X-Ray Vision

X-Ray Vision

X-Ray Vision

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
From Emmy-award winner Jason Concepcion and Crooked Media comes X-Ray Vision, a new weekly podcast that transcends pop culture and entertainment by taking listeners from Middle-earth to Waystar Royco, and everything in between. Hold on to your cape as we journey through the zeitgeist-iest (patent pending) of film, TV, and comics– guided by Jason’s one-of-a-kind analysis and expert guests. Test your fandom knowledge with panel discussions on the latest nerd news, casting, and show lore while staying tuned for deep dives into all of your favorite franchises. New episodes released weekly. Editors’ Notes: “There’s not a secret sauce to podcasting, there’s only ever two ingredients: information and entertainment value,” Jason Concepcion tells Apple Podcasts. “Every episode is an attempt to combine those two things in a way that feels true and engages the audience.” In each weekly episode of Crooked Media’s X-Ray Vision, Concepcion and co-hosts Rosie Knight and Cody Ziglar share insightful analysis of the shows, movies, and comic book properties that are dominating the pop culture conversation—whether it's the ever-expanding Marvel cinematic universe, DC Comics fandom, or the latest episode of Succession. Concepcion got his first taste of podcasting when he worked as a Senior Creative for the sports and pop culture website The Ringer. In addition to covering the NBA, he and Mallory Rubin collaborated on Binge Mode, in which they went beyond the surface coverage of phenomena like Game of Thrones and Harry Potter to get deep into the detail and backstory of the original texts. “It was an incredible experience just from a learning standpoint, but also was incredibly fun and gratifying,” he says. “It tapped into just things that I'm passionate about and that I cared about.” While he believes X-Ray Vision is also research-heavy, Concepcion wants to make the show more conversational and doesn't want listeners to feel like they were listening to a Wikipedia article. “We always go into covering something with the idea of respecting the material—which helps in the fact that we’re sincerely passionate about the stuff we like,” he says. “I think one of the most important things, granular knowledge of a topic aside, is making that knowledge accessible.” Jason is also the host of Takeline, a fast-paced exploration of the NBA, world of sports, and pop culture.
  1. January 21, 2022
    2 hr 2 min
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    The Book of Boba Fett Ep 4 with Jason Mantzoukas + The Buzz of Showtime’s Yellowjackets
    On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight gorge on human flesh! First in Previously On (2:13), Jason and Rosie briefly discuss the Microsoft/Activision acquisition, Amazon’s Lord of the…
  2. January 14, 2022
    1 hr 32 min
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    Why You Should Be Watching Station Eleven (Spoiler-Free) with Jason & Haitch of Dune Pod + More Book of Boba Fett
    On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion brushes up on his post-apocalyptic Shakespeare! First in Previously On (2:02), Jason and Rosie Knight discuss recent news of the Image Comics Union and The Raid…
  3. January 07, 2022
    1 hr 50 min
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    The Book of Boba Fett Eps 1 & 2 with Star Wars Explained + Marvel's Hawkeye Finale
    On this episode of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion & Rosie Knight destroy Rockefeller Plaza! First in Previously On (1:56), Jason welcomes us back from the holidays with his initial thoughts on the Harry Potter…
  4. December 24, 2021
    56 min
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    'Tis an All Hosts Mailbag!
    On Episode 17 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion, Rosie Knight, and Cody Ziglar answer your questions! That’s right, it’s an all-hosts Holiday Mailbag. So snuggle in with a hot cup of tea, a blanket, your comics…
  5. December 17, 2021
    1 hr 50 min
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    Spider-Man: No Way Home + Marvel's Hawkeye Ep 5
    On Episode 16 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion & Rosie Knight try to get into MIT! First, in Previously On (1:36), Jason and Rosie recap episode 5 of Hawkeye, streaming on Disney+. Then, in the Airlock (36:00)…
  6. December 10, 2021
    1 hr 16 min
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    Spider-Man: No Way Homework - Villain Breakdowns, Classic Spider-Man Film Recaps, and Craziest Theories + Hawkeye Ep 4
    On Episode 15 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion & Rosie Knight prepare for Spider-Man: No Way Home! First, in Previously On (2:29), Jason and Rosie recap episode 4 of Hawkeye, streaming on Disney+, and share ho…
  7. December 03, 2021
    1 hr 14 min
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    Marvel's Hawkeye Episodes 2 & 3
    On Episode 14 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion & Cody Ziglar dodge traffic (Pym arrow not included)! In Previously On (1:58), Jason and Zig recap episodes 2 and 3 of Hawkeye, streaming on Disney+. In the Airlo…
  8. November 24, 2021
    1 hr 1 min
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    Christmas Comes Early (Literally) with Marvel's Hawkeye on Disney+
    On Episode 13 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion & Cody Ziglar grab a slice with Lucky the Pizza Dog! First, in the brand new recurring segment Nerd Out (1:41), in which nerds get to share what they love and why…
  9. November 17, 2021
    1 hr 36 min
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    Disney+ Day’s Marvel News & a (Spoiler-Free) Primer on Amazon’s Wheel of Time
    On Episode 12 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion & Rosie Knight jazzercise with She-Hulk! In the Airlock (0:02:09) Jason and Rosie dive deep (deeeeep) into the lore around the biggest announcements from the firs…
  10. November 10, 2021
    1 hr 35 min
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    Marvel’s Eternals + The History of Jack Kirby
    On Episode 11 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion & Rosie Knight pack up & start an Amazonian mind-control cult! In Previously On…(1:34) Jason goes solo to recap Eternals, the latest in the MCU, out in theaters n…
  11. November 03, 2021
    1 hr 8 min
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    Comics! - Best Introductory Arcs For New Readers & All-Time Favorites
    On a very special Episode 10 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion is joined by both co-hosts, Rosie Knight & Cody Ziglar, for an all hosts, all comics, all conversation! In Previously On…(1:10) Jason goes solo (an…
  12. October 27, 2021
    1 hr 41 min
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    Dune (2021) with Dune Pod's Jason Goldman & Haitch + A Special Endgame with Shea Serrano
    On a very special Episode 9 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion fights for DESERT POWER! In Previously On…(2:13) Jason goes solo to recap the world of Frank Herbert’s Dune as brought to life in Denis Villeneuve’s…
  13. October 20, 2021
    1 hr 38 min
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    DC FanDome + HBO’s Succession Season 3 Premiere (& more Squid Game!)
    On Episode 8 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Cody Ziglar have a latte with The Riddler! In Previously On…(2:56) Jason and Zig briefly discuss the release changes in upcoming Disney films and mourn the can…
  14. October 13, 2021
    1 hr 26 min
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    In Squid Game, There's No Time to Die
    On Episode 7 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight play Red Light, Green Light, otherwise known as What’s the Time Mr. Wolf! In Previously On…(3:50) Jason and Rosie celebrate DC’s announcement of J…
  15. October 07, 2021
    1 hr 47 min
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    Marvel's What If...? Finale + Venom: Let There Be Carnage
    On Episode 6 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Rosie Knight go raving with a Symbiote! In Previously On… they discuss the absolute madness that is Sony’s Venom: Let There be Carnage as well as the MCU rever…
  16. September 29, 2021
    1 hr 15 min
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    Star Wars: Visions Episode II - Attack of The Pod
    On Episode 5 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Cody Ziglar stage an intervention to get Darcy & Howard the Duck into couples therapy! In Previously On… (1:25) Jason and Zig grab a cold one with Party Thor t…
  17. September 22, 2021
    1 hr 27 min
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    A Galaxy Far, Far Away Goes Anime in Star Wars: Visions
    On Episode 4 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion and Cody Ziglar have the high ground when talking about three incredible shorts in Disney+’s Star Wars: Visions (dropping 9/22)! In Previously On (1:26)… they go b…
  18. September 15, 2021
    1 hr 50 min
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    A Multiverse of Possibilities with Marvel's What If...? + Shang-Chi's Simu Liu
    On Episode 3 of X-Ray Vision, Christmas comes early for Jason Concepcion and rotating co-host Rosie Knight! In Previously On… they get the download on the Matrix Resurrections trailer (1:56), toggle their gamep…
  19. September 06, 2021
    1 hr 40 min
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    Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
    On Episode 2 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion navigates his way through a moving forest to bring you his take on the latest MCU film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings! But first in Previously On… (1:2…
  20. August 30, 2021
    1 hr 45 min
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    The Marvelous MCU TV Shows of Disney+
    On Episode 1 of X-Ray Vision, Jason Concepcion’s spidey-senses are tingling! Jason and rotating co-host Cody Ziglar talk about the excitement surrounding the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars: Visions anthology series…

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