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TSTP S2E19- Aliens

Regarded as one of the best sequels ever made, Aliens also serves as one of the main influences of Stranger Things. As we continue our series looking at the movies that inspired Stranger Things, we turn to fellow Golden Spiral Media host, Corey Meltcalfe to help make the journey to LV-426. We discuss our favorite moments from the film, memories from the first time each of us watched it, fun facts about the film, and of course, how it ties into Stranger Things. We also share their listener...


TSTP S2E18- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Stranger Things

You may not have noticed all of the ways Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom influenced Stranger Things, but there are many nods to the Spielberg classic if you have a keen eye. As we continue our look at the films that inspired Stranger Things, Addi, Darrell, and guest-host listeners Blake and JJ talk about the 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. For the first time in TSTP history, listeners join in to guest-host the show. A scene that was a common favorite with this group of...


TSTP S2E17- Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Stranger Things

Addi, Darrell, and guest host Jeremiah, discuss the 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Jeremiah watched the film as a kid, but Addi and Darrell just recently watched it. They share their thoughts about the film and how it ties into Stranger Things. Darrell pays a short tribute to David Ward. They talk about news items relating to Stranger Things including Universal Studios Stranger Things Halloween maze is open. They talk about fun facts about the movie, their memories about...


TSTP S2E16- Ghostbusters and Stranger Things

David Ward from the Don't Blink podcast joins us for this episode of The Stranger Things Podcast as we discuss the 1984 film Ghostbusters. David is a fan of Ghostbusters and cosplays as a ghostbuster (as well of other characters from other movies and shows). They talk about news, including some new revelations from Shawn Levy and David Harbour about season 3, and an exciting announcement from McFarlane Toys featuring the Stranger Things kids figures in their Ghostbusters uniforms. Read...


TSTP S2E15- Gremlins and Stranger Things

Joined by Jeremiah Panhorst, Addi and Darrell, talk about the classic 1984 movie, Gremlins. They talk about the connections between Gremlins and Stranger Things. Some topics discussed are news, fun facts about Gremlins, how Stranger Things and Gremlins are related, memories from watching Gremlins for the first time, and favorite moments from the movie. Read More... The post TSTP S2E15- Gremlins and Stranger Things appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology...


TSTP S2E14- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Stranger Things

Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers have found inspiration from many films from the 80's, and perhaps none have been more influential than E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. In this episode of TSTP, join Addi, Darrell, and John as they talk about the connections between Stranger Things and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. This is the first episode of a series where we'll be watching movies that inspired Stranger Things. Some topics discussed are news, fun facts about E.T., how Stranger Things...


TSTP S2E13- Fan Expo Dallas 2018 Review

On April 6, 7, and 8, over 60,000 sci-fi, anime, gaming, and comic fans descended on the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in downtown Dallas for Fan Expo Dallas. We were among them. For us, the biggest draw for this convention were the three stars from Stranger Things, Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), and Sadie Sink (Max). Addi had prepared to cosplay as Eleven from Stranger Things season 1, and I would be cosplaying as season 1 Dustin. We take a look at Fan Expo...


TSTP S2E12- Fan Expo Dallas Stranger Things Panel

Fan Expo Dallas 2018 was filled with many current top TV & Film stars, as well as quite a few stars from our favorite movies and TV shows of yesterday. Of course, none made us more excited to attend Fan Expo Dallas than Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Sadie Sink (Max), and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas). Moderated by Aaron Sagers, the three stars didn't disappoint. Read More... The post TSTP S2E12- Fan Expo Dallas Stranger Things Panel appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts,...


TSTP S2E11- Favorite Moments from Beyond Stranger Things

Not only did Netflix give us a fantastic sophomore season to Stranger Things, they gave us a companion show, "Beyond Stranger Things," to go with it. Hosted by Jim Rash, the 7 episode show contains a lot of fun, insightful, and interesting moments from the Duffer Brothers, director Shawn Levy, and stars Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Caleb McLaughlin, Joe Keery, Millie Bobby Brown, Natalia Dyer, Brett Gelman, Gaten Matarazzo, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, and David Harbor. In this episode, Addi and...


TSTP S2E10- Roundtable Discussion with Karen and John

Joining us today are Karen and John from the Maid of Steel Podcast! We take a look back at Stranger Things 2 and get their perspective on quite a few things including the new characters, "The Lost Sister," season 3 predictions, and Barb's death. Read More... The post TSTP S2E10- Roundtable Discussion with Karen and John appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.


TSTP S2E9-The Gate

It has been 353 days since Eleven has seen her friends. Mike called to her each and every night. The reunion is sweet but the joy is short lived. Will is getting weaker and the Demo-dogs are still prowling around. Mike is angry at Hopper for keeping Eleven isolated. Hopper explains that he was protecting her and keeping everyone else safe. In this moment I realized how much the kids lean on Joyce and Hopper because the other adults don’t have a clue what is going on. Read More... The post...


TSTP S2E8- The Mind Flayer

Jim Hopper stares in horror as the Demo-dog climbs out of the abyss. Dr. Owens says the creature cannot get through the glass but he is wrong. The demo-dog roars to his friends and together they break through and enter the lab. Dr. Owens sounds the alarm but it’s too late. The attack has begun! They are plunged into darkness as the power goes out and the Demo-dogs obtain free reign of the lab. Read more... The post TSTP S2E8- The Mind Flayer appeared first on Golden Spiral Media-...


TSTP S2E7-The Lost Sister

Eleven is traumatized by what she sees in Terry’s dream loop. Mama wants her to find the other girl in the rainbow room. Becky kept all the files that Terry collected of the missing children. Terry always believed that this conspiracy was bigger then just her daughter. The channel Eight news is playing on the television. Eleven goes to lay down and focus on the picture she found in her mother’s file. In her dream she finds what she is looking for. Eleven rushes to share her discovery with...


TSTP S2E6-The Spy

There is a spy in our midst and it looking to take down the town of Hawkins from the inside. Will is being rushed to the lab. His temperature has spiked to 106. He is screaming that he feels burning everywhere. Unable to contact his friends, Dustin finds an unlikely ally in Steve. Armed with the nail bat they go to investigate the cellar. What they find is very worrisome. Dart has shed his skin again and escaped into the tunnels. read more... The post TSTP S2E6-The Spy appeared first on...


TSTP S2E5- Dig Dug

Will is suffering the effects of his “now memories”. He tells Mike that at first the Shadow Monster was in the back of his mind like thoughts from a half remembered dream. Now the monster is in the Upside Down and here. Mike does his best to support his friend. Mike tells Will to use the monster’s invasion of his mind to their advantage. Mike says Will can be a Super Spy. He can gather intelligence to contribute to the monster’s demise. read more... The post TSTP S2E5- Dig Dug appeared...


TSTP S2E4- Will the Wise

After discovering that there isn’t an AV Club meeting Joyce rushes to Hawkins Middle School to see what is really going on. When she arrives she finds Will in a trance like state. Joyce screams at her son to try to snap him out of it. Inside his mind Will is facing the Shadow Monster in the Upside Down and he is not winning. The creature invades Will’s body! read more... The post TSTP S2E4- Will the Wise appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts &...


TSTP S2E3- The Pollywog

Dustin caught something in his ghost trap but it is certainly not a ghost. His mom is very suspicious of Dustin’s skittish behavior. After evicting his turtle from its aquarium it is revealed that Dustin has captured a small slug like creature. Good news it likes Halloween candy and Dustin has plenty of that. read more... The post TSTP S2E3- The Pollywog appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.


TSTP S2E2- Trick or Treat, Freak

The episode opens with Eleven in the Upside Down yelling for Mike. At the end of a hallway she notices a light. There is a hole covered in a slimy substance that She realizes she can stick her hand through. She concentrates and uses her special gift to make the hole bigger so she may pass through. She has done it. Eleven has escaped the Upside Down. Unfortunately her problems have just begun. In a weakened state she makes her way back to the Wheeler house. read more... The post TSTP S2E2-...



It is October 28 1984. President Reagan is running for re-election and Hawkins is preparing for Halloween. Will Byers is home but things are still strange around here. Murray wants to talk to Hopper. He is worried about Russian spies and some girl who stole waffles after breaking the freezer case with her mind. Read More... The post TSTP S2E1- MADMAX appeared first on Golden Spiral Media- Entertainment Podcasts, Technology Podcasts & More.


TSTP S2E0- Season 2 Hopes and Predictions

This week we have tons of news about new Stranger Things merchandise, games, clothing, and more! Addi and Darrell share some listener feedback, talk about their hopes and predictions of season 2, give information about the contest, and Addi shares her Meme of the Week. Addi and Darrell play a game, and Addi is the ‘’contestant.’’ They talk about some of the cool Stranger Things merchandise they found at Target and the Target website, since most of the items weren’t displayed yet in-store....