Guys Of A Certain Age
Podcast of the Living … Dead?

Podcast of the Living … Dead?

October 19, 2020

In this episode, the Guys have an especially scary treat in store for you. And no, it's not that Jay is once again MIA.

Geeks of the Week include news about Spiderman 3, Wonder Woman 84, Lord of the Rings, The Expanse, and of course, Captain Janeway.

And then...get ready. Robbie and Art are here to chew bubble gum and .... talk scary movies, and they're all out of bubble gum.

The Guys are joined by horror movie aficionado, Brittany "the Boss" Goss, who shares her favorite horror movies and thoughts on just what makes a good scary flick. Robbie and Art share some of their favorites as well, so check it out and see if we're frighteningly close or off in some phantom dimension when it comes to your own selections. 

EXTRA: Jay Strikes Back…with croissants

EXTRA: Jay Strikes Back…with croissants

October 14, 2020

The Jayster takes over the studio and dives into one of his passions- food.  Specifically how to prepare and cook it.

Jay’s geek-dom when it comes to all things food is fully manifested in an interview with T.J. Manna, a local baker-cook-pastry chef: in other words, a full-on food nerd.  

They talk baking of all sorts, with a special focus on how many days it takes to make a croissant.  A real one, anyway.  Join us for this special episode in the Jay Culinary Multiverse (TM), and be sure to stick around for the speed round.  

Party On! 80’s Movies Forever

Party On! 80’s Movies Forever

October 12, 2020

Back in the 80’s, when Guys (and Gals) of a Certain Age were being molded and shaped for the future (i.e., NOW), did you ever watch a movie and think, “This is just like my life.”  

You know, movies like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Mystic Pizza, or War Games?  Maybe not.  Maybe we just wished they were.  Meanwhile, we aged, the actors aged, and now we are left to wonder (perhaps because the Guys have too much time to think), where would those characters be now?  Are the Goonies still friends?  Did they spend all their treasure in one place?  

Sometimes we get to find out…or we will when theaters fully reopen…with Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Cobra Kai, Top Gun: Maverick, and most importantly, Bill & Ted Face the Music.  

This week Jay and Art imagine what life might look like for the folks from St. Elmo’s Fire and the Princess Bride, and Robbie…well, Robbie didn’t quite get the memo, but has lots to say about Mad Men.  And since it’s his studio, they let him.  

Give Me That Old Time…Radio?

Give Me That Old Time…Radio?

October 5, 2020

Once again the Guys are without Jay for this podcast. Rumor has it, he's auditioning for a podcast musical.

Robbie and Art soldier on without him, dispensing Geeks of the Week knowledge on the new WandaVision trailer, a possible Spinal Tap sequel, and an old CRT television set that wipes out WiFi in Wales — or at least a small village there.

The second half finds the Guys going back to a time before CRT television to the Golden Age of radio dramas, with Art mentioning some of his favorite series and shows in a well-researched segment that may or may not have been decided on moments before the mics went live. 
 
There's no special decoder ring for listening, fellows and girls, but tune in all the same.
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.
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