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Mars on Life

Mars on Life

By Ryan Mancini
Hosted by writers Sebastian Schug and Ryan Mancini, "Mars on Life" will take you on a trip through the various artistic avenues southern Californians take to not only express themselves but shine a mirror on society. If you keep going, you'll make it to Mars.
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The Fourth Horseman, feat. Kenneth Frank James Berry (60)
"Yeah the South Bay, it's... I don't know what the hell's going on." Journalist, podcaster and friend of the show Kenneth Berry returns to conclude on where Andrew and Pete left off on the state of journalism, adding further context to the power of journalistic gatekeepers (namely publishers), the lack of resources journalists have to pursue the kinds of stories they want to report, bad advice given to younger journalists ready to work and how those reporters learn to garner trust on the job. The guys also cover PragerU's children's history program (gulp) and Glenn Greenwald tweeting at interns. In the episode's prelude, the guys share good news related to the pandemic – Sebastian's COVID-free and Ryan received his first dose! Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Kenneth Berry: @ozogrande (Twitter and Instagram) Touchdowns & Tangents: @TDs_Tangents (Twitter) and @tds_tangents (Instagram) The Good News Radio: @thegoodnewsradio (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:00:53
April 17, 2021
30% of Broships (59)
Sebastian breaks some major news, Ryan rereads Mike Davis' magnum opus "City of Quartz" and the boys share their thoughts on "South ParQ: Vaccination Special." Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
01:05:50
April 9, 2021
What's That Randy Newman Song? (58)
A conversation focused on the unmanageable crises in Los Angeles County – and the state as a whole – leads to another tangent of doom and gloom (and hope?...Nah). We also take not of the recent dislocation efforts by the LAPD upon the homeless community at Echo Park last week, and how that will only be exacerbated by the 2028 Olympics. See Kemal Celengir's photojournalism in LA Taco, specifically covering last week's face-off between activists and police: https://www.lataco.com/echo-park-lake-homeless-removal-closure/ For more detailed coverage, read from: https://knock-la.com/echo-park-lake-march-24-sweep-fence-mitch-ofarrell/ Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
01:17:26
April 3, 2021
BONUS - Don't Come to LA
We're full. Check out Seb's latest song on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlY5ADL9uqY Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
15:36
March 31, 2021
Lois! Lois! Mummy! Mama! (57)
Snyder Cut! Vaccine eligibility! Recall! Come on man! Judgment Day! Chester Alan Arthur! (Our conversation on vaccine eligibility was recorded before the March 25 news expansions for adults 50 and older on April 1, 16 and older on April 15.) Check out Seb's latest song on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlY5ADL9uqY Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
01:01:36
March 26, 2021
Jaded Like a Journalist, feat. Pete D. Camarillo (56)
Mentor and friend of the show Pete D. Camarillo returns to drops some facts and leave some laughs. The guys continue last week's discussion with Andrew about journalists, influencers and marketability. From there, it offshoots into a wider tangent about social media’s influence on journalism and vice versa, along with TMZ-style ethics, online echo chambers, Clubhouse, crisis communication and public relations. Tune in to Pete's show with fellow Matador and Sundialer Kenneth Frank James Berry on Touchdowns & Tangents, every Thursday evening on The Good News Radio: https://www.spreaker.com/show/touchdowns-tangents.  Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Pete D. Camarillo: @petecertified (Twitter) and @peedeec (Instagram) Touchdowns & Tangents: @TDs_Tangents (Twitter) and @tds_tangents (Instagram) The Good News Radio: @thegoodnewsradio (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:15:48
March 20, 2021
Some Personal News, feat. Andrew Martinez (55)
Journalist Andrew Martinez, at last, joins the pod to talk about his career starting as a student reporter at Cal State Northridge's The Sundial newspaper (where he became Ryan's first boss) and how it took him across the country to continue his career. Now based in Boston at Bisnow, he talks about the state of the industry now while also looking back to the monumental stories that shaped him and prepared him for the work ahead. We are incredibly thankful to have Andrew join the show. We cannot wait to have him back. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Andrew Martinez: @andrewomartinez (Twitter) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Symmetry" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:19:04
March 12, 2021
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown (54)
We go on a side tangent to look back on our time in junior high reading the classics, what was required reading and what was not. For the last half of the show, we share our apprehension at life as lockdowns are lifted followed by a slow vaccination process and how people will respond, and where we look forward to visiting in Los Angeles once we're closer to a *normal* society. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Night in Venice" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:12:25
March 6, 2021
687 Days of Perseverance (53)
One year ago on this day, we launched our voyage to Mars with this podcast. All these episodes later and we're still going to talk about "American Dirt."  Of course we also celebrate Sebastian's 23rd birthday and give a shoutout to Kenny Berry's 29nth, as well as sending our love and support to Joel del Campo and Nadia Garcia for their respective podcasts. We look back on episode 1, get some insight on the commemorative Mars donuts following the landing of our fellow resident, NASA's Perseverance rover, talk about some new paraphernalia Seb received in the mail and, finally, the latest DMCA/Twitch developments involving Metallica. To read the latest review of a book missing the mark, head over to Myriam Gurba's Tasteful Rude and read the piece by Lorraine Avila: https://tastefulrude.com/of-women-and-salt-rubs-salt-in-the-wounds-of-the-black-caribbean/ Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:04:39
February 26, 2021
You Say We Live In a Society? (52)
Who else saw the latest trailer for the Snyder Cut? We also provide our thoughts on upcoming exhibitions at SoCal museums in 2024 and close on a critique of the president's lack of empathy regarding student loan debt. C'mon man! Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
57:20
February 20, 2021
BONUS - Das Capitol Riot
The guys give their final thoughts about the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol building. We want to move on from what happened, but we want to be clear these aren't our total views on what happened that day. We have room for disagreement, as made clear on the preferred way to define it (insurrection but not a coup, for example). Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
10:21
February 17, 2021
MyPillow and Passionfruit (51)
This week's episode takes a pause on news to talk about Sebastian and Ryan's latest media work, with new music coming from Sebby and Mancini running an SCV news website. Head over to the Spotify channel Schugzy to hear Sebastian's new tunes, and you can follow the latest stories from The SCV Proclaimer on their website. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:03:29
February 13, 2021
Stories on My Back, feat. Jovan Ramos (50)
Photographer, screenwriter and dear friend of the show Jovan Ramos joins the pod to talk about his passion for photography, taking pictures of Downtown Los Angeles and across SoCal, as well as growing up in South LA as a lover of film. We also talk a little bit about the state of politics in 2021 and what to anticipate in the years to come as multiple crises amount. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Jovan Ramos: @ramosjovii (Twitter), @jjovi.ramos (Instagram) and Jovi Films on YouTube Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:26:29
February 5, 2021
At the Crossroads of Hey Buddy (49)
The topic of "plague entertainment" meets its fiery conclusion with an analysis on the COVID-set comedic thriller "Locked Down" on HBO Max, as well as a discussion on art as a form of therapy and redemption for former felons (or war criminals).  Head over to Spreaker and listen to Ryan's words of wisdom on American life circa 2021 onward and the legacy of Former President Trump on Touchdowns & Tangents with friends Pete. D. Camarillo and Kenneth Frank James Berry: https://www.spreaker.com/user/touchdowns_tangents/touchdowns-and-tangents-ep-210 Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
58:27
January 29, 2021
Hey Thommy, How's the Peeping? (48)
Mars on Life, 2021 style. Sebastian and Ryan return to put to rest (for now) their discussion on Senator Thom Tillis' actions on copyright law and DMCA going into the new year. While it gave people a fright in December, it doesn't appear to be at the detriment of honest content creators trying to make a living. But the guys talk about their time off, with Sebastian focusing his attention to his own content and making executive decisions towards it while Ryan gets serious about a loss due to the pandemic, which this week claimed a total 400,000 Americans since it began last year. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:00:54
January 23, 2021
Trailer - Season Two
The journey back to Mars begins Jan. 22. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
02:49
January 15, 2021
Journalism, Downfall (47)
Journalism. The industry remains in a decade-long state of constant disaster, beginning prior to the pandemic. In response to Sebastian's critique in our latest bonus episode, Ryan provides his 12 rebuttals on why the industry continues to go into decline, how it functions and what is being done to usurp the established order; he also added his defense for schlock (it's not as Tommy Wiseau as you think). It only gets worse as news about a recent Digital Millennium Copyright Act adjustment, with thanks to Sen. Thomas Tillis (R-NC), can totally shatter the world of content creation as we know it. Cramming this into an omnibus bill is cowardly; you are making us laugh, Mr. Tillis.  We will be going on a brief hiatus for the next month working on our own media projects, respectively and together, which we will delve into in Season 2. Don't fret, the journey to Mars will begin again soon enough. To hear how this discussion started, check out the last bonus episode of Season 1. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:28:36
December 18, 2020
BONUS - Journalism, Downfall: Prelude
What emerges from a comment about the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy? A teaser for our season finale, as we discuss the burgeoning failures of the journalism industry and its contribution to the abundance of mass-produced pop culture.  Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
29:12
December 16, 2020
"Once, I Built a Railroad" (46)
As we land the show back to the City of Angels, Ryan discusses with Sebastian about three movies released over the past decade that effectively display the underbellies of Los Angeles' law enforcement (2012's "End of Watch"), local media (2014's "Nightcrawler") and art community (2019's "Velvet Buzzsaw"), all of which star native Angeleno Jake Gyllenhaal. While playing three radically different characters, Gyllenhaal's performances reflect their own sides of the city which anyone from SoCal can probably find as familiar in such a widespread metropolis. The city itself provides its own character, portraying a backdrop that traps, seduces and even destroys those defying its allure. There were some audio problems on Ryan's end (that's what happens when several people are hoarding the WiFi), but we hope our message regarding these three films made it through. Check them all out. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Jellyfish in Space" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:04:05
December 11, 2020
The Art of Furious Pressure (45)
Almost without hesitation, we give our 11-minute tangent about Spotify Wrapped and people's obsessions with it. Oy vey. Now onto today's episode: We scrutinize the thought process behind and reaction to "Music," a vanity project by the musician Sia. This film (based on the trailer) about a young woman with autism on the outset feels rather stereotypical and quite tropey. Sia also pulled a Hollywood and did not cast an actress who has autism, and her retorts on Twitter to autistic actors is appalling. Her response to criticism is so Trumpian that it sours what is potentially one of the last film trailers, in a year with so few films, in an otherwise detestable year. Elliot Page came out as trans/non-binary. We express our deepest happiness and support for him, and condemn crusading attempts by misguided men and women about what is "masculine."  Finally, Ryan gives his latest book recommendation: "Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between," Eric Nusbaum's account about the various gatekeepers and everyday people left at the mercy of the times, politics and racial economic inequality in mid-20th century LA. Notable individuals like Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Norman Chandler, Councilmembers Edward Roybal and Rosalind Wyman, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and countless others intersect with the lives of men and women like Abrana Aréchiga and Frank Wilkinson who fought back against an already overflowing city. Check it out. You can preorder the paperback edition of "Stealing Home" here: https://bookshop.org/books/stealing-home-los-angeles-the-dodgers-and-the-lives-caught-in-between-9781541742222/9781541742222  Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:01:00
December 4, 2020
Et Tu, Seabass? (44)
This week, we take a more self-reflective tone as we weave through the history and content of Seabass, Sebastian's YouTube channel. Throughout his videos, one can find various creepypastas, urban legends set in Disneyland or Chuck E. Cheese, as well as short films characterizing generational personas that run rampant in our society. We also delve into our love for some of Cartoon Network's shows, which Sebastian has incorporated into his work, and we even reflect on our first attempt at a podcast (of sorts), called "Comparative Politics: The Rhetoric of Film, Literature, and Your Opinion."  Click the attached links for Doomer, Bloomer, Zoomer and Boomer. To watch our first attempt at a podcast, check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.   As always, to check out everything on Sebastian's YouTube channel, please go to the link beside his name below. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:10:59
November 27, 2020
The Penitent Man (43)
Connery... Sir Sean Connery. This week, we take a look at the career of the first actor to don the tux and Walther PPK as Agent 007 aka James Bond. We look at Connery's impact on the character and how much he influenced future Bond actors. We also discuss his various roles, including in "Highlander," "The Untouchables," "The Hunt For Red October," and how his "Murder on the Orient Express" co-star Albert Finney not only paid some tribute to Connery in "Skyfall" but also how Finney relates to "Mars on Life's" own Ryan Mancini. Naturally, we delve into one of his definitive roles as Professor Henry Jones Sr. in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." As Sebastian and Ryan have shared before, this movie has a powerful message for them and its addition in the franchise makes it one of the true cinematic GOATs.  This one's for you, Leonard. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:13:25
November 20, 2020
Decision 2020: ...Yeezus 2024?, feat. Genise Sherrill (42)
Sebastian is here to chew bubble gum and kick ass... and he's all out of bubble gum. In the climactic finale to our final analysis, we steamroll the outcome of the election as we enter a rinse/dry/repeat period nearly identical to the results of the 2008 Presidential Election. While we hope we've made our frustrations clear, the point must be made: history is in the process of repeating itself, even in these uncertain times. For the last half hour, we discuss with Genise the impact of Kanye West's electoral odds and where that puts the American people in a populist era. We also give our respects to Alex Trebek, the legendary host of "Jeopardy!". We also buried the lede: Trump lost lol. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Genise Sherrill: @itsgenise on Instagram Broke Energy Entertainment: @brokeenergyent on Instagram The Jumpoff: @its_thejumpoff (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Fanfare for Space" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Mozart - Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626: VIII. Sequentia. Lacrimosa dies illa (Found in public domain)
01:39:13
November 13, 2020
Decision 2020: Loading results..., feat. Ryann Perkins and Genise Sherrill (41)
Results have slowly rolled in, and the tea leaves for the 2020 Election overall look positively bleak. We discuss, dissect, criticize and pontificate on perhaps the wildest election since 2000 (or 1876?).  Ben Shapiro, Nate Silver, Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Žižek also make pre-show appearances. (Recorded on November 4) Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Ryann Perkins: @ryannstagram (Instagram) Genise Sherrill: @itsgenise on Instagram Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Fanfare for Space" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:15:12
November 6, 2020
BONUS - Decision 2020: Local Races, feat. Ryann Perkins, Genise Sherrill and Steven Elias
In this 10-minute* round-up, our election panel shares their thoughts on several local races in California to pay attention to: The Los Angeles City Council's David Ryu is up for reelection. However, the CD4 member is being challenged by activist and DSA member Nithya Raman, a campaign widely endorsed by progressive groups in SoCal. Ryu's slandered her hard work and is backed by that choke of a loser, Hillary Clinton. Kameron Chase Neal is currently running to be a progressive member of Simi Valley's Calleguas Municipal Water District Board. He aims to work more with local groups to encourage more sustainability and education on water conservation. He's also Ryann's cousin! As discussed before on the show, the Santa Clarita City Council has several candidates eyeing two seats, including that of Mayor Cameron Smyth and a vacancy to be left by soon-to-be-retired and self-admitted proud racist Bob Kellar. While there are several candidates running to take their seats, local progressives and Democrats have their eyes on veteran candidates Chris Werthe and Kelvin Driscoll.  Some way, somehow, somewhere, Alliance Party candidate and businessman Rocky De La Fuente tapped Kanye...[checks notes]...West to be his running mate. Before we wrap up, we also take note of liberals' incessant attitude toward icons and heroes like RBG while politicos people actually like, specifically Sen. Bernie Sanders, are busting their hump for Joe Biden on the campaign trail and are still facing criticism only because they are more left than the Democrats want them to be.  *Ryan said 10 minutes, but this is over 22 minutes. C'est la vie. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Ryann Perkins: @ryannstagram (Instagram...where else?) Genise Sherrill: @itsgenise (Instagram) Steven Elias: @ewitsaskunk (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Fanfare for Space" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
22:20
November 3, 2020
Decision 2020: Judgment Day, feat. Ryann Perkins, Genise Sherrill and Steven Elias (40)
Forty episodes later, here we are. "Mars on Life" takes one last swing at the 2020 Election, taking a deep dive into what's at stake and what's worth getting worked up over. Our outstanding panel helped us on this fantastic voyage. ASL teacher and fellow Matador Ryann Perkins joins returning guests Genise Sherrill and Steven Elias as they deliver their thoughts on the election, while Sebastian and Ryan give their final diagnoses at the end of the episode. (Recorded on October 28) Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Ryann Perkins: @ryannstagram (Instagram...where else?) Genise Sherrill: @itsgenise on Instagram Steven Elias: @ewitsaskunk (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Fanfare for Space" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:31:31
November 3, 2020
BONUS - Sebastian & Ryan Review: The Exorcist III
For Mars on Life's first Halloween episode, the guys review the 1990 horror sequel "The Exorcist III." Each host has his own take on the movie, what follows can determine if you want to check it out. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
36:13
October 31, 2020
Rundowns & Ramblings, feat. Pete D. Camarillo and Kenneth Frank James Berry (39)
The episode you've (really we've) been waiting for. "Mars on Life" crosses over with the podcasting masters of "Touchdowns & Tangents," the first place you probably heard about our show. The prelude to the show goes over this final phase of the 2020 Presidential Election (of which Ryan is TDTs' political correspondent) and a tease for next week's election episodes and panel. Finally we talked with them about their show, its inception, how they have adjusted covering sports despite the pandemic and the place of sports in the midst of a pandemic, a failed government response and privilege of athletes not taking coronavirus seriously. Tune in to their show for the full unedited extravaganza. Barack Obama and Stewie Griffin also make appearances.  Social media:  Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram  Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram)  Pete D. Camarillo: @petecertified (Twitter) and @peedeec (Instagram)  Kenneth Berry: @ozogrande (Twitter and Instagram)   Touchdowns & Tangents: @TDs_Tangents (Twitter) and @tds_tangents (Instagram)  The Good News Radio: @thegoodnewsradio (Instagram)  Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart)  "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:33:02
October 31, 2020
Dawn of the Living Kaiju, feat. Thomas Gallegos (38)
Journalist, illustrator and friend of the show Thomas Gallegos returns to bring some cultural context to living in quarantine with a solid list of films to watch, "Outbreak," "Contagion," "2001: A Space Odyssey," and the original "Dawn of the Dead"; Ryan suggests another modern classic, the 2016 Toho film "Shin Godzilla." Not only do they cover the apocalyptic element we've seen this year, but also the societal, racial and political ramifications caused by such any crisis. In the same context, Sebastian returns with Tommy on the subject of "The Last of Us Part II."  In case you can hear a pupper early in the episode, that's Sebastian and Heather's new dog Jake. And he's a very good boy. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Thomas Gallegos: @iamtommygee (Twitter) and @tommygee (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Jellyfish in Space" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:14:33
October 24, 2020
Dead on Pluto, feat. Andrew Roos (37)
Voice actor, writer and podcaster Andrew Roos joined the Mars crew for a laughingly good time talking about his talent as an impressionist, growing up in SoCal and developing his skills, eventually leading to his work on podcasts including "Chort N Chitty." As Ryan predicted, the flood gates didn't stand a chance with the impressions that ensue... Bane, Adam Sandler and Boomhauer from "King of the Hill," among others, also make appearances. There may be some audio issues, that's something we hope to fix in the episodes ahead.  For more on our first "Star Wars" episode, check out: https://anchor.fm/mars-on-life-show/episodes/This-Technological-Terror-Youve-Constructed-ebbegl Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Andrew Roos: @drewkyelevoicewriter (Instagram), "Drew Kyle" on Facebook and Linktree  Chort N Chitty: @chortnchitty (Instagram) Ongoing Comicbook Discussion: @ocdpodcast (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:28:40
October 17, 2020
Robin Hoods in Space, feat. Xavier Ramos (36)
Another debate, another guest. Friend of the show Xavier Ramos joins us to share his thoughts on how Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence held their own in the VP debate, while Sebastian engages with Xavier on the world of stocks and trades and clearing the blurred line between being a Timothy Sykes and being a Grant Cardone. It's a discussion not to be missed. Why does Ryan sound so slap-happy? F-L-Y Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Xavier Ramos: @xavierRams1221 (Twitter) and @xav.ramos21 (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:12:33
October 9, 2020
Discussing Our Disgust, feat. Steven Elias (35)
Musician and indomitable comrade Steven Elias joins Mars as we give our exasperated take on the first presidential debate of the 2020 Election. Rather than conduct an autopsy on this universally-denounced "sh*tshow," we look at it with a lens based on the aesthetics of the debate. We also spoke with Steven about his music, his band and the Orel Foundation. We recorded this episode before the president's Covid-19 diagnosis early Friday morning. To learn more about the Orel Foundation, go to: http://orelfoundation.org Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Steven Elias: @ewitsaskunk (Instagram) State Waste: @statewasteband  (Instagram) Cosmic Ocean: @cosmicoceanband  (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:04:40
October 3, 2020
Not Getting the Answers, feat. Emily Alvarenga (34)
Journalist and friend of the show Emily Alvarenga arrives on Mars to talk about how it is to work as a reporter in the age of Covid-19, while also covering wildfires in Southern California, the state of the journalism industry and the lengths reporters need to go in covering breaking news story after story, and confronting misinformation about the pandemic on social media.  As mentioned at the start of the show, you can now rep our show's beautiful artwork "Happy Mars" on whatever merch you like from RedBubble. Zach set this up and in doing so, you know have the chance to support the artist behind this show. Though this link takes you to the acrylic block, there's plenty more items available at: https://www.redbubble.com/i/acrylic-block/Happy-Mars-by-ZacharyErberich/58089078.P5BX3 You can find Emily's wild marijuana farm story at this link: https://signalscv.com/2019/06/deputies-uncover-marijuana-grow-lab-in-canyon-country/ To hear more about the social movements in Santa Clarita and the city council's response to calls for ending racism, check out our interview with filmmaker and student Amanda Sinks: https://anchor.fm/mars-on-life-show/episodes/Therell-Be-No-Proud-Racists-in-Santa-Clarita--feat--Amanda-Sinks-eg9mfb Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Emily Alvarenga: @emalvarenga10 (Twitter) and @emalvarenga (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
58:33
September 25, 2020
OnlyExploiters (33)
The guys wade into the waters of the Bella Thorne controversy. "I mean, the country has just gone to new lengths of just being the most asinine place on the planet. It's like f**king Disneyland... point blank." - Seb Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:00:23
September 19, 2020
BONUS - You're a Rich Man Too, Jack
Sebastian received a note from a "get rich quick" kind of guy, resulting in this discussion on how this mentality has become the scourge of our society and has levied responsibility off the backs of all those gullible enough to fall for it. It must pay when the chief example of this dopey thinking rests with the biggest trust fund baby in the country, also known as our commander-in-chief. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
21:14
September 14, 2020
I'd Rather Be a Sith Apprentice Than Vote Tr*mp, feat. Mike Beck (32)
Returning guest Mike Beck talks with the guys about his on-the-ground observations and actions at countless protests along the west coast. Despite concerns about BLM losing national support and messages seeming mixed, Mike provides his firsthand accounts of protests and his views on people he's met, police brutality in action, BLM and its place in whatever the future might look like, and what drives him to continue what he does. Help out Mike's comrade Jay, he was assaulted by LAPD egged on by a Trump flag-waving coward. Support him by heading over to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/free-jay-from-jail?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 To check out Mike's first appearance regarding the protests in Southern California, go to: https://anchor.fm/mars-on-life-show/episodes/LA-20--feat--Sean-Thomas--Crystal-Duan-and-Mike-Beck-ef252b Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) and Seabass on YouTube Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Mike Beck: @materiaa354 (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:10:36
September 11, 2020
Mars Is the Planet of Aggression, feat. Deja Magee (31)
Writer and amateur astrologer Deja Magee joins the show to talk about her career writing and reporting at Cal State Northridge's newspaper (before graduating), dealing with social media trauma porn, life under Covid-19, the recent passings of Dijon Kizzee and Chadwick Boseman, "Moonlight" and how her observations on life influence her work. The connection was a bit iffy throughout the episode, but the call thankfully did not drop while we recorded. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Deja Magee: @thewarblerette (Twitter and Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:06:41
September 5, 2020
Life Ain't Nothin' But a Comedy (30)
The political discussion from our recent bonus episode intensifies as Ryan and Seb talk about politics and its involvement with artists and activists and how it diverges into a type of reverse-reactionism seen among liberals. The guys also cover their earliest political involvement in high school and how they fought back against monotony and sameness among their peers when speaking their thoughts on political matters. It won't be one to miss.  NOTE: We did say last week that this episode would start our "guest-a-palooza." Given some last minute changes, that will start next week. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
57:50
August 29, 2020
BONUS - F*cking Hell, There's Politics In This One Too
This "Mars on Life" compendium of thought by host Sebastian Schug expresses an embedded wish to turn off. It's not quite as sanctimonious as you think when you consider the weight of history and how we manipulate ourselves to care through monotonous apps and social media (taking TikTok a tick). All the same, the national focus is categorically off the rails and Sebastian sweeps through. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Jellyfish in Space" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:53
August 26, 2020
Pilkington Potpourri (29)
Sebastian and Ryan take a breather ahead of a few full months before the season's final episodes. They kick back and share their final words on "The Rise of Skywalker," feelings about political humor and streaming.  Shows like "Doctor Who" and "Mozart In the Jungle" are discussed, tying together the purpose left in television series while they last. To see Sebastian's recent films, click here for "Doomer" and here for "Bloomer." To access his YouTube page, visit https://www.youtube.com/c/Seabassofficial/featured.  Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
57:32
August 22, 2020
"Biden Has Beliefs, Tr*mp Has None" (28)
Previously titled "The One Where Schugzy Loses It," we discuss the anointing of Sen. Kamala Harris as former VP Joe Biden's running mate... ok? Cool? We guess? Does it matter? We engage on the matter and how it might stack up with the president's chances.  We also return to the topic of "Hamilton" and its wanton usage by liberals as a crux in their drive to "resist" the current administration, placing their support for Biden and now Harris alongside their "admiration" for Washington (slave owner), Hamilton (capitalist) and Jefferson (p3@#!*&^%). Get ready for an exasperated history lesson.  Also, SELTZER! To hear our previous "Hamilton" episode "In the Room Where It Yeezy'd": https://anchor.fm/mars-on-life-show/episodes/In-the-Room-Where-It-Yeezyd-egjbj7 Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Jellyfish in Space" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:15:33
August 15, 2020
Drawing Trump to Death, feat. Thomas Gallegos (27)
Sebastian and Ryan are joined by a legend in political cartooning. Thomas Gallegos journeys to Mars to talk about his career in journalism, beginning at Cal State Northridge's The Sundial and ultimately leading to a brief tenure at LA Weekly amidst new ownership and standing up to the face of media corporatism and the ills in which the president has plagued society, culminating in his work at LA Taco. We also discuss life in quarantine and the inequities of freelance journalism. The Sundial lineage remains strong. To subscribe to LA Taco and to become a member, visit https://www.lataco.com/join and help support authentic local journalism.  To read more about Tommy's experience with LA Weekly, go to https://www.lataco.com/i-was-retained-by-the-new-owners-of-the-l-a-weekly-and-it-sucked/ Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Thomas Gallegos: @iamtommygee (Twitter) and @tommygee (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:24:37
August 7, 2020
Last of Our Patience SPOILERS (26)
Reviews were a-fluffle over "The Last of Us Part II" and its LGBTQ representation. Sebastian breaks the story down and leads to where it stands in the zombie genre. Though not a gamer, Ryan knows how toxic fandoms get. #letstalkaboutit To check out the stories Sebastian reads from, go to https://metro.co.uk/2020/06/28/why-last-us-part-2-bad-sequel-readers-feature-12909909/ and to https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/06/20/the-last-of-us-part-2-whats-the-problem-here-exactly/#6fab88705ec1 Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:13:12
August 1, 2020
Wear a Mask, K*ren, feat. Heather Friedman (25)
Ryan and Heather release stress over the Karens and anti-maskers who have dominated the "culture wars" in the grim dystopian era of 2020. From Facebook trolls to eugenics-toting dullards, discourse has come a long way since Vidal v. Buckley.  We also send our heartfelt wishes to the families of Grant Imahara, Joanna Cole and Michael Brooks. Rest proud. Here's Luke Savage's story on the futility of fact-checking conservatives: https://jacobinmag.com/2020/07/david-plouffe-citizens-guide-beating-donald-trump Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Heather Friedman: @heather_kat (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:14:03
July 25, 2020
Sharks in the Salsa (24)
Ryan saw Sebastian's favorite movie, "Clerks"! To learn more about Jon Schnepp's documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives'; What Happened?", head over to: https://thedeathofsupermanliveswhathappened.vhx.tv Friend of the show Amanda Sinks is getting her documentary underway. Listeners who grew up or live in the Santa Clarita Valley and want to provide their own testimonial or help produce and/or promote Amanda's documentary can reach out to her at filmqueenproductions@gmail.com. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:04:27
July 17, 2020
In the Room Where It Yeezy'd (23)
Within a week of America’s 244th birthday the guys give their take on “Hamilton” and ponder over if it has some poor history, and they take apart Kanye’s new album vanity release new career choice campaign for president. Sebastian also shares his recent rip-off job interview. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Gregorian Chant" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:30:18
July 11, 2020
There'll Be No Proud Racists in Santa Clarita, feat. Amanda Sinks (22)
The boys on Mars talk with student, photographer and filmmaker Amanda Sinks about racism in the city of Santa Clarita, which has seen a rise in protests and calls for action demanding the resignation of one of its council members who once referred to himself as a "proud racist" at an anti-immigrant rally in 2010. She talks with us about current and former students at the local high schools anonymously sharing their stories about dealing with bigotry and violence, and about her documentary which will compile filmed testimonials to be given to the city as a call for help, inclusivity and stamping out bigotry in a city famously aimed to be "family-friendly."  Listeners who grew up or live in the Santa Clarita Valley and want to provide their own testimonial or help produce and/or promote Amanda's documentary can reach out to her at filmqueenproductions@gmail.com.   For the listeners who want to financially support groups which have promoted change during this fascinating time, Sebastian has an itemized document you can download or purchase called "Read Their Names." While you can freely download it as an ebook, you can also purchase a physical copy; all royalties will go to the Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=QATpDwAAQBAJ&rdid=book-QATpDwAAQBAJ&rdot=1&source=gbs_vpt_read&pcampaignid=books_booksearch_viewport  Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram  Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram)  Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram)  Amanda Sinks: @pippisinks (Twitter and Instagram)  Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart)  To subscribe to the Mars on Life YouTube channel, head to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoV7notGRUL9z7sJgvasb0w  "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:11:14
July 4, 2020
Gone With the Confederacy (21)
A wild week of news culminates in a classic film review, then the craft of art restoration and its place among monuments to a racist past (bye bye, Junipero). Mount Rushmore has its own history worth telling, and you will get that here. (DISCLAIMER: GUTZON BORGLUM, WHO LED THE EFFORT TO SCULPT MOUNT RUSHMORE, WAS IN THE KU KLUX KLAN.)  To subscribe to the Mars on Life YouTube channel, head to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoV7notGRUL9z7sJgvasb0w To read LA Taco's news story about the demolition of Junipero Serra's statue on Olvera Street in Los Angeles: https://www.lataco.com/serra-statue-chumash-tongva/ To listen to Matt Christman's thoughts on the monuments: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/659498867?filter=archives&sort=time To check out the new episode of The Jumpoff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiWmdJXiLAM For the listeners who want to help out, Sebastian has an itemized document you can download or purchase called "Read Their Names." While you can freely download it as an ebook, you can also purchase a physical copy; all royalties will go to the Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=QATpDwAAQBAJ&rdid=book-QATpDwAAQBAJ&rdot=1&source=gbs_vpt_read&pcampaignid=books_booksearch_viewport Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:12:19
June 27, 2020
Twenty Episodes, But That's Just It... (20)
They say podcasts don't last this long... We're back and for this special occasion we muse over the minutiae of our time, including our vast territory with unspecified "lack of space," graduations, stock market cultists, narcissism caused by capitalism, protestors without the facts on their side, keyboard activism, #blackouttuesday and the use of very poor history.  To subscribe to the Mars on Life YouTube channel, head to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoV7notGRUL9z7sJgvasb0w To check out the new episode of The Jumpoff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glHCMuwl0to For the listeners who want to help out, Sebastian has an itemized document you can download or purchase called "Read Their Names." While you can freely download it as an ebook, you can also purchase a physical copy; all royalties will go to the Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=QATpDwAAQBAJ&rdid=book-QATpDwAAQBAJ&rdot=1&source=gbs_vpt_read&pcampaignid=books_booksearch_viewport Pick up Mike Davis and Jon Wiener's "Set the Night on Fire" for 40% off now: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3164-set-the-night-on-fire Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:10:01
June 21, 2020
By Order Of (19)
This week's episode provides context for the hysteria and misinformation passed around amid the Black Lives Matter protests continuing across the nation. As the riots have rescinded, community artwork reminiscent of the art following the Watts Rebellion or the AIDS quilt, respectively, has appeared from coast to coast, but is it enough for rooting out systemic racism in government? To read the Smithsonian magazine piece we discussed: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-how-artists-are-responding-killing-george-floyd-180975036/ And just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...Los Angeles County and much of the United States has foregone stay-at-home orders to reawaken the economy, win some reelections and prepare everything for the Fourth of July. Phase 3 of reopenings began and cases are already beginning to skyrocket state to state.  If you want more information from the LA Times article we touch on: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-10/la-county-reopening-gyms-museums-hotels-day-camps-arena-sports-friday For the listeners who want to help out, Sebastian has an itemized document you can download or purchase called "Read Their Names." While you can freely download it as an ebook, you can also purchase a physical copy; all royalties will go to the Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=QATpDwAAQBAJ&rdid=book-QATpDwAAQBAJ&rdot=1&source=gbs_vpt_read&pcampaignid=books_booksearch_viewport Pick up Mike Davis and Jon Wiener's "Set the Night on Fire" for 40% off now: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3164-set-the-night-on-fire Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:18:25
June 13, 2020
BONUS - Written Portions and Presidential Thank Yous
In this "Mars on Life" outtake, Sebastian shares some news one of his professors gave him ahead of graduation about one of his finals. Ryan and special guest Mauricio Romo also get a taste of proper White House-official grammar in a thank you letter to Sebastian from the President of the United States. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Mauricio Romo: @RomoTRON96 (Twitter) and @bromooo96 (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
09:31
June 10, 2020
LA 20, feat. Sean Thomas, Crystal Duan and Mike Beck (18)
Undeterred by coronavirus, millions of Americans took their anger to the streets all across the country. With riot gear and tear gas in their path, they marched to challenge systemic racism and those in support of it (the president included). The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many of our black brothers and sisters have not gone unnoticed and we stand with all those who have taken to the streets. Los Angeles began to see rioting not seen since the 1992 riots, and pressure from lawmakers and law enforcement increase. Since then, we have seen larger, peaceful protests across the southland. To talk about their experience covering the protests or standing among those who call for change, we were joined by freelance journalist Sean Thomas out of DTLA, freelance journalist and astrologist Crystal Duan and laborer/demonstrator Mike Beck. For the listeners who want to help out, Sebastian has an itemized document you can download or purchase called "Read Their Names." While you can freely download it as an ebook, you can also purchase a physical copy; all royalties will go to the Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=QATpDwAAQBAJ&rdid=book-QATpDwAAQBAJ&rdot=1&source=gbs_vpt_read&pcampaignid=books_booksearch_viewport Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Sean Thomas: @seanpaulthomas (Twitter) and @sptjourno1 (Instagram) Crystal Duan: @crystalxduan (Instagram) Mike Beck: @materiaa354 (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:22:25
June 6, 2020
The Hard Rain A-Fell (17)
As Elton John once said, it's lonely out in space. Mars is looking a lot better than Earth right about now. Ryan and Sebastian do some housecleaning to talk about some recent news regarding recent passings, including those personally affecting friends of the show, and they soberly acknowledge the coronavirus death toll (which while it hit 100,000 as of recording, it has now jumped to 101,000 as of publishing) and how legacy media addressed it.  This episode recaps some of the LA Times' recent stories analogizing the current crisis and the state of denial in defense of capitalism to the aforementioned blundering Mayor of Amity in "Jaws"... as the tagline of "Jaws 2" says, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water." The guys then dive into the culture around self-help gurus and the misplaced trust people have in what can easily be deemed as a secular religion. To check out the two LA Times stories Ryan referred to, go to https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-04-06/coronavirus-trump-response-jaws-mayor and to https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-20/with-coronavirus-pretending-everything-is-okay-wont-make-it-so To watch James Jani's YouTube video on self-help, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmLTLkCBSN8 Most importantly, check out and subscribe to Pete D. Camarillo's newsletter at westcoastsports.substack.com Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:14:12
May 29, 2020
Not This Crude Matter, feat. Mauricio Romo (16)
It was 40 years ago today, Irvin Kershner got the band to play; they were never out of style and at least three of them will raise a smile. While the guys put "Star Wars" behind them, it required an assisted revisit to one of the greatest sequels and one of the greatest films of all time, which celebrates 40 years of entertaining, frightening and enlightening viewers the world over. In their quest at what makes "The Empire Strikes Back" a film for the ages, the guys called in the cavalry. "Star Wars" fan and friend of the show Mauricio Romo gives his take on this classic.  Credit where credit is due, the guys acknowledge the 15th anniversary of the release of "Revenge of the Sith" as well and find parallels with it and its Sith parent. Strap yourselves in, we're making the jump to lightspeed. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Mauricio Romo: @RomoTRON96 (Twitter) and @bromooo96 (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:38:35
May 22, 2020
Big Broke Energy in Little St. Louis, feat. Genise Sherrill (15)
We have a new guest on her way to Mars! Actress, filmmaker, host and teacher Genise Sherrill joins Ryan and Sebastian to talk about moving to Los Angeles from St. Louis to become an actor while also co-founding Broke Energy Entertainment and her online talk show "The Jumpoff." Genise also shares her personal experience with coronavirus and her subsequent recovery, along with her observations while in quarantine. We thank Genise again for being on the show, you're always welcome to return. Check out Broke Energy's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBp5--tDOXj7GGsmNbKgcoA?fbclid=IwAR1N8S90COOt-GWunKefW9Zk9rV2SLxR4yKjroM3FoYhizr5_8_FM-i1els&app=desktop And for Genise's own channel, you can find her at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO4lMz33CtiiQXswF0WTWkA Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Genise Sherrill: @itsgenise on Instagram Broke Energy Entertainment: @brokeenergyent on Instagram The Jumpoff: @its_thejumpoff (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:07:06
May 15, 2020
Amity, As You Know, Means Friendship (14)
Imagine, if you will, a parallel Earth. On this planet, humanity is subjected to the safety standards of their local leaders issued in retaliation to a plague that has circumnavigated the globe. In this discussion, Tommy Vercetti (Ryan Mancini) and Nicolas M. Parker (Sebastian Schug) share their thoughts on the hypothesis that their society has divided into two individuals from the filmography of Steven Spielberg. One of which is the stuttering, suave and svelte chaotician Dr. Ian Malcolm (created by the late Michael Crichton) and the bombastic, bumbling and burly mayor of Amity, Larry Vaughan (created by the late Peter Benchley). Only in such a world can rationality and irrationality coincide while human life changes itself forever. Only can such a frightening representation of humanity be found in the Corona Zone.   Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:05:16
May 9, 2020
Who's Got Finals? (13)
Ryan saved Sebastian from his finals-related woes and the two talk about their experience (or lack thereof) going to Amoeba Hollywood, which recently announced shutting down its current location. Though it is expected to have a new location in the fall, it's still the tragic passing of an LA landmark. The guys also shared their views on people in isolation engaging in "plague entertainment" – watching films like "Outbreak" and "Contagion" or reading Camus' "The Plague" and Roth's "Nemesis" – while in isolation. It can't get worse, right? Here's our pre-Mars appearance on Touchdowns & Tangents; ye be warned before ye enter: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/touchdowns-and-tangents/id1158604873?i=1000465733019 Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Gregorian Chant" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
52:32
May 1, 2020
The Skywalker Jihad (12)
Stay away from the bleach and aim for the spice! Ryan and Sebastian talk about the ramblings of a madman (also known as the President of the United States announcing his administration will "look into" injecting bleach and inserting ultraviolet light under the skin, respectively, to rid the human body of coronavirus), as well as the (un)employment fiasco connected to the pandemic and forced quarantine. Ryan follows up with an explanation on the saga of "Dune" by Frank Herbert, one of the greatest science fiction works of all time and a precursor to "Star Wars" (you know what that means?!). Finally, Seb and Ryan recite readings from their high school yearbooks for the sake of absurdity. WORMSIGN! Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
59:27
April 29, 2020
What IS Art, Part 2, feat. Heather Friedman (11)
For now, this about wraps up the "what IS art" discussion for Mars on Life.  While we hope you subscribed and left us a review, we also hope you have the chance to help out artists at this time. Visit laartworkersrelieffund.org, an emergency response to raise $250,000 to distribute $1K grants to LA County artists and art workers. There are those in which help needs to come sooner than a tracker or benefits page can offer.  Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Heather Friedman: @heather_kat (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
45:17
April 22, 2020
What IS Art, Part 1, feat. Heather Friedman (10)
Ten! Finally, Ryan and Sebastian begin the discussion at the heart of the show: what is art, exactly? They have their views, but the cavalry has joined the discourse. Actress and Cal State Northridge Theatre student (and Seb's gf) Heather Friedman joins the guys on a voyage from experience to propaganda to education to the fabric of the arts. Stay seated and enjoy the discussion. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Heather Friedman: @heather_kat (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
47:26
April 18, 2020
Evading the Bezosphere (9)
Much like film production companies, book publishers are expected to lose a great deal of money due to the pandemic. But was this something that could have been resolved beforehand or was this a monstrosity in the making? Just when you thought "American Dirt" was the end of it – Ryan and Sebastian take opposing sides as the creator and consumer of books. As a show about the arts, we want to voice our support for artists by referring them to artistrelief.org, where artists in severe need of financial assistance can apply for a $5,000 grant. Head over there and seek the help you need. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:05:01
April 11, 2020
Badgering Thru the Apocalypse, feat. Shawnee Badger (8)
The Mars on Life podcast welcomes its first guest: actor, activist and community leader Shawnee Badger. The guys ask Shawnee about her career in performing, both in theatre and at Disneyland (pre-COVID-19), her involvement with political organizations in LA and Santa Clarita, and what young people need to do in the face of isolation and extreme socioeconomic inequality in the fallout of this pandemic. Before show's end, expect a return appearance of Al Pacino...you don't want to miss this new installment. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Shawnee Badger: @shawneebadger (Twitter and Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:01:12
April 4, 2020
Isolating the Arts Will Not Be Televised (7)
If you're a visual artist, we hope you filled out your survey for the Los Angeles Artist Census. On today's show, Ryan and Sebastian talk about the census' purpose and how the pandemic will impact the artists for whom the survey was intended for. Along with closures in public spaces like museums and art galleries, the fate of the film and movie theater industries hangs thin in an uncertain future; just think, no certainty about new movies premiering and no more theaters to go to. It reads like fantasy, but no one seems to know what tomorrow will bring. If there's something you can do, it's to support local artists and the content creators in your life. Your help is what they need right now. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:07:37
April 1, 2020
Without Breaking Some Eggs, Part 2 (6)
Still isolated? Still under quarantine?? No problem! Put the cookie down and check out the guys' take on Ryan's top five favorite movies of 2019. In this segment, there's a great deal to dissect. Number one holds severe societal importance and (without giving it away) wants you to smile and put on a happy face. Did that give it away? Nonetheless, you're in for a topical take. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:08:13
March 27, 2020
Without Breaking Some Eggs, Part 1 (5)
A first – Skype on Mars! Under self-isolation, Ryan and Sebastian talk about life under coronavirus and the economic fallout it's bound to cause. To keep spirits up as countless art mediums are closed down, shut off or cut off from human contact, the guys rundown Ryan's top 10 films of 2019. Not only are they intended to be recommended viewing in general but these films are accessible viewing while under quarantine. Please enjoy them and be safe! Films 5-1 will be featured in Part 2. Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:04:19
March 25, 2020
Granted, It's Local and Idyllic (4)
Prior to the apocalypse, Sebastian and Ryan delivered an endnote to their "Star Wars" discussion before transitioning on the murals by the Tlacolulokos Collective at the Museum of Latin American Art and how essential they are for Angelenos. The other major topic they dissect is on the claim that California residents are leaving en masse and Seb asks Ryan if he thinks that might affect the arts in some capacity. The hope is everything is back to normal by episode 10, but as Yoda once said, "Always in motion is the future."  Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:04:22
March 19, 2020
This Technological Terror You've Constructed (3)
Prepare for a dive. The boys talk about the musical acts at Bernie Sanders' campaign rally in DTLA, then onto "Project Luminous." After that, Ryan takes Sebastian on a journey of the "Star Wars" universe, including divulging spoilers from "Rise of Skywalker." There's plenty of talk on the prequels, sequels, Expanded Universe, Legends and current canon, along with the over-saturation of content. The "Star Wars" episode was always intended to be a long one. Buckle up and enjoy.  Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:30:41
March 11, 2020
When You Throw Dirt, You Lose (2)
Sebastian and Ryan continue their discussion about "American Dirt" and the continued fallout, and they stand in solidarity with author Myriam Gurba. They also talk about the new Amazon Prime show "Hunters" with Al Pacino and Logan Lerman – HOOAH! Finally, they want to thank Pete D. Camarillo and Kenneth Frank James Berry for appearing on their show "Touchdowns and Tangents"; to check out that episode, click the link below and make sure to give them a follow and a review.  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/touchdowns-and-tangents/id1158604873?i=1000465733019 Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
54:47
March 4, 2020
It's a Bit Eclectic, as You See (1)
In our debut episode, we talk about a potpourri of topics that help map out what you can expect from the show. We also talk a little bit about the "American Dirt" controversy and the publishing industry as a whole. PSA: Go vote! Social media: Mars on Life: @marsonlifeshow on Twitter and Instagram Sebastian Schug: @dr_sebby (Twitter) and @drsebby (Instagram) Ryan Mancini: @mancinira (Twitter) and @manciniryan (Instagram) Artwork by Zachary Erberich (@zacharyerberichart) "Space X-plorers" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
54:07
February 26, 2020