Episode 220 – Hot Sauce In My Pocket (Pokesauce?)

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We’re taking a break from sipping Beyonce’s Lemonade to talk about the bland awfulness that is Star Fox Zero, the mid-season Vikings finale, Anne’s visit to a lumberjack circus, the Richard Moll films Evilspeak and The Sword & The Sorcerer, Enter the Gungeon, Invisible Inc., the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst ‘beta’ and Dark Souls III.

In The Geek Week News In Review: the Disney animation setup that sold for $6000 on eBay, the PS4 Neo specs, Ken Levine’s interactive Twilight Zone…thing, RIP Chyna and Prince, and one of Bill’s favorite childhood museum displays is due for its moment in the spotlight.

  • Intro: Partyman – Prince
  • Break: The Lumberjack Song – Michael Palin & the Python crew
  • Outro: Formation – Bey

Episode 219 – Hamilton’s Ghost

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This week, Anne and Bill are joined by the ghost of Alexander Hamilton, who sits in to give his opinion about the musical based on his life, the BOOK about the musical about his life, and Anne’s dreams about political upheaval + sexy badgers. Also this week: the (great) new Ratchet & Clank PS4 game, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Day of the Tentacle and the surprisingly-informative JAS Townsend & Sons historical re-enactors’ catalogue.

In The Geek Week News In Review: The Doctor Strange trailer, the new Japanese Godzilla trailer, will the new Star Trek be a seasonal anthology?, who are Rey’s parents?, the potential horror of a live-action Pokemon movie, Hollywood’s attempt to whitewash (and then yellow-face) the Ghost in the Shell movie, and Andrew Jackson getting booted off the $20 bill.

  • Intro: Alexander Hamilton – Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Break: Grapefruit Moon – Tom Waits
  • Outro: A Good Man Is Hard To Find – Tom Waits

Episode 218 – I’m A Rebel

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Anne’s back (with Foley in tow), so we’re catching up with the Rogue One trailer, Miitomo, Portland’s new QuarterWorld arcade/bar and the Cate Blanchett Queen Elizabeth films.

In The Geek Week News In Review: the hour-long Zootopia documentary that just debuted on Youtube, the hidden tell in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! that took gamers 30 years to discover, the end of Wii U manufacturing, more FLCL incoming, the upcoming “Alien Day“, the summer return of Steven Universe and the reuniting of the old MST3K crew.

  • Intro: Rogue One (trailer music) – Alexander Desplat?
  • Break: Eyes on Mii (Mii Tomo Grooves) – DJ Cutman
  • Outro: Welcome to my Room (Mii Tomo Grooves) – DJ Cutman

X-Minus One – The Parade & The Martian Deathmarch

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Anne’s still out, so this week Bill’s cobbled together two episodes from the classic 1950s sci-fi radio show X-Minus One – hold onto your hats for a LOT of Martian talk for the next 58 minutes!

Burns & Allen Special #1 – Visiting the Art Gallery

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Anne’s away this week, so instead of leaving everyone high and dry, Bill’s posting an episode from one of his favorite old-timey radio shows, The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show. (Star Trek fans may remember that Burns’ & Allens’ namesakes – George & Gracie – saved the world with some nasty hardcore whale-fucking).

This is what happens when Bill is left in command of the podcast. TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR SOME RIDICULOUS MID-FIFTIES RADIO SCI-FI (maybe).

Episode 217 – TMI

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We’re celebrating the start of spring with LOTS of body care talk, though we eventually get around to yakking about Pee Wee’s Big Holiday, Lucky Penny, Stardew Valley, Delilah Dirk, Playstation Vue and the I Was There Too podcast (and Jenette Goldstein’s bra shop), too.

In The Geek Week News In Review: Indy 5 is a go, PS4.5 incoming?, Microsoft’s GDC titty duplicity, no more Shamus at Sea World, Teen Wolf got turned into a speed bump, and how for as little as $13 million, Castle Bran in Transylvania can be yours.

  • Intro: Overture & the Big Race (Pee Wee’s Big Adventure) – Danny Elfman
  • Break: Girls, Girls, Girls – The Coasters
  • Outro: Sexy Muthafucka – Prince

Episode 216 – Double Wangth Lopper

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Foley joins us this week to talk about Zootopia, Zoe Bell’s Camino, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Division and more Far Cry Primal.

In The Geek Week News In Review: RIP Lionhead Studios (and Fable), PIDERMAN, Tomb Ridley, RIP the save battery in Leland’s copy of Super Mario World and RED ALERT: BURGER KING NOW SELLS HOT DOGS.

  • Intro: Spiderman – Moxy Fruvous
  • Break: Oakvale (Fable) – Russell Shaw
  • Outro: Try Everything – Shakira