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Matt is a mediocre man from the Midlands who surrounds himself with more interesting people. He’s here to chat with them about their first crushes.

Crushing Disappointment Crushing Disappointment

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Matt is a mediocre man from the Midlands who surrounds himself with more interesting people. He’s here to chat with them about their first crushes.

    Wallace Wood

    Wallace Wood

    "I worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week for years. Being a comic book artist is like sentencing yourself to life imprisonment at hard labor in solitary confinement. I don't think I'd do it again."


    Welcome to Episode #29 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to himself about his crush on Wallace Wood.

    Disappointments: Is "being pretty excitement" correct English? Does this episode contain jump scares when you suddenly start talking enthusiastically after expressing no emotion for minutes? Could you enunciate a bit more, please? How many times to you say "Starger and Spurlock"?


    Steve Starger and J. David Spurlock: Wally's World: The Brilliant Life and Tragic Death of Wally Wood. The World's Second-Best Comic Book Artist

    Bhob Stewart & J. Michael Catron: The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood Volume 1

    Bhob Stewart & J. Michael Catron: The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood Volume 2

    Qiana Whitted: EC Comics: Race, Shock & Social Protest

    Sean Howe: Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

    Marvel in the Silver Age: Daredevil: Hooray for Wally Wood

    Matt Seneca: An Erection Four Decades Long: The Pornography of Wally Wood

    The Jock and Nerd Podcast: The 50th Anniversary of Wally Wood’s Red Daredevil (09/10/2015)

    Chris and Reggie's Cosmic Treadmill: Episode 148 - Wally Wood’s Gang Bang #1 (1980)

    Comic book artist Ken Landgraf demonstrates Wally Wood style lighting techniques

    HOW TO INK: Studying Inking Masters Episode 4 - Moebius, Wally Wood, P Craig Russell, & more


    Some Featured Wallace Wood Comics

    My World (Weird Science #22)

    The Guilty! (Shock SuspenStories #3)

    In Gratitude (Shock SuspenStories #11)

    Perimeter (Frontline Combat #15)

    The Disney Memorial Orgy

    My Word (Big Apple Comix #1)

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Shah Rukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan

    "If she loves you then she will turn around and see you ... turn ... turn!"


    Welcome to Episode #28 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to Shandana about her crush on Shah Rukh Khan.

    Disappointments: How is it possible that you still don't know how to use a microphone? Do you have any new questions, ideas, thoughts? Did you not think about how to end the episode?


    Nosheen Iqbal (The Guardian): Shah Rukh Khan: ‘My success is all down to the women I’ve worked with’

    Khandaan- A Bollywood Podcast

    Julien Cayla: Following the Endorser's Shadow: Shah Rukh Khan and the Creation of the Cosmopolitan Indian Male

    Neelam Sidhar Wright: Bollywood and Postmodernism Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

    My Next Guest with David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan

    Sonia Mariam Thomas (Buzzfeed): The Undeniable Misery Of Being A Shah Rukh Khan Fan Today

    Richard Dyer: Entertainment & Utopia

    Sunny Singh: The Road to Rāmarājya: Analysing Shah Rukh Khan’s Parallel Text in Commercial Hindi Cinema


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    • 57 min
    Mia Sara

    Mia Sara

    "I want to thank you for your warmth and compassion."




    Welcome to Episode #27 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to Alek about his crush on Mia Sara.


    Disappointments: How did you forget Matthew Broderick's name? Do you know how to set up the microphones? Should you have known Uncle Buck was a John Hughes film?




    Michael Leader (Den of Geek): Looking back at Ridley Scott's Legend


    Ed Power (The Telegraph): Ridley Scott’s beautiful dark twisted fantasy: the making of Legend


    Antonio Sanna: “A Villainous Appetite: Erôs, Madness, and the Food Analogy in Hannibal and Legend”


    Matt Rodgers (HeyUGuys): Legend 1985 Retrospective


    Martin Morse Wooster: Angry classrooms, vacant minds: what's happened to our high schools?


    Roz Kaveney: Teen dreams: Reading Teen Film from Heathers to Veronica Mars

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Esmeralda (w/ Georgette from Just the Tip)

    Esmeralda (w/ Georgette from Just the Tip)

    "I ask for nothing / I can get by"




    Welcome to Episode #26 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to Georgette about her crush on Esmeralda from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.


    Georgette's


    Podcast: Just the Tip and the episodes "It Makes my Cu*t Wet" and "A**l Mindset"


    Twitter: @Just_Georgette


    Instagram: @Just_Georgette


    Killing Kittens Manchester Social: The Big 'O' Discussion


    My


    email: crushingdisappointmentpod@gmail.com


    twitter: @disappointmatt


    Disappointments: Why did you ask if Esmeralda is too impressive, when you previously found Aragon's impressiveness to be a positive? Could you stop saying "And then" and "On the flip side"? Why did you not mention that Esmeralda's singing voice was Heidi Mollenhauer?




    Romani or Gypsies? | Dijana Pavlovic | TEDxBocconiU


    Amy M Davis: Good Girls and Wicked Witches


    Celeste Lacroix: “Images of Animated Others: The Orientalization of Disney's Cartoon Heroines From The Little Mermaid to The Hunchback of Notre Dame”


    Michael Smith: “Driven to Sin”: Victor Hugo’s Complex Vision of Humanity in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame


    Adina Schneeweis: The Bohemian Gypsy, Another Body to Sell: Deciphering Esmeralda in Popular Culture


    Hannah Koga (Medium): Esmeralda and Sexualization


    Lindsay Ellis: The Case for Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • 27 min
    Rik Mayall (w/ Girl on the Net)

    Rik Mayall (w/ Girl on the Net)

    "I feel sorry for you, you zeroes, you nobodies. What’s going to live on after you die? I’ll tell you — nothing, that’s what!"




    Welcome to Episode #25 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to Girl on the Net about her crush on Rik Mayall.


    Girl on the net's:


    Website: girlonthenet.com


    Audio Porn: girlonthenet.com/audio-porn


    Twitter: @girlonthenet


    Patreon: patreon.com/girlonthenet


    Comedy Recommendations: Helen Bawel & John Robertson's Dark Room


    My


    email: crushingdisappointmentpod@gmail.com


    twitter: @disappointmatt


    Disappointments: Did you forget to ask a couple of questions and hope nobody would notice that you just threw them in at the end? Did removing most of your irritating "uhums" make it seem that you weren't there? Did you say "prophetic" instead of "pathetic" in the intro?




    Clips from Blackadder II and Man Down. Bottom is currently on Netflix UK.


    Professor Nick Groom: A Tribute


    Justin Quirk (The Guardian): 'Shut up you hippy!'


    Philip Watson (GQ): When Rik Mayall covered GQ

    • 43 min
    Cats

    Cats

    "I'm not a cat, I don't say meow"




    Welcome to Episode #24 of Crushing Disappointment. Matt chats to Anna about cats and Cats.


    Disappointments: Was it being proved wrong that made you shit on the idea of the Jellicle cats? Were the effects discussed in Pan's Labyrinth computer generated? Should you be so critical of a musical you haven't seen? Does this episode spread misinformation about dogs? Have you been listening to the Cats soundtrack since recording this?




    Cat Videos


    Thomas Edison - 1894 Boxing cats


    Phineas Tyrion Holly @orangeisthenewblackandtan


    Mr. Sandman Cats Compilation


    だるまさんが転んにゃ - Stalking Cat


    Funny Cats


    CatDad Feeds His Kitties In Cat Mask Fail! (Original Video)


    Woman’s Maine Coon cats have oddly human faces


    The Original Grumpy Cat!


    Nyan Cat [Original]




    Samuel D Gosling, Carson J Sandy & Jeff Potter: Personalities of Self-Identified “Dog People” and “Cat People”


    Psychology Today: Neuroticism


    Facebook Research: Cat People, Dog People


    Jessica Gall Myrick: Emotion regulation, procrastination, and watching cat videos online: Who watches Internet cats, why, and to what effect?


    Justin Jones: How Cats Took Over the Internet—And Became Art


    Catherine Shoard (The Guardian): Cats’ dirty little secret: it’s a horny feline romp


    Siman Hans (The Guardian): Cats review – will haunt viewers for generations


    Kim Honda: "A Witch, A Cat Woman": Cat Woman's Patriarchal Roots


    Clip from Batman: Arkham Knight with Batman and Catwoman character models swapped


    Lucy Jones (The Guardian): Claws out! Why pop culture clings to the crazy cat lady


    Stéphane Garnier How to Live Like Your Cat

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

h4rdnut ,

Superb - well worth a listen

Effortlessly engaging. Fascinating exploration of what makes us tick

SASS123455 ,

Hilarious and inquisitive

You learn something new in every episode and are taken on a tour of pop culture through a refreshing route. Excellent presenter who isn’t afraid to ask the big questions, varied guests and plenty of hilarious anecdotes along the way.

StachelRevens ,

Hilarious

A side-splitting giggle-fest of bad jokes, pop culture, first-world problems, and just a sprinkling of unabashed iconoclasm. Matt has a real knack for taking something you love and then ripping it to shreds right in front of you. But in a good way.

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