With a Pencil: A Six-Episode Series About the John Wick Universe

With a Pencil: A Six-Episode Series About the John Wick Universe

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Shea Serrano says: ‘With a Pencil’ is a six-episode podcast series about the John Wick universe. Three episodes will be about each of the three individual movies, while the other three will be about specific parts of a movie that get stretched into bigger conversations. It’s going to be good. Or bad. I don’t know. All I know is a lot of people are going to die.


WITH A PENCIL: The Action Movie Hero Hall of Fame
May 30, 2019 • 47 min
By the time this final episode of ‘With a Pencil’ is over, you will have a definitive list of inductees into the Action Movie Hero Hall of Fame. Or maybe you won’t. Shea is joined in the deliberation by writers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker.
WITH A PENCIL: ‘John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum’
May 23, 2019 • 55 min
It’s finally here! ‘John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum’ is released, and we can finally talk about it. What was the hardest part of the movie to watch? Who has the best cameo? Who gives the best performance? Shea is joined by director Oz Rodriguez and writer…
WITH A PENCIL: 30 Tiny Things
May 16, 2019 • 46 min
Ira Madison III and Chris Ryan join Shea on a journey to dissect ‘John Wick: Chapter 2.’ Each of them brings up tiny moments in the movie that they loved or noticed and the panel discusses.
WITH A PENCIL: John Wick Chapter 2
May 9, 2019 • 53 min
Is Common a good actor? Why does John kill Gianna D’Antonio instead of just letting her kill herself? And does Laurence Fishburne or John Leguizamo have the best cameo? All of these questions and more are answered on this week’s episode of ‘With a…
WITH A PENCIL: Who’s the Better Tough-Guy Movie Dog Owner?
May 2, 2019 • 49 min
Shea Serrano is joined by authors Lilliam Rivera and José Olivarez to decide who’s the best tough-guy movie dog owner. The three options: Bob Saginowski and Rocco from ‘The Drop,’ John Wick and Daisy from ‘John Wick,’ and Robert Neville and Sam from ‘I Am…
WITH A PENCIL: John Wick
Apr 25, 2019 • 44 min
Shea Serrano is back from podcast retirement to host ‘With a Pencil.’ In Episode 1, he sits down with Sean Fennessey and Judnick Mayard, two people who love the franchise as much as he does, to talk about John Wick, Chapter 1.
VILLAINS: Chong Li Q&A
Jan 15, 2019 • 27 min
On this last bonus episode of the season, Shea answers questions about Chong Li from Bloodsport. We find out what what Jean Claude Van Damme’s best movie is, whether Chong Li is actually deaf and which villain from our entire series would win in a death…
VILLAINS: Chong Li From ‘Bloodsport’
Jan 10, 2019 • 44 min
We are closing out the first season of ‘Villains’ with the most terrifying martial arts movie villain: Chong Li. Shea is joined by The Ringer’s John Gonzalez and Kevin Clark to discuss his dirty fighting tactics and massive muscles.
VILLAINS: Nino Brown Q&A
Jan 8, 2019 • 23 min
Shea is talking Nino Brown from ‘New Jack City’ on this week’s bonus episode of ‘Villains.’ We’ll find out who Shea is more scared of: Nino Brown or Alonzo Harris from ‘Training Day.’ Are Nino Brown and N’Jobu from ‘Black Panther’ working toward the same…
VILLAINS: Nino Brown From ‘New Jack City’
Jan 3, 2019 • 51 min
This week, writer Jamil Smith and The Ringer’s John Gonzalez join Shea to discuss Nino Brown, the gangster movie villain from ‘New Jack City.’
VILLAINS: Regan MacNeil Q&A
Jan 1, 2019 • 26 min
This week we’re celebrating the new year by answering questions about Regan MacNeil from William Friedkin’s ‘The Exorcist.’ We’ll also hear from some very special guests on what they would do if they needed to be exorcised.
VILLAINS: Regan MacNeil From ‘The Exorcist’
Dec 20, 2018 • 47 min
‘Halloween Unmasked’ host Amy Nicholson and film critic Monica Castillo join Shea to discuss the gross terror of Regan MacNeil from ‘The Exorcist.’
VILLAINS: Amy Dunne Q&A
Dec 18, 2018 • 24 min
This week, Shea answers questions about Amy Dunne from ‘Gone Girl.’ Does Nick and Amy’s baby have a chance of growing up like a normal child? Did Amy actually ever intend to kill herself? Is ‘Gone Girl’ the worst movie to see on a first date? You’ll find…
VILLAINS: Amy Dunne from ‘Gone Girl’
Dec 13, 2018 • 52 min
This week, ‘Villains’ meets ‘Binge Mode’ as Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion join Shea to discuss Amy Dunne from ‘Gone Girl.’
VILLAINS: Ernesto de la Cruz Q&A
Dec 11, 2018 • 23 min
Shea answers questions about Ernesto de la Cruz from ‘Coco.’ He tells us why Mamá Coco didn’t recognize “Remember Me” as her father’s song, if Mamá Imelda is actually the villain in ‘Coco,’ and whether Ernesto de la Cruz is supposed to be Vicente…
VILLAINS: Ernesto de la Cruz from ‘Coco’
Dec 6, 2018 • 47 min
Micah Peters and young adult novelist Lilliam Rivera join Shea to discuss the charismatic villain in Disney Pixar’s ‘Coco.’ We used music from Rod Hamilton and Tiffany Seal in the episode. Check them out here!
VILLAINS: Killmonger Q&A
Dec 4, 2018 • 26 min
Shea answers questions about last week’s episode on Killmonger from ‘Black Panther.’ We find out why he chose Killmonger over Heath Ledger’s Joker for the ultimate supervillain, what kind of movie it would have been if Killmonger was from the South, and…
VILLAINS: Killmonger From ‘Black Panther’
Nov 29, 2018 • 45 min
This week Shea sits down with Chris Ryan and writer Kara Brown to discuss 2018’s most discussed supervillain: Killmonger from ‘Black Panther.’
VILLAINS: Regina George Q&A
Nov 27, 2018 • 25 min
On this week’s bonus episode, Shea and Larami discuss what they would do if one of their children brought home a “Regina George type” to meet the family, Cady’s most villainous moment in the movie, and the rap song Kevin Gnapoor would dedicate to Regina…
VILLAINS: Regina George from ‘Mean Girls’
Nov 21, 2018 • 48 min
This week Shea Serrano, Amanda Dobbins, and Juliet Litman head back to high school to discuss Regina George from ‘Mean Girls.’ Music from Rod Hamilton and Tiffany Seal is featured in this episode. Check them out here!
VILLAINS: Hannibal Lecter Q&A
Nov 20, 2018 • 21 min
This is the first of eight bonus episodes this season. Every Tuesday, Shea will take your questions on the previous week’s episode. This week, we find out which character from ‘The Office’ would be cast to play Hannibal Lecter, who would be Hannibal’s NBA…
VILLAINS: Hannibal Lecter from ‘The Silence of the Lambs’
Nov 15, 2018 • 45 min
Shea Serrano is joined by Sean Fennessey and Jason Concepcion in this inaugural episode to discuss one of the greatest movie villains of all time: Hannibal Lecter in ‘The Silence of the Lambs.’
Villains: With Shea Serrano
Nov 6, 2018 • 1 min
What’s the most villainous thing that Regina George does? Is there any way to sympathize with Hannibal Lecter? Could Eric Killmonger have been rehabilitated? In season one of VILLAINS, Shea Serrano answers those questions and more, exploring eight of the…