Getting Goosed in Chicago

January 15, 2019

Special Intro: Jim Koch -- Founder and Brewer of Samuel Adams Beer  

Film at 11: Three Identical Strangers (2018)  

Book IT: Barrel-Aged Stout And Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business (2018) by Josh Noel  

Scroll with it: CES 2019 was filled with Impossible Burgers, 8K TVs, and controversy. The Chicago Bears’ season has ended but Goose Island Brewery is still rallying around our local team in the most interesting way possible. #DaBears  

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Taunting the Grim Reaper to Start the Year

January 8, 2019

Special Intro: Author and Podcaster Tansy Rayner-Roberts from Tasmania  

Special Guest: Executive Producer Ron Mika  

Film at 11: Vice (2018)  

Book IT: Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day (2018) by Jake Knapp and John Zaratsky  

Scroll with it: Steve’s tour of San Francisco, CES starts in Las Vegas and we have landed on the far side of the moon.  

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Pop the Champagne!

January 1, 2019

Film at 11: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Scroll with it: Our New Years predictions for 2019.  

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“Favorites of 2018,” Announced the Angels

December 25, 2018

Special Intro: Kenan Thompson as Neil deGrasse Tyson  

Film at 11: They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)  

Book-IT: Mr. Dickens and His Carol (2017) by Samantha Silva  

Scroll with it: Our Favorites of 2018 in the category of books, movies, and news; followed by our look back at our New Years predictions for 2018.  

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How To Live Safely During the Holidays

December 18, 2018

Special Intro: Gavin Edwards -- author of The Tao of Bill Murray  

Film at 11: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)  

Book-IT: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (2010) by Charles Yu  

Scroll with it: How do you listen to music in the streaming era? Steve has a Spotify subscription and Chip is a part of the Apple ecosystem. Next week we are going to share our list of our favorite things of 2018. What was your favorite movie, book, and news story of the year? Send us a message and we’ll use it on the show.  

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It is Time to Sell the Wine, Orson

December 11, 2018

Special Intro: Shawn -- Host of the Soul Forge Podcast   

Film at 11: They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (2018)  

Book-IT: American Gods: My Shadows by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton  

Scroll with it:  Go to McDonald’s for a Whopper, watch some lost Doctor Who and prepare for Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago. How do you listen to music in 2018? We’re going to discuss it next week. In two weeks we are going to share our list of our favorite things of 2018. What was your favorite movie, book, and news story of the year? Send us a message and we’ll use it on the show.  

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Célébration de Vacances Aux Chandelles Joyous (in English)

December 4, 2018

Special Intro: Ian McNeice -- Winston Churchill on Doctor Who  

Film at 11: Invisible Essence: The Little Prince (2018)  

Book-IT: The Fated Sky: A Lady Astronaut Novel (2018) by Mary Robinette Kowal  

Scroll with it: Goodby George H.W. Bush and Stephen Hillenburg. Hello Mars and St. Nicholas. We toast to them all this holiday season.  

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Extra Scrolling: Tony Whitt at Chicago TARDIS 2018

November 29, 2018

Tony Whitt, the host of the Doctor Who Target Book Club Podcast, joins us to discuss podcasting, Doctor Who novelizations, Big Finish, and Tom Baker’s upcoming novel Scratchman.


Netflix’s Accidental Super Powers

November 27, 2018

Special Intro: Author Tony Lee  

Film at 11: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet (2018)  

Book-IT: The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder (2014) by Peter Zeilhan  

Scroll with it: Our executive producers came out to celebrate with us this weekend. Black Friday was a fun time for the creative crew at Cards Against Humanity and we had a fantastic adventure at Chicago TARDIS 2018.  

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As God is My Witness - Thanksgiving Promotion

November 20, 2018

Special Intro: Joel Hodgson - Creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000  

Film at 11: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)  

Book-IT: Hi Bob! (2018) by Bob Newhart  

Scroll with it: New Christmas music is here, Stan Lee is gone, and “Weird AL” is coming to town! Join us this weekend at Chicago TARDIS 2018 in Lombard, IL, and Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. EXCELSIOR!  

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