• Episode 98 – CONvergence 2014

    It’s a little early but we are all excited because we have had a look at our schedules for CONvergence and we want to talk about our plans for the convention.  While schedules are subject to change, this episode covers what we’re looking forward to at the con this year as well as some costume plans Nick and Molly are putting together.  We also spill some information about the live podcast we’ll be doing at the convention! If you aren’t going to CONvergence, we hope that you feel really bad about it after listening to this show!

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  • Episode 97 – The Munchkin Czar

    This week we sat down with Molly’s cousin Andrew Hackard.  He works for Steve Jackson Games and has the awesome title of Munchkin Czar!  Given that fact, you’d think we’d spend the entire episode taking about Munchkin.  Why would we do that?  That’s his day job!  Instead, we talk about the latest board games we’ve been playing.  Are you tired of hearing us talk about Legendary?  We hope not!  To be fair, we talk about a whole bunch of other games as well.  Also, since we answered Andrew’s five questions on the podcast many moons ago, we have to answer five questions that he brought to us!

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  • Episode 96 – Captain America Boners

    This week’s episode is another installment of Geeky boners!  We have a lot of big ones and a few small ones.  Tim spends time yakking about his latest writing projects, Molly yaks about a game she is playing, and Nick yaks about home pass. Then everyone starts yakking about the awesomeness that is Captain America: Winter Soldier.  Finally, we talk about the impact of the film on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and how the show is growing on us.

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  • Episode 95 – The Soft Touch

    1412712_10152041656681639_1502255680_oThis week’s episode was recorded over the long Die Laughing weekend so if your co-hosts sound a little tired, it’s because we’d gotten very little sleep.  In between live recordings with Patrick Bauer and Elizabeth Ess, we snuck up to Tim’s hotel room to record an episode with Ben San Del.  Ben is an atheist and he’ll sometimes talk about his beliefs in his comedy.  Other times, though, require the soft touch.  We talk with him about using a soft touch to get his audience thinking about what they blindly believe and possibly getting to think critically about other things they have accepted without question.

    As promised, here is a link to Ben’s web site!

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  • Episode 94 – Cosmos

    This week, we talk about the Cosmos, old and new.  Tim remembers watching the original “Cosmos” with his dad back in the 80′s and remembers Carl Sagan’s simple question of “why not save a step” as one of the many influences on his road to atheism.  We talk mostly about the new series starring Neil Degrasse Tyson.  We discuss our favorite parts of the series and how happy we are that Tyson continually makes subtle digs at religion and superstition.

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  • Episode 93 – Lady Parts and Gay Issues

    This week’s episode was recorded live at Die Laughing.  It features comedian Elizabeth Ess talking about the Supreme Court and Hobby Lobby.  They sell yarn, in case you didn’t know.  They also really don’t want to be “forced” to provide certain kinds of contraception to their employees.  While we were talking to Elizaabeth about serious legal issues, we were also trying to raise money for Fearless Comedy.  You can hear how we did on those challenges, if you didn’t already know.

    There is some editing of the podcast during times when we were having really exciting conversations with people in the back of the room.

  • Episode 92 – Motherf**king Tarantino

    This week’s episode was recorded live at Die Laughing just a few short days ago.  We invited comedian Patrick Ryan Bauer on stage with us to talk about the films of Quentin Tarantino.  We didn’t just talk about Tarantino films, of course, because that would have involved the ability to stay on topic that none of the four of us possessed.  Not only did we have a great time talking with Patrick, we apparently offended someone so much, they asked for their money back with a statement somewhat akin to “I won’t stand for that sort of thing.”  That might not have been our fault.  But we choose to believe it was because we feel that would be kind of awesome.

    Note: This episode was recorded live so the sound quality might be different than you expect.  Change is good.


  • Oh God, We’re Going to Church

    10154934_10100814656908460_8505862338927593150_nThanks to the generous support of fans like you, the three of us were able to raise $666 for Fearless Comedy Productions this last weekend.

    As you may recall, Tim and Nick promised to shave their heads if we reached $333.  You an see photographic evidence we reached that goal.  In the twelve hours after their heads were shaved, no fewer than ten people didn’t recognize Tim.  One of those people was Molly.

    For $666, we promised to go to mass at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.  We are going to go attend quietly and respectfully.  We will not troll the church with atheist T-shirts or anything like that.  When we are done with the service, we’ll go home and record our 100th podcast about the experience.

    When we record the podcast, there is a decent chance we’ll be less than respectful.

    If you’d like to know more about the church, here’s what they believe.

    Thanks again for your generosity.  We may not be looking forward to going to church but at least we are suffering for a good cause!

  • Episode 91 – All About Puppets

    Geeks With Green LanternsThis week’s guest is puppeteer Gordon Smuder!  He is probably best known for producing Transylvania Television, but he has worked with puppets for a large part of his adult life.  We talk with Gordon about his work in the field along with a few projects he has coming up, including one that has Tim as a writer!  He also is the second guest ever to give us swag – Green Lantern finger puppets!  All the other podcasters are jealous.

    Remember, we have two live podcasts at Die Laughing this weekend!  Join us and help raise money for Fearless.  If we raise enough money, you can send us to church!

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  • SkepTech is Coming!

    897226_10152718097740545_281864495_oNot sure if you remember, but we were guests at SkepTech last year.  We got to record three podcasts at the event including a great panel discussion, an episode with Greta Christina and another with Zach Weinersmith.

    Well SkepTech is taking place this weekend and while we won’t be appearing this year due, in large part, to some big event over at the Airport Hilton, we definitely want to do all we can to support the event!

    Registration is free (there is a suggested donation of $10 if you can afford it) and passes are available at the door.  Guests include Rebecca Watson, Heina Dadabhoy, Hemant Mehta and lots more!

    They have recorded a little audio promo if you’d like to know more!  Listen up!