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

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 11 – Princesses, Beasts, and Superheroes

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This week on the show, we welcome Will James as Third Wheel and chat about gender portrayals in various Disney properties, Princess Leia as a Disney Princess, the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ live-action cast, and Will’s experiences running the ‘Avengers’ and ‘Star Wars’ runDisney races. Continue reading

The Dice Section #28: ‘Temple of Elemental Evil’

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Haircuts. Boxing. Sword and sorcery and dungeon crawls, including a revolutionary occurrence in our 5th Edition ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ campaign and a review of the new ‘Temple of Elemental Evil’ board game from Wizards of the Coast and WizKids. We reminisce about childhood games like ‘Hero Quest’ and ‘Dragon Strike’, and (spoiler alert) decide that we could all do a lot worse than ‘Temple of Elemental Evil’ as an introduction to the dungeon crawl genre. Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 5: Get Comfortable

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It’s time once again for your mid-month serving of all things musically nerdworthy. This time around we check out some classic cuts from Adam WarRock and tanner4105, as well as the new hotness from Kirby Krackle and another exciting selection from the ‘Odd Scnhozz’ soundtrack. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 10 – Interview With Tad Stones (part 2)

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This week, we conclude our conversation with the legendary Tad Stones. Tad has a history with Disney that stretches over 30 years and includes work in feature animation, television (Disney Afternoon), theme park imagineering, and direct-to-video animation. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 008: Pink Kitchen

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In this episode we play with a kitchen Owen got from one of our neighbors through the Buy Nothing South Seattle Group. He cooks us up some food and even serves us some beer. There’s a little shout out to Ruby Roth and her ‘V is for Vegan’ book as well. Continue reading

The Dice Section #27: Social Games

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In this episode, Dave and Michael talk about social games like ‘Apples to Apples’, ‘The Resistance’, and ‘Dead of Winter’. Michael also attended Unpub Mini event in Durham, NC, and has a report on the prototype games he played there. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 9 – Interview With Tad Stones

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This week, we are beyond thrilled to have the legendary Tad Stones on the show. Tad has a history with Disney that stretches over 30 years and includes work in feature animation, television (Disney Afternoon), theme park imagineering, and direct-to-video animation. Continue reading

Bristol Banter #2: Libraries

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Episode number 2 of Bristol Banter brings lengthy discussion by GeekDad Rory and GeekMom Jenny on libraries, including the Library of Congress, the Library of Alexandria, Andrew Carnegie, and a tangent about ‘Doctor Who.’ Find out the answer to last episode’s trivia question, and take a guess at the one in this episode! Continue reading

Hey You Geeks #42: Geek Certified 2015 Summer Movie Preview

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This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re presenting our geek certified 2015 summer movie preview. Going month-by-month, May through August, we’re covering all of the big movie releases, from superhero films including ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Fantastic Four,’ adventure films like ‘Tomorrowland,’ ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ and ‘Jurassic World,’ kids’ flicks including ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Minions,’ sci-fi epics like ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ and so much more. Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 4: Never Quite Prepared

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This episode is all over the place. We get a little playlist advice from my 10-year-old, we enjoy a couple of early sneak-peeks at some summer releases, we explore Lich King’s current search for a new vocalist, and we eulogize a friend of the show who is gone but certainly not forgotten. Continue reading

Great Big Beautiful Podcast: Episode 7 – ‘Age of Ultron’ Sneak Peek

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This week on the show, we welcome back Matt Blum as Third Wheel and chat about the second Star Wars teaser, Daredevil, and Matt’s experience on a press junket for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of SHIELD, and Monkey Kingdom. Continue reading