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  • Episode 156 – Puppet Robot Scientists

    23031_1_largeThis week, our guest is star of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Trace Beaulieu!  We get to talk to him about the origins of MST3K and his new series on Yahoo, Other Space.  He also talks a bit about Vermin, which is a project he is working on with Tim.  Look for Trace and Tim at CONvergence this weekend where they will be re-launching their Kickstarter. It launches this Saturday so help them out!

    Find out more about Vermin at Verminshow.com!


  • Episode 154 – CONvergence 2015

    Connie-as-Redshirt-web-290x300This week, we take a look at all the stuff we’ll be doing at CONvergence 2015 and boy, it’s a lot.  If you somehow miss us at the convention, it is because you are actively avoiding us.  We have a really packed schedule and we spend most of the episode telling you about what we have going on at the convention.  We also read five answers from a listener.  Sharp eared listeners might hear an edit and that’s only because there is one.  We aren’t going to tell you what we edited.  Please provide us your conspiracy theories in the comments!

    Want to know our schedules?  We can do that!

    Here’s a schedule for Molly.

    Here’s one for Nick.

    And one for Tim.


  • Episode 153 – Offensive Comedy

    Photo by Peter Verrant
    Photo by Peter Verrant

    Trigger Warning: we talk about rape jokes and lot of other taboo topics in this episode!

    This week we are joined by a colleague from Vilification Tennis – Kirsten Wade!  As members of a comedy troupe that specializes in offensive comedy, we talk about what boundaries we feel are difficult to cross but we also talk about why we feel that we should still cross them.


  • Episode 107 – Transgender Issues

    transgenderToday’s guest won a guest spot on our podcast at our Die Laughing silent auction.  It was a hotly contested prize but Miranda Richards was our winner.  We sat down to record with her in an echo chamber of a hotel room at CONvergence 2014.  Miranda is transgender and we spent our time with her discussing her transition, the response of her family and a lot of other issues.  Nick also talked about his brother, who is also transgender.  Since we have read Miranda’s five answers on the air, she also got the opportunity to ask us her own five questions!  It was a very interesting conversation about a topic far outside many peoples’ consciousness.

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  • Episode 106 – Game of Thrones

    iron_throne_by_twilight5694-d5a8hbj-e1357180993266The second episode recorded live at CONvergence 2014.  Our guest was Rebecca Watson, who joined us way back in Episode 4.  It may have taken us over 100 episodes to get her back but the wait was worth it as we try to cram as much Game of Thrones geekery into 30 minutes as we possibly can.  Because we talk books and TV series, it is fair to say that we don’t get very far.  Even so, a spoiler warning is certainly warranted.  Once we ran out of time to talk Game of Thrones, Rebecca had five questions for us to answer.  One of them made her giggle a lot.


  • Episode 105 – Jessica Fletcher is a Serial Killer

    jessicafletcherToday’s episode was recorded live at CONvergence 2014.  We even got the audience to sing our theme song.  Our guest was Raychelle Burks, better known as Dr. Rubidium!  Ray is a chemist so we spent the entire episode talking about Chemistry!  Actually that was the plan.  We ended up spending quite a bit of time talking about “Murder, She Wrote.”  We did eventually get to Chemistry, though, so if that’s your thing, just hang in there.  Ray also got a crack at our five questions.

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  • 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 89 – A Career in Comics

    This week’s guest is Christopher Jones, comic book artist.  Chris has worked with both DC and Marvel and most recently finished working on the Young Justice book.  He is also a co-founder of CONvergence and the creator of the convention’s mascot, Connie.  We talked with Chris about getting his start as an artist, the committed Young Justice fan base and an exciting new project he is working on.  Of course, he also had the chance to answer our five questions.

    Note: Chris said that he may have the website for Parallel Man available by the time this episode went live but it has been pushed back a couple of months.  As soon as we have the information to share, we’ll make sure we put up a link!

    And here it is:  http://futuredude.com/titles/parallel-man/invasion-america/issue-01/


  • Episode 55 – CONvergence Wrap-Up

    1074728_10201522778977559_322258114_oWe had a great time at CONvergence 2013 and we wanted to take some time to tell some stories from the weekend.  If you check the show notes, you will find links to a lot of different panels you may have missed because you were doing other stuff at the convention or you didn’t actually go to the convention.  It was a great year for all of us.  We look forward to next year’s con and to another year of Geeks Without God!  We also look forward to your favorite CONvergence stories!  Please share in the comments! We also read off Robin Raianiemi’s answer to our five questions.  Her movie selection sounds positively awesome!

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  • Episode 54 – Therefore Hitler

    For the second of our live CONvergence reocordings, we were joined by PZ Myers from FreethoughtBlogs. PZ has been sporting a Geeks Without God sticker on his iPad case since last year’s convention and we were excited we could finally thank him for taking our sticker all over the world.  We talked with PZ about the evidence for evolution and how you can establish a beachhead with Creationists. PZ, of course, was also asked our five questions.  Hard to believe he was able to give us only one answer when we asked him about the stupidest thing anyone has ever said to him about his atheism.  We could probably do an entire podcast with PZ about that one question.  Perhaps someday we shall.

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