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.
E9-Movies: Sean Connery James Bond
Join Shakin Shaner and Jeff as they pay homage to Sean Connery and learn how he defined James Bond and helped create the blockbuster and an enduring franchise. Sean Connery was the first to portray James Bond in the movies, but did you know he was not the first to play Bond? A great tribute to the legacy of Sean Connery as Bond....James Bond!
E8- Meet the Fictitious Five
In this episode, Shakin Shaner is joined by three expert panelists to create a new superhero team....The Fictitious Five. For some context--this is all in the spirit of the comic books Flaming Carrot and the Mystery Men. They must create their...
E7-A Novel: Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Shakin Shaner and Jeremy discuss how they discovered this New York Times Bestseller from Dean Koontz. WARNING--Listen at your own peril, as the Bodachs have sabotaged Jeremy's audio to prevent him from advising this realm of their existence. We tried to salvage his comments even after the Bodachs' otherworldly attacks.
Odd Thomas sees dead people. However, that is not the strangest or most interesting thing about him. Dead people seek Thomas out. They do not speak, but they communicate with Odd telepathically, frequently leading Odd to their killers. Shakin Shaner discuss this refreshing character and explore the world of Pico Mundo and they cast of characters to include the Fungus Man and Odd's destiny, Stormy.
Visit our webpage for this episode with additional content on Odd Thomas, click here! Follow us on Twitter
E6-Cartoon: The Adventures of Jonny Quest
Shakin Shaner and Mike from Comics in the Golden Age (@ComicsintheGA) let their geek flags fly on the original Adventures of Jonny Quest which aired in 1964!
They discuss the uniqueness of the show when it first aired, starting with the original artwork from Doug Wildey, the influence from the comic strip Terry and the Pirates, and even James Bond. The show only lasted one season, but churned out 26 episodes of action adventure gold. For additional content and all episodes, on Shakin Shaner's website, Click Here!
Share your comments with Shakin Shaner on Twitter, or Facebook.
E5-Did You Know: General Smedley Butler thwarted a fascist plot
Shakin Shaner explores the life and legacy of Major General Smedley Butler, AKA, Old Gimlet Eye, who received two Congressional Medals of Honor. He dives into his life after the Marine Corps and touch on his participation in the March of the Bonus...
E4-Movies: Movies that Scare Us
Shakin Shaner and his friend and cinema enthusiast, Jeff, discuss some of the reasons why we like scary/horror movies. They discuss several of the subcategories including the monster movies of the 1930s and 40s, Hitchcock, the 80's slasher movies, alien movies, vampire, zombie, and several other movies that they find scary or disturbing. Also check out the new sponsor, WTF Films and their movie trailer. Guaranteed to make you cringe and smile all at once. Happy Halloween.
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 !!
Quips and dips podcast