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

Lil Yumper

31 Days of Horror: The Exorcist III

The Exorcist III is a 1990 American psychological horror film written for the screen and directed by William Peter Blatty, based on his 1983 novel Legion. It is the third installment in the The Exorcist film series. The film stars George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, Scott Wilson, Nicol Williamson, and Brad Dourif.

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Tony B.

THE HOOKUP ON MUSIC Looks Deeper Into Newer Bands Automatic, Ultra Q, Ghost Woman and Hath!

We are beginning to look deeper into more unknown newer bands. On this segment we first break down Ultra Q. A band who’s leader comes from famous roots. Then we check in with Ghost Woman. This band has some real groove. Automatic is an all female group whose name derives from The Go-go’s debut album. Finally is Hath a recent performer at Milwaukee’s Metal Fest.

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Lil Yumper

Best of the Twitters: Strike Edition

There hasn’t been a Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists  joint strike since 1960. Do you know what’s going on in Hollywood with the SAG-AFTRA Strike? Guest blogger Quernzy gives a little insight on the tweets she feels best represent the Strike!

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Recent Podcast Episodes

The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

There’s a Riot Fest In Primusville!

We’ve been rocking and rolling to such amazingness I almost lost count that we are on episode 36!!!!! There was a Riot Musical Fest going down for three whole days in Chicago. We were on the ground floor and we got the goods and live clips on everyone from Foo Fighters and Turnstile to Pennywise and Corey Feldman. We will highlight all the amazing happenings over the three day weekend. We will also look back at when Primus donned the Riot Fest Stage. We will mention the amazing guests that they have worked with along with their amazing album catalog. We dig into the saga of Uncle Tupelo. We finish by continuing down our Spooky Song catalog. Enforced is a great band to get the season going. Thank’s for surfing albums with us as always!

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Yumper and Svo At the Show Podcast
Lil Yumper

Don’t Splash The Pot

The gents are back and this week they are joined by @fromthe108’s own Beefloaf and Chorizy as they discuss their favorite gambling related movies. So get your popcorn ready, grab two or tree drinks, and don’t splash the pot for this action packed episode of Yumper and Svo!

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The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

Should I Stay or Should I Go See Pearl Jam?

Episode 35 is filled to the brim with the Goods!!!! We start out going through some suggestions. Praxis, Reef and Dead Moon get us started in the right direction. We also talk the first track released off of the new Rolling Stones album Hackney Diamonds. We talk the No Doubt classic Tragic Kingdom. Pearl Jam just jammed two shows at the United Center. We have the word on how amazing the shows went. The Clash pushed the boundaries of sound. We go through what that has meant to music. We also talk Yellowcard and the amazing article my co penguin Svo just got done writing for the Sadistic Penguin Web Page. It’s Halloween season and we got Slayer! We also talk other scary tracks for Halloween! Thank you so much for tuning in and surfing through the tunes of time.

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The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

Weird Al and The Radiohead!

Welcome to my collection of awesome jams on episode 34! I had a blast going through lot’s of classics as the episodes stack up like a cool album collection. We start the show by honoring Jimmy Buffett and Steve Harwell. We then slip into new music by Royal Blood and The Black Pumas. A concert review of the recent Rob Zombie/Ministry/Alice cooper/Filter show. Tonight we take a little stroll with Weird Al. Dig deep into the beginnings of Radiohead. What happened to No Limit Records. Taking a look at some cassette tapes and so much more. Thank you for joining as we go OFF THE DEEP END!

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The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

Always In A Rush To Listen To Good Jams!

We’re in your tape deck for episode 33! We are loaded with the classic and new in which you crave. Tonight we dig into some Rush. It being the first time were sure to include some treats. We also take a look at some deep cuts from Marvin Gaye. Will look back on classics from Traffic and TV On The Radio. Devo’s Debut is celebrating a birthday so we will look into that. Will talk a great loss and also see what concerts we have coming up. Will also talk about a few name mistakes that have been made. As always we’re here for a good time talking tunes with Tone. Make sure you’ve brought extra drumsticks because we are ready to rock.

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The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

 Let’s Talk Talk Waylon Priest!

Thank you as always for listening to the show that always wants to give you that musical kick your looking for. We dig into new artists like Bakar and The Backseat Lovers. We also dig deep into the band Talk Talk and the musical magic they possessed. Will take a look into how I got started on Judas Priest. I’m shocked we’re now finally talking Waylon Jennings. What was your first musical tape/cd? We find out what mine was (Vanilla Ice lol).

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Yumper and Svo At the Show Podcast
Lil Yumper

It’s TV Time

After the summer break the gents are back! This time talking about their favorite TV Shows. Who makes number 1?

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The Hook Up on Music Podcast
Tony B.

UFOs Over Cripple Creek!

We have the goods tonight for episode 31!!!! As always we start with breaking down some bands we think you should give a shot this week. different sounds from UB40, Young The Giant, LP and much more. On tonight’s show we honor a true legend that has recently passed in Robbie Robertson of The Band. We will go through his amazing career along with recent Springsteen shows at Wrigley Field. Digging a little bit into the band UFO is always a good time! Thank you so much for letting us Rock and Roll for you!!!

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What People Say

"When I close my eyes, I see this thing, a sign, I see this name in bright blue neon lights with a purple outline. And this name is so bright and so sharp that the sign — it just blows up because the name is so powerful...it says, "Dirk Diggler."
Dirk Diggler
"Tell me something, my friend, have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?"
Jack Napier
Venture Capitalist
"Show us that million-dollar arm, because I got a good idea about that five-cent head of yours."
Crash Davis
"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
Vito Andolini-Corleone
Waste Management
"Well, this is not a boat accident! And it wasn't any propeller, and it wasn't any coral reef, and it wasn't Jack the Ripper! It was a shark!"
Matt Hooper
Marine Biologist
"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"


Alexis Lopez is the Jello-O shot making, thiccc baseball player loving, self-proclaimed “resident meatball of WST.” A true city kid, she grew up as a die hard fan of all things Chicago sports. Not only does she enjoy sports-related content, but loves cooking, entertaining, and astrology (it’s more than your sun sign).

When she’s not at Sox park or the United Center, catch her roaming the streets of the West Loop being a beverage goblin. Alexis will be writing mostly about her beloved White Sox, as well as any other random thought that pops in her head- as long as Svo approves. 

aka "lexlopez"