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 we’re heading into the Multiverse for a look at Venom, released in 2018, and joining Tim for a chat about Eddie Brock’s bid to thwart the sale of a popular social media platform to a carnivorous alien life form is musician Garreth Hirons. What will they find to say about The Gooey Punisher, Venom’s Flying Circus and how alien-human hybrid entities should best describe their hobbies and interests on dating apps, and what does any of this have to do with what percentage of Hamburglar is currently owned by Sony? Get listening and find out!
You can follow Garreth on Twitter at @InvaderAce1.
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You can hear Garreth on It’s Good, Except It Sucks talking about Avengers: Age Of Ultron here and Thor: Ragnarok here. Garreth also took over as host to chat to Tim about The Defenders here and Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings here.
There’s more from the Spider-Verse with Sophie Davies on Spider-Man 2 here and David Smith on Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse here. Eddie and Venom’s brief excursion into the Marvel Cinematic Universe broke through into Spider-Man: No Way Home with Gabby Hutchinson Crouch 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 stood in as host for 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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