Three schmanelists are asked somewhat silly What If questions. It’s funny, we promise! Well, sometimes it’s serious. And occasionally horrifying. At least, Rachel the Moderator gets horrified. (And then she might shoot someone with a Nerf gun. We all have our ways of coping.) We also learn something mildly educational every podcast! And when we don’t know something, Shawn gets to look it up. Join us for our hypothetical hilarity and submit questions of your own at panelschmanel.com.
Episode #27: Versus (Live at TusCon!)
Join the Schmanelists at the Tuscon Sci-Fi convention TusCon—dedicated fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. This episode is has the team discussing the eternal geek hypothetical: Who would win? It’s Chewbacca vs. Sweetums, Captain America and Mr. Rogers (in a ‘nice-off’) and many more, including Kate’s very, very dark joke about Abraham Lincoln.
Episode #26: If I Had A Million Dollars
What our Schmanelist panel do with a windfalls of various size? Caveat: It must be wildly irresponsible. $500, $1,000, $100,000, a million … and one billion dollars. Music studios with dungeons, dragons, and assault with a delicious weapon … sometimes at the same time. Featuring some high-quality cackles, and mechanical poop sounds.
Episode #25: Musicals and Mischief
Three schmanelists who are also improv performers deliver their take on musicals. There’s a surprising amount of murder for an episode where Steve mostly stays quiet, David breaks into song on a regular basis, and a critique of Daniel Radcliffe’s butt. (Spoiler: It’s pretty great.)
Episode #24: Life on Uranus
Life in our solar system is real! And the schmanelists detail the tiny whales, cannibalistic crustaceans, and naked space hamsters that inhabit each planet. Also, some frantic Google searches to remember our 5th grade science classes. We are “non-experts” after all…
Episode #23: The Centaur of Attention
What if one day a third of the human population woke up as centaurs? Schmanelists tackle questions of etiquette, jobs, and more in this strange new world…
Episode #22: We Have the Power
He-Man and She-Ra were a part of our childhoods, so we’re going back to ruin Eternia to build our own secret fortresses, explore the Ambiguously Gay Duos, the fur loincloth fashion, and meet a special Guest Schmanelist, Amanda. Fair warning, this is … not a PG episode. At all.