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TR#198: The Middle Will Rise Again!
Jun 27 • 206 min
In this very long edition of the podcast we discuss Roky Erickson (July 15, 1947 - May 31, 2019), Sandy Hook deniers in Wisconsin, Judd Legum report on fake corporate LGBT support (T, UPS, Comcast, Home Depot, GE, Fedex, UBS, Verizon, Pfizer), Tavern…
TR#197: An Electivus for the Rest of Us!
May 17 • 153 min
In this episode we discuss Game Shows, Blow Up, Destroyer, Perfect Bid, Sterling Hayden, Iran, Trump financial woes, Democrat candidate multitudes, NASA and space exploration, Amazon, Billionaires, Taxes, Avengers: Endgame, Time Travel Hijinks, Game of…
TR#196: Fritz Haber! (Or Was Thanos Right?)
Apr 26 • 138 min
In this episode we discuss famed chemist Fritz Haber and his scientific contributions. Also Carl Bosch, Cable vs a la carte services, Notre Dame, Robber Barons, Vaccinations, Saudi Arabia, The Kid Who Would Be King, Barry, The Tick, Black Summer, Mueller…
TR#195: Tim Apple and Don Orange!
Apr 9 • 129 min
In this episode we discuss spring elections, touchy Biden, democrat candidates, Mueller report, windmill cancer, Spam, Jim Jeffries, NZ shooting, Incredibles 2, Harry Potter, Knightfall, Captain Marvel, US, I am Big Bird, Flowers, After Life, Love Death…
TR#194: Mayo Bernays!
Mar 10 • 124 min
In this episode we discuss the works of famed propagandist Edward Bernays! We also discuss Michael Cohen, The Orville, The Oscars, Captain Marvel, Shazam, I Am the Night, Kingdom, Umbrella Academy, Lego Movie 2, Alita: Battle Angel and Won’t You Be My…
TR#193: To the M-O-O-N and Back!
Jan 29 • 116 min
Weather, Oscars, Razzies, Kidnappings, Love Symbol #2, Prince, Muppets, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, Spike Lee, Raw, Sportball, Government shutdown, Gillette Commercial, Lincoln Memorial Kerfuffle, Social media and the meaning of life, Ministry of…
TR#192: Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays!
Dec 16, 2018 • 129 min
In this very special episode the gang discusses the year that was and reminisces on all things including Tales From the Tour Bus, Aquacan is coming, Amazon, Scott Walker flips off Wisconsin one last time, Vice, Guns and Airports, Yemen, The Ballad of…
TR#191: Performative Umbrage!
Dec 2, 2018 • 116 min
In this episode the team discuss Frontline, the Baraboo Salute, Stan Lee, Stephen Hillenburg, Wizard World, Adult Swim, Dethklok, Douglas Rain, The Good Place, John Allen Chau, Mandy, Ayn Rand Film Trilogy Atlas Shrugged, Sports Talk, Age of Tanks,…
TR#190: Midterms, Movies, Morons, Netflix, Nimrods and Neanderthals!
Nov 2, 2018 • 114 min
In this episode we discuss the upcoming midterms, Drumpf, Travels with My Father, American Vandal, Monty Python, Hold the Dark, Haunting of Hill House, Apostle, Killing of a Sacred Deer, War Movies, The Orville, Daredevil, Doctor Who, Bonzo, Eugenics,…
TR#189: Conspiracy Theories, Part 12, I Like Beer!
Oct 4, 2018 • 126 min
We revisit the dark realm of conspiracy theories and discuss PragerU, QAnon, Moon conspiracies, Flat Earthers, the math of conspiracies, Malaysian Flight 370, Hurricane Florence, HAARP, and more. Also discussed, You Were Never Really Here, Hereditary,…
TR#188: Culture Split!
Sep 8, 2018 • 95 min
In this episode the Tank Team discusses the divide in the culture from a shoe ad by Nike to a shoe in for the Republicans (Kavanaugh). We also discuss Aretha Franklin, Burt Reynolds, The Meg, Elon Musk, Alex Jones, and more!
TR#187: Distraction Smorgasbord!
Aug 5, 2018 • 108 min
The team reconvenes after a brief hiatus to discuss the things they have been enjoying in film, TV, and other media as well as some reasons to embrace distractions from the horrors of modern politics! Topics include: Jerry Lewis update, Westworld, Blade…
TR#186: Tippecanoe and Wilson Too!
May 14, 2018 • 120 min
In this episode, the team updates the Douchebag Gallery with a couple of U.S. Presidents — some oldies but baddies! We also give an update on the drama at Twin Galaxies, discuss Public Enemy Number Two, Kanye, Childish Gambine, DNA, the Golden State…
TR#185: Curling for Movies!
Apr 15, 2018 • 105 min
In this episode, the team distracts itself from politics for a while discussing movies and TV, then we discuss the NRA and the loss of Paul Ryan. Films discussed include Ready Player One, A Quiet Place, The Florida Project, I Tonya, 3 Billboards, Paterno,…
TR#184: Hogan’s Heroes!
Jan 18, 2018 • 148 min
In this episode, the team closes the TV trifecta loop for listener ‘fishy’ and tells the tale of Hogan’s Heroes. We discuss Werner Klemperer, Richard Dawson, Bob Crane, but also get side-tracked by Black Mirror, Soglin, Shit-hole comments, Mother!, and…
TR#183: Star War!
Dec 28, 2017 • 80 min
In this episode, the team goes full nerd and discusses the newest Star War! We dive really deep into Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Episode VIII. We also cover Dark, the German Netflix show. We discuss Justice League and how it was middling to OK. But we…
TR#182: Blinking Turks!
Nov 19, 2017 • 72 min
In this episode the Tank Team discuss Stranger Things 2 with full spoilers (starting at 19:00), The Orville, American Gods, House on the Rock, bad behavior of privileged men in Hollywood and politics, the very miniature blue wave, and more!
TR#181: Magic: The Jerry Mathering!
Oct 16, 2017 • 129 min
In this episode the Tank team discusses Magic: The Gathering, Blade Runner 2049, Las Vegas and Utah Vacations and Violence, Vietnam by Ken Burns, Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (Suggested English…
TR#180: Double Contest!
Sep 16, 2017 • 92 min
In this episode, the Tank Team discuss IT by Stephen King, Apple’s new releases, DACA bull, bicycles, Pokemon, climate change, hurricanes, and more. We have a local Wizard World Madison contest and world wide contest focused on Jerry Lewis.
TR#179: The Quadrumvirate Destroys Fascists!
Aug 20, 2017 • 108 min
The team is joined by the Viking Prince to review Dunkirk, Atomic Blonde, and other movies! We discuss losers and murderers with Tiki torches, and the losers in the White House that support them!
TR#178: Kakistocracy!
Jul 17, 2017 • 119 min
We discuss adventure tourism, Kakistocracy, FCC vs. Net Neutrality, Tor Test Cinema, Okja, Spiderman: Homecoming, To the Bone, obligatory Star Trek rants, Grand Canyon and Quebec vacations, Vikings, Sherlock, Fargo, Armada, Ready Player One, Daemon,…
TR#177: Signal Test Thank You!
Jun 18, 2017 • 83 min
In the first show after our audio equipment collapse, the team conducts an elaborate audio test of new equipment by discussing driving music and we send sincere thanks to all of our Executive Producers who sent donations! We move on to talk about The Red…
TR#176: Prancing Ponies and Mountain Monsters!
Apr 25, 2017 • 124 min
Through mounting technical difficulty, our heroes tread from Prancing Ponies all the way to Mountain Monsters! We had stops along they way like: Harmontown, Pabst Mansion, Kong Skull Island, Ghost in the Shell, Bill O’Reilly, MST3k, One More Time With…
TR#175: Drumpf’s War on Science!
Mar 24, 2017 • 120 min
The team reunites to talk TV and politics. In this episode we discuss Counting Cars, Logan, Legion, Vikings, The Expanse, March Madness, and a splash of Douglas Adams. We also discuss North Korea and Drumpf’s preliminary budget.
TR#174: Whoopee Toupee!
Feb 12, 2017 • 88 min
We take a strong hard look at Whoopee cushions and the Moon Fun Shop! We enter the world of movie and TV analysis. And as no surprise we discuss Trumps first few weeks. Whoopee cushions in the White House, anyone?
TR#173: The Search for Hope!
Jan 4, 2017 • 124 min
We discuss Rouge One with Spoilers and curse out 2016 for the loss of Carrie Fisher. Also, In Order of Disappearance, Big Thinking, Mailbag, and more!
TR#172: You Want It Darker!
Nov 20, 2016 • 96 min
We discuss the US election tire fire, voter suppression, fake news, Leonard Cohen, Doctor Strange, Black Mirror, New York City, and more!
TR#171: October Surprises!
Oct 17, 2016 • 72 min
We discuss the 2016 U.S. elections using our new system: Record Analysis of Nonplussing Trump Statements, or R.A.N.T.S! Also Computer failures, Luke Cage, Konquest and other games, Outlander, Game of Thrones, Fez Petting Zoo, and more!
TR#170: Kubo and the Two Suicide Sausages!
Aug 27, 2016 • 134 min
In the latest installment, from best to worst, we discuss: Mailbag, A Contest, Stranger Things, Kubo and the 2 Strings, Sausage Party, Star Trek, NSA Hack, DRM, Suicide Squad and other things like the ongoing saga of a doofus named Lochtke!
TR#169: Stanger Things: GOP, CFAA!
Jul 25, 2016 • 99 min
We discuss the Republican National Convention, Stranger Things, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, statistics that prove you are safer now than in the 90s, and more Stranger Things! So Good!
TR#168: The Return of Eugene V. Debs!
May 24, 2016 • 132 min
We discuss Eugene V. Debs; plus Batman v Superman, Civil War, Socialism, elections, Last Days in the Desert, Blue Ruin, Green Room and more!
TR#167: Video Games, Buddhism, Politics!
Mar 13, 2016 • 128 min
In this episode, we discuss the Dalai Lama’s visit to Madison and protests by Dorje Shugden proponents. We discuss the joys of being a generation behind in the world of console gaming, including Viktor’s new favorite older game, Destiny. Also we update…
TR#166: To Bowie and Apple on Encryption with Love!
Feb 26, 2016 • 93 min
We discuss the loss of David Bowie, Star Wars 7, The Hateful Eight + Martin, The Revenant, Bone Tomahawk, The Expanse, Apple vs. FBI, Electioneering and Politics and, to top it all off, Love. Also, go see Deadpool!
TR#165: Sacred Baby Fest!
Dec 18, 2015 • 162 min
Sacred Baby Fest! We talk holidays, plus Hitler! Egg Nog! Jessica Jones! Tanks! Star Wars! Star Trek! Hateful 8! White Tiger! Breaking Bad! Doctor Who! Exclamation Points!
TR#164: Spectre!
Nov 22, 2015 • 88 min
We discuss Spectre, the latest James Bond film and veer off into politics, CITIZENFOUR, Snowden, Surveillance, Elections, U.S. Foreign Policy, mailbag, a contest and more!
TR#163: Back to the Future Mars!
Oct 26, 2015 • 133 min
We discuss The Martian, NASA, Mars, life beyond Earth, Back to the Future, Over the Garden Wall, Star Wars, US Elections, mailbag, and more! Listen to the show to find out how it all ties together.
TR#162: Music, Nuclear, Iran vs. I Ran!
Sep 22, 2015 • 112 min
We discuss Iran, Mike Krol, Cribshitter, Ahmed Mohamed, Scott Walker Update, Politics, I Dream of Wires, The Wrecking Crew, Muscle Shoals, and more!
TR#161: Pope Francis’s Global Warming Encyclical!
Jul 28, 2015 • 103 min
Laudato si’! We discuss the newest Encyclical of Pope Francis and the buzz about the new Pope and the environment. Also Ant-Man, Under the Skin, Trailer TV, Maggie, Bernie Sanders, Beware of Mr. Baker, and more!
TR#160: Vincent van Gogh!
Jun 29, 2015 • 133 min
Vincent van Gogh! We discuss the painter’s life and works; but first, Jurassic World, True Detective, and more! Tank Riot covers the historical timeline of van Gogh, what made his paintings great, and even the latest van Gogh breaking news!
TR#159: John Carpenter!
Jun 9, 2015 • 140 min
We discuss the famous and influential director John Carpenter and his films! We review Halloween, Dark Star, The Fog, Christine, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Escape From New York, Prince of Darkness, and more! Topics also divert to the mailbag,…
TR#158: Nick Drake!
May 15, 2015 • 114 min
Nick Drake! We discuss the British folk singer that has inspired millions but didn’t get to live to see it. Also, Avengers Age of Ultron, Theory of Everything, Imitation Game, Halt and Catch Fire, Vikings Season 3, Silent films, whiskey, and more whiskey!
TR#157: Ada Lovelace!
Apr 19, 2015 • 101 min
We discuss Ada Lovelace as the first computer programmer and her work with Charles Babbage on his Difference Engine and Analytical Engine. Plus we discuss Daredevil, Studio Ghibli, Old Tucson, Mailbag, and more!
TR#156: Deep State!
Mar 16, 2015 • 159 min
We talk about the Deep State and how it impacts the decisions of Washington, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and the Military. Also, Leonard Nimoy, Scott Walker’s Presidential aspirations, Tony Robinson, Birdman and more! It is a dark, long one, but the…
TR#155: Blaxploitation Films!
Feb 11, 2015 • 121 min
We discuss a fun and important genre of films that spanned the 1970s and lives on in homage films and parodies to this day. Some of our favorite films we discuss are: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, Shaft, Across 110th Street, Coffy, Black Caesar,…
TR#154: Flying Spaghetti Western Holiday Show!
Dec 21, 2014 • 165 min
Flying Spaghetti Western Holiday Show! We discuss the genre and our favorite actors, directors and films including: The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Django, Once Upon a Time in the West, Ennio Morricone, Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, Franco Nero, Clint…
TR#153: John Wayne!
Nov 10, 2014 • 191 min
John Wayne! We discuss the life and films of John The Duke Wayne including The Conqueror, Hatari!, Stagecoach, Red River, Rio Bravo, Green Berets, The Searchers, and many more. Also a brief interview with writer Scott Gordon, a discussion of Fury, and…
TR#152: Midterm Elections!
Oct 16, 2014 • 162 min
Midterm Elections! The tank team delves into the abyss and the abyss delves also into them. Also discussed: The Martian, Trailer Park Boys, Boardwalk Empire, Borderlands and more! To sum up, Scott Walker sucks!
TR#151: Scientific Method!
Sep 15, 2014 • 108 min
Scientific Method! We discuss the rational, logical, beautiful, yet sometimes confusing ways of science and the scientific method! Also, a contest winner, a new Houdini drama, The Double, Joan Rivers, Robin Williams, Neanderthal strip clubs and more!
TR#150: Vikings!
Aug 21, 2014 • 159 min
Vikings! We discuss the Viking Age and how and why a culture of northern pagans traveled the world. Also Mailbag, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vikings on TV, and Tor reveals a confession! All this and more!
TR#149: Jane Goodall!
May 20, 2014 • 83 min
The tank crew discuss the life and works of Jane Goodall, the great primatologist and conservationist. She is best known for the discoveries she made while observing chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Films by National Geographic…
TR#148: William Randolph Hearst!
Apr 21, 2014 • 143 min
William Randolph Hearst! We discuss the man and his legacy. Born into wealth and builder of a newspaper empire, Hearst manipulated public opinion via his yellow journalism techniques, and lived to the excesses his wealth allowed. Also Captain America 2,…
TR#147: Marijuana Reform!
Mar 25, 2014 • 168 min
Some call it marijuana, weed, grass, pot, cannabis, or hundreds of other names. We discuss the latest moves to reform laws on the use, possession, production, and sale of marijuana in the United States. Also included is the annual review of The Oscars.…
TR#146: Humphrey Bogart!
Feb 16, 2014 • 170 min
Humphrey Bogart! We discuss the life and films of one of the most famous actors in the history of cinema. Films discussed include: The Petrified Forest, High Sierra, The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Sahara, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Casablanca,…
TR#145: Xmas 2013!
Dec 20, 2013 • 115 min
Sacred Baby Fest 2013! In a very special year-end round-up episode, we forego topics and discuss current events and minutia and give thanks to our wonderful listeners. In this episode: Peter O’Toole, Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, TV, Ready Player One,…
TR#144: Saudi Arabia!
Dec 9, 2013 • 172 min
Saudi Arabia! We discuss the very influential Middle Eastern country and its complicated history. We also discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Man of Steel, The Wolverine, Doctor Who 50th anniversary, World’s End, Mailbag and more!
TR#143: Lou Reed!
Nov 12, 2013 • 148 min
Lou Reed! We discuss the great punk/art rock pioneer! From Brooklyn to Velvet Underground to a solo career that spanned decades, we hit it all. We miss him and feature some live tracks as well. We also discuss his wonderful wife Laurie Anderson. Thanks…
TR#142: The National Security Agency!
Oct 18, 2013 • 107 min
The NSA! We discuss the National Security Agency of the USA. How it began, what it does, and why it is all over the news lately. We also discuss the government shutdown, mailbag and more!
TR#141: Conspiracy Theories, Part 11!
Sep 30, 2013 • 142 min
Conspiracy Theories, Part 11! MKUltra, Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and more! Also Breaking Bad, UFOs, Tyranny is Tyranny, Mailbag and more!
TR#140: Huey Long!
Sep 2, 2013 • 179 min
Huey ‘The Kingfish’ Long! We discuss one of the most fascinating politician of the 20th century. We also go into cop and college stories, movie recommendations, mailbag, a contest, and more!
TR#139: Hyperloop!
Aug 27, 2013 • 127 min
Hyperloop! With Sputnik out with the bird flu, Tor and Viktor have an impromptu discussion of the Hyperloop as envisioned by Elon Musk. We also talk about movies, college debt and a lot of Mailbag! We also want to send out a special thank you to the…
TR#138: Quantum Leap!
Jul 15, 2013 • 97 min
Quantum Leap! We discuss Sputnik’s favorite show of the late 80s starring Scott Bakula as Sam Beckett, Dean Stockwell as Al Calavicci and created by Donald P. Bellisario. Also, jack-booted thugs in WI, Mailbag and more!
TR#137: Orson Welles!
Jun 23, 2013 • 191 min
Orson Welles! We discuss the life and works of the great actor and director from Kenosha, Wisconsin. We include such subjects as the Mercury Players, War of the Worlds, Citizen Kane, The Trial and more! Plus we cover Man of Steel, NSA snooping, Star Trek,…
TR#136: Great Comic Strips!
May 27, 2013 • 127 min
Great Comic Strips! We discuss our favorites newspaper comic strips including and addressing strips like Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, Bloom County, Doonesbury, Dilbert, Life in Hell, This Modern World, Peanuts and others. Also discussed: Toilets, Star…
TR#135: Libertarianism!
Apr 22, 2013 • 164 min
Libertarianism! We discuss the many flavors of Libertarianism including the modern US Libertarianism movement as well as its roots in philosophy and economics. Also Evil Dead, Boston bombing, Mailbag and more!
TR#134: M*A*S*H!
Mar 29, 2013 • 194 min
MASH! We discuss the novel, movie and beloved and acclaimed TV series. Richard Hooker’s novel ‘MASH, A Novel About Three Army Doctors’ started a dynasty that was continued in film by Robert Altman in the film MASH in 1970 starring Elliott Gould, Donald…
TR#133: Punk, Part 1!
Feb 11, 2013 • 136 min
We discuss the origins of punk rock and how the movement sprang from glam rock and proto-punk. Iggy Pop, Jonathan Richman, New York Dolls, Velvet Underground, Sex Pistols, The Clash, X-Ray Spex, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, The…
TR#132: China, Part 1!
Jan 21, 2013 • 130 min
Starting with the bones of Peking Man from about 750,000 years ago we look at the history of China. Part 1 of our quest ends with the end of the Qing Dynasty in the early 20th century. The chronological, geographical, and cultural expanse of the Chinese…
TR#131: Year End Extravaganza!
Dec 20, 2012 • 138 min
In this episode we discuss JFK, The Hobbit, Larry Hagman, Captain Kangaroo, Guns, Sandy Hook tragedy, Mailbag and more!
TR#130: Eugene V. Debs!
Dec 4, 2012 • 144 min
Eugene V. Debs! We discuss this important historical figure and dedicated voice of socialism. From his roots with the ARU, to running for President from a prison cell. Also James Bond’s latest film, Mailbag, a contest and more!
TR#129: Vincent Price!
Nov 19, 2012 • 192 min
Vincent Price! We discuss the films and life of the famous terrifying actor and raconteur. We cover such films as House on Haunted Hill, The Fly, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, House of Wax, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, and many many more! Also,…
TR#128: Gerry Anderson!
Oct 25, 2012 • 162 min
Gerry Anderson! We discuss Anderson’s works: Twizzle, Torchy, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, UFO, Space 1999, and so much more. Also Presidential debates, Looper, Argo, Lance Armstrong, Felix Baumgartner, James Bond, Mailbag and more!
TR#127: Motorcycle Movies!
Oct 2, 2012 • 167 min
Motorcycle Movies! We discuss the history of the motorcycle movie and some of our favorites. Including The Wild One, Wild Angels, Hells Angels on Wheels, The Glory Stompers, Angel Unchained, The Hard Ride, Easy Rider and more! Also replacement referees,…
TR#126: Frank Lloyd Wright!
Sep 4, 2012 • 140 min
Frank Lloyd Wright! In this episode we dance about architecture and celebrate the complicated life and works of the great American architect. Also, movie reviews, the adventures of Lego Larry and more!
TR#125: Howard Hughes!
Aug 15, 2012 • 172 min
Howard Hughes! We discuss the complicated, tragic life of Bruce Wayne, no wait, Tony Stark, no wait, Howard Hughes, yeah, that’s the guy! From Hollywood playboy to aviation pioneer to manic recluse. Also The Dark Knight Rises, music by Oedipus Tex and…
TR#124: Open Source Software!
Jul 20, 2012 • 153 min
It’s riot time for Open Source Software! We discuss the origins of the Open Source movement, including Free Software, Linux, GNU, Copyleft, and cool programs galore! We also cover Prometheus, Elvis, Memphis, Droughts, Mailbag, and shenanigans sometimes…
TR#123: Alan Turing vs. Scott Walker!
Jun 7, 2012 • 144 min
In this unedited episode, the tank team covers the often unsung father of modern computing and secret hero of World War II, Alan Turing. We also kick things off with our view on the Wisconsin recall election outcome and the march of Scott Walker. We…
TR#122: Conspiracy Theories, Part 10, Ancient Aliens!
May 16, 2012 • 148 min
Conspiracy Theories, Part 10, Ancient Aliens! In this episode we explore the phenomenon that is the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens! Sputnik explores its roots with the writings of Erich von Däniken. We discuss Giorgio A. Tsoukalos hairstyle and the…
TR#121: Dr. Seuss!
Apr 20, 2012 • 148 min
Dr. Seuss! We discuss the life and works of beloved author Theodor Seuss Geisel. We look at his advertising, books, politics, and movie and television adaptations! We hit How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Lorax, The Butter Battle, The Sneetches, and…
TR#120: 120 Film!
Mar 24, 2012 • 183 min
Introduced by the Eastman Kodak Company in 1901, 120 film became a big hit from kids using cardboard box cameras to professionals shooting magazine covers and everyone else in between. Despite being overshadowed by digital, 120 film and cameras are still…
TR#119: North Korea!
Feb 15, 2012 • 143 min
North Korea! We discuss the history of the communist nation and why it is such a conundrum to outsiders. We also cover the Super Bowl, Red Tails, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Doomsday Preppers, Mailbag and more!
TR#118: The Marx Brothers!
Jan 14, 2012 • 161 min
The Tank Crew suits up for the Marx Brothers! Groucho, Chico, Harpo, Zeppo, and even Gummo all had a great impact on comedy in America. We discuss how and give an overview of their film careers. Music is by Cribshitter. Also, we cover Contagion, MI4,…
TR#117: The War on Drugs!
Dec 15, 2011 • 138 min
The War on Drugs! On a very special episode, we discuss the failed US war on drugs. Also, Walker recall update, The Muppets, Trollhunter, J. Edgar, NDAA, OWS and more!
TR#116: Albert Einstein!
Nov 1, 2011 • 138 min
Albert Einstein! The Tank Team discuss the legendary physicist everyone thinks they know. We also give our first impressions of Occupy Wall Street, the failures of US media, government and education. Strap on your helmet…
TR#115: Professional Wrestling!
Oct 1, 2011 • 120 min
Pro Wrestling! We discuss the rise and power of professional wrestling. From its roots in carnivals to its current global influence. The Crusher, Jesse Ventura, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, and more! Also, new music by Sleeping in the Aviary!
TR#114: The Space Race!
Sep 4, 2011 • 137 min
The Space Race! We discuss the beginings of human space exploration, rocketry and the competition between USSR and USA. Also, Labor Day, Jerry Lewis, Hobo With a Shotgun, Super and more! Music by Killdozer.
TR#113: Rupert Murdoch and Fox News!
Aug 10, 2011 • 97 min
Rupert Murdoch and Fox News! We discuss the controversial multi-billionaire and his media empire. We also cover Captain America, 13 Assassins, GasHole, the Wisconsin recall elections, Mailbag and more!
TR#112: Link Wray!
Jul 25, 2011 • 103 min
Link Wray! We discuss the guitar legend that deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also: Roswell, Hitler (1962 film), Super Fuzz, Collapse, the last space shuttle mission, Captain Kangaroo, Cedar Rapids, the mailbag and more!
TR#111: Conspiracy Theories, Part 9, Nazi UFOs!
Jul 9, 2011 • 125 min
Conspiracy Theories, Part 9, Nazi UFOs! We deconstruct the vault of theories and find some incredible moon-cheese! We also interview Jarmo Puskala from the Iron Sky film team. But first, Super 8, X-Men 1st Class, Sconnie politics and more!
TR#110: Best Worst Movies!
Jun 9, 2011 • 129 min
Best Worst Movies! The team discuss their favorite worst movies with a special focus on Troll 2! We give an update on Sconnie Nation Bratfests, Beer and Politics. We also talk about The Other Guys, have an interview with the 5th Beatle and much more!
TR#109: George Orwell!
May 15, 2011 • 136 min
The Tank Crew cover the life, essays, and novels of author George Orwell. Being one of most important authors of the 20th century, Orwell is best know for the novels Animal Farm and 1984. But first: Thor, Pawn Stars, The Gun Show, Green Hornet, the death…
TR#108: Irwin Allen!
May 2, 2011 • 127 min
We discuss the works of the prolific movie writer, director and producer Irwin Allen. We cover Voyage to the Bottom to the Sea, Time Tunnel, Lost in Space, The Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure, The Swarm and more! Also, WI Supreme Court scandals,…
TR#107: Doctor Who!
Mar 27, 2011 • 130 min
The Tank Team finally tackle Doctor Who. We look at our favorite and least favorite doctors from William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant to…
TR#106: On Wisconsin!
Mar 3, 2011 • 105 min
The Tank team discusses the turmoil that surrounds Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his attack on the middle and lower class on behalf of the Billionaire Koch Brothers. Unions, Corporations, and Citizens, Oh My!
TR#105: Think Tanks!
Feb 14, 2011 • 112 min
The Tank Team discuss think tanks: their origins and affects on governments and democracy in America and beyond. They look at think tanks as part of the propaganda apparatus used by billionaire puppet masters such as Koch brothers David and Charles. Also…
TR#104: Jack the Ripper!
Jan 19, 2011 • 142 min
The Tank team discuss serial killers and get to the bottom of why Jack the Ripper is so fascinating. Also, Jeff Bridges, Tron Legacy, True Grit, the Arizona shooting, Skiing, Mailbag and much more!
TR#103: Great Novels!
Dec 16, 2010 • 131 min
Sputnik, Viktor, and Tor each talk about 5 great novels. The Tank Crew cover why each novel is a favorite and why it may be a good read for you too. Books covered include The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor…
TR#102: MST3K!
Nov 22, 2010 • 92 min
The Tank Team discuss Mystery Science Theater 3000! Jim Mallon, Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Josh Weinstein, Micheal Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Frank Coniff, Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett, Patrich Brantseg and more. Also British Nuptials, Caprica, Walking Dead,…
TR#101: Daniel Ellsberg and Wikileaks!
Nov 8, 2010 • 104 min
The Tank Team discuss the most dangerous man in America, Daniel Ellsberg. Also: Wikileaks, Jackass 3D, Russ Feingold, Midterm Elections, The Walking Dead, Ancient Aliens, South Park Totoro, Religion, Bonobos, A Contest Winner and more!
TR#100: 100 Years!
Oct 12, 2010 • 180 min
The Tank Team discuss the 100th episode of the Tank Team discussing things! Politics, Vegas, Stars, Treks, Wars, Jackasses, Douchebags, Pythons of the Monty variety, Mad, Wicked, Caberet, Beer, Pirates, Mailbags, Contests and more!
TR#99: Harry Houdini!
Sep 16, 2010 • 103 min
The Tank team discuss their favorite magician, Erik Weisz (aka Harry Houdini). The Hungarian-American handcuff king brought escapology to center stage and challenged the spiritualist movement with incredible showmanship. All this and more!
TR#98: Conspiracy Theories, Part 8, Lizard People!
Aug 25, 2010 • 115 min
Conspiracy Theories, Part 8! The Tank Crew discuss the infamous David Icke, lizard people, Peak Oil, BP disaster and other conspiracy theories. Also, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Mailbag and more!
TR#97: The Brady Bunch!
Aug 9, 2010 • 116 min
The Tank Crew discuss the infamous Brady Bunch TV show. Here’s the story of a complex cast of characters and how they all worked together (or not) to make the iconic show what it is today, unforgettable. Also: Inception, A Town Called Panic and more!
TR#96: Ronald Reagan!
Jul 19, 2010 • 154 min
The Tank Crew discuss the complicated 40th President of the United States, Ronald “Dutch” Reagan. We examine how his life as an actor, his personality and his philosophy shaped the world of the 1980s and what that means for the future. From lifeguard to…
TR#95: Great Movies!
Jul 5, 2010 • 107 min
Great Movies! The Tank Riot crew discuss their favorite movies in a top 5 format! Also, Book of Eli, BP Oil Spill, Warren the Ape, Down Periscope, Broken Lizard and more!
TR#94: Carl Sagan!
Jun 12, 2010 • 94 min
Carl Sagan! The team discusses the Pulitzer Prize winning astrophysicist, author, and popularizer of science. Also, Yacht Rock, BP, Buck Rogers, The Road, SETI at home and, as usual, so much more!
TR#93: Great Music!
May 31, 2010 • 121 min
The Tank Riot team discuss their favorite musical artists and bands in a top 5 format! Also, Good Hair, Defamation, Iron Man 2, Family Guy Star Wars, and more!
TR#92: Conspiracies, Part 7!
May 10, 2010 • 110 min
The team discusses the rise of the New Right in America and three events that shaped and solidified the movement: Ruby Ridge, Waco and the Oklahoma City bombing. Also, the Tank Crew confabulate The Pacific, Kick-Ass, Black Dynamite and more! Music is by…
TR#91: Gilligan’s Island!
Apr 17, 2010 • 114 min
Gilligan’s Island! The team takes a trip to a tropic isle of nostalgia to discuss Sherwood Schwartz’s great show, Gilligan’s Island. Whatever happened to Bob Denver, Dawn Wells, Russell Johnson, Alan Hale, Jim Backus, Tina Louise, Natalie Schafer and…
TR#90: Mother Teresa!
Mar 29, 2010 • 90 min
Mother Teresa! In this episode the Tank Team dares to irreverently discuss the revered. Who is Agnese Gonxhe Bojaxhiu and why is she being fast-tracked to sainthood in the Catholic Church? Also, Sputnik goes to Wonderland, Capitalism: A Badly-Narrated…
TR#89: Robber Barons!
Mar 14, 2010 • 104 min
Robber Barons! In this episode, the team discusses their favorite robber baron industrialists: Carnegie, Rockefeller, Gould, Morgan, Frick and more! But first, the Academy Awards, Alice in Wonderland, Boondock Saints 2, Infestation, Invictus, House of the…
TR#88: Les Paul!
Feb 21, 2010 • 69 min
Les Paul! The tank team discusses Sconnie Nation’s own Wizard of Waukesha. One of rock and roll’s most important inventors, we uncover his influences on electric guitar, multi-track recording and all of rock and roll. Plus movie discussions of World’s…
TR#87: Howard Zinn!
Feb 13, 2010 • 83 min
Howard Zinn! The tank team discusses the great historian, author, activist, playwright, intellectual and professor of political science, Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 - January 27, 2010). Also, movie discussions of A Serious Man, Midgets vs. Mascots, The…
TR#86: Hanna-Barbera!
Jan 31, 2010 • 115 min
Hanna-Barbera! The Tank Crew discuss the animation studio that forever changed animation. Hanna-Barbera took the bold and drastic step of switching from the movie house to television resulting in a huge list of works including: Tom & Jerry, Ruff and…
TR#85: Joe McCarthy!
Jan 18, 2010 • 138 min
Joe McCarthy! It’s a new Great Douche-bags in History episode on Tail-gunner Joe! Also: The Star Wars Holiday Special, Avatar, Moon, The Hurt Locker, District 9, Leno vs Conan, Pawn Stars, The Simpsons, Man vs Wild, Gilligan’s Island, The IT Crowd and…
TR#84: Free for All!
Dec 20, 2009 • 107 min
Free for All! The tank team celebrates the end of the year by randomly discussing listener feedback, listener suggestions and the airing of grievances! The viking princess also tells us her favorite music album and movies of the year for kids. We discuss…
TR#83: Conspiracies, Part 6!
Dec 5, 2009 • 96 min
Conspiracies, Part 6! The team takes on the J.F.K. assassination conspiracies with a discussion of Abraham Zapruder and his historical film. Also brief discussions of 2012 conspiracy theory, Pixar’s Up, the Afghanistan troop surge and more!
TR#82: Post-Apocalypse Cinema!
Nov 15, 2009 • 135 min
Post-Apocalypse Cinema! The tank crew discusses their favorite post-apocalypse films including: La Jetee, Mad Max, A Boy and his Dog, Soylent Green, On the Beach, Last Man on Earth, The Quiet Earth, Omega Man, Six String Samurai, Day of the Triffids,…
TR#81: Walt Disney!
Oct 25, 2009 • 134 min
Walt Disney! We discuss the life, works, controversies and urban legends of the animator everyone thinks they know. From Mickey Mouse in Plane Crazy to Donald Duck and Pluto, we discuss the animators like Ubbe Iwerks and the voice actors like Clarence…
TR#80: Charles Fort!
Sep 27, 2009 • 103 min
Charles Fort! We discuss the life and works of one of the earliest investigators of the paranormal. He specialized in recording reports of strange, unexplained events, and wrote dense novels (The Book of the Damned, New Lands, Lo!, Wild Talents) that…
TR#79: Ayn Rand!
Sep 6, 2009 • 88 min
Ayn Rand! We discuss the life and works of Ayn Rand, whose novels Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead are the foundation base of Objectivism. The followers of Objectivism are called Objectivist and often have a faith based religious belief in free market…
TR#78: Rachel Carson!
Aug 22, 2009 • 80 min
Rachel Carson! We discuss the life and works of Rachel Carson, whose novel Silent Spring in 1962 brought the inappropriate use of DDT to the attention of the American public. We talk about her previous novels and works and the attacks against her for…
TR#77: Beer!
Aug 2, 2009 • 97 min
Beer! The Tank Crew discuss their favorite beer, breweries, beer movies, and home brew. They look at how Sconnie Nation has contributed to the craft. Plus the Tank Riot rips through mini-reviews of Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, Fasterer and Furiouserer,…
TR#76: Conspiracies, Part 5, Holocaust Denial
Jul 18, 2009 • 77 min
Conspiracies, Part 5! The crew take on Holocaust denial and the recent developments on Facebook concerning free speech. They look at the different denial groups and their motivations. Plus they discuss the extensive list of Nazi atrocities and what…
TR#75: Time Travel!
Jun 27, 2009 • 105 min
Time Travel! The team discusses some of the realities of time travel and their favorite appearances of time travel in science fiction including The Time Machine, Star Trek, Primer, Dr. Who, Back to the Future, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Timecrimes,…
TR#74: Emma Goldman!
Jun 6, 2009 • 101 min
Emma Goldman! The team discusses the intriguing life of the controversial “Red Emma”, an anarchist, free-speech advocate, social activist, and spokesperson for women’s freedom and birth control rights. We look at her connections to the Haymarket Affair,…
TR#73: Pirates!
May 16, 2009 • 112 min
Pirates! The team discusses the history of piracy and some of their favorite pirates including: Blackbeard (Edward Teach), Bartholomew Roberts, Henry Every, Thomas Tew, William Kidd, Emanuel Wynn, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Calico Jack Rackham, Jean Lafitte…
TR#72: Zombies!
May 1, 2009 • 101 min
Zombies! The team discusses their favorite Zombie films, directors and writers, and has a special review of Dead Snow. Directors and writers discussed include George Romero, Stuart Gordon, Dan O’Bannon, Ed Wood, Robert Rodriguez, Tommy Wirkola, Zack…
TR#71: Jim Henson!
Apr 17, 2009 • 94 min
Jim Henson! The Tank Crew enters the world of muppets and Jim Henson’s history of creating fantastic characters and shows for young and old. Including: Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movies, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Dinosaurs, Rowlf,…
TR#70: Urban Legends!
Apr 4, 2009 • 74 min
Urban Legends! In this show, the Tank Crew look at the phenomenon of urban legends. We discuss our favorites and get sidetracked by Battlestar Galactica, Indiana Jones, Leprechaun in the Hood, Wisconsin Rapids and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 69: Nietzsche and Watchmen
Mar 20, 2009 • 72 min
Nietzsche and Watchmen! We discuss Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and his contribution to modern philosophy and look into how he is commonly misunderstood. We also analyze Zack Snyder’s brilliant adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen.
Tank Riot - Episode 68: Richard Feynman
Feb 26, 2009 • 77 min
Richard Feynman! The team discusses the life and works of the legendary physicist (and bongo player) who won the Nobel Prize, worked on the Manhattan Project, predicted nanotechnology, cracked safes, inspired others through teaching and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 67: Mister Rogers
Feb 7, 2009 • 68 min
Mister Rogers! The team takes a look at the much maligned, but very important and wonderful children’s television personality. We discuss his Supreme Court appearance, his contribution to TV and the VCR, his great guests (Bruce Haack) and his neighborhood…
Tank Riot - Episode 66: Worst Presidents Ever!
Jan 24, 2009 • 86 min
Worst Presidents Ever! In this show, we discuss the topical issue of presidential ranking including our favorite lamentable presidents: James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Warren Harding, Ulysses Grant and more. We also discuss the Film Heckler and the Oscar…
Tank Riot - Episode 65: 2008 Great Music Round-up
Jan 10, 2009 • 100 min
2008 Great Music Round-up featuring music by Bon Iver, David Byrne/Brian Eno, Delta Spirit, Kimya Dawson, Silver Jews, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Paleface! We also discuss Operation Valkyrie, Protein Folding, [email protected], Houdini and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 64: Christmas, Part 2
Dec 20, 2008 • 67 min
Christmas! The team discusses Christmas, Saturnalia, Solstice and more with some discussion of traditional origins and our favorite recent holiday films and TV shows. We also take a look at the war on Christmas and the separation of church and state.
Tank Riot - Episode 63: Quantum of Awesome and James Bond
Dec 8, 2008 • 76 min
Quantum of Awesome! The team discusses the latest James Bond film, “Quantum of Solace” and all things Bond. Also, a review of “My Name is Bruce” including a Q&A session with film legend Bruce Campbell. All this and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 62: Henry Kissinger
Nov 16, 2008 • 64 min
Henry Kissinger! We discuss some B-movies: “Without Warning” starring Jack Palance, Martin Landau and David Caruso, “Hell Ride”, a Quentin Tarantino production starring Michael Madsen and “Maniac Cop” w/Bruce Campbell. Then we take on Kissinger’s…
Tank Riot - Episode 61: Madison Music, Part 1
Oct 26, 2008 • 72 min
Madison Music, Part 1! A Madison Music Round-up featuring songs by The Gomers, Sleeping in the Aviary, His and Her Vanities, Cribshitter, National Beekeepers Society, Knuckel Drager, Midwest Beat, Whatfor, Pale Young Gentlemen and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 60: The Business Plot, Conspiracies, Part 4
Oct 17, 2008 • 71 min
Conspiracies, Part 4! The Tank Team takes on the Business Plot where in 1933 a group of business men conspire to overthrow FDR. What does the Great Depression have in common with today? Who was Smedley Butler? Learn about Irenee Du Pont, Robert Clark,…
Tank Riot - Episode 59: Tron
Sep 27, 2008 • 80 min
Tron! The team discusses the 1982 film and its rumored sequel. From director Steven Lisberger to artistic visionaries Syd Mead and Moebius to actors Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner and David Warner. We interview the Tron Guy and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 58: Fighting Bob
Sep 13, 2008 • 58 min
Fighting Bob Fest! The team attends Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo, Wisconsin. We discuss the politics of 2008 and learn about Robert M. La Follette, Sr., one of the greatest Senators in US history. We interview Jim Hightower and also hear from Phil Donahue!
Tank Riot - Episode 57: Errol Morris
Aug 22, 2008 • 79 min
We discuss one of the world’s best documentary directors, Errol Morris! His films include: Gates of Heaven, Vernon Florida, The Thin Blue Line, Fast Cheap and Out of Control, The Fog of War and more! In addition to movies, we look at the Errol Morris…
Tank Riot - Episode 56: The Olympics
Aug 10, 2008 • 91 min
The Olympics! In our very first sports episode, we discuss the history of Olympic competition, the politics of international games, Avery Brundage, and, of course, Brett Favre!
Tank Riot - Episode 55: Conspiracies, Part 3
Jul 26, 2008 • 87 min
Conspiracies, Part 3! We discuss the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), Lt. Eric Shine, the murders of John Lennon and Abraham Lincoln, Bohemian Grove and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 54: Devo
Jul 12, 2008 • 62 min
Devo! We discuss our favorite band of spuds. Formed in Akron, Ohio in 1974, the band has been a cultural influence for decades. Learn about De-evolution and be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn’t matter, we’re all Devo!
Tank Riot - Episode 53: Akira Kurosawa
Jun 19, 2008 • 68 min
Akira Kurosawa! The Tank Team discusses the legendary Japanese director. His works include Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Ran and many more. We also discuss his favorite actors, including Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, and Takashi Shimura!
Tank Riot - Episode 52: Henry Ford
Jun 3, 2008 • 65 min
Henry Ford! The team discusses a controversial and complicated capitalist. Why did Hitler love him? Why did he leave the farm? Why aren’t you driving an Edsel? All this plus Rambo and Indiana Jones updates!
Tank Riot - Episode 51: Iron Man vs. Zombie Strippers
May 10, 2008 • 53 min
Iron Man vs. Zombie Strippers! The Tank Team kicks off the Summer movie season with reviews of Iron Man and Zombie Strippers. We also discuss Wicked, Walking with Dinosaurs and the films we are most looking forward to this Summer!
Tank Riot - Episode 50: Rod Serling
Apr 25, 2008 • 75 min
Rod Serling! A famous writer, fighting for social justice and enlightenment in television, makes it big. What happens next is a tale that can only be properly told in… The Twilight Zone.
Tank Riot - Episode 49: Cryptozoology
Apr 13, 2008 • 46 min
Cryptozoology! The team discuss their favorite hidden animals: Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra, Minnesota Iceman, Kraken, Bozho, Bloop and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 48: Leon Theremin
Mar 21, 2008 • 56 min
The Tank Team probes the life and inventions of Leon Theremin. While most noted for the electronic musical instrument named after him, we further discuss his life of intrigue, his other inventions and his impact on other inventors. From stunning stage…
Tank Riot - Episode 47: Stanley Kubrick
Feb 24, 2008 • 88 min
Stanley Kubrick! The team discusses the life and films of the legendary director. Films include: Paths of Glory, Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and more! What could this…
Tank Riot - Episode 46: Nikola Tesla
Feb 8, 2008 • 54 min
Nikola Tesla! The team discusses the brilliant scientist’s complex life and inventions (AC power, radio, induction motors, rotary transformers and more!) Learn about his famous rivalry with Thomas Edison and other moments in his world changing career!
Tank Riot - Episode 45: 2007 Movies
Jan 18, 2008 • 52 min
2007 Great Movie round-up! We discuss our favorite films of 2007 and look at what’s coming in 2008! Including: No Country For Old Men, I Am Legend, Rescue Dawn, 3:10 to Yuma, Sicko, Halloween, Eastern Promises and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 44: 2007 Great Music Round-up
Dec 28, 2007 • 47 min
It is the 2007 Great Music Round-up! Viktor counts down his top 5 records of 2007. We will be featuring music by Radiohead, Spoon, Of Montreal and Iron & Wine! We also discuss The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Panda Bear, The Shins, Gogol Bordello,…
Tank Riot - Episode 43: Roger Corman
Nov 17, 2007 • 50 min
Roger Corman! We discuss the works of the prolific movie director and producer, Roger Corman. We cover Little Shop of Horrors, DeathRace 2000, The Trip, Wild Angels, Man with the X-Ray Eyes, Rock & Roll High School and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 42: Douglas Adams
Oct 27, 2007 • 49 min
In this episode the Tank Team discusses the life and works of Douglas Adams, including ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, ‘Dirk Gently’, Doctor Who and Monty Python. Grab your towel, listen in and don’t panic!
Tank Riot - Episode 41: Iran
Oct 14, 2007 • 66 min
What is up with Iran?! The Tank Team investigates the controversial Middle Eastern nation. Why are US talking heads pondering war with Iran and what would be the consequences? What events in history lead to the Iran of today? What does the Iranian…
Tank Riot - Episode 40: Quagmire
Sep 22, 2007 • 67 min
A Documentary Quagmire! The Tank Team covers 3 documentaries: “No End in Sight”, “The King of Kong” and “Loose Change”. Which is good, which is bad and what is the definition of ugly? Tune in and pretend it’s fiction!
Tank Riot - Episode 39: Godzilla
Aug 24, 2007 • 40 min
Godzilla! In this episode we discuss Godzilla (Gojira) films, and the many other Kaiju monsters from Japan that we love! Including: Megalon, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidora, Mechagodzilla, Gigan, Gamera and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 38: The Simpsons Movie
Aug 11, 2007 • 36 min
The Simpsons Movie! We review the first film of the Simpsons franchise. We also discuss current films in theaters and on DVD including Sunshine, Hot Fuzz, The Host and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 37: Sicko
Jul 15, 2007 • 55 min
Sicko! The Tank team discusses Michael Moore’s new film Sicko, his past works and why you should care (if you are an American). Also, Tor reviews Sundance cinema in Madison.
Tank Riot - Episode 36: Hunter S. Thompson
Jun 16, 2007 • 46 min
Hunter S. Thompson! We discuss our favorite gonzo journalist’s life and works from early material like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to the last of the Gonzo Papers. We also look at film adaptations featuring Johnny Depp, Bill Murray and more…
Tank Riot - Episode 35: Mike Judge
May 13, 2007 • 44 min
We discuss the works of Mike Judge, including Office Space, Idiocracy, Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, and more! Also, Viktor gives a review of Spiderman 3.
Tank Riot - Episode 34: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Apr 28, 2007 • 42 min
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (11/11/1922 - 4/11/2007). We remember a great American author and discuss his life and works. We talk about our favorite novels, including Breakfast of Champions, Sirens of Titan, Slaughterhouse Five, Bluebeard and more… We also look at…
Tank Riot - Episode 33: Grindhouse
Apr 13, 2007 • 35 min
Grindhouse! We discuss the new Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino double feature: “Planet Terror” and “Death Proof”. These movies feature such talent as Zoe Bell, Josh Brolin, Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Tracie Thoms, and Bruce Willis.…
Tank Riot - Episode 32: 300
Mar 26, 2007 • 44 min
300! We discuss Frank Miller and his new film 300. Is it the best film of 2007 or just a testosterone romp? You probably decided, but we will discuss! Also, is Captain America really dead and is Iron Man to blame or George Bush? Can goats really play…
Tank Riot - Episode 31: Conspiracies, Part 2
Feb 20, 2007 • 42 min
Conspiracies, Part 2! We discuss peak oil, anthrax attacks, 9/11 and also the death of Kurt Cobain.
Tank Riot - Episode 30: Religion, Part 2
Feb 12, 2007 • 44 min
In this episode Viktor and Sputnik discuss Scientology. Learn about the origins of L. Ron Hubbard’s modern religion and more arcane secrets leaked into the public domain …
Tank Riot - Episode 29: Religion, Part 1
Feb 3, 2007 • 39 min
Viktor and Sputnik discuss post-modern religions. Is this show serious, a parody or both? Learn about Discordianism, The Church of the Subgenius, The Flying Spaghetti Monster and more. Also discussed are Richard Dawkins, Brian Flemming and the Rational…
Tank Riot - Episode 28: 2006 Music Round-up featuring music by Tom Waits!
Jan 26, 2007 • 48 min
This is the 2006 great music round-up featuring music by Tom Waits! We also discuss The Thermals, TV on the Radio, The Hold Steady, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Bachmann, Islands, Johnny Cash, Daniel Johnston and more!
Tank Riot - Episode 27: Christmas!
Dec 14, 2006 • 54 min
Tank Riot’s Holiday Special! We discuss our favorite Christmas movies, music, TV shows and more.
Tank Riot - Episode 26: Sid and Marty Krofft
Nov 30, 2006 • 47 min
Sid and Marty Krofft! The Tank Team discusses the cult icons and their shows, actors, influences and more! Sid and Marty were the minds behind such shows as H.R. Pufnstuf, The Bugaloos, Lidsville, Far Out Space Nuts, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, and Land…
Tank Riot - Episode 25: 2006 & 2008 Elections
Nov 16, 2006 • 50 min
The 2006 mid terms result in a new majority in the House and Senate, and a shake-up in the White House. The Tank Team talks about the impacts on our democracy. They then take a look at 2008 presidential contenders.
Tank Riot - Episode 24: The Departed vs. Infernal Affairs
Nov 2, 2006 • 46 min
The Departed vs. Infernal Affairs! “Two films enter, one film leaves!” Two great films reviewed by the tank team. Martin Scorsese remakes the already great Hong Kong film, but which one is better? Also, movie news and viewer mail.
Tank Riot - Episode 23: 40 Years of Star Trek
Sep 21, 2006 • 51 min
40 Years of Star Trek! Sputnik talks about his experiences at the Star Trek 40th anniversary convention in Chicago. We also reveal our top sci-fi TV programs of all time and revisit issues from past podcasts.
Tank Riot - Episode 22: Philip K. Dick
Sep 8, 2006 • 56 min
The Tank Team discusses one of their favorite authors, visionary science fiction writer Philip K. Dick! We discuss his life, his books, his visions and how Hollywood tried to take him to the big screen. All this and more…
Tank Riot - Episode 21: Recumbent Bicycles
Aug 24, 2006 • 50 min
Tank Riot looks at the phenomenon of recumbent bicycles! When were they invented? The Tank Team explains the history, speed, and comfort. They also layout what to shop for in one of these controversial bikes. All this, listener feedback and more…
Tank Riot - Episode 20: Roky Erickson
Aug 3, 2006 • 51 min
Roky Erickson! In this episode, we profile one of psychedelic rock’s pioneers. We discuss The 13th Floor Elevators and Roky’s later solo work as well as his compelling personal story. All this and viewer mail…
Tank Riot - Episode 19: Jerry Lewis
Jul 20, 2006 • 46 min
Jerry Lewis! We cover all things Jerry and get into some suprising trivia. We look at Viktor’s favorite unseen film: “The Day the Clown Cried”. Plus at look other Lewis films such as “The Nutty Professor”. Sputnik covers Lewis as a telethon host and we…
Tank Riot - Episode 18: Hugo Chavez
Jul 4, 2006 • 51 min
Hugo Chavez! The controversial president of Venezuela has been making waves and seems at odds with the American government. We look at the politics of Hugo Chavez and his current position on the world stage.
Tank Riot - Episode 17: X-Men
Jun 1, 2006 • 28 min
X-men! Reviews of “X-Men 3: The Last Stand” starring Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Stan Lee and even Chris Claremont! Plus a look at the comic book history and more…
Tank Riot - Episode 16: Energy
May 19, 2006 • 47 min
Energy! Facing the high costs of oil, we examine alternatives like ethanol (corn, sugarcane, etc.), wind, solar, hot dry rock, and sewage. Is George W. Bush doing anything productive or innovative? We will be the deciders!
Tank Riot - Episode 15: The Neocons
May 5, 2006 • 50 min
What is Neoconservatism? Who is behind it? Tank Riot talks about the movement, its major neocon players and their goals. The Tank Team pushes neoconservatives Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, George W. Bush, Karl Rove, and Dick Cheney through the analysis…
Tank Riot - Episode 14: The World’s Fastest Indian
Apr 13, 2006 • 44 min
Tank Riot discusses Burt Munro and The World’s Fastest Indian! They review the film about the legendary motorcycle racer, starring Anthony Hopkins. The film follows Burt from New Zealand to the Bonneville Salt Flats and speed record history. Tank Riot…
Tank Riot - Episode 13: V for Vendetta
Mar 22, 2006 • 36 min
V for Vendetta! This is the discussion of V for Vendetta that you want to hear. Alan Moore’s graphic novel with David Lloyd as illustrator is brought to the big screen. The Wachowski brothers produced the film starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. It…
Tank Riot - Episode 12: Studio Ghibli
Mar 10, 2006 • 50 min
Tank Riot celebrates Studio Ghibli, Viktor’s favorite Japanese animation studio! Topics include: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Nausicaa, Castle in the Sky, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and more …
Tank Riot - Episode 11: Star Trek Fan Films
Feb 23, 2006 • 37 min
Tank Riot looks at Star Trek fan films with heavy reviews of Star Trek New Voyages, Starship Exeter, Star Trek: Hidden Frontier, Stone Trek, and Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning. They compare these fan films to official ones and look at the greater fan film…
Tank Riot - Episode 10 : Conspiracy Theory
Feb 9, 2006 • 37 min
Tank Riot delves into conspiracy theory starting with a primer by Sputnik. They then investigate a list by 2spare.com. The list includes specifics of our dinosauroid rulers, the faking of the Apollo moon landings, 9/11, barcodes, Charlemagne, Area 51,…
Tank Riot - Episode 9
Jan 26, 2006 • 35 min
Episode 9: 2005 Great Music Round-up: (Smog), Andrew Bird, Beck, Decemberists, Spoon, Brian Eno, Art Brut, Sigur Ros, Broken Social Scene, Metric, Constantines, The New Pornographers, Wolf Parade and Bright Eyes.