Busy Dads Do Sci-Fi
By George & Kevin
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Kevin and George are busy dads. They do Sci-Fi. New podcast episode every 2 weeks.
||CleanEP. 59: Not The Man From Earth Sequel (Mr. Nobody)||"That doesn't sound right. That sounds negative." "It sounds fecal." How can one movie make George go from crying during the viewing to throwing a keyboard at Kevin while discussing it the next day? How can the same movie have Kevin...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBDDSF CLASSIC: Ep. 20: Sleep Exhaustion, Parsecs and the end of MAN FROM EARTH||This time BUSY DADDIES Kevin & George walk through the quiet cult film MAN FROM EARTH. Kevin discusses the vast differences between sci-fi authors Yoss and Richard K. Morgan. George lavishes praise upon the podcast WELCOME TO NIGHT...||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP. 58: Altered Carbon Dies At The End||"If you just wanna hear the Altered Carbon part of the podcast, skip to 33 minutes 14 seconds." --George Don't worry. We certainly don't go out on a high note. As George and Kevin attempt to remove some potty humor from the show, we visit...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP. 57: Oh! So WE Are The Apes. Or Are They US?!||"Oh, so we're still talking about the birds and the bees here." --George We have just recently watched WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (I know, we're late). So, the Busy Dads decide to go back and talk a bit about all the Planet of the Apes...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP. 56: Flying Horses and Fish Sex (The Shape of Water)||"Is this a documentary?" --Kevin Guillermo Del Toro has served us up the perfect mix of Swamp Thing and Amelie that we've all been waiting for. With a combo like that how could you possibly go wrong? Well, according to one of us you...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP. 55: Is Anybody Out There (The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers)||"Listener drive." --George The Busy Dads jump into the vast world created by novelist Tim Powers in his 1997 fantasy/sci-fi/period/action/time-travel epic THE ANUBIS GATES. Ever wonder if you can outrun a 15 foot tall magic clown in 19th Century...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 54: Dark Toilet (Black Mirror, Season 4, Ep. 1)||"Is BLACK MIRROR the visual answer to everything that I critiqued about BRIGHT?" --Kevin Everyone's darling dystopian Sci-Fi series is back, but this time there's a bit of a twist. We start off the season on a bright palette homage to original...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 53: Not So Bright||"Bright is not a movie" --Kevin David Ayer and his best friend Will Smith can never make a movie together again after Suicide Squad. So they have come to Netflix. They've teamed up with Joel Edgerton for a cop movie meets fantasy wannabe...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 52: Did I Stutter? (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)||"Whatever you do don't pull your punches!" --Kevin Star Wars is known the world around. It's pervasive and it's iconic. The Busy Dads have watched the most recent entry into the Star Wars saga, THE LAST JEDI directed by Rian Johnson...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 51: The Gods Are Angry (Stranger Things 2)||"The name of this episode should be DO WE HAVE TO?" --Kevin After a well-written and critically acclaimed first season The Duffer Brothers return to Netflix with STRANGER THINGS 2. Kevin and George revisit their favorite characters from Hawkins,...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 50: The Last Night of the World by Ray Bradbury||"What would you do if you knew this was the last night of the world?" For our Thanksgiving special Busy Dad George does ANOTHER reading of a great Ray Bradbury short. This time around it's THE LAST NIGHT OF THE WORLD. What better way to...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 49: Loved Ones On Fire (Alien: Covenant)||"I think that believes how in depth you are." --Kevin (tired and still on East Coast time) It's a sequel to Prometheus. It's also a prequel to Alien. Oh, and it's a prequel to Alien Vs. Predator. Wait. No. It's a prequel...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 48: Last Episode Plus 30 Years (Blade Runner 2049)||"Stupid people ruin s**t." --George As part of our exploration of all things Blade Runner, the Busy Dads take a solid look at the new sequel to the cult classic. What does a movie like Blade Runner 2049 mean for the modern cinema...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 47: Do Fanboys Dream of Electric Fords (Blade Runner)||"The meditative quality of this meditative movie was moving." --Kevin In a continuation of our return to some of the classic of Sci-Fi, and in anticipation of the sequel, the Busy Dads will finally take a look at the Ridley Scott iconic film that is...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 46: The Orville...'Nuff Said.||"I don't know how Moonraker isn't Sci-Fi if The Orville is." --Kevin We take a look at the first 3 episodes of the hot new FOX show The Orville. From the mind of Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted, American Dad) comes what is seemingly a love...||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 45: Paging Mr. Blomkamp (Oats Studios Short Films)||"Why we gotta talk about people?" --Kevin Neill Blomkamp is a big name in Sci-Fi, unless you were to ask Kevin. In this episode we take a look at three separate short films from Blomkamp's OATS STUDIOS: Firebase, Rakka and Zygote. We discuss...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 44: Netflix Dumpster Diving (Embers)||"It's so European. Maybe even worse: it's Canadian!" --Kevin We might get a little out of hand on this one. If that's the case, it's only because we care so much. The independent "sci-fi" movie EMBERS brings out the best in...||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 43: The One Who Waits||"The numbers are goin' through the roof." --Producer Vic Kevin has gone on a long journey to a mysterious, alien place known only as Florida. George decides to take this ONE moment to get a little dramatic, a move he will surely never make again...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBUSY DADS CLASSIC: Episode 1: Kevin Calls William Gibson "Cute"||The Busy Daddies tear into TIGERMAN, carefully consider William Gibson’s SPOOK COUNTRY while Adam schools us all on cyberpunk. We also talk about movies MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and the worthwhile dystopian gems THE ROVER and YOUNG ONES. WHAT...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 42: "Life" Sucks.||"Is this a hand job in the theater movie?" --Kevin LIFE is beautiful. LIFE is precious. LIFE is a many splendored thing. All of that. This is not the case with all things that bear the label LIFE. Now, while I haven't...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 41: Is It Just A Love Story? (The Fifth Element)||"I would have rather been reading." --Kevin Luc Besson's 1997 "masterpiece" THE FIFTH ELEMENT is an audience divider. Or is it? Do you really have to split one way or the other on a movie like this? What makes this movie a cult...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 40: Four Way Bradbury||"How deep was the well back then?" -- Kevin We are a sci-fi podcast and we'd be remiss in our duties if we did not, as some point, talk about the genius that is Ray Bradbury. The man that shaped the ideal of mainstream sci-fi and influenced...||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 39: Doctor Why?||GEORGE: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, John Hurt (kinda), Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi. KEVIN: And if you did that it...||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 38: Comic George Vs. Movie George (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2)||"Is that real?!" --Kevin Kevin is none too happy when he discovers that the Marvel movies are not VERBATIM adapted from the comic books. We talk about GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Vol. 2 and both came away with very different takes on the flick....||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 37: Friendship Saves The Day (Guardians of the Galaxy)||"That's the opposite of having a gift, George." --Kevin How could you possibly condense 40 years worth of comic book stories, told across multiple titles and timelines into one movie and have it maintain all the appeal of the original material?...||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBUSY DADS CLASSIC: Episode 12: George Has Pink Eye||Original Airdate: April 13, 2016 “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you limp.” –Adam Well, consider the title a bit of a content spoiler. With Kevin getting back from a brutal work bender, this was the first time we’d been together...||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 36: Smell This! (Hard To Be A God)||"Diamond Age!" -- George (after the podcast was recorded) Kevin and George watch a worthy follow up to Tarkovsky's STALKER in HARD TO BE A GOD. A movie that gives you a premise and asks you to find the science fiction. Has there been...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 35: The Name of the Movie IS Her.||"I don't know what's creepier a bang on the door or a prolonged soft knock as as to not disturb you." --Kevin Bill Paxton is dead. Long live Bill Paxton. Intern Tony has all but forced us to watch the un-sci-fi sci-fi Spike Jonze...||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 34: Busy Dads Do Sci-Fi Shorts (Prism & Goldilocks)||"I don't even know what I'm doing any more, but I'm enjoying the hell out of the ride." --Kevin It can be argued that no genre suits the template of short film or story better than Science Fiction. It CAN be argued, but who likes to...||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 33: The Return of Tarkovsky's Ghost (Stalker)||As if George's life wasn't busy enough, his favorite Russian film making antagonist is back from beyond the grave. Kevin and George sit down, crack a bottle of non-flavored seltzer (thanks, Vic) and talk about Andrei Tarkovsky's iconic...||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 32: There Will Come Soft Rains||"Today is August 4, 2026" A little change in the pace of things seems appropriate right now. Even more appropriate right now is the Ray Bradbury short story There Will Come Soft Rains. I'm not sure why, but here we are. Listening to...||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMurder, Misogyny & Mayhem: A Love Story (Passengers)||"I have cut the Russian SOLARIS down to a slick 22 minutes. It's brilliant and it has a laugh track." --George "Panty dropper!" --Kevin PASSENGERS is essentially a string of missed opportunities masquerading as a sci-fi romance. Listen as...||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 30: The Star Dogs of War (Rogue One)||A non-STAR WARSy Star Wars movie that somehow ends up being more STAR and WARS than any of the previous movies, you say? Is this a good thing? Do we need a world in which these stories are explored, or is ROGUE ONE just an example of...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 28: Look At Yourself (Black Mirror, Season 3)||Off the BBC and straight to Netflix. There was a time when that was NOT a good thing, but for Season 3 of the fantastic Sci-Fi series BLACK MIRROR it's a great thing. We talk about each of the six episodes of the most recent season....||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 28: Kevin, have you ever ARRIVED?||"I don't care." -- Kevin Kevin and George talk about ARRIVAL starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forrest Whitaker. They compare it to the sci-fi short STORY OF YOUR LIFE by Ted Chiang on which it is based while posing some of the bigger...||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 27: George Thinks Moon Sucks. But Does He Really?||It's okay. The world is NOT coming to and end. At least not the way you think that it's going to. Kevin and George take to the microphone to discuss Duncan Jones' 2009 epic MOON starring multiple Sam Rockwells. Somehow we make...||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ballad of Tommy Jarvis||A Busy Daddies Do Sci-Fi Halloween Special||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 26: It's OK To Not Read The Diamond Age||"Shouldn't this thing have me by now?!" -- George Kevin and George talk about whether or not it's alright to bail on a book and who the onus to continue is on: the reader or the author. Should a book be expected to hook you or not?...||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 25: Solaris vs. Solaris: The Fight Where There Is No Winner||"It was hard to get a word in edgewise." -- George We've got a theme song thanks to the musical genius of professional musician and friend of the show Tony Fernandez. Producer Vic has apparently released his family now. So, we're all...||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 24: Senn is just a bad movie & George knows how to read.||George and Kevin back from the Ether, wherever the hell that may be. This episode is like an after school special. There are many lessons to be learned. The first of which, regardless of his height, don't take your 3 year old on...||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 23: The Bridge Trilogy, Y.A. and Westworld Trailer Reaction||"Jackie Chan was NOT in Wild, Wild West." -- George Adam may be dead for all we know. However, Kevin and George soldier on in his stead. After a brief interlude into Supermanism, we talk about William Gibson's BRIDGE TRILOGY of books and...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 22: Dark Matter is a slow burn I don't have time for.||"Buffy the Vampire Slayer is like punk fans saying they love The Smiths." -- Kevin We essentially eat ice cream and talk about how bad a job we are doing. So, essentially an episode of Sex & The City. Somewhere in there we manage to...||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 21: Stranger Things Did Some Stuff||"Is that how movies work?" -- Kevin We talk about Stranger Things. That is literally all that I can write because my wife is having a baby RIGHT NOW! Enjoy the show! SPOILER POLICY: We take a “fly on the wall” approach to...||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Sleep Exhaustion, Parsecs and the End of MAN FROM EARTH||This time BUSY DADDIES Kevin & George walk through the quiet cult film MAN FROM EARTH. Kevin discusses the vast differences between sci-fi authors Yoss and Richard K. Morgan. George lavishes praise upon the podcast WELCOME TO NIGHT...||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus #1: Welcome To Comic Con||Busy Daddy George recently attended Comic Con, as he does every year. This is a short tribute to walking through those front doors, into a haven of geekdom. How did it used to feel? How does it feel now? How might it in the...||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: This Was Way Better Than FREEJACK||"No seltzer this week. You get water." --Producer Vic After a chiding from our producer, we're back to George and Kevin in the booth as Kevin is still off fighting for the future of the Horse Crab Nebula and their ability to marry outside...||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Kevin Starts Rumors About Patrick Rothfuss||"I think I've said enough." -- Kevin George is on a family vacation with no cell service. Adam is off in the Antares System fighting a multi-generational, multi-dimensional war strangely with FULL BARS. Kevin takes the reigns on this...||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: George Walks The Lonely Road||It's JUST George on this one, friends. So, enter at your own risk and may God have mercy on us ALL! First we lost Adam to the busy nature of the human world and now Kevin has taken a turn for the worse in his battle with the inevitable illnesses...||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 16: It Doesn't Matter||Adam is still fighting the evil clone of Chuck Norris in Syria, so it's just George and Kevin once again. This time we start off with a philosophical discussion about what does and does not matter before continuing with our Sci-Fi Short Story...||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Good times, Good sci-fi dudes
This podcast is 3 guys sitting in a restaurant (Denny’s? Coco’s?) talking about every shred of sci-fi they can. Which works—they know their stuff.
Conversations seemingly born of book club format, but being the working or stay at home dads they are, sometimes the titles up for discussion are not even read, or were jettisoned for playdates.
These guys are funny, in a “we are who we are” way.
No agenda. Candid.
There are deep references and you get the added ambience of having breakfast or pie and coffee with them.
I mostly kind of agree with some of the stuff they say. Most certainly entertains the most casual of sci-fi fans. I can't speak for the ardent fan but I imagine they would catch more references than I do.
2 guys talking! Who'd of thought that would work?
Causal conversation. Good times.