Episode 20 – 1st travel app, 2nd Captain America movie, 3rd Diablo – PLUS the best sounding microphone ever on the podcast!

We game, we travel, and we Run into Captain America!

Special Guest Matt Shivers!

  • @MattShiversVO on twitter. He’s a freelance Voice Over Artist who makes us sound really, really bad.
  • ShiversMedia.com and @ShiversMedia
  • Matt is also on Kelly’s ENEMY OF THE STATE! list. So is Mel. Basically, so is about everyone else.

Kelly’s Recommendation:


App: TripIt

  • A travel organization app available on iOS and Android for FREE. Check out Tripit.com
  • Stores all of your travel reservation and creates an itinerary to keep you organized while travel for business or just a family vacation.
  • The cool “flying plane” animation alone merits downloading this app!


Matt’s Recommendation:

Movie/TV Series: Captain America: TheWinter Soldier and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • The new Cap movie deals with some very modern day problems and it has a lot of pretty people in it. .
  • Agents of SHEILD has been steadily gaining fans and it is also keeping current with the new Marvel movies.


(Matt also plugs a secondary recommendation that Mel is a fan of)

App: Zombies, Run!

  • A zombie based running app by Six To Start that recently released Season 3. It’s a great story dealing with the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse in the UK.
  • For more info check out Episode 7.


Mel’s Recommendation:


Game: Diablo 3-Reaper of Souls

  • Add on to Diablo 3 which extends the story to an Act V.
  • The Angel of Wisdom has become the Angel of Death and he is bent on the destruction of the human race and it’s up to the Nephalem to stop him.
  • Reaper of Souls brought a complete change to the loot system and the leveling system.
  • I get to be a demon-killing badass.
I'm auditioning for a part in Hellraiser.

I’m auditioning for a part in Hellraiser.

Social Media Recommendations:

Kelly: @RatFace: Sam Bridger has the dubious honor of being the first ever member of Kelly’s famous ENEMY OF THE STATE! list.

Matt: @JCHutchins: The author of ‘The 33″. He does the narration of the audiobook as well. 33 is part A-Team, part X-Files (with a dash of Hellboy and Global Frequency added for apocalyptic spice)

Mel: @badastronomer: Phil Plait is a science blogger who consistently brings cool science info to the world.


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Episode 19 – Man-eating Lions meet Gogol Bordello on the Fringe

This week we have a SPECIAL GUEST! Jeans is back with a book about man-eating lions. Mel follows Pacey from Dawson’s Creek to Fringe and finds John Noble. And Finally Kelly exposes us to an amazing Gypsy Punk band called Gogol Bordello.

Mel’s Recommendation:

TV Series: Fringe

  • Starred Joshua Jackson and John Noble. Peter reluctantly teams up with his father to help the Fringe Division of the FBI solve odd cases involving spontaneous combustion, face melting, and horrific new diseases.
  • We also learn that Mel was the only one lame enough to have watched Dawson’s Creek.
  • Also featured several appearances by the great Leonard Nimoy.
  • It’s available on Netflix


Jean’s Recommendation:

Book: Ghosts of Tsavo by Philip Caputo

  • The Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer movie ‘The Ghost and the Darkness’ is based on this book.
  • It attempts to explain the story of two lions who killed 140 workers building the railroad through Tsavo, Kenya in 1898.
  • Goodreads link


    •  Also check out Jeans at BringOutYourGeek.com where you will find links to her videos discussing all things geekery. If that’s not enough for you, also check out her etsy shops to buy handmade geek themed soap.

Kelly’s Recommendation:

Music: Gogol Bordello’s album Transcontinental Hustle

  • Gypsy punk music!
  • Sadly there are no cellos, but it does have violins.
  • The Golgol Bordello: Non-Stop movie is available on Netflix
  • Listen on Spotify!
  • Check out the video for Transcontinental Hustle here.


Social Media Recommendations:

Mel: @EricIGN: an Executive editor over at IGN TV. He loves tv and Disney.

Jeans: @ChimpInSocks: Amanda Abbington (from Sherlock)!

Kelly: @MattMogk: The head of the Zombie Research Society. He appears regularly on the Talking Dead with amazing uses for Duct Tape in the Zombie Apocalypse.


  • Beiber Duct Tape: Do we really need to explain why?


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Episode 18 – Derpy cats, Game of Thrones, free ringtones and much more!!

In this episode you’ll find an awesome free movie, time wasting web fun, a way to keep up with The Game of Thrones, and a cool recipe service.  Plus, because we care so deeply for our listeners… FREE RINGTONES!!!

Kelly’s Recommendations

Movie: ‘The Transient’

  • Check it out at KillVampireLincoln.com
  • A homeless vigilante and his caseworker try to stop Vampire Abraham Lincoln from sucking the blood of four score and seven virgins.
  • Fun Fact: Vampire Abraham Lincoln is played by the best Abraham Lincoln impersonator around, Michael Krebs.
  • Get your own Vampire Lincoln shirt!



Website: www.sadanduseless.com

  • They have pics of derpy cats. That’s all you need to know.



Mel’s Recommendations

App: World of Ice and Fire

  • Available on iOS and Android and check it out at GeorgeRRMartin.com
  • A neat app that does a great job of detailing the events in Game of Thrones whether you read the books or watch the HBO show.
  • There’s an awesome little spoiler free slider so that you don’t accidentally learn who’s going to die next. Unless you want to get spoiled, of course.



Web Service/App: Evernote Food

  • The power of Evernote with a Foodie twist. Available on iOS and Android.
  • A useful way to snip all of those recipes you find on the internet, so you you can actually find them later. The app gives you access to your recipes wherever you are.

Social Media Recommendations:

Mel’s: @IndyQuotes1 Indiana Jones quotes all day every day.

Kelly’s cheating and has 2 this week! @sadanduseless and @killvamplincoln. Both of which he talked about in this episode. (So, sue me – KT)


What do you think of our new theme song? Let us know in the comments!

BONUS CONTENT:  Some MP3s suitable for ringtones…

Nurture and Support theme song by Alicia Halm (@ohalchemygirl) – right click the link to download


Jeans from bringoutyourgeek.com saying “OUTSTANDING!” from Episode 13!


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Episode 17 – A Walk In the Woods on Harper’s Island with Danger Mouse and Graham Parker

Lot’s of people get killed in Mel’s first recommendation (Harper’s Island), but only a clown gets killed in one of Kelly’s (Graham Parker’s “Struck By Lightning”).  So there is that…

Mel’s Recommendations:

TV Series: Harper’s Island

  • Available on Netflix
  • A super awesome serial killer, mystery, suspense whodunit that aired on CBS in 2009.


Book/Audio Book: A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson

  • To best experience this wonderful story of travelling the Appalachian Trail check out the Audio Book narrated by Bill Bryson himself.
  • It will apparently be a movie with Robert Redford as Bill and Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz!


Kelly’s Recommendations:

TV Series/Cartoon: Danger Mouse

  • A British Secret Agent Mouse saves the world with his best sidekick Penfold (who is NOT a mole!!)
  • Many episodes are available on Youtube!



Music: Graham Parker – Struck By Lightning


Social Media Recommendations:

Mel: Fraser Cain on G+. Founder of UniverseToday.com Particularly check out Virtual Star Party to see live images of the stars!

Kelly: Rodney Pike on G+. An illustrator who makes some amazing digital caricatures of pop culture icons.


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Episode 16 – Bruce Campbell and the Teen Werewolves of London Calling a Riot Box

New Theme Music!  Thanks Alicia!! (@ohalchemygirl)

Kelly’s Recommendations:

Book: ‘If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor’ by Bruce Campbell

  • Available on Amazon, Goodreads, AND Audible (It DOES Exist! Narrated by Bruce Campbell himself!)
  • Learn fun facts about filming The Evil Dead movies and Army of Darkness
  • Includes a recipe for fake blood!



Music: London Calling – The Clash – Kelly’s all time favorite album… AND IT IS NOT BY ALICE COOPER!!


Mel’s Recommendations:

Service/Books: Book Riot’s Box at Quarterly

  • “Always Books, Never Boring”
  • Get a box of fantastic book related things every 3 months.
  • Signup over at Quarterly.co, And check out Book Riot at their website, BookRiot.com

TV Series: Teen Wolf (the series)

  • Airs Mondays on MTV
  • Features a lacrosse playing werewolf and his friends saving the town of Beacon Hills from all manner of weird bad supernatural nasties. It’s almost like they live on a Hellmouth.
  • One word: Dylan O’brien



Listener Recommendation:

Thanks to Helena aka @HeleMcGe for recommending:

Music: Throbbing Gristle’s song, Hamburger Lady


Twitter Recommendations:

Kelly:@AnnaKarellen: Funny, smart, opposes team-building exercises.

Mel: @Suvudu: Your daily dose of geek news.

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Episode 15 – GIFs, Farscape, Ludo, and text-based Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy awesomeness


Mel’s Recommendations:

TV Show: Farscape

  • An amazing Space Opera by Rockne S. Obannon and Jim Henson Productions that aired on SyFy back when it was still the Sci-Fi Channel.
  • Available to stream on both Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video.
  • Origin of the words “frell”, “dren”, and “hezmana” as ways to get expletives on tv.
  • Has amazing Puppets by the Jim Henson Creature Shop that you need to see.


(Addendum: I don’t care who’s involved with Under the Dome; it’s awful. I’m just glad it wasn’t Rockne Obannon 😉 ~M)

Music: “The Broken Bride” by Ludo

  • A Rock Opera about Time Travel, True Love, and The Apocalypse
  • Check out Ludo at their website: ludorock.com, and the video for ‘Save Our City’ on YouTube.
  • Here’s the album on Spotify!


Kelly’s Recommendations:

Game: Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Game 30th Anniv. Edition

Website: Gif Gif

  • A project at MIT to rank and categorize animated Gifs.
  • Find a response for every situation at gifgifmedia.mit.edu



Listener Recommendations:

Thanks to @TeresaHazel411 for these great recommendations!

App: EveryMove

  • An app that rewards you for being active!
  • Available for Android and iOS devices.

Movie: Zombie Honeymoon

  • A Zombie Romantic Comedy


Twitter Recommendations:

Mel’s Rec: @sblackmoore: Look for his made up horoscopes a few times a week!

Kelly’s Rec: @DaleHorvath_TWD: A parody account sharing the wisdom of the incomparable Dale.

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Episode 14 – Oh, if Alchemy, then banish that Grand Budapest Hotel food


Alicia aka @ohalchemygirl joins us this episode. She’s a REAL musician in the indie rock band “Oh, Alchemy”. Please check out her band on twitter (@OhAlchemy) and their website, ohalchemy.com and on YouTube.


Mel’s Recommendation:

Game: Banished by Shining Rock Software

  • A city building, resource management sim available for PC
  • It’s $19.99 on Steam, the Humble Store, Gog, and at Shining Rock Software
  • If you think you have what it takes to manage your resources and build up a town of hardened survivors, check it out. And really, who doesn’t want to be an Omnipotent Overlooker? (I’m going to trademark that term ~M, @greatbandname – K)


Alicia’s Recommendation:

Food: Alicia shares a few favorite recipes (Our first food recommendation!):

  • Vanilla Ice Cream, Root Beer, and Fireball Whiskey Float
  •  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Yogurt

Movie: Wes Anderson movies!

  • In honor of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ release, Alicia tells us some of her favorites
  • ‘Rushmore’, ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’, ‘The Life Aquatic’, and ‘Fantastic, Mr. Fox’


Kelly’s Recommendation:

Web Service: IFTTT (If This Then That)

  • An amazing FREE web service that lets you create “recipes” of actions to automate certain everyday tasks to make your internet-based life easier.
  • Link up all of your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and innumerable other services together. It’s kind of like One Web Service to rule them all.
  • Matthew Montalta actually recommended this to Kelly.


Twitter Recommendations:

Alicia’s Recommendation: @FoodieChat: Chat so delicious you can almost taste it. Join our gastronomical adventures.

Mel’s Recommendation: @Foodimentary: Fun facts about food because we all eat food or we wouldn’t be here. 😉

Kelly’s Recommendation: @UnseenStarWars: Rare, hardly seen Star Wars pictures from the movie set, merchandise, cut scenes, promotions and more!


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Episode 13 – The Awesome Show: awesome guest, awesome coffee, awesome hair, awesome infographics

We have a Special Guest this episode! The fabulous Jeans aka @YeungJeans joins us to pass along a recommendation! You can check out her webshow over at BringOutYourGeek.com and definitely check out her store where she sells some awesome handmade soap and geek related items.

Etsy Shops: Yeung Moxie (Soap), Yeunger Moxie (Geekery), and Studio Jeans (Artsy Stuff)


Mel’s Recommendation:

Gadget: Aeropress by Aerobie

  • A quick and easy way to make excellent coffee with a smooth taste and low acidity.
  • Retails for $25-30
  • Mel thinks this is a must have for the Zombie Apocalypse, so get yours today
  • Retails for $25-30. Chances are your favorite coffee seller carries it or check Amazon or World Market.


Jean’s Recommendation:

TV Series: Ancient Aliens

  • Airs Fridays on the History Channel
  • Available to stream on Amazon (free for Prime Members)
  • Stars the amazing hair of Giorgio Tsoukalos


Cryptozoology Defined: From Wikipedia: A pseudoscience involving the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. Examples are Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.


Kelly’s Recommendation:

Book: Life in 5 Seconds by H-57

  • From the back: “Recommended for anyone with a good sense of humor and a short attention span.”
  • Check out LifeInFiveSeconds.com
  • Available at Amazon


We had a slight Helix sidetrack: so go watch it on SyFy now!

Twitter Recommendations:

Kelly: @AbandonedPlaces: Tweets pics of places that have been abandoned by humanity.

Jeans: @TheOrlandoJones: Not the little boy from Everybody Hates Chris.

Mel: @SarcasticRover: A parody account of the Mars Curiosity Rover, being sarcastic from Space.

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Episode 12 – A female antihero, a rock superhero, curling, and a teen sees dead people


Kelly’s Recommendations:

Game App: Flick Champions Winter Sports

  • Fun winter Olympic sports – only available for iOS currently
  • Will help you avoid curling withdrawal
  • Portugal appears to lose every time, so it must be quite accurate

 Video: Viva Joe Strummer – The Clash and Beyond

  • A documentary that will teach you all about Joe Strummer without over-sharing his dental problems.
  • It is free.
  • Joe was awesome.  So watch it.
  • Kelly REALLY misses Joe.


Mel’s Recommendation’s

TV Series: The Fades

  • A 6 episode BBC series about a teenage boy who discovers he is the key to saving the world from lost souls determined to return from the dead.
  • Available free to Amazon Prime members, the rest of you are just going to have to buy it. What are you waiting for?
  • Buy at iTunes, or Amazon.


Book: The Bel Dame Apocrypha Trilogy by Kameron Hurley

  • A book series so awesome that it scrambled Mel’s little brain so much she could barely speak coherently about it.
  • This is all you really need to know: A Female Antihero. Read them. Read them now.
  • God’s War, Infidel, Rapture (all 3 books are also available in an omnibus edition.)
  • There are also several short stories available as well. Kameron Hurley on Amazon, Nook, iTunes


Twitter Recommendations:

Kelly recommends @TheHashtagGame: “a highly addictive Twitter social game known to cause sleep deprivation, irregular grooming habits, and/or loss of employment.”

Mel recommends @KennerToys: “Tweeting pictures and other stuff related to the best toy brand ever, Kenner!” Thanks to @TScottBrave for the recommendation! They feed my love for Aliens toys…

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Episode 11 – Clowns, Hipster abuse, wearable tech, and more from National Treasure – Alice Cooper

In this episode Mel recommends a truly demented and wonderful film and an app for you to channel your hipster hate.  Kelly provides his second (and likely not last) Alice Cooper recommendation and an option for wearable tech to help you track exercise/sleep/etc

Mel’s Recommendations:

Movie: Delicatessen

  • 1991 French Film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Dominique Pinon stars as a heroic Clown in a cannibalistic Post-Apocalyptic tale
  • Available on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video

Game App: Hipster Smackdown

  • Do Hipsters get you down? Smack one today and feel better.
  • Free game only available on iOS



Kelly’s Recommendations:

Technology/App: Fitbit Flex

  • Wearable fitness band that tracks steps and sleep, and will even Wake You Up in the morning
  • Check out Fitbit.com to track calorie intake and check out other models

Music: Alice Cooper – From The Inside

Alice in a mental ward… based on his actual alcohol rehab experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Large dancing liquor bottles hit the stage around the 4:23 mark of this video

Twitter Recommendations:

Mel: @Marvin4000: I’m a paranoid Android. You probably wont like me, no one ever does.

Kelly: @TheNardvark: Bryan Donaldson is a very funny man on twitter that has earned himself a spot writing for Jimmy Fallon.


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