The Geek Questioner
By Charlie Hoover
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The Geek Questioner is half interview and half community participation. We begin by geeking out with a nerdy guest and then dig into some of your answers to the Geek Question of the Day from the past week.
||CleanBuddhini Samarasinghe & The Dystopian Breadmaker||This week I geek out with science writer, voracious reader & bread experimenter, Buddhini Samarasinghe from her home in London. Join us as we learn about her day job helping translate science into English, some of her thoughts on the state of scientific research, the tragic end of her Runescape adventures, and a whole lot more!||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnika O'Brien & The Mechanical Asimov||This week we interview lifelong maker, roboticist, & programmer, Annika O'Brien from her home studio in Houston, TX. We geek out over everything from her passion for teaching to her programming as a kid to her very real fear of Swamp Thing, and so much more!||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLacerant Plainer & The Self-Made Mentat||This week I interview sci-fi writer and science junky, Lacerant Plainer from his home in Bombay, India. We geek out over his lifelong thirst for knowledge, trading places with Miles Teg, living aboard the U.S.S. Voyager, the library he assembled as a kid, and so much more!||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErin Goss & The Viking Big Barda||This week I interview full time mom, part time viking, Erin Goss from her home in New Jersey. Come along as we geek out over viking business cards, forbidden guide books, representative characters, being a 3rd generation Jedi, and so much more!||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDarth Lexii and The Spider-Hobbit Jedi||Darth Lexii & The Spider-Hobbit Jedi||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIrene Riz & The Cancer Fighting Poet||Irene Riz & The Cancer Fighting Poet||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBob Anstett & The Virtual Dungeon Master||Bob Anstett & The Virtual Dungeon Master||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon Komarechka & The Ultraviolet Hasselhoff||Don Komarechka & The Ultraviolet Hasselhoff||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeith Wilson & The Vulcan Vampire||Keith Wilson & The Vulcan Vampire||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecky Scott & The Headologist of Redwall||Becky Scott & The Headologist of Redwall||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTal Klein & The Dread Pirate Bueller||Tal Klein & The Dread Pirate Bueller||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Guthrie & The TechOps Supersoldier||Brian Guthrie & The TechOps Supersoldier||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Collupy & The Airwolf of Eternia||David Collupy & The Airwolf of Eternia||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTiffany Henry & The Intrepid Engineer||Tiffany Henry & The Intrepid Engineer||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Orth & The Robotic Roadrunner||Richard Orth & The Robotic Roadrunner||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMz Maau & The Tentacled Glitter Sirens||Mz Maau & The Tentacled Glitter Sirens||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoseph Asphahani & The Replicant Vampire||Joseph Asphahani & The Replicant Vampire||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLee Clarke & The Dovahkiin of Corellia||Lee Clarke & The Dovahkiin of Corellia||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDave DeBaeremaeker & The Wookie Timelord||Dave DeBaeremaeker & The Wookie Timelord||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScrew Muggz & The Ninja Turtle Avatar||Screw Muggz & The Ninja Turtle Avatar||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLuke Skytrekker & The LEGO Super-Knitter||Luke Skytrekker & The LEGO Super-Knitter||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisi Wilson & The Magic Blue Box||Lisi Wilson & The Magic Blue Box||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeAno Jackson & Urkel The Battle Mage||DeAno Jackson & Urkel The Battle Mage||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJenn Kirkland & The Fish Named Jim||Jenn Kirkland & The Fish Named Jim||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Addictive, Informative, and Entertaining
There are geeks and there are Geeks. Then there is the Geek Questionier: Charlie Hoover. Together with his beautiful co-host, Aalia Yousafzai, they bring a fresh perspective on geeks and geekdom. Aalia and Charlie queue up from their booth separated ¼ planet apart and their on air chemistry is dazzling. Charlie and Aalia’s expansive pop culture and geek culture knowledge combine providing a wealth of different perspectives on geekdom. They instantly put the bar up and raise it every show as well as present without ego bashing.
Born out of the desire to meet the people in the Geek Questionier community created on social media, this podcast is completely about the individual geek and who they are unlike other geeky podcasts focusing on the tech, genre universe mythos, toys, games, etcetera The Geek Questionier Podcast introduces the person inside the geek to the world. Stemming from a massive following in social media, the guests are people, fellow geeks, and entertaining.
The show format is firm with a dash of improvisation fluctuating from 1 to 2 hours. It reviews the popular “Geek Question of the Day” responses for the week then delves gently into the psyche of the guest. The questions are always the same but the answers are unique giving the rest of the community that rare peek behind the computer screen/online representation of each guest forming a connection and dispelling the notion that geeks are different. They truly are just like anyone else with a passion for a subject, sport, or hobby.
On the whole the podcast does and has achieved the elusive balance between host, guest and listener akin to a family gathering of old friends. I hope the shows continue to bring this view of the common geek out of that nebulous area into the everyday people world as geeks are just me and you.