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The Askari Cast

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

109 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Episode 5 of season 4 The Askari Cast talks the "dope game" in Star Wars!

February 3rd, 2023

52:25

After many Star Wars break downs, it's curious no one really talks about the fact that Han Solo was pretty much running drugs, weapons and many other …

Episode 4 of season 4, The Askari Cast talks JUNG_E! The Korean cyberpunk scifi film streaming now on Netflix! Spoiler alert!

January 27th, 2023

43:58

Rod Van Blake and Andrea Rose Washington chat about JUNG_E a Korean scifi film set on a future yet nearly uninhabitable Earth in the midst of civil war. Data from the mind of a war hero is used to create AI driven …

Episode 3 of season 4 the Willow double header! We talk episodes 7 and 8 of the series on Disney plus to wrap it up! SPOILERS!

January 20th, 2023

1:05:04
Jordan Purnell Jackson, Andrea Rose Washington and Rod Van Blake finish off the Willow series discussing episode 7 "Beyond the Shattered Sea, and epis

Episode 2 of season 4! The Askari Cast talks Willow episode 6 Prisoners of Skellin! SPOILER ALERT!

January 13th, 2023

39:53

Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake discuss episode 6 of Willow "Prisoners of Skellin" streaming now on Disney Plus! Spoilers if you have yet to watch that far.

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Episode 1 of season 4 Willow episode 5 "Wildwood" SPOILER ALERT

January 6th, 2023

37:59

Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake discuss the fifth episode of Willow titled "Wildwood" streaming now on Disney Plus! Spoilers for those of you who have not watched that far.

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Episode 45 Willow episode 4 "Whispers of Nockmaar" streaming now on Disney Plus! SPOILER ALERT!

December 30th, 2022

42:42

Rod Van Blake, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Andrea Rose Washington discuss the fourth episode of Willow which takes us back to a familiar location from the 1988 film. Spoilers if you have yet to watch that far!

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Episode 44 the Askari Cast talks Willow episode 3 The Battle of the Slaughtered Lamb! Spoilers!

December 23rd, 2022

43:37

Andrea Rose Washington, Rod Van Blake and Jordan Purnell Jackson speak on the third episode of the show Willow streaming now on Disney plus!

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Episode 43 The Askari Cast talks Willow ep 2 The High Aldwin SPOILER ALERT!

December 16th, 2022

32:47

Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake discuss the second episode of Willow The High Aldwin streaming now on Disney Plus! Spoilers if you have yet to watch the first two episodes!

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Episode 42 The Askari Cast talks Willow streaming now on Disney plus! Spoilers for episode 1!

December 9th, 2022

52:45

Andrea Rose Washington, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake talk about the legacy show Willow streaming now on Disney plus that continues the story from the 1988 film!

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Episode 41 The Askari Cast talks Nope! SPOILER ALERT!

December 2nd, 2022

45:19

Andrea Rose Washington, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake talk Jordan Peele's latest horror/thriller offering Nope streaming now on Peacock! Spoilers for those who have yet to watch it!

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Episode 40 Wakanda Forever! Spoilers in the second half!

November 18th, 2022

56:06

Andrea Rose Washington, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake discuss the sequel to Black Panther, Wakanda Forever! Spoilers in the second half. You have been warned! If you like epic fantasy tales with gods, magi, …

Episode 39 Omari Malik of Blacktooth Publishing!

October 27th, 2022

32:35

Rod Van Blake sits down with Omari Malik of Blacktooth Publishing, creator of Adastra, Dogpile and Snake Bite! Come listen to what he has going on …

Episode 38 The Askari Cast talks Entergalactic on Netflix! SPOILER ALERT!

October 20th, 2022

40:10

Rod Van Blake, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Andrea Rose Washington talk about Entergalactic the animated film streaming now on Netflix starring Kid Cudi! Spoilers if you have yet to watch!

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Episode 37 Werewolf by Night! SPOILER ALERT!

October 13th, 2022

43:59

Andrea Rose Washington, Rod Van Blake and Jordan Purnell Jackson give their thoughts on Werewolf by Night! A recent offering streaming now on Disney …

Episode 36 The Askari Cast talks End of the Road on Netflix! SPOILER ALERT!

September 29th, 2022

48:24

Rod Van Blake, Andrea Rose Washington and Jordan Purnell Jackson give their thoughts on the Netflix film End of the Road starring Queen Latifah, Beau Bridges and Ludacris AKA Chris Bridges! Spoilers for those who have …

Episode 35 Day Shift starring Jaime Foxx, Snoop Dogg and Megan Good! SPOILER ALERT!

September 23rd, 2022

40:59

Jordan Purnell Jackson, Andrea Rose Washington join Rod Van Blake to discuss the urban vampire hunting fun that is Day Shift streaming now on Netflix! Spoilers if you have yet to check it out!

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Episode 34 The Askari Cast finishes the Sandman on Netflix! SPOILER ALERT

September 15th, 2022

50:31

Andrea Rose Washington, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake talk about the last two episodes as well as the bonus double episode of the Sandman streaming now on Netflix! Spoilers for those of you who have yet to …

Episode 33 The Askari Cast chats more Sandman episodes 7 and 8! SPOILER ALERT!

September 9th, 2022

43:14

Rod Van Blake and Jordan Purnell Jackson talk about episodes 7 and 8 of the Sandman streaming now on Netflix! Spoilers if you haven't watched that far!

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Episode 32 The Askari Cast talks the Sandman episodes 5 and 6! SPOILER ALERT!

September 2nd, 2022

45:17

Rod Van Blake and Jordan Purnell Jackson discuss episode 5, 24/7 and episode 6 The Sounds of Her Wings of the Netflix series the Sandman! Spoilers if you have yet to get that far!

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Episode 31 The Askari Cast talks the Sandman on Netflix episodes 3 and 4! SPOILER ALERT!

August 26th, 2022

47:49

Rod Van Blake and Andrea Rose Washington discuss the third and fourth episodes of the Sandman streaming now on Netflix! Spoilers for you who have yet to watch that far!

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Episode 30 The Askari Cast talks The Sandman on Netflix! SPOILER ALERT

August 18th, 2022

47:04

Andrea Rose Washington, Rod Van Blake and Jordan Purnell Jackson discuss the first two episodes of The Sandman streaming now on Netflix! The series is based on graphic novels written by Neil Gaiman. SPOILERS for those …

Episode 28 The Gray Man on Netflix! SPOILER ALERT!

August 5th, 2022

49:57

Andrea Rose Washington, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake talk the film The Gray Man streaming now on Netflix starring Ryan Gosling opposite Chris Evans in a spy vs spy action flick! Spoilers if you have yet to …

Episode 27 Ms. Marvel episodes 5 and 6! "Time and Again", and the finale "No Normal" SPOILER ALERT!

July 22nd, 2022

56:30

Rod Van Blake, Jordan Purnell Jackson, and Andrea Rose Washington go through their thoughts on the last two episodes of Ms. Marvel season 1, streaming now on Disney Plus! SPOILERS for those of you who have not finished …

Episode 26 Ms. Marvel episode 4 "Seeing Red" SPOILER ALERT!

July 8th, 2022

41:04

Rod Van Blake, Moneca Pinkett and Andrea Rose Washington discuss the fourth episode of Ms. Marvel "Seeing Red" streaming now on Disney Plus. SPOILERS for those that haven't watched up to that point!

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Episode 25 Ms. Marvel episode 3 "Destined" SPOILER ALERT!

June 30th, 2022

36:51

Rod Van Blake, and Jordan Purnell Jackson discuss the third episode of Ms. Marvel titled "Destined" streaming now on Disney Plus! Spoilers if you have not watched up to this point! You have been warned.

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Episode 24 The Askari Cast speaks on Ms. Marvel episode 2 "Crushed" SPOILER ALERT!

June 23rd, 2022

55:39

Rod Van Blake, Andrea Rose Washington and Jordan Purnell Jackson give their thoughts on the second episode of Ms. Marvel "Crushed" streaming now on Disney Plus! SPOILER ALERT if you have not watched up to that point!

Episode 23 The Askari Cast talks Ms. Marvel on Disney Plus premier Generation Why! SPOILER ALERT!

June 17th, 2022

43:12

Rod Van Blake, Andrea Rose Washington and Jordan Purnell Jackson discuss the opening episode of Ms. Marvel streaming now on Disney Plus! Spoilers for those who have yet to watch "Generation Why".

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Episode 22 The Askari Cast goes in on the Halo finale "Transcendence" SPOILER ALERT!

June 10th, 2022

53:26

Jordan Purnell Jackson, Andrea Rose Washington, and Rod Van Blake give their thoughts on the finale to the Halo TV show streaming on Paramount Plus titled "Transcendence". SPOILER ALERT if you are not caught up!

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Episode 21 Askari Cast Live dish on Halo episode 8 "Allegiance" streaming on Paramount plus! SPOILER ALERT!

May 27th, 2022

48:31

Andrea Rose Washington, Rod Van Blake and Jordan Purnell Jackson discuss episode 8 of Halo on Paramount plus! Spoiler alert if you have not watched up to this point! Only one more episode to go!

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Episode 20 Askari Cast Live talks about episode 7 of Halo "Inheritance" SPOILER ALERT!

May 19th, 2022

53:51

Andrea Rose Washington, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake discuss the seventh episode of Halo "Inheritance" streaming now on Paramount plus! SPOILER ALERT if you have yet to reach that far in the show! Two more …

Episode 19 The Askari Cast is back to Halo episode 6 "Solace" Streaming now on Paramount plus! SPOILER ALERT!

May 11th, 2022

44:17

Rod Van Blake, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Andrea Rose Washington are back with their thoughts on the 6th episode of Halo! Streaming now on Paramount plus. Only three more episodes to go! SPOILER ALERT if you have not …

Episode 17 The Askari Cast Live talks Halo episode 4 on Paramount plus "Homecoming" SPOILER ALERT!!

April 28th, 2022

49:41

Andrea Rose Washington, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake break down and discuss their thoughts on the new Halo series streaming on Paramount plus. "Homecoming" is the title for the fourth episode. SPOILERS for …

Episode 15 the Askari Cast talks more Halo on Paramount plus which introduces us to Soren!

April 14th, 2022

54:22

Andrea Rose Washington, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake, all creators in their own right give their impressions on the second episode of Halo on the Paramount plus streaming app! SPOILERS for those that have …

Episode 14 the Askari Cast gets into Halo! SPOILERS for episode 1!

April 8th, 2022

49:13

This week Andrea Rose Washington, Jordan Purnell Jackson and Rod Van Blake discuss the new Paramount plus series Halo based on the popular video game …

Episode 13 Beserat Debebe of ETAN comics!

April 1st, 2022

35:09

The Askari cast is back with another special guest! Beserat Debebe of ETAN comics joins Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and the Nyumbani Chronicles and Jordan Purnell Jackson creator of the …

Episode 12 The Askari Cast talks Elden Ring!

March 25th, 2022

34:46

Jordan Purnell Jackson graphic artist/Illustrator and creator of the E.V.E. of Insurrection comic, and Illustrator for the Ancient Illumination graphic novels as well as the Jericho's Bane comic based on the novel by …

Episode 11 The Batman! SPOILER ALERT for those who have yet to see the Robert Pattinson depiction of an early stages World's greatest detective.

March 17th, 2022

48:36

Jordan Purnell Jackson creator of the E.V.E. of Insurrection comic and Illustrator of the Ancient Illumination graphic novels as well as the Jericho's Bane comic joins Rod Van Blake, author of the Ancient Illumination …

Episode 10 the Askari Cast talks last four episodes of Vox Machina season 1! SPOILER ALERT!

March 11th, 2022

1:18:28

Andrea Rose Washington (Adalithiel, Elendil, Ahmantree's Magic), Rod Van Blake (Ancient Illuminatiion series, Nyumbani Chronicles: The Return Home), and Jordan Purnell Jackson (E.V.E. of Insurrection, Ancient …

Episode 9 the Askari Cast talks about the controversy on the new LOTR Rings of Power trailer!

March 4th, 2022

39:04

This week the Askari Cast discusses the recent backlash for the trailer released for Amazon Prime's series Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Jordan Purnell Jackson creator of the E.V.E of Insurrection comic and …

Episode 8 Vox Machina Scanbo and Silver tongue episodes SPOILER ALERT!!!

February 24th, 2022

54:38

The Askari Cast is back to discuss episodes 7 and 8 of Vox Machina on Amazon Prime! Spoilers for those of you who aren't at least that far into the series. Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and the …

Episode 7 Another chat on Vox Machina on Prime! SPOILER ALERT!! for episodes 5 and 6

February 16th, 2022

46:26

The Askari Cast is back for another round of talks on the animated show on Amazon Prime Vox Machina! Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Nyumbani Chronicles: The Return Home is joined by Andrea …

Episode 6, The Askari Cast continues the Vox Machina conversation! SPOILER ALERT!! We discuss episodes 3 and 4.

February 12th, 2022

49:40

The Askari Cast is back! This week Andrea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Elendil and Ahmantree's Magic, Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient Illumination series and Nyumbani Chronicles: the Return Home and Jordan …

Episode 5. The Askari cast talks Vox Machina on Amazon prime! SPOILER ALERT for episodes 1 and 2!

February 5th, 2022

50:39

Taking a break from our "darker" content reviews before we get into the Witcher season 2, Andrea Rose Washington, author of Adalithiel, Ahmantree's Magic and Elendil suggested we check out Vox Machina an animated show …

Episode 4 Wheel of Time finale! SPOILER ALERT!!!

January 28th, 2022

46:33

The Askari cast takes on the last two episodes of the Wheel of Time! Andea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Elendil and Ahmantree's Magic,

Episode 3! The Wheel of Time keeps spinning! We talk episodes 4, 5 and 6! SPOILER ALERT!!!

January 21st, 2022

1:16:58

Jordan Purnell Jackson, graphic artist and Illustrator who created the E.V.E. of Insurrection comic, Andrea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Elendil and Ahmantrees' Magic, and Rod Van Blake author of the Ancient …

Episode 2 We delve into the Wheel of Time! Discussing the first three eipsodes. SPOILER ALERT!!!

January 14th, 2022

1:00:58

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

Episode 1 season 3, Kicking off 2022 with Don't Look Up! SPOILER ALERT!!!

January 7th, 2022

54:46

Jordan Purnell Jackson, creator of the E.V.E. of Insurrection comic and illustrator of the Ancient Illumination graphic novels as well as the Jerichos' Bane comic, Andrea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Elendil …

Episode 59 the Askari Cast year in review 2021 season finale!

December 23rd, 2021

47:56

Andrea Rose Washington author of Adalithiel, Elendil and Ahmantree's Magic, Jordan Purnell Jackson graphic artist and Illustrator for the Ancient …

Episode 58 The Foundation finale episodes!!! SPOILER ALERT!!

December 2nd, 2021

58:05

Season one of the Foundation on Apple TV has concluded and the Askari cast has finally gotten around to discuss their thoughts on it. Jordan Purnell Jackson graphic artist and illustrator of the E.V.E of Insurrection …

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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