263 episodes

The podcast where pop culture meets suicide prevention!

Victims and Villains Josh Burkey

    • TV & Film

The podcast where pop culture meets suicide prevention!

    Crisis On Infinite Earths: Part IV

    Crisis On Infinite Earths: Part IV

    All roads have led to this episode! It’s been one month in the making but we have finally reached the end of our Crisis on Infinite Earths saga. In parts one and two, we sat down to talk about the source material in preparation for the CW supersized crossover. In part three, we started our detailed analysis of the television event. Did you miss any of the previous installments? Check out Part One (http://bit.ly/vicep252) , Part Two (http://bit.ly/vicep253) & Part Three (http://bit.ly/vicep265) . Once again, this episode features friend of the show, Adam Smith. Continuing to analyze the jaw dropping moments, the comic moments brought to life, the death toll continues, the boldness and more. Much like the episode, before this one, a HUGE geek out warning is in effect.

    If you or someone you know is reading this right now and you are struggling with suicide, depresison, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message or tweet to us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!

    Victims and Villains is written and produced by Josh "Captain Nostalgia" Burkey. Music by Sunset Blvd (bit/ly/yuriyb) & Beggars (bit.ly/beggarsfl).

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three

    Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three

    A couple of episodes back we discussed the source material, Crisis on Infinite Earths. Now, we're back to talk about the CW epic, five-part adaption of the famous comic series. In this first of two-part episode, we are going through the first couple of episodes that aired back in December of 2019. After years of pursuit, Adam Smith, makes his Victims and Villains debut to discuss the biggest and best moments from this enormous event. Huge geek warning is in effect - as Crisis brought out moments we've been waiting years to experience in live-action format. Everything from the cameos of Tom Welling's Clark Kent to the iconic Kevin Conroy stepping into Bruce Wayne. All this and more!

    If you or someone you know is reading this right now and you are struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message or tweet to us. Go to bit.ly/vavhope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!

    Victims and Villains is written and produced by Josh "Captain Nostalgia" Burkey. Music by Yuriy Bespalov (bit/ly/yuriyb) & Peter 118 (http://bit.ly/v118). Peter 118 appears courtesy of Raven Faith Records.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Spice Girls: Part Two

    Spice Girls: Part Two

    Welcome to another adventure within the multiverse! Grab your scrunchies, you platform shoes and anything with a Spice Girls' face upon it because the hype is at an all time high. The spice girls are the top of their game at this moment in history. If you missed out on Part One of our Spice Girls saga, hit pause and go back and listen to the first part wherever you get your podcasts. In this second part, we are talking about the transition from Spice to Spice World, the movie, the break-up, solo acts and more. This episode is spicy, yet sad.

    If you or someone you know is reading this right now and you are struggling with suicide, depresison, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message or tweet to us. Go to bit.ly/vavhope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!

    Victims and Villains is written and produced by Josh "Captain Nostalgia" Burkey. Music by Sunset Blvd (bit/ly/yuriyb) & Beggars (bit.ly/beggarsfl).

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Spice Girls: Part One

    Spice Girls: Part One

    Welcome to another adventure within the multiverse! Grab your scrunchies and platform shoes because we’re traveling back to the 90s! What started out as a joke has evolved into a two-part episode because girl power was too big and iconic to leave to one episode! We’re talking about Baby, Ginger, Posh, Scary and Sporty. That’s right! The Spice Girls. We’re breaking down the humble beginnings of an innocent talent show to the absolute smash hit of “Wannabe”. This episode is about to get spicy, so turn it up and sing along to the numerous Spice Girls songs!

    If you or someone you know is reading this right now and you are struggling with suicide, addiction, self-harm or depression - please reach out. Comment, message or tweet to us. Go to bit.ly/vavhope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope! You have so much value and worth.

    Music by Yuriy Bespalov (http://bit.ly/yuriyb) & Beggars (http://bit.ly/beggarsfl). Victims and Villains is written and produced by Josh "Captain Nostalgia" Burkey. Main resource for this episode can be found here: http://bit.ly/sgirlshsry

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Fatality of Alcoholosim

    The Fatality of Alcoholosim

    Welcome to another adventure within the multiverse! Welcome to a new year, a new decade, and a new format for our show. For this episode, we're sitting down with Jason Seaux, the artist of the independent comic book, Necro-Man. While Jason is no stranger to our show or our content, you've never heard him quite like this. Jason is a recovering alcoholic. This is his story. Learn about our humble beginnings as friends, the moment that changed our relationship and just how much Jason sacrificed all for his addiction to alcoholism. He's not alone, though. According to a recent study, alcoholism has over 15 million people who struggle. Please understand that you're not alone and that are resources for you.

    If you or someone you know is reading this right now and you are struggling with suicide, addiction, self-harm or depression - please reach out. Comment, message or tweet to us. Go to bit.ly/vavhope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope! You have so much value and worth.

    Music by Yuriy Bespalov (http://bit.ly/yuriyb) & Beggars (http://bit.ly/beggarsfl). Victims and Villains is written and produced by Josh "Captain Nostalgia" Burkey.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Identity Crisis

    Identity Crisis

    Welcome to another adventure within the multiverse! For this journey, we are diving into the depths of the controversial, yet impactful, DC Comics mini-series, Identity Crisis. The series saw the controversial sexual assault of Sue Dibney, wife of DC hero Elongated Man. While we're talking about the majority of the comic series with Dallas Mora from Geek Devotions (http://bit.ly/geekdev). We felt that we couldn't probably discuss the themes of sexual assault properly, so we decided to enlist some outside help. We're sitting down with Brittni & Rich de la Mora, the couple behind XXXChurch (http://bit.ly/x3church). Brittni is a former porn star who found herself in a cycle of depression, self-mutation, drugs and more. Listen to her powerful story and then a deep conversation about the controversial series.

    And more importantly, if you or someone you know is struggling with suicide, addiction, self-harm or depression - please free feel to reach out. Use any of our resources (https://bit.ly/2KzYwfI), call the suicide lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or text 741-741.

    Music by Beggars (https://bit.ly/2x69ZuL).

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

JoKohn ,

Solid

Nice straightforward podcast that gets right to all the information you came for! I love the messages about mental wellness too. So important!

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Love the podcast

So great that I stumbled upon this podcast. As someone who deals with mental health issues it Really helps me out to get through the day

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Fun and important

What a great show with such an important mission statement and purpose. It manages to fit in its cause without being heavy handed or losing its entertainment value. Wonderful, witty stuff!

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