Salt Circle Podcast

Salt Circle Podcast

By Salt Circle Podcast
A podcast by Hank and Ben where each episode is a conversation on a different singular topic.
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Episode 70 - Othello
Look, I'm gonna be real with you, we recorded this awhile ago and I don't really remember what we talked about. It certainly wasn't the topic (Shakespeare's Othello) the whole time. So yea. I got nothing.  Have a nice day.  Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
59:16
January 17, 2019
Episode 69 – Attack on Building Movies
This week we’re talking about 3 movies that are all some variation of an attack on a building. We already did our christmas discussion of Die Hard, so the 3 movies we’ve watched for this episode are The Raid: Redemption, Dredd, and Attack the Block.   Also as a fun game, guess which one Ben didn’t like!   Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
51:35
January 11, 2019
Episode 68 - The Iliad
After talking about doing it for a long time, Ben and Hank finally record a podcast on Homer’s The Iliad. The Iliad is a huge work and there’s a lot there so this episode really only scratches the surface.   Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
57:28
January 3, 2019
Episode 67 – Christmas Special – Die Hard Commentary Track
WARNING THIS IS NOT A NORMAL EPISODE.   It’s Christmas time once again so Ben and Hank are sitting down to do a running commentary over a Christmas movie once again. This also serves as a bit on an intro to an upcoming episode on movies about attacks on buildings.  Die Hard is one of the absolute best action movies and a highly influential one, so it's always worth rewatching.  Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
2:14:32
December 25, 2018
Episode 66 – Godzilla Championship Bracket Part 6
It's part 6 of our ongoing Godzilla Championship Tournament bracket and we're closing in on the end. This week we're talking about Godzilla (1998), Godzilla 2000: Millennium, Godzilla vs Megaguirus, and Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. So we’ve got our first taste of an American adaptation of Godzilla and the Godzilla movie where he’s the reincarnation of everyone who died in Pacific Theater of World War II. Guess which one we were more into.   Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:26:27
December 21, 2018
Episode 65 – Frankenstein
This week Ben and Hank are discussing Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein. We go into details on the book, things it influenced, how most adaptations have little to do with the original book and a bunch of other stuff. Also we start out by talking about Pizza. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:04:06
December 13, 2018
Episode 64 – The Wire: Season 1
After our TV that influenced us episode Ben decided to watch more of The Wire and he got completely hooked. So we’re going to run down the whole series eventually, but there’s so much to talk about that we’re breaking it up be season. This week we talk about the first season: what makes this show so immediately appealing, run down the great cast of characters as well as the major plot details of the season and some fun smaller scenes. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:07:27
December 6, 2018
Episode 63 – Godzilla Championship Bracket Part 5
It’s part 5 of our ongoing Godzilla Championship Bracket. This week  we wrap up the Heisei era of films. We’re talking Godzilla vs King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II, Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla and Godzilla vs Destoroyah. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com  Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:37:28
November 29, 2018
Episode 62 – More Magic: The Gathering Arena Talk
This week we’re chatting about Magic: The Gathering once again. Ben’s been getting really into Arena so that’s our main focus here. Hank also talks about some of the tournament MTG he’s been watching, including the Player of the Year finals, the Pro Tour and Eternal Weekend. They also briefly touch on Ultimate Masters. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:05:05
November 22, 2018
Episode 61 – Stuff that Influenced Us Part Three: TV
This week Ben and Hank are talking about some of the TV shows that have mattered to them over the years. They talk about such shows as Surface, Beast Wars, Rugrats, The Wire and many more. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:42:15
November 15, 2018
Episode 60 - Godzilla Championship Bracket Part 4
It’s part 4 of our ongoing Godzilla Championship Bracket. This week is the wonkiest selection of films, the price of making the pairings in other weeks work better. We’re into the start of the Heisei era with The Return of Godzilla and Godzilla vs Biollante, but we’re jumping around in time for movies to pair with them. Jumping ahead just a bit for Godzilla vs Mothra: The Battle for Earth and back to the past for Godzilla vs Hedorah. There is some strong whiplash going back to 70s Godzilla. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:28:58
November 8, 2018
Episode 59 - Halloween Special - Evil Dead II Commentary Track
WARNING: This is not a normal podcast episode. This is a running commentary for the 1987 film Evil Dead II. Ben and Hank spend their Halloween watching a classic Sami Rami horror movie: Evil Dead II. It's a fun time. Not cereal friendly. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:32:17
November 1, 2018
Episode 58 - The Return of the Living Dead
This week Ben and Hank are talking about The Return of the Living Dead, one of the greatest horror movies ever. It’s a good time. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:02:23
October 25, 2018
Episode 57 - Godzilla Championship Bracket Part 3
It’s part 3 of our ongoing Godzilla Championship Bracket. This week Ben and Hank discuss and rank Godzilla vs Gigan (1972), Godzilla vs Megalon (1973), Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974), and Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975). This batch is uh… not great, but there are some amazing moments sprinkled throughout. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:12:49
October 18, 2018
Episode 56 - Tropes We Hate
Episode 56 – Tropes We Hate Ben and Hank have a pretty stilted and awkward conversation about some stuff they don’t like. They’re coming into this topic pretty cold having pushed it back a bunch, It is what it is. There’s some other stuff in there too though. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:08:23
October 12, 2018
Episode 55 - Winnie-The-Pooh
This week Ben and Hank are discussing Winnie-The-Pooh. They talk about the original stories, the Disney classic and the soviet adaptation. Winnie-The -Pooh is something Hank grew up with and is very close to him, but Ben has only just come to it so that difference in perspective is a big part of this episode. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:11:15
October 3, 2018
Episode 54 - Talking About Magic
Ben and Hank just have a casual talk about Magic: The Gathering. They talk about general EDH and some recent MTG news. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:34:24
September 27, 2018
Episode 53 - Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer
This week Ben and Hank are talking about Perfume: The Story of a murder and um... ok. This is a weird movie and we jump into spoilers immediately so just be aware and maybe watch the movie first. Maybe. I mean it's not great, but it's certainly weird. Do what you feel. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:08:51
September 20, 2018
Episode 52 - Godzilla Championship Bracket Part 2
The great Godzilla watch continues. This week Ben and Hank are discussing Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964), Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), Son of Godzilla (1967), and Destroy all Monsters (1968). We’re knee deep in 60s sci-fi Godzilla this week folks. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:10:47
September 14, 2018
Episode 51 - Adventure Time
With the series having just ended Ben and Hank talk about the finale and Adventure Time as a whole, Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
53:46
September 6, 2018
Episode 50 - Adaptation
Episode 50 – Adaptaion This week Ben and Hank are discussing Adaptation, the 2002 film from director Spike Jonze and writers Charlie Kaufman and his fictional brother Donald. Adaptation is in theory an adaptation of real book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean, but after struggling to adapt the book straight Kaufam writes himself, his anxiety and struggle to adapt the book into the movie itself. He also creates a twin brother for himself (Nicolas Cage plays both roles) to help him get where he needs to go. This movie goes places and this is a full spoiler discussion so if you’re interested at all probably watch the movie beforehand. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:02:19
August 30, 2018
Episode 49 - Disenchantment
This week Ben and Hank are discussing Disenchantment, Matt Groening's new show on Netflix. They give some background on experience with previous Matt Groening shows and give some spoiler-free thoughts before diving into a full discussion about the entire first 10 episodes. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:01:41
August 22, 2018
Episode 48 - Godzilla Championship Bracket Part 1
It's the Start of our ultimate Godzilla Bracket of Champions to determine the best Godzilla film. This week Ben and Hank discuss the first four Godzilla films, Gojira (1954), Godzilla Raids Again (1955), King Kong vs Godzilla (1962), and Mothra vs Godzilla (1964). They also outline the project a bit and give a bit of their background (or lack thereof in the case of Ben) with Godzilla (and also the fact that Ben hasn't watched any old movies). Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:17:06
August 15, 2018
Episode 47 - Just A Casual MTG Conversation
Ben and Hank just chat about various Magic the Gathering topics for an hour. They were gonna talk about Commander 2018 but they got derailed pretty quick into other Magic talk so there's no real focus beyond that. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:07:32
August 8, 2018
Episode 46 - Berserk (1997)
This week is a discussion about one of the few anime Ben really likes, Berserk. Hank just watched it for the first time and has some... issues with it. All and all it's a pretty good in depth discussion about what does and does not work about the show. Ben has read the manga so there's a little talk about that thrown in for context. Berserk is not a series for the faint of heart so be aware if you can't handle topics such as rape or self harm. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:14:36
August 1, 2018
Episode 45 - Ben Got Married
Ben's back! After a month away this episode is all about Ben's trip abroad. He talks about his time in Spain and Russia and oh yea he got married. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:06:46
July 25, 2018
Episode 44 - Star Wars Comics Part Two
A direct follow up to Episode 24, Ben and Hank have read the next batch of Star Wars comics and are ready to talk about them. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Kanan Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Captain Phasma Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire Doctor Aphra vol. 1, 2 Star Wars Vol. 6 Star Wars: Screaming Citadel (Aphra crossover) Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol 1 This time there are no Darth Maul comics! Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:21:19
July 17, 2018
Episode 43 - Phantom Thread
Ben asked Hank if there was a movie he hadn't seen that he'd been meaning to watch and the answer to that was 2017's Phantom Thread. So that's what they watched. They both went into this blind so basically anything was possible. Let's just say they were both surprised by this movie. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
58:36
July 10, 2018
Episode 42 - Fourth Of July Special - Yakuza Apocalypse Commentary Track
Episode 42 – Fourth of July Special – Yakuza Apocalypse Commentary Track WARNING: This is not a normal podcast episode. This is a running commentary for the 2015 film Yakuza Apocalypse. Additional content warning: Yakuza Apocalypse is an incredibly dumb, fun, silly movie, but unfortunately it has a pretty brutal rape scene early on, so just be aware if you're watching the film for the first time. Hank invites Ben on a journey to watch one of his favorite films. Armed only with the knowledge that this is a movie about Yakuza Vampires, Ben goes in blind and unprepared for what happens here. This movie is pretty wild and incredibly stupid. Correction: When listing other movies that Takashi Miike, the director of Yakuza Apocalypse, has directed Hank accidentally said the title Lady Vengeance, which is a Park Chan-wook film. This was a brain fart and the movie Hank meant to mention was Audition. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPane
1:59:26
July 3, 2018
Episode 41 - Ben Watched Anime
Following up on Episode 7 when Hank pitched some anime to Ben, he finally watched some. Well just the first episodes of a bunch. So he gives some initial impressions on a bunch of shows and maybe we'll get some deeper follow up in the future. Ony time will tell. The anime Ben watched: Tsuritama, Rose of Versailles, Peacemaker Kurogane, Mobile Gundam: 08th MS Team, Wolf's Rain, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and Baccano! Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
48:19
June 26, 2018
Episode 40 - King Lear
This week Ben and Hank do a really poor job of recapping the plot of the William Shakespeare play King Lear. Also they like talk about the content of the play and recast it with a Bear. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:22:18
June 20, 2018
Episode 39 - Digimon Tamers
In the finale of our trilogy of Digimon episodes we talk about the third (and best) season: Digimon Tamers. They talk generally about some details of the show before going deep and breaking down the four major arcs of the series. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:41:14
June 13, 2018
Episode 38 - Dumbing Of Age
Since Ben just read the entire 8 year comic strip in two days, he and Hank sit down to talk about it. Hank's been reading it since it's start, and has read a bunch of other comics by the writer/artist David M Willis. Dumbing of Age is reboot of characters Willis had created over his career up to that point, so Hanks sprinkles in some details about that stuff along the way. http://www.dumbingofage.com/ Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
54:21
June 6, 2018
Episode 37 - Solo: A Star Wars Story
Warning: We go deep on spoilers for Solo related Star Wars things. We go like the first 16 minute of the podcast before we get there if you care about such things. This week Ben and Hank discuss the latest Star Wars movie, Solo. The go deep on all the ins and outs of the film and robot sex. So have fun with that, they sure did. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:20:20
May 30, 2018
Episode 36 - The Road To Adventure Time (A History Of Cartoon Network)
This week Hank gives a history lesson on the history of Cartoon Network, a rundown of its shows, and how that eventually led to the creation of Adventure Time. Ben is there too. This is basically a buildup tease for our eventual Adventure Time episode which will happen shortly after they finally air the Adventure Time series finale. The 2 Stupid Dogs clip Hank showed Ben right before recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddy-mPR04Fw Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:23:12
May 23, 2018
Episode 35 - Stuff That Influenced Us Part Two: Books
This weeks Ben and Hank run down some of the Books that have been important to them over the years. Just a light rambly talk. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:30:49
May 16, 2018
Episode 34 - The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
Episode 34 – The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy A nearly triple length episode this week as Hank and Ben talk about the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. Having just rewatched them all Hank comes in on fire and dying. "How did we get here? We're smarter than this." No. No we are not. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
2:45:44
May 9, 2018
Episode 33 - First Of May Special - The Country Bears Commentary Track
Episode 33 – First of May Special: Country Bears Commentary Track WARNING: This is not a normal podcast episode. This is a running commentary for the 2002 Disney film The Country Bears. As a way to do an episode that requires zero prep Hank and Ben sit down to watch The Country Bears together. So hop on board a dilapidated trailer and join in on this journey through a pretty bad movie with some great Christopher Walken moments. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:33:17
May 2, 2018
Episode 32 - Digimon Adventure 02
Episode 32 – Digimon Adventure 02 This week we dive into the Digimon sequel series that takes place is the future of 2002. It's... not good. But Hank has affection for it and Ben didn't remember as much as he thought and was super done with it almost immediately so... that's not the usual dynamic at least. They go through the numerous problems and flaws of the series, why it doesn't work and what the Dub does to the material. There are highlights here and there though so there's also a rundown of those and Hank points out stuff that would carry forward to the next series Digimon Tamers where the series peaked and that will be covered in a future podcast. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:08:05
April 25, 2018
Episode 31 - Adaptations
This week Ben and Hank embark upon a general discussion of media adaptions in various form. The idea came from Ben seeing a lot of Sherlock Holmes adaptations and having shit to say about it, so that's where the podcast starts. But from there we get into everything from anime to superhero movies, crime shows, Star Wars, the Ninja Turtles and more. Also when Ben says NCIS is is very wrong about what show he actually means. We figure it out eventually but be warned. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:27:22
April 18, 2018
Episode 30 - Pokémon
This week's episode is all about Pokémon. The video games, the card games, the video game of the card game, the comic of the games, the show, the movies. There's a lot to cover. The good, the bad and the Trubbish. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:40:03
April 11, 2018
Epsidoe 29 - Zero Hour! And Airplane!
This week Ben and Hank are talking about Airplane! and the movie it lifts its plot and a lot of its dialogue from Zero Hour! Zero Hour! Is a pretty forgotten film on its own, but it was immortalized within its own parody which played much of the same story and dialogue straight, plus jokes. This is mostly about enjoying and giving a spotlight to a film that's mostly remembered as an answer to a trivia question. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
55:52
April 4, 2018
Episode 28 - Magic: The Gathering Arena
It's another podcast on Magic: the Gathering with Ben and Hank talking about the current state of the Arena (Magic's answer to Hearthstone) closed Beta now that the NDA has been dropped. There's some discussion about MTGO and the Duels of the Planeswalker games that have come before it. They talk about their issues with Arena, the things it does get right and their hopes for the future as the game continues to develop. They were gonna talk about some other Magic stuff too, but the Arena talk took up the whole podcast so... none of that. Just Arena talk here folks. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:11:52
March 28, 2018
Episode 27 - Magic: The Gathering EDH/Commander
This week is all about the Magic: the Gathering format of Commander, or EDH (Elder Dragon Highlander) as it is also known. EDH is a casual format of Magic focused more on fun, splashy interactions and multiplayer politics than the standard competitive formats. They talk about why they love the format and how it's become the most popular format of Magic to come from outside Wizards of the Coast. They talk about their early experiences with the format, the good and the bad times, and the things they've learned along the way. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:19:12
March 21, 2018
Episode 26 - Mel Brooks Movies
Ben and Hank discuss some Mel Brooks movies (Mostly Blazing Saddles) this week before going off into some tangents on various related topics like why Dracula sucks, Monty Python and the way it ruins people, and Star Wars because of course. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:03:37
March 14, 2018
Episode 25 - Stuff That Influenced Us Part One: Video Games
Part one in a series where Ben and Hank talk about some of the media that has proved the most important and influential in their lives. They kick this idea off with a 2 hour talk about video games. These are pretty surface level talks about the games just broad stories about certain games that made a memorable impact. Some good stories in there. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
2:09:34
March 7, 2018
Episode 24 - Star Wars Comics Part One
This week Ben and Hank are talking about some in continuity Star Wars comics. Specifically these: Star Wars (2015) Vol 1-5 [1-30, plus 2 Annuals] Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015) Vol. 1-5 [1-25], plus"Vader Down" one-shot and an annual] Star Wars: Darth Maul (2017) [1-5] Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin (2016) [1-5] Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir (2014) [1-4] They veer into just talking about a bunch of unrelated star wars stuff by the end, but this is certaintly a 100% Star Wars podcast. Find out why the main series are good and the mini-series are bad! A lot of it is just that Darth Maul sucks. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:18:47
February 28, 2018
Episode 23 - Digimon Adventure
This week's episode is all about the first season/series of Digimon, Digimon Adventure. This is a show that's very nostalgic and important to Hank that Ben really has no attachment to (though he cares a little more about the subsequent seasons which will get their own episodes eventually). So Hank does the heavy lifting on this one giving a full plot rundown of the season along the way to talking about what made the show what it is and why it's special to him. Also hear about how Ben couldn't watch the show because Pokemon was demonic or whatever. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:32:28
February 21, 2018
Episode 22 - Valentine's Day Special - The Room Commentary Track
WARNING THIS IS NOT A NORMAL EPISODE As a special Valentine's Day episode Ben and Hank decided to do a Commentary track for the most Romantic film of out times: Tommy Wiseau's The Room. Hank has seen the film many times and been to several theater screenings but Ben has never seen it and really doesn't know what he's in for. So, find your own copy of the film and join us on this adventure. Or not, I'm not your fucking mother. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:45:12
February 14, 2018
Episode 21 - Music 2017
This week Ben and Hank talk about the music of 2017. There's some loose discussion about where they're at with music these day, how they discover (or don't discover) new stuff and whatnot. The bulk of the episode is them going back and forth giving shoutouts to the music that mattered to them in 2017. Artists Hank Talks about inclue Jonathan Coulton, Gorrillaz, Kesha, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tom Petty, Ice Cube, They Might Be Giants Best of Ben's List Battle Beast - Unholy Savior The Cancel - Reply from Space The Devil and the Almighty Blues Devil Electric Nathalie Pires Tiluland Tall Black Guy Vulfpeck - Funky Duck West End Blend Unleash the Archers - Apex - Apex Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:14:31
February 8, 2018
Episode 20 - Persona 4
Ben and Hank discuss one of their favorite video games Persona 4. Obvious spoiler warnings if you haven't played or finished it because they go in full depth about it. There's some light mention of the spin offs, Persona 5 TMS#FE and other SMT games but Ben hasn't touched that stuff at all so that's super brief and not in depth at all. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:07:35
January 31, 2018
Episode 19 - Continuity
Spinning out of a previous comment Ben made about his feelings on continuity and his dislike for conflicting multiple continuities, he and Hank have a lengthy discussion about different continuities. There's a lot of talk about comic books, but also TV and movies. After so many episode of Hank talking about stuff that he's just OK with this is a topic he's super into, so enjoy that. (Also his audio peaked a bunch so, sorry) Also when they're ready to call it at about an hour in Hank opens the J.K. Rowling Pandora’s box and they have to talk that through. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:29:21
January 24, 2018
Episode 18 - Space Movies
In this episode Ben and Hank talk about the Space movie trend that existed for a handful of years but recently seems to be over. Specifically Gravity, Interstellar, The Martian and Arrival are the focus of that trend. They also briefly talk about or at least mention some other space movies 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Made Contact, Europa Report, and Moon among others. There's also some talk about Passengers, which neither of them have seen but which effectively ended this trend because of its poor reception. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
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January 17, 2018
Episode 17 - Scrubs
Just a nice chat about the TV show Scrubs. Its strengths. (Good jokes, character relationships and development) Its mistakes. (Season 9, That time the show threatened to destroy Turk's last testicle and not in a metaphorical sense) Y'know, the works. It's a huge jack, man. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:05:20
January 10, 2018
Episode 16 - Saga
Because the people demanded it Hank finally read Saga, Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples fantasy space epic. I hope you're happy you made him read a really good comic. The horror. So yea, he and Ben go through the series (Issues 1-42 specifically) and talk about it and their feelings about it in detail. Also they talk a bunch of Star Wars stuff at the end because they cannot help themselves. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:23:53
January 2, 2018
Episode 15 - Christmas Special - Jingle All The Way Commentary Track
WARNING THIS IS NOT A NORMAL EPISODE. Hank and Ben are off spending the holiday with loved ones, but they didn't forget you dear listener. So as a Christmas Special they recorded a full running commentary for 1996's Jingle All the Way starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. So pull up your own copy of the film and watch along; they press play on the movie at 0:43. It's a journey of discovery. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:35:11
December 26, 2017
Episode 14 - Recess
Ben and Hank have a light discussion about Recess, a show that Ben really loves and that Hank thinks is good but never had a strong emotional attachment to. Also they talk a little about their childhood paranoia and the living nightmare that is Ben's life. I think, I dunno it's kind of a blur of rambling nonsense to me at some point. Also Hank fucked up and recorded both sides of the audio on his end so if there's any quality issues blame him (It seems fine though). Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
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December 20, 2017
Episode 13 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Here's a special Bonus episode of The Salt Circle Podcast because Ben needed to talk about the new Star Wars. Hank already did a spoilercast on Star Wars: The Last Jedi with Paul (@Exfauxsure) for BurningBarrel.co but Ben went to sleep early and missed it so here's another spoilercast primarily for Ben's thoughts but also some back and forth. If you haven't listened to the Burning Barrel spoilercast don't worry, neither did Ben. You can find the other spoilercast Hank did here: https://burningbarrel.co/other/spoiled-star-wars-episode-viii-the-last-jedi Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
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December 17, 2017
Episode 12 - Lord Of The Rings
Yo, y'know Lord of the Rings. We talk about that here. So if you're into that, maybe check it out? Hank compares genocide to anime... I think. I dunno it's kind of a blur. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:31:41
December 13, 2017
Episode 11 - The Book Of Henry
Ben and Hank talk about the disasterpiece that is The Book of Henry. Ben has feelings about the movie. Feelings like “Oh god why did I watch this?” They bounce around the movie a lot and get into late plot details right away so be aware if for some reason you're worried about Book of Henry spoilers. More importantly there's a really long Pringles can dick bit that is pretty glorious. So enjoy that. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:06:36
December 6, 2017
Episode 10 - Ben Went To A Football Game
This week's episode is built around the fact that Ben recently attended an NFL Football game. Hank follows football but hasn't really watched it in like three years, instead just listening to podcasts and radio talking about it regularly. So there's talk about that experience, some football talk, some general sports talk and some nice tangents on lots of other bullshit. Hank loses the word armpit at one point, and also talks about the weird thing in DC comics of people getting their arms chopped off. So enjoy that. Also Voice meter shat the bed briefly on Hank's end so there were some audio issues we tried to clean up, If any slipped by us we apologize. Here's the youtube video on the 222-0 football game Hank mentions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doZzrsDJo-4 Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:13:27
November 29, 2017
Episode 9 - The Legend Of Korra
Ben and Hank talk about Avatar: The Legend of Korra, and by talk about I mean mostly bitch about the problems, while occasionally mentioning things they did like. This is a flawed follow up to a great show and while they both like it, they are also both very critical of it. Spoilers abound from jump so be aware. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:07:06
November 22, 2017
Episode 8 - Harry Potter
Ben and Hank have some thoughts on Harry Potter. So much so that they actually pretty much stay on topic this time. Well, except for a tease for the Lord of the Rings throwdown that will come down the line. This is a series that mattered to both of them a the time, but that neither of them is particularly emotionally invested in anymore so there's plenty of criticism to go around. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:10:34
November 15, 2017
Episode 7 - Hank pitches Anime to Ben
Inspired by that time the Burning Barrel Discord berated Ben into watching more Food Wars, Hank tries a different approach to see if there's other anime Ben would enjoy. Ben goes through his history with anime and then Hank starts throwing premises at him. Please enjoy this double length episode. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:58:04
November 8, 2017
Episode 6 - Questionable Content
This week Ben and Hank talk around the webcomic Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques. They springboard off into talking about webcomics more generally. and bounce all over the place. For some reason subs vs dubs comes up, and Hank goes on a short rant about why Inception is bad. So y'know business as usual. You can fine Questionable Content at https://questionablecontent.net/ Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:08:47
November 1, 2017
Episode 5 - Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender is the mighty oak around which this podcast grows and surrounds. This is a rambly one as we dip in and out of talking about a show that we both just think is great. Ben makes poor life choices. Hank talks about anime. Ben cannot remember the name Aku (The shapeshifting Master of Darkness) for the life of him. Hank spends too much of his life pensively thinking about the production of kids shows. And Ben is unsure that Terrence Howard and Don Cheadle are different people. Also we talk about the terrible movie, the general lack of Avatar merchandise, and the fact that there are very good sequel comics that Ben won't read because he's against giving people money for things that they make. We do not however dig into Korra, that'll be a future podcast. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:12:37
October 25, 2017
Episode 4 - Gulliver's Travels
This week on the Salt Circle Podcast Ben and Hank talk about the book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. They go through the whole book, even though books one two and three are all garbage compared to four which is amazing. We've got poop jokes, piss jokes, humans being gross, the importance of using the whole baby and poop jokes. Come on down. Poop jokes. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:05:06
October 19, 2017
Episode 3 - The Popularity of Game of Thrones
This is not really a podcast for people for people who love Game of Thrones. This is a podcast by two people looking at Game of Thrones as a phenomenon like an animal at the zoo. Hank and Ben don't really have strong feeling about the show one way or another honestly. It's fine. It's the way the show has dominated mainstream culture that drives this conversation. Get ready for talk of Christian's watching Game of Thrones, the rise of Incest Porn, and the way Game of Thrones manages to be watchable to people who do not give a shit about it, while also having a fervent nerdy fanbase, anime, and the power that comes with not having a dick. Also they go on a bunch of tangents on other stuff that will probably lead to future episodes. Get teased. Also spoilers I guess. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:06:48
October 11, 2017
Episode 2 - Rick & Morty
With season 3 having just ended Ben and Hank decided to talk about Rick and Morty for this week's show. Thrill as they talk about why they like the show and how they hate people who like it. Also Hank leaves to turn off his air conditioner and Ben has feelings about Doctor Who. Only the hits. Spoiler note: The first 25 min are pretty spoiler free but after that it's the wild west of spoiler town. So do with that info what you will. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: bellamy.world/
1:07:50
October 4, 2017
Episode 1 – Ixalan Prerelease
In the inaugural episode of the Salt Circle Podcast Hank and Ben discuss their experiences attending prerelease events for the new Magic the Gathering set Ixalan. They also talk about the set and Magic the Gathering more generally. Email: SaltCirclePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @SaltCirclePod Hank's Twitter: @ComicPanels Ben's Twitter: @Bean_LP Logo Artist: http://bellamy.world/
1:05:36
September 29, 2017
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