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We answer geeky questions that non-geeks have!

We answer geeky questions that non-geeks have!

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We answer geeky questions that non-geeks have!

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English


Episodes

Episode 59: What to Expect When You’re at the D&D Table (or any other RPG game)

5/28/2020
Let’s talk D&D Conventions! Well, not Conventions, but conventions, aka the social expectations one is likely to find when they first sit down at a table to play D&D, or other role-playing games. A new listener is afraid to start playing, and Kurt is here to assuage those fears, and let her (and you) know how you should behave at your first (and subsequent) session.

Duration:00:21:41

Episode 58: The Replacements - Robin

5/14/2020
In this recurring feature, we look at the various heroes that have replaced the original, and what happens to them after their tenure is over. Maybe it’s because he’s a sidekick and not (usually) a solo hero, but Robin is one of the few cases where the original never actually came back. Instead, we’ve had a parade of Robins, which we’ll discuss in this episode.

Duration:00:28:37

Episode 57: Interview with Evan Skolnick, Part 4 (Finale)

4/30/2020
In the fourth and final portion of this multi-episode interview, Kurt wraps up his talk with comic book writer/game writer and producer/college professor Evan Skolnick with some listener questions, mostly about the video game industry.

Duration:00:20:58

Episode 56: Interview with Evan Skolnick, Part 3

4/23/2020
In part three of this multi-episode interview, Kurt continues his talk with comic book writer/game writer and producer/college professor Evan Skolnick, getting into his video game work, after briefly discussing his time at Acclaim Comics and the comic boom and bust of the 90s.

Duration:00:53:11

Episode 55: Interview with Evan Skolnick, Part 2

4/16/2020
In part two of this multi-episode interview, Kurt continues his talk with comic book writer/game writer and producer/college professor Evan Skolnick, this time focusing on the comic book writing portion, with special emphasis on his two-year stint on The New Warriors, but we also talk about writing licensed books and running the company softball team..

Duration:00:35:15

Episode 54: Interview with Evan Skolnick, Part 1

4/9/2020
In the first part of this multi-episode interview, Kurt talks to comic book writer/game writer and producer/college professor Evan Skolnick about the earliest part of his career, up to his editorial stint at Marvel Comics.

Duration:00:29:01

Episode 53: Who Are The New Warriors? (Volume 1)

3/26/2020
For the first anniversary of the podcast’s release, Kurt’s favorite hero Speedball was introduced. On this 2nd-Anniversary episode, we introduce the rest of his teammates in the New Warriors, or at least the members of the team when it was first formed, plus a little bit about why the “Heroes for the 90s” continue to be re-read by fans 30 years later.

Duration:00:28:33

Episode 52: Fifty-Two (The DC Mini-Series)

3/12/2020
No, I’m not just repeating the episode number again, but spelling it out. 52 (or Fifty-Two) was an important work in the DC Universe, so much so that the number keeps popping up in DC Lore ever since. This year-long weekly series was the first in a few that DC did, but is the only one that really left a lasting impact. Because this is Episode 52, I decided to go into more detail on this story, introducing the basic set-ups and talking about what made the story one of my personal favorites.

Duration:00:18:17

Episode 51: When Did Nick Fury Start Looking Like Samuel L. Jackson?

2/27/2020
Nick Fury started out as a square-jawed white Sergeant with adventures taking place in World War II. So, how did he go from that to the Samuel L. Jackson look-alike we see today, running a super-spy agency? That’s the question that gets asked and answered in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:16:50

Episode 50: Story Length and Continuity Conundrums

2/13/2020
How much back reading is required to get into comic books today? Elyse (of the OHotMU or Not? podcast) wrote in to ask this question among others. We look at how comic story lengths have changed over time, and how continuity has become a more important factor in the tales of today.

Duration:00:26:56

Episode 49: DC Around the World (DC Characters based outside the United States)

1/30/2020
A continuation of last episode, where we discussed Marvel characters based outside the United States, this time we turn our attention to DC, and what heroes they have created who originate from a (non-fictional) foreign country. I apologize in advance if I get any of the pronunciations wrong. I did my best, but I’m not perfect!

Duration:00:20:58

Episode 48: Marvel Around the World (Marvel Characters based outside the United States)

1/16/2020
Although most Marvel comic book stories are based in United States (and even more specifically New York), there are heroes in many other countries in the Marvel Universe. We take a look at a few of them, trying to avoid the ones completely based around a stereotype of that country (except maybe Kangaroo). Let’s romp around the world and check out the international heroes of Marvel!

Duration:00:18:17

Episode 47.1: Fixed link for Two More Questions

1/6/2020
Being non-comic readers (for the most part), but having to deal with things in the comic book world, I was curious to find out if the ladies from the OHotMU or Not podcast had questions they needed answered about comics. And they delivered! Two questions were answered last episode and now we finish them off with questions from Shotgun and Emelie!

Duration:00:21:48

Episode 47: Two More Questions from the Ladies of the “OHotMU or Not?” Podcast

1/2/2020
Being non-comic readers (for the most part), but having to deal with things in the comic book world, I was curious to find out if the ladies from the OHotMU or Not podcast had questions they needed answered about comics. And they delivered! Two questions were answered last episode and now we finish them off with questions from Shotgun and Emelie!

Duration:00:17:59

Episode 46: Two Questions from the Ladies of the “OHotMU or Not?” Podcast

12/19/2019
Being non-comic readers (for the most part), but having to deal with things in the comic book world, I was curious to find out if the ladies from the OHotMU or Not podcast had questions they needed answered about comics. And they delivered! Two questions coming this week, and two more next episode!

Duration:00:25:46

Episode 45: Stephen Sondheim vs. Andrew Lloyd Webber - Why the Drama?

12/5/2019
We’re comparing two giants of pop culture again, but not in the comics or sci-fi realm. This time, we’re looking at musical theater. Stephen Sondheim fans often disparage Andrew Lloyd Webber. Why the vitriol, and how different are the two composers anyways?

Duration:00:23:40

Episode 44: The Replacements - Hulk

11/21/2019
Another in the recurring feature, where we look at other characters who have taken on the superheroic identity from another, both how that occurred and what happened to them after the original comes back. The Smashing character known as The Hulk is under the spotlight this time.

Duration:00:24:02

Episode 43: A (Semi-)Brief History of Valiant Comics

11/7/2019
Vin Diesel has a new movie coming out next February titled Bloodshot, based on the Valiant Comics character. But, what is Valiant Comics, and what makes it any different from Marvel or DC? From the early 90s up to the current stable of titles, we look at the history of Valiant Comics/Entertainment.

Duration:00:26:51

Episode 42: Batgirl and Batwoman - Who’s Who? (Barbara Gordon, Kate Kane, Stephanie Brown, and Cassandra Cain)

10/24/2019
After hearing a little about Batwoman from last episode, a listener has a question on the various Bat-ladies, and how to tell them apart. We dive into the history of Batgirl and Batwoman from the 1950s all the way to the present.

Duration:00:24:21

Episode 41: Let’s Get Caught Up on the Arrowverse! (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman)

10/10/2019
In anticipation of this year’s massive Crisis on Infinite Earths TV event, we get caught up on the main characters of all of the Arrowverse shows, so that you’ll be ready even if you don’t normally watch all of them.

Duration:00:23:37