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  • State of the Empire :: Episode 57 :: Indiana Jones and the Semi-Canonical Fart Wedding

    State of the Empire is a Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.

    Pop culture is a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. From the film scripts that never see the light of day, to the regrettable transmedia tie-ins that’d be better off staying buried; it’d take some kind of whip-cracking archeologist to uncover these forgotten relics… or perhaps some wise-cracking podcasters.

    In this episode we raid the Lucasfilm tombs and discover that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is fantastic – compared to the ghost-hunting, rhino-riding, suicidal student-screwing antics of Indiana Jones in an unmade Chris Columbus script. We also gain some insight into the upcoming animated series Star Wars Resistance and speculate how the show might overwrite existing Star Wars canon for the better. Exhibit A: The “fart wedding” – a notorious event, recently written out of continuity, in which Poe Dameron let loose “the most atmosphere-ripping flatulence the galaxy ever heard.”

    We also discuss the Episode IX casting news with Keri Russell and Billy Dee Williams, shed light on the state of Star Wars cinema via directors Chris McQuarrie and James Mangold’s tweets, explore some fascinating Disney patents that could indicate jaw-dropping experiences to come at Galaxy’s Edge, and spend some time with Captain EO and Willow too. (more…)

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  • Wicked Anime :: Episode 143 :: My Waifu’s Inside Me!

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    With the Spring anime season coming to a close, we look back fondly on what we’ve seen and pick what we thought what really was worth our time. And when we’re out with the old, we’re in with the new! We preview the new season of anime for Summer 2018!

    Join Jonstar, Andrew, Evan, and Derek as they talk about what’s happening in anime and some hockey! PLUS – The end of a horse-girl era, Olympic table flipping, and we don’t bathe!

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  • Nerdy Show Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp – Featuring Brandon’s Napkin Notes!

    When The Nerdy Show Network’flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into super-specific discussions and interviews.

    Throw your average summer film reviews in the garbage! Or, since they’re probably online, CTRL-A, CTRL-C, CTRL-P, and then analogue delete those suckers into a recycling bin. Why? Because Nerdy Show‘s Hollywood hot takes offer above-adequate cinematic insights, cool comic lore critiques, and weapons-grade tomfoolery.

    Join Cap, boR, and Brandon as we review Ant-Man and the Wasp, Marvel’s latest offering, through the discerning lens of Brandon’s hastily scribbled notes on napkins in a dark theater. Learn proper movie palace bathroom procedures, endure the shock jock stylings of W.A.S.P., and enjoy both spoiler-free and clearly-denoted spoilerific discussions as we share our feels on this size-swapping, pseudo-science action comedy. (more…)

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  • The Orphans: Investigation – Episode I: The Apology

    This expansive third series in The Orphans‘ Saga, journeys deeper into the universe than ever before.

    Space is divided between The Collective, a totalitarian interstellar government that manufactures a workforce of clone slaves, The Alliance, a resistance of clones fighting for freedom, and Wild Space – a neutral zone caught in between the opposing forces.

    Richard Hart, a clone and private investigator, works the turbulent alleyways of Wild Space one job at a time. His job is already dangerous, but takes a turn for the worse when he’s tasked to find the former leader of The Alliance: Nora Evers. To help him on the hunt, he’s got to make nice with Alliance General, Diana Strange, and dig into old wounds that haven’t yet healed.

    Get new episodes early on The Orphans‘ Patreon. (more…)

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  • Flame On :: Episode 203 :: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 Finale RuCap

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture! And in our Drag Is The New Spandex specials we meet the geeks behind the glitz and glamour of the drag queen circuit.

    Turning looks. Stunting pretty. I’m the bitch from New York City. Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is over and we’re here to break it all down for you! First we’ll take a look back at the final six through the top four and give our opinions about the controversial eliminations of Monet X Change and Miz Cracker as well as the final Lip Sync For Your Life. After a word from our sponsor, we get into the meat and bones of the season and chat about the reunion and the GRAND FINALE where we crowned the next drag superstar!

    Grab your wig and heels, ’cause we’re bringing you another fabulous episode of Drag is the New Spandex(more…)

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  • Nerdy Show Interview: Jen Cohn – Voice of Overwatch’s Pharah

    When The Nerdy Show Network’flagship podcast isn’t unloading on the latest geek news and happenings, we’re diving deep into super-specific discussions and interviews.

    “Podcasts rain from above!” Live at North Carolina Comicon, Cap speaks with voice actor, Jen Cohn, voice of Overwatch‘s Pharah. Chances are good the shooter sensation isn’t the only place you’ve heard her – Cohn is also Lord Zash from Star Wars: The Old Republic, Ursa from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and that’s just for starters.

    Learn about the strange circumstances of Cohn’s initial Overwatch audition and the “Dark Pharah” that gave way to the “Captain America of Overwatch”. She shares the surprising animation gig she’d love to have, how her journey into voice work got started, where Doom Fist’s voice was found, and the question on every fan’s mind: where the heck is Pharah’s animated short?! (more…)

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  • State of the Empire :: Episode 56 :: Fandom’s Edge

    State of the Empire is a Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.

    If there’s a bright center to the Star Wars fandom, we’re currently on the planet that it’s farthest from. Fans are as polarized as an Old Republic throwdown and every news outlet is spreading enough confusing, condemning, and confounding headlines that we’re beginning to sound like Saw Gerrera screaming about lies and deceptions. This world of space fantasy escapism is looking far too much like reality.

    Fortunately, State of the Empire is here to restore balance to the Force.

    We discuss the cloud surrounding Solo: A Star Wars Story and search for the truth in the articles and unnamed sources that purportedly know how the film’s financial performance has (or hasn’t) affected the future of Star Wars spin-offs. Then we venture off to Black Spire Outpost aka Batuu aka Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge aka “Star Wars Land” with a map and a decoded poem to help us discern what and who we’ll be encountering in the interactive theme park. We also explore new ways the comics are expanding the universe and informing other corners of the transmedia empire, learn about Jim Rash’s character in Star Wars Resistance, consider the future of Captain EO, and learn about some big shakeups for the forthcoming fifth Indiana Jones feature. (more…)

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  • EPIC PIEcast :: Episode 62 :: Lux Alptraum Handles the Truth

    It’s EPIC PIEcast! Party with Nelson Lugo and Schaffer the Darklord as they dust off every corner of pop culture for discussion, debate, and deconstruction with all the snark and witty banter that they can muster.

    This month, Schaffer takes a break from producing burlesque wrestling promo videos to catch up with Nelson who reminds him why they started this podcast years ago. (That reason is Batman.) Later, former Fleshbot editor LUX ALPTRAUM drops by to discuss her upcoming book Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex–And the Truths They Reveal.

    Why are women held to impossible expectations of honesty by men who will not accept their truths? Which trick has Lugo given a fresh spin? Has Schaffer died and gone to MTA heaven? Though these questions will be posed, your ability to handle the truth remains to be seen in this month’s episode. (more…)

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  • Wicked Anime :: Episode 142 :: Clear Eye for the Straight Guy

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    Would it surprise you if Wicked Anime had an episode where they derailed just a little bit? Well, with the abundant amount of strange Japanese news to share, all the games from E3 2018, and the dads in anime who probably didn’t get a tie this past Father’s Day – there’s no way we could cut any of this chaos!

    Join Jonstar, Andrew, Evan, Derek and Victoria as they talk about what’s happening in anime and some hockey! PLUS – Manly hotel bells, pizza-ass, and Assassin’s Creed: Grease! (more…)

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  • Nerdy Show 311 :: European Vacation

    The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast unloads on the latest geek news and happenings!

    After two weeks traipsing around Switzerland and Hungary, Cap has returned from their European vacation with tales and peculiar confections to share.

    Discover the Halo-esque terrain of the Alps and travel to the Schilthorn – the real world site of Blofeld’s mountaintop base from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Learn about Hungary’s volcanic geology, canoe through a water-filled lava tube, and venture to Eurpoe’s largest pinball museum. But when the Cap’s away… the boR, Brandon, and Doug will… watch Westworld season 2. Hear some spoiler-free thoughts now that the second season has concluded and how a Westworld mobile game is shockingly similar to another timesink we know and love. (more…)

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  • Flame On :: Episode 202 :: Kingdom of Ultimate Synthesizer Hearts

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

    Get ready to dive deep into the month in pop culture. We start off with some of our favorite highlights from E3 including the trailers and release date for Kingdom Hearts 3The Last of Us 2, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. From there we chat about Solo, Hereditary, Riff Trax,  as well as geeky TV including The Flash, Voltron, Queer Eye, and Cloak and Dagger. We also introduce a new segment called Whatcha Listening To? where we give our picks for music and podcasts that we’re enjoying and that we think you should check out. After that we dig into a little comics talk with some heavy spoilers for X-Men Gold #30 and Thor #1 so proceed with caution!

    Of course, we close out with our 1-Ups for the month!

    Sit back and get ready to FLAME ON!

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  • Willow Watch :: Behind-the-Scenes & Beyond the Film

    Welcome to Willow Watch! State of the the Empire‘s spin-off podcast dedicated to the 1988 Lucasfilm fantasy epic Willow – In which breaking news comes in all sizes, and obsessive fandom is the greatest magic of all.

    If you think you’ve got the world and characters of Willow all figured out – it’s time to forget all you know, or think you know.

    Lethal fishboys, deathbears, sorceress love triangles, and shocking backstories abound as we dig into the film’s deleted scenes, the extra context of the novelization, and the universe-expanding sourcebook. We also look to Moebius’ concept art for Willow, props and production notes revealing what might have been, the animated series that never happened, and the television show that Lucas himself teased.

    Willow is a film that builds a big world out of small perspectives – working magic that larger fantasy epics struggle to, even with modern effects. The further down the Nelwyn mine we go, the richer and more exciting the movie becomes. Hear us dramatically recreate tale of how Sorsha chose the sword over sorcery, and indulge in awesome character expansion for unsung heroes like Vohnkar and even get some charisma stats on Lug. (“Wanna breed?”) (more…)

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