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Episode 68: Stan & Jack & Steve: A Conversation About the Marvel Method with Rick Arthur

Host Douglas Arthur is joined by his brother Rick for an extemporaneous conversation about Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko. What started off as a conversation about the new book Stan Lee: An Amazing Life by Danny Fingeroth, turned into a full-blown breakdown of the Marvel Method of creating comics and how it lead to … Continue reading

Episode 67: Is DIE HARD a Christmas Movie? an intervention

Host Douglas Arthur is beset by a visitation from the G.O.O.C.H. Squad during this holiday season as they try to convince him that Die Hard is a Christmas movie? Listen in as the Gang Of Occassional Co-Hosts featuring Micahel Noble, Jim Fitzsimons, Brian Curtis, and Jeff Hickmott race against the clock in a cat and … Continue reading

Episode 66: RoboCop Outtakes & Pee Cakes

Sit back and relax for a bonus holiday treat! Outtakes from episode 64’s RoboCop show! Host Douglas Arthur tries in vain to keep the show on the rails, only to discover there were no rails to begin with! There is a nice discussion here with hints about future episodes! Perfect to listen to while you … Continue reading

Episode 64: RoboCop Until You Drop

Host Douglas Arthur is joined by members of the G.O.O.C.H. Squad to discuss the 1987 Paul Verhoeven sci-fi satire, RoboCop. As usual, Michael ruins everything, then gets everybody fired.   Published November 28, 2019

Episode 65: Edgar Allan POEms: A Space Mules Halloween Special

The 2019 Space Mules Halloween Special finds host Douglas Arthur paying tribute to his father by reading a selection of poems by Edgar Allan Poe including Spirits of the Dead, The Haunted Palace, The Sleeper, and The Raven. Original soundtrack composed by Flaming Schwarzkopf Experience. Published 10/31/2019

Episode 63: Requiem for a King – A Tribute to my Father

  Host Douglas Arthur is joined by his older brother Rick to recount stories and memories of their father who passed away in May 2019. Listen in as they recount the many ways that he guided them on their journey and toward their taste in popular culture…from old-time radio, to comic books and movies, this … Continue reading

Episode 62: An interview with Ed Davis, Jr. of Insomniac Drive-In

  Host Douglas Arthur is joined by special Guest Ed Davis, Jr. of Insomniac Drive-In for a great discussion about the lost art of drive-in movies and to talk about some of his favorites. The wide-ranging discussion touches on Toho monster movies, Hammer horror films, and the cinematic oeuvre of Russ Meyer as well as … Continue reading

Episode 61: A Space Mule Tribute to Stan Lee

Host Douglas Arthur convenes the G.O.O.C.H. Squad for a free-wheeling and heart-felt look at the life and times of fallen comics creator, Stan Lee, who passed away early last week. The gang discuss the legacy and some of the controversy revolving around one of the most influential makers of pop culture of the last 100 … Continue reading

Episode 60: A Peek inside the twisted mind of Jason Yungbluth

Host Douglas Arthur sits down for an in depth interview with comics creator Jason Yungbluth, the man responsible for the great satirical graphic novel Weapon Brown, as well as the current humor anthology Peek. We talk about his influences, Weapon Brown, Peek, Beepo and Roadkill, Clarissa, Charlie Hebdo and censorship, and his recent tangles with … Continue reading

Episode 59: A Space Mules Halloween Special: People of the Dark

Host Douglas Arthur sits down and reads the classic Robert E. Howard 1932 horror yarn, People of the Dark, just in time for Halloween. Notable for being the first precursory appearance of Conan the Barbarian, and for being considered a part of H.P. Lovecraft’s C’Thulhu Mythos, People of the Dark is a noirish mash-up of … Continue reading

Episode 58: White Water/Black Peak: An Interview with Emily Hanby

Host Douglas Arthur interviews designer, illustrator, and graphic Novelist Emily Hanby, whose 2017 graphic novel Black Peak is making the rounds, and her follow-up, White Water is currently being serialized online. We talk about her process, her influences, and Star Trek: Deep Space 9. Along the way we touch on Michael Moorcock, Event Horizon, and … Continue reading

Episode 57: Now It Can Be Told! An interview with Michael Pilmer of Devo, Inc.!

Host Douglas Arthur interviews Michael Pilmer, the man behind the meticulous Devo-Obssesso website, and the long-time assistant archivist for Devo. Topics cover his journey to super-fan and then to employee of Devo, Inc. as well as his own projects like industrial band Silica Gel. A big part of the discussion is talking about the new book from publisher Rocket 88, Devo: The Brand/Devo Unmasked, a collection of rare photos and memories from the archives of the band! Continue reading

Episode 56: The First Ever Assault of the 2-Headed Space Mules Colossal Cover Song Quiz!

Recorded on June 9th, 2018 and finally making its debut here in August as prophesized, host Douglas Arthur, suffering from an extreme case of microphone lag, and early morning shpelkis, convened the G.O.O.C.H. Squad to play a deadly game of Guess the Cover Song! Sprinkled throughout are tunes to terrible to contemplate, maddening music on … Continue reading

Episode 55: Doug and Jim Babble About The Last Jedi, and other bits

A mini episode featuring some behind the scenes banter that was not originally intended to be broadcast! The setpiece, has host Douglas Arthur chatting with Jim “Dr. Dim” Fitzsimons about The Last Jedi. Jim Also manages to dig in again about his love affair with Jean-Luc Picard, while disparaging the one true Captain: James T. … Continue reading

Episode 54: The Mating Call of the Forbidden Novelty Songs

Host Douglas Arthur gathers up the G.O.O.C.H. Squad once again, this time with special guest Jeff Hickmott, host of the great music podcast, Into The Unknown, to chat on about some of their favorite novelty songs of all time. Some might be familiar, but in typical Space Mules fashion, we touch on some that are … Continue reading

Episode 53: Bonus Mystery Outtake Show #6

Host Douglas Arthur rummages through the archives to put together an engaging collection of outtakes from the last few years, touching on all manner of topics ranging from Shin Godzilla, Ken Russell, Twin Peaks, King Crimson, cribs, SnapChat, Jim Steranko, and the acting talent of William Shatner, amongst many others. Featured guests include: Brian Curtis, … Continue reading

Episode 52: A Space Mules Halloween Special: E.F. Benson’s The Bus-Conductor

Host Douglas Arthur reads E.F. Benson’s classic 1905 horror tale, The Bus-Conductor, with an all new soundtrack created by Flaming Schwarzkopf Experience! Snuggle in and enjoy! Happy Halloween from Assault of the 2-Headed Space Mules! Originally released on October 31, 2017.

Episode 51: Close Encounters at 40, Part 2

Join host Douglas Arthur and the GOOCH Squad for part 2 of their discussion of Stephen Spielberg’s 1977 UFO masterpiece, Close Encounters of the Third Kind! Touching on the symbolism, cultural impact, music, and much more! Plus try to guess another spot where I had to edit out Michael’s discussion of Melinda Dillon’s wardrobe and … Continue reading

Episode 50: Close Encounters at 40, Part 1

Join host Douglas Arthur as he rounds up the G.O.O.C.H. Squad for a free-wheeling and strangely informative discussion of Stephen Spielberg’s 1977 classic film of discovery and imagination, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Doug, Brian Curtis, Jim Fitzsimons, and Michael Nobel touch on the symbolism, cultural impact, music, and much more! Plus…try to guess … Continue reading

Episode 49: I Want My Cake: A Tribute to George Romero, Part 2

Host Douglas Arthur continues his discussion with G.O.O.C.H. Squad members Jim Fitzsimons, Brian Curtis, and Michael Nobel about the career of filmmaker George A. Romero who passed away in July. A rousing roundtable discussion of some of his best known and lesser known works, including Tales From The Darkside, Monkeyshines, Martin, Creepshow, and more! Originally … Continue reading

Episode 48: Zombies Ripped My Flesh: A Tribute to George Romero, Part 1

Host Douglas Arthur is joined by G.O.O.C.H. Squad members Jim Fitzsimons, Brian Curtis, and Michael Nobel to discuss the great career of filmmaker George Romero, who passed away in July 2017. A full discussion of his films including Martin, Knightriders, The Dark Half, Season of The Witch, and many more are tackled in this rousing … Continue reading

Episode 47: A Beast Among The Civilized: An Interview with Musician Tom McWatters

Host Douglas Arthur presents a unique version of the semi-regular feature, The Best Albums You’ve Never Heard, by actually having the artist on hand to interview and go track by track. Local musician Tom McWatters shares his thoughts about his classic under-heard 2010 album A Beast Among The Civilized. Doug is surprised to learn about … Continue reading

Episode 46: A tribute to Bernie Wrightson

Originally released on March 28, 2017, just a short time after master artist Bernie Wrightson passed away from his long battle with cancer. Host Douglas Arthur and regular G.O.O.C.H. Squad (Gang Of Occassional Co-Hosts) members, Brian Curtis, Jim Fitzsimons, and Madcap Michael Nobel convene to discuss the long and glorious legacy of the master illustrator’s … Continue reading

Episode 45: The Gift Of The Magi

Host Douglas Arthur reads the classic O. Henry short story The Gift Of The Magi, just in time for Christmas. Curl up with some cocoa and have a listen!

Episode 44: Bonus Mystery Outtake Show #5

Host Douglas Arthur wraps up 2016 with a bunch of clips that found their way to the cutting room floor, featuring GOOCH Squad members Michael Noble, Jim Fitzsimons, and Brian Curtis, as well as guests Chris MArtinez, Tom McWatters and Colleen McWatters. Plus a mini-tribute to the late musician Greg Lake.

Episode 43: Have You Ever Been To Elizabethtown? (with guest Steve Spears!)

Host Douglas Arthur is joined by special guest Steve Spears of the long-running podcast Stuck In the 80’s to discuss the film work of Cameron Crowe, focussing on the under seen 2005 movie Elizabethtown. For fans of the Stuck in the 80’s show, this episode is like a long extended version of the segment “What … Continue reading

Episode 42: H.P. Lovecraft’s FROM BEYOND

Host Douglas Arthur hunkers down for Halloween by reading H.P. Lovecraft’s 1934 classic horror story FROM BEYOND, while accompanied by a creep inducing new soundtrack by Flaming Schwarzkopf Experience!

Episode 41: The Sugar-Blasted Saturday Morning Cartoon Theme Song Countdown!

Join host Douglas Arthur as he assembles the G.O.O.C.H. (Gang Of Occassional Co-Hosts) squad once again for a rollicking and fast-paced discussion as we count down some of our favorite cartoon theme songs of all time! From Classics to obscurities we have it all, and if you listen close enough, there are some surprises along … Continue reading

Episode 40: Twenty Questions With Flaming Schwarzkopf Experience

The tables are turned on this episode as host Douglas Arthur becomes the guest and is interviewed by Michael Noble about his side project: the one-man-band known only as Flaming Schwarzkopf Experience and his newest release Train Wrecks And Hobo Love Songs, Volume 2 which was released on February 23, 2016. Doug and Michael discuss … Continue reading

Episode 39: Long Live David Bowie, Part 2

Part two of our two part discussion of David Bowie’s career folloing his death from cancer on January 10th. Host Douglas Arthur is joined by GOOCH ™ (Gang Of Occasional Co-Hosts)members Jim ” Dr. Dim” Fitzsimons, Brian “Macho Man” Curtis, and Michael “Get Off My Lawn” Noble as they share favorite albums, favorite songs, and … Continue reading

Episode 38: Long Live David Bowie, Part 1

Part one of our two part discussion of David Bowie’s career folloing his death from cancer on January 10th. Host Douglas Arthur is joined by GOOCH ™ (Gang Of Occasional Co-Hosts)members Jim ” Dr. Dim” Fitzsimons, Brian “Macho Man” Curtis, and Michael “Get Off My Lawn” Noble as they share favorite albums, favorite songs, and … Continue reading

Episode 37: The Outsider & The Pale Man

Settle in for a spell as host Douglas Arthur continues the Halloween season tradition of reading some classic terror tales just for you! This episode contains orations of H. P. Lovecraft’s little known, The Outsider, and the even more mysterious The Pale Man by Julius Long, Both having appeared in the classic pulp magazine Weird … Continue reading

Episode 36: Theater Of The Absurd

Host Douglas Arthur interviews the trio behind the new animated web series, Theater of the Absurd, a stop motion rumination on the inner workings of a movie theater in a surreal universe. Hijinks ensue. Featuring writers/animators/voice actors: Tom McWaters, Colleen McWaters, and Chris Martinez. (Stick around for an Easter Egg!) Music By Flaming Schwarzkopf Experience … Continue reading

Episode 35: Urgh! Music Goes To War!

Douglas Arthur is joined by guest hosts Michael Noble of Hotchka.com and Jim Fitzsimons of Dimland Radio to discuss the cult classic concert film Urgh! A Music War! which features performances of many of the great punk, post-punk, and new wave bands of the late 70’s and early 1980’s, including Wall Of Voodoo, Devo, The … Continue reading

Episode 34: The Best Albums You’ve Never Heard: Traci Lords’ 1000 Fires

Join host Douglas Arthur for an in-depth look at the 1995 techno-dance album 1000 Fires by former 80’s porn queen Traci Lords. Full of great beats and sonic surprises!

Episode 33: The Little Match Girl

Released at Christmastime 2014, host Douglas Arthur evokes the melancholy spirit of the holidays with a recitation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable, The Little Match Girl.

Episode 32: The sexy secrets of Lair Of the White Worm!

Host Douglas Arthur is joined again by Jim Fitzsimons from Dimland Radio for a fun and in-depth discussion of Ken Russell’s little seen 1988 camp-horror masterpiece Lair Of The White Worm.

Episode 31: Bonus Mystery Outtake Show #4!

Douglas Arthur hosts another fun filled clip show of outtakes, bloopers and tangents from previous episodes featuring Jim Fitzsimons and Michael Noble! What’s in here? Who knows? It’s a mystery!

Episode 30: Godzilla vs. the Geeks!

Episode 30-Godzilla 2014 Join Host Douglas Arthur and his usual cohorts, Jim Fitzsimons, Michael Nobel, and the internet whisperings of Rick Arthur as they discuss the new 2014 American Godzilla movie directed by Gareth Edwards! A roundtable of geekery if there ever was one!

Episode 29: What is your quest? Johnny Quest!

Episode 29- What is your quest_ Jonny Quest! Host Douglas Arthur is joined once again by Dimland Radio’s Jim Fitzsimons on a rollicking race through the history of one of TV history’s most courageous and intelligent cartoon series: Johnny Quest! Originally posted in early 2014.

Episode 28: Best Albums You’ve Never Heard: Glueleg’s Heroic Doses

Episode 28- Glueleg-Heroic Doses Your host Douglas Arthur takes a look at the 1995 regional underground release, Heroic Doses, by Toronto band Glueleg. Heavy metal with a horn section. Good stuff.

Episode 27: Best Albums You’ve Never Heard: The Residents’ The Commercial Album

Episode 27-The Residents Commercial Album Host Douglas Arthur ventures down the rabbit hole of strangeness to take an in depth look at the weird musical canoodlings of the Residents’ 1980 release The Commercial Album!

Episode 26: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

Episode 26 The Tell Tale Heart Released near Halloween 2013, host Douglas Arthur gives a spirited reading of the classic Poe story The Tell Tale Heart! Great for the holiday or anytime!

Episode 25: Antisocial Lawnmower, FantaCon, and You

Host Douglas Arthur talks about his experience at FantaCon 2013 and the release of his new book Antisocial Lawnmower!

Episode 24: A Quick One While He’s Away…

Host Douglas Arthur talks about his then upcoming book Antisocial Lawnmower and appearing at FantaCon 2013, and how it predicates him not making new episodes for a few months.

Episode 23: An interview with The Unbelievables

Host Douglas Arthur interviews the members of that merry band of internet pranksters, The Unbelievables! This involved crossing 8 times zones on two continents! Featuring music by Flaming Schwarzkopf Experience!

Episode 22: Best Albums You’ve Never Heard: Crispin Hellion Glover’s The Big Problem

Host Douglas Arthur takes an in-depth look at one of the quirkiest albums of all-time, the 1989 release by actor and writer Crispin Glover: The Big Problem. Featuring music by the infamous Barnes and Barnes (which included Lost In Space’s Bill Mumy!), and the strange vocal stylings of Crispin Glover alternately reciting his writings and … Continue reading

Episode 21: Bonus Mystery Outtake Show #3

Another fun-filled show of outtakes, unused bits, and unrelated tangents featuring Jim Fitzsimons from Dimland Radio! You never know what you’ll get!

Episode 20: In Search of…In Search Of…

Your host Douglas Arthur is joined by guest Jim Fitzsimons from Dimland Radio for a nostalgic look back at the wildly influential syndicated TV show, In Search Of… which was hosted by Leonard Nimoy and featured mini-documentaries on a variety of paranormal and unexplained phenomenon including Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, UFO’s, and more!

Episode 19: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Originally released on Christmas Eve 2013, your host Douglas Arthur gives a spirited reading of C. Clement Moore’s classic holiday poem!

Episode 18: The Toys That Time Forgot!

Your host Douglas Arthur is joined by Marissa Rapier as they discuss life in a big family and the ghosts of toys from Christmases Past! This heartfelt discussion covers everything from Milky, The Marvelous Milking Cow to Alien! The Toy! Originally released near Christmas, but a great listen any time of year!

Episode 17: Best Albums You’ve Never Heard! Pajama Slave Dancers: Blood, Sweat, and Beers!

Your host Douglas Arthur delves into one of the strangest albums of the 80’s, Western Massachusetts band Pajama Slave Dancers‘ 1987 album Blood, Sweat, and Beers! Chock full of comedy gold, surf rock, country twang, and proto-rock/rap, this one has it all!

Episode 16: Bonus Mystery Outtake Show #2! More Dead! Less Red!

Bonus Mystery Outtake Show featuring leftover bits from Episode 15 with Michael Noble! So, more Night Of The Living Dead fun for the kiddies…and other tangents!

Episode 15: The Day Before The Night Of the Living Dead

Host Douglas Arthur and guest Michael Noble convene once again, this time to discuss the classic zombie horror film from 1968, George Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead!

Episode 14: Bonus Mystery Outtake Show #1

A fun collection of outtakes from the rambling Devo two-parter. Some tasty tidbits I had to cut for time constraints or Michael just went tangental on me…Featuring host Douglas Arthur and guest Michael Noble of Cliqueclack.com.

Episode 13: The Truth About Devolution, Part 2

Part two of our rousing two part discussion about Devo! Featuring your host Douglas Arthur and guest Michael Noble of Cliqueclack.com!

Episode 12: The Truth About Devolution Part 1

Part one of a two-part episode discussing the history of America’s favorite devolutionary band: DEVO! Host Douglas Arthur is joined by Michael Noble of Cliqueclack.com for a rousing romp through the ephemera of the most unlikely rock superstars of the early 80’s to come out of Akron, Ohio! Duty now, spuds!

Episode 11: Top Ten Graphic Novels

Guest Brian Curtis, Associate Professor of English at Nashville Community College joins host Douglas Arthur for a freewheeling discussion on their favorite graphic novels! Great for those who might be new to the genre and need guidance or the seasoned comic book fan who might hear about some titles they’ve never known or tried. The … Continue reading

Episode 10: Monty Python and the Holy Grail Get Spanked

Host Douglas Arthur and guest Chad Biernacki of The Bupkis Show take a good natured tour through the fertile comic landscape of Monty Python And The Holy Grail. Along the way they even find time to discuss 50 Shades Of Grey, Fawlty Towers, It Came From Schenectady, and properly holding a microphone so to not … Continue reading

Episode 9: The Dark Knight Rises (And Converges)

Fresh from the screening room, your host Douglas Arthur and his brother Rick take on the complexities of the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Many details and plot twists are discussed, so don’t listen to the show until after you’ve seen the movie! Unless, of course, you want … Continue reading

Episode 8: The Devolved History of Island Of Lost Souls

Your host Douglas Arthur flies solo for the first time as he discusses one of his favorite “Holy Grail” films: Island Of Lost Souls (1932) starring Charles Laughton as the titular Dr. Moreau. Along with chatting about the history of this controversial adaptation of H.G. Welles classic story, Doug discusses the impact this film had … Continue reading

Episode 7: Flaming Schwarzkopf Experience-Perfunctus

This episode is a unique look into the creative process as host Douglas Arthur shares a work in progress 60 minute ambient music piece called Perfunctus by his one-man band Flaming Schwarzkopf Experience. If you enjoy the work of Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, you may just get something out of this one…

Episode 6: The Strange World Of John Carpenter (with guest Brian Curtis)

Episode 6 finds host Doug Arthur chatting about the career and themes of Director John Carpenter with guest Brian Curtis, Assistant professor of English at Nashville State Community College. We talk about his bigger hits like Halloween, but delve into our personal favorites like Big Trouble In Little China, In The Mouth Of Madness, They … Continue reading

Episode 5: Gojira! (with guests Michael Noble and Rick Arthur)

This episode marks Assault Of The 2-Headed Space Mules first cross-continental three-way! Bringing together the talents of host Douglas Arthur, brother Rick from upstate NY and frequent contributor Michael Noble of Cliqueclack.com from sunny California! In this one we jabber on about the greatest giant rubber lizrd movie ever made…the original 1954 Japanese version of … Continue reading

Episode 4: The Worst Superhero Movies (with guest Michael Noble)

Episode 4_ Worst Superhero Movies (with guest Michael Noble) Jaunty host Douglas Arthur once again engages in conversation with Michael Noble of Cliqueclack.com, this time ruminating over some of the worst superhero movies ever made! This is part two of last episode’s discussion about the best superhero movies. Doug and Michael ruminate about what makes … Continue reading

Episode 3: The Best Superhero Movies

Episode 3_ Top Superhero Movies Episode 3 of Assault Of The 2-Headed Space Mules. Join host Douglas Arthur and guest host Rick Arthur as they discuss thier favorite superhero movies! From Batman to Spiderman and lots of surprises! This was originally recorded and released in early 2012, so I don’t want to hear from butt-hurt … Continue reading

Episode 2: Kolchak The Night Stalker

Here is episode 2 of Assault Of the 2-Headed Space Mules! Originally released back in 2011, it features host Douglas Arthur chatting with his brother Rick Arthur, of TMNT fame, about their favorite show growing up in the mid-70’s: Kolchak, The Night Stalker! Darren McGavin’s show was short-lived but was hugely influential, as it inspired … Continue reading

Episode 1: Mad Monster Party

  This is Episode 1 of Assault Of the 2-Headed Space Mules. Originally published in October 2011. Join Host Douglas Arthur and guest Michael Noble of Cliqueclack.com as they discuss the cult classic Rankin/Bass animated feature film Mad Monster Party!

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