Writer Doug Bost and musician Adam Bernstein discuss the things that grown men shouldn’t care about -- but these guys do. What’s on the table? Only fun stuff. Episodes focus on all aspects of the comic book universe, from the warehouse of a professional comic book hoarder to interviews with some of the greatest comics creators alive -- Neal Adams, Klaus Jansen, Chris Claremont, and more. With frequent guests, Doug and Adam also cover movies, music, classic TV, and important topics like, “What musical style do you associate with James T Kirk?” (The answer, of course, is Wagner.) And the kicker: Original music by Adam Bernstein in each episode.
Ep. 98: A Trip to Metropolis Collectibles! (with special guests Vincent Zurzolo and Jason Kravits)
On our latest episode: The world’s greatest comic book shop opens its doors for the Grown Ass Men! We toured the amazing Metropolis Collectibles and invaded the sanctum sanctorum of suave head honcho Vincent Zurzolo to see the collection and hear stories of Vincent’s career, Harry Houdini’s handcuffs, Nicolas Cage’s stolen comics and tons more. Vincent’s theme by Adam Bernstein!
Ep. 97: Jimmy Palmiotti & the Greatest Runs in Comics
It started with an irresistible tweet: What are your favorite runs in comics? It’s the kind of easy/hard question grown ass men love to ask themselves, and this time it was being asked by writer Jimmy Palmiotti. Adam leapt into action, contacted Jimmy, and we made our lists. The conversation was a total pleasure because Jimmy’s not only knowledgeable and funny, he’s also a total fanboy of the comics he loves. We covered our favorite runs as well as some of the great work he’s done with the amazing Amanda Conner. Thanks for being on the show, Jimmy!
Ep. 96: The Bicentennial Tape (w special guests Sam Mastandrea and Mary Micari)
What’s your favorite 70s TV theme song? Hawaii 5-0? Laverne & Shirley? Don’t have one? Well, Adam & Doug are here to help, unearthing classics and rarities from simpler times when gas was way too expensive, war seemed just around the corner, and the Fonz hadn’t jumped any sharks. Tune in with us and fan-favorite guests Mary Micari and Sam Mastandrea!
Ep. 95: Grown Ass Men vs. The Batman
It’s time for the official G.A.M. review of Matt Reeves’ The Batman -- and, to cover every Bat-angle, we’re pulling in Sam Mastandrea plus Bat-Authority Sean Wasson. This is also the ONLY podcast anywhere that will musically connect Paul Dano’s Brian Wilson with Paul Dano’s Riddler. Enjoy the Bat-earworm!Original music by Adam Bernstein
Ep. 94: Steve Gerber (Trapped in a Podcast He Never Made) w special guests Mary Skrenes, Gerry Conway, Scott Edelman & J.M. DeMatteis
To capture the amazing life of Steve Gerber, we went way beyond Wikipedia. We got great stories from the one and only Mary Skrenes (his writing partner on Howard the Duck, Omega the Unknown and more) along with Gerry Conway, Scott Edelman and JM DeMatteis. Plus music by Adam Bernstein! What more do you need?
Ep. 93: All the Grown Ass Marvels (w special guest Douglas Wolk
“The idea that (Stan Lee could say), ‘Hey kids, write in and you can be part of this giant cultural project’ is transparently a lie -- and it also turned out to be true.” On this episode of the Grown Ass Men podcast, Douglas Wolk, author of All Of The Marvels, proves you can be super-nerdy and super-eloquent at the same time as he tells us about reading EVERY SINGLE MARVEL COMIC. He also sings a song about it! Pure pleasure, this one. Enjoy.Original Music by Adam Bernstein
Of course always nice to hear Doug Bost’s and David Baeumler’s voices and be taken back to their growing up years away from the parental eye. Plain to see how the comic book played such an important part in the life of the male of the species. All in all it probably had a healthy affect. How about the Submariner (Prince Nemo) for the boy born in 1930?