Brian Scherschel and Nathan Marchand are creating Kaijuvision Radio
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Thank you to our Patreon donors who are so generous to accompany us on our journey through the Godzilla series, and to our listeners and fans.  By listening and donating, you are adding to the excitement we have as we work hard to create more content.

Kaijuvision Radio is a high-quality, advanced podcast about the appreciation of kaiju (giant monster) movies and discovering their cultural and historical value.  We are concentrating on movies from the Godzilla series - the largest, longest movie series made by any major movie studio in the world.

We are covering the series chronologically, starting with Gojira (1954) and ending with Godzilla vs. Kong (2020).   Planning began in March 2015 and our first two episodes were released September 20, 2017.   Episode 3 is the first episode about a movie in the Godzilla series.

The podcast is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The hosts are Brian J. Scherschel, a graduate of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs masters degree program and amateur film critic, and Nathan Marchand, a local author who has written a kaiju-related book. Though both of us are kaiju fans, Brian concentrates on the international relations and history issues and Nathan concentrates on acting as a member of the Godzilla fan community.

The objective is to go above and beyond what all other kaiju podcasts have done. Since these movies are a great way to learn more about Japan, we relate the movies to subjects like Japanese history, current events, politics, and economics.

In part 1 of each podcast, we describe (but not summarize) the movie. It’s an analysis tailored to kaiju movies, to arm the listener with the facts. At last, a way to compare these movies to each other.  In part 2 we discuss and give our opinions on the movie.  In part 3, we select one or more issues related to Japan that were either brought up by the movie or was going on in Japan at the time the movie was released.

For instance, Episode 5 covers the first Godzilla sequel, Godzilla Raids Again (1955).  In part 1 we talk about the mechanics of the movie to get the listeners on the same page as us, in part 2 we talk about what we like about the movie and discuss the film in general, and in part 3 we talk about the Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF), mainly how the military is depicted in the Godzilla movies, its post-war history, and the challenges it faces today.

We cover the issues logically, fairly, and without intention of political slant.   The objective is to get across what the movies are communicating from the Japanese perspective, which is the bedrock of comparative politics and international relations.  In creating the podcast, we pay careful attention to quality and on being professional at all times.  The overall sound quality of the podcast is excellent.   We are not part of a podcasting network. We are currently on YouTube, Blubrry, iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn, and Stitcher.   Brian recorded totally original 4k background videos of local natural features and architecture for the YouTube channel.  Kaijuvision Radio on YouTube.
Tiers
Kaiju Lover
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll have our undying gratitude! May the Shobijin sing a song in your honor! 
Kaiju Commander
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get a shout-out at the end of the newest podcast episode and your name will be listed in the YouTube version each month you support us at this level. It's like joining the ranks of G-Force! 
Kaiju Visionary
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get the previous rewards plus a Kaijuvision Radio T-shirt after four straight months of support. This is a one-time offer, so don't be a lying Xilien! 
Kaiju Connoisseur
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You’ll get our Kaijuvision Radio T-shirt plus the official Kaijuvsion Radio mug after three straight months of support. This is a one-time offer, so no Futurian time-travel shenanigans! 
Goals
$9 of $15 per month
One of our highest priorities is getting the message out about what we believe is superior, well-produced content.  We are endeavoring to spend some funds towards advertising our podcast to get our message to more listeners like you!
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Thank you to our Patreon donors who are so generous to accompany us on our journey through the Godzilla series, and to our listeners and fans.  By listening and donating, you are adding to the excitement we have as we work hard to create more content.

Kaijuvision Radio is a high-quality, advanced podcast about the appreciation of kaiju (giant monster) movies and discovering their cultural and historical value.  We are concentrating on movies from the Godzilla series - the largest, longest movie series made by any major movie studio in the world.

We are covering the series chronologically, starting with Gojira (1954) and ending with Godzilla vs. Kong (2020).   Planning began in March 2015 and our first two episodes were released September 20, 2017.   Episode 3 is the first episode about a movie in the Godzilla series.

The podcast is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The hosts are Brian J. Scherschel, a graduate of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs masters degree program and amateur film critic, and Nathan Marchand, a local author who has written a kaiju-related book. Though both of us are kaiju fans, Brian concentrates on the international relations and history issues and Nathan concentrates on acting as a member of the Godzilla fan community.

The objective is to go above and beyond what all other kaiju podcasts have done. Since these movies are a great way to learn more about Japan, we relate the movies to subjects like Japanese history, current events, politics, and economics.

In part 1 of each podcast, we describe (but not summarize) the movie. It’s an analysis tailored to kaiju movies, to arm the listener with the facts. At last, a way to compare these movies to each other.  In part 2 we discuss and give our opinions on the movie.  In part 3, we select one or more issues related to Japan that were either brought up by the movie or was going on in Japan at the time the movie was released.

For instance, Episode 5 covers the first Godzilla sequel, Godzilla Raids Again (1955).  In part 1 we talk about the mechanics of the movie to get the listeners on the same page as us, in part 2 we talk about what we like about the movie and discuss the film in general, and in part 3 we talk about the Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF), mainly how the military is depicted in the Godzilla movies, its post-war history, and the challenges it faces today.

We cover the issues logically, fairly, and without intention of political slant.   The objective is to get across what the movies are communicating from the Japanese perspective, which is the bedrock of comparative politics and international relations.  In creating the podcast, we pay careful attention to quality and on being professional at all times.  The overall sound quality of the podcast is excellent.   We are not part of a podcasting network. We are currently on YouTube, Blubrry, iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn, and Stitcher.   Brian recorded totally original 4k background videos of local natural features and architecture for the YouTube channel.  Kaijuvision Radio on YouTube.

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Tiers
Kaiju Lover
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll have our undying gratitude! May the Shobijin sing a song in your honor! 
Kaiju Commander
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get a shout-out at the end of the newest podcast episode and your name will be listed in the YouTube version each month you support us at this level. It's like joining the ranks of G-Force! 
Kaiju Visionary
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get the previous rewards plus a Kaijuvision Radio T-shirt after four straight months of support. This is a one-time offer, so don't be a lying Xilien! 
Kaiju Connoisseur
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You’ll get our Kaijuvision Radio T-shirt plus the official Kaijuvsion Radio mug after three straight months of support. This is a one-time offer, so no Futurian time-travel shenanigans!