Reviews and deep dives into American and Japanese pop culture's effect on history, the history of genres and franchises, and philosophy behind and within said content.
Episode 9 - Message to Adolf part 2
Join me for the second part of Message to Adolf by Osamu Tezuka as I cover chapters 7-17 and dive even further into the history of Jewish evacuation from Poland across the Asian continent! Also announce my upcoming spooky episode!
Episode 8 - Let's Taco 'Bout "The Green Knight"
Joined me and Erik Slader (from Epik Fails of History, Podcasters Assemble, and others) as we discuss the historical placement and Arthurian nonsense behind The Green Knight poem and new film! All on my seminal episode type: "Let's Taco 'Bout It"! Just a note: this was a plagued episode but I think we did aight.
Episode 7 - Onna Bugeisha 女武芸者
Welcome to episode 7, where I cover the meaning meaning and history behind Morgan Elsbeth from The Mandalorian E13: The Jedi. Let's take a step back in time and look at some of the most badass women in Japanese history!
Episode 6 - Godzilla vs Kong
It's been a minute but here's a short and sweet review of Godzilla vs Kong which also covers some fun history of Executive Producer Yoshimitsu Banno and mentioned the SUPER MYSTERIOUS Godzilla '98 reference. ooooOOOOooooo I know that's got your interest piqued!
Episode 5 - Message to Adolf (part 1)
Continuing our Trail of Tezuka, we take a walk through 1930s Germany and Japan as viewed through the eyes of one detective and 2 children in "Message to Adolf" the final complete work by Osamu Tezuka. This piece of the story is part noir/murder mystery/spy thriller and part star-crossed friendship/kids on bikes mystery. I go into detail about the Jewish occupancy of Japan and review the multiple stories within.
Episode 4 - Tezuka's Metropolis Anime
In this episode I dive into the depths of the city of Metropolis, inspired by the 1949 Manga of the same name. What messages lie in this film created by the animation powerhouses of Japan?
Informative and Entertaining
TWIMB does a great job of picking a topic, researching it, and laying out the info so it’s easily digestible. It doesn’t matter if you have absolutely no knowledge of the topic or you are well versed with the content, Kory is an incredibly knowledgeable host and has peaked my interest in new material. Keep up the good work.
This burrito hits the spot!
I'm absolutely loving this podcast, Kory really hits the ground running in Episode 1 and never stops. It's all things nerd - manga, games, and old kaiju movies all wrapped in one tasty burrito for your ears. Keep it coming!
The World is All of Our Burrito
The host has some very solid research skills and does a great job of segmenting his show into the theme of the podcast. Having the different parts of a burrito correspond with what he’s talking about is pretty cool. I’m looking forward to future episodes that deep dive into other nerd culture topics.