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  1. Flame On :: Episode 320 :: M3GAN Hunts The Traitors

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if you found yourself in a Scottish castle? Would you be a faithful, or would an animatronic doll try to hunt you down? Well, M3gan doesn’t like traitors, so you might want to run and hide… unless you want to be consumed by the white noise!

    The page on the calendar has changed and we are welcoming a new year of pop culture conversation at Flame ON! studios! The boys have entered their own version of the Werk Room to chit and chat about some pop culture goodness that they want to share with you! Erik is the first at bat this month and he’s ready to rave about the brand new video game adaptation that has landed on HBO and HBO MaxThe Last of Us. Does the live action counterpart live up to the video game hype? So far so good! After that, Bryan is next up and shares his thoughts on the 2022 Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver led Netflix film, White Noise. Did it resonate the first time around, or does it get better with repeated viewings? Listen in to find out! After a quick break for station identification, BeeJay picks the conversation back up and shares his excitement for the new horror comedy, M3GAN, the android toy that has taken the (gay) world by storm! Get ready for a BULLETPROOF review of a highly anticipated film! The final topic is in Pat’s hands and he’s ready to chat about the new reality game show, The Traitors now streaming on Peacock! A mix of The Mole and The Challenge (amongst others), this show is coming so highly recommended that Pat is doing this section SPOILER FREE! Did you watch, sound off in the comments and let us know! Before signing off, the boys all share their choices for 1-UPs AKA the things that are giving them life!

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  2. RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 67 :: Knights of the Round Tabletop

    Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    We explore the concept of hazardous items and how the Leyliners (and McGargle) would classify them. But that’s not all – we also take a detour to discuss the preparation process for polishing off the epic Citadel Path. It’s sure to be a lively and engaging episode that any tabletop fan won’t want to miss. So join us as we dive into the world of tabletop roleplaying and have a blast doing it!

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  3. RPG From Scratch :: Bonus :: Discussing The Open Gaming License

    Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    The Hombres gather to discuss the recent news regarding Hasbro and their proposed changes to the Open Gaming License, the motivations behind it, and what kind of licensing structure we plan on using for our Artifacts Roleplaying Game. Community drives this entire industry, so we’d love to hear what you value about this concept as well.

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  4. Flame On :: Episode 319 :: The Speculative Pleasure of 2023

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Like Miss Jackson (cuz we’re nasty) said, it is the pleasure principle, oh oh, and that’s what you’re getting in this episode! Whether it’s upcoming superhero movies and television, music, or some good old-fashioned live theater, these pop culture moments are tickling the fancy of our fancy-footed hosts!

    The ball has dropped, the new year’s resolutions have been made (and some have most likely been dropped), and the boys are back at the round table for their first discussion of 2023! As a counter-conversation to their last discussion as a group in 2022, the boys are making some predictions about the year in pop culture choosing their top five picks for content that they believe will give them pleasure (not pleasure them… get your mind out of the gutter!) and will hopefully make their year-end best-of lists! Bryan brings a mixture of live music along with the Dune nerdiness that you’ve come to expect while BeeJay is ready to ring in the new year with M3GAN shenanigans, video games, and of course The Marvels. On the other side of the table, Erik crosses his Bridgerton into the woods where he finds a Cocaine Bear and hopes that it’s not The Last Of Us during his rounds. Well, of course, there’s more, but that was the best sentence we could come up with and we hope you enjoyed it! Pat also talks music, his excitement for deep friends of the pod The Golden Gals (Ginger Minj, Gidget Galore, Divine Grace, and MRMS Adrien) and their month-long residency at The Mercury Theater in Chicago (get your tickets here), and much more! This year is shaping up to be full of amazing pop culture, so check out what the boys are looking forward to and share your picks in the comments!

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  5. RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 66 :: Step by Step

    Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    The Hombres create another premade character to add to the canon. We also map out a baseline of what each step should get on steps 7 through 10, putting us on the home stretch of where we see everyone ending up, as well as laying out what we think each weakness that each Path has that it will overcome at the end.

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  6. Flame On :: Episode 318 :: DitNS: Season 15 Preview

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Vroom, vroom! The engines are warming up and a new gaggle of Drag Queens are ready to shantay into the Werk Room for the newest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race on its soon to be new home network of MTV! Grab those cha cha heels you got for Christmas and get ready to to dish the dirt and remember, don’t be shady, be a lady!

    Hello dear listeners! The ball is getting ready to drop and before we say goodbye to the year that was 2022, our dear hosts have one more installment ready for you! RuPaul has brought together the largest cast for the landmark fifteenth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race as it speeds over to its new home network of MTV and it wouldn’t be a season of Drag Race if our boys didn’t dish the dirt and share their thoughts on the new cast of outrageous characters the will grace our screens for the next four months. Joining Pat on this episode is his Council of James’ in the form of Bryan (first name James), and special guest hosts James and Jamie (short, er same length, for James) who have shared their thoughts on previous Drag is the New Spandex episodes. Before diving into the cast proper, the boys share their thoughts on the network switch, the refresh and call back to Drag Race’s humble beginnings (who wouldn’t love to see the S1 filter or hear Jonny McGovern say, RuPaul, why you so muthafuckin blurry??), the amped up prize money, and some of the guest judges they are excited to see on the panel this year. From there they break down the overall promo and point out a few of the queens that caught their eye before giving their wildly speculative top 3 queens… and no, it can’t just be Sasha Colby three times no matter how amazing that would be!

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  7. Flame On :: Episode 317 :: Best of 2022 Rewind

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    It’s the end of the year and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to put that thing down flip it and rewind it… or whatever Missy Elliott said. 2022 gave the world a lot of great pop culture, but what piqued the interest of our boys the most this year? It’s time to find out!

    Bells may be jingling and snow may be falling to the ground (in the colder parts of the world), but before the ball drops in Times Square and the calendar rolls over to 2023 the boys have joined together with their 2022 media top 5 lists and they’re ready rewind the clock to share it with all of you! A lot of the topics shared during this recap were topics discussed throughout the year, so the boys in some instances only shared some highlights (we encourage you to go back and listen to the previous round tables and micros to hear more about them) and for a few of the topics they dive a little deeper to share some more opinions and feelings. You won’t be spoiled by the entire list here, but here’s a holiday teaser to whet your appetite before you listen. They boys chat about movies including The MenuEverything Everywhere All At Once, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, TV shows including She-HulkAndor, and Rings of Power, and music including Midnights, Renaissance, and Girl of My Dreams. After checking out these 20 (plus a few extra add ons), why not share your picks with us on social media and tag us in the conversation!

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  8. Flame On :: Episode 316 :: Spoiler Alert, It’s A Christmas Lotus

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Do you know these gays? These gays are trying to kill it with pop culture references! From the coast of Sicily, all the way to the hustle and bustle of New York, spoiler alert, the holigays are here and there’s so much to talk about! Grab a cup of eggnog and settle in for another rousing roundtable chat!

    Merry Chrysler and Happy Honda Days dear listeners! The boys have joined the round table for one last pop culture round-up before the ball drops on 2023 and boy do they have some great topics to share! Before tackling the topics, the boys chat about the recent cast announcement for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 premiering on MTV on January 6th along with a discussion on streaming and holding onto media you want to consume at your discretion. Erik then kicks the topics off with Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas streaming now on SHOWTIME. Do you think laughter is a good way to stave off the seasonal depression? Sound off in the comments! After a quick break for station identification BeeJay takes us into the anime world of Chainsaw Man and introduces us to the cutness that is Pochita. From there, the boys travel to Italy as Bryan discusses the latest season of Mike White‘s acclaimed series, The White Lotus. Have you watched the show? Have you ever said to yourself, “those gays are trying to kill me,” after a night out at the club? Let us know! Before the final topic, the boys chat about the recent drop of the newest teaser trailer for Across The Spider-Verse! For the final topic of the episode, Pat dishes on the film, Spoiler Alert, which chronicles the life of Michael Ausiello as he watches his partner succumb to cancer. It’s a heavy topic, but spoiler alert, it’s being highly recommended! Closing out the episode, the boys share their 1Ups and well wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season!

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  9. Flame On :: Episode 315 :: She-Hulk: Attorney At Law

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Are you a superhero (or villain) in need of a lawyer? Maybe you’re just looking for a new law firm to work for and want to meet Megan Thee Stallion so you can twerk with her in an office with a view. Well, Jennifer Walters would like to welcome you to GLK&H… she just hopes you survive the experience!

    Dear listeners, it’s long overdue, but the boys have made their way to the law firm of GLK&H to discuss and dissect the latest Marvel Phase 4 TV series on Disney+She-Hulk: Attorney At Law! From the creative mind of Jessica Gao and the directing talents of Kat Coiro, this entry into Phase 4 of the MCU follows Jessica Walters as she transitions from her life as a mild-mannered lawyer to a reluctant superhero AND mild-mannered lawyer. The boys kick the discussion off with their highlights including the cast, the overall fun of the show, the handling of internet trolls, and a certain devil’s walk of pride. After the fun stuff is over, they get to hulk out over the things that missed the mark a bit including the lack of screen time for some of the characters, pacing issues, and some of the real-world reactions to the show overall. From the drawn page to the user interface for Disney+, Jennifer Walters AKA She-Hulk has made quite the impression on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the boys are excited to share their thoughts with you!

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  10. Flame On :: Episode 314 :: American Holiday Horror Menu

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    There’s a chill in the air and we hope you’re feeling peckish because pop culture is on the menu! Whether you’re looking for the mai tai killer or getting ready for the Guardians of the Galaxy to bring Kevin Bacon to your holiday gathering, there’s so much good stuff to chat about, so get ready because as Mariah would say, it’s tiiiiime!

    Gather round dear listeners because the boys of Flame ON! are back with their first of four brand-new episodes for your listening enjoyment. First up on the docket for this month is a roundup discussion of the boys’ favorite pop culture from November. Bryan takes you on a trip to New York for Ryan Murphey‘s latest season of American Horror StoryAHS:NYC. The regular cast of characters is joined by some new faces (and some new ears) as the train leaves the station, but does it jump off the tracks in true AHS fashion? Only time will tell! Erik takes you to the movies with a spoiler-free conversation about the new film from Mark MylodThe Menu. The film gets rave reviews, but the boys want to make sure you can go into seeing it as fresh as possible, so don’t worry about hearing something you shouldn’t! After a brief pause for station identification the boys are back and BeeJay takes the conversation over to Netflix to chat about Wednesday from director Tim Burton. Is it creepy? How about cooky? All together ooky? Our crew seems to think so! Last but not least, Pat rings in the holiday season on Disney+ with James Gunn and the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Did a holiday special centered around bringing Kevin Bacon to meet Peter Quill bring a tear to a grown man’s eye? You better believe it! Before signing off, the boys also share their 1UPs! It’s a fun filled episode and the boys are glad you’re sharing it with them!

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