Robert Kirkman surprised everyone with a 77 page series finale in The Walking Dead 193. Craig and Nathan share their feelings on the end of the 15 year run, the state of the television show, and other stuff. Featuring sound effects by Fesliyan Studios.
Tamagotchi, Furby, Giga Pets, Nano Fighters, and even Digimon are explored in today's edition of the podcast! Andrew Spohn of Silph Radio and Amusement Sparks drops in to reminisce about the world of virtual pets. Also discussed: Pokemon, Studio Ghibli, McDonaldland, wrestling, Star Trek, and more politics than you're probably comfortable with. Featuring music from "Friendship Adventure" by Ozzed.
Controversial author Marquis Woolford returns to the Secret Room to have a free discussion on the Netflix original techno-thriller anthology "Black Mirror!" Nathan and Craig discuss "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" in the intro, and follow up on their recent Batman discussion in the outro. Featuring music from Rick Lancaster, Ross Bugden, Emil Axelsson, and Silent Partner.
Late Christmas present from The Secret Room! Nathan and Craig conduct a tournament featuring every character from the Clay Fighter video game franchise to determine once and for all who is the best. Featuring music by Cbeatz, MINOR2G0, Joneschr002, and SPOOKYBUTJUICY.
We continue our discussion on Tom King's Batman run, picking up from The War Of Jokes And Riddles and continuing through to the wedding. Part two of two. Featuring music by Chad Crouch, Kevin MacLeod, and Advent Chamber Orchestra, as well as sound effects from http://www.freesfx.co.uk/.
Former CIA officer Tom King is the latest writer to take the reigns of DC's flagship Batman series. Nathan and Craig dissect the first 53 issues, covering the story of Batman and Catwoman's wedding, including its build-up and fallout. Part one of two. Featuring music by Savfk and Studio Noir, and sound effects from http://www.freesfx.co.uk/.
Nathan and Craig take a crack at workshopping a modern cinematic shared universe for Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf-Man, The Mummy, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon... the classic Universal Monsters! Featuring music by The Vivisectors and Halloween.
Alright, one more Jurassic episode. Craig and Nathan dissect the newest exciting entry in the film franchise, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," going through every minute of the film in a detailed beat-for-beat.
Our Jurassic Park trilogy finally comes to a close with our look at the last five issues of "Return to Jurassic Park," the only Jurassic Park Annual, and Jurassic Park Issue #0. Nathan and Craig put their unique spin on the last of the Topps Comics JP stories. Featuring music by Chad Crouch and Cloud Mouth.
Part two of a three part series looking at the Topps Comics Jurassic Park stories of the 1990s. The "Return To Jurassic Park" comics have always been one of the most mysterious corners of the Jurassic Park expanded universe. The Green Flame arc, about the U.S. Army concocting a grand conspiracy to cover up something they discovered on Isla Nublar, was cancelled midway with no conclusion after issue four. However, we got our hands on the actual scripts for the next four unpublished stories in the Green Flame arc! This is a Secret Room exclusive - nobody else has seen or covered these stories before. Join us and be one of the first to hear where the stories of Grant, Sattler, and newcomer Edgar Prather would have went. Featuring music by Makai Symphony.
Topps Comics published the first official sequels to Jurassic Park in the early 1990s. In the first part of a three episode series, we look at the "Raptor," "Raptors Attack," and "Raptors Hijack" arcs, telling the tale of a trio of velociraptors that escape from the island. Featuring music by Ross Bugden and DJ Quads.
Craig and Nathan each went and saw "Star Wars, Episode VIII - The Last Jedi," and they finally have the opportunity to sit down and talk about it for two hours. Featuring music by BrickTrick and Nkato.
Do The Simpsons writers have an uncanny ability to predict future events in the real world? Craig, Nathan, and YouTube talespinner Ahkee "Monster Minded" Moore discuss the many times that the animated sitcom has allegedly hit the nail on the head.
Punk-Rock Buddhist Monk Brad Warner joins us to talk about his new book, "It Came From Beyond Zen!" In the book, he translates the words of thirteenth century Zen monk Dogen into more modern and accessible language -- complete with jokes about french fries and Metallica. We also chat about Blade Runner, dinosaurs, Star Trek, Godzilla, Rick and Morty, and Courtney Love. Featuring music by Eric Taylor.
Stand up comic Dan McCort brings his controversial brand of comedy back to the Secret Room as he joins us to discuss the wacky world of conspriacy theories! We touch upon all the big ones, especially Dan's particular favorites -- the federal banks and our alleged ancient alien ancestors. Featuring music by Arandel, Creap Freak, Dead Peoples Records, PK Jazz Collective, and Ken Hamm.
In this epic radio play, originally serialized as a three part saga in Fair Point Podcast, episodes #115, #116, and #117, everybody's favorite Catholic extremist Guy Fawkes embarks on a modern day adventure serial, hunting down Nazi clones. Little does he know a popular Pokemon app game and generally reasonable feminism are going to make things more difficult than he planned for. Starring Craig Lewis, Sarah Tarolli, Emily Park, Antoine Baker, David Watson, Josh Harding, and Nathan Kappesser. This is the second "Guy Fawkes, Monster Hunter" trilogy, and one of many adventures featuring the brash but loveable Guy Fawkes and Klaus. To hear more of them, check out Fair Point Podcast.
Willy Roberts, one half of Feral Audio's "Real Life Sci-Fi," joins us to discuss their prospects for the future. Nathan and Craig tell Willy about their shared U.F.O. sighting. They also talk about Ed Sheeran, Game of Thrones, pyramids on Mars, quantum computers, Terence McKenna, Black Mirror, Rick and Morty, Broken Social Scene, our personal funeral playlists, and Freaky Chakra Multiphasic Innoculators.
We resume our discussion on Noah Hawley's television adaptation of the Cohen Brothers' "Fargo," with a look at the third and possibly final season, starring Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Carrie Coon.
Is Ridley Scott reinventing the xenomorph continuity as we know it, or simply building upon it? Is "Alien: Covenant" an excellent horror movie or a hokey disappointment? And how can you be confident in answering any of these questions without first hearing what podcasting extraordinaires Nathan and Craig have to say? Listen in as we discuss the newest installment and it's relationship to the rest of the Alien movies and expanded universe.
Real Life Sci-Fi's Willy Roberts drops in to discuss the theories and ideas of the bard Terence McKenna. Philosopher, chemist, botanist, anthropologist, and all around chill guy, Terence McKenna talks about subjects like evolution, language, psychedelics, the apocalypse, elves, and so much more. Join Nathan, Craig, and their guest Willy as they break down the complex musings of this weird and inspirational thinker.
And now, a taste of something different. Jeremy Vyne relives his traumatic childhood for the benefit of our listeners. A hint -- this is not your average episode of Fair Enough. We deal with subject matter that may not be appropriate for all listners. This is the realest and most serious episode of Fair Enough we have ever done, and while there are still jokes, it is about a very serious subject matter -- abuse. You've had your trigger warning. We're here if you need us.
What books, comics, video games, and TV shows would you like to see adapted to major motion picture, Netflix series, or other form of media? This is the topic of the day. Craig and Nathan talk Chrono Trigger, Animorphs, Forgotten Realms, Jhonen Vasquez, and more.
Silph Radio Podcast is our Pokemon Centered podcast! Today, we take a look at a scrapped episode of Silph Radio, in which Nathan and Jeremy get peanut butter in their chocolate as they mash two franchises together in a conversation about both Star Trek and Pokemon. They assign the crew of the Enterprise their own Pokemon teams, and talk about the implications of Pokemon existing in the Star Trek universe.
Fan favorite Jeremy Vyne returns once again to discuss the prospect that our entire world might just be a Matrix-like simulation running on some type of computer, or something like a computer, and the implications of such a suggestion.
Our old friends from Fair Point Podcast, Guy Fawkes, Klaus the clone, and The Friggin' Pope himself, all stop by The Secret Room to take the Pottermore Sorting Quiz and find out which Hogwarts School of Wizarding house they belong to! In case that was jibberish to you, it's a Harry Potter thing, but this episode is not just for Harry Potter fans! You don't need to know anything about the books or movies to get this episode. You might want to be familiar with Fair Point Podcast, though.
We take a look at world famous ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren's hilarious appearance on the Sally Jessy Raphael show in 1992, along with the allegedly haunted Snedeker family, whose story inspired the movie "A Haunting In Connecticut." Trigger Warning! This episode contains discussion of sexual assault.
Nathan debuts two musical concept experiences, each about eighteen minutes in length, and he and Craig discuss them. The first, "Retail Therapy," is a vaporwave inspired trip to a 1980s shopping mall, while "Suicide Radio" is like discovering a spooky radio station not meant for the ears of the living.
We take a look at Suicide Squad, The Killing Joke, X-Men Apocalypse, Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, Sausage Party, The Secret Life Of Pets, and Yoga Hosers, in our Summer Movies 2016 Special. Featuring "In The West" by Kevin MacLeod.
We're still talking about consciousness, as Jeremy Davis joins us yet again for another deep conversation. What is artificial intelligence, and where is it headed? We discuss the philosophy surrunding the concept of man-made consciousness.
DJ and health food proprietor Mike Tronik stops by the Secret Room to have a talk about consciousness. What is consciousness? It is a question 200,000 years of human progress has been unable to answer, but Nathan, Craig, and Mike are going to attempt to answer it anyway.
We're a little late, but we finally got around to covering the latest in the Marvel cinematic universe -- "Captain America - Civil War!" Team Nathan and Team Craig add their flavor to the epic superhero showdown eight years in the making.
Musician The Real Fake joins us in The Secret Room to discuss the latest in the long string of recent Disney live action remakes, Jon Favreau's "The Jungle Book." We discuss how it compares to the original books, the 1967 Disney cartoon, and other adaptations of the classic tale.
It's The People V "Batman V Superman" today on the podcast. Author Marquis Woolford is back again to discuss Zack Snyder's latest critical flop. Is the movie really as bad as people say it is? Where does it fail and where does it succeed? Nathan, Craig, and Quis discuss the film at length, as well as television's "Supernatural" and a plethora of other topics.
Marquis Woolford is back in the Secret Room to discuss the latest season of AMC's "The Walking Dead." Interracial sex, the debut of Negan, the inconsistency of Killer Carol, and more, all discussed in this episode.
Vampire Season finally comes to a close as we take a look at some of our favorite episodes, characters, and monsters from Joss Whedon's serial masterpiece "Buffy - The Vampire Slayer," as well as some of the show's missteps. Joining us is long-time listener, first-time caller Superfan Nick Vallina!
Surprise! Nathan wrote a fifth chapter to the ARMUSAV saga, seventeen years after it began, to tie up loose ends and give the so-called "trilogy" a proper conclusion. And for that, he is sorry. Prepare for the most epic, most messed up story about vampires yet. Part five of five.
Part four of four? The final chapter in the ARMUSAV saga? We look at one last vampire story written by Nathan in his high school days. What lies ahead for teenage Nate and his friends? Will the Werepossum return? Will it be embarrassingly bad, full of cringeworthy homophobia and teenage angst? Will there be a satisfying conclusion to this epic of ridiculousness we have wasted so much time on? Listen to find out!
It's hormones and bloodlust all over again! In the third of the really messed up vampire stories, Nate-from-the-past pulls a George Lucas and writes an epic retelling of the first two stories. Craig and Nathan from the present hope you will join them for a laugh at Nate's fifteen year old prose.
Vampires have taken over Nate's high school, and it's up to he and his friends to save the world and restore order. That's the story so far! This week we're continuing our look back to 1999 and the crazy vampire stories Nathan wrote at age fourteen. Part two of four in the "A Really Messed Up Story About Vampires" series.
An old saga begins as we kick off Vampire Season looking at a four-part series of stories Nathan wrote at age fourteen, all about Vampires taking over his High School. In preparation for our upcoming Fair Point episode about "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," we look at the first hilariously bad installment of this ridiculous teenage epic. Get ready to party like it's 1999.
In 2013, future Silph Radio cohost Phil Cobb and his brother Jon were hanging out with Nathan in the Secret Room when they decided they might as well turn on the mics and document the conversation. Today, we're taking a look back at an hour long discussion about video games, as well as a table read of the first chapter in a Pokemon fanfiction Nathan wrote many years ago. Warning to non-Poke-fans -- This is a very Poke-centric episode!
Joining us for the third time, author Marquis Woolford poses the question of our time -- is Star Wars racist? However, this is a conversation about much more than just Star Wars, and even much more than just racism. We consider some thought provoking perspectives on race, gender, sex, sexuality, mysticism, evolution, and, yes, even Star Wars! Warning -- Spoilers for "The Force Awakens."
What is love? It is a question that means many different things to many different people, and not easily answered. Nonetheless, Nathan and Jeremy attempt the impossible, and endeavor to answer the question so that we have a Valentines Day Special.
Superfan Sarah joins us for a discussion on the whimsical horror musical "The Devil's Carnival." This episode was intended to be released in October, but due to the hectic holiday season, got pushed back. We hope you enjoy it just as much now!
In lieu of a full month of Scare Point, Nathan and Craig bring you FEAR ENOUGH, an October event chock full of obscure horror movie reviews. For today's episode, they watched the 1989 Scott Spiegel grocery-store slasher flick "Intruder," starring Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi!
Craig Lewis and Nathan K. speculate on the new characters, returning cast, state of the Empire, and more in this Force awakening episode of Fair Enough. They also speak on Donald Trump's Presidential campaign and discuss the legacy of Koko the Gorilla.
Batman Block concludes with a look at the new animated feature, "Justice League: Gods And Monsters," featuring an alternate universe Justice League; in which Man-Bat is Batman, Superman's dad is Zod, and Wonder Woman is, as you're constantly reminded by the male characters, a woman. Find out why Craig liked it and Nathan didn't, and explore the possibilities of alternate universes. We also discuss "Dexter" and the art of writing comic books.
Batman Block continues with an in-depth discussion on the newest addition to the Rocksteady Games "Arkham" series, "Arkham Knight." One of the few Batman adventures that attempts the daunting task of telling a "final" Batman story, it tells a tale of an unconcealed Bruce Wayne facing down the looming threat of succumbing to a strange "Were-Joker" virus while also dealing with the arrival of a mysterious and malevolent new villain.
Batman Block begins with this episode on the Scott Snyder masterpiece "Batman - Black Mirror." Bruce Wayne is overseas working on Batman Incorporated while Dick Grayson dons the cowl and takes on a host of new villains. But the real story lies in the Gordon family drama, and Barbara and the Commissioner deal with the return of Jim Gordon Jr.
Frequent Silph Radio cohost Jeremy Davis joins us yet again, this time to discuss the afterlife! From Heaven to Hell, ghosts to reincarnation, we cover the whole spectrum of life after death. The topic for this episode was requested on our Facebook page! Look us up under "Fair Point Podcast" and request your own topics for discussion!
We welcome author Marquis Woolford back into the Secret Room, this time to discuss the world of professional wrestling! Whether you're a wrestling fan or not, it's a very interesting discussion, ranging from the heyday of the WWF (or WWE) to working in the independent circuit.
The Fair Point dudes sit down and discuss the punk rock indie film classic "Suburbia," directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring a bunch of punk kids, including a young Flea (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers), as well as the early punk rock scene in Los Angeles.
Craig Lewis and Nathan K discuss the last fifteen or so issues of The Walking Dead, picking up after the "All Out War" story arc and covering the major events that have happened since. They compare the comic and television series, and entertain the idea of a crossover between the two.
YouTuber Steve Humphrey joins us to discuss the new Dragon Ball Z movie, "Resurrection Of F," as well as the new series, Dragon Ball Super. We also discuss the infamous Death Battle "Superman Vs. Goku" episodes.
Craig and Nathan sit down and talk about an exciting new documentary on sleep paralysis, "The Nightmare." They discuss their own experiences with paralysis, nightmares, and various sleep phenomena, and theorize what might really be going on when you're dreaming.
Nathan and Craig talk news highlights from the 2015 San Diego Comic Con. They discuss collectibles, "Star Wars - Vader Down," "Batman Meets The Ninja Turtles," "The Badlands," "Heroes Reborn," "Ash vs. The Evil Dead," "Fear The Walking Dead," "The Walking Dead Season 6," "Suicide Squad," and "Batman V Superman - Dawn Of Justice," as well as several other things on their radar.
Marquis Woolford, author of "The Last Succubus," sits down with us to talk about a wide range of topics relating to comic books and politics, including but not limited to Disney, Batman, The X-Men, gender and race trading, homophobia, and civil rights.
Frequent Silph Radio cohost Jeremy Davis sits down with Nathan to tell him all about the origins of Dwarves, or Dwarfs as he calls them, and their place in the fantasy genre. He also educates us all about the wonders of fungus. No, it's not a drug thing -- mushrooms in general are fascinating, and Jeremy is more than happy to tell you why.
Craig and Nathan have a nice long chat about this summer's blockbuster hit sequel "Jurassic World." We review the film, point out some easter eggs, geek out about the franchise, and even squeeze in some discussion about the earlier movies, novels, and comic books.
In the inaugural episode of Fair Enough, Nathan and Craig look back at an abridged version of the first three episodes of their main podcast, Fair Point, in which they discuss Marvel's Avengers, DC's Justice League, and President Abraham Lincoln.