Burnt Weiners is a group of guys who read a lot of comics, play a lot of games, devour a ton of books, watch a lot of movies, drink far too much, and do things that still make our parents wonder if we ever really grew up! Show us that original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello figure, and we will try to hide the bulge in our pants!
So what can you expect from our comic book podcast? Well, for one, there is a guy who on occasions shows up who doesn’t read comics to help us keep our excitement in check and provide a non-comic reader viewpoint. But we also have long time comic fans that are still as passionate about comics as they have ever been in their life.
We are going to swear and say terrible things on the microphone, but it is not the selling point of the show. This is a comic book podcast about comic books and other nerdery, and our enjoyment of all of it. Talking about subjects just to rip on them is not our style, and never will be.
Currently we have 4 shows:
1. Burnt Weiners – Bo, John and Weed check out the weekly comics they pick up, and talk about what they enjoyed, as well as previews of things coming out on the upcoming Wednesday. Steege stops by on occasion, as well as another guest here and there, of whom we always request a massage from (of course with happy finish). New episode each and every week!
2. Whatcha Checking Out – This is a mini episode released almost weekly, and just focuses on what one of the gents has been checking out in comics and other random areas we wanted to spotlight. This is for the people who like their podcasts to be short and sweet and all over the place.
3. Weiner Roast - More often than not, this is where Robb and John just ramble on about comics and things related to comics, book, music and movies. A new episode is released roughly every month.
4. Jim’s Indie Rack – Featuring our brother from a different mother, Jim, who handles a larger portion of the indie comics and creator owned section of comics. Released whenever the hell Jim feel’s like it.
So if you love your dorky hobbies, come check us out. Find out more about the crew below . . .
Favorite Comics/Creators: Sandman, Secret Six
Favorite Books/Authors: Ender’s Game, Good Omens, Kissing in Manhattan, lots of physics, computer science, math texts, Big Bird Teaches Coloring.
Favorite Movies: Super Troopers, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, UP!, Lord of the Rings
Favorite TV Shows: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Twin Peaks, How I Met Your Mother, Angel, Venture Brothers, Dr. Who, Lost.
Favorite Music: Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, St. Germain, Coheed and Cambria, Bob Dylan, Stars, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Basil Poledouris.
Favorite Games: Vs Card Game, Betrayal at House on the Hill, D&D, Hide and Seek, RPGs, Rock Band/Guitar Hero, GTA3
Other Interests and Hobbies: Running, swimming, cycling, soccer, playing guitar, acting.
Favorite Comics/Creators: Preacher, Punisher, Spider-Man (Ultimate & Amazing), Fables, Walking Dead, Batman, The Tick, Conan, Orc Stain, Battlefields, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League, Y The Last Man, most things by Avatar Press, Garth Ennis, Bill Willingham, Kurt Busiek, Warren Ellis, Mike Carey
Favorite Books/Authors: Necroscope series (Brian Lumley), Ender’s Game series (Orson Scott Card), Robert E Howard, A Scourge of Screamers, Plato, Slaughterhouse 5, Catch 22
Favorite Movies: Evil Dead I & II, Army of Darkness, zombie films (campy or non), Spaceballs, Naked Gun, Hot Shots, Airplane, Mel Brooks, Big Lewbowski, Revenge of the Nerds, Tremors, Batman(1985), Fight Club, Brazil, Slaughterhouse 5, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, To Kill A Mockingbird
Favorite TV Shows: Red Dwarf, The Young Ones, South Park, Futurama, Arrested Development, Monty Python, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Star Trek (Original and TNG), Extra, most Adult Swim cartoons
Favorite Music: Slayer, Hank III, AC/DC, Alice In Chains, Tool, The Doors, Clutch (first few albums), White Zombie, The Bags, Primus, Rammstein, Devil Driver, Nirvana, Lamb of God, Pantera, Tenacious D, Motorhead, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath (early stuff), plus tons others
Favorite Games: Heroclix, Munchkin, D&D, Catchphrase, Scattergories, Fluxx, pretty much down to try anything
Other Interests and Hobbies: History, History Channel, IPTV World, live music, shooting and blowing shit up, playing in bands, grilling, drinking, sex, raising kids resulting from said sex.
Favorite Comics/Creators: Punisher, Gen 13, Blacksad, The Coffin, Green Lantern, Hellboy, BPRD, The Authority, Planetary, Freakangels, Hellblazer, Preacher, Scalped, Walking Dead, Wonder Woman, Superman, Fables, Battlefields, Invincible, The Boys, Queen & Country, Blankets, Super Spy, Sleeper, Chumblespuzz, Secret Six, Revolver, Minimum Wage/Beg The Question, Northlanders, Manhunter. Creators include Garth Ennis, Warren Ellis, Phil Hester, Fiona Staples, Becky Cloonan, Judd Winick, Rebekah Issacs, , Chris Samnee, Kurt Busiek, Bill Willingham, Jason Aaron, Matt Kindt, Brian Wood, James Stokoe, Gail Simone, and countless others!
Favorite Books/Authors: Ender’s Game series (Orson Scott Card), Odd Thomas series (Dean Koontz), Necroscope, Warriors of the Way, Lovelock, Black Hats, Outback Stars, Anansi Boys, Bad Monkeys, Three Bags Full, Redwall, Mr Bigsby &The Rats of Nimh, Watership Down, Watchers, horror, historical fiction, military history, history, sci fi, biographies
Favorite Movies: Tremors, Usual Suspects, Love Actually, Secret of Nimh, Serenity, Evil Dead II, Chasing Amy, Tombstone, Brick, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, GO, Iron Giant, Life Less Ordinary, I Am Sam, Behind The Mask, SLC Punk, Quick & The Dead, Unbreakable, What Dreams May Come, Fifth Element, Finding Forester, Granma’s Boy, Layer Cake
Favorite TV Shows: Arrested Development, Firefly, Big Bang Theory, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek DS9, Louie, How I Met Your Mother, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, X-Files, The State, Community, NOVA, Ken Burns’s documentaries, Band of Brothers, Fringe, Dead Like Me, Extras, Invader Zim, Samurai Jack, Venture Brothers, Cowboy Bebop, Dawson’s Creek
Favorite Music: Alice In Chains, Rage Against The Machine, Snot, Machine Head, The Bags, Kayser, Cake, P.O.S., Dessa, Tenacious D, Sepeltura, AC/DC, Girl Talk, Clutch, Beastie Boys, Blues Traveler, Foo Fighters, Flogging Molly, Adam Warrock, Kirby Krackle, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hank III, Joss Stone, Hooverphonics, Probot, Pantera, Northern State
Favorite Games: Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Guillotine, Carcossone, Falling, Red October, Odin’s Ravens
Other Interests/Hobbies: Pro Wrestling, MMA, Podcasts, stand up comedy
Favorite Comics/Creators: Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Early and Powers Bendis, Peter David, Judd Winnick, Scott Snyder, BKV, Mike Grell, Stan Sakai, Bryan Lee O’ Malley Phil Hester, Fabian Nicieza, Rick Remender, Kieron Gillen, Jason Aaron, Paul Jenkins, Andy Diggle, Colin Bunn and Brain Hurtt, Brian Wood, Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Stan Lee, James Robinson, Hub, David Petersen, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Chuck Dixon, Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith Garth Ennis, Bill Willingham, Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Mike Carey Mike Grell Xenozoic, Blacksad, Anthony Johnson, Brahm Revel, Jonathan Hickman, Jeff Smith, Greg Rucka
Favorite Books/Authors: Patrick Rothfuss, Ender’s Game series (Orson Scott Card), Douglas Adams, Phillip K. Dick, Vonnegut, Brent Weeks, Stephen King, Hannu Rajaniemi
Favorite Movies: Evil Dead I & II, Army of Darkness, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Clerks, Clerks II, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Jay and Bob Strike Back, Mallrats The Burton and Nolan Bat Films, most Marvel Studios productions, X-men and X2, The Spidey Trilogy, The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, Red State, Star Wars (Original Trilogy) Return of The Joker, Mask of the Phantasm, Sub-Zero, Life of Brian. The Holy Grail, V for Vendetta, Mystery Team, Serenity, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, the Die Hard Series(in which I include The Fifth Element), Pulp Fiction, the Kill Bills, Slither, Super
Favorite TV Shows: Community, Parks and Rec, Boondocks, the DCAU cartoons, a majority of Marvel cartoons, most 90s Nickelodeon programming, the television work of Joss Whedon as well as the shows of those people who have starred in his work previously, South Park, Futurama, Farscape, The X-Files, The IT Crowd, Spaced, WWE programming
Favorite Music: I’m too lazy to list all the music I currently enjoy in this tiny space
Favorite Games: Heroclix, Candyland
Other Interests and Hobbies: Being a college student, Writing
Favorite Comics/Creators: Super Hero, Fantasy
Favorite Books/Authors: Science Fiction, Fantasy. E.g. VALIS, Neuromancer, Corymr, Foundation, any Arthur C Clark stories about the White Heart
Favorite Movies: Movies made by Wes Anderson, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Favorite TV Shows: Adult Swim Cartoons, Cooking Shows, Serial Dramas, Anime e.g. Home Movies, Good Eats, Lost, Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Favorite Music: Sissy-ass songs for wusses e.g Jens Lekman, Belle and Sebastian, Andrew W.K.
Favorite Games: “Complex” Board Games, Pen and Paper RPGS e.g Dominion, Dungeons and Dragons
Favorite Video Games: Rpgs, Economic Simulators, 4x Strategy (turn based) e.g. Persona 4, Railroad Tycoon 3, Civilization 4
Other Interests and Hobbies: Making Bad MS Paint pictures, painting, casting of pods