The Ringer-Verse podcast

The Ringer-Verse

The Ringer-Verse is your go-to nexus podcast feed for all things nerd culture and fandom, featuring: 'The Midnight Boys': Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman react to the latest in fandom and share their instant reactions to the newest nerd culture releases, all while bringing the banter every week. 'Mint Edition': Steve, Jomi, and Jessica Clemons gather every other week to share their unique takes on the movies and shows that are animating the fandom. 'Button Mash': Ben Lindbergh and Jessica discuss the latest in the world of video games, from headline-making new releases, to industry trends, to game swaps and nostalgic re-plays. 'Splash Page': Jessica breaks down the latest Easter eggs and theories from all of your favorite content. Not sure if that was a Mephisto reference in the latest 'Loki' episode? Wondering what exactly that post-credits scene means? Eager to know how a new trailer sets up your most anticipated release of the season? Jessica will answer all of those questions and more in her video podcasts. Follow the new House of R feed for deep dives from Mal and Jo!

The Ringer-Verse is your go-to nexus podcast feed for all things nerd culture and fandom, featuring: 'The Midnight Boys': Van Lathan, Charles Holmes, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman react to the latest in fandom and share their instant reactions to the newest nerd culture releases, all while bringing the banter every week. 'Mint Edition': Steve, Jomi, and Jessica Clemons gather every other week to share their unique takes on the movies and shows that are animating the fandom. 'Button Mash': Ben Lindbergh and Jessica discuss the latest in the world of video games, from headline-making new releases, to industry trends, to game swaps and nostalgic re-plays. 'Splash Page': Jessica breaks down the latest Easter eggs and theories from all of your favorite content. Not sure if that was a Mephisto reference in the latest 'Loki' episode? Wondering what exactly that post-credits scene means? Eager to know how a new trailer sets up your most anticipated release of the season? Jessica will answer all of those questions and more in her video podcasts. Follow the new House of R feed for deep dives from Mal and Jo!

 

#437

Netflix's 'Avatar The Last Airbender' Season One Reactions | The Midnight Boys

Yip yip! Time to dive into the hotly anticipated first season of Netflix's 'Avatar the Last Airbender' (09:57). The Midnight Boys discuss what the newest live-action adaptation of this beloved cartoon gets right and mostly wrong, along with what could make some good adaptations and the struggles of bad ones. Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Feb 2024

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:38

23 Feb 2024


#436

The ‘Final Fantasy’ Party Draft | Button Mash

Ben, Matt James, Justin Charity, and Rob Mahoney party up for a pre-‘Rebirth’ draft of ‘Final Fantasy’ favorites. First they discuss an amazing month for remakes and remasters (4:00), followed by three pressing questions prompted by ‘Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’ (9:40). Then they recap their histories with the ‘Final Fantasy’ franchise (31:12), explain the draft rules (39:17), and assemble their all-time-great rosters of ‘Final Fantasy’ characters (42:40). Host: Ben Lindbergh Guests: Matt James, Justin Charity, and Rob Mahoney Producer: Devon Renaldo Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

1 HR 36 MINS

1:36:19

19 Feb 2024


#435

'Madame Web' Instant Reactions | The Midnight Boys

The Midnight Boys are back from the Amazon to give you all of their thoughts on the controversial 'Madame Web' (06:28). They dive into all of the things this movie just can't seem to get right and what state Sony's Marvel projects are in after this. Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Feb 2024

1 HR 35 MINS

1:35:33

16 Feb 2024


#434

'Deadpool & Wolverine' and the Super Bowl Trailers Breakdown | Mint Edition

Jomi and Steve are joined by Button Mash’s Ben Lindbergh to sift through the pool of nonsense of the Super Bowl LVIII commercials, then discuss their initial thoughts on the first trailer for ‘Deadpool and Wolverine’ (11:15). Later, they take a look at plenty of the other movie trailers that snagged a Super Bowl commercial spot, including ‘Twisters,’ ‘Wicked,’ and more! Hosts: Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman Guest: Ben Lindbergh Producer: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

1 HR 26 MINS

1:26:09

12 Feb 2024


#433

‘Final Fantasy’ Preview, ‘Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League,’ and ‘Halo’ Season 2 | Button Mash

Ben, Jessica Clemons, and Matt James discuss rumors about Xbox games appearing on PlayStation, Disney infiltrating ‘Fortnite,’ and the ‘Knuckles’ trailer. Then they share bite-sized reviews of ‘Tekken 8’ and ‘Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth’ and Matt’s takeaway from a hands-on preview of ‘Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth.’ Then Charles Holmes joins Ben and Jess to discuss ‘Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’ and the future of live service and superhero games (28:16), before Ben and Jess give their impressions of ‘Halo’ Season 2 (51:36). Host: Ben Lindbergh Guests: Jessica Clemons, Matt James, and Charles Holmes Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Feb 2024

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:42

10 Feb 2024


#432

The Third Black Heroes of Fandom Draft | The Midnight Boys

In honor of Black History Month, the Midnight Boys present the third (and final) "Black Heroes of Fandom" draft (08:12). Bringing the best of Black heroes across fandom and their hearts along with an honorary category to honor the passing of Carl Weathers. Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Feb 2024

1 HR 40 MINS

1:40:05

08 Feb 2024


#431

The Midnight Meter Hall of Fame: TV Edition | The Midnight Boys

The Midnight Boys are back to induct some of the best TV shows in all of fandom into the Midnight Meter Hall of Fame: TV Edition (07:52). They bring the best of animation, live-action, fantasy, science fiction, and everything in between to talk about the gold standard for fandom television. Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

31 Jan 2024

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:55

31 Jan 2024


#430

New Comics You Should Be Reading | Mint Edition

Steve and Jomi are joined by their producer Jonathan Kermah to discuss the latest in the Marvel comic book world, including Issue 1 of Jonathan Hickman’s ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ (15:00), Benjamin Percy and Victor Lavalle’s ‘Wolverine’ Issue 41 (35:00), and ‘Marvel’s Voices: Avengers’ no. 1 (49:00). Later, the boys highlight some of their favorite personal comic recommendations (57:15) Hosts: Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman Guest: Jonathan Kermah Producer: Jonathan Kermah Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:22

29 Jan 2024


#429

Why Is Everyone Playing (or Complaining About) ‘Palworld’? | Button Mash

Join Ben, Matt James, and Justin Charity as they delve into the biggest gaming phenomenon of the year: ‘Palworld.’ They ask and answer 10 questions raised by the game’s success, including how ‘Palworld’ became so popular (06:05), whether it’s more than just “‘Pokémon’ with guns,” the controversies it has caused, whether ‘Palworld’ will be a mainstay or a flash in the pan (62:33), and more. Host: Ben Lindbergh Guests: Matt James and Justin Charity Producer: Eduardo Ocampo Additional Production: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Jan 2024

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:10

26 Jan 2024


#428

'Invincible' Return, the 'Barbie' Snub, and the Kids Cartoon Royal Rumble | The Midnight Boys

The boys are back to give you the latest and greatest in the world of fandom. They talk about the streaming landscape and how the return of 'Invincible' may be a symptom of the Streaming Wars (09:13). Then Charles and the gang weigh in on the 'Barbie' Oscar snub and what that means for franchise stories (34:01). Later they battle it out over their favorite children's cartoons with the Kids Cartoon Royal Rumble (52:25). Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Jan 2024

1 HR 44 MINS

1:44:50

25 Jan 2024


#427

‘Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown,' Top Five Metroidvanias, and ‘The Last of Us Part II Remastered’ ...

Ben and Matt James react to the reveal of ‘Indiana Jones and the Great Circle’; share their spoiler-free reviews of 2024’s first great game, ‘Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown’ (8:15); pick their all-time top five Metroidvania games (33:48); have a spoiler-free discussion of what’s new and worthwhile in ‘The Last of Us Part II Remastered’ (44:01); and then finish up in spoiler territory by breaking down the 'Last of Us' casting news and what it might mean for Season 2 of the HBO show (1:05:01). Host: Ben Lindbergh Guest: Matt James Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Jan 2024

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:03

23 Jan 2024


#426

'Echo' Reactions and Armchair CEO: 'Daredevil' Edition | The Midnight Boys

The boys are here to give you their thoughts on the first event of 'Echo,' along with their Midnight Meter rating of the full first season (13:030). Later, they try their hand at being in the big chair for a round of Armchair CEO to see what they would do with the new 'Daredevil' TV show (70:20). Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Jan 2024

1 HR 52 MINS

1:52:44

17 Jan 2024


#425

Here Comes the Pitch: The Franchise Musical Edition | Mint Edition

Jomi and Steve are joined by Jessica Clemons for another exciting edition of “Here Comes the Pitch,” but this time around, we’re breaking out our best melodies and lyrics! Listen and be amazed as the three journey through some of their best musical ideas pulling from the endless pool of IP. There may or may not be some singing on the way! Host: Jomi Adeniran and Steve Ahlman Guest: Jessica Clemons Producer: Jonathan Kermah Additional production support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Jan 2024

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:01

15 Jan 2024


#424

'Echo' Episodes 1 and 2 Instant Reactions and Nerd News | The Midnight Boys

The Midnight Boys are here to talk about the first two episodes of Marvel's 'Echo' (06:11). Later, they break into all the latest Nerd News that comes to us from the world of 'Star Wars' (57:31). Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Jan 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:55

10 Jan 2024


#423

Our Most Anticipated Video Games of 2024 | Button Mash

Get ready for a thrilling journey into the gaming future with the 2024 hype pod! Join Ben, Matt James, and Justin Charity as they dive into the most anticipated games of the year. Reflecting on the gaming greatness of 2023, they question whether 2024 will generate the same excitement (7:00). Then the trio delves into discussions about highly awaited sequels, originals, adaptations, and more, featuring titles such as ‘Final Fantasy VII Rebirth,’ ‘Star Wars Outlaws,’ ‘Hades II,’ and beyond (14:00). Later on, they share their hopes for unconfirmed games and systems (1:10:00). Host: Ben Lindbergh Guests: Justin Charity and Matt James Producer: Devon Renaldo Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Jan 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:52

09 Jan 2024


#422

2024 Confidence Pool | Mint Edition

It’s a new year and Mint Edition returns with Daniel Chin to rank their confidence in the biggest releases in fandom of 2024. From 'Deadbool 3' and 'The Boys' (1:08:40), to 'Arcane' (1:20:30) and 'Fallout' (34:00) all of the most anticipated titles will be put to the test. Hosts: Steve Ahlman and Jomi Adeniran Guest: Daniel Chin Producer: Johnathan Kermah Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jan 2024

1 HR 32 MINS

1:32:05

05 Jan 2024


#421

'What If...?' Season 2 Awards and Midnight Predictions of 2024 | The Midnight Boys

The Midnight Boys are here to ring in the new year and give you their full-on impressions of Marvel's 'What If...?' Season 2 (08:04). Then, they give out their superlative awards for the best that season had to offer, including Best Episode (39:18). Later, they offer up their big predictions in fandom for 2024 and see who will be right in the new year (73:49). Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman Additional Production Support: Arjuna Ramgopal Social: Jomi Adeniran Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Jan 2024

1 HR 54 MINS

1:54:38

03 Jan 2024