THE INFINITY PODCAST may or may not be a deep dive on the Marvel Cinematic Universe; it may or may not offer hot takes on Ant-Man & The Wasp or Jeremy Renner’s Instagram. What THE INFINITY PODCAST will be — with certainty — is an hour in which hosts Rachel Schenk, Scott Thomas, and Patrick (H) Willems look at pop culture plus the world at large through the lens of a film series that is forever shaping both of them. They’re gonna laugh; they’re gonna argue; they’re gonna ride Marvel’s coattails to Infinity...and beyond. Join them. Excelsior!
WandaVision Pt 1: Flourish!
On this week’s Infinity Podcast — it’s the beginning of our WandaVision coverage! We’re asking hot questions, like: should this just have been a movie? Will Pacino play Mephisto? And how does a knowledge of early TV sitcoms either enhance or hinder the viewing experience? Plus: Arnie Hammer’s a cannibal! It’s all that and more, on...WANDAVISION, PT 1: FLOURISH!
My Hero Academia & Marvel's The Vision: P Vs NP
It is us, The Infinity Podcast! This week — we deep dive the rest of My Hero Academia Season 1 and Marvel’s The Vision to explore if Bakugo’s a compelling protagonist, if comics should release in seasons, and how much Rachel loves this show. Spoilers: she really loves it. It’s MY HERO ACADEMIA AND MARVEL’S VISION: P VS NP
On the first Infinity Podcast of 2021, it’s mailbag time! We’re answering all your burning questions, including: does Marvel need to “save the cat” anymore? Have our opinions changed on Folklore (spoilers: no)? And what is everyone’s pop culture resolution for 2021? It’s MAILBAG: 2020WONDERFUL. Happy New Year!
WW84: XMAS 2020
This episode is good — but it could be better! So we’re covering WONDER WOMAN 1984 in all it’s glory for 90-plus minutes. And we’re going deep on whether the film itself is a monkey paw, if Barbara and Di shared a meet cute, and how aversion to the film is a 2020 heat check. It’s all of this and more, on WW84: XMAS 2020! Well shit, Diana, give it a listen.
Iron Man 3: Christmas No. 5
Happy Holidays, People of The Multiverse — It’s the gang’s annual Iron Man 3 rewatch! And it’s packed with festive takes about how Shane Black’s film is just A Christmas Carol, incredibly shrewd forshadowing, and a super deep dive on The Mandalorian finale. Plus: Patrick and Rachel write Lou Bega some music, on... IRON MAN 3: CHRISTMAS NO. 5! Badge, show me your badge.
Archenemy & Disney: For the Fans
On the latest Infinity Podcast — the gang talks all those Disney newses and the highs of RLJE Films’ ARCHENEMY, but not before tackling the role of Celebration Day, how Taylor Swift outdid Disney, and how Small Axe could shape future Star Wars. Plus: ARCHENEMY director Adam Egypt Mortimer sits down with Scott and Rachel to discuss his film, Marvel movies, and Psyduck on...ARCHENEMY AND MARVEL: FOR THE FANS. Splash!
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I listen on Spotify and just came here to rate
I love this show and while I do not listen here, I enjoy our three friends over on Spotify. Their balance, or more accurately imballance, of Marvel related things and whatever they want to talk about is very engaging and keeps the show from getting stale. I am only on episode 46 and have spent the last week or two catching up and cannot wait to see where the show goes
Needs a moderator/better structure
My first episode was “The Mandalorian: For Dads” and overall I liked it but there was so many interruptions it drove me crazy.
For example, Patrick was in the middle of talking about the structure and format of The Mando and Rachel interrupted him and started talking what characters look liked in live action vs animated. Because of this the conversation moved on and Patrick never finished his point. This kind of thing kept happening. (Imagine watching one of Patrick’s YouTube videos but the topic keeps changing every five minutes)
Everyone has great insightful things to say but the format doesn’t do any of them justice. Poor Scott, who has a much needed softer energy than the other two, could hardly get a word in.
Great people but right now I think the format is too disorganized. I think one of the hosts needs to take more of a moderator responsibility.
Used to be better - causality to Virtual?
Man this show is tough to sit (or drive, walk, work) through now. Patrick is the real star, but Scott is the driving force from story to story. There’s great production in the new season (music cards, etc), but Rachel has become my personal sore spot. She doesn’t let Patrick finish a single thought in any recent episode. The talk-over is the worst on this show specifically, worse than when they were in old eps. It’s not the politics driving me away, but centering each topic or story in the body politik schtick has gotten old. The guys seem to be walking on eggshells at this point. Time stamps to skip this intro stuff would be welcome. I’d recommend David Chen’s work with Patrick, better flow and chemistry.