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The Askari cast

57 EpisodesProduced by Rod Van BlakeWebsite

Just talk about science fiction, gaming, pop culture and publishing. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rod-van-blake/support

57 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Episode 57 the Askari cast talks more Foundation on Apple TV! Specifically episodes 7 and 8. SPOILER ALERT

November 19th, 2021

59:20

Jordan Purnell Jackson of JP JACKSON ART and creator of the E.V.E. of Insurrection comic, Andrea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Ahmantree's Magic and Elendil, and Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination

Episode 56 The Harder They Fall!! SPOILER ALERT!!!

November 12th, 2021

50:59

Jordan Purnell Jackson graphic artist and creator of the E.V.E. of Insurrection comic and Illustrator of the Ancient Illumination graphic novels joins Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination novel series and …

Episode 55 The Askari Cast Talks DUNE!!!! SPOILER ALERT

November 5th, 2021

48:38

Andrea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Elendil and Ahmantree's Magic, Jordan Purnell Jackson creator of E.V.E. of Insurrection and the illustrator of the Ancient Illumination graphic novels and Jericho's Bane …

Episode 53 A deeper dive into the Foundation! Spoiler Alert!!

October 21st, 2021

39:12

The Askari Cast is whole again as Andrea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Elendil and Ahmantree's Magic rejoins Rod Van Blake author of the

Episode 52 The What if Finale!!!...and other ramblings

October 17th, 2021

55:46

The Askari Cast gives their takes on the Finale for the Disney plus show "What If" where the Watcher breaks his vow! Hear Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Nyumbani Chronicles: the Return Home,

Episode 49 the Askari Cast takes on Star Wars Visions first three episodes! SPOILER ALERT!!!

September 25th, 2021

33:01

The Askari Cast with Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Nyumbani Chronicles: the Return Home, and Jordan Purnell Jackson Illustrator for the Ancient Illumination graphic novel adaptations and …

Episode 47 another "What if" Is Disney going dark?

September 9th, 2021

48:20

The Askari Cast is back to discuss another episode of What if on Disney plus! Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Nyumbani Chronicles, Andrea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Elendil and …

Episode 46 What if on Disney plus SPOILER ALERT!!!

September 2nd, 2021

47:19

Today the Askari cast take some time to talk about the What if series on Disney Plus. Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Nyumbani Chronicles: the Return Home, Andrea Rose Washington author of …

Episode 45 the Awesome con recap!

August 27th, 2021

52:47

Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Nyumbani Chronicles: the Return Home, Jordan Purnell Jackson graphic artist and illustrator, and James Howard otherwise known as Arrow J. Knight author of …

Episode 44 the Askari Cast speaks with Coplay Media!

August 19th, 2021

1:31:07

The Askari Cast is back a couple days early this week with Awesome con coming up this weekend! Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Nyumbani Chronicles, Andrea Rose Washington, author of …

Episode 43 The Suicide Squad SPOILER ALERT!!!

August 13th, 2021

1:04:09

Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Nyumbani Chronicles :the Return Home, Jordan Purnell Jackson graphic artist, Illustrator of the Ancient Illumination graphic novel series and creator of the …

Episode 42 we take on Gunpowder Milkshake! SPOILER ALERT

August 5th, 2021

40:43

Today we discuss the Netflix action flick Gunpowder Milkshake starring Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino, and …

Episode 41 Master of The Universe Revelation. SPOILER ALERT!!!

July 30th, 2021

31:21

Todays topic is the new Netflix release of Masters of The Universe Revelation which has been the subject of much controversy lately. Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Jordan Purnell Jackson

Episode 40 where we discuss the magnificence that was Blerdcon 2021!!

July 24th, 2021

47:03

The Askari cast is back to discuss our experience at Blerdcon 2021 which for a lot of folks was the first in person convention since the shutdown. …

Episode 39 The Loki finale! SPOILER ALERT!!!

July 16th, 2021

1:02:47

The Askari cast discusses the Loki finale which just aired on Disney plus! Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series, Jordan Purnell Jackson graphic artist and creatorof the upcoming E.V.E. of Insurrection …

Episode 38 The Tomorrow War discussion. SPOILER ALERT!!!

July 9th, 2021

55:52

To save the Loki discussion for next weeks finale the Askari cast takes on the recent Amazon Prime release The Tomorrow War starring Chris Pratt, JK Simmons, Sam Richardson, and Yvonne Strahovski. Rod Van Blake author …

Episode 37 into the Lokiverse! Our discussion of Loki episode 4! SPOILER ALERT

July 2nd, 2021

33:33

The Askari cast is back this week to discuss episode 4 of Loki which definitely took a turn from last week. Hear Rod Van Blake , author of the Ancient Illumination series and Graphic artist/Illustrator Jordan Purnell …

Episode 36 The Askari Cast talks Loki episode 3! SPOILER ALERT

June 25th, 2021

48:15

The Askari Cast is back with another discussion about Loki on Disney plus. Half way through the season now with three episodes down. Listen to Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and graphic artist …

Episode 35 Loki! We give our first impressions thus far and brief speculation on the latest offering from Disney Plus. SPOILER ALERT!!

June 18th, 2021

30:34

The Askari cast is back to discuss the latest Disney Plus show starring Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson. Jordan Purnell Jackson graphic artist and Illustrator, along with Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination …

Episode 34 The Askari Cast reviews newly released film Infinite with Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor! SPOILER ALERT!!!

June 11th, 2021

1:04:18

Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Andrea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Elendil and Ahmantree's Magic sit down to chat about Paramount plus recent release Infinite about two contrasting …

Episode 33 the Askari Cast chats about Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead! Spoiler ALERT

June 4th, 2021

57:29

Rod Van Blake author the Ancient Illumination series, Jordan Purnell Jackson graphic artist/Illustrator and creator of the Eve of Insurrection comic and Andrea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Elendil, and …

Episode 32 The Askari cast speaks with TJ Sterling creator of Okemus and Joystick Angels!

May 29th, 2021

30:45

The Askari cast is back with Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and graphic artist/Illustrator Jordan Purnell Jackson get a chance to catch up with TJ Sterling Lead artist of RAE Comics to share his …

Episode 31 We got back into Awesome con!!!

May 21st, 2021

1:08:28

Welcome back to another Askari Cast! Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination scifi series, joined once again by graphic artist, illustrator

Episode 30 with special guest Andrea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Elendil, and Ahmentree's Magic

May 20th, 2021

1:03:07

Another Askari cast is here! Today Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series gets to talk with Andrea Rose Washington! She is the author of Adalithiel, Elendil and Ahmentree's Magic. Novels of the Fantasy, …

Episode 29 Jupiters' Legacy, Black supes rumors and Bitter Root!

May 14th, 2021

30:21

The Askari Cast is back as Rod Van Blake author of Ancient Illumination and Jordan Purnell Jackson discuss Jupiter's Legacy the new series on Netflix based on another graphic novel from Image comics. We give our initial …

Episode 28 Yasuke and the Invincible finale!

May 7th, 2021

45:10

Today Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Illustrator and graphic designer Jordan Purnell Jackson discuss Yasuke! A highly …

Episode 27 Falcon and Winter Soldier finale and Mortal Kombat!

April 30th, 2021

1:10:14

Rod Van Blake author of Ancient Illumination and graphic artist and illustrator Jordan Purnell Jackson discuss the finale for Falcon and Winter …

Episode 26 Hype for Shang-Chi, and more talk on Invincible!

April 23rd, 2021

43:30

The Askari cast is back as Rod Van Blake author of Ancient Illumination and Jordan Purnell Jackson of JPJacksonart is back to talk about the Shang-Chi trailer that was released as we head into the finale for Falcon and …

Episode 25 Continued discussion of Invincible and upcoming films.

April 16th, 2021

42:10

Rod Van Blake author of Ancient Illumination along with graphic artist and Illustrator Jordan Purnell Jackson discuss Invincible which now has 6 episodes and later get into the silliness of some of the upcoming films …

Episode 24 JPJackson art and I discuss Godzilla VS Kong!

April 9th, 2021

41:59

The Askari cast is back for another movie discussion as Rod Van Blake author of Ancient Illumination and Illustrator and graphic desginer Jordan Purnell Jackson of JPJacksonArt talk about the movie Godzilla VS Kong that …

Episode 23 another self publishing journey with AJ Hunt! Author of Alliance, a fantasy epic

April 7th, 2021

36:29

The Askari Cast is back at it again with Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series joined today by fellow self published author Alfred J. Hunt who penned Alliance set in the magical land of Sahleam! Today …

Episode 22 A little bit of Invincible and then on to Falcon and Winter Soldier

April 2nd, 2021

43:14

"Another one!" In my DJ Khaled voice, Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series along with graphic artist and Illustrator Jordan Purnell Jackson back again for the Askari cast to discuss the new animated …

Episode 21 Snyder cut talk continues!

March 26th, 2021

35:15

The Askari cast is back! Rod Van Blake author of Ancient Illumination is joined once again by JPJacksonArt! Jordan and I discuss our thoughts on the Snyder Cut of the Justice League further since we missed our chance to …

Episode 20 The Snyder cut!!! My thoughts on this much anticipated release.

March 19th, 2021

28:28

Spoiler alert (sort of) This week I am without JP Jackson art, but wanted to drop my thoughts while this film was fresh in my mind. If you saw the 2017 version then not much can be spoiled however this was a more …

Episode 19 Our discussion of Superman and Lois!

March 12th, 2021

31:38

The Snyder cut releases on the 18th of this month but there is another DC show featuring the red caped last son of Krypton on the CW's streaming app that hasn't had as much fanfare. Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient …

Episode 18 Surprise WandaVision finale spoiler discussion!

March 6th, 2021

34:10

This week we added an impromptu spoiler discussion following the season finale of WandaVision with Rod Van Blake author of Ancient Illumination,

Episode 17 Black Superman is coming!

March 5th, 2021

21:56

Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing for a new film project featuring black Superman with JJ Abrams attached to produce. Not much else is known. Rod Van Blake author of Ancient Illumination along with graphic artist and …

Episode 16 What are we excited about in the streaming world?

February 26th, 2021

21:58

On todays Askari cast Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series along with graphic artist, illustrator and animator Jordan Purnell Jackson we discuss interesting films and series coming to HBOMax, Disney …

Episode 15 Gatekeeping in its various forms for creators and then fandoms

February 19th, 2021

23:15

Welcome to another Askari cast! Today Rod Van Blake, author of Ancient Illumination along with graphic artist and animator Jordan Purnell Jackson discuss gatekeeping in its various forms as it relates to being a …

Episode 14 is less more when it comes to side characters?

February 12th, 2021

20:22

Welcome to another Askari cast! Today Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake discuss side characters that have a mystique about them and whether too much exposure dilutes their value to the readers/viewers. Have a …

Episode 13 WandaVision! The slow burn and the streaming wars

February 5th, 2021

32:47

Welcome to another Askari cast! Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series along with Jordan Purnell Jackson Illustrator of the graphic novel series of the same title discuss their impressions of …

Episode 12 diversity in creative works

January 30th, 2021

20:39

In this episode Jordan Jackson and I discuss diversity and representation. I give my thoughts on why I don't want to see Idris Elba as the new Bond or Green Lantern. I love Idris and all of his works for the most part …

Episode 11 Cyberpunk 2077

January 22nd, 2021

33:06

Welcome back to another Askari cast! Today Rod Van Blake and Jordan Purnell Jackson discuss their personal experience with the controversial game Cyberpunk 2077, and the ways CD Project Red can possibly salvage things …

Episode 10 Happy New Year!

January 15th, 2021

23:21

Well we survived 2020! Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series talks with his good friend Jordan Purnell Jackson, Illustrator of the …

Episode 9 The Mandalorian finale, my thoughts. Who should have picked up Grogu?

December 22nd, 2020

24:57

Here are my thoughts and impressions of the popular Disney plus series. It was awesome to see Luke but there was a far more interesting choice they …

Episode 8 Our discussion of Lovecraft Country. Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2020

41:16

My Artist JP Jackson and I discuss the series Lovecraft Country. It's only fitting that we discuss the horror scifi fantasy series based on the novel by Matt Ruff on all hallows eve! Here we give our thoughts on the …

Episode 7 Ancient Illumination kickstarter launch week!!!

October 23rd, 2020

33:16

Today I am talking with the artist Jordan P. Jackson who illustrated my graphic novel and we are discussing the relationship between writer and …

Episode 6 Interview with TJ Sterling, creator of Okemus and President/Illustrationaire for RAE comics!

September 17th, 2020

19:50

Today I get the opportunity to speak with TJ Sterling! An inspiring artist who has worked with both Marvel and DC, but more impressively is coming …

Epsiode 5 Reboots, rehashes or remixes to old stories and IP's why so many?

September 11th, 2020

23:40

Today my artist Jordan P. Jackson joins me to discuss why the trend has continues for film studios to reboot older IP's instead of going with new …

Episode 4 Console wars, are they over?

September 6th, 2020

18:14

With the holiday season for 2020 looming Sony and Microsoft have yet to announce pricing! Is that a smart move with everything going on currently? …

Episode 3 William Hayashi interview, author of the Darkside Trilogy, the Archangel X Trilogy and more!

August 23rd, 2020

24:28

Today we get to hear from William Hayashi an acclaimed independent author of the Darkside trilogy who recently got a deal with Netflix for the rights to make his book series into a show for the streaming service. Come …

Episode 2 Your idea sucks to somebody, but that's ok

August 17th, 2020

13:35

In this episode I talk about the reality of people automatically trashing your ideas. It's ok it's going to happen regardless just move on and take the steps to publish anyway.

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Episode 1 so you want to publish a book?

August 13th, 2020

15:58

These are just my thoughts on publishing and getting your creative vision out there to the people! My name is Rod Van Blake published author of the Ancient Illumination series that has three novels and a recently …

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