Listen to Episode 45, “Secret Origins”

Well, after a few frustrating delays, Gobbledygeek episode 45, “Secret Origins,” is finally available for listening or download right here. To celebrate the show’s one-year anniversary, Paul and AJ decide to reach back into the dusty, cobweb-laced corners of their minds to bring us their Secret Origins: their first geek experiences, what led them to becoming full-fledged geeks, what made them into who they are today. Such memories as paper-and-dice role-playing, live-action role-playing, and chat room role-playing are brought up…wow, that’s a lot of role-playing. Never again question their geek credentials. Also, things like comic books, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, computers, and more. Plus you’ve got news; upcoming DVD releases; AJ’s takes on The Troll Hunter, Another Year, and How Do You Know; and Paul and AJ’s joint reviews of The Adjustment Bureau and Rango.

Next: we know we’ve got some listeners who don’t really “get” the comics portions of our show, so we shall endeavor to offer a comic book primer.

(Show notes for “Secret Origins.”)

Listen to Last Night’s Gobbledygeek

Last night’s Gobbledygeek, “Father McCartney,” is available for listening right here. We discuss our favorite Paul McCartney songs, both with the Beatles and without, then move on to underrated/guilty pleasure bands, the True Blood season premiere (and all of the attendant homoerotic pandering), and why Macs are so much better than PC’s.

We also unveil a forthcoming feature: our Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture. In the next several bonus hours, Paul and I will each list our favorites (and by “modern” we mean from the dawn of the 20th century on), then the top ten will be a main topic in a future show. Should take about five weeks, provided we don’t have to skip any.