Listen via web Listen via iTunes Mark, Nick, Bob and Jason gather to discuss The Hunger Games, Kevin Smith's Comic Book Men, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Sisterhood of Dune, Robert Charles Wilson's Spin, the mass hysteria over Mass Effect, and more.
Listen via web Listen via iTunes The venerable Christopher Rippey joins Mark, Nick, and Jason for a discussion about Batman stuff, The Avengers, Patrick Rothfuss' The Kingkiller Chronicles, Caitlin Kiernan's The Drowning Girl, and, uh, Neil Diamond.
Listen via webListen via iTunesNick and Jason interview Rob Ziegler, author of the critically-acclaimed Seed. We talk about how he got started writing, some of the political nuance behind Seed's otherwise action-y and western-y charms, and his next book, Angel City. Seed can be found at ALD, your lo
Listen via webListen via iTunes In this episode, friends-but-soon-to-be-enemies Jason, Nick, and Mark chat it up about John Carter, the most overrated things ever, and the effects of news events on children's detective Encyclopedia Brown. Items Mentioned:Jim Henson's Tale of Sand by Jim Henson and J
Listen via webListen via iTunes In our 20th episode, a fine four man crew ventures out into podspace including ship engineer Jason Giardino and navigator Bob Bennhoff. When we aren't arguing the merits of Lenny Kravitz's songwriting skills or working out the finer points of taxes in alternate
Listen via webListen via iTunes Mark Mullis, Nick Taylor, and Jason Giardino discuss not one but TWO pop cultural items featuring dudes with flaming heads, why Freddie Mercury makes us want to sing "AHH-Ahhhhhhh" after every monosyllabic statement, and why short stories are ever so important to sci
Listen via webListen via iTunes In this episode, we podcast from the past to ruin the results of the Super Bowl with special guests Jason Giardino and Bob Bennhoff. Among other things, we threaten to read 7th Grade fan fiction, discuss a time when George Takei actually said "Oh, my!" to one of us,
Listen via webListen via iTunesWe sit down with Jason Heller, debut author of the political satire/speculative fiction novel Taft 2012. We chat about the recently released novel, his background in music, new projects that he's working on, and in his own words, his "beef with steampunk." Taft 2012 ca
Listen via webListen via iTunesIn this episode, we break up our nerd talk about pop culture and media with nerd talk about board games! During this episode, we are playing Twilight Imperium, a board game that would be best described as Axis and Allies meets Puerto Rico with a hint of Diplomacy. If t
Listen via web Listen via iTunes In our first episode of 2012, Mark, Nick, and Jeremiah count down our favorite and least favorite topics, trends, books, and other media that came out or that we discovered in 2011. Resolutions are made and broken within the same episode, Nick takes 45 minutes to fo