It’s Good, Except It Sucks is a movie by movie – and television series by television series – hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.
This time it’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron from 2015, and joining Tim to talk about the race to stop two stroppy teenagers and a mardy robot who’s swallowed a dictionary from getting their hands on some metal is musician Garreth Hirons. What will they find to say about how fast a ‘slacker’ can realistically run, whether movies can ever be enlivened by a screeching match and Little Richard’s little-known stint as a comic book writer, and what does any of this have to do with a philosophical cultured robot going ‘RAAAAAAA’? Get listening and find out!
You can follow Garreth on Twitter at @InvaderAce1.
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Garreth has also appeared on It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Thor: Ragnarok which you can find here, and also joined us as the host for a chat with Tim about The Defenders here and Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings here.
For further Avengers action, you can find It’s Good, Except It Sucks with Mark Griffiths on Avengers Assemble here, a two-part chat with Martin Ruddock on Avengers: Infinity War here and here, and Ben Baker on Avengers: Endgame here.
Garreth has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar talking about The Bigger The God, Food Fighters, Saboteur, The Triangle Of Terror, Sizzlin’ Bacon Monster Munch, and Fun At The Funeral Parlour here and The Yellow Album by The Simpsons, The Frankie Goes To Hollywood Computer Game, Nirvana spinoff band Sweet 75, Linc’s, Transformers Action Masters, The Way Of The Tiger and early eighties soft drink Quatro here. Garreth also returned for festive themed chats about The Ghosts Of Oxford Street here and Futurama here, and hosted an edition with Tim talking about comedy on BBC Radio 3, which you can find here.
Some Unspoken Thing is a huge feature on the sheer brilliance of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2; you can find it here.
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