Let's Talk Toku
Reality · Lifestyle
Squall Charlson hosts this exciting talk show, which gives viewers a look inside a world filled with heroes, kaiju monsters, and extraterrestrials.
Directed bySquall Charlson
S01:E01 - Introduction to Tokusatsu
We kick off 'Let's Talk Toku' with Lavenderrwave, (Tokusatsu Girlfriend) who is still relatively new, like some of you may be, to tokusatsu as a whole.
S01:E02 - the TV Throwdown
We are joined by Stevesekai, and get down to the which of the three big TV shows in tokusatsu is the best and why.
S01:E03 - King of the Monsters: Godzilla
We cast a wide shadow with Godzilla and Matt Frank (IDW Godzilla) in this packed episode all about our favorite kaiju.
S01:E04 - In the Shadow of the Big Three
Host Squall Charlson is joined by guest host SteveSekai as they discuss lesser-known toku series that are living in the shadow of the big three.
S01:E05 - the Toys of Tokusatsu
Host Squall Charlson and Team Rider (Anthony, Steve, Ken & David) discuss the hunt for the toys of tokusatsu, the fandom and the evolution of Team Rider.
S01:E06 - It's Morphin' Time: Saban Era of Power Rangers
Host Squall Charlson and actor Jason Narvy talk about Jason's journey through Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
S01:E07 - Super Sentai
Host Squall Charlson and Den Of Geek's Shamus Kelley talk about the history of Super Sentai and its influence on Power Rangers and beyond.
S01:E08 - Story, Themes and Gimmicks
Host Squall Charlson and guest host SteveSekai discuss common story themes and gimmicks in tokusatsu and create their own makeshift series.
S01:E09 - Let's Henshin: All About Kamen Rider
Host Squall Charlson is joined by guest host Dustin Beadle a.k.a.TheNextDecade, as they talk all about Kamen Rider.
S01:E10 - Not Just for Boys: The Women of Tokusatsu
Host Squall Charlson is joined by Nicole Amber from TokuNet to discuss the actresses and fandom of women in tokusatsu.
S01:E11 - Monster of the Week: Kaiju & the Villains of Tokusatsu
Host Squall Charlson and guest host TVsKyle talk about their favorite monsters of the week and other great kaiju villains.
S01:E12 - Moving to Japan: How to Jump Into Tokusatsu
Host Squall Charlson and guest host Tom Constantine discuss Tom's career as an actor in tokusatsu films and how one can follow his path.
S01:E13 - Power Rangers: A Worldwide Phenomenon
Actress Karan Ashley joins host Squall Charlson to discuss how she got the role of Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Power Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
S01:E14 - Season Milestones: The Anniversary Seasons of Tokusatsu
Host Squall Charlson is joined by popular YouTube personality SentaiFive for a deep dive into how different tokusatsu franchises have handled their anniversary seasons.
S01:E15 - Toku Production: From Both Sides of the World
Japanese stunt actor Koichi Sakamoto joins host Squall Charlson to talk about his work throughout the years as an actor on Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Ultraman and everything in between.
S01:E16 - Second Chance: The Next Era for Saban
Host Squall Charlson is joined by Melissa Flores to discuss the rebirth and evolution of Power Rangers after Saban re-acquired them.
S01:E17 - Here He Comes: Ultraman From the Land of Light
Host Squall Charlson is joined by Mike Dent, creator of the essential YouTube channel, Vintage Henshin, to talk all about Ultraman, from the land of light.
S01:E18 - The Early Days: Building the Fandom
Keith Justice, creator of the popular site Henshin Justice Unlimited, joins host Squall Charlson to discuss the early message board days, and the fandom's growth.
S01:E19 - Independent Toku: How to Make Your Own!
Host Squall Charlson is joined by Matt Palmer, the creator of Immortal Red Fox, to discuss creating toku independently.
S01:E20 - Importing Toku: With Kotetsu Toys Japan
Taka, from Kotetsu Toys in Japan, joins host Squall Charlson to talk about his tokusatsu toy exporting business and how the pandemic has affected him.
S01:E21 - Comic Takeover: How the Action Leaps Off the Page
Roliver Queen, comic book enthusiast and co-founder of the Leg10 Of Boom Podcast, joins host Squall Charlson to discuss some of the newer tokusatsu comic books.
S01:E22 - Adapting for America: How the West Was Won With Power Rangers
Host Squall Charlson is joined by former Power Rangers Brand Ambassador Jason Bischoff to discuss adapting tokusatsu for American audiences.
S01:E23 - Beetleborgs: Metal Heroes Meets Frankenbeans
Host Squall Charlson is joined by Cameron Lee, creator of Godpunk and host of the Big Bad Beetlebros Podcast, for what we're calling The Big Bad Beetleborgs 101!
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