This week, we have our second Vermin Kickstarter supporter – Mark Monforti! Mark tells us a little bit about how a Catholic teacher turned him into an atheist and then we talk about Progressive (Prog) Rock! Molly totally nerds out on this topic. Nick and Tim do their best to keep up.
Note: this episode was recorded remotely. That means there is are a few weird pauses and instances where we talk over each other. In a few spots, one of the speakers was silenced so the conversation flowed better.
If you are a fan of our live shows, we have three of them coming up in April!
The first two will be at Die Laughing, a 50 hour comedy marathon produced by Fearless Comedy. It is their annual fundraiser and as partners, we are happy to help them raise money for their production budget again this year.
Both of our live podcasts will be on Saturday, April 9th. The first will be at 4:00 PM and will feature Melissa Kaercher (recently heard on episode 185 – GMOs) and her new husband Fes Works. By new, we mean that at 3:30, they will be married live on stage as part of the comedy marathon in an improvised wedding ceremony!
The second podcast will be at 9:00 PM on the 9th and will feature Twin Cities actor, designer, writer, and director Ariel Leaf!
You can donate at any time (a donation button is on the Die Laughing website right now). Just make sure you mention that this is a donation for the Geeks Without God challenge in the notes field.
Finally, we are recording our 200th episode LIVE at the Bryant Lake Bowl on April 16th at 10:00 PM. Our guests are radio personality Barb Abney and musician Jeremy Messersmith. We’ll also have a bunch of other special guests and cool announcements! You can buy tickets online through the Bryant Lake Bowl website or reserve them by calling 612-825-8949.
This week we have some more geeky boners to share! Our recording took place on International Women’s Day so we try to come up with a lady parts equivalent to “geeky boner” and that takes a surprisingly long amount of time. We also talk about Zootopia, Crazy Ex Girlfriend and some productivity and exercise apps the three of us are currently using. And Tim takes off his wedding ring! Scandal!!!!
Take a look at the characters from Zootopia and from Robin Hood. Coincidence????
This week we talk about our experiences at the Minnesota Presidential caucuses! It was a chaotic mess but we took part in the Democratic process. Tim stayed through the whole thing so he can talk a little more about how caucuses differ from primaries. We also talk a little bit more about our political opinions and the ramifications of the recent death of Antonin Scalia. Because we are twelve, we also make way too many obvious dick jokes.
This week marks an exciting new era for Geeks Without God – we have our first remote guest! Felicity Kusinitz joins us all the way from Massachusetts via Skype and talks with us about growing up in a predominantly secular household and how that impacted her early encounters with religion. She also gets to answer our five questions and there is a brief conversation about McRibs. Because these things happen on our podcast for reasons best left unexplored.
Note: There might be a few more long pauses in the podcast due to the delay using Skype to record. Also, there are a couple times where we all start talking over one another because we didn’t realize someone else was still talking. Overall, though, this is pretty exiting! Our Australian listeners might be able to guest one day!
This week, we once again take a deep dive into spoiler territory with Deadpool! We cover all the facets of the movie we really enjoyed and make a lot of dirty jokes. Because when you are talking about Deadpool, you really need to make a few dirty jokes. ALSO, we announce some information about our upcoming 200th show! You can come watch us record live onstage with a bunch of special guests. We’ll probably break the fourth wall all over the place so it makes sense we’d use this episode to announce the big event.
This week, frequent guest Matt Allex joins us and he brought his son along. Along with Tim the three of them go through the process of explaining the plusses and minuses of going to either Walt Disney World or Universal Studios when they have only one day to spend in Orlando. Things go pretty well for a while until Matt’s son says something about Splash Mountain that he can’t take back. Really, kid? That’s what you think? Well too bad for you that someone else writes the intros for these episodes!
We couldn’t decide what to talk about for this week’s episode so we decided to debate all the geek things ever! Molly acts as moderator for several popular geek debate topics including “Star Trek” vs. Star Wars, Our favorite Doctor, our Favorite “Star Trek” captain, and more! We know you are geeks so you have opinions. So do we. And this episode was all about some of them. If you enjoyed the episode, we encourage you to submit your own geek debate topics. Maybe we’ll do this again!
This week, we are joined by guest Evan Pedersen of the Fancy Pants Gangsters podcasting network. He has been podcasting for a long time and he talks with us about some of the shows he has produced. After a little while, though, we just start talking about all sorts of different things but we’re gonna say this podcast is about podcasting. But it’s about a lot more than that. You should listen.
With the caucus/primary season coming up, we spent this week talking about politics! As you probably expect, the three of us are fairly progressive so much of our conversation centers around the Hilary Clinton/Bernie Sanders camps. There is actually a fair amount of disagreement there. We do spend a little bit of time talking about our reasons for rejecting the Republican party and it has a lot to do with our non-religious roots. So if you are a conservative listener – that’s cool. But you might want to check back in with us next week.