The Donut Show Ep. 014: Why We Have Superheroes


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! — It’s The Donut Show, Episode 014, a SUPER episode where we go in-depth to discuss superheroes and their role in popular culture. And as usual, we also venture into a number of other random topics, so please subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes. And thank you for listening to The Donut Show. You’re gonna love it!

SHOW NOTES for Episode 014:

1. Welcome | Intro

2. Donut Mini Reviews

3. Trendy Talk and News
— Miami Dolphins bullying
— Bullying in schools
— Main theme: Superheroes: Fictitious and Real-life
-Captain America
-Wonder Woman
-Fantastic Four
-The Hulk
-Iron Man
— Real-life superheroes
— The Guardian Angels, Zorro, Tarzan and Hercules

4. The Men’s Department
— Jason: The importance of flossing

5. Willis’s World
— This Friday’s release of the PlayStation 4

6. TV, Rock Gods and Whatever Happened to…
— Two ’90s bands: Blind Melon and Gin Blossoms

7. Considering the Cinema with Jason Pyles
— Theater: Thor: The Dark World (2013)
— New on DVD: Man of Steel (2013)
— Discussion about “Blue Is the Warmest Color” (2013)
— Discussion about “Maleficent” (2014) teaser trailer
— Modern superhero movies (and why they’re so popular right now)
— Listener feedback from Scott

8. TV and Miscellaneous Randomness
— TV talk with Keith and Natalie Pyles
— Don’t let the bed bugs bite!
— Debate over tiny (disruptive) dancer (see the link below)

9. Natalie’s Book Corner
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
— Live, on-air marriage counseling session for Jason and Natalie

10. Are You Getting Fat?
— Jason: Getting control of your life and body through juicing (the two documentaries discussed in this segment are linked below)

9. Word of the Day | Trivia
Word of the Day: Willis
Trivia: Jason

10. Donut Time
— Listener feedback from Victoria

11. Closing

We’d like to thank the sponsor of our show — Bee Potion. And we’d also like to thank The Dave Eaton Element and Dave Eaton himself for the use of his music for our theme song.


Bully (2011) documentary

Watch D.O.G.S. program

World Superhero

The Real-Life Superheroes

10 Real-Life Superhero Profiles

Maleficent teaser trailer

Tiny (disruptive) dancer

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2010)

Forks Over Knives (2011)

Like this! Bee Potion Facebook Page

We highly recommend Eclectic Audio – a podcast review site!

Check out our friend Matt Warren’s What Do You Know? app

Keith’s plugs:
Keith on Gene Simmons Family Jewels

Willis’s plugs:
Willis Wheeler on TV’s Toy Hunter
Terror Troop horror movie podcast
Cinema Beef Podcast
On Twitter: @NastyWillDC
Willis On Facebook
Willis on the NFW Movie Commentary Podcast (mostly horror-related)

Jason’s usual plugs:
The Dave Eaton Element
Jason’s band’s music video: Brief Relief
Jason’s BIG Movie Podcast: Movie Podcast Weekly — listen to Episode 050!
Jason’s little Movie Podcast: Movie Stream Cast
Especially for HORROR MOVIE FANS: Horror Movie

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