A good friend of Therefore I Geek published an interesting article about how he finds a type of companionship among celebrities with whom he shares various passions. You can find the full blog post on Steve’s own page.
I am a verified podcast junkie.
Let me be very honest and clear here, I have never met either of the two gentlemen. I have never seen in person, spoken on the phone, or engaged on social media with either of them. However, I am an avid fan of their work. Their online presence exposes so much of their personality (seemingly) that I cannot help but feel as if I know them. I have often joked that while I am a man of faith I worship at two altars, the Altar of Christ at First Presbyterian Church in Downey, CA, and the Altar of Science in Neil Degrasse Tyson’s “StarTalk Radio” podcast. I await the arrival of Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman’s “Hollywood Babble-On” with the same anticipation that my Die-Hard Pro-RedSox family members look forward to a game against the Yankees (ok that might be hyperbole but not by much). I listen to Jay Mohr’s “Mohr Stories” regardless of who he has on as a guest because I know that, at the very least, he himself will be entertaining. My point is, that I am a verified podcast junkie… (more)
In which, Darrell Taylor, from the Taylor Network of Podcasts, joins Tracy and Dude to talk about the first nine episodes of the hit HBO show Westworld, and they then pivot into a conversation about the philosophy of AI, the desire of humanity to create intelligence in their own image, and the western paranoia about that exact desire.
In which, Tracy, Andrew, and Dude take a break from the election coverage to watch something more mystical and thrilling–Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Our heroes run down the list of reviewable topics, including the scope of the film, the cast (with quite a bit of division over favorite cast members), the special effects, and more. Check out our YouTube stream to hear Tracy’s Skype meltdown at an opportune moment.
In which, Andrew, Tracy, and Dude reveal that they can actually have an intelligent conversation about a controversial topic, specifically about comic writer Gail Simone’s 1999 musings on why female characters in comics seem to end up violently damaged in order to further the story or provide motivation for their male counterparts. Our heroes break the topic down and look at Gail’s initial conversation starter, and then move into the argument that has been created by various feminists based on that topic. Dude vows to spend the rest of his life–or at least the next few weeks–breaking down the lists of characters who have died in comics to uncover the statistics that may prove or disprove the idea.