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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.

    Molly mentioned her friends Andy and Justin; specifically, she mentioned Justin’s writings on being a partner to a transwoman. You can read those here.


  • 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 104 – Geyser Boners

    DSC01415This week is a brand new geeky boner episode!  Our current geeky boners are all over the place.  Molly talks about some books she has read many times before.  Nick talks about a new Anime he’s really enjoying.  Tim talks about a national park he visited with his family.  We also read five answers from one of our listeners.  Right near the end, we talk our our CONvergence schedule for the coming weekend.  If you are at the con, find us!

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  • Episode 103 – Directing the Fringe

    w5qpk9This week we are joined by Jeff Larson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Fringe Festival.  Tim calls him the Managing Director and the Artistic Director at various points because he can’t get anything right. We talk with Jeff about how our local Fringe is run as well as his experiences visiting other Fringe Festival’s around the country and around the world.  He also tells us a story about installing a something in Grace Evangelical Church.  Later, Tim got to ride in his Porche.  It was a good episode!

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  • Episode 101 – Second Generation Atheism

    This week we are joined by Megan Culverhouse of the Ridiculous Puppet Company!  We’ve had a lot of puppeteers on of late.  Probably just a coincidence. Megan is a second generation atheist, raised by an atheist and an agnostic.  Because her experience differed from our own, we spend a lot of time exploring how that experience shaped her.  We also hear some very interesting stories from her dad’s time in Vietnam!  It’s a really heart warming episode!

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  • Episode 100 – Grace Megachurch

    photo-7Wow!  We’ve made it to 100 episodes without a single week missed.  Take that all you podcasts that didn’t do that!  For our 100th episode, we went to Grace Evangelical Free Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  We sat in the pews, watched and participated in the service, and then went back to Molly and Nick’s house to talk about the experience.  It was, to say the least, eye opening.  The podcast explores our responses to the service and to the people we saw there.

    We’d like to thank everyone who donated to Fearless Comedy Productions so we would be forced to attend this service.  We didn’t enjoy ourselves but at least Fearless made $666 off of our pain!

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  • Episode 99 – SIR Ben Kingsley

    This week’s guest is actor, puppeteer, and movie star Charles Hubbell!  Charles joins us to talk about many things but primary among them is his work on Walking with the Enemy, a film currently playing in theaters!  If you can find it in your area, you should to see it if only because we know a guy who is in the movie!!!  Charles was a fascinating guest.  He shared some stories about working with Ben Kingsley and even got around to answering our five questions.  You should listen!  He even did a little bit of Count LeShoc for our on our outro!!!


  • 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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