Geeknights with Rym and Scott is a late night show for geeks, featuring anime, comics, gaming, sci/tech, gadgetry, and general geekery. New episodes every weeknight Monday through Thursday.
Tonight on GeekNights we review Ahoy (2022). In the news, kids want Robux for Christmas, ByteDance is restructuring Nuverse in a "retreat" from gaming, and Nintendo has to make an 18+ version of the N64 app.Related LinksForum ThreadAhoy (2022)Discord ChatAhoy (2022)Things of the DayRym - 2017 Ohio State Drum Major TryoutsScott - No-Bullshit Games
Tonight on GeekNights, against the backdrop of ongoing tech layoffs we talk about layoffs. (No, neither of us has been laid off). In the news, New York's Clean Slate Act is good news for millions of people trying to get their lives back together, Apple shocks the world by adopting RCS, andRelated LinksForum ThreadLayoffsDiscord ChatLayoffsThings of the DayRym - The Insane Engineering of the F-16Scott - RECOIL - Retro Computer Image Library
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Cobalt Core. It's a cross between Slay the Spire and FTL, taking the best aspects of both. It's also super cute. In the news, the Pickleball people are facing increasing drama, and it's good to "cheat" at Pokémon. We also make fun of AMD for a while.Related LinksForum ThreadCobalt CoreDiscord ChatCobalt CoreThings of the DayRym - AI Tom Scott talks about SneedScott - Better Rockem Sockem Robots
Star Trek: Lower Decks
Tonight on GeekNights, Rym and Emily review Star Trek: Lower Decks. Based in part on the high concept TNG episode Lower Decks, it's worth your watch. If you've never seen any Star Trek before, perhaps try the first episode of this and the first episode of Strange New Worlds to see if it's your cup of tea.
The Jackbox Party Pack 10
Tonight on the 18th anniversary of the first episode of GeekNights, we review The Jackbox Party Pack 10. It's got the streamlined TKO 2 and a trivia game that's like the ones we like. In the news, Rym keeps playing Overwatch, Super Mario Wonder is good fun, and Deltarune 3 and 4 will come out sooner than anticipated.Related LinksForum ThreadThe Jackbox Party Pack 10Things of the DayRym - i could probably beat ramiel in a fightScott - This is an Aaronson Oracle
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider scams. In the news, the first malaria vaccine slashes early childhood mortality, Hookworms used to ravage the southern United States, the statue of the traitor was melted into slag, and Travis Dermott singlehandedly forced the NHL to change a terrible policy.Related LinksForum ThreadScamsThings of the DayRym - Nothing's Working Out - WaluigiScott - Puzzmo
"long timer listener, first time subscriber..."
I've been tangentially following GeekNights since I was, like, 12? Not actually listening to the podcast, but attending their panels at conventions when I had the opportunity. They're good dudes, smart and entertaining. When I started getting into listening to podcasts, I subscribed to theirs, and it's good! Not everything they talk about is relative to my own interests, but that's part of the point, that they cover a lot of different topics.
You already know these guys
Do you have a friend who is not really good at anything, but always claims to be an expert or always HAS to be the contrarian. Or that friend who is never actually listening to you, but is only waiting for their turn to speak. Yep, that’s who these two are. They seem to confuse being loud with being smart. I do respect the effort they are putting in though, and can appreciate their steady stream of content.
I think these two would have something if they slowed down to hear what the other is saying, instead of just waiting to shout their next statement.
I wanted to like them, I am really sorry that I don’t.
Too much shouting
Why is the one guy SHOUTING THE WHOLE TIME?