Ménage à Trois avec Sweep the Leg Johnny

Ménage à Trois sits down for a discussion with Chicago hardcore legends Sweep the Leg Johnny, their first since disbanding in 2002, all about drunk Italian men, film references, and the greatest case of plagiarism in music history. We will also incidentally touch on the depths of their career, from their humble start to their triumphant end.

Catch the interview live at midnight on January 27th, and on Spotify or our site the coming week.

DESTINIES PROMO for January 26, 2024

From Howard Margolin:

This week, Destinies honors the memories of the crews of the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as a famed TV and film composer.

Tune in Friday night, as Evelyn Husband recalls the mission of STS-96, in part 14 of High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband.

In memory of composer Laurie Johnson, who died on January 16th at the age of 96, you'll hear music from his scores for the TV series The Avengers and The New Avengers, and the films First Men in the Moon and Dr. Strangelove.

Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from a man who is in love with his girlfriend's doll.

And, Christina M. Rau reads her poem "A Very Small Man in the Labyrinth."

Friday, January 26th, at 11:30 PM.

Hosted by Howard Margolin, with Patrick Thomas and Christina M. Rau.

Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction

Winter Reggae Marathon 2024

The 33rd annual 3 Day Winter Reggae Marathon, celebrating Bob Marley's birthday and Black History Month, will kick off at 12:01 AM on Friday, February 2, following the end of “No Sound Test”, and conclude on Sunday, February 4, at 11:59 PM.

2024 Winter Reggae Marathon Schedule

DESTINIES PROMO For 1/5/24 (Destinies reviews the films of 2023)

 

From Howard Margolin: 

This week, the Destinies Film Review Team assembles live for their 39th annual look back at the year in movies.

Tune in Friday night at 11:15, as hosts Howard Margolin, Audrey Dettmering, Dave Campfield, and Timothy Gillespie, and possibly some special guests from WUSB, each list their five favorite and one least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, horror, super-hero, and genre-adjacent films of 2023.

Of the 116 movies up for consideration, will there be a consensus? Despite the trend towards "super-hero fatigue" at the box office in 2023, will any comic book adaptations make the best lists? What is considered "genre-adjacent" anyway? And, what movies are the team looking forward to most in 2024? 

Find out on Friday, January 5th, at 11:15 PM, for the year-in-film review, the latest installment of one of the longest-running traditions on Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction, on WUSB since 1983.

Destinies Reviews Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Poster image of Aquaman and the Lost Kindgom

 

From Howard Margolin: 

Last week, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom opened in theaters, bringing an end to the saga of the DC Extended Universe.

This week, the Destinies Film Review Team swims in for a live discussion of the movie.

Tune in Friday night, at 11:15 PM, and find out how the second outing for the King of Atlantis stacks up, not only against his first solo adventure, from 2018, but compared to the other three DC movies that were released this year.

Is there significant character development in this movie, and if so, for whom?

How does the story address the real-world issue of climate change, something no other comic book movie has addressed?

If this is Jason Momoa's last turn as Aquaman, might he make a better Lobo in the new DCU?

And, what is this movie worth on the Famous Destinies Zero to Nine Dollars Rating Scale?

Find out on Friday, December 29th, at 11:15 PM, when hosts Howard Margolin, Audrey Dettmering, Dave Campfield, and Timothy Gillespie assemble to review Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom on Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction.