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March 25, 2008 8:30 AM   Subscribe

GeeksOn "A show created by Geeks for Geeks, covering topics that Geeks like to talk about." This is one of my favorite podcasts out there, most topics they cover are talked about in a very smart manner with lots of philosophy and moral quandaries thrown in, and they have gone on to get some great interviews with various people in Geek culture including Christina Hendricks, who plays Saffron from Firefly, and its Producer, Lisa Lassek(Christina is the sister of one of the geeks), Orson Scott Card, George R.R. Martin, Forrest J Ackerman, Garrett Wang, and the man himself Joss Whedon!

To point you in the direction of some really interesting topic based episodes, try out any of these episodes: Time Travel, Geek Humor, Geek Nature Vs. Nurture, Could You Fall In Love With A Robot?, Superhero-Vigilante ethics, Geek Love, an All Girl Geek episode, Non-Mainstream Comic Books, Geek Addictions, Videogame Violence, Geeks on Reality TV, there is still a whole lot more so just look through the Archives yourself and see if you find anything that interests you.
posted by Del Far (17 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
At first glance: Sandman is a non-mainstream comic? Maybe in 1990. By now it's canon.
posted by Tesseractive at 8:35 AM on March 25, 2008


and they have gone on to get some great interviews with various people in Geek culture including...

Oh, thank God -- none of these people have any internet presence to speak of, so this fills a dreadful void in all our lives!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:39 AM on March 25, 2008


Thanks for the tip, I'll try it out. (Not with a lot of high hopes, because geek content doesn't really translate well to non-Internet media and as for the geeks themselves....well.)
posted by DU at 8:41 AM on March 25, 2008


Non-Mainstream for the episode meant any non major superhero comics, honestly before I heard this episode I never knew about sandman, yeah i know, kind of sad.
posted by Del Far at 8:48 AM on March 25, 2008


Previously(ish)

DU- it's actually a well-done podcast. They all work in some form or another with the entertainment industry, so they're clued-in, well-spoken, and pretty far from your mouthbreathing nightmares.
posted by mkultra at 8:51 AM on March 25, 2008


The Whedon episode was about robots.
posted by Tehanu at 9:21 AM on March 25, 2008


the only question i have is whether or not they're going to go to Geek Prom and give an on-the-spot analysis.
posted by RedEmma at 10:18 AM on March 25, 2008


Concept is sort of like the great "Prisoners of Gravity" from back in the day.
posted by autodidact at 11:09 AM on March 25, 2008


I thought I was the only one...

I second this podcast. I've been listening to it for a long time now, and I always look forward to new episodes. The problem is that the GeeksOn crew are getting a little lazy. You're lucky if they release one episode per month.
posted by AdamFlybot at 11:54 AM on March 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


GRRM is coming to Blacksburg this weekend. I may take a trip down there, but I suppose the conference organizers would take a dim view of me picking up one of their guests of honor and shaking him violently while firing a stream of "...why are you here instead of typing it's not finished yet you are going to finish it before you die aren't you gotta say yes..." through foam-flecked jaws.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:56 AM on March 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm friends with one of the geeks. To elaborate on what mkultra said, these guys know their shit. My friend is a working screenwriter and has taught classes on screenwriting at USC, so these aren't some fanboys sitting in their mothers basements drinking Redbull and scarfing down Snowballs.

Thanks for posting this, I'll be sure to let him know.
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 12:52 PM on March 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Concept is sort of like the great "Prisoners of Gravity" from back in the day.

I miss that show!
I still have several videotapes full of it. Alas, I have no VCR.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 4:24 PM on March 25, 2008


If you're looking for "Prisoners of Gravity," this guy has been kind enough to upload a few episodes on youtube.

Anyway, this podcast seems neat. Thanks.
posted by aldurtregi at 5:22 PM on March 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


Awesome. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Thanks, aldurtregi.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 6:00 PM on March 25, 2008


AdamFlybot
I've been listening to it for a long time now, and I always look forward to new episodes. The problem is that the GeeksOn crew are getting a little lazy. You're lucky if they release one episode per month.

The fact that it's so few and far between make me treasure each episode even more, and I listen too soooo many more podcasts, its kind of sick. But this podcast is one of my favorites.

PostIronyIsNotaMyth
I'm friends with one of the geeks. To elaborate on what mkultra said, these guys know their shit. My friend is a working screenwriter and has taught classes on screenwriting at USC, so these aren't some fanboys sitting in their mothers basements drinking Redbull and scarfing down Snowballs.
Thanks for posting this, I'll be sure to let him know.


That would be awesome, I friended some of them on Facebook, but other than that I've never really sent a letter to the podcast or anything, can you tell them to do little instructional mini podcasts on how to play some board games? I'm still confused about how to play Arkham horror. Its very amusing because this is the second time someone on MeFi is actually good friends with the person my post is about.
posted by Del Far at 7:11 PM on March 25, 2008


Del Far

Tonight, I was flipping through the channels when I noticed Species III was on TV. I watched the entire movie because one of the geeks is in it. I totally understand your excitement for new episodes.
posted by AdamFlybot at 11:05 PM on March 28, 2008


Del Far: I'm still confused about how to play Arkham horror.

What's confusing to you? Have you looked on BoardGameGeek? I've played a bunch of AH, so feel free to MeMail me if you've got burning q's.

(I know one of the Geeks as well, so there!)
posted by mkultra at 7:24 AM on March 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


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