Guys Of A Certain Age
Triumph of a Nerd (Science Fair)

Triumph of a Nerd (Science Fair)

September 27, 2020

If the Guys ever showed their full geek status, it's in this episode all about science fairs. 

Art converts wine to wind, Jay gets back to nature with a side of gas, but Robbie - Robbie took science fairs seriously. He may not have been cool, but his project definitely was. He started in third grade and truth be told, is probably still working on it. 

Geeks of the Week range from Pod-Way musicals, a table read with a blast from the past, and at last we find out who will play She-Hulk. And that's a relief: one day they may need a good green lawyer.  Break out that volcano in your attic and reminisce with the Guys.  

In a Podcast…Movie Trailers

In a Podcast…Movie Trailers

September 21, 2020

In a world where Guys of a Certain age are free to record podcasts on any topic they choose, 2 out of 3 guys choose to talk...movie trailers.

The non-stop action begins with a Geek of the Week segment that finds Art and Robbie remembering the late Diana Riggs of the Avengers (the other ones) and looking forward to the upcoming Disney series, Kenobi.

The roller coaster thrill ride continues with a look a the new Dune trailer, a history of trailers, and personal recollections of memorable trailers. You won't want to miss this episode, coming soon (well, now) to your favorite podcast platform.

The Pandemic Food Blues (Restaurants during CoVID)

The Pandemic Food Blues (Restaurants during CoVID)

September 14, 2020

Believe it or don’t, The Guys get serious this week.  Mostly.  These days there are serious things happening in all our universes, be they parallel or inverse, and The Guys are serious about them.  Seriously. 

The world appears to be opening up as the curve shows signs of flattening (hello, flat earth fans and listeners!), but is the world we are opening up to the same one we had when it closed?  Art checks in for the Geek of the Week segment from parts unknown, then signs off for the holiday weekend.

That leaves The Boys (just keeping it real) to ponder out loud the changes that have come in life, business, and eating - especially the eating - and prognosticate a bit about whether or not those changes will stick around in the universe of the new normal.

Welcome To The FanDome

Welcome To The FanDome

September 6, 2020

The guys venture into the DC Multiverse and talk all things DC, which does cover much more than Art's beloved DC Universe. 

The geeks' geeks include an ode to the father of Scooby Doo, a documentary about a decade's old fan film (on VHS!), and the direction of Jay-fav Quibi after he dumped them unceremoniously a few eps back.

No guys were harmed in this recording.  But we wouldn't remember if they were anyway. You'll have to listen to verify...

The Cereal Abides

The Cereal Abides

August 31, 2020

The Guys got the band back together this week (i.e., they let Jay back into the studio), and they even have a Plus One!  

The subject is breakfast cereal, and the guest is Art’s lifelong friend, George Abide. George is in the food biz, and has an insider’s philosophy of cereal. Yep, that’s right.  It’s finally time to talk about what we all loved (maybe still love?) to eat while watching those Saturday morning cartoons we recently discussed.  

Culture, relationships, and individuality are all part of the picture.  And you thought it was just about sugar-coating, tiny marshmallows, and toys in the box.  Listen as they dig deep in the cereal bag to find the prize.  

Fortnite and Seven Apps Ago

Fortnite and Seven Apps Ago

August 25, 2020

This week the Guys have an Epic conversation about a certain game that is challenging Apple's app store business model.

Things get started with an update on DC Universe and the recent layoffs that are affecting all of DC including their comics line.
 
The Geeks of the Week segment has Art discussing the series finale of Marvel's Agents of Shield. Robbie keeps it Disney by announcing the upcoming Star Wars Holiday Special, an all-new Lego animated adventure. No word if they'll be recreating Bea Arthur's character in CGI.
 
For the main event, we look at how Epic Games' Fortnight app has been banned from the Apple app stores for daring to find a way to skirt the 30% they have to pay to Apple for in-app purchases. Google Play has booted the popular game as well. It will be interesting to see how it all PLAYS out.
 
By the way, if you're wondering where Jay is this week, we think Apple may have claimed is their percentage for hosting the podcast.
Cartoons. Cartoons. What’s Your Function?

Cartoons. Cartoons. What’s Your Function?

August 17, 2020

Just like the prime time preview shows of old, the Guys have been teasing this episode for a while now. 

Finally, they are talking cartoons, and it's not just The Clone Wars or Batman, the Animated Series.  Nope, this collection of rambling thoughts is all about classic Saturday morning cartoons (and a few live action shows, just to keep it interesting.)  The late 60's, 70's and early 80's were the golden years of cartoons and if they appeared on one of the major networks on a Saturday, you can bet one of the Guys was up early watching it. 

From Jonny Quest to Grape Ape, the Guys sacrificed that precious childhood sleep just so they could sit too close to the television for hours on end.  Naturally, you're going to want to listen to them talk about it for at least half an hour, right?

Is That An Emmy In Your Pocket?

Is That An Emmy In Your Pocket?

August 10, 2020

The Guys are once again without the full crew. This time it's Jay who's missing, but Robbie and Art find a way to ramble through some very-nearly-interesting material.

The Geek of the Week segment remembers Wilford Brimley, beloved oatmeal pitchman and character actor who recently passed away at 85. We believe Jay actually took off to re-watch Coccoon in his honor. A whole host of other topics are discussed as they randomly pop into Art's and Robbie's minds, but a real treasure is the list of Hugo award winners, including a list of 1945 Retro Hugo awards.
 
After the break, awards fever continues as we look at this year's Emmy awards. This year science fiction is well-represented in more than just technical achievement categories. With Stranger Things, The Watchmen, and The Mandolorian all receiving best series noms, among others, there may never be a better time to be a sci-fi geek. 
It’s a Cruel Cruel Summer (No Bananas Were Harmed In theTaping)

It’s a Cruel Cruel Summer (No Bananas Were Harmed In theTaping)

August 3, 2020

It's summertime!  And the Guys are hungry for summer foods. 

 

Art departed to departs unknown (aka Georgia), so it's up to Jay and Robbie to guide the listeners to all of summer's favorite edibles.  They cover everything from strawberries (and ice cream), peaches (and ice cream), tomatoes (no ice cream), to corn.  (Yes, Jay has made corn ice cream before, but this episode focuses on the grilled variety.)

 

Belly up to the podcast with your audible appetite and get hungry with the Guys. 

Go Podcast A Watchman

Go Podcast A Watchman

July 27, 2020

Who’s watching the Watchmen?  The Guys are, that’s who.  And they’ve watched all the Watchmen, if reading the comics as they came along  in the late 80’s or digesting them all in the graphic novel later in life (hello, Jay) count as watching, too. 

 

The Guys wax nostalgic about the 2009 Snyder feature film and compare notes on HBO’s recent-ish television sequel.  All the Watchmen didn’t come back in the TV series, but there were enough to convince Jay to get HBO Max .. for a little while, at least. 

 

(Caution: spoilers abound, but what’s new?)

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