A geeky, irreverent podcast about history, comics, games, movies, music, science, mythology, cartoons, and anything else you can think of. Every episode, Nathan and Craig explore a different topic in-depth, delve into unrelated banter, and look at a few interesting news stories. Learn something and laugh. Expicit content. Don't take it too seriously.
Couples Costumes continues on Scare Point! Craig and Nathan discuss the original alien abduction story -- that of married couple Betty and Barney Hill! They also chat about the nature of life, the door on Mercury, the face on Mars, Family Fued, Cars 3, Hopparoos, Radioactive Man, Tom DeLong, Adams Song, alien aphrodesiacs, Facebook pokes, Carl Sagan, Hillary Clinton, The X-Files, the Podesta emails, bears, breakfast pastries, made-for-TV movies, songwriters named Ben, and proto-industrial dubcore wave. Also in this episode -- the thrilling conclusion to "Guy Fawkes, Monster Hunter - The Search For Klaus Trilogy." Chapter three... "Klaus Encounters of the Third Kind!" Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod, Darren Curtis, Evo Beats, JosephFunk, BenSound, Classixs Beats, and ThrillShowX. With sound effects from www.freesfx.co.uk.
The theme for this year is Couples Costumes, and world famous ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren are the topic of this episode. Nathan and Craig dissect their most prominent cases and crack jokes aplenty. They also discuss Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, creepy clown sightings, the Salem witch trials, reality-show ghost hunters, zombies, werewolves, frozen cavemen, de-evolution, Hillary Clinton, Sally Jessy Raphael, Ace Ventura, Ian Malcolm, sports movies, cigarette commercials, and God. Featuring music by Ross Bugden, MusicByPedro, TheBadAssRecipe, Darkness Prevails, and Kevin MacLeod; and sound effects by juskiddink and http://www.freesfx.co.uk.
Folk musician and feminist icon Ani DiFranco is the topic of today's Fair Point. Nathan and Craig discuss the life and career of the singer-songwriter-activist. Also discussed in this episode -- Coheed and Cambria, Gorillaz, PVRIS, Doomtree, Dan Bern, Cyndi Lauper, slavery, file sharing, Mike Judge, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and rap these days. Featuring music by Gavin Ray, Ross Bugden, Mattia Cupelli, TeknoAxe, MusicByPedro, and Kevin MacLeod.
Craig and Nathan are talking about everybody's favorite robot cop, Robocop. They do the usual Fair Point schtick and review a full character bio, including every movie, TV show, comic book, and video game. They also discuss Terminator, BB-8, bootleg toys, streaming music services, That 70s Show, Joe Paterno, Dave Grohl, NOFX, Arcade Fire, Kunta Kinte, Rhys Darby, and gender in robotics. Featuring "8 Bit Robot Dance" by Teknoaxe and "At Launch" by Kevin MacLeod.
Popular Illuminati hang-out The Bohemian Grove is the topic for discussion this week on the podcast! One of the strangest and realest topics in the conspiracy theory wheelhouse, Bohemian Grove is the campground where all the most powerful men in the U.S. go to burn effigies to a giant stone owl. Also discussed -- Bruce Wayne, Arnold Schwarzenegar, Orange Is The New Black, Spy Vs. Spy, and scizophrenia.
Join the entire Fair Point crew on a psychedelic journey of bogus proportions. In this musical Four-Twenty special of Fair Point Podcast, we explore the cosmos and the depths of the human psyche. Get your altered state on and astral project yourself along with us on a crazy trip. Produced by Nathan Kappesser.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer's wicked baddass Wiccan bestie Willow is the topic of the day! What's the deal with this Witch anyway? Nathan and Craig discuss her high and low points throughout an extensive character bio which should appeal to fans and non-fans alike! Also discussed in this Slayeriffic episode -- discount Wilford Brimley, the science of vampires, Siri, Taoism, telepathy, Teen Titans spin-offs, Riff-Raff, Raven Simone, Rancid, and... wine. Featuring music by Mattia Cupelli, TeknoAxe, and Kevin MacLeod. This episode also features sound effects from freesfx.co.uk.
Listener Appreciation Month continues with another fan requested topic -- Swiss Surrealist painter H. R. Giger. Responsible for the design of Ridley Scott's titular "Alien" and some of the most unnerving art you've ever seen in a Hot Topic poster rack, he has left behind a legacy worth discussing since his unfortunate death in 2014. Nathan and Craig talk at length about his life, his nightmares, and their own takes on some of the influences, themes, and implications of his various pieces. They also discuss fine art forgeries, absinthe, DMT, Aphex Twin, The Chalice, bandcamp, evolutionary biology, guns, biomechanics in the real world, Bambi, and that artist life. This episode features the song "Drowned Lady, Queen Of Maggots" by Amorte, "False Awakening" by Anders, "The Bomb" by HHSOLID, and "Antithesis To Bliss" by Schematics for Gravity, as well as "Days Of Chaos," "Echoes Of Time," "Mesmerize," "Myst On The Moor," and "Satiate" by Kevin MacLeod. This episode also features sound effects from freesfx.co.uk.
Bear witness to the weird and improbable story of the mysterious Mason County Mothman!! How does one explain the strange occurrences leading up to the devastating tragedy of December 15, 1967? Whatever the answer is, one thing is for sure -- Half-man, Half-moths are absolutely real! Join Craig and Nathan as they attempt to shed some light on The Mothman! They also discuss Neil Degrasse Tyson's rap beef, holocaust deniers, new military technology, invisible entities, the Reptillian agenda, and the Flat Earth Society. This episode dedicated to David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Abe Vigoda, Bob Denver, Dan Haggerty, and Lemmy. Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod and A7 Beatz.
Another year has come and gone, and the Fair Point guys are taking a look back at some of the stuff you didn't hear in 2015. Featuring David Flora, Dave Stecco, Dan McCort, Briana Joy, Superfan Josh, Superfan Zak, Ahkee Moore, Guy Fawkes, Zeus, and even Champ Guy. Discussed in this episode -- Parks And Rec, Home Alone's Kevin McAllister, Age Of Ultron, Jurassic World, the Angry Video Game Nerd, Cartoon Network, Wishmaster, meeting Morrissey, and more!
Our Christmas Episode this year opens up with an extended X-Mas adventure featuring Zeus and the Space Nazis, and then moves swiftly into the main topic for discussion. Nathan and Craig put their own unique spin on the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special! Learn about Chewbacca's family, homeworld, and favorite holiday. Also discussed -- skinny jeans, Ed Asner, The Muppets, Swiss Family Robinson, Robinson Crusoe, Indiana Jones, and cats. This episode totally Spoiler Free for Episode VII. Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod and Spike's Vibes.
This week, Craig and Nathan are looking at the Billboard Top 20 Songs of 2015. We're guessing there's gonna be a lot of Lil' Jon and Nickelback. Also discussed in this episode -- Simple Plan, Linkin Park, Nelly, The Fugees, Kesha, Donald Trump, genocide, the racist Star Wars boycott, speaking Elvish, and Whose Line Is It Anyway? Featuring music by Ace Beatz and Kevin MacLeod.
Zen Koans, short anecdotes used for contemplation in some schools of Zen Buddhism, are the topic for today! This is a sequel to Episode 16, but you don't need to listen to the first one to enjoy this one. Nathan and Craig read and discuss several Zen Koans. They also discuss that holiday retail life, the practicality of baby cages, the freshmaking qualities of Mentos, the lavish life of a Rubik's Cube champion, undead Michael Crichton's ravenous appetite, the police's love-hate relationship with donuts, and the delicate process of cloning the endangered white rhino. Featuring music by Mitsuo Hamasaki, Eric Skiff, Eric Taylor, and Kevin MacLeod.
Ancient dinosaur Gods do battle in the Atari arcade classic "Primal Rage." On this episode of Fair Point, learn the story behind the 2D fighter and it's small but massive roster. Nathan and Craig also jive about Star Wars body art, Satanic dinosaurs, Jurassic World's Dr. Henry Wu, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Norman Reedus, Silent Hill, Fallout 4, Super Mario RPG, Duck Hunt, Cloud Strife, Waluigi, Linkle, Pac-Man, Tiger Electronics, the ESRB, Neck Deep, Sleeping With Sirens, inernet porn, Canadian economics, the Sunday funnies, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Listener beware, you're in for a scare! On this week's Fair Point we take a look at the first five Goosebumps books, in gruesome detail! "Welcome To Dead House," "Stay Out Of The Basement," "Monster Blood," "Say Cheese And Die," and "The Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb," are all covered in this episode. Also discussed -- Fear Street, Are You Afraid Of The Dark, Bruce Coville, Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Superman Vs. Goku, Batman Vs. The Hulk, secret Egyptian tombs, True Blood, the ultimate straight-edge, Muggle pride, Furbies, Eureka's Castle, Bulk and Skull, Sharon Lois and Bram's Elephant Show, the Lego Batman Movie, Michael Keaton, Rosario Dawson, Hashtag ForceForDaniel, and child prodigies in the field of robotics. This episode is dedicated to Gunnar Hansen. Featuring music by Aries 4rce Beatz.
For their third annual Guy Fawkes Day Special, Nathan and Craig take an in-depth look at The Smiths! They explore the history of the band, the controversial politics associated with their music, the stories behind some of their most recognizable songs, and the cult of personality that is Morrissey. Also, whether or not he predicted the death of Princess Diana. They also discuss Eazy-E, the drug habits of Elvis and Keith Richards, David Byrne's solo stuff, Ben Folds' ballads, Ja Rule and Ashanti's duets, odd rock-n-roll memorabilia, the most heavy metal beer, the Microsoft Word paperclip character, the skateboarding bulldog, Rick And Morty, Slave Leia merchandise, veganism, bubblegum rap, ecstasy music, and obscure Public Access gems of the past.
It's our Halloween Special 2015, all about the memetic terror of the internet, the Slenderman, or Slender Man. We discuss the fictional and legitimate history of the paranormal entity, and look at some of the lore and popular culture that has popped up surrounding it's eerie mythos. We also discuss Godsmack, Freddy Fazbear, Teddy Ruxpin, cross-dressing ghosts, sentient restaurants, angry Walking Dead fans, rotten.com, Surge Cola, MTV Cribs, white privilege, gender-neutral pronouns, and the difference between Kristen Bell and Kristen Stewart.
It's Episode 100, and the two cohosts you've totally grown to love over the last hundred episodes are discussing the supernatural beings known as djinn, or genies. They discuss their prevelant role in Arabic folklore, Islamic belief, they analyze Djinn culture, and pore over several appearances in popular media. They also talk about terrible tattoos, horror movie SFX, Wes Craven, Netflix originals, real life Pokemon, supernatural door-to-door salesmen, intoxicated fast food customers, Jalapeno Bacon Mac and Cheese, Space Jam 2, and Shaq's acting career. This episode dedicated to all of our superfans. Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod.
What starts as an innocent game of Dungeons And Dragons spirals out of control and sends Nathan and Craig adventuring across the galaxy, uncovering the dark secrets behind our place in the cosmos. Learn the fascinating origin stories of our favorite characters on a journey that will bring them closure and tie up the loose ends of the building events in our skits. This is not a normal episode of our podcast -- it is an epic feature length radio play that presupposes familiarity with the topics, themes, and characters that have defined our last 99 episodes. Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod, DJ Mustard, and JewelBeat. Featuring sound effects from freesfx.co.uk.
Nathan and Craig reminisce about the history of Fair Point Podcast in this self-indulgent retrospective. They talk about their prequel-worthy origin story, reflect on the last ninety-seven episodes, and discuss the recurring characters they've come to love. This episode also serves as a great introduction to new listeners, and a refresher for old fans to prepare you for our two-part 100th episode special!
When Jesus Christ was crucified, a Roman soldier supposedly stabbed him in the side with his spear. Upon being touched with the blood of Christ, this spear was annointed with magic powers, and was subsequently known as the Spear of Destiny, or the Holy Lance. Craig and Nathan discuss the mythology surrounding the Holy Lance, and also discuss Boba Fett's origins, R2-D2's sexuality, The Justice League, Robocop, Clive Barker, and the creepiest pasta. Featuring music by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena.
Nathan and Craig talk about Lord Xenu, the intergalactic dictator responsible for all the problems in your life, according to the Church of Scientology. They also review "It Follows" and "VHS Viral," and discuss prequel trilogies, Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool, Burt Reynolds' Dr. Strange, Charlie Manson, and making alien contact. Featuring music by SiriusBeats.
Genghis Khan was both a fierce monster and a progressive leader. Nathan and Craig learn about his life and conquest on today's episode of Fair Point. They also discuss the mysterious disappearance of Elisa Lam, the Cleveland Browns, Danny Trejo's taco joint, Nathan Lane, and Mulan. Featuring music by Danosongs and Kevin MacLeod.
Another fan request -- the 1989 American animated classic "All Dogs Go To Heaven." The Fair Point dudes discuss Don Bluth and his Burt-Reynolds-est animated feature, as well as it's sequels and spin-offs. They also discuss hero dogs, the return of The X-Files, Joseph Gorden Levitt, Liam Neeson, Princess Ariel, Fraggle Rock, possible sequels to Speed, and the ultimate act of villainy. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Judith Barsi. Featuring music by Darren "Desperate Measurez" Curtis.
Nathan and Craig kick off the month of April with an episode dedicated to everybody's favorite mathematical constant 3.14-whatever, also known as Pi. They also discuss Pope Francis' relationship with aliens, Barack Obama's student debt bail-out, Turok the dinosaur hunter, Guillermo Del Toro, and Fight Club 2. Featuring music by TeknoAXE.
The Nintendo Game Boy revolutionized the handheld gaming industry, and this week we're paying it it's due and discussing the birth and storied life of this iconic little gadget. We also discuss the Carolina Butcher, prehistoric crocodiles, Community Season 6, Mallrats 2, Ghostbusters Three-And-A-Half, The Killing Joke, Ground Zero ghosts, and the best way to escape the cops. This episode dedicated to the memory of Leonard Nimoy and Terry Pratchett. Featuring music by TeknoAXE.
Stand up comedian Dan McCort joins us this week for a wide range of discussion. The topic is hippie jam band Phish, but in addition to talking about concerts and psychedelics, we also discuss stand up comedy, September 11th conspiracy theories, Frasier, asexuality, and more.
This week we look at the history of dinosaur gene-splicing in Jurassic Park, focusing mostly on the 1998 toyline "Jurassic Park - Chaos Effect," as well as looking at the 2015 Oscars and The Academy Awards in general. Also discussed -- prehistoric plant life, mind bending hallucinogens, sentient Barbie dolls, how to construct a lightsaber, the Walking Dead fighting game, the X-Box Burger, young Indiana Jones, and the dangers of not smoking.
Post-hardcore alternative folk punk rock band Thrice is the topic of the week! Nathan and Craig look at the history and discography of the band, reminisce about concert experiences, as well as discussing Sigourney Weaver, Pat Robertson, Jay-Z's illegitimate son, Vanilla Ice's trouble with the law, alien turtles, Netflix binging, evil witch cults, and UFO disclosure.
Craig and Nathan take some time to discuss the gadget that revolutionized the music industry -- the iPod! They talk it's birth, history, legacy, and future(?), from Steve Jobs to Napster to the iconic dancing silhouettes. They also create their own playlist reccomendations, and discuss the 2015 Grammys, the Spider-Man compromise, wharf rats, Juicy Fruit gum, Ali Larter's teeth, Ryan Adams, Bryan Adams, Brian Williams, Joel Madden, Taylor Swift, and the most trustworthy people in America. Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod.
It's our first Dungeons And Dragons episode, not counting The RPG Episode, and we're talking about the hero of the Forgotten Realms, Dark Elf Drizzt Do'Urden! In addition, we discuss Super Bowl commercials, middle names, Joe Dante, and Ranger Rick.
It's our Valentines Day special! Craig "Craig Lewis" Lewis and Nathan K talk about the, ahem, notorious love life of King VIII. Cuddle up with your significant other and get historical in the most heart-warming episode of Fair Point yet. They also chat about Ghostbusters 3's all-female main cast, ghosts on eBay, scorpions, cockroaches, and butterflies.
This week, we're looking at Matt's request that we do a topic on "the criminal underworld in a galaxy far, far away." We turn our eyes toward the Star Wars Galaxy, and we talk about the "Shadows Of The Empire" multimedia event, Prince Xizor and the Black Sun syndicate, Hutt history and culture, recreational drug use, and the bad-ass bounty hunters seen in the films. In addition, we discuss Charlie Hebdo, Avril Lavigne, The Purge 3, G.I. Joe, cannibal cops, time traveling Nazis, basketball in The Matrix, that time Robin teamed up with Joker to save a bunch of people, punchin' Pope Francis' fists of fury, and the most heroic playlist ever.
Listener Appreciation Month continues as the Fair Point fanboy's take a look at the card-wielding Cajun sensation of the X-Men, Remy "Gambit" Labeau. Learn about his origins, his powers, and his penchant for teenage girls. They also discuss Channing Tatum, Forrest Gump, Dr. Evil, sex education, 50 Shades of Grey, SLC Punk 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, horrible awful teenagers, the punchin' pastor, and ghosts on Skype.
Craig and Nathan discuss the classic piece of comic book literature from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons -- The Watchmen. They talk the comic, the movie, and the various unnecessary spin-offs. They also jive about newly discovered planets, Top Cow Comics, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, and Arkham Knight spoilers.
We talk Hanna-Barbera classic WACKY RACES. We delve into the creation of the series, and analyze all of the racers statistically as well as psychologically. Then we cast our own live-action Wacky Races movie. That is, if Dick Dastardly doesn't sabotage everything. We also discuss Chuckie Finster, Bob's Burgers, Flight of the Conchords, Atmosfear, James Earl Jones, Sarah Palin, Parks And Rec, Star Wars Rebels, gambling, New Zealand vampires, purple vampires, sparkly vampires, and regular vampires. Dedicated to the memory of Christine Cavanaugh.
Craig and Nathan have the distinct honor of hosting Kim Jong Un's totally awesome Christmas special! Featuring appearances by One Last Shot, Blurry Photos, and DDE The Slammer. This year, they talk the legend of Frosty The Snowman! They also talk about podcasts, Taylor Swift, Orson Welles, the Akinator, and the Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters crossover.
Nathan and Craig cast their gazes upwards. They're going Greek and talking about the mythology behind 13 winter constellations (for the Northern Hemisphere). They also talk Tusk, Dumb And Dumber To, Donnie Darko, Rider Strong, 23 Jump Street, The Men In Black, Storm Troopers, American Horror Story, O.J. Simpson, Pauly Shore, and the Gotham City Police Department.
It's back to Gotham, as Craig Lewis and Nathan K devote the episode (or most of it, anyway) to chronicling the origins and life story of Barbara "Batgirl" Gordon! They also catch up on some new movie trailers, the cross-guard lightsaber, velociraptor whisperers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Michael Bay Ninja Turtles, the Suicide Squad, homicidal dogs, Hindi avatars, Philly Jesus, and Will Smith's kids.
This week, we welcome back our first repeat offenders -- One Mr. David Flora and one Mr. David Stecco of the mysterious and hilarious podcast Blurry Photos! The four of us discuss the de facto mascot of The Weekly World News tabloids, Bat Boy! Learn all about the entire life history of this hellish hybrid. Also discussed: World Wars, Hugh Grant movies, Hollywood sequels, and several board games and card games.
This week we're revisiting an instant classic from last year and learning a bit about Guy Fawkes. Only, this time we're trying something new. Presenting the first ever podcast remix! Prepare for a musical, comedic, and educational experience all rolled into one for this year's second annual Guy Fawkes Day Special.
For their 2014 Halloween Special, Craig Lewis and Nathan K knew they had to top last year's special all about the holiday itself. How to do that? Easy. This year they're covering fear itself. They talk strange phobias and take a look at the strange phenomenon known as infrasound, and also discuss Halloween costumes, Treehouse Of Horror XXV, Cracked Monster Party, Friday the 13th on NES, Avenged Sevenfold, Kink.com's haunted armory, Donald Trump's haunted mansion, and long walks on the beach.
We discuss the infamous Firefly Family, from "House Of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects." We also discuss Myst, Honey Spider, Ghostbusters 3, The Animal Planet's new zombie show, Jugghead, the Predator, and more.
Today Scare Point 2014 continues as we take a look at the 1980s cult classic "Monster Squad!" Also discussed in this episode -- the Simpsons-Family Guy crossover, gay porn, Uri Gellar, and the iPhone 6 (again).
This week, Craig and Nathan explore the crazy and interesting world of Mogwai and Gremlins from the 1984 Joe Dante horror-comedy. Learn stuff you never knew about the movie, mythology, and the creatures themselves!! They also talk Playboy Magazine, Bobby's World, Dick Butkus, John Wayne, Joan Rivers, and paranormal activity in Essex County. Also features the conclusion to the two-part "BRIDE OF FAWKES" horror serial.
Scare Point 2014 kicks off with part one of the horror serial "THE BRIDE OF FAWKES." Then they talk everybody's favorite creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky family, the Addamses! They also talk about haunted microwaves, Jesus toast, and more. Featuring music by Juicy Feet Music and Prelude To A Nightmare.
This week, the Fair Point guys not only talk about Nathan K's avant garde electronica album "Spiders," they also play the whole album in it's entirety. They also discuss Surge, podcasting, Hindu deities, MC Hammer, Kanye West, Conor Oberst, and Married With Children.
Nathan and Craig discuss the controversial "Attitude Era" of professional wrestling! They also count down their Top Ten Attitude Era Wrestlers, and chat about Guardians of the Galaxy, Jack The Ripper, pocket-dialing, antique weaponry, and more!
Craig Lewis and Nathan K discuss the careers of pop punk pioneers Blink 182! They also talk about the Angry Video Game Nerd Movie, Justin Bieber, the fappening, Spider-Woman, Legos, the death penalty, and criminal rehabilitation. Yup.
This Wednesday, we open up by correcting some mistakes of episodes past. Then we banter about VHS rentals, gremlins and mogwai, Young Jeezy, Phineas and Ferb, Annabelle, Harbinger Down, Nintendo, and Republican video games. Then we talk the most common alcoholic beverage you can find -- beer! Learn about the history, process of brewing, different types, and cultural impact of the third most popular beverage in the world!
The topic of the week is retro arcade and console franchise Rampage! Nathan and Craig cast the upcoming movie adaptation and discuss every installment of the series. Also, they chat about Hello Kitty, Yoga Hosers, American Werewolf in Paris, middle names, carnies, commercial flights to Outer Space, the problems with Jurassic Park, and the two new live-action Jungle Book reboots.
Fair Point pays tribute to Robin Williams this week. Rather than dwell on his death, Nathan and Craig keep things mostly cheerful as they focus on the life and career of a funny guy. They also talk the ice bucket challenge, the iPhone 6, Munchkin, Christmas morning, and the Wu-Tang Clan.
In this week's episode, the Fair Point guys head back to Ancient Greece again to tell the tale of Hercules and his twelve labors. Besides that, they also discuss Renesaince Festivals, Assault on Arkham, Bloom vs. Bieber, and more.
Craig and Nathan talk South Park! This week they take a look at the veritable menagerie of supporting and background characters at South Park Elementary. They also talk about dog shows, Alien Big Cats, King Kong, Ultron, Iron Maiden, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, George R. R. Martin, and vamping.
This week we welcome spoken word poet DDE The Slammer to the Secret Room to perform a few poems and talk video games! All sorts of video games are discussed, as are comic books and nineties Nickelodeon programming.
Nathan and Craig discuss the primary antagonist of the Terminator series -- the insidiously self aware artificial intelligence known as Skynet. They also talk about movies set in Syracuse NY, John Cusack, the Universal Studios Monsters, Peter Pan, and pizza.
First Nathan and Craig tackle the strange condition known as diprosopus by request of Superfan Josh, and then they move on to the topic of the week -- Champ, the Lake Champlain monster! What lurks beneath the placid surface of this lake shared by the U.S. and Canada?
Strap yourself in for an adventure of Earhart proportions! This week the Fair Point duo tackle the first lady of flying herself, Amelia Earhart! They discuss the mystery, life, and legacy of America's first feminist. They also jive about Hobby Lobby, Girl Meets World, Lindsay Lohan, and Ridley Scott's "Exodus." Featuring music by MusicByPedro and Kevin MacLeod.
Craig and Nathan take a look at the early nineties toy series based on the Alien, Aliens, and Alien 3 trilogy. Witness a mad menagerie of malevolent monsters, and learn about their unlikely origins. They also talk about Albert Einstein, Smallville, Commissioner Gordon, The X-Men, Betty Boop, Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, Rambo 5, Clash Of The Titans, The Lord Of The Rings, and how to get properly brainwashed.
Craig and Nathan talk transmuted teenage turtle toys. This episode they explore the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toylines of the 80s and 90s, covering the series origins, childhood memories, and dozens of specific figures. They also discuss Beyblades, the sixth Resident Evil movie, X-Men Days Of Future Past, Harrison Ford's injury on the Star Wars VII set, and the new Powerpuff Girls.
Join us for a discussion on classic Canadian sketch comedy troupe The Kids In The Hall. Nathan and Craig talk about the origins of the show, the individual endeavors of all five comedians, and some of their favorite recurring sketches. They also cover their thoughts on a few E3 2014 announcements, Beats by Dre, Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles, Strangers With Candy, Whitest Kids You Know, and a real life professional dragon slayer.
Are you pondering what we're pondering? Classic animation icons Pinky And The Brain are the topic of this week's episode. Nathan and Craig give you the spiel on the characters, creators, voice actors, and pop culture legacy of everyone's favorite genetically engineered, global-domination-obsessed lab mice. They also tackle The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the Walking Dead video game, Mortal Kombat, Slenderman, Ed Wood, and naked Natalie Portman.
Today we look at the Iguana-like Kaiju from the 1998 American "Godzilla" movie. Did you know that the creature in question ISN'T Godzilla, but was actually featured in one of the original Toho Godzilla films as a Kaiju in it's own right. We review the movie and take a look at all the times that Zilla has appeared or been alluded to in Godzilla-related media. Also in this episode - the mother of Guy Fawkes, golden dog poo, dark elves, ancient Chinese shaman weed, and the new Pixar movie.
Supposedly there are seventeen major summer constellations for the Northern Hemisphere, and this week on Fair Point we take a look at all seventeen of them! Tons of Greek Mythology and inappropriate humor. Also discussed - animal news, hybrid dinosaurs, The Expendabelles, Luke and Anakin Skywalker, Heroin Bob, and Iranian hipsters.
This week we tell the life story of landmark punk club CBGB And OMFUG, the New York club where acts like The Ramones, Blondie, Misfits, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, The Dead Boys, and many more got their start. We discuss the genesis of NYC punk and also talk about alien attacks on the Taliban, Wedge Antilles, Lando Calrissian, Andy Worhol, Harley And Ivy, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, and how pollution saved the Earth.
This week we are honored to welcome internet personality The Blockbuster Buster to The Secret Room! We discuss five talking points of his choosing -- Disney's upcoming Rescue Rangers movie, old Star Wars vs. new Star Wars, DC animated shows, the upcoming Justice League movie, and Marvel Studios Phase Three. They also talk a whole lot about Dr. Who.
In our Episode Fifty Special, Nathan and Craig go on an epic adventure through time, and still manage to find the time to tackle news, banter, and topic. This week it's all about SNES classic Chrono Trigger, and boy, is there a lot to cover. Join Nathan, Craig, Guy Fawkes, and a couple surprise cameos, in a three hour Fair Point spectacular. After this episode, things will never be the same again.
This week on Fair Point, we count down the Billboard Top 20 most popular songs of 1989. As usual, we run the gamut of all sorts of random banter and news in addition to the main topic. This episode dedicated to the memory of the Ultimate Warrior.
Nathan Kappesser and Craig Lewis bring you the finest in Beanie Babies podcasting with their examination of the original nine Beanie Babies. Besides that, they also talk Avengers 3, the new Super Smash Bros. game, ancient Egypt, Japanese love doll pop stars, colloquialisms, Colin Kaepernick, and the insane new drug craze the news says your teens are doing. Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod.
Craig and Nathan talk about the history of energy drinks and the controversy surrounding them. And, because it wouldn't be an episode of Fair Point without irrelevant banter, they also invent a new muppet and talk about screamo music, el chupacabra, four letter words, gateway drugs, Instagram, Coca Cola, and Teen Titans. Features a clip from Episode 003 of Silph Radio, with Justin Addison.
Nathan and Craig take an in-depth look at the fourth album by Minnesota rapper P.O.S, "We Don't Even Live Here." They review, analyze, and generally chat about the album, as well as discuss The Boondocks Season 4, Fargo, April Fools pranks, psychics, The Real World, unreleased Michael Jackson tracks, boy bands, and Magic Mike XXL.
Best selling author Michael Crichton is the topic of the day. You may know him as the creator of Jurassic Park, E.R., Congo, and much, much more. Also, we discuss The Dirties, Tiny Toon Adventures, Pearl Jam, Kevin Drew's "Darlings," the next Harold And Kumar movie, and California girls.
In Episode 44 we explore 1971 cult film "Harold And Maude." Also discussed in this episode -- American Horror Story, mc chris Foreverrr, The Rolling Stones, the difference between robot aliens and alien robots, appealing scents, The Flashpoint Paradox, and a (spoiler-free) comparison between the Walking Dead TV show and comic book. Featuring guitar by Mike Casey.
The guys from hardcore punk band One Last Shot stop by to help us figure out which horror icon is the most badass! We discuss their most recent album and get to the bottom of a 32 character, 30 match horror movie tournament. We also talk the early 2000s music scene, goth phases, Garth Ellis, clown crime, and R.L. Stine. Dedicated to the memory of Harold Ramis. Featuring music by One Last Shot and Kevin MacLeod.
This week our podcast is all about the life of Homer J. Simpson. We explore the origins of the character and look at some interesting fan theories. We also chat about South Park: The Stick Of Truth, Arkham Knight, werewolves and vampires, My Chemical Romance, Tom Savini, interfaith Buddhism, giant ancient viruses, and The Beatles relationship with hippies.
It's our first fan requested topic! The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers! We talk about the classic childrens action series and the possibilities for rebooting the franchise. But that's not all. We also jive about the return of NBC's "Heroes," Twitch Plays Pokemon, Chess Club, Voltron, The Flash, 2015 sequels, toys, and the evil Reptilian overlords.
This week on Fair Point we discuss the mysterious appearance and suspicious death of a strange youth in Nuremberg a couple hundred years ago by the name of Kaspar Hauser. We also discuss the return of Limp Bizkit, The Lego Movie, The Graveyard Book, Guardians Of The Galaxy, wrestling actors, Mario Kart 8, snake handlers, and the KGB.
Craig and Nathan talk sugar, spice, and everything nice. The Powerpuff Girls! Take an in-depth look into one of the most popular contemporary cartoons and the three girls that make up the team. They also reminisce about high school adventures and talk Telltale Games, The Last Of Us, movie theater gimmicks, romantic cruises, and the olympics. Featuring Sarah Tarolli as the voice of Bubbles.
Before the main discussion, things get a little serious in a discussion on the unfortunate fate of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Justin Carmical, and the effects of suicide and drug abuse. Then Nathan Kappesser and Craig Lewis talk about the tragic hero of the "First Blood" franchise, John J. Rambo! They also talk Men In Black, Dragnet, South Park uncensored, Zak Snyder, and nineties cartoons.
The dudes shoot the shit in true Clerks fashion about hockey fights, The Onion, unlimited bandwidth, slightly haunted houses, goblins, and the secret life of Adolf Hitler. And of course they discuss Nathan's favorite movie -- the titular 1994 Kevin Smith cult classic itself -- and all of it's spin-offs.
This week on Fair Point we look at the biggest sporting event of the year -- The Super Bowl! It's past, present, and future are all given their due as we look back at the history of the big game and forward to the two competing teams in this years big game. Nathan and Craig also get some discussion in about superfans, cheerleaders, pornography, found footage films, peanuts, the Powerpuff Girls, Bat-Kid, and Damian Wayne.
Craig and Nathan talk about Chess. They discuss the long history of the game, it's various predecessors and variants, and a handful of popular but unconventional "Fairy Pieces." Eminem, Drake, Jenny McCarthy, hologram Leslie Nielson, dragon eggs, the Jesus lizard, and Wreck-It Ralph are also discussed in this episode. Stay tuned after the episode for a sneak preview of the newest Secret Room podcast -- Silph Radio! Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod.
From twenty-sided dice and character sheets to level grinding in console classics, join Nathan and Craig in an in-depth exploration of the world of role playing games. Craig counts down his Top Nine Favorite RPGs and they cover the history, the controversy, and the legacy of the role playing game. They also chat a bit about the season premiere of Community, Big Bang Theory, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Baphomet, David Bowie, Tom Hanks, Michael Bay, the new Ninja Turtles, Drizzt Do'Urden, glow-in-the-dark animals, earthquake lights, slash fanfiction, and dubstep rave parties.
Craig and Nathan discuss the history and lore of the city best known for being the home of the Batman. They also talk police dogs, sperm whales, Area 51, Gucci Mane, R. Kelly, Celine Dion, Gilbert Gottfried, Goodfellas, From Dusk Till Dawn, Blow, Full House, Randy Savage, and the NBA.
To celebrate the new year, we take a look back at some outtakes from 2013. Listen to hear cut conversations, alternate takes, and a few looks behind the scenes. More than just your average clip show, Craig and Nathan host an episode full of content they have been waiting to share with you. They talk horror movies, Pokemon, Animorphs, Guy Fawkes, Jay Leno, Wiz Khalifa, and more. Featuring conversation with New Era, Brandon Dyer, Blurry Photos' Dave Flora and Dave Stecco, Justin Addison, Jeffrey Pascarella, and Mikel Kelly.
In this very merry episode of Fair Point, Nathan and Craig discuss the jolly old fat man himself, Santa Claus! Learn about some of the more controversial elements of the Christmas mythos as well as Santa's more conventional friends. Also discussed... Alesana, Dance Gavin Dance, Mariah Carey, Schrodinger's cat, Dr. Who, Mario's Tanuki Suit, South Park, caribou, and the proper way to wish somebody a happy holiday. This episode dedicated to the memory of Lori Manipole and Dr. Gary Marone. Featuring a gratuitous amount of music by Kevin MacLeod.
Nathan and Craig are all over the map in their first holiday special. They talk Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Bodhi Day, The Winter Solstice, Yule, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Boxing Day, Neil Gaiman, Wayne of Gotham, Maury Povich and Jerry Springer, Selina Kyle, Sin City, prison, Paul Walker, Family Guy, Biblical cinema, Johnny Depp's range, the Cortland riots, Netscape Navigator, foreign languages, the Rugrats, and Reboot vs. Optimus Prime. Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod.
This week on Fair Point, Craig and Nathan talk Mowgli, the hero of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Books. Since the podcast is temporarily biweekly, they also throw in an extra segment about real life feral children. They also compare "The World's End" and "This Is The End," and talk about the judicial system, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, racism, Sheep In The Big City, and the definition of the word "people."
Get Fawked on our Bonfire Day Special, all about Guy Fawkes! Learn a thing or two about the calculating Catholic conspirator and how he went from killing Protestants to being the symbol of a movement of the people. We also talk about Alan Moore, being color blind, Jurassic World, Arkansas's ban on tattoos, the Axe Body Spray/Battlefield 4 partnership, The Troll Hunter, Edna Krabappel, Little Big Planet, and Black Friday.
On the Halloween special, Craig and Nathan talk about the roots and traditions of All Hallow's Eve. They also talk about some ghostly experiences, as well as touch upon waiting tables, Kevin Smith's new horror movie, a Hellraiser remake, and public exorcisms.
Scare Point, Round Four: Beetlejuice! Or Betelgeuse, whichever it is. Nathan and Craig cover everything there is to cover about the self proclaimed "Ghost With The Most." They also talk about Maleficent, Tim Sale, dumb criminals, the living dead man, and the world's first commercially available cyborg.
On a very giggly episode of Scare Point, the dudes talk about the infamous murderer from the Halloween franchise, Michael Myers. They also shoot the shirt about fansubs, Hindi swear words, Busta Rhymes, "The Curse Of Chucky," "Pokemon: The Origin," catatonia, the return of Jack Bauer, and naked haunted houses. Featuring music by Kevin MacLeod.
Craig Lewis and Nathan Kappesser talk Slimer, the hungry spectre from Ghostbusters in the second edition of Scare Point. They detail Slimer's biography, describe the different classes of ghost, and talk Ecto Cooler recipes. They also discuss The Simpsons, OctoDad, live alien organisms, Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue, Stevo from SLC Punk, and how to get drunk without drinking.
Scare Point 2013 kicks off with an episode dedicated to Freddy Krueger. Hear an in-depth biography and an assortment of interesting facts. Grand Theft Auto V, The Emmys, franchise crossovers, the U.K.'s bill to block all esoteric material on the internet, and dinosaur feathers are also discussed.
Craig and Nathan have a loose discussion on The Batman. They cast an overcrowded Batman movie and talk about Dick Grayson's run under the cowl, as well as a plethora of other Bat-Topics. They also go on at length about the Northhampton Clown, Anthony Weiner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods, Tim Kring's Heroes, Insidious 3, and AMC's shared fictional universe.
It's our 90s Commercials Episode! Topics discussed include animals, Kid 'n Play, Japanese baseball, The King Of Wishful Thinking, H.P. Lovecraft, Tatooed Teenage Alien Fighters, Piggly Wiggly, zonkeys, zonkeys, and President Obama's trip to New York.
Nathan and Craig talk The Church of The SubGenius, J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, Ben Affleck donning the cowl of Batman, James Blunt, Monty Python, X-Box Live, ellipses, parentheses, and The Universal Life Church.
It's a spectacularly special episode when connoisseurs of the unexplained, David Flora and Dave Stecco of the podcast Blurry Photos, join Nathan and Craig for a discussion on the majestic sandhill crane! They also talk juggalos, Monster In My Pocket, improv comedy, German fairy tales, Canada, and the cetacean transformation.
Let's get to the bottom of this Chupacabra thing. Let's also get to the bottom of Jim Carrey's spiritual side, a fight between Han Solo and Indiana Jones, industrial goth metal, Kick-Ass 2, Starbucks sizes, Nicholas Cage, the difference between Satanists and Devil worshippers, The Fantastic Four, Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Life," and the benefits of goat milk.