The Dan & Travis Show: Episode 046 - PIRATE SHIP FLASHBACK!


Travel back in time to October 2001! Before Podcasting Radio Genius, there was Internet Streaming Radio Genius. Hear it here! Almost completely uncut*!

Enjoy this blast from the past that you didn’t even know existed or maybe you did and didn’t care about or forgot you knew but either way it’ll be interesting we hope!

*As with past flashbacks, portions not affecting the outcome may or may not have been partially cut. Consult with a physician if persistent.

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The Batcave Podcast: Episode 26 - The Devil's Fingers/The Dead Ringers


Aired October 26/27, 1966

When is a Batman episode not really a Batman episode?  No, this isn't a Riddler episode.  Bruce & Dick and Batman & Robin are barely seen in the first part of this two-parter featuring Liberace as the Great Chandell.  What brought that about?  How well did Liberace fare with the Dynamic Duo?  And was there really a plot in all this anyway?


Chandell, with the aid of the Doe, Rae, and MiMi, attempts to get hold of the Wayne fortune by seducing Aunt Harriet and plotting the deaths of Bruce & Dick.  Can he accomplish this and rid himself of his twin brother's blackmail attempt?  (Yeah, sounds like a plot to us.)


Joining John to discuss Liberace's performance both musically and thespian-wise is Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast co-host John Champion.


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John Champion is co-producer and co-host of Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast as well as co-producer and co-host of the long-running "DVD Geeks" podcast and its predecessor, the "DVD Geeks" TV show. He also produced the unabashedly geeky web-series "Bif! Bam! Pow! Wow!", numerous corporate and commercial videos and a number of DVD special features and behind-the-scenes featurettes. A lifelong science fiction enthusiast, John has moderated panels and hosted special events at fan conventions. In 2006, he started on a long series of video interviews and has produced segments featuring dozens of the creators and talent behind "Star Trek."

The HTD Express: #16 - Dead Squad: An Interview With Stephen Scaia



Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"On episode 16 of the Express, I finally welcome one of my oldest and closest friends, writer Stephen Scaia. Along with his writing partner Matthew Federman, you’ve seen Stephen’s writing and producing credits in the shows “Judging Amy”, “Jericho”, “Warehouse 13” and “Human Target.” He’s also co-written the feature-film adaptations of “Y: the Last Man” and “Ghost Recon” coming soon a to a theatre near you. These guys know how to tackle big set-piece action stories without forgetting about the core of what makes those stories great – the characters.

Stephen offers a unique perspective in this interview as he and Matthew recently adapted the graphic novel “Pax Romana” and this month released their “Dead Squad”, their own original comic book. “Dead Squad” is a part-action, part-horror, all-existential story about a group of soldiers who are surprised to find themselves alive after being killed on a mission. Stephen tells us the different challenges between adapting existing material and creating something completely new across different mediums. We also get into some character analysis for some of your favorite movies which offers great insight on how to get to the root of the characters you’re writing.

Stephen has been a great friend and guide to me as a writer. You’ll find out why in this interview which offers great advice for aspiring writers but also some practical nuts-and-bolts reminders for seasoned vets. And it’s Austin Film Festival week so of course we touch on that as well. Enjoy…


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For the end of October, here’s two timely episodes.  On The Great Gildersleeve, it’s Halloween.  And that means pranks and parties.  Good old fashioned fun in the small town of Summerfield.  Then, in honor of the World Series, we check in with amateur detective Ellery Queen as he investigates a ballplayer’s stolen bat.



The Great Gildersleeve

“The Halloween Party”

October 31, 1943


The Adventures of Ellery Queen

“The Adventure of the World Series Crime”

October 8, 1942





The DOCTOR PUPPET team joins Scott and Arnold as we go 3D for “Flatline!” (No, not really.) The Doctor is trapped inside a tiny TARDIS and Clara has to take on the role of the callous, calculating Time Lord. The Boneless are wearing human form and entering our universe from a 2D reality. Who will live and who will die…and WHO gets to make that choice? Join Alisa Stern & Scott Ampleford of DOCTOR PUPPET along with Scott Alan Woodard and Arnold T. Blumberg as they draw up a plan and re-energize for the latest episode of DOCTOR WHO!

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SciFi Diner Podcast: Ep. 229 - We Interview Richard Dean Anderson (Jack O'Neill from Stargate SG1 and Angus MacGyver from MacGyver)

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Richard Dean Anderson

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Richard Dean Anderson is probably best known as MacGyver, the clever and inventive nonviolent hero who solved problems in his own unique way for seven successful seasons on ABC. In his roles before and since, this gifted actor has continued to demonstrate his remarkable talent and versatility.

Richard was born on January 23, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, taught English, drama, and humanities at a local high school, and is an accomplished jazz bassist. His mother, Jocelyn, is an artist, talented in both painting and sculpture. Richard is the eldest of four sons. He and his brothers, Jeffrey Scott, Thomas John, and James Stuart, grew up in the Minneapolis suburb of Roseville, where Richard developed early interests in sports, the arts, music, and acting.

Like many boys growing up in Minnesota, Richard dreamed of becoming a professional hockey player. However, at the age of 16, he broke both arms, in separate accidents three weeks apart, while playing in high school hockey games. He put aside his dreams of playing professionally, though he still harbors a deep love for the sport. Richard talks of his restlessness growing up, his early desire to explore, and his adventures hitchhiking and hopping freight trains. At the age of 17, he took a 5641 mile bicycle trip from his home in Minnesota through Canada and Alaska, an experience which was sparked by his sense of adventure and discovery, but which also gave him a more centered sense of direction.

He studied drama at St. Cloud State University and at Ohio University, though he left just short of completing his degree. His travels took him briefly to New York City, and he spent some time experiencing the cultural revolution of the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, before finally settling in Los Angeles. There he worked as a street mime and juggler, and as a jester-singer at a Renaissance-style cabaret. He also worked for a time at Marineland, where he wrote, directed, and performed in the marine mammal shows. His job included holding fish in his mouth for the killer whales to leap up and snatch, and he tells of the powerful whack to the face he took while rehearsing his routine with an orca. He appeared in plays and live theater as well, including landing a role in Superman in the Bones at the Pilgrimage Theatre. During his early years he also joined his friend Carl Dante, and for a time sang and played guitar as part of Carl's rock band under the name "Ricky Dean and Dante”.

Richard came to national attention in 1976 as Dr. Jeff Webber on the popular daytime drama General Hospital. After five years in that role, he felt it was time to move on, and he left to try his hand at prime time television. He appeared in two short-lived television series for CBS, as the eldest brother in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in 1982, and as a hot-shot Naval pilot in Emerald Point N.A.S. in 1983, as well as numerous guest appearances in other series.

In 1985 Richard was cast in his signature role as MacGyver, on ABC. He has told the story of how he won the role. He had been called in for an audition, and asked to "cold read" an unfamiliar script. Being very nearsighted, he asked to wear his glasses for the reading, and that simple unselfconscious gesture immediately convinced the show's producers that they had found the right man to become their unpretentious hero. MacGyver ran for seven successful years, and continues to enjoy popularity all around the world.

He made his TV movie debut in 1986 in Ordinary Heroes, with Valerie Bertinelli. In this remake of the 1945 movie Pride of the Marines, Richard gave a moving performance as a soldier who is blinded three days before returning home from Vietnam. In preparation for the emotional demands of the role, he studied with the late Peggy Feury before shooting began. He demonstrated his incredible talent for a variety of roles when he appeared in several movies for CBS television following the finale of MacGyver. In 1992 he starred as a disillusioned cop opposite Justine Bateman in the movie In the Eyes of a Stranger, and as a psychotic stalker pursuing Marg Helgenberger in Through the Eyes of a Killer. His chilling performance as an abusive husband opposite Susan Dey in the 1994 movie Beyond Betrayal caused Daily Varietyto remark, " Richard Dean Anderson with a performance so creepy that masks of his character could be Halloween bestsellers." In June of 1995 he explored the opposite end of the acting spectrum with a powerful and touching performance as a father grieving the loss of his young son in Past the Bleachers, for ABC.

As MacGyver came to an end, Richard and his partner, Michael Greenburg, had signed an overall deal with Paramount Pictures to develop and produce several films and series for television for their own production company, Gekko Film Corp. In their first project, Richard acted as both star and executive producer of two MacGyver movies for television, both of which were filmed in London in 1993. MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis and MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday aired in 1994 to critical acclaim. Their next project for Gekko was the 1995 TV seriesLegend for UPN. In it, Richard portrayed Ernest Pratt, a dime novelist who reluctantly takes on the role of his literary hero, Nicodemus Legend, in a lighthearted blend of western and science fiction. Once again Richard took on the role of executive producer, as well as demonstrating a considerable talent for comedy, in what he has described as his favorite role to date.

Following the premature cancellation of Legend, Richard signed an agreement with CBS television, and filmed a pilot episode for a new rda4television series, Firehouse, although the series was not picked up by the network. His next appearance was as the heroic captain of a doomed airliner in the 1996 blockbuster NBC miniseries Pandora's Clock, which received critical acclaim and was an important ratings winner for the network. He followed this success by joining with MGM/UA and Showtime television in a joint deal with Gekko Film Corp to produce and star in the new science fiction series Stargate SG-1, based on the 1994 movie. His new series began production in Vancouver in February of 1997, and debuted to outstanding ratings on Showtime on July 27, 1997.

Richard loves to travel, and he has retained his love for music and the arts. He enjoys collecting art, with his tastes running from the French Impressionists to the more modern. He continues to play the guitar, and has even tried his hand at composing, including the original piece,Eau d'Leo, which was used in the series MacGyver. He has expressed his appreciation for both classical music and jazz, as well as the country-rock guitar style of artists such as Steve Earle, and has considered Leo Kottke to be his musical idol for years. An avid sports fan, he indulges his passions for hockey, skiing, baseball, sky diving, cycling, and auto racing whenever possible. He enjoys fast cars and motorcycles, and owns, among others, both a 1000cc Harley-Davidson Sportster and a black Acura NSX. He has participated in the Toyota Celebrity Long Beach Grand Prix twice, as well as various other racing events around the country. He has a passion for skiing, and can often be found on the ski slopes, both in his off time, and for numerous celebrity events for charity. As a huge fan of ice hockey, he is one of the founders of the Celebrity All Star Hockey team, a collection of hockey enthusiasts from the sports and entertainment worlds, who play in NHL cities throughout the country for charity. In 1988 and 1992, Richard was chosen to be the honorary captain of Team USA, the United States Olympic hockey team, and he takes pride in his opportunities to become an ambassador for the sport.

Richard actively supports many charities and organizations. For many years he has been on the Board of Trustees for the Challengers Boys and Girls Club, a youth organization founded in 1968 with the help of MacGyver executive producer Stephen Downing, and upon which the Challenger Center of the TV series was based. He is the recipient of the 1995 Celebrity Award from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and his commitment to the Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to terminally ill children, has included many opportunities for his young fans to visit the set. He has supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and has done several public service announcements for causes he strongly supports, including the Center for the Prevention of Handgun Violence, and Project Literacy US. For many years he has given his support to the Special Olympics, and was one of the key speakers at the opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics games in 1991. In recent years, Richard's focus has been particularly drawn to environmental issues. He has been named to the board of directors of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and he has partnered with members of Earth River Expeditions to produce the "River Project," a series of documentaries about the great rivers of the world.

Richard Dean Anderson is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, with naturally dark brown hair and eyes. He has a deep love of dogs, whom he refers to as his "favorite people," and his most constant companion for many years had been Whiskey, the Australian shepherd he had raised from a puppy, and a permanent fixture on the MacGyver set, who passed away in 1989 at the age of 13. In 1996, Richard found himself a new companion in Zoë, yet another Australian shepherd puppy and "best friend.”

Richard has never married, and although he prefers to keep his private life private, he has been linked in the past with several high-profile women, including Deidre Hall, Sela Ward, Marlee Matlin, Katarina Witt, Teri Hatcher, and Lara Flynn Boyle. In 1996, Richard met Apryl Prose, and together they celebrated the birth of their first child, a daughter, on August 2, 1998. Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson entered the world at 7 lbs. 11 oz. Richard speaks with great enthusiasm about his new adventure of fatherhood, and takes great pride in his reputation as a doting dad. Richard lives both in Vancouver and near Los Angeles, as well as owning a cabin in northern Minnesota.

Throughout his career, Richard has made a point of selecting roles that would allow him to stretch and demonstrate the range of his remarkable skill. With additional projects in development from Gekko Film Corp, Richard's fans can look forward to many more appearances from this accomplished and versatile actor.


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The Weekly Podioplex: October 21, 2014


With apologies to Michael Falkner, here is this week's episode of The Weekly Podioplex.  There are new movies out this weekend.  Check out the trailers here as well as the mix of movies and TV on DVD releases.

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Father Gabriel Stokes needs help, and he gets it when Rick and the rest of the survivors save him in the latest episode of THE WALKING DEAD, “Strangers!” But what secret is Stokes hiding? Will Rick decide to take on Abraham’s mission to deliver Eugene to DC? And will those that were once hunted become…the Hunters? Join Arnold and Scott as they fire up the BobBQ and chat about what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves!

Also this episode: Z NATION: “Resurrection Z!”

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Cyborgs - A Bionic Podcast: "The Blue Flash"


Steve goes undercover as a longshoreman to help a fellow O.S.I. agent recover stolen microchips.  He's equipped with a new sensor device that will cause a "blue flash" in his bionic eye when he passes his hand over the microchips.  The death of his partner only makes Steve more determined to get the stolen goods recovered and the culprits caught.  A wrinkle in all this though is the woman who runs the boarding house he stays at and her son, Ernie (Rodney Allen Rippy).  She has been captured by the smugglers and her life is in danger.  Can Steve rescue her and fix Ernie's bike in time?

Joining John and Paul to discuss this episode is Billy Flynn of Geek Radio Daily.

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The Cardboard Jungle: Bonus-Wilson

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Anthony chats at the fence with designer Kevin Wilson about his work with Fantasy Flight & his upcoming games.

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The Batcave Podcast: From the Files of the Batcomputer 04 - DragonCon 2014 - Batman's 75th Anniversary


John attended DragonCon 2014 in Atalanta, Georgia and participated in a number of panels.  One of them was for the 75th anniversary of Batman.  The panel was large and there are a lot of voices that you'll hear, but the content is worth it.

Panelists include:

Mike Gordon - writer, publisher, co-host of Earthstation One Podcast

Michael Bailey - podcaster, host of Bailey's Batman Podcast

Will Price - fan

Michael Falkner - podcaster, The Weekly Podioplex, The Chronic Rift

Geena Phillips - blogger, reviewer of the 66 Batman series

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The Chronic Rift Spotlight: Graeme Harper


Krissy Myers returns to host this Spotlight episode where she had the opportunity to sit in on a chat with British television director Graeme Harper.  While best known for his work on the Doctor Who series, Harper is known for a number of other British television shows which he talks about in this episode.

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Graeme Harper was originally a child actor, appearing in adaptations of "The Silver Sword" and "The Pickwick Papers" amongst other productions, before becoming a floor assistant at the BBC in 1965 and then an assistant floor manager in 1969. He worked on the Doctor Who adventures "Colony in Space," "Planet of the Daleks," "Planet of the Daleks" and "Planet of the Spiders" during the Jon Pertwee years, and "The Seeds of Doom" and "Warriors' Gate" in the Tom Baker era. In 1980 Harper started on the BBC's director's course. "The Caves of Androzani" was the first job he got as a freelance director after working on "Angels" for Julia Smith. Harper went on to direct one further Doctor Who story, "Revelations of the Daleks," and was also to have directed the third story in the abandoned season twenty-three which would have been either Philip Martin's "Mission to Magnus" or Robert Holmes's "Yellow Fever and How to Cure It." Harper went on to work on shows such as "District Nurse," "Hope and Glory," "Star Cops," "Boon," "The House of Windsor," "The Bill," "The House of Elliot" and "september Song" and is one of the industry's most sought after directors. In 1993 he was scheduled to direct "The Dark Dimension," an ultimately un-made thirtieth anniversary Doctor Who story.


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Generations Geek: Episode 25 - Movie Titles That Start With X


Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter look back over the X-Men movies now that X-Men: Days of Future Past has hit the reset button on most of the series. It’s an epic spoiler-filled discussion of their favorite, and not so favorite, scenes throughout the franchise. Plus, a new segment of the show called “All the Squee,” as Ella welcomes her friend Lydia to the show to talk geek amongst themselves, this time focusing their teenage mutant powers on the X-Men. Special bonus-length episode!



Intro :30

X-Men 1:07

X2: X-Men United 6:27

X-Men: The Last Stand 12:31

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 29:19

X-Men: First Class 38:29

(The Wolverine 50:18)

X-Men: Days of Future Past 51:56

X-Men Roundup 1:11:30

All the Squee (with Ella and Lydia) 1:14:08

HG World: S0 E7 - "It's a World of Dread and Fear"



Seasons change as we look in on the people of HG World, the First Church of Wishwell and the United Nations Necroambulate Disposal Detail. A stand off between the U N and Happy Valley Militia is interrupted by the arrival of a common enemy. Tensions between the constables of HG World come to a head. Ronni finally learns the fate of her family. Members of the church begin to break down as Pastor Dawkins tries to keep them calm and organized in preparation for a long, cold winter.

Featured in the cast were Frank Bedene as DAD, Mark Zaricor as DAWKINS, Jules Ismail as DIRK and KIRK, Lee Sands as DOGBERRY, Tracy Hall as DOREEN, Steve Cox as FISHER, Michael L Stokes as GRANT, Audio Élan as Mrs. GREEN, Ryan Smith as HICKS, Glenn Bartram as HUGH, DT Kelly as JEB, Lance Schonberg as KRANTZ, Shane Harris as MAYOR, Ayoub Khote as McINNES, Dedrick Jensen-Woodard as OHLSON, Becca Rinas as RONNI, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard as JO, Kimberly Gianopoulos as SGT WAKE, Eric Avedissian as THOMAS, Keith R A DeCandido as TODD RAGE, Ron Runeborg as YING.

The episode was Written and Directed by Jay Smith. Edited and Engineered by Michael Stokes HG World is produced by Jay Smith & Michael L Stokes with production assistance by Martha Linbo-Terhaar and Carole Stokes. Production Logo and additional Art by Adrianna Linbo-Terhaar.

​This show was edited with Reaper Audio Editor with some Sound Effects from For a full list of Freesound contributors, please visit us at Jonathan Coulton appears courtesy of the Creative Commons License. Visit for music downloads and concert information. Music Credits: "One of Them" - Kevin MacLeod "Cowboy Whiskey" by "Long Note One" - Kevin MacLeod "Trio for Piano, Cello, and Clarinet" - Kevin MacLeod "Stages of Grief" - Kevin MacLeod

Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad: A TALKING CAT!?!

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We have to be clear about this: There are bad movies; there are reprehensible movies; there are movies that make you consider taking out a contract on the entire DGA, just to be sure that never in the future of humankind will there be a chance that such an affront to common decency could again be committed. And then there are films that are a strangely exhilarating kind of awful, the kind that actually restore your faith in the perverse diversity of the human race, that re-instill your wonder in the awesome chaos of the universe, that, as the slogan for Temple of Bad has it, are truly a religious experience. Such a film is A TALKING CAT!?! A putative family comedy that isn’t funny (at least not in a deliberate way) and that would likely rupture any family unfortunate enough to be exposed to it, this film starts with the premise that people would listen to a cat that dispenses cryptic directives in the voice of Eric Roberts, and then throws such niceties as narrative coherence, plausible characterization, decent production values, and commonsense behavior out the window in its attempt to fill its scant eighty-five minutes with something that justifies its existence.

The Temple of Bad team of Andrea Lipinski, Orenthal V. Hawkins, Kevin Lauderdale and Dan Persons get together to try to puzzle out some method behind A TALKING CAT!?!’s madness (spoiler: they don’t succeed). Click on the player to hear the show.

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