November 14, 2020


In 1946, Branch Rickey, legendary general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball’s notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson to the team. The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him.

Craig is joined by guest co-host Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on twitter) and guest Brandon Ushio (@fandomcast also on twitter) as they discuss racism, character actor Harrison Ford, schools during the pandemic and the movie “42” on this week’s Matinee Heroes

This week’s episode is sponsored by Matinee Heroes presents CastOFF!

Last week, Richard Jensen redeemed himself by defeating Joey Jones in Game 2 of the CastOFF playoffs to secure his position into the next round.

This Tuesday November 17th at 9pmEst 6pmPST playoff veterans Tracy Mangum and Steve Kondrick recast a movie that’s music to everyone’s ears – Pitch Perfect.

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Show Notes

  • 1:00

    Craig, Brendan and guest Brandon Ushio discuss when The Fandom Podcast will return. SPOILER: Very Soon!!

  • 13:18

    Craig, Brendan and Brandon discuss “42”

  • 32:14


  • 1:06:30

    Double Feature

  • 1:11:20

    Final Thoughts

  • 1:17:40

    A preview of next week’s episode “Young Sherlock Holmes”

Next week, Craig, Alan and James Owen look back at an unsung 80’s classic “Young Sherlock Holmes”

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