Episode 252 – Auld Lang Syne


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And here at the end of all things is the final episode of The Boy Howdy Podcast. This last time out, we’re mostly just talking about Christmas, warmth and friendship, with a little Final Fantasy XV, Yuri on Ice, Christmas Vacation and MST3K Santa Claus thrown in.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The trailers for Blade Runner 2049, John Wick 2 and Alien 6, Jeremy Parish is turning Retronauts into a full-time venture, Tracer’s got a girlfriend, much love to Carrie Fisher, the announcement of Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and we’ve got another Steven Bomb incoming.

And lastly, Thank you to everybody who ever listened in and a double thank you to everyone who ever got in touch with us! This podcast lasted WAY longer than we ever expected to, and that’s entirely due to the love and affection you guys showered upon us over the course of these last five years.

  • Intro: Main Title/Heaven (It’s A Wonderful Life) – Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Break: Princess Leia’s Theme (Star Wars) – John Williams
  • Outro: Auld Lang Syne/End Titles (It’s A Wonderful Life) – Dimitri Tiomkin

Episode 251 – David “Star Wars” Pumpkins

On this, the penultimate episode of the Boy Howdy Podcast, we piffle about Rogue One, Dishonored 2, more Yuri on Ice and Voltron, Forza Horizon 3’s Blizzard Mountain DLC, Stardew Valley on PS4, Overwatch holiday stuff, Ant-Man and The BFG.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The Super Nintendo World mini themepark, Fathom Events is expanding the number of classic films they’ll be showing at first-run theaters, the Zelda Encyclopedia, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, and the most important news of the week: David Tennant = Scrooge McDuck.

  • Intro: The Guardians of the Whills (Rogue One) – Michael Giacchino
  • Break: Let’s All Go To Nintendo Land – DJ Cutman
  • Outro: Carol of the Kings – The Alison Brown Quartet

Rogue One Roundtable Special

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We’re interrupting Boy Howdy’s regular schedule to present a VERY spoileriffic roundtable discussion about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, guest-starring our usual gang of Star Wars aficionados: Bobby Roberts, Mike Russell, Conley Presler, Leland Radburn and Jimmy Presler.

We talk about everything from the score to the production design to some of the weirder VFX/casting decisions, how watching A New Hope feels after seeing Rogue One, and how the success of Rogue One may affect the future of Star Wars in general.

Episode 250 – Scientits

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We’ve survived Portland’s first (and only?) snowfall of the season to yak at you beautiful people about the Westworld S1 finale (spoilers!), The Last Guardian, Yuri on Ice, Six Wives with Lucy Worsely, Voltron, Forgotten Weapons, Rudolph, Frosty and Mary Poppins.

In The Geek Week News In Review: A 99 million year-old dinosaur tail preserved in amber, major tweaks coming to Final Fantasy XV, RIP John Glenn, the Spiderman: Homecoming and Tom of Finland trailers, Miyazaki’s critique of a Silent Hill demo, Shiggy & the Switch hit NYC, RIP Majesco and the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s HOOK.

  • Intro: History Maker (Yuri on Ice) – Dean Fujioka
  • Break: Snow (White Christmas) – Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney & Vera Ellen
  • Outro: Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros.) – Shigeru Miyamoto and The Roots

Episode 249 – Hot Boss Hog

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Life has conspired to keep any of us from ingesting much new pop culture this week, but we still manage to check in with out thoughts about 1994’s Little Women, Final Fantasy XV, the improv troupe dramedy Don’t Think Twice and more gushing about Supergirl and Dishonored 2.

In The Geek Week news In Review: RIP Skylanders (and the toys-to-life biz in general?), more Star Trek Discovery news, RIP the guys who invented the Big Mac and General Tso’s Chicken, all the news from the Game Awards and Playstation Experience, details about the GBBO Christmas specials and a batshit-crazy animation auction going on next weekend.

  • Intro: New York (Little Women) – Thomas Newman
  • Break: Driving School (Parappa) – Masaya Matsuura & Yoshihisa Suzuki
  • Outro: Vanishing Grace (The Last of Us) – Gustavo Santaolalla

Episode 248 – Teen Blood

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It’s a quiet, post-Thanksgiving weekend, but that doesn’t keep us from blabbing about Supergirl, Kubo and the Two Strings, Suicide Squad and Watch Dogs 2.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Reinhardt = Pharah’s poppa?, Mad Sheila, the Silence trailer, Michelle Yeoh gears up for Star Trek: Discovery, the (supposed) demise of the AAA game industry, everybody hates Grindelwald and we get ready for the sale of Rogue One tickets.

  • Intro: You Don’t Own Me – Lesley Gore
  • Break: While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Regina Spektor
  • Outro: Seagulls (Stop It Now) – Bad Lip Reading

Episode 247 – Fuck Machine

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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! We’re talking about our Turkey Day plans, Dishonored 2, spoilers for the latest episode of Westworld, PSVR, The Godfather Notebook, Empire of the Sun, Foley’s Shark Facts™ and the anniversaries of the Gamecube, Wii, Sneak King and Casino Royale.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Hayao Miyazaki un-retires (again), the upteenth attempt to turn Jeff Smith’s Bone into a CGI film, AMC Theaters wants to charge more for bigger, dumber movies, RIP Lupita Tovar, Carrie Fisher + Harrison Ford, Daenerys Targaryen + Han Solo, and the Game Award nominees.

  • Intro: Turkey Day – Joel and the ‘Bots
  • Break: Suo Gan – James Rainbird and the Ambrosian Junior Choir
  • Outro: Adam Sandler – The Thanksgiving Song