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Extreme Anime Radio Podcast

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The Extreme Anime Radio podcast brings you news, information, insights and commentary into the world of Anime and Japanese culture. From the people behind Extreme Anime Radio, the station that brought listeners around the world Anime and J-Pop music from 2001 until 2019.Please follow us on social me… read more

85 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

June 29, 2022 - Season 5 Finale

July 2nd, 2022


The XAR Podcast's fifth season draws to a close with this episode! JR and Nef talk about the positive feedback received about new mascot Yumemi, and then delve into topics such as the conclusion of the hockey season, …

June 15, 2022

June 18th, 2022


The XAR Podcast returns after JR's few weeks away on vacation. JR reminisces with Nef about his recent trips to Alaska and the unique encounters he …

May 18, 2022

May 23rd, 2022


On this installment of the XAR Podcast for Spotify Video, NefCanuck dives into the controversy, flip flop and backpedaling concerning Anime Central's …

May 4, 2022 (Spotify Video)

May 6th, 2022


It's the first podcast of May! On this program, JR and Nef talk about hockey playoffs and reminisce about the golden age of air travel before the …

April 25, 2022 (Spotify Video)

April 28th, 2022


On this edition of the podcast, JR and Nef chat about Elon Musk's Twitter acquisition, JR gives a synposis of the new ballet anime Dance Dance Danseu, and Nef continues to peruse the Spy x Family anime and manga. Also …

April 13, 2022 (Spotify Video)

April 15th, 2022


On this direct to video edition of the Podcast, Nef and JR talk discuss the Japanese currency hitting a two decade low against the US dollar, and an …

April 6, 2022

April 8th, 2022


A wide range of topics inside and outside of Japanese culture are discussed by JR and Nef including Sailor Moon spacebars from Liz, Apple Watch, …

March 30, 2022

April 1st, 2022


It's the final podcast of March, and the last podcast in JR's thirties :( On this show, JR and Nef discuss confusing signals concerning free content …

March 23, 2022

March 29th, 2022


In this week's episode, JR and Nef review the Mario Kart 8 Booster Pass courses released the previous week, and discuss Twitch streaming updates as XAR begins to migrate some streams over from Streamlabs to OBS Studio. …

March 16, 2022

March 19th, 2022


After a brief hiatus JR and Nef return with the podcast chatting about moves in football and baseball, Anime industry news (sayonara Funimation?), JR's take on Run With The Wind and the Hakone Ekiden Relay Race that the …

February 23, 2022

February 26th, 2022


Following a brief introduction by JR regarding a small audio glitch at the start of the recording, he and Nef talk about topics including JR's …

February 16, 2022 - Keiichi-san (Spotify Video)

February 18th, 2022


Following the 21st birthday of Extreme Anime Radio earlier in the month, JR and Nef are joined for a special chat with XAR's creator Keiichi-san! Kei …

February 9, 2022 - Hat Show (Spotify Video)

February 11th, 2022


JR and Nef play with hats and stream layouts in an effort to engage the viewing audience and have them use their Twitch channel points. Topics on this podcast range from "big game" predictions and the new "Komi Can't …

February 2, 2022

February 5th, 2022


Celebrating 2/2/22, JR and Nef recap the week's events as the Extreme Anime Radio project celebrates its 21st anniversary. Other topics tackled on the program include Tom Brady and the NFL, a "sayonara" to SEGA arcade …

January 26, 2022

January 29th, 2022


After a one week hiatus, JR and Nef return to discuss topics including NFL overtime rules and conference predictions, a recap of the conclusion of …

January 12, 2022 - Season 5 Premiere

January 15th, 2022


Welcome to Season 5 of the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast! On this episode, JR and Nef discuss topics ranging from COVID and travel updates to "Komi Can't Communicate", the recent acquisition of HIDIVE, a new Urusei …

December 29, 2021 - Season 4 Finale

December 31st, 2021


JR and Nef close out a wild 2021 and Season 4 of the podcast! Topics include the recent surge of COVID cases around the world and the effect it has had on a growing number of sports events, the passing of football …

December 22, 2021 - Mad Libs! Show

December 23rd, 2021


JR and Nef are joined on the podcast realm by Liz, Bri and Karam for the on-and-off XAR holiday tradition of playing Mad Libs! We also follow up on …

December 15, 2021

December 19th, 2021


JR and Nef discuss the sudden cancellation of Cowboy Bebop on Netflix, and the general atmosphere of anime to live action adaptations. Other topics on the podcast tonight include broken video games, a new manga with …

December 8, 2021

December 12th, 2021


On this edition of the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast, JR and Nef tackle news of the Omicron variant of COVID that has made global headlines in the last week, and how it has been tied to a local Anime convention in New …

December 1, 2021 - Spotify video edition

December 3rd, 2021


After a one-month hiatus, JR and Nef return with the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast covering topics including the live-action Cowboy Bebop, the Komi Can't Communicate anime, and nations such as Japan locking down once …

October 27, 2021

October 29th, 2021


JR and Nef lead off this edition of the podcast the same as last time - with a review of a new Cowboy Bebop live action trailer. Later discussion includes beef with Netflix subtitles, around the horn in the world of …

October 20, 2021

October 23rd, 2021


On this week's Extreme Anime Radio Podcast, JR and Nef discuss the passing of two legendary voice actors in Chris Ayres and Jack Angel. Other topics include the new "Lost Session" Cowboy Bebop trailer, newly-licensed …

October 13, 2021

October 18th, 2021


On this installment of the podcast, Nef and JR chat about the upcoming revival of Cowboy Bebop and how the original Japanese anime cast will play a part in the new live-action series. Topics also include Captain Kirk's …

October 6, 2021

October 9th, 2021


In this installment of the podcast, JR recaps his vacation before diving into topics with Nef that include "Komi Can't Communicate" and "PuraOre Pride of Orange", general elections in Japan and Canada, and rental cars. …

September 15, 2021 - Season 4 Debut

September 17th, 2021


JR and Nef return with Season 4 of the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast, tackling subjects from Anime and live action shows to the completed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, elections in Canada and Japan and continuing …

June 30, 2021 - Season 3 Finale

July 3rd, 2021


JR and Nef come together to close out the third season of the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast. In this episode, Nef talks about his experiences taking …

June 16, 2021

June 21st, 2021


JR and Nef present another edition of the XAR Podcast! On this episode JR recaps the highs and lows of his recent travels across the northeast. Nef also reviews some Kindle manga that's "Pimp Daddy Miroku" approved, …

May 26, 2021

June 1st, 2021


In the final XAR Podcast of the month of May, JR and Nef recap the Twitch stream of Euro Truck Simulator 2: Project Japan, and the impact of a big …

May 19, 2021

May 23rd, 2021


JR and Nef cover the latest from Japan on this installment of the XAR Podcast, including Sumo, Uma Musume Pretty Derby, My Hero Acadamia, the …

May 12, 2021 - with guest ShinigamiLiz

May 16th, 2021


It's a birthday party with JR, Nef, and the birthday girl ShinigamiLiz as the special guest on this version of the XAR Podcast! Topics for our show include Nef's reactions to his first COVID vaccine, horse racing …

May 5, 2021

May 10th, 2021


On the Cinco de Mayo XAR Podcast, Nef and JR talk about how Demon Slayer is winning in American theatres, Sailor Moon is winning on Netflix and the Olympics seem not to be winning in Japan. Discussions turn from JR's …

April 21, 2021 - featuring Cosplay Tory

April 24th, 2021


This week's podcast features our interview with Tory, one of the new cosplayers of our mascot Sarah Yoshida! We talk to Tory about her favorite cosplays and about her future cosplay plans. JR launches the podcast with a …

April 7, 2021 - featuring Bird King Cosplay

April 12th, 2021


This week's podcast features our interview with Nat (aka Bird King), one of the new cosplayers of our mascot Sarah Yoshida! We talk to Nat about how she got into the cosplay world, the meaning behind her cosplay name, …

March 24, 2021 - with guest ShinigamiLiz

March 28th, 2021


ShinigamiLiz joins JR and Nef as a guest on this edition of the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast for a special early birthday gift and the later giveaway …

March 17, 2021

March 21st, 2021


After some microphone checks, it's time for the St. Patrick's Day edition of the XAR Podcast! JR and Nef follow up on last week's Uma Musume …

March 10, 2021

March 16th, 2021


JR enters the very unique Japanese world of the "Gacha" game with his review of the Uma Musume Pretty Derby. He describes his experiences to Nef, who also recalls similar products such as Sailor Moon Drops and Looney …

March 3, 2021

March 7th, 2021


The first March 2021 XAR Podcast features JR's thoughts on the second season of the "Uma Musume Pretty Derby" Anime and Nef's review of the "Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie" manga. Also discussed on the show are (more) …

February 17, 2021 - Nef's First Official Snack Box

February 20th, 2021


The focus of this week's podcast is NefCanuck's first official taste test of a curated snack box - Tokyo Treat - delivered straight from Japan. He and JR also tackle topics from the winter weather to Tebowing to …

February 10, 2021 - Matt Emblidge (Cardcaptor Sakura World Record)

February 14th, 2021


Another night of firsts for Extreme Anime Radio as we welcome a Guinness World Record holder to the show - Matt Emblidge, who recently set the world …

February 1, 2021 (Part 2) - 20th Anniversary Show

February 4th, 2021


This is Part 2 of a two-part podcast. We celebrate 20 years since the creation of Radio (the prior name of Extreme Anime Radio) by Keiichi-san in February of 2001. Join JR, Nef, Keiichi-san and a special …

February 1, 2021 (Part 1) - 20th Anniversary Show

February 3rd, 2021


This is Part 1 of a two-part podcast. We celebrate 20 years since the creation of Radio (the prior name of Extreme Anime Radio) by Keiichi-san in February of 2001. Join JR, Nef, Keiichi-san and a special …

January 27, 2021

January 31st, 2021


We close in on the 20th Birthday of Extreme Anime Radio with a preview of some of the upcoming festivities on this edition of the Podcast. JR and Nef talk a little about Anchor's new "squiggly" logo before moving on to …

January 20, 2021

January 22nd, 2021


It's a historic day as we bring you the latest installment of the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast. JR and Nef discuss the inauguration activities in the US, catch up on some anime news and weird news from Japan, and make …

January 18, 2021 - Season 3 Premiere (again)

January 19th, 2021


Welcome to Season 3 of the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast! This is actually our second podcast of the year, but the first that we can actually publish to the podcast realm. We had broadcast a live show on Twitch the …

December 30, 2020 - Season 2 Finale

January 3rd, 2021


We come to the end of the second season and first year of the podcast by reminiscing what has transpired over the past year. Among other topics, JR …

December 23, 2020

December 28th, 2020


The pre-Christmas Extreme Anime Radio features JR revealing details about his Vegas excursion earlier in the month. Topics with NefCanuck include the "rigged" Game Awards (according to some), discussions about Cyberpunk …

December 16, 2020

December 21st, 2020


In this installment of the podcast, as a snowstorm begins to blanket the northeastern US, JR tells Nef about some of his recently-obtained video …

December 2, 2020

December 5th, 2020


We usher in the holidays with a new Extreme Anime Radio Podcast! Nef and JR run the usual gamut of topics, including dueling dubs for a popular Anime …

November 25, 2020

November 30th, 2020


On the pre-Turkey Extreme Anime Radio Podcast, JR and Nef tackle subjects ranging from new computers to Wreckfest and Toronto COVID warnings to sumo warnings. Nef also pays tribute to the late voice actor Kirby Morrow …

November 18, 2020 - Twitch Debut

November 23rd, 2020


This Extreme Anime Radio Podcast episode marks our official debut on Twitch! You can watch our live podcasts at

On this week's show, JR and Nef herald the arrival of Twitch and cover …

November 11, 2020

November 16th, 2020


Today's Extreme Anime Radio Podcast is important for a number of reasons - besides it being Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, this is also our last …

November 4, 2020

November 6th, 2020


On this episode, JR and Nef discuss the Podcast's probable move to Twitch later this month. Since the move to twitch will eventually include the talent being face to face on live video, discussion turns to potential …

October 28, 2020

November 3rd, 2020


With Election Day looming, JR and Nef tackle topics including Halloween preparations, World Series shenanigans, new Anime on Netflix with questions about the list of dub actors, and some of the objections raised over …

October 22, 2020

October 26th, 2020


JR and Nef officially welcome the station's new Discord server on this installment of the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast. Other topics on this week's …

October 14, 2020

October 19th, 2020


On this edition of the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast, JR and Nef talk about certain Anime programs that spend a few episodes without really advancing any plot. Nef gives his take on "Burn the Witch" and its secret link …

October 7, 2020

October 10th, 2020


From the "Greatest City in the World" - and a new computer rig - it's the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast! In this episode JR and Nef will discuss how the podcast will continue to move forward, starting with the move of our …

September 23, 2020

September 27th, 2020


It's the end of an era in a way, as this podcast marks the planned retirement of the old computer that has powered the podcast, and for many years, …

September 16, 2020

September 19th, 2020


JR and Nef discuss the latest news and unique food offerings from Japan, and the trials and tribulations of building a custom gaming PC, on this …

August 24, 2020

August 25th, 2020


In the final Extreme Anime Radio podcast of the summer, JR shares the highlights and lowlights after a week's worth of playing Flight Simulator, and …

August 17, 2020 - Emma Castiel

August 18th, 2020


Emma Castiel, a cosplayer of Sarah Yoshida based in England, joins JR and Nef for her first XAR podcast this year. Emma is congratulated for …

August 3, 2020

August 4th, 2020


In this week's podcast, JR and Nef discuss how the global pandemic is affecting Japan, and how it's the probable cause for the imminent closure of …

July 22, 2020 - Season 2 Premiere

July 27th, 2020


Welcome to Season 2 of the podcast! The show is hosted from Nef Land, as will be the case during the summer months. On this program, JR and Nef cover another potpourri of topics including custom computer builds, …

July 1, 2020

July 6th, 2020


With half of 2020 now gone (where is the reset button?) we conclude the first season of our brand new podcast. JR and Nef discuss everything from fireworks gripes to new manga apps. Nef finally receives a special …

June 24, 2020

June 29th, 2020


On the final podcast of June, Nef and JR chat about some recent manga and anime titles that they have been checking out, including "Crossing Time" and "World's End Harem." There are also discussions about gaming PCs, …

June 17, 2020

June 22nd, 2020


Nef and JR cover a wide variety of timely topics on this edition of the Extreme Anime Radio Podcast. Topics include baseball, Japan travel updates and eSports. At the end of the program, JR taste tests unique potato …

June 10, 2020 - Baseball, Boat Race, Bokksu Snacks

June 15th, 2020


It's JR and Nef with the first XAR podcast for June. JR gives his take on the first episode of the 2013 anime Ace of Diamond, and Nef suggests why that might be the best baseball to watch on television right now. …

May 27, 2020 - Coppelia Cosplay

May 31st, 2020


On this edition of the podcast, JR and Nef are once again joined by Scottish cosplayer and dancer Coppelia Cosplay, one of the cosplayers of Sarah Yoshida. The three discuss a range of topics including dogs, Scotland, …

May 20, 2020 - Conventions and Coronavirus

May 25th, 2020


Among the topics on this installment of the podcast, JR and Nef talk about how a very small number of conventions are still making plans to proceed for this year... even as almost all others have cancelled amid the …

May 13, 2020 - Nefmobile, Mariya Takeuchi and a Taste Test

May 17th, 2020


In the first podcast for the month of May, Nef talks about the ups and downs in securing his brand new Nefmobile. We also talk about some light-hearted and interesting news from Japan in the current world that we live …

April 29, 2020 - Japan Rail Pass Updates, Manga App Reviews

May 1st, 2020


In the final podcast for April, JR talks about enhancements to the Japan Rail Pass coming in the summer, and he and Nef trade other ideas when it comes to things to see and do in Japan. Nef also gives a brief review of …

April 23, 2020 - Round Table: JR, Nef, Angela, Umi

April 27th, 2020


On today's program JR and Nef are joined by Angela (Morbid Heart Designs) and Umi, two of the cosplayers of Sarah Yoshida. They discuss how they are being affected by the current coronavirus pandemic and the …

April 16, 2020 - Round Table: JR, Coppelia, Kessho-Cho, Deerly

April 17th, 2020


In this episode JR talks with three of the cosplayers of Extreme Anime Radio mascot Sarah Yoshida: Coppelia Cosplay from Scotland, Kessho-Cho Cosplay from England, and Deerly Cosplay from California. The chat ranges …

April 8, 2020 - COVID, Animal Crossing and Sake

April 10th, 2020


In the first podcast of April (and the first live stream in 3 weeks), JR and Nef struggle to grip the reality that is facing today's world. They …

March 26, 2020 - Ballet Cosplay Safety

March 26th, 2020


This is our special podcast on ballet cosplay safety. If you are thinking about integrating a ballet element into a future cosplay, then this program …

March 18, 2020 - Round Table: JR, Nef, Mako, Jinnai

March 23rd, 2020


This episode features the XAR Podcast debut of anime music remixer Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai, who has been a key part of the history of Extreme Anime Radio, and the return of Sarah Yoshida cosplayer Mako-chan. They join JR …

March 12, 2020 - Coronavirus, Video Games, Rent-A-Girlfriend

March 13th, 2020


On this installment of the podcast, Nef and JR comment on how the Coronavirus situation has turned the world upside down in recent days. The subject then turns to video games and apps before discussing the current …

March 2, 2020 - Kessho-Cho Cosplay

March 9th, 2020


Our first podcast for the month of March features our interview with Kessho-Cho Cosplay from the UK! She discusses how she got into cosplay, as well as two of her favorite cosplays that are special to her. Nef and JR …

February 27, 2020 - Mako-chan and Umi

February 29th, 2020


For the first time we have two simultaneous guests on the live stream, as JR and Nef welcome two Sarah Yoshida cosplayers and long-time supporters of …

February 12, 2020 - Deerly Cosplay

February 13th, 2020


Our podcast this week features our interview with Deerly Cosplay, one of the cosplayers of Extreme Anime Radio mascot Sarah Yoshida. She'll discuss how she got into cosplay, and her interests in Disney, Dungeons & …

February 5, 2020 - Bokksu with JR

February 8th, 2020


JRHorse and NefCanuck take you through our first podcast of February! Nef will talk about a recent situation developing with Funimation and their distribution of the anime "Interspecies Reviewers", and we sound the last …

January 30, 2020 - SwedishBallerina

January 31st, 2020


A packed show to close out January and our first month of official podcasting! Featured on this program is our interview with cosplayer SwedishBallerina - one of the cosplayers of Sarah Yoshida - who will discuss her …

January 22, 2020 - floralNINJAchan

January 24th, 2020


Our featured interview on our podcast is with cosplayer floralNINJAchan. She'll share her stories and explain the most important part of her cosplaying... teaming up with her twin sister as the cosplay duo Lemonade …

January 16, 2020 - Invisible Wonders Cosplay

January 17th, 2020


On this show we interview Invisible Wonders Cosplay, the first cosplayer of color to portray our station mascot Sarah Yoshida. We dive into her love …

January 8, 2020 - emzynai

January 11th, 2020


In the first Extreme Anime Radio Podcast, Nef and JR talk about the saturation of Anime streaming services. JR also interviews Canadian cosplayer emzynai. After nearly 19 years of streaming the latest, greatest and …

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