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, […]

Episode 42 – Douglas Adams

“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the southern hemisphere lies a small unregarded podcast. Presenting this podcast for a period of roughly two years are a group of ape-descended life forms who – with the exception of Chani – are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea…”* Today […]

Episode 41 – Free Comic Book Day

There are certain dates every year that the Geek Calendar can be set by; your local big convention, the first of the big tentpole blockbusters, San Diego ComiCon, and so on. Free Comic Book Day has firmly established itself as one of these the world over, so on May 5th, we popped down to All Star Comics here in glamourous […]

Episode 40 – Vampires – Do They Suck

This week, we debate all things Vampire – where do they come from, what is it that appeals about them, which are the best examples of the genre and so on. We pick out our favorite bloodsuckers, and those we’d rather stake out on a tropical island at noon. And there’s bonus Nicholas Cage.Plus Chani wants the kids to get […]

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 37 – Physical vs. Digital Media

This week, we debate the issues surrounding Physical vs. Digital Media. Is it better to own a physical object outright, or are we OK with digital versions of our favourite books, films, or music. And what of Cloud Storage and subscription fees? We give the whole shebang a once over. Plus our Thimble of Win deals with Banjo LARP, Non-Verbal […]

Episode 36 – Ready Player One

With the forthcoming release of Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One, we thought is might be a good idea to revisit the novel, and see if it really was as good as the first pass led us to believe. Yeah. About that… We talk about the limits of nostalgia, terrible marketing, bad writing, and how far a gimmick will get […]

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 […]