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  • ALL CAPS: Niche Pop Culture Obsession: Octo Expansion

    The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast unloads on the latest geek news and happenings! Except when it doesn’t. Sometimes it mutates into something else for a hot minute, and this is one of those times.

    Brace yourselves for a re-CAP of all the podcastery whatnot Cap has been up to. A Willow vision quest turns into philosophical musings on pop culture obsession. Will curiosity kill the Cap? Can their insatiable lust for knowledge ever be sated? Is progesterone all it’s cracked up to be? Is forever friendship a fiction or fact? All-consuming questions abound before giving way to an exploration of the deep sea subway adventures of Splatoon 2‘s Octo Expansion and Cap’s two clams about the dynamic and peculiar world of Inklings and Octolings. (more…)

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  • Willow Watch :: Early Scripts & Roads Not Taken

    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.

    This may be a show about Willow, but we’re starting to feel like Indiana Jones the way we’re unearthing all these forgotten artifacts from the film’s past. We’ve regaled you with tales from the Willow expanded universe, which we suspected were based on unused sequences from the film. We’ve discovered production notes hinting as drastically different scenes… and now we’ve found the tome that answers all our questions and pieces our crackpot theories together: a first draft, third revision script of Willow.

    Brace yourselves for elves that steal baby tears, inflatable crabs, man-beast troopers, a romantic rivalry between Madmartigan and Kael – and that’s just for starters. We use a hitherto unknown Willow young readers film adaption by Hugo-winning author Joan D. Vinge to help us determine which draft of the script the entire Willow expanded universe was based off of. Then we explore the very divergent roads not taken in this early Willow script – specifically a “selling draft” used to secure finances for the film. Find out what would happen if Willow was sent alone to the crossroads, discover the truth behind Moebius’ “King Kael” illustration, and just what was that stinky spell Willow was making?

    Through our Willow archeology, we’re not just uncovering the untold history of one of the most beloved fantasy films of all-time, we’re also gleaning an unparalleled look into the Lucasfilm franchise machine in its prime. (more…)

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 2 :: A Priest, a Grifter, and a Crocodile walk into a bar…

    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!

    In this episode, we meet the people who will be playing our first campaign. We get to work on what kind of story we want to tell and what kind of characters will be working together to experience the mysterious world of Urd!

    Do we need a tank? A healer? Which of Liam’s fetishes is he going to force on us through his choices? Find out for yourself!

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  • The Orphans: Investigation – Episode III: Copies

    In Investigation, The Orphans‘ Saga shifts its lens to a missing persons case in Wild Space.

    Hart and Strange track down their one lead: Amos Dent, the latest actor to lend his voice to the famous GeoFFRy program. But that’s easier said than done – they’ve got to cross the perilous Collective border hand head into enemy space. Anxious, but determined, the pair struggle to work together despite their opposing views on the universe and what it means to be a clone.

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

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  • RPG From Scratch :: First Episode! Our Game Gets a Name

    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!

    In our first episode, the Homebrew Hombres introduce the D&D-style game that they’re trying to build – as well as share their gripes about the previous systems they’ve played, and how theirs will be different while balancing the twin needs of roleplayers and rollplayers everywhere.

    Laughalong as they try to play the game and fix it at the same time. It’s like watching someone sewing their own parachute after getting thrown out of a plane. You and your friends can even play along and curse our names from the comfort of your own home!

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  • Nerdy Show 313 :: Three Skeletons, One Sarcophagus

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

    We love food here on Nerdy Show – and drinks too! Sometimes we talk about rare and unusual sodas, but in this episode we’re pursuing the ultimate specialty drinks. These beverages have been secreted away in the deepest recesses, but we’ll drink them – some way, some how. Neither inter-planetary travel or prime directive bleeding hearts can stop us from making first contact with our pursed lips. And if you think that calling the finely fermented, sarcophagus-brewed, skeleton juice “sewage” is going to give pause to our pallets – we say “Pshaw! We are parched!” Or at least some of us…

    Hop along with Cap, boR, Jon, and Doug and discover the latest of our planet-trotting summer shenannigans, hear a spoiler-free review of Mission Impossible: Fallout, get caught up with a deluge of post- Comic Con trailers, fuss over Overwatch‘s latest fuzzy addition, and get Cap’s hot take on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (more…)

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  • Flame On :: Episode 205 :: Bobby Jo Valentine Interview

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

    Pat the Talking Bear Skin Rug sits down with LGBT singer-songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine to chat about where he came from, how he started in the music industry, as well as what inspired him to start writing songs. They also discuss his latest album, Maybe Stars, the devastating toll the North California wildfires put on his life and community, as well as how they banded together to rebuild. Finally, they discuss what Bobby is up to today as well as promote his appearance at Bear Bust in Orlando, FL!

    Sit back and get ready to FLAME ON!

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  • State of the Empire :: Episode 58 :: The Journey to Episode IX Begins

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

    The filming of the final movie in the Skywalker Saga is upon us, and with it is the cast announcement of all the old faces returning and new editions to galaxy far, far away. The results are more revealing that we’d expect – including two confirmed rumors, a Force ghost, a loose plot thread we didn’t think was gonna get tied up, and a surprise posthumous appearance of Carrie Fisher. Will any of our Episode IX theories come to pass, or will they just end up being a “story for another time?”

    We’re excited for the forthcoming release of the new animated series Star Wars Resistance, and even have some leaked details to share, but we were floored at the recent announcement that The Clone Wars is coming back. It’s an episode of surprising returns, including another installment of Indy Inquiry, where we dredge up unused Indiana Jones scripts so we can guess where the series might head next. What parts of the Crystal Skull-heavy “Indiana Jones and the Saucermen From Mars” will make it into the next adventure? Will Gary Fisher be mo-capped for Episode IX? What previously-unknown Willow treasure did we find? Unlike Maz Kanata, we’re not gonna leave you hanging. (more…)

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  • Wicked Anime :: Episode 144 :: Summer 2018 Anime

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    The Summer 2018 season of anime is upon us and Wicked Anime is watching all of the shows so you don’t have to! Listen to which of the new shows we all liked and disliked . . . and you’ll never guess which list is the longer list.

    Join Jonstar, Andrew, Evan, Derek, and Greg as they talk about what’s happening in anime and the Summer 2018 anime! PLUS – Zombie girls, butt glue, and theme songs! (more…)

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  • The Orphans: Investigation – Episode II: Give & Take

    In Investigation, The Orphans‘ Saga shifts its lens to a missing persons case in Wild Space.

    Richard Hart and Diana Strange dive deep into The Alliances’ past to discern what Nora Evers might have been doing before she disappeared. Confronting Strange’s history with Evers and the other founding members of The Alliance is easier said than done, and leaves the General questioning if she wants to be a part of the solution to find her former friend, or if she should simply return to duty.

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

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  • Flame On :: Episode 204 :: Hot Potato MacGuffin Chase

    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 kick it off with a review the newest post-Infinity War Marvel movie, Ant-Man & The Wasp, or as we affectionately refer to it, The Hot Potato MacGuffin Chase! Hear our take on the film as well as our Flame Ratings on this summer blockbuster. From there we discuss Pat and Erik’s trip to Provincetown for Bear Week including Boston shenanigans, dance parties, show tunes, drag shows, and music concerts.

    We dive in to geeky TV news including renewals for Queer Eye and Pose, the upcoming Y The Last Man TV adaptation, and the latest Steven Universe bomb. We’ll also give you some new podcast and music recommendations in our Whatcha Listening To? segment before digging into some comics talk with Oral.

    Sit back and get ready to FLAME ON!

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