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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Now displaying: May, 2016
May 30, 2016
The Master Tribble returns with Big Poppa Smurf Tribble with the long-awaited 5th episode of MASTERMIND. The inquisitive duo tackle some of the world's most intellectually challenging questions in an extra large session of queries and answers.
May 30, 2016
JD is joined by Len aka Bat-Tribble, Randy aka Super-Tribble, and Noel at Johnny Destructo’s Hero Complex to discuss DC Rebirth 1! Then JD is joined by Grace Gordon Official and Tim From Last Week to learn about “Shipping” and to talk about #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend, Digital Comics and the announcement of Comixology Unlimited.
May 30, 2016
Sam and Gillie arrive are the home of Sam's loving mother and sister, his younger brother and his deplorable father and it's back to put-upon Sam all over again. Arya makes a bold move which may come back to haunt her and Marjorie makes a bold move of her own that may just shift things nicely in her direction.
May 27, 2016
It was just a matter of time before someone gave our favorite mutant the celluloid respect she deserves. Who knew it would take an afro-punker with a sad song on her heart to craft it? MAYA GLICK shares her tale of the ups and downs of RAIN: The fan-film about Storm, the Tribble Nation really wants a Monica Rambeau movie and a little love for The Blerd Gurl. It's all in here!
May 25, 2016
Tamara Dobson strikes an imposing and sexy figure across the screen as the James Bond-ian special agent named CLEOPATRA JONES, whose mission in 1973 was to bring sisters to the movie theaters with a heroine they can call their own. Bernie Casey, Antonio Vargas and 2-time Academy Award winner Shelly Winters round out the cast of this Warner Brother's 70s treasure.
May 24, 2016
THROWBACK TUESDAY - In 2014, there seemed a fair amount of stylish, confident Black Men stalking the American TV landscape and we endeavored to select the Top Ten of them. How'd we do? (Originally broadcast on 900AM WURD Sunday, August 3rd 2014)
May 24, 2016
THROWBACK TUESDAY - There are a lot of things we can learn about Black Woman from television, if we were to believe everything we see on television. We talked about it all (or a good 10 of them, at least), made a show about it - here it go! (Originally broadcast on 900am WURD Sunday, August 10th 2014)
May 23, 2016
GoT has been very good about popping in on multiple storylines every episode and this week is no exception. Little Finger is here, with Sansa and Brienne. Jon Snow shows up. Tyrian shows up with Varris, who's in for a rudely polite awakening. But we see Hodor...and the best episode of the season is born.
May 20, 2016
The NEW Black Tribbles welcome the Tribble Nation to grant themselves one superpower each and take on a new or AKA Tribble Designation of their own on a free-wheeling, tightly hugged romp of an episode. Plus a nice tribute to a fallen comic book scribe and a monumental announcement of Trekian proportions!
May 18, 2016
The Men welcome CHARMEL SIPPIO of the Reluctantly Adult podcast ( aboard the Mission to review 2002's BROWN SUGAR starring Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Queen Latifah and Mos Def. A Rick Famuyiwa (DOPE) film that doesn't hold up too well to criticism but still strikes a chord with the reviewers. The trick is - what does that chord sound like?
May 17, 2016
The Tribbles and world music DJ supreme, Supa Tang, kick off their premiere TRIBBLETANG, a monthly showcase happening live on First Fridays at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse with an interview with hip-hop veteran JUDAH PRIEST who details how he stays true to self and relevant in competitive world of rap music after 20 years in then goes hardcore geek with his devotion for and theories about The Last Son of Krypton.
May 17, 2016
The Tribbles and world music DJ supreme, Supa Tang, kick off their premiere TRIBBLETANG, a monthly showcase happening live on First Fridays at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse with an interview with artist MARKUS PRIME, hot off the debut of his B.R.U.H.: Black Renditions of Universal Heroes collection.
May 16, 2016
Now THIS is the Daenyrs we all love and remember! Tyrion gets his diplomat on in Mereen while all types of shade is afoot in King's Landing but Daenyrs tho? That fire tho? WHAT!
May 14, 2016
Len aka Bat-Tribble, Tim from Last Week, Johnny Destructo and R-Son aka Super-Tribble get together to discuss 1) R-Son (Super-Tribble) and Johnny Destructo on 01:19 – Civil War 29:30 – Marvel Vs DC/NYC Vs Philly 41:30 – Stoked for some DC Rebirth then 2) Tim From Last Week, Len aka Bat-Tribble and Johnny Destructo on 44:50 – #TimFail 47:25 – Listener email / Why compare BvS and Civil War? 1:00:45 – Top 3 Civil War Scenes Take a listen and then feel free to comment below if you agree or disagree, or email us at or
May 13, 2016
The Tribbles look ahead at the potential box office champions and chumps of the hotter season, paying special attention to what kids like and what adults don't need. Plus the sequels are all over the place and Now You See Me 2 is happening. Special guest comedian SIMPLY DEE joins in on the fun if only to tell Kennedy a little special something-something.
May 11, 2016
A stage play from the late 90s makes its way to the silver screen in 2000 starring Hill Harper, Rae Dawn Chong, Marla Gibbs, Obba Babatundé and Billy Dee Williams. It makes for a strange stop on the Micheaux Mission.
May 10, 2016
Len aka Bat-Tribble, Tim from Last Week, Johnny Destructo and The Official Grace Gordon get together to discuss Listener email, May The 4th Star Wars Talkin’ (SW Comics, Han Solo movie), Punisher Netflix News, Ghostbusters Remake Trailer Hub-bub, Bad Trailer/Good Movie, and back into the BvS breach. Take a listen and then feel free to comment below if you agree or disagree, email us at or
May 9, 2016
Hark! There's a Stark in Winterfell! A Stark sees for the first time! A Stark(ish) rises at the Wall! What does this portend for the bad-stricken noble house? Meanwhile all over Westeros, the games that people play are afoot.
May 6, 2016
We count down the GREAT GEEK MOMS with authors STEPHEN SEGAL and VALYA DUDYCZ LUPESCU (Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family), who give us lessons on bravery, patience and love learned from The McFlys, Miss Brisby, Morticia and even Maleficient.
May 5, 2016
Sometimes the movie of the year is the movie of the year. And this movie right here is the movie of the year. Done!
May 4, 2016
Emayatzy Corinealdi gives a riveting performance as a woman struggling aginast the self-inflicted bars she's planted around her life while her husband sits behind them literally. Ava Duvernay directs the hell out of this 2012 drama, if the Men are to be believed.
May 2, 2016
Ariell Johnson, the Amalgam Tribble, joins the boys for a review of the second episode of the new season where nearly everyone has a scene to show what they're made of, got going on or to go out with a big splat. But leave it to Ramsey to prove that just when you think you know him, you don't know ish!
May 1, 2016
More from the Gutter as the Tribbles and 'Tards sit about the shoppe and chat about The animated Killing Joke, typing smack on Twitter and hostile conditions at DC Comics. Woman Safe Zone = GUTTER TALK, a joint propo of the Black Tribbles and Poptards Go!