Episode 64 – Mo & Mikey from the Philly Geek Awards

Mo & Mikey from the Philly Geek Awards join Brad & Jarf to talk about the past, present and future of their event.

The Digressions:
Maki Naro
1000 Black Girl Books
Geekadelphia
Yasmine Mustafa
-The podcast Dear Mr. Potter

Find out more about the Philly Geek Awards Here.

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Episode 52 – TC Slonaker & Gilmore Girls Preview

Young Adult Christian Author TC Slonaker joins Brad to talk about her Angelmen series.

Heather is back to talk about the upcoming Gilmore Girls Revival.

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Episode 36 – Harry Potter & The Geeky Podcasters

New Panelist Katie joins the show to talk about the new book Harry Potter & The Cursed Child. Lots of Spoilers!

Heather and Brad take a drive and list The Harry Potter Movies from Favorite to Least Favorite.

The Digressions:
-Katie is our Harry Potter expert. She has three wands!
-Brad & Heather share how their daughter got her name.
-The Mendenhalls take a family trip to Explore & More.
-The previous week, they went to The Lancaster Science Factory.
-Brad’s daughter saw Secret Life of Pets and wants everyone to know about it.
-Katie has been reading Girl Out of Oz for four years.

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Episode 33 – Dogs & Harmony with Carolyn Parkhurst

Big Episode of the Cosmic Geppetto Podcast as Brad talks with a favorite in the Mendenhall Household, New York Time Best Selling Author Carolyn Parkhurst.

They Talk About:
-Stephen King gave Carolyn’s debut novel Dogs of Babel love when it came out.
-It is also the book that made Brad’s wife love Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
-Her novel Lost and Found a little ahead of its time.
-And reminds Brad of the show Unreal
-Brad can’t stop reading bad books (That has nothing to do with Carolyn.  All her book are great).
-Carolyn wrote a children’s book. It’s the only book of hers Brad hasn’t read.
-Young Adult books and the authors who write them.
An Affair with My Mother by Caitriona Palmer
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Carolyn’s new book Harmony comes out Aug 2nd.  Her website is www.CarolynParkhurst.com

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Episode 32 – Sci-Fi Speed Round (That Lasts an Hour)

Jarf returns for what was supposed to be a speed round (went a little long) about our favorite Science Fiction TV, Movies and Books.

The Digressions (there’s a lot of them):
-Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films.
-Charles Bronson was a better actor than you remember.
-Brad’s first sci-fi crush was Leslie Bevis from Alien Nation (but he can’t remember her name).
-The guys can’t remember who works with the Straight Man (psst! It’s the Funny Man).
-Alan Rickman is awesome.
-Farscape, it was cool, but is not aging well.
-Dave Barry and the movie Running Man predicted the future.
-Jarf gets 10 True Believer Points.
-iRobot could be a good TV Show.
-Richard Bachman/Stephen King.  Ever notice you never see them at the same time?
Max Barry’s Jennifer Government.
-The Cosmic Geppetto Drinking Game.
-Jarf had a crush on Lea Thompson.
-Brad’s daughter thinks he is the best Star Trek captain.
-The Holodeck will ruin your life.
-Brad wants to cast Emily Blunt in everything.
-The guys rank the Star Wars movies.

Very excited to announce our next episode features Best Selling Author Carolyn Parkhurst, whose novel Dogs of Babel is a favorite in the Mendenhall household.

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Episode 27 – Many, Many Shared Universes

Jarf and Brad talk about all the recent announcement of the Hasbro Cinematic Universe.  Will it work?  Will it flop?

Then Jason and Brian return to reconvene the panel and discuss their favorite, and not-so-favorite, crossovers.

The Digressions:
-Dear God in Heaven!  There’s a new Theme Song!
-Why would bad guys call themselves the Masters of Evil?
-Or the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants?
-The Last Airbender
-How far M. Night Shyamalan has fallen
Dan Reed from WXPN
John’s Dollar Bin
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances
-The Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson

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Our panelist Jarf Harden has a day job raising money to aid people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis lead longer, healthier lives. It’s a great cause and you can help.

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Episode 26 – Cover Conversations 2 (and the news with Brian from Comic Store West)

Whew!  A packed Episode of the Cosmic Geppetto Podcast.

Brian from Comic Store West returns to talk about:
-Captain America has Hailed Hydra!
-There is a new Han Solo.
-The Harrisburg Comic Con is June 11 & 12. Brian will be there. You should be there, too.

Shawn is back for the Second Covers Conversation.  He talks about the Big Star song ‘Thirteen’ and Brad brings Chris Whitley’s ‘Big Sky Country.’

So. Many. Digressions.  Including:
-Those Pretty Wrongs and their song ‘Lucky Guy.’
-Shawn should watch Gilmore Girls for the music.
-Wow! Brad really hates Justin Timberlake.
-Dave Matthews’ label Work.
-Brad recommends the book ‘Sound And Fury’ by Dave Kindred.
-David Gray’s ‘Babylon.’
-The John Mayer album ‘Battle Studies.’
-Brad wants John Mayer to record an album of Chris Whitley songs.
-Tom Waits and his pile of bones.
-Shawn Colvin’s cover of ‘Wild Country.’
-Chris Whitley’s daughter Trixie is a great performer.
-Brad wrote a play inspired by an Elliot Smith song.
-Brad’s son Logan sat on his lap during his interview with Brian (because we’re very professional). He whined a lot because he was promised french fries.

With the passing of Muhammad Ali, music and clips inspired by The Greatest are featured throughout the episode.

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Our panelist Jarf Harden has a day job raising money to aid people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis lead longer, healthier lives. It’s a great cause and you can help.

Our goal is to get 50 new reviews by the end of May June 15. For every review we get to reach that number, The Cosmic Geppetto Podcast will donate $1 to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which you can visit Here. You will also get a shout out on an upcoming episode of The Cosmic Geppetto Podcast.

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