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 Spider-Man: Homecoming from 2017, and joining Tim to chat about Peter Parker taking dating tips from a voice inside a costume is writer Anna Cale. What will they find to say about who would win out of Spider-Man and Berg-Man, whether a teen romantic comedy should explore the protagonist’s human or ‘non-spider’ side, and the complicated question of whether you drag a truck or a truck drags you, and what does any of this have to do with Martin Scorsese walking in the air? Get listening and find out!
You can follow Anna on Twitter at @Real_Meaning.
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Anna has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar, talking about the Neighbours sticker album, Wendy Cracked A Walnut, Rogue, Sosmix, Secrets Of The Sea and the Shackleton’s High Seat Chairs advert here and Sport Billy, Silly Games by Lindy Layton, Joni Jones, The Girl In The Picture, Return To Eden, The Incredible Hulk Smash-Up Action Game, Trev And Simon’s Stupid Video and Dors’ Dozen here.
You can find editions of It’s Good, Except It Sucks with Gabby Hutchinson Crouch on Spider-Man: Far From Home here and Spider-Man: No Way Home here, and David Smith on Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse here. Gary Bainbridge also joined us for a chat about the seventies television incarnation of The Amazing Spider-Man 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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