Hump Day with Tim and the Professor Playlist – Talking About Vasectomies – Episode 16

For our latest episode, we have compiled a playlist of musicians who have had significant roles in television or movies. Head over to Apple Music to check out the playlist. Songs included on the playlist are:

  • AC/DC
  • John Mellencamp
  • Europe
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Steam
  • Boys II Men
  • Accept
  • The Doors
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Roy Rogers

We hope you enjoy the music that helped prepare us for this episode. Remember to subscribe to our show wherever you listen to podcasts.

Hump Day with Tim and the Professor Playlist – Professor Aubrey’s Favorite Music Acts Tournament – Episode 15

For our latest episode, we have compiled a playlist of musicians who have had significant roles in television or movies. Head over to Apple Music to check out the playlist. Songs included on the playlist are:

  • Run DMC
  • The Beatles
  • Bob Dylan
  • Johnny Cash
  • Neil Young
  • Carole King
  • Beastie Boys
  • Missy Elliot
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Buddy Holly
  • Johnny Flynn
  • Pixies
  • The Smiths
  • Parliament Funkadelic
  • The Velvet Underground
  • Elliott Smith

We hope you enjoy the music that helped prepare us for this episode. Remember to subscribe to our show wherever you listen to podcasts.

Hump Day with Tim and the Professor Playlist – Talking About Bruce Willis’s Career – Episode 14

For our latest episode, we have compiled a playlist of musicians who have had significant roles in television or movies. Head over to Apple Music to check out the playlist. Songs included on the playlist are:

  • In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
  • When Doves Cry – Prince and the Revolution
  • King of the Road – Dean Martin
  • Hung Up – Madonna
  • Sacrifice – Motorhead
  • My Love – Justin Timberlake and T.I.
  • The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don’t Want To Get Over You) – Waylon Jennings
  • She’s Like The Wind – Patrick Swayze
  • Black Sunshine (Featuring Iggy Pop) – White Zombie
  • Redbone – Childish Gambino

We hope you enjoy the music that helped prepare us for this episode. Remember to subscribe to our show wherever you listen to podcasts.

Hump Day with Tim and the Professor Playlist – Talking About 1966 in Music – Episode 13

For our latest episode, Tim Jousma talks about his 10 favorite songs from 1966. Head over to Apple Music to check out the playlist. Songs included on the playlist are:

  • I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown and the Famous Flames
  • Wild Thing – The Troggs
  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
  • Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra
  • Daydream – The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Sam & Dave
  • Here, There and Everywhere – The Beatles
  • You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
  • Last Train to Clarksville – The Monkees
  • Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan

We hope you enjoy the music that helped prepare us for this episode. Remember to subscribe to our show wherever you listen to podcasts.

Hump Day with Tim and the Professor Playlist – Talking About Ukraine, with Colleen Jousma, host of “Their Voices Podcast”

For our latest episode, we compiled a playlist with a theme of Revolution. Head on over to Apple Music to check out that playlist for yourself. Included on this week’s playlist is:

  • Revolution – The Beatles
  • Talkin’ Bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman
  • We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
  • War Pigs – Black Sabbath
  • Plastic People – Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
  • Freedom – Richie Havens
  • The Internationale – Billy Bragg
  • Street Fighting Man – The Rolling Stones
  • Ukranian National Anthem

We hope you enjoy the music that helped prepare us for this episode. Remember to subscribe to our show wherever you listen to podcasts.

Hump Day with Tim and the Professor Playlist – Talking About Women’s History Month – Episode 11

For our latest episode, we’re talking about women that have inspired us. On top of that, we have created a playlist on Apple Music of some of our favorite female musicians. Included on the playlist this week are:

  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
  • For Free – Joni Mitchell
  • White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
  • Jolene – Dolly Parton
  • I Saved The World Today – Eurythmics
  • I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
  • The World is Not Enough – Garbage
  • Work It – Missy Elliot
  • Fallin’ – Alicia Keys

We hope you enjoy the music that helped prepare us for this episode. Remember to subscribe to our show wherever you listen to podcasts.

Hump Day with Tim and the Professor Playlist – Sex Work Discussion – Episode 9

The Professor and I had a fun chat with our mutual friend Wren the Blissful about sex work. In preparation for this episode, the Professor and I put together a playlist of songs that reminded us of work. Not sex work specifically, but work in general. Like any job however, we would like to think sex workers could relate to some of these songs because whether you like it or not, sex work is work. The songs included in the playlist, which you can find on Apple Music, include:

  • In My Time of Dying – Led Zeppelin
  • Sixteen Tons – Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • Workin’ for a Livin’ – Huey Lewis and the News
  • One Piece at a Time – Johnny Cash
  • Glad to See You Go – The Ramones
  • Take This Job And Shove It – Johnny Paycheck
  • Clerks – Love Among Freaks
  • 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
  • Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
  • John Henry – Doc Watson

We hope you enjoy the music that helped prepare us for this episode. Remember to subscribe to our show wherever you listen to podcasts.

Hump Day with Tim and the Professor Playlist

Hump Day with Tim and the Professor Playlist – Discussion about Drugs and Society – Episode 8

Every podcast needs a gimmick, and Hump Day with Tim and the Professor has found theirs. Presenting the first Hump Day with Tim and the Professor Playlist. For each episode going forward, barring life circumstances, we will be creating a 10-song playlist of music that inspires us for that particular recording. Check out the playlist on YouTube on this particular page, or if you have Apple Music, you can check out the playlist here. The songs for this week’s playlist are:

  • We Found Love (featuring Calvin Harris) – Rhianna
  • Because I Got High – Afroman
  • Got to Get You Into My Life – The Beatles
  • Roll Me Up – Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristoferson
  • Mary Jane – Rick James
  • A Bag of Weed (From “Family Guy”) – Family Guy
  • Hits From the Bong – Cypress Hill
  • Jen Is Bringing The Drugs – Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s
  • Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out of Hand – Waylon Jennings
  • Cocaine Habit – Old Crow Medicine Show

Look, Up In The Sky!

Superman: The Movie is a motion picture that was released in 1978. Despite there being attempts at making comic book movies in the past, whether it be low budget movie serials or comedic films like Batman: The Movie from 1966, this was the first attempt at making a serious big budget motion picture that appealed to the masses. The choices made by the cast and crew of Superman: The Movie not only ensured that the movie itself would be entertaining for fans, it helped shaped the character of Superman and the world he inhabited in comics as a whole.

            The first lasting change starts with the opening location in the movie, Krypton. Before the movie, Krypton had routinely been portrayed as a typical 50’s sci-fi wonderland, similar to settings you would see in works like Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers. Richard Donner decided to take a different tact. Working with production designer John Barry, they envisioned Krypton as a cold, alien planet covered in crystals. This allowed the filmmakers to give the film a more modern look.

            The comics quickly took cues from the movie. After the landmark comic event Crisis On Infinite Earths, an event series intended to streamline the DC universe continuity, DC Comics commissioned noted comic creator John Byrne to reimagine the origins of Superman in his limited series Man Of Steel. The purpose of Man Of Steel was to essentially start over with the character. Mr. Byrne, taking cues from Superman: The Movie, took Krypton from the 50’s sci-fi wonderland it had been for over 50 plus years into an alien landscape that resembled the locations established in the movies. There were some changes, to be fair. Mr. Byrne presented Krypton as more of a desert planet, but the design of the buildings on Krypton closely resembled the world of Krypton in the films.

            The next big change had to do with Lois Lane. While she was never the typical damsel in distress, during the height of the Comic Code Authority of the 50’s and 60’s, Lois’s character became more focused on getting a man, not on being the best reporter at The Daily Planet. In fact, while she did have a comic book of her own during this era, Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane, that book typically featured her being boy crazy of some sort.

            Enter Margot Kidder. Margot took Lois Lane from a two-dimensional caricature into a fully fleshed out character. In the movie, Lois Lane is a tough, no nonsense woman who is good at her job and has no qualms letting you know about that. Sure, she loves Superman in the movie, yet her worth as a character is not defined by that love. She becomes the adult Wendy to Superman’s Peter Pan.

            How did that affect Lois in the comics? When John Byrne created Man Of Steel, his version of Lois Lane was influenced by the movie. She wasn’t portrayed as boy crazy anymore. The layers that Margot Kidder added to Lois Lane translated well to the comics. By giving Lois realistic motivations as a character, we the readers were able to connect with her in ways we simply couldn’t before. After the movie, Lois in the comics simply became more relatable because she was no longer a caricature.

            Another character that benefited by changes in the movie was Lex Luthor, greatest criminal mind of our time. In the comics, it was established that Lex and a young Clark Kent grew up together in Smallville. Thanks to a science experiment that went bad, Lex lost his hair, which caused him to seek vengeance on Superman. What greater motivation does a super villain need for world domination than male pattern baldness?

            The movie took a different path. Instead of presenting Lex as an evil scientist, Richard Donner took cues from the James Bond franchise and turned Lex into an evil capitalist with no moral compass. (Interestingly, the final script was written by Tom Mankiewicz, who wrote a number of early Bond films.) In the film, he desires land and will go to any length to get what he wants. For an audience in the 70’s, this was much more relatable than a mad scientist. A person could switch on the news and watch plenty of real-world Lex Luthor’s walking among them.

            The comics took note. Starting with John Byrne’s Man Of Steel, Lex Luthor was an evil industrialist that was head of LexCo. He used his resources as an industrialist to achieve his goals. By updating the character of Lex Luthor, making him resemble the character as portrayed in the movie, the comics took an outdated trope, the evil scientist, and updated the character into someone the average reader would think is real.

            Superman: The Movie is a landmark film. Similar to how the creation of Superman in the comics launched the superhero craze, the movie helped open the eyes of Hollywood as to what comic book stories can offer audiences. No longer are comic book characters marketed specifically to children. The movie, made 50 or so years after the creation of the comic, understood that generations of people grew up with these characters. By adapting them for modern times, by giving the characters more to do than the standard two-dimensional tropes you would come to expect from these stories, the movie opened the door for comic book creators to offer more depth to the world of Superman for which we the readers continue to benefit.

Episode 159: Pour Some Sugar On Me Episode Notes

On this episode of Friends Talking Nerdy, The Reverend Tracy and Tim Jousma were joined by special guest Pixie, host of the podcast Next On Stage One.
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