Become a Budding Guitar Hero with Yamaha’s GigMaker Electric

Become a Budding Guitar Hero with Yamaha’s GigMaker Electric

If you’re going the electric route, Yamaha’s Pacifica is a great entry-level guitar that’ll get you feeling like a rock god right off the bat. And if you’re a total newb, the GigMaker Electric kit contains everything you need to get started. Read More

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Hot Wheels Wednesdays: December Drive Ahead! Giveaway

Hot Wheels Wednesdays: December Drive Ahead! Giveaway

Hot Wheels is more than just awesome little cars. Recently, the brand has made headway into the digital space on several fronts. The latest effort is in the massively popular Drive Ahead! mobile app (available for iOS and Android). The app is basically a one-on-one gladiator car battle featuring all kinds of vehicles. Imagine a cross between a… Read More

GBBP Extra 17: ‘Halloween’

GBBP Extra 17: ‘Halloween’

Welcome to the Big Dumb Thing. On this episode, Shiri, Preston, and I recap the entire ‘Halloween’ franchise, gab about the new film, rank all 11 films, and share our lists of Top 10 Lessons Learned. And trust me, you’ll want to stick around to the end when I act out various lines of dialogue from the films for Shiri and Preston to guess the character and film. Read More

GBBP 193: Jason Fry

GBBP 193: Jason Fry

This week, we’re geeking out about ‘Star Wars’ again. Big surprise, right? Joining us is Jason Fry, who’s certainly no stranger to the franchise. His in-universe bibliography is lengthy, having written everything from fiction to “nonfiction” to visual guides to RPG supplements and covering nearly every corner of the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy. His most recent foray to the galaxy far, far away is the novelization of ‘The Last Jedi.’ Read More

GBBP 192: Rebecca Roanhorse

GBBP 192: Rebecca Roanhorse

On this episode, we talk to Rebecca Roanhorse about balancing two completely different professional lives, writing in the first-person, crafting a story that’s both heavily rooted in Native cultures and incredibly relevant in 2018, and portraying a different side of familiar mythical characters. We also talk about Navajo tradition and what else she’s got on the horizon. Read More

Work Hard and Be About Something: Fatherhood, Masculinity, and ‘Kinky Boots’

Work Hard and Be About Something: Fatherhood, Masculinity, and ‘Kinky Boots’

Parenting is hard. Anyone who says otherwise either isn’t a parent or isn’t doing it right. There are no easy answers, and there’s no manual we can follow that provides infinite wisdom and solutions to every conceivable problem. Often, we’re just doing our best to make it look like we aren’t totally making it all up as we go along (which we totally are). Read More

GBBP 186: Aliki Theofilopoulos and Brendan Hay

GBBP 186: Aliki Theofilopoulos and Brendan Hay

On this episode, we talk about Aliki Theofilopoulos’s history with Disney feature animation and ‘Phineas and Ferb,’ how she made the transition to producing and showrunning (and what she brought with her), the directive they were given with the ‘Harvey Street Kids’ legacy characters, and how she and Brendan Hay brought the characters into the 21st century without losing the core of what makes them unique. Read More

GBBP 185: Dan Fogler

GBBP 185: Dan Fogler

On this episode, we talk to Dan Fogler about ‘Brooklyn Gladiator,’ how its fantasy has been slaughtered by the reality in which we live, getting some of his artistic heroes on board, finding a home at Chapterhouse, auditioning for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ and why he’s still one of the lucky few who get to create for a living. Read More