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Mike Gillis and Casey Doran are joined by a rotating panel of their friends for a warts-and-all look at popular culture. We look at the highs and lows of science fiction, video games, horror, comic books, and everything in between. Think of us as "the McLaughlin Group" for nerds!

Mike Gillis and Casey Doran are joined by a rotating panel of their friends for a warts-and-all look at popular culture. We look at the highs and lows of science fiction, video games, horror, comic books, and everything in between. Think of us as "the McLaughlin Group" for nerds!
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Mike Gillis and Casey Doran are joined by a rotating panel of their friends for a warts-and-all look at popular culture. We look at the highs and lows of science fiction, video games, horror, comic books, and everything in between. Think of us as "the McLaughlin Group" for nerds!

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Episodes

Fun Size Episode 34 – The Unanimous Whipping Boy of Big Budget Cinema

2/13/2019
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We’re back! For this month’s off-topic dive, we look at the tale of two recent franchise spin-offs: Bumblebee and Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald. Why does the former succeed out of the wreckage of a totally maligned series, while … Continue reading →

Duration:00:38:48

Fun Size Episode 33 – Give Rob Kelly Some Money!

1/29/2019
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In the afterglow of WrestleMania, we rejoin Morgan Lambert to talk about the mixed results of professional wrestlers becoming Hollywood actors, and wonder why it’s so hard for Dwayne Johnson to get a movie project worthy of his charisma. Plus, … Continue reading →

Duration:00:43:29

Episode 37 – WrestleMania XIX

1/16/2019
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Dare to Dream. We’re back! And in our first double-sized Single Serving Selection of the new year, we’re diving our way back into the world of sleeper holds and suplexes with the program director for RadioTacoma 101.9, Morgan Lambert! This … Continue reading →

Duration:02:19:14

Black Ops Episode 12 – Spoiler Alert: Ghosts Don’t Exist [CLIP]

12/25/2018
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In our latest episode, exclusive to our Patreon supporters, it’s Halloween for Christmas! Recorded back in October, we dip into the horror genre, as Casey was watching one scary movie a day, often for the first time. As a horror … Continue reading →

Duration:00:04:34

Black Ops Episode 11 – A Bacterial Infection That Helps You Fight Crime [CLIP]

12/19/2018
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In our latest episode, exclusive to our Patreon supporters, we join Sam Mulvey to dig into the question of adapting properties that we care about, and whether it’s important to even attempt fidelity to the source material. From Watchmen to … Continue reading →

Duration:00:05:00

Fun Size Episode 32 – Mistakes Were Made

11/28/2018
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We continue our talk with Sam Mulvey and dig into the questions that try men’s souls. We ponder the repeated use of various firearms in movies, and why laser weapons aren’t nearly as numerous these days. We dive into the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:27:01

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 17 – Total Recall

11/22/2018
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They stole his mind, now he wants it back. It’s time to get our asses to Mars and regain our buried identities with returning guest Sam Mulvey of the Ask an Atheist radio show. This month, we’re plunging into the … Continue reading →

Duration:01:20:28

Black Ops Episode 10 – Meet Your Parents. Make Money. Kill Hitler. [CLIP]

11/10/2018
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In our latest episode, exclusive to our Patreon supporters, a trip to a computer museum prompts a mind-breaking discussion about the mechanics of time travel in the Back to the Future movies. When we return to a present that we’ve … Continue reading →

Duration:00:03:45

Join Us for the Third Annual Captain Picard Day Celebration!

10/31/2018
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It’s Back! So Tug down your on shirts and put your party shoes on! Join Mike and Casey for our third annual Holiday Season gathering! We’ll be at the Poodle Dog restaurant in Fife, in their Board Room for good … Continue reading →

Duration:00:02:29

Episode 36 – Uzumaki by Junji Ito

10/30/2018
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“Spirals…This town is contaminated with Spirals…” In our latest Single Serving Selection, we descend into a mind-bending and stomach-churning modern classic of Japanese manga horror with librarian and friend of the show, Kit DeForge, but perhaps you’ll wish we hadn’t. … Continue reading →

Duration:00:54:00

Fun Size Episode 31 – Beauty and Meaning in the Wreckage of Late Stage Capitalism

10/21/2018
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We sit down with Tom Satwicz to muse on how various fictional interpretations of New York City and New Yorkers have shaped our perceptions of the place and its people. And does Detroit get a bad rap in fiction, or … Continue reading →

Duration:00:54:06

Fun Size Episode 30 – That’s My Kind of Garbage!

9/22/2018
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We’re back to dive into an overstuffed grab bag of off-topic nonsense with Roz Townsend, and we grapple with the important questions that keep us up at night. Is Colonel Sanders the closest thing we have to an American Time … Continue reading →

Duration:01:23:35

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 16 – Last Action Hero

9/13/2018
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This isn’t the movies anymore. We’re back. This time we’re traveling to the world behind the silver screen with artist Roz Townsend to dissect the meta-fictional cult action/comedy movie that many at the time considered Arnold’s first box office flop, … Continue reading →

Duration:01:01:21

Fun Size Episode 29 – Fighting the Adam West Fight

9/1/2018
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We jump back into the fray with Greg Hatcher, to talk debate the merits of Star Trek Discovery, the future of the franchise and what we want from a Trek property. We also look at the trailer for the new … Continue reading →

Duration:01:16:46

Episode 35 – Highlander

8/28/2018
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“There can be only one.” This month, we feel an irresistible pull towards a far away land to test our blades against those of Atomic Junk Shop‘s Greg Hatcher and David “Ace” Gutiérrez of Emmys.com. The field of battle, the Highlander … Continue reading →

Duration:02:15:00

Fun Size Episode 28 – The Wilhelm Scream of Star Wars Movies

6/30/2018
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We continue our chat with Patrick Johnson, and finally give our mixed opinions on the latest Disney opus, Solo: A Star Wars Story. We go over the promise and the pitfalls of the prequel concept and ask ourselves what we … Continue reading →

Duration:01:02:20

Episode 34 – American Movie

6/22/2018
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“There’s no excuses, Paul. No one has ever, ever paid admission to see an excuse. No one has ever faced a black screen that says: “Well, if we had these set of circumstances, we would’ve shot this scene… so please … Continue reading →

Duration:01:08:43

Fun Size Episode 27 – Not My Luke Skywalker!

5/27/2018
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Who truly owns a piece of art, a character or a media franchise? The artist, or the audience? We sit down with Sean Duncan to seek the answer to that and many other questions. We (finally) talk about Star Wars: … Continue reading →

Duration:01:08:28

Podcasta la Vista, Baby! Episode 15 – Conan the Destroyer

5/23/2018
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The most powerful legend of all is back in a new adventure. Know, o listener, that we return to an age undreamed of, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under our sandalled feet with returning guest and musician, … Continue reading →

Duration:01:06:36

Fun Size Episode 26 – A Continuity Gumbo of Nonsense

4/29/2018
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While Casey has to run upstairs and be a dad, Mike continues his talk with Joe Preti and Tobiah Panshin for a full-throated bitch-sesh about the state of the comic book industry. From Marvel and DC’s refusal to change its … Continue reading →

Duration:01:06:57