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John Murphy and Christian Humes embark on a journey, centered on the hit PBS series Wishbone. Listen and watch as the town of Oakdale endures the trials and tribulations of three teenage children and their talking dog. Wishboning provides a comedic insight to 90's children's television and culture. Join us on this expedition as we discuss the tales of Wishbone the little dog with a big imagination.
John is a Los Angeles based screenwriter and podcaster. Originally from Phoenix, John is also a dual American/Canadian citizen, so he could totally leave if things really start to go south in the next year or two. When he is not writing animated TV and Features, John enjoys reading the classics, writing about the odd questions in life that go unanswered, or just generally crushing anything he puts his mind to. John doesn’t believe in the Illuminati, but very much knows the Illuminati believe in him.
Christian is the creator of ZyteHeist. He hosts and produces the networks podcasts, appearing on ZyteHeist Podcast, Unranked and Wishboning. Christian has a background in production that primarily focused on Cinematography before shifting into producing. You can find Christian and more of his work here at ZyteHeist.com
"Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years."John and Christian discuss the movie Scooby Doo on Zombie Island and how well it relates to the book "The Moonstone" and the Wishbone episode "Moonbone"Love the show? Share with a friend and leave a review!Contact@JohnnybGoodinLA @Christian_Humes @ZyteHeist
"The full moon is out and Wishbone goes 'loony', burying everything in sight. Sam is accused of stealing a ring. And Wishbone alternatively sees himself as Franklin Blake in 'The Moonstone' by Wilkie Collins."This week John and Christian discuss the episode MoonboneLove Wishboning?Please make sure to review or share with a friend!Find us on twitter!@JohnnybGoodinLA@Christian_Humes
"Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years."John and Christian discuss the Pilot "Winter is Coming" for the HBO series Game of Thrones and how well it relates to the book "The Black Arrow" and the Wishbone episode "War of the Noses"Love the show? Share with a friend and leave a review!Contact@JohnnybGoodinLA @Christian_Humes @ZyteHeist
"Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Black Arrow: A Tale of Two Roses' is the backdrop for Wishbone's portrayal of Richard Shelton. In reality, Wishbone is being taken to the vet and feels betrayed by Ellen. What's worse, Wanda accidentally sends his chair to be reupholstered and Joe has to deal with a pathological liar."This week John and Christian discuss the episode War of The NosesLove Wishboning?Please make sure to review or share with a friend!Find us on twitter!@JohnnybGoodinLA@Christian_Humes
"Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York City pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love."John and Christian discuss the 1998 adaptation of Great Expectations directed by Alfonso Cuarón and how well it relates to The book and the Wishbone episode "Groomed for Greatness"Love the show? Share with a friend and leave a review!Contact@JohnnybGoodinLA @Christian_Humes @ZyteHeist
"Wishbone is chosen to be the model for a dog statue built in Jackson Park, but the 'famous' artist, Wanda's cousin, is a snob.Helping an artist leads Wishbone to identify with Pip, Charles Dickens' poor orphan character from "Great Expectations."This week John and Christian are joined by guest Therese Andrews to discuss the episode Groomed for Greatness.Love Wishboning?Please make sure to review or share with a friend!Find us on twitter!@JohnnybGoodinLA@Christian_Humes@ThereseTheBeast
"When a woman's long-time friend reveals he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding".John and Christian discuss My Best Friends wedding and how well it relates to The Courtship of Miles Standis
Joe can't find the nerve to ask Sarah to the dance, so he gets David to ask her for him. But David and Sarah really hit it off, and Joe feels betrayed. Wishbone, as John Alden in "The Courtship of Miles Standish" is asked by Captain Standish to court the orphaned Priscilla for him, with a similar result.
John and Christian discuss a film adaptation of King Henry IV in My Own Private Idaho.
Joined by fellow Podcaster Omar Najam, John Murphy & Christian Humes deconstruct the next episode of Wishbone."Joe is elected captain of the basketball team. Wishbone, as Prince Hal, in Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I" must learn to be a leader as well."
John and Christian discuss Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow.
We're back for Season 2. John and Christian return to finish out the series."The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' dominates as Halloween comes to Oakdale. Wishbone imagines himself as Ichabod Crane while Joe and his two schoolmates participate in Oakdale's scavenger hunt.
John and Christian rank and discuss the first season of Wishbone. We do a recap and order every episode ending with our current favorite of the series. Join us and celebrate the end of the first season!
John and Christian sit down to discuss The Big Lebowski during this weeks episode.
Wishbone stars in a Mr. MacPooch dog commercial. The play, "The Inspector General" by Nikolai Gogol.
John and Christian discuss the classic film Dances with wolves
Wishbone becomes a Native American warrior in the Dakota tale told by visiting storyteller Lee Natonabah. Joe and David volunteer to tell their own family stories as well at a story-telling performance, which leads to Joe feeling inadequate in his father's shadow.
John and Christian discuss the 2004 Joel Schumacher rendition of Phantom of The Opera.
Joined by guest Jeanette Benzie host of the "Bad Psychology" podcast, John and Christian discuss the latest episode of Wishbone.After a magazine article is published praising Ellen's computerized library cataloging system, mysterious things begin to happen at the library reminding Wishbone of The Phantom of the Opera
John and Christian watch and discuss City Slickers 2
Guest Chris Bramante joins John and Christian to discuss The Entrepawneur. Joe starts a grocery delivery business, but learns that his single-minded pursuit of money could cost him his friendship with Sam and David. In the fantasy sequence, Wishbone tells the story of Midas and his golden touch.
John and Christian recap the last 10 episodes of the series.
Ellen befriends a young man who has recently lost his own mother, which causes Joe to wrestle with his jealousy. To help him, Senora Julia, an old friend who is like a second mother to him, tells him the story of Juan Diego (played by Wishbone, of course) and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
John and Christian watch and then discuss the Disney animated cartoon Hercules.
It's an legend of epic purportions. Wishbone takes on the myth of Hercules and his 12 labors. We are joined today by special guest, and inspiration for the series Abbey Fenbert.
Today we discuss the The Musketeers inspired film The Man in The Iron Mask
En garde! Monsieur John and Christian grab their rapiers and dive into the classic story of The Three Musketeers! Joined by returning guests Matti and Lottie Frow, we unpack the journey of D'Artagnan as he tries to join the the exclusive King's guard, thwart the evil Cardinal Richelieu, and avoid the advances of the wicked Milady. In Oakdale, Wishbone helps the school's Janitor find and capture the sneaky science class rat known as Mort.
John and Christian sit down to discuss the 2010 version of The Tempest.
Wishbone plays the part of sprite Ariel, serving the magician Prospero on his island in William Shakespeare's "The Tempest.". Oakdale puts on it's own version of the play, complete with pranks from Damont, and a production directed by David.
John and Christian watch the classic 1951 film The Red Badge of Courage.
Listen along while you watch the episode with us in our first Watchbone!Wishbone portrays the story of a Union soldier in the novel The Red Badge of Courage. A story of overcoming fear and belonging, in internal, interpersonal and miltary conflict. In Oakdale Joe has to overcome his own strife, as he abandons his loyal friends for a new group of children.
John and Christian discuss the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movie.
Something is amiss, and it's up to world famous detective Sherlock Holmes to discover just what it is! John and Christian tackle the second Sherlock Holmes episode of Wishbone, covering the story of a Scandal in Bohemia. Meanwhile riddles and devious acts are also being committed in the town of Oakdale, and it's up to Sam and Wishbone to put a stop to it.
John and Christian tackle a modern version of David and Goliath in The Little Giants
Those cursed Philistines! On this episode, John and Christian are joined in studio by returning guest Will Watt to discuss the biblical legend of David and Goliath. In Oakdale, Mr. Barnes buys a sweet new convertible for David and his family. But when he shows it off to Sam and accidentally breaks off the side mirror, David Barnes will face his own Goliath: the guilty truth. This episode will explore the true questions we all want to here. Is David and Goliath the original sports underdog story? Just how manipulative is David’s sister Emily? Is a two state solution beneficial for both Israel and Palestine? Find out on this very lively episode of Wishboning, titled Little Big Dog.
Join John and Christian as we tackle The Muppets Treasure Island, following up the most recent episode of Wishbone.
Beware the Black Spot! TK Lynch returns to the show to set sail on the pirate ship Wishbone; Steered by Captain John Paul Murphy and First Mate Christian Humes, we make our way through the classic novel Treasure Island. Meanwhile Sam leads a discovery in Oakdale, finding their own treasure and getting caught in a life or death situation.
John and Christian discuss the 2002 Count of Monte Cristo film, before teasing our next episode.
On this episode of Wishboning, John and Christian explore the most famous tale of revenge and the original vigilante origin story in Alexander Dumas' literary classic The Count of Monte Cristo. In Oakdale, David's snow machine is hijacked by Damont in order to troll Wanda's spring garden, but when the gang tries to get their revenge, Wishbone becomes an unfortunate victim. Guest Alex Marinello joins the show for this exciting episode, titled The Count's Account!
John and Christian discuss additional thoughts on the Prince and the Pooch. We follow up that episode by watching Trading Places, a movie inspired by The Prince and The Pauper, the novel of our latest episode.
Trading places, eh? John and Christian explore Mark Twain's body switching classic, The Prince and the Pauper. Newcomer and English immigrant Will Watt guests on this very special episode that dives into the original Parent Trap tale. In the Oakdale story, Joe thinks that being a coach is easy. That is, until Mr. Barnes lets him try and lead a tee-ball team of 5-year old girls. Joe's mental state will be pushed to it's limits when his young adversaries, Emily and Tina, would rather just pet Wishbone than actually play ball. Will he coach the team to victory? Will the Prince or the Pauper find happiness in their new lifestyle? Tune in to find out!
John and Christian discuss episodes 20-25. Episode 25 marks the Halfway point in the series.
On this week's Wishboning pupcast, John and Christian review Joe Wright's 2005 adaption of Pride and Prejudice, and the differences between it and Wishbone's take on the classic tale. They also preview their next episode, The Prince and The Pooch.
In this episode, Furst Impressions, John and Christian grab some punch and head to the dance floor with Wishbone as they explore the original party story, Pride and Prejudice. Their guest this week is writer/director and Jane Austen fangirl Yulin Kuang. In Oakdale, the big summer social dance is coming up, but rumors about potential dates might derail the friendship between Joe, Sam and David. Episode highlights include a discussion about British Aristocracy, Awkward Junior High Dances, and the Theories on Human/Dog Romances.
We are moving to Thursdays! Before we do join us for our first Pupcast! A short episode to give us a moment and make sure we touch on any lingering details from the previous episode. We also take this time to have general wishbone discussion, and supply a small preview for the next episode. Pupcasts will air on the off weeks between normal episodes. That means more John and Christian, now once a week! On thursdays!
Join John and Christian as they go down the merry adventure of Robin Hood. Merry guest Emily Langston accompanies the hosts during this classic tale. Wishbone takes the sheriff head on, meanwhile Joe tackles a similar class injustice in Oakdale.
Great Scott! In this episode, actor/director Kari Lee Cartwright joins John and Christian as they explore the H.G. Wells classic, The Time Machine. In Oakdale, Joe is having trouble in his math class. He just doesn't get percentages. When David offers him a calculator, Joe thinks he's found his solution. But he'll learn that sometimes a helpful tool can turned into a obstacle. Will Joe figure it out before the big test? Will the time traveler find a way from the distant future? Find out on this episode of Wishboning, titled Bark to the Future!
When your integrity is on the line, how far will you go? A single piece of paper containing information that can ruin a life must be recovered. John and Christian will discuss this scenario. Based on the classic Poe work The Purloined Letter, one of the worlds first great Detective stories.
Being a dog is rough, being a hypochondriac is even harder. Oakdale's own Nathaniel Bobelesky the hair style mogul, and slap-shot stopping goaltender suffers from a serious a illnesses, or dose he? Wishbone is on the job to keep his right to stay inside and prove Nathans mom is as much of a faker as Molière's The Invalid. Find out what happens on this latest episode of Wishboning.
John and Christian go over the last 7 episodes. Our second recap of the series, catch the first one doggie dozen in our feed. Then catch up with this latest recap. We go deep.
"If he's Mr. Hyde, then I shall be Mr. Seek!" On this episode of Wishboning, titled Mixed Breeds, John and Christian go guest-less as they uncover the duality of man in the literally classic Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. In the novel, Wishbone plays the character of Gabriel John Utterson. He's on a mission to uncover the truth behind the renowned Dr. Jekyll's experiments and its connection to a mysterious asshole named Mr. Hyde, who terrorizes the local pubs at night in 19th century London.In Oakdale, Wanda finds a fresh experience with a new man who performs a lawsuit-proof Elvis Presley act at the local pizza joint. This leaves her current boy toy, poetry maestro and lute enthusiast Mr. Pruitt, to wonder what's going on and causes him to act out of the ordinary in front of the his class.
Open Sesame! Opening our doors and welcoming back Lottie Frow Cole to Wishboning. This weeks episode is based on the classic tale One Thousand and One Nights. The classic story about an Arabian King who continues to lop off the heads of his brides to be once they bore him.John and Christian have a field day with this latest installment of Wishboning. The fun doesn't end there however, David receives a new computer. How will the kids of Wishbone react to their first foray into the world wide web?
It's a Journey like no other, to the center of the earth! Comedian Shawn Orr joins the Wishboning hosts in this riotous adventure. Repel down into the episode as we discover a mysterious and hidden underground world.The town of Oakdale is also making some new underground discoveries. Wishbone digs up something more precious than anyone could have imagined, find out more on this latest installment of Wishboning.
There is no tale as extraordinary and horrific as Marry Shellies Frankenstein. Returning guest host Dawn Glaves joining John and Christian in this special episode. The story unfolds with Victor Frankenstein creating his Monster. Sometimes in life our ideas can get away from us, a lesson Victor will have to learn the hard way. One that David will soon learn after using the secret of natural energy to create his own life form for the Sequoia Science Fair.Will Frankenstein get a lover? Will Davids Monster win the science fair? Who is Trish? Find out on this latest installment of Wishboning.
It’s the aristocrats versus the free folk of France. Wishboning tackles the classic Charles Dickens story a Tale of Two Cities. Joined by Producer and Director Jamie Williams, we navigate the political intrigue and one of Wishbones cutest outfits to date. Running parallel to the revolution, Joe and Davids neglect of their baby sitting duties lands Wishbone in some hot water. Will Mr. Evremonde find safety from the deadliest lettuce chopping block in France? Was an RC car worth Wishbones punishment? Find out the answers, and more in this weeks episode of Wishboning.
The story of Silas Marner, a man who lives for work and counting his coins. A classic english story is retold in the latest episode of Wishbone. Our guests Matti Frow and Lottie Cole Frow join the podcast to help us unravel this tale. Their English expertise helps us get into the mind of Wishbone and Silas Marner. Meanwhile Joe acts like a total jerk to Wishbone during this episode.
Our latest episode goes into the story of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Joining us the lovely little Miss Emilia. She has a unique perspective on the show being a 4 year old. How will she feel about hockey, hunchbacks, and damonte jones?
Time to round up the first dozen episodes of the series and the first bakers dozen of Wishboning.We have come a long way since the season premiere. John and Christian sit down together so we can all recap where we have just left off, how we feel about the series thus far and where we think they are headed.A great introduction episode for new listeners. Get caught up on whats happened in these first 12 tales.
Special guest Host Matti Frow, Youtuber and Actor extraordinaire joins todays episode. The perfect host to bring on for this classic tale by Sir Walter Scott, from Matti's homeland in the UK.Ivanhoe one of the remaining Saxons during a time where the Normans have taken reign of the land. He returns to find his family and homeland met by great strife and challenges. The king will put him to the ultimate test, as he must save his dear newly beloved Rebecca.Meanwhile in Oakdale, Sam is tasked with leading her people in a spelling bee. Amanda's team has set forth a challenge as well, but something unforeseen and dangerous knocks Sam out of the competition. Will David rise to the occasion? Will Amanda the Normans of Oakdale defeat Team A's saxon faction? Find out in this latest installment of Wishboning.
It's the annual Oakdale Historical Society's Arts & Crafts fair and Wanda is freaking out. In an attempt to appease her neighbor, Ellen recruits Joe and Wishbone to help out at Wanda's booth selling her forest inspired crafts. But while there, Joe is enticed by the enigmatic yet seedy inventor Dr. Montana, who tries to convince Joe to trade his beloved pooch for a VR Machine called the Wish-O-Matic.Meanwhile, somewhere in Germany in the 1600's, a smart yet restless inventor named Faust is bored with life. His prayer is answered by the devil himself, Mephisto, who offers him an opportunity to go anywhere and go anything Faust desires. But not all wishes are a dream come true, and Faust finds himself trapped in a nightmare that seems inescapable.To analyze today's episode, we bring in Faust-expert Lexi Newman, who gives us the down low on what really went down at that devilish party.
Dogdeball legend Chris Bonk joins the Wishboning crew for the latest episode. The three hosts tackle the famous tale of Don Quixote, the only fictional man who may have a bigger imagination than wishbone. In Oakdale a looming threat finally shows his face, as the mythical Demont Jones makes his entrance. Will joe be able to overcome his arch nemesis, will Don Quixote survive his delusions of grandeur? Find out on this action packed episode of Wishboning.
Writer Tk Lynch joins as Guest host for this latest episode of Wishboning. We return to Mark Twain to tell the story Joan of Arc. Meanwhile in our first really heavy Sam focused episode she overcomes sexist behaviors amongst her peers and authority figures. Oakdale's own soccer team the Magic have to take on long time rivals The Blast in a championship match. Heroines rule the show and Wishbone takes a back seat as Joan liberates France and Sam leads her team to victory. Join us for another fantastic episode of Wishboning.
The story of Rip Van Winkle is portrayed on Wishboning this week with guest host Antoine Bandele youtube extraordinaire joing us. Antoine brings his classic levels of analysis and through research crafting detailed thoughts about Wishbone in the style that made his Youtube channel so popular. This is a very special and very silly episode of Wishbone that John and Christian wil guide us and Antoine through as he has his own Rip Van Winkle moment on the show.
Guest Deanna Cheng joins this latest installment of Wishboning. Deanna is the Host of OMFG Podcast on the Ear Wolf Network as well as a Writer, Director and being all around hilarious. With Deanna's sharp wit joining hosts John Murphy and Christian Humes together maybe they can keep track of all the clues in Wishbones latest adventure. They'll need all the help they can get, as we watch this harrowing journey through a classic Sherlock Holmes Tale. Meanwhile in Oakdale Wishbone everyones favorite dog has been framed.Can the Wishbone and Joe uncover the dog that tarnished Wishbones name? Will Wishbone be able to embody Sherlock Holmes to solve the riddle of The Baskerville Hounds? Find out on this weeks episode of Wishboning.
Hosts John Murphy and Christian Humes sit down one on one to tackle the latest episode. This week Wishbone retells the classic play Cryano which believe it or not is based on a true story of Cyrano de Bergerac a 1600's writer. Meanwhile another David heavy episode forces David to get in touch with his creative side and write a poem, unfortunately a tough case of writers bock is getting in the way.Will Cyrano get the girl? Will his words be the unmasking of his inner beauty? How will David find inspiration in his safe suburban town? Find out on this latest episode of Wishboning.
Joined by guest Leo Klemm the latest episode of wishbone delves into the African Folktale of Anansi the Spider. Meanwhile once again the town of Oakdale is in chaos after preparations go awry for a dance performance at the Historical Society. Many laughs are shared during one of the most interesting episodes of the series yet.John Murphy and Christian Humes host the hit new show dedicated to the PBS series Wishbone. Starting form the beginning of the series we will break down each episode of this epic journey. Join along with us as we comment on another fantastic tale of interwoven stories spun by a little dog with a big imagination.
John and Christian host the hit new show dedicated to the PBS series Wishbone. The heros journey is retold today by our favorite terrier Wishbone as he recounts the myth and legend of Homer. Meanwhile his family and friends once again face challenges when Oakdale's oldest tree and public spaces is bought out to be paved and turned into a Tasty Oasis by corporate suits.Joined by guest and fellow podcaster Christopher Leon Price of The Brain Love Podcast. Today we comment on another fantastic tale of interwoven stories spun by a little dog with a big imagination.
John and Christian host the hit new show dedicated to the PBS series Wishbone. A Shakespearean classic shakes up the town of Oakdale with two stories of life and death. Romero and Juliet the story known a world over is retold by our heroic dog. Meanwhile Sam grapples with a new love of her own that may have another life on the line.Joined by guest Dawn Glaves we comment on another fantastic tale of interwoven stories spun by a little dog with a big imagination.
John and Christian host the hit new show dedicated to the PBS series Wishbone. The next chapter in wishbones adventures takes us to the pages of Oliver Twist. This classic novel puts wishbone in precarious situations that mirror troublesome new friends and foes in the town of Oakdale.Joined by guest Emily Langston we comment on another fantastic tale of interwoven stories spun by a little dog with a big imagination.
John and Christian host the hit new show dedicated to the PBS series Wishbone. The journey continues this week in part 2 of the pilot episode a Tail in Twain. Wishbone concludes his retelling of Tom Sawyer and the town of Oakdale uncovers a major mystery. Joined by guest Mike Burke we comment on another fantastic tale of interwoven stories spun by a little dog with a big imagination.
John and Christian host a new show dedicated to the hit PBS series Wishbone. Each episode they will continue their journey through the stories of Wishbone and the narratives of the books he chooses. In this premiere episode of Wishboning John and Christian watch the first part of the pilot episode A Tail in Twain. In this episode Wishbone introduces us to his family and town, as well as a retelling of Tom Sawyer.