Justice League Review Spoilers

On this episode of the Michael Dean Show, we go all in on the new Justice League movie. Spoiler heavy review, discussion of deleted scenes and more.

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MDS #50 Thor and Tyrese

The Michael Dean Show returns with episode 50. 1st up is Tyrese Gibson and the Harvey Weinstein effect. Then we dive into a spoiler-filled review of Thor Ragnarok.

 

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The Red Shirts – Star Trek VI Review

It's just Q and Craig J. on this mission as we break down and review the final Star Trek movie to feature the original cast! We welcome back the Klingons that we know and love as we delve deep into the minutiae of this movie. And for some unknown reason, Craig attempts to coerce Q into watching...the Orville!? Does he succeed? Listen and find out! We also go off course for a bit and discuss Stranger Things!

Political Correctness! For Better, Or For Worse?-Episode #49

Join host Darryl E. McCullough with co-host Carmen Miller (Erika D White off tonight). In this episode the Full Circle group opens with how quickly two years is approaching for the show! The group then shares their appreciation to all listeners of the show, especially those who shared episodes with their family and friends. They then give a shout-out to PodcastJuice.net and their gold sponsor for the show our friends at “3Kings Clothing!” The group then talks about “Last Podcast!” In which that topic was "The Plight Of Being A Stepparent!" This episode has almost 500 audio downloads. The group then does a quick recap of this episode. Following this, Darryl discusses how his YouTube Channel was just approved for monetization! The group then discusses their plans for their “Toledo Podcasting” meetup group. This group will lay the foundation for the 2nd Annual “National Podcast Power Conference” next year. After this Darryl brings up his recent experience while in a “Chick-Fil-A.” On the political side the group discusses the most recent collusion at the White House. Also the most recent terrorist attack in lower Manhattan as well as a few others. This leads to how “Labels Matter” and our “Microwave Attention Span” of our society.” On the entertainment side the crew thanks their sponsor "Marmite Records" produced by Stone Soup Recording Studios. The group then discusses the deaths of Rock and Roll pioneer Fats Domino and the actor Robert Guillaume. Darryl gives his thoughts on the series “Stranger Things” season 2. He then gives his concerns for the show “Black-ish.” Carmen then discusses the wave of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood. Following this the "National Holiday" is announced! Today is National "White People Stop Wearing Shorts” day! Then the crew finally gets into the show topic "Political Correctness! For Better, Or For Worse?" Their featured call-in guest was Mark Collett who is a British political activist and author of “The Fall of Western Man.” Additional call-in guests were Jon Cross who is a movie freak and manages the “After Movie Diner” and Andre Batts who is a freelance comic book artist and the owner for the “Motor City Black Age Comics.” Also, Pamela Walker who held nothing back! Followed by the "Sanepoet Apology" and "Erika's Fitness Minute." Episode sponsored by 3Kings Clothing and Stone Soup Recording Studios.

“The Plight Of Being A Stepparent!”-Episode #48

Join host Darryl E. McCullough with co-host Erika D White (Carmen Miller off was tonight) and special in studio guest inspirational speaker, newspaper personality and host of “The Dr. Sam Show! Toledo’s own Dr. Sam Mallette III. In this episode the Full Circle group opens with Darryl’s problems with Erika’s use of frosty filters in her pictures. The group then shares their appreciation to all listeners of the show, especially those who shared episodes with their family and friends. They then give a shout-out to PodcastJuice.net and their gold sponsor for the show our friends at “3Kings Clothing!” The group then talks about “Last Podcast!” In which that topic was "To Kneel, Or Not To Kneel!" This episode has almost 400 audio downloads. This leads to a conversation about people wanting to change the name for the national holiday “Columbus Day!” Following this, Darryl expresses what a good parent he is due to the fact that his children were not familiar with a popular rapper. The group then announces that they have created the “Toledo Podcasting” meetup group. This group will lay the foundation for the 2nd Annual “National Podcast Power Conference” next year. On the political side the group discusses the staged performance at the Indianapolis Colts game from Vice President Mike Pence scripted by President Donald Trump. Also, the suspension of ESPN sports commentator Jemele Hill. On the entertainment side the crew thanks their sponsor "Marmite Records" produced by Stone Soup Recording Studios. The group then discusses the deaths of the comedian Ralphie May. Also, the release of the trailer for the movie Black Panther. Following this the "National Holiday" is announced! Today is National "Stop With The Magenta Hair” day! Then the crew finally gets into the show topic "The Plight Of Being A Stepparent!" Their featured call-in guest was Jenna Korf who is the creator of StepmomHelp.com, StepmomRevolution.com and the owner of the Stepmom Sanctuary Retreat! Additional call-in guests were Brittany Petit the creator of the group “Support for Stepparents and Blended Families.” Also, Melissa Dotson who is a wife, mother and stepparent.  Followed by the "Sanepoet Apology" and "Erika's Fitness Minute." Episode sponsored by 3Kings Clothing and Stone Soup Recording Studios.

Liv Warfield – Prince, He Challenged Me

Liv Warfield shares her experience joining the New Power Generation, touring with Prince, her solo career and a new band with Hearts Nancy Wilson called Roadcase Royale.

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Prince unreleased music removed from Paisley Park

With news of Prince's music and video masters being moved from Paisley Park to Iron Mountain Entertainment Services in California, Dave Hampton stops by to offer some insight. Dave Hampton has served as Technical Director at both Paisley Park and Hancock Music in Los Angeles.

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Brownmark Interview

Brownmark sets the record straight on the song 'KISS', his days as a solo artist on Motown, The Revolution and more.
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Jacqui Thompson

We are joined by Jacqui Thompson. In 1997, Jacqui became head management for Prince’s Paisley Park Enterprises acted as the conduit between Paisley Park and other record labels including Arista Records, oversaw all merchandising functions for 1-800- NEW-FUNK /tours, and helped manage Prince’s tours, promotional tours, and public relations activities.

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“To Kneel, Or Not To Kneel?” Episode #47

Join host Darryl E. McCullough with co-host Carmen Miller and in studio guests Atlena Chroco the Assignment Editor for the Toledo City Paper and Imani Lateef the Production Manager for Adams Street Publishing. (Erika D White and A Whitney Petty were off tonight). In this episode the Full Circle group opens with Carmen congratulating Darryl on the success of the National Podcast Power Conference. The group then shares their appreciation to all listeners of the show, especially those who shared episodes with their family and friends. They then give a shout-out to the PodcastJuice Network and their gold sponsors for the National Podcast Power Conference, Libsyn, 3Kings Clothing, Podcast Detroit and IT in The D! The group then sends their prayers to the victims and their families in Las Vegas after the mass shooting that recently took place. This starts a conversation on gun laws. They group then talks about Last Podcast! In which that topic was "Podcasting! The Wave Of The Audio Future!" This episode has almost 400 audio downloads. This is slightly lower than previous shows as it was a niche audience. This leads to a conversation on how Darryl is starting to meet more people in the greater Toledo, Ohio area, especially people who work for the local newspapers. This leads to a quick confession from Darryl on his daughter and Black Twitter on the “beard game.” The group then gives a special shout-out to YouTube viewer of the show Andre Briscoe! On the political side the group discusses Puerto Rico, the after the effects from Hurricane Maria and President Donald Trump’s response time to aid. On the entertainment side the crew thanks their sponsor "Marmite Records" produced by Stone Soup Recording Studios. The group then discusses the deaths of the Founder of Playboy Magazine Hugh Hefner, as well as Rock legend Tom Petty. The group then announces that “The Juice is Loose! O.J Simpson was released from prison this week. Also the 2nd season of “This Is Us” started last week. This leads to a quick discussion on how much television has changed throughout the years. Following this the "National Holiday" is announced! Today is National "If You’re Over 12 Years Old Stop Running Water Over Burnt Matches. For That Matter Stop Turning Off The Lights During A Thunderstorm” day! Then the crew finally gets into the show topic "To Kneel, Or Not To Kneel!" Their featured call-in guest was John “Doc” Maakaron who is one of the hosts of the Detroit Sports Podcast. Additional call-in guests were Aaron Collier is the host of the Authentic Audio Podcast. Matt Wood who one of the writers for Dawgs By Nature: For Cleveland Brown Fans and Alfred Jenkins who was an offensive lineman for 1972 undefeated Miami Dolphins, three seasons with the Cleveland Browns and he also played for the Houston Oilers. Followed by the "Sanepoet Apology" and "Erika's Fitness Minute." Episode sponsored by Libsyn, 3Kings Clothing, Podcast Detroit, Fit Thick Girls and Stone Soup Recording Studios.

Review : Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984

Prince is music.  

Prince is a prolific writer.  

Prince is a workaholic.  

Prince can be tough at times.  

Prince has a way of pushing you beyond your self-assumed boundaries and will have you doing things you never thought possible…  

We hear these notions that describe Prince so often,  it’s almost easy to gloss over exactly what they mean. Only when we hear specific stories or accounts about working with him do these phrases truly begin to resonate past lore and into real life experience.

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984 describes a young man who is almost solely fixated on his craft. He “hears” something and becomes singularly focused on translating what he hears for us to enjoy. When he says his songs are his “children”, he truly means this. He grows them, nurtures them, feeds them, spends quality time with them, he does all he can to help develop them into beautiful works of art we all deeply connect to.

This book explores the meticulous ways in which our hero brings his children to life. What you’ll read here is a study guide really for students of the music industry, sound engineering, production, musicianship, songwriting, musical collaboration…it is a book that shows the dedication and tenacity that goes into being such a prolific artist and all that it takes to support that artist in their work. This book shows that success does not happen overnight…or even that your biggest songs aren’t always a direct download straight to tape. Sometimes you will tinker for weeks to get it juuusssst right. Bias aside (smile) Prince is of course the greatest to have ever done it, and it’s important to know that there’s A LOT of work and A LOT of sacrifice that happens behind the curtain…a message that clearly comes through in this book.

For fams, this book will give you a deeper appreciation for these songs that mean so much to us. The amount of work and care that Prince put into them is INCREDIBLE. For those who wonder what a certain song was about, you’ll get a bit of insight into that here. You’ll also get some insight into what a good day working with P is like…and what a bad day working with P is like. You’ll also get some information about where he found his inspiration…or his muses if you will, and that inspiration does not always come from those you would expect…

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984 is an AMAZING labor of love that gives a great history in this bountiful time of Prince’s musical history. Take your time traveling this journey with him and imagine what it must have been like… 4am at Sunset Sound knee deep in tinkering on Computer Blue after several weeks of work on this same song to make it perfect for us, his family.

Thank you, Prince.

And thank you Duane for chronicling this incredible journey for us.

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Mi-Ling Stone Poole

On this weeks episode we, are joined by Mi-Ling Stone Poole, the woman who inspired Little Red Corvette.

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Star Trek Discovery Spoiler Review

The USS Internet returns for an episode 12 years in the making! STAR TREK DISCOVERY, the first Trek TV series since Enterprise went off the air in 2005 is finally here and we go all in to review this latest entry into the Trek universe. Robb Gallo returns with Tom Connors of Midnight's Edge and Midnight's Edge After Dark. Not only do we discuss Discovery but Q challenges the crew to see where their loyalties lie, with Trek..? Or with (dum dum DUUUUMMMM) Orville!

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Afshin Shahidi Prince: A Private View Interview

Interview with Afshin Shahidi, talking about his book 'Prince: A Private View'. Afshin shares his journey moving to America, the 1st day working at Paisley Park, Fatherhood and more.

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