For our final round of debates, we synthesize the new list with the classic list to determine our Mt. Rushmore of Badasses as it stands right now. We plan to revisit the list in the years to come to keep it up to date. Check out the final podcast in the series for 2021.
What do you get when you pair up Steven Seagal with an apron, a playboy playmate, and the insanity of both Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones? You get the most notable entry in his badass resume, Under Siege. Is it enough to measure up to the likes of Arnold, Stallone, or JCVD? Check out the podcast to find out what we think.
Our original list was bursting at the seams when we stuffed in the amount of beef available during just the 80s and 90s. Well, since then a lot of old contenders have filled out their catalogs and new contenders have arisen, both men and women. So we’re retooling the list to add as much grade-A prime as we can handle in a single sitting. Of course, that’s not all of them but we’ll get there eventually. Check out the podcast to hear us debate the likes of Dave Bautista, Linda Hamilton, Gal Gadot, and many more.
KUMITE! KUMITE! For anyone who grew up in the 80s or 90s, Bloodsport is the best-known movie starring a man best-known for his incredibly limber legs, Jean-Claude Van Damme. Also starring Bolo Yeung as the man with the world’s largest pecs, it’s a movie that we both love and fear. Take a journey to Kowloon (seriously!) with us as we break down this classic badass movie from our childhoods.
We did a livestream on our Twitch channel this week where we dusted off the spreadsheet we made over 10 years ago that ranks the biggest badasses of all time and re-evaluated them with fresh eyes. There was a lot that had to change, so we did. There’s a large – even hulking, you might say – visual component to this podcast so we really recommend you check out the video on this one and then join us for next week’s livestream, Wednesday at 1pm, when we’ll be adding a whole slew of new badass men and women. But if not, enjoy this podcast such as it is.
The Return of the Badasses series continues with 1986’s Cobra, Sylvester Stallone’s showcase of what makes a true badass. What are those things? Well, get yourself a pair of mirrored aviators and an automatic weapon with a laser scope, eat your pizza a quarter-slice at a time, store your gun cleaning kit at the back of your fridge inside an empty egg carton and you’ll be a good way toward understanding. Check out the podcast to find out what else Sylvester recommends.
Thanks to Anthony Basich for commissioning this podcast, and quite frankly, changing our entire mind about the Mad Max franchise. We think 1981’s “The Road Warrior”, directed by George Miller and starring Mel Gibson, is awesome, and stands up to any of it’s 80’s action movie brethren in a competition about holding up and entertaining a modern audience. We discuss feral kids, post-apocalyptic sexuality, the economics of a refinery under constant attack, working with animals in the movies, and much more.