Thu, 31 July 2014
The podcast reaches an arbitrary milestone and our hosts celebrate in style! They also make another podcast that falls into line with the standards set by the preceding episodes.
The Week in Geek: Andrew plays a video game card game based on an MMO as well as, in his words, "eating comic books." Dan talks about his own comic, Long John.
Boasts of Bethel: Dan reminisces on his two experiences with ComicCon, and tries to figure out what the SDCC (as the REAL fans call it) is actually about.
Discussion: Since one of the biggest nerd gatherings happened this week in San Diego, Andrew and Dan decide to discuss it; but, more specifically, they try to answer the age old SDCC question: Who won––Marvel or DC?
Games That Matter: Dan and Andrew craft an argument as to why the Playstation 1 game, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, is super-important and should be on everybody's roster.
Geek Thoughts: After finally answering last week's question, they go broad with this week's, asking:
What is a movie, tv, or video game soundtrack that you hold particularly dear and why?
Submit your answer as a comment on the episode's page at forall.libsyn.com, on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter (Dan and Andrew). Also feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and be sure to leave a comment there about how much you enjoy our thoughtful investigations into things geeky and nerdy! It'll help to spread the word! Also, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll be glad you did.
For all intents and purposes, that was the tenth episode recap!
Music from this Episode:
-"Stayin' in Black" by Wax Audio
-Theme from WildC.A.T.s the Animated Series by Sheree Jeacocke and Gerry Mosby.
Thu, 24 July 2014
As is the case every week, when exciting news or developments happen in the nerdy & geeky world, Andrew and Dan are on top of it with sharp wits and minds.
The Week in Geek: Andrew starts reading comics and Dan finshes video games while listening to the new Weird Al album.
Boasts of Bethel: Dan talks about the audience's role in completing that action that is "fiction."
Discussion: This week Dan and Andrew discuss the recent developments in the world of comic books––specifically, the new Thor and the new Captain America––and how the world would benefit more from these "legacy" characters.
Games that Matter: This time, Andrew and Dan go on about their love for all things Fallout 3.
Geek Thoughts: After discussing the answers to last week's questions. To that end, since I said I'd link to it, here is the historical recipes blog that commenter, Tracy Johnston, maintains, Goode Eates. This week our hosts ask a timely question:
What is exciting you or piquing your interest at this year's San Diego ComicCon?
Submit your answer as a comment at forall.libsyn.com, on Facebook, Google+, or on Twitter (Dan and Andrew). Also, feel free to leave a review of the podcast on iTunes! Leaving reviews gets us more attention! Also, you can e-mail any questions, comments, or miscellanea to forallpod [at] gmail [dot] com.
For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
Music from the Episode:
-"Stayin' in Black" by Wax Audio
-"I Dont' Want to Set the World on Fire" by The Ink Spots
-"The Rockford Files Theme" by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter
Thu, 17 July 2014
The world can't keep up with Dan and Andrew as they tear through all things geeky and nerdy.
The Week in Geek: Before getting into individual accomplishments, they discuss the recently released trailer for Doctor Who Series 8! Andrew then discusses his preparation for UnPub in Seattle, while Dan discusses about Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and the Veronica Mars movie.
Boasts of Bethel: In this week's boast, Dan gets psychological and ponders the connection between nerds and ironic/meta-humor and asks whether it's a good thing or not. SPOILER: He has no answers.
Discussion: Inspired by the satirical-cum-blindingly-successful Potato Salad Kickstarter that made the rounds in this week's news cycle, Dan and Andrew examine what, exactly, Kickstarter is, could be, and should be and how it has been a benefit or detriment to geek culture.
Andrew Objects: Hot on the heels of news that Marvel's Thor will now be a woman, Andrew decides to object to...those who object.
Geek Thoughts: Big thanks to Walter Phippeny, Liz Geisser, Jason Morgan, Ruben Hanson-Rojas, and Brittney Farrand for responding to last week's question! Your answers were insightful and fun to talk about. However, we must keep moving forward, so we ask:
What is a nerdy/geeky thing you've been doing recently that you want more people to know about?
Leave a comment on the episode's post at forall.libsyn.com, or on either Andrew's or Dan's Facebook/Google+/Twitter posts (Dan's Twitter and Andrew's Twitter). You can also leave a comment on iTunes or e-mail us at forallpod [at] gmail.com.
Until next week, for all intents and purposes, this is an episode breakdown.
Thu, 10 July 2014
Even in the face of a near disastrous behind the scenes technical glitch, it turns out that Andrew and Dan can't be stopped. Again, they bring you another outstanding episode that covers a straight-up plethora of topics, including:
Boasts of Bethel: This week, Dan ruminates on how animated films are marginalized by modern American society and wonders what we can do to move it forward.
Discussion: Nintendo guru, Shigeru Miyamoto, makes a startlingly bold claim that video games are in a state of "creative immaturity." Andrew and Dan discuss what this means and what it may take to get out of it.
Who Cares: Going back to the well, they discuss not an episode or story but a villain! This time they venture into the mind of Davros, the creator of the Daleks.
Geek Thoughts: After going over last week's very debated question, this week they ask:
What is a game/movie/tv show/comic/book/album/etc. that you feel helped move its medium forward? Why and how?
Leave a comment on the episode's post at forall.libsyn.com, or on either Andrew's or Dan's Facebook/Google+/Twitter posts. You can also leave a comment on iTunes or e-mail us at forallpod [at] gmail.com
Until next week, for all intents and purposes, that was an episode breakdown.
Wed, 9 July 2014
Here's the fanart we received this week from listener Amir S. of Andrew playing in cardboard, from Episode 5.
For all intents and purposes, thanks Amir!
Category:fanart -- posted at: 11:59pm PDT
Thu, 3 July 2014
The guys are back and push it to 11! Because Dan lives in Sacramento, and it is summer, you'll hear his floor fan humming along throughout the episode––you've been warned! In a very energetic episode, Andrew and Dan discuss the following:
Andrew Objects: Breaking into our regularly scheduled Boasts of Bethel, Andrew addresses the idea that your role-playing game is better (or worse) than anybody elses...and why that might be a problem.
Nerd Debate: Dan sees Transformers: Age of Extinction which gets the guys to ponder the role of 80s nostalgia in popular culture. Then Dan tells Michael Bay how to make Transformers movies.
Games That Matter: Andrew and Dan discuss the importance and impact of Konami's (more appropriately, Hideo Kojima's) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
Last Call: After reviewing listener responses to last week's question, Dan and Andrew get into a semantic debate, which must be resolved by you:
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