There Will Be Geek

Cav, Chani and Mike wittering about geek stuff.

Episode 46 – Worst Christmas

This week, we return triumphant to kick over the nativity scene, proposition the Carol singers and give Santa a wedgie. We look into the very worst pop culture offerings that Christmas has to offer, be it TV, Film or Music, getting our urchin hands dirty so you don’t have to. Plus Chani gets her cowboy on, Cav breaks the earth, […]

It’s About History: Loan Tran and the Geek Traitors

Following Loan/Kelly Marie Tran’s remarkable New York Times article about Internet harassment and her own cultural identity, Cav considers how her words serve as a reminder of some seemingly long-lost principles of geek culture.   ” …the same society that taught some people they were heroes, saviors, inheritors of the Manifest Destiny ideal, taught me I existed only in the […]

Pedanticide: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Pedanticide is a column where we take a widely (which usually also means, ‘inaccurately’) criticized slice of pop culture, and give its most miserly, myopic and frankly munted nitpicks a taste of their own medicine. The goal is to try and ‘clear the air’ a little around the discourse on certain things and maybe even pay the artworks, and artists […]

Pedanticide: An Introduction

The Internet: a place built on one half of a certain long-held adage (that everyone has an opinion) and sustained by the utter lack of comprehension of its other half (that this makes them easily comparable to arseholes). A place where everyone’s an expert, everyone’s the one and only person to whom the political and creative elites should be listening, […]

Episode 39 – Internet Challenges

This week, we explore the world of internet challenges, from condoms, to laundry pods, to ice buckets, and all of the other nonsense in between. Plus, we give a big shout out to Steven Taylor, doing yet another insane bike challenge charity fundraiser ride. More details below.   And in the thimble of win, Cav waxes lyrical on Steve Buscemi, […]

Episode 35 – Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories

This week, you’re going to have to watch your backs… they have eyes everywhere. We’ve gone too far down the rabbit hole, and it’s everywhere – the Moon, Abbey Road, all the way to the White House (Thanks Obama). I’m telling you, they’ve got body doubles, replacement band members, ghost writers, the whole nine yards. You’ve got to get the […]

Episode 34 – Pop Culture Couples – a Valentine’s Day Special

This episode, your favourite hopeless romantics travel through time and space, via war zones, alternate realities, and all points in between to bring you our favourite examples of couples and love in Pop Culture. Plus in our Thimble of Win, Chani raises hell, Cav goes to war and commits sin, and Mike is searching for a soothing balm. Get your […]

Episode 32 – Review of 2017: Part 1

This week, we give you the first half of our review of 2017. We give you our favourite Geek moments from last year, covering our usual bases of Games, Film, TV, and anything else we can come up with. It’s a long one, and part two will be with you shortly.   We’ll be looking to have a more regular […]