Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 003: Aquarium and Zoo

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In today’s episode we talk about Captain Owen’s friends Sebastian, Eli, Sufi, and Mason, a visit to the Aquarium, the latest issue of National Geographic Kids, a visit to the zoo, and sing Old MacDonald. Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 1: Starting Over

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Radio Free Hipster is back, in part, because I offered to return as a feature of GeekDad’s ongoing Patreon campaign. But it’s also back because making and distributing a curated, narrated, custom mixtape for even a few disparate friends and listeners is something I enjoy. I hope you enjoy it too. Continue reading

The Dice Section #22: ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

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The Dice Section is a podcast about tabletop games and what makes them great. On and off for the past few years, my co-host, Dave Kirby, and I get together and talk about what we’ve been playing and why. We try to go in-depth with the games we love and explain what’s so special about them, how they fit in with our own personal day-to-day stories, and why we keep coming back to the table to play more.

I’m excited to bring the show over to the GeekDad Podcast Network and host it here. Continue reading

GeekDad Patreon Update: $10 Away From Radio Free Hipster

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We are that close, people! If we get just $10/month more in patronage, the amazing Radio Free Hipster podcast will be re-born. And we’re still working on more rewards for our patrons, so be assured that getting in now will bring you more geeky rewards in the future! Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #9: Jennifer Holm and The Fourteenth Goldfish

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Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is an interview with Jennifer Holm about her latest book, The Fourteenth Goldfish. Holm has written several books for kids, both novels and comics, and has won three Newbery Honors and an Eisner Award. In the podcast, we talk about Holm’s inspiration for The Fourteenth Goldfish, what it’s like being a parent and a writer, and why Jonas Salk was so cool. Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #8: Elissa Brent Weissman Takes Us Back to Nerd Camp

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In today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm, I interview Elissa Brent Weissman, author of several middle-grade books about smart kids. Her latest is Nerd Camp 2.0, a sequel to her 2011 book Nerd Camp. Listen in as we talk about her inspiration for the books and parenting little nerds-in-training. Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #7: Tony DiTerlizzi, Ralph McQuarrie, & Star Wars

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Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is an interview with Tony DiTerlizzi. He’s an author and illustrator of many books for kids, including one of my family’s favorites, the WondLa series, and I’ve actually interviewed him a couple of times before. Today we’re talking about his new book, a picture book about Star Wars featuring paintings by the late great Ralph McQuarrie. Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #6: Paul Pope, Battling Boy, and The Rise of Aurora West

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Today’s episode is an interview with Paul Pope about his latest comic book series, Battling Boy. Paul Pope is a prolific cartoonist and illustrator, perhaps best known for Batman: Year 100, for which he won two Eisner awards. Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #5: B.J. Novak and The Book With No Pictures

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Between a trip for my high school reunion and Gen Con, it’s been a while since I’ve had time to conduct any interviews, but Bounded Enthusiasm is back! Today’s episode is an interview with B.J. Novak about his brand-new picture book … with no pictures. Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #4: Gene Yang and Sonny Liew on The Shadow Hero

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Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is a double interview with Gene Yang and Sonny Liew, author and illustrator (respectively) of The Shadow Hero, a new comic book just out this month from First Second Books. It’s a new origin story for an obscure WWII-era superhero named the Green Turtle, created by a Chinese-American artist. If the rumors are true, the Green Turtle is the first Asian-American superhero. Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #3: Daniel H. Wilson Thinks Like a Machine

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Today’s episode of the Bounded Enthusiasm podcast is an interview with Daniel H. Wilson, author of several books including Robopocalypse and its sequel, Robogenesis (published this week). We only had time for a short conversation, but I asked him about what it means to have a Ph.D. in robotics, the plausibility of various robot scenarios like Terminator and Short Circuit, and the awesome spaceship simulator he built for his kids. Continue reading

Mac Power Users Podcast Episode 193 — Now With Bonus GeekDad!

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I go back and forth on podcasts… I’ll listen to a few like crazy during vacation or when I’m wanting to dive deep into a topic and then I’ll leave them for a while. Not so with the Mac Power Users podcast from David Sparks and Katie Floyd; since I discovered this podcast a few years back, I’ve been struggling to find time to go back and listen to the ones I’ve missed. Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #2: Jonathan Auxier and the Spud Cannon

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Bounded Enthusiasm is a new podcast I’ve started to talk about books and games and whatever else comes to mind. Today’s episode is an interview with author Jonathan Auxier, the author of an upcoming book The Night Gardener. Continue reading

Bounded Enthusiasm #1: Tony DiTerlizzi Talks About WondLa, Dungeons & Dragons, and Star Wars

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Tony DiTerlizzi is one of my favorite author-illustrators, and his WondLa series is a family favorite. The final book of the trilogy, The Battle for WondLa, is out this month, and I got a chance to speak with DiTerlizzi before he heads out for his book tour. We talked about all things WondLa, his upcoming Star Wars book, Dungeons and Dragons, and more. Continue reading

This Week’s GeekDads Podcast Cancelled (One Last Time!)

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We’re so sorry to have to do this yet again, but due to reasons beyond our control, our regularly-scheduled recording of the GeekDads podcast must be cancelled.

However, while it seems like its been forever since we had a podcast, the end of the drought is in sight! We will have a super-duper, mega-awesome relaunch next week. So be sure to come back on October 15 for the recording.
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This Week’s GeekDads Podcast Cancelled (Yes, Again)

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We’re so sorry to have to do this yet again, but due to reasons beyond our control, our regularly-scheduled recording of the GeekDads podcast must be cancelled. Be sure to come back and tune in on October 8, when we’re next scheduled to record! We’ll try very hard not to cancel then, we promise! Really, we do. Yes, we said that last time. Believe us, we miss recording the podcast at least as much as you miss listening to it.
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This Week’s GeekDads Podcast Cancelled

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We’re so sorry to have to do this yet again, but due to reasons beyond our control, our regularly-scheduled recording of the GeekDads podcast must be cancelled. Be sure to come back and tune in on September 24, when we’re next scheduled to record! We’ll try very hard not to cancel then, we promise! Really, we do.
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