Episode 76 – GeppettoMania!

Just (barely) in time for Wrestlemania, TWO great interviews talking about the co-mingling of pro-wrestling and pop culture.

Dave Lagana has worked with WWE, Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action.  He was also a staff writer for Friends and is currently doing projects with Billy Corgan.

Brian Fritz has hosted the excellent Between the Ropes since the 90’s (!).  He’s interviewed pretty much everyone in prowrestling and once beat Jeff Jarrett with a belt.

Kyle from Pele Media does a run in and some cool wrestling theme music is played.

The Digressions:

  • The story how Cosmic Geppetto got its name
  • The much missed I Want Wrestling podcast
  • Stacy Keibler
  • Steven Seagal did a movie with Van Damme.  No, not that Van Damme.
  • How bad an actor is Vin Diesel?

Follow Dave Lagana on Twitter and his Instagram Account.  His website is www.DavidLagana.com.

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Check out Kyle’s work with Pele Media

The fundraising single produced by Cosmic Geppetto is out on CD Baby and iTunes.

All proceeds go to:
HIAS | PA
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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Episode 70 – Stella from The Batgirl to Oracle Podcast

Stella from The Batgirl to Oracle Podcast joins Brad to talk about her favorite and not-so-favorite comic book characters, movies and TV shows.

It is also the World Premiere of “Gonna Be Okay,” a song you can buy Here, with all proceeds going to:
-The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
-HIAS Pennsylvania, a group providing legal and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society.

UPDATE: The company distributing “Gonna Be Okay” is having database issue they hope to have resolved 2/20.  We will update when the song is available.

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Episode 68 – Why Oh Why Host Andrea Silenzi

Andrea Silenzi from Panoply Network‘s Why Oh Why Podcast joins Brad to talk about Dating & Technology, her career in Podcasting and her recurring guest Randy, the best villain this side of Hans Gruber.

And to add to the fun, we have a Crossing the Streams where Jarf talks up the martial arts film IP Man.

The Digressions:
-Brad’s looking forward to the New Netflix show Santa Clarita Diet.
Indivisible and the Philadelphia Chapter of the group.
-The excellent Donnie Yen.
-Andrea’s time on Slate’s The Gist.  She had to sing a lot.
-90 Seconds with Slate hosted by Mary Wilson & Chris Berube.

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Episode 65 – Philly Geek Award Winner Maki Naro

Maki Naro joins Brad to talk about his online comic Sufficiently Remarkable and his love of science and podcasts.

The Digressions:

  • Stan Lee writing the Spider-Man daily comic
  • Skeptics Guide to the Universe Podcast
  • Radiolab
  • This American Life
  • Boxplot
  • Bill Watterson and Pearls Before Swine
  • Mike Mignola
  • The humans only use 10% of their brain trope is malarkey
  • Tom Strong and magic boots
  • Jim Kakalios and The Physics of Superheroes 
  • Saga

Check out Maki’s website Sufficiently Remarkable and his Patreon Page.

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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 62 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

It is the Last Episode of 2016 and there is a whole lot of stuff.

Jarf and New Friend Gralin talk to Brad about The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees.

Muertess: The Duchess of Death joins the show for the first time to share what horror movie you should be checking out on Netflix.

Amy, Jason & Kathleen join Brad for some New Years Cheer (by that, I mean singing).

So. Many. Digressions.  To name a few:
-Wow! Gralin really knows a lot about Kraftwerk
-Brad saw Bad Brains in Philly
-Frank Black talk
-Brad saw Freedy Johnston before he knew who he was
-MC5 toured with Marshall Crenshaw and Evan Dando
-Gralin recommends Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil
-Speaking of McNeil, Brad asked his mom for his book The Other Hollywood and she was embarrassed when she found out what it was about
-Jarf loves The Worst Idea of All Time podcast
-Why did they make Grownups 2?
-One last crazy thing to happen in 2016: Brad says something nice about Justin Timberlake music
-Cheesy 80s music videos (uh oh, It’s Magic!)

Not to be left out; Heather, Jarf, Matt, Kyle, Lamar, David, Brian from Comic Store West & Shawn share their favorite things from 2016.  Some of those things include Babetown, Shooting Clerks, Gilmore Girls: Year in the Life, The Extra Life Gaming Event, The Neon Demon and the band Thank You Scientist.

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Episode 37 – Best of the 90’s: Pinky & The Brain V Ren & Stimpy

Ridiculously Special Episode of The Cosmic Geppetto Podcast.

Kyle & Brady from The Ghostbusters Minute Podcast (a favorite around here) argue which is better: Pinky & The Brain or Ren & Stimpy.  Mark Landry, creator/writer of the excellent comic Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water, is here to judge the proceedings.

Jarf returns for the inaugural edition of Crossing The Streams, where we talk about hidden gems found on Netflix, Amazon or other streaming services.  He and Brad talk about the  new Tick pilot.

There’s a new Theme Song!  Sung by Amy Kenerup!

The Digressions:
* Not too bad this time, aside from Jarf & Brad talking a lot about how awesome Patrick Warburton is.

Find out more about Mark Landry’s Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water Here.

Find out more about Kyle & Brady’s Ghostbusters Minute Here.  Remember: We are donating $1 for every iTunes review for their show.

Amy is the lead singer for Midnight Drive.  Their website is Here.

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