Where we celebrate the passion and the madness of the Geek, the Nerd, and often the Absurd. Each episode will be a different topic such as Saturday morning cartoons or Superheroes, favorite books, debates on absurd issues, movies and lesser known historical people and events.
Psycho Bob Says What did Ancient Cultures think of the Northern Lights?
In the past few months, the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights have been visible by so many people, other than those in the extreme north. A member of the Nerd Herd, Scott from South Dakota, asked what did ancient civilizations think the northern lights meant? That got me thinking and researching….
Join Psycho Bob and Shakin Shaner as they dive into ancient cultures and their beliefs on the Northern Lights. They explore the myths of the Norse, Chinese, Japanese, first nations of North America and even Europe!
Robin Hood Men in Tights
Stew from the Stew World Order podcast, joins Shaner as they discuss the 1993 Mel Brooks movie, Robin Hood Men in Tights. Find out why Shaner has a special spot for this movies and Stew's cross-country trip that led to an insane number of viewings of this movie.
Not only do they share their original joy for this 30-year-old classic, but some behind the scenes information and a wee bit of insight.
Psycho Bob Says, Hey Grimm Bothers, What the Hell?
Join Bobber and Shaner as they discuss that after the 1st Edition of their fairy tales, the Grimm Brothers had several of the stories altered such as Snow White’s biological mother became her step-mother and Rapunzel was not pregnant.
However, certain tales could not just be edited or altered to a fit a less gruesome standard, because they were completely horrific. One such story was “How Some Children Played at Slaughtering.” These were removed after the 1st edition and never published again.
Psycho Bob Says What's the Antikythera Mechanism?
Another installment of Psycho Bob Says is here and Bobber asks, what is the Antikythera Mechanism? For more than 100 years, scholars have struggled with defining it, determining its origin and replicating it.
After decades of study, it has been determined that the Antikythera mechanism is an Ancient Greek hand-powered mechanical model of the of the solar system. It was a mechanical computer of bronze gears that used ground-breaking technology to make astronomical predictions, by mechanizing astronomical cycles and theories.
Psycho Bob Says Was Johann Konrad Dippel the real Dr. Frankenstein?
Another 10-minute installment of Psycho Bob Says...Join him and Shaner as they try to answer 3 questions:
Who was Johan Konrad Dipple?Was he the inspiration for Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein?Was he the real-life Dr. Frankenstein?He was born August 25, 1673, in Castle Frankenstein near Darmstadt Germany. He studied theology, philosophy and alchemy at the University of Giessen, obtaining a master's degree in theology in 1693.
Dippel claimed to discover alchemy's elixir of life and that he could exercise demons and even killed a man in duel. Join Bobber and Shaner as they attempt to answer the questions above!
MTV Spider-Man, the Animated Series
Join Will and Shaner as they discuss the single season of MTV Spider-Man, a fully CGI animated series, solely on MTV.
MTV Spider-Man lasted only one season but addressed more mature themes following Peter, Harry and Mary Jane at Empire State University. Will and Shaner address the darker tones, the villains and voice actors that made this an award winning animated series. It is currently streaming on Disney Plus, so check it out and join Will and Shaner as they geek out!
The one Cat to rule them all
Thankfully Psycho Bob is the adult in the room
More Psycho Bob!!!!!
Where can one find a talking cat?
Very well produced, great music, quite funny, and surprisingly education (at least when he wants to be), this show is a gem!