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An Hour With Your Ex Podcast: After The Thin Man

This week on the show we watch “After the Thin Man” the 1936 sequel to “The Thin Man”. Mel Evans and Mark Colomb talk about William Powell, Mryna Loy, Jimmy Stewart, and of course Asta. We also talk about our growing love of TCM and the twitter account @NextOnTCM and how we’ve fallen in love with older films.

An Hour with Your Ex is a Chicago based podcast hosted by Mel Evans and Mark Colomb. Have you read the stuff they write on Bro Jackson? Have you watched one of the dozens and dozens of videos Mark has made? Thanks for listening and letting us use this last bit for SEO. Hugs xoxo.

We Got In The RedEye…Twice

Conner O’Malley and The RedEye

What kind of monster would make such a video? Luckily RedEye Chicago is on the case. 

“Look, we have a lot of videos on our YouTube channel. No, really, we have like hundreds of videos on our YouTube channel that our video editor Sean Ely is responsible for. But this video, titled simply “Red Eye Chicago” is just … Something. Something that apparently has better SEO value than stuff we’ve done ourselves…”

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Guardians of the Galaxy: An Hour with Your Ex Podcast

Guardians of the Galaxy Podcast

Guardians of the Galaxy Podcast

This week WE ARE GROOT. An Hour with Your Ex is talking about Guardians of the Galaxy the new film from Marvel Studios. Chicago comedian Kellen Terrett @drterrett joins us to talk Chris Pratt, comic books, Celestials, continuity, and GROOT. Mel Evans and Mark Colomb are the hosts.

This is our first show from a new location. Audio will continue to improve during the show. Thanks for listening.

Resistance Pro Wrestling, AMC, and Billy Corgan

smashing pumpkins, wrestling, billy corgan

Creative Director Billy Corgan address the crowd.


I wrote about my visit to Billy Corgan’s new Chicago based wrestling promotion for Bro Jackson…

” Billy Corgan is into wrestling. This seems to be a joke to most people with a music blog/tumblr/snapchat of cassette tapes they listen to. He has written multiple hit rock records at the almost last possible moment in time that someone could do that. He was a suburban Chicago kid who willed himself into a rock star/music press combatant as the face of The Smashing Pumpkins. After years of playing the heel in popular culture is Billy making a face turn?

Corgan currently is the creative director for the Chicago-based independent wrestling federationResistance Pro Wrestling (ResPro forthwith) along with Jacques and Gabriel Baron, who are brothers. What separates the almost three-year-old group from most local indy feds is an impending unscripted reality show on AMC. On Friday July 25th, I attended “The Mob Rules” at The Barn at Arabian Knights Farm. Three hours of independent wrestling in a barn about an hour outside of Chicago and Billy Corgan? Tough to pass this up. I should note I received a complimentary ticket from ResPro ring announcer Zach Thompson.

A quick confession, initial versions of this article suffered from major drift. I wanted to talk about the actual wrestling show and less about Corgan. I took photos, notes, and tried to interview people like an honest to god journalist. No matter what I did the article was not coming together.

I needed a concept for this sprawling double album. Enter Brian Eno’s “Oblique Strategies”. Eno devised a series of cards (or a website in this instance) meant to inspire musical creativity with vague (or oblique if you went to a better college than I) statements written on each card like “consider different fading systems” and “abandon normal instruments.” I find them incredibly useful in writing. If Eno can draw almost listenable music out of Chris Martin and Bono, certainly he can help me write about wrestling. Each of the following headings is an Eno strategy…”

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Twitter Bros Play Civ 5: The Nerdologues

Chris Geiger, Kellen Terrett, and Mark Colomb (SEO, SEO, SEO) continue to rebuild the world. We are playing our way through Civilization Five. Big thanks to Chicago’s The Nerdologues and Chris for getting this together.

An Hour With Your Ex Podcast: Episode 93: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

An Hour with Your Ex vs. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World vs. Your Questions. How awesome is Edgar Wright? How bad is Ramona and Mary Elizabeth Winstead? Movie talk, video game talk, and a whole lot of evil exes. We also get into Bryan Lee O’Malley’s new book ‘Seconds‘.  Next show is “Raiders of the Lost Ark’. CANADA.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World vs. Our Podcast

An Hour with Your Ex is a Chicago based podcast hosted by Mel Evans and Mark Colomb. They make podcasts and short videos in Chicago. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a Universal Film based on a comic by Bryan Lee O’malley. It takes place in Toronto. Edgar Wright directed and co-wrote the film. Michael Cera is Scott Pilgrim.


An Hour With Your Ex After Dark: Triple Threat Part Two

When in doubt? Spinoffs. An Hour with Your Ex After Dark: Triple Threat. The second episode. Chicago comedian and previous guest Daniel Strauss and Bro Jackson writer Robert Rich join Mark to talk wrestling. WWE, Weight Classes, The Shield, getting arrested on TV, and more. All the wrestling talk you didn’t know you wanted.

More Wrestling Podcasts

An Hour with Your Ex is a Chicago based podcast normally hosted by Mark Colomb and Mel Evans. Sometimes we do other shows to keep things spicy. Look for Mel’s new show soon. Thanks for listening. Look for Scott Pilgrim on the next An Hour with Your Ex podcast.

The Nerdologues: Twitter Bros Play Civ 5

Chris Geiger, Kellen Terrett, and myself continue building our civilizations. Chris recorded the show for The Nerdologues and we intend to keep playing till we finish.

Ex Hour Podcast Episode 92: Lawrence of Arabia

This week we went to Chicago’s Music Box Theater to see “Lawrence of Arabia” in 70mm. Mark’s brother Jon Colomb joins Mel and Mark to talk about the movie. David Lean, Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, intermissions, 70mm, the score, the script, T.E. Lawrence, and more. This epic film gets an epic discussion.

An Hour with Your Ex Podcast

An Hour with Your Ex Podcast

Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 epic filmed by David Lean. Peter O’Toole plays Seven Pillars of Heaven author T.E. Lawrence. Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, and José Ferrar all give career performances. An Hour with Your Ex is a Chicago based podcast hosted by Mel Evans and Mark Colomb. This last bit is for SEO.
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