GBBP 39: Claudia Gray


This week, we welcome Claudia Gray, who wrote ‘Lost Stars,’ a YA novel set during the events of the original trilogy but which follows a pair of best friends who give a unique perspective to everything we think we know. Imagine ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ set in the ‘Star Wars’ universe, and you’re close. Continue reading

GBBP 38: Atticus Shaffer


This week, we turn our attention to the Pride Lands, and Atticus Shaffer joins us to chat about the upcoming Disney Channel special ‘The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.’ We also talk about voice acting versus on-screen acting, surviving Hollywood as a child actor, and how he manages to balance everything in life. Continue reading

GBBP 36: Bill Farmer


Gawrsh! This week, we sit down with Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy himself! We cover some serious ground here, talking about his career from when he was a young kid learning tricks of the voiceover trade from the legendary Daws Butler through his initial audition for the role of Goofy in 1987 to living with Disney Legend status both on screen and in real life. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 019: ‘Trouncy Trouncy Trouncy’


In this week’s episode we read ‘Otto Goes to the Beach’ and talk about RunDisney kids’ races and Peter Pan. Then in the second segment Captain Owen sings the Winnie the Pooh song and the Tigger Song before we all do the OK to Wake Owl wake-up dance. Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 16: Flesh and Blood and Brain and Bone

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Halloween is nigh, so here’s another collection of seasonal songs for your listening pleasure. Prepare for 40 minutes of swears and scares in this, the second installment of my annual Radio Free Hipster Halloween Crap-tacular. Continue reading

GBBP 35: Wil Wheaton

This week, Wil Wheaton drops by the show! We discuss voiceover work in animation, how Wil’s kids have defined their own geekiness, how to live with and learn from your regrets in life, advice for parents thinking about getting their kids into show business, and whether we’ll ever be able to live in a post-bullying society. Continue reading

Gameroom Junkies #56: Confessions, Quests, & More

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Our Halloween show isn’t very spooky, but in this episode of the podcast we do share some Halloween stories and plenty of gameroom updates to get you in the spirit. Plus: Soviet-era arcade games, Nintendo Quest, and arcade “confessions!” Continue reading

Dadawan #3: The Force Truly Awakens


It’s been a huge week for ‘Star Wars’ news and insights, all of it in anticipation of ‘The Force Awakens.’ With record breaking, website crashing ticket pre-sales, new ‘Disney Infinity 3.0’ announcements, the release of the films final poster and an epic final trailer, there is much to discuss in episode 3 of the Dadawan podcast. Continue reading

GBBP Unplugged 1: ‘Star Wars’ Merch and ‘Spy Vs. Spy’


Welcome to the first of what will be semi-regular “bonus” episodes of The Great Big Beautiful Podcast. We’re joined by fellow GeekDads Gerry Tolbert and Sean Hallenbeck, and we tackle the evergreen topic of Star Wars merchandise. The second half of this episode is an interview with the editor-in-chief of Mad Magazine, John Ficarra, and the current artist/author of the Spy Vs. Spy strip, Peter Kuper. Continue reading

The Dice Section #29: Let Me Tell You About My ‘Shadowrun’ Character

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In this episode, our first after a long summer vacation, we discuss those moments in role-playing games—video and tabletop—that made us stop and think. As young players, the idea of character dilemmas and a satisfying story were the stuff of gaming legend. Now that we’re all growed up, we realize that it can happen, but it takes a special group and a GM willing to let go of a little control. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 32 – ‘Star Wars Rebels’

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This week, to celebrate the return of the second season of Star Wars Rebels, we feature three awesome interviews with some of your favorite characters: Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), and Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex and all of the clones). Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 018: ”The Planets”


Today we talk about the planets in our solar system (and include Pluto), send our friend Gabby well-wishes, and then play with blocks and our imaginations, and finally we briefly talk about one of our favorite Disney films, Robin Hood. Continue reading

Dadawan #2: A ‘Rebels’ Yell


On episode two of the Dadawan podcast, a new bi-weekly podcast covering the ‘Star Wars’ universe from a GeekDad perspective, we’re talking all about Disney XD’s ‘Star Wars Rebels.’ Fellow GeekDad Jamie Greene joins us to discuss the Blu-ray release of season one and predict what to expect from this month’s premiere of season two. Give a listen… Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 31 – Genndy Tartakovsky / Matthew Lillard

This week, we’re throwing a bit of an odd couple at you. But it’s an odd couple of awesomeness: animation legend and ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ director Genndy Tartakovsky AND Matthew Lillard, the voice of Shaggy on ‘Scooby-Doo.’ Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 30 – Jim Cummings

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This week, we welcome legendary voice actor Jim Cummings to the show. Best known as the voice of Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and Darkwing Duck, Jim has given life to hundreds of character, and he very well may be the voice of your childhood. Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 14: Edging Closer to Darkness

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It’s Radio Free Hipster time again, my friends, and this one features an intoxicating mix of old favorites and new hotness. I think you’re going to enjoy it. I also think you look really nice today. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 017: ‘VilleniumValcon’


This week we play with Captain Owen’s ‘Star Wars’ Galactic Heroes Millenium Falcon and Darth Vader that he got from his Grandma Janice on Force Friday! Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 28 – Laura Bailey/Travis Willingham


This week, we feature a chat Jamie had with prolific voice actors Laura Bailey (Black Widow) and Travis Willingham (Thor) at this summer’s Otakon in Baltimore, MD. Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 13: Lucky Number

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Experience the pleasure that can only be found in the music of Canada’s pride and joy, Jesse Dangerously and the Wordburglar, with brief sojourns back to the proverbial day with Optimus Rhyme and MPFM. All that and more can be found in this edition of Radio Free Hipster. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 016: ‘Pirate Puzzle’


This episode we briefly talk about Captain Owen’s new big boy room–it’s still in the works but expect a lot more about it including a full write up. Then we spend the rest of the episode playing with a Melissa & Doug pirate puzzle–Captain Owen’s first 48-piece puzzle! Continue reading

Dadawan #1: Reporting Live From Force Friday


On the pilot episode of Dadawan, the new ‘Star Wars’ podcast on the GeekDad Podcast Network, we report live from our local Toys “R” Us during Force Friday, reviewing some of the new toys and chatting in line with some of the other fans who couldn’t help but drop by at midnight for a first look. After all, the fandom and fever pitch of ‘Star Wars’ is what Dadawan is all about. Continue reading