Welcome to Geektown
By Kurt Onstad
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We answer geeky questions that non-geeks have!
||CleanEpisode 19: Female Superhero Movies - Why aren't there more, and who should be next?||Some introspection on the dearth of women superhero films, and speculation on which superheroines should next get the film treatment.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Stan Lee History and Tribute||A tribute to Stan Lee, master of cameos, and creator of the Marvel Universe.||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17.1 - Fixed link to Episode 17||Comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks. What’s the difference? Also, can you read about Marvel characters without looking at pictures?||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Comic books vs Graphic Novels - What's the difference?||Comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks. What’s the difference? Also, can you read about Marvel characters without looking at pictures?||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Min-Maxing and Meta-Gaming in Role-Playing Games||A look at some of the worst habits in role-playing games, and a few examples of how they can occasionally be the right choice.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: The Replacements - Superman||A brief (as possible) look at the four heroes who took Superman's place after his apparent death at the hands of Doomsday.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Who is Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel)?||With her movie coming out in March, we look at the comic history of Carol Danvers.||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Is Star Wars Sci-Fi or Fantasy?||This episode, we talk Hard Science-Fiction (or Sci-fi), Soft Sci-fi, and Fantasy. Comparing and contrasting those different genres allows us to classify where Star Wars fits in. Before that, however, a clarifying question deriving from Episode 10, and a comment made about robots and androids. Listen on the Radiopublic App in order to help support the show at no cost to you! Robot… Android… Cyborg. He scienced the heck out of this…with real science! That is some Hard Sci-Fi. Here’s a Mars movie that goes softer on their Sci-Fi (Mission to Mars). The epitome (and arguably the progenitor) of most of today’s modern fantasy. So, where does this belong?||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Wakandan Econ||Kurt talks to special guest, economics professor Dr. Matt Dobra to find out if Wakanda would be as well off in real life as they are in the comics and movies.||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: How to Bring the X-Men into the MCU||With the Fox/Disney deal pretty much complete, we contemplate how mutants can be seamlessly integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: The Future is Now!||Going over a few examples of sci-fi tech available today.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Cloak & Dagger and Cloak & Dagger||Learn how the new Marvel show, airing on the Freeform channel, differs from its comic inspiration.||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: I'm talking to you Through the Fourth Wall||Hey you! You should listen to me talk about fourth-wall breaking!||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: The Replacements - Captain America||Who else has wielded the mighty shield of Captain America?||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Marvel vs. DC - A History||Can't we all just get along? Apparently not...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Legacy Games and Crossed Arms?||Two questions this week: One on a trend in board games, the other a recent trend in comic book movie poses.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Why Are Mutants Hated?||What makes mutants different from the other Marvel heroes and villains?||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: A Thanos Primer||Who is Thanos, what can he do, and what has he done?||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Where to Start: The Marvel Edition||Taking his first listener question, Kurt tackles options on where to begin your trek into the Marvel Universe.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode I - The Starts and Restarts of the DC Universe||Pre-Crisis, Post-Crisis, 52, New 52. What does it all mean? Find out by listening!||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview episode||A quick introduction to the show, and a request for questions.||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Solid, short, poignant, and approachable
As a geek myself, I still find times where I am left out of conversations based around topics I’m unaware of other than through main stream media. My number one question every time a comic book conversation outside of the MCU comes up is “where do I start?” And most of the time I don’t get any detail past a characters name. This podcast has already blown open the doors of places to start, why and how I can start, all in less than 30 minutes for not one but both major comic book producers! While also informing me of their foundational history of writers and artists!
Already hooked, and only 3 episodes in, I’m moving to geek town! Thanks Kurt!
Geeks bearing gifts
I have greatly enjoyed listening from episode one on. I am not a comics person or superhero fan. Kurt does a fantastic job of helping me get an understanding of what my friends are into. He really captures the essence of his subjects without making me feel either dumb (for not knowing about it) or preached at (for not being into it). Whether you are into geekeries or just playing catch up, this is a great show for you.
Have a ball getting up to speed.
A fun, often humorous take on all things geek. From the very first episode Kurt demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of his topics and provides listeners with an easy to follow podcast that may be what they're looking for. There's a lot out there, and he may just get you up to speed.