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Will politics continue to get worse? What will be the fate of Martha McSally? What is the future of news? That's REAL news. Welcome to the politics issue of On the Grid! Now that the dust has settled on the 2018 election, we have Jim Small with Arizona Mirror to take a look back and a look forward. Jim has a long history of covering politics in Ari…
 
The creators of the Phoenix Film Festival have something new up their sleeves and it is the inaugural Peoria Film Fest Oct. 19-21, at Harkins Arrowhead 18. The festival will include a curated collection of films ranging from full-length features and documentaries to shorts. The drama “What They Had” will kick off the festival, written and directed …
 
The #RedforEd movement rode a wave to the doorsteps of the Arizona Capitol with a falling crest resulting a budget approved by state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey giving teachers a pay raise of about 20 percent by 2020. The movement won over broad support and the sea of red was a sight to see. But with a big election looming, what is next for publi…
 
Valley resident Myrlin Hepworth has built his career on words, words that eventually evolved into hip-hop. The work of this poet and musician has been featured on NPR and after the release of two mixtapes, he just launched his first album called Remember Why on April 15. A new music video is due out June 1. But another side of his lifestyle is as a…
 
Podcast lovers, this is the episode of On the Grid for you! In episode 23, we explore four local podcasts that make their subject matter the Valley of the Sun and all things in it. Consider this recording a podcast about podcasts. The meta episode if you will! Actually, the Valley is home to many cool podcasts, but unfortunately, we only had an hou…
 
The March 5 deadline President Donald Trump set to essentially end the DACA program has come and gone. And little has changed. But that doesn’t mean DACA recipients are in any less limbo than before. So for our third and final episode of our DACA series, we have Phoenix immigration lawyer Juliana Manzanarez on the show. She shares her insights on w…
 
At the young age of 21, Patrick Morales was elected to the Tempe Elementary School District Governing Board with a desire to change the status quo. But entering politics isn’t the only way to make a difference. He is also an activist for immigrant rights and our guest for the second installment of our three-part series on DACA. Like our previous gu…
 
Wishing deportation on an immigrant is really easy if you’ve never actually spoken to one. This sentiment comes from Karina Ruiz, Arizona Dream Act Coalition president. She instead urges people to learn about those who were brought to this country by no choice of their own. You may be surprised to learn she had no interested in being uprooted from …
 
Cult film phenomenon The Room has become so influential that James Franco made a movie about it called The Disaster Artist which opens nation-wide next Friday. Tommy Wiseau's "so bad it's good" movie stars Phoenix resident and host of On the Grid Philip Haldiman. Well, for this episode of the podcast the tables are turned. Producer Chris Ayers inte…
 
It's been such a long road to get here, but Justice League is finally here! All of the DC Extended Universe seems to ride on the success of WB's biggest heroes coming together for the first time on the big screen. Chris and Dennis give their thoughts on a mostly mediocre film but we still have that glimmer of hope that DC will turn it around. --- T…
 
Kimber Lanning might be the quintessential On the Grid guest. She’s spent most of her life in the Valley and from a young age she started contributing to the character of our metropolitan area. At 15, her first job was Zia Records, and at 19, she opened local independent record store Stinkweeds, later opened venue/art gallery Modified Arts and then…
 
There are so many reasons to listen to this, our 17th episode of On the Grid! Not only because we have playwright/actor/etc./etc. Ashley Naftule on to talk about his new play “Ear,” based loosely on painter Vincent Van Gogh. But also because it marks a point of closure. This will be Space 55’s last major production at its 7th Street and Pierce loca…
 
Consider this episode of On the Grid a precursor to the weekend. For our 16th installment of the podcast we sat down with Valley resident and all around multi-faceted artist Ali Tomineek. At the young age of 20 years old, Ali’s newest album Friday Flow peaked at the #1 spot on the Billboard Heatseeker Mountain chart in May. A true child of the new …
 
You don't have a thriving metropolis without arts and culture, and that includes a vibrant literary scene. Well, the city of Phoenix recently took a big step in that direction by creating their first poet laureate. That would be OUR poet laureate, and On the Grid is honored to have her on the show. In December, Rosemarie Dombrowski was chosen for t…
 
Sesame Street just introduced its first new Muppet to the show in more than a decade. Her name is Julia and she is autistic. The 14th episode of On the Grid is here for your listening pleasure and we talk to the puppeteer who brings her to life, Stacey Gordon. Hang out with us as we dig deep into the evolution of Julia and dissect the anatomy of a …
 
Remember when pretty much the only place to see stand-up comedy in the Valley was the Improv in Tempe? Well, now you can see it every night of the week at dozens of venues throughout this sprawling land. The stand-up comedy scene has taken off in the last decade, from wannabe comics coming out of the woodwork at open mics to national names commonpl…
 
We begin our journey through the history of DC Comics on the big screen with Superman and the Mole Men from 1951. We have an interview with Superman expert Jonathan Morris, creator of the website The Chronological Superman, as well as an interview with Paul Bernbaum, screenwriter of the 2006 film Hollywoodland, which tells the story of the mysterio…
 
We may be done talking about Batman v Superman, but we'll still keep you updated on other DC Comics films hitting the big scree, Here is our mostly spoiler free review of the new Lego Batman Movie, the follow up to 2014's Lego Movie. Should you see it? Of course! Listen to find out why. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to …
 
Episode 12 of On the Grid is yours now to listen to. But to do the episode full justice, you should listen sometime after the evening news. That's because we have Russ Kazmierczak, host of Phoenix Tonight, the Valley's live, local, late night talk show, produced and performed monthly at Space 55 in downtown Phoenix. He's been behind the desk (just …
 
It's the final episode of the podcast. Superman is dead and we just can't summon the willpower to go on. We take some time at the top of the show for a bit of reflection on Batman v Superman and the experience of producing a weekly podcast for half a year. Then we get to the scenes in question, finding some truly weird and surprising Easter eggs, e…
 
Comedian Kevin Avery joins us for the second big fight scene of the movie. In addition to standup comedy, Kevin is formerly an Emmy winning writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and co-host, along with W. Kamau Bell of the podcast Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time, Period. Taken as its own thing, we all kinda liked the big…
 
Buckle up, because we haven't seen a rant quite like we got out of this week's guest. Chris Sims of Comics Alliance and War Rocket Ajax joins us to talk about the Superman v Doomsday fight and we find ourselves in the unlikely position of actually defending the film for once. To put it lightly, Chris didn't like it. We also go deep into the history…
 
The Batman v Superman fight has come to its conclusion as Batman races off to save Martha. If Batman has seen the light, do we see any change in his character? The warehouse fight scene doesn't seem to hold any clues to Batman's transformation because this is the most brutal superhero fight scene we've ever witnessed in a film. Batman takes out two…
 
It's a family affair for On the Grid's first episode of 2017. Host @PhilipHaldiman interviews his brother, @SamHaldiman, who is about to launch the second long-form theater in Phoenix, which will help expand an artistic community long-bolstered by @TheTorchTheatre. They discuss Sam's new enterprise, @SecondBeatTheater, life in the creative landscap…
 
The big fight scene between Batman and Superman is finally here and we've got a returning guest, Oli Pettigrew, who has brought along his wife, Linda Black, who he credits with teaching him everything he knows about comic books. We talk about the debt this scene owes to The Dark Knight Returns, find some very obscure easter eggs, and discuss the co…
 
In this episode we are joined by Abraham Riesman @abrahamjoseph, associate editor of Vulture at New York Magazine. We're talking about a scene that is important for the upcoming slate of DC films, most notably Justice League. Diana receives an email from Bruce Wayne that includes Lex Luthor's metahuman files. We see clips of Arthur Curry aka Aquama…
 
In this episode we are joined by Bob Leeper of NerdvanaMedia.com and the Phoenix Film Critics Society to talk about a scene involving Lex, Lois and Superman. Lois is kidnapped by Anatoli and delivered to the top of LexCorp Tower. Lex proceeds to toss her off the building, knowing that Superman will come to her rescue. He does, of course, then confr…
 
In a scene that was deleted from the theatrical release, we learn that the reason Superman failed to act during the Senate bombing was that the wheelchair bomb was lined with lead. Clark Kent finds his Earth father, Jonathan Kent, atop a mountain and has a conversation with him. Is this a dream? A hallucination? A peyote trip? We'll never know. Bru…
 
The Trunk Space episode is here! All stripes of artists have found a safe home in this uniquely Phoenix landmark, long located at Grand and 15th avenues. The beloved venue is in a transitional period right now, but it will soon have a new permanent home (likely in December), with all kinds of new opportunities. Take a listen to our 10th installment…
 
On this episode we're joined by Dr. Christine Schreyer, the anthropologist who created the written Kryptonian language for Man of Steel. She tells us of some easter eggs hidden in the language that have a surprising relationship to Batman v Superman. We also talk about other aspects of Kryptonian culture present in the film, as well as Superman's C…
 
We're dealing with the aftermath of the Senate bombing as Batman breaks into LexCorp and steals the Kryptonite, and Lois and Superman have a deep conversation where it looks like Superman has all but given up. Lex enters the Kryptonian ship using General Zod's fingerprints. The we have a montage of Bruce Wayne training, constructing Kryptonite weap…
 
In this episode we're joined by film critic for the Arizona Republic, Barbara VanDenburgh, to talk about what is probably our least favorite scene in the film. Superman is called to testify before Congress on his involvement in the desert of Nairomi. Instead of being a grandly inspirational "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" moment, the hearing is inte…
 
The lines of connection are more visible than they've ever been before thanks to social media. Now more than ever it's easier to come together. There is such power in this. And that's the theme of episode 9 of On the Grid, in which we interview social media guru Jeff Moriarty. He's the man behind the Ignite events (check out Ignite Music, Oct. 28!)…
 
Lois is back on the trail of the mysterious bullet, as she meets with Secretary Swanwick in DC. Senator Finch gives a press conference. Lex Luthor stares at some Kryptonite. Clark visits his Earth mom. Kahina Ziri rides the bus. And to close out this episode, Lois visits Secretary Swanwick again. Also, we talk about some of the listener feedback we…
 
Our guest this week is fellow podcaster Josh Stolte, co-host of Scarlet Velocity, about the The Flash TV show, Green Justice, a podcast about the Arrow TV show, as well as other comic book and geek-related podcasts. Josh is joining us to talk about the Batmobile chase scene and the first on-screen face to face meeting between The Man of Steel and T…
 
We're joined by Professor of Film Studies at Arizona State University, Jeremy Carr. While not a huge comic book fan, Jeremy is a film buff, and as a standalone film, he kinda liked it. We're talking about the scene in which Bruce tells Alfred that he has decided to kill Superman, as well as the scene where Clark Kent meets the dead inmate's baby ma…
 
We have a very special guest on this episode - comic book artist Jamal Igle, whose DC Comics work you may have seen on Firestorm, Supergirl and Nightwing, or from his creator-owned project Molly Danger. Welcome to Bruce Wayne's nightmare, as he emerges from a bunker into an apocalyptic future in which Superman is a fascist with his own army and Dar…
 
On the Grid and Jenny Poon are in cahoots! For Episode 8 of the podcast, we talk to the entrepreneur about her co-working space Co+Hoots, which is expanding to a new midtown Phoenix office with a goal of gaining 1,000 new members. The 14,000-square-foot building is three times the size of her previous location and will open Sept. 30. And she’s got …
 
We're joined by former comic shop owner Marco Regalado. Marco was a top five finalist for The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retail Award in 2012. We follow Lois Lane into the men's restroom where she confronts Secretary Swanwick about the mysterious bullet. Perry White yells at Clark Kent for failing to do his job. Bruce Wayne finds Diana Prince at …
 
Clark Kent calls his mom in the middle of the night and doesn't quite get the advice he was looking for. Lois Lane visits Dr. Jenet Klyburn (Jena Malone), a character who was cut out of the theatrical version. Clark does some research into The Batman and finds some DC easter eggs. Wallace Keefe gets a present from Lex Luthor, and the bat-branded in…
 
Undertow is the hottest and newest bar attraction in Phoenix and we've got everything you need to know and the man behind it. On episode 7 of On the Grid we sit down with Wesley James to give us the down low. And stick around until the end when we remember another great Phoenix underground bar. A place some of may you remember -- the downtown haunt…
 
Great Ceasar's Ghost! It's an all Superman episode! We're joined by Superman superfan Jeff Moriarty to chat about the Man of Steel. We're covering the montage sequence of Superman performing heroic deeds, but does it really feel heroic? Why doesn't Superman seem to be enjoying this? Do we really need a montage? We compare this Superman to previous …
 
We have a special guest on this week's episode: Brian Augustyn, writer and editor at DC Comics in the 80's and 90's. Augustyn wrote the seminal graphic novel and first "Elseworlds" tale Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and co-wrote Justice League:Year One and The Flash with Mark Waid. We're talking about the party scene at Lex Luthor's house, which incl…
 
In this episode Chris and Dennis follow Bruce Wayne to an underground fight club. What's that? We're not supposed to talk about fight club? Sorry. We didn't know the rules... Then we head to Daily Planet, where Perry White is being a jerk to Clark Kent because Clark thinks the paper should do some actual journalism. Senator Finch pays a visit to Le…
 
Chris, Dennis and guest Heather Herr @MsHerr talk about fake eggs, Metropolis real estate prices, and the importance of journalism, in addition to getting philosophical about super heroes. It also turns into a bit of a DC vs Marvel discussion, but fortunately, no one got hurt. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a pod…
 
Chris and Dennis review the latest offering from the DC Cinematic Universe: Suicide Squad! Is it as bad as its Rotten Tomatoes score or as awesome as the trailers make it out to be? Find out what we think. One thing's for sure, it has to be better than Batman v Superman. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. …
 
Chris and Dennis welcome guest Negativsteve to talk about three scenes involving relationships. First, Lois and Clark take a bath, Alfred admonishes Bruce Wayne, and Lex Luthor wants Senator Finch to help him get his hands on some Kryptonite. This episode is brought to you by Jolly Ranchers. It's cherry. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: T…
 
Chris, Dennis and guest Adam Coppola talk about the introduction of Batman, the large number of Easter eggs packed into this scene, Batman's relationship with the police in this movie and how bad things have really gotten in Gotham City. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
 
Chris and Dennis take time out from discussing Batman v Superman and turn their focus to the new DC trailers that premiered at San Diego Comic Con. We got a fourth trailer for Suicide Squad, a great trailer for Wonder Woman and a surprise trailer for Justice League. We're feeling pretty good about the new direction the DC films are taking! --- This…
 
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