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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

CEREBRO Connor Goldsmith

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    • 4.9 • 433 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 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.)
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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
    Bonus Episode: Vicki Montesi (feat. Sara Century)

    Bonus Episode: Vicki Montesi (feat. Sara Century)

    Happy Pride, Zalagang!
    As a special treat for the season, I'm publicly releasing last year's most popular CEREBRO Secret File — a deep dive with CEREBRO's Official Lesbian Correspondent Sara Century on Marvel's first lesbian hero, Dr. Vicki Montesi of the Darkhold Redeemers. Hope you love!
    Created by writer Chris Cooper and introduced in 1992 as the protagonist of Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins, Vicki leads a group informally known as the Darkhold Redeemers, part of the early 90s Marvel Magic franchise called The Midnight Sons. She's an Italian doctor apparently born into the Montesi family, a mysterious and ancient lineage of holy protectors tied to the Vatican... but her true nature threatens to end all reality.
    Features tangents about Witches (starring Jennifer Kale, Topaz, and Satana Hellstrom), Mary Jane Watson, and whatever else came up mid-conversation.
    (Content Advisory: Vicki's story includes homophobia, ableism, and involuntary pregnancy. Darkhold is a horror book and has lots of upsetting stuff in it in general.)
    This episode was originally published at patreon.com/cerebrocast on August 23, 2021.


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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 077: John Proudstar (feat. Nyla Rose & Steve Orlando)

    Episode 077: John Proudstar (feat. Nyla Rose & Steve Orlando)

    In Episode 77 of CEREBRO, All Elite Wrestling star and former Women's World Champion pro wrestler Nyla Rose joins returning guest Steve Orlando (Marauders) to rejoice in the resurrection of John Proudstar, the thorny Thunderbird! Memorialized by his teammates and his younger brother Warpath, fallen X-Man Thunderbird became more iconic to the franchise dead than alive. Now, in the age of Krakoa, Nyla and Steve have co-written a story where John defines himself as a person rather than a symbol.
    The CEREBRO character file on Thunderbird begins at 28:03.
    (Content Advisory: John's story includes racism and possible suicide.)
    This episode has spoilers for Giant-Size Thunderbird #1 and X-Men Red #1! You are forewarned.
    Thanks to ComiXology for sponsoring the pod! You can sign up for a free trial here.


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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 076: Nathaniel Essex (feat. Kieron Gillen)

    Episode 076: Nathaniel Essex (feat. Kieron Gillen)

    In Episode 76 of CEREBRO, the SEASON 3 PREMIERE, Connor and contemporary comics legend Kieron Gillen map the machinations of Nathaniel Essex, Mr. Sinister! Created by Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri, but reimagined almost entirely in the 21st century by Gillen, this amoral geneticist became one of the most iconic X-Men villains.
    The CEREBRO character file on Mr. Sinister begins at 53:27.
    (Content Advisory: Nathaniel's story includes eugenics, racism, child abuse, brainwashing, child loss, stillbirth, the Holocaust, and lots of other really terrible stuff.)
    This episode has spoilers for Immortal X-Men #2 and Duggan's X-Men #11! You are forewarned.
    Here's a link to the Immortal X-Men playlist Kieron made, which we discuss in the episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1slXJJdxhqg2CxDKQHepog


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    • 3 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
433 Ratings

433 Ratings

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.

domi71301 ,

Cuhraaazyyyy

Great pod

elportnoy ,

Activism

This podcast attempts to shove ideology at you it comes off very pretentious.

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