Category Archives: Podcasts

One One Five:Lyra’s a Liar (nailed it)

Episode One One Five: Lyra’s a Liar (nailed it)

Recorded 7/21/19

This episode is a doozey.  We recap and breakdown and hash out and extrapolate on the most interesting movie and streaming video info to come out of San Diego Comic Con this year.  Find the links below for each of the trailers and previews we discussed.

Marvel Studios announced is Phase 4 projects. You could guess we are excited and you’d be correct.

We recap chapters 10-14 of The Golden Compass.  We continue to marvel at Pullman’s themes and complexity.  We discuss his unique hero, Lyra Belaqua.  We plan to finish the novel in the next episode.

Trivia is Apollo 11 themed to honor the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

B.C.

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One One Four: Stranger Things Season Three One Shot

Episode One One Four: Stranger Things Season Three One Shot

Recorded 7/7/2019

This episode your BrothersGeek bring you a One Shot in which we deep dive into the third season of Stranger Things.   We dissect the ongoing mysteries of the series.  We ponder how the artists who create the show manage to find the near perfect balance of tone and genre.  We appreciate the smart, driven female characters and understand the silly, clueless male characters.  Our discussion roams to Chris and the memories the show evokes in him and to the nostalgia Patrick and Andrew feel with each passing pop culture reference.  Our discussion dovetails into an examination of the “binge-watching” art form and we agree Stranger Things 3 might be the best example of it.

Stranger Things theme Remix by C418

There is no trivia this week as Andrew is a failure.

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Episode One One Three: Geekbleed ®

Episode One One Three: Geekbleed ®

Recorded June 25th, 2019

This episode your BrothersGeek trademark a brand-new phrase and it is magnificent.  Andrew sells Chris and Patrick on the Deadwood movie that dropped on HBO recently.  Patrick and Chris sell Andrew on Toy Story 4.  We do a deep dive into Soviet Russia power structures of the mid 1980s after Patrick watches three episodes of Chernobyl.  Luckily, Christopher is something of an expert on the subject.  Christopher and Andrew play lots of Harry Potter Wizards Unite from Niantic games.  It is a surprisingly robust game for an initial A.R. release.  The boys continue with Phillip Pullman’s The Golden Compass.  The book only get more tense and more dense the deeper the boys get into it.

Next episode will be a Stranger Things One Shot as each brother has plans to binge watch when season 3 drops on July 4rd.

Trivia is His Dark Materials themed and Chris goes it alone. 

B.C. 

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Episode One One Two: The BGBC is GO!

Episode One One Two: The BGBC is GO!

Recorded June 11th 2019

We, your Brothers Geek, bring a regular sized episode this time around.  We talk about anything and everything we want to. We recap what is hyping us up from E3.  Andrew and Christopher are particularly excited for Halo: Infinite and the new Xbox rig that is coming in the near future.  The Boys agree that the purchase of a Switch may finally be in the offing for one or all of us.  Chris and Patrick have seen Dark Phoenix and both agree it isn’t nearly as bad as people are making it out to be.  Andrew will see it just hasn’t yet.  We talk at length and in depth about Phillip Pullman’s The Golden Compass.  We recap and remark regarding just how complex and deep the world Pullman is building across just the first five chapters.  We agree to read through the end of Part 1: “Oxford” before our next episode.

Trivia is ruined in our X-men discussion but it’s ok.

B.C. 

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One One One: WickZilla!

Episode One One One: WickZilla!

Recorded 6/2/2019

This episode we discuss two unstoppable forces of nature, John Wick and Godzilla.  Each had a new film drop and your BrothersGeek have seen them both!  We talk about what we like, we talk about what could have been done better with each film.  We hope for greater things in the future from both of them.

Also, we tease our first ever BrothersGeek Book Club.  We are reading Phillip Pullman’s The Golden Compass.  Read along with us!  Chapters 1-5 by Father’s Day!

Trivia is John Wick themed and Patrick is successful!

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“You can’t always get what you want” Analysis of Game of Thrones Season 8 by Timothy Schmaltz

By Timothy Schmaltz

“You can’t always get what you want”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv9sDn_2XkI

Loved the podcast, here are some of my own observations.  I really can say, I only watched the first and last seasons.

·         Loved the most human episode when they knighted the woman and faced their deaths this season, speaks the most of love and loss — and the quest for power,  the major themes it seems of the series .  

·         And that is what the last episode is all about.  

·         In life we live the paradox, life is bittersweet, really nobody wins — or loses.  Life just is — a grand adventure, full of love and loss, great joys, moments of great goodness and grace and powerful sorrows and losses. 

·         Death of one kind or another gets us all — in the end and that is what the decision scene is about.  Even in winning there is great loss.  

·         John Snow’s murder of Dani is most powerful symbol of that.  It seems  bit overdone in such obvious direct way, like hitting an egg with a hammer, but the point is made.  Huge victories achieved at high cost to others results in high cost to ourselves.   

·         The dragon’s destruction of the throne is the final symbolic seal of final vengeance — and loss for everyone.  The dream is dead too for everyone.   And everyone must let go of it. 

·         In the end, life is about loss, nobody quite gets what they want —- except for fleeting mystical moments where we sense our connection with one another, our deepest loyalties and yearnings.  

·         And in the end, the seven kingdom’s are not united, the iron throne proves to be an elusive fantasy of power and wealth — unity.  The final peace is achieved by human agreement, not by violence or even unity.  They — we have the power all along in our grasp, the violence and search for power is fantastical absurd pursuit — that is why the rock continues to fall back down the hill.  

·         The person who lost the most and appears the weakest becomes the leader/king.  Now that is almost biblical, but that may be stretching it.  That is the story the perseveres.  Look to the most vulnerable among you for your leadership.  That is the story of all of us.  The rest is fantasy.  

·         So in the end game of thrones is really about life and loss and moving on and life’s almost complete unpredictability — and the final lesson may be — be careful what you strive for, power and wealth never really overcome love and goodness — and a good story — in the end.  

·         Game of Thrones just created fantasy story to reveal these basic human truths, sometimes in powerful images, sometimes in heavy handed ways.  But it was fun ride. 

Love the podcasts.  You mother and I did not get any of the trivia questions.  

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Episode One One Zero: Samwell Tarly pitches Democracy

Episode One One Zero: Samwell Tarly pitches Democracy

Recorded 5/20/2019

We discuss the finale episode of our beloved series.  We reminisce on the ups and downs, consider our favorite moments, and lament those moments we will never see.  Andrew poses multiple Game of Thrones themed trivia questions to the Brothers and varied levels of success are achieved.  We tease the weeks ahead and what our listeners can expect now that this special series of episodes has reached its conclusion.  

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One Zero Nine: Praise the Seven, Euron’s Dead!

Episode One Zero Nine: Praise the Seven, Euron’s Dead!

We talk the penultimate episode of season 8 of Game of Thrones!  The Fire and the Blood and the Bells!  We agree this may be one of the most visually stunning episodes of the entire series but, alas, the imagery can not make up for just how shallow our beloved television series has become.  We discuss the big moments from the episode and just how unearned some of them feel.  And we totally forget a “major” character dies, because, honestly, he sucked anyways.

Recorded May 13th, 2019

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One Zero Eight: Dracarys!

Episode One Zero: Dracarys!

Recorded 4/6/2019

We react to episode 4 of Season 8 of Game of Thrones.  The Long Night is over and now the final war begins, but first drinking and sex and betrayal!  It feels like classic Thrones.  We endure two tragic deaths   Jon can’t say farewell to his direwolf and Dani is oh so close to the edge.  The series is truly in its final phase and gas pedal is pushed all the way to floor. We just hope this car isn’t headed off a cliff. 

 On Your Left…

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One Zero Seven: The Endgame One shot


Episode One Zero Seven: The Endgame One Shot
Recorded 4/29/2019
Spoiler Alert!  We discuss Avengers Endgame with giddy detail.  We report on its enormous box office earnings.  We discuss the enormity of the movie itself and just how personal the journey has been for the pod casters.  We assert this is a film about people dealing with grief, it just so happens those people are superheroes.  From Tony Stark and his family to Lebowski Thor and 300 year old Captain America, we share our feelings on the long road this franchise has led us on.
 
On Your Left…

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