Episode 79 - My Chemical Romance, Umbrella Academy, and Doom Patrol

This is how we like to do it in the murder scene—if by 'the murder scene' you mean episode 79 and by 'like to do it' you mean 'talk about our great love for My Chemical Romance and Gerard Way's comics!' Equal parts fan raving, analysis, and discussion of why weirdness is a good thing, this episode is pretty much a love letter to one of our favorite bands. Enjoy!

To get right to the My Chemical Romance talk, skip to 00:17:00.

Warnings: This episode is uncensored, and contains some potentially triggering discussions of mental illness and addiction.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Watching:
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

What Merri's Been Up To:

Watching:
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Marvel's Runaways

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

The Many Bizarre Lives of DC Comics' Doom Patrol, 'The World's Strangest Heroes' by James Whitbrook
Gerard Way on the stranger side of DC Comics with Doom Patrol and Young Animal by Ernie Estrella
Tweet thread on Rebis
Heroes and Gyros: Gerard Way Bites into Doom Patrol by Tim Beedle
Until I’m Done Or Until I Get Fired: Gerard Way On His Plans For Young Animal [Interview] by Andrew Wheeler

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Episode 78 - Polarity by Max Bemis

Welcome to episode 78, in which we discuss Polarity by Max Bemis, the lyricist and vocalist for Say Anything, one of the major bands of our adolescence. We're talking about catharsis, about audience, and about hypocrisy, because Polarity is a lot to digest while simultaneously being very little.

To get right to the Polarity talk, skip to 00:27:00.

Warnings: This episode is uncensored, but we only decided that midway through. There are also some frank discussions of mental health concerns, if that's a distressing area for you.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:
Dangerous Books for Girls by Maya Rodale

Watching:
The Shape of Water
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Listening To:
Dames and Dragons

What Merri's Been Up To:

Listening To:
Mabel

Watching:
The Crown
Bright

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Patterns and Panels: How comics portray psychological illness by Katy Waldman
COMMENTARY TRACK: “Polarity”#1 With Max Bemis by Ryan Ingram
Say Anything singer debuts 'Polarity' comic in April by Brian Truitt
Say Anything Frontman Max Bemis on POLARITY by Paul Montgomery
Mental Health and the Media: its role, responsibilities and the key challenges by Emma Wilson


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