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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Begging for Reviews:
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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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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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Begging for Reviews:
At the end of every episode of the Cosmic Geppetto Podcast, we ask for our listeners to Rate and Review us on iTunes. As of May 7th, we have 2 reviews. We want more and we’re willing to pay for them.

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.

So get reviewing and tell your friends to do the same.

Episode 25 – X-Men To & From

X-Men: Apocalypse is out.  Brad does a To & From Review.

To make life even cooler, Amy returns to talk about the Buffy, The Vampire Slayer comic book.

The Digressions (and there are a lot of them):
-Who should have kids
-How hard it is to be a full-time mom
-Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men
-Fray
-Amy is 2nd place in overall True Believer points
-Brad’s mother loves Chris Hemsworth
-Candians are taking all the good jobs
-Ryan Reynolds will not stop until he marries all the beautiful American Women…
-…and Amy looks forward to her turn
-The Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
-A Harley Quinn movie?
-Heath Ledger was charming
-The listenership of the Cosmic Geppetto podcast might be made up exclusively of exes of the panelists
-Brad can’t remember the name Michael Fassbender
-Xmen: Apolcoloypse had a lot of blue people
-Brad is colorblind, so he isn’t sure if the previous statement is true

Amy is in the band Midnight Drive.  Check out there website Here.

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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.

So get reviewing and tell your friends to do the same.

 

Meet The Panel: Leah

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Name: Leah

Base of Operations: Austin, Texas

What I do when not Podcasting: Spend quality time (lovingly) annoying my husband and our two dogs, Tagg and Riff.

Favorite Super Hero: Spider-Man

Favorite Super Hero Movie: Mystery Men

My Desert Island:
   a) Book: The Stand
   b) Movie: Just one? I have a few comfort food movies that I would require on said desert island…Better Off Dead, Pretty in Pink, and Monster Squad.
   c) Album: Lou Reed – Different Times

Last TV Show I binge watched: Fuller House (don’t judge)

Favorite Quote: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.

Go-To Karaoke song: Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar

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Episode 16 – Announcement!

Hey Everybody,

Exciting stuff upcoming on the Podcast.  First and Foremost, we’ve undergone a name change.  Movies That Marvel is now The Cosmic Geppetto Podcast!

Why?  Well, the plan was to use Marvel Movies and Comic Book Movies as the basis for the Podcast with the option to talk about other stuff.  It was observed we were talking about other stuff more and more.  It was also causing agitate with guests who worried they couldn’t come on if they didn’t know the in’s and out’s of Superman 4: Quest for Peace.

Don’t worry, Comic Book Movies will always be part of the show, but as a general interest Pop Culture Podcast, we’re free to talk about other cool stuff and not feel bad about it.

Check out our latest episode for more about the name change and other cool stuff coming your way.

Stay Marvelous*
Brad

* We’re keeping the sign-off.