We have reached the last two episodes of THE PUNISHER and Tammy and Claire are joined by a trio of guests to unravel the ending of the show. Rebecca, Ian and Andy help us invent our new favourite fictional friendship: Frank Castle and Paddington Bear! We are all grossed out by the gore in these episodes particularly when Agent Orange goes “stabby stabby squish squish”, but do we think this is a strong show finale despite that? Listen and find out!
A big thank you to everyone who sent us feedback, listened to and guested on the show for this season. You guys are the best! We will be back in March for Jessica Jones season 2 as well as having some bonus episodes before then.
Tammy and Claire are guest-less this week but have lots to talk about regarding episodes 10 and 11 of THE PUNISHER. Claire teaches Tammy some classic English slang terms, and we both celebrate the end of the Lewis storyline. Also, Frank Castle is finally at PEAK hair!
Tammy and Claire are joined by returning guest Elizabeth to discuss Tammy’s victory episodes (aka episodes 8 and 9 of THE PUNISHER)
We all question Sarah’s parenting and wish that there were more crossovers between the Punisher and the other Netflix Marvel shows. Claire also teases Tammy with Harry Potter facts!
Tammy and Claire are joined by special guests Paul and Brad to discuss episodes 4 and 5 of the first season of the Punisher. Is Vice President Mike Pence the true villain of the show? Is Frank a secret Disco fan? We share our thoughts on just how likeable a protagonist Frank Castle can be, and we are still conflicted over the return of Karen.
Claire and Tammy are back and this time we are joined by special guest Nutty to discuss the second and third episodes of the show. There is a lot of talk about facial hair and awesome fictional sidekicks named Sam. Also Nutty uses her knowledge to comment on the accuracy of the shows depiction of the military.
Sadly we have had to say goodbye to co-hosts Matt and Mel for now, but Claire and Tammy are back to review The PUNISHER series!
We reveal some changes to the structure of the podcast and discuss episode 1 of the new show. Does Frank have the worst work enviroment ever? Will Sam survive past episode nine? Who wields a hammer better: Frank or Thor? All shall be answered!
Former co-host Robin is back from exile as he, and fellow guest Woo, join us to discuss episode 4 of the Defenders! We have a long debate about the pros and cons of immortality, and whether or not we miss Nobu. Claire is completely obsessed with Danny’s new man-crush on Luke and Tammy has a shocking reveal for us all!
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Matt and Mel have vanished again, so we continue the “M” theme with our two guests as Tammy and Claire are joined by Meegan and Moira!
Marvel and Netflix seem to be trolling us with teases of a character cameo, and jumping onboard the “Dog-Fenders” bandwagon. Meanwhile, we get confirmation as to why Claire would be a rubbish spy, and we discuss THAT fight scene!
INTERVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE DEFENDERS!!
Claire had the great pleasure of chatting to Justin Eaton, the hugely talented stunt-double for Scott Glenn in “Daredevil” and “Defenders”!
Justin and Claire discuss his work playing Stick in the Marvel shows as well as his other work in “Doctor Strange”, “Deadpool” and “American Horror Story”. Justin also gives his advice on working in the stunt industry.
A big thank you to Justin for his time and for helping to make these shows so much fun to watch!
With only a few days to go until Defenders is released, Matt, Mel, Tammy, Claire and special guest Brad briefly discuss their thoughts on the other shows leading up to this point, and what we hope to see in the long awaited team-up series!
Thank you everyone for your support for the podcast up to now. We really appreciate all of your feedback sent each week and interactions via social media. You guys rock!
Tammy and Claire are joined by director Stephen Surjik to discuss his extensive directing work on the Marvel Netflix shows, as well as his past work on projects ranging from Waynes World 2 to Burn Notice. Stephen was a fantastic guest and very generous with his time. Discussion includes the challenges of working on pilot and finale episodes of series, his thoughts on the reception to Iron Fist, and the day to day work of a director.
We have reached the end of IRON FIST season 1 so special guest Brad joins us to discuss everything from Ward’s continuing awesomeness to whether Kun Lun is secretly Count Duckula’s castle. We are also introduced to everyone’s new favourite superhero: SCAPEL FINGERS!
Claire, Matt, Mel and Tammy are joined by special guest Brad to discuss episode 11 of IRON FIST. While we all miss Ward from the show, we have sadsack Davos to enjoy! We also discuss the new Black Panther poster and teaser trailer.
Tammy and Claire are joined by special guest Matt A to discuss episode 10 of Iron Fist! While Tammy is still mourning the death of Kyle, both she and Claire are happy to see the return of Mysterious Food Truck Ninja aka Davos! Claire and Matt campaign for Dan Stevens to play every role ever,we cast the Defenders in a remake of “Cabin in the Woods”, and we all look forward to the first appearance next week of classic character “Gary”
Tammy and Claire are joined by special guest JD to mourn the passing of our beloved Kyle and to celebrate the hilarity of Zombie Harold. We also meet new character Food Truck Ninja, and have many questions about Colleen and her Sensei
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Claire and Tammy are joined by special guest Will to take a trip to “China” in episode 8 of IRON FIST! We talk about our continued love of Ward Meachum an try to work out exactly what Danny’s plan was to kidnap Madame Gao. Tammy continues to mourn Kyle’s absence from the show but is a big fan of Danny’s new breakdancing drunk nemesis Zhou Cheng!
Domo Arigato Mr Roboto!
This week Matt and Claire are joined by special guests Andrew and Rebecca to discuss episode 6 of IRON FIST! Matt creates two new supervillains including Modok Freeman and Claire wishes that Marvel would release a Mario Cart inspired Marvel video game. Also Colleen Wing needs to STEP AWAY FROM THE VIRGIN!
Matt and Claire are joined by Connor from The Immortal Iron Fist Podcast to discuss episode 5 of IRON FIST! The many tangents include talk of Stephen King and Daleks. Claire rants about her namesake in the show, and we learn that there are no hugs in K’un Lun…
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.
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!
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…
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
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)
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)
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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!
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…
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”!
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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.
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?
*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!
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”.
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.)
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!
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?
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.
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!
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!