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A celebration of nerd and geek culture with a punk rock spin. New episodes EVERY Monday.

A celebration of nerd and geek culture with a punk rock spin. New episodes EVERY Monday.
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A celebration of nerd and geek culture with a punk rock spin. New episodes EVERY Monday.






Ep. 86 – Anime Tiddies on NPR

Alex the Human join Fred and Chris for one of the silliest episodes we've had in a while. The podcast will be on hiatus for the month of Feburary while we work on some other content. The podcast will be back to the regular weekly schedule in March. In the meantime keep an eye on our YouTube channel and our site TalesOfTheCon.com for fresh new content. Support the show on Patreon. https://patreon.com/talesofthecon Only a buck!


EP. 85 – Suicide Squad 2: Electric Booglaoo

Fred may have had too much caffeine and Chris certainly didn't have enough. The boys discuss if anyone actually wants a sequel to Suicide Squad, and other topics. Support the show: https://patreon.com/talesofthecon


Ep. 84 – “Successfully Offensive”

A few of the topics we discuss in today's episode: How a failed marriage can lead to your own version of the Paper Street Soap Company. Music we can't stand anymore, overrated bands, and the best movies you can watch a million times. In a world of professional outrage, should you strive to be successfully offensive? http://patreon.com/talesofthecon


Ep. 83 – 2017 Wrap Up

We wrap up 2017 by discussing just about everything. The best things from the year and our plans for the next. The Chief's ninja skills come into question, and we only complain about The Last Jedi a little bit...


Ep. 82 – The Last Jedi breakdown and review SpoilerCast

Happy New Year! The Tales of the Con crew go hard on Star Wars The Last Jedi. We breakdown the movie and give our spoiler-filled review. Where does it rank with the rest of the films? Is it all bad? What did the movie get right? Our Patreon subscribers already got to hear this episode... Visit http://patreon.com/talesofthecon for details.


Ep. 81 – Fried mac-n-cheese and the end of net neutrality

Among other topics; the crew discusses current events and failed food experiments. (Our Patreon subscribers already got to listen to this episode. Visit http://patreon.com/talesofthecon for details. ) Our Star Wars The Last Jedi breakdown and review is also available for everyone on our Patreon right now! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Ep. 80 – The Zombie apocalypse, but you’re a biker with a baby inside you.

Dick jokes galore as The Offender mixes two upcoming games with hilarious results. Also; Early access game report, cooking shows, and do we finally convince Fred to get Overwatch?


Ep. 79 – Battlechasers, Avengers, and DC drops the ball again.

Chris sits with our man Zach to talk about video games, Trucks, and comic book movies. We get down on what its like to run a start-up and our net neutrality fears. We watch the Avengers: Infinity War trailer and discuss Justice league and why DC just can't come close to Marvel's cinematic offerings. Tales of the Con relies on fan support. You can sign up on Patreon.com/talesofthecon or donate to the site. Anything is appreciated and helps more than you know! Thank you.


Ep. 78 – Concert report, THOTs, and Net Neutrality.

A few of the topics we touch on in this episode: Alex the Human reports on her recent concert experience. Returning THOTs from years gone by. Battlefront 2 update, and our take on the soon-to-be-gone Net Neutrality. TalesOfTheCon.com is entirely fan-funded. Consider joining us on Patreon, or donating via Paypal, or other options such as Bitcoin.


Ep. 77 – The Battlefront 2 fiasco and gamers taking a stand.

David in Legal joins us in studio to discuss gaming news and other topics. We start off the show by getting down and dirty about the Battlefront 2 pay-to-win lootbox bullshit bonanza. We reminisce about all the games and studios that EA has ruined over the years. Tales of the Con is 100% fan-funded. We now accept Cryptocurrency. We take Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum in addition to Paypal and our Patreon page. We make it easy for you to help us out! Visit our site Talesofthecon.com for...


Ep. 76 – Phoenix FanFest 2017 Wrapup

Fred and Chris discuss our experience with the Phoenix FanFest event for 2017. Tales of the Con is 100% fan-funded. We now accept Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum in addition to Paypal and our Patreon page. We make it easy for you to help us out! Visit our site Talesofthecon.com for details.


Ep. 75 – Was the internet a mistake?

We recap our time at the PIY2017 Podcast it yourself event. Fred and The Offender went to an art exhibit and shook things up. The Offender asks us about the most disturbing things we've ever seen online. Was the internet a mistake overall?.. Sign up on our Patreon to support the show. patreon.com/talesofthecon We want to start an advice segment. Email us: podcast @ talesofthecon . com and ask us anything. (This episode was recorded and released to Patreon 11-6-2017, available to the public...


Ep. 74 – The death of the moshpit

In today's episode Fred is recovering from his birthday. We talk about the headaches of PC games and drivers. We also talk about getting older and what not to do at a concert in 2017. Old punks never die, they just stand in the back... (Recorded 10-28-2017, Released to Patreon 10-30-2017, Available to the public 11-06-2017) Tales of the Con has no ads or product placement. You can help support the show: http://patreon.com/talesofthecon for details.


Ep. 73 – The Chief’s birthday

Topics in today's episode include: Its Fred's birthday. Chris just built a gaming PC, and now Fred has jumped back on board with PC gaming. We talk about MOBAs and some of the games we've missed. Grumpy old men yelling at kids, and some of our favorite voice actors. (Recorded 10-22-2017, Released to Patreon 10-23-2017, Available to the public 10-30-2017) Support the show: http://patreon.com/talesofthecon for details.


Ep. 72 – floccinaucinihilipilification

Topics include: ComicCon hotel shenanigans, More evidence of BattleFront 2's pay-to-win system, Weeaboo penguins, and interdimensional sexcapades. Tales of the Con and our Podcast are fully independent thanks to fan support via Patreon. There are no baked-in ads or product placement. Go to http://patreon.com/talesofthecon for details.


Ep. 71 – Early access games and the developer-player relationship.

MrHancock1395 joins us to discuss Battlefront 2: Broken Promises edition. How much do developers owe early adopters or the general playerbase of their games? What if you pay for a title that gets cancelled? Some games (i.e. Vanilla WoW) just cease to exist regardless of the fact you've paid for it. We also challenge our guest on his love of Anime. Tales of the Con and our Podcast are fully independent thanks to fan support via Patreon. There are no baked-in ads or product placement. Go to...


Ep. 70 – RedDead2, Vinyl Music, and Cringey teenage moments.

We get hyped about the new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 and talk about spagetti westerns. We discuss music, the resurgence of Vinyl, and what music from the past doesn't hold up. We also talk about cringey moments from our teenage years. (Recorded 09-30-2017, Released on Patreon 10-1-2017) Support us on Patreon and help keep Tales of the Con Ad-Free! http://patreon.com/talesofthecon for details.


Ep. 69 – The Punisher, Trans-disabled, and new trash anime recommendations

Topics include: The Offender asks if all blind people have powers like Daredevil? Dr. Phil talks to "Trans-disabled" people. We talk about Netflix and Marvel's The Defenders and the new Punisher trailer. My little Pony and the latest trash anime you should be watching. (Recorded 9-23-2017, Released to Patreon on 09-24-2017) Tales of the Con is ad-free and brought to you by the generous support of our Patreon subscribers. Sign up on http://patreon.com/talesofthecon and help keep the mics on!


Ep 68 – PC Gaming, PUBG, and are in-game lootboxes gambling?

We go over our further development of our tabletop game Space Adventure. We talk about returning to PC gaming, Overwatch, DayZ and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. We also discuss a serious movement to classify in-game lootboxes as gambling. Join us on Patreon and help support independent content creators. http://patreon.com/talesofthecon


Ep. 67 – Classic Comedies, IT, and hurricane Irma

We talk about classic comedy movies and plan for a movie night. We discuss the new IT movie and why clowns are horrible creatures regardless. We call Samantha who lives in Florida and is about to be hit by hurricane Irma, but did no prepping... Plus the first ever appearance of Captain Commander Banhammer! Tales of the Con is made possible through the generous support of our Patreon subscribers. Join us on Patreon for only $1 a month to unlock exclusive rewards!...


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