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Black Tribbles

Presenting the Award-Winning BLACK TRIBBLES, a look at everything in geek culture by the 5-headed hairy hoard of Philly's own Black Tribbles. An insane network of delicious podcasts await you starting with the mothership, BLACK TRIBBLES PRIME, a weekly radio show broadcast on WPPM 106.5FM Philadelphia; GUTTER TALK weekly comic book shop talk from the Hero Complex in Manayunk; TRIBBLE NATION a monthly look into geek culture from a global perspective; plus current movie reviews in SPOILED TRIBBLES, season reviews of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones in DEAD TRIBBLES TALKING and THRONE OF TRIBBLES. We also present OCTAVIA CITY, our annual series of shows & specials dedicated to Afrofuturism and sci-fi author, the late Octavia Butler. And there's more to come. BLACK TRIBBLES is unofficial and not authorized, sponsored or licensed by CBS | They like us, though :) STAR TREK and TRIBBLES are ™ CBS Studios | BLACK TRIBBLES is ® Leonard Webb
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Apr 20, 2018

Returning Tribbles GABE CASTRO, TIMAREE and ALEXA GOLD join NANCY MARIE to lend their sumptuous vocals to the our final Octavia City 2018 stories - VANISHING RABBITS by Da'Shen, TECH SABBATICAL from Gary E. Moore and ELLA'S CHILDREN and LV246 by Wi-Moto Nyoka.

Apr 17, 2018

Vince and Len review one of the most slept on films of 2016 - Colm McCarthy's THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS - featuring mesmerizing performances by Sennia Nenua and Glenn Close. 

Apr 13, 2018

J1-Studios' Jason Richardson, our very own Spider-Tribble, leads a spoiled breakdown of Steven Spielberg's long awaited adaptation of the 90s Time Capsule disguised as READY PLAYER ONE.

Apr 13, 2018

We welcome podcaster GABE "Horror Tribble" CASTRO (The Ghouls Next Door) to help give life to new thrilling and hilarious tales by JEDAH MAYBERRY and TED LANGE IV before turning Octavia City over to the evocative charms of singer JACQUELINE CONSTANCE.

Apr 12, 2018

E-Mack aka the Master Tribble sits down again with his better half Jasmine aka Phoenix Tribble and resident black man Big Poppa Smurf Tribble Keith Robinson for a deep-dive conversation about the cultural relevance of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER.

Apr 11, 2018

Len drops a mea culpa and we finally hear from the Missionaries on Tyler Perry and more. Then the Men of Micheaux review Will Smith's 2004 sci-fi thriller I, ROBOT.

Apr 9, 2018

Len and JD welcome Kyra into the Tribble Nation, review Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, bemoan the treatment of Tim Drake and list their very very Guilty Pleasures. And much much more -- Enjoy!

Apr 6, 2018

RICKY PAUL, the irrepressible man behind PhillyCAM's SYLVER ALERT, lends his vocal gymnastics to the Tribble's portrayal of author Wi-Moto Nyoka's LAST ONE STANDING and PACK RULES; then we get alliterative with Acquanetta Sproule's PORTOBELLICOSE.

Apr 5, 2018

JD and Len bypass the Easter eggs and holy communions for some fresh GUTTER TALK on those who have arisen much to our comic book loving chagrin! Enjoy.

Apr 4, 2018

The Men of Micheaux really like ATTACK THE BLOCK and really want to talk all about the film debut of Star Wars' John Boyega but first they - code for Len - has to get a big slice of ACRIMONY off his chest! Edited for impressionable ears.

Mar 30, 2018

OH YEAH! It's an insane night when The BatTribble swaps out the crew for DAN DINKINS of the Starting 5 podcast, DAXAVIER JOSIAH of A.C.M.G. plus family & friends to determine THE GREATEST BIG MAN OF WRESTLING. Plus KYRA KNOX sends out a call for help with a very cool Kickstarter - PHILLY FRESH!

Mar 28, 2018

Stephanie Humphrey aka TECH-LIFE STEPH comes to the Mission complete with Krush Groove stories, Force MD riffs, a killer crossover, Facebook insight and a Loves Jones for LOVE & BASKETBALL that is insatiable! 

Mar 23, 2018

The Tribbles speak with COUSIN JOHN about his great new children's book 'Chase Does It All' before getting into the healthy and overtime debate of the BEST FICTIONAL CHILD, with help from Amalgam Comics' ARIELL JOHNSON & CORIN WILSON.

Mar 21, 2018

Sidney Poitier brings his A-game and his checkbook to the under appreciated BROTHER JOHN, an interesting drama from 1971 that has resonance that continues to shine today. Or so we think.

Mar 16, 2018

The Tribbles are joined by ARIELL JOHNSON of Amalgam Comics and SUMMER WILLOW of the Ladies Luv Hip-Hop podcast to see what dome reigns supreme. Big fun ensued!

Mar 15, 2018

Len introduces a new segment in honor of long-time listener/Hero Complex customer BRANDON then another long-time fan - DERRICK - gets the Tribble name of his purple dreams and JD gets a long awaited do-over!

Mar 14, 2018

RICHARD PRYOR has his name above the title and leading our review of 1977's WHICH WAY IS UP? costarring the underrated Lonette McKee and Margaret Avery. Plus A Wrinkle in Time vs Black Panther, Duck-Duck-Hen, The Missicks and 'passing for Indian.'

Mar 9, 2018

DAXAVIER JOSIAH, the man behind the incredible A.C.M.G. (Anime, Comics, Movies, Games) Facebook group, helps the Comic Book Tribbles (Bats, Supes and Spider) determine which long running comic book series reigns supreme over them all.

Mar 7, 2018

STEPHANIE RENEE, the irrepressible Vibe Mistress of the long running music podcast Soul-Sanctuary puts one of her favorite romantic comedies - LOVING JEZEBEL with Hill Harper and Nicole Ari Parker - on the chopping block and one o the Men is particularly 'hangry!'

Mar 2, 2018

The Tribbles get into a 'spirited' conversation about racial depictions in your favorite Anime before going deep deep into the weeds over naming THE BEST SQUAD, from Wu Tang to Crystal Gems; from TMNT to NWO.

Feb 28, 2018

Vince and Len host a very special Facebook Live edition of the Micheaux Mission where they reveal their heartfelt feelings on the culture touchstone that is Marvel Studio's BLACK PANTHER.

Feb 24, 2018

NOT SAFE FOR KIDDIES! The BatTribble and Johnny Destructo bring 'JUST NOEL' into the Complex to marvel over the buckets of duckets Black Panther filled in one week, the spoiler-ish plot they see for the eventual sequel and more of that comic book shop chop-choppin' that you know like!

Feb 23, 2018

Black Panther continues to rack accolades and box office stardom days after its release, setting itself up as one of the GREAT BLACK ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE 21st CENTURY alongside Barack Obama, Sheila Johnson, Vonetta Flowers, Sophie Denenberg and a long line of phenomenal African-Americans.

Feb 21, 2018

By popular demand, CHARMEL SIPPIO (Black and Syndicated) and JORDAN KAUWLING (VerySmartBrothas.com) return to the Mission to relate their feelings about Black Panther overall and Michael B Jordan specifically and to help commemorate Vince & Len's move to The Podglomerate Network on their momentous 100th episode where they review the cult classic THE WIZ.

Feb 17, 2018

The Black Tribbles are joined by LEANN LINDSAY of Tinsel & Tine, the Vibe-Mistress herself STEPHANIE RENEE of WURD, Cult Pop Go's JD AKA JOHNNY DESTRUCTO, ARIELL JOHNSON of Amalgam Comics, Cosplay King ERIC 'The Smoke' MORAN, legendary comic book artist ERIC BATTLE and many more for a rousing and exuberant review of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER. Wakanda Forever!

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