85 episodes

CEREBRO is a podcast about Marvel's Merry Mutants, the Uncanny X-Men, hosted by Connor Goldsmith. Each episode highlights one character. Tune in for a deep exploration of the 58-year history of this enduring, revolutionary franchise!

www.cerebrocast.com
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CEREBRO Connor Goldsmith

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    • 4.8 • 462 Ratings

CEREBRO is a podcast about Marvel's Merry Mutants, the Uncanny X-Men, hosted by Connor Goldsmith. Each episode highlights one character. Tune in for a deep exploration of the 58-year history of this enduring, revolutionary franchise!

www.cerebrocast.com
www.patreon.com/cerebrocast

    Episode 083: St. John Allerdyce (feat. Anthony Oliveira)

    Episode 083: St. John Allerdyce (feat. Anthony Oliveira)

    In Episode 83 of CEREBRO, Connor and returning guest Anthony Oliveira (Young Avengers: Paradox Lost) camp it up with St. John Allerdyce, the poetic Pyro! Created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne as an implied gay character, in the 90s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants henchman St. John became the tragic face of the Legacy Virus. Resurrected in the Age of Krakoa, he most recently featured as a regular in Gerry Duggan's run on Marauders.
    The CEREBRO character file on Pyro begins at 1:08:20.
    (Content Advisory: St. John's story includes terminal illness and attempted suicide. This episode features extensive discussion of the AIDS crisis.)
    Thanks to ComiXology for sponsoring the pod! You can sign up for a free trial here.


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    • 4 hr 6 min
    Episode 082: Amara Aquilla (feat. Alex Abad-Santos)

    Episode 082: Amara Aquilla (feat. Alex Abad-Santos)

    In Episode 82 of CEREBRO, Connor and returning guest Alex Abad-Santos try to fix Amara Aquilla, the mediocre Magma! The most aggressively mid of the classic New Mutants, Selene's flop granddaughter has a great, iconic design... and that's about it. We promise the episode is funny.
    The CEREBRO character file on Magma begins at 1:15:53.
    (Content Advisory: Amara's story includes racism, slavery, and brainwashing.)
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    • 3 hr 57 min
    Episode 081: Rahne Sinclair (feat. Rebecca Gault)

    Episode 081: Rahne Sinclair (feat. Rebecca Gault)

    In Episode 81 of CEREBRO, Connor and fantasy scholar Rebecca Gault howl at the moon with Rahne Sinclair, the wailing Wolfsbane! Introduced as the ingénue of the classic New Mutants, repressed religious Rahne would go on to become one of the X-Men franchise's absolute messiest characters.
    The CEREBRO character file on Wolfsbane begins at 1:14:18.
    (Content Advisory: Rahne's story includes child abuse, brainwashing, slavery, involuntary body modification, an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student, suicide, cannibalism, mystical pregnancy, homophobia, the loss of a child, and allegorical transphobic violence.)
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    • 3 hr 55 min
    Episode 080: Rita Wayword (feat. Jordan Blok)

    Episode 080: Rita Wayword (feat. Jordan Blok)

    In Episode 80 of CEREBRO, Connor and science writer Jordan Blok spin with Spiral, Mistress of the Wildways! Best known as Betsy Braddock's nemesis and Longshot's biggest hater, the wicked time-dancing sorceress was eventually revealed via retcon to be the tortured future self of a decidedly sympathetic character: Longshot's first love, the plucky human stuntwoman Ricochet Rita.
    The CEREBRO character file on Spiral begins at 1:07:20.
    (Content Advisory: Rita's story includes violence against animals, torture, brainwashing, pregnancy loss by another character, and lots of involuntary body modification.)
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    • 3 hr 6 min
    Episode 079: Abigail Brand (feat. Al Ewing)

    Episode 079: Abigail Brand (feat. Al Ewing)

    In Episode 79 of CEREBRO, Connor and contemporary comics legend Al Ewing (X-Men Red, S.W.O.R.D., Immortal Hulk) survey the schemes of Abigail Brand! The mysterious director of S.W.O.R.D., charged with protecting Earth from extraterrestrial threats, half-alien and half-mutant Brand has always been a prickly ally to the X-Men at best. Now she has secretly betrayed mutantkind entirely, becoming one of the leaders of Orchis.
    The CEREBRO character file on Brand begins at 1:31:00.
    (Content Advisory: Abigail's story includes war crimes, torture, and war crimes involving torture.)
    Thanks to ComiXology for sponsoring the pod! You can sign up for a free trial here.


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    • 4 hr 6 min
    Episode 078: Cecilia Reyes (feat. Stephanie Williams)

    Episode 078: Cecilia Reyes (feat. Stephanie Williams)

    In Episode 78 of CEREBRO, Connor and returning guest Steph Williams (Nubia and the Amazons) scrub in for surgery with Dr. Cecilia Reyes! Created by Scott Lobdell and Carlos Pacheco, Cecilia is a young Afro-Puerto Rican resident hiding her mutant power, with no interest in being a superhero. After a brief tenure with the X-Men she's mostly been relegated to a supporting role, but recently has become the primary medical expert on Krakoa.
    The CEREBRO character file on Dr. Reyes begins at 1:12:50.
    (Content Advisory: Cecilia's story includes genocide and medical atrocities in a death camp, because the 2002 Weapon X series simply cannot help itself. We also discuss the suicide of another character.)
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    • 2 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
462 Ratings

462 Ratings

@BrocusPocus ,

A Must Listen for Children of The Atom

The best X-men podcast on the internet.

bepevy20 ,

Got me in to X-men

After seeing a hilarious video I found my way to this amazing podcast and then back into comics. I’ve completely caught up on the krakoa era and am now diving into storylines past. This podcast is so insightful and interesting it really helps you see the tangled world of the x-men as a beautiful tapestry ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

dmsdq ,

Exactly what I wanted it to be

I have always like the X-Men and they have always been my team, but I didn’t read the comics as a kid, and kind of haphazardly would stumble through Wikipedia entries and character files to just learn about different characters that interested me. Then this podcast comes along and presents that information in a more thorough, personalized, and intelligent manner, and I was hooked. Here’s to a thousand more episodes. I love every minute of Cerebro, and have even begun picking up the Hickman era to read! Somehow Conner’s love for Captain Britain got me to pick up a thousand page brick of a book, and I am having a blast.

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