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Zootopia (2016): Stereotype, Racism & Cultural Bias

The podcast where politics and pop culture collide brings you a deep dive into the 2016 Disney animated film Zootopia, and the gang is joined by Mark Phillips from Retro Late Fee to talk about the social stigmas and biases that are prevalent in the film.  Multiple clips are played and juxtaposed with the US social and political climate.  Plus Hass reviews a Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie "Dirty Rat" cigar.  Join in the fun as we juxtapose social issues, politics and some pop culture goodness and argue about a few things as well.


Drew Estate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTEHNe59h-4

Token Bunny

Jumbo pop scene  
Judy finds out that Nick hustled her
Lionheart protects his political power
Press conference 
Back to the farm 

Jermaine Whitehead’s XFL Jersey: ImaKillU

Dutch and Hass welcome back Gerald from Pop Culture Cosmos to the podcast where politics and pop culture collide!  This week on an abbreviated show we discuss some more of HBO's Watchmen and it's backlash on RT and IMDB as well as the poor box office draw of Terminator Dark Fate, and we discuss Jermaine Whitehead of the Browns going nuts on Twitter. Hass reviews a Drew Estates Nica Rustica El Brujito cigar.


Show Links

Drew Estates https://www.famous-smoke.com/nica-rustica-by-drew-estate-el-brujito-cigars/item-41808

Terminator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSpcYISpu0Y

Watchmen Review https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/10/tv-review-watchmen/

Jermaine Whitehead https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28005022/cleveland-browns-waive-jermaine-whitehead-threatening-posts

Big Heads Media https://www.bigheadsmedia.com/

VFU Patreon https://www.patreon.com/VFUPodcast

Behind the Masks: Watchmen vs Michael Myers

The podcast where politics and pop culture collide is back with a look behind the mask of Michael Myers with Matt Delhauer of the Ginger Geek Podcast.  Is there a difference between mental illness and evil?  How has society changed since 1978 as portrayed in the film?  Were the reboots a waste of time?  Plus Hass and Dutch dive into the first two episodes of Watchmen on HBO with mild spoilers, and look at the racial elements within the film.  Plus Trump gets booed at the World Series and a haunted house in Tennessee gives $20,000 to anyone who can last 10 hours within it's walls.  Join the madness in this tree house of horrors we call VFU, careful, this spooky show will put you underground, and you may never get out!! Plus Hass reviews a Black Star Line cigar!

Show Links

Big Heads Media https://bigheadsmedia.com/

Black Star Line Cigars https://www.bslcigars.net/

$20K Haunted House https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/10/23/haunted-house-offer-thousands-to-make-it-to-end-sot-vpx.hln

Danger Entertainment https://dangerentertainment.net/

VFU Patreon https://www.patreon.com/VFUPodcast

Halloween (1978) Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5ke9IPTIJQ

Obama and Tar baby https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0803/What-were-two-Republicans-thinking-calling-Obama-tar-baby-and-boy

Watchmen (HBO) trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-33JCGEGzwU

Watchmen and race riots https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/tv/watchmen-recreates-tulsa-massacre-1921-exposing-viewers-ugly-chapter-n1069426

Tulsa Race Riots https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot

Terry Tate office linebacker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzToNo7A-94

Trump and World Series https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-host-surprised-trump-got-booed-world-series-i-thought-americans-would-cheer-1468269

Trick or Treat Disney song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPYZKbE7sSQ

Michael Myers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Myers_(Halloween)

My Bookie https://mybookie.ag/

Ginger Geek Blogs https://gingergeekblogs.wordpress.com/

Bernie Sanders: Equal Distribution of Hauntings

Dutch and Hass are joined by ghost hunter JC Phillips of Extreme Vision Paranormal to talk ghosts and Halloween, get into the holiday spirit!  Are some ghosts angels? Do ghosts switch bodies? Is that a ghost touching me or just a horny co-worker?  Would Joe Biden, Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders make the most malevolent spirit?  The answers to these pressing questions and more are covered on this weeks, VFU, the podcast where politics and pop culture collide! We also answer listener questions about our Joker review, discuss the AVN Awards, Trump giving the middle finger to an astronaut, and more hauntingly fun shenanigans.  Join us in Arkham Asylum as Hass reviews two cigars, and AJ Fernandez Relic and an Ave Maria Divinia.

Show Links

Extreme Vision Paranormal http://www.thedeadspeak.net/

Trump middle finger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-1KklDCSvw

Munger Road https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munger_Road

Joker shoots Murray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A56lHpj-4Us

Lando's car https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Wheels-Lando-Calrissian-Vehicle/dp/B0787FVCFK

Trigger Warning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW79j81iLDI

AVN Awards https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVN_Award

VFU Patreon https://www.patreon.com/VFUPodcast

Ave Maria cigars https://www.cigarsinternational.com/p/ave-maria-divinia-cigars/1487034/

AJ Fernandez cigars https://www.cigarscity.com/aj-fernandez-relic-robusto

Danger Entertainment https://dangerentertainment.net

Big Heads politics https://bigheadsmedia.com/politics/

Happy Halloween https://www.pinterest.com/pinterest/happy-halloween/


Debating Columbus Day - Say Pause Now!

The podcast where politics and pop culture collide debates Columbus Day vs Indigenous Peoples Day with Nate Dracon of Drawing the Line podcast.  Did Francisco de Bobadilla slander Columbus? Other topics include Greta Thunberg vs Trump and is the Left too quick to use kids to promote their issues?  Shep Smith leaves Fox News, should trans women be allowed to compete vs those born women (clip of Neil deGrasse Tyson vs Ben Shapiro is used to provide context to the discussion). 

That's not all, folks... Martin Scorsese says Marvel films are not cinema, Beto wants to pull tax exemptions from schools not allowing LGBT kids, Nate promotes the film Annihilation (2019) and Hass reviews a CAO cigar in the Humidor.

Annihilation trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89OP78l9oF0

Raising Dion trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6koPaImHzY

SNL lampoons Dems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNjZHZ7kpM0

Martin Scorsese on MCU https://ew.com/movies/2019/10/13/martin-scorsese-slams-marvel-again-need-cinemas-step-up/

Greta stares down Trump https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/23/greta-thunberg-trump-stare-video-moment-un-summit

Beto on tax exemption https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/warren-buttigieg-reject-o-rourke-threat-tax-anti-lgbtq-churches-n1066036

Shep Smith leaves Fox https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2019/10/14/shepard-smiths-exit-could-make-fox-news-propaganda-carl-cameron/3973352002/

deGrasse Tyson vs Shapiro https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=474278033299992

Francisco de Bobadilla https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_de_Bobadilla

Columbus Day vs Indigenous Peoples' Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=939fI_KEy4E

Columbus criticism https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/coard-five-facts-proving-columbus-was-one-of-history-s/article_016313a3-3e44-58c7-a815-a890292aff5c.html 

Drawing the Line podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/1FJJMzvXDe2a4fmRu3qiMF

VFU Patreon https://www.patreon.com/VFUPodcast

Big Heads Media https://bigheadsmedia.com/politics/


BONUS: Big Heads Joker Spoiler Sporty Party

TJ and Dutch have a Big Heads Media party, and ain't no party like a Big Heads party cuz a Big Heads party has... big heads.  We spoil the Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix and talk about the social impact of the film, the plot, and the performances and whether it ties into the DCEU.  We also unexpectedly talk about sports with our two guests, Sam Marcoux, a stand-up comic and host of the Welcome to Perfectville podcast (Now Mancow's Morning Jizzhouse who mistook David Hasselhoff for Dan Marino) and Garrett Podell, a writer for NFL Network and host of the the Podell and Pickell Show, a sports podcast that covers sports and pop-culture. Join the fun on the podcast where politics and pop culture collide!!  Join the party.... Joker (2019) Spoilers!!

Show Links

Joker article https://people.com/health/joker-laughter-medical-condition-pseudobulbar-affect/

Joker trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t433PEQGErc

Joker DCEU theories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvPrQK67xAA

Joaquin Phoenix on Fallon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_plgHxLyCt4

Welcome to Perfectville (A Miami Dolphins podcast) https://welcometoperfectville.com

The Podell and Pickell Sports pod https://www.tcu360.com/category/multimedia/podcasts/podell-and-pickell-podcast/

Big Heads Media https://bigheadsmedia.com/politics/

Danger Entertainment https://dangerentertainment.net

Donate to VFU patreon where we support charity with 1/3 of our donations https://www.patreon.com/VFUPodcast

Sam gets beat up https://www.instagram.com/p/B3ZtYscjter/?fbclid=IwAR2oCsz41g1gICcdRqASJLr1UYs1Mbo40eOB02_YPpuCMfenAbOVdQ0-cCk


Amber Guyger & The Black Egyptians

A fight, A fight, A Black vs a White. The podcast where politics and pop culture collide tackles the Black Egyptian hypothesis, discusses the Botham Jean killer getting a hug from his brother at her trial, and Hass reviews an AVO #3 Churchill, while Dutch eats a Quest protein cookie.  Join in for some lively race-inspired debate and some chat about religion too!!  Plus, Dutch discovers that some homeless guys have Tap N Pay!  Join the fun as VFU juxtaposes politics and what's happening in pop culture!!

Links on Black Egyptian Theory: 







Botham Jean links:



AVO Cigars: https://www.cigarsinternational.com/p/avo-classic-cigars/1489922/

Proposal Drowning: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/21/africa/tanzania-us-man-proposal-drowns-intl-trnd/index.html

Bakersfield Implicit Bias: https://www.bakersfield.com/kern-business-journal/what-are-your-implicit-biases/article_0283d61a-ecf7-5e88-a1d4-bc315dbbaa2c.html

The Rock as Black Adam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSSHp_Fo6wc

Tap N Pay: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mitp.tapnpay&hl=en_US

Quest Protein Cookies: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=quest+protien+cookie&gclid=CjwKCAjwxOvsBRAjEiwAuY7L8k4HR5vxJm7CyL9-SeXMr7XQx7_ZlIIK1lacqMUeZxw7RA__UYmCSBoCFKwQAvD_BwE&hvadid=243374948840&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9031717&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=15658444286976139624&hvtargid=aud-649564993678%3Akwd-411548911881&hydadcr=21877_9350711&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_28vbwt3j2k_e

Big Heads Media www.bigheadsmedia.com

VFU www.patreon.com/vfupodcast

Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org



The Milquetoast Whistleblower

The Podcast where politics and pop culture collide welcomes back Big Heads Media CEO Mark Phillips to discuss the cultural stigmas and race elements of the "Moors and Sicilians" scene in the film True Romance, the Chicago Bears throwback 1936 uniforms and their ties to segregation, and of course the Trump-Ukraine and now Trump-Australia shenanigans.  Hass reviews a Don Rafa cigar, and we have a little fun with some listener questions and follow up from last weeks episode exploring the cultural and race issues in the 2004 film Crash.  Plus Rudy Giuliani again unknowingly throws his boss under the bus!  He is the whistleblower! Join us as we juxtapose politics and pop-culture and go on a bunch of tangents. 

Bigheads Media www.bigheadsmedia.com/politics

Danger Entertainment www.dangerentertainment.net

Trump - Ukraine Transcript https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/politics/donald-trump-ukraine-transcript-call/index.html

Trump - Australia https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/us/politics/trump-australia-barr-mueller.html

True Romance Scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsh4SvPdfl8

Michigan Sports and Entertainment https://michigansportsandentertainment.com/

Bears 1936 Throwbacks https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/bears-1936-uniforms-chicago-throwback-look/12q896xngvdh5137zayxp34rev

Crash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ARmYnnafmA

VFU website www.vfupodcast.yolasite.com 

BONUS: Emergency Geek Show! Spidey Un-Impeached

The podcast where politics and pop culture collide gets together a last second show to welcome Spider-Man back to the MCU, thoughts on whether Venom will feature Tom Holland, and other Spidey predictions and thoughts on what film he may appear in during Phase 4.  Also, we discuss impeachment of Donald Trump beginning in the U.S. House, Jonah Hill is in negotiations to be in the new Batman film, DC ramps up the Arrowverse crossover and was Disney's Song of the South racist?  Plus Big Heads welcomes a new show!! Join us as we are joined by our friends Imran from Jock and Nerd and Mark from Massive Late Fee!

Show Notes

Big Heads Media https://bigheadsmedia.com

Massive Late Fee https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/massive-late-fee-massive-late-fee-6IwHY1p_Ev-/

Jock and Nerd https://jockandnerd.com

VFU Patreon https://www.patreon.com/VFUPodcast

Spider Man back in MCU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5HkzYVIvKY

Tom Holland's reaction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Quj0TdJhQw

Jonah Hill as the Penguin? https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/jonah-hill-penguin-batman-frontrunner/

House opens Impeachment inquiry of Trump https://thehill.com/homenews/house/463471-gop-rep-mark-amodei-comes-out-in-support-of-impeachment-inquiry

Song of the South https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_of_the_South

Arrowverse crossover moving towards DCEU? https://www.fandom.com/articles/new-villain-in-the-arrowverse-crossover-could-be-key-to-dceu-merger

The Sociology of Crash (2004)

The podcast where politics and pop culture collide!  This week we examine the 2004 film Crash, and explore the racial and cultural tensions of the film and look at how those things have changed or remain the same today.  This is part one of a two part session on this important film.

We also discuss Antonio Brown going insane, his love of walking up behind women wearing a dishtowel and how he cost himself a ton of money farting on doctors.  We ask who is your favorite Family Guy character, and explore Trump's discussions with the leader of Ukraine and possible pressure to investigate a political opponent.  Hass reviews a Davidoff Nicaragua Maduro cigar.  This week we are joined by Mikey Famine of the ProLib YouTube show. Happy Batman Day!


Show Links

Bat in the Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVmKVE3NYMI

Davidoff Cigars https://us.davidoffgeneva.com/

Trump and Biden https://www.google.com/search?q=trump+hunter+biden&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS799US799&oq=trump+hun&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j0l4.2284j1j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Antonio Brown https://www.foxnews.com/sports/antonio-brown-announces-hes-done-playing-in-the-nfl

Crash (2004) Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=durNwe9pL0E

Progressive Liberal YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKym_fI29YihXRv__e15g0g

Shannon Sharpe vs Antonio Brown https://thegrio.com/2019/09/23/shannon-sharpe-calls-antonio-brown-clowntonio-6ix9ine-for-snitching-on-nfl-peers/


Trevor Noah: They’re Bigger in the Garage

The podcast where politics and pop culture collide! This week the guys talk about announcing the coming of TJ's new baby, ask if being gay is a sin, God vs organized religion, discuss banning electronic cigarettes (vapes) and discuss Antonio Brown.  Also, we play "Hold your Horses" with an episode of Trevor Noah as he breaks down the 3rd Democratic Debate in Houston, and ask if Kamala, Biden and Klobuchar are done?  Are Bernie and Biden and Trump too old to be POTUS? This is the end of Joe Biden's campaign. Why are the spiders so big in the garage and Hass reviews a Villager 125th cigar in the Humidor.  Shots out to Tucky Williams on schooling us last week!

Joe Biden https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/joe-biden-entering-2020-field/story?id=61078936

Trevor Noah segment link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2heqqCYCR2s

Can POTUS age be restricted? https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/can-a-candidate-be-too-old-to-run-for-president/

Homosexuality in the Bible https://www.hrc.org/resources/what-does-the-bible-say-about-homosexuality

Villager 125th cigar https://www.famous-smoke.com/brand/villiger-125th-cigars

Antonio Brown https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27619578/sources-ab-rejected-2m-settlement-taylor

Banning Vapes: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/09/14/trump-proposal-ban-vaping-flavors-amid-lung-illness-limited-impact-experts-say/2309607001/

VFU where politics and pop culture collide https://vfupodcast.yolasite.com

Danger Entertainment https://dangerentertainment.net

Big Heads Media https://www.bigheadsmedia.com

BONUS: Drawing the Line: Talkin’ Politics

Dutch is joined by "Crazy Conservative" Nate Dracon from Drawing the Line Podcast, available at www.TheWeeklyZ.com - the guys discuss civility, calling people racist, the southern strategy, universal health care and other topics in the first of what will certainly be multiple political chats.  Enjoy the bonus!! www.vfupodcast.yolasite.com and www.bigheadsmedia.com/politics