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CPGB - Comedy Punk Games & Books Podcast

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Podcasting from the steam tunnels deep beneath the soft white underbelly of Raleigh, North Carolina, K. Ryan Parker & Reid Pegram bring you the latest on Comedy, Punk, Games & Books. New episodes are available on the first Wednesday of every month. Contact CPGB at cpgbpodcast@gmail.com. Follow CPGB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @cpgbpodcast Available on Radio.com, Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Podchaser & Blubrry.

Podcasting from the steam tunnels deep beneath the soft white underbelly of Raleigh, North Carolina, K. Ryan Parker & Reid Pegram bring you the latest on Comedy, Punk, Games & Books. New episodes are available on the first Wednesday of every month. Contact CPGB at cpgbpodcast@gmail.com. Follow CPGB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @cpgbpodcast Available on Radio.com, Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Podchaser & Blubrry.

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United States

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Podcasting from the steam tunnels deep beneath the soft white underbelly of Raleigh, North Carolina, K. Ryan Parker & Reid Pegram bring you the latest on Comedy, Punk, Games & Books. New episodes are available on the first Wednesday of every month. Contact CPGB at cpgbpodcast@gmail.com. Follow CPGB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @cpgbpodcast Available on Radio.com, Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Podchaser & Blubrry.

Language:

English


Episodes

Hiatus

11/4/2020
CPGB is going on vacation. We are taking a much needed rest and you should, too!

Duration:00:41:14

Riverdale Book Club, PS5 Debacle, Red Arkade, Rooftop Comedy

10/7/2020
Taking a deep dive on an old comic, we look at "Archie" in a new segment called "Riverdale High Book Club", Sony drops the ball on its PlayStation 5 pre-orders, more hot Afro-punk from "Fuck You Pay Us" and "Red Arkade", plus Reid gets back in the comedy saddle with a rooftop show in Chapel Hill.

Duration:01:49:44

Forever has Fallen - Interview with Kimon Lycos

9/2/2020
An exclusive interview with Kimon Lycos Founder and CEO of "Forever has Fallen" an innovative new multimedia gaming experience that utilizes, podcasts, social media and a dedicated website to bring players into the mysterious world of Forever Social. Find out how you can become a bounty hunter and start tracking down an assassin. Plus reading recommendations you should have on your night stand and another you can throw directly into the trash, and the campaign to #SaveOurStages.

Duration:01:55:24

Guilty Pleasures, Pleasure Venom, Farkle & Theros

8/7/2020
Episode 31 is LIVE! In this episode, punk band reviews of Pleasure Venom, Five Three Eyes, and Meet Me At The Altar. We list off our guilty pleasures, including Ryan's fascination with Gilmore Girls, and Reid's Respect for Juggalos, and Reid returns to the stage at Goodnights Comedy Club.

Duration:02:07:00

Support Your Local Afro-punk Scene (CPGB-030)

7/1/2020
Growing up in the south, Reid and Ryan have a discussion about race in small rural towns, and how African Americans and black artists influenced their sense of humor, the music they love, the games they play and the books they read.

Duration:01:36:57

Blackout

6/2/2020
In memory of George Floyd.

Duration:00:04:19

Covidiots Attack, UFOs Confirmed, GWAR's PSA, & Ryan's Never-Ending Reading List

5/6/2020
UFOs are confirmed by the Pentagon (how is that not front page news?), GWAR issues a Public Service Announcement on disinfectants, why video games should be social first and a game second, stand up comedy gets comfortable online, Ryan's Never-ending Reading List, and what do you do when covidiots start protesting in your town?

Duration:01:58:12

COVID Pandemic Gouging & Books

3/31/2020
Joining me LIVE from an undisclosed location, Reid Pegram is back (sort of), as we discuss how we are going to survive this crazy dystopian nightmare. In this episode how the Coronavirus pandemic has affected the stand up comedy scene, touring musicians, video and tabletop games, and the publishing industry.

Duration:01:15:27

David Price Lead Singer of "Eldritch Horror" - Special Guest Host

3/4/2020
Our special guest host this month is David Price, the founder and lead singer for the Raleigh-based death metal band "Eldritch Horror" and General Manager of Game Theory tabletop gaming store. We discuss the origins of Eldritch Horror, how the metal scene has changed, why he quit smoking for his band's sake, how Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: the Gathering changed the landscape of game stores everywhere, Dave's immense collection of old school D&D books, coming to terms with the racism of...

Duration:01:56:21

Superbowl Chili, The Great Cover Up, Pinball Museum, Farewell Reed Mullin

2/5/2020
In this episode Reid forgets to dip his pizza in Superbowl Chili, Jenna drinks all of Ryan's Crown Royal, melting faces at a metal show from the inside, pro tips on producing comedy shows with solutions that involve cats, Reid's stand up show without a microphone, the 20th annual Great Cover Up in Raleigh, secret video of Ryan singing Heart, Reid's visit to the pinball museum in Asheville, Evil Hat’s Fate of Cthulu draws praise and ire, Reid visits three comic book stores on his way home,...

Duration:01:46:13

Happy New Year, KIFFMAS, Witcher, Tom King's Batman

1/1/2020
Happy new year from Ryan and Reid! This month we discuss cutting down trees, flaming swords and breaking toilet seats for Christmas, plus a look ahead at some of the most anticipated movies and punk festivals for 2020.

Duration:01:56:36

Mitch Gerads, Horror Roast, Slayer Farewell, & Dreamblood

12/4/2019
Reid gets engaged (finally) and interviews one of his favorite comic artists Mitch Gerard, plus more love for the books of NK Jemisin, plus Reid reports from the Altercation Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas and the Soda City Comedy Festival in Columbia, South Carolina, and what do Slayer and a dead grandmother have in common? The answers to these questions and much more in episode 23 of CPGB.

Duration:01:37:49

Best of Greatest Hits Solid Gold Vol 1

11/6/2019
A departure from our regularly scheduled show, we offer up an abbreviated podcast that contains a few gems from our earlier episodes. This is volume one of our "Best of Greatest Hits Solid Gold". This month we revisit an interview with the manager of "Goodnights Comedy Club" in Raleigh, NC, Brandy Brown, plus Reid tells us about the time he was mistaken for a prostitute, and relive the excitement of our first ever "Magic: The Gathering Card or Metal Band" quiz game.

Duration:00:29:01

Reunions, UFOs & Blink 182, Playstation Woes, Broken Earth

10/2/2019
Summer is still hanging around (and so are we!) In this episode of CPGB, we examine one of the most punk things that has happened in a long while, a co-founding member of Blink 182 proves that UFOs are REAL, plus Reid bombs spectacularly in front the High School Reunion of 1979 and it couldn't be funnier. Ryan shares his obsession for N.K. Jemisin's Hugo Award winning trilogy The Broken Earth and we say a fond farewell to Ric Ocasek.

Duration:01:44:56

GalaxyCon Raleigh Part 2 & IndyCon

9/4/2019
Interviews from GalaxyCon Raleigh with actor Brian O'Halloran, New York Times Best Selling Author Tim Seeley, and the co-creator of Spider-Gwen Robbi Rodriguez. Hear adventures from Reid and his comedy troupe Attention Horse as they travel from North Carolina to Indiana Comic Convention. Plus Reid gets an interview with comic book cover artist Glenn Fabry from the floor of the convention.

Duration:01:22:06

Live from GalaxyCon Raleigh

8/7/2019
A very special episode recorded LIVE at GalaxyCon Raleigh, July 26, 2019 on the Comedy Stage. In this episode we discuss the intimidation of obscure cosplay, growing up nerdy in small towns, a geriatric royal rumble, and audience members go head-to-head with Reid Pegram in "Magic: The Gathering Card or Metal Band?". Also check out our CPGB Spotify playlist for some of our favorite sounds and songs. THANKS TO GALAXYCON RALEIGH AND EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO SEE US!

Duration:01:06:52

NC's Funniest, The Blind Tiger, E3 vs Origins, New X-Men

7/3/2019
Reid is "one-and-done" with the North Carolina's Funniest Comedian competition (and he's NOT bitter). A Greensboro punk venue comes under fire for booking a controversial music act. The big announcements from E3, the video game conference and the award winners from the Origins Tabletop Game Fair. DC discontinues several of its popular lines and Marvel announces new X-men characters coming to its universe.

Duration:01:40:23

Conan Lawsuit, Yob & Garbage, Game Tariffs, Free Comic Book Day

6/5/2019
Conan O'brien and his writing team are accused of joke stealing and settle a major lawsuit out-of-court. Reid takes us on a trip to Wilmington, NC where he tells jokes to strangers at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival. A tale of two live shows, Ryan gives us a front row perspective on Yob and Garbage and the guys praise the coming of Mac Sabbath. Plus, tariffs encroach into the tabletop gaming world and the big news in comics: writer Tom King is leaving the Batman series. What else could we pack...

Duration:01:42:20

Part Two of Brooks Wheelan & NCComicon Raleigh (CPGB-016)

5/1/2019
Part two of our super special double feature, an exclusive interview with comedian Brooks Wheelan. He tells us why "Powerman 5000" is *his* band and Brooks goes head-to-head with Reid in everybody's favorite quiz show, "Magic: The Gathering Card or Metal Band". We also have exclusive interviews from the floor of NCComicon Raleigh with artists Kyle Baker and Aeron Alfrey.

Duration:01:22:52

Robert D. Krzykowski & Sean Bridgers from "The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot"

4/17/2019
Director Robert D. Krzykowski & actor Sean Bridgers join CPGB's Ryan Parker at the Alamo Draft House in Raleigh to discuss their film "The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot". In this exclusive one-hour interview, Robert Krzykowski discusses how the film is both a character study and a love story, that examines life in a small town and the challenges of growing old. As the producer, director and writer of the movie, Robert provides us with a unique perspective on the challenges of...

Duration:01:07:15