Democracy Dies in Darkness

January 9, 2018

Special Intro: Author Dr. Robert Smith?  

Film at 11: Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & Bird Revelation (2017, Netflix)  

BookIT: Being a Dad is Weird (2017) by Ben Falcone  

Scroll with it: Las Vegas is the place for new technology this week, you need to update your software, HQ trivia is fun and college life is filled with pranks.  

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The Truth is Out There, Y’all (with Juliette Miranda)

January 2, 2018

Special Intro: Tony Whitt from the Doctor Who Target Book Club Podcast  

Film at 11: The Toys that Made Us (2017)  

BookIT: Author and podcaster Juliette Miranda from The Unwritable Rant joins us  

Scroll with it: We have some ideas about the future. Our predictions for 2018 will certainly all prove to be wrong. Happy New Year, Y’all!  

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It’s Boxing Day (in Other Parts of the World)

December 26, 2017

Special Intro: Shawn from The Rusted Robot Podcast  

Film at 11: The Greatest Showman (2017)  

BookIT: History of Ancient Egypt, Professor Bob Brier, Ph.D.  

Scroll with it: We wrap-up 2017 with our favorites in books, movies, and news. We also check in on Steve’s 2017 predictions. Happy New Year!  

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Extra Scrolling: Gaming with Brandon Shea and Libby Donohew at Chicago TARDIS

December 21, 2017

Steve and Chip talk to Brandon Shea and Libby Donohew -- gamers and alumni of the Milwaukee School of Engineering MAGE in the game room at Chicago TARDIS.  


Ghostly Christmas Midi-chlorians

December 19, 2017

Photo: Chip, listener Logan, and Steve going to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Special Intro: Kevin Butler -- The First Chicago Bear to score 1,000 points  

Film at 11: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)  

BookIT: Jacob T. Marley (2011) by R. William Bennett  

Scroll with it: Merry Christmas! Send us your favorite things from 2017 for next week’s year-end episode.

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Extra Scrolling: Red, White and Who at Chicago TARDIS

December 14, 2017

Steven Warren Hill, Nick Seidler, and John Lavalie -- authors of Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America tell us all about the project and the 700 page book that holds all the information you need.

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Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America 


At Last, a Rey of Hope

December 12, 2017

Special Intro: Lynne Thomas from Verity!  

Film at 11: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)  

BookIT: Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Leia, Princess of Alderaan (2017) by Claudia Gray  

Scroll with it: Happy Hanukkah everyone! Patreon has a policy change, Marvel has a podcast and the future of computers is in the hands of some brilliant creators. Did I mention Star Wars?  

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Extra Scrolling: Nick Seidler Game Master at Chicago TARDIS

December 7, 2017

Steve and Chip sit down to discuss gaming culture with Nick Seidler at Chicago TARDIS 2017.

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Illinois Bicentennial Coverage Begins Now!

December 5, 2017

Special Intro: Nicholas Briggs -- the voice of the Daleks on Doctor Who  

Film at 11: The Disaster Artist (2017)  

BookIT: Artemis (2017) by Andy Weir  

Scroll with it: Jim Beam has AI, BEWARE some apps might be spying on you and Illinois is turning 200 in 2018.  

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Winning Bigly

November 28, 2017

Special Intro: Steven Schapansky from Radio Free Skaro  

Film at 11: Justice League (2017)  

BookIT: Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter (2017) by Scott Adams  

Scroll with it: Steve week has concluded! The MST3K Turkey Day Marathon 2017 ended with the announcement of a fresh season on Netflix and Chicago TARDIS 2017 took up the whole weekend with friends, community and Doctor Who based experiences. Steve may need some time off this week to recover.  

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