Quick update time – so quick, if you blink you may miss it. The Schizopolitan podcast may have undergone an accidental six-week hiatus, but it’s back, and online with its fourth spectacular episode, in which my friend Jehan and I engage in wild speculation about the recently announced slate of DC superhero movies coming in the next six years, and what DC’s chances are of getting anywhere near matching Marvel. You can listen to the podcast at the link above, and we’re also now on iTunes, so you can catch up on previous episodes there, and subscribe (the new episode will be arriving there in the next forty-eight hours). We’re having a lot of fun doing these, and more episodes should be arriving soon!

Podcast: Schizopolitan – Episode 1 – The Saga Begins…

It’s been a long time, but Schizopolitan has risen from the grave… and this time we’re trying something a little different – presenting the SCHIZOPOLITAN PODCAST! I’ve teamed up with my friend and occasional collaborator Jehan Ranasinghe (on Twitter as @Maustallica) for what we’re hoping is going to be a regular series of podcasts looking at the world of Movies, TV, Animation, Games, Comics, and whatever else grabs our attention. It’s our first attempt at anything like this, so bear with us as we figure out various problems, wrestle with technical difficulties and generally ramble like there’s no tomorrow.

In this debut episode (running for 95 minutes), we use the recent aftermath of San Diego Comic Con to discuss some of the con’s announcements and reveals, but that soon spirals into a general discussion of blockbuster cinema in general – there’s talk about Star Wars and the new TV animated show Star Wars: Rebels, the first photo of the Wonder Woman costume and how much we know about Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the potential upcoming DC Universe movies, and then a more wide-ranging talk about the ‘problem’ of a Female-fronted superhero blockbuster and why Hollywood seems so nervous about the idea…

Hope you enjoy our first episode, and stay tuned for more editions of Schizopolitan: The Podcast soon!

(The opening and closing music on the podcast is ‘Ouroboros’ by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)


I really should have posted this last week, but life got rather busy and intense in a whole collection of interesting shades. Therefore, I must make a proclamation:

I have a new review blog. And it’s called Schizopolitan. Look upon my works, ye mighty, and DESPAIR!!!

For anyone who’s still counting, that’s the secret project I was working on at the end of last year. The focus is mainly going to be on comics (hopefully dealing with them in an accessible and fun manner), but there’ll also be TV, Film and Book reviews as well – in short, the kind of stuff most of this blog was made up of when I wasn’t talking personal, but tidied up a bit and presented a little bit more structured. I’ll also be digging back into the history of this blog and resurrecting occasional posts and reviews, giving them a new lick of paint and republishing them on Schizopolitan. I’m going to be doing this for at least a year (at the moment I’ve got new content going up every week- this may slow down at some point), and it’ll be interesting to see how it develops. Hopefully it’s going to be fun, and you’re more than welcome to come along for the ride.