The FBI’s a bit slow on the uptake, India’s rolling out some reasonably priced green tech, and dystopia abounds today on Geekdays.
Scott Glenn was such a wonderful actor on Daredevil, so the Movieing On crew decided to check what kinds of movies he’d been back in the days. That’s when they found Man on Fire.
Jen and Tepp are joined by one of the original MMOsketeers this week… Petter! Other than harping on about the Good Ol’ Days, the team discuss Lord of the Rings Online; Star Trek Online; World of Warcraft; Crowfall; Star Wars: The Old Republic; Age of Conan; Wildstar; and a selection of listener questions. Huzzah!
FM has a superior quality to AM radio, but despite being invented in the 1930s, it didn’t become popular for 35 years – long after the inventor was dead. Today we learn why.
His name was Edwin Howard Armstrong, an American electrical engineer and inventor. He was the holder of 42 patents and the winner of numerous awards including the first Medal of Honor awarded by the Institute of Radio Engineers, the French Legion of Honor, the Franklin Medal and the Edison Medal.
What he is known best for was the invention of frequency modulation radio, better known as FM. Some say that his inventions that make modern radio, TV and most all other communications, possible. Unfortunately he began a battle with the RCA Corporation that would cost him everything! It is the story of a naïve, idealistic inventor who refused to compromise and, in the end, became a victim to his own stubbornness.
We’re back with another episode of the Internet’s only show about Beer and Music. Rebecca Ruiz and Josh Wodarz bring you four new reviews of Melt Yourself Down, Fruit Bats, Radiohead, and Colleen Green. Plus QT on Beyonce, Snoh Aalegra, The Honey Island Swamp Band, and Beverly. (more…)
Jonny and Justin talk about buying your first comic, protecting your comics, and Stan Lee.
This week on Who’s Who, Petter and Breki sit down to watch the first serial in the season-long Key to Time story line. Everybody is very positively surprised.
Ah, springtime, when a young man’s thoughts turn to dealing with wandering livestock…at least that’s the way it was on San Juan Island in June of 1859. Things didn’t go well for the marauding pig, and it almost led to an international incident between the US and Britain. Join us as we take a look at the Pig War. For a fairly accurate transcript of the main topic of this episode, and for possible bonus content, be sure to visit Gordon’s blog.
Honestly, what more can you say. Robert Algeo and Josh Wodarz spend a lot of time discussing Red Lobster.
Oh, and the drug Reanima, which has them a little leery.
This week on Gamepunting we take a look at Outlive, Seafall, Anachrony, Book of the Righteous, and Labyrinth.
Spring is finally here, which means Breki gets his annual visit from Scott Johnson and Brian Ibbot to talk about the big movie of the season. This year, the choice was simple: Marvel has released another blockbuster with Captain America: Civil War, and the three of them need to wax lyrically about how amazing it was and where MCU is going to be moving from here..
This week on Nothing Important Happened Today, Petter and Breki sit down to talk about Instagram, jousting, martial arts, sex (and the abstinence therefrom), TV, the Internet, Generations X and Y, Simpsons singing the blues and something about a topic that Breki wanted to talk about before they got derailed.
When it comes to movies chock full of guns, John Milius’ classic semi-historical adventure, The Wind and the Lion, is going to come up eventually. Released in 1975 and set in 1904 in Morocco and the United States, it tells a story very loosely based on the kidnapping of Ion Perdecaris by the Mulai Ahmed el Raisuli, Last of the Barbary Pirates.
We took the liberty of excerpting some of Jerry Goldsmith’s sweeping score to enhance this episode.
Capt. Jerome, USMC: Captain Jerome, United States Marine Corps, and you are my prisoner, sir.
The Bashaw of Tangier: You are a very dangerous man, Captain, and your President Roosevelt is mad.
Jerome: (saluting) Yes, sir!
It’s January 1st, 2016, and that’s a very big day for CSICON. Today is the day we turn five. Listen in as we think about what that means for us moving forward.
After being a guest on all of his shows but one (and I’m still working on that!), I had the opportunity to sit down with Tom Merritt and chat about his career and thoughts on podcasting’s future. (more…)