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The Story Monster Podcast

By Jeremy Rhoden
Welcome listeners! I am your host, The Cinematic Witness. Join me as I dialogue with people about movies, books, and more. There are tales to be told and I will bear witness.
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Episode 20: Prequel, Sequel or In-Between?

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Episode 32: Is Wakanda Forever or Nah?
The sequel to Black Panther is nigh! We got a trailer for Wakanda Forever and the internet don't know how to behave. Opinions are like buttholes, everybody has one, so here is my two cents on the topic. Sign up for the newsletter HERE to stay up to date. Thanks for listening! FOLLOW ME: facebook.com/TheCinematicWitness instagram.com/the_storymonster twitter.com/thestorymonster Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
22:43
August 02, 2022
Episode 31: Publish Your Book! Interview w/Arilia Winn
Do you want to publish a book? It's not impossible. Listen to Arilia of Winn Publications share her journey as an author and publisher. This interview was delightful, I hope you enjoy it. CLICK HERE to purchase her self-publishing guidebook. FOLLOW ME:  facebook.com/TheCinematicWitness instagram.com/the_storymonster twitter.com/thestorymonster Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
01:03:32
July 07, 2022
Episode 30: Stranger Things 4 Discussion
Stranger Things is one of the best shows on Netflix! There's nothing like it on TV. I've invited a few friends to talk about the series. Be kind or you'll end up in the Upside-Down. Thanks for listening! FOLLOW ME:  facebook.com/TheCinematicWitness instagram.com/the_storymonster twitter.com/thestorymonster Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
01:09:30
July 02, 2022
Episode 29: Evil Season 2, Spoiler-Free Review
So much Evil in the world these days. Good thing I'm here to get your mind off it. This episode has more recommendations for streaming and my thoughts on Evil, Season 3. Follow me on social media and leave your comments there. Thanks for listening! facebook.com/TheCinematicWitness instagram.com/the_storymonster twitter.com/thestorymonster Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
30:07
June 24, 2022
Episode 28: Evil Season 1, Spoiler-Free Review
Summer is finally here...or is it? I have my doubts with the weather we're getting in Chicago. I'm just happy my favorite shows are coming back. One of them is truly Evil. Sit back and listen to the sound of my voice as I review Season 1. Follow me on social media and leave your comments there. Thanks for listening! facebook.com/TheCinematicWitness instagram.com/the_storymonster twitter.com/thestorymonster Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
41:42
June 08, 2022
Episode 27: Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness
It's been a few weeks since Doctor Strange 2 released, so here's my two cents on the film. Sam Raimi needs to make more Marvel movies and you don't need an R-rating for extreme violence. What are your thoughts on Multiverse of Madness? Follow me on social media and leave your comments there. Thanks for listening! facebook.com/TheCinematicWitness instagram.com/the_storymonster twitter.com/thestorymonster Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
01:17:49
May 20, 2022
Episode 26: Moon Knight Finale
Welcome back listeners! This is my review of the Moon Knight finale, and it went out with a bang. I'm talking full Power Ranger glory. Listen and enjoy as I tear apart the last three episodes...in style. What are your thoughts on the show? Follow me online and share your thoughts. facebook.com/TheCinematicWitness instagram.com/the_storymonster twitter.com/thestorymonster Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
56:19
May 19, 2022
Episode 25: Moon Knight...Sucks?
Moon Knight is the latest mini-series on Disney Plus. Join my friend and I as we discuss the quality of the show and our predictions. What do you think of Moon Knight? Follow me online and share your thoughts. Thanks for listening! facebook.com/TheCinematicWitness instagram.com/the_storymonster twitter.com/thestorymonster Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
01:29:12
April 20, 2022
Episode 24: AntonioWaan, Chicago Rap Artist
Today, I am joined by AntonioWaan. He shares his love of hip-hop as well as his personal journey in the music industry. Listen to this extremely talented artist by clicking HERE. If you like what you heard, consider supporting the podcast by clicking the donate button. Thank you for listening!!! facebook.com/TheCinematicWitness instagram.com/the_storymonster twitter.com/thestorymonster
52:22
April 12, 2022
Episode 23: Michael Watson, Founder of Freestyle Komics
We are here with another pioneer of indie comics. Creator of Hotshot and Vigilance, Michael Watson. In this episode, Michael bears his soul detailing the turbulent waters of independent publishing. He also has a new comic coming out, Vigilance #4. You can support it HERE!!! If you like what you heard, please like, comment, and share. facebook.com/TheCinematicWitness instagram.com/the_storymonster twitter.com/thestorymonster Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
59:16
March 16, 2022
Episode 22: Jessica Cage, USA Today Bestselling Author
This has been a long time coming. I waited 10,000 years for this interview. Jessica Cage is a superb author, mother, and friend. Listen to her share details of her latest book titled, Tales of Novia Book 1. You can order the book HERE. She has a writing group and other projects lined up. Follow her everywhere on social media @jessicacage. If you like what you heard, be sure to like, comment, and share. Thank you!!! Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
58:40
March 14, 2022
Episode 21: Morgan Iverson, Writer & Creator of Lumberjax
I had so much fun talking with this guy. He's a great writer and a nerd like myself. Publishing a book can be challenging, especially when you're an independent creator. In this episode, I talk with Morgan Iverson about his new entry in the Lumberjax comic book series. I've already made a pledge and if you like what you hear, you can support the Kickstarter below. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dannyjquick/lumberjax-1-3-destiny-by-any-means?ref=d5u4fk You can contact Morgan Iverson and stay up to date on his upcoming projects www.4thwallpros.com/plusultra morgan_Iverson_on_ig The_lumberjax-ig Morgan Iverson-Facebook @lumb3r_jax-Tik Tok Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
02:01:58
February 27, 2022
Episode 20: Prequel, Sequel or In-Between?
Are you tired of all the reboots? I know I am. There are too many talented writers yet Hollywood rehashes the same old intellectual properties. Perhaps you can buy me a cup of coffee and we can talk about it. Support this podcast by clicking the link in the description. If you like what you heard tap the like/love button and share on social media. Thanks for listening! Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
56:59
February 22, 2022
Episode 19: Spiderman No Way Home
I'm sure everyone has seen the movie by now, so let's talk! Did you like it? Join me and Dan The Man as we break this movie down to an atomic level. Overall, I thought it was great but the script could use some tender love. If you like what you hear, share a link with yo friends. Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
01:30:45
January 18, 2022
Episode 18: I'm Depressed...Hit Reset
Did you miss me? I was gone for a while but have returned with good news. This is a more personal episode, I'll be sharing with you some intimate details of my life. There are also some announcements on where the podcast will be going moving forward. It's a shorty but a goodie so grab a cool beverage and listen to my story. Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
22:55
January 11, 2022
Episode 17: Halloween Kills (2021) Review
*SPOILERS* Michael Myers felt the flames of hell surrounding him. So he got up out that basement and unleashed savage violence upon Haddonfield.  I am joined by Dan The Man for this discussion about the film. If you like what you heard, please share, and consider supporting the podcast with Listener Support. Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
01:31:42
October 29, 2021
Episode 16: In Theaters, October 2021
We've covered all the content that will be streaming on TV. In this episode, I talk about the movies coming exclusively to theaters. Some will also be available on HBO max and video on-demand. What movies do you plan on seeing?  Thank you for listening. Please comment, share, and subscribe where you listen to podcasts. Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
42:10
October 09, 2021
Episode 15: NEW Streaming Content, October 2021
Are you pumped for the Halloween season? I sure am, for it is the Season of the Witch!!! No, not that terrible Michael Myers spinoff. I'm talking about the moment where "things" from another realm crossover into ours. There's a plethora of films and TV shows coming out that explore this very topic. Tune in as I cover the treats we have coming to Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and more. Thank you for listening. Please comment, share, and subscribe where you listen to podcasts. Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
01:17:43
October 06, 2021
Episode 14: Trese (2021) Review, Netflix
I haven't seen monsters like this since the Castlevania anime. Trese is a quick watch but packed with non-stop action and supernatural creatures. Listen to KubeNlinx and I talk about Netflix's first Filipino animated series. Celebrate the first of October with this awesome podcast.  Intro Rock music by Jibey- https://freesound.org/people/Jibey-/sounds/572947/ Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
02:37:33
October 01, 2021
Episode 13: The Walking Dead, Season 10
Happy Friday listeners! The Fall season is upon us, the veil between our world and the supernatural has never been thinner. Today we'll be talking about zombies, that's right AMC's The Walking Dead. I am joined by my buddy Jason_Majchrzak. He is one of the biggest fans of the show.  Please like, share, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. If you like what you heard, consider donating to the channel with Listener Support. Audio & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
01:30:54
September 24, 2021
Episode 12: Chris Margetis from The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre
Last week I had Skull Manson on the podcast. This week I'm joined by his tag-team partner, Stone Manson. Not only is Chris a tough mutha-shut-yo-mouth, he is also a talented actor. Put on your headphones and listen to him talk about his experience making such a hilarious and entertaining film. The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre is streaming now on all digital platforms.  Intro Music by Theo Teravainen Please like, share, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Audio & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
49:45
September 14, 2021
Episode 11: Mike Carey from The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre
What a fun episode this was! Yours truly, The Cinematic Witness had the honor of interviewing Mike Carey. He is a talented man with many skills. I'm looking forward to his movie, The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre. It premieres Friday, September 10th 2021 on all digital platforms. So get yourself a drink and bear witness to the terrific tale of Mike Carey aka Skull Manson. Please like, share, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Audio & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
01:11:26
September 10, 2021
Episode 10: Candyman (2021) Review
Come and bear witness to the latest episode. It is filled with profanity and plenty of spoilers. If you haven't seen the movie by now, you probably aren't. This is my review of Candyman (2021) directed by Nia DeCosta and produced by Monkeypaw Productions.  Music: Dark Temple Cave by Szegvari, Abandoned Fields by Avery "Dredile" Fisk Please like, share, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Audio & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
48:00
September 09, 2021
Episode 09: Neko The Artist
Once again, it is Friday, and there is a new tale to share. This interview with Neko Harris is super sweaty! We talk about art, Marvel vs DC, Transformers, and extinction level events in comic book history. You don't want to miss this episode, especially if you are a nerd. Neko The Artist is Chicago-made and a man of many talents. If you want to see and/or purchase his work visit https://www.nekoharris.com/ Please like, share, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Audio & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
01:29:40
September 03, 2021
Episode 08: Can & Will Help Foundation
Today we are joined by one of the coolest people I know, Dr. Natalie McMahon-Williams. She has dedicated her entire career to educating and being of service to the community. This woman is phenomenal. In this episode, you will bear witness to her story, from youth to adulthood. She explains what led her on the path to start a non-profit organization for the homeless. There's no better feeling than helping those in need. If you would like to support this mission, visit https://www.canwillhelpfoundation.org/ Check out https://gofund.me/2fddc200 and make a donation to the building fund. Thank you for listening and making a difference. Audio & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
42:23
August 27, 2021
Episode 07: The Suicide Squad Review feat. PHILmoore
**WARNING** This episode contains foul language, ridiculous perspective, and inappropriate jokes. Like the movie we are reviewing, The Suicide Squad, it is rated-R. I am joined by one of my fellow agents of chaos. He is a comedian and overall good guy....during the day.  Join us for our spoiler filled review of DC's latest attempt at making a decent team-up movie. If you like what you hear and even if you don't, consider making this podcast greater with Listener Support. A dollar or two can help prevent Weasel from eating more children. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe. Intro Music: unfa__strange-planet Audio & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
01:54:02
August 15, 2021
Episode 06: Werewolves Within feat. E.M. Lacey
Welcome back witnesses! In this episode, I'll be reviewing the film, Werewolves Within (2021). I am joined by my friend, Evangeline M. Lacey. She shares my passion for horror and things that go bump in the night. This one is full of spoilers but if you'd like to read my spoiler-free review, check it out at TheStoryMonster.com Like what you heard? Consider donating to make this podcast better with Listener Support. Please like, subscribe, and share. Thank you so much for listening! Audio & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
55:34
August 13, 2021
Episode 05: Andre Batts, Urban Style Comics
In this episode, I had the honor of interviewing one of the Godfathers of Black Comic-books, Andre Batts. We talked about his flagship character, Dreadlocks, and his experience as an independent creator. If you would like to purchase his comic and other products, visit the online store at: https://www.urbanstylecomics.store/shop AND on Twitter @MoCityBlackAge For more Story Monster goodness, follow me online and share what you've been watching https://www.facebook.com/TheCinematicWitness https://www.instagram.com/the_storymonster/ https://twitter.com/TheStoryMonster Intro Music: epic-trailer-background-music by Migfus20 Audio & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
57:22
August 06, 2021
Episode 04: Loki Season 1 Review
I am burdened with the glorious purpose of reviewing Loki. It's one of the most popular shows on Disney+ and I'm here for it. Today, my best friend, Daniel, joins me in some good ole banter. We discuss what we like and didn't like, as well as the future of the MCU.  Did you like the Loki series? Post your thoughts @TheCinematicWitness on Facebook. Don't forget to share this podcast with every living creature both past and present. Thanks for listening. Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
01:05:25
July 30, 2021
Episode 03: Dororo, Season Finale
Welcome back witnesses! In this episode, KubeNlinx joins us again for the latter half of Dororo. If you think the last episode was crazy, wait until you listen to this one. There are more demons, ghouls, killers, and characters. Be sure to like, share, and subscribe. There are tales to be told and I will bear witness! Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
01:42:30
July 23, 2021
Episode 02: Dororo (2019) on Prime Video
This is one of the best shows out right now. Change my mind. In this episode, I am joined by Kubenlinx. We discuss the dark fantasy anime, Dororo, based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka. This podcast only covers the first half of Season 1. Don't forget to tune in for the second half....one of these days. Moo who ha ha ha haaa!!! Intro Rock music by Jibey- https://freesound.org/people/Jibey-/sounds/572947/ Sounds & images are property of TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
01:01:29
July 09, 2021
Episode 01: WarBayne
Welcome to The Story Monster Podcast! Your source for movie reviews, books, and banter. In this episode, The Cinematic Witness conducts an interview with the legendary Andre "Chyna" McCoy. He is working non-stop to bring his raging antihero, WarBayne to life. A hybrid creature born from both a vampire and werewolf. For more information on how you can support the series, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-war-bayne-streamisode-series#/ Sounds & images are property of the TheStoryMonster.com, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
49:58
July 02, 2021