Ramen and a Half Podcast: Episode 5

With all the ToysRUs in the United States now closed, we tell stories from our days working at ToysRUs.

Ramen and a Half Podcast: Episode 4

In this episode we discuss all things E3 that caught our eye!

Ramen and a Half Podcast: Episode 3

The boys have been very busy during Memorial Day weekend. This episode is all about Fanime and how it went for them.  We also discuss Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu/Eevee as well as our hopes for E3. Will our predictions for E3 come true or will our beloved game companies just let us down again? Let us know what you think and tune in next week for our post E3 episode!

Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018 Roundup

Here is a round up of all of our content from SVCC 2018. Featuring interviews with Ernie Reyes Jr, Mick Gray, Ethan Castillo and many more!

Ramen and a Half Podcast: Episode 2

On this spoiler filled episode of Ramen and a Half, we talk about Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War.

Ramen and a Half Podcast: Episode 1

The Ramen and a Half podcast makes a return! In the first episode, our hosts The Eddie, Ramon and Manny discuss the epic weekend that was Silicon Valley Comic Con and Wrestlemania.

ID10T Festival this weekend!

Don’t forget everyone, ID10T Festival will be this weekend June 24th and 25th, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. But this wont be your normal comic convention, it will have big musical acts such as OK GO and WEEZER along side tons of comedy acts like Garfunkel and Oates, Demetri Martin and more! Not to mention hosted and created by the one and only Chris Hardwick! You’ll even be able to catch the Retrenders crew there too!

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Ramen Redux

Ramen and a Half is back!  We decided to revive our original podcast as a new webcast where we talk about some of the latest in nerd news all while playing a random video game and of course while doing it all Live! So don’t forget to Like, Comment, and Subscribe and catch it all here on Retrenders.com!

Retrenders at Silicon Valley Comic Con

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The Retrenders crew will be in San Jose at Silicon Valley Comic Con this weekend and will be doing convention coverage of the event. We’ll be doing what we do best,
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Play Magic at Galaxy Games

galaxygamesWhere to buy & play Magic card games in the East Bay?  You might want to head out to Galaxy Games in Dublin, CA.  Eddie Ballar takes a look at the shop.  Galaxy Games focus is on Magic and card playing events.

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DC Comics Harley Quinn Comic Book Team: Jimmy & Amanda

dsc_0068One of the most popular DC Comics’ characters currently is anti-hero Harley Quinn.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews the DC Comics Harley Quinn team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner on Harley Quinn character.

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Black Ranger Actor Walter Jones

dsc_0068Actor Walter Jones played Zack Taylor aka Black Ranger during the 1990s run of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers on TV.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Walter on being part of the Power Rangers history and advice for the new Power Rangers.

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Fans Owning A Superhero Production Company

dsc_0068With social media bringing fans and Hollywood closer together.  Super fans have diehard ideas and stories.  Legion M gives fans ownership and involvement with TV/movie production.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Legion M’s Terri Lubaroff about the company and crowdfunding process.

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Custom Skateboard Straps by Da Strap

dsc_0068Need a strap for your skateboard?  Or just need a custom strap done?  Well, go to Da Strap for cool straps.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Jahi Harris about straps!

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Flash Gordon Actor Sam Jones

dsc_0068Actor Sam Jones is known for playing the iconic fictional character Flash Gordon.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Sam Jones about his career and Seth MacFarlane’s TED film appearances.

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Pokemon Theme Song Singer Jason Paige

dsc_0068“Got to catch them all!”  You probably heard this song in your lifetime.  The voice behind the song is actor/singer Jason Paige.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews the Pokemon Theme song singer Jason about the song, his other commercial jingles and upcoming projects from Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.

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Kenan & Kel – Actor Kel Mitchell

dsc_0068Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Nickelodeon actor Kel Mitchell at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.  Kel talks about his past television work and upcoming projects.

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Beast Boy Voice Actor Greg Cipes

dsc_0068If you remember watching Teen Titans and the popular character Beast Boy, he was voiced by actor Greg Cipes.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Greg at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.

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Top Cow’s Zack Kaplan on Eclipse

dsc_0068Currently, one of Ramen host Ramon Angel’s favorite comic book series is Top Cow’s Eclipse.  Ramon interviews creator/writer Zack Kaplan about the Image Comic series Eclipse.

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Artist Jamie Tyndall

dsc_0068From Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, our Ramen team roamed the convention floor for cool stuff.  Cosplayers really appreciate artist Jamie Tyndall art style for cosplaying.  Ramen host Sayori Chu interviews the Jamie on his artwork and upcoming projects.

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Ambigram Marvel Shirts by Mark Palmer

dsc_0068Artist Mark Palmer from Red Chapter Clothing is known for his stylized ambigram Marvel clothes.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar catches up with Mark at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con to talk about his art, Wow Tattoos and upcoming Red Chapter Clothing projects.

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Tanpopo – Artist Camilla d’Errico

dsc_0068Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews artist Camilla d’Errico on her work and Dark Horse art books from Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.

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“We’re Alive” Zombie drama podcast!

dsc_0068Our Ramen team was at Comikaze … oops wrong name, it is Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, now that’s a mouthful.  One of our first interviews with various guest from the show was with “We’re Alive” creator Kc Wayland (Wayland Productions).  Ramen host Eddie Ballar talks to Kc Wayland about his hit zombie post-apocalyptic radio podcast.

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Ramen @ EVO Championship Series 2016

dsc_0695This past summer our “Ramen & a Half” crew attended EVO Championship Series 2016 in Las Vegas.  Host Eddie and Ramon participated as players in the event.  We also interview lifestyle gamers Mike Ross and Peter Rosas.

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Interview with Artists Scrotumnose & Onihat

scrotumnosecoveronihatcoverWe have double the fun in Artist Alley from FanimeCon 2015.  Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews artists David Alegre aka Scrotumnose and Ashley Tahilan aka Onihat.  Davie talks about his food pun artwork and Ashley about her cool stickers.

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