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  • 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 113 – Someone is Wrong on the Internet

    afThis week we recorded our episode on site at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival with Byron Miller, proprietor of Broomhilde, where you can get handmade brooms, walking sticks, and wands.  We talked with Byron about getting into arguments on the internet.  Specifically, we talked about what we will argue about and what arguments we choose to avoid.  When Byron got a crack at our five questions, we were able to talk about Guardians of the Galaxy again!

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  • Episode 110 – Sunday Assembly

    sunday-assembly-edmonton-58Our guest this week is Hertzey Hertz, who joins us to talk about Sunday assembly, a secular gathering for atheists/agnostics/nones who are looking for a community.  While we talk a lot about the Twin Cities chapter, there are assemblies popping up all over the world.  Many of the people we’ve talked to over the last two years have mentioned that the loss of a community is one of the major obstacles to shedding religion.  The Sunday Assembly movement is a new movement that attempts to fill that void for some people.  Of course Hertzey also gets to answer our five questions!

     


  • Episode 109 – Reality Boners

    RamsayThis week’s episode is a brand new installment of our Geeky boners!  As always, we spend the entire episode nerding out about our latest obsessions.  Molly’s latest obsession is actually a fairly old one that takes the form of a well read book.  Nick has been playing the beta of a new game.  Tim has been binge watching…well…a whole lot of different stuff.  Once we all get our nerd on, we read five answers from Australia.


  • Episode 108 – Atheist Comedians

    imagesThis week we are joined by our good friend Joseph Scrimshaw.  Joseph is a professional comedian and we have noticed over the time we’ve been recording this podcast that there seem to be a large number of comedians who are atheists and agnostics.  While we completely fail to provide any data supporting this theory, we talk about it anyway.  We also talk about some religious comedians and how Tim has watched them and doesn’t think they are very funny.  As a repeat guest, Joseph also asks us five exciting and very important questions!  Please note there is a wonderful opportunity for some new fan art at the end of the episode.  Go to town people!

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  • 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.