Transparency

I absolutely did not care about this podcast anymore a few episodes ago.

See, I’ve put a lot of myself into making the podcast run. Granted, it hasn’t always been efficient, but that’s partly due to several things: the lack of personal stability and the ever-changing workplace landscape for myself and David, who was (and still is) my primary co-host.

When I started the podcast in 2012, I didn’t really plan on having anyone else on unless they were occasional interviews. That changed when I met David and we bonded. If you’ve been listening to the podcast for a little while, you’ll know that the first episode we did together has never – and will never – see the light of day due to a technical snafu. For me, it made our bond stronger. We rolled with it and he was more than happy to join me for more episodes.

What I didn’t realize back then was just how complicated it was going to be for the two of us to line up our schedules in order to keep our little show consistent. I had convinced myself that I absolutely had to have that second voice in every single episode. It was the cause for a lot of delayed episodes and even the multiple hiatuses (haiti?) that the show has experience, especially in 2016.

At the end of that year, I had essentially decided that the show was going to be finished at episode 60. It was draining my energy; energy that could have been used for other projects I was interested in doing. And I wasn’t mad at David, Mike or Adam for not being able to record something with me, I was just frustrated that Geek This! wasn’t going the way I envisioned it. To be completely honest, I could have cared less if I ever recorded another episode for it. I even let the website hosting go unpaid until I received a collections letter in the mail. I didn’t care in the least bit.

I tried my hand at making another podcast that was our “Recommends” segment, but in a half-hour format. I did one episode and called it quits. It was missing something.

Considering I listen to a ton of other podcasts* and podcasts about podcasting (super meta, right?), I was constantly reminded about my show that was podfading. While the idea of bringing back Geek This! was beginning to churn in my noggin, I got a couple of messages from David and Mike asking when a new episode was going to be recorded. David even mentioned that the website was down and he missed it.

It was almost as if the gods of podcasting were watching me that day. The shows I was listening to (primarily those meta ones I mentioned before) started releasing episodes related to podfading and being passionate about your own podcast. I called it a sign and dove back in deep.

I’m excited to start the journey up again.

What does the future of Geek This! look like?

I don’t really know. It looks brighter than it did six months ago, that’s for sure. I’m working on putting together a monthly newsletter for those interested in seeing more content from the entire team and not just podcast episodes. I’m also trying to coordinate with David, Adam and Mike to get more feedback and to have a sounding board for all of the ideas that tend to roam though my head on any given day.

There is the possibility of bringing back the Patreon page, but that will depend on the consistency of the podcast and the interest of you, the listener. Money is good because it pays things and helps encourage more episodes. More than money, though, I really just want to see people share what we’re putting out there.

I hope you’re enjoying the new episodes. I can’t wait to make more.

*At the time of writing this, I’m subscribed to 33 podcasts. I’m always adding more.

 

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

As a product of the 90s (being born in 1987), I didn’t watch Doogie Howser, MD. It was never on in my house. (Then again, there was never much other than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles making our television glow.) Since I missed Doogie’s brilliant mind as a child, I missed out on the legend that would become Neil Patrick Harris. I did not however, miss out on Choose Your Own Adventure. I read every one I could get my hand on. I loved them. Then, years later, the man who lit up my TV screen with a fascinatingly hilarious character named Barney Stinson somehow – magic obviously – wrote an autobiography that could only be fantastic, if only for the CYOA gag. Continue reading “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography”

Announcing: The Takeover Project

Hello there, friends. Dave Clements here.

This past Thursday (2/27/2014) my wife went into labor and at 2AM the next morning we were proud parents for a second time. David and I have talked about what we were going to do during my “paternity leave” from the podcast and, unfortunately, we didn’t get around to recording any new episodes together!

Thanks to the friends we have made during the recent Crossover Nexus events, there will still be new episodes for you to enjoy. The following is a list of which podcasters are stepping up and taking over the hosting duties for Geek This! while I’m away. (And don’t worry, I think David still has some ideas up his sleeve.) I’ll be back at the very latest in April, but I could be back sooner. It really all depends on how well our family adjusts to the changes that bringing home a baby comes with.

Takeover Hosts (*Subject to Change)

1943 Batman Serials

As part of the Crossover Nexus Initiative, we welcome Steve MacDonald (Strangers and Aliens) onto the show to discuss a topic of his choosing: the 1943 Batman serials.

Here is the complete list of podcasts part of this crossover:

  • Geekually Yoked – Hosts: Leeman & Rachel Kessler
    • Hosted by a wife and husband team, their podcast covers a broad spectrum of geek-related topics.
  • The Sci-Phi Show – Host: Jason Rennie
    • Focuses on philosophical concepts as brought to life by sci-fi and fantasy examples.
  • Untold Podcast – Host: Nathan James Norman
    • Sci-fi and fantasy stories, every month.
  • The Sci-Fi Christian – Hosts: Matt Anderson & Ben De Bono
    • Long running podcast that focuses on both timeless topics and timely news.
  • Reel World Theology – Host: Mikey Fissel
    • Covers movies and television from a Christian perspective.
  • The StoryMen – Hosts: JR Foresteros, Matt Mikalatos & Clay Morgan
    • Hosted by three writers/pastors/teachers, features topic discussions and interviews.
  • Geek This! Podcast – Hosts: David Clements & David Hunt
    • Covers pop culture and things of geek interest.
  • Voices in My Head – Host: Rick Lee James
  • Are You Just Watching? – Host: Eve Franklin
    • Reviews movies and other media from a Christian worldview.
  • Strangers and Aliens – Hosts: Ben Avery, Steve MacDonald, & Dr Jayce O’Neal
    • Deals with speculative fiction and Christianity.

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January Crossover

This month Geek This! will be participating in a Crossover event with a bunch of other podcasters. If you remember, we did this last year. The difference this time is that each show will be getting a host from another podcast.

We will have Steve MacDonald from Strangers and Aliens on the show, where we’ll be talking about the 1940’s Batman serials among other things. It should be a different episode for us, since we tend to stick with modern geek culture. It will be fun, though!

The other part of our participation in the Crossover will be our guest spot on The Sci-Fi Christian. Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono have invited us on to talk about The Superior Spider-Man series. Who knows what other trouble we’ll get into. Again, it’ll be fun!

Our episode with Steve will show up in the subscription feed (wherever you subscribe to the podcast) as well as the site and we’ll be sure to link to our Sci-Fi Christian so you can enjoy that too. The plan is to have more Crossover episodes like this in the future, so be on the lookout later this year.

Also, here is a list of every podcast involved. Maybe one of them catches your interest:

  • Geekually Yoked – Hosts: Leeman & Rachel Kessler
    • Hosted by a wife and husband team, their podcast covers a broad spectrum of geek-related topics.
  • The Sci-Phi Show – Host: Jason Rennie
    • Focuses on philosophical concepts as brought to life by sci-fi and fantasy examples.
  • Untold Podcast – Host: Nathan James Norman
    • Sci-fi and fantasy stories, every month.
  • The Sci-Fi Christian – Hosts: Matt Anderson & Ben De Bono
    • Long running podcast that focuses on both timeless topics and timely news.
  • Reel World Theology – Host: Mikey Fissel
    • Covers movies and television from a Christian perspective.
  • The StoryMen – Hosts: JR Foresteros, Matt Mikalatos & Clay Morgan
    • Hosted by three writers/pastors/teachers, features topic discussions and interviews.
  • Geek This! Podcast – Hosts: David Clements & David Hunt
    • Covers pop culture and things of geek interest.
  • Voices in My Head – Host: Rick Lee James
  • Are You Just Watching? – Host: Eve Franklin
    • Reviews movies and other media from a Christian worldview.
  • Strangers and Aliens – Hosts: Ben Avery, Steve MacDonald, & Dr Jayce O’Neal
    • Deals with speculative fiction and Christianity.

Top 5 Upcoming Movies of 2014

There are a slew of new films coming out in 2014, so we went through and named our Top 5 most-anticipated. We also discussed movies we were not looking forward to.

How does your list compare? Do you have a different opinion than we do? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Next week’s episode: BATMAN ON FILM: The 1943 Serials (ft/ Steve MacDonald of Strangers and Aliens)

SUPPORT GEEK THIS!

You can support Geek This! Podcast by joining Audible.com, where you’ll receive a free audiobook and 30-day trial. Just go to AudibleTrial.com/GeekThis to sign up. Also, if you purchase any products that are linked to here on the site, you’re also helping pay the bills, which is very much appreciated!

FEEDBACK

If you have something you would like to add to the conversation, drop a comment below and we’ll include it in an upcoming episode. There are more ways to get in touch, too. Visit the Connect page to find out more.

Marvel’s Star Wars

Welcome to the first episode of Season 2 of GEEK THIS, as well as the first one for 2014! We’re testing out a new format where we release an episode featuring just news and recommendations one week and then release a topical episode the week after. Be sure to give us some feedback on the new way we’re doing things so we can tweak it in the future.

News Stories

Variant Winners

Listen to the episode to find out! The winners need to be sure to get in touch with us (via Facebook message or email)  so we can send out the prizes ASAP!

Recommends

David H: Marvel’s Ultimate Cataclysm storyline

David C: Marvel Unlimited / Mark Waid’s Daredevil series

Support Geek This!

You can support Geek This! Podcast by joining Audible.com, where you’ll receive a free audiobook and 30-day trial. Just go to AudibleTrial.com/GeekThis to sign up. Also, if you purchase any products that are linked to here on the site, you’re also helping pay the bills, which is very much appreciated!

Feedback

If you have something you would like to add to the conversation, drop a comment below and we’ll include it in an upcoming episode. There are more ways to get in touch, too. Visit the Connect page to find out more.