Today's nerd talk is centered around Halloween! First FTN contributor Chris Clews joins the show to discuss Halloween memories, costumes and classic movie recommendations. Then, FTN contributors Matt Moore and Regina Davis share some fun, scary and intense comic book recommendations for all ages.
Have you always wanted to dive into your first Dungeons and Dragons game? Have you ever wondered if someone can teach you how to do it? Colby Nichols is here to discuss how to play or organize your first D&D game and how he teaches people to play.
Are Bronies and other adult My Little Pony fans that different from people in other fandoms? What draws so many of them to the My Little Pony franchise? Dr. Daniel Chadborn lead an extensive research project on Bronies, and he has some answers.
Check out some of Colby's art on Instagram.
Get D&D resources at D&D and Beyond
Find out more about The Brony Study
Here's the book - Meet the Bronies
FTN Contributor Elise Baughman (Anime Adventures) joins us to discuss her life as an anime voice actor and talk show host, as well as how the industry has changed during the pandemic. Also, psychologist and author Dr. Travis Langley and Seth Everett (Hall of Justice podcast) join the show to talk about the "Does Batman Kill" debate. We announce the winner of our Sesame Street-themed drawing.
In the second part of our Jim Henson Legacy show, Stacey Gordon (Julia from Sesame Street) joins us to discuss her journey from puppeteer and autism habilitator to autism mom and the Muppeteer who brought the first autistic character to life on Sesame Street.
Check out Stacey's fun business - Puppet Pie
Jim Henson's birthday is this week, so we're releasing two episodes to celebrate his life and legacy. It all starts today with special guest Joe Hennes of ToughPigs.com. He'll discuss his thoughts on growing up with Muppets and getting some unexpected opportunities after taking over the Tough Pigs website.
You'll also hear Austin Pendleton (The Muppet Movie), Charles Grodin (The Great Muppet Caper) and Juliana Donald (The Muppets Take Manhattan) discuss their memories of Jim and working with the Muppets.
Joe's day on a Muppet set
Scott's full interview Austin Pendleton
Scott's full interview Charles Grodin
Scott's full interview with Juliana Donald
Is it possible to visit Disneyworld and feel safe? Is it possible to visit Disneyworld and have fun? FTN contributor Tessa Smith (Mama's Geeky) is here with answers after her nine-day trip. A year ago, The Big Bang Theory ended it's 12-year run on television. We'll discuss what nerds loved and hated about the series with Dan Zehr (Coffee With Kenobi), Regina Davis (Comic Book Noob) and Anita Castellar (Fangirl Consulting).
Check out Tessa's blog about her trip to Disneyworld during a pandemic!
Theaters are reopening in several places around the country, but it's been a long road to get here. Brandon Jones (FilmFrog Marketing) and James Faust (Dallas Film Society) discuss the immediate, short-term and long-term impact of movie-going.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is one of the first new films to hit re-opening theaters. FTN contributor Jeff McGee (MarvinDog Media) joins Scott to discuss the tandem's film trilogy.
Check out Brandon and James's new show - At the Movies Podcast
Scott's full interview with Dan Shor of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
It's Back to Hogwarts Day! To celebrate, Darth Taxus is porting four house representatives into his own wizarding world. They'll face a variety of challenges involving spells, potions, trivia and much more. Who will come out on top - Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff?
Join us as (Ravenclaw) Scott, (Hufflepuff) Jennifer Murray, (Slytherin) Dr. Janina Scarlet and (Gryffindor) Dustin McGinnis take part in today's battle of the Hogwarts Houses!
Check out Dr. Scarlet's website - Superhero-Therapy.com
Her book series - Dark Agents
Cobra Kai lands on Netflix this week, and we couldn't be happier. Musician and singer Joe "Bean" Esposito joins the show to talk about singing that memorable Karate Kid anthem - You're the Best. FTN contributor Jeff McGee (MarvinDog Media) stops by to talk about the movies and how well Cobra Kai connects to the franchise.
Find Joe Esposito on Facebook
Join Jeff on Saturday during his ForceFest panel about Star Wars comics.
FTN contributors Britni Lamb and Nathan Chick compete in our first Quiz & Debate show. Today's quiz features questions about summer blockbusters of past and present. The debate segment includes discussions about Harry Potter's love life, Anakin's changing spirit and more!
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