Episode List

  • Episode 115 – Visiting the Past
    Overview Alan is going through the stuff in his parents house and it leads to a great discussion on visiting the past. This could be through […]
  • Episode 114 – Real and Not so Real Universes
    Overview We talk about some sciency stuff with our universe and other universes and then we delve into made up universes in our favorite comic books […]
  • Episode 113 – Education and Horror Movies
    Overview We talk briefly about our weekend, which includes a talk that Stephen gave. this leads to a long discussion on education and whether its working […]
  • Episode 112 – Hitchhikers Guide to Travel
    Overview There’s a lot of talk about travel. Including picking your own hunk of meat at a restaurant and taking your towel. Besides that, the Sonder […]
  • Episode 111 – Old Guy Stuff
    Overview We’re old guys. we have (hopefully) some wisdom to go with our experience. What we don’t have is the quickness needed for video games nor […]
  • Episode 110 – Summer Events
    Overview As summer winds down, we discuss some of the events we’ve been going to and some still to come. Summer’s are always busy, and we […]
  • Episode 109 – New Tech
    Overview Even though we don’t cover all our chosen topics, we flow between talking about tech topics quite nicely. Stephen just got a new computer to […]
  • Episode 108 – Comics, Magazines, and TV
    Overview Magazines, remember those? We talk about reading magazines and how that has changed. We talk comics and books – genre’s which are all over the […]
  • Episode 107 – Variety
    Overview We are all over the board today. Even more than usual. The Webb telescope has allowed us to see back in time. Target shooting is […]
  • Episode 106 – Updates and Organization
    Overview Yes, we have topics planned, but we start off talking about drugs, and media control, and not accepting of facts, and how all these things […]
  • Episode 105 – Missing Mensa AG and State of the Nation
    Overview Alan should be going to the Mensa AG and giving his talk. Instead, he needs to fly to California about family business. We discuss what […]
  • Episode 104 – Flying
    Overview Alan is once again flying, so we discuss how flying has changed over the last several decades. Using websites and apps and the ability to […]
  • Episode 103 – Automation and Show Catch Up
    Overview Alan had to deal with a situation where app automation would have been helpful. This includes apps to help with travel plans. And with traveling […]
  • Episode 102 – AG program and M1 problem
    Overview The Mensa AG is coming quickly. If you’ve never attended, there are so many great programs and we talk a bit about them here. There […]
  • Episode 101 – Supernatural Conference and WWDC
    Overview Stephen attended the Supernatural con in Chicago and tells all about it, including the awesome concert with Louden Swain. Alan has been virtually attending the […]
  • Episode 100 – Car Shopping
    Overview We share a couple car stories and then delve into the current status of buying cars. What should we look for in a car? New, […]
  • Episode 99 – Big Stars!
    Overview Some name dropping going on today – Weird Al and Armin Shimerman specifically. But before that, we discuss getting a new car and what the […]
  • Episode 98 – Improve the World
    Overview Once again, we are here to help you and solve all the problems in the world. we start off by talking about bucket lists. Where […]
  • Episode 97 – Fan Expo Cleveland
    Overview This past weekend Alan and Stephen attended Fan Expo in Cleveland. This is the old Wizard World convention. While we enjoy the comics, there is […]
  • Episode 96 – Are We Alone?
    Overview We conclude our tech talk of the last couple weeks – at least for now. This time, it’s still a bit about remote work, but […]
  • Episode 95 – Remote Tech
    Overview Al is back in California, so we have a lengthy discussion on how much easier it is to work remote compared to several decades ago. […]
  • Episode 94 – Get it right tech!
    Overview The times have changed with tech. We focus on the weird HDMI issues and copy protection. And the connectors? Do you know all the problems […]
  • Episode 93 – COVID, Moon Knight and Batman
    Overview COVID is still around and still has people catching it – and there are new variants. We don’t usually complain, but we have complaints about […]
  • Episode 92 – The Fillion Guiding Hand
    Overview Stephen and Alan discuss something that is more philosophical and less geeky, yet it ties in with Nathan Fillion and how he has guided Stephen […]
  • Episode 91 – Geeky media
    Overview Alan with his orange skynet starts us off today. Actually, it’s only briefly mentioned before we are off on tv and movie zoom backgrounds and […]
  • Episode 90 – FIRE
    Overview If you didn’t know, Alan likes orange. And we start off discussing why his Skynet is orange. So geeky in many ways. Do you know […]
  • Episode 89 – A Few of Our Favorite Things
    Overview It can be difficult when a loved one dies and even more difficult to talk about arrangements after your own death. Alan has been experiencing […]
  • Episode 88 – Bad Times
    Overview It’s not been a great couple weeks for Alan as he’s dealt with his father’s passing. He has all of our condolences and he knows […]
  • Episode 87 – User Experience
    Overview We love it when our conversations tie together, and today it all comes down to the user experience. It starts with the simple things in […]
  • Episode 86 – Techie Troubles and Documentaries
    Overview Stephen’s tech troubles with his 3d printer leads to a conversation on how fixing tech problems has changed. Home networks are also big, and Stephen […]
  • Episode 85 – Snowmageddon and Peacemaker
    Overview https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/winter-storm-weather-live-01-17-21/index.html How could we not talk about the incredible snowstorm? It’s the most snow we’ve gotten in quite awhile. Everything may have been closed, but […]
  • Episode 84 – COVID Talks
    Overview We have toyed with talking about COVID, so we dig in to discuss it today. It’s been around for 2 years now and doesn’t seem […]
  • Episode 83 – DnD Memories
    Overview Before we delve into some dungeons, we talk about some reality TV – Wipeout and American Ninja. The guilty fun of the shows. And a […]
  • Episode 82 – Post Christmas
    Overview We got lots of cool swag for Christmas. Alan got a ton of music and recommends all of them. Stephen is getting a cool handmade […]
  • Episode 81 – C2E2
    Overview We have a special guest on today – Stephen’s son Colin! Colin works at a comic book store and recently attended C2E2 in Chicago. We […]
  • Episode 80 – Busy Time
    Overview https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9735318/ https://www.oculus.com/quest-2/ https://www.pixicade.com/ YouTube Transcript that’s a good thing to have on our checklist. When we start these sessions, he lost a good chat at […]
  • Episode 79 – It’s Christmastime
    Argh! We start off – by missing the first 10 minutes of our conversation. Totally my fault. We didn’t even notice that it wasn’t recording. At […]
  • Episode 78 – Fixing the World
    Overview Our conversation starts with recycles and how people choose NOT to do things to help the environment. Recycling has improved over the years, yet some […]
  • Episode 77 – New Format
    Overview Our talk starts with a great Facebook post about what makes high IQ people different from others. The most common element is openness to new […]
  • Episode 76 – Show and Tell
    Overview There have been a lot of trailers for upcoming movies and shows and we start with Boba Fett. We didn’t see the Obi Wan trailer […]
  • Episode 75 – Relentless Science and Upcoming Marvel
    Clip Overview We dive into some science discussions – like how sci-fi has become reality. Everything from camouflage to black holes to apatosaurus and fifth state […]
  • Episode 74 – Halloween
    This week’s geek: It is that time of year and we love Halloween. How much more Halloween can you get than to dress up? And if […]
  • Episode 73 – Vampires and Bond
    Clip Stephen is going on a trip for Vampires of New Orleans with The Author Success Mastermind. Alan saw James Bond and we reminisce about the […]
  • Episode 72 – Scary Story Time
    Clip Episode Overview It is October, and that means horror movies! And to make it geeky – a company just ran a big study to find […]
  • Episode 71 – Health Tech and War
    We start off today with a bit of health talk and how tech has affected our health. https://baseline.google.com https://www.twilio.com/ https://www.uber.com/ During Alan’s issues, Facebook had its […]
  • Episode 70 – Geek Weekend
    We’ve had a week off, which gave us plenty to discuss. Al went to the Strong National Museum of Play. https://www.museumofplay.org/ We discuss how preserving these […]
  • Episode 69 – New Marvel
    We talk a bit of tech and then all the new Marvel movies and tv shows that are coming out. YouTube
  • Episode 68 – Marketing and Childhood Toys
    Al is getting a COVID check today, which starts the episode. We intended to talk about several things, but of course we flit from subject to […]
  • Episode 67 – Sin City and Our World
    A couple weeks ago, we discussed old tech. This week it’s new tech – starting with Windows 11. We do delve into some old tech talking […]
  • Episode 66 – Medical and Video Game Improvements
    Some recent health issues – root canal and broken bone – lead to a great discussion on improvements in health care. Things like using your own […]
  • Episode 65 – Old Tech and Updates
    We reminisce about old tech programming compared to newer programming. Full of tech stories which I’m sure some of you can relate to. Al has fun […]
  • Episode 64 – Meandering Topics
    Is Orange really Green? Maybe we don’t answer that question. But we do talk about the gifts big Al received for his birthday – including a […]
  • Episode 63 – Kathy Kerestman Talk
    Kathy is the author of Creepy Cat – a collection of tales about her travels to spooky places. She talks about her love of horror, starting […]
  • Episode 62 – Tech Support, Tech Problems, New Tech
    We start off today after having not been able to troubleshoot tech problems. As Al says, two Codger Alpha Geeks that are usually the ones to […]
  • Episode 61 – All The News
    We do a catch up with a bunch of news. Of course it’s not just the news, we pontificate on each item. Our big Clued Up […]
  • Episode 60 – Black Widow and Weekend Plans
    We have an upcoming, outdoor Clue type mystery game this weekend we are playing in Cleveland. Fun times running around solving things with friends. Stephen talks […]
  • Episode 59 – Witch Hunts
    Stephen spent the weekend at a writer’s retreat in Salem, MA, so we start off discussing that and lead into talking about witch hunts in general. […]
  • Episode 58 – Asimov, Russel, Putt Putt, and Windows
    We hit the topic – Bam Bam Bam One of the first items of discussion is books, and particularly the two that I am reading – […]
  • Episode 57 – Construction, Comics, and Inclusion
    Now that the weather is nice there are several naturous hiking adventures we reminesce. Alan has gotten a new garage – but what an adventure. There […]
  • Episode 56 – Fun and Wonder
    Today’s theme seems to be fun and wonder. These are things that kids have but adults tend to lose and we wonder why. We start off […]
  • Episode 55 – Live Broadcast: Working from Home
    We have another special episode that we recorded live. The topic is working from home, which we have quite a bit of experience with. In the […]
  • Episode 54 – Tabletop Simulator and Apple Dev Con
    We tie everything together nicely today – how tech has changed and that has changed the games we play, but we can still play old board […]
  • Episode 53 – Highlander and Memorial Day
    As usual, we discuss several topics – but a lot of it is around what we plan to do for Memorial Day. Alan is going to […]
  • Episode 52 – Happy Birthday!
    Well, it took us almost an hour to finally mention it’s our 1 year anniversary episode. Before we get there, we discuss the grays in the […]
  • Episode 51 – Delve Into the Vaults
    Our discussion starts with grammar and lexicography. We discuss how to say words and how word meaning changes. We have another comic discussion because Al has […]
  • Episode 50 – Marvel’s Big Trailer
    For our 50th episode we delve into the big new Marvel trailer. The discussion veers between all the upcoming movies and tv shows, but also the […]
  • Episode 49 – Breaking Apple and Facebook
    Apple has just implemented a new security update that gives users more control. This has a lot of Facebook advertisers concerned. We discuss some of the […]
  • Episode 48 – Health Tech and Big Bang Theory
    We had some trouble getting the episode going this time. Lost a few minutes of conversation because it wasn’t recording. Did some reboots and everything came […]
  • Episode 47 – Post Covid
    If you’re dealing with diabetes, check out our conversation this week. Since both of us are dealing with it, understanding diabetes and how to control it […]
  • Episode 46 – Easter and Humor Class
    We actually keep on topic and discuss (almost) everything we wanted to touch on. There’s a bit of tech talk at the beginning, but it just […]
  • Episode 45 – Even more comic changes
    For whatever reason, we have a long discussion on fashion. Nerd fashion. <smh> Yeah, I don’t know why that became a complete discussion today. https://www.netflix.com/title/80241581 The […]
  • Episode 44 – Live! – Lost Cities
    We have another live episode for you. This one was recorded for the Dayton Mensa RG – Lost Cities. The theme of the weekend was Lost […]
  • Episode 43 – Justice League and Some House Repairs
    Like any good geek conversation, we start off discussing a bit about house repairs and that leads into our discussion on electricity. Particularly with figuring out […]
  • Episode 42 – Investing and AI
    Alan has had a rough time with his investments lately. That’s not to say that he’s losing money, but there are reasons he has less than […]
  • Episode 41 – Tech Support
    We’ve had issues with Alan’s sound and we are continuing to try and figure out the issue. We both have been in tech support and understand […]
  • Episode 40 – VR Life
    We cover many topics today that revolve around lifestyle. There is discussion about virtual reality compared to real reality. We talk about comedy. And we talk […]
  • Episode 39 – Ted Sikora Interview
    Today is a very exciting episode. Not only are we now recording video (check out our Youtube for updates) but we have our first interview. Talking […]
  • Episode 38 – New Streaming
    We planned this week. There was actual discussion to talk about how streaming has changed our lives, all the streaming options, and the shows you can […]
  • Episode 37 – Deep Dive into Reading
    Stephen has another podcast – Discovered Wordsmiths – and asked Al to talk about reading for an episode of that podcast. Al graciously agreed, so we’re […]
  • Episode 36 – Deep Dive into Eating Healthy
    Al and I both are dealing with health issues as we get older. It’s mostly diabetes, but unhealthy weight and lack of exercise in on that […]
  • Episode 35 – Our Kids Future
    We’re a bit all over the board this week, but most of it boils down to the future and the differences our kids generation faces. We’ve […]
  • Episode 34 – Happy New Year!
    Starting the new year by talking about living to another year and the possibility of living longer. Alan wants to live to 140. With the help […]
  • Episode 33 – Mid-Holiday Talk
    Our chat starts with tech support. We’ve had some issues and needed tech support recently. Since we’ve both been tech support, it can get bothersome to […]
  • Episode 32 – Pre-Christmas show
    Just days away from Christmas and the excitement builds! As quite often happens, we discuss video games. Particularly the problems CD Projekt Red is having with […]
  • Episode 31 – Upcoming Marvel and Star Wars
    We had some big issues and completely lost an episode! 🙁 So this is a redo of episode 31. We didn’t recreate the lost episode completely […]
  • Episode 30 – In Depth Gaming
    Do you like to game? Board games, card games, euro games, video games – games, games, games. We love gaming. We talk about a lot of […]
  • Episode 29 – Live Christmas Episode
    It’s Christmas Time! That means movies and music (and more). This is a special episode – it’s live and we discuss our favorites for Christmas. To […]
  • Episode 28 – Thinking and Changing the World
    Joel Narlock Our discussion today starts with thoughts, ideas, and how we think. The connections between our thoughts may seem jumbled, but we have connections and […]
  • Episode 27 – Holiday Traditions
    It’s Thanksgiving time! We talk about a lot of our holiday traditions and cooking. This year may be different, but we have a lot to discuss […]
  • Episode 26 – Alex Trebek and Greatest Fantasy Books
    We talk about Alex Trebek and the sadness of his passing. Alan has appeared on Jeopardy and met Alex. According to Alan, Alex was a great […]
  • Episode 25 – Voting and Alzheimer’s
    What else would we talk about a week after our elections and the first episode after our live broadcast episode? It wasn’t really our intention to […]
  • Episode 24 – Halloween Live Broadcast
    We celebrate Halloween with a live broadcast! For the annual Chicago Hallo-weem, we do a live discussion of our favorite Halloween-ness. We start with discussing what […]
  • Episode 23 – Digitization
    We have a couple issues with connectivity on this episode, but we persevere. Digitization is part of all the conversations. we talk a bit about computer […]
  • Episode 22 – The big collector question
    We are gearing up for our big live podcast event happening Halloween night! For all those ‘going’ to Chicago WEEM – can’t wait! We talk a […]
  • Episode 21 – Welcoming Fall
    Alan just had his eyes checked, so we discuss vision, lasik, and how our eyes can be tricked. And since it’s fall, we discuss the activities […]
  • Episode 20 – Watchmen In Depth
    We’ve been wanting to do this episode for quite awhile. The hold up was that Stephen had not actually read the comic. So, we’ve put it […]
  • Episode 19 – LeVar Burton Campaign
    While we talk a bit about deep topics like entomological and eponomous, we quickly delve into comic book discussions. Several stories that have affected us pretty […]
  • Episode 18 – Amusing ourselves with social media and Alan’s anniversary
    There is a documentary out about social media and we discuss the good/bad and how social media is changing us as a culture and people. Stephen […]
  • Episode 17 – This World Just Doesn’t Make Sense – Except for Sherlock
    Today we talk about a lot of things we don’t get and don’t understand. I mean – after everything that’s been going on, there are still […]
  • Episode 16 – Fan Love and Upcoming Events
    Like usual, the conversation meanders across multiple geek topics this week. We discuss the benefits of quality products vs more but cheaper products. This turns into […]