Iron Fist S1E04 – Eight Diagram Dragon Palm

Former co-host Robin has returned for one week only to discuss the fourth episode of Iron Fist! Discussion includes how much we all loved the elevator fight scene, exactly how old Ward is meant to be, and why Robin wishes that every scene was a fight scene.
Also Claire says “ya know” way too much.

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Iron Fist S1E03 – Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch

We are joined by special guest Ian, and Mel who has briefly returned from exile!
Discussion includes the new Defenders teaser trailer, our ongoing love for Kyle, the return of sassy mistress extraordinaire Jeryn Hogarth, and Tammy and Claire urge the world to watch the movie “The FP”
Thank you to all our awesome listeners as always. We love you guys!

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Iron Fist S1E02 – Shadow Hawk Takes Flight

Tammy and Claire are joined by special guest Caitlin from the Twin Peaks Podcast! Discussion includes our ever growing love for Kyle – the TRUE hero of the series, why Tammy would like a pair of Iron Fist shoes for her birthday, and why Danny should really learn to stay silent sometimes…

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Iron Fist Bonus Episode – Interview with Stephanie Maslansky

 

SPOILERS FOR IRON FIST (entire series)

Claire talks with Costume Designer and Stylist Stephanie Maslansky about her fantastic work on the Marvel Netflix shows. Stephanie answers questions from listeners and reveals some of the secrets that went into creating such iconic looks for the Defenders.

A massive thank you to Stephanie for being a great guest and being so generous with her time while on vacation.
You can follow Stephanie on twitter @spmaslansky and on instagram @stephaniemaslansky

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Iron Fist Bonus – Trailer 2 Review with Rebecca

With less than a month until IRON FIST arrives on Netflix, Claire decided to call on Iron Fist super-fan Rebecca to discuss the recently released trailer for the show! (Cue many dog puns)
Warning: Contains lots of speculation and potential SPOILERS for the show)

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Luke Cage S1E13 – You know my Steez

Its the season finale of Luke Cage! We discuss our thoughts of the developing relationship between Luke and Claire, our final thoughts on Diamondback as a villain, and we also share our “Sweet Christmas” memories of 2016 (that mainly involve nephews)

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Luke Cage S1E12 – Soliloquy of Chaos

Matt and Mel are away for the holidays so Tammy and Claire are joined by special guest Meegan to discuss the penultimate episode of Luke Cage season 1! Tammy loses her mind with joy over the long awaited Method Man cameo and Claire still holds hope that Misty’s arm will fall off before the season ends.

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Luke Cage S1E11 – Now You’re Mine

After a week off due to events out of our control, we are back! Guest Jason joins us to discuss everything from puns, Claire’s amputation hopes for Misty, Diamondback’s motives, and Jason tries to convince Claire to like Superman…

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Luke Cage S1E10 – Take It Personal

Mel is back(!) and the gang is joined by special guest Elizabeth to discuss episode 10 of Luke Cage. Mel makes us question whether Luke is really just a hard-boiled egg in disguise, Diamondback turns into a cartoon character, and we are all thankful that the show didn’t steer into an amnesia storyline.

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Luke Cage S1E08 – Blowin up the Spot

Mel and Tammy are away, and Claire is ill, so it’s a good job that we have a Doctor in the house this week! Matt and Claire are joined by guest Moira to discuss the eighth episode of Luke Cage. We try to work out how Luke’s internal organs actually work, if Misty is about to get fired, and Claire is super happy to have found a Skeletor app on her phone.

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Luke Cage S1E07 – Manifest

We are joined by special guest Will to discuss this particularly dramatic installment of Luke Cage! We are introduced to new character “Power-Shoulders”, we try and guess the identity of the mystery sniper, and we all mourn the loss of Cottonmouth and his piano skills.

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Luke Cage S1E06 – Suckas need Bodyguards

Tammy is still away working on her solo rap career so we are joined by her husband Dan and special guest Nutty to discuss episode 6.
We try to work out if it would be possible to poison Luke! We marvel at how there can be so many badass female characters in a single episode! And we wonder if its actually Mariah and not Cottonmouth that we should all be scared of…

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Luke Cage S1E05 – Just to get a rep

Tammy is away this week, but guest Brad joins us to discuss episode 5 of Luke Cage, “Just to get a rep” and the theories are flying! Why should Luke Cage get a kangaroo pouch? What would happen if Luke broke a toe? Could the mysterious Diamondback actually be Cobra Commander?
Thanks as always to everybody who sent feedback in, and thanks to everyone for listening. Excelsior!

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Luke Cage S1E04 – Step in the Arena

Claire, Mel, Matt and Tammy temporarily release former co-host Robin from his ninja-blood-sarcophagus-prison to join them for this weeks episode! Discussion includes the weird editing of this episode, Luke’s awesome hair and we speculate on Reva’s secrets…

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Luke Cage S1E03 – Who’s gonna take the weight?

Claire, Matt, Mel and Tammy are joined by guest Matt A to discuss episode 3 of LUKE CAGE and examine such important questions as:
Are the Defenders really all secret Scientologists?
Is Luke’s hair as impervious to damage as his skin is?
Plus we meet our new favourite James Brown impersonator James Bradley aka “Black Velvet”!

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Luke Cage S1E02 – Code of the Streets

Claire, Matt, Mel and Tammy are joined by guest Michael this week and they all agree that this is a better episode than last week….or do we? Discussion includes whether or not Luke Cage has gills, Tammy continues being our guide to all things music with some Faith Evans info, and we introduce a new segment: Confessions with Mel. Excelsior!

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“Luke Cage S1E01 – Moment of Truth”

The Defenders have vacated Hell’s Kitchen and are on vacation in Harlem where we are joined by new co-host Tammy who brings all the music facts! (Sadly we had to leave Robin behind in Nobu’s blood sarcophagus thing back in Hells Kitchen for now…)
Guest JD joins us as we chat about the latest Defenders news, Matt’s foley artist skills during TV sex scenes, terrifying Frank Whaley movie “Little Monsters” and plan our future field trip to Harlems Paradise!

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Daredevil Witness Testimony – Amy Rutberg

Claire heads over to Hogarth, Chao and Benowitz to chat to their newest acquisition Marci Stahl, aka Amy Rutberg! Discussion includes analysis of Marci’s relationship with Foggy Bear, theories on the future of the Marvel Netflix shows, and just WHICH superpower would Marci like to have?

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Jessica Jones S1E13 – AKA Smile

We have reached the end of our journey with Jessica Jones until Season 2 comes out. The season one finale gave us much to “AKA Smile” about! Nearly two hours of smiles! Alirio, savior of podcasts and all-around classy guy, stops by to talk about the final battle with Kilgrave and where we leave our favorite self-loathing superhero.

Stay tuned for Part One of a two-part bonus podcast with Claire and guest Christine from The Other Murdock Papers as they discuss the Daredevil Season 2 trailer!

Make sure to check out Alirio’s other podcasts!
The Last Word Podcast
RedemptionCast
PauseCast

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Jessica Jones S1E12 – AKA Take a Bloody Number

 

Doc Browne joins us for the episode previously known as “Jewel and the Power Man”, but is now “AKA Take a Bloody Number”. We get into the hard science of Kilgrave’s powers, argue flight vs jumping, get excited by a superfight and just generally praise the heck out of this awesome penultimate episode!

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Jessica Jones S1E11 – AKA I’ve Got The Blues

The aftershocks of what happened at Niku are felt by all. Jessica continues to relentlessly pursue Kilgrave while Malcolm loses faith in Jessica….because of some reason. Meanwhile we get some great backstory on #Patsicca before Jessica and Trish have a showdown with Psycho Simpson. Qu’est que see’est.

Get your flutes out, because it’s time to rock!

Jason from Talk Nerdy 2 Me Podcast joins us for “AKA I’ve Got The Blues”!

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Jessica Jones S1E10 – AKA 1,000 Cuts

Now that Jessica realizes she can’t be controlled, stopping Kilgrave should be a cinch, right? Well, there’s always Hope. Meanwhile, things get very calamitous for Wendy, Detective Clemons wins the Ben Urich award and Robyn gets everyone to grab their torches and pitchforks because it’s time to burn the cougar! Jonathan joins us for “AKA 1,000 Cuts”.

Make sure to tell all your friends that if they are not listening to this podcast, what’s the point of having ears?

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Jessica Jones Bonus – Edward Ricourt interview

*WARNING! HERE BE SPOILERS! If you haven’t seen the entire series like Matt, Mel and Robin, listen at your own discretion!*

Edward Ricourt, writer of the Jessica Jones episode “AKA You’re A Winner!” as well as the major motion picture “Now You See Me” chats with Claire and Matt in this special interview. Mr Ricourt is also a consulting producer for the entire series, so please be aware there are spoilers!

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Jessica Jones S1E09 – AKA Sin Bin

Jessica finally has Kilgrave right where she wants him. But will it be enough to get Hope out of prison or will this turn out like Jessica’s other half-baked plans? Really, the question now is how quickly will one of Jessica’s associates betray her? As a bonus, you get to hear Robin interrupt several times with breaking news that is not-so-breaking now! Michael joins us in the “Sin Bin”.

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Jessica Jones S1E08 – AKA WWJD?

Welcome to Kilgrave’s House of Horrors! On your left, you’ve got horrible nightmares of your creepy dead brother. On your right, a couple of chefs ready to peel each other’s faces off! And straight ahead, the worst neighbor ever!  Jessica has got to scramble to escape from the clutches of Kevin, and The Defenders are here with Guest Jessica to talk all about it! (Apologies: Skype was a beast this week.)

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Jessica Jones S1E07 – AKA Top Shelf Perverts

Ruben wasn’t the only one to lose his head over this episode! Warm up a fresh batch of banana bread and join The Defenders and honorary member Vickey as we discuss this episode, brought to you by Za Cola!

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Jessica Jones S1E06 – AKA You’re a Winner!

It’s appropriate that this episode opens with a poker game because it’s a full house here at Defenders Tower! Heath and Angela join us to discuss the secret FINALLY coming out about Reva, and we almost got a superfight! Hope’s story is getting worse and Malcolm is trying his best to be a knight in shining peanut butter. Robyn’s body still hasn’t been found. And finally, what horrific plan does Kilgrave have in store for Jessica?

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Jessica Jones S1E05 – AKA The Sandwich Saved Me

Despite the fact that Reuben didn’t actually save anyone in this episode, the Defenders regroup with this week’s guest Will to talk about another season high point with “AKA The Sandwich Saved Me”.
We talk about Jessica’s plan to grab Kilgrave, all the great girl power moments, whether we trust Will while still riding the WISH ship, choreographed fights vs straight-up brawling and Claire breaks down how comfortable that Jewel costume really is.

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Jessica Jones S1E04 – AKA 99 Friends

All aboard the SS WISH! The Defenders (well at least two of them) assemble to chat about “AKA 99 Friends” with guest Stephanie Smith!
Two loons who lost family because the Hulk dropped a building on them decide to take it out on Jessica. Exactly how many f—s does Jessica have for them? (Spoiler alert: None.)
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  • We learn the rules of Kilgrave’s power, but can we accept them?
  • How cold is Jeri?
  • When will we learn more about Trish’s mother?
  • Where can we get a big plate of Krav Maga?
  • Have gun, Wil Traval?
  • And how surprised were we by the big reveal at the end?
Check out Steph on the iZombie Podcast and RedemptionCast! (It just so happens that you’ll find Robin there, too!)

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Jessica Jones Bonus – Susie Abromeit interview

*WARNING! HERE BE SPOILERS! If you haven’t seen the entire series like Matt, Mel and Robin, listen at your own discretion!*

Susie Abromeit (aka Pam) chats with Claire in this special interview. They discuss her role in Jessica Jones, LGBT visibility in the media and a whole lot about Harry Potter!

Follow Susie on Twitter, and make sure to check her out on the recent episode of Chicago Med, “iNO“!

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Jessica Jones S1E03 – AKA It’s Called Whiskey

Sweet Christmas! The Defenders assemble to chat about “AKA It’s Called Whiskey” with guest Nutty Nuchtchas!
The mystery of why Jessica is following Luke is revealed as she tests out how unbreakable he really is. Meanwhile, Trish and Jeri try to help Hope to varying degrees of risk, while our hero Jessica finally comes face-to-face with Kilgrave! We really enjoyed this one and we hope you did too!
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Jessica Jones S1E02 – AKA Crush Syndrome

We are already down one Defender! No worries, our guest Rebecca, mega Iron Fist fan, steps in to help us discuss this week’s episode! So make sure you bring both of your kidneys, try not to make a mess of your closet and don’t forget to SMILE! Like a purple rabbit in a snowstorm, Kilgrave has arrived.

Will Jessica survive…..wearing those awful scrubs?

Can Hope get any creepier?

Also, riddle me this: what do Bruce Willis, Kimmy Schmidt and Luke Cage have in common?

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Jessica Jones S1E01 – AKA Ladies Night

Jessica Jones premiered on November 20th to amazing reviews! It seems like everyone has already binged through it, including Defenders team leader Claire! Now we begin our 13-week walk through every episode, just like we did with Daredevil, really savoring those nummy Marvel morsels. Claire is the expert, while Matt, Mel and Robin stay spoiler-free!

Heidi from Down Below, CastleCast and Investigating Mars joins us to break down this first episode. Did we agree with the critics? And what’s YOUR favorite purple song?

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Jessica Jones Bonus – Epic Team-Up!

Our last bonus podcast before Jessica Jones premieres is an EPIC TEAM-UP between The Defenders Podcast and The Defenders TV Podcast! We join forces with John and Derek to take one last look at Daredevil, look ahead to Jessica Jones and sit back for a discussion of all things comics and superhero tv & movies.

Make sure to tune in to Netflix for Jessica Jones when it premieres on November 20th! And get your feedback in for the first episode “AKA Ladies Night”! Remember our rule! No spoilers for future episodes please!

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Jessica Jones Bonus – Krysten Ritter in Vamps

This week’s bonus episode is the 2012 box office bomb “Vamps”, starring our Jessica Jones: Krysten Ritter. Well, she is relegated to best friend status in Amy Heckerling and Alicia Silverstone’s Clueless reunion. But she does get to sport fangs, wall-crawl like a spider-crab, indulge in a weird dirt fascination and hop in the coffin with Dan Stevens (Claire’s head-canon Iron Fist).

We didn’t like this one very much, so Vamps superfan Matt A gets to be an honorary Defender this week!

Check Matt’s Deadwood introcast out: Hooplecast

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Jessica Jones Bonus – David Tennant in Fright Night

In the lead-up to the November 20th premiere of Jessica Jones on Netflix, the Defenders take a look at the 2011 remake of Fright Night, starring the Purple Man himself, David Tennant! Well, he’s not really the star, but he puts in a hilarious performance as the Criss-Anglicized version of Peter Vincent: Vampire Slayer. And as a bonus, we get the return of Bullseye himself: Colin Farrell! Excelsior!!

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Jessica Jones Bonus – News and NYCC

Claire assembles her Defenders as we catch up on all things Daredevil and Jessica Jones! Robin also runs through his trip to NYCC and how he nearly broke the podcast by watching the first episode of Jessica Jones already! SHAME! SHAME!

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Daredevil Witness Testimony – Josh Loevy

The Defenders cross-examine a real man without fear, blind lawyer Josh Loevy. You may have read about Josh in the io9.com article “Why Isn’t Netflix’s New Daredevil Series Available For The Blind?“. We discuss the benefits of audio desciption for the visually impaired and how it isn’t currently available on Netflix. Josh weighs in on how accurate episode one of Netflix’s Daredevil was in regards to the blind and also clears up a lot of common misconceptions, like how true-to-life the Trial of the Incredible Hulk actually was. We hope you enjoy this bonus episode as we are planning several more in the future!

UPDATE: Since we recorded this interview, it looks like Netflix has made an announcement that they are indeed adding audio descriptions! This is great news!

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