Sun, 23 April 2017
Recorded during our New Year's Resolutions and released just in time for the Resurrection -- this installment is all about reboots, remakes and re-starts!
No wait, that's not right... lemme do that over...
0:01:18 The Up Front: Fuck 2016, man
0:04:59 The Interview: iFanboy's own Ron Richards talks about why reboots happen and when they work, and takes on the Geek-del Test!
0:28:48 The Roundtable: Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack pick their best reboots and remakes, generally mispronounce a lot of words, and check in with some New Year's Resolutions...!
1:45:12 The Community Calendar!
1:49:42 Outro & Credits
1:50:06 Bonus Track: "Shadow & Flame Boogie"
Sun, 9 October 2016
This installment is all about stories and writing! We're tellin' tales out of school (and occasionally singing into a can)!
0:51:13 The Roundtable: Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack talk about storytelling, misattribute famous 70's gangster movies and give readings from their favorite works of fiction!
2:38:38 Outro & Credits
2:40:03 Bonus Track: "Rocket Into Space"
Mon, 4 July 2016
Scratch My Bard
Mon, 4 July 2016
Scratch My Bard
Sun, 19 June 2016
We're cashing in with a discussion about economics, money and coinage in our games.
0:43:53 The Roundtable: Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack, ante up and put in their two cents about how money should work in our games...
1:53:15 Outro & Credits
1:54:35 Bonus Track: "Tarras Q" Q"
Fri, 6 May 2016
The sleeper has awakened, and we're talking all about Dune, Frank Herbert and the spice!
0:48:29 The Roundtable: Monster Mike, Jetpack Jack, and special guest Easy Erik give their Herbert book reviews, discuss gaming opportunities in the Duniverse, and check in with some New Year's Resolutions...
2:00:46 Outro & Credits
2:02:21 Bonus Track: "Shai-Hulud (Slight Return)"
Fri, 15 January 2016
We've got a three-pipe pod for you this month and it's all about mysteries and Holmesian gaming!
0:29:26 The Roundtable: Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack discuss mysteries in RPGs, steal a time-honored podcast game, and bear witness to a drive-by gifting...
2:08:39 Outro & Credits
Tue, 3 November 2015
We're talking about the Dark Side, and how you got to change your evil ways (baby)!
0:53:31 The Roundtable: Now with improved Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack! Ethics! Matchups! Dark secrets revealed! And more!
1:50:09 Outro & Credits
Tue, 29 September 2015
We're talking about capital G-Good and the light side of the Force this time out!
0:01:05 The Up Front: On ethical consistency and WWCAD!
0:56:25 The Roundtable: Wherein Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack get good for once!
1:46:08 Announcements et al
1:47:51 Outro & Credits
1:49:08 Bonus Track: Browncoat Blueswncoat Blues
Mon, 6 July 2015
We're taking a bite out of zombies this time around, getting the lowdown on a locally-produced survival horror RPG, and (re)making some very exciting announcements! 0:00:00 Intros 0:01:11 The Up Front: On oblivion and undeath - also, Clearwater Con 2015! 0:06:47 The Interview: Eau Claire game designers Craig Sieracki and Matt Scott talk about their love of zombies, break down the inner workings of CHOMP, and take on the Geek-del Test! 0:24:56 Payin' some bills 0:30:51 The Roundtable: Wherein Mike and Jack try to find some braaaaaaaaains! 1:30:30 Community Calendar 1:33:13 Outro & Credits 1:34:36 Bonus Track: The Lannister Suite, in 3 Movements (or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Never Try To Play Slide Guitar Ever Again), featuring: - Roslin's Wedding - Mannish Boy-King - I'm a Steady Whorin' Half-Man
Wed, 25 March 2015
We're talking about Asian and Asian-inspired gamery, geekery and all sorts of other cool stuff!
0:47:16 The Roundtable: Wherein Mike and Jack talk Asian gaming and films, confront rules bloat, and make like Bruce and Jackie with the picks!
1:39:42 Community Calendar
1:43:26 Outro & Credits
1:44:55 Bonus Track: Wampa Roll!
Mon, 2 February 2015
Episode Eleven of The Chippewa Valley Geek Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue is complete and can be found here or on iTunes and Stitcher!
0:32:19 The Roundtable: Wherein Mike and Donny and Jack make with the matchups, celebrate 7 holidays in 90 minutes, and enjoy an offally good dinner!
2:03:47 Outro & Credits
2:04:58 Bonus Track: Highway 53 Blues!
Mon, 8 December 2014
We're back from an accidental hiatus, and we're talking about freewill and fate in our lives and in our games!
0:34:54 The Roundtable: Wherein Mike and Donny fulfill their destiny by defending the fantasy that they have some control over their sad, pathetic lives. Also, we discover a long lost classic of geek literature together!
1:53:42 A non-calendar and a long-distance dedication
1:54:46 Outro & Credits
1:56:31 Bonus Track: CN Woman Boogie!
Thu, 26 June 2014
It's the start of Season Two, and you're getting a veritable cannonade about canon in this episode!
0:02:06 The Up Front: On race and re-casting canon
0:12:25 The Interview:Tom Foss of The Fortress of Soliloquy explains the point of canon, lets us know where it goes horribly wrong, and takes on the Geek-del Test!
0:56:12 Payin' some bills
1:01:26 The Roundtable:WhereinDonny and Mike heap their scorn on canon, then decide they're kind of OK with it after all, and then go and choose the wrong cannon!
1:50:44 Outro & Credits
1:52:05 Bonus Track: Sagan the Blues!
Wed, 30 April 2014
We're talking magic this month and it's a sorcerous smorgasbord!
0:38:14 The Roundtable: Dastardly Donny and a special surprise guest share their gifts, equivocate on invocation, and make like Terry and Howie with some picks!
1:45:50 Some GaryCon coverage:
1:46:36 - Paul Stormberg and The Moathouse
1:59:08 - David Lankton & Scott Diehl of CMX Games and Copper Country
2:07:07 The Monthly Marathon: Gotham? I barely met 'im!
2:07:52 Outro & Credits
Thu, 6 March 2014
Episode Seven of The Chippewa Valley Geek Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue
Welcome to 2014! Here's your accordion!
0:40:26 The Roundtable: Wherein the boys talk about hockey sticks, mapping infinite planes, and throw out far too many country music references for my personal comfort level!
1:37:13 A Warpcon travelogue
1:44:18 The March Monthly Marathon: Gods, will this winter ever end?
Mon, 18 November 2013
It's October 2013 (kind of), and we're talking about monsters, varmints and things that need killin'!
0:28:01 The Roundtable: Wherein the boys talk about what makes a great monster, make like Terry and Howie with the picks, and Monster Mike inadvertently puts his geek qualifications into question!
Wed, 18 September 2013
It's September 2013, and we're talking about the act of creation and generating new material and stuffs for our hobbies!
0:01:09 The Up Front: On My Talentless Fanboy Angst
0:08:11 The Interview: Sculptor Scott Francek offers trade secrets, opines on the relative worth of nudity and horses to an artist, and takes on the Geek-del Test!
0:37:44 The Roundtable: World Building, Adventure Building, and Encounter Building!
1:18:14 The Community Calendar
1:23:00 The September Monthly Marathon: Game over, man! Game over!
1:24:14 The September Giveaway Contest
1:24:43 Outro & Credits
1:26:26 Bonus Track: You Know My Rider
Sat, 3 August 2013
It's August 2013, and we are continuing the gender issues discussion this month - this time from the other side of the septic tank! Also, Eli Bremmer and the Eau Claire Coalition!
0:01:11 The Up Front: On SDCC
0:08:56 The Interview: The Eau Claire Coalition
0:40:32 The Roundtable: Masculinity and Gender Issues in Society and Geekery
1:21:18 The Community Calendar
1:25:56 The August Monthly Marathon: Golem? I barely met ‘im!
1:28:32 The August Giveaway
1:29:49 Outro & Credits
1:31:04 Bonus Track: Riddle of Steel
Wed, 3 July 2013
It's another podcast! 'Cause podcasts are cool! (Dont worry - it's way shorter than last month.)
01:05 The Up Front: On How I'm Over You Being Over Kevin Smith
06:30 The Roundtable: Is There A Doctor In The House?
41:12 The Community Calendar for July/Early August 2013!
45:50 The July Monthly Marathon Challenge!
48:55 End Credits
50:21 Bonus Track! – “11 Doc Rock”
Wed, 5 June 2013
It's ladies night here at the Geek this month! Join me as we discuss gender issues in geek culture, plot the immolation of an Oscar-winning film director, and take a trip north to tropical Duluth!
0:22:29: Berserkon coverage & Interviews
0:23:06 Andrew Goenner of Time Heroes, and more!
0:34:03 Joanna Gaskell of Standard Action, and more!
0:50:40 Trin Miller of The Gamers: Hands of Fate, and more!
1:04:23 Bill Cavalier, the Dungeon Bastard, period.
1:27:36 The Roundtable – Gender Issues and Women in Geek Culture
2:10:43 The Community Calendar for June/Early July 2013!
2:17:45 The June Monthly Marathon Challenge!
2:19:03 Another Giveaway!
2:21:09 End Credits
2:22:42 Bonus Track! – “Babs' Boots (and Other Sordid Tales of the New 52)”
Sun, 5 May 2013
The Chippewa Valley Geek Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue
Episode #001: The Shakedown Cruise (or Hold On, I'm Coming)
It's the shakedown cruise, so what could possibly go wrong?
Right, Peter? Peter?