Episode 195 – Frankenstein’s Torte

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This week: Bill blarfs about Jurassic World and Terminator: Genisys while Anne talks about the PS4 port of Dishonored and her thoughts about the new X-Files trailer. Also, a bonus taste-test of the new Cap’n Crunch Sprinkled Donuts cereal!

In The Geek Week News In Review: Liquid water on Mars, Cinnamon Bun Oreos (which is the greater human accomplishment?), Anthony Bourdain’s NYC food market is taking shape, Christmas-y dinner at Hogwarts, the Pusheen Box, the arrival of Pepsi Perfect, and the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of Mass Effect.

  • Intro: Frankenstein – The Edgar Winters Group
  • Break: What Do You Do With A Drunken Whaler – creepy drowned Dishonored girl
  • Outro: Doo-doo-DOO-doo-doo, doo-doo-DOO-doo-doo….

Episode 194 – Science Fiction Double Feature



Anne’s back from the Pendleton rodeo and Bill’s back from the Rose City Comicon to talk about LEGO’s new Halloween minifigures, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, How To Get Away With Murder, Robert Yang’s Rinse & Repeat, the new Bugs Bunny series Wabbit and more The Martian and Metal Gear Solid V.

In The Geek Week News In Review: HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE, Tali scarves for sale, the reissued Star Wars soundtracks (on vinyl, no less) and the return of Mass Effect writer Drew Karpyshyn to Bioware.

  • Intro: The Cowboy Song – Ruth Wallis
  • Break: Happy Birthday (General) – Atom & His Package
  • Outro: Science Fiction/Double Feature – Richard O’Brien


Episode 193 – Gay Doritos

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It’s an early episode this week as Anne prepares to head off to a rodeo and Bill plans to check out this weekend’s Rose City Comic-Con, but before that, we’re here to talk about Super Mario Maker, PBS’ new 4-hour Walt Disney documentary, Westworld, more Metal Gear and The Martian.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Gay Doritos, Mary Poppins 2, Nickelodeon’s SPLAT!, the (temporary?) closure of the Cartoon Art Museum, the new guy in the R2-D2 suit and the return of Doctor Who.

  • Intro: Mario Maker (Title) – Koji Kondo & Co.
  • Break: Westworld (Hovercraft) – Fred Karlin
  • Outro: Steamboat Willie – Wilfred Jackson & Bert Lewis

Episode 192 – Raggedy Man

Anne finally wrapped up the odyssey that was Dragon Age Inquisition with this week’s Trespasser DLC, though she had also had quality time with the Mad Max game and the visual novel We Know the Devil. Bill continues to be surprised at how much he’s enjoying the new Metal Gear, even as he waits for his copy of Super Mario Maker to finally arrive.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Apple’s reveal of the iPad Pro and new (and not necessarily game-changing) Apple TV, Pokemon Go!, Wishbone’s 20th anniversary, Glen Keane’s 3D VR drawings and the first-ever real life fucking Catalina Wine Mixer.

  • Intro: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Koopahari Desert) – DJ Cutman
  • Break: Metal Gear Solid (Encounter) – KCE Sound Team Japan
  • Outro: Cassandra reads Varric’s latest book

Episode 191 – Forced Friday


This week: Bill unboxes just-delivered new Star Wars action figures while Anne ponders why there aren’t special/deeper relationships to explore in character-centric RPGs (Dragon Age and Shadowrun in particular). Also, lots of Mad Max (the game), Metal Gear Solid V, Animaniacs and Oculus/Samsung VR talk, along with a rambling plug for Bill’s new podcast Tardy to the Party.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The Uncharted 4 release date & DLC, the gross Kickstarter-style pre-order reward tiers for Deus Ex, Miyazaki’s Murder Island, Richard Donner’s Murder Warehouse and the The Great British Bake-Off’s return to American airwaves as ‘The Great British Baking Show‘.

  • Intro: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (unused title music) – Maurice Jarre
  • Break: A Nightmare On My Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  • Outro: The Man Who Sold The World – David Bowie

Episode 190 – My Space Slug Ate Him


We’re here to give you 2.5+ hours of something to listen to while waiting in line for Force Friday this weekend (or to listen to while reading about the bozos who stood in line for Force Friday), and so we talk about our idiotic lust for the new LEGO Temple of Airjitzu, toy storage space (and the lack thereof) at home,  the Hannibal series finale, more Great British Bake-Off, Space Dumplins, Shadowrun: Hong Kong, the Prop Store of London’s upcoming movie prop auction and dish for quite a while about seeing the My Brother, My Brother and Me crew this week.

In The Geek Week News In Review: the last Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Double Fine’s Headlander, McWhopper for Peace Day, Rayanne Graff’s ascendance in the British monarchy and the debut of Bill’s new podcast (with listener Daniel Rutis): Tardy to the Party.

  • Intro: Take A Chance On Me – Abba
  • Break: Mega Man 2 Medley (Smash Brothers Wii U) – Minae Fujii, Mari Yamaguchi, Yuko Takehara
  • Outro: Play Your Part (Part 2) – Girl Talk

Episode 189 – The Anne from U.N.C.L.E.

Anne’s back to dish about The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Search For General Tso while Bill is just digging into Show Me A Hero and Justified.

In The Geek Week News In Review: THE MUTHAFUCKIN’ LEGO WINTER TOY SHOP, Hayley Atwell = Doctor Who?, the unveiling of Fig, the closure of The Goonies House, Ryan North in a hole, Marvel’s cosplay variant covers, Nintendo’s disc-less console patent and the rumor that Dumbledore is Death.

  • Intro: You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive – Patty Loveless
  • Break: Hong Kong Blues – Hoagie Charmichael-
  • Outro: The Manifest (Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture) – Jessica Curry