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  • Episode 124 – All the Super-Hero Movies

    2986944-8705912624-28542We were still at Omegacon when we sat down to take a look at the slate of super-hero movies that have been announced recently.  Obviously the Marvel and DC films take the front seat but we don’t forget about Fox and Sony.  It is way too early to know how good any of these movies will be but that doesn’t stop us from passing judgement anyway.  We also spend a few minutes talking about the Marvel movie that isn’t a Marvel movie -Big Hero Six.

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  • Episode 123 – OmegaCon Tabletop Gaming

    pic1430769_mdThis weeks episode was recorded at Omegacon in Siren, Wisconsin.  We are joined by tabletop gaming enthusiast Matt Everhart.  The four of us talked about the games we played over the weekend, new and old.  We all had a great time over the weekend and played a lot of awesome games.  Including Legendary.  If you didn’t know it by know, we really like Legendary. Tabletop enthusiasts should get some good ideas this week!  Matt also finally gets a crack at our five questions!


  • Episode 122 – Geek Morals

    1147988Tim’s wife Pat rejoins us this week to talk about Geek morality.  We look at popular geek culture and talk about the moral lessons we find there and how those moral lessons compare to those we find in other texts like – say – the bible!  We explore the grey areas that can be found in many of our favorite genre fiction including Star Trek, Star Wars and Dr. Who.  Then Pat asks us five questions!


  • Episode 121 – Edge of Tomorrow

    edge-of-tomorrow-7This week, we talk about one of the more overlooked sci-fi films of 2014, Edge of Tomorrow or, as it has been re-named for home release, Live Die Repeat.  As is the case with most of our in-depth movie conversations, you can bet there will be a lot of spoilers. In fact, we discuss the ending of the film about five minutes into the podcast.   It probably isn’t the best geek film of the year but it was a very pleasant surprise and we all enjoyed it.  We also read five answers from Boulder!

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  • Episode 120 – Who Speaks for Atheists?

    Richard DawkinsThis week we take a look at the fallout in the Atheism movement following some poorly chosen comments by “leaders” in the movement like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins.  The strength of the atheist movement is our combined distaste for organized leadership.  It is also a weakness.  We examine that dichotomy and try to figure out if there is a way to balance them.  Of course, we also get to read five answers from one of our listeners!  This week, our answers come all the way from Scotland!

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  • Episode 119 – Geeky Media Round Up

    edge-of-tomorrow-7This week, we gathered in the basement studio to talk about geeky media we plan to consume over the next month or so.  There are video releases, movies, tabletop and video games, television shows, and even one book!  We may not have managed to touch on everything but we get pretty solid coverage on most topics.  If we missed something, we hope you will enlighten us in the comments!

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  • Episode 118 – Doctor Who Season 8

    peter-capaldi-doctor-who-fanartThis week, we decided to have a discussion about the new incarnation of The Doctor – Peter Capaldi.  While our opinions on the series as a whole are decidedly mixed, we all have positive opinions about Capaldi.  We talk about Clara, the Victorian Scooby Gang, and Steven Moffat.  We also spend a little while on the 50th anniversary special and the War Doctor.  Given we are not super fans, we probably get some facts wrong.  Feel free to correct us in the comments!

     


  • Episode 117 – Renaissance Boners

    minnesota-renaissance-festivalThis episode is pretty mellow because we were all operating at high levels of sleep deprivation.  The 2014 Minnesota Renaissance Festival is behind us and yet this geeky boner episode is filled with memories of a season just gone by.  Molly, though, does manage to get hard about something that is not the festival so you can fast forward to her her part if you don’t want to listen to us blather on about being street performers.  We also read a listener’s answers for the first time in a while.  Enjoy our exhaustion!

     


  • Episode 116 – Dark Dungeons

    0046_01This week, we sat down with Tony Miller and Ronn Bauman to watch “Dark Dungeons,” a faithful adaptation of a Chick Tract of the same name.  For those unaware, Chick Tracks are fundamentalist comic books and the makers of the film got permission to adapt this particular comic as long as they did not produce something satirical.  Instead, they produced something far more entertaining.  The four of us watched the film and then recorded a episode that started with our response to the film and then moved into our thoughts on religion, performing and, above all, gaming.  Our role playing pasts are laid bare for all to see!  We hope you have as much listening as we had recording.

    Correction:  on the closing stinger, Nick says that Dark Dungeons costs $2.50.  Actually, the extras cost $2.50.  The movie itself costs $5.00.  Sorry for the error.

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  • Episode 115 – Crisis of “Faith?”

    atheist-prayerAnother recording in the trailer studios brought Ronn Bauman back to our show!  This time, Ronn suggested we talk about having an atheist crisis of “faith.”  We talked about superstitions, hopes for what we know aren’t true and other ways that we, as atheists, sometimes still “believe.”  Or at least we want to.  At the end of the episode, Ronn was asked five questions submitted by our listeners.  A note about the recording: Tim had the wrong microphone settings on the computer for this episode so the sound is a little bit clipped and tinny.  Sorry about that!

    Thanks for the listener questions!