lengthy tenth episode, I talked about a question that has recently come to mind: how does one get into tokusatsu in this day and age? Podcasts Mentioned: Henshin Heroes The #Backlog Breakdown Be sure to check both of these podcasts out! They are most excellent!
April 9, 2019
#009.5 - Go-Go-Go-Ghost!
In this episode, I talk about the upcoming plan to watch Kamen Rider Ghost as well as muse on how I’m going to implement that plan.
April 5, 2019
#009 - Rayforce
In this episode, I talk about the AMAZING trailer for the Korean toku that never materialized, SF X Fantasy Rayforce!
April 4, 2019
#008 - Battle for the Grid (Initial Thoughts)
In this episode, I give my initial thoughts about the new Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid game!
April 2, 2019
#00A - Thomas Gets Tricked
In this episode, stuff happens.
April 1, 2019
#007 - Kamen Rider G
In this seventh episode, I talk about the brief special for the BEST RIDER EVER, Kamen Rider G!
March 28, 2019
#006 - Ryusoulger, Ep. 1
In this sixth episode, I talk about the first episode of the new Super Sentai series, Ryusoulger!
March 27, 2019
#005.5 - Release Schedule
In this .5 episode, I finally talk about my release schedule!
March 23, 2019
#005 - Beast Morphers, Ep. 2
In this fifth episode of the podcast, I talk about the second episode of the brand new Power Rangers Beast Morphers season!
March 21, 2019
#004.5 - Ride Watch Contest
In this first .5 episode, I talk about my Twitter contest for a Kamen Rider Evolt Ride Watch! One thing I neglected to mention is that the contest ends 3/31, and I will announce the winner on 4/1!
March 21, 2019
#004 - Toy Collecting
In this fourth episode of the podcast, I talk about my toy collecting hobby as it relates to the amazing world of tokusatsu!
March 20, 2019
#003 - Beast Morphers, Ep. 1
In this third episode of the Henshin Dad podcast, I give some brief thoughts on episode #1 of Power Rangers Beast Morphers!
March 14, 2019
#002 - Shows I’ve Seen, Shows I Haven’t
In this second episode of the Henshin Dad podcast, I talk about the tokusatsu shows I’ve seen and the ones that I have yet to see. I also break my 15-minute rule already!
March 13, 2019
#001 - Introductions
Hello, and welcome to the first episode of the Henshin Dad podcast! In this episode, I’m introducing myself and giving you a glimpse into what the future holds for this enterprise!
March 5, 2019