Bombast Podcast



A place for comics talk, movie talk, and random conversation.


  • Episode 33 Nat’l Novel Writing Month with Justin DiFazzio

    03/04/2018 Duración: 55min

    Justin joins Matt to discuss National Novel Writing month, the challenges of writing a novel in a month, and the stories that has resulted in for him.

  • A Celebration of Jack Kirby (with John Bishop)

    31/07/2016 Duración: 01h17min

    Matt is joined by UK pal John Bishop for a chat on Jack Kirby, plus a few other subjects.

  • Episode 31.5 Youngblood and Brigade Together

    26/06/2016 Duración: 13min

    Thanks to moving houses, the regularly scheduled (lol) episode is delayed.  Here's a bonus mini-episode.

  • Episode 31 - "The one with Wendi Freeman"

    06/03/2016 Duración: 01h20min

    Today on the show I have Wendi Freeman (of the Double Page Spread podcast) on the show.  We discuss Legos, Looking at original art at C2E2, Jaime Hernandez, Point Blank with Lee Marvin, Heist movies, Siege Movies, such as Assault on Precinct 13, The Satanic Ritual Abuse Scare of the 80s, and why you can enjoy both Dredd and The Raid.  We also discuss the The Documentary Stripped, which covers comic strips and webcomics, and which Avengers (movie) characters Should be dating each other.

  • Episode 30- "C2E2 2015!"

    13/06/2015 Duración: 01h36min

    Tune in this time for a whirlwind tour of Chicago's Best Comic, Convention, C2E2 (Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo).  This is a solo podcast with Matt, but don't let that scare you away!  Marvel as Matt gets lost in the convention hall (multiple times)!  The episode includes swag inventory, thoughts about Batman and Scott Snyder, man-in-the-street interviews, and part of a novel panel about gallows humor.  The highlight of this episode may be the Bombast journey into the ICE (Indie Comics Expo) afterparty.  This was a mini-con that was mashed together with a nerdcore hiphop triple bill.  Adam Warrock, Mega Ran, and Cochise Soulstar!  This episode also includes some personal admissions, comics chat with UK pal John Bishop, and an interview with rapper and comics store owner Cochise Soulstar.

  • Epsisode 29: "X-men Villains pt. 2"

    17/05/2015 Duración: 48min

    Matt and Metal Mikey discuss more of their favorite X-men villains and X-men Villain moments.

  • Episode 28: "X-Men Villains pt. 1"

    20/04/2015 Duración: 50min

    In this episode, Matt is joined by Metal Mikey (of the Metal Mikey's 100 Page Spectacular Blog) to discuss their picks for the best X-Men villains, and the best X-Men villain moments.  We get sidetracked a bunch, so we also talk about Rob Liefeld, how the changes in American manufacturing have affected Magneto, Moria MacTaggart, Magneto Baby, Steve Gerber, Asteroid M, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the confusing mess that is X-Men continuity, and how amazingly extensive the ToyBiz X-men toy line was.

  • Episode 27: "A Second Chance at Satisfaction"

    20/12/2014 Duración: 01h37s

    In this Episode, recorded back in October (sorry for the wait, folks!)  Matt and Phil discuss books, Phil talks about "The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers (1895) as seen in the TV show True Detective.  And because he'd like to discuss something they've both read, (and because Matt doesn't know how to read books without pictures...), Phil then brings up Brian Lee O'Malley's graphic novel Seconds, his first since the end of the Scott Pilgrim series.  Seconds is the story of cooking, choices in love and life, careers in restaurants, and what could happen if you get more chances than you're supposed to have.  Towards the end of the show, Matt and Phil discuss two cover versions of The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" - one by Devo, and one by Otis Redding.  Bon Appetit!

  • Episode 26: "Bombast at the Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy"

    01/09/2014 Duración: 01h04min

    Today Matt, Phil and Janine all discuss the major motion picture Guardians of the Galaxy.  We also discuss trailers and the new wonder woman costume.  Plus the potential Deadpool movie we've been waiting for since episode 1.

  • Peter Browncast Chapter 5: "Mister Bun Goes Apes***"

    03/08/2014 Duración: 17min

    In this chapter we learn about what happened to Peter's hotel room.  We also learn what Charlie's whole deal is (or at least some of it).

  • Peter Browncast Chapter 4: A Bad Time to Be Born, a Worse Time to Be Run Over By a Gravel Truck

    23/06/2014 Duración: 15min

    This month on the Peter Browncast we delve a bit more into the reason Peter Brown wants to go to Boston in the first place, as well as discussing the intracacies of catching rabbits.

  • Episode 25: "Bombasterpiece Theatre Presents Ghostbusters"

    18/05/2014 Duración: 01h46min

      Bombast Podcast is back from the dead to discuss the movie Ghostbusters, this time with our friend Rayne.  Although you could sync the movie (now streaming on netflix) with the podcast, you probably don't have to.

  • Peter Browncast Chapter 3: "The Prostitute, the Pastor and the Policeman

    14/05/2014 Duración: 19min

    Welcome to episode 3 of Phil's self-flagellation podcast, the Peter Browncast.  Today Peter is stuck wandering New York City late at night and has nothing to do so he reminisces about the time he met the Pastor that officiated his mother's funeral.  It's probably more fun than that sounds!

  • Peter Browncast Episode 2: "A Night on the Town"

    05/03/2014 Duración: 28min

    Alright we are back to the Peter Browncast.  This time we listen as Peter decides to leave his hotel room in NYC and go for a little adventure.  As always, leave your comments by liking bombast podcast on facebook or e-mailing us at   *as a brief note I'm aware that I said that the next episode will be coming out next week, but I meant to say that it is coming out next month.  But there will be a regular episode of the podcast coming out sometime, hopefully before that.

  • Peter Browncast Episode 1: "Of Women and Weathermen"

    03/02/2014 Duración: 20min

    This is new! Exciting!  We've decided that once a month we will release a special mini episode of the podcast which will be a reading of a chapter from Phil's book.  This month's episode is the first chapter of the book where we meet Peter Brown at JFK international airport and find out a little bit about his family

  • Episode 24 -"How Batman Got His Groove Back"

    12/10/2013 Duración: 01h07min

    During this episode we are joined by friend of the show, Janine, and that can only mean one thing:  some scintillating movie talk.  The beginning of this episode starts with a discussion of music and other topics, including Lupe Fiasco, Pete Rock, and CL Smooth, Mumford and Sons, Trucking School, and the Motivational techniques that going to trucking school requires.Later on, we talk about summer movies; Iron Man 3 is discussed at length, but we also discuss Star Trek Into Darkness, The Purge, Fruitvale Station, This is The End, and The Wolverine. Ben Affleck and Batman are talked about, so yeah.  That is a thing we talk about.  We also have a sidebar about product placement and the Star Wars brand.  To finish off the show, we stage the return of Bombast Midnight Theatre, with a dramatic reenactment of a 2003 unproduced Batman/Superman screenplay.

  • Episode 23 "Soda Shaq"

    23/09/2013 Duración: 49min

    On today's show, Matt and Phil discuss the books they've been reading lately, including some books Matt picked up at CAKE (Chicago Alternative Komics Festival).  They also discuss the Marvel Now! runs of Hawkeye, Deadpool and Fantastic 4/FF.  There is a brief spoiler-free discussion of Man of Steel.  Then Phil chugs 3 cans of Soda Shaq and nearly passes out.

  • Episode 22: "The Rockford Episode"

    21/07/2013 Duración: 01h19min

    In this episode, we are joined by friend of the show Jen Smith.  We talk about our favorite things in Rockford, about the schools, about buying local, and about taking pride in your community.  We also discuss a few songs from Phils Best of 2012 mix cd. Oh yeah, and we also talk about The Walking Dead.

  • Episode 21: That's Kinda Raven

    09/04/2013 Duración: 01h12min

    In this episode Matt and Phil continue their way through Phil's favorite songs of 2013.  Phil also discusses Shia Labeoourofiu (sp?)'s secret plot to destroy everything Phil loves.  The guys also discuss kickstarters and some of their favorite podcasts.  Also, they respond to a listener question about what books they're reading.  And Matt finishes the episode off by talking about one of his favorite websites.

  • episode 20: "Neo-Tokyo is about to explode!"

    10/02/2013 Duración: 58min

    Episode 20 is finally here!  We discuss a few songs from Phil's best songs of 2012 mix (full tracklist available here) and then also move on to how much matt loves akira and phil loves avatar: the last airbender.

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