Multifarious Man Podcast – Episode 27: The Return

It is Saturday, September 2, 2017 and welcome to the Multifarious Man Podcast. As always, I am you host, J. Vincent. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @MultifariousMan and the podcast blog at

Now it’s been a while since I recorded the last episode. It would seem that I discovered an affinity for drawing and art which got in the way of writing and recording the show. To incorporate my new love of sketching and drawing, each show will have a custom picture that will hopefully capture the episode’s theme. Also, I realize my theme song is not as cool that I would like to think it is (children can be cruel, especially when they are yours, and like the internet, they have no chill). So until I come up with some top flight beats, I am going to stay away from the rap and focus on an instrumental that I am happy with.

Since my last show, Game of Thrones Season 6 ended with a bang and Season 7 came back with a vengeance. Spoiler Alert! Dragons and White Walkers are not to be messed with. The Cubs finally broke their 100 plus year curse and Wonder Woman broke the crappy DC movie streak. That is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show.


How to Listen


What to Watch:

With on demand on cable and streaming options from Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, there is no shortage of TV Series, Movies and Specials from all over the world to sample, explore and fall in love with. Now I am not an expert critic but any stretch of the imagination, but I know what I like, and what I don’t like. If I had a year, there still wouldn’t be enough time to cover everything. For now I will just cover a few from each. First up, cable TV.


Plugged In

When I was a kid when we first joined the world of cable subscribers, there were around 20 channels, not including the local New York stations. Now there are hundreds to choose from. To keep it simple here are few of my favorite from several channels. Mind you, this list only includes shows that I have actually watched.


• The Expanse

• Z Nation

• Wynona Earp

• Dark Matter

• Killjoys

• Twelve Monkeys

• Van Helsing


• Game of Thrones

• Veep

• Westworld


• The Last Ship


• Rebel


• Queen of the South


• Stitchers


• Teen Wolf


• The Strain

Spike TV

• The Mist


Cut the Cords

When Netflix first came on the scene, it was a DVD by mail rival to Blockbuster and local brick and mortar. Nowadays, Netflix, Amazon and other streaming video services are spending billions of dollars in original content.


• Voltron

• Stranger Things

• Ozark

• Marvels TV Series

○ Daredevil

○ Jessica Jones

○ Luke Cage

○ Iron Fist

○ The Defenders

• Castlevania

• The Fall

• The Ranch

• House of Cards


• The Man In the High Castle

• Bosch

• The Tick

• Fortitude

• Sneaky Pete

• Z

• Mozart in the Jungle

Multifarious Man Podcast 23: Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (Show Notes)

On today’s show, I am talking about my favorite animated television series and movies of all time.  There are no limitations to the eras or animation types that are being included.  So expect to hear about animation from the early days of Walt Disney’s hand drawn cartoons up to today’s CGI from Dreamworks or Pixar.  Based on the title of this episode, you can probably guess at least one of my favorites.  As usual, expect to find some classics and unexpected gems.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

How to listen:

Reading, Watching, and Listening to:
  • All Debts, Public and Private – by Chad Sanborn
  • The Americans – FX Network
  • Bosch – Amazon Prime
  • BLACKsummers’night – Maxwell
Animated TV and Movies
  • Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (Original series 1969)
    • I was not a fan of the New Scooby Doo Movies (Sandy Duncan, Batman, Harlem Globetrotters)
  • The Incredibles (Feature Film 2004
  • Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • Woody Woodpecker (Original 1940)
  • Created by Walter Lantz
    • I prefer the shorts from 1950-1954 voiced by Grace Stafford
  • Looney Toons  (1930)
    • Created by Warner Bros. to compete with Disney
    • Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, etc.
    • Mel Blanc
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (1990-1995)
    • Kid versions of cartoons attending Acme University where they are taught by Bugs Bunny and crew
    • Babs and Buster Bunny
  • Animaniacs (1993-1998)
    • The Warner Bros. and the Warner Sister (Yafo, Wacko, and Dot)
  • Transformers: Beastwars
  • Gargoyle (1994-1997)
    • Gargoyles transported from medieval Scotland to modern day New York
    • Complex story/character arcs and melodrama
    • Shakespearean themes
  • All-Start-Laff-A-Lypmics (1977-1979)
    • Hanna-Barbara cartoon characters in Olympic / Battle of the Network Stars like events
    • Scooby Doobies / Yogi Yahooeys / The Really Rottens
  •  Defenders of the Earth (1986-87)
    • Flash Gordon, The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician vs. Ming the Merciless
    • Supported by their children
  • Bionic Six (1987-1989)
    • In the near future, a scientist implants bionic technology in his family (wife, natural and adopted kids) to save them after an alien spacecraft triggers an avalanche during a ski vacation in the Himalayas.
    • Each team member had unique powers/enhancements
  • Robotech (1982-84 in Japan. USA 1985)
    • Three separate series in Japan and adapted for US audience creating a multi-generational shared universe story
    • One of the first anime televised in the US that attempted to include most of the complexity and drama of the original Japanese source material
    • Serialized. Season long story arcs and character development.
      • The First Robotech War (The Macross Saga)
        • Rick Hunter
      • The Second Robotech War (The Masters)
        • Dana Sterling
      • The Third Robotech War (The New Generation)
        • Scott Bernard
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)
  • The Legend of Korra (2012-2014)
    • 70 Years after Avatar
  • Star Wars Clone Wars (Movie and Series)
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Voltron: Defender of the Universe
  • JEM
  • Chip and Dales Rescue Rangers
  • Tailspin
  • Duck Tales
  • Darkwing Duck

Multifarious Man Podcast Episode 18 – “When No One is Watching” with Show Notes

On today’s show, I am going to talk about the books, TV shows, movies and music that are on my Wall of Shame.  These are the things that you love but would be embarrassed if people knew.  The dad the watches Power Puff Girls without his kids, the husband that reads 50 Shades of Gray in secret on his Kindle, the college professor that enjoys Joe Dirt. I have my own embarrassing

wall of shame the I am happy to share with you.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

RSS Feeds
Reading, Watching, Listening to:
  • In the Wind (Out of the Box #2) – Robert J. Crane
  • The X-Files (Season 10) – David Duchovny / Gillian Anderson – Fox
  • Magazines or Novels – Andy Grammer
My Wall of Shame
  • Center Stage – Movie
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – Nickelodeon
  • The Legend of Korra – Nickelodeon
  • One Tree Hill – CW
    • Gavin DeGraw sang the theme song
  • Felicity – WB CW
  • Outlander – Starz Series and Book
  • I’ll Take Manhattan – Judith Krantz – Miniseries and Novel
  • Morning, Noon, and Night – Sydney Sheldon
  • General Hospital
  • One Life to Live
  • All My Children
  • Dynasty
  • Melrose Place
  • Beverly Hills 90210