Podthingy is a side project that I’ve been working on with John Mulhall, author of Geddy’s Moon; Blayne Alexander, lead singer of Idiot Stare; and Hayden Lawrence, NerdBFF and Geek Outlaw. Basically, we sit around and drink and talk about awesome nerdy stuff. Here are episodes 6-13. Click the title to listen and be sure to “like” us on facebook and please rate us on iTunes!
(Listen to Episodes 1-5 HERE)
Episode 6: “Good Time to Be a Geek” Podthingy is where the geeks meet over drinks to discuss the latest in nerd culture. This week’s episode features our (belated) summer movie preview. We discuss Edge of Tomorrow, Transformers 4, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jupiter Ascending, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Interstellar, TMNT, Lucy, Sin City 2, Snowpiercer, and others. Plus Gotham, The Flash, Sherlock, and punching Hayden in the face.
Episode 7: “Episode VII” Podthingy is where the geeks meet over drinks to discuss the latest in nerd culture. In this episode: the failure of The Muppets Most Wanted, the Flash Gordon reboot, Clash of the Titans, our thoughts on Star Wars: Episode VII, the importance of fandom, the awesomeness of Drew Struzan, the dickishness of Harrison Ford, and the weirdness of Jeff Goldblum. Join us for a “very special episode” of Podthingy.
Episode 8: “I Like Dinosaurs” Podthingy is where the geeks meet over drinks to discuss the latest in nerd culture. In this episode, we talk about listener response to Episode 7, news on the Star Wars standalone films, Jurassic World, the Marvel universe on television, Netflix, Bryan Singer’s legal woes, an update on Ant-Man, rumors about the DC cinematic universe, the failure of Edge of Tomorrow at the box-office, and Hayden’s love of Dinosaurs. #fuckharrisonford
Episode 9: “Speaking of Cocks” Podthingy is where the geeks meet over drinks to discuss the latest in nerd culture. In this episode, we talk about the difference between nerds and geeks and dorks, Daredevil casting news, Mission:Impossible 5 rumors, Jupiter Ascending’s new release date, old Star Trek versus new Star Trek, the possibility of a new Star Trek television series, Icheb the Borg boy, Spider-Man’s erection, and Tracy’s Purple Hooters.
Episode 10: “Gratuitous Nerdity” Podthingy is where the geeks meet over drinks to discuss the latest in nerd culture. In this episode we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, including the merits of Ghostbusters II, The Real Ghostbusters, the status of Ghostbusters III, the graciousness of William Atherton, the magic of Bill Murray, and Ecto Cooler. Plus, we also discuss remakes and reboots, Zombieland, the 75th Anniversary Batman exhibit, Dave Coulier, and Blayne’s diapers.
Episode 11: “Super H8” Podthingy is where the geeks meet over drinks to discuss the latest in nerd culture. In this episode, we discuss Super 8, Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who, the alphabetical Star Wars edit, the difference between obsession and art, The Golden Girls, D-Box seats, and TARDIS underwear. along with our favorite movies featuring kid protagonists, including Goonies, Stand by Me, Flight of the Navigator, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, E.T., and the “L” Movies.
Episode 12: “Way, Way Off the Rails” Podthingy is where the geeks meet over drinks to discuss the latest in nerd culture. In this episode, we review the latest immersive cinema technology 4DX and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (with no spoilers), plus we talk about Chris Columbus possibly directing the Gremlins and Goonies sequels, the new Harry Potter story on Pottermore, the Fantastical Beasts movie series, the danger of Hollywood hype meeting audience expectations, J.J. Abrams not directing Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX, why we’re not watching The Leftovers, why Lady Gaga needs to disappear for a while, and our not-so-secret love of Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
Podthingy is where the geeks meet over drinks to discuss the latest in nerd culture. In this episode, we welcome special guest Ivan Van Norman from ’King of the Nerds‘ and talk to him about his experience on the show and his new RPG, Outbreak Undead. We also discuss the Podthingy gang’s experiences with role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, the future of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, Brandon Routh being cast as the Atom, Supernatural, Hemlock Grove, American Gods, Netflix, Better Call Saul, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Kung Fu Panda, the power of editing, our favorite geek collectibles (including KISS condoms), and the startling secret reality behind the Animaniacs.
Just a heads up that the entire Podthingy crew will be down for San Diego Comic Con this week and we’ll be podcasting on Saturday night!
Darcy, my fabulous HNG Podcast cohost will also be hanging out with me at SDCC!
Like our intro and outro music? Want to hear more? Blayne’s band Idiot Stare is participating in a “pay what you want” promo. Download the album for free or for what you feel you should pay here: http://idiotstare.bandcamp.com/ (FYI, the song used on Podthingy is “Future Popped”)
Looking for a new book to read? Enjoy horror? Check out John’s book Geddy’s Moon (I’ve read it and it’s amazing).