Listen to Episode 100, “The Best (and Worst) of Bat-Turkey”

Gobbledygeek episode 100, “The Best (and Worst) of Bat-Turkey,” is available for listening or download right here.

That’s right, gobblers. 100 episodes. Who’da thunk it? Not us, that’s for sure. If you’re a long-time fan of the show, we’ve got a nice trip down memory lane for you, and if you’re new to our ridiculousness, this is a great primer/history lesson/greatest hits CD. The boys play snippets from various episodes throughout the show’s run, going all the way back to our extremely painful first episode. These things used to be three hours long! And live! Wow. You’ll also hear some of Paul’s finest rants, the boys attempting to tackle the issue of feminism in pop culture, AJ’s fascination with dinosaur-on-dinosaur erotica, and our chats with guests like K. Dale Koontz and Ernie Cline. Plus, some old friends drop by to share their thoughts on the show.

Next: it’s back to your normal, everyday Gobbledygeek with a discussion of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.

(Show notes for “The Best (and Worst) of Bat-Turkey.”)

‘Ready Player One’ Author Ernie Cline Invites You to Try and Win a DeLorean

When Paul and I talked to mega-geek Ernie Cline, author of the New York Times bestseller Ready Player One, last month, he mentioned that he was planning something special to commemorate the book’s paperback release. Specifically, he said that he was going to kick off a contest similar to the one late game designer James Halliday devises in the novel. Well, guess what? The paperback is out as of today, June 5, and the contest has begun!

Watch “Ernie’s Invitation” below:

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Listen to Episode 96, “Talking Turkey: Ernest Cline”

Gobbledygeek episode 96, “Talking Turkey: Ernest Cline,” is available for listening or download right here.

This week, Paul and AJ are honored to sit down with Ernie Cline, author of the New York Times bestselling science fiction novel Ready Player One, which arrives in paperback on June 5. The three of them have a pretty epic geek-out session. Oh, they talk about the book, too. Ernie discusses his inspiration for writing Ready Player One, what the future holds for the film adaptation, his brutal experience writing the movie Fanboys, and the many virtues of the Alamo Drafthouse. Ernie also mentions how much The Avengers rocked his world, so after the interview, Paul and AJ obsess some more over the movie, its nooks, and its crannies (hint: mirrors!).

Next: The boys get in the Memorial Day spirit by talking about their favorite war movies. They love the smell of napalm in the morning.

(Show notes for “Talking Turkey: Ernest Cline.”)