Episode 226. We read Shiver, an anthology of short stories by the manga master of horror Junji Ito! These nine unconnected stories show us everyday feelings and fears blown up into striking terror. A model taunts her painter, saying he’ll never capture even a fraction of her unnatural beauty. A man’s dreams start to feel like they’re taking years and he barely remembers the previous day when he wakes up. Fans are willing to kill for the rare recording of a song that was sung from beyond the grave.
00:00:00 – Intro
00:00:06 – Welcome and banter
00:02:55 – Spoiler free thoughts: Junji Ito’s Shiver
00:10:41 – Housekeeping
00:14:46 – Spoilers!! Junji Ito’s Shiver
01:38:31 – Bingo check-in
01:39:15 – Recommendations
01:46:50 – Pitching what we cover next week
01:53:57 – Outro
The Whatnauts present The Review Show, a weekly book club style podcast for all sorts of pop culture. We cover a variety of genres and mediums — movies, TV shows, comics, anime, manga, audio dramas — picking out a specific piece of entertainment that we can cover in a week’s time. Every episode, your intrepid co-hosts Kyle and Melissa dive into the media of the week (with a spoiler warning!), give recommendations, and take turns pitching the next topic. For one episode a month, we check in with continuing coverage on a longer title, like a full TV series or comics run, and follow it all the way to the end. Join us for fun discussions on a wild variety of entertainment you should know!
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