April 14, 2021

“All Good Things…”

 In the spirit of Nada Surf, I'm not going to make this "a flowery, emotional speech"...not here at least. But I did want to take a second and post something for the listeners of Age of Geek podcast. For nearly a decade I've kept this thing alive, sometimes at breakneck speed, sometimes barely a trickle. But I've kept it going. I've decided that "keeping it going" isn't really what I want for Age of Geek. Why push on trying to do something that I really don't have the time, energy or interest for? Don't get me wrong, I still love podcasting and want to stay close to the hobby. But Age of Geek as it has become is not really what I had in mind when it started. Therefore, after nearly nine years, I've decided to end the Age of Geek podcast. 

 I plan on doing one more issue to tie a bow on this whole endeavor and reflect on what doing this podcast has meant for me, but after that, AoG as a podcast will be no more. Thank you so much for listening over the years. I hope you have had as much fun listening to our antics as we did recording them. If you need a Ryan fix, we plan on continuing Drive Back the Night, so check us out over there. If you have a thought about the show you would like to share with us, send it to ageofgeekpodcast@gmail.com 

 Elijah and Ethan engage in a spoiler heavy snap judgement of Godzilla vs. Kong.

Ryan, Eli and Ethan discuss the trailer for the upcoming CG monster-fest that will be Godzilla vs. Kong. Then the Kaiju train continues to roll with a Geek Table discussion of the 1963 classic King Kong vs. Godzilla. Who would win? Look, it's gonna be the lizard. Every time. That includes Kurama too, and don't you forget it. 


*Intro and outro music courtesy of Studder, B. Adkins, E. Maestri, T. Musgrove, M. Johanessen, all rights reserved, copyright 2004 & 2007  

Brandon, Mikey and Ethan discuss what they are doing to weather the pandemic and weather. We then get to our Geek Table discussion of the 1983 television event, 'V'. We discuss some of the production details, the cast, our past experiences with the series and our impressions of the first two parts of the series. Does this bit of 80's television nostalgia hold up as well today? Put your face on, grab a bowl of gerbils and tune in to find out!

February 12, 2021

Snap Judgement - WandaVision

WandaVision has exploded into the zeitgeist in a way some did not see coming. Join Doug and Ethan as they discuss the impact that WandaVision has had on them, the world, and the MCU. Enjoy!

Elijah and Ethan get together for a few minutes to consider their current gaming ventures. Then they belly up to the Geek Table for a discussion of the 1955 sequel: Godzilla Raids Again, the follow up to the 1954's Gojira.

It is 2021 and time for another issue of the Age of Geek! Ryan, Eli and Ethan do some catching up as AoG starts a new season. We take a look at some recent newsworthy items, including some early thoughts on the WandaVision miniseries. 2021 will be the year of the Kaiju as the Geek Table is set with a discussion of the 1954 Japanese cinema classic, Godzilla

We go back to 2013 and Free Comic Book Day at Hurley's Hero's Comic Bookstore in Joplin for interviews with artists and owner. Enjoy!

Gabe Fast joins Ethan for a discussion of the year that was - 2020. What have we learned in the past year? What were our "go-to's" this year? We wrap the discussion with our picks of the year 2020 in music, games and podcasts.

Shout-outs to the following shows included: The 4:30 Movie, Sci-Fi Malady, Busch League Gaming, Plastic Hearts, This Show Is Not For You, Dads Beards Nerds. Thanks for all you have done to make 2020 more bearable!


End credit music excerpt from the track "Drop Everything" off the album "Real Life Awaits Us" by Goodbye, Titan

 In this Issue of the Age of Geek, Ryan talks through his plan to indoctrinate his wife in watching Star Trek: The Original Series. Ethan plugs the remastered PC game Full Throttle.

 Our Geek Table discussion takes a look at the nearly one year since the Disney trilogy of Star Wars films was concluded. We finally sit down to analyze the trilogy and discuss what it contributes to the Star Wars universe. They also reflect on the overall story it told and their feelings about it. 

 Also this issue, we sample Jefferson's Very Small Batch Bourbon.

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