Here are links to all our podcasts (and info about some upcoming shows too). Just click the episode number to be swept away to the Chronic Rift Network, broadcasting from various alternate dimensions of time and space, where you can stream or download the shows (direct-to-brain downloads not yet available in all areas). Upcoming show listings are subject to change without much notice when the universe throws us curveballs.


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Episode 37

Bats and Supes


We take a look at Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to ponder the birth of the DC Extended Universe while we anxiously await Wonder Woman.

Episode 38

Star Trek Beyond


We discuss the third film in the Kelvinverse, how it stacks up against the first two, and how much we love Jaylah—“I like the beats and shouting.”

Episode 39—Special Grup Edition

Dead Talking


We try to recover from the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead, a controversial and graphic episode that pushed the envelope even for a show with zombies!

Episode 40

Mack Trek


New York Times bestselling author David Mack comes aboard to discuss his voluminous Star Trek work in part one of an in-depth interview. Plus Ella reviews the stage play Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch in a new “All the Squee” segment.


Episode 41

Midnight Mack


In part two of the interview, New York Times bestselling author David Mack talks about his forthcoming World War II fantasy novel The Midnight Front, the music of Rush, and more!

Episode 42

The Ape is Back in Town


We check out the new movie Kong: Skull Island and compare it to Godzilla (2014) and previous Kong movies. Before you listen to this episode, check out Episode 7, King Geek, when we discussed the 1933, 1976, and 2005 King Kong movies.

Episode 43—Special Grup Edition

They Aren’t What We Thought They Were


We start an epic multipart Special Grup Edition review of the entire Alien movie series! In this episode we dive into the prequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant as Ridley Scott retcons what he got started in Alien.

Episode 44—Coming in a month or so!

The A2s Always Were a Bit Twitchy


Our multipart review of the Alien series continues with Ridley Scott’s classic original Alien and its adventurous follow-up from James Cameron, Aliens.


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Episode 25

Movie Titles that Start with X


Now that X-Men: Days of Future Past has hit the reset button in the X-Men universe, we look back on the series and discuss our favorite (and not so favorite) moments from the films. Plus, a special segment: “All the Squee” with Ella and Lydia.

Episode 26

A Potpourri of Geekery


We discuss our current state of geekiness, including what shows we’re watching, what books we’re reading, what movies we’re seeing, and whatever else contributes to the geekosity that fills our lives. Plus, the first Generations Geek Public Service Announcement: “Wear your seatbelts.” Totally serious, kids.

Episode 27

It’s All About That Cape


We welcome New York Times–bestselling author Daniel Wallace to talk about his latest book, Star Wars: The Imperial Handbook, as well as his other bestselling Star Wars, Marvel, and DC titles. Superheroes, super-villians, Darth Vader … it’s all about that cape.

Episode 28

Art in Space [Cue Reverb]


Ron Miller, author of the new book The Art of Space, joins us to talk about the history of artists imagining space travel, working in Hollywood, Jules Verne, and many other science fictiony things, like his Hugo award–winning book, The Art of Chesley Bonestell.


Episode 29

The Battle of Three Movies


Peter Jackson’s three-film version of The Hobbit has reached its end. Once again Generations Geek gets squared as we welcome back special guests Kevin Lauderdale—host of the Chronic Rift Network podcast It Has Come to My Attention—and his daughter Elizabeth. We’ll talk about the final movie, how it wrapped up the series, and how the movies compare with the book and the animated version.

Episode 30

Gaslight Geeks


We talk with author Carrie Patel about her steampunkish first novel, The Buried Life, and other geeky things that she does, like working on computer games for Obsidian Entertainment.

Episode 31

The Spider-Men


In honor of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man entering the Marvel cinematic universe, we take a look back at a number of his previous incarnations in TV and the movies, both live action and animated.

Episode 32

Again With the Jurassic


We loves us some dinosaurs, and Jurassic World is finally out! It’s the perfect time to look back at the original Jurassic Park trilogy to see how the series holds up and how the first three films compare to number four. [Insert velociraptor growl here.]


Episode 33

Hey, Robots!


Robots…they can be cool, creepy, fun, and scary…sometimes all at the same time. We talk about robots in film and television, covering such movies as Westworld and A.I. Artificial Intelligence and shows like Almost Human and Humans.

Episode 34

Voyager: It’s Been 20 Years Already?!


It’s been twenty years since the debut of Star Trek: Voyager! Join us for a retrospective with our guest, New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Beyer. Since 2009, over the course of seven novels, Kirsten has been continuing the adventures of the Voyager crew after the final episode.

Episode 35—Special Grup Edition

The Cornetto Trilogy


We’re still family-friendly, but we don’t always watch family-friendly movies. In this Special Grup Edition, we discuss three such films, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, the R-rated Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright. Is anyone going down to the shop?

Episode 36

Superhero League Adventure Squad


We welcome comic book artist Christopher Jones, who lives right here in our home state of Minnesota. Chris has worked for many of the major comic book publishers, including DC, Marvel, Image, Malibu, and lots more. We’ll deluge him with questions about masks and capes!


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Episode 13

Lord of the Geeks


We interview Paul Simpson of Sci-Fi Bulletin, consummate genre journalist, editor, and writer. Coauthor (with Brian J. Robb) of Middle-earth Envisioned: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage, and Beyond and Who at 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Doctor Who.

Episode 14

Robin Geek


We discuss various versions of everyone’s favorite outlaw, Robin Hood, including The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938 Warner Bros. film), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1959 British TV series), and Robin Hood (2006–2009 British TV series).

Episode 15

Geeky About Gravity


We interview astronaut Thomas D. Jones about the film Gravity and learn what the film got right and wrong about the low-earth orbit setting from someone who has actually worked in space just like in the movie.

Episode 16

The Smaug Report


We talk about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug with special guests Kevin Lauderdale—of the Chronic Rift Network podcast It Has Come to My Attention—and his daughter. We’re Generations Geek squared!


Episode 17

Geek TV


These days you can't throw a tribble out a window without hitting a geeky TV show, and old shows are more accessible than ever thanks to Hulu and Netflix and such. We talk about our favorite geek shows that are currently on the air and give shout-outs to older shows that we’ve been watching lately.

Episode 18

A Geek on Mars


We interview computer programmer and power-geek Andy Weir about his debut novel The Martian, which began as a serial on his website and snowballed into a New York Times bestselling hardcover from Crown Publishing which has been optioned by 20th Century Fox.

Episode 19

Ashes and Shadows and Monsters, Oh My!


We talk with author Ilsa J. Bick about her young adult books including the post-apocalyptic Ashes trilogy, Ashes, Shadows, and Monsters, as well as her contributions to Star Trek literature and other media-tie in books. Plus anything else geeky we can think of.

Episode 20

St. Geek and the Dragon


We talk about some of our favorite dragons in movies and TV, covering such things as Dragonslayer, Dragon’s World, and Merlin, plus Smaug and more. We loves us some dragons.


Episode 21

S.H.I.E.L.D. Takes Over the World


As the first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wraps up, we’ll be talking about the ever-expanding world of S.H.I.E.L.D. as seen in the Marvel movies and TV shows.

Episode 22

The Making of the Making of 2001


We welcome guest Piers Bizony, author of the new book The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and associate producer of the 2001 documentary (that’s year it was released, really) 2001: The Making of a Myth. We'll discuss our love of the classic film and the colossal effort behind his definitive book of the movie masterpiece.

Episode 23

War of the War of the Worlds


We compare and contrast three adaptations of the classic H.G. Wells novel: the 1938 radio show, the 1953 movie version, and the 2005 movie remake. We also discuss the musical version, the TV series sequel to the 1953 movie, and some versions you simply don’t want to watch.

Episode 24

Sizzler on Comics


We welcome author, actor, geek-about-town, and comic book historian Alan “Sizzler” Kistler to talk comic books, comic book movies, and more geeky things about comic books. Plus, tales from San Diego Comic-Con 2014.


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Episode 1—Oops! Currently unavailable.

Rise of the Planet of the Geeks


We introduce ourselves and talk about cool movie previews, seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen, and going on Trek viewing binges, featuring Deep Space Nine.

Episode 2—Oops! Technical difficulties.

The Hound of the Geeks


We talk about Sherlock Holmes, starting with the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and continuing through several of the actors who have portrayed the iconic detective, including Peter Cushing, Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, and Jonny Lee Miller.

Episode 3—Oops! Because reasons.

War of the Geeks


We talk about how to contact us, the geeks of Generations Geek, seeing Star Wars for the first time, playing classic X-Box games, and the universe of Fluxx card games. Plus, a special shout out to some Generations Geek listeners.

Episode 4—Oops! Gremlins.

The Day the Geek Stood Still


We talk about seeing the Star Wars special edition for the first time, the new Peter Jackson Hobbit movie, our favorite movie and TV soundtracks, and loving Firefly even though we haven’t yet watched Serenity.


Episode 5

Forbidden Geek


We welcome Star Trek and Doctor Who novelist Una McCormack, a New York Times bestselling author, as our first guest and discuss Trek, fan fiction, Who, other British TV shows, and more in a special double-length episode. And this is just part one of two!

Episode 6

Night of the Living Geeks


We welcome back Una McCormack and discuss more Doctor Who, the writing life, watching M*A*S*H, Babylon 5, and Stargate, Peter Jackson and The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies, Sherlock, and Elementary in a special double-length episode. Part two of two!

Episode 7

King Geek


We compare and contrast the 1933, 1976, and 2005 King Kong movies, plus a little bit about the King Kong X-Box game (based on the 2005 version) and other King Kong movies.

Episode 8

Destination Geek


We interview our special guest Thomas D. Jones, astronaut, scientist, and Star Trek fan. Tom tells us about being aboard the space shuttle and his view of the future of NASA. Plus, listener questions for Tom from Facebook.


Episode 9

Into Geekness


We talk about Star Trek Into Darkness, which we saw in 3-D at the midnight premiere, because we’re geeky like that.

Episode 10

Geek Story


We interview John Frazier of the website ThinkGeek. Because we want all their things.

Episode 11

Sinbad and the Eye of the Geek


We talk about Ray Harryhausen’s Sinbad movies: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. Because stop motion animation rules!

Episode 12

District Geek


We interview Kevin Dilmore, Star Trek author, master of Hallmark Trek ornaments, and all-around power geek, as we wrap up our first year of shows!


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