with Mr Hand, Yumper, Svo, Magnificent Stan and The Sugar Baggy

Sadistic Penguin Studios

ALO-HA! Sadistic Penguin Studios is the brainchild of Peter Hand, Tom Garcia, Justin Svoboda, and Brian Schmaranzer. Four Chicago sports, food, entertainment and music fans, that started a movie podcast and draft centric podcast as part of a previous network. We know your time is valuable and we appreciate you sharing some of it with us all. ALO-HA!

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The Story Behind Sadistic Penguin Studios.

Who we are

A group of friends who like talking about and sharing the many and various things we love to do, to watch, and to follow.

What we love

Movies, Wrestling, The Chicago White Sox, Collections, Friends, and Our wives.

What we hope to do

Have fun creating content and community that make people laugh and engage with one another in supportive ways.

Latest Blogs


CPG’s Survivor Series Breakdown!

The following contains SPOILERS for WWE Survivor Series: WAR GAMES 2023! Going into Survivor Series Sunday at the All State Arena right here in Chicago,

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Tony B.

Album Cuts #12 Neil Young And Devo “Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)”

Thank you for tuning into this special Album Cuts as we take a look at an unlike pairing. When Neil Young and Devo got together to jam all bets were off. The band rocks it’s socks off on a rarely version of the well known Neil Young track. Hear how Devo even added to the lyrics to the original written tune. Great performances and interviews about on this extra slice of musical nirvana,

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Professional Wrestling Needs CM Punk

By: Chi_Rox_ Note: this article will be Survivor Series spoiler free outside of Punk’s return This evening, November 25th, 2023, WWE had Survivor Series: War

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CPG Reviews: Barbie

So, I’m a little late to the party….. Barbie roared into theaters in July this summer, dominating the box office and capturing the attention of

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Tony B.

Album Cuts #11 Death Cab For Cutie’s Transatlanticism at 20 Years Old!

Thanks for joining THE HOOKUP on this 11th slice of musical ragged glory. As we peak behind the curtain on Death Cab For Cutie’s Transatlanticism! A band that is starting to click in a creative peak. Ben Gibbard’s songwriting shines bright on the bands 4th album. With a production style to remember by the band’s guitarist Chris Walla to tie the album together. This is a definite in THE HOOKUP cannon.

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Lil Yumper

From Hell To Flour: The Baker Mini Review

In this mini review, we look at The Baker! An elderly baker (Ron Perlman) must fight against gangsters to protect his granddaughter (Emma Ho).

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Tony B.

Album Cuts #10 The Brothers Johnson

Thank you for joining the Hookup as we celebrate The Brothers Johnson. What a pair of brothers that showcase an amazing funk bass and guitar sound that is one of the best. So many great jams from “Get The Funk Out Of My Face” to “Strawberry Letter 23” Listen and see some rare performances along with why The Brothers Johnson is one of the best of funk. From the classics you know to the deep cuts you don’t! Album Cuts is here as always to honor some of the best in music!

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Weddings Need to Move on From “Plated” Meals

By: Chi_Rox_ Weddings are a significant event in ones life. If you do it right you’re only walking down that aisle once, so it’s important

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Recent Podcast Episodes

The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

Unplugged Is No Killing Joke!

Tonight we hit one deep!!! We also get really deep with the very sad loss of Killing Joke’s Geordie Walker and The Pogues Shane MacGowan. We talk new bands Cusp, Microwave and more. We dig into MTV Unplugged and all the great performances through the years. We dive into guitar legend Ricky Wilson of The B52’s. We get deep on many thought’s crossing THE HOOKUP’s 46th Episode. Let’s dig in!!!

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The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

Thankful Rocking, While Sad Hall And Oates are Squabbling!

We give Thanks to you the listener on this 45th slice of pie!!!! When you’re done eating leftovers please take a listen about new artists Bar Italia and Agriculture. We also talk the Decemberists 4th album The Crane Wife. We talk the sad squabbling of Hall and Oates. We dig into tracks you may hear at a Thanksgiving get together. We show are thanks for you along with Miles Davis to Corrosion Of Conformity and Common and Iron Maiden in between. Thank you for always taking some time with THE HOOKUP ON MUSIC.

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The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

 The Slayer Headbangers Of Funk!

Tonight We’re at 44 and we’re gonna deliver so much more tunes you love!!! Slayer is one of the main dishes on tonight’s full plate of musical amazingness. We also talk A Tribe Called Quest and Marvin Gaye. We dig into things from the past that are no more like Headbangers Ball. We talk Trent Reznor’s new film score. We talk new artist Noah Kahan and amazing guitarist John McLaughlin. Thank you so much for digging into the musical vault with THE HOOKUP ON MUSIC!

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The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

 Sugar Baggy Shreds The Top 250 Guitarists Of All Time!

Thank you so much for joining the fun!!! Tonight we take an in depth look into Rolling Stone Magazines most recent greatest guitarist list. There’s a few highs and a bunch of lows. We get to the bottom of some of the placements and where we would put certain artists. We also talk the brand new released Beatles song. Also dig into some concerts that are coming around the bend. We got our guitar tuned and we’re ready to shred!

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The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

 A Weekend of Slipknot In Earth, Wind, and Fire!

Tonight we welcome Stoop Kid to our 42nd show. We like to shed the spotlight on working musicians. Stoop’s musical knowledge stretches all the way from Motown to The Devil Wears Prada. We dig deep into what shaped his musical beginnings to some of the beginning bands he’s played with including Pray Macabre. In between we talk about so many artists from different genre’s. We cover The Weekend and Slipknot in the same sentence with the same intensity. Thank you for spinning the double groove on this musical mayhem.

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Yumper and Svo At the Show Podcast
Lil Yumper

Yumper and Svo Take Manhattan

Happy Halloween! The Gents are back for a spooktacular Halloween episode! They are joined by the “Hot Dog King” King Nom to discuss the Friday the 13th Series. This along with News and Rumors segment and so much more. So get your popcorn ready, grab a drink, and make sure you stay clear of Crystal Lake for this edition of Yumper and Svo!

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The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

Are There Phish In The Smashing Pumpkins?

Do we have to leave the Pumpkin Patch? Not quite yet on episode 41! We tackle The Smashing Pumpkins as their name screams Halloween. We also dig into King Diamond and what he’s meant to metal. ACDC sings about Hell and Tangerine Dram has been on some amazing horror soundtracks. We talk The Exorcist and The Shining’s super scary score. We also talk the new Blink and Rolling Stones. As always we look into new artists as Knuckle Puck, Mitski and Motionless In White. Thank you as we chill with the ghosts on this amazing ’45!

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The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

Jammin’ With The Great Pumpkin!

On tonight’s scariest 40th jam, we are looking at many different awesome Halloween related music. We’re heading with The Specials to the Ghost Town. We’re going to be doing the Monster Mash. So many Classics from Oingo Boingo to Reptiles and Draculas. We will be digging deep into The Mummy’s vault to pick out favorites along with spooky deep cuts. The Doors got scary’s. Pink Floyd will ask you to be careful with that axe. We hope that The Great Pumpkin joins us for a head bobbin good time as we dig into everything from Ramones Pet Sematary to Nick Cave! Let’s hit the crypt for some good times down at THE HOOKUP ON MUSIC.

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What People Say

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"Tell me something, my friend, have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?"
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Waste Management
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Matt Hooper
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"You must strive to find your own voice because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are going to find it at all."
John Keating

Meet Your Hosts

The OG

Host of Collectors Corner and an occasional Hot Take. A man with questionable character born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. A life long White Sox, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks fan who has been fortunate enough to see all his teams win at least one title.

Mr. Hand dreamed of catching for the White Sox but Carlton Fisk’s arrival put an end to that. Then was ready to play 1b until some guy named Frank Thomas showed up. An associate with @fromthe108 who can be found either at Guaranteed Rate Field or a golf course during the summer.

aka "Mr. Hand"

Pete Hand

Yumper And Svo At The Show

One-half of the Yumper and Svo Podcast, Yumper is a family man, movie buff, maker of crazy gifs, and video game lover.

Yumper is also a lover of the culinary arts, meaning he loves to eat good food, especially tacos! Never a person to shy away from his opinion about movies, Yumper still stands by his beliefs that Encanto and Halloween Kills are terrible! 

The other half of the Yumper and Svo Podcast, Svo can be best described as a movie nerd, White Sox fan, buffalo wing connoisseur, lover of all things Batman, collector of New Era hats, and a pop punk enthusiast. 

Svo can usually be found at a movie theater checking out the latest films, playing his PS5, or at a concert jamming out with his favorite bands.

aka "Svo"

Justin Svoboda

It's Getting Drafty In Here

It’s Getting Drafty In Here host MagnificentStan, is an avid lover of all things White Sox and professional wrestling.  Whether it’s discussing Rick Hahn’s brilliance (or lack thereof) or whether the Montreal Screwjob was legit, he’s always up for a heated debate.

He enjoys spending his days working on his midlife crisis, which includes collecting random crap – vinyl records, Funko pops and wresting action figures.  He loves the Macho Man, hates The Crow and has been told he’s a next-level hugger.  And for some odd reason, his wife loves him.

aka "Magnificent Stan"


The Hook Up On Music

The Hook Up On Music host The Sugar Baggy gives us insight on what made him a Music Fan: “Music has always been a huge part of my life. At a very young age, my Dad exposed me to all different kinds of music and bands. From Led Zeppelin to Brian Ferry, he showed me a wide range of songs. At that time, I didn’t always appreciate the funky stuff. As I got older and learned more, I realized that those artists were the real deal.”

“Music is my passion and my weapon for life. It has gotten me through some dark times in my life, as well as the good. It has the magic to transport you back in time and pretend you’re in a different decade, even just for two minutes. Over the years, I have stumbled upon music or bands I would never have been caught listening to when I was 12. XTC? Bruce Springsteen? Love them both equally. Music will always be a part of me and I hope to share what I’ve learned and what I love with others.”



aka "The Sugar Baggy"



Adding some female flair to the studio, Roxy Felde is a sports fan, music lover, and petter of all the dogs.

You can catch Roxy at Sox Park, a dive bar, a Ghost show, and at the local pizzeria. You won’t be getting her movie opinions but she makes up for that with her obnoxious amount of love for Hugh Jackman.


aka "Chi_Rox"


An avid concert-goer and traveler, Marj is always up for a good experience (and memory). She is truly her father’s daughter, taking a passion for so many of his favorites: traveling, the White Sox, music, art, photography – the list goes on.

Her favorite band is Brand New, and she’s known for her love of pop punk and emo music. Describing her can not go without saying: she’s loud, outspoken, sarcastic, and funny. If anything, just here to make you laugh.

aka "Emo Carmela Soprano"


ComicPunkGuy is exactly what his name implies. Having read 90+ years worth of comic books, he’s an encyclopedia of comic book lore. His love for paneled pages of art inspiring countless movies and TV shows is closely followed by his unbridled obsession with punk music.

CPG can be found at your local dive bar stocking the jukebox with tunes from the likes of the Stooges, Dead Kennedys, NOFX, Off With Their Heads, and of course Misifts! Loving all things horror, CPG has seen just about everything around from A list icons to D list classics. An avid follower of Professional Wrestling, CPG constantly has eye on the squared circle, and doesn’t care which company you root for! He’s here for it all.

aka "Comic Punk Guy"