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.
Where's My Jetpack?
Shakin Shaner has assembled an expert panel to discuss why we do not yet have jetpacks. He is joined by Jim, Raye from the podcast, Being Bookish, Matt from the podcast, Don't Wreck Yourself, and Mike from the podcast, Multiverse of Badness.
Why don't we have jetpacks? Are the airline unions behind it, is the government testing them but allowing us to think they are UFOs, is there problem with fuel, or is this all part of the ball bearing matrix? You need to listen to this to believe it!
Don't Wreck Yourself
The Multiverse of Badness
Psycho Bob Says Who is Ray Harryhausen?
In this 10-minute installment, Psycho Bob the Cat & Shakin Shaner explore the films and legacy of special effects and animator Ray Harryhausen. Join them as they discuss "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", "Jason and Argonauts" and "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad."
In “Whats Shakin with Shaner’s” recent episode of Hercules v Heracles, our good friend Randy mentioned that he first got interested in Greek Mythology from watching the 1963 movie, “Jason and Argonauts.” The special effects were provided by Ray Harryhausen.
Ray Harryhausen was an American-British animator and special effects creator who developed the technique of rear and front projecting footage one frame at a time while animating to do stop-motion on a budget. This technique, which he named Dynamation, is still used by stop-motion animators today.
Hercules vs Heracles
Join Randy and Shakin Shaner as they discuss the 1997 Disney movie Hercules and geek out over Greek mythology. They explore the differences between the movie versions of Hercules, Zeus, Hera and Pegasus and the actual Greek myths. Check out their favorite stories from the 12 labors of Heracles.
Psycho Bob Says What's the Deal with a Half-Naked George Washington
Psycho Bob the Cat is the co-host, producer and engineer of “What’s Shakin With Shaner” and he usually has a lot to say. To give him a bigger voice, we will be releasing 10 minute episodes in between our larger episodes. These installments will be based on topics picked and written by Psycho Bob.
Psycho Bob says “what’s the deal with the half-naked statute of George Washington?”
The seated and sandal wearing Washington gazes sternly ahead. He is bare-chested and his right arm and hand gesture with upraised index finger toward Heaven. His left palm and forearm cradle a sheathed sword, hilt forward, symbolizing Washington turning over power to the people at the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War. George is in a toga and yes he is naked to the waist.
Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia
Shakin Shaner is joined by Kevin and Jeremy, two fellow veterans on a complete geek out on the book, Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia.
Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.
It’s actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries old vendetta. Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way. With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves.
Business is good . . . Welcome to Monster Hunter International.
Grimm Brothers: Celebration of their Legacy & Nerdiness
Join Shakin Shaner in a celebration of the long lasting legacy of the Brothers Grimm. Jacob and Wilhelm, were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers, and authors who together collected and published folklore and fairy tales. Less well known is the their pioneering scholarly work on a German dictionary, which they began in 1838.
Shakin Shaner discusses that their tales were not originally intended for children and goes into detail on a lesser known tale, the Girl without Hands. You can follow us on Twitter @shakinshaner and visit our website
Very well produced, great music, quite funny, and surprisingly education (at least when he wants to be), this show is a gem!
Great break from a hum drum daily routine. Worth a listen and sharing with your friends. Highly recommended to make you laugh.
Super fun break from reality !
This show is so fun it’s a great break from the real world and it certainly entertained with nerd comedy :) will definitely be listening again !!
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