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: July, 2016
Jul 29, 2016
We come together to reminisce on the long storied history of one of science fiction's most iconic characters - James Tiberius Kirk, Captain of STAR TREK's USS Enterprise. We come together to regale in tales of his exploits, eccentricities, carousing encounters and hair. BUT WE LAND at an staunch debate on Warner Bros' Wonder Woman feature film as the COUNTDOWN TO STAR TREK MISSION NEW YORK rolls on.
Jul 28, 2016
The Tribbles and The Poptards look back at San Diego Comic-Con desperately searching for comic book news amidst the thrilling trailers and casting announcements which uncovers a deep secret of Black Hollywood before they build a soundtrack for Netflix's LUKE CAGE. Shout-out to The Shadow League, the Black Geeks and The Starting 5 podcasts for igniting our creativity and music programming muscles.
Jul 27, 2016
Return with us to the 1930s, when the independent spirit of creativity shown itself in the 'race films' that played theaters in Negro parts of town and in the hoofers, clowns and saucy sirens that populated those cheap celluloid fare. But whispering from below the musical numbers and paper-thin mob tale of PARADISE IN HARLEM is a commentary on black lives and a time capsule of forgotten talent.
Jul 26, 2016
Vince and Len are movie fans as well as big Star Trek fans as this peak behind the pics proves in explicit detail. (EXPLICIT WARNING)
Jul 24, 2016
Can it be that the BEST ACTION MOVIE OF SUMMER 2016 dropped into theaters on July 22nd? Did director Justin Lin FURIOUSLY make everyone forget about the disappointment of Star Trek Into Darkness so FASTLY? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? Cuz I know about 20 Tribblin' Full-On Nerds who loved the hell out of STAR TREK BEYOND and here they are to tell you all about it! PLUS - someone wins tickets to STAR TREK MISSION NEW YORK, the 50th anniversary convention Labor Day Weekend in Manhattan.
Jul 23, 2016
Listener emails have the gang at Johnny Destructo's remembering The Death of Captain Marvel while a internet brush-up has daggers pointed at Frank Cho and huzzahs lauded on Greg Rucka and it's all about a woman. A Wonder Woman. Plus ScarJo, Jessica Rabbit. And THE RAN OF STEEL is back, baby!
Jul 22, 2016
After a love fest for the glorious Leslie Jones of Ghostbusters, Storm and Bat Tribble board the locally docked USS Sovereign to be transported to the world of STAR TREK via the celebrity-filled memory banks of Admiral Beryl 'Caitian Tribble' Washington and her trusty friend Rhonda as we ramble with glee and swe at the insane FERENGI RULES OF ACQUISITION!
Jul 21, 2016
Guess who's back? The Voice of Reason needs your help with all this Goku v Superman aka Anime is the best thing ever and everything else blows including you if you think different aka all my heroes have spiky hair and talk in monologue way in the distance. GET OFF MY LAWN with all that ish!
Jul 20, 2016
From 1966 comes the story of black man portrayed by a white man playing a black man who pretends to be a white man so he can infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan to avenge the death of his daughter. If you don't believe us, it's all there in the movie's theme song. This scathing drama from the minds of director Ted V. Mikels and producer Joe Solomon (The Corpse Grinders) has to be seen to be believed.
Jul 17, 2016
Len aka Bat-Tribble and JD get together at Johnny Destructo's Hero Complex to discuss Mosaic, Vigilante, Black Lightning and original black superheroes, CW's Kid Flash, and when Comic Publishers spoil their own books! And then there's a exclusive Sweat Bone!
Jul 15, 2016
Showtime check in with the Spider-Tribble on the insanity that is Pokemon Go then we let DJ AMBUSH break all the rules as he gets the Tribbles traveling back down memory lane for some very nefarious, illicit and explicit TOP 10 "Things I Shouldn't Have Done But I'd Do Again."
Jul 14, 2016
Its a BOTH XX'S party as Storm Tribble and Ghostbuster Tribble bare the negative reviews pilfering the interwebs to watch and review director Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTER starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKInnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth.
Jul 13, 2016
The Men welcome Dr. Michele Prettyman Beverly by way of Mercer University in Georgia to take a trip further Louisiana and 1997's EVE'S BAYOU. Starring Lynn Whitfield, Samuel Jackson, Debbie Morgan and Diahann Carroll, this essential of black cinema features star making performances by young Jurnee Smollett and Meagan Goode.
Jul 10, 2016
The creative team behind Scout Comics' reboot of SOLARMAN - author JOE ILLIDGE and artist N. STEVEN HARRIS - help lead a powerful conversation at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse on the senseless violence peppering the Nation this week. Check out SOLARMAN @
Jul 9, 2016
Both XX's: A definitive exploration into the nuances of feminist nerdery! Join Storm Tribble and Ghostbuster Tribble monthly as they don their capes and battle the evils of patriarchy - a Black Tribbles PATREON exclusive, available for a limited time! Let us know what you think via
Jul 8, 2016
JD is joined by Len: Bat-Tribble and Tim From Last Week: Tribble616 to discuss : Catching up with THE FLASH, and RiRi Williams and our favorite Legacy Characters!
Jul 8, 2016
Wonder Tribble - Olivia, daughter of Bats - returns to Philly with hubby Calvin in tow (and bun in oven) to give us dueling lists of TOP 10 FAVE COMIC BOOK MOVIES, but the Tribs school them on what is and what isn't a comic book flick,
Jul 6, 2016
Spike Lee takes the first screenplay from a then little known Suzan-Lori Parks, casts the sultry Theresa Randle in the lead role, cobbles together a soundtrack from Prince odds and ends and presents...the jury's still out on just what Girl 6 is, really. Even the Men are at opposite ends with this one.
Jul 3, 2016
The Ran of Steel leads a round-table of incredible lady geeks, millenial misfits and an adoring Patreon in a open discussion on representation from the female side of the comic book page and the hip-hop world of the 21st century.
Jul 2, 2016
Randy can't stand the wait for BvS:DoJ on blu-ray so he might just go see his old friend Black Pirate Jay. THe internet explodes in Johnny Destructo's face and it smells like an angry woman. BatTribble goes ga-ga for Sabrina and who draws good-looking best. It ain't nothing but some GUTTER TALK, brought to you by Poptards Go! and your Black Tribbles.
Jul 1, 2016
he Tribbles welcome the hardest working man in hip-hop MAXX STEELE plus the lovely Peepers Tribble herself Yvonne Freedom into the studio to reveal some shades of hidden racism (and not so hidden) in TV, Movies and advertisement.