Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 22 – Walt Disney Archives

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This week, we’re honored to be joined by the director of the Walt Disney Archives, Becky Cline. There is perhaps no other arm of the Walt Disney Company that inspires as much romance and mystery as the Walt Disney Archives. In short, it’s a closed-to-the-public repository of pretty much everything of historical importance to Disney. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 21 – Gary Whitta

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This week, we are absolutely thrilled to have ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ scribe Gary Whitta on the show. Yes, we talk about the film. Yes, he answers with something other than “no comment.” Are spoilers dropped or hinted at? You’ll have to listen and find out! Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 20 – Doug Jones

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It’s time to turn off the lights, dig into that bucket of popcorn, and have the bejeezus scared out of you by the modern-day Man of 1,000 Faces, Doug Jones! That’s right! We’re joined this week by the incomparable Doug Jones, who has brought to life characters from ‘Hellboy,’ ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Falling Skies,’ and ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer.’ Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 19 – ‘Dragons: Race to the Edge’

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Hang on tight. We’re taking a slight detour and talking about the newest Dreamworks Animation show to make its debut on Netflix. The first season of ‘Dragons: Race to the Edge’ is on Netflix now and is an extension of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise. We’re joined this week by executive producers Art Brown and Doug Sloan. Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 9: The Livin’ Is Greasy

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The first Radio Free Hipster of the summer includes talk about Mikal kHill and Tribe One’s ‘two weeks notice,’ commemorates the recent passing of Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata, and gives props to Weird Al’s longtime drummer, Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz. Continue reading

Hey You Geeks #45: Casting a Young Han Solo

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This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re putting our casting director hats on to make our picks for the actors we’d most like to see play a young Han Solo in the just announced Han Solo anthology film to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 18 – Christie Golden

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This week, we’re delighted to be joined by Christie Golden, author of the brand-new ‘Star Wars’ novel ‘Dark Disciple,’ which released this week. The story is based on an unproduced 8-episode arc of ‘The Clone Wars’ and centers on the characters of Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos. Continue reading

Add a Little Mystery to Your Summer

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The twins and I usually set a theme for our summer. This year, we’re having a summer of mystery. We’ve dusted off my dad’s old copies of Sherlock Holmes, downloaded a few podcasts, and found some games to play on the app store. Want to join along? Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 8: Joyous Rapture

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The last couple of weeks have been–What’s the word?–oh yeah, brutal. However, in this episode I have elected to play totally against type and focus on the positive. For the most part. Hey, I’m as surprised as you are. Continue reading

What Are Your Favorite Geek Podcasts?

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Though I’m partial to Welcome to ‘Night Vale’ or the ‘Nerdist’ podcast, I’ve been listening instead to Adam Cadre’s new ‘Radio K’ podcast, an hour discussion about interactive fiction. My only complaint is that there are only two episodes currently in the queue, so I’m anxiously awaiting for Cadre to make more. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 011: ‘Story Cubes’

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In this episode we start off playing with Owen’s Uncle Goose Alphabet Blocks. He’s at the point now where he is being very creative with them–throw a couple blocks together and its a pirate ship or giraffe. We then played with our Rory’s Story Cubes MAX. We don’t have any of the other sets, just the MAX set which has over-sized story dice. They are a ton of fun! Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 15 – Jeffrey Brown

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This week, we’re joined by the uber-talented Jeffrey Brown. You probably know Jeffrey best from his too-adorable-for-words Darth Vader books (‘Darth Vader and Son,’ ‘Vader’s Little Princess,’ etc.) or his ‘Jedi Academy’ books. Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #12: Exploring the ‘Realms’ of Tony DiTerlizzi’s Imagination

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Today’s Bounded Enthusiasm episode is an interview with Tony DiTerlizzi, one of my favorite author-illustrators and a semi-regular guest on the podcast. We talk about his new book of RPG art and his upcoming picture book with Mo Willems. Continue reading

Hey You Geeks #44: A Game Of Controversy

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This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re prepping for the ‘Game Of Thrones’ season finale by dissecting some of the controversies of this past season, and analyzing the unprecedented idea of a TV series lapping the ongoing book series that it is based upon. We’re also discussing Jon Bernthal’s casting as the Punisher, Christopher Lee’s legacy and more. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 010: ‘Hobgoblin Farts’

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Double Digits! In this episode we start off playing with Owen’s latest toy–‘Tiggly Shapes.’ Then we read his favorite new book, ‘Monster ABC,’ by Kyle and Derek Sullivan, currently featured on Kickstarter. After I read it to Owen, he wanted to read it to me (with a little help). Finally, we sign off by singing happy birthday to Owen’s Oma Lennie. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 13 – Interview With Adam Bray

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This week, we’re joined by Star Wars author, travel writer, and explorer Adam Bray! Adam is the author of several beautiful books from DK, including ‘Star Wars: What Makes a Monster?,’ ‘Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide,’ and the brand-new ‘Ultimate Star Wars.’ Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 6: Everyone’s a Story

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In this episode, we check out one of MC Lars’s earliest hits, enjoy a lengthy garage rock game night with The Four Eyes, and I try my best to control my laughter after a particularly hilarious ThoughtCriminals outro. (Spoiler alert: I cannot.) Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 12 – Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

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This week, we discuss Jamie’s experience at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, including the exclusive events provided to attendees, the sessions, the family-focused activities, the “advance screening” of ‘Inside Out,’ the pros and cons of Memory Maker, and the abundance of commercial sponsorships. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 009: ‘Chutes and Ladders’

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A long weekend! In this episode we sing “Three Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” and then have a little tickle party. Then we break out Owen’s new ‘Marvel Chutes and Ladders Super Hero Squad’ that he got from his aunt Michelle and aunt Wendi. We sing the clean-up song when we’re all done, and then Owen asks to watch an episode of ‘Tabletop’ with Wil Wheaton. After watching the episode, we quickly added ‘Takenoko’ to our wish list. Continue reading

Hey You Geeks #43: A Trip Down ‘Fury Road’

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This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re breaking down what we’re considering the best movie of 2015 thus far; ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ We talk about everything from ‘Fury Road’s’ storied production and feminist themes to box-office performance. Continue reading