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Geek Life Crisis

Welcome to Geek Life Crisis. Who are Steve and Chuck? We have time-traveled to present-day fro the 20th Century (via aging) and now do a comedy podcast. We reminisce about college days while commenting on current geek culture. You'll visit for the geek info, and then we'll yell at you to get off our VR lawns. We are Gen X... in a Millennial World. (Sung to the tune of Madonna's "Material World".)
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Jun 18, 2018

Episode 50 - Interview with Anisah Jabar, The Importance of Ms. Marvel  "Diversity in Comic Books"

Hello GLC prisoners!

In this episode, we are happy to introduce you to Anisah Jabar. She's a writer, actress, producer, and up and coming cosplayer that you need to get to know. She has a growing social media presence and now a youtube movie short we think is great.  It's titled "MsMarvel: No Normal".  It's about the beginnings of Kamala Kahn, a Muslim-American girl from New Jersey that eventually becomes Ms. Marvel. Chuck and I look forward to her future movies, based on how great the first one is.

In this podcast episode we talk with Anisah about the importance of diversity in comics, empowering women, tolerance and acceptance, and being true to yourself.

Please subscribe to: Anisah Jabar, Ms. Marvel NYC, on You-Tube. Here is the link to Anisah's YouTube movie short:

Ms. Marvel: No Normal (Anisah Jabar)

This is the link to the Ms. Marvel CBS News story Anisah helped produce:

CBS YouTube: Meet Ms. Marvel

You can find Anisah on Instagram: @msmarvelnyc

Or on Twitter: @AnisahJabar

Her friend Lauren cosplays as well, Instagram: @projectkr_

We had a great time talking with Anisah and look forward to following her as she shoots for the stars and achieves her dreams.  Best of luck Anisah!

I hope you all enjoy our 50th episode!

Your buddy, 

@GeekLifeSteve

@GeekLifeChuck

Please follow our wonderful announcer, Ashley from Kentucky: @Ashe976

Thank you to our Patrons!  

 

 

Jun 11, 2018

Episode 49 "Avengers: Infinity War - Spoilers"

"Should T'challa Supply Vibranium Armor to his Warriors?"

Chuck and I review the newest Avengers movie, and give our potato rating. There's some funny bits, so even if you think you know everything about Infinity War, you'll still LOL, maybe even ROFL, or SYP, but... then put those pants in a washing machine.

There's an enjoyable piece about Thanos' comic book history, produced by MissGeek89 (please find and follow her on instagram).

Ashle976, as always, deftly handles our outro (find her on instagram as well), which is followed by a brief song I wrote about Thanos.

Thank you prisoners for listening!  Please keep in touch as possible.  Any support goes a long way. You can find us on all the interwebs; twitter, Facebook, instagram, etc.

Rate GLC at Apple Podcasts. That helps our show's visability, and helps other people become future GLC prisoners.

Thanks everyone!  LLAP!

Your buddy, Steve Tiberius Barker, et al.

geeklifechuck

geeklifesteve

geeklifecrisis

geeklifesteve@gmail.com

Geek Life Crisis Website

patreon.com

teespring.com 

Ashe976

MissGeek89

 

 

Apr 7, 2018

Episode 48 "RIP Winchester and The Hawk"

Chuck and I talk geek talk, and the topic of a "Hall Pass List" comes up.  You know that list when two married people agree on 5 celebrities it would be okay to lay with in a biblical way, and you cannot catch flack for it.  

We talk Hulk and Green Lantern and Tom Cruise, and shake weights come up again.  

There's a promo for a great new unique podcast app called "Spoke - The Social Audio App".   Spoke's content curators will match you up with your next favorite app.  Also, keep an eye out for the micro pod  "Biscuits and Gaming" - helping gamers to plan party nights.  What food goes with Settlers of Catan?  What wine goes with Lord Of The Rings RISK?  

Then we mourn and roast the passing of David Ogden Stiers (Winchester on MASH, Timisun on Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Stephen Hawking (the smartest man in the world, "wheel chair guy").

Also, there was a winner to our GLC Oscar Pool!  It was "the_nerdy_dude" - listen to his acceptance speech at the end of this episode.  Then go follow him on Instagram.

That's all for this episode!  Please let us know that you like the show.  Track us down on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and beyond.

Thanks for being part of our show!  YOU ARE APPRECIATED!

Your buddy,

Steve 

geeklifesteve@gmail.com

@geeklifesteve

@geeklifechuck

@the_nerdy_dude (on instagram)

Thanks to Ashley from Kentucky @ashe976 (find her on instagram too!)  Always love hearing her voice at the end of our episodes

Thanks to all our patrons!  

LLAP

Mar 22, 2018

Episode 47 - "Interview with Ben Kreger, co-creator of The Black Suit of Death", an independent comic book that we love.  Ben and his buddy Ed Ellsworth created The BSoD many years ago, and now their hip deep in severed heads.  Not real ones, but heads drawn with nearly a 3-D accuracy (by phenom Dexter Wee) in the newest issue of this comic; issue #2. This issue is being released first to those that backed it in Kickstarter (That would be me. You can again find my name in the comic on  BSoD's "Worthy List", so I'm keeping my head thank you).  

Ben, Ed, and Dexter shared issue 2 with Chuck and I before anyone else so we could do this interview.  BUT the main reason we'r doing the interview?  The Kickstarter has begun for ISSUE 3 of BSoD.  Go to Kickstarter now and pledge to this creative project.  

There have been 3 issues so far:

The first one is like an issue #0, called "The Ides of March"

Then there is Issue #1.  We interviewed Ben about that issue back in October 2016.  Go check it out, I re-listened, and actually thought we were funny.

Issue 2 - is BSoD in action, the suit is switched to 11 and the scythe is cutting like a deli slicer.

Issue 3 is in campaign mode, go to Kickstarter to find out more.

Or go to fund.blacksuitofdeath.com and follow the easy steps to become cool like me.

Gotta run!  Sorry for the quickly written notes here.  I'm going out to get ramen with Celeste right now.  I have a life, people!

Your buddy,

Geek Life Steve

Mar 13, 2018

Episode 46 - "Black Panther - Spoiled Yamojis"

We breakdown this great movie with more detail and give our official potato rating.  We hear from Ashley from Kentucky, and also Chuck's son, Griffin gives Black Panther a rating.  He gives yams, because they're from Africa, you see.

We have some laughs, and I hope you enjoy. 

Please give us a rating at Apple I-Tunes. We are not accepting thoughts or prayers this month.  Sorry.  :(

Blazing Saddles reference in there, and ummm... I forget. Dammit I meant to put an Ishtar reference in there, but I forgot.  Oh well, you're spared from that.  I'm fried.  I always type this stuff up when I'm half asleep.  Black Panther was great.  So was "Get Out"  I just bought it on Amazon. 

Stay after the credits for a couple of silly things.

Thank you prisoners!   Stay warm, or cool, or wet, like in a heated pool, or a hot tub.  Take care, brush your hair.

No one reads these right?

Fax me something!  212-858-5751

Peace!  LLAP!

Your buddy,

Steve

www.geeklifecrisis.com

@geeklifesteve

@geeklifecrisis

@geeklifechuck

#Punkboy

#yamoji

 

Feb 22, 2018

Mini Promo Episode - #45 - OSCAR POOL T-SHIRT CONTEST!

Hello friends and listeners!

If you love movies like we do then you love the Oscars. The BAFTA award show is nice, the Golden Globes fun, and the Razzies award show quite refined; but the Academy Awards is movie award nirvana. You know it, we know it, Abe Vigoda knew it.

Chuck and I know our Oscar winners and losers, and love Oscar us some trivia. Right David Niven streaker?  We thought it would be fun to invite you to join us in an Oscar pool, let the competition play out on twitter, and we'll give a GLC T-Shirt to the person who guesses the most Oscar winners of the night.  Also, we'll announce your twitter handle on our show, or your IG account, and promote whatever you got going on.  

Again, you can win any one of the Geek Life Crisis T-shirts available right now at Teespring.com (your choice), you'll get some free promotion on our show, we'll talk you up like your King T'Challa. You'll be eternally spotlighted as our first contest winner on our website. Chuck may even extend a laurel... and hardy handshake to the winner.  (Movie joke, google it if you want.)

It's going to be fun, and it's going to be soon, so go to www.geeklifecrisis.com to print out a ballot today.  The Academy Awards is March 4th!  Oh no, so soon!  Hurry!  What if there's no paper in your printer??

By the time the Oscars starts we'll provide a printable spreadsheet of everyone's picks so you can root for your favorite movies, and root against the rest of the GLC prisoners who are trying to take your sweet sweet GLC t-shirt away from you.

Instructions and details at www.geeklifecrisis.com.

If this goes well, we'll have more contests!

PS:  Sorry the pod-commercial sounds cheesy. We scripted it and wanted to get it out quickly. It's making me cringe, but it does the job.

Your buddy,

Steve

www.geeklifecrisis.com

@geeklifesteve

@geeklifecrisis

@geeklifechuck

Find us on Facebook, Tumblr, Vero, Instagram, Patreon, ko-fi, and The Twitter machine.

THANK YOU!

Rate and review at Apple Podcasts please!

#takecarebrushyourhair

*fax your ballot to me if you like 212-858-5751 (#faxforlife)

Feb 19, 2018

Hey everyone!

Just a quick episode where Chuck and I talk "Black Panther" with no spoilers. 

Also included is an interview with Bob from Royal Collectibles (my local comic shop here in Queens).  They have a large Facebook group, and used the power of SOCIAL MEDIA to invite everyone out with them to see Black Panther on opening night. So, I wanted to talk with Bob about the movie and their night out.  Also, thank you to Diane at Royal Collectibles for the special introduction.  If you're in Queens, or nearby, it's worth a trip to Royal Collectibles. They have everything a comic geek could want.

Thank you to new Patron the_nerdy_dude (on instagram). Also to yetiatlarge (on twitter), and Scott Parkin who is selling some sweet USS Callister t-shirts on instagram.  (His daughter did the amazing art.)

Enjoy!  Take care, brush your hair!

Your Buddy, Steve

@geeklifesteve

@geeklifechuck

@geeklifecrisis

Patreon, Facebook, ko-fi.com, tumblr, instagram.

www.geeklifecrisis.com

#bringbackshatneraskirk

Feb 12, 2018

Episode 43 "Thank You Patrons"  aka "Heather Thomas and The Chuckster Birthday"

Happy Birthday Chuck! Chuck shares a story about a famous Heather Thomas (google her) poster that coincidentally set Chuck and I on to the path toward manhood.  (70's porn music)

Thank you Patrons!  On Twitter and Instagram: @hylianviolinist, @theeverythingpodcast, and @ashe976.  Thank you so much for your support and PATREON pledges!  Please follow these fine people on social media to support their creativeness!  

Chuck and I do a "birthday buddy" trivia quiz.  Chuck shares his birth date (Jan 26) with Eddie Van Halen (born January 26, 1955); and I share mine (May 26) with Matt Stone (Born May 26, 1971).  

Honorable mention for notable new listeners: @Yetiatlarge, @the_nerdy_dude, @scottparkin. They will get some props in our next ep if I have anything to do with it.  (And I do.)

Enjoy, prisoners!  (I almost left the comma out, and then it would have been a command: "Enjoy prisoners!" ha!)

www.geeklifecrisis.com

Take Care, Brush Your Hair

#bringbackshatneraskirk

#ChuckisyourSpocktoo

Find us on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, but not Tinder.

Visit our page on www.patreon.com

Buy us a coffee at www.ko-fi.com

Thanks again!

Your buddy,

Steve

 

 

Jan 24, 2018

Episode 42 "The USS Callister and Avocados"

Hello GLC listeners and prisoners!

If you enjoy Star Trek and/or role playing video games, and you have not yet watched Season 4: Episode 1 of Netflix "Black Mirror", then... get thee to a Holodeck!  Or your living room, and watch it.  It's not just Star Trek parody, it's a smart take on modern gaming, creeps with too much power, overcoming adversity, and good versus evil? Although, who do you root for?  The captain of the USS Callister, Robert Cody, or the newest crew member, Nanette Cole?

Chuck and I discuss this cool episode specifically, and wonder if it could make a decent series. What does "USS Callister" have that "The Orville" doesn't?

Thank you to Ashley from Kentucky (Ashe976 on Instagram/Twitter) for her revised outro (and intro?).  Also, thanks to MissGeek89 (Instagram) for her Callister review from jolly ol' England.  Please follow them both on Instagram if you aren't already.

I hope you enjoy the episode!

Your buddy, 

Steve

@geeklifesteve

@geeklifechuck

@geeklifecrisis

@Ashe976  

@MissGeek89

www.geeklifecrisis.com

Visit us on www.patreon.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Please go to ITUNES "Apple Podcasts" to rate and review this show.

geeklifesteve@gmail.com

#bringbackshatneraskirk

#chuckisyourspock

#takecarebrushyourhair

 

Jan 2, 2018

Episode 41 "The Last Jedi - Spoilers Up The Ying-Yang"

Chuck and I give the latest Star Wars installment our potato rating.  We review some theories and have some laughs.

I am really happy with this edited version.  Not sure how other people do their podcasts, but this episode was an hour and twenty minutes long when I started editing it.  Now it's as tight as a Porg's butt on an ice planet.  

Not too much to say here, if you saw the movie, then this pod brings up some interesting points.  If you haven't seen the movie yet, how did you get here?  

Happy New Year!  Look for us on Patreon.com!  Leave us a review on iTunes (Apple Podcasts).  We're on FB, IG, Tumblr, and The Twitter.  Please reach out to us.  We'd love to hear from you.  Email me at geeklifesteve@gmail.com.  And visit our website: www.geeklifecrisis.com.   Thanks for listening!  And for reading!  When are you seeing Last Jedi again? 

@geeklifechuck

@geeklifecrisis

@geeklifesteve

@ashe976 (That's Ashley from Kentucky on Instagram.)

Our thanks to All Geeks Aside podcast for the laughs.

Your buddy, 

Steve

#bringbackshatneraskirk

#chuckisyourspocktoo

#takecarebrushyourhair

#seeyalaterpeelapotato

Tom Seaver's player number with the NY Mets was 41.

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