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Geeks with Kids is a weekly podcast where geeky parents at different stages of parenthood talk about all things in the realms of nerdiness and parenting.

Geeks with Kids is a weekly podcast where geeky parents at different stages of parenthood talk about all things in the realms of nerdiness and parenting.
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Canada

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Geeks with Kids is a weekly podcast where geeky parents at different stages of parenthood talk about all things in the realms of nerdiness and parenting.

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English


Episodes

101 - Celebrating Fandom Part 2: Star Trek, Horror Films, and Video Games

1/12/2019
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We continue celebrating fandom in our 101st episode of Geeks with Kids. Join Erik, Hawk, Schaus, Steve, Matt Moore, Stu, Mallory, and Belle as they discuss more of our favourite fandoms, what we love about them, and how we can introduce someone new to it. Star Trek, Horror Films, and Video Games are in the queue for this round. Which geek is the Trekkie? Is it Trekkie or Trekker? Which horror films did we see at a far too young age? And which games should we get Mallory to play? To...

Duration:00:49:10

100 - Celebrating Fandom Part 1: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars

1/6/2019
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In a very special episode of Geeks with Kids, we celebrate 100 episodes by chatting about some of our favourite fandoms, what we love about them, and how we can introduce someone new to it. Joining us on this supersized episode is a returning Mallory, and new geek, Belle! In part 1, we find out who's a Harry Potter fan, who's a Tolkien fan, and who's a Star Wars fan. The last one isn't a surprise, it's Erik. To share your fandom, please email podcast@geekswithkids.ca or visit...

Duration:00:54:27

BONUS: Have Yourself A Very Geeky Christmas

12/29/2018
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Ho Ho Ho...ld on a minute! The Geeks are back for a very special bonus Christmas episode. Join the Geeks as they talk about their favourite holiday memories, their geeky traditions, and debate their favourite movies of the season. Need help finding a geeky gift for your loved one? Find out what the Geeks suggest on Geeks with Kids.

Duration:01:09:35

Episode 99: The Princess Bride

12/29/2018
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Jump off your Rodent of Unusual Size and get cozy as the Geeks talk about one of the greatest fantasy films of all time "The Princess Bride." Does the film still hold up today? What made director Rob Reiner get sick on set? And can you really start a land war in Asia? Find out on Geeks with Kids.

Duration:00:56:27

BONUS: Have Yourself A Very Geeky Christmas

12/20/2018
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Ho Ho Ho...ld on a minute! The Geeks are back for a very special bonus Christmas episode. Join the Geeks as they talk about their favourite holiday memories, their geeky traditions, and debate their favourite movies of the season. Need help finding a geeky gift for your loved one? Find out what the Geeks suggest on Geeks with Kids.

Duration:01:09:35

Episode 99: The Princess Bride

12/14/2018
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Jump off your Rodent of Unusual Size and get cozy as the Geeks talk about one of the greatest fantasy films of all time "The Princess Bride." Does the film still hold up today? What made director Rob Reiner get sick on set? And can you really start a land war in Asia? Find out on Geeks with Kids.

Duration:00:56:26

Episode 98: Remembering Stan Lee

11/26/2018
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This week, the geeks take a look back at the legacy of Stan The Man Lee, the man who stirred the imaginations of millions with his creations at Marvel Comics. What are our favourite memories of Stan? Do we have a favourite character of his? And what is this the perfect way to introduce your kids to the vast work of Stan Lee? Join true believers in saying Excelsior to his memory on Geeks with Kids!

Duration:01:01:12

Episode 97: The Geeks Play Starlink

11/10/2018
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This week, the geeks embark on an epic space odyssey as they review "Starlink: Battle for Atlas." Released by UbiSoft Toronto, this toys-to-life game hopes to be the hit of the Christmas season. How do the little toys work? What game does Erik keep comparing it to? And is this the perfect way to introduce your kids to the realm of science fiction? Find out on Geeks with Kids!

Duration:00:35:28

Episode 96: A Spooktacular Halloween

10/26/2018
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Join Erik, Michael and a returning Craig for a chocotastic Halloween episode. What Halloween TV specials are the best? Should teenagers still Trick or Treat? And what really is the best Halloween candy? Find out why candy corn really is the worst on Geeks with Kids!

Duration:00:44:11

Episode 95: Rise of 30 Year-Old Sequel!

10/13/2018
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The Geeks will journey back to the 80s, when some of the greatest movie franchises first rose from the blockbuster era, and continue 20-30 years later. What made these giants of cinema first stand out? What has endured and has kept them alive (for good or ill) in the present cinematic environment? And how have the sequels, set decades later hold up the ideals and unique elements of the films that first spawned them? Find out with Geeks with Kids.

Duration:01:31:45

Episode 94: No Free-To-Play Lunch!

10/2/2018
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This week, the geeks delve into the world of Free-to-Play. How has this new phenomena affected the gaming landscape? What are the upsides, and downsides, of being able to try something, but then have to pay to keep the good times rolling? Is this approach to offering a taste actually new? And where do we draw the line, between having our fun time gated, and our wallets enticed? Find out on Geeks with Kids

Duration:00:49:06

Episode 93: Your Friendly, Neighbourhood Spider-Geeks

9/13/2018
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With the release this week of a brand new Spider-man game on the PS4, the geeks swing in to share their thoughts on the friendly neighbourhood webslinger. What makes Spider-man a perennial favourite amongst comic book superheroes? Which live-action Peter Parker captures his jovial, loveable character? What do the geeks want to see for the future of the Spiderverse movies? Is the new video game any good? Find out with Geeks with Kids!

Duration:01:18:23

Episode 92: The Dark Knight, 10 Years Later

8/27/2018
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This week the geeks take a look at the film Variety calls "An ambitious, full-bodied crime epic of gratifying scope and moral complexity." Released 10 years ago, Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" is still a gem in the comic book genre. Does Christian Bale's gravelly voice hold up? How does Heath Ledger's Joker compare to Jack Nicholson or Jared Leto? Does everyone do a Michael Caine impersonation while saying "... the size of a tangerine?" Find out on Geeks with Kids.

Duration:01:18:33

Episode 91: SDCC Part 2 - Electric Boogaloo

8/9/2018
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San Diego Comic-Con 2018 had so many announcements that we're back for a second episode. Join the two Michaels, Steve, and Erik as they talk about the announcements they missed the first time around. What's the deal with all The CW reboots with "Roswell" and "Charmed"? Will YouTube Red have a hit with their haunted ship show "Origin" or will Syfy's "Nightflyers" be more haunted ship-ier? Is anyone excited for the show that never seems to die, "The Walking Dead"? Find out with Geeks with Kids.

Duration:01:05:04

Episode 90: The Geeks vs Comic Con 2018

7/25/2018
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The Geeks take on San Diego Comic Con 2018 in this weeks episode. Join Steve, Erik, and Michael as they discuss a small amount of announcements from this massive geekfest. Did anyone like DC's "Titans" trailer? Which one is the bigger Wizarding World nerd? How much do they love Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor? Find out with Geeks with Kids.

Duration:01:24:11

Episode 89: Celebrating 10 Years of Marvel Studios

7/16/2018
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This year marks the 10th year of Marvel Studios. Join the two Michaels, Erik and Steve as they celebrate the highs and lows of Marvel's astonishing 20 blockbuster films. Which film did they think was the best? Do they spoil "Ant-Man and the Wasp"? Find out with Geeks with Kids.

Duration:01:23:07

Episode 88: Playing with Retro Power

6/27/2018
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The geeks are now playing with power on this retro gaming themed episode. Join Michael, Erik, and the prodigal son Szpirs as they discuss the games and systems they grew up with. Did they play with power or were they Sega fanboys? What lesson did Szpirs learn from "The Legend of Zelda?" Pop on some synthwave and go back in time with Geeks with Kids, it's so bad.

Duration:00:51:07

Bonus - E3 Roundup 2018

6/19/2018
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The geeks are back for a bonus episode marking the end of E3 2018. Join Erik, Steve, and the two Mikes as they talk about what rocked and what sucked at The Electronic Entertainment Expo. Did Sony pull out another win? Did we switch over to Team Microsoft? Find out with Geeks with Kids.

Duration:00:49:55

Episode 87: Movies that broke us

6/13/2018
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The geeks get to wax nostalgic on the latest episode of Geeks with Kids. Join Steve, Erik, and the two Michaels as they relieve childhood traumas while discussing movies that broke them. Which movies did they pick? Did they really leave off the Transformers animated movie? Should Erik get TMN for his household? Find out with Geeks with Kids.

Duration:01:04:01

Bonus - E3 Predictions 2018

6/9/2018
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With the start of gaming's biggest event of the year The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 happening shortly, the geeks decided to get together to predict what they'd like to see. Join Erik, Steve, and the two Michaels as they chat about the different conferences, what they hope to see, and the general state of the gaming industry now. Will they get any of their predictions right? Will someone keep score? Will Sony finally let us change our PSN names? Find out with Geeks with Kids.

Duration:00:55:39