About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 23: Hopeless, Romantic

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In this episode, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with a selection of what I like to call “complicated love songs.” Marriage, divorce, classic literature, and home improvement–this show’s got it all! Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

EatsieBox – The Monthly Mystery Box You Can Eat

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GeekDad’s newest sponsor, EatsieBox, supplies you with a monthly mystery box quality grub every month. Read on for details, and to enter to win an EatsieBox on the house! Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Pokémon 20th Anniversary Edition New Nintendo 3DS Available for Pre-order

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Remember that amazing Pokemon 20th Anniversary Edition New Nintendo 3DS system I mentioned last month? Well, that bad boy is available for pre-order right now on Amazon. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Yo-kai (Toys) Are Everywhere!

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When I first began talking about the arrival of Japanese super-property ‘Yo-kai Watch’ here in the New World, I truly wondered if American kids could possibly grow to love these distinctly eastern ghosts and ghoulies. If my children are any indication, the answer is a resounding yes. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Pre-order ‘Transformers’-Inspired Album ‘Transformers Roll Out’

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For a guy who’s made nerdy music his thing for the better part of a decade now, finding new songs about the ‘Transformers’ is far from unheard-of. But an album actual sanctioned by Hasbro? Now, that’s something new! Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

PDP’s PlayStation 4 Universal Media Remote Puts You in Control

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The thing I missed most about my PS3 was its perfect Blu-ray remote. When I upgraded to the PS4 last year, I was disappointed that it wasn’t compatible, and so I waited for Sony to release another exemplary first-party equivalent. That never happened. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Nintendo’s ‘Miitomo’ Arrives Next Month

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Nintendo’s first smartphone app, ‘Miitomo,’ will launch here in the States this March on both the iOS and Android platforms, and just yesterday Nintendo revealed that would-be early adopters can start prepping for the release later this month. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Bring Home ‘Falling Skies’ Season 5 on Blu-ray and DVD

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With the series’ fifth and final season behind us, I will fully cop to my fondness for sci-fi drama ‘Falling Skies.’ You’re gone now, 2nd Mass, and I’m gonna miss you. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 22: The Tyranny of Numbers

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Come along on an angsty adventure through middle age with MC Frontalot, Selfhelp, Alexa Dexa, and me, you’re emotionally fragile host. That… that sounds like fun, right? Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Keyport Kills It on Kickstarter

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The Keyport Slide 3.0 and the all new Keyport Pivot reached the necessary funding goal of $100K in just over three days, but we latecomers still have 10 more left to pitch in. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Pokémon Super Bowl Commercial Wants You to Be the Very Best

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If you’re the kind of person who watches the Super Bowl for the commercials, then enjoy the following early look at the upcoming #Pokémon20 spot from next month’s big game. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

‘Adventure Time: Stakes!’ Gets Right to the Heart of Marceline

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There are, in my opinion, two core elements that explain the continued success of the ‘Adventure Time’ property: the wonderfully charming characters and the enigmatic nature of the Land of Ooo. Thankfully, both are on full display in the franchise’s newest mini-series, ‘Stakes!’ Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 21: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Star Crunch

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We start off strong in 2016 with a little help from More or Les, Helen Arney, and Warp 11. We also take a moment to memorialize the late David Bowie via the work of Atlanta’s dj BC. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Keep in Touch With Triby

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The Triby by Invoxia feels like a true shared device that makes the sometimes sad notion of talking to those far away seem fun and even enticing. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Sock It to Me Wants to Get in Your Pants

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Portland’s Sock It To Me is about more than just bringing a little pizazz to your sock drawer; now it’s set its sights on your underpants. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Celebrate 20 Years of Pokémon All Year Long

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The bad news? We’re not getting those gorgeous, limited edition Pokémon 2DS systems here in the States. The good news? We’re getting a whole lot more! Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Mcor ARKe Scores Big at CES

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After attending last year’s event–a feat that was as exciting as it was exhausting–I have decidedly NOT been following CES 2016. That being said, I have been keeping my eyes peeled for mentions of one device in particular, the Mcor ARKe. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

The Best Video Games of 2015

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I challenged our GeekDad staffers to pitch their best video games of 2015. The catch? Each writer could only pick one title–be it console, PC, or mobile–to represent 2015’s finest offerings. And here are the results. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Join ‘The Image Revolution’

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For those who came of age during the 1990s, comic book documentary ‘The Image Revolution’ plays out eerily similar to flipping through a high school yearbook—equal parts amazing memories and embarrassing reminders. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 20: Pass the Pintos

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Come for the thinly veiled references to southern culinary traditions, stay for the music. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Free ‘Kung Fu Panda’ With Eligible Amazon Purchase

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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ hits theaters on January 29th, but right now Amazon desperately wants to give you and your cubs a free digital copy of the original ursine animated adventure. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 19: Regifted

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Here’s a gift to you, loyal listener, and I made it myself. It’s Radio Free Hipster episode 19, my first holiday show since the podcast’s return. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

‘Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival,’ ‘Xenoblade Chronicles X,’ And the Power of Patience

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Patience, they say, is a virtue. But metering out gameplay in your big holiday lineup? That, my friends, is a gamble. How do Nintendo’s newest console titles fare in that regard? Read on to find out. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 18: And Life to Go

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This episode features what I like to think of as the three Cs or podcasting: contemplation, congestion, and… cats. Only the best for you, loyal listener! Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Let’s Get Small – The RCA 7″ Voyager II Tablet

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Fifty bucks can buy morning coffee for all your cube-mates, an ugly sweater for your holiday party, hell, even a budget-priced new console release, and now, thanks to RCA, it can also buy a fully functional 7″ Android tablet. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 17: Overshare and Share Alike

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The world’s pretty crazy right now, and, while I can’t do anything about that, I can try and distract you for a few moments using the power of music. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Get to Know Miss Fisher on Blu-ray and DVD

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I’m not what you’d call a mystery hound, nor am I a fan of period pieces. Yet somehow I cannot get enough of Essie Davis as the title character in the ABC—that’s the Australian Broadcasting Corporation—hit ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.’ Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Yo-kai Watch’

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Nintendo’s first big bet of the holiday season, ‘Yo-kai Watch,’ is both an established property and a virtual unknown. The supernatural Yo-kai can make you laugh, cry, and fart, but can they make their way into your family’s 3DS systems? Read on to find out. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Space Movers the Story Continues’

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With the addition of the Objective Expansion Pack, Challenge Expansion Pack, and Bounty Hunter Expansion Pack, coop boardgame ‘Space Movers’ is set to Kickstart its way into a whole new realm of challenge and high-flying fun. Continue reading

About Z

Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.