Isaac Perry is a Writer and Lead Creative at Paradox Media; Author of the novel ALL FALLS DOWN. Isaac has profiled music artists for magazines such as XXL, VIBE, DIME, AND THE MUSIC EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE.
June 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 7 mins
amazon, daniel craig, eon, james bond, mgm, no time to die
Amazon's recent purchase of MGM has made the tech giant a partner with Eon—the studio behind the James Bond film franchise, and subsequently sent shockwaves through the fan community. As speculation about a potential “Bond Universe” continues to grow, Mad Unreal asks: does all of this attention (and worry) prove that Bond is the most unique and important franchise in cinema? Join us as we dive into 007’s past and potential future.
May 14th, 2021 | 56 mins 40 secs
lakeith stanfield, netflix, yasuke
According to the African samurai Yasuke, the past informs our future and shows us who we are. So what does this nascent Netflix anime tell us about the Black past and our future identity? Listen as Arthur Turnbull and Isaac Perry discuss the first few episodes of a series that uses fantasy to comment on the power and pitfalls of culture.
May 12th, 2021 | 47 mins 47 secs
bad batch, clone wars, lucasfilm, star wars
Order 66 is in full effect. The Jedi have fallen. The Emperor has taken over the galaxy. And somewhere out there, our only hope lies in the hands of five “defective” clones whose fierce independence is about to face the ultimate test. Join us as we dive into Star Wars: The Bad Batch and examine the new show’s dominant theme of conformity versus individuality.
May 5th, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
avengers, captain america, falcon, faws, isaiah bradley, marvel, mcu, winter soldier
Now that we’ve had time to digest the full story of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, it’s time to unpack everything that happened in those final episodes! Did Sam Wilson’s character-defining moment give Isaiah Bradley the “justice” he deserved? Should The Falcon have claimed the mantle of Captain America—or ignited his own legacy? Join Mad Unreal as we dive into questions that other podcasts would be afraid to answer.
April 7th, 2021 | 45 mins 38 secs
daredevil, disney plus, marvel studios, mcu, netflix, wandavision
Do you remember how it felt, back in 2015, when Netflix dropped the first seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones? On this episode of Mad Unreal, we examine the impact those shows had, and compare it to the debuts of WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Did Marvel’s outlying Netflix shows have a greater initial impact than the more MCU-connected Disney Plus series?
March 31st, 2021 | 39 mins 33 secs
dceu, superman, ta-nehisi coates
On this episode of Mad Unreal we unpack the recent news that Ta-Nehisi Coates will write the upcoming J.J. Abrams Superman film. The announcement brought to mind a recurring question: should a BIPOC artist have the freedom to create stories that don’t focus on BIPOC heroes? Get ready for an insightful Mad Unreal discussion that interrogates the boundaries often placed around Black art.
March 24th, 2021 | 48 mins 43 secs
avengers, disney, falcon, marvel, mcu, winter soldier
Mad Unreal is back! This week we’re discussing the premiere of Marvel Studio’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and doing it in the way that only we can. Join us as we examine the Falcon’s emerging storyline and ask: can Sam Wilson become the second Black MCU hero whose motivations are not based solely on the needs and desires of his white counterparts?
January 1st, 2021 | 2 hrs 4 mins
bond, disney plus, hbo, lucasfilm, mandalorian, marvel, mcu
2020 was unreal—but not in a good way. On this special episode of Mad Unreal we’re bringing in the new year the right way by taking a look at the upcoming 2021 films and TV series we’re most excited about. From The Falcon & The Winter Soldier to Bond, The Bad Batch, Batwoman and more, we dive into the movies and shows that will hopefully make this year the right kind of Unreal.
December 21st, 2020 | 3 hrs 5 mins
ashoka tano, baby yoda, boba fett, disney, fennec shand, grogu, lucasfilm, mandalorian
What better way to end the year than with a Mad Unreal “double-issue” episode?!? Join us as we dedicate a very special ep to Season 2 of The Mandalorian. We give our Mad Thoughts on each of the season’s 8 new chapters, PLUS we introduce our exclusive Mando rating system! How did we feel about the introduction of so many new characters? What did we think about the personal journey of Din Djarin? How will the story of the Mandalorian and Grogu play out in Season 3?? Get ready for a Star Wars discussion like no other as Mad Unreal dives into the second season of The Mandalorian.
November 25th, 2020 | 1 hr 53 mins
blofeld, bond, hinx, m, white
In 2015, the stakes were high. Skyfall had broken records and returned the James Bond franchise to the front of the cinematic universe line. On top of that, Eon had regained the rights to Bond’s legendary nemesis and the organization last seen in 1965’s Thunderball. Could Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes improve on the magic of Skyfall? Or would Spectre disappoint? Join us as Arthur Turnbull & Isaac Perry present the final ‘007 And Counting’ look at Craig’s Bond era before next year’s No Time To Die.
November 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
daredevil, disney, lucasfilm, mandalorian, mcu, netflix, star wars
Now that Disney Plus has announced the WandaVision premiere date, a new era of storytelling for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to begin. But can Marvel Studios emulate the streaming success of Lucasfilm's Star Wars content? Have the stakes changed for the MCU shows because of the pandemic? And is there any chance they’ll bring back Charlie Cox’s Daredevil?! Join us as we explore this topic, plus give our thoughts on recent episodes of The Mandalorian.
November 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 59 mins
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The Mando and the Child are back. But what about Boba Fett? Ahsoka Tano? Or Captain Rex? Mad Unreal explores Chapter 9 of The Mandalorian and looks at the broader implications this debut episode may have on the remainder of season 2. Join us as we dive into a new era of Star Wars storytelling and reveal our theories on what will come next! BONUS: Mad Thoughts on the passing of the OG 007, Sean Connery.